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:

  • Friday, March 12, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Your Brain on the Military Online

    The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum offers an online presentation called Your Brain on the Military: Identifying Family Stressors and Healthy Coping Habits for Military Parents In the COVID-19 Pandemic on March 12, 12-1pm (EST).

    The Intrepid Museum and New-York Presbyterian Military Family Wellness Center welcome current and former military service members and their family and friends for a virtual town hall discussing veteran mental health concerns around COVID-19 and service-related issues. Learn about how social changes, grief, and economic loss are affecting our veteran community and about resources and treatments available at the Military Family Wellness Center.

    Free with advance registration. Click here to register. 

    Presentations will include:

    • Becoming a First-Time Parent in the COVID-19 Pandemic
    • Helping Children Manage Stress during COVID-19: Practical Tips and Resources for Parents
    • Mindfulness: What it is, When it Helps, and How to do it
  • Friday, March 12, 2021 at 03:00 PM
    Online

    Bay Ridge Center Veterans Resource Webinar

    Bay Ridge Center offers a Veterans Resource Webinar: Your Feedback on March 12, 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 12, 2021 at 08:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    ASAP Live-stream Comedy Show: Women in Comedy

    Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) presents Women in Comedy on March 12, 8pm (EST). Laugh and reflect as veterans and military family members share their voice from the virtual stage.

    Get your ticket here.

  • Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    Online

    How to Apply for a Veteran ID Card

    Learn How to Apply for a Veteran ID Card during a virtual info session on March 13, 12-1pm (EST).

    A Veteran ID Card (VIC) is a form of photo ID you can use to get discounts offered to Veterans at many stores, businesses, and restaurants. When you have this card, you won’t need to carry around your military discharge papers or share sensitive personal information to receive discounts. If you have a VIC, you don’t need to request another type of photo ID card to prove you’re a Veteran or to get retail or business discounts.

    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.

  • Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 02:00 PM
    Online

    Vets2Industry Virtual Networking Circuit Event

    Vets2Industry presents a Virtual Dress for Success & Networking Circuit Event on March 13, 2-7pm (ET). The event is open to veterans, business professionals in any industry, military spouses, Gold Star family members, and working age dependent children.

    The first 30 minutes will include a welcome address by founder Brian Arrington, introduction of the keynote speaker, and rules of engagement. Then the breakout groups begin: stay as long as you want, leave when you want, and come back as desired.

    Register here.

  • Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 02:00 PM
    Online

    Veterans Property Tax Exemption Info Session

    The NYC Veterans Property Tax Exemption is available to eligible veterans of foreign wars, expeditionary medalists, veterans with honorable discharges, spouses/widow(er)s of veterans, and Gold Star parents. Learn more about this exemption during a virtual info session on March 13, 2-3pm (EST).

    This event is first come, first served. There will be a Q&A after the presentation.

    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.

  • Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 07:00 PM
    Online

    Veteran Voices The Interview Sessions

    Poetic Theater Productions presents Veteran Voices: The Interview Sessions, a new series of intimate artist conversations interviewing veterans whose art as actors, poets, visual artists, and playwrights are featured frequently in Poetic Theater Productions' programming. The new series highlights the individuals behind the art, and the importance of art on their journey as veterans reintegrating into civilian life. In 90 minutes, fellow veterans Jenny Pacanowski (featured in NY Times, ABC, Turner Classics) and Omar Columbus (CA and NY poet and gallery curator) connect with the featured artist, share clips of previous Veteran Voices performances, and share new works in development. Audiences are welcome and encouraged to ask questions. Get to know the veterans (and family members of veterans) behind the voices you hear in Poetic's shows.

    Hear from actors/directors/producers/playwrights Karen Alvarado and John Meyer on March 13, 7-8:30pm (EST).

    • Karen Alvarado is a Latinx actor, director, and producer born in Corpus Christi, Texas. She grew up touring bilingual history plays in Texas and Northern Mexico. She is currently the Founding Co-Artistic Director of Thinkery & Verse. 
    • Dr. John M. Meyer is an artist from the University of Texas at Austin. His work as a playwright-performer has been featured in the Austin Chronicle, The Austin American-Statesman, KUT radio, The Scotsman, The Newark Star-Ledger and the BBC online. His stage-play American Volunteers won the 2010 Mitchell Award at the University of Texas, and subsequently made the long-list for the Dylan Thomas Prize in the United Kingdom. Much of John’s work draws on his experiences as an Airborne Ranger. He served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Register here.

  • Monday, March 15, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    Online

    VA Mental Health and Vet Center

    Learn more about VA Mental Health and Vet Center during a virtual info session on March 15, 12-1pm (EST).

    As a veteran, you might experience difficult life events or challenges after leaving the military. VA is here to help no matter how big or small the problem may be. VA has resources to address the unique stressors and experiences that veterans may face — and they're just a click, call, text, or chat away.

    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.

  • Monday, March 15, 2021 at 03:00 PM
    Online

    How to Apply to a Federal Job

    Learn How to Apply to a Federal Job during a virtual info session on March 15, 3-4pm (EST).

    Get started with USAJOBS! 

    If you’re a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were separated under honorable conditions, you may be eligible for veterans’ preference, as well as other veteran-specific hiring options. With veterans’ preference, you may receive preference over non-veteran applicants in the hiring process. Veterans' preference can be used when applying to permanent and temporary positions in both the competitive and excepted service (of the executive branch).

    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.

  • Monday, March 15, 2021 at 06:30 PM
    Online

    FSW Vet2Vet SONYMA Home Loans

    Join Family Services of Westchester - Vet2Vet and State of NY Mortgage Agency (SONYMA) for a webinar on Home Loans for Veterans on March 15, 6:30pm (EST).

    Learn more about SONYMA program features such as:

    1. No restrictions with a coop purchase, unlike a VA loan.
    2. Closing costs and/or down payment assistance available up to 3%.
    3. As low as 1% of your own funds required
    4. First-time homebuyer requirement waived for veterans
    5. No VA funding fees
    6. Must have a DD-214
    7. NY state purchase only
    8. Can be combined with most state and local grants

    Register here.

    www.fsw.org/Veterans

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