Connecting Our NYC Metro Veterans Community

This is a public listing of submitted events & resources, maintained as a nonprofit project of NYC Veterans Alliance. Looking for resources or help? See Veterans Mutual Aid - NYC Metro

  • Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 03:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    Virtual Intrepid Adventures: Codebreakers

    The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum presents Codebreakers, a virtual learning opportunity on Thursday, January 27, 3-4pm (EST) for children ages 5-15.  Investigate coded forms of Naval communication and stealth techniques by examining artifacts from Intrepid’s time in service. Then test out your decoding skills and learn to construct your own secret messages!

    An Intrepid Museum educator will engage families online each Thursday at 3:00pm (EST), exploring themes is history, science and ingenuity.  The Museum requests that adults participate in the program with their children. Programs run between 45 minutes and one hour. Advance registration for this drop-in online program is required to receive Zoom information and print-at-home materials when necessary.

    Register here.

  • Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 03:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    Harlem Vet Center Post 9/11 Veterans Virtual Meeting

    The Harlem Vet Center will hold a virtual meeting for post 9/11 veterans on Thursday, January 27, 3-4pm (Eastern Time).  The goal of this meeting is to build relationships with fellow veterans, meet professional health counselors, and find comfort and meeting from each participant's military service. 

    For post 9/11 veterans, their time in service is defined by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Given the abrupt and inconclusive withdrawals, these can be difficult and isolating times for these veterans.  Camaraderie is the hallmark of military service and veterans can find strength in each other.  Join this virtual group to lend strength to and find strength in fellow post 9/11 veterans.

    For more information and to register, contact Richard Cartagena at [email protected]

  • Friday, January 28, 2022 at 11:00 AM
    online in New York, NY

    Return to Joy Online Meditation Workshop

    The Queens Vet Center, with Visiting Nurses of NY, will host a Return to Joy Meditation Workship via Zoom on Friday, January 28, 11am-12pm (Eastern Time).  Meditation has been used for thousands of years, even all the way back to ancient Egypt. It has helped many people center themselves, learn to focus better and even become more in tune with themselves.  This online workshop is offered every Friday.

    In this session, participants will engage in one or more of the following practices:

    Mindful breathing:

    Breathing into stress detox

    Belly breathing

    Controlled breathing

     

    Relaxation meditation:

    Introduction to mantras

    Awareness of thoughts meditation

    Breath awareness meditation

    Loving kindness meditation

    Mindful pause

    Full body awareness

     

    Facilitated by Erica M. Wrigley, RN, BSN, MS

     

    Join the Zoom Meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82165381051

    Meeting ID: 821 6538 1051

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  • Friday, January 28, 2022 at 02:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    Staten Island Vet Center Webinar: How to Apply for a VA Home Loan

    The Staten Island Vet Center will hold a webinar on How to Apply for a VA Home Loan on Friday, January 28, 12pm EST.

    Learn about VA home loan eligibility requirements for a VA direct or VA-backed loan. Find out how to apply for a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to show your lender that you qualify based on your service history and duty status. Keep in mind that for a VA-backed home loan, you’ll also need to meet your lender’s credit and income loan requirements to receive financing.

    This event is first come , first serve.  If there is an enormous response, the Vet Center will hold another event at another time.

    There will be a Q & A after the presentation.

    Once registered, participants will receive an email with a form that must be filled out and returned prior to the event.

    If you are a veteran in the United States or in American Samoa, Guam, Phillippines, Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands, this webinar can guide you to the resources you need.

    Register here.

  • Friday, January 28, 2022 at 02:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    Staten Island Vet Center Webinar: VA Cemetery Burial Eligibility

    The Staten Island Vet Center will host a webinar: Pre-need Eligibility for Burial in a VA Cemetery on Friday, January 28, 2pm EST.

    You can apply to find out in advance if you can be buried in a VA national cemetery. This is called a pre-need determination of eligibility—and it can help make the burial planning process easier for your family members in their time of need.

    Please note: “Pre-need” means before the time of need. This application is for planning for your own burial in advance.

    Register here.

     

  • Friday, January 28, 2022 at 03:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    HVNCVR PTSD Group

    The Hudson Valley National Center for Veteran Reintegration will host a PTSD Group via Zoom on Friday, January 28, 3-4pm (EST).  

    Symptoms of PTSD can occur during peacetime, training or war.  Join this group for open discussion and activities that can help.

    To register, contact Jessica Bugbee:

    [email protected]

    1-845-481-4004

    Zoom Meeting ID: 527 401 7756

    This meeting is held every Friday.

  • Friday, January 28, 2022 at 07:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    NYMAS Lecture: The Road Less Traveled: The Secret Battle to End the Great War, 1916-17

    The New York Military Affairs Symposium (NYMAS) will host an online lecture, The Road Less Traveled: The Secret Battle to End the Great War, 1916-17, on Friday, January 28, 7pm (EST).

    Dr. Philip Zelikow, White Burkett Miller Professor of History at the University of Virginia will discuss his latest book, The Road Less Traveled: The Secret Battle to End the Great War, 1916-17.  The book explores the little-known diplomatic attempt to end the carnage of the Great War potentially two years before its historical end.

    The lecture will be held as an online Zoom lecture. Please see login details below.
     
    Please click the link below to join the webinar:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82304544895

    Zoom ID: 823 0454 4895

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    Webinar ID: 823 0454 4895
     
    International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kd98hEgObt

  • Monday, January 31, 2022 at 11:30 AM
    online in New York, NY

    Virtual Tai Chi for Veterans

    The NYC and White Plains Veterans Centers, in parntership with BetterBalanceNY, present Virtual Tai Chi for Veterans on Monday, January 31, 11:30am (EST).

    Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art with a unique practice method that has incredible health benefits for arthritis, anxiety, pain management, blood pressure, and especially for balance.
    Tai Chi Flow Class consists of traditional Tai Chi movements presented in a familiar, easy-to-follow exercise class format. Just follow along and enjoy the flow!

    This is a 6-week virtual course that meets on the following Mondays:
    January 17, 24, 31
    February 7, 14, 21

    Family members and caregivers are welcome to participate!

    To sign up, email [email protected] or contact Richard Cartagena at [email protected]

  • Monday, January 31, 2022 at 12:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    Staten Island Vet Center Webinar: Service Connected Benefits

    The Staten Island Vet Center will hold a webinar on Service Connected Benefits on Monday, January 31, 12pm EST.

    Do you have a disability linked to military service? You may be able to get disability compensation or other benefits. If you’re a veteran with a disability the VA has concluded is the result of an illness or injury caused—or made worse by—your active-duty service (called a service-connected disability), you may be able to get special compensation to help with disabilities.

    This event is first come , first serve.  If there is an enormous response, the Vet Center will hold another event at another time.

    There will be a Q & A after the presentation.

    Once registered, participants will receive an email with a form that must be filled out and returned prior to the event.

    Register here.

  • Tuesday, February 01, 2022 at 09:00 AM
    online in New York, NY

    HVNCVR Women's Warrior Writers Group - Military Only

    The Hudson Valley National Center for Veteran Reintegration (HVNCVR) will host a Women's Warrior Writers Group via Zoon on Tuesday, February 1, 9-11am (EST).  This is for active duty and veterans only.  This is a 6-week session; attend all or join any workshop during the 6 weeks.

    Warrior Writers offers writing prompts and feedback to activate the sharing of stories, opinions, and ideas about various military issues and experiences.  These welcoming and casual workshops often inspire veterans and family members to record their own history and release bottled-up thoughts and stories artistically.

    To register, contact:

    Jessica Bugbee - [email protected]

    Penny Lee - [email protected]

    Zoom Meeting ID: 527 401 7756

    Workshop dates:

    January 11, 18, 25

    February 1, 8, 15

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