This is a public listing of submitted events & resources, maintained as a nonprofit project of NYC Veterans Alliance.
The 5th Annual Stakeholders Awards Breakfast will honor those who have given exemplary service to our veteran community on March 28, 9am-12pm.
Purchase general admission tickets here for $40 and enjoy a special breakfast.
Distinguished Award Honorees include: Passaic County – JTony Vancheri, Paterson Veterans Counsel; Morris County – Jim Cavanaugh, Welcome Home Vets & Assumption Church, Morristown; Sussex County – Bill Robinson, DMAVA, Legion Riders; Essex County – Samantha Washington, Congressmen Paynes Office; Bergen County – Deborah Visconi, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center; Hudson County – Tony Goodson, Samuel R. Shelton, VFW Post 2294 Jersey City; Union County – Sharon Knight, Union County American Legion Auxiliary; Regional Award – Dan and Katie Misuraca, Red White and Que; Mental Health Services Award - David Cathcart, Secaucus Vet Center; Women Veteran Award - SOSVETS Women Veteran’s Sub Committee Team, In observance of creating a Women Veterans Appreciation Day for the State Of NJ; Somerset / Middlesex / Hunterdon - Detective Ivis Molina - Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
Attend the Vietnam Veterans Tribute March on March 28, 9-10:30am. The march will retrace the route of the 1985 Welcome Home Parade from Korean War Veterans Plaza/Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn to Vietnam Veterans Plaza in Manhattan.
IMPORTANT: All participants should realistically assess their ability to complete a 3.2 mile march, keeping in mind that the weather in late March may be cold or inclement. If you are unable to complete a march of this distance, we suggest meeting the group as it arrives for the Wreath Laying ceremony in Manhattan.
Nassau & Suffolk County veterans can receive Free Tax Preparation on March 28, 10am-2pm. IRS-certified volunteers will be on hand to prepare your return.
Veterans of all eras and their spouses, spouse of a fallen service member and their children, and those with income less than $90,000 are welcome.
BRING: copy of the previous year’s tax return; picture ID; all income documents (W2, 1099, 1098, other documents showing income); all forms 1095-Health Insurance statements; information for credits that you are claiming (student loan interest, education credit); social security card or ITIN; birth dates; other applicable tax-related documents (interest statements, federal loan documents, retirement statements, charitable donations).
Appointments are required. Call to make an appointment.
Attend a Wreath Laying at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on March 28, 11-11:45am.
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Learn about volunteer opportunities with the American Red Cross and other NYC based non-profits at the American Red Cross Volunteer Fair on April 1, 12-4pm. If you have been looking for an opportunity to network with different non-profit organizations and have been wanting to learn about how you can give back to your community, then come to their second annual Volunteer Fair!
Non profits that want to participate may reserve tables here.
VBA Cleveland Regional Home Loan Center Director Tony Milons will be in NYC on April 2, 5:30-8pm to discuss recent changes to the National VA Home Loan Program. The new changes will have national implications for veteran homeownership in the US. Veterans, Wounded Warriors, Active Duty personnel, and Spouses are highly encouraged to RSVP and attend with a copy of their DD-214. Participating community partners in this event will include NYS Department of Veteran Services, NYS SONYMA Homes for Veterans Program, NYC Department of Veterans Services, NYC Department of Finance, NYC IRS Taxpayer Advocate, Neighborhood Housing Services-NYC, Rebuilding Together-NYC, and US Census.
Veterans and their guests are specially invited to a free screening of Fort Irwin, part of the ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York on April 3, 3-5pm. Following the screening, there will be a robust panel discussion on representation and employment of veterans in the media and entertainment. The panel will consist of a diverse group of experts within the veteran community and the media and entertainment industry.
This program is free and open to the public with advance registration.
This special event is part of ReelAbilities Film Festival, the largest film festival in the world dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with different abilities.
The New York Military Affairs Symposium hosts Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the Bloody Fight for his Empire on April 3, at 7-8:45pm. Led by James Romm from Bard 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.
Big Apple Honor Flight presents the Film Premiere of Mission 1 on April 5, 3-6:30pm. After the film, there will be a Q&A with Mission #1 veteran, Seymour Kaplan, followed by a reception with light refreshments, beer and wine.
Tickets are available at $35. World War II, Korean War, or Vietnam War veterans may attend free of charge.
Purchase tickets for the premiere here.
Big Apple Honor Flight had its inaugural flight in April 2017. Big Apple Honor Flight will take to the skies again in Fall 2020 to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Allied Victory in World War II.
Attend the Employing U.S. Vets Conference on April 7, 7:30am-6pm. The event – co-hosted by VETS Indexes and the Military Times – will include discussions of best practices and challenges related to veteran employment, recognition of companies going above and beyond for vets and their families and lots of opportunities to network.
More troops than ever are transitioning from the military and seeking civilian careers. There are about 27 million people in the military-connected community, including active duty personnel, reservists, military families and veterans. This vast talent pool represents significant opportunities for organizations looking to hire qualified and hard-working employees and has become an integral segment of the Human Capital portion of the Social pillar within Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG). But to take advantage, companies need to know their stuff.
This one-day, annual event features dynamic speakers and panel discussions with nationally recognized employers distinguished for strong track records in veterans’ employment. Military Times reporters and editors will help lead the discussions. Their experts will explore cutting-edge topics such as:
- Successful Veteran Hiring
- New Careers Post-Service
- Creating a Strong Veteran Culture
- Retaining Veterans
- Team-building and Leadership Skills of Veterans
- Veterans’ Technical Skills
- Supporting Employees in the National Guard or Reserves
- Veteran Employee Resource Groups
- Military Spouse and Family Support
- How Veterans Fill a Unique Space within Diversity and Inclusion
- Resolving Barriers to Employment
The conference is designed to offer attendees actionable tools and information to establish and build upon veteran initiatives. It will also provide a great opportunity to network with peers from leading companies.
Register here. The event is designed for employers who want to hire veterans, but veterans are welcome to attend.
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