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 08, 2020 at 03:00 PM
    Online

    ADC 2020 Virtual Summit Series: At Risk

    In a fast‐changing world, ADC's mission remains the same – supporting the military and our military families. We can’t gather in D.C., but we can bring D.C. to you. Introducing the Summit Series, a new way to engage with defense leaders and network with ADC’s community: Five topics. Five weeks. One Community.

    On October 8, 3pm (EST), attend At Risk: Military Family Readiness (and what we can do to change it). Over the past few years DoD and the services have placed a greater emphasis on improving the quality of life of its service members and military families, most recently tying these factors to future basing decisions. While communities have stepped up their efforts to address issues such as military child education and spouse employment, the COVID‐19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis have decimated local and state budgets forcing community decision makers to slash the very services that support quality of life. And with the recent murder of George Floyd, DoD and defense communities are also beginning to confront a troubled history of racial inequality and social injustice. This important discussion will explore the current state of key quality of life issues, emerging DoD policies and priorities, and the potential resources available to communities as they look to continue their efforts to provide great places for our service members to call home.

    Register here for free (military, DoD and other Federal staff only).

    Learn more here: adcsummit.org

  • Thursday, October 08, 2020 at 08:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    ASAP Live-stream Alumni Comedy Show

    Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) presents a Live-stream Alumni Comedy Show on October 8, 8-9pm (EST). 

    Come support up-and-coming comedians on the virtual stage.

    Get your ticket here.

  • Friday, October 09, 2020 at 08:00 PM
    Online

    VetsinTech RALLYtoUS Online Hackathon

    VetsinTech is partnering with RALLYtoUS to host an online hackathon on October 9-12, 8-9pm (EST), that will help you match with potential teammates, hear how professionals are transitioning into the new normal, and practice key skills for designing, building, and pitching innovative solutions. You will also have many opportunities to network with partners and sponsors to compete for internships and jobs. No prior experience is needed because they're here to help you get started.

    Design and create impact in any of these topics: Athletics, Civic, Education, Empowerment, Entertainment, Environment, Finance, Health, Lifestyle, Productivity, and more!

    Register here.

  • Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 01:00 PM
    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 10, 1-3pm, 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.

  • Wednesday, October 14, 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 October 14, 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, October 14, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Warrior Writers Virtual Workshop

    Attend the Warrior Writers Virtual Workshop on October 14, 7-9pm (EST). This generative creative writing workshop will offer prompts that cover a variety of military issues and experiences. This encourages sharing stories, opinions, and ideas for productive writing/reflecting/story-telling and art-making. A highlight of these workshops for many veterans is having a space to release bottled-up thoughts and emotions among others who understand, creating a sense of empowerment in the ability to tell their own story. By creating an open and accepting atmosphere, Warrior Writers build a community of support. Workshops are for any service member or veteran regardless of experiences with writing, combat, art, deployment, etc.

    Register here

  • Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 03:00 PM
    Online

    ADC 2020 Virtual Summit Series: Defense Economy

    In a fast‐changing world, ADC's mission remains the same – supporting the military and our military families. We can’t gather in D.C., but we can bring D.C. to you. Introducing the Summit Series, a new way to engage with defense leaders and network with ADC’s community: Five topics. Five weeks. One Community.

    On October 15, 3pm (EST), attend Protecting Your Defense Economy - What We Learned, What's at Risk? Over the past decade, states and communities have invested heavily in their defense sectors. But as they look to weather the impacts of the current financial crisis, there are doubts that this type of support can continue at its current level. There are also national security implications as DoD and major weapons system suppliers are concerned of the impact the current environment will have on downstream manufacturers and suppliers that may not be able to remain solvent, putting critical supply chains at risk. This discussion will focus on how DoD, defense community, and industry leaders are managing the economic downturn, shoring up supply chains and developing new strategies and existing resources to help support recovery.

    Register here for free (military, DoD and other Federal staff only).

    Learn more here: adcsummit.org

  • Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 05:00 PM
    Online

    Intrepid Virtual Astronomy Live

    The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum presents Virtual Astronomy Live: Food in Space on October 15, 5-7pm (EST). 

    Hear about the nutrition and the food selection for astronauts. See how food is packaged for space and taste testing patterns within the Space Food Systems Lab at NASA with ISS Food System Manager, Ryan Dowdy. Viewers will also hear from former NASA Astronaut Michaal Massimino, who will share his stories while in space about the food he ate and some fun facts about his time in space.

    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.

    RSVP here.

  • Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 01:00 PM
    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 17, 1-3pm, 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.

  • Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 03:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Warrior Writers Virtual Workshop

    Attend the Warrior Writers Virtual Workshop on October 18, 3-5pm (EST). This generative creative writing workshop will offer prompts that cover a variety of military issues and experiences. This encourages sharing stories, opinions, and ideas for productive writing/reflecting/story-telling and art-making. A highlight of these workshops for many veterans is having a space to release bottled-up thoughts and emotions among others who understand, creating a sense of empowerment in the ability to tell their own story. By creating an open and accepting atmosphere, Warrior Writers build a community of support. Workshops are for any service member or veteran regardless of experiences with writing, combat, art, deployment, etc.

    Register here

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