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:

  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 03:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Bunker Labs Virtual Agriculture Entrepreneur

    Bunker Labs presents a virtual Military Veteran to Agriculture Entrepreneur event on October 27, 3pm (EST).

    Zephrine Hanson, Air Force veteran, founder of Hampden Farms and recent winner of WeWork’s $10K Black entrepreneurs grant, discusses her journey as a military veteran to becoming an entrepreneur in agriculture. Zephrine will share how strategic partnerships have led to business success.

    Derrick Jackson is a recently transitioned Army veteran and the founder of Grass Grazed, a farm on a mission to produce protein with the promise of integrity raised with ethical practices and regenerative farming methods. Derrick’s family farm was recently highlighted in USA Today.

    Zephrine and Derrick join Bunker Labs to discuss agriculture and farming entrepreneurial paths. How can you get a farm up and running? How can strategic partnerships and community connections help to grow your business? In addition, they'll discuss how to leverage media outlets, grants and pitch competitions for business!  

    RSVP here.

    This event will be recorded. If you register, you agree to be on camera/on film should you share during the event.   

  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 04:30 PM

    Blue Star Families Starbucks Halloween Virtual Event

    Blue Star Families presents a Starbucks Halloween Virtual Event on October 27, 4:30-6pm (EST). Get together for a virtual Kahoot! and Trivia Game Night! 

    You must wear a costume for the chance to win any of the following: Starbucks Gift Cards; Dave & Buster’s Gift Cards; Buffalo Wild Wings Gift Cards

    Register here.

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 01:00 PM

    Homeowner and Renter Benefit Info Session

    The NYC Department of Finance offers a Rent Freeze Information Webinar on October 28, 1pm (EST). What is Rent Freeze? Who Can Qualify? Find the latest DOF updates regarding Covid-19 related service changes. Everything you need to know about renewal or application. 

    Register here.

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 01:30 PM

    NYC DVS & Nourish NY Food Distribution

    NYC Department of Veterans' Services and Nourish NY have partnered to offer Food Distribution on October 28, 1:30-3pm, 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. 

    Organizations that want to schedule a pick-up can email Latisha Russaw.

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 03:00 PM

    Travis Manion Foundation Virtual Character Discussions

    Travis Manion Foundation offers a Virtual Character Discussion (for 6th to 12th graders) on October 28, 3pm (EST). TMF's Northeast team offers opportunities for your child to participate in conversations about character, service and leadership through both guided discussions and story readings.

    Character Does Matter strengthens character and leadership skills in young adults. Grounded in the evidence-based field of Positive Psychology, the program uses a strengths-based approach to foster character traits in the next generation through a combination of informal discussions and activity-based learning. By sharing stories of real people who exemplify great character and leadership, Character Does Matter demonstrates what it means to live the “If Not Me, Then Who…” ethos – and challenges students to do the same.
    Register here.
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 07:00 PM

    FSW Money Management Workshop

    Family Services of Westchester (FSW) offers an online Money Management Workshop, Borrowing Basics: Lending, on October 28, 7-8pm (EST). Sponsored by Vet2Vet, PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Support Project.

    RSVP with Andrea Molina.

  • Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 09:00 AM

    Veteran Peer Mentor Training

    Joseph P. Dwyer of Suffolk County offers Veteran Peer Mentor Training beginning October 29, 9am-12pm. The training is designed to help peers develop the critical competencies to work with veterans, from relationship building to ensuring effective linkages. Open to anyone who works with veterans in the community, especially those experiencing post service challenges: veteran advocates, community leaders, university staff, social workers, nurses/primary care workers/public health staff, volunteers and caregivers.
    The training is free. Space is limited. Participants must attend two half-day sessions (October 29 & November 5). 
    Register here.
  • Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    Hire Heroes Akima Employment Webinar

    Join Hire Heroes USA for an Employer Spotlight Webinar on Akima on October 29, 12-1:30pm (EST).

    Akima supports a diverse portfolio of operating companies with one strategic goal: enabling superior outcomes for our customers’ missions. Together with its operating companies, Akima represents an uncommonly broad array of specialized talents, technologies, domain expertise, and proven program success at some of the most visible and demanding implementations across all of the government and industry.

    Hire Heroes USA will moderate a panel of veteran professionals who will share their journey into their current roles and how to get hired at Akima. Learn from their experiences and get insight into the hiring process at this virtual event. A place you can not only thrive, but be a part of America’s most critical operations. See why Akima is a company like no other.

    RSVP here.

  • Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 01:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Military and Veteran Virtual Career Fair

    Military Officers Association of America and FASTPORT offer a Military and Veteran Virtual Career Fair on October 29, 1-3pm (EST). The event is open to transitioning servicemembers, veterans, and military spouses.

    Let MOAA and FASTPORT help you: 

    • Market your education, experience, and skills.
    • Connect with employers looking to hire.
    • Land the position!  

    At 1pm, hear from a diverse panel of talent acquisition professionals who are ready to share key insights on how to articulate your value and what they are looking for in successful candidates.

    From 1:30-3 pm, you'll be able to engage in 1-on-1 chats with military-friendly and veteran-ready companies from various industries and sectors. If you make a connection via text, be prepared if employers want to start a 1-on-1 video chat to move the discussion forward. They are looking to interview and hire candidates like you! 

    Employers in attendance will include: Altec Veteran Recruiting; Honeywell; U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Information and Technology; PenFed Credit Union; Booz Allen Hamilton; Randstad Technologies; Lineage; and Randstad.

    Register here.

  • Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 01:30 PM

    Gulf War Exposures & Health Concerns Webinar

    Get the information and answers you need in the Gulf War Exposures & Health Concerns Webinar on October 29, 1:30-3pm (EST). 

    Michelle Robertson, MD, MPH
    Susan Santos, PhD, MS

    Potential Exposures
    Research Findings
    Health Effects
    Available Resources
    Steps to Manage Symptoms

    You must register to attend. Register by calling WRIISC at 800-248-8005 or email