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 our listing of Resources for Veterans & Families HERE. We also 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:
Watch this Town Hall from the COVID-19 Military Support Initiative, The Impact of COVID-19 on Service Member Transition and Separation on April 9, 3-4pm (EST). The COVID-19 outbreak has created increasing uncertainty for everyone - including transitioning service members. Soldiers who decided to separate from the military are now facing a job market that is challenging at best. During this dynamic discussion, hear from financial support institutions, transition experts, and Department of Defense representatives who will share potential policy changes as well as resources available to reduce financial insecurity surrounding transition.
Free event - register here. Capacity is limited.
Kathy Roth-Douquet, CEO, Blue Star Families
Maureen Casey, Chief Operating Officer, Institute for Veterans and Military Families
Mike Miller, Director, Public-Private Engagement, DOD-TVPO
Laura Schmiegel, Senior Associate / Military and Veteran Affairs Lead Corporate Affairs, Booz Allen Hamilton
Eric Eversole, President, Hiring Our Heroes
Christopher Plamp, Senior Vice President, Operations, Programs, & Entertainment, USO
COL Prescott Farris, Director, U.S. Army Soldier for Life
Boris Kun, Director of Credentialing and SkillBridge Programs, United States Department of Defense
COVID-19 Military Support Initiative is powered by Booz Allen Hamilton, Association of Defense Communities, and Blue Star Families.
Start your Friday off right with Community Coffee Hour facilitated by Minority Vets Executive Director, Lindsay Church on April 10, 11am-12:30pm! Fight the isolation and anxiety many of us feel with conversation, connection, and fellow minority veterans.
The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) presents The Great Outdoors: True Stories About Life Outside Virtual Storytelling Show on April 10, 8-9pm (EST). This online show will feature will feature veterans, service members, military family members and caregivers and share stories about the military, veteran, and human experience.
Register here. This is a FREE event ($10 suggested donation), however you will need to register to receive a link. All proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to supporting the Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP).
Join Minority Vets for a weekly series on safety and precautions that you can take to protect yourself and those around you from COVID-19. Each week they will tackle a new topic around how you can more safely navigate the world around you. Join MVA leader and U.S. Coast Guard veteran, Janell Norman, for this family-focused session!
Join Blue Star Families Monday mornings at 10am (EST) for Virtual Coffee Chats!
Connect over a cup of coffee, tea, juice, whatever you choose, to visit with other Blue Star Families and have some fun visiting with new friends. Bring a friend!!
Join the chat here: zoom.us/j/3106831989
Join Blue Star Families Tuesday mornings at 11am (EST) for Music Meet-Ups!
Jennifer Garretson, a professional musician and music teacher, has partnered with Blue Star Families to offer a 5-week virtual course on a variety of musical performance and theory topics. ALL ages are welcome! You may join one or all of the sessions.
Join Blue Star Families for Virtual Wind-Down Wednesdays Happy Hour at 5pm every Wednesday.
Hosted by Mike and Allyson Harasimowicz, spend some time talking through our current situation, hear about some BSF events coming your way, share some stories of life in the military, and ideas of how to spend time at home - over a glass of your favorite beverage!!
Join the zoom here: zoom.us/j/3106831989
Attend a free, online VA Home Loan Workshop from NY Metro Community Veteran Engagement Board (CVEB) on April 16, 5pm (EST). Valuation Officer Marty Finlin and Loan Production Officer Holly Barnett-Reba will discuss the latest changes and how they will impact your home ownership.
Join the meeting here: meet.rtc.va.gov/martin.finlin/WJZ0C56B
Or join by phone: 844-358-7954, 844-210-0201, 844-894-0415
Conference ID: 246469240