VETERANS WEEK NYC, NOVEMBER 1 – 19, 2013

    When:
    November 1, 2013 – November 20, 2013 all-day America/New York Timezone
    2013-11-01T04:00:00+00:00
    2013-11-20T05:00:00+00:00
    Cost:
    Free

    Veterans Week nyc

    UNITED WAR VETERANS COUNCIL ANNOUNCES

    VETERANS WEEK NYC, NOVEMBER 1 – 19

     

    New York, NY – Veterans Week NYC 2013, which runs from November 1 – 19, is devoted to celebrating, thanking and honoring our nation’s veterans and active duty military personnel, and has been organized under one comprehensive banner that includes seminars, forums, concerts, tours, screenings, symposiums and special benefit galas.  The Week’s centerpiece on November 11, “America’s Parade,” will be the 94th annual New York City Veterans Day Parade, the largest celebration of service in the nation, with participants from all over the U.S.

    For the most updated and full calendar of Veterans Week NYC 2013 events, please visit www.veteransweeknyc.org or www.americasparade.org.

    Free or ticketed Veterans Week NYC activities open to the public includes:

    November 2 – November 11

    Arts & Service Celebration w/ Veterans Artists Program

    What: A week of workshops, service projects and performances supporting and celebrating veterans seeking professional careers in the arts.
    Venue: Empire State College, Manhattan NY
    Who it’s for: Everyone! For more info: VAP-NYC.org

    • Purpose: Propelling veterans into the mainstream creative arts community through networking, mentorship, collaborations and original productions
    • Activities: A week of workshops, service projects and performances supporting and celebrating veterans seeking professional careers in the arts.

    November 4

    Dignity Memorial Veterans Benefit Seminar

    What: Learn how to navigate your VA benefits
    Venue: Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel, 1076 Madison Avenue (Corner of 81st) NY, NY
    Time: 12-1pm
    Who is it for: Veterans and Family
    Cost: NO COST, email [email protected]

    • 10 Important Facts About Your VA Benefits Presentation
    • Refreshments to be served
    • Talk with Representatives from Calverton National Cemetery

    November 6

    “Stand Up For Heroes”

    Venue:                 Theater at Madison Square Garden
    4 Pennsylvania Plaza, NY, NY

    Time:                    8pm

    Cost:                      Tickets required

    For the 7th consecutive year, the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival proudly present Stand Up for Heroes, an evening of comedy and music benefitting our injured service members, veterans and their families. The event features performances by Bill Cosby, Jim Gaffigan, Jerry Seinfeld, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, and Roger Waters! Proceeds benefit the Bob Woodruff Foundation. For more information & to purchase tickets visit www.bobwoodrufffoundation.org/sufh

    November 7

    The History of Veterans Day in NYC

    Venue:                 The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York
    20 W. 44th St. (between 5th & 6th Avenues)

    Time:                    12pm-4pm

    Cost:                      Free and open to the public

    A showcase of NYC’s hertitage of service, including the military history of each borough and Veterans Art Therapy from local veterans.

    November 8

    War/Photography Exhibition

    What: War Photography Exhibition
    Venue:
     Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel, 1076 Madison Avenue (Corner of 81st) NY, NY 10028
    Who is it for: Veterans, Family, and General Public
    Cost: NO COST

    • Featuring Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath explores the experience of war with a collection of photos from around the world
    • Approximately 400 objects: photographic prints, books, magazines, albums, and camera equipment—All spanning from the Mexican-American War in 1846 through present-day conflicts)
    • This collection brings together both iconic and unknown images taken by members of the military, commercial portraitists, journalists, amateurs, artists, and numerous Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers
    • Includes the works of some 284 photographers from 28 nations who have covered conflicts on six continents

    November 10

    Special Veterans Mass
    Venue: Saint Patrick’s Cathedral
    Time: 5:30pm Evening Service
    Who is it for: Veterans and General Public
    Cost: NO COST

    • Special Religious Service for Veterans and Familes
    • Readings from General Odierno, Army Chief of Staff, and U.S. Army General Ann E. Dunwoody (Ret.), the first American female Four-Star General
    • Representatives from Christian, Muslim and Jewish faiths
    • Special visit by Medal of Honor Recipients- Check back soon for details

    Band of Pride Concert
    Venue: Dag Hammarskjold Plaza– East 47th St. bet. 1st and 2nd Ave., NYC
    Time: 7:30am
    Who is it for: Veterans and General Public
    Cost: NO COST

    • Join UWVC and NYC Group Tours as Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, in the shadow of the historic U.N. Building, gets overrun by 1,000 high school students from national marching bands
    • Stand-by for details on an exciting development featuring Broadway cast-members
    • General Odierno and General Dunwoody invited to attend.

    November 11

    NYC Veterans Day Parade Opening Ceremony & Wreath Laying

    Venue: Eternal Light Monument, Madison Square Park

    24th Street and 5th Avenue

    Time:                    10am – 11am

    Cost:                      Free and open to the public. Rain or shine.

    Join us for the traditional Opening Ceremony for the 2013 New York City Veterans Day Parade! Included in the ceremony are remarks by Mayor Bloomberg and other elected officials as well as senior veteran and military leadership. Musical tributes, readings, a 21-rifle salute and “Taps” are also included so be sure to join us. Seating is available with preference given to our elderly and disabled veterans. www.americasparade.org

    America’s Parade
    Venue: 5th Avenue Manhattan, New York
    Time: 11am-3:30pm
    Who is it for: Veterans and General Public
    Cost: No Cost 

    • Join UWVC, New York City and the rest of America as we celebrate the 94th Annual NYC Veterans Day Parade—America’s Parade.
    • Honoring ‘Women in Service’
    • Department of Defense’s 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration, and the 60th Anniversary of the end of the Korean War Commemoration
    • Broadcast in 10 markets across the U.S., and on Armed Forces Television Network

     

    Arts in the Armed Forces (AITAF) – Annual Veterans Day Performance

    Venue: American Airlines Theatre

    227 West 42nd St. (bet. 7th & 8th Avenues), New York, NY 10036

    Time:                    7:00pm

    Cost:                      FREE for Active Duty Service Members, Veterans and their families (18+). $25 for civilians.

    This annual Veterans Day event will feature Monologues & Music on Broadway in honor of the US Armed Forces with performances by Francois Battiste, Marylouise Burke, Eisa Davis, Adam Driver, Lena Dunham, Jesse J. Perez, Reg Rogers, Amy Ryan, David Schwimmer, Michael Shannon, Tracie Thoms, Joanne Tucker among many other special guests. For tickets: [email protected] Visit aitaf.org for more info.

    For more information, visit AmericasParade.org, or call 877-PARADE3. Join the conversation @AmericasParade on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

     

    About United War Veterans Council
    The United War Veterans Council, Inc. (UWVC) is a 501-(c) (19) non-profit organization that is chartered by the City of New York to produce America’s Parade, the annual Veterans Day parade and other events honoring service. Since our inception, the UWVC has been a non-political, non-partisan organization, with no agenda or purpose other than to honor service and mobilize public support for our veterans. We represent the mosaic of the veterans’ community, encompassing veterans of all eras and backgrounds. www.uwvc.org / FB / Twitter. For more information on “America’s Parade,” visit AmericasParade.org, or call 877-PARADE3. Join the conversation @AmericasParade on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

     

    About Veterans Week NYC

    Veterans Week NYC 2013 will run from November 6th through 19th, 2013, and encompass events that begin on November 2nd and run through the end of the month. Centered on the New York Veteran’s Day Parade, Veterans Week NYC launched as an annual New York City destination event, intended to celebrate, thank and honor veterans and active duty military personnel.  The Week will encompass a series of events, including seminars, forums, concerts, tours, screenings, symposiums and special benefit galas. Ultimately, the goal of Veterans Week is to highlight the importance of honoring the service of America’s veterans and send the important signal that celebrating our veterans and their families should become part of America’s DNA…..every day of the year. For more information, visit http://www.veteransweeknyc.org/.

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