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Events For New York City Veterans

The following is a list of veteran events that are at taking place within the five boroughs. This list is not all inclusive and other events may be taking place throughout the city.

March 22, 2016 – Women’s Health Symposium. The women of AWARE: Assisting Women through Action, Resources & Education will be holding a Women’s Health Symposium for Active Duty and Women Veterans on from 7 – 9 PM at the Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York – Eastside, 635 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, NY. All are invited to attend. For more information and to RSVP, please visit:

March 23, 2016 Job Fair. NCOA and Fort Hamilton will be hosting a job fair and seminar for all military, veterans and spouses from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM at the Fort Hamilton Community Club. 207 Sterling Drive. Brooklyn, NY 11252. For more information, contact Shelly Conklin at: [email protected]

March 23, 2016 – The MTA is hosting a “How to Read a Military Resume” Seminar at 9:30 AM at 2 Broadway, 4th Floor. The presenter is Mr. Peter Romano, who has been the Veteran Specialist at the Staten Island Workforce Center for the past three years. If you are interested in attending, please call (646) 252-2037 ASAP. Please note that security at 2 Broadway is very strict and all visitors’ names need to be sent to Security prior to the presentation. You will also need to bring current picture ID to enter the building.

March 23, 2016 VA Adaptive Sports. The VA will be holding their Adaptive Sports Spring Information Session from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Manhattan VA Medical Center, Atrium. All Veterans and organizations are invited. Come see what our sports programs are all about and sign up for your favorite!

March 25, 2016 Women Veterans Conference. La Femme Vet Network will be holding its first Women Veterans Conference at the Harlem State Office Building from 9 AM – 3 PM. They will be providing useful resources, personalized mentoring and valuable community connections needed to create an empowered journey toward wholeness.

March 30, 2016 Veterans Comedy Show. This show will provide an opportunity for three veteran Comedy Bootcamp alumni – Isaura Ramirez, Mike Garvey, and Clifton Hoffler to take the stage alongside PJ Walsh, a US Navy Veteran, ASAP Comedy Advisory Committee member, and national headliner with more than 20 overseas tours for troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world. This performance will take place at the Gotham Comedy Club (208 West 23rd Street, NY) starting at 7 PM. There will also be a Q&A session that will raise awareness of the vital role that the arts plays in improving the overall well-being of our nation’s veterans. Finally, all profits from ticket sales, and proceeds from donations and sponsorships, will directly support the national expansion of ASAP’s programs, allowing the organization to empower veteran artists across the nation. For tickets, visit:

March 31, 2016 Gallop NYC Veterans Open House. Gallop NYC invites all Veterans, their family members and friends to their Veterans Open House from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM at the Bronx Equestrian Center, 9 Shore Road, Bronx, NY. Come meet other veterans, our staff and our horses. For more information and to RSVP, please contact: [email protected]

March 31, 2016 Debate: The Future of Women in Combat. Starting April 1, 2016, the military will begin to allow women to serve in direct combat jobs. This debate will discuss the pros and cons and the potential effects integration could have on combat readiness. This debate will take place at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York at 6:30 PM and will be moderated by Gordon Lubold, Pentagon Reporter for the Wall Street Journal. This event is free but you must register to attend.

April 1, 2016 – NYMAS Talk: “The Politics of James Bond: From Fleming’s Novels to the Big Screen” with Jeremy Black, MBE, University of Exeter. NYMAS talks are free and open to the public. This talk will be held at the Soldier & Sailors Club, 283 Lexington Ave (between 34th and 35th Street), NYC from 7 PM to 9 PM. Topics and speakers may be subject to change without notice. A current updated schedule is always available at:

April 2, 2016 Vietnam Veterans Day. The United War Veterans will be holding their annual event honoring Vietnam Veterans. There will be a reading of the names of the fallen (Morning Ceremony, TBA) followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the NYC Vietnam Veterans Memorial and then a Veterans Expo at 55 Water Street.

April 8, 2016 – NYMAS Talk: “Stalin and the Winter War with Finland” with Stephen Kotkin, Princeton University. NYMAS talks are free and open to the public. This talk will be held at the Soldier & Sailors Club, 283 Lexington Ave (between 34th and 35th Street), NYC from 7 PM to 9 PM. Topics and speakers may be subject to change without notice. A current updated schedule is always available at:

April 9, 2016 USO 5K Walk/Run. The USO will have their 5K Walk/Run at 8:30 AM at Pier 84 in Manhattan. Runners and walkers will follow a route along the Hudson River Park ending with a celebration on the Pier. Participants will enjoy entertainment from the USO Show Troupe, a rock climbing experience, kids’ activities, and fun for the whole family. There is no registration fee to participate, however all funds raised from this event will help provide valued USO programs and services. To register, please visit:

April 13, 2016 NYC VAB. The New York City Veterans Advisory Board will be holding a meeting from 6 PM – 8 PM. Location TBA.

April 16, 2016 NYC Run As One. Team Red, White & Blue, Team Rubicon USA and Mission Continues are partnering for the 5th annual Run as One in honor of Marine veteran Clay Hunt. Run as One is about celebrating collaborations, community and camaraderie amongst veterans groups. All three organizations will be joining forces to run/walk a 5K in locations all over the nation.

April 16, 2016 Plight of our Veterans. Plight of Veterans is a free public service event aimed at bringing awareness to the hardships Veterans face. This year’s theme is Welcome Home, a mini concert in honor of our Military. This event will take place from 2 – 4 PM at the American Legion Post 483 (240-08 135th Street) in Rosedale, Queens and is hosted by the 29th Assembly District. A mini concert will include musical performances and a proclamation presentation by Councilmember Eric Ulrich to honor V.E.T.S. Inc., for Outstanding Community Service to Veterans, Families and the Community. Lunch will be provided by Famous Dave’s. All are invited.

April 20, 2016 Legal Services NYC Workshop. Veterans face challenges and opportunities when entering the workplace. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) protect veterans from employment discrimination. State and Federal employers, and various private companies provide hiring preferences to veterans that can make the job search quicker and less stressful. For veterans looking to develop further skills for civilian employment, unique hands-on training and educational opportunities exist that can make a new career possible. Legal Services NYC will hold this training from 3 – 5 PM at their offices (40 Worth Street, 6th Floor). This workshop is free. To register, visit:

April 21, 2016 Hiring Our Hero’s Job Fair. Hiring Our Hero’s will be holding a Job Fair at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM for veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses. For more information and to register, visit:

April 23, 2016 Pats Run NYC. This event will take place at 11 AM on Pier 84 in Manhattan. They will run, walk and honor Pat Tillman’s legacy while raising important funds to support programs for the Pat Tillman Foundation. For more information and to register for this event, please visit:

April 23, 2016 VFW 96th Annual Military Ball and Testimony. Please join the Queens County Council VFW of New York City as we celebrate 96 years of service to the Veterans that have fought for this country, as well as the service they provide to the communities we serve. This event will take place from 8 PM – 12 PM at the Knights of Columbus, 49-18 Queens Blvd, Woodside, NY. For info and tickets, please RSVP no later than April 1st with Ticket Chairperson Noelle Smith at: [email protected]

April 24, 2016 3rd Annual Dinner Dance Fundraiser. The American Legion Benjamin Moore Post 1946 and its Auxiliary presents their 3rd Annual Award Dinner Dance Fundraiser – a “Black & White” affair from 3 PM – 8 PM at Antun’s of Queens Village (96-43 Springfield Boulevard, Queens, NY). All are welcome. For more information and tickets, please contact Neil Jordan at (347) 581-0538 or e-mail: [email protected]

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