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 our listing of Resources for Veterans & Families HERE. We also 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, April 09, 2020 at 02:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    TSP For Beginners Online Event

    Military Officers Association of America offers an Online Event - The Thrift Savings Plan—TSP For Beginners (Part 1) on April 9, 2-3pm (EST).

    MOAA’s finance and benefits educators/counselors field lots of questions from military classrooms, emails, and phone calls from members unsure about how to use and manage their TSP accounts. Your instructor, Shane Ostrom, worked in the investment business and as a Certified Financial Planner™, he provides honest, unbiased information without sales pitches or catches. 

    Register here.

    Listen in to learn about:

    • Basic money principles and how the TSP fits in your master plan.

    • What the TSP is and how it works.

    • What the TSP investment options are and how to use them.

    • Why use the TSP account before any other retirement account options.

    Tune in to Part 2 on April 28 to learn about “Strategies to Build Wealth with Your TSP.”

    www.moaa.org

  • Thursday, April 09, 2020 at 03:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall

    Watch this Town Hall from the COVID-19 Military Support InitiativeThe Impact of COVID-19 on Service Member Transition and Separation on April 9, 3-4pm (EST). The COVID-19 outbreak has created increasing uncertainty for everyone - including transitioning service members. Soldiers who decided to separate from the military are now facing a job market that is challenging at best. During this dynamic discussion, hear from financial support institutions, transition experts, and Department of Defense representatives who will share potential policy changes as well as resources available to reduce financial insecurity surrounding transition.

    Free event - register here. Capacity is limited.

    Speakers:

    Panel 1:

    Kathy Roth-Douquet, CEO, Blue Star Families
     
    Maureen Casey, Chief Operating Officer, Institute for Veterans and Military Families
     
    Mike Miller, Director, Public-Private Engagement, DOD-TVPO
     
    Laura Schmiegel, Senior Associate / Military and Veteran Affairs Lead Corporate Affairs, Booz Allen Hamilton
     
    Eric Eversole, President, Hiring Our Heroes
     
    Christopher Plamp, Senior Vice President, Operations, Programs, & Entertainment, USO
     
    COL Prescott Farris, Director, U.S. Army Soldier for Life
     
    Boris Kun, Director of Credentialing and SkillBridge Programs, United States Department of Defense

    COVID-19 Military Support Initiative is powered by Booz Allen Hamilton, Association of Defense Communities, and Blue Star Families.

  • Thursday, April 09, 2020 at 03:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Bunker Labs Virtual Town Hall: CARES Act

    Join Bunker Labs and special guest speaker Rep. Mark Green, M.D., for an online Virtual Town Hall discussion exploring the CARE Stimulus Act on April 9, 3-4pm (EST). 

    Rep. Mark Green, M.D., is an ER doctor and Army combat veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was part of the mission to capture Saddam Hussein, and he interviewed Saddam Hussein for six hours on the night of his capture. He serves on the House Oversight and Homeland Security Committees.

    Be prepared to participate in a live Q&A with other business leaders who have been through tough and uncertain times like the one we are currently experiencing amidst the coronavirus crisis.

    This conversation is part of the #All_In initiative, created to inspire and equip the entrepreneurs in our military-connected community to continue moving their businesses forward.

    Register here. Registered attendees will receive a link and instructions on how to join the Virtual Town Hall in their confirmation email.

  • Thursday, April 09, 2020 at 04:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Veterans of New York Virtual Roll Call

    Veterans of New York hosts a Virtual Roll Call on April 9, 4pm to reconnect!

    If you would like to join in, email veteransofnewyork@gmail.com to access the link.

    veteransofnewyork.org

  • Thursday, April 09, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Bunker Labs Virtual Town Hall: Mindset for Mastery

    Join Bunker Labs and speaker Ryan Harris, NFL Super Bowl champion and author of Mindset for Mastery as we explore resilience amidst the disruption in this Virtual Town Hall on April 9, 6-7pm (EST).

    Ryan Harris is an NFL Super Bowl champion, author, public speaker, and radio show host. Ryan Harris will discuss resilience and his book Mindset for Mastery.

    Register here. Registered attendees will receive a link and instructions on how to join the Virtual Town Hall in their confirmation email.

  • Thursday, April 09, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    HillVets Virtual Trivia Night

    HillVets offers Virtual Trivia Night on April 9, 7pm. 

    Connect with the HillVets community for a virtual night of fun, competition, and prizes! Click here for instructions on how to play.

    Click here to join the meeting. Meeting ID: 733 669 695. Password: 416848.

  • Friday, April 10, 2020 at 11:00 AM
    Online in New York, NY

    Minority Vets Community Coffee Hour

    Start your Friday off right with Community Coffee Hour facilitated by Minority Vets Executive Director, Lindsay Church on April 10, 11am-12:30pm! Fight the isolation and anxiety many of us feel with conversation, connection, and fellow minority veterans.

    Register here.

  • Friday, April 10, 2020 at 01:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Veterans Art Workshop Online Guided Meditation

    The Veteran’s Art Workshop Online Portal offers weekly Friday Guided Meditation Sessions on April 10, 1pm (EST).

    MJ leads sessions here with diary + tools/tips for maintaining wellness: cooking/gratitude practice/Q&A.

    VAW-OP is brought to you by Exit12 Dance Company, De-Cruit and Women Veterans Empowered and Thriving (WVET).

  • Friday, April 10, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Veterans Art Workshop De-cruit During Isolation

    The Veteran’s Art Workshop Online Portal offers weekly Friday De-cruit During Isolation Sessions on April 10, 6pm (EST).

    Join the workshop here. In these sessions, use DE-CRUIT techniques to calm our fight or flight response and connect with each other to bolster our immune systems.

    VAW-OP is brought to you by Exit12 Dance Company, De-Cruit and Women Veterans Empowered and Thriving (WVET).

  • Friday, April 10, 2020 at 08:30 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    ASAP Virtual Storytelling Show

    The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) presents The Great Outdoors: True Stories About Life Outside Virtual Storytelling Show on April 10, 8-9pm (EST). This online show will feature will feature veterans, service members, military family members and caregivers and share stories about the military, veteran, and human experience.

    Register here. This is a FREE event ($10 suggested donation), however you will need to register to receive a link. All proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to supporting the Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP).

    www.asapasap.org

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