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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, November 05, 2018 at 08:00 AM

    Veterans on Wall Street Annual Symposium

    Veterans on Wall Street presents their Annual Veteran Symposium on November 5, 8am-5pm.

    The 2018 Veterans on Wall Street Symposium brings veterans and military spouses together with corporate leaders from the financial industry and beyond, government/military representatives, and veteran/military support organizations. The Symposium is designed to convene leading thinkers and stakeholders to discuss and explore the key issues related to veterans transitioning into the civilian workforce with a targeted focus on veteran retention. The Symposium hopes to elevate awareness and solicit broader attention to military employment initiatives, furthering the conversation and amplifying our concerted efforts and collective impact.

    Featured speakers include: General Martin Dempsey, U.S. Army18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Loree K. Sutton, Commissioner Division of Veterans Services, NYC; and Bob Woodruff, ABC News The Bob Woodruff Foundation.

    Register here.

  • Monday, November 05, 2018 at 12:30 PM
    Orrick in New York, NY

    VAP Discharge Upgrade CLE

    The Veteran Advocacy Project, New York County Lawyers Association, and Orrick present a free CLE regarding Discharge Upgrade featuring directors from DoD review boards. Attendees will learn about discharge upgrade applications, why this advocacy is needed for many veterans who have lived through trauma, and best practices for working with clients. 

    Presenters include: Elizabeth Hill, director of the Board for Correction of Naval Records; Dennis Dingle, director of the Army Board for Correction of Military Records; Coco Culhane, director of the Veteran Advocacy Project; and Christopher Schmitt, staff attorney at the Veteran Advocacy Project.

    Register here.

  • Monday, November 05, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    Seawane Club in Hewlett, NY

    Steaks & Jokes & Smokes

    Rock and Wrap It Up presents Steaks Jokes & Smokes on November 5, 7pm at the Seawane Club. Featuring Frank’s Steaks and Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling.

    The event supports the launch of Rock and Wrap It Up’s Veterans Toolkit.

    Purchase tickets here.

  • Monday, November 05, 2018 at 08:00 PM
    Madison Square Garden in New York, NY

    Stand Up for Heroes 2018

    The Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival present the 12th Annual Stand Up for Heroes on November 5, 8pm. It’s New York’s biggest night of hope, healing, and laughter. Talent will be announced shortly.

    Intended for mature audiences only. Wear business attire or military dress uniform.

    Tickets are on sale September 13. Purchase presale tickets online here.

  • Tuesday, November 06, 2018 at 09:00 AM

    Boots to Business Reboot Course

    This two-step entrepreneurial program offered by the Small Business Administration begins with an in-person course on November 6, 9am-5pm, instructed by a leading entrepreneurship professional, where participants learn the fundamentals of business ownership, including evaluating business concepts, legal and financial practices. Participants will meet local SBA partners who can assist them after the course. 

    Register here.

  • Tuesday, November 06, 2018 at 06:30 PM

    Veterans on the Dock - Music & Spoken Word

    Patchogue Theater for Performing Arts presents Veterans on the Loading Dock - a Night of Music & Spoken Word on November 6, 6:30-8:30pm. Hosted by Dave Rogers and Aynisa Leonardo. All proceeds go to Military Resilience Foundation and VFW Post 2913.

    Get tickets here.


  • Thursday, November 08, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    Pines Manor in Edison, NJ

    NJ State Veterans Chamber of Commerce Launch & Procurement Expo

    A statewide veterans chamber of commerce launches in New Jersey to focus on improving the economic environment for veteran run enterprises on November 8, 9am-5pm. This event is for veteran owned and service disabled veteran owned businesses as well as supplier diversity and procurement personnel who would like to do business and contract with these veteran businesses. Through the generous donations of our sponsors, this event is free to all who wish to attend. 

    Register here.

  • Thursday, November 08, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Marriott Hotel in Tarrytown, NY

    9th Annual Veterans Breakfast

    Attend the 9th Annual Veterans Breakfast on November 8, 10am. The program will include recognition of our Veterans's contributions, remembrance of those who have served, information on Medicare and VA benefits, and entertainment.

    Please call to register.

  • Thursday, November 08, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Hudson River Parks Pier 76 in New York, NY

    IAVA 12th Annual Heroes Gala

    The 12th Annual IAVA Heroes Gala will be another exciting evening of patriotism and inspiration, occurring on November 8, 6:30pm, just days prior to Veterans Day at the Classic Car Club at Hudson River Park’s Pier 76 in New York City, a new venue that embodies the modern, innovative IAVA brand.

    As the premier veterans support event of the year and the cornerstone of a historic veterans week in New York, the annual Heroes Gala is also IAVA’s single largest fundraiser that sustains our critical, best-in-class programs all year long. 

    Featuring special guests Stephen Colbert, Jeffrey Wright, and Nicho Lowry. Craig Newmark is the 2018 IAVA Civilian Leadership Honoree and Rob Riggle, USMC, the 2018 IAVA Veteran Leadership Honoree.

    Register here.

  • Friday, November 09, 2018 at 09:30 AM

    Funding Challenges & Alternative Strategies

    The Veterans Mental Health Coalition of NYC presents a discussion called Funding Challenges & Alternative Strategies on November 9, 9:30am-12pm. 

    Whether you’re a start-up, small or mid-size nonprofit, you will benefit from joining the discussion about alternative funding. Learn about fundraising strategies and research tools that will enable you to strengthen your organizations’ capacity and ability grow stronger over time.
    Hear from veterans who are using technology to change the way community providers can approach fundraising and sustainable revenue sources.
    Elana Duffy
    CEO & Founder
    Pathfinder Labs, LLC
    Aaron Green
    Fundraiser & Founder
    Donors On Tap
    Register here.