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:

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 12:00 AM
    Online in New York, NY

    Warrior Writers Virtual Coffee Hour

    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.
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 09:30 AM

    Serving the Women Who Have Served Webinar

    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.

    Learn about:

    • 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.

    Presenters include:

    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

    Register here.

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM

    Bergen County Veterans Outreach Event

    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.

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 03:00 PM

    Veterans Experience Live: Women Veterans Q&A

    The Department of Veterans Affairs presents Veterans Experience Live: Women Veterans Virtual Q&A on September 30, 3-4pm (EST). Enjoy this Q&A with Deputy Secretary Pamela Powers.

    Ask your question here.

  • Wednesday, September 30, 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 September 30, 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, September 30, 2020 at 06:00 PM

    Virtual Vets Chat and Chew Program

    The Virtual Vets Chat and Chew Program is designed for veterans, active military & families to come together and learn about food, how it can make you feel, cook it, share the meal together and make some new friends at the same time. The program consists of six 2-hour sessions, one time per week for 6 weeks, beginning September 30, 6-8pm (EST). Participants create and share healthy, simple and inexpensive meals under the guidance of a professional chef and nutrition consultant. They will give you $20 to buy the ingredients of each meal.

    To reserve a space, contact Anne Burns (201-592-1130,

  • Thursday, October 01, 2020 at 03:00 PM

    ADC 2020 Virtual Summit Series: Politics of Defense

    In a fast‐changing world, ADC's mission remains the same – supporting the military and our military families. We can’t gather in D.C., but we can bring D.C. to you. Introducing the Summit Series, a new way to engage with defense leaders and network with ADC’s community: Five topics. Five weeks. One Community.

    On October 1, 3pm (EST), attend The Politics of Defense, an insider's guide to today's big issues. With the 2021 NDAA working its way through Congress, there is an emerging theme of modernization and focus on providing DOD with the ability to meet the growing threat posed by near‐peer competitors like Russia and China. Advanced technologies, new weapon systems, and a reassessment of the needs of the industrial base are being prioritized, and there is a consensus that DOD must also make significant investments in new personnel requirements and the needs of military families. But against the backdrop of an historic election cycle, domestic crises, and massive budget deficits, will DOD and Congress be able to meet the full range of national security challenges? Featuring national defense policy and budget experts, this discussion will explore how DOD and the next Congress might address these issues while at the same time ensuring that our military is ready to meet the challenge of a new era.

    Register here for free (military, DoD and other Federal staff only).

    Learn more here:

  • Thursday, October 01, 2020 at 06:00 PM

    UNA-NY Screening The Six Triple Eight

    United Nations Association of New York presents a Zoom screening of The Six Triple Eight, followed by a Q&A on October 1, 6pm (EST). The Six Triple Eight is a compelling documentary that tells the fascinating story of the only all-black Women's Army Corps (WACs) battalion to serve overseas during WWII.

    Featuring panelists Executive Producer James Theres; Cast member Maj. Gen. (ret.) Marcia M. Anderson; and Producer Col. (ret.) Edna W. Cummings, moderated by Desiree Watson, Founder of Wellness Interactive.

    RSVP here.

  • Saturday, October 03, 2020 at 11:00 AM
    Harlem Grown Tot Lot in New York, NY

    Mission Continues Urban Farms with Harlem Grown

    Join The Mission Continues New York 1st Service Platoon on October 3, 11am-3pm when they construct a new urban farm for Harlem Grown that better utilizes the space and creates more farming garden bed space in the lot. 

    Register here.

    Harlem Grown's mission is to inspire youth to lead healthy and ambitious lives through mentorship and hands-on education in urban farming, sustainability, and nutrition. Harlem Grown operates local urban farms, increases access to and knowledge of healthy food, and provides food to the community. The urban farm at 131st street, which has historically been used to to teach kids, has come under disrepair and needs to be revamped so that it can be better utilized to grow food and be more acceptable to youth when programming becomes available.

  • Saturday, October 03, 2020 at 01:00 PM
    Heights Senior Center in Bronx, NY

    NYC DVS & Nourish NY Food Distribution

    NYC Department of Veterans' Services and Nourish NY have partnered to offer Food Distribution on October 3, 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.