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, 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.

  • Friday, June 05, 2020 at 02:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    GallopNYC Virtual Veterans Meetup

    GallopNYC continues their Veterans Program virtually via Zoom with their horses every Friday at 2pm! GallopNYC instructor Katie will host the meeting and share information about all things horse-related. Servicemen and women are invited to join them for a few minutes of connection.

    Register here for the Zoom meeting.

  • Friday, June 05, 2020 at 06:00 PM

    Mission Continues Virtual Trivia Night

    Join The Mission Continues, National Parks Conservation Association and Trivia For Us for Virtual Trivia Night on June 5, 7-8:30pm, all about national parks! Show your knowledge and boost your facts about America’s national parks. Challenge your friends in this family-friendly game from the comfort of your home!

    June 6th is National Trails Day, and while we might not have the opportunity to get outside together, TMC and NPCA are bringing you fun and interactive ways to celebrate parks and build a sense of community while unleashing your creativity.

    The top three trivia winners will receive a prize:

    1st Place: $50 Amazon gift card
    2nd Place: $35 Amazon gift card
    3rd Place: $15 Amazon gift card

    Register here.

  • Friday, June 05, 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 on June 5, 8-9pm (EST). 

    Tune in to ASAP’s comedy show featuring stand-up from veteran comedians and an interview with comedian Aparna Nancherla, named one of “The 50 Funniest People Right Now” by Rolling Stone.

    You can watch Aparna on Comedy Central’s Corporate or hear her as the voice of Hollyhock on Bojack Horseman. She has a half-hour special on the second season of The Standups on Netflix, as well as appearances on Late Night with Stephen Colbert on CBS and Two Dope Queens on HBO.

    Get your ticket here.

  • Saturday, June 06, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    VFW Post 170 in Poughkeepsie, NY

    Heroic Food Farmer Training for Veterans

    Join Heroic Food for Maintenance and Seeding of Garden Beds on June 6, 10am-4pm. Activities include general agriculture education while performing hands-on maintenance and preparation for a bountiful first harvest in the backyard of the VFW. Limited spaces due to current conditions.

    Register here.

  • Saturday, June 06, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    Team RWB Virtual D-Day Remembrance WOD

    Team RWB offers a Virtual D-Day Remembrance WOD on June 6. Join Eagles coast to coast in remembering D-Day with this functional fitness workout of the day.

    Learn more here.

    See more virtual fitness opportunities here.

  • Sunday, June 07, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    Career Exploration Virtual Summit for Veterans with Disabilities

    Veterans with disabilities interested in becoming media professionals should attend the "Lights! Camera! Access!" Career Exploration Virtual Summit on June 7, 12-3pm (EST).

    Media can shatter myths or reinforce stereotypes depending on who is telling the story. That's why more veterans with disabilities should be working in media as filmmakers, producers, and executives.

    This event will give veterans an opportunity to network with professionals from AT&T, NBCUniversal, Google, and the Casting Society of America and will feature:

    • Industry Panels
    • Speed Interviews
    • Resume Reviews
    • Flash Mentoring
    • Virtual Networking
    • Professional Workshops

    Apply here. The deadline to apply is June 1, 11pm (EST), with Orientation and Workshops on June 2, 1-2:30pm (EST).

  • Sunday, June 07, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    Team RWB Virtual Run as One

    Team RWB offers a Virtual Run as One on June 7. Run As One participants complete a 1-mile, 3-mile, or 5-mile run or walk to demonstrate their commitment to combating mental health challenges and reducing veteran and military suicide.

    Step 1: Complete your miles

    Step 2: Write why you Run As One and take a selfie with your “why”

    Step 3: Post on social media using #RunAsOneRWB

    Learn more here.

    See more virtual fitness opportunities here.