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

  • 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
    https://us05web.zoom.us/j/88555527254?pwd=a2JYd213bGdtMVdoeXh3b09PQ0NFZz09
    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
    online

    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.

     

  • Thursday, December 02, 2021 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, December 2, 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]

  • Thursday, December 02, 2021 at 05:30 PM
    Dodge Hall in New York, NY

    Columbia University Veterans Writing Workshop

    Columbia University is offering Columbia Veterans Workshop in person on campus in Dodge Hall, Room 407, on Thursday, December 2, 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.

    Led by Destiny Hall, Dhruv Bhatia, and Anthony Ashley.
    Email [email protected] to be added to the email chain.
  • Friday, December 03, 2021 at 07:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    NYMAS Webinar: Machiavellian Discourses on Afghanistan and Iraq

    The New York Military Affairs Symposium (NYMAS) will host an online lecture, Machiavellian Discourses on Afghanistan and Iraq, on Friday, December 3, 7-9pm via Zoom.

    Speaker: Scott Savitz, RAND Corporation

    Zoom meeting information:

    Meeting ID: 838 2259 4562

    Passcode: 910386

    NYMAS is devoted to increasing public knowledge, awareness, and understanding of the interrelationship of war, society, and culture through the presentation and dissemination of diverse scholarly viewpoints.

     

  • Saturday, December 04, 2021 at 11:00 AM
    Republic Airport, Hangar 3 in Farmingdale, NY

    American Airpower Museum and Honor Flight Long Island WWII Veterans Reunion

    The American Airpower Museum and Honor Flight Long Island (HFLI) will host a WWII Veterans Reunion at Republic Airport, Hangar 3 on Saturday, December 4, 11am-1pm.  This event is to honor the nine WWII veterans who took their Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. on October 3, 2021 to visit the WWII Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery.

    This is a public event, so folks are invited to come and applaud the veterans during a “Ceremony of Honors,” as each is presented with a personalized Tribute Journal full of photographs taken during their historic day in the capital.  Admission for the nine veterans, their guardians and families is free.  Public admission is $15 for adults, $10 seniors and veterans, $8 kids (5-12).  Preregistration is not required for public admission.  More info at  www.americanairpowermuseum.org  (631) 293-6398.   

    The public can meet and greet this gallant Band of Brothers and one Sister!  They are:  Dominick Critelli, 100, Army, Floral Park; Vincent DePalo, 98, Army Air Corps, Bethpage; Constantine Efthimiades, 96, Army, Whitestone; Robert Harms, 95, Navy, Carle Place; Louis Peretz, 100, Army Air Corps, Commack; Eleanor Rizutto, 100, Army, Franklin Square; Stephen Samsel, 94, Navy, Fairfield, CT; Vincent Tolve, 98, Army Air Corps, Mastic Beach; Eugene Zanger, 93, Army, Massapequa.

    This great event includes keynote speeches by HFLI President Bill Jones and AAM President and Founder Jeff Clyman.  Elected officials are expected to attend and present citations to the veterans.  The Fort Salonga Community Band will play the patriotic medley known as the “Armed Forces Salute,” featuring five official melodies of the United States Armed Forces:  Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.  Free refreshments will be provided for all by HFLI.

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