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:

  • Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 09:00 AM
    Online

    NJ Certifications & Private Contracting Virtual Workshop

    The Rutgers Newark SBDC wants to ensure that businesses owned by minorities, veterans and women are at the forefront of success. The NJ Certifications & Private Contracting Virtual Workshop on January 23, 9am-2pm (ET), will help you to position your businesses so that you can compete for business opportunities with the City, State and Private Sector companies. 

    This workshop will educate prospective New Jersey applicants on how to submit a successful Registration or Certification Application (WBE/MBE/SBE/VOB) with the state of New Jersey. The training will provide helpful tips and information to complete a winning application.

    Register here.

  • Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 01:00 PM
    Online

    Virtual Intrepid Military Family Program - Life Underwater

    Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's Military Family Program is going virtual on January 23, 1-2pm (ET)! Join current and former military service members and their families (children ages 3-18) via Zoom for a free interactive program.

    Scientists need your help! In order to gather data for large scale projects, scientists need the help of people around the world. Explore projects related to sea, air and space that scientists are asking everyday citizens to contribute to.

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

    intrepidmuseum.org/vets

  • Monday, January 25, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    Online

    Getting Started with Vet Center Services

    Sign up for this Introduction to Vet Center Services on January 25, 12-1pm (EST).

    Vet Centers are community-based counseling centers that provide a wide range of social and psychological services, including professional readjustment counseling to eligible veterans, active duty service members, including National Guard and Reserve components, and their families.

    Readjustment counseling is offered to make a successful transition from military to civilian life or after a traumatic event experienced in the military.

    Individual, group, marriage and family counseling is offered in addition to referral and connection to other VA or community benefits and services.

    Vet Center counselors and outreach staff, many of whom are veterans themselves, are experienced and prepared to discuss the tragedies of war, loss, grief and transition after trauma.

    Register here.

  • Monday, January 25, 2021 at 01:00 PM
    Online

    Women Veterans Empowerment Dialogues

    Join Warrior-Scholar Project for a dialogue with US Army veteran and advocate Lucy Del Gaudio on January 25, 1pm (EST), about maintaining passion for advocacy through self-care, setting goals and boundaries, and resilience.

    This session is a part of Warrior-Scholar Project's Women Veterans Empowerment Dialogues (WVEDs), a virtual series of informational small group talks given by female or femme of center veterans. the goal of these talks is to create female and feminine of center spaces and discussions that are inclusive and empowering for veterans.

    Register here.

    warrior-scholar.org

  • Monday, January 25, 2021 at 06:00 PM
    Online

    "New Year, New You" Resource Networking

    Welcome to 2021! What are your New Year's Resolutions for this year? We want you to meet the people who can help you achieve them - virtually here on Zoom!

    NYC Veterans Alliance is excited to host our third annual "New Year, New You" Resource Networking for Veterans and Families. This will be an energetic, fun, and interactive virtual event focused on you getting the tools to achieve your 2021 goals! Inspired by "speed networking," participants will be guided through interactive exercises and timed five-minute virtual breakout sessions with resource providers offering you direct support with goals like:

    • Change or Start a New Career
    • Maximize My VA Benefits
    • Get Physically Fit
    • Assist My Community
    • Start or Grow a Business
    • Get Financially Fit
    • Buying a Home

    Have questions about changing careers? Looking to learn more about making an impact in your community? How can you start a new business?

    Join us on January 25 to get information and support you need to make 2021 the best year ever!

    Registration is required as participant space is limited. This event is free of charge and open to military service members of all branches, veterans of any service era or discharge status, their spouses & partners, and immediate family members.

    Register here.

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 11:30 AM
    Online

    COVID-19 Community Conversation

    The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Mayor’s Equity Task Force are providing a virtual presentation entitled COVID-19 Community Conversations: Mental Health, Equity & Resilience on January 27, 11:30-1pm (ET), focused on mental health during the pandemic to New Yorkers in the areas hardest hit by COVID-19. This session will cover topics such as grief, trauma, coping, and resilience in addition to mental health tips. 

    Register here.

     

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 06:30 PM
    Online

    Virtual Financial Fitness Workshop

    The White Plains Vet Center and Bronx Vet Center are happy to partner with the Westchester County Joseph P. Dwyer Vet2Vet Peer Support Project and Family Services of Westchester to provide a series of virtual Financial Fitness workshops. These are open to all veterans, spouses, and caregivers.

    Check out Establishing Financial Goals: Tips & Tricks on January 27, 6:30-7:30pm (EST). 

    Join the Zoom meeting here.

    Or join by phone: 929-205-6099

    Meeting ID: 863 1919 4630

    Passcode: 5693847872

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 07:00 PM
    Online

    The Line Literary Review Launch

    Join Columbia University for their launch celebration of The Line Literary Review on January 27, 7pm (EST), a new not-for-profit journal that's committed to publishing creative work by service members, veterans, and military family members.

    The launch will include an introduction to The Line Literary Review, as well as readings by writers from Words After War, Women Veterans Empowered and Thriving, Voices From War, Warrior Writers, United States Veterans' Artist Alliance (USVAA), and the Writer's Guild. The inaugural issue will include work by Matt Gallagher, Lindsay Swoboda, Bob Hanson, and J.H. Crain.

    Register for the online event here.

  • Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 08:30 AM
    Online

    Hiring Our Heroes AMPLIFY Spouse Intensive

    Join Hiring Our Heroes for the two-day virtual AMPLIFY Spouse Career Intensive on January 28, 8:30am-3:45pm (EST) and January 29, 8:30am-1:45pm (ET). The event leads a cohort of military spouses through intensive career preparation, professional development, and networking. AMPLIFY attendees will leave with an improved resume, a professional photo, a polished LinkedIn profile, and a professional network of fellow military spouses and employers.

    Attendees will be given the opportunity to:

    • Connect with a hand-picked career coach or industry leader
    • Participate in interactive sessions on public/professional speaking, salary negotiations, networking skills, personal branding, interview techniques, and military spouse entrepreneurial options
    • Interact with local and national employers and companies

    Registration is required as cohort size is limited to ensure each attendee is given one-on-one attention. Registrants will be notified of acceptance into the program and given further instructions via email following initial registration. Acceptance is on a first-come, first-served basis.

    This event is powered by USAA and Capitol One.

    Register here for the virtual January session.

    hiringourheroes.org/amplify

  • Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    Online

    Virtual Talk with Concentration Camp Liberator

    The Touro College Hans Goldschmidt Institute for Human Rights and the Holocaust presents a Virtual Talk with Concentration Camp Liberator Alan Moskin on January 28, 12-1:30pm (ET), part of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

    Register here.

    Alan Moskin was born in Englewood, New Jersey on May 30, 1926. He was drafted into the military service at the age of 18 and served in the United States Army during World War II from September 1944 until August 1946. He was a member of the 66th infantry, 71st Division, part of General George Patton's 3rd Army. His outfit fought in combat through France, Germany, and Austria during which time he was promoted in rank from Private to Staff Sergeant. On May 4, 1945, his Company participated in the liberation of the Gunskirchen Concentration Camp, a sub-camp of Mauthausen. After the war ended, he continued to serve in Germany until June 1946 as a member of the U.S. Army of Occupation. 

    When he returned to the United States he became a lawyer.  He is a past commander of the Rockland/Orange District Council of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA. In 2014, he was inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame and the following year he was elected by the Veterans Coordinating Council in Rockland County, NY, to be the "2016 Veteran of the Year." He has spoken throughout the United States about his experiences as an infantry combat soldier and a Concentration Camp liberator.

    www.touro.edu/departments/ihrh

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