Connecting Our NYC Metro Veterans Community

This is a public listing of submitted events & resources, maintained as a nonprofit project of NYC Veterans Alliance. 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:

  • Saturday, March 06, 2021 at 04:00 PM

    Claymore Vets - Las Combat Meninas

    Join Claymore Vets for a Virtual Sculpture Workshop on March 6 & 13, 4-6pm (EST). Learn how to sculpt and paint from scratch using paperclay made from uniforms!
    Register here. This is a two-part workshop.Attendance is required for both dates. A zoom link will be emailed after registration.
  • Monday, March 08, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    VA Caregiver Program

    Learn about the VA Caregiver Program during a virtual info session on March 8, 12-1pm (EST).

    Caregivers play an important role in the health and wellbeing of veterans. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a number of services to support family caregivers including a monthly stipend to primary family caregivers of veterans with moderate and severe needs. A stipend is defined as a monthly financial payment provided to a primary family caregiver of an eligible veteran.

    Register here. Once your registration is confirmed, a form will be sent out to every participant that should be completed and returned before the event.

  • Monday, March 08, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    The Warriors Table: Conversation about Veterans Mental Health

    The Military Families Program presents The Warriors Table: A Conversation about Veterans Mental Health on March 8, 12-1pm (EST). Join Medal of Honor Recipient, Master Sgt. Leroy Petry and MFP's Director, Army veteran and military spouse Dawn Mills for an open discussion about erasing the stigma of seeking mental health treatment as a veteran. Dawn will discuss the effects of PTSD from a family perspective as her husband struggled for years from PTSD from 6 deployments before he committed suicide. 

    Register here.

  • Monday, March 08, 2021 at 03:00 PM

    Understanding Military Retirement Pay

    Learn about Military Retirement Pay and CRDP/CRSC during a virtual info session on March 8, 3-4pm (EST).

    Many military retirees who are eligible for DoD retired pay are also eligible for VA disability pay. The laws and regulations that apply when a retiree is eligible for both types of pay are complex and can be confusing.

    Register here. Once your registration is confirmed, a form will be sent out to every participant that should be completed and returned before the event.

  • Tuesday, March 09, 2021 at 02:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    MOAA All You Need to Know About CRDP and CRSC

    Military Officers Association of America presents a virtual session: Concurrent Receipt Programs: All You Need to Know (and More) About CRDP and CRSC on March 9, 2-3pm (EST). 

    Initial concurrent receipt legislative efforts were first realized in the mid-2000s, with minor “fixes” last occurring in 2013. And while it's been about eight years since then, numerous misconceptions about Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay (CRDP) and Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC) persist.

    Join MOAA’s financial professionals -- Lt. Col. Shane Ostrom, USAF (Ret), CFP®, and Capt. Paul Frost, USN (Ret), AFC® -- for a comprehensive examination of each concurrent receipt program.

    Topics include:

    • A historical review of concurrent receipt programs
    • Legislative attempts to broaden CRDP eligibility
    • How pay agencies implement each program
    • Complex calculations for reserve and medical retiree current receipt
    • Eligible for both CRDP and CRSC? How to determine which program is best for you

    Register here.

  • Tuesday, March 09, 2021 at 07:00 PM

    Blue Star Families Book Club

    Neighbor START (Serving, Thriving, and Reading Together) is coming to the New York area! It’s 100% virtual and appropriate for all adults—whether you’re military-connected or not. One evening per week for four weeks, the literary facilitator will captivate and engage you in moderated dialogue.

    Begin each discussion on Zoom, spend a little time getting to know one another, and then dive into discussions of family, home, and other relatable topics. Blue Star Families will provide all the readings, and none are too long. They’ve even included poetry, which can be read in minutes and discussed for hours!

    Register here for the session on March 9, 7-8:30pm (EST).

  • Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 07:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Warrior Writers Virtual Workshop

    Attend the Warrior Writers Virtual Workshop for veterans and family members on March 10, 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, we build a community of support. Workshops are for any service member or veteran regardless of experiences with writing, combat, art, deployment, etc.

    Register here

  • Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 07:30 PM

    VA Home Loan Workshop

    Join VetsEDU for a free virtual VA Home Loan Workshop on March 10, 7:30pm (EST).

    Achieving The American Dream of Home Ownership

    Topics to be covered:

    - What is a VA Loan?

    - The process of becoming a homeowner

    - Your credit score impact

    - Refinancing options

    - Rehab & construction loans

    - Building wealth with Real Estate

    - Keeping you safe from predatory lending & Realtors

    Register here:

    Meeting ID: 324 201 2000
    Passcode: vetsedu
  • Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 01:00 PM

    Hiring Our Heroes STEM Hiring Fair

    Join Hiring Our Heroes for a virtual Hiring Fair for Careers in STEM on March 11, 1-3pm (EST)Military community job seekers from around the globe will meet, network, and interview with STEM industry employers at this interactive virtual hiring event.

    This online chat will connect you directly with organizations from the comfort of your home, office, smartphone, or tablet. After signing in, you’ll be able to explore the available information and opportunities, and participate in 1-on-1 text-based chats with representatives from participating organizations. Share your background and experience, and get all your questions answered.

    Register here.

  • Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 03:00 PM

    Bunker vConnect Event Series

    Join Bunker Labs for the Bunker vConnect Event Series for Newark, NJ, on March 11, 3pm (EST). The Bunker vConnect event series is the adaptation of the in-person facilitated networking program, Bunker Connect, piloted by Bunker Labs and the Schultz Family Foundation, where 90% of attendees made meaningful connections.

    Finding a good mentor can be tough and networking is often a chore. Why not try something different that’s fun, effective, and benefits the military-connected community? Grow your network and help others do the same.

    This event is for you if you are looking for:

    • Advancements in your current position
    • A fun, new way to increase your network
    • Exposure to new opportunities and resources
    • Ways to help through mentorship

    Active duty military, veterans, military veteran spouses, and their supporters are strongly encouraged to participate and connect.

    RSVP here.