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:

  • Friday, March 27, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    Secaucus Vet Center in Secaucus, NJ

    NJ Warrior Writers Workshop

    *Check with organizer*

    Veterans and family members are invited to join Warrior Writers for a creative writing workshop on March 27, 10am-1pm. No prior writing experience is necessary.

    Call to RSVP.

  • Friday, March 27, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Team RWB March Movement or Miles

    *virtual event*

    Join Team RWB for a virtual workout on March 27! Fresh air, exercise, mindfulness, and nature are all great ways to relieve stress and stay healthy. If you're able, get outside today. 

    Learn more here:

  • Friday, March 27, 2020 at 01:00 PM
    PayPal in New York, NY

    Spring 2020 Edge4Vets Workshop

    *Check with organizer*

    Register for the Spring 2020 Edge4Vets Workshop on March 27, 1-4pm. The goal is to prepare and connect you to an internship/job that can lead to a career - for the life you want! Major companies send mentors to the Connection Workshop. They help you create a draft for a personal PLAN4SUCCESS, then Edge4Vets connect you to job and career opportunities at their companies.

    Following the workshop, you'll get an invitation to the online program where you can work at your own pace to refine and polish your Plan4Success before submitting it to earn your Edge4Vets certificate.

    Register here.

  • Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 08:00 AM

    *CANCELLED* UWVC Reading the Names of the Fallen


    Attend the Reading of the Names of the Fallen on March 28, 8-10:30am to commemorate Vietnam Veterans Day. Volunteers will read the names of the 1,741 New Yorkers who lost their lives in the Vietnam War, as well as those who died in Iraq, Afghanistan and other post-9/11 operations. 

    Volunteer to read names of the fallen here.

  • Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn, NY

    *CANCELLED* UWVC Vietnam Veterans Tribute March


    Attend the Vietnam Veterans Tribute March on March 28, 9-10:30am. The march will retrace the route of the 1985 Welcome Home Parade from Korean War Veterans Plaza/Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn to Vietnam Veterans Plaza in Manhattan.

    Register here. You may also register with Team RWB here.

    IMPORTANT: All participants should realistically assess their ability to complete a 3.2 mile march, keeping in mind that the weather in late March may be cold or inclement. If you are unable to complete a march of this distance, we suggest meeting the group as it arrives for the Wreath Laying ceremony in Manhattan.

  • Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    Nassau County Veterans Center in Hicksville, NY

    *CANCELLED* Free Tax Preparation for Nassau & Suffolk Veterans


    Nassau & Suffolk County veterans can receive Free Tax Preparation on March 28, 10am-2pm. IRS-certified volunteers will be on hand to prepare your return. 

    Veterans of all eras and their spouses, spouse of a fallen service member and their children, and those with income less than $90,000 are welcome. 

    BRING: copy of the previous year’s tax return; picture ID; all income documents (W2, 1099, 1098, other documents showing income); all forms 1095-Health Insurance statements; information for credits that you are claiming (student loan interest, education credit); social security card or ITIN; birth dates; other applicable tax-related documents (interest statements, federal loan documents, retirement statements, charitable donations).

    Appointments are required. Call to make an appointment.

  • Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 11:00 AM
    Vietnam Veterans Plaza in New York, NY

    *CANCELLED* UWVC Vietnam Veterans Day Ceremony


    Attend a Wreath Laying at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on March 28, 11-11:45am. 

    Track all the updates here.

  • Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 11:00 AM
    Park Slope Armory in Brooklyn, NY

    *POSTPONED* Dorie Miller 213 Auxiliary Women's Summit


    American Legion Dorie Miller 213 Auxiliary hosts a Women's Summit "Stories of Overcoming the Unexpected," on March 28, 11am-3pm. The event is open to women veterans, military spouses, women in the community, teenage women, and young adult women. $10 donation - lunch is included.

    Contact Norvo Hall to RSVP.

  • Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Team RWB March Movement or Miles

    *virtual event*

    Join Team RWB for a virtual workout on March 28! Fresh air, exercise, mindfulness, and nature are all great ways to relieve stress and stay healthy. If you're able, get outside today. 

    Learn more here:

  • Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 02:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Citizen University Virtual Civic Saturday

    Join Citizen University for a special Virtual Civic Saturday on March 28, 2-3pm (EST)! Around the country, communities are implementing social distancing practices in order to promote the health and safety of vulnerable populations during the coronavirus outbreak. Now more than ever, it is important to maintain rituals and support efforts that strengthen our collective civic health, even if we cannot gather in person.

    Head over to the Citizen University Facebook page to join their live stream feed. You can watch alone, or if you can, gathering with a few friends in the comfort of your own home so you can watch and discuss with each other. If you haven't been able to attend a Civic Saturday or live outside of the Seattle area, this is the perfect time to join in! You can also tune in on YouTube at this link.

    While they believe gathering in person is important in strong civic rituals, in this moment where gathering in large groups is not possible for the safety of our community, it is important to keep our spirits up in during a time when people may be more isolated than usual. They will include all the elements of a regular Civic Saturday, including a way to participate virtually with their Turn-and-Talk and Civic Circles for those who may be watching on their own. They will still sing, listen to readings of Civic Scripture, reflect with poetry, and hear a a civic sermon from Eric Liu.

    Learn more here.