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, July 13, 2020 at 11:30 AM

    VetsinTech Security+ Bootcamp Training Webinar

    VetsinTech has partnered with a leading Security+ Training provider to offer a five day hands-on Security+ Bootcamp July 13-17. They will include the Sec+ Certification Exams to be done on the 5th day of the bootcamp.

    The VetsinTech Security+ Boot Camp is open to all service members, military veterans, and spouses interested in going into the field of Cybersecurity, even those with little to no background in the field. They will give you online access to foundational training in A+ and Net+ to complete prior to starting the Sec+ course.

    Register or join the waitlist here.

  • Monday, July 13, 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 July 13, 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, July 14, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    Online in New York, NY

    MOAA Strategic Money Matters

    Military Officers Association of America offers Strategic Money Matters on July 14, 9-11am (EST). 

    While most base-level financial programs focus on tactical issues (family budgets, credit ratings, loans/debts, savings, and cash flow, for example), this class focuses on strategic money management: Wealth creation, investments, investment concepts, and strategies.

    Based on experience and feedback, MOAA audiences asked for more education in these areas. This class will help participants understand:

    • The Thrift Saving Plan (TSP). What it is. How it works. Why participate. What the investment options are, what they mean, and how to use each one.
    • How to build wealth. Types of accounts. Tax issues. Setting target amounts for retirement. Planning for retirement.
    • Investment risks. What are the risks, and how do investors manage risks to build wealth.
    • The difference between ownership and savings in building wealth.
    • How humans are not hardwired to manage money because we are driven by our emotions - and how we can fight these tendencies.
    • How we are taught the wrong investment mindset by the financial media and financial service industries. Break down the myths to provide understandable, proven, and usable knowledge.

    Your instructor, Lt. Col. Shane Ostrom, USAF (Ret), worked in the investment business and, as a Certified Financial Planner, provides honest, unbiased, information without sales pitches or catches. MOAA is not a financial service firm; there are no products and no clients. They provide unbiased, trustworthy financial and consumer education from certified financial instructors experienced in the financial industry.

    Register here.

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 11:15 AM
    Sunningdale Country Club in Scarsdale, NY

    2020 Heroes To Heroes Charity Golf and Tennis

    Attend the 2020 Heroes To Heroes Foundation Charity Golf and Tennis Classic on July 14. 

    It begins with a spectacular brunch, shotgun golf beginning at 11:15am, cocktails at the 19th Hole and, finally, dinner honoring the memory of Cliff Nolan, co-Founder, without whom Heroes to Heroes would not exist.

    Click here for registration and sponsorship information.

    Heroes To Heroes Foundation provides spiritual healing and peer support for Combat Veterans of all conflicts and all faiths who have attempted suicide or are on a path to self-destruction, due to moral injury.

  • Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 08:00 PM

    Warrior Writers Caucus Space

    Warrior Writers offers an online Caucus Space on July 15, 8-10pm (EST) for POC and non-POC. There 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, July 16, 2020 at 02:00 PM

    Theater of War with Bravehound

    This special event on July 16, 2-4pm is a collaboration with Bravehound, a Scottish charity that supports veterans and their families in the United Kingdom. Theater of War is proud to open this event up to the public, fostering healing dialogue with the Bravehound community. Featuring performances by Jason Isaacs, Lesley Sharp, Nyasha Hatendi, David Elliot, and Patrick Walshe McBride.

    Theater of War is an innovative public health project that presents readings of scenes from ancient Greek plays - Sophocles’ Ajax and Philoctetes - as a catalyst for guided discussions about the challenges faced by service members, veterans, and their families. Using Sophocles’ plays to forge a common vocabulary for openly discussing the visible and invisible wounds of war, these events are aimed at generating compassion and understanding between diverse audiences.

    Register here. Registered audience members will receive a Zoom link prior to the event.

    All of Theater of War Productions' events follow the same format:

    • The actors will read the play.
    • Four community panelists will kick off the discussion with their gut responses to what resonated with them across time
    • Discussion is opened to the audience, facilitated by Bryan Doerries. During the discussion, raise your hand using the button at the bottom center of the screen. If called upon, you will be promoted to speak and you will be visible and heard by the entire audience for the duration of your comments. If you would prefer not to be seen, please disable your video when entering the event.

  • Thursday, July 16, 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: Relying on Creativity to Cope with Stress on July 16, 3-4pm (EST).

    Join Arts in the Armed Forces (AITAF) as Hollywood and Broadway actors and directors participate in a robust conversation speaking to the following questions: How does creativity play a role in your daily life in the military? How has art sustained you through difficult times?

    AITAF will also discuss upcoming opportunities for engagement and scholarships, and attendees will have the chance to ask actors and directors questions.

    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.

  • Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Blue Star Families Building Digital Resilience

    Blue Star Families joins forces with #GrowWithGoogle #OnAir for Building Digital Resilience: Remote Work Skills Training for Military Spouses on July 16, 7-8pm (EST) to bring you a virtual workshop aimed at helping you discover remote work opportunities. Sign up today if you need help organizing & enhancing your job search experience. 

    Register here

  • Monday, July 20, 2020 at 11:00 AM
    Online in Brooklyn, NY

    MilitaryX Brooklyn Veterans Virtual Career Fair

    Meet and interview with hiring managers at companies ranging from local businesses to Fortune 500 corporations at MilitaryX Brooklyn Veterans Virtual Career Fair on July 20, 11am-2pm. In serving your country, you have trained to become these company's greatest assets. This career fair will allow you to learn about the businesses that are hiring and meet them face-to-face. Anyone who served active duty, in the National Guard, or in the Reserves and their spouses are invited to attend.

    RSVP here.

  • Monday, July 20, 2020 at 02:00 PM

    Blue Star Families LinkedIn for Military Spouses

    Blue Star Families offers LinkedIn for Military Spouses on July 20, 2-3pm (EST). Learn LinkedIn strategies. Networking with a purpose, connect your way to a new career while you grow your network. 85% of all jobs are filled via networking.

    RSVP here.