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This website is a project of the NYC Veterans Alliance to connect our community of veterans, military members, and their families across the NYC Metro area with events, opportunities, organizations, and resources to improve their lives and empower them. Events and Bulletin Board posts are submitted and managed by various organizations across the NYC Metro area; please address questions or concerns directly to the point of contact listed for each post. This listing is for informational purposes and does not constitute endorsement. 

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  • Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    LGBT Community Center in New York, NY

    Community Forum for LGBTQIA Vets

    The New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs, SAGE Vets, and the Richard C. Failla LGBTQ Commission of the New York State Courts co-host a Community Forum for Veterans and their family members who identify as LGBTQIA on February 28, 6:30-9pm.

    Free assistance with claims and appeals for federal and state Veterans’ benefits, discharge upgrade appeals, employment resources, VA healthcare enrollment, landlord-tenant disputes, consumer protection matters, and much more will be available from more than a dozen agencies and organizations.   

  • Friday, March 01, 2019 at 09:30 AM

    NYS Veterans Discharge Upgrade Workshop

    VA NY Harbor Healthcare System hosts a Discharge Upgrade Workshop on March 1, 9:30am-12pm. Learn how to apply for a discharge upgrade with the Department of Defense and the rights of Veterans in receipt of an Other than Honorable and General Discharge DD-214. New York State military legal advisors, VA subject matter experts, and community providers will present on the appeal process, rights of the veteran, and legal resources available to attendees.

    RSVP here.

  • Friday, March 01, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Veteran Job Fair

    VA Hudson Valley Health Care System Compensated Work Therapy (CWT)/Community Employment Programs hosts a Veteran Job Fair on March 1, 10am-12pm. Open to all Veterans enrolled at VA Hudson Valley. Various employers and agencies from the area will be present.

  • Friday, March 01, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    The Soldiers Sailors Club in New York, NY

    Closing Months of the Second World War

    The New York Military Affairs Symposium hosts On the Crest of Fear: the V-2s, the Battle of the Bulge, 
    and the Closing Months of the Second World War
     on March 1, at 7pm. Led by Tami Davis Biddle, U.S. Army War 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.

  • Saturday, March 02, 2019 at 02:00 PM
    The 92nd Street Y in New York, NY

    Blue Star Families Ben Franklin Circle

    Blue Star Families presents a Ben Franklin Circle on March 2, 2-4pm for veterans, military families, caregivers, neighbors, and volunteers

    Ben Franklin Circles bring people together face-to-face to explore two simple goals: 1) to help us improve ourselves and 2) to help us improve our world. The Circles are modeled after Ben Franklin's "Mutual Improvement Club" which he started as a young man and ran throughout his life. To learn more visit: benfranklincircles.org

    Register here.

  • Tuesday, March 05, 2019 at 01:00 PM
    Harlem Vet Center in New York, NY

    Know Your Rights Housing Session

    Manhattan Legal Services NYC presents a Know Your Rights Housing Session on March 5, 1pm.

    Learn the difference between rent controlled and rent stabilized apartments, succession rights, freeze/stop rent, and more.

  • Saturday, March 09, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Women of Honor Equipped to Triumph Prayer Brunch

    The National Association of Black Military Women, NYC Chapter, presents the "Women of Honor Equipped to Triumph" Prayer Brunch on March 9, 10am-1pm.

    Take this time to honor, recognize and celebrate National Women’s History Month and to recognize and share "HerStory" of African American Women Who Serve or have served in the United States Armed Forces.  A day of community camaraderie, honor, respect and an inspiring tribute.

    Keynote Speaker:Rev. Melvin E. Wilson, St Matthew A.M.E. Church

    Honoree: CSM Latosha K. Bowen-Ravenell, Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion, Fort Hamilton. Additional special guests to be announced.

    Contact Catherine Laporte for tickets.

    nycnabmw.org

    The National Association of Black Military Women (NABMW) is an association of women located throughout the United States who are veterans from every branch of military service and era or current members of the United States Armed Forces. It was founded under the former name of "The Black WAAC, WAC, Women in Service." 

    The National Association Of Black Military Women (NABMW) serves to share and document the history and stories, "HerStory" of African American Women who serve. The NABMW celebrates service through educational, military ceremonial observances and public service community events. 

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Industry City in Brooklyn, NY

    Veterans Advisory Board Meeting

    The City of New York Veterans Advisory Board holds its next meeting on March 12, 6-8pm.

    www.nyc.gov/veterans

    VAB meetings are open to all community members including service members, veterans of any service era or discharge status, spouses, partners, family members, and supporters. No RSVP required.

  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    Manhattan in New York, NY

    Knitting Lessons for Veterans

    Attend Knitting Lessons for Veterans on March 13, 5:30-7:30pm. This will be a beginner knitting lesson for veterans that are interested in learning to knit. All supplies will be provided. 

    There have been studies done that prove that knitting is a great coping mechanism for depression, anxiety, ptsd or just everyday life stress. 

    Light refreshments will be served. Please bring your veteran id or DD-214 for access.

    RSVP here.

  • Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 11:30 AM

    Fort Hamilton Women’s History Month Observance

    U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hamilton hosts its annual Women’s History Month Observance at the community club on March 14, 11:30am.