Connecting Our NYC Metro Veterans Community

This is a public listing of submitted events & resources, maintained as a nonprofit project of NYC Veterans Alliance. 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:

  • Thursday, May 06, 2021 at 03:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    How to Use Bunker Labs for Exponential Growth

    Bunker Labs presents How to Use Bunker Labs for Exponential Growth and an Appearance on Shark Tank, a virtual event on Thursday, May 6, 3pm (Eastern Time).

    Beth Fynbo is the President and Founder of Busy Baby Mat. Beth participated in the Veterans In Residence incubator, a Bunker Labs and WeWork partnership in Minneapolis during the 2018 cohort. Since then she has leveraged the network and ecosystem to achieve exponential growth for her business. Recently, Beth appeared on Shark Tank with her product and received an offer from Shark Lori Greiner that she ultimately rejected.  Beth will share her entrepreneurial story and how you can utilize the Bunker Labs programs, resources, and network to grow your business! 

    This Town Hall is a part of the Town Hall Series brought to you by MetLife Foundation, created to inspire and equip the entrepreneurs in our military connected community to continue moving their businesses forward.

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

    *This event will be recorded. Participation in the meeting indicates your consent to being included in the meeting recording. 

    RSVP here.

     

  • Thursday, May 06, 2021 at 07:30 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Skills for Adult ADHD: Task Management

    The Cohen Military Family Center at NYU Langone Health is hosting a webinar on Skills for Adult ADHD: Making Tasks Manageable and Rewarding Yourself on Thursday, May 6, 7:30-8:30pm (Eastern Time). This is the third in a four-session series that is open to all veterans, active duty service members, and family members of veterans or active duty service members regardless of whether you are a current patient of the Cohen Military Family Center at NYU. It is open to those who are current patients of the Center, former patients of the Center, or not current or former patients of the Center. You can drop in to any webinar, you don’t have to commit to them all. This series is being offered as an intro to or a refresher of skills that can be helpful in managing the challenges of Adult ADHD.

    Presenters:

    Dr. Amanda Spray

    Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry at NYU Grossman School of Medicine

    Director of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry

    Program Director, Steven A. Cohen Military Family Center

    Training Director, Steven A. Cohen Military Family Center

     

    Dr. Julia Yasser

    Postdoctoral Fellow at NYU Langone Health Steven A. Cohen Military Family Center

     

    Email Dr. Amanda Spray to register

  • Friday, May 07, 2021 at 12:30 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Warrior Writers Lunch Break Writing Prompt

    Warrior Writers will host a Lunch Break Writing Prompt virtual session on Friday, May 7, 12:30-2:30pm (Eastern Time).  Join Warrior Writers Facilitators Jake and Bob on Zoom for as little or as long as you want to participate in a casual, generative, creative writing session for veterans and active duty. 

    No need to register! Drop in any time during the session.

    This is a recurring event on the first and third Friday of every month.

     

    Join Lunch Break Zoom Meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82383164120

    Meeting ID: 823 8316 4120

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    Meeting ID: 823 8316 4120

    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/keFAZOGKzI

  • Friday, May 07, 2021 at 03:00 PM
    Online

    Blue Star Families Military Spouse Appreciation Day Town Hall

    Blue Star Families celebrates Military Spouse Appreciation Day with a lively and engaging town hall event on Friday, May 7, 3-4pm (EST).

    Register here.

     

  • Friday, May 07, 2021 at 03:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Military Spouse Appreciation Day 2021 Roundtable

    Bunker Labs is hosting a virtual roundtable of military spouses on Friday, May 7, 3pm (Eastern Time) in celebration of Military Spouse Appreciation Day. A panel of military spouses will lead a discussion on the military spouse experience and how entrepreneurship can combat military spouse unemployment, underemployment, and career instability.

    According to 2016 Department of Labor statistics, only 53 percent of military spouses participated in the labor market compared to 76 percent of the general population. Thirteen percent are unemployed (three times the national average), and 31.6 percent are underemployed.

    Entrepreneurship is an exciting, flexible, and fulfilling option that can address these high unemployment and underemployment numbers.

    At the virtual roundtable, you will hear from military spouse entrepreneurs in the community and as they talk about their startups and small businesses. New military spouses are welcome to attend and connect.

    This Town Hall is a part of the Town Hall Series brought to you by MetLife Foundation, created to inspire and equip the entrepreneurs in our military connected community to continue moving their businesses forward.

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

    *This event will be recorded. Participation in the meeting indicates your consent to being included in the meeting recording.

    Speakers:

    Sabrina Wojtewicz, Director of Partnerships, Bunker Labs

    Liz Marion, Director, Virtual Community Engagement, Bunker Labs

    Alexa Modero, Co-founder & Executive Director, Backpacks for Life

    Lindsay Geronomo, President, Geronomo Advertising Company

    Miranda Perales, Marketing Strategy, Entrepreneur

     

    Register here.

  • Friday, May 07, 2021 at 06:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    VA Understanding Military Retirement Pay and CRDP/CRSC

    The US Department of Veterans Affairs presents Understanding Military Retirement Pay and CRDP/CRSC, a webinar on Monday, May 10, 12-1pm (Eastern Time).  This information session is for service members who are retired or who will be retiring, and who are or will be receiving a VA Compensation Disability Payment.  There will be a Q&A at the end of the session so be sure to have your questions ready.  Once registered, participants will receive a form that must be filled out and returned prior to the event.

    Register here.

  • Friday, May 07, 2021 at 08:00 PM
    Online

    ASAP Comedy Bootcamp Graduation Show

    The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) presents their Comedy Bootcamp Graduation Show virtually on Friday, May 7, 8-9pm (Eastern Time).  After weeks of creativity, collaboration, and hard work these ASAP Bootcamp veterans, service members, and military families share their stand-up comedy for the first time.  Join in this graduation celebration and enjoy a great night full of laughs with the grads!

    Register here.

     

  • Saturday, May 08, 2021 at 07:00 AM
    At home

    Team RWB Marching Orders National Event

    Team RWB welcomes you to join the Marching Orders challenge beginning on Saturday, May 8th and ending on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 15th at any time during each day.
    Research shows that taking 5,650 steps a day can contribute to positive overall health and wellbeing. Whether you find yourself stagnant or love a challenge, Marching Orders is for you.
    Walk, run, hike, ruck, or move – take your pick and commit to your 8-day goal at the Red, White or Blue level.
    Culminating on May 15, Armed Forces Day, gather with veterans, service members, family, and friends to crush your final daily goal and celebrate the accomplishment of completing your Marching Orders.

    Goal levels: 

    Red
    Daily Step Goal: 2,500 | Adaptive Goal: 30 min movement/day


    White
    Daily Step Goal: 5,650 | Adaptive Goal: 60 min movement/day


    Blue
    Daily Step Goal: 10,000 | Adaptive Goal: 90 min movement/day

    Register today and commit to your daily steps or movement.

  • Saturday, May 08, 2021 at 01:00 PM
    Online

    Virtual Intrepid Military Family Program - Supersonic Flight

    Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's Military Family Program presents Speed and Style: Supersonic Flight virtually on May 8, 1-2pm (Eastern Time). Join current and former military service members and their families (children ages 3-18) via Zoom for a free interactive program.  Explore the supersonic jets at the Intrepid Museum. Learn what it was like to design, fly and land supersonic planes, including the British Airways Concorde.

    Free with advance registration! For more information and to register, click here to complete the Google Form.

     

  • Saturday, May 08, 2021 at 07:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Poetic Theater Productions Veteran Voices: The Interview Sessions: Tara Krause

    Poetic Theater Productions presents Veteran Voices: The Interview Sessions: Tara Krause virtually on Saturday, May 8, 7:00-8:30pm (Eastern Time).  The Interview Sessions is a series of intimate artist conversations interviewing veterans whose art as actors, poets, visual artists, and playwrights inspires. The series highlights the individuals behind the art, and the importance of art on their journey as veterans reintegrating into civilian life. In 90 minutes, fellow veterans Jenny Pacanowski (featured in NY Times, ABC, Turner Classics) and Omar Columbus (CA and NY poet and gallery curator) connect with the featured artist, share clips of past work, and share new works in development. Audiences are welcome and encouraged to ask questions. Join in and get to know the veterans (and family members of veterans) behind the voices you hear in Poetic's shows.

    This week, the interview will be with Tara Krause. Tara is an artist, printmaker, spoken word poet, and filmmaker with Frontline Arts and Warrior Writers NJ. She is also a disabled veteran and was an Army Captain in the nuclear cold war and first gulf war. She now micro-farms a reclaimed terroir of roses and aromatic plants in the mountains of New Jersey. When not painting large scale roses with her fingers, she is linocut engraving social justice printmaking pop-ups on handmade Frontline Paper reclaimed from combat uniforms and medical scrubs.

    Get tickets here.

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