SCHEDULE

2017 – Schedule of Events

11/4 Saturday

Eternal Light Monument & Flag Staff Cleaning

  • 10 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Madison Square Park, 23rd Street & Broadway

Scouts and firefighters prepare the 1923 monument to WWI veterans for the opening ceremony of the Veterans Day Parade. Open to the public!

Theater of War at Queens Borough Central Public Library

  • 2-4 PM
  • Queens Borough Public Library, Central Library
    89-11 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11432

Rooted in discussions about the invisible and visible wounds of war, the company’s hallmark project, Theater of War, mobilizes Sophocles’ plays Ajax and Philoctetes in a dramatic reading and dynamic community discussion to increase awareness of post-deployment psychological health issues, disseminate information on available resources, and foster greater community cohesion.

The performance will feature actors Bill Camp (Jason Bourne, The Night of Light & Mercy), Kathryn Erbe (Law and Order), and city council member Jumaane Williams.

Admission is free. To reserve seats, visit: www.towqueenscentrallibrary.eventbrite.com


11/5 Sunday

Official VetRewards Card Savings

  • 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 365 days a year with no blackout dates.

Veterans Mass

  • 10 AM to 12 PM
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 5th Ave

This is a traditional mass for veterans and their families. Open to the public!


11/6 Monday

Marcus Goldhaber Benefit CD Release Concert

  • 8:30 PM to 11 PM
  • Madison Square Park, 23rd Street & Broadway

Tickets for Veterans tickets are complimentary + 1 drink. Tickets for civilians are: $20 with $20 minimum.

There will be a Q&A following the show where panelists include UWV President Dan McSweeney and UWVC’s Angela Coyle.


11/8 Wednesday

Theater of War at 9/11 Memorial Museum

  • 6:30 – 8:00 PM
  • 9/11 Memorial Museum
    180 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10007

With a focus on the service of veterans whose lives have been impacted by the 9/11 attacks, Theater of War Productions will present a reading of Sophocles’ Ajax, which tells the story of a fierce warrior who slips into a depression and struggles with survivor’s guilt.

Featuring actors Bill Camp (Jason Bourne, The Night of Light & Mercy), Kathryn Erbe (Law and Order), and New York City Council member Jumaane Williams, the performance will set the scene for a discussion led by a panel of 9/11 first responders, veterans and NYC citizens impacted by the attack to promote open discussion and healing. The event will be part of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s annual Salute to Service programming.

TICKETS: Admission is free. To reserve seats, visit: https://www.911memorial.org/theater-war.


11/9 Thursday

Flanders Remembers Concert: Distortion, A Hymn to Liberty

  • 7 PM to 09:30 PM

Please join us on Thursday Nov 9th for our annual Flanders Remembers Concert.
The “Flanders Remembers Concert: Distortion, a Hymn to Liberty” is commissioned by the Government of Flanders to commemorate the Centennial of World War I. The hymn is composed by Maestro Dirk Brossé, Music Director of the The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Flemish composers Jef Neve and Frederik Sioen. It combines three distinct musical styles (classical, jazz & pop/rock) into one performance, one hymn, one ode to peace. The concert will feature Flemish soprano Hanne Roos and will be performed by the Chamber Orchestra of New York.

The total number of military and civilian casualties in World War I was more than 41 million: there were over 18 million deaths and 23 million wounded, ranking it among the deadliest conflicts in human history.

One hundred years ago, the United States entered World War One. 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. Nearly five million American veterans served in that cruel war; 116,000 men and women gave their lives; and 320,000 soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, and coast guardsmen suffered casualties in service to this nation, during a war that changed the World.

This performance is being presented by the General Delegation of the Government of Flanders to the USA Flanders in the USA and will be followed by a reception.

All ticket sale proceeds will be donated to the United War Veterans Council, Inc.

ARTISTS

Dirk Brossé, Conductor & Composer
Hanne Roos, Soprano
Jef Neve, Piano
Sioen, Voice & Guitar
27 musicians from the Chamber Orchestra of New York
Flo Van Hove, Actor
Joel Brady, Actor

Official VetRewards Card Savings

  • 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 365 days a year with no blackout dates.

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. 9 and Nov. 12 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.

The Muster Across America Tour

  • 12 PM to 7 PM
  • We Work Tower, 12 E 49th St

The Muster Across America Tour is a catalyzing event to stand up and strengthen this expanding network of military veterans, successful entrepreneurs, and the communities they serve.

Get More Information and RSVP

The Tecmessa Project at Lincoln Center

  • 12 PM to 7 PM
  • David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
    Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets

Presented in partnership with the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence (OCDV), this presentation of Sophocles’ Ajax, an ancient play about the visible and invisible wounds of war, focuses on the role of Tecmessa, wife of the warrior Ajax.

The dramatic reading, performed by Maryann Plunkett (The Knick, House of Cards), Jay O. Sanders (The Good Wife, Blindspot) and city council member Jumaane Williams, will convene the community through theater and a powerful conversation on the enduring impact of war on the home front. With an audience discussion co-facilitated by a representative from the OCDV, the project is designed to promote compassionate understanding and positive action.

TICKETS: Free, seating is on a first come, first served basis. Visit: http://www.lincolncenter.org/show/theater-of-war-the-tecmessa-project


11/10 Friday

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 365 days a year with no blackout dates.

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. 9 and Nov. 12 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.

Marine Corps Birthday Celebration

  • 7 PM to 10 PM
  • Union League Club at 38 East 37th Street

Formal reception and dinner honoring the Marine Corps and welcoming Parade guests to NYC. Cocktail Hour at 7pm, Dinner and Formal Program at 8pm.


11/11 Saturday

The New York City Veterans Day Parade

  • 10:30 AM to 5 PM
  • 5th Avenue

Opening Wreath Laying Ceremony: 10:00am to 11 am | Madison Square Park, 23rd Street and Fifth Ave

Parade: 11:15 AM to 3:30 PM (approximately) | Proceeds up Fifth Ave. to 52nd Street

Broadcast: 12 PM to 3 PM | PIX11 (WPIX) and AFN

Veterans Advantage is once again the proud Presenting Sponsor and official Veterans ID Card of Veterans Week NYC, along with patriotic partners like Northrop Grumman and United Service Organizations. Veterans, military, and their families are invited to participate in the parade aside the Veterans Advantage Float! Our Co-founder, Scott Higgins, is a Vietnam Veteran who helped establish the first-ever Welcome Home Parade for Vietnam Veterans in 1985. The public benefits corporation, founded in 2000, is excited to continue in the tradition of honoring NYC Vets for their service and sacrifices.

Free IMAX Movie Screening of Dunkirk

  • 5 PM
  • AMC Loews 34th Street, IMAX Theater, 312 W. 34th Street

Veterans Advantage and IMAX is hosting those who served and their guests to this screening of the World War II drama “Dunkirk”. Free popcorn and soda will be provided.

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

Veterans Unity Resource Expo and Americanteen Parade After-Party

  • 10 AM to 9 PM
  • 4 West 43rd Street

Resource expo during the day followed by after-party. Refreshments will be provided.

Expo: 12 PM to 4 PM

Americanteen w/ First Person Experience: 4 PM to 9 PM

Valley Forge Military Academy Reunion: 3 PM to 5 PM

Got Your 6 Storytellers: 4 PM to 5:30 PM

Operation Restore Humor – an all veterans standup comedy show: 6 PM to 7 PM

Veterans Village

  • 12 PM to 4 PM
  • 53rd Street and 6th Avenue

Public street fair featuring displays, musical performances and booths.

Official VetRewards Card Savings

  • 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 365 days a year with no blackout dates.

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. 9 and Nov. 12 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.


11/12 Sunday

Heroes Meet Heroes

  • 1 PM to 4 PM
  • New York Athletic Club (NYAC) – South end of Central Park (58th Street) at 7th Avenue

Join Veterans Advantage and Northrop 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 open bar and catered buffet, watch Sunday afternoon football with their fellow service members and family. 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.

Attendance is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible for guaranteed admission.

Official VetRewards Card Savings

  • 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 365 days a year with no blackout dates.

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. 9 and Nov. 12 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.

A Night of Heroes and Heritage The Paladin Award Recognition

  • 5 PM to 11 PM
  • Marina Del Rey Caterers at 1 Marina Drive, Bronx County

A Night of Heroes and Heritage for the The Paladin Award Recognition. Join us in a salute to the Veteran’s of the 65th Infantry Regiment of Puerto Rico, Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans, Vietnam Veterans, NYPD,FDNY and Correction Officers. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief. Enjoy a night of Food, Open Bar, DJ, Dancing.

 


11/16 Sunday

Official VetRewards Card Savings

  • 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 365 days a year with no blackout dates.

Disaster Response Scenario Development Exercise

  • 9 AM to 1 PM
  • World Care Center, 520 Eighth Ave

On November 16th UWVC will join stakeholders and interested parties at a meeting to discuss development of a scenario for our May 2018 boots-on-the-ground exercise. When disasters strike, it is the residents of an impacted area who serve as the first, first responders onsite. With four devastating hurricanes in a matter of three weeks, the need to prepare our citizens to emerge as ready responders is more critical than ever. Surge capacity is rising, and we all must collaborate to ensure that our communities are safely and effectively ready to respond when needed. By elevating hyperlocal citizens as disaster response and recovery leaders, together, we can save lives and prepare this generation to be the torchbearers of resiliency.