Connecting Our NYC Metro Veterans Community

This is a public listing of events and information intended for veterans and their family members in the NYC Metro area. Information has been provided by the hosting organization; please contact the respective point of contact for further information. Have an event or announcement to post here? Please send to [email protected] 

  • Friday, September 30, 2022 at 12:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    Staten Island Vet Center Webinar: Understanding Military Retirement Pay and CRDP/CRSC

    The Staten Island Vet Center will hold a webinar on Understanding Military Retirement Pay and CRDP/CRSC on Friday, September 30, 12pm ET.

    This is for those who are retired/or will be retiring from the United States Armed Forces and are/will be receiving a VA Compensation Disability Payment.

    There will be a Q & A after the presentation.

    If you are a veteran in the United States or in American Samoa, Guam, Phillippines, Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands, this webinar can guide you to the resources you need.

    Once registered, participants will receive an email with a form that must be filled out and returned prior to the event.

    Register here.

  • Friday, September 30, 2022 at 01:00 PM
    HVNCVR & online in Kingston, NY

    HVNCVR Service Personnel Leaving Alcohol Together (SPLAT) Group

    The Hudson Valley National Center for Veteran Reintegration (HVNCVR) will hold an Alcoholics Anonymous Group, Service Personnel Leaving Alcohol Together (SPLAT) on Friday, September 30, 1-2pm at HVNCVR and online via Zoom.  This is for military members only.  This group meets every week.

    Living Sober, 1st/3rd week

    Beginners' Topic/2nd week

    Anniversary/4th week

    Call ahead, walk in, or join virtually via Zoom.

    Zoom meeting ID 527 401 7756

    Click here to learn more about HVNCVR.

  • Friday, September 30, 2022 at 03:00 PM
    HVNCVR & online in Kingston, NY

    HVNCVR PTSD Group

    The Hudson Valley National Center for Veteran Reintegration (HVNCVR) will hold a PTSD Group on Friday, September 30, 3-4pm at HVNCVR and online via Zoom. 

    Symptoms of PTSD can occur during peacetime, training or war.  Join this group for open discussions and activities to help PTSD.

    Call ahead, walk in, or join virtually via Zoom.

    Zoom meeting ID 527 401 7756

    This group meets every Friday.

    Click here to learn more about HVNCVR.

  • Friday, September 30, 2022 at 04:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    VA Transitioning Veteran Weekly Virtual Support Group

    The US Department of Veterans Affairs will offer Transitioning Veteran Weekly Support Group via WebEx on Friday, September 30, 4-5pm EDT.

    This group is for veterans within approximately 5 years of leaving military service.  The group meets every Friday.

    The transition from military service to civilian life can be challenging for many Veterans.  Navigating relationships, finding a job, and establishing your new veteran identity is difficult for most veterans.  This program provides a place for veterans to talk through the stresses of transition, support one another, and learn about strategies and resources to make this transition successful.

    Groups are “drop in,” so feel free to come anytime and stay for as long you want without obligation.

    To join the meeting, click the link below

    https://veteransaffairs.webex.com/veteransaffairs/j.php?MTID=mcf62e807ed95703adb510e7a71b031b1

    or click here to access the flyer with the QR code to join the meeting.

    * This group is not intended to replace existing mental health care, but rather serve as an additional source of potential support. 

    Supervising Clinician: Dr. Emily Edwards - [email protected]

    For questions, contact:

    Alice Lee - [email protected]

    OR

    Katie Shofield - [email protected]

     

     

  • Friday, September 30, 2022 at 05:00 PM

    Intrepid Museum Free Fridays Astronomy Night

    Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will host Astronomy Night on Friday, September 30, 5-9pm.

    The museum will open to the public for free from 5:00pm-9:00pm and will include a talk between Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise and former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino about Haise's new book Never Panic Early: An Apollo 13 Astronaut's Journey.  Educational activities, demonstrations, and stargazing with local astronomers will also be available throughout the evening!

    Current and former service members who pre-register will enjoy preferred entry to the Museum and the option to receive one free copy of Never Panic Early per household.

    Activities include:

    Build and test your own lunar lander

    Learn about space capsules with a Museum Educator

    Design your own space capsule

    Demonstration - Poof! Life in a Vacuum

    Flight deck telescope viewing with Amateur Astronomers Association

    Register here.

     

  • Friday, September 30, 2022 at 07:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    NYMAS Lecture: Mastering the Art of Command: Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and Victory in the Pacific

    The New York Military Affairs Symposium (NYMAS) will host an online lecture, Mastering the Art of Command: Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and Victory in the Pacific, on Friday, September 30, 7pm ET.

    Speaker:  Trent Hone, Independent Scholar

    Zoom Meeting ID:
    812 9993 9557

    From the Fall of Rome to the greatest naval battles of WWII to the War in the Ukraine, NYMAS' Fall Semester is filled with the best scholars from around the world. While you may not be able to make all the lectures, you'll never forgive yourself for not making a few. So, log in and grab an upfront seat!


    Click here for a list of all Fall 2022 NYMAS lectures and links to attend the webinars.

    If you would like to get an email reminder of each NYMAS event, please email them at [email protected]

  • Saturday, October 01, 2022 at 10:30 AM
    The Bronx Zoo in Bronx, NY

    BSF Welcome to the Bronx Zoo Event

    Join the Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter of Blue Star Families as they welcome you to visit the iconic Bronx Zoo on Saturday, October 1, 10:30am.

    Many of our military families have lived all over the globe, and the over 700 species of animals that call the Bronx Zoo home span the world in their origins! The Bronx Borough President's Office and the Bronx Zoo look forward to welcoming you to their borough! On October 1st, plan to meet at the entrance to the zoo between 10:30-11:30AM ET to pick up your FREE tickets, meet some special guests, and pick up some swag. After you head into the zoo, you are at your leisure to explore and enjoy!

    Register here.  Space is limited.  Not all who register will receive ticket reservations.

  • Sunday, October 02, 2022 at 10:30 AM
    Alstede Farms in Chester, NJ

    BSF Apple Picking at Alstede Farm

    Blue Star Families invites you to join them for a day of Apple Picking at Alstede Farm in Chester, NJ on Sunday, October 2, 10:30am.

    Come explore all the family farm has to offer, from picking fruits and vegetables to live entertainment, children’s activities, visiting friendly farm animals, and even climbing the giant hay pyramid. Your entry ticket includes access to the Pick Your Own areas, a pint or 1/4 peck bag of your choice to fill with produce, the cost of the produce to fill said pint or 1/4 peck bag, scenic wagon rides around the farm, and access to the hay pyramid and evergreen maze. When reserving tickets, please account for everyone in your party. Children under 2 do not need an actual ticket, but be sure to note how many children under 2 will be coming to help us plan for the group size. The entry ticket will be for 10:30 AM. Participants need to enter the farm between 10:30 - 11 AM, or their ticket will be invalidated. More information will follow in regards to a catered lunch and timing.

    Register here.  Space is limited.  Not all who register will receive tickets.

  • Monday, October 03, 2022 at 12:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Sergeant's Time at the Bronx Vet Center

    The Bronx Vet Center presents Sergeant's Time: VA Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center, October 3, 12-1pm ET via Webex.  

    Learn about:

    What Types of Research the MIRECC Conducts

    How to Volunteer to Participate in Paid MIRECC Research

    Register here.

    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.

  • Friday, October 07, 2022 at 07:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    NYMAS Lecture: An Invincible Beast: Understanding the Hellenistic Pike Phalanx in Action

    The New York Military Affairs Symposium (NYMAS) will host an online lecture, An Invincible Beast: Understanding the Hellenistic Pike Phalanx in Action, on Friday, October 7, 7pm ET.

    Speaker:  Professor Christopher Matthew, Lecturer in Ancient History, Australian Catholic University

    Zoom Meeting ID:
    812 9993 9557

    From the Fall of Rome to the greatest naval battles of WWII to the War in the Ukraine, NYMAS' Fall Semester is filled with the best scholars from around the world. While you may not be able to make all the lectures, you'll never forgive yourself for not making a few. So, log in and grab an upfront seat!


    Click here for a list of all Fall 2022 NYMAS lectures and links to attend the webinars.

    If you would like to get an email reminder of each NYMAS event, please email them at [email protected]

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