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:

  • Friday, August 14, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    Team RWB Virtual Eagle Miles: Summer Streak

    Join Team RWB Eagles and streak through the dog days of summer on August 14! Select your own monthly/daily goal, post your progress on the Team RWB Running or Rucking Facebook group, and have fun crushing your goals!

    Click here for more information.

    See more virtual fitness opportunities here.

  • Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM

    Blue Star Families Family Art Preservation

    Join Blue Star Families for a hands-on, art-making preservation workshop for the whole family with Agents of Change: Family Art Preservation on August 15, 10-11am.

    Explore how art conservators care for outdoor sculptures out of their element from the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum. Create your own outdoor work of art and observe changes using our the doctor report. This workshop encourages families to experiment with art-making and preservation techniques. Free registration is required since space is limited.

    Register here.

  • Monday, August 17, 2020 at 01:00 PM

    Blue Star Families LinkedIn for Military Spouses

    Blue Star Families offers LinkedIn for Military Spouses on August 17, 1-2pm (EST). Learn LinkedIn strategies. Networking with a purpose, connect your way to a new career while you grow your network. And learn how military spouses can qualify for a LinkedIn premium membership for up to a year! 85% of all jobs are filled via networking.

    RSVP here.

  • Monday, August 17, 2020 at 05:00 PM

    Blue Star Families Virtual Caregivers Values Workshop

    Join Blue Star Families for a virtual Caregivers Values Workshop on August 17, 5-7pm (EST). The discussion will empower military spouses by providing awareness and understanding of values. Through awareness and understanding, you’ll learn methods of living out your values to strive toward developing deeper meaning.

    Register here.

  • Monday, August 17, 2020 at 08:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    VetsinTech National Web Development Cohort

    VetsinTech is excited to offer full scholarships for virtual Front End Web Development training exclusively for past and present military service members, veterans and spouses, beginning August 17, 8-10pm (EST). This is a 4-week remote course with live streamed classes every Monday thru Thursday evening from August 17 - September 10 (no class on Labor Day). 

    You will learn the basics of programming by building visual and interactive components of a website. More specifically, you will get hands on experience creating the structural foundation (HTML), styling (CSS), and inserting logic to control the behavior (JavaScript) of your own website.

    Register here.

  • Monday, August 17, 2020 at 08:30 PM

    Team RWB Eagle Nation Live! Mindfulness Monday

    Join Team RWB for Mindfulness Monday Meditation on August 17, 8:30pm (EST)! Join the Zoom chat for a short Awareness of Breath exercise followed by a Loving Kindness meditation and discussion led by Matt Kiddoo. While breathing comes natural, it is the "anchor" that allows everyone to better handle whatever life throws our way. 

    Click here for more information.

    See more virtual fitness opportunities here.

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Warrior Writers Virtual Workshop

    Attend the Warrior Writers Virtual Workshop for female vets on August 18, 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. This particular session is for female veteran writers.

  • Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 05:00 PM

    Veterans Integration To Academic Leadership Virtual Connections Meeting

    Join Veterans Integration To Academic Leadership (VITAL) for a Virtual Connections Meeting on August 19, 5-6pm, to learn more about how the VA VITAL Initiative can help connect you with resources, services, and other veterans.

    Zoom Meeting:
    Meeting ID: 935 5433 2305
    Password: VITAL

  • Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 06:00 PM

    Virtual Veterans Advisory Board Meeting

    Join NYC Department of Veterans Services for a Virtual Veterans Advisory Board Meeting on August 19, 6-8pm. The meeting is designed to inform constituents about the City's efforts to support veterans and their families. Veterans, military families, advocates, and supporters are all invited to join. Participants are invited to share their stories, advocate for what's important to them, and ask questions directly to NYC officials. 

    Please email questions to before the start of the event. Participants can also chat questions during the meeting.

    Join the meeting on Cisco Webex here. You can also join the meeting via phone: 646-992-2010. Use the Access Code: 129 230 2538.

  • Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    Blue Star Families Virtual Weekly Nutrition Classes

    Looking for ways to save money or time in the kitchen? Register for Blue Star Families' "What’s Cooking with Beverly" a six-week culinary adventure and workshop series on August 20, 11am (EST). Participants will learn how to stretch their food dollars, plan family meals, stay food safe, and much more. 

    Register here.