Events

 

 

Apr
27
Thu
Female Veteran Peer Night – every Thursday @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY
Apr 27 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Female Veteran Peer Night - every Thursday @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY | Ronkonkoma | New York | United States

“Where Veterans Come Together”
Thursday night at the VAC is a Veteran community evening for Female Veterans only.

The food and personal care pantries are available all evening.

please check event each week, or call the VAC at leave a message at 631-615-2200

Please help us spread the word to Veterans, there is a place to go.
Anything said in the VAC stays in the VAC & sometimes you just need to be around other Veterans.
No paperwork, no fees, no membership, completely confidential.
 Doors open by 1800 hrs.,
Snacks, refreshments & coffee available.

This is a Female Veteran & Service member evening only.

Apr
29
Sat
The Annual Annual – Robert Cafici (USMC) Memorial & PTSD Awareness Event to Benefit the VAC @ Mulcahy's
Apr 29 @ 17:00 – 21:45

More details to come soon…….

This is the only benefit that raises funds specifically for BOTGNY’s VAC (Veteran Activity Center) “Where Veterans Come Together”

Live music, Good People, Great Cause, Raffles, Auctions

All you can eat buffet and open bar for 4 hours, New Location.

Come out and Support, tickets and raffles available soon, all donations are tax-deductible

and we will need baskets, donations, services, gift cards, bottle of wine/liquor all for the BIG basket auction.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/891856464290065/

Thank You

May
1
Mon
Community Volunteer Night @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY
May 1 @ 18:00 – 20:30
Community Volunteer Night @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY | Ronkonkoma | New York | United States

Select Monday’s are open to all veterans and military family members (every first and third Monday of the month, doors open by 1800 hours) working on different projects to assist our many missions. 

Anyone wants to volunteer some time and get there hands dirty, Monday night is the night for it.
 This weeks mission detail: sort donations, pack a few care packages, assemble a few supply bags for hospitlized Veteran, set up some boxes of furnished for veteran households,


we will be ordering pizza for monday night,.

this will be a monthly thing
1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.

May
2
Tue
Veteran Peer Night – every Tuesday evening @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY
May 2 @ 18:30 – 21:00

“Where Veterans Come Together”

Tuesday night at the VAC is a Veteran community evening.

Either stop in to chat with other Veterans, watch TV, play a game of pool, break bread with us, or assist us as we always have activities that we accomplish for our Veteran outreach missions.

The food,  personal care pantries and pet food are available all evening.

Some weeks the group may go to outside activities, bowling, movies, adventure park, etc. so please check event each week, or call the VAC at leave a message at 631-615-2200

Please help us spread the word to Veterans, there is a place to go.

Anything said in the VAC stays in the VAC & sometimes you just need to be around other Veterans.

No paperwork, no fees, no membership, completely confidential. Anything said here, stays here.

Doors open by 1830 hrs.,

Chow, snacks, refreshments & food all available so come hungry

This is a Veteran & Service member evening only.

We encourage all Veterans of any era struggling since their return Home & transition to attend. Please realize you are not alone, many are in the same shoes you walk in.

 

If you need additional resources, please mention it to the group mentor or call 631-615-2200 and we will get you in the right direction with the right contacts.

Joining a peer support group can help you to feel better in any number of ways, such as: •Knowing that others are going through something similar •Learning tips on how to handle day-to-day challenges •Meeting new friends or connecting to others who understand you •Learning how to talk about things that bother you or how to ask for help •Learning to trust other people… •Hearing about helpful new perspectives from others

Peer support groups can be an important part of dealing with issues, but they are not a substitute for effective treatment in some cases.

May
4
Thu
Female Veteran Peer Night – every Thursday @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY
May 4 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Female Veteran Peer Night - every Thursday @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY | Ronkonkoma | New York | United States

“Where Veterans Come Together”
Thursday night at the VAC is a Veteran community evening for Female Veterans only.

The food and personal care pantries are available all evening.

please check event each week, or call the VAC at leave a message at 631-615-2200

Please help us spread the word to Veterans, there is a place to go.
Anything said in the VAC stays in the VAC & sometimes you just need to be around other Veterans.
No paperwork, no fees, no membership, completely confidential.
 Doors open by 1800 hrs.,
Snacks, refreshments & coffee available.

This is a Female Veteran & Service member evening only.

May
9
Tue
Veteran Peer Night – every Tuesday evening @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY
May 9 @ 18:30 – 21:00

“Where Veterans Come Together”

Tuesday night at the VAC is a Veteran community evening.

Either stop in to chat with other Veterans, watch TV, play a game of pool, break bread with us, or assist us as we always have activities that we accomplish for our Veteran outreach missions.

The food,  personal care pantries and pet food are available all evening.

Some weeks the group may go to outside activities, bowling, movies, adventure park, etc. so please check event each week, or call the VAC at leave a message at 631-615-2200

Please help us spread the word to Veterans, there is a place to go.

Anything said in the VAC stays in the VAC & sometimes you just need to be around other Veterans.

No paperwork, no fees, no membership, completely confidential. Anything said here, stays here.

Doors open by 1830 hrs.,

Chow, snacks, refreshments & food all available so come hungry

This is a Veteran & Service member evening only.

We encourage all Veterans of any era struggling since their return Home & transition to attend. Please realize you are not alone, many are in the same shoes you walk in.

 

If you need additional resources, please mention it to the group mentor or call 631-615-2200 and we will get you in the right direction with the right contacts.

Joining a peer support group can help you to feel better in any number of ways, such as: •Knowing that others are going through something similar •Learning tips on how to handle day-to-day challenges •Meeting new friends or connecting to others who understand you •Learning how to talk about things that bother you or how to ask for help •Learning to trust other people… •Hearing about helpful new perspectives from others

Peer support groups can be an important part of dealing with issues, but they are not a substitute for effective treatment in some cases.

May
11
Thu
Female Veteran Peer Night – every Thursday @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY
May 11 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Female Veteran Peer Night - every Thursday @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY | Ronkonkoma | New York | United States

“Where Veterans Come Together”
Thursday night at the VAC is a Veteran community evening for Female Veterans only.

The food and personal care pantries are available all evening.

please check event each week, or call the VAC at leave a message at 631-615-2200

Please help us spread the word to Veterans, there is a place to go.
Anything said in the VAC stays in the VAC & sometimes you just need to be around other Veterans.
No paperwork, no fees, no membership, completely confidential.
 Doors open by 1800 hrs.,
Snacks, refreshments & coffee available.

This is a Female Veteran & Service member evening only.

May
15
Mon
Community Volunteer Night @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY
May 15 @ 18:00 – 20:30
Community Volunteer Night @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY | Ronkonkoma | New York | United States

Select Monday’s are open to all veterans and military family members (every first and third Monday of the month, doors open by 1800 hours) working on different projects to assist our many missions. 

Anyone wants to volunteer some time and get there hands dirty, Monday night is the night for it.
 This weeks mission detail: sort donations, pack a few care packages, assemble a few supply bags for hospitlized Veteran, set up some boxes of furnished for veteran households,


we will be ordering pizza for monday night,.

this will be a monthly thing
1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.

May
16
Tue
Veteran Peer Night – every Tuesday evening @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY
May 16 @ 18:30 – 21:00

“Where Veterans Come Together”

Tuesday night at the VAC is a Veteran community evening.

Either stop in to chat with other Veterans, watch TV, play a game of pool, break bread with us, or assist us as we always have activities that we accomplish for our Veteran outreach missions.

The food,  personal care pantries and pet food are available all evening.

Some weeks the group may go to outside activities, bowling, movies, adventure park, etc. so please check event each week, or call the VAC at leave a message at 631-615-2200

Please help us spread the word to Veterans, there is a place to go.

Anything said in the VAC stays in the VAC & sometimes you just need to be around other Veterans.

No paperwork, no fees, no membership, completely confidential. Anything said here, stays here.

Doors open by 1830 hrs.,

Chow, snacks, refreshments & food all available so come hungry

This is a Veteran & Service member evening only.

We encourage all Veterans of any era struggling since their return Home & transition to attend. Please realize you are not alone, many are in the same shoes you walk in.

 

If you need additional resources, please mention it to the group mentor or call 631-615-2200 and we will get you in the right direction with the right contacts.

Joining a peer support group can help you to feel better in any number of ways, such as: •Knowing that others are going through something similar •Learning tips on how to handle day-to-day challenges •Meeting new friends or connecting to others who understand you •Learning how to talk about things that bother you or how to ask for help •Learning to trust other people… •Hearing about helpful new perspectives from others

Peer support groups can be an important part of dealing with issues, but they are not a substitute for effective treatment in some cases.

May
18
Thu
Female Veteran Peer Night – every Thursday @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY
May 18 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Female Veteran Peer Night - every Thursday @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY | Ronkonkoma | New York | United States

“Where Veterans Come Together”
Thursday night at the VAC is a Veteran community evening for Female Veterans only.

The food and personal care pantries are available all evening.

please check event each week, or call the VAC at leave a message at 631-615-2200

Please help us spread the word to Veterans, there is a place to go.
Anything said in the VAC stays in the VAC & sometimes you just need to be around other Veterans.
No paperwork, no fees, no membership, completely confidential.
 Doors open by 1800 hrs.,
Snacks, refreshments & coffee available.

This is a Female Veteran & Service member evening only.

May
20
Sat
Food Pantry Drive and Care Package Supply collections – every 3rd Saturday @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY
May 20 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Food Pantry Drive and Care Package Supply collections - every 3rd Saturday @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY | Ronkonkoma | New York | United States

This is the 3rd Saturday of the month, so we’ll be open for a few hours for collections, this date/time is just for a food drive drop off. There will be a collection tent set up in front of the VAC to allow for easy drop off of items

 

What we need…..

Canned foods, such as soups, meals in a can, chef boy r dee, Chili. Cans / packets of tuna fish, turkey, chicken, fruit, etc

Frozen Foods- (we have 3 freezers and 2 fridges)

Pasta and sauce, Mac and cheese. Rice dishes.

Boxed foods, cereals, carbs, breakfast bars, etc

Coffee, (cans and k-cups)

Snacks, (individual packets).

Condiments

Cleaning supplies, laundry soap, etc

 

 

BOTGNY maintains food pantries that feeds hundreds of vets (between our location and other pantries we supply),

BOTGNY ships care package items twice a month to troops overseas,

BOTGNY also supply veterans in hospitals and inpatient programs with supplies they need, toiletries, phone cards, clothing (socks/sweats/t-shirt’s/underwear)

We also always need microwaves, coffee makers. pots/pans, kitchen ware sets, dishes, etc, or our Veteran Support programs (which helps furnishes homes of veterans who recently transitioned from homeless in housing.

 

May
23
Tue
Veteran Peer Night – every Tuesday evening @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY
May 23 @ 18:30 – 21:00

“Where Veterans Come Together”

Tuesday night at the VAC is a Veteran community evening.

Either stop in to chat with other Veterans, watch TV, play a game of pool, break bread with us, or assist us as we always have activities that we accomplish for our Veteran outreach missions.

The food,  personal care pantries and pet food are available all evening.

Some weeks the group may go to outside activities, bowling, movies, adventure park, etc. so please check event each week, or call the VAC at leave a message at 631-615-2200

Please help us spread the word to Veterans, there is a place to go.

Anything said in the VAC stays in the VAC & sometimes you just need to be around other Veterans.

No paperwork, no fees, no membership, completely confidential. Anything said here, stays here.

Doors open by 1830 hrs.,

Chow, snacks, refreshments & food all available so come hungry

This is a Veteran & Service member evening only.

We encourage all Veterans of any era struggling since their return Home & transition to attend. Please realize you are not alone, many are in the same shoes you walk in.

 

If you need additional resources, please mention it to the group mentor or call 631-615-2200 and we will get you in the right direction with the right contacts.

Joining a peer support group can help you to feel better in any number of ways, such as: •Knowing that others are going through something similar •Learning tips on how to handle day-to-day challenges •Meeting new friends or connecting to others who understand you •Learning how to talk about things that bother you or how to ask for help •Learning to trust other people… •Hearing about helpful new perspectives from others

Peer support groups can be an important part of dealing with issues, but they are not a substitute for effective treatment in some cases.

May
25
Thu
Female Veteran Peer Night – every Thursday @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY
May 25 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Female Veteran Peer Night - every Thursday @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY | Ronkonkoma | New York | United States

“Where Veterans Come Together”
Thursday night at the VAC is a Veteran community evening for Female Veterans only.

The food and personal care pantries are available all evening.

please check event each week, or call the VAC at leave a message at 631-615-2200

Please help us spread the word to Veterans, there is a place to go.
Anything said in the VAC stays in the VAC & sometimes you just need to be around other Veterans.
No paperwork, no fees, no membership, completely confidential.
 Doors open by 1800 hrs.,
Snacks, refreshments & coffee available.

This is a Female Veteran & Service member evening only.

May
30
Tue
Veteran Peer Night – every Tuesday evening @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY
May 30 @ 18:30 – 21:00

“Where Veterans Come Together”

Tuesday night at the VAC is a Veteran community evening.

Either stop in to chat with other Veterans, watch TV, play a game of pool, break bread with us, or assist us as we always have activities that we accomplish for our Veteran outreach missions.

The food,  personal care pantries and pet food are available all evening.

Some weeks the group may go to outside activities, bowling, movies, adventure park, etc. so please check event each week, or call the VAC at leave a message at 631-615-2200

Please help us spread the word to Veterans, there is a place to go.

Anything said in the VAC stays in the VAC & sometimes you just need to be around other Veterans.

No paperwork, no fees, no membership, completely confidential. Anything said here, stays here.

Doors open by 1830 hrs.,

Chow, snacks, refreshments & food all available so come hungry

This is a Veteran & Service member evening only.

We encourage all Veterans of any era struggling since their return Home & transition to attend. Please realize you are not alone, many are in the same shoes you walk in.

 

If you need additional resources, please mention it to the group mentor or call 631-615-2200 and we will get you in the right direction with the right contacts.

Joining a peer support group can help you to feel better in any number of ways, such as: •Knowing that others are going through something similar •Learning tips on how to handle day-to-day challenges •Meeting new friends or connecting to others who understand you •Learning how to talk about things that bother you or how to ask for help •Learning to trust other people… •Hearing about helpful new perspectives from others

Peer support groups can be an important part of dealing with issues, but they are not a substitute for effective treatment in some cases.

Jun
1
Thu
Female Veteran Peer Night – every Thursday @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY
Jun 1 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Female Veteran Peer Night - every Thursday @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY | Ronkonkoma | New York | United States

“Where Veterans Come Together”
Thursday night at the VAC is a Veteran community evening for Female Veterans only.

The food and personal care pantries are available all evening.

please check event each week, or call the VAC at leave a message at 631-615-2200

Please help us spread the word to Veterans, there is a place to go.
Anything said in the VAC stays in the VAC & sometimes you just need to be around other Veterans.
No paperwork, no fees, no membership, completely confidential.
 Doors open by 1800 hrs.,
Snacks, refreshments & coffee available.

This is a Female Veteran & Service member evening only.

Jun
5
Mon
Community Volunteer Night @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY
Jun 5 @ 18:00 – 20:30
Community Volunteer Night @ The VAC at Boots on the Ground NY | Ronkonkoma | New York | United States

Select Monday’s are open to all veterans and military family members (every first and third Monday of the month, doors open by 1800 hours) working on different projects to assist our many missions. 

Anyone wants to volunteer some time and get there hands dirty, Monday night is the night for it.
 This weeks mission detail: sort donations, pack a few care packages, assemble a few supply bags for hospitlized Veteran, set up some boxes of furnished for veteran households,


we will be ordering pizza for monday night,.

this will be a monthly thing
1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.

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