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:
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 16, 7-8:30pm (EST).
In honor of Women's History Month, the Military, Veterans and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) hosts a virtual panel discussion featuring four women veteran authors on their writing, experiences, and perspectives on March 17, 12-1:30pm (EST).
The discussion will be moderated by Jeannette Gaudry Haynie. Jeannette is a political scientist at the RAND Corporation, a Marine Corps veteran, and an adjunct senior fellow in the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at CNAS.
- Pamela Brodman, an Air Force veteran who is pursuing an MFA in Fiction Writing from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She creates vivid stories that resonate with readers. Pamela is a contributor to the anthology Choices: A Collection of Questionable Decisions.
- Diane Carlson Evans served as a nurse in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and co-founded the Vietnam Women's Memorial Foundation. She is the author of Healing Wounds: A Vietnam War Combat Nurse's 10-Year Fight to Win Women a Place of Honor in Washington, D.C., published in 2020.
- Kelly Kennedy is the only American woman to have served first in combat and later as a civilian journalist covering the U.S. military. A freelance journalist and writer at The War Horse, Kennedy is the author of They Fought For Each Other: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Hardest Hit Unit of Iraq and the co-author of Fight Like a Girl: The Truth Behind How Female Marines are Trained, with Kate Germano.
- Maggs Vibo is a war veteran, scholar, artist, and poet whose work has been featured poetry films, anthologies, podcasts, art exhibits, festivals, print, broadcast, and social media sites. Her work has been published in the anthologies Fevers of the Mind Press Presents the Poets of 2020 and My teeth don't chew on shrapnel: An anthology of poetry by military veterans.
The White Plains Vet Center and Bronx Vet Center are happy to partner with the Westchester County Joseph P. Dwyer Vet2Vet Peer Support Project and Family Services of Westchester to provide a series of virtual Financial Fitness workshops. These are open to all veterans, spouses, and caregivers.
Check out Credit: Fact From Fiction (rescheduled from February 17) on March 17, 6:30-7:30pm (EST).
And stick around for Credit Report: Addressing Those Pesky Errors, Collections, & Zombie Debt 7:30-8:30pm (EST).
Join the Zoom meeting here.
Or join by phone: 929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 863 1919 4630
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum presents Virtual Astronomy Live: Recycling and Sustainability in Space on March 18, 5:30-7pm (EST). A pre-show will take place at 5pm with an interactive demonstration Water Works, from Intrepid Museum Educator Frantz Lucien.
This free event will explore the assembling the Recycling and Sustainability in Space with NASA Engineers, Tracie Prater and Michael Ewert.
The in-space manufacturing project at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center is developing the materials and processes to enable on-demand manufacturing of spare components and recycling of materials on long duration space missions. The International Space Station (ISS) serves as a critical test bed for evaluating the operation of these manufacturing technologies in a crewed, microgravity environment. The project works with commercial companies to develop payloads and experiments for demonstration on ISS. The recycling and reuse element of ISM is focused on creating a sustainable recycling ecosystem for future human spaceflight endeavors.
The event is hosted and co-produced by John “Das” Galloway, founder of the Kerbal Space Academy, and moderated by Summer Ash, an astrophysicist, rocket scientist and freelance writer.
Learn about the VA Work-Study Program during a virtual info session on March 19, 12-1pm (EST).Find out how VA's veterans work-study program can help you earn money while you’re enrolled in a college, vocational school, or training program.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.
Join The Mission Continues Newark Platoon for #HerMission Mini Golf Social on March 20, 1:30-4:30pm.
Enjoy Mini Golf and a dinner social to celebrate all of the accomplishments made as volunteers and especially to honor the women veterans and volunteers during Women’s History Month. Split into teams of four (as per COVID guidelines) and pair with members you don’t know to get to know one another while having fun. The Sports Cafe on-site specializes in Korean food.
Join Blue Star Families for a Virtual Careers Coffee Connect on March 22, 10-11am (EST). It’s been ONE year since the first Blue Star Families Virtual Coffee Connect in response to the COVID quarantine. And guess what? It’s time to get together again! Come meet new families, say hi to old friends, and let’s check in over a cup of coffee. Everyone who attends will be entered for a chance to win a Starbucks gift card!
Join Hiring Our Heroes for the two-day virtual AMPLIFY Spouse Career Intensive on March 23, 8:30am-3:45pm (EST) and March 24, 8:30am-1:45pm (ET). The event leads a cohort of military spouses through intensive career preparation, professional development, and networking. AMPLIFY attendees will leave with an improved resume, a professional photo, a polished LinkedIn profile, and a professional network of fellow military spouses and employers.
Attendees will be given the opportunity to:
- Connect with a hand-picked career coach or industry leader
- Participate in interactive sessions on public/professional speaking, salary negotiations, networking skills, personal branding, interview techniques, and military spouse entrepreneurial options
- Interact with local and national employers and companies
Registration is required as cohort size is limited to ensure each attendee is given one-on-one attention. Registrants will be notified of acceptance into the program and given further instructions via email following initial registration. Acceptance is on a first-come, first-served basis.
This event is powered by USAA.
Register here for the virtual March session.