Connecting Our NYC Metro Veterans Community

This is a public listing of submitted events & resources, maintained as a nonprofit project of NYC Veterans Alliance. Do you need resources or help during the COVID-19 emergency? See Veterans Mutual Aid - NYC Metro. We 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:

  • Monday, May 31, 2021 at 07:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Memorial Day Run to Remember & Circle of Remembrance

    wear blue: run to remember and Team Red, White & Blue (RWB) challenge you to actively remember our nation's fallen service members this Memorial Day, Monday, May 31st at any time during the course of the day.  Their mission is to honor the 65,502 killed since the beginning of the Vietnam War, by personally matching each registered participant with the name of a fallen service member. On Memorial Day, speak the name of this honored hero and purposefully move in his or her honor. Participants will become a living memorial, ensuring that generations of sacrifice are not forgotten.

    Participation is FREE OF CHARGE. Simply register and commit to run or walk a meaningful number of miles this Memorial Day.  Together participants will run for the fallen, for the fighting, and for the families. 

    You may also join the virtual Circle of Remembrance at 7:00 PST on Memorial Day.  A link to this Zoom event is provided on the registration website.

  • Friday, June 04, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    NYC Veterans Property Tax Exemptions

    The US Department of Veterans Affairs will host a webinar about New York City Veterans Property Tax Exemption on Friday, June 4, 12-1pm (Eastern Time).  NYC Property Tax Exemption is available to eligible veterans of foreign wars, expeditionary medalists, veterans with honorable discharges, spouses/widow(er)s of veterans, and Gold Star parents.

    Veterans designated disabled by the Veterans’ Administration may be eligible for a disabled veteran exemption.

    The next deadline for applications is March 15, 2022

    This is for veterans who served during these specific time frames:

    Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts - August 2, 1990 - Present

    Vietnam War - February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975

    Korean War - June 27, 1950 - January 31, 1955

    World War II - December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946

    There will be a Q & A after the presentation.

    Once registered, participants will receive a form that must be filled out and returned before the event.

    Register here.

  • Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 08:00 AM
    Knights of Columbus in Clifton, NJ

    11th Annual Army Tank Pull

    The NJ Knights of Columbus host their 11th Annual Army Tank Pull Competition on June 13, 8am-4pm. Enjoy entertainment, food, and games, plus free parking. Funds raised go to military wounded and local veterans. Event will follow all COVID-19 protocols.

    Register your team here.

  • Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 07:00 PM
    Lyons VA Campus in Lyons, NJ

    Veterans Flag Day 5K

    Community Hope presents the 20th Annual Veterans Flag Day 5K at the Lyons VA Campus on June 17, 7pm. Bring your flag and run, ruck or walk in support of our veterans. 

    Register here.

  • Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 05:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Intrepid Virtual Book Club: Coming Out Under Fire

    Intrepid Book Club will be meeting virtually on Tuesday, June 22, 5-7pm (Eastern Time).  The book club will be honoring Pride by reading the groundbreaking classic, Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War II by Alan Bérubé. Bérubé tells the complex story of the gay and lesbian service members who fought for their country in war and for their right to do so. The book club will be joined by Michael Stevens and Johnathan Milard of Intrepid Museum and Ashton Stewart, Navy veteran and SAGEvets program manager, who have been collecting and teaching LGBTQ+ service members’ stories.

    The Intrepid Book Club is free to attend for all current and former service members and their families, spouses and partners, with advanced registration. For more information, please contact [email protected].  Copies of the book are available for free on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Register here.

  • Tuesday, July 06, 2021 at 11:00 AM
    Online in New York, NY

    MilitaryX New York Veterans Virtual Career Fair

    Meet and interview with hiring managers at companies ranging from local businesses to Fortune 500 corporations at "MilitaryX National Veterans Virtual Career Fair" on July 6, 11am-2pm (EST).

    MilitaryX connects veterans with their next employers. Their virtual events connect you directly to veteran-seeking recruiters, a direct connection that can reduce your job search from months to minutes.

    Their new virtual events are just as effective as their in-person events. Connect with more employers than ever before from the comfort of your home at a one of a kind online event.

    RSVP here.

  • Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 08:30 AM

    Hiring Our Heroes AMPLIFY Spouse Intensive

    Join Hiring Our Heroes for the two-day virtual AMPLIFY Spouse Career Intensive on Thursday, July 29, 8:30am-3:45pm (EST) and July 30, 8:30am-1:45pm (ET). The event leads a cohort of military spouses through intensive career preparation, professional development, and networking. AMPLIFY attendees will leave with an improved resume, a professional photo, a polished LinkedIn profile, and a professional network of fellow military spouses and employers.

    Attendees will be given the opportunity to:

    Connect with a hand-picked career coach or industry leader

    Participate in interactive sessions on public/professional speaking, salary negotiations, networking skills, personal branding, interview techniques, and military spouse entrepreneurial options

    Interact with local and national employers and companies

    Registration is required as cohort size is limited to ensure each attendee is given one-on-one attention. Registrants will be notified of acceptance into the program and given further instructions via email following initial registration. Acceptance is on a first-come, first-served basis.

    This event is powered by USAA.

    Register here for the virtual July session.


  • Saturday, September 04, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    Marlboro Recreation Center in Marlboro, NJ

    Veterans Blues & BBQ Festival

    NJ State Veterans Chamber of Commerce presents the Veterans Blues & BBQ Festival on September 4, 12-9pm.

    Come listen to some great rock & blues music, sample delicious BBQ food, enjoy a cold frosty beverage and support the veterans community. All proceeds raised will support veterans through the NJ State Veterans Chamber of Commerce. Purchase a ticket and get a complimentary event t-shirt.

    Register here.