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