This is a public listing of submitted events & resources, maintained as a nonprofit project of NYC Veterans Alliance. During the COVID-19 emergency, please be advised that in-person events have been cancelled. For future events, please contact the event organizer.
Do you need resources or help during the COVID-19 emergency? See our listing of Resources for Veterans & Families HERE. We also welcome you to request any help you may need, whether you'd like a fellow veteran to give you a call to check in, or you need food assistance or other help:
The New York Military Affairs Symposium hosts Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the Bloody Fight for his Empire on April 3, at 7-8:45pm. Led by James Romm from Bard College.
NYMAS talks are free and open to the public. NYMAS is supported in part by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.
The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) presents a Virtual Comedy Show on April 3, 8-9pm (EST). This online show will feature veterans, service members, military family members and caregivers.
Register here. This is a FREE event ($10 suggested donation), however you will need to register to receive a link. All proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to supporting the Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP).
5K - 20 Obstacles - 40 minutes Fastest Time
The Stadion was an ancient Greek running event and a historic, original Olympic Game. It got its name from the storied stadium it took place in.
Join Team RWB for the Spartan Stadion at CitiField on April 4, 7am-12pm.
Veterans Legacy and Here to Help Military and Families invite military women to attend an afternoon of R&R on April 4, 11am-4pm.
Learn about and do some creative writing. Experience calming through breath and movement. Share fun, food, friendship and gratitude!
RSVP by March 30.
Sponsored by the English and Humanities Department of the Grant Campus of Suffolk County Community College.
The NYU Military Alliance and Military Alliance Community Center present the Veterans Ball on April 4, 6-10pm.
Attend a virtual screening of Fort Irwin, part of the ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York on April 4, 6:30pm.
RSVP here. The streaming links to the films will be available for 24 hours after the initial start time.
This special event is part of ReelAbilities Film Festival, the largest film festival in the world dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with different abilities.
Big Apple Honor Flight presents the Film Premiere of Mission 1 on April 5, 3-6:30pm. After the film, there will be a Q&A with Mission #1 veteran, Seymour Kaplan, followed by a reception with light refreshments, beer and wine.
Tickets are available at $35. World War II, Korean War, or Vietnam War veterans may attend free of charge.
Purchase tickets for the premiere here.
Big Apple Honor Flight had its inaugural flight in April 2017. Big Apple Honor Flight will take to the skies again in Fall 2020 to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Allied Victory in World War II.
A flight date for Mission #2 will be announced in the coming weeks.
Attend the Employing U.S. Vets Conference on April 7, 7:30am-6pm. The event – co-hosted by VETS Indexes and the Military Times – will include discussions of best practices and challenges related to veteran employment, recognition of companies going above and beyond for vets and their families and lots of opportunities to network.
More troops than ever are transitioning from the military and seeking civilian careers. There are about 27 million people in the military-connected community, including active duty personnel, reservists, military families and veterans. This vast talent pool represents significant opportunities for organizations looking to hire qualified and hard-working employees and has become an integral segment of the Human Capital portion of the Social pillar within Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG). But to take advantage, companies need to know their stuff.
This one-day, annual event features dynamic speakers and panel discussions with nationally recognized employers distinguished for strong track records in veterans’ employment. Military Times reporters and editors will help lead the discussions. Their experts will explore cutting-edge topics such as:
- Successful Veteran Hiring
- New Careers Post-Service
- Creating a Strong Veteran Culture
- Retaining Veterans
- Team-building and Leadership Skills of Veterans
- Veterans’ Technical Skills
- Supporting Employees in the National Guard or Reserves
- Veteran Employee Resource Groups
- Military Spouse and Family Support
- How Veterans Fill a Unique Space within Diversity and Inclusion
- Resolving Barriers to Employment
The conference is designed to offer attendees actionable tools and information to establish and build upon veteran initiatives. It will also provide a great opportunity to network with peers from leading companies.
Register here. The event is designed for employers who want to hire veterans, but veterans are welcome to attend.
Click here for additional information.
New York State Division of Veterans’ Services and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum partner for the 3rd Annual Month of the Military Child Celebration on April 7, 10am-2pm. The day will include lunch and a special “thank you” for each of the children in attendance, plus tours, movies, activities, talks with former crew members and more!
Military families, whether veterans, active duty, National Guard or Reserves are invited to attend. Families should RSVP here no later than March 13 to attend.
New York Helmets to Hardhats hosts their annual Veteran Open House on April 8, 5:30-7pm. This is a great opportunity to learn about the variety of trades that are available to you as well as the process and timeline for each trade.
The event is open to military members only (prior Active Duty, current Reserve and National Guard).
Register and reserve your seat at helmetstohardhats.org.