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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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  • Saturday, June 01, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Gregory Jackson Center in Brooklyn, NY

    Free Student Loan Debt Clinic

    The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs and the Office of Financial Empowerment present a Free Student Loan Debt Clinic on June 1, 10am-3pm. This will be part of a series of student loan debt clinics hosted by DCA in 2019 to assist New Yorkers with their student loan debt. The clinic will include free, confidential, one-on-one financial counseling with a counselor from one of the DCA’s Financial Empowerment Centers. A legal aid professional will also be onsite to provide free assistance. Veterans are welcome to attend. 

    RSVP here and bring any relevant student loan debt documents to the clinic.

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

    Advocating Overlord: The D-Day Strategy

    The New York Military Affairs Symposium hosts Advocating Overlord: The D-Day Strategy and the Atomic Bomb on June 7, at 7pm. Led by Philip J. Padgett, Author. 

    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.

  • Saturday, June 08, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Margert Community Corporation in Far Rockaway, NY

    Free Student Loan Debt Clinic

    The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs and the Office of Financial Empowerment present a Free Student Loan Debt Clinic on June 8, 10am-4pm. This will be part of a series of student loan debt clinics hosted by DCA in 2019 to assist New Yorkers with their student loan debt. The clinic will include free, confidential, one-on-one financial counseling with a counselor from one of the DCA’s Financial Empowerment Centers. A legal aid professional will also be onsite to provide free assistance. Veterans are welcome to attend. 

    RSVP here and bring any relevant student loan debt documents to the clinic.

  • Saturday, June 08, 2019 at 11:00 AM
    Queens Central Library in Queens, NY

    VA Town Hall for Women Veterans

    The US Department of Veteran Affairs conduct its first VA Town Hall for Women Veterans on June 8, 11am-3pm. Representatives from VA Benefits Administration, National Cemetery Administration, Veterans Healthcare Administration, and Community Vet Centers will present information about applying for VA benefits and services. Topics pertinent to Women Veterans will include women veterans health, compensation for women-related conditions, burial benefits for women veterans and children. The Queens Central Library will provide information about its job and business-related services. Women veteran organizations and community resources will be available on-site to assist with applications for Veteran benefits.

    RSVP here.

  • Saturday, June 08, 2019 at 11:00 AM
    Greenwood Park Beer Garden in Brooklyn, NY

    VVA Chapter 72 Fundraising Party

    Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 72 presents a Fundraising Party on June 8, 11am-3pm. The event will help support disabled, hospitalized and homeless veterans.

  • Sunday, June 09, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    Staten Island in Staten Island, NY

    3rd Annual SSG Michael Ollis 5K

    Attend the 3rd Annual SSG Michael Ollis 5k Run on June 9, 8:30am. Following the success of the first 2 years of the SSG Michael Ollis Run, the race has been selected as the first leg of the Triple Crown series on Staten Island. All proceeds are used by the Ollis Freedom Foundation to provide assistance and support to combat veterans re-entering civilian life. All participants who register prior to May 15 will receive a t-shirt.

    Register here.

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    New York Athletic Club in New York, NY

    Army Week 244th Birthday Gala

    Army Week presents a Gala in Celebration of the 244th Birthday of the United States Army on June 12. Battle of the Bulge Purple Heart Recipient PFC Luke Gasparre is the 2019 Soldier for Life recipient.

    6pm - Cocktail Reception

    7:30pm - Dinner & Program

    9pm - Dancing

    Click here for tickets and sponsorship.

  • Friday, June 14, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    The Soldiers Sailors Club in New York, NY

    Change from the Trenches

    The New York Military Affairs Symposium hosts Change from the Trenches: Innovation in Technology and Tactics from the Ranks of the British Army during the First World War on June 14, at 7pm. Led by Andrea Siotto, Temple University. 

    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.

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    Donovan's Grill & Tavern in Bayside, NY

    Dignity Memorial® Veteran Benefits Seminar

    Learn more about the Dignity Memorial® Veteran Benefits Program with a Complimentary Dinner on June 19, 6:30pm. Learn about the benefits and recognition you are entitled to as a veteran, including:

    - Benefits provided by the government > Special savings available
    - Burial benefits available for you and your spouse through national cemeteries in the area
    - Reliability from your Dignity Memorial professionals as part of a network serving more veterans than any other funeral service provider
    RSVP to Nicole Esposito.
  • Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    Donovan's Grill & Tavern in Bayside, NY

    Dignity Memorial® Veteran Benefits Seminar

    Learn more about the Dignity Memorial® Veteran Benefits Program with a Complimentary Dinner on June 20, 6:30pm. Learn about the benefits and recognition you are entitled to as a veteran, including:

    - Benefits provided by the government > Special savings available
    - Burial benefits available for you and your spouse through national cemeteries in the area
    - Reliability from your Dignity Memorial professionals as part of a network serving more veterans than any other funeral service provider
    RSVP to Nicole Esposito.