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:

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 07:30 PM
    Online

    Words After War Writing Workshop

    Words After War offers an 8-week MFA-style writing workshop on Wednesdays beginning November 10, 7:30-9:30pm (EST), with instructor Matt Gallagher. This workshop offers high-quality literary instruction to the NYC community, fostering a space for developing craft, critique, and connection. The mission is to bring veterans and civilians together to examine war through literature, and they are committed to building a literary community that is inclusive and diverse.

    Matt Gallagher is the author of the novels Empire City and Youngblood, a finalist for the 2016 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Esquire, The Paris Review and Wired, among other places. He’s also the author of the Iraq war memoir Kaboom and coeditor of, and contributor to, the short fiction collection Fire & Forget: Short Stories from the Long War.

    RSVP here by November 9.

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    Online

    NBCUniversal & Bold Vets Virtual Veterans Day Event

    BOLD Vets and Comcast NBCUniversal Veterans Network present a Veterans Day Virtual Event on November 11, 9am-5pm (EST). Designed to honor, educate, entertain, and inspire veterans, this unique immersive two-session experience includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at career opportunities across Comcast NBCUniversal.

    Session one is 9am-3pm (EST).

    Session two is 3-5pm (EST).

    Highlights include:

    • Behind-the-scenes look at career opportunities within Comcast NBCUniversal
    • Celebrity guest appearances & executive panels
    • Networking with Comcast and NBCUniversal executives 
    • Professional development experiences tailored to the military-connected community

    RSVP here.

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 11:00 AM
    Online

    Veterans Day 9/11 Museum Virtual Tour

    Veterans and military members can join a live, interactive online tour through the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s key spaces on November 11, 11am (EST), providing a deeper understanding of 9/11, the lead-up to the attacks, and their continuing global significance. Following the tour, Clifford Chanin, executive vice president and deputy director for museum programs, will lead a Q&A. This tour is exclusively for the military and veteran community. 

    To RSVP and receive further information, please email veterans@911memorial.org.

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 03:00 PM
    Online

    Travis Manion Foundation Virtual Character Discussions

    Travis Manion Foundation offers a Virtual Character Discussion (for 6th to 12th graders) on November 11, 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.
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Online

    Virtual Women Veteran Discussion Circle

    The Multi-Faith Veteran Initiative presents a series of online, round table discussion groups to speak truth and share your stories. The next session for women veterans is November 11, 7-9pm (EST).

    The events are sponsored by Chicago-based Christ Universal Temple, Robert R. McCormick Foundation and Boeing Foundation.

    Register here.

    cutemple.org

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 08:00 PM
    Online

    AITAF Veterans Day The Reel Thing

    Arts in the Armed Forces presents The Reel Thing: A Virtual Veterans Day Benefit Movie Night and Q&A on November 11, 8pm (EST), followed by a Movie Trivia contest. Enjoy Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey.

    Featuring Adam Driver, AITAF Co-Founder; Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden Jr., (USMC, ret.) 12th NASA Administrator; and Tom Hanks, Actor and Filmmaker; and Seth Meyers, Host of Late Night with Seth Meyers.

    2001: A Space Odyssey movie link will be distributed on November 4 for advance viewing; movie viewing charges may apply.

    Register here. FREE for Active Duty Military and Veterans!

    Civilians may register here with a donation of $20.01 or more.

    aitaf.org

  • Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    Online

    Minority Vets Equity, Inclusion, & Justice Summit

    The Minority Vets Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Summit is a full-day experience on November 12, 10am-9pm (EST), delving into the intersections of the minority veteran identity and the key issues that impact our worlds and lived experiences the most. The day will feature lectures, panels, fireside chats, lightning talks and live performances by minority veterans and lead activists, artists, experts, and legislators. Come explore, in-depth, the experiences of veterans who’ve existed on the margins of the traditional military veteran archetype and our intersections with poverty, the justice system, corporate culture, public policy, and more. 

    In addition to educational and artistic material, the Summit will feature a live recruitment, hiring, and resource fair for minority vets seeking employment and services. 

    Registration is free and open to all. The recording of the event will be available for viewing up to 30 days after the event.

  • Friday, November 13, 2020 at 03:00 PM
    Online

    Bay Ridge Center Veterans Resource Webinar

    Bay Ridge Center offers a Veterans Resource Webinar: Navigating Civilian Resources on November 13, 3pm (EST). 

    Bay Ridge Center is launching this program in November to honor Veterans Day and to empower the veteran community with essential resources and services. All sessions will be held remotely.

    Register by emailing Michael Schumer, then join the Zoom meeting here.

  • Monday, November 16, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Travis Manion Story Pirates Virtual Event

    Travis Manion Foundation joins Story Pirates for a fun-filled evening of Virtual Story Love on November 16, 7pm (EST).

    Join TMF and Story Pirates to appreciate the beauty of children's writing, encouraging children to keep using their imaginations. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, this project will be taking place virtually. Register to receive a Zoom link to participate in the project. 

    Register here.

  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 03:00 PM
    Online

    Travis Manion Foundation Virtual Character Story Readings

    Travis Manion Foundation offers a Virtual Character Story Reading (for 2nd to 5th graders) on November 18, 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.

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