The Harlem Vet Center will hold a virtual meeting for Vietnam veterans on Tuesday, October 19, 1-2pm (Eastern Time). The goal of this meeting is to build relationships with fellow veterans, meet professional health counselors, and find comfort and meeting from each participant's military service.
Our time in service is not only defined by active duty, but by our life experiences since. Recent events can make these increasingly difficult and isolating times for all of us. But like our service, we are never alone. Camaraderie is the hallmark of our military experience and through each other we find strength. Join this virtual group to lend strength to and find strength in fellow Vietnam veterans.
For more information and to register, contact Amy Margratten at [email protected]
The United War Veterans Council (UWVC) and the NYC Department of Veteran Services invite you to join them for a 20th Anniversary Commemoration of Post-9/11 Operations and the Global War on Terror (GWOT) on Tuesday, October 19, 1-2pm at the Vietnam Veterans Plaza in Lower Manhattan. This is New York City's largest outdoor public space dedicated to our veterans. The rededication of this Plaza was the first public event in downtown Manhattan following the attacks of 9/11, symbolizing the resilience and resurgence of our City.
Speakers will include Post-9/11 veterans who will highlight different themes and aspects of the past 20 years of war which began with the events of September 11th, 2001, encompassing Afghanistan, Iraq and theaters of operation around the world. The ceremony will conclude with a wreath laying.
Following New York City and New York State COVID-19 protocols, this outdoor event is open to guests regardless of vaccination status. To further ensure the safety and comfort of guests and participants, social distancing measures will be implemented in seating and viewing areas. Masks are recommended. All attendees are expected to be respectful of other attendees' safety, personal space, and comfort.
Post event social gathering at The Dubliner from 2-4pm. First round is on the UWVC!
45 Stone Street
New York, NY 10005
Stone Street is closed to traffic and offers outdoor seating.
The United War Veterans Council (UWVC) will host Cocktails for Courage: GWOT 20th Anniversary Commemoration at 230 Fifth-Rooftop on Tuesday, October 19, 6-10pm.
Join them in toasting those who served. All proceeds benefit the United War Veterans Council's Health and Wellness programs for at-risk Veterans.
*230 Fifth- Rooftop is an open air venue; Masks required in building interior.*
230 Fifth Avenue (at 27th St)
New York, NY 10001
Warrior Writers will host a Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Writing Workshop virtually on Tuesday, October 19, 7:30-9:30pm (Eastern Time).
This workshop will consist of prompts from BIPOC writers and/or articles about topics that pertain to our communities. The first session will be focused on excerpts from Black and Indigenous Chapbook authors. Please bring yourself, your ancestors, your heart, and of course your words to this exciting new space we’re creating to share in our life experience as people of color that goes beyond the military. Regardless of experiences with writing, combat, art, deployment, etc, any veteran or service member who identifies as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color is welcome at this workshop. No prior writing experience is required.
Facilitated by Eddie Falcón and Angela Waller.
Hope for the Warriors will host Establishing a Framework for a Successful Transition, an online transition and well-being workshop on Wednesday, October 20, 1-2pm (Eastern Time).
Reserve your spot today and join Hope For The Warriors and guest speakers who are veterans and spouses like you.
A few reasons why you should attend:
Microsoft's Eric Zu Hone, Sr Program Manager, will be leading the charge to discuss their Microsoft Software and Systems Academy (MSSA).
Mike Lanpolsaen, Warrior-Scholar Project Program Manager, will discuss education benefits and opportunities available both before and after you and your family transition.
Michelle Pompos, Hope For The Warriors Certified Financial Social Worker will discuss Financial Wellness by diving into ways to decrease stress around finances, and establish goals and budgeting during your transition.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum presents a virtual learning opportunity "Intrepid Women" on Thursday, October 21, 3-4pm (Eastern Time) for children ages 5-15. Women have made a significant impact on the air & space industry, from the dawn of flight, through wartime efforts, and even as pioneers in the space industry! Hear the stories of some of these brave, unsung women who paved the way for gender equality in their fields, and discover the impact their work has had on the next generation of women in STEM!
An Intrepid Museum educator will engage families online each Thursday at 3:00pm (Eastern Time), exploring themes is history, science and ingenuity. The Museum requests that adults participate in the program with their children. Programs run between 45 minutes and one hour. Advance registration for this drop-in online program is required to receive Zoom information and print-at-home materials when necessary.
The Harlem Vet Center will hold a virtual meeting for post 9/11 veterans on Thursday, October 21, 3-4pm (Eastern Time). The goal of this meeting is to build relationships with fellow veterans, meet professional health counselors, and find comfort and meeting from each participant's military service.
For post 9/11 veterans, their time in service is defined by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Given the abrupt and inconclusive withdrawals, these can be difficult and isolating times for these veterans. Camaraderie is the hallmark of military service and veterans can find strength in each other. Join this virtual group to lend strength to and find strength in fellow post 9/11 veterans.
For more information and to register, contact Richard Cartagena at [email protected]
Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) will host a live, virtual Afghanistan Town Hall with Former Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. on Thursday, October 21, 3pm (Eastern Time).
Recent news from Afghanistan has left many veterans, current service members, and families of the fallen feeling unsettled and uncertain. Many of us are re-evaluating our service and sacrifice at the close of this decades-long war. This virtual town hall will address these challenging topics head-on. Join TMF Board Member and Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., as he shares his candid perspective on our nation's longest war and what it means for veterans, families of the fallen, and future servicemembers as we move forward. General Dunford will respond to questions from previously selected members of our live audience and we encourage you to join this important discussion.
The Veterans' Art Workshop Online Portal will host Empowerment Writing for All Veterans, an online workshop on Thursday, October 21, 6-8pm (Eastern Time).
This workshop will utilize free writing as a vehicle for conversion, connection and empowerment. Participants will practice kindness, compassion and non judgment while empathetically listening. From triumph to struggles, this workshop will facilitate empowering you to thrive in your daily life.
Facilitator: Jenny Pacanowski, Founder & Director, Women Veterans Empowered & Thriving
Join the Zoom meeting:
Amazon will host an in-person hiring event on Friday, October 22, 12-4pm at the Southeast Bronx Neighborhood Center (SEBNC) Gymnasium Job Fair.
They are hiring for positions that pay up to $18.45/hour with benefits and opportunities for career advancement.
If you are unable to make the in-person event, visit www.amazon.com/nychourlyjobs to apply and choose an appointment that works for you.
To sign up for alerts from Amazon, text NYCNOW1 to 77088.