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, June 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    Online in New York, NY

    Blue Star Families Grow With Google

    Participate in Blue Star Families' Grow With Google virtual Coffee Connect on June 15, 10-11am (EST). Come for coffee, connection, and conversation as they discuss resume tips.

    Register here

  • Monday, June 15, 2020 at 01:00 PM
    Online

    Blue Star Families Spouseforce Orientation

    Blue Star Families offers Spouseforce Orientation on June 15, 1-2pm (EST). We have all been there – trying to make new connections and get job leads, all while working hard to land that career opportunity. Start your career planning the right way with #BSFSpouseforce.

    RSVP here.

    When you attend the Blue Star Families Spouseforce Orientation you’ll receive:

    • Personalized assistance
    • Resume evaluation & tips
    • Local resources and connections to support your career goals
    • PLUS, an introduction to IMMEDIATE hiring partners!

    Relocating soon? No problem! Blue Star Careers has the tools to connect you to other communities.

    www.bluestarfam.org

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 08:00 PM
    Online

    Veterans Writing Project One Day Workshop

    Veterans Writing Project (VWP) and Armed Services Arts Partnership present a One Day Workshop on June 16, 8-9:30pm. The workshops focus on the elements of the craft of creative writing, so they are useful for writers regardless of their interest in fiction, non-fiction, essay, memoir, short stories, or poetry. Beginning with the questions, “Why do we write? and "What’s different about writing the military experience?”, the workshops cover a variety of writing techniques and styles that will strengthen your abilities and spark creativity.

    Instructor Dario DiBattista leads this session So You Got Something to Say About Something? A Brief Course on Lyrical Poetry.

    Register here. Learn more about the workshops here.

  • Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Online

    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 18, 2020 at 08:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    New Politics Virtual Leading With Purpose

    New Politics Leadership Academy offers a Virtual Leading With Purpose session on June 18, 8-9:30pm. They've launched this new program to help their communities serve and lead in this time of unprecedented change. 

    Register here.

    Each program will be facilitated by Max Klau. Questions? Please reach out to Max Klau.

    newpoliticsacademy.org

  • Friday, June 19, 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 19, 2020 at 05:00 PM
    Online

    Minority Vets of America Juneteenth Virtual Open Mic

    Minority Vets of America presents a Virtual Open Mic Night for Juneteenth: Our Stories, Our Truth on June 19, 5pm.

    The lived experiences of minority veterans are riddled with contradictions such as the pride we feel for having served our country coupled with the impacts of the systems of oppression that intersect in our lives to keep us marginalized. This Our Stories, Our Truth series is made up of open mic style events where members of the community share stories of their service and post-military lives. 

    RSVP here.

  • Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM
    Online

    Virtual Intrepid Military Family Program - Technology and Codes

    Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's Military Family Program is going virtual on June 21, 11-11:45am! Join current and former military service members and their families (children ages 3-18) via Zoom for a free interactive program.

    Discover the history of innovation and codes onboard the former aircraft carrier Intrepid! After exploring historic spaces virtually, families can experiment with different codes and STEM activities. Activity packets will feature activities related to the theme that use materials easily found at home and websites that can accessed from any device.

    Free with advance registration! For more information and to register, click here to complete the Google Form.

    intrepidmuseum.org/vets

  • Monday, June 22, 2020 at 01:00 PM
    Online

    Blue Star Families Transitioning Like a Milspouse Online Workshop

    Join Blue Star Families for this virtual workshop on June 22, 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.

  • Monday, June 22, 2020 at 01:00 PM
    Online

    Blue Star Families Spouseforce Orientation

    Blue Star Families offers Spouseforce Orientation on June 22, 1-2pm (EST). We have all been there – trying to make new connections and get job leads, all while working hard to land that career opportunity. Start your career planning the right way with #BSFSpouseforce.

    RSVP here.

    When you attend the Blue Star Families Spouseforce Orientation you’ll receive:

    • Personalized assistance
    • Resume evaluation & tips
    • Local resources and connections to support your career goals
    • PLUS, an introduction to IMMEDIATE hiring partners!

    Relocating soon? No problem! Blue Star Careers has the tools to connect you to other communities.

    www.bluestarfam.org

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