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:
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) presents a Live-stream Improv Show on January 29, 8-9:30pm (EST).
Join them for a Friday Improv show as ASAP alumni bravely confront the terror of an unplanned performance!
Get your ticket here.
Vets2Industry presents a Virtual Dress for Success & Networking Circuit Event on January 30, 2-7pm (ET). The event is open to veterans, business professionals in any industry, military spouses, Gold Star family members, and working age dependent children.
The first 30 minutes will include a welcome address by founder Brian Arrington, introduction of the keynote speaker, and rules of engagement. Then the breakout groups begin: stay as long as you want, leave when you want, and come back as desired.
New York City's Department of Citywide Administrative Services and New York State Department of Labor offer a virtual NYC Civil Service 101 Information Session on February 5, 9-10:30am (EST).This is a great opportunity to see how veterans can apply for jobs with benefits, healthcare, and use your experience to serve the City of New York!These sessions will provide attendees with information on how to:
Use veteran credits to add points when you take a City exam.
- Use veteran benefits and waive the exam fee plus more.
- Job opportunities for people with disabilities.
- Show how to navigate through the websites, take an exam, and apply to jobs
Register here for the WebEx virtual session.
- Use veteran credits to add points when you take a City exam.
Attend the VA Health Care Benefits Info Session on February 5, 12-1pm (ET). This is for veterans who never applied for VA Health Care, for veterans who have a VHA ID and would like to know more about their services.
Each veteran’s medical benefits package is unique. Yours will include care and services to help:
- Treat illnesses and injuries
- Prevent future health problems
- Improve your ability to function
- Enhance your quality of life
All veterans receive coverage for most care and services, but only some will qualify for added benefits like dental care. The full list of your covered benefits depends on:
- Your priority group, and
- The advice of your VA primary care provider (your main doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant), and
- The medical standards for treating any health conditions you may have
You should also know that being signed up for VA health care meets your Affordable Care Act (ACA) health coverage requirement of having minimum essential health coverage.
The NYC Veterans Property Tax Exemption is available to eligible veterans of foreign wars, expeditionary medalists, veterans with honorable discharges, spouses/widow(er)s of veterans, and Gold Star parents. Learn more about this exemption during a virtual info session on February 5, 12-1pm (ET).
This event is first come, first served. There will be a Q&A after the presentation.
Register here. Once your registration is confirmed, a form will be sent out to every participant that should be completed and returned before the event.