Connecting Our NYC Metro Veterans Community

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:

  • Thursday, March 04, 2021 at 08:30 AM

    VMHC Meet the VA Benefits Detectives

    Join the Veterans Mental Health Coalition of NYC and Meet the VA Benefits Detectives in a webinar on March 4, 8:30-10am (EST). 

    Hear from New York State Division of Veterans Services Benefits Advisors, the "Benefit Detectives", who will uncover the appropriate benefits available through both the VA and New York State that best suit your veteran and their families. They can make the connections to benefits a whole lot easier for you and those you serve.

    You'll also learn:
    • How veterans can establish a claim
    • What service-connected benefits your veterans might be eligible to receive,
    • How to assist your veterans to complete PTSD and MST claim forms without them being triggered and 
    • You'll also gain a better understand of the New York State benefits available to veterans who have left the military with any type of discharge other than honorable.
    Michael Bocchini, Deputy Director - New York State Division of Veterans' Services
    Gari Harvey, Veterans Benefits Advisor 2 - New York State Division of Veterans' Services
    Register here.
  • Thursday, March 04, 2021 at 01:00 PM

    Amazon Delivery Service Partner Program

    Join the Coalition for Veteran Owned Business (CVOB) at the Institute for Veterans & Military Families (IVMF) and Amazon representatives for a special webinar for veterans and military families on March 4, 1-2pm (EST), to learn more about the Amazon Delivery Service Partner (DSP) program, an opportunity for entrepreneurial leaders to start and grow their own package delivery business in their communities. You’ll also have the opportunity to hear directly from a current DSP owner about the experience of launching and growing a package delivery business.

    Currently seeking DSP applications in New York (entire state) and New Jersey.

    Register here.

  • Thursday, March 04, 2021 at 01:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    MOAA Military Spouses Virtual Career Fair

    Military Officers Association of America and Hiring Our Heroes offer a Military Spouses Virtual Career Fair on March 4, 1-3pm (EST). The event is open to transitioning servicemembers, veterans, and military spouses.

    Register here.

  • Thursday, March 04, 2021 at 03:00 PM

    Town Hall: Blue Star Families & COVID-19 Vaccine

    Join Blue Star Families on March 4, 3pm (EST), for a virtual town hall: Military-Connected Families & the COVID-19 Vaccine (Part Two). You’ll have an opportunity to hear information specific to you and your family, and participate in a Q&A with Dr. Fauci and other top military & veteran medical professionals about the COVID-19 vaccine.

    Hear from:

    • Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.; Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health
    • Secretary Lloyd Austin III, Secretary of Defense
    • Secretary Denis McDonough, Secretary of Veterans Affairs
    • Lieutenant General Ronald Place, Director, Defense Health Agency
    • Kameron Leigh Matthews, M.D., J.D., FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer and Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Clinical Services, Veterans Health Administration
    • Dave McIntyre, President and CEO, TriWest Healthcare Alliance
    • Kevin Vigilante, M.D., M.P.H., Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Booz Allen Hamilton

    Register here.

  • Friday, March 05, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    NYSHealth Addressing the Needs of Women Veterans

    NYSHealth presents a webinar: A Conversation with Andrea Goldstein: Addressing the Needs of Women Veterans on March 5, 12-1pm (EST).

    Since the founding of our country, women have played an integral role in our nation’s military and are serving in record numbers today. They are the fastest growing demographic in the veteran community and make up approximately 10% of the veteran population—a total of more than 2 million women veterans nationwide.

    Most women who serve in the military transition to healthy, purpose-driven lives after their time in service; however, far too many face myriad obstacles that can prevent a smooth reintegration. Women veterans also have unique health needs and disproportionally negative health outcomes when compared with their male and civilian counterparts.

    To address these inequities, Congress passed the Deborah Sampson Act in early 2021, which aims to expand access to health care and benefits for women veterans. But what are the specific issues women veterans face and how does this legislation address them? What role do toxic environments play, for countless women inside and out of the military, in creating these problems? And what else needs to be done to ensure women veterans are provided with the resources they need to live healthy lives?

    Please join NYSHealth for a conversation with Andrea Goldstein, Senior Policy Advisor, Women Veterans Task Force, Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives and Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy Reserves, for insight into these complex issues and to learn more about what we all can be doing to support women veterans.

    This webinar will include time for audience Q&A.

    Register here.

  • Friday, March 05, 2021 at 12:30 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Warrior Writers Virtual Lunch Break Writing

    Attend the Warrior Writers Virtual Lunch Break Writing Prompt for veterans and family members on March 5, 12:30-2:30pm (EST).

    Join Warrior Writers Facilitators Jake and Bob for a Lunch Break Writing Prompt! Drop in on Zoom for as little or as long as you want to participate in a casual, generative, creative writing session for veterans and active duty. No need to register. Drop in any time during the session.
    Join hereMeeting ID: 823 8316 4120

  • Friday, March 05, 2021 at 03:00 PM

    Bay Ridge Center Veterans Resource Webinar

    Bay Ridge Center offers a Veterans Resource Webinar: Joining Bay Ridge Village on March 5, 3pm (EST). 

    Bay Ridge Center launched 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 via Zoom.

    Register by emailing BRC’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, Michael Schumer, then join the Zoom meeting here. Or join by telephone (call 646-558-8656 and Enter: 752 500 7881).

  • Friday, March 05, 2021 at 06:00 PM

    FSW Vet2Vet Virtual Bingo

    Join Family Services of Westchester - Vet2Vet for a Virtual Bingo Night on March 5, 6-7pm (EST). The event is open to veterans, service members, and their immediate family members only. Win prizes!

    Register for free here. Bingo cards provided after registration.

  • Friday, March 05, 2021 at 07:00 PM

    Veteran NCO Club

    Join the Veteran NCO Club on March 5, 7-8pm (EST).

    This is a place for the corps of non-commissioned officers to share ideas, vent their feelings, and generally blow off some steam. Like the proverbial NCO club, it is meant to be a space that is laid back, easy-going, full of camaraderie, and sometimes full of heated debate – minus the throwing things. 

    To contribute to the discussion or to become a contributing participant, send an email to Samuel Cottes with your article, idea, or request.

    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.

  • Friday, March 05, 2021 at 08:00 PM

    Blue Star Families Virtual First Friday

    Seeking fun entertainment? Looking for a date night at home? Join Blue Star Families for their new adults-only First Friday series beginning March 5, 8pm (EST). 

    Each month, they'll bring you a virtual live event with different entertainment options - music, comedy, trivia, and more! There will also be opportunities to win some cool prizes!

    Register here.