Welcome to a comprehensive listing of the Veterans Day 2019 events in NYC. New events are added every day.
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This is an annual opportunity for adult and youth volunteers alike to clean the Eternal Light Monument in Madison Square Park in preparation of the 2019 Veterans Day Parade. The monument was placed in 1923 in honor of WWI veterans.
Fordham Law School’s Feerick Center for Social Justice Volunteer Lawyers for Veterans Program offers a Veterans Day Legal Clinic on November 2, 11am – 5pm.
Volunteer attorneys will provide limited legal assistance, advice, and information to military members, veterans, and their family members. Areas of law covered include VA benefits, discharge upgrades, consumer debt, bankruptcy, public benefits, family law, taxes, wills and life planning, and microenterprise. Come to learn more about these areas of law, and consult one-on-one with an attorney to get answers to any questions you might have.
Pre-registration is strongly recommended.
Attend the Bronx Veterans Day Parade on November 2, 12-5pm. The purpose of the Bronx Veterans Day Parade is to honor our local veterans and military personnel, while raising community awareness of their sacrifices, ongoing needs when they return home, and the available supportive services. The parade will include veterans, service members, elected officials, community leaders, service organizations, marching bands, and associated participants.
The Grand Marshall is Master Sgt. Abigaile Taylor (US Army, ret.), Commander DAV Chapter 23.
Formation begins at 11am at Crotona Parkway & E. 175th Street (alongside Southern Blvd & 175th St).
Start time is 12pm at Crotona Pkway, from E. 175th to E. 180th Street.
1st Stop: West Farms Soldiers Cemetery at E. 180th Street & Bryant Ave (Memorial will last approximately 60 mins. Entry to cemetery is optional).
2nd and Final Stop: River Park, Bronx at E. 180th Street & Boston Road.
The parade will conclude inside River Park with special recognition speeches, refreshments, music, resource information sharing & screenings to promote healthier living and a better quality of life for individuals and families.
Register online here.
NYC Veterans Committee, NYC Community Board 3 and NYC Community Board 16 announces its first ever Veterans Appreciation Parade on November 2, 12-4pm. The parade route will run from Robert Fulton Park on Stuyvesant Ave to IS 271 on Saratoga Ave.
Volunteers and participants are needed. Call CB16 District Manager Viola Green-Walker at 718-385-0323 for information and applications.
Dorie Miller Post 213 holds its annual fundraiser Blast to the Past Dinner on November 2, 3pm. Tickets are $25 each. Call Eileen for more information.
Attend the Queens Veterans Day Parade on November 3, 12pm. The parade route begins at 80th St & Metropolitan Ave and concludes with a commemorative ceremony at Christ the King Regional High School.
St. Adalbert School Parish offers their Annual Veterans Breakfast and Assembly on November 4, 8:30am.
RSVP by phone by October 25.
The Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival present the 13th Annual Stand Up for Heroes on November 4, 8pm. It’s New York’s biggest night of hope, healing, and laughter, featuring Ronny Chieng, Hasan Minhaj, John Oliver, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart and special guests.
Intended for mature audiences only. Wear business attire or military dress uniform.
Purchase tickets online here.
On the occasion of Veterans Day 2019, Mr. Yves Wantens, General Delegate of the Government of Flanders to the USA, kindly invites you to the Annual Flanders Remembers Concert on November 6, 7pm. Enjoy Shelter by Revue Blanche, and featuring readings from War and Turpentine by award-winning author Stefan Hertmans.
Doors open at 6:30pm. The performance will be followed by a reception. Submit your RSVP by October 30.
One hundred years ago, the United States was engaged in Flanders Fields during the First World War. It was the arrival of fresh American troops that enabled the Allies to turn the tide of war and force the Central powers to sue for peace. No art form is as strongly associated with warfare than music. World War I in particular, inspired a considerable number of highly engaged compositions. Rousing marches accompanied soldiers to the battlefield and a clarion call gave the signal to attack. Behind the front line, however, music was also a form of therapy, offering consolation and distraction, aiming to keep the atrocities of war at a distance.
"Shelter," literally meaning "bunker," also carries warmer connotations such as "protection" and a "safe haven." While some composers suspended their writing activities, others were inspired by the war experiences to compose music expressing a spectrum of contrary emotions. To a great number among them, the cruelties and traumas of the war undoubtedly proved a lifelong influence. Revue Blanche will bring their personal, heartfelt accounts to a contemporary audience with music by Ravel, Debussy, Granados, De Falla, Eisler, and Gurney.
This program will be brought to you in collaboration with Stefan Hertmans, who will be reading from his highly acclaimed and frequently awarded novel War and Turpentine, which was selected as one of The 10 Best Books of 2016 by The New York Times.
The New York Institute of Technology will screen the award-winning documentary Almost Sunrise on November 7, 4:30-8pm.
There will be a networking opportunity beginning at 5pm and light refreshments will be served. The film screening will start promptly at 6pm. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion concerning Moral Injury & the Moral Ambiguities of War.
Get tickets here. Donations of Women's Hygiene & School Supplies will be accepted.
Panel members include:
Leslye Moore, National Director, Project Welcome Home Troops
Yvette Branson, Clinical Psychologist & Coordinator of the VITAL Initiative VA NY Haborside Healthcare System
Bryan Adams, Assistant Director, Rutgers Office of Veteran & Military Programs & Services
Ashley Dent, Air Force veteran, President of the New York Institute of Technology’s Student Veteran Organization
The film follows two Iraq veterans, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, both tormented by depression for years after they returned home and pushed to the edge of suicide. The two embark on an extraordinary journey – a 2,700-mile walk across the country from Wisconsin to California, in order to reflect on their haunting experiences of war and to ultimately, save themselves.