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

  • Friday, October 22, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    Veteran Roundtable Discussion: Let's Talk About Suicide

    The Rockland County PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Veteran Peer Support Program (Vet to Vet) invites you to their online Veteran Roundtable Discussion: Let's Talk About Suicide on Friday, October 22, 12-2pm (Eastern Time).  The topic is "Suicide Prevention Center of NY (SPCNY) Initiatives at the VA Hudson Valley Health Care with a Focus on Assessment, Safety Planning and Means."

    All veterans are invited as they hold this sensitive but important discussion.

    Facilitator:  Sharon Bailey, LCSW (Veteran Administrator)

    Guest Speaker:  Dr. Mark Lombardo, licensed clinical psychologist, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, VA Hudson Valley Health Care Center

    Join the Zoom meeting:

    Meeting ID: 853 7243 5437

    Passcode: 204526

    For questions, please contact Veteran Outreach Coordinator, Izzy Quintana at [email protected]


  • Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 01:00 PM

    Intrepid Military Family Program: Technology and Codes

    Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will host a Military Family Program: Technology and Codes at the museum on Saturday, October 24, 1-3pm.

    Created for current and former military service members and their families, these programs include exploration of the Museum and related activities intended to engage the whole family. Discover the history of innovation and codes onboard the former aircraft carrier Intrepid! After exploring historic spaces, families can experiment with different technologies in their world. 

    For current and former service members and their families (children, 3-18).

    Register here.

  • Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 01:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    Women Veterans Empowerment Workshop

    Women Veterans Empowered & Thriving will host a Women Veterans Empowerment Workshop on Zoom on Sunday, October 24, 1-3pm (Eastern Time).

    This is a workshop that utilizes free writing, breathing techniques and community agreements.

    Free writing is allowing the freedom of thoughts and ideas to flow onto the paper without judgment or expectation of what it will become.

    Previous writing experience not required.

    This workshop is free and open to all women veterans, all eras, all separation statuses and service members.

    Be supported by healthy camaraderie, clear communication and community empowerment.

    Register here.


  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 09:00 AM

    Veterans Appreciation Breakfast

    NIA Community Services Network, with Councilman Justin Brannan, State Senator Andrew Gounardes, and Assemblyman Peter J. Abbate Jr., will host the 2021 Veterans Appreciation Breakfast at the Fort Hamilton Community Club on Tuesday, October 26, 9am-12pm.  This event is open to veterans and their guests.

    Proof of vaccination is required for this indoor event.

    To confirm your attendance, please send an email with your name and phone number to [email protected] or call Senja or Tina at 718-236-5266.

    To enter the Army base, please bring a Real ID.  If you do not have one, bring a driver's license with a social security card or passport.

  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 01:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    Harlem Vet Center Vietnam Veterans Virtual Meeting

    The Harlem Vet Center will hold a virtual meeting for Vietnam veterans on Tuesday, October 26, 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]

  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 02:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    Veterans and Military Families Online Forum: How to Welcome Our Afghan Allies

    Blue Star Families and Welcome.US invite you to an online forum, How to Welcome Our Afghan Allies: A Conversation with Blue Star Families, Welcome.US, Operation Afghan Allies, and VSOs Taking Your Q&As, on Tuesday, October 26, 2pm (Eastern Time).

    Topics will include:

    Update on the current stat of resettlement

    Immediate needs of Afghan allies

    Volunteer opportunities

    This forum is an opportunity for government and nonprofit organizations on the frontline of the resettlement process to share updates around ongoing efforts, best practices, and offer opportunities for individuals to participate in resettlement efforts.

    While on a mission to save a nation, our military community formed bonds with the Afghan people.  Our Afghan Allies are colleagues, friends, and even family.  Therefore, the sacrifices they made alongside service members and their families gave rise to today's current duty: aid their well-being.  As we continue to process the end of the war in Afghanistan, many feel compelled to take action to support our Afghan Allies as they resettle here in the United States.


    Who Should Attend:

    Military family members and veterans who want to know how to help our Afghan Allies

    Individuals who are actively involved in resettlement efforts and want to share and learn

    Military and veteran serving organizations interested in doing more to support resettlement efforts


    Reasons to Attend:

    Ask your questions and get answers during the live event

    Access to the White House and frontline leaders of resettlement efforts

    Opportunities to find out how YOU can get involved!


    Confirmed speakers:

    Nazanin Ash, CEO, Welcome.US

    Kathy Roth-Douquet, CEO, Blue Star Families

    Governor Jack Markell, White House Cordinator Operation Allies Welcome, White House

    Art delaCruz, CEO, Team Rubicon

    Sarah Verardo, CEO, The Independence Fund

    Dan Lamothe, Pentagon Correspondent, Washington Post

    Additional speakers will be announced soon!



  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 06:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    VA Mobile Health Apps Webinar: Mindfulness Coach

    The Bronx Vet Center will host its monthly VA Mobile Health Apps Webinar on Tuesday, October 26, 6-7pm.  This month's webinar will focus on Couples Coach, a moblie app for partners who want to improve their relationship and explore new ways to connect.  All combat eras, genders, VSOs, and caregivers are welcome!

    In this webinar series, participants will learn how to download, use and customize VA Mobile Mental Health Apps on their smartphone or tablet.

    Why use VA Mobile Mental Health Apps?  They are:

    Free and designed for veterans

    Convenient, customizable, and resource-rich

    Evidence informed

    Secure, private, and anonymous

    Register here.

    Once you register, you will be provided with a web link and a password to access the presentation.  If you do not have a device, please contact Marco Bongioanni for a call-in number.

    Please note:  WebEx functions effectively with Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome.  Older versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer may not be compatible.

    When you register, you will receive a confirmation from "[email protected]"

    This is not a processing or support group.  Its focus is to solely teach how to download, customize, and use VA Mobile Mental Health Apps.

  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 06:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Sergeant's Time at the Bronx Vet Center

    The Bronx Vet Center presents Sergeant's Time: Military Exposures Overview presentation on Tuesday, October 26, 6-7pm (Eastern Time) via Webex.  Once you register, you will be provided a web link and password to access the presentation.  If you would prefer to join the presentation by phone, please contact Marco Bongioanni at [email protected] and a phone number will be provided to you.

    Learn about:

    War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC)

    Environmental Health Registry Evaluations for Veterans

    Healthcare services available

    Where to find publications, reports, and newsletters

    Register here.

  • Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 09:30 AM
    online in New York, NY

    BCHN Mental Health First Aid Virtual Training Class

    In response to our nation's mental health crisis, Bronx Community Health Network (BCHN) is offering Mental Health First Aid, a virtual training class on Wednesday, October 27, 9:30am-5:00pm (Eastern Time).

    This groundbreaking skills-based course equips participants with tools to identify, understand and respond to situations where a family member, colleague or neighbor may be struggling with a mental health or substance use challenge, and connect them with appropriate support and resources.

    The course is appropriate for concerned community residents and professionals, including but not limited to:
    Community advocates and other caring citizens
    Faith community leaders
    Veterans and military families
    Mental health/substance use patients and family members
    Law enforcement
    Emergency first responders
    Human resources professionals
    Nurses and other primary care workers
    Teachers, university faculty, staff, and student leadership
    Library personnel

    Participants must complete a 2-hour, self-paced, online course prior to attendance.

    For questions, please email [email protected]

    Register here.

  • Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 04:30 PM
    online in New York, NY

    Hiring Our Heroes #DiscoverTheTalent Virtual Orientation

    Hiring Our Heroes will hold a #DiscoverTheTalent Virtual Orientation on Wednesday, October 27, 4:30-5:30pm (Eastern Time).

    Hiring our Heroes has launched an exciting initiative, #DiscoverTheTalent, which engages employers to increase economic opportunity for the military spouse community. The initiative encourages businesses to support this demographic by aligning their business as a military spouse-friendly employer and later sharing their success. Employers around the world can join this initiative. Employers who register for the #DiscoverTheTalent Orientation will have the opportunity to learn more about Hiring Our Heroes Programs, like their Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zones (MSEEZ) and Military Spouse Professional Networks (MSPN). Employers will also learn how to connect with military spouses, and how to position their company/organization as a military spouse-friendly employer in order to discover the talent in communities everywhere!

    Register here.