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Here's a sample of what some of our allied organizations are doing.

There is no shortage of organizations in New York City dedicated to the maritime services. See below for a small taste of upcoming and ongoing events from a few of our favorites. For more information and to confirm dates and times, click on the links in each entry to visit their websites.


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NYMAS, The New York Military Affairs Symposium, has posted the schedule for their Winter-Spring 2019 Friday talks. These talks are dedicated to increasing public knowledge and awareness of the interrelationship of war, society and culture. Beginning January 4 and ending June 14, these talks are open and free to the public. They will be taking place Fridays from 7:00 P.M. to 8:45 P.M. at The Soldiers', Sailors', Marines', Coast Guard and Airmen's' Club.


February 22nd

The Realist Case for Eliminating Nuclear Weapons


Ward Hayes Wilson

Senior Fellow

Federation of American Scientists

 The following [which you can also find here with addtional details] is the full schedule and list of topics for the rest of this seasons talks:

        | Mar. 1st_ On the Crest of Fear: the V-2s, the Battle of the Bulge,

and the Closing Months of the Second World War

        | Mar. 15th_ George Plante: Artist and Propagandist at War

        | Mar. 29th_ Why the New Cold War Is More Dangerous Than the One We Survived

        | Apr. 12th_ The Grosse Importance of Kleine Krieg: Logistics, Operations, and "Little War" in the late 17th Century Low Countries

        | Apr. 26th_ War by Numbers: Understanding Conventional Combat

        | May 3rd_ Reckless: Henry Kissinger and the Tragedy of Vietnam

        | May 24th_ Hanoi's War: An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam

        | June 7th_ Advocating Overlord: The D-Day Strategy and the Atomic Bomb

        | June 14th_Change from the Trenches: Innovation in Technology and Tactics from the Ranks of the British Army during the First World War



February 23rd, The U.S. Naval Institute Press Briefing will have Incidents at Sea. David F. Winkler’s examination on the evolution of the U.S.-Soviet naval relationship during the Cold War, with particular focus on the 1972 Incidents at Sea Agreement (INCSEA). This seminar, starting at 10:30 am, will take place at the National Maritime Historical Society




Sunday, February 24, you're invited to The National Lighthouse Museum’s educational event for guests and Members.  Professor Ira Breskin, Senior Lecturer at SUNY Maritime College will discuss Hot Button Issues Facing the Shipping Industry. A journalist, lecturer, and editor, he will cover topical subjects of prime interest to those impacted by ships. For more information visit their site or click to register.




Celebrate Mardi Gras with the National Lighthouse Museum! Saturday, March 2nd from 7:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. delight in a jazz performance by Donna Cumberbatch, a world renown artist. Light refreshments will be sponsored by the Bayou Restaurant. Tickets for this event are $40. Visit their site for additional details and registration.




March 10th from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Dr. Robert Maraccino and Dr. Michael Vigorito will return to The National Lighthouse Museum! They will be continuing their talk regarding the Quarantine Grounds this time concerning the original inhabitants, Lenape Indians and the first European Immigrants. Tickets for this event is $10 for Guests and $5 for Museum Members. Light refreshments will be served, you can register here!




 The 9/11 Museum will be hosting a series of talks this spring. The events will be held at 7:00 P.M. and are free, but are expected to fill up quickly, so you will need to register in advance. More information will be posted on their website as each event nears.


| Mar. 12th_ Farah Pandith

        | Mar. 26th_ Janet Napolitano

        | Apr. 2nd_ Nick Burns and Alexander Vershbow




The Spring theme for The New-York Historical Society Classic Film Series is Justice in Film. Friday, June 7th, at 7:00 P.M they will be screening “MISTER ROBERTS” (1955) in the Society Auditorium (Manhattan) during New-York Historical’s Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights. Opening remarks for this event is by Harold Holzer, of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, and Craig Symonds, of the U.S. Naval War College. Visit the New York Historical’s site here, for more information! 




Lighthouse Boat Tours can be a great gift. This year the National Lighthouse Museum is bringing in eight new sea tours at the start of spring. Visit their site for additional details on the following 2019 boat tours:


        | June 16th_ The Great Staten Island Father's Day Tour

        | June 28th_ Sunset Tour of Ambrose Channel

        | July 14th_ East River Journey Through Hell's Gate to Long Island

        | Aug. 4th_ Lighthouse Weekend Ambrose Channel Tour

        | Sept. 15th_ The Great Staten Island Boat Tour

        | Oct. 5th_ Hudson River Boat Tour 




In efforts to aid the transition from active service to higher education, Columbia University is presenting free online courses for student veterans.




The Brooklyn Veterans Treatment Court is seeking military veterans to serve as mentors to fellow veterans involved in the criminal justice system. Continue to serve and be a battle buddy for a veteran in need. For more information and/or to volunteer, please contact Veterans Peer Specialist Anthony Tamburello IV.




Veterans of all United States Armed Forces can now shop online with CGX and AAFES, gaining access to exclusive military pricing on name-brand products, exclusive credit opportunities and more. The first step is to get verified at, so start today and get ready to save.




Andy Carroll and the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University are initiating a "Million Letters Campaign." The goal of their campaign is to collect and preserve war-related correspondence in an effort to honor the stories of veterans, troops, and loved ones. Carroll is travelling nationwide to speak about the importance these letters and meet with those who contribute to the campaign. Further information on the campaign and Carroll's contact information can be found on the CAWL website.




Veterans and military families can enjoy free sports, concerts and other events through the nonprofit Veteran Tickets Foundation, a new partner of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. Visit them online to create a free account, verify your military service, then request tickets from a selection of hundreds of events across the country. A small delivery fee will apply when you receive tickets.



Carnegie Hall offers veterans a 30% box office discount on tickets to every one of their presentations throughout their season — close to 200 performances every year.




The SUNY University Center for Academic and Workforce Development helps to promote educational and vocational opportunities for adults throughout New York State. The UCAWD provides academic services, job training and opportunities for employment through 12 SUNY Educational Opportunity Centers. The 30+ Advanced Technology Training and Information Networking labs provide access to current technology for economically challenged neighborhoods, allowing users to improve their academic and vocational skills.




The New York Military Affairs Symposium provides audio podcasts of their past Friday Evening Talks. Recordings of the free and public talks can be accessed here.




The Virtual Wall is a website that has a memorial page for the 58,300 men and women who are named on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Website visitors can add memorials or tributes to the pages. Follow this link to access the index of names by state.

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