This is a public listing of submitted events & resources, maintained as a nonprofit project of NYC Veterans Alliance. Do you need resources or help during the COVID-19 emergency? See Veterans Mutual Aid - NYC Metro. We welcome you to request any help you may need, whether you'd like a fellow veteran to give you a call to check in, or you need food assistance or other help:
The Bronx Vet Center presents a special virtual presentation on VA Insurance Programs on Friday, April 23, 1-2:30pm (Eastern Time) via Webex. This presentation is open to all eras of Veterans, and all genders, caregivers, and Veteran Service Organizations.
Come to learn and ask questions about:
Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI)
Family Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (FSGLI)
Traumatic Injury Protection under Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (TSGLI)
Veterans’ Group Life Insurance (VGLI)
Service-Disabled Veterans’ Insurance (S-DVI)
Veterans’ Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI)
There will be a special guest presenter from the Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA) Insurance Service.
Join the Intrepid Museum and fellow veterans, service members, and their loved ones for a virtual staycation called "On Liberty: California Science Center" online on Friday, April 23, 5pm (Eastern Time). You will be Zooming into Los Angeles to visit the California Science Center.
Perry Roth-Johnson, California Science Center’s assistant curator of aerospace science, and Eric Boehm, Intrepid Museum’s curator of aviation and aircraft restoration, will discuss the evolution of space shuttles through Intrepid Museum’s Enterprise and California Science Center’s Endeavour. Learn about the advancements and uses of the oldest and newest space shuttle orbiters.
Virtually visit museums all across the country with the Intrepid Museum as we remain socially distant. Join fellow veterans, current service members, and their loved ones to explore museums from near and far with connections to the Intrepid Museum’s history and collection. Each program will be guided by museum curators and educators, with plenty of opportunities to share and ask questions. No travel is needed for these interactive virtual visits!
Join Family Services of Westchester - Vet2Vet for a "Virtual Family Paint Night" online on Friday, April 23, 6:30-7:30pm (Eastern Time).
Email [email protected] to register.
NYS Division of Veterans' Services presents a virtual tour of the Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 24, 12:30pm (Eastern Time).
NYS Division of Veterans' Services offers virtual events for the Month of the Military Child. Register by emailing Benjamin Pomerance to join the family fun.
Poetic Theater Productions presents "Veteran Voices: Rites of Passage" (performance 2) virtually on Saturday, April 24, 3pm (Eastern Time).
Enjoy two new short poetic plays and a choreopoem by military veterans, interwoven with poems by veterans and a veteran’s sister as they navigate transitioning through complex rites of passage silenced in American military experiences during and after service.
Purchase tickets for the online event here.
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum presents their annual 5k Run/Walk virtually on Sunday, April 25, 9am for the Nationwide Opening Ceremony and fun online experience. Participate in the run/walk at any time of day. Fundraise, run, or walk any distance you choose from wherever you are, and log it online.
Thousands will unite across the country to ensure that the 9/11 Memorial & Museum can continue its essential mission of commemoration, education and inspiration. Together, runners will collectively run and walk 20,000 miles, fulfilling our promise to never forget almost 20 years later. It’s never been more important to stay connected, so register today and get ready to run and walk together.
Join Team RWB for a "Hike N Brew" at Southards Pond Park on Sunday, April 25, 10am-12pm. Meet at Southards Pond Park for a nice and slow hike with friends at HopWins. A food truck will be on site. When you show up at the location, look for the big yellow sign.
Staten Island Vet Center offers a webinar about the VA Caregiver Program on Monday, April 26, 12-1pm (Eastern Time).
Caregivers play an important role in the health and wellbeing of veterans. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a number of services to support family caregivers including a monthly stipend to primary family caregivers of veterans with moderate and severe needs. A stipend is defined as a monthly financial payment provided to a primary family caregiver of an eligible veteran.
Register here. Once your registration is confirmed, a form will be sent out to every participant that should be completed and returned before the event.
Team RWB brings you a Virtual Peloton Ride on Monday, April 26, 7:30-8:30pm (Eastern Time). This month the team will be trying Post Ride Zooms. Start your ride on your own at 7:30 (Eastern Time) and then join the team on Zoom when your are finished with the ride at or about 8:00pm (Eastern Time). Ride details: 30 minute Climb ride with Cody Rigsby from 2/28/20.
Click here to join, using the new Team RWB app and your login.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will host the Virtual Intrepid Book Club: Stateside: Poems by Jehanne Dubrow on Tuesday, April 27, 5-7pm (Eastern Time). Drawing on her personal experience as a Navy spouse and classics like Homer's The Odyssey, Dubrow explores the emotional journey and seemingly timeless role of military spouses and partners during deployment. A PDF of a short companion reading will also be sent to all registrants before the Intrepid Book Club meeting.
Co-facilitator: Reed Bonadonna
Special guest: Stephanie Simone-Mahaney, former president of the Fort Hamilton Community Spouses' Foundation
Register here in advance.