Events

Upcoming Events

NJVN Event
Veterans Clothing and Personal Item Drive
November 28, 2023 – February 24th, 2024
The NJVN and NJ VFW will be holding a clothes and toiletry collection drive. All donations will benefit our disabled veterans at Lyons VA, East Orange VA, Vets Haven North & South, and Operation Valor.
The following items are needed:
· New T-shirts (assorted sizes S-4XL), dress shirts/pants, boxer briefs & women underwear, sweat tops/bottoms (all sizes but needing more of 2XL – 4XL), socks, slippers, and slides.
· Paperback books, wordsearch and adult doodle books, color pencils, washable felt markers, and board & card games.
· Body soap, lotion and powder, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes, shaving cream, and razors.
· Individual snack bags: chips, muffins, granola bars, and cookies, etc.
· Gift Cards, movie cards and game cards.
All collected items can be dropped off at the Union VFW, 2012 High Street, Union, (contact Michael Boll for additional arrangements).
A sorting and distribution operation will be held at the Union VFW on February 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. If you would like to help out with the drive, please contact Michael Boll at Njvn1775@gmail.com or (973) 332-1556. All are welcome!
 

Past Events

NJVN Event
Family Day for Veterans
January 21, 2024 3:00 pm
We are setting up for a Veterans family day event which includes a video game tournament for kids with prizes, free food and a showing of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutant Mayhem film. This movie will be shown on a large movie cinema size screen.
Please email Doc Schupp HERE to register so we can have an appropriate amount of food. Please distribute through your own email lists and organizations as well!
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October 7, 2023, 10:00 AM-3:30 PM
The 3rd Annual New Jersey State Police Classic Car Show. Classic cars, TV/Movie cars, emergency vehicles, BMX stunts, food trucks, the NJSP Museum & Learning Center, and more await you. Concerts, face painting, and celebrity visits like American Chopper’s Paul Jr. and Moonshiners’ Amanda Bryant are planned. This event is free.
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October 1st, 2023 11:00 am
We need help at the Central Airport in Hillsborough NJ, at 11:00 am for a few hours. Volunteers will help set up tables, chairs, and tents, as well as work the registration station. $20 per person – Prevent Veteran Suicide and Homelessness Registration 9am Raritan Valley Community College Kickstands up by 11:00 am Food, Beverages, Music 50/50 – Festivities at noon – Central Jersey Airport
NJVN Event
September 30th, 2023 8:00 am – 4:00 am
For this event we are just helping out, but would love participation as well. Your time and effort as a volunteer for this event will directly impact its success and demonstrate direct support to our military and veterans in this critical cause.
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Blue Beetle Movie Night
September 2nd 2023 6pm – 10pm
Movie field trip for Veteran Families Operation Valor Veterans Shelter and Lyons VA Hospital.    We have rented a movie theatre in Teaneck for only Veterans and Veteran families to see the new DC Superhero Blue Beetle movie. This is the first Hispanic Superhero movie. We will provide food and resources at a tailgate party before the film at the American Legion. At the tailgate, we will have school supplies for children and some comic books and toys. We may try a VFW in the area for the pre party this time. We need volunteers to handout food , setup and tear down tables etc… at the pre-party. Please email docschupp@gmail.com or call/text 551-293-3049 Veterans must pre-register as there are limited seats!
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National Guard 143rd TD Event
August 27th 2023 10am – 3pm
The NJVN will honor some great soldiers and their families with music by awesome Djs and good food and games! To volunteer or participate, please email docschupp@gmail.com or call/text 551-293-3049
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Food Distribution for Veterans in Need
August 25th, 2023 11am – 1pm
Giving out free food to the community at the Strangers Helping Strangers Pop up Market and delivering food to Veterans who could use a little help and have a hard time with transportation. Meet up time is 11am, we will be filling up bags from the pallets of food first than delivering to about 50 Veterans and Veteran families throughout Northern NJ, mostly Bergen County. To register, volunteer or participate, please email docschupp@gmail.com or call/text 551-293-3049
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Food for Heroes
February 19th
The NJ Veterans Network in association with the NJ State VFW and the Food Brigade proudly present Food 4 Heroes. Free food and groceries for veterans.     Food is available via pick up and delivery in participating areas throughout NJ. Contact Doc Schupp 551-293-3049 or docschupp@gmail.com or Michael Boll 973-332-1556.
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Homeless Veteran Stand Down
October 20th 10:00 am-2:00 pm
We are hosting a stand down at the Union VFW. We’re looking for 5-10 volunteers to help homeless veterans throughout the event. We are providing them food, toiletries, clothing and other personal items. If interested, please contact Michael Boll – Njvn1775@gmail.com.
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Camping and Ruck March Event
October 8th 3:00pm – October 9th
We’re looking to have an overnight camping trip with a next day ruck march. Camping will be on Saturday, October 8th at 3:00pm. The next day there will be a 7-mile ruck march. There will be free games, food and beverages. Also, there will be a movie played on a 17ft screen. This is a family friendly event and open to all team members and their families. If interested, please contact Michael Boll Njvn1775@gmail.com.
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The Branchburg Rotary Annual Veterans Motorcycle Ride
September 18, 2022 10:30 am
We need about 5-8 volunteers that can help with the event. If interested please call Maria Donegan 908-625-1910 Remember you can go at any time and stay as long as you can. This event is a major fundraiser and all of the money donated goes towards our outreach programs.
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Fitness Event
September 11th 9:00 am
We’re looking for one or two volunteers to set up a table and pass out flyers at this event. 9:00am start time. If interested, please contact Doc Schupp at frank.j.schupp@gmail.com.
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Disabled Veteran Car Giveaway
July 16, 2022 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Recipient – Mark Steppe, founder of the Unbridled Heroes Project.      The team is providing a disabled veteran a new car and our teammate/sponsor Defalco’s Towing is hosting this event to area veterans and their families. We are going to set up games and activities and could use assistance throughout the event.
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Anti-Suicide and PTSD Awareness Walk: 22 Mile Ruck/Ride/Walk Relay
June 17, 2022 3:00 pm
The team is hosting a 22-mile ruck/walk relay on the Wildwood Boardwalk      Participants can walk as far and as long as they want. Everyone who participates will be given food, drink and a t-shirt. If interested, please contact Michael Boll at njvn1775@gmail.com or 973-332-1556.
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May 30, 2022 8:30 am
Anyone interested in participating in the Township of Union’s annual “Murph” event, please feel free to contact us at njvn1775@gmail.com or call 973-332-1556      After the event all are invited to march in the Union Memorial Day Parade! Participants are asked to bring a twenty two pound backpack for the event The team has about 20 that can used if you dont have!
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May 25, 2022
We are teaming up with he US Coast Guard and the Angels program to create another amazing Veterans Event!      We are hosting a boat party for Veterans. We will board the US Coast Guard Cutter Katherine Walker and cruise around the Statue of Liberty. We will do some fishing off the boat near Sandy Hook and sail past the Boats of Fleet week! BBQ food will be served on the boat. To register, please send a message at docschupp@gmail.com. We have limited seats for this and please keep in mind that seats for disabled veterans take priority.
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May 21, 2022 9 AM – 11 AM
Join us for this family friendly race, great for all abilities. Choose to run, walk or ruck the 5k course.      Register at: https://raceforum.com/MARINE Race fee is $35 until April 1st, 2022, when the price will increase to $45 until the day of race.
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April 9, 2022 11am – 4pm
Strength & Honor Motorcycle Club: Company K is seeking vendors and sponsors for their 3rd annual bike blessing to help raise money for the New Jersey Veterans Network.      It will be a great opportunity for sponsors and vendors to reach the local community and advertise their business or cause. For more information, please contact David “Maestro” Pietri @ maestroshmc@gmail.com or call 646-704-3096
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5 Mile Ruck Along D&R Canal
April 2, 2022 9 AM – 12 PM
Now that the weather is getting nicer, its a great time to make plans for some outdoor activity!      This is a 5mi out-and-back ruck along the Delaware and Raritan Canal. Those wishing to go a shorter distance can simply turn around earlier. We’ll meet by 9am and step off promptly by 9:05am. He will be setting up the ruck portion.
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Batman Movie for Veterans
March 6, 2022 2pm
We are renting out an entire movie theater for Veterans and team members to watch the new Batman movie at the Paramus AMC!      Before that, we are teaming up with American Legion Post 170 for a pre-Batman party – complete with our friend Newark’s own Batman and his Batmobile!
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February 27, 2022 1pm
We are giving away business attire to Veterans at this event. While Veterans are choosing their clothing, they will be entertained and have military based games. (Navy vs Marine Chess, army vs Air Force Chess, giant Jenga, card tournaments, and giant 200 inch screen video games.
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January 7, 2022 7pm
Our team got several free tickets for this event and if anyone is interested in going to this event, please contact Michael Boll NJVN1775@gmail.com.
 
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October 22, 2021 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Operation Rebound supporters will run 18 miles and CTC students and staff will walk 18 laps. around the building. The walking/running fun will conclude with our annual Trunk or Treat. All funds raised will benefit the Celebrate the Children School! For more information or to register, visit https://www.celebratethechildren.org/
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October 16, 2021 8:00 AM
The team is participating in a breast cancer run at Nomahegan Park 8:00 am. If you are interested, please contact Mary Glynos +1 (973) 932-8419.
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October 9, 2021 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
A BBQ honoring and thanking our veterans. Also hear from Afghanistan veterans. $60 per person including beer, wine, soda and dessert – 21 and over only
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Afghanistan Interpreters and Refugee Humanitarian Drive
August 30 – September 26, 2021
The drive ends on September 26th 2021 and on that day from 900am to 100pm we will be hosting a drop off collection and distribution event at the Union VFW.
Contact: Michael D Boll : via email NJVN1775@gmail.com Cell: 973-332-1556
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Cranford Knights of Columbus Golf Outing
September 17, 2021 1:00 PM
The Knights are hosting this event for the team and if anyone is interested please let us know.
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Veteran BBQ and Festival
September 4, 2021 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The team is looking to do a ruck before this event starts. If interested please call Chris Spallina +1 (732) 995-6306. He will be setting up the ruck portion.
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August 12th and 17th, 2021 6:30 pm
We have teamed up with other veteran organizations to provide anti-suicide webinar trainings for anyone who would be interested in becoming a peer support mentor. Our partners from Rutgers worked on this particular training. Please register at this link.
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Camp Patriot Run-Ruck-Ride Challenge
June 17, 2021
Join us anytime on 6/17-7/4 from your home, neighborhood or favorite as we crush some miles & minutes! All proceeds go towards sending NJ disabled veterans to Camp Patriot in Montana.
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Army Tank Pull
June 13, 2021 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
We have 15 free tickets for the NYPD/NYFD football at Metlife Stadium. There will be a free pre-game tailgate for our team at 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The game starts at 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Contact Michael Boll 973-332-1556
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Feed The Hero/Business Suit and Electronics Collection and Sorting Event at the Union VFW
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Mendham High School Feed the Hero and WW2 Army Veteran Robert Maxx speaks about his life as a Jewish POW and escape from a Nazi Work Camp