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10/30 Sunday

Mission Continues Part of the Solution Meal Prep

  • Part of the Solution (POTS) in Bronx, NY

Join The Mission Continues Bronx Platoon as they prepare the morning meal for our Bronx neighbors on October 30 during the hours of 8:15am and 11:15am! Part of the Solution, an organization that believes that every person should have access to the essentials of life and the support necessary to achieve stability, and ultimately self-sufficiency.

POTS’ believes in a ‘one-stop shop’ model of providing a coordinated and comprehensive package of support is the best means of addressing the myriad needs that accompany poverty. They commit that no one who comes to POTS will leave without help or hope.

Register here.


11/1 Tuesday

Official VetRewards Card Savings (through November 30)

  • NYC & National Retailers

Receive the recognition you deserve for serving your country by presenting the VetRewards Card at New York City and national retailers for exclusive military savings extended to veterans and their families by a coalition of Veterans Advantage’s patriotic partners. These everyday discounts are good all month, and 365 days a year.

“Stand Up for Heroes” Concert – Woodruff Foundation

  • Madison Square Garden
    4 Pennsylvania Plaza
    New York, NY 10001

This year’s Stand Up for Heroes Concert will feature performances by Jerry Seinfeld, Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan, Bruce Springsteen and Jon Stewart. Supported by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival, this is the tenth annual Stand Up for Heroes Concert. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here.

10th Annual Stand Up for Heroes

  • Theater at Madison Square
    Garden in New York, NY

The Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival present 10th Annual Stand Up For Heroes. Brought to you by Veterans on Wall Street. Supported by the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation.

TICKETS ON SALE: September 13.

More details to come here.

6th Annual Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS) Veteran Employment Symposium and Hiring Fair

  • Goldman Sachs Conference Center

Join Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS) for their annual symposium on veteran employment and hiring. Follow this link for more information and registration.


11/2 Wednesday

Signature Bank First Time Investor Program

  • Signature Bank HQ in New York, NY

Signature Bank is offering an informational meeting about their First Time Investor Program for veterans on November 2, 10am. You’ll learn more about FTIP and answer any questions you may have. The weekly program begins in March. RSVP to Joan Bartolomeo if you plan to attend.

Disabled Veterans Awareness Program

  • Queens in Flushing, NY

Queens College hosts a Disabled Veterans Awareness Program event on November 2, noon-2pm. An inspirational story of endurance.


11/4 Friday

Impact Theatre Presents – The Veterans Project: Women at War

  • The Lucid Body House
    230 Lexington Avenue (between 33rd and 34th Streets)
    Reservation recommended, but not required: RSVP Kate.B.Berman@gmail.com

Women at War is a high-caliber, dynamic theater piece with a cast of veterans and professional actors created using a unique theatrical process designed to catalyze social change.

The 20-minute performance is based on real stories of female veterans. The audience then joins the cast in a 40-minute discussion, working to find solutions to the issues raised in the performance, and even stepping into the story to see if their actions can change the ending.

Military Cultural Competency: Where Are We Now?

  • American Red Cross in New York, NY

Hear from a panel of clinicians and veterans who will discuss their transition experience and interactions with providers on November 4, 10am in an interactive panel discussion. They will offer their personal and professional insights about what we should know about today’s NYC veterans, and how we might better support their transition, whether to civilian life or through developmental challenges.

The brief panel discussion will be followed-by a conversation among the audience and panelists about how we might advance our thinking around military cultural competence, thus improving outcomes and quality of life for those who have served.

War Without Victory

  • The Soldiers Sailors Club in New York, NY

The New York Military Affairs Symposium hosts War Without Victory: Athens, Sparta, and the Battle for Greece on November 4, at 7pm. Led by Jennifer Roberts, CUNY Graduate Center.

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.


11/5 Saturday

37th Annual Veterans Day 4k Cross Country Race

  • Northport VAMC in Northport, NY

The Northport Running Club and Northport American Legion host the 37th Annual Veterans Day 4k Cross Country Race on November 5, 10am. The course will be run on the grounds of the VAMC Hospital. No pets or baby joggers allowed on the course.

After the race enjoy hot chocolate, clam chowder, and bagels in Building 5 before the award ceremony and raffle begin. Awards for top runners.

Register here.

Bronx Veterans Day Parade Needs Volunteers

  • Bronx

The Bronx Veterans Parade Task Team, Inc. is currently accepting applications for participants who would like to march in the Bronx Veterans Day Parade on November 5th at 12pm. They’re also looking for a ceremonial lead marcher, preferably a veteran fluent in Parade marching. If interested, call 917-226-7960 for more information and instructions. Volunteers are also needed to help with various tasks leading up to and on day of the Parade.

Bronx Veterans Day Parade

  • The Bronx in Bronx, NY

Don’t miss the Bronx Veterans Day Parade on November 5 at noon. The parade route runs from East 175th Street Crotona Parkway to East 180th Street; on to the West Farm Soldiers Cemetery at East 180th Street & Bryant Avenue for a memorial service and ending in Vidalia Park at East 180th Street.

The Parade will include Veterans, Service Members, Elected Officials, Community Leaders, Service Organizations, Marching Bands and associated participants. If you and your group would like to participate in the parade, complete an official Parade Application or Tabling Registration form by October 7. Contact James L. Wilson for more information.


11/6 Sunday

St Joseph’s College Womens Lacrosse Team Honors Veterans

  • St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, NY

St. Joseph’s College plans to honor veterans during the annual Lacrosse Jamboree/Veterans Celebration on November 6. Veterans in attendance will be called down to the field at 11:30am to be recognized, and are welcome to attend a Veterans luncheon immediately following the ceremony. RSVP in advance with Coach Vlahakis.


11/7 Monday

Hiring Our Heroes Best Practices Session

  • American Management Association in New York, NY

This program is designed for employers to learn how best to support veterans seeking jobs.

Join fellow NYC SHRM members and Edge4Vets, a veterans’ job prep program offered by the Human Resiliency Institute at Fordham University, as we examine Best Practices for Interviewing Veterans to start, improve or enhance your Veteran hiring program on November 7, 9am-noon.

This event will provide specifics to assist in preparing for and managing the interview process with Veterans. After this session, you will be able to:

  • Understand the business case for hiring Veterans in a clear way
  • Learn about the challenges that Veterans face when they return home and are conducting a job search
  • See the gap in understanding responses when HR interviews Veterans
  • Walk away with concrete tools to put into use immediately for conducting interviews

The day’s agenda features remarks from Tom Murphy, the Founder of Edge4Vets and Director of the Human Resiliency Institute at Fordham. The program will conclude by taking theory and putting it into practice with a role play dramatization by NYC SHRM Board Member Andrea Goldman, Director of Human Resources and Director of the Veterans For Employment Program at the Institute For Career Development and a Veteran participant in the Edge4Vets program. There will also be time for a Q & A session.

Register online by November 3

AITAF Broadway Show TAPE

  • Studio 54 in New York, NY

Arts in the Armed Forces presents TAPE at their 8th Annual Broadway event on November 7, 7:30pm. Featuring Adam Driver and more to come! Written by Stephen Belber, acclaimed contemporary American playwright and AITAF Board Member

The event is FREE for veterans, current service men and women and military families. Must be 18+ to enter.

**Tickets are sold out.**


11/8 Tuesday

General Election

  • Your Polling Location

November 8 is the General Election for U.S. President, U.S. Congress, and New York State and New York City races.

Find your polling location in NYC: http://nyc.pollsitelocator.com/search

Have questions about registering? Take a look at the NYC Campaign Finance Board’s FAQ page.

Excited about voting? RSVP here to show that you’ll be voting in this election!


11/9 Wednesday

Veterans Day Observance in Queens

  • Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens, NY

The Queens Borough President hosts a Veterans Day Observance at Queens Borough Hall on November 9, 11am. Veterans John McNamee, Sr. (USN), Leroy Barnes (USA), and Jason Sagebiel (USMC) will be honored. A reception will follow.

RSVP here.

Free Wills Clinic

  • Manhattan in New York, NY

The Veterans Assistance and Elderlaw Projects of the City Bar Justice Center are offering a free Wills Clinic on November 9, 2-4pm. Offering life planning documents like last will and testament, health care proxy, living will, power of attorney, and disposition of remains. Call to register.


11/10 Thursday

Veterans Day Savings at Bed Bath & Beyond

  • Bed Bath & Beyond locations nationwide

In honor of Veterans Day, Bed Bath & Beyond is offering 25% off an entire in-store purchase made between Nov. 7 and Nov. 11 by military members, military retirees, veterans, and their immediate family members through Veterans Advantage. Participating stores also include Christmas Tree Shops, Buy Buy Baby, Harmon Face Values, Harmon Discount, & Cost Plus World Markets. Simply show your VetRewards Card from Veterans Advantage in store at checkout and save 25% on your entire cart.

Networking Event with Army Week Association

  • 69th Regiment Armory
    68 Lexington Avenue
    The Garry Owen Officer’s Club
    New York, NY 10010

A night of networking, honor, and remembrance of Veterans Day. During the evening, a special presentation will be made to a very dear Gold Star Mother that has been a part of Army Week Association since its inception. For more information, click here.

IAVA’s 10th Annual Heroes Gala

  • Cipriani in New York, NY

IAVA’s Heroes Gala honors the 2.8 million brave men and women who served this country. As our largest annual fundraising event, the Heroes Gala ensures that IAVA can continue to connect, unite and empower its post-9/11 veteran members through innovative programs and resources.

Cocktail Reception 6:30 p.m.
Dinner & Program 7:30 p.m.

To purchase tickets and learn more, see: https://iava.org/event/heroesgala-2016

Veterans Day Networking with Army Week Association

  • Lexington Armory in New York, NY

Attend the Veterans Day Networking event with Army Week Association on November 10, 6pm. During the evening, there will be a special presentation to a Gold Star Mother that has been a part of Army Week Association since its inception.

Register here.


11/11 Friday

Veterans Day 2016 Special Free Movie Screening

  • Friday, November 11, 2016. Doors open at 4pm
  • AMC Loews 34th Street
    IMAX Theater, 312 W.
    34th Street

Veterans Advantage and IMAX invite you and your guests to this special screening of “Sully”.

From Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood (“American Sniper,” “Mililon Dollar Baby”) comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ drama “Sully”, starring Oscar winner Tom Hanks (“Bridge of Spies,” “Forrest Gump”) as Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, , an Air Force Academy graduate and veteran.

Open for Active Duty Military, Veterans and their Families. Seats available on first-come, first-serve, basis. RSVP here.

Veterans Day Savings at Bed Bath & Beyond

  • Bed Bath & Beyond locations nationwide

In honor of Veterans Day, Bed Bath & Beyond is offering 25% off an entire in-store purchase made between Nov. 7 and Nov. 11 by military members, military retirees, veterans, and their immediate family members through Veterans Advantage. Participating stores also include Christmas Tree Shops, Buy Buy Baby, Harmon Face Values, Harmon Discount, & Cost Plus World Markets. Simply show your VetRewards Card from Veterans Advantage in store at checkout and save 25% on your entire cart.

NYC Mayor’s Veterans Breakfast

  • Gracie Mansion
  • 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    By invitation only

Mayor Bill de Blasio will honor veterans, military members and their families during a private breakfast.

Wreath Ceremony/The Eternal Flame

  • Madison Square Park
    Madison Ave.
    New York, NY 10010

The United War Veterans Council will hold a traditional wreath-laying ceremony at the Eternal Light Monument in Madison Square Park at 10 a.m. The ceremony will also feature speakers, performers, a rifle salute and the playing of Taps. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

Concern Middle Island Housing Lottery

  • Concern Middle Island in Middle Island, NY

Concern Middle Island is a mixed-use Supportive Housing program designed to provide housing and supportive services for adults with disabilities and low-income individuals and families from the community. All renters will enjoy the project’s amenities which include laundry facilities, a fitness room, a community room, and a computer room/library. It is located at 147 Rocky Point Road, Middle Island.

This project has 20 one-bedroom, 47 two-bedroom, and 5 three-bedroom apartments for low-income individuals and families from the community. Eligible applicants for these units:

  • Must be over eighteen (18) years of age
  • Must meet income limits (units are available for households at 50%, 60% and 90% AMI)
  • Full-time students are not eligible
  • In addition, this project has 30 studio and 20 one-bedroom apartments for adults with disabilities. Eligible applicants for these units:
  • Must be over eighteen (18) years of age
  • Must have a primary psychiatric diagnosis (Axis I)
  • Must meet the criteria of homeless, as defined by the New York State Homeless Housing and Assistance Program
  • Must have a history of high Medicaid usage
  • Must be willing to execute a lease
  • Must meet income limits (30% of AMI)
  • Applications for these units must be received through the Suffolk County Single Point of Access
  • Smoking is prohibited in all of Concern’s housing programs, buildings, and vehicles. Smoking is permitted in designated outdoor areas only.

The postmark deadline for initial applications is November 11, 2016. Applications can only be processed for the initial lottery if they are mailed to Concern for Independent Living, PO Box 51, West Sayville, NY 11796. Applications may not be hand delivered or mailed to any other address. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your request. Additional information can be found here.

Veterans Day Breakfast

  • La Fontana in Staten Island, NY

The Vietnam Veterans of America hosts a Veterans Day Breakfast on November 11, 8:30am. Free for veterans and military personnel as a way of saying thank you for your service.

The breakfast will be followed by a Veterans Day Observance ceremony at 10:30am at the WWI Memorial at Ocean View Cemetery (3315 Amboy Road).

America’s Parade on Veterans Day

  • Manhattan in New York, NY

America’s Parade 2016 on November 11 will commemorate the 15th Anniversary of 9/11. The parade features over 250 groups and 20,000+ participants, including veterans of all eras, military units, civic and youth groups, businesses, and top high school marching bands from across America. Floats, military and vintage vehicles and other special elements add to the excitement, which is viewed by over half a million spectators.

The parade is preceded by the traditional Opening Ceremony in Madison Square Park (24th Street & Fifth Avenue). The ceremony begins at 10am and concludes with a wreath laying at the Eternal Light Monument at 11am. The parade kicks off at 11:15am and travels up 5th Ave.

For more information, click here.

After Fire Documentary Screening

  • IFC Center in New York, NY

New documentary After Fire will premiere at DOC NYC on November 11th, 7pm. Group discounts will be available. There will be a reception following the premiere.

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The Great War and Ireland’s Easter Rising

  • The Soldiers Sailors Club in New York, NY

The New York Military Affairs Symposium hosts The Great War and Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising on November 11, at 7pm. Led by Paul V. Walsh, NYMAS.

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.


11/12 Saturday

Veterans Day Savings at Bed Bath & Beyond

  • Bed Bath & Beyond locations nationwide

In honor of Veterans Day, Bed Bath & Beyond is offering 25% off an entire in-store purchase made between Nov. 7 and Nov. 11 by military members, military retirees, veterans, and their immediate family members through Veterans Advantage. Participating stores also include Christmas Tree Shops, Buy Buy Baby, Harmon Face Values, Harmon Discount, & Cost Plus World Markets. Simply show your VetRewards Card from Veterans Advantage in store at checkout and save 25% on your entire cart.

Mission Continues Veteran’s Day Service Project

  • Osborn Playground in Brooklyn, NY

Located in Brownsville, Brooklyn behind PS 275, Osborn Playground has been an instrumental community hub since 1988.

Surrounded by wrought iron fencing, the playground contains a comfort station, a large compass stone, basketball courts, aqua and red play equipment with safety surfacing, tot swings, a shower basin, and spring riding animals.

Due to decreasing investments in city parks, Osborn Playground will not be receiving funding from NYC Parks to help the playground remain a safe place for local children and residents to play and remain active.

On this day of service, November 12, 10am-2pm, veterans and supporters will refurbish the park’s iron fencing and two playground sets, refresh the paint on the basketball courts and shower basin, paint a new softball field, blacktop games and mural on the playground’s comfort station and remove invasive plant species so we can plant 1,000 daffodils.

This service project is part of an ongoing collaboration between The Mission Continues, Partnerships for Parks, New York City Parks, and Community Solutions – Brownsville Initiative designed to improve the neighborhood.

Through this day of service, platoon members will show the community that veterans are leaving a legacy of action and service that will forever change Brownsville.

Register here.

American Veterans Ball

  • Greentree Country Club in New Rochelle, NY

The American Veterans Ball is a semi-formal event on November 12, 7pm. Doors open at 6pm. Enjoy a bar, casino, dinner, and music. Register here.

The American Veterans Ball is the flagship event of the year for HOME, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated towards youth development and a variety of humanitarian issues that affect our society today. Our mission is to empower youth through advocacy, education in life skills, leadership, and personal growth, while instilling a positive humanitarian experience by connecting the Past, Present, and Future veterans/leaders of America for the next generation of our nation’s future leaders.


11/13 Sunday

Heroes Meet Heroes

  • New York Athletic Club (NYAC)
    south end of Central Park (58th Street)
    at 7th Avenue

Join Veterans Advantage and Northrup Grumman at “Heroes Meet Heroes,” a free Veterans Week NYC event that brings together our U.S. active duty military, veterans and their guests with our U.S. Olympians. Guests have the opportunity to meet U.S. Olympic athletes, enjoy unlimited refreshments and watch Sunday afternoon football with their fellow military service persons. This year’s guest speakers will be Paul W. Bucha, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, and Cedric Jones, athletic director of the New York Athletic Club and former NFL star.

The event will be held in the historic New York Athletic Club (NYAC), located at the south end of Central Park (58th Street) at 7th Avenue, on Nov. 15, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

To RSVP for the event, click here.

Veterans Day Savings at Bed Bath & Beyond

  • Bed Bath & Beyond locations nationwide

In honor of Veterans Day, Bed Bath & Beyond is offering 25% off an entire in-store purchase made between Nov. 7 and Nov. 11 by military members, military retirees, veterans, and their immediate family members through Veterans Advantage. Participating stores also include Christmas Tree Shops, Buy Buy Baby, Harmon Face Values, Harmon Discount, & Cost Plus World Markets. Simply show your VetRewards Card from Veterans Advantage in store at checkout and save 25% on your entire cart.

Veterans Favorite Poem Project

  • Walt Whitman Birthplace in Huntington Station, NY

Veterans and their families and friends are invited to bring a copy of their favorite poem (not self-written) to read and share at a community poetry reading held at the Walt Whitman Birthplace on November 13, 2pm. Share what makes it special to you. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Marine Corps Birthday Dinner Dance

  • Antun’s of Queens Village in Queens Village, NY

Annual Marine Corps Birthday Dinner Dance on November 13, 4-9pm. Dinner, drinks, and entertainment provided by Carol Felton Productions.

Purchase tickets by contacting James Carr.


11/14 Monday

After Fire Documentary Screening

  • IFC Center in New York, NY

New documentary After Fire will premiere at DOC NYC on November 14th, 10:15am. Group discounts will be available.

Set in the military outpost of San Antonio, Texas, After Fire highlights the challenges faced by the fastest-growing group of American veterans: women, who now account for one in five new recruits to the United States Armed Forces. Demonstrating courage during their military service and resilience in its aftermath, Brittany Huckabee’s subjects candidly confront physical and psychological trauma, bureaucratic dysfunction and the fallout of their experiences on their personal lives as they adjust to the civilian world.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Documentary storytelling is flourishing like never before – encompassing reportage, memoir, history, humor and more. DOC NYC celebrates this cultural phenomenon and encourages its new directions.

Tribute to Our Veterans

  • Grand Army Plaza Library in Brooklyn, NY

The Tribute to Our Veterans salutes our Veterans for answering the call of duty on November 14, 3pm. The keynote speaker will be the Office of Hakeem Jeffries. Special tribute to Rodeo Rich. Entertainment & Refreshments.

To register, visit www.chambercoalition.org/vets or call 347-302-0407.


11/15 Tuesday

United States Marine Corps Birthday Ball

  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
    Pier 86, W 46th St. & 12th Ave.
    New York, NY 10036
    by invitation only

A celebration of the Marine Corps 241st birthday, which occurs a week prior on November 10.

Social Work with Military Service Members, Veterans and their Families

  • NYU Silver School of Social Work in New York, NY

The New York University Silver School of Social Work invites practitioners, researchers, faculty,agency administrators, community workers, Military Service Members, and Veterans to submit proposals for plenary, poster and workshop presentations on social work with Military Service Members, Veterans and their Families. Proposals are welcomed in all areas related to social work with Military Service Members/Veterans, such as family work, group work, children of veterans, substance abuse, housing and homelessness prevention, employment, behavioral health, and best practices.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT IS AVAILABLE FOR PRESENTERS AND ATTENDEES!

CONFERENCE THEME: SOCIAL WORK WITH SERVICE MEMBERS, VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES

The mutually dependent systems affecting Military Service Members and Veterans include familial, economic, educational, political, health, and mental health. Now more than ever, as Service Members return from military theaters around the globe, the role of social work and human services in these systems is integral to successful re-entry.

This conference will explore social work interventions at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. The voice of Veterans as well as Active Duty, Reserve, and National Guard members themselves will play an important role in all conference presentations.

THE APPLICATION FOR PROPOSALS IS AVAILABLE:

Workshop sessions are 60 minutes in length and emphasize skill building with a practice-based component.

Plenary Sessions are 90 minute lectures/panel presentations that focus on research, practice, and/or training initiatives. Plenaries occur at designated times during the Conference.

Interactive Poster Presentations display current work/research with Service Members/Veterans.

Presenters speak on their posters at designated times (for more information, see the application).

Important Deadline: All proposals are due by August 30th

Direct questions to: silver.continuingeducation@nyu.edu

Through the Eyes of a Veteran Exhibit

  • Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Staten Island, NY

Snug Harbor Cultural Center offers an exhibit called Through the Eyes of a Veteran through December. It features the artwork of US Veterans, with a range of mediums from painting to photography. General admission to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art is $5 ($4 for students/seniors).

http://snug-harbor.org/

2016 NYC Veterans Justice Symposium

  • Legal Services NYC in New York, NY

The 2016 NYC Veterans Justice Symposium will be November 15, 9:30am. Come learn about how identity theft, child support arrears, student loan and other consumer debt, bankruptcy and garnishment of public benefits affect a veteran’s ability to become economically self-sufficient.

Seven Steps to Employment Free Seminar

  • Lakeview Public Library in Rockville Centre, NY

Michael Coritsidis’s Seven Steps to Employment seminar on November 15, 6pm, shepherds an individual from resume writing to interview techniques, dress for success, various job search avenues, follow-up, motivation and employment retention. Looking for a job or a career change? This is the seminar for you.

Barracks to Business Workshop

  • Veterans Resource Center in Patchogue, NY

Take the next step in your career at the “Barracks to Business: Translating Military Skills into Career Success” Workshop on November 15, 3:30pm.

This workshop will help you transition from the military into civilian life by encouraging your success as a valuable member of today’s workforce. We’ll work with you to craft a winning resume and interview like a pro. Above all, you’ll learn how to effectively communicate the skills you developed during your service such as leadership, discipline, flexibility, organization and change management to a prospective civilian employer. Come enhance your skills and learn how your service matters at Northwell Health.

Pre-register online here.

Big Apple Honor Flight Meeting

  • Manhattan in Nyc, NY

The next Big Apple Honor Flight meeting is November 15. Learn how to make the next honor flight a success for NYC veterans. RSVP to attend.


11/16 Wednesday

Barracks to Business Workshop

  • Student Activities Center in Stony Brook, NY

Take the next step in your career at the “Barracks to Business: Translating Military Skills into Career Success” Workshop on November 16, 1-4pm

This workshop helps you effectively communicate the in-demand skills you’ve developed during your service — which include leadership, discipline, flexibility, organization and change management — to prospective employers. We’ll work with you to craft a winning resume and interview like a pro and introduce you to our recruiters.

Pre-register online here.

Veterans Luncheon and Job & Resource Fair

  • Maestro’s Caterers in Bronx, NY

The Bronx Chamber of Commerce invites you to join as they salute our Veteran Heroes at the Veterans Luncheon and Job & Resource Fair, November 16, noon-3pm.

You must RSVP by calling 718-828-3900 or email events@bronxchamber.org.


11/17 Thursday

Hire a Hero Initiative – Veterans Job Fair

  • Empire City Casino in Yonkers, NY

Empire City Casino will co-host a Veterans Job Fair on November 17, 1pm. In an effort to encourage hiring employers of all sizes to participate and further support our job-seeking military veterans, participation is free for all employers and attendees.

Dozens of tri-state area employers with jobs to fill will be on hand. Dress to impress. Bring multiple copies of your resume.

Employers may apply for a space, and veterans can pre-register to attend, by visiting www.EmpireCityCasino.com/veterans.

Women in Service Lunch

  • Park Avenue Autumn in New York, NY

The United War Veterans Council invites you to a luncheon celebrating Women In Service, past, present and future on November 17, 12pm.

The keynote speaker is Col. Mary Westmoreland, of Bronxville, NY, a female veteran with more than 30 years of Coast Guard and Army Reserve experience.

Guests of Honor:
Florence Bass – 102-Year-Old WWII Army Veteran
Katherine Horton – 98-Year-Old WWII Navy Veteran

Purchase tickets here.


11/18 Friday

The Russo-Japanese War

  • The Soldiers Sailors Club in New York, NY

The New York Military Affairs Symposium hosts The Russo-Japanese War: Forging the Japanese Soldier on November 18, at 7pm. Led by Theodore F. Cook, Jr., William Paterson University of New Jersey / NYMAS Board.

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.


11/19 Saturday

Dreams of the Fallen

  • Carnegie Hall

The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony Orchestra (PACS) will honor veterans of the United States Armed Forces with a large-scale gala concert at Carnegie Hall on November 19, 8pm. The performance will feature the New York premiere of Dreams of the Fallen – the much-admired new work by award-winning composer Jake Runestad and the poet and United States Army veteran Brian Turner. The work probes the way veterans are forever psychologically changed by their experiences of war.

Tickets will be available for $18-$250 at carnegiehall.org. Click here for more information about the event.

St. Joseph’s College Graduate Open House

  • McGann Conference Center in Patchogue, NY

St. Joseph’s College offers a Graduate Open House for military veterans on November 19, 10am.

Reduced tuition options are available for active duty service members and their dependents, and National Guard/Reservists. St. Joseph’s College is a Post 9/11 GI Bill & Yellow Ribbon Program participant. Dedicated military advisors on each campus are available to assist you with applying for and processing DoD and VA education benefits.

Classes are taught on-site at five military installations. Flexible scheduling options to match your busy lifestyle, including evenings, weekends and online. Bring transcripts from all schools attended.

Project Healing Waters Benefit

  • Orvis in New York, NY

Support Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing by shopping at your local fly shop. Make a difference in the life of a disabled veteran.

On November 19, 11am-3pm at Orvis you can participate in auctions and activities like:

– 2017 Box Seat NY Yankee tickets

– Gift Card to Capitol Tackle

– Charter fishing trip on the Capitol Princess out of NYC

– Basket of Cheer from Brooklyn Gin

– $100 Gift Card and Swag from Amberjack.com

– Three night stay for 2 and $100 restaurant gift card for Tailwaters Lodge

– Original Blitz Print by Captain Jim Levison

– Original Painting by Field and Stream Illustrator Mike Sudal created during the event

– Professional Fly Tiers Jonny King and Brian Sheppard will be at the vise spinning bugs.


11/20 Sunday

Veterans Day Celebration

  • Agape Tabernacle International Fellowship in Brooklyn, NY

Agape Tabernacle International Fellowship holds a Veterans Day Celebration on November 20, 2pm. All are welcome.


11/25 Friday

Free Yoga in November

  • Yoga Vida in New York, NY

Yoga Vida offers free yoga in November in association with Yoga Journal and Robert Sturman Studio. We believe meditation and yoga have the power to help soldiers who are suffering with post traumatic stress disorder, depression and sleep disturbances. If you’re a veteran, we invite you to enjoy free yoga all month long when you present a valid military ID at the front desk at any location. Veterans also receive 30% off packages and memberships year-round.

Yoga Vida – Union Square

99 University Place, 6th Floor

Yoga Vida – Noho

666 Broadway, 3rd Floor

Yoga Vida – Dumbo

55 Prospect St

Brooklyn, NY


11/27 Sunday

Greater New York Dental Offers Screening for Veterans

  • Javits Center in New York, NY

The Greater New York Dental Meeting, the largest dental meeting in the United States, offers a health and dental screening for veterans on November 27 at the Javits Center. The screening will involve dental cavity, gum and oral cancer screening, as well as blood pressure, vision and hearing screening. There will be no charge for the screening. Treatment will not be provided, but they can refer anyone needing treatment to local providers. No registration necessary.


12/4 Sunday

Intrepid Military Family Programs – Astronauts Aboard

  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York, NY

The aircraft carrier Intrepid and space shuttle Enterprise each carried astronauts, but for very different reasons! Visit the Space Shuttle Pavilion and learn about these missions to discover what it takes to travel to space.

12:30pm–1pm Refreshments

1–2:00pm Guided tour of the museum

2–3:00pm Family activities

Created for current and former military service members and their families, these two-hour programs include a hands-on tour of the Museum, experiments and design challenges intended to engage the whole family. Join us before the program for refreshments and casual conversation.

Register by contacting Brigid Tuschen.

Intrepid Military Family Programs – Astronauts Aboard

  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York, NY

The aircraft carrier Intrepid and space shuttle Enterprise each carried astronauts, but for very different reasons! Visit the Space Shuttle Pavilion and learn about these missions to discover what it takes to travel to space.

12:30pm–1pm Refreshments

1–2:00pm Guided tour of the museum

2–3:00pm Family activities

Created for current and former military service members and their families, these two-hour programs include a hands-on tour of the Museum, experiments and design challenges intended to engage the whole family. Join us before the program for refreshments and casual conversation.

Register by contacting Brigid Tuschen.


12/13 Tuesday

USO 75th Anniversary Armed Forces Gala & Gold Medal Dinner

  • New York Marriott Marquis in New York, NY

USO cordially invites you to attend the USO 75th Anniversary Armed Forces Gala & Gold Medal Dinner

Honoring John Strangfeld, Chairman & CEO Prudential Financial

6:30 PM Reception

7:30 PM Dinner and Program

Black Tie or Military Equivalent

Please RSVP by November 30, 2016

usonyc.org/gala


12/16 Friday

Community Strong 2016

  • Hofstra University’s Student Center in Hempstead, NY

This third presentation of Community Strong is titled: America’s Greatest Generations: One Team. One Legacy. Our keynote presentation will highlight veterans and their experiences spanning the generations from WWII through our current conflicts. This multi-layered presentations will be punctuated by a panel of veterans representing WWI, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War/War on Terror, and OIF/OEF/OND. The cultural influences that informed the military and reintegration experiences of each generation’s veterans will be explored, as well as commonalities related to service and war across eras.

Our afternoon session will feature a performance of Project 9Line’s Veteran Comedy Assault. This veteran-only comedy troupe will perform their comic sets, and it will be followed by a diverse panel featuring some of the Veteran Comedy Assault comedians and other veterans discussing the positive role that engaging the arts has played in their reintegration.

As always, Social Worker and CASAC CEU credits will be available, and breakfast and lunch are included!

During lunch we will also be handing out our 2016 Community Strong awards for veterans and civilians who have gone above and beyond to support our military community here on Long Island! We will be sending out nomination forms soon!

To discuss sponsorship and vendor table opportunities, please email Mike DeFalco at mdefalco@bridgebacktolife.com.


12/17 Saturday

Vet2Vet Holiday Party

  • Hempstead in Hempstead, NY

The PFC Dwyer Peer Support Project/Vet2Vet program has a holiday party on December 17, 2pm, with toys and clothes giveaways, food, games, music, and fun!

Email Brent Russell to RSVP.