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:

  • Monday, July 06, 2020 at 02:00 PM

    Blue Star Families Spouseforce Orientation

    Blue Star Families offers Spouseforce Orientation on July 6, 2-3pm (EST). We have all been there – trying to make new connections and get job leads, all while working hard to land that career opportunity. Start your career planning the right way with #BSFSpouseforce.

    RSVP here.

    When you attend the Blue Star Families Spouseforce Orientation you’ll receive:

    • Personalized assistance
    • Resume evaluation & tips
    • Local resources and connections to support your career goals

    Relocating soon? No problem! Blue Star Careers has the tools to connect you to other communities.

  • Tuesday, July 07, 2020 at 05:00 PM
    Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn, NY

    Veterans Rally Because Black Lives Matter

    Black Veterans For Social Justice present a Veterans Rally Because Black Lives Matter on July 7, 5pm. 

    For over 40 years, Black Veterans for Social Justice has been rooted in combating racism in NYC for veterans and non-veterans. Black Veterans for Social Justice actively works to close the gap in racial disparities in employment, housing, health, and benefits. This work is not new to them, and Black Veterans for Social Justice will continue to do the work to ensure there is true equity for all Black Americans.

    If you cannot attend, rally can be viewed at

  • Tuesday, July 07, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Veterans of New York Virtual Roll Call

    Veterans of New York hosts a Virtual Roll Call on July 7, 6pm. This month they will be discussing tips on building your professional career.

    Virtual roll calls occur on the second Tuesday of each month. If you would like to join in, email to access the link.

  • Tuesday, July 07, 2020 at 07:00 PM

    VetsinTech Virtual Employer Event - Building Your Story

    Join VetsinTech for a Virtual Employer Event - Building Your Story & Resume for mission-driven companies on July 7, 7-8pm (EST). 

    Over 250,000 veterans transition out of service every year, 80% of them enter civilian life without a job — meanwhile there are millions of open roles in tech. VetsinTech is partnering with Twilio to provide vital resources to the veteran community to close this employment gap. They are offering this free webinar to introduce you to five people who have successfully transitioned into tech roles and to provide you with key skills, including storytelling and resume building, which will help you stand out while applying to and interviewing for jobs at mission-driven companies.

    RSVP here.

  • Wednesday, July 08, 2020 at 02:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    MOAA LinkedIn for Networking

    Military Officers Association of America offers LinkedIn for Networking on July 8, 2-3pm (EST). 

    By now, many of us recognize the significance of LinkedIn but may not be exactly sure about how to maximize its value. LinkedIn is extremely beneficial for networking, but it is important to understand how to grow and sustain the relationships to make that possible. 

    Interested in mastering your LinkedIn profile? Let MOAA help! Join two MOAA career transition specialists for an hour of insights and information on the use of LinkedIn for networking. They will share LinkedIn best practices as well as answer your questions.   

    Regardless of your status — actively looking for a job, making a career transition, or happily ensconced in a position you love — you should always be cultivating and maintaining a strong professional network. What better way than making the most of your LinkedIn profile? 

    Register here.

  • Wednesday, July 08, 2020 at 06:00 PM

    Patton Veterans Project Zoom Reunion

    Patton Veterans Project presents a Zoom Reunion on July 8, 6-7:30pm (EST) for alumni of their I Was There film workshops. Join the event for Personal Reflections on Race in the Military. 

    Also featuring guests Founder and vice-chair Ben Patton; Brigadier General (Ret) Lawrence E. Gillespie, Sr, Chairman of the National Board of Directors of The Rocks, Inc.; and Wesley Becton Jr., co-founder and CEO of George Washington Street Partners

    Register here.

  • Wednesday, July 08, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Warrior Writers Virtual Workshop

    Attend the Warrior Writers Virtual Workshop on July 8, 7-9pm (EST). This generative creative writing workshop will offer prompts that cover a variety of military issues and experiences. This encourages sharing stories, opinions, and ideas for productive writing/reflecting/story-telling and art-making. A highlight of these workshops for many veterans is having a space to release bottled-up thoughts and emotions among others who understand, creating a sense of empowerment in the ability to tell their own story. By creating an open and accepting atmosphere, Warrior Writers build a community of support. Workshops are for any service member or veteran regardless of experiences with writing, combat, art, deployment, etc.

    Register here. This class is led by Warrior Writers poet/playwright/actor Jeff Key, based between New Orleans and LA.

  • Thursday, July 09, 2020 at 03:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall

    Watch this Town Hall from the COVID-19 Military Support Initiative, Association of Defense Communities, and Blue Star Families: COVID-19 and the Base of the Future on July 9, 3-4pm (EST).

    Just a few short months ago, when people discussed the “base of the future,” the most common terms used were 5G wireless, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence. Fast forward to today, and the conversation is now far different, and our installations and communities are facing a challenge few envisioned. Join a discussion with Hon. Jordan Gillis, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment, as we explore how COVID-19 has impacted the DOD’s installation management priorities and future planning efforts.
    Free event - register here. Capacity is limited.

    COVID-19 Military Support Initiative is powered by Booz Allen Hamilton.

    Check out past events for recordings and resources from previous Town Halls here.

  • Thursday, July 09, 2020 at 04:00 PM

    NJ State Veterans Chamber of Commerce Resiliency Webex

    The NJ State Veterans Chamber of Commerce presents a Vet Talks Webex Program on Resiliency on July 9, 4-5pm (EST).

    This session features former F-4 Weapons Officer and POW Ralph Galati. 

    Register here.

  • Thursday, July 09, 2020 at 04:00 PM

    NBCUniversal Military and Race Symposium

    Register now for NBCUniversal's virtual Military and Race Symposium: A Talk to Move Forward on July 9, 4pm (EST). 

    The military is a segment of our American population that was integrated more than thirty years prior to the Civil Rights Act. The ideal of a common "family" (squads/platoons/battalions, etc.) moving toward one goal is something that the military always strives for. Please join this enlightening discussion to see if military history has at least part of the answer to moving America’s equality forward.
    RSVP here.
    Panelists include:  
    Brian Butler (CEO, Vistra Communications)
    Gigi Gibbs (MPH, CHES-certified coach, speaker & public health professor)
    Michael Loyd Jr. (Co-Founder, Dope Coffee)
    Rebecca Murga (Director of the AFI Directing Workshop for Women)
    Val Nicholas (SVP Creative Director SummitMedia & Co-Founder, Executive Producer Eyes on Target Productions)
    Won Palisoul (Founder, Women Veterans and Families Network & Senior Hedge Fund Compliance Consultant)
    Chef Andre Rush (Renowned Chef & Author)
    Charlynda Scales (Founder & CEO, Mutt’s Sauce, LLC)
    "IRON" Mike Steadman (Founder, IRONBOUND Boxing)
    Stephanie Stone (Chief Deputy Director, Military & Veterans Affairs, LA County)
    Moderated by:  
    Lucy Bustamante, NBC10 & Telemundo62, Philadephia