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:

  • Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 02:00 PM

    Heroes in Need of Heroes and Their Stories

    In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Berkeley College’s fourth annual disability awareness event on October 29, 2-4pm (EST) will highlight veterans with disabilities. This free virtual presentation titled Heroes in Need of Heroes and Their Stories will discuss the women and men of the United States military and their resilient journey through their military service, disability, and employment experiences.

    Featuring panelists:

    • Elana Duffy, United States Army
    • Earl Lundy, United States Army
    • Vanessa Hughes, United States Marine Corps & Firefighter
    • Matthew Sparks, United States Air Force & Army National Guard
    • Amanda Cherry, Iowa Army National Guard
    • Gregory Sanchez, United States Marine Corps

    With a welcome from:

    • Diane Recinos, Ed.D., Senior VP of Student Success, Berkeley College
    • Sharon McLennon-Wier, Ph.D., CRC, LMHC, Director of Disability Services, Berkeley College
    • Edward Dennis, AVP, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, Berkeley College

    Register here.

  • Friday, October 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM

    Homeowner and Renter Benefit Info Session

    The NYC Department of Finance offers a Homeowner and Renter Benefit Online Information Session on October 30, 10am (EST). Find the latest DOF
    updates regarding Covid-19 related service changes. Learn about DOF benefit programs for home, condo and co-op owners. How to submit your questions to the DOF online. What benefit programs are available for renters?

    Register here.

  • Friday, October 30, 2020 at 01:00 PM

    Hiring Our Heroes Healthcare Virtual Hiring Fair

    Join Hiring Our Heroes and representatives from organizations hiring for healthcare roles for a Virtual Hiring Fair on October 30, 1-3pm (EST). This event is open to transitioning service members, veterans, military spouses, and military caregivers.

    This event is powered by Brazen and Toyota.

    Register here before 6pm (EST) on October 29, 2020.

  • Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 09:30 AM
    Heights Senior Center in Bronx, NY

    NYC DVS & Nourish NY Food Distribution

    NYC Department of Veterans' Services and Nourish NY have partnered to offer Food Distribution on October 31, 9:30-10am, to veterans and military families facing food insecurity.

    Prepacked meal bags consist of perishable items such as: protein, dairy, grocery & produce to make two nutritional meals per bag. Anyone who wishes to volunteer to pack up meals may do so 9am-12pm on the day of. 

    Organizations that want to schedule a pick-up can email Latisha Russaw.

  • Monday, November 02, 2020 at 02:00 PM

    Google’s Online Veteran Career Series

    Google is excited to launch their first virtual series for the US veteran community on November 2, 2-4pm (EST). This series is open to any active duty US service member or veteran, regardless of education level, date of separation, or years of experience in any industry. 

    2-2:30pm: A Fireside Chat with Google Veterans - Panelists will discuss their paths to Google, how they positioned themselves for a role at Google, what transferable skills they utilize in their jobs, and general career advice.

    2:30-3pm: Technical Roles at Google - Hear from Googlers in technical roles across various product areas and functions in a series of 8-minute individual lightning talks. 

    3-3:30pm: Business Roles at Google - Don’t have a technical background? No problem! 

    3:30-4pm: Building Your Civilian Brand - Learn more about how to establish your brand as a civilian, including which resume format is best for you and how to translate your military resume for non-military jobs.

    Register for all sessions here.

  • Wednesday, November 04, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    Hire Heroes Federal Employment: Strategy Session

    Join Hire Heroes USA for a Federal Employment: Strategy Session Webinar on November 4, 12-2pm (EST).

    "Things I wish I knew..." before applying to a federal job has been a requested session and Hire Heroes USA made it happen. They've gathered clients' most common questions and concerns when it comes to navigating the federal sector. Whether you need to get started or adjust your strategy, you'll be applying these tips to make your search more productive.

    RSVP here.

  • Wednesday, November 04, 2020 at 01:00 PM

    Hiring Our Heroes Virtual Networking

    Join Hiring Our Heroes and the Military Officers Association of America for a Virtual Networking Session on November 4, 1-2pm (EST). Learn how networking techniques have evolved in 2020's "new normal" and hear how to develop your network virtually.

    Register here.

  • Wednesday, November 04, 2020 at 03:00 PM

    Travis Manion Foundation Virtual Character Story Readings

    Travis Manion Foundation offers a Virtual Character Story Reading (for 2nd to 5th graders) on November 4, 3pm (EST). TMF's Northeast team offers opportunities for your child to participate in conversations about character, service and leadership through both guided discussions and story readings.

    Character Does Matter strengthens character and leadership skills in young adults. Grounded in the evidence-based field of Positive Psychology, the program uses a strengths-based approach to foster character traits in the next generation through a combination of informal discussions and activity-based learning. By sharing stories of real people who exemplify great character and leadership, Character Does Matter demonstrates what it means to live the “If Not Me, Then Who…” ethos – and challenges students to do the same.
    Register here.
  • Thursday, November 05, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    Online in New York, NY

    MOAA Military Executive Transition Seminar

    The Military Officers Association of America's Military Executive Transition (MET) Seminar is a virtual, one-day workshop on November 5, 10am-5pm (EST), geared toward preparing military leaders for civilian careers. The workshop focuses on key aspects of a successful military-to-civilian transition and on veterans seeking advancement in their civilian careers.

    The seminar includes insight on how to build a stronger and broader network to accelerate your job search; strategies for using recruiters and executive search firms; self-marketing tools including your résumé, LinkedIn profile, and business cards; as well as interview pointers and best practices for salary and benefits negotiations.

    The workshop concludes with a popular panel of successfully transitioned senior officers from a range of industries who share their experiences and insights.

    Register here.

  • Thursday, November 05, 2020 at 03:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Bunker Labs Veterans in Residence Virtual Pitch Competition

    Join the first ever Bunker Labs National Veterans in Residence Pitch Competition featuring participants of the 20B Cohort on November 5, 3pm (EST). Five companies chosen from their 23 cohorts across the county will pitch for a chance to win money to help propel their business forward.

    There will be pitches, there will be a laughs, there will be Bunker orange and of course PRIZES! 

    Growing a business can be hard, Veterans in Residence is a highly-selective, peer facilitated, six-month business incubator that provides military-connected entrepreneurs the community, business skills, and workspace to help launch and grow their business. Currently offered virtually and in-person pending local guidance. The Veterans in Residence 20B Cohort is full of military-connected rock stars working every day to make their entrepreneurial dreams a reality.

    RSVP here.

    This event will be recorded. If you register, you agree to be on camera/on film should you share during the event.