Connecting Our NYC Metro Veterans Community

This is a public listing of submitted events & resources, maintained as a nonprofit project of NYC Veterans Alliance

  • Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    The BookMark Shop in Brooklyn, NY

    "Rebuilding Sgt Peck" Book Release

    Attend "Rebuilding Sergeant Peck: How I Put Body and Soul Back Together After Afghanistan," a Book Release on September 12, 6-7:30pm. 

    Sgt. John Peck (ret.) served two tours as a Marine during the War on Terror. He became a quadruple amputee after being injured by an IED for the second time, and received a groundbreaking bilateral arm transplant in 2016. John is one of only two military members to have gone through this complex surgical procedure. 

    Learn more here.

  • Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    Tavern On the Green in New York, NY

    Irreverent Warriors Silkies Hike

    Attend the Irreverent Warriors Silkies Hike on September 14, 8am-5pm. 22 Kilometers with 22 Kilograms for the 22 Veteran Suicides a day - in combat boots, a ruck, and Silkies.

    The Irreverent Warriors Silkies hikes are a series of events across the nation designed to PREVENT veteran suicide by bringing veterans together using humor and camaraderie to heal the mental wounds of war through therapeutic events and entertainment. Irreverent Warriors is PREVENTING veteran suicide through the use of unconventional therapy. Veterans are different, and therefore use different methods of coping. In the face of tragedy, a veteran is more likely to use humor as a coping mechanism than anything else. Civilians are welcome to volunteer and/or meet up at the stops along the way.

    RSVP here.

  • Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 02:00 PM

    New to the Campaign Finance Board - Manhattan

    Are you considering running for office in our next citywide election in 2021? Come to our New to the CFB Training on September 14, 2-4pm, launching this summer in all five boroughs. This seminar is geared towards first-time candidates and campaign staff, and provides an overview of some of the expectations and demands of running for city office. The Campaign Finance Board recommends attending this seminar prior to the mandatory Compliance and C-SMART trainings. NYC Veterans Alliance is a co-sponsor of the event.

    RSVP here.

  • Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 12:00 PM
    Willowbrook Park in Staten Island, NY

    Senator Lanza's Veterans Barbecue

    Join Senator Andrew Lanza & Assemblyman Michael Cusick for a Veterans Barbecue on September 15, 12-3pm. Honoring all those who have served.

    Barbecue area is located near the Eton Place entrance.

    Click here to RSVP
    Or RSVP by calling:
    Senator Andrew Lanza - 718-984-4073
    Assemblyman Michael Cusick - 718-370-1384

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene HQ in Long Island City, NY

    Veterans Mental Health First Aid Training

    The Veterans Mental Health Coalition of NYC presents a Mental Health First Aid Training on September 18, 9am-5pm. 

    Veterans often forsake their emotional health because other support services are at the top of their priority lists - housing, employment, legal services, and other non-mental health services. That means a majority of Veterans in New York City who are suffering from behavioral health disorders are not getting the supports they need to recover. 

    The National Council for Behavioral Health has updated the Mental Health First Aid for Veterans training to include substance use. This new 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to make a difference. 

    RSVP here.

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    Croton Reservoir Tavern in New York, NY

    Travis Manion Foundation Social

    Join Travis Manion Foundation ambassadors and staff for a social on September 18, 6:30pm. Learn more about what's coming up and connect with veterans and supporters in the TMF community. 

    RSVP here.

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    14th Street YMCA in New York, NY

    Voices from War Writing Workshop

    Registration is open for the Voices from War Writing Workshop, which begins September 18, 7pm, at the 14th St YMCA.

    The workshop meets for ten 2-hour sessions (on Wednesday nights through December 4), improving craft, discussing published work, and writing new stories, while broadening community and understanding about experiences during and after war (all eras).

    Register here.


  • Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 09:30 AM

    Veterans Pain Management Event

    The Manhattan VA offers a "Veterans in Pain" Pain Management Event on September 19, 9:30am-3pm. The free event is open to veterans and clinicians.

    Workshop objectives include: educate attendees on the impact of pain; discuss innovative approaches and resources available to help a person with pain; understand migraine symptoms and triggers; share tools and coping strategies to bridge the gap between patients and health care providers; explore how to establish and maintain a peer led educational support group.

    Call to register.

  • Friday, September 20, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    The Soldiers Sailors Club in New York, NY

    Violence and Sex: An Uncensored History of War

    The New York Military Affairs Symposium hosts Violence and Sex: An Uncensored History of War on September 20, at 7pm. Led by Eugenia Kiesling, U.S. Military Academy at West Point. 

    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.

  • Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 11:15 AM
    Tanger Outlets Deer Park in Deer Park, NY

    DogFest Long Island

    Attend Canine Companions' DogFest Long Island on September 21, 11:15am-3pm. This is a community-based walk and festival that brings dog lovers together for a cause. All funds raised benefit Canine Companions for Independence and their mission of matching assistance dogs with children, adults and veterans with disabilities, free of charge. These expertly trained assistance dogs make a profound impact through the jobs they do like opening doors, picking up dropped items, alerting to sounds and much more.

    Enjoy human/canine costume contest, demonstrations, vendors, dog house photo booth, food trucks, apple bobbing for dogs and many more pet- and family- friendly activities. 

    10:30am - Registration opens 
    11:15am - Welcome ceremony 
    12:00pm - Walk begins 
    12:30pm - Program and demonstration 
    1:30pm - Costume contest 
    3:00pm - DogFest ends 

    Click here for more information.