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:

  • Monday, August 17, 2020 at 08:30 PM
    Online

    Team RWB Eagle Nation Live! Mindfulness Monday

    Join Team RWB for Mindfulness Monday Meditation on August 17, 8:30pm (EST)! Join the Zoom chat for a short Awareness of Breath exercise followed by a Loving Kindness meditation and discussion led by Matt Kiddoo. While breathing comes natural, it is the "anchor" that allows everyone to better handle whatever life throws our way. 

    Click here for more information.

    See more virtual fitness opportunities here.

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Warrior Writers Virtual Workshop

    Attend the Warrior Writers Virtual Workshop for female vets on August 18, 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 particular session is for female veteran writers.

  • Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 05:00 PM
    Online

    Veterans Integration To Academic Leadership Virtual Connections Meeting

    Join Veterans Integration To Academic Leadership (VITAL) for a Virtual Connections Meeting on August 19, 5-6pm, to learn more about how the VA VITAL Initiative can help connect you with resources, services, and other veterans.

    Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/93554332305
    Meeting ID: 935 5433 2305
    Password: VITAL

  • Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Online

    Virtual Veterans Advisory Board Meeting

    Join NYC Department of Veterans Services for a Virtual Veterans Advisory Board Meeting on August 19, 6-8pm. The meeting is designed to inform constituents about the City's efforts to support veterans and their families. Veterans, military families, advocates, and supporters are all invited to join. Participants are invited to share their stories, advocate for what's important to them, and ask questions directly to NYC officials. 

    Please email questions to connect@veterans.nyc.gov before the start of the event. Participants can also chat questions during the meeting.

    Join the meeting on Cisco Webex here. You can also join the meeting via phone: 646-992-2010. Use the Access Code: 129 230 2538.

  • Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 11:00 AM
    Online

    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 20, 11am (EST). Participants will learn how to stretch their food dollars, plan family meals, stay food safe, and much more. 

    Register here.

    bluestarfam.org

  • Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 08:00 PM
    Online

    Warrior Writers Virtual Caucus Space

    Warrior Writers offers an online Caucus Space on August 20, 8-9:30pm (EST) for BIPOC & white alliesThere will be two sessions, one for people of color to connect as well as time for white folks to talk about white privilege and how to be better allies.

    Register here to attend.

  • Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 08:00 PM
    Online

    ASAP Comedy Bootcamp Graduation Show

    After weeks of creativity, collaboration, and hard work in the Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) Comedy Bootcamp program, these veterans, service members, and military families share their stand-up comedy for the first time during this virtual Graduation Show on August 20, 8-9pm. Enjoy a great night full of laughs with the grads!

    Register here.

    www.asapasap.org

  • Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 02:00 PM
    Online

    TRR Train the Trainers Workshop

    Attend TRR's Train the Trainers Workshop (part one) on August 22, 2-4pm. The 2020 Series is designed to orient those in the veteran service community to Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in the repair of Military Moral Injury and also to enhance the training of equine therapy facilitators.

    If you did not did not participate in the webinar on June 25, you can watch the recording here: trrhelp.org/webinars-video. Watching the recorded video is required to attend the virtual workshop. 

    Register for part one here.

    Attending part one is required to attend part two.

  • Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 02:00 PM
    Online

    TRR Train the Trainers Workshop

    Attend TRR's Train the Trainers Workshop (part two) on August 29, 2-6pm. The 2020 Series is designed to orient those in the veteran service community to Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in the repair of Military Moral Injury and also to enhance the training of equine therapy facilitators.

    If you did not did not participate in the webinar on June 25, you can watch the recording here: trrhelp.org/webinars-video. Watching the recorded video is required to attend the virtual workshop. 

    Register for part two here.

    Attending part one is required to attend part two.

  • Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Online

    ASAP Storytelling 101 Graduation Show

    After weeks of creativity, collaboration, and hard work in the Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) Storytelling 101 class, these veterans, service members, and military families share their stories for the first time during this Graduation Show on August 23, 7-8pm. Listen in on a powerful evening exploring the military, veteran, and human experience — all in the words of the individuals who have lived it.

    Register here.

    www.asapasap.org

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