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:
Poetic Theater Productions presents a pay-what-you-can online reading of original work by veterans and the family members of veterans on October 24, 7-8:30pm. There will be a panel discussion with the participants after the event. Please consider sticking around on Zoom to participate in that.
Warrior cultures of the past such as the Greeks, Romans, and Native Americans welcomed their military home in rituals of storytelling. Following in that tradition, the Veteran Voices program seeks to create a compassionate environment for veterans and the family members of veterans to speak their truths, share their experiences, and bear witness together. Throughout the workshop series, they use writing and storytelling as tools to foster creativity, compassion, and camaraderie both among the participants and among the audience members of the final performance.
RSVP for the event here.
Participate in Travis Manion Foundation's 2020 TMF 26.2 Virtual Relay Challenge on October 25. Gather your friends and family to be a part of the relay challenge!
Select a team captain and create your team - each person chooses a distance that they are comfortable running and will virtually "pass the baton" to the next until all 26.2 miles are complete.
Attend TRR's Train the Trainers Workshop on October 25, 2-6pm. The 2020 Series is designed to orient those in the veteran service community to Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in the repair of Military Moral Injury and also to enhance the training of equine therapy facilitators.
The NYC Department of Finance offers a Homeowner and Renter Benefit Online Information Session on October 26, 11am (EST). Learn about property tax benefits for seniors, people with disabilities, veterans, and clergy members. Learn how to freeze your rent. Learn how to reduce your property tax bill. Learn about eligibility and how to apply.
Congressman Donald Payne, Jr and The Essex County Continuum of Care's Veteran Subcommittee offer a Veteran Virtual Job Fair on October 26, 11am (EST). Veterans will have the opportunity to network with various employers who have veteran hiring initiatives, as well as apply to jobs on the spot.
The event will take place online via WebEx.
Email Samantha Salome Washington for more information.
The NYC Department of Finance offers a Homeowner and Renter Benefit Online Information Session on October 26, 1pm (EST). Learn about property tax benefits for seniors, people with disabilities, veterans, and clergy members. Learn how to freeze your rent. Learn how to reduce your property tax bill. Learn about eligibility and how to apply.
Attend the virtual New York State Veterans' Benefits Seminar: Focus on Women Veterans on October 26, 6-7:30pm (EST).
In partnership with the US Department of Veterans’ Affairs Center for Women Veterans (CWV) and the National Association of State Women Veterans Coordinators (NASWVC), the NYS Division of Veterans’ Services is proud to host this virtual seminar that will feature Jacquelyn Hayes-Byrd, CWV Executive Director, and a panel of women veteran leaders from across New York State. All women veterans in New York State are welcome to join to learn what’s new for women veterans at VA and to hear from women veterans about their organizations and experiences in various regions of the state.
RSVP here and submit your question for the speakers when you register.
Queens College Veterans Services presents a Diversity in Leadership Live Stream on October 26, 6-7pm (EST), featuring Lt. Col. Olga Custodio, former United States Air Force officer who became the first female Hispanic US military pilot.
Watch the YouTube live event here.
Join Hire Heroes USA for a webinar - Military Spouses: Master the Modern Job Market on October 27, 12-2pm (EST).
Are you a military spouse or know of a military spouse seeking employment? Frequent moves due to changes in duty station, caring for children when their spouse is deployed, and having to re-obtain certifications that don’t transfer from state to state are only a few reasons why the military spouse unemployment rate is four times higher than their civilian counterparts. These unique job search challenges require a unique approach. That’s where Hire Heroes USA comes in.
Virtually join the Hire Heroes USA Serving Spouses team for expert instruction to help military spouses navigate the job search process. Attendees will receive resume writing guidance, learn how to leverage their personal networks to achieve employment goals, and receive effective and proven interview techniques from live military spouse facilitators. Searching for employment is stressful enough without the added challenge of being a military spouse, but you don’t have to do it alone.
Learn about career opportunities in the entertainment industry during the two-day Veterans in Entertainment Virtual Summit on October 27, 12-6pm and October 28, 12-6pm (EST).
Register now to gain access to talks with keynote speakers, career-building workshops, insider tips, guidance from LinkedIn and veteran organizations, and much more.
Featuring live panels and talks with various organizations: Comcast NBCUniversal, Hire Heroes USA, LinkedIn, Salvation Army, USO, USVAA, American Red Cross, Blue Star Families, WarnerMedia, Bad Robot, Sony Pictures Entertainment, FOX, Deloitte, and more.
Register for specific sessions here.