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:
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum offers an online presentation called Your Brain on the Military on September 25, 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. This program will be conducted over Zoom, with opportunities to ask questions.
Speakers and topics will include:
Matthew Ryba, Director of Community Outreach at MFWC; USMC veteran OIF/OEF
- Introductions and NY Veteran Update on COVID-19
Dr. Doron Amsalem, research psychiatrist at New York State Psychiatric Institute & Military Family Wellness Center clinician
- COVID-19 and Veterans: An Active Intervention
Dr. John Markowitz, Research Psychiatrist at New York State Psychiatric Institute & Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
- Military Family Wellness Center: How Therapies for PTSD Work
- Matthew Ryba, Director of Community Outreach at MFWC; USMC veteran OIF/OEF
Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) presents a Live-stream Alumni Improv Show on September 25, 8-9pm (EST).
Join them for a Friday Improv show as ASAP alumni bravely confront the terror of an unplanned performance!
Get your ticket here.
Join The Mission Continues Newark Platoon and Urban Agriculture Co-op on September 26, 1-5pm, and work on the urban garden at West Side High School. The purpose of the garden will be to teach the students sustainability. As part of this mission, you'll help with tree/shrub planting, garden box building using drills, compost bin building, shoveling soil to fill garden boxes, etc.
NYC Department of Veterans' Services and Nourish NY have partnered to offer Food Distribution on September 26, 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.
The Bergen County Department of Military and Veterans Affairs partners with the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission on September 28, 10am-2pm, in a Veterans Outreach Event to assist veterans with a wide assortment of services. Both agencies will have their outreach vehicles on site.
Attend the Warrior Writers Virtual Workshop for female vets on September 28, 6-8pm (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.
Join fellow veterans, service members and military family members at the Intrepid Museum for a lively book discussion ONLINE! The Intrepid Book Club meets quarterly for a two-hour facilitated discussion with an introduction related to the Museum’s collection and crew. Books are a mix of fiction and nonfiction, all related to military or military family experiences. Copies of the books are available for free on a first-come, first-served basis (email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 646-381-5182 to register and then receive your copy).
On September 29, 6-8pm (EST), discuss Bloods: Black Veterans of the Vietnam War: An Oral History by Wallace Terry. This collection of oral histories tells the stories of Black veterans as they fought in Vietnam for their country and also at home for their civil rights.
The Intrepid Book Club is free to attend for all current and former service members and their families, spouses and partners, with advanced registration. RSVP here.
Please let them know if you have any questions! As always, please visit intrepidmuseum.org/vets for information about all of the Intrepid Museum’s programs and resources for veterans and military families.
Warrior Writers offers a Virtual Coffee Hour on September 30, 12-1am, at Night Owl Noon on Tuesday at midnight!This informal hangout is geared towards our night owls and is just a time to connect, check in, share ideas/resources and be yourselves. Pajamas welcome!Register here.
Join this webinar on Zoom on September 30, 9:30-11am, for an interactive session designed to assist you to better serve women who have served, and continue to serve, in the U.S. Armed Forces. This event combines brief presentations from subject matter experts from the New York Legal Assistance Group and the VA New York Harbor Women Veterans Program and four women veterans who will share their experiences and suggestions to better serve their community.
- The unique challenges of military women in a male-dominated culture,
- How misconceptions and gender bias inhibit women's transition to civilian life,
- How you might recognize their service and begin developing a trusting relationship,
- What you might do to better deliver the services they need and deserve.
Samantha Kubek, NY Legal Assistance Group, Coordinating Attorney, Veterans Initiative, LegalHealth Division
Jennifer Friedberg, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, Women Veteran Program Manager
Women Veteran Panelists
Andrea Molina, Marine Corps Veteran, Director of Veteran Services/Vet2Vet
Lindsay Church, U.S. Navy Veteran, Executive Director, Minority Vets
Melissa Bryant, U.S. Army Veteran, former National Legislative Director - American Legion
Elizabeth Rossi, Marine Corps Veteran, President, Chapter NY-6 of The Women Marines Association
The Bergen County Department of Military and Veterans Affairs partners with the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission on September 30, 10am-2pm, in a Veterans Outreach Event to assist veterans with a wide assortment of services. Both agencies will have their outreach vehicles on site.