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, November 25, 2021 at 11:00 AM
    Christ Church in Bronx, NY

    Christ Church Thanksgiving Community Meal and Fellowship

    Christ Church in the Bronx will host their Thanksgiving Community Meal Distribution and Fellowship at the Church on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25, 11am-3pm.  

    Join them to come together with community to share a Thanksgiving feast!

  • Thursday, November 25, 2021 at 11:30 AM
    House of Justice in New York, NY

    National Action Network Thanksgiving Meal Distribution

    The National Action Network Manhattan Chapter will host a Thanksgiving Meal Distribution on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25, 11:30am-3:30pm at House of Justice.

    Join them for a complimentary Thanksgiving meal!

  • Thursday, November 25, 2021 at 11:30 AM
    Little Drunken Chef in White Plains, NY

    Little Drunken Chef Thanksgiving Meal Distribution

    Little Drunken Chef of White Plains will host a FREE Thanksgiving buffet TO GO at the restaurant in White Plains on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25, 11:30-2:30pm.

    If you do not have plans for an awesome Thanksgiving, let "the Littles" say "Thanks" by offering to pamper you with a complimentary meal!

  • Thursday, November 25, 2021 at 03:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    Intrepid Adventures: Seaworthy Celebrations

    The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum presents a virtual learning opportunity "Seaworthy Celebrations" on Thursday, November 25, 3-4pm (Eastern Time) for children ages 5-15.  Communities and cultures all have their own important customs, values, milestones and celebrations. Explore how sailors onboard Naval ships celebrated traditional gatherings like Thanksgiving and discover connections to those we observe within our own communities!

    An Intrepid Museum educator will engage families online each Thursday at 3:00pm (Eastern Time), 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.

  • Monday, November 29, 2021 at 05:30 PM
    online in New York, NY

    Columbia University Veterans Writing Workshop

    Columbia University is offering Columbia Veterans Workshop via Zoom on Monday, November 29, 5:30-7:30pm (EST).

    This is a free creative writing course open to all Columbia affiliates who are veterans or military family members.  Students will have the opportunity to learn about craft, be workshopped by their peers, and receive written feedback on their writing from instructors.  There will be works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and anything else of interest!  Plus, plenty of in-class writing exercises.  The class will also feature veteran guest speakers, who will talk to students about their work in the professional literary realm.

    This course is open to people of all levels working in any genre; from first-timers to published writer.

    Join via Zoom:

    Mondays 5:30-7:30PM EST
    Zoom Session led by Devin Goldring and Sophie Kemp.
    Email [email protected] to be added to the email chain.
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 885 5552 7254
    Passcode: 239550 
  • Monday, November 29, 2021 at 07:00 PM

    Yoga for Health LI with Team RWB and Project9Line

    Join Yoga for Health Long Island, Team RWB and Project9Line for a weekly yoga class at the Project9Line HQ Building on Monday, November 29, 7-8pm (Eastern Time).

    Be sure to meet them on the mats to get a great mindful and physical class. Everything in Yoga is done at your own pace and with modifications. The goal is to leave the class feeling accomplished and relaxed. Please join them, they'd love to have you!

    This is a weekly class given every Monday.

    Click here and sign in to your Team RWB account (or create one!) to RSVP.

  • Monday, November 29, 2021 at 08:30 PM
    online in New York, NY

    Team RWB Mindful Meditation Monday

    Team RWB invites you to join them on Zoom for Mindful Meditation Monday on Monday, November 29, 8:30-9:00pm (EST).

    End your Monday with a little bit of mindfulness through meditation! Join their Zoom chat for a short Mindful Awareness/Meditation exercise hosted by Matt. In this class, you will first focus on building awareness of what you're sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Then, Matt will guide the class through a short Awareness of Breath exercise followed by another mindfulness session or a short iRest Yoga Nidra practice. Haven't tried this class yet? Please do!

    Click here to sign into your Team RWB account (or create one for free) and get the Zoom link.

  • Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 01:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    Harlem Vet Center Vietnam Veterans Virtual Meeting

    The Harlem Vet Center will hold a virtual meeting for Vietnam veterans on Tuesday, November 30, 1-2pm (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. 

    Our time in service is not only defined by active duty, but by our life experiences since.  Recent events can make these increasingly difficult and isolating times for all of us.  But like our service, we are never alone.  Camaraderie is the hallmark of our military experience and through each other we find strength.  Join this virtual group to lend strength to and find strength in fellow Vietnam veterans.

    For more information and to register, contact Amy Margratten at [email protected]

  • Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 07:30 PM

    Warrior Writers BIPOC Writing Workshop

    Warrior Writers will host a Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Writing Workshop virtually on Tuesday, November 30, 7:30-9:30pm (EST).

    This workshop will consist of prompts from BIPOC writers and/or articles about topics that pertain to our communities. The first session will be focused on excerpts from Black and Indigenous Chapbook authors. Please bring yourself, your ancestors, your heart, and of course your words to this exciting new space we’re creating to share in our life experience as people of color that goes beyond the military.  Regardless of experiences with writing, combat, art, deployment, etc, any veteran or service member who identifies as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color is welcome at this workshop. No prior writing experience is required.

    Facilitated by Eddie Falcón and Angela Waller.

    Register here.

  • Wednesday, December 01, 2021 at 09:00 AM
    America Works of New York in New York, NY

    America Works Veteran Career Fair

    America Works will host a Veteran Career Fair at America Works of New York on Wednesday, December 1, 9am-5pm.

    Food and drinks provided.

    Hair cut vouchers for interview

    Gift cards after 30 days of employment

    Metro card given, once hired


    Veterans who qualify:

    Homeless veterans

    Veterans at risk of homelessness in the next 60 days

    Veterans participating in HUD-VASH or Tribal HUD-VASH

    Veterans receiving assistance under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996

    Veterans in transition from incarceration

    Veterans participating in VA's Rapid Rehousing and Prevention Program

    What to bring: DD-214/State or City ID


    Register here.