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:

  • Friday, September 25, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    Kellogg's Veteran Virtual Career Fair

    Kellogg's holds a Veteran Virtual Career Fair on September 25, 11am-1pm. Speak directly with Hiring Managers and Recruiters about nationwide jobs in Sales, Operations, Manufacturing, IT, Finance, Supply Chain and more. Participate in a Q&A session with the KVets team who have navigated careers at Kellogg’s! Female attendees may participate in the Women Veterans Roundtable hosted by Morgan Dennis, USA (Information Technology Manager).

    Register here.

  • Friday, September 25, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    Heroes Connect: Mars Hiring Webinar

    Participate in Heroes Connect: Mars Hiring Webinar on September 25, 11-12:30pm. 

    Participants engage directly with company leaders about their operations, locations, veteran-friendly culture, and current career opportunities. It will connect talent from the military and veteran community with manufacturers who are hiring today!

    Register here.

  • Friday, September 25, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Your Brain on the Military Online

    The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum offers an online presentation called Your Brain on the Military on September 25, 12-1pm (EST). The Intrepid Museum and New-York Presbyterian Military Family Wellness Center welcome current and former military service members and their family and friends for a virtual town hall discussing veteran mental health concerns around COVID-19 and service-related issues. Learn about how social changes, grief, and economic loss are affecting our veteran community and about resources and treatments available at the Military Family Wellness Center.

    Free with advance registration. Click here to register. This program will be conducted over Zoom, with opportunities to ask questions.

    Speakers and topics will include:

    • Matthew Ryba, Director of Community Outreach at MFWC; USMC veteran OIF/OEF
      • Introductions and NY Veteran Update on COVID-19
    • Dr. Doron Amsalem, research psychiatrist at New York State Psychiatric Institute & Military Family Wellness Center clinician
      • COVID-19 and Veterans: An Active Intervention
    • Dr. John Markowitz, Research Psychiatrist at New York State Psychiatric Institute & Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
      • Military Family Wellness Center: How Therapies for PTSD Work
  • Friday, September 25, 2020 at 01:00 PM

    Manhattan Vet Center Virtual Informational Workshop

    The Manhattan Vet Center offers a Virtual Informational Workshop on September 25, 1-3pm (EST). The workshop will go over all the services they provide to veterans.

    RSVP here.

  • Friday, September 25, 2020 at 03:00 PM

    ADC 2020 Virtual Summit Series: Installation & Community Resilience

    In a fast‐changing world, ADC's mission remains the same – supporting the military and our military families. We can’t gather in D.C., but we can bring D.C. to you. Introducing the Summit Series, a new way to engage with defense leaders and network with ADC’s community: Five topics. Five weeks. One Community.

    On September 25, 3pm (EST), attend this pop-up Installation & Community Resilience: A Resource Guide for Community Leaders. The success of defense communities and military installations are interdependent - together they must plan, design, and finance to successfully shape a resilient future. These significant endeavors are best done through a partnership. ADC and Stantec have initiated a research partnership to develop a Special Report and webinar series to introduce planning strategies, best practices, and resources for advancing defense community resilience, installation mission assurance, and mission-essential functions. During this session, Stantec will introduce a framework for resilience planning and provide insights on how to best navigate the process of identifying, analyzing, prioritizing, and implementing actions necessary to advance joint defense community and installation resilience.

    Register here for free (military, DoD and other Federal staff only).

    Learn more here:

  • Friday, September 25, 2020 at 08:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    ASAP Live-stream Alumni Improv Show

    Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) presents a Live-stream Alumni Improv Show on September 25, 8-9pm (EST). 

    Join them for a Friday Improv show as ASAP alumni bravely confront the terror of an unplanned performance!

    Get your ticket here.

  • Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    Azalea Garden in Bronx, NY

    Mission Continues Azalea Garden Beautification

    The Mission Continues Bronx Platoon assists the Friends of Mosholu Parkland (FOMP) on September 26, 10am-1pm, with area beautification around Azalea Garden and Moshulu Parkland. The Platoon will plant bulbs and mulch at Azalea Garden.

    Register here.

  • Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 01:00 PM
    West Side High School in Newark, NJ

    Mission Continues Newark Urban Farming

    Join The Mission Continues Newark Platoon and Urban Agriculture Co-op on September 26, 1-5pm, and work on the urban garden at West Side High School. The purpose of the garden will be to teach the students sustainability. As part of this mission, you'll help with tree/shrub planting, garden box building using drills, compost bin building, shoveling soil to fill garden boxes, etc.

    Register here.

  • Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 01:00 PM
    Heights Senior Center in Bronx, NY

    NYC DVS & Nourish NY Food Distribution

    NYC Department of Veterans' Services and Nourish NY have partnered to offer Food Distribution on September 26, 1-3pm, to veterans and military families facing food insecurity.

    Prepacked meal bags consist of perishable items such as: protein, dairy, grocery & produce to make two nutritional meals per bag. Anyone who wishes to volunteer to pack up meals may do so 9am-12pm on the day of. 

    Organizations that want to schedule a pick-up can email Latisha Russaw.

  • Monday, September 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM

    Bergen County Veterans Outreach Event

    The Bergen County Department of Military and Veterans Affairs partners with the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission on September 28, 10am-2pm, in a Veterans Outreach Event to assist veterans with a wide assortment of services. Both agencies will have their outreach vehicles on site.