Connecting Our NYC Metro Veterans Community

This is a public listing of submitted events & resources, maintained as a nonprofit project of NYC Veterans Alliance. Looking for resources or help? See Veterans Mutual Aid - NYC Metro

  • Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 12:00 PM
    phone in New York, NY

    Guided iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation Phone Class

    The US Department of Veterans Affairs' War Related Illness and Injury Study Center will host an Integrative Restoration (iRest) Yoga Nidra Meditation Class by phone on Thursday, August 11, 12-1pm ET (9-10am PT).

    iRest®, a guided meditation that promotes deep relaxation and can assist with body awareness and emotional tolerance. People who practice iRest meditation report more relaxation, improved mood, improved sleep, less anxiety, and less pain. Available to Veterans enrolled in VA primary care and their Caregivers. No appointments are needed.  Please, if you can, let your provider know that you intend to call.

    Meditation can be practiced seated, lying down or standing.  For safety, participants must not drive or operate machinery during class.

    This class is offered every Thursday at 12pm ET.

    To participate:

    Call 1-404-397-1596

    Access code: 2761 824 7831

    For more information on iRest, click here.

  • Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 12:00 PM
    online in New York , NY

    Pace University SBDC Webinar: Managing Your Online Reputation

    The Small Business Development Center at the Pace University Lubin School of Business will host a webinar, Managing Your Online Reputation on Thursday, August 11, 12-1pm EDT.

    Consumer trust and confidence are paramount as the business community navigates through the uncharted waters of a changing marketplace. The consumer experience – in-person or increasingly online – must set you apart and earn justified loyalty. Does your business actively conduct social customer relationship marketing (CRM)? Join the Pace University Small Business Development Center for this webinar as they partner with the Better Business Bureau Serving Metropolitan New York (BBB) to examine the impact of customer reviews, your social media strategy, and your obligations as an ethical and proactive business.

    The session will be led by Brian Rauer, BBB's Executive Director & General Counsel.

    The Pace SBDC is part of the New York SBDC network that offers no-cost, confidential, one-on-one business advising and free and low-cost business training to Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

    Register here.

  • Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 03:30 PM
    online

    BSF Creative Writing Workshop for Military, Veterans, Caregivers & Spouses

    Blue Star Families and Community Building Artworks will host an online Creative Writing Workshop for Military, Veterans, Caregivers & Spouses on Thursday, August 11, 3:30-4:30pm EDT.

    Back by popular demand! It's time to tell your story. Join Community Building Artworks and author Laura Van Prooyen for a virtual creative writing workshop. She's led workshops in the past with veterans, service members, military spouses, caregivers, health care workers, and university students, so you won't want to miss this!

    Writing is a powerful tool for communication, self-discovery, and reflection. Together over Zoom, you’ll read a short piece of writing, see what makes it work, and use it to enter into your own stories.

    No writing experience required—if you can talk, you can write.

    Upcoming workshop dates:

    Thursday, August 25

    Thursdays, September 8 & 22

    Join one session or join them all.

    Register here.

    About Community Building Artworks:

    Community Building Art Works is a charitable organization that builds healthy and connected communities where veterans and civilians share creative expression, mutual understanding, and support. Our combination of arts programs for veterans and community-building events and services has reached thousands of service members, veterans, and military family members around the world.

     

  • Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 05:00 PM
    Thrive Recovery Center in Hauppauge, NY

    Joseph P. Dwyer Veteran Peer Support Group at Thrive Recovery Center Hauppauge

    The THRIVE Community Recovery and Outreach Center (Transformation, Healing, Recovery, Inspiration, Validation, Empowerment) in Hauppauge, NY will hold a Peer Support Group at the center and online via Zoom on Thursday, August 11, 5pm EDT.

    This group will offer veterans support through their addiction recovery while being able to connect with other veterans who can relate to their experiences and struggles.

    For those wishing to attend virtually:

    Zoom Meeting ID: 899 2491 6168

     

    For more information about THRIVE and for a full calendar of events, click here.

  • Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 06:00 PM
    Thrive Recovery Center in Westbury, NY

    Joseph P. Dwyer Veteran Peer Support Group at Thrive Recovery Center Westbury

    The THRIVE Community Recovery and Outreach Center (Transformation, Healing, Recovery, Inspiration, Validation, Empowerment) in Westbury, NY will hold a Peer Support Group at the center and online via Zoom on Thursday, August 11, 6-7pm EDT.

    This group will offer veterans support through their addiction recovery while being able to connect with other veterans who can relate to their experiences and struggles.

    Please use the entrance to THRIVE located on Bond Street for direct access to the community center. Also available on Zoom.

    Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81717558122 

    Meeting ID: 817 1755 8122

    Dial In By Phone #:+1 646 558 8656

    For more information about THRIVE and for a full calendar of events, click here.

  • Friday, August 12, 2022 at 11:00 AM
    HVNCVR & online in Kingston, NY

    HVNCVR Women's Support Group

    The Hudson Valley National Center for Veteran Reintegration (HVNCVR) will hold a Women's Support Group on Friday, August 12, 11am-12pm EDT at HVNCVR and online via Zoom.  This group is for military members, spouses, daughters, mothers, etc.

    Open discussion

    Activities

    Free child care

    Call ahead, walk in, or join virtually via Zoom.

    Zoom meeting ID 527 401 7756

    This group meets every Friday.

    Click here to learn more about HVNCVR.

  • Friday, August 12, 2022 at 11:00 AM
    online in New York, NY

    Return to Joy Online Meditation Workshop

    The Queens Vet Center, with Visiting Nurses of NY, will host a Return to Joy Meditation Workshop via Zoom on Friday, August 12, 11am-12pm EDT.  Meditation has been used for thousands of years, even all the way back to ancient Egypt. It has helped many people center themselves, learn to focus better and even become more in tune with themselves.  This online workshop is offered every Friday.

    In this session, participants will engage in one or more of the following practices:

    Mindful breathing:

    Breathing into stress detox

    Belly breathing

    Controlled breathing

     

    Relaxation meditation:

    Introduction to mantras

    Awareness of thoughts meditation

    Breath awareness meditation

    Loving kindness meditation

    Mindful pause

    Full body awareness

     

    Facilitated by Erica M. Wrigley, RN, BSN, MS

     

    Join the Zoom Meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82165381051

    Meeting ID: 821 6538 1051

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  • Friday, August 12, 2022 at 01:00 PM
    HVNCVR & online in Kingston, NY

    HVNCVR Service Personnel Leaving Alcohol Together (SPLAT) Group

    The Hudson Valley National Center for Veteran Reintegration (HVNCVR) will hold an Alcoholics Anonymous Group, Service Personnel Leaving Alcohol Together (SPLAT) on Friday, August 12, 1-2pm at HVNCVR and online via Zoom.  This is for military members only.  This group meets every week.

    Living Sober, 1st/3rd week

    Beginners' Topic/2nd week

    Anniversary/4th week

    Call ahead, walk in, or join virtually via Zoom.

    Zoom meeting ID 527 401 7756

    Click here to learn more about HVNCVR.

  • Friday, August 12, 2022 at 03:00 PM
    HVNCVR & online in Kingston, NY

    HVNCVR PTSD Group

    The Hudson Valley National Center for Veteran Reintegration (HVNCVR) will hold a PTSD Group on Friday, August 12, 3-4pm at HVNCVR and online via Zoom. 

    Symptoms of PTSD can occur during peacetime, training or war.  Join this group for open discussions and activities to help PTSD.

    Call ahead, walk in, or join virtually via Zoom.

    Zoom meeting ID 527 401 7756

    This group meets every Friday.

    Click here to learn more about HVNCVR.

  • Friday, August 12, 2022 at 04:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    VA Transitioning Veteran Weekly Virtual Support Group

    The US Department of Veterans Affairs will offer Transitioning Veteran Weekly Support Group via WebEx on Friday, August 12, 4-5pm EDT.

    This group is for veterans within approximately 5 years of leaving military service.  The group meets every Friday.

    The transition from military service to civilian life can be challenging for many Veterans.  Navigating relationships, finding a job, and establishing your new veteran identity is difficult for most veterans.  This program provides a place for veterans to talk through the stresses of transition, support one another, and learn about strategies and resources to make this transition successful.

    Groups are “drop in,” so feel free to come anytime and stay for as long you want without obligation.

    To join the meeting, click the link below

    https://veteransaffairs.webex.com/veteransaffairs/j.php?MTID=mcf62e807ed95703adb510e7a71b031b1

    or click here to access the flyer with the QR code to join the meeting.

    * This group is not intended to replace existing mental health care, but rather serve as an additional source of potential support. 

    Supervising Clinician: Dr. Emily Edwards - [email protected]

    For questions, contact:

    Alice Lee - [email protected]

    OR

    Katie Shofield - [email protected]

     

     

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