Connecting Our NYC Metro Veterans Community

This is a public listing of submitted events & resources, maintained as a nonprofit project of NYC Veterans Alliance. During the COVID-19 emergency, please be advised that in-person events have been cancelled. For future events, please contact the event organizer. 

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:

  • Friday, September 18, 2020 at 05:00 PM

    Blue Star Families Virtual Vision Board Workshop

    Join Blue Star Families for a Virtual Vision Board Workshop on September 18, 5-6pm (EST). Professor Lori Huetas will guide you to focus on your career goals and dreams in the months ahead from the comfort of your own home.

    Register here.

  • Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM

    Westfield Veterans Outreach Event

    The Union County Department of Military and Veterans Affairs partners with the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission on September 19, 10am-2pm, in a Veterans Outreach Event to assist veterans with a wide assortment of services. Both agencies will have their outreach vehicles on site.

  • Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    Craft of War Writing Workshop

    The Craft of War Writing Workshops (Bronx) are offered in collaboration with Voices From War, on Saturdays beginning September 19 - December 5, 12-2pm. All Voices From War workshops are running ONLINE due to precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Jeremy Warneke instructs this 10-session workshop. Veteran family members also welcome. Prior writing experience not required.

    In this free workshop, write your own narratives while reading excerpted fiction and non-fiction by veterans, military spouses, and select civilians. Each week student work will be shared to learn from each other's strengths and successes, while also discussing ways to come closer to the stories we want to tell, for ourselves or a larger audience.

    Register here.

    Voices From War - Empowering veterans to craft their stories. Propelling veteran stories into sight.

  • Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 01:00 PM
    Heights Senior Center in Bronx, NY

    NYC DVS & Nourish NY Food Distribution

    NYC Department of Veterans' Services and Nourish NY have partnered to offer Food Distribution on September 19, 1-3pm, to veterans and military families facing food insecurity. 

    Prepacked meal bags consist of perishable items such as: protein, dairy, grocery & produce to make two nutritional meals per bag. Anyone who wishes to volunteer to pack up meals may do so 9am-12pm on the day of. 

    Organizations that want to schedule a pick-up can email Latisha Russaw.

  • Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 05:30 PM
    Anthony F. Veteran Park in Hartsdale, NY

    HERO Wounded Warriors Tennis Program

    The HERO Wounded Warriors Tennis Program is offered September 19, 5:30-7pm. They will provide tennis racquets to those who need them.

    Contact Janet Lefkowitz for more information.

  • Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    Virtual Intrepid Military Family Program - Space Race

    Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's Military Family Program is going virtual on September 20, 11-11:45am (EST)! Join current and former military service members and their families (children ages 3-18) via Zoom for a free interactive program.

    What does a ship have to do with outer space? Discover Intrepid's connection to America's early ventures into space and explore the future of space travel.

    Free with advance registration! For more information and to register, click here to complete the Google Form.

  • Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Warrior Writers Virtual Workshop

    Attend the Warrior Writers Virtual Workshop on September 20, 6-8pm (EST). This generative creative writing workshop will offer prompts that cover a variety of military issues and experiences. This encourages sharing stories, opinions, and ideas for productive writing/reflecting/story-telling and art-making. A highlight of these workshops for many veterans is having a space to release bottled-up thoughts and emotions among others who understand, creating a sense of empowerment in the ability to tell their own story. By creating an open and accepting atmosphere, Warrior Writers build a community of support. Workshops are for any service member or veteran regardless of experiences with writing, combat, art, deployment, etc.

    Register here

  • Monday, September 21, 2020 at 10:00 AM

    Passaic County Veterans Outreach Event

    The Passaic County Department of Military and Veterans Affairs partners with the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission on September 21, 10am-2pm, in a Veterans Outreach Event to assist veterans with a wide assortment of services. Both agencies will have their outreach vehicles on site.

  • Monday, September 21, 2020 at 10:30 AM

    I Was There Film Workshop

    The I Was There Film Workshop is sponsored by Patton Veterans Project, Inc. During the 3-day workshop, September 21-23, you will work with fellow veterans and expert filmmakers to produce a short film expressing service experiences that matter to you. You must attend all three days.

    This workshop will take place over Zoom. A smart phone is required. A computing device like a laptop, desktop, or iPad/tablet is ideal but not a requirement for participation.

    Register with Alison Baker at the Bronx VA. Limited to 9 participants.

  • Monday, September 21, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Bergen Restore in Westwood, NJ

    Habitat for Humanity Homes for Veterans

    Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County presents an Informational Meeting for Affordable Home Ownership for Veterans and Seniors in Washington Township on September 21, 7pm. Masks required, this in-person meeting will be socially distant.

    This opportunity is open to seniors who are 55 years or older; honorably discharged US veterans; and all applicants must attend 1 of 3 mandatory meetings.

    Email to register.