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:

  • Tuesday, June 02, 2020 at 09:00 AM

    Veteran Voices Virtual Summer Workshop

    Poetic Theater Productions is proud to present Veteran Voices Virtual Summer Workshops as a part of their Veteran Voices program, the deadline to register is June 2.

    All workshops will take place over Zoom. All participants must attend all workshops in the series, as they are designed to build one upon the other. The Zoom meeting link will be provided to participants upon acceptance into the program.

    These workshops are designed to guide veterans through a process of writing and performance that empowers them to speak their truths, share their experiences, bear witness together, and exist in a space of creativity, compassion, and camaraderie.

    June 13, 4-6pm: Writing Workshop (writing pieces intended for performance from a prompt)

    June 27, 4-6pm: Editing Workshop (editing the pieces created in the Writing Workshop)

    July 11, 4-6pm: Performance Skills Workshop (learning and practicing performance skills, specifically tailored to performing on the Zoom platform)

    July 16, 7-9pm: Rehearsing Workshop (a dress rehearsal for the public sharing/performance, with feedback and coaching from a director)

    July 18, 7-8:30pm: Public Sharing/Performance (a final sharing of the work written, edited, and rehearsed; friends, family, and the general public will be invited to virtually hear and witness the work)

    Register here.

  • Tuesday, June 02, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    NYS DVS Tele-Town Hall for 55-B/C Program

    New York State Division of Veterans Services and New York State Department of Civil Service present a Tele-Town Hall on June 2, 11am-12pm, on the 55-b/c Program, also known as the Governor's Program to Hire Individuals and Veterans with Disabilities. This will include brief descriptions of both agencies, an overview of the program, eligibility criteria, and a portion to answer your questions.
    Register here.
  • Tuesday, June 02, 2020 at 01:00 PM

    VA New Jersey Moving Forward Webinar

    The VA New Jersey Health Care System presents an Initial Moving Forward Planning Update Webinar on June 2, 1-2:30pm. Join Public Affairs Officer, Christine Farrell, and Community Outreach Coordinator, Dave Brimmer, for a foundational discussion about how VA New Jersey Health Care System is shaping plans to move forward safely after COVID-19 operations.

    This will be the first of a short series of webinars to provide information, as it becomes available, to the public about what to expect in the weeks and months ahead.

    RSVP here.

    Join the zoom webinar online here: or join by telephone: 929-205-6099, Meeting ID: 837 3232 1679.

  • Tuesday, June 02, 2020 at 07:00 PM

    BPL Presents 28th Amendment Town Hall

    BPL Presents, the programming team of Brooklyn Public Library, offers 28th Amendment Town Hall, a virtual event moderated by Craig Manbauman, on June 2, 7-8pm. 

    BPL Presents invites the public online to help to draft the 28th amendment to the Constitution. The 27th amendment was added to our Constitution in 1992, has the time arrived to propose another change? Through a series of online town hall forums, people of all ages and backgrounds can give voice to the most important issues facing their communities today and discuss how the U.S. Constitution supports or hinders contemporary society.

    Ideas put forward during the series of virtual town hall meetings will be sent to our Framers, who will draft our Constitution’s next amendment on behalf of the people. While the result will not be a legal document, the amendment will reflect the aspirations and collective will of the people. 

    Veterans, military, and their families are invited to participate.

    RSVP here.

  • Tuesday, June 02, 2020 at 08:00 PM

    Veterans Writing Project One Day Workshop

    Veterans Writing Project (VWP) and Armed Services Arts Partnership present a One Day Workshop on June 2, 8-9:30pm. The workshops focus on the elements of the craft of creative writing, so they are useful for writers regardless of their interest in fiction, non-fiction, essay, memoir, short stories, or poetry. Beginning with the questions, “Why do we write? and "What’s different about writing the military experience?”, the workshops cover a variety of writing techniques and styles that will strengthen your abilities and spark creativity.

    Instructor Jerri Bell leads this session From the Ground Up: Writing Better Sentences. Stories are made of sentences. Here’s how to create better stories with better sentences.

    Register here. Learn more about the workshops here.

  • Wednesday, June 03, 2020 at 01:00 PM

    The Financial Path Forward: Virtual Town Hall for America’s Veterans

    Comcast NBCUniversal and Disabled American Veterans partner for The Financial Path Forward: Virtual Town Hall for America’s Veterans on June 3, 1-2pm (EST).

    Veterans across America will hear from a team of some of the country’s most knowledgeable financial experts, thought leaders, and small business advisors.

    Hosted by CNBC Correspondent Contessa Brewer, the experts will provide simple, straightforward, and actionable strategies to empower veterans to achieve the American Dream they helped defend.

    CNBC is committed to democratizing investing for a new generation. 

    Register here.

  • Wednesday, June 03, 2020 at 01:00 PM

    Coronavirus and Veterans Virtual Forum

    Attend the Coronavirus and Veterans Virtual Forum on June 3, 1-2pm. 

    While the world battles against the COVID-19 pandemic, veterans across the United States are disproportionately suffering devastating impacts, as this crisis threatens the health and well-being of both military veterans and their families.

    This discussion will tackle current challenges and address misconceptions from issues such as the effects of social distancing on mental health for veterans and their families, VA restrictions and the impact on critical care, the economic effect that veterans are experiencing as a direct result of COVID-19, and more. The discussion will include a recap of actions taken to help veterans (including the stimulus bill), what practical solutions are being considered for the immediate future, as well as what we as a society can do moving forward to better support those who have already sacrificed so much for the greater good.

    RSVP here. You will receive the webinar link to watch the stream 48 hours prior to the event. You’ll also have an opportunity to participate in a live Twitter chat during the forum.

    Hosted by John Berry, Jr., CEO of Berry Law Firm, featuring Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar, retired Navy SEAL Chriss Smith, Human Performance expert Dr. Mickra Hamilton, and CEO of The Academy of United States Veterans Assal Ravandi, plus a representative from The Bob Woodruff Foundation.

  • Wednesday, June 03, 2020 at 07:00 PM

    Merging Vets and Players Virtual Meeting

    MVP New York has adapted to meeting virtually every Wednesday at 7-8:30pm (EST) via Zoom.

    Participate in a 30 minute workout, followed by an hour-long Huddle (a time to talk about what is going on with us). Please find a private space and use headphones for the Huddle, as topics can get very personal and deep. The MVP community is built on the trust of confidentiality and like-minded individuals who rely on each other.

    Please fill out both registration links prior to attending:

    Registration 1

    Registration 2

  • Thursday, June 04, 2020 at 01:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Blue Star Families MCEC Parent to Parent Workshop

    Blue Star Families and MCEC Parent to Parent Program present an online educational workshop every Thursday at 1pm (EST). On June 4, gain a Growth Mindset. As parents of military-connected children, they will be discussing how to influence the development of our kids’ mindsets based on how we parent, what we model, and the things we say.

    Register here.

  • Thursday, June 04, 2020 at 03:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall

    Watch this Town Hall from the COVID-19 Military Support Initiative, Association of Defense Communities, and Blue Star Families: Defense Communities in Recovery on June 4, 3-4pm (EST).

    As the nation looks towards recovery and reopening, questions of what life will look like in our communities still remain. Join a briefing featuring top economic and community development experts as they explore the strategies, tools, and resources available to communities and states while moving into recovery stages from the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Moderator: Matt Borron, Chief Operating Officer, Association of Defense Communities

    Speakers: Joe Driskill, Executive Director, Missouri Military Preparedness and Enhancement Commission and President, Association of Defense Communities

    Vicki Selva, Executive Director, Michigan Defense Center

    Michael Behn, CEO, State Side Government Affairs

    William Eggers, Executive Director, Deloitte Center of Government Insights

    Free event - register here. Capacity is limited.

    COVID-19 Military Support Initiative is powered by Booz Allen Hamilton.

    Check out past events for recordings and resources from previous Town Halls here.