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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. 

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  • Sunday, May 05, 2019 at 12:00 PM
    Frontline Arts in Branchburg, NJ

    NJ Warrior Writers Workshop

    Veterans and family members are invited to join Warrior Writers for a creative writing workshop on May 5, 12-4pm. No prior writing experience is necessary.

    Opportunity to write on war and home front experiences and interact with art workshops for vets and family members. Bring a dish for pot luck lunch. Service dogs welcome!

  • Monday, May 06, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Secaucus Vet Center in Secaucus, NJ

    NJ Warrior Writers Workshop

    Veterans and family members are invited to join Warrior Writers for a creative writing workshop on May 6, 6-8pm. No prior writing experience is necessary.

    Call to RSVP.

  • Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 11:00 AM

    New York City Civil Service 101

    Are you seeking a job with good benefits, where you can make a difference while building a career? The City of New York has more than 80 agencies with 300,000 employees and opportunities from nearly every occupation. Attend the New York City Civil Service 101 Info Session on May 9, 11am-12:30pm. 

    Email or call to RSVP no later than May 6.

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 08:30 AM

    NYSHealth Veterans' Health Conference

    NYSHealth's annual Veterans' Health Conference will take place on May 14, 8:30am-12pm. The keynote speaker will be the Honorable Robert A. McDonald, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

    The first panel will feature veterans sharing their experiences using VA and private care. The discussion will offer insight into what veterans encounter when accessing health care from community-based private providers and the VA.

    The second panel will feature caregivers from both VA and the private sector. It will explore how public and private providers can address the needs of veterans and continue to collaborate to provide the high-quality health care veterans deserve.

    The conference is free for attendees, but registration will be required. More information to come. 

  • Friday, May 24, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    The Soldiers Sailors Club in New York, NY

    Hanoi's War

    The New York Military Affairs Symposium hosts Hanoi's War: An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam on May 24, at 7pm. Led by Lien-Hang T. Nguyen, Columbia 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.

  • Friday, May 24, 2019 at 08:00 PM
    Yonkers Tennis Center in Yonkers, NY

    Tennis Serving Vets

    Tennis Serving Vets is a free event on May 24, 8-10pm, welcoming all veterans who would like to play. Tennis is known to be the sport of a lifetime that offers healing and is also lots of fun. No experience is necessary, all levels are welcome.

    Email for additional information.

  • Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 12:00 PM
    Staten Island in Staten Island, NY

    Staten Island 100th Annual Memorial Day Parade

    The 100th Annual Memorial Day Parade in Staten Island will step off on May 26, 12pm from the intersection of Forest Avenue and Hart Boulevard. It will proceed down Forest Avenue to the Stop and Shop near Jewitt Avenue. The reviewing stand will be near Blessed Sacrament Church, at Forest Avenue and Manor Road.

  • Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    New York Athletic Club in New York, NY

    Employing U.S. Vets Conference

    Attend the Employing U.S. Vets Conference on May 30, 8am-6:30pm. 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.

    Click here for additional information.

  • Saturday, June 01, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck in Center Moriches, NY

    Veteran & Family Day of Wellness

    Enjoy the 6th Annual Veteran & Family Day of Wellness on June 1, 9am-4pm. It features numerous free activities for veterans and their families dealing with post-service transition issues. Children are welcome. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

    Register here.

    www.dwyerproject.org

  • 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.