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, July 21, 2020 at 01:30 PM

    Housing Accommodations Rights for People with Disabilities

    Hope And Victory Evolves (H.A.V.E.) and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) present online training for Housing Accommodations Rights of People with Disabilities on July 21, 1:30-3:30pm. The session is designed for civilians & veterans, youth/adults/seniors, family-go-to-persons, clients, peer educators, advocates, case managers, health & housing resource/service providers, community leaders, and others.

    The event will share information and available resources to help people with disabilities and the aging to live independently and safely in their activities of daily living (ADLs), at home, as best they can for as long as they can.

    RSVP here.

    Training provided by Suhali Méndez, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.

  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 12:01 AM
    Online in New York, NY

    Warrior Writers Virtual Coffee Hour

    Warrior Writers offers a Virtual Coffee Hour on July 22, 12:01-1am, at Night Owl Noon on Tuesday at midnight! 

    This informal hangout is geared towards our night owls and is just a time to connect, check in, share ideas/resources and be yourselves. Pajamas welcome!
    Register here.
  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    MOAA Virtual Networking Evening

    Military Officers Association of America offers a Virtual Networking Evening on July 22, 7-8:30pm (EST). 

    Thinking about taking off your uniform and settling into a civilian community? Military spouse with a career on the move? Dealing with employment uncertainties caused by the pandemic and seeking new opportunities? Looking to relocate to a new community and want to get connected?

    We have all heard networking is going to be the key to your success to find employment opportunities and then secure a new position. Don’t know where to start? Let MOAA help by facilitating the introductions as you forge new relationships and expand your network.  

    You are not going to want to miss this unique opportunity to connect with MOAA networkers and resource specialists - at the national level and from regions across the country - who are ready to introduce you to employers and help you find veteran support organizations in the local community

    The online, cloud-based platform makes it easy and fun for you to participate. After signing in, you'll be able to explore the available information and opportunities, and participate in one-on-one text-based chats with representatives from participating organizations.  

    Register here.

  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 09:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Blue Star Families Virtual Wind-Down Wednesdays

    Join Blue Star Families for Virtual Wind-Down Wednesdays on July 22, 9-10pm (EST), with special guest jazz singer Frank Shiner.

    Hosted by Mike and Allyson Harasimowicz, spend some time talking through our current situation, hear about some BSF events coming your way, share some stories of life in the military, and ideas of how to spend time at home - over a glass of your favorite beverage!!

    Register here.

  • Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 01:00 PM
    Online in Totowa, NJ

    Passaic County Veteran Stakeholders Meeting

    The County of Passaic and SOS Vets host a Veteran Stakeholders Zoom Meeting on July 23, 1pm (EST). 

    Join the Zoom Meeting here:

  • Thursday, July 23, 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: Life Is in the Transitions on July 23, 3-4pm (EST).

    Join as Bruce Feiler - an American television personality, TEDx speaker, and best-selling author - shares his lessons learned and best practices on thriving through times of transition. He will bring a wealth of knowledge to this town hall, thanks to many years of coaching and supporting parents, families, and employees on how to live to the fullest through the roller coaster of life.

    You won’t want to miss this rousing conversation and the opportunity to ask Bruce your 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 23, 2020 at 07:30 PM

    New Politics Leadership Academy Documentary Screening

    New Politics Leadership Academy presents an online Documentary Screening of A Towering Task on July 23, 7:30pm (EST). It tells the remarkable story of the Peace Corps and takes viewers on a journey of what it means to be a global citizen. The event will be followed by a panel discussion featuring documentary filmmaker Alana DeJoseph and a slate of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

    RSVP here.

  • Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 08:30 AM
    West Shore Little League in Staten Island, NY

    Rolling Thunder 3 Boro Run

    Participate in the Annual Rolling Thunder 3-Boro Run, honoring Frankie “Towkar” Appice, on July 28. The event will support Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and local vets.

    Sign in begins at 8:30am in Staten Island at West Shore Little League. Kickstands go up at 11am, heading to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Manhattan. Bikes will be fully escorted to and from the Memorial.

    Your donation includes breakfast, a free pin, lunch, and entry to a family-friendly after party hosted by the Marine Corps League at 46 Ontario Ave, Staten Island (beginning at 1pm).

    Rolling Thunder is a volunteer organization. Each member’s diligence and dedication enables us to support those who have served our country. Our veterans gave to us, help us give back to them.

  • Monday, July 27, 2020 at 09:00 AM

    Backpacks For Life Annual Golf Outing

    Join Backpacks For Life for their 5th Annual Golf Outing on July 27, 9am. Enjoy a day filled with on-course activities including black jack and corn hole while playing on one of New Jersey’s premiere courses. Kick off the day with their favorite Veteran Owned Businesses! Enjoy coffee from Black 6 Coffee, cigars from The Mobile Cigar Lounge and beer from Backward Flag Brewing Co. Head out onto the course for a full day of golf with fun activities and prizes along the way. Finish the day at the cocktail hour, silent auction, and full dinner plus their infamous Helicopter Ball Drop.

    9am Registration & Brunch 

    11am Tee Time 

    5pm Cocktail Hour & Dinner Reception

    Click here to register or donate.

  • Monday, July 27, 2020 at 01:00 PM

    Blue Star Families Transitioning Like a Milspouse Online Workshop

    Join Blue Star Families for this virtual workshop on July 27, 1pm (EST), where you’ll get the career tools and resources you’ll need to make your transition out of the military with your spouse a much smoother experience.

    Register here.