This is a public listing of submitted events & resources, maintained as a nonprofit project of NYC Veterans Alliance
The Marine Corps League 246th Detachment and Rolling Thunder Chapter 2 NY host the 4th Annual Global War on Terror Veterans Appreciation Day on September 21, 12-5pm. Enjoy live music, food, raffles, vendors, games, 50/50 drawing, and more. Admission is free to all veterans and immediate family. All others $20. Proceeds from the event will benefit injured warriors through the Road Home Foundation.
A new season of the Craft of War Writing Workshop begins September 21, 12:30-2:30pm and runs for six sessions through November 23.Join us for engaging discussion and work on your own writing; memoir, fiction, and poetry. Read great selections from veterans and civilians on the topic of war and story-making and write your own.Register here.
Attend the VetsRock Concert on September 16, 7pm with Heart and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.
Apply to attend the concert free through Hope for the Warriors here.
The Women Marines Association presents Oktoberfest on September 28, 1-5pm. There will be beer, food, raffles, games, prizes and more. A ticket gets you into the event and includes 2 beers and food.
Purchase your ticket here.
Are you running for office in our next citywide election in 2021? Come to our Compliance Training on September 28, 2-4:30pm, launching this summer in all five boroughs. This seminar covers campaign laws and CFB rules. The candidate, treasurer, or campaign manager is legally required to to attend this training. NYC Veterans Alliance is a co-sponsor of the event.
Backpacks For Life and The Unbridled Heroes Project invite you to attend Heroes & Horses BBQ on September 28, 3-8pm. The event is free. Enjoy food, drinks, live music, and horses!
Click here for additional information.
The New York Military Affairs Symposium hosts War and Peace: FDR’s Final Odyssey | D-Day to Yalta, 1943-1945 on October 4, at 7pm. Led by Nigel Hamilton, from University of Massachusetts, Boston.
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.
Since the United States’ military draft ended in 1973, the call of national service has fallen on a more concentrated group of Americans. Today the all-volunteer force is comprised of less than 1 percent of the total U.S. population — an often-overlooked class of citizens that has carried the burden of fighting the nation’s war on terror for nearly two decades. Is the present system fair? How would a return to mandatory conscription affect the country’s opinion of America’s involvement abroad? In the wake of all combat-arms jobs opening to women, should they also be required to register with the Selective Service? On the 18th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan, historians, academics and journalists will come together to discuss all these issues and more.
Lauren Katzenberg, the editor of The Times’s At War channel, will moderate a conversation on October 7, 7pm, with C. J. Chivers, Pulitzer Prize-winning Times journalist and Marine veteran; Elizabeth D. Samet, a historian, author and professor of English at the United States Military Academy; and Dennis Laich, a retired Army major general and the executive director of the All-Volunteer Force Forum.
Get tickets here. Veterans receive a discount with code NYT.
Track the event and discussion on Facebook.
Northport VA Medical Center Women Veterans Health Care Program and Community Partners invites you to attend A Day of Empowerment on October 10, 8am-1:30pm. Take part in Blessing of the service animals, educational resources for veterans and luncheon.
The keynote speaker is Command Sgt. Major Gretchen G. Evans, (Ret.), author of Leading from the Front.
*Reservations required by September 24 - Jo Savan, PSA Women Veterans Program 631-261-4400 ext. 4197.
Staten Island Historic Richmond Town hosts Oktoberfest on October 12, 12-7pm. Enjoy food, beer, rides, vendors, live bands, carnival games. Veterans are free. Family and kid friendly. Free drink with $10 entry fee. All proceeds go to veterans in need.