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:

  • Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 05:00 PM
    American Legion Post 310 in Little Ferry, NJ

    Mission Continues Newark Platoon Christmas Social

    The Mission Continues Newark Platoon presents a Christmas Social on December 19, 5-9pm. Join them to celebrate their accomplishments for 2020. This will be a Christmas themed social, but you do not have to celebrate the holiday to attend. 

    Wear a mask (mandatory) and an ugly sweater (optional).

    Register here.

  • Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 02:00 PM

    VITAL Warrior Women's Support Group

    Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) offers a Warrior Women's Support Group on December 20, 2pm (EST).

    You're not alone. Get connected.

  • Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 06:00 PM

    Restoration of Honor Act Virtual Program

    SAGEVets and the New York State Division of Veterans' Services (NYSDVS) bring you a two-part virtual program addressing the history of discrimination in the U.S. military against LGBT service members and the remarkable evolution we have seen since the ending of DADT (Don't Ask Don't Tell). Join them on December 22, 6-7:30pm (EST) for part two of this revolutionary program, when they celebrate the 10th anniversary marking the end of DADT.

    For more information, email or call SAGEVets at 212-741-2247.

  • Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 01:00 PM

    Construction Skills Training

    St. Nicks Alliance Workforce Development presents an Info Session for the Construction Skills Training Program on Wednesdays at 1pm (EST). 

    Want the skills to build a career in construction? Do you have construction skills and need work? Learn about their 7-week training program. Veterans are welcome to join. Priority preference to residents in Brooklyn Community Boards 1, 3, and 4.

    Access the session here.

    Or dial in by calling 720-902-7700; Meeting ID: 149 326 5762

  • Wednesday, January 06, 2021 at 09:00 AM

    Veterans Future Lab Veterans Entrepreneurship Training

    Apply by January 6 to the Veterans Entrepreneurship Training I (VET-I) program at NYU Tandon Veterans Future Lab! The NO-COST, online, 12-week program is for those with military ties past and present looking to transition into entrepreneurship or learn the skills needed to start their own venture. The program runs January 27 - April 14, 2021.

    The VET-I Spring 2021 program will be held online.

    The program is split into three parts:

    • Week 1: Onboarding
    • Weeks 2–11: Class lectures from 6–8pm (EST) on Wednesdays.
    • Week 12: Showcase of participants’ capstone projects to partners of the Veterans Future Lab community. The capstone provides participants with their first real-world, consequential experience presenting their business ideas.

    Classes touch on prototyping, customer channels, business models, legal and accounting matters for startups, and more. Upon completion of the program, students are awarded a VET certificate from the NYU Tandon Future Labs.

    Apply here.


  • Friday, February 19, 2021 at 09:00 AM

    Student Veterans of America NATCON 2021

    Join the largest annual convening of Post-9/11 veterans in the world on February 19-20, 2021.

    NatCon 2021 is powered by the latest event technology to deliver all of the benefits of an in-person NatCon to you at home. Join thousands of students from across the country, inspiring speakers, leading employers, and thought leaders to exchange ideas and best practices on topics that matter: thriving in a virtual world, growing and sustaining your Student Veterans of America (SVA) Chapter, funding and fundraising, addressing racial injustice, and more.

    Don't miss: 

    • Main Stage Speakers & Entertainers
    • The SVA Honors Gala
    • 40+ Breakout Sessions
    • The SVA Campus
    • Live Q+As
    • Fitness Activities
    • 1-on-1 Networking
    • Social Hours

    The $99 registration fee is waived for the first 1,000 students who register for NatCon 2021 thanks to the support of Raytheon Technologies. The first 3,000 students to register will also receive a NatCon Supply Drop full of essential gear!

    Register here.