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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. 

We welcome your submissions at ourveterans@nycveteransalliance.org for posting here free of charge. If you are interested in sponsored content or program sponsorship, please email adrienne@nycveteransalliance.org for more information. 

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  • Monday, April 29, 2019 at 02:00 PM

    Wurzweiler Care Cafe: Escape Velocity for Veterans

    Wurzweiler Care Café presents Escape Velocity for Veterans: Embracing Change, Surviving Transition with Guest Speaker Jason Cahill on April 29, 2-4pm.

    Done with deployment? Wondering what to do next? Need a jump-start for civilian success? Entrepreneur Jason Cahill figured it out! In this supportive, strategic workshop, he’ll share insider tips for embracing change and surviving transition.  He’ll guide you from “crawl” (goal setting and finding your inner purpose), to “walk” (network building), through the job application process, to “run” (securing that job, keeping connected and paying it forward). Come for camaraderie and step-by-step support. Leave full of good food and great energy to take on the home front and win.

    Jason Cahill is a US Army Special Forces combat veteran and an early-stage investor, advisor, mentor, and entrepreneur. As managing director of McCune Capital, his expertise spans transportation, supply chain, infrastructure, agtech, and cleantech. He is an advisor at Carnegie Mellon University and an advisory board member at SXSW; he also mentors for Columbia University, ERA, and Grand Central Tech’s Urban Tech Hub.

    Wurzweiler Care Café's events offer tools and hope to help you better negotiate challenges and move towards your full potential. Our respectful, responsive presentations and sensitive support empower you for healing and growth. Delivered in a friendly, comfortable cafe environment—full of good food plus great take-away resources and referrals—these strengths-based events fill your cup with practical know-how and emotional support around the issues that concern you most.

    Wurzweiler Care Café is a free offering from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University.

  • Monday, April 29, 2019 at 02:30 PM

    Patton Veterans Project Film Showcase

    The Patton Veterans Project and James J. Peters VA Medical Center present a Film Showcase on April 29, 2:30-4pm. Bring an open mind and an open heart to watch and discuss the films, meet the veteran-filmmakers, and learn more about how to participate in this unique and empowering program for veterans. 

    RSVP with Efrion Smith.

    pattonveteransproject.org

  • Monday, April 29, 2019 at 04:00 PM
    Bronx Vet Center in Bronx, NY

    Bronx Vet Center Free Overdose Prevention Training

    The Bronx Vet Center offers Free Overdose Prevention Training on April 29, 4-5pm. Attendees will learn how to use Naloxone (Narcan) which is a safe and easy-to-use medicine that prevents overdose deaths from opioids such as prescription painkillers, fentanyl, and heroin. Attendees will be certified as an Opioid Overdose Responder and receive a free Overdose Rescue Kit. Open to all U.S. military veterans and their family members.

  • Monday, April 29, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens, NY

    Veterans Advisory Board Meeting

    The City of New York Veterans Advisory Board holds its next meeting on April 29, 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.

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 01:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Blue Star Families Awesome Remote Jobs Webinar

    Blue Star Families hosts a webinar on April 30, 1pm (EST) called How to plow through the junk to find legitimate, awesome remote jobs worthy of YOU.

    Looking for legitimate work from home positions can feel like searching for a diamond in a landfill, but it doesn't have to! 
    Audrey Fairbrother, Marketing Manager of the premium remote staffing company, Worldwide101, will share her top tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of a remote scam, the best places to actually find great remote positions, and why you shouldn't be afraid to start looking today!

    RSVP here.

    worldwide101.com/blue-star-families

  • Wednesday, May 01, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    Staaten in Staten Island, NY

    Evening to Honor Dinner

    Attend the "Evening to Honor" Dinner on May 1, 7-11pm, sponsored by the United Staten Island Veterans Organization. Enjoy dinner, raffles, and an auction. 2019 Honorees include Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, Tottenville High School, Donna Tillman, and Robert Flood.

    Contact Jim Haynes for additional information.

    Proceeds will go towards Staten Island's 100th Annual Memorial Day Parade on May 26.

  • Thursday, May 02, 2019 at 12:30 PM
    SAGE Center Midtown in New York, NY

    Life Planning for LGBT Veterans

    SAGEVets and Volunteers of Legal Service offer Life Planning for LGBT Veterans on May 2, 12:30-3pm. Learn about Healthcare Advance Directives, Burial Planning, Powers of Attorney, Last Wills and Testaments. Qualified attendees may receive pro bono legal assistance with the drafting and execution of life planning documents.

    RSVP to attend.

  • Friday, May 03, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Adapt Community Network - Family Connect Summit 2019

    Attend Adapt Community Network - Family Connect Summit 2019 on May 3, 10am-2pm. This is a half-day intensive summit for professionals, families, self-advocates and all individuals interested in the latest information regarding intellectual/developmental disability services and supports for children and adults. Top experts in the field will discuss topics including advocacy, family support services, supported decision-making, and the future transition to managed care.

  • Friday, May 03, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    The Soldiers Sailors Club in New York, NY

    Reckless: Henry Kissinger

    The New York Military Affairs Symposium hosts Reckless: Henry Kissinger and the Tragedy of Vietnam on May 3, at 7pm. Led by Robert K. Brigham, Vassar 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.

  • Friday, May 03, 2019 at 07:30 PM
    Staaten in Staten Island, NY

    Korean War Veterans Association Annual Dinner Dance

    The Korean War Veterans Association Staten Island Chapter hosts the 27th Annual Dinner Dance on May 3, 7:30-11:30pm. Enjoy an open bar, dinner, and dj entertainment with music from the 50s & 60s. Deadline for reservations is April 26.