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, July 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM

    Team RWB Virtual Eagle Nation Live! Running Roundtable

    Team RWB brings you a Virtual Eagle Nation Live! Running Roundtable on July 18, 10am (EST). Are you having a hard time maintaining your training or finding motivation with so much uncertainty right now? Don't miss this session featuring professional runner Brandon Hudgins and his coach James Snyder. Brandon is an Olympic Trials qualifier in the 1500 meters, sub-4-minute miler, and accomplished all this while battling an autoimmune disease called Vasculitis. These two are experts not only in training and racing and in dealing with unpredictability. Make sure to submit your questions ahead of time.

    Click here for details.

    See more virtual fitness opportunities here.

  • Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 01:00 PM
    American Legion Post 310 in Little Ferry, NJ

    Mission Continues Newark Social Distancing Social

    Join the Mission Continues Newark Platoon for a Social Distancing Social on July 18, 1-3pm. This will give you the opportunity to get outside and reconnect with fellow veterans and volunteers as we slowly ramp up again. This is an outdoor event that will take place rain or shine. Food and soft drinks will be provided. Please wear a mask.

    Important note:
    If you have not been feeling well, have preexisting conditions, or have traveled outside of the area within the last 14 days please do not attend. Your safety and the safety of others is really important to us. 

    RSVP here.

  • Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 02:00 PM

    TRR Train the Trainers Workshop

    Attend TRR's Train the Trainers Workshop (part one) on July 18, 2-4pm. The 2020 Series is designed to orient those in the veteran service community to Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in the repair of Military Moral Injury and also to enhance the training of equine therapy facilitators.

    If you did not did not participate in the webinar on June 25, you can watch the recording here: Watching the recorded video is required to attend the virtual workshop. 

    Register for part one here.

    Attending part one is required to attend part two.

  • Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    Virtual Intrepid Military Family Program - Traditions Aboard

    Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's Military Family Program is going virtual on July 19, 11-11:45am (EST)! Join current and former military service members and their families (children ages 3-18) via Zoom for a free interactive program.

    Explore Intrepid’s historic spaces and find out how crew members celebrated special occasions with their fellow sailors. The virtual tour will visit the special exhibition Navy Cakes: A Slice of History.

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

  • Monday, July 20, 2020 at 02:00 PM

    Blue Star Families LinkedIn for Military Spouses

    Blue Star Families offers LinkedIn for Military Spouses on July 20, 2-3pm (EST). Learn LinkedIn strategies. Networking with a purpose, connect your way to a new career while you grow your network. 85% of all jobs are filled via networking.

    RSVP here.

  • Monday, July 20, 2020 at 04:30 PM

    Benefits & Help for NYC Veterans & Families Webinar

    Join our next online conversation Benefits & Help for NYC Veterans & Families: Restoration of Honor Act and VA Claims on July 20, 4:30-6pm (EST). 

    James Fitzgerald of NYC Veterans Alliance invites all veterans and family members for a continuation of our Zoom conversation on the Restoration of Honor (ROH) Act and VA Benefits Claims. Our conversation will jointly focus on how to file VA Benefit Claims with NYC Department of Veterans' Services and what ROH can do for those individuals who may have been impacted by wrongful discharges from military service due to exclusionary policies or undiagnosed or mistreated conditions.

    Maryhelen Rosales, NYC DVS Director of Engagement and Community Services, will discuss how to file a VA Benefits Claim with NYC DVS and new program updates for NYC veterans and families.

    We will be joined by SAGEVets Program Manager, Ashton Stewart, to talk about how older adults who are veterans of military service can improve their access to the VA and other veteran services, as well as support their overall health and wellness.

    Coco Culhane is the founder and executive director of the Veteran Advocacy Project. She will connect with us to discuss common legal issues faced by veterans and information on legal services available to veterans & families. She will remain available to answer questions during the Q&A portion of the event.

    Our special guest, New York State Assembly Member Didi Barrett (106th Assembly District), an original sponsor of the bill, will speak with James about the Restoration of Honor Act and provide insight into what the future holds for New York veterans.

    Our conversation begins at 4:30pm, and we will keep the Zoom open until 6pm to ensure everyone has the chance to ask questions on screen or in the Q&A text.

    RSVP here.

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 01:30 PM

    Housing Accommodations Rights for People with Disabilities

    Hope And Victory Evolves (H.A.V.E.) and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) present online training for Housing Accommodations Rights of People with Disabilities on July 21, 1:30-3:30pm. The session is designed for civilians & veterans, youth/adults/seniors, family-go-to-persons, clients, peer educators, advocates, case managers, health & housing resource/service providers, community leaders, and others.

    The event will share information and available resources to help people with disabilities and the aging to live independently and safely in their activities of daily living (ADLs), at home, as best they can for as long as they can.

    RSVP here.

    Training provided by Suhali Méndez, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 05:00 PM

    Travis Manion Foundation Northeast Virtual Social

    Join Travis Manion Foundation on July 21, 5-6pm for the Northeast Virtual Regional Social. Try your hand at trivia! Connect with fellow Spartans by battling out your trivia knowledge and say hi to TMF staff from the region!

    RSVP here.

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 05:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Virtual Intrepid After Hours: Behind the Scenes

    Intrepid's next After Hours event takes place July 21, 5-6pm (EST).

    Join the Museum’s Curator of History and Collections, Jessica Williams, and Collections Manager, Danielle Swanson, for a tour of exciting artifacts that are not on public display. Learn more about the Intrepid Museum’s collections and see where they are stored below deck! 

    This free program is for veterans and current service members only.

    Click here to register. You’ll then receive a confirmation email with a unique link to join the program on Zoom.

  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 12:01 AM
    Online in New York, NY

    Warrior Writers Virtual Coffee Hour

    Warrior Writers offers a Virtual Coffee Hour on July 22, 12:01-1am, at Night Owl Noon on Tuesday at midnight! 

    This informal hangout is geared towards our night owls and is just a time to connect, check in, share ideas/resources and be yourselves. Pajamas welcome!
    Register here.