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:

  • Wednesday, August 05, 2020 at 05:00 PM

    Veterans Integration To Academic Leadership Virtual Connections Meeting

    Join Veterans Integration To Academic Leadership (VITAL) for a Virtual Connections Meeting on August 5, 5-6pm, to learn more about how the VA VITAL Initiative can help connect you with resources, services, and other veterans.

    Zoom Meeting:
    Meeting ID: 935 5433 2305
    Password: VITAL

  • Thursday, August 06, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    Blue Star Families Virtual Weekly Nutrition Classes

    Looking for ways to save money or time in the kitchen? Register for Blue Star Families' "What’s Cooking with Beverly" a six-week culinary adventure and workshop series on August 6, 11am (EST). Participants will learn how to stretch their food dollars, plan family meals, stay food safe, and much more. 

    Register here.

  • Thursday, August 06, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Warrior Writers Virtual Coffee Hour

    Warrior Writers offers a Virtual Coffee Hour on August 6, 12-1pm (EST).

    Hosted by veterans in the Warrior Writers network, these sessions will provide unstructured time for connection, resource sharing, wellness checks and listening. It's just a place to connect, check in, share ideas/resources and be yourselves.
    Register here.
  • Thursday, August 06, 2020 at 08:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    ASAP Live-stream Comedy Show

    Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) presents a Live-stream Comedy Show with Myq Kaplan on August 6, 8-9pm (EST). 

    Myq Kaplan is a comedian named Mike Kaplan. He has performed on the Tonight Show, Conan, the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Seth Meyers, the Late Late Show with James Corden, in his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents special, and in his own one-hour special on Netflix and now Amazon, Small, Dork, and Handsome.

    Get your ticket here.

  • Friday, August 07, 2020 at 08:00 PM

    Minority Veterans of America Birthday Livestream

    Join Minority Veterans of America in celebrating their 3rd Birthday with a Livestream on August 7, 8-9pm (EST). They'll speak on where the organization came from, what they’re up to, where they’re going, and why they are.

    Tune in here.

    MVA is an inclusive community of veterans from all walks of life that represents the needs and spectrum of lived experiences of the minority veteran community. Whether you're a minority veteran or an ally - There's a place in Minority Veterans of America for YOU.

  • Monday, August 10, 2020 at 01:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Blue Star Families Grow With Google

    Participate in Blue Star Families' Grow With Google on August 10, 1-2pm (EST). Learn how Google tools can help you search for remote work, fine-tune your ability to use these tools for efficiency purposes, and more.

    Register here

  • Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 08:00 PM

    VetsinTech Virtual Entrepreneurship Event

    Join VetsinTech for a Virtual Entrepreneurship Event on August 11, 8-9pm (EST), to learn about entrepreneurship programs and support available from VetsinTech and their partners. This event will focus on how Veteran Entrepreneurs can access Capital and how to get resources, including coaching and accelerator programs such as NASDAQ offerings.

    Moderator: Ikram Mansori | Donald Coolidge


    Nicola Corzine | Executive Director at Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center

    Craig Cummings | General Partner at Moonshots Capital, Serial Entrepreneur, Military Veteran

    Tom Anderson | Counsel at VLP Law Group LLP

    RSVP here.

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 02:00 PM

    TechCongress Congressional Innovation Fellowship Info Call

    TechCongress holds an Informational Call regarding the 2021 Congressional Innovation Fellowship on August 12, 2-3pm (EST). 

    They are searching for talented technologists, engineers, and data analysts who are passionate about bringing their technical expertise to Congress to help shape current and future tech policy. 

    They're holding networking events and information calls where you can ask them questions, meet the fellows, and learn more about the fellowship. Veterans are encouraged to apply! Applications close August 27, 11:59pm (EST). 

    Register here.

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 02:30 PM

    NYC Civil Service 101 Information Session

    New York City's Department of Citywide Administrative Services and New York State Department of Labor offer a virtual NYC Civil Service 101 Information Session on August 12, 2:30-4pm.

    This is a great opportunity to see how veterans can apply for jobs with benefits, healthcare, and use your experience to serve the City of New York!
    These sessions will provide attendees with information on how to: 
    • Use veteran credits to add points when you take a City exam.
    • Use veteran benefits and waive the exam fee plus more.
    • Job opportunities for people with disabilities.
    • Show how to navigate through the websites, take an exam, and apply to jobs

    Register here.

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Warrior Writers Virtual Workshop

    Attend the Warrior Writers Virtual Workshop on August 12, 7-9pm (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. This class is led by Warrior Writers poet/playwright/actor Jeff Key, based between New Orleans and LA.