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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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The National Lighthouse Museum is offering a multi-generational education program to teach Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM). This program is open to children between the ages of 8 through 12, and an accompanying adult. It will be taught throughout the course of four consecutive Saturdays, from 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M., and will be given in four cycles. The remaining cycle is October 13 through November 3. Tickets are $150 and cover the cost of one child and one adult. If you would like more information, or to purchase tickets, click here

NYMAS, The New York Military Affairs Symposium, has posted the schedule for there Friday talks for Fall 2018. These talks are dedicated to increasing public knowledge and awareness of the interrelationship of war, society and culture. Beginning September 7 and ending November 30, these talks are open and free to the public, and will be taking place every Friday from 7:00 P.M. to 8:45 P.M. at the The Soldiers', Sailors', Marines', Coast Guard and Airmens' Club. If you would like to see the full schedule and list of topics for these talks, please click here

The National Lighthouse Museum will be hosting a Lighthouse Boat Tour Saturday, October 20, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 P.M. Take a tour up the Hudson River with expert speakers on hand. Refreshments are available. Tickets are $60 for adults, $40 for children (10 and under), and $50 for Military and Seniors (62+). To purchase tickets, or read mor information, click here.

Join the LILAC Preservation Project in commemorating the anniversary of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary on Saturday, October 20, from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. The Lower Manhattan Flotilla of the Auxiliary will install a ham radio station on the retired U.S. Coast Guard Cutter LILAC which will open to the public especially for the afternoon. Learn about the importance of radio in regards to maritime, as well as the work of Auxiliarists. The ship will also be open fo rtours to anyone who is interested. 

The National Maritime Histroical Society will be hosting their Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, October 25, at the New York Yacht Club. The event honors those who have contriibuted to preserving maritime heritage. This years recipents include VADM Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.), CEO of the US Naval Insitute, Sea Education Association (SEA), and Dr. Timothy Runyan, an advocate for federal funding for maritime heritage projects. For more information onthis event, or if you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact Burchenal Green at, 914-737-7878, ext. 223, or  Wendy Paggiotta at, 914-737-7878, ext. 235. 

On Thursday, October 25, author Patrick K. O'Donnell will be presented with the Military Order of St. louis for his book THE UNKNOWNS: The Untold Story of America's Unknown Soldier and WW1's Most Decorated Heores Who Brought Him Home, O'Donnell tells the story of the eight body bearers who accompanied the Unknown Soldier from France to the United States. The presentation of the award will be held at the Crabtree's Kittle House in Chappaqua, and will begin at 6:00 P.M. There will be more information to come. 

Celebrate Halloween with the National Lighthouse Museum at their Very Haunted Lighthouse Cruise & Party on September 28, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Take a tour along the East River while listening to haunted lighthouse tales and visiting points of spooky interest. There will be a DJ, a buffet dinner, a cash bar, raffles, and a contest for best maritime costume and best spooky costume. This is an adult only event and tickets are $75. For more information and to purchase tickets click here

On Friday, November 9, the 14th New York Pickle Night will be hosted at the New York Yacht Club, The event honors the 213th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, as well as Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson and his victory at the battle. This event will consist of a dinner hosting guests from parts of the United States, Canada and Europe, including Vice Admiral Tony Radakin, Second Sea Lord, Royal Navy, who will be the main speaker at the dinner. For more information on this event, please contact Sally McElwreath Callo by email at or by phone at (212) 972-8667 or (917) 536-1077.

If you're still looking for last minute gift ideas, check out the National Lighthouse Museum's lighthouse boat tours. Choose from the seven great tours that the museum has to offer throughout 2018. For more information, visit the National Lighthouse Museum website or call 718-390-0040.

Columbia University presents free online courses to help student veterans transition from active service to higher eduction. Click here for details.

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 at  

Veterans of all United States Armed Forces can now shop online with CGX and AAFES, gaining access to exclusive miitary pricing on name-brand products, exclusive credit opportuities 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 correspondance 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 dellivery 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 opportunites 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.

Steven Getzoff publishes his e-zine, Steve Getzoff's Active Military and Veterans E-Zine, each week, providing readers a compilation of articles and upcoming events of interest. To subscribe, provide input, or share articles or announcements, contact Getzoff at

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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