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:

  • Thursday, December 03, 2020 at 03:30 PM

    Blue Star Families Creative Writing Workshop

    Blue Star Families presents an online Creative Writing Workshop for Spouses and Caregivers on December 3, 3:30-4:30pm (EST) hosted by Community Building Art Works. 

    Join author Seema Reza for a virtual creative writing workshop. Writing is a powerful tool for communication, self-discovery, and reflection. Read a short piece of writing, see what makes it work, and use it to enter into your own stories. Bring a notebook and a good pen. Seema has led workshops with veterans, service members, healthcare workers, and university students.

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

    Register here

  • Thursday, December 03, 2020 at 05:00 PM

    Care Café Honoring Indigenous Veterans

    Wurzweiler School of Social Work's Care Café presents a webinar Honoring Indigenous Veterans on December 3, 5pm (EST). Join J.P. Prettybull for this important and informative evening for Indigenous veterans. 

    All events are free and via zoom.  Email for the zoom link.

  • Thursday, December 03, 2020 at 05:30 PM

    Virtual Vetworking & Trivia Night

    ViacomCBS Veterans Network, NBCUniversal Veterans Network and FOX VETS presents a Virtual Vetworking & Trivia Night on December 3, 5:30-7pm (EST). In order to participate in the trivia game, bring your cell phone! 

    Join the veterans and military families community for a fun trivia night with Jayzen Patria who will share tips on leading with your personal brand.

    Learn more and register here.

  • Friday, December 04, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    Catholic Charities in Paterson, NJ

    Mission Continues Veteran's Clothing Closet Revitalization

    The Mission Continues Newark Platoon presents a Veteran's Clothing Closet Revitalization project on December 4, 10am-2pm. In this project they will help Catholic Charities revitalize the look, organize the clothing donations, and get things ready so that veterans in need of the service have a nice space to select the items needed. This event is indoors and wearing your mask is a must. This is a limited capacity event. 

    Register here.

  • Friday, December 04, 2020 at 01:00 PM

    Navigating Veterans Benefits with the VA

    Join Travis Manion Foundation, The Mission Continues, and the Department of Veterans Affairs for a webinar on December 4, 1-2pm (EST), that identifies how to best Navigate Veterans Benefits for post 9-11 Veterans and their families.

    The goal is to connect you with life-changing benefits as quickly and seamlessly as possible. In one hour, they'll distill the most important information to connect you with benefits that increase your educational opportunities, prepare you for life outside the military, and provide security for you and your family. Utilizing VA benefits can seem complex and daunting, and this webinar promises to demystify that process in an interactive and engaging way.

    Register here.

  • Friday, December 04, 2020 at 03:00 PM

    Bay Ridge Center Veterans Resource Webinar

    Bay Ridge Center offers a Veterans Resource Webinar: Joining Bay Ridge Village on December 4, 3pm (EST). 

    Bay Ridge Center launched this program in November to honor Veterans Day and to empower the veteran community with essential resources and services. All sessions will be held remotely.

    Register by emailing Michael Schumer, then join the Zoom meeting here.

  • Friday, December 04, 2020 at 07:00 PM

    Blue Star Families Hope for the New Year

    Blue Star Families presents Hope for the New Year Virtual Holiday Event on December 4, 7-9pm (EST). 

    Join Blue Star Families in a night of song, art, poetry, and sharing our hopes for a bright and hopeful 2021! Singer Frank Shiner will be returning to share his amazing talents. Starbucks Manager of Newburgh, NY will share a delicious Egg Nog Recipe! Bring your favorite holiday carol, poem, or drawing or anything you have to express your hope for the New Year!

    **All who participate in the event will be put in for a chance to win: One of ten car passes to Westchester’s Winter Wonderland Drive Thru Light Show Extravaganza! AND One of two group tickets to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum! Up to five participants per group!

    Register here

  • Saturday, December 05, 2020 at 08:30 AM

    Veterans Healthcare Training Conference

    The Veterans Mental Health Training Initiative presents the Veterans Healthcare Training Conference virtually on December 5, 8:30-11:30am (EST) for physicians, social workers, community mental health professionals and legislators.

    Hear from an educational and interactive panel discussion on the health & mental health care needs of veterans.

    • Identify signs and symptoms of mental health responses, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and suicidal ideation in veteran patients
    • Review relevant statistics related to the veteran population, including their access to and use of healthcare
    • Recognize the importance of primary care specialists and community mental health providers in screening individuals for military service
    • Discuss the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on mental health of veteran patients

    CME recipients click HERE to register. The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1
    credits. Physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    CE recipients click HERE to register. NYSED approved for 3 CE credits for social workers, LMFTs & LMHCs.

    Hosted by the Medical Society of the State of New York, the National Association of Social Workers, NYS & the New York State Psychiatric Association.  Supported by a grant provided by the New York State Office of Mental Health.

  • Saturday, December 05, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    Sumpter Community Garden in Brooklyn, NY

    Mission Continues Building Garden Beds

    The Mission Continues Brooklyn Platoon volunteers with NYC Parks GreenThumb on December 5, 10am-2pm, at Sumpter Community Garden in Brooklyn. They will build brand new garden beds to prepare for growing food in the future. Wear your TMC swag, clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, and a mask is mandatory.

    Register here.

  • Sunday, December 06, 2020 at 05:00 PM

    Voices From War Fall Showcase

    Voices From War presents their Fall Showcase on December 6, 5pm (EST), a Reading and Virtual Reception featuring work from the Fall 2020 workshops.

    Featuring excerpts from new fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, and poetry from 2020, glimpses into war zones and present-day Covid-19, looks back to childhood and history, experiences of racism, times of loss and grief, acceptance of periods of solitude and loneliness, transitions, and alighting on moments of communion and community.

    Register here.