Veteran's Day

The tradition of celebrating our nation's veterans began with Armistice Day celebrations on November 11, 1919, marking the end of WWI to welcome home U.S. troops returning from WWI. After WWII, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day, a day to honor and remember veterans from all eras of American history. Although public support of veterans waned in the 1970s and 1980s due to the controversy surrounding the Vietnam War, today the United War Veterans Council looks ahead to the approaching 100th anniversary which will take place in 2019. Veteran's Day takes place on November 11 every year.

Veteran's Day

1. Disabled Veterans Awareness Program
65-30 Kissena Blvd, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Student Union Bldg. 4th Floor, Queens, NY 11367, United States

Queens College is hosting a special event for disabled, and veteran students throughout New York City.

Price: FREE

Wed, November 1, 2017, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

2. Protecting Veterans & Military: Addressing Discrimination with Local Law 119
Civic Hall, 118 W 22nd St, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10011, United States

We invite veterans, family members, and service providers to join us for an informative "Lunch & Learn" talk highlighting the new NYC law, Local Law 119, that will provide the strongest local-level protection against discrimination in the nation for veterans and military servicemembers. Local Law 119 is the result of the advocacy of the NYC Veterans Alliance, whose members originated, drafted, lobbied for, and secured passage of this landmark legislation. Join Alliance staff and members, officials from the NYC Commission on Civil Rights, and other key offices as we: • Explore how the law will be implemented starting on November 18, 2017 • Learn how each of us can help to reach our community to prevent and address discrimination against veterans and military members (including National Guard and Reserve) in housing, employment, and other vital areas of life in NYC Bring your lunch or enjoy the provided light fare. RSVP here to help us have an accurate count of attendees.

Price: Free

Mon, October 23, 2017, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

3. Northwell Health Employees- 2017 Veterans Day Parade
The parade goes north on Fifth Avenue, from 26th to 52nd Street, New York, US.

This year’s parade will commemorate the 15th Anniversary of 9/11, with special recognition of our Afghanistan, Iraq, and other Post-9/11 veterans as well as our First Responders. The parade will also mark the 25th Anniversary of Desert Storm.

Price: Free

Saturday, November 11, 2017 , the parade will start at approximately 11:15 AM and concludes around 3:30pm.

4. Eliminate the Stigma of Mental Illness - NYC Department of Veterans' Services Film Screening “Call Me Crazy”
Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC), 153-10 Jamaica Avenue Queens, NY 11432, United States

As a component of the First Lady of NYC Chirlane McCray's pioneering ThriveNYC Mental Health Initiative, The NYC Department of Veterans’ Services is hosting a free film screening and panel discussion of the A&E Network's film "Call Me Crazy." This five part film depicts powerful relationships built on hope and triumph to help raise an understanding of what happens when families struggle with mental illness and the success of healing through love, togetherness, and strength. As part of the film screening, we will provide participants with the opportunity to discuss their views and experience through a guided dialogue and open conversation about mental illness. Through this discussion, we hope that healing, understanding, and awareness about mental illness occurs. You can receive information on free resources and services in your community and assistance for veterans, famliies, and caregivers.

Price: Free

Wed, November 1, 2017, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

5. Veterans Ball
Calvary Tabernacle, 78 North Franklin Street, Hempstead, NY 11550, United States

Operation Clothing Drop Inc. presents the 1st Annual Fundraising Ball honoring Veterans. This event's proceeds goes to the homeless veterans in New York City and Long Island.

Price: Donation $60

Sat, November 11, 2017, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

6. Third Annual Veterans and Heroes Parade
William L Dickinson High School, 2 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, United States

On behalf of the City of Jersey City, we invite residents throughout Hudson County and beyond to join us as we host our 3rd annual Parade of Veterans and Heroes on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Veteran and Military Organizations across the State of New Jersey have worked diligently to plan this tribute to current and former Military Service personnel, Police Officers, Firefighters and First Responders. With nearly 2000 participants in the 2016 parade, it has quickly become New Jersey’s premier destination parade in honor of those who keep America safe and free. Following the parade, a Veterans Resource Fair will be held on the grounds of City Hall, 280 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ. The Fair will provide veterans with the opportunity to obtain useful information. A live band, display of motorcycles and vintage automobiles, and child-friendly activities will be on hand for entertainment purposes. Food vendor trucks will also be available.

Price: Free

Sat, November 4, 2017, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

7. 2017 Veteran Professional Networking/Resource Fair
The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 5th Avenue, Lower Level, New York, NY 10016, United States

In today's ever changing job market, student veterans are looking to differentiate themselves from other students. At the Veteran Professional Networking/Resource Fair student attendees will be introduced to community partners that offer FREE resources to veterans, which include resume writing assistance, legal aid, housing, mentorship and many others. This is the chance for you to network with prospective employers and resource providers in real-time. You can also network and share experiences with your peers. There will be a Linked In Workshop as well as a Job Readiness forum, exclusively for student veterans in attendance.Additionally, representatives from both the CUNY Office of Graduate Admissions and CUNY Central Office of Financial Aid attend this event to discuss educational resources for undergraduate and graduate continuity.

Price: Free

Mon, November 6, 2017, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

8. Veterans Day Celebration at the American Folk Art Museum
American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square, New York, NY 10023, United States

Join the American Folk Art Museum in celebrating Veterans Day! From noon to 7:00 PM, we will offer free, guided tours of the War and Pieced exhibition, an afternoon film screening of the 1964 classic film Zulu starring young Michael Caine (138 minutes), and hands-on activities for all ages. At 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM, art historian Jacqueline Atkins will discuss the relationship between quilts and propaganda, and at 5:00 PM, Warrior Writers—a community of military veterans, service members, artists, and allies who reflect on and express the veteran experience—will perform poetry readings. Refreshments and snacks will be served throughout the day.

Price: Free

Sat, November 11, 2017, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST

9. Dance -A-Thon to help Homeless Children, Families and Veterans
301 Palisade Ave, 301 Palisade Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10703, United States

We are sponsoring our first 5-hour Dance-A-Thon to Help the Displaced. This event will assist homeless children, families and Veterans. Skip the gym come and work out on the dance floor ! Dance 5 Hours to Your Favorite R&B, Club and Motown Hits by DJ Tri State

Price: Registration $20 for Adults, Students with ID $10

Sat, Nov 11, 2017, 6:00 PM –Sun, Nov 12, 2017, 12:00 AM EST

10. West Rock Indoor 2017 Veteran's Day All Sports Day Camp
West Rock Indoor Sports & Entertainment Complex, 21 Pralle Lane, Nanuet, NY 10954, United States

COME JOIN US FOR ALL SPORTS DAY CAMP! FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10th FROM 9AM-3PM (Ages 5 & Up) or 9AM-12PM (Ages 3-5 ONLY) Enjoy a fun-filled day of sports, inflatables, arts and crafts & activities! Counselors will create teams to compete in relay races, kickball, dodgeball, basketball, soccer & more. Great for boys and girls, ages 5 & up.

Price: $30-$50

Fri, November 10, 2017, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST