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, January 29, 2021 at 08:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    ASAP Live-stream Improv Show

    Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) presents a Live-stream Improv Show on January 29, 8-9:30pm (EST). 

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

    Get your ticket here.

  • Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 02:00 PM
    Online

    Vets2Industry Virtual Networking Circuit Event

    Vets2Industry presents a Virtual Dress for Success & Networking Circuit Event on January 30, 2-7pm (ET). The event is open to veterans, business professionals in any industry, military spouses, Gold Star family members, and working age dependent children.

    The first 30 minutes will include a welcome address by founder Brian Arrington, introduction of the keynote speaker, and rules of engagement. Then the breakout groups begin: stay as long as you want, leave when you want, and come back as desired.

    Register here.

  • Friday, February 05, 2021 at 09:00 AM
    Online

    NYC Civil Service 101 Information Session

    New York City's Department of Citywide Administrative Services and New York State Department of Labor offer a virtual NYC Civil Service 101 Information Session on February 5, 9-10:30am (EST).

    This is a great opportunity to see how veterans can apply for jobs with benefits, healthcare, and use your experience to serve the City of New York!
     
    These sessions will provide attendees with information on how to: 
    • Use veteran credits to add points when you take a City exam.
    • Use veteran benefits and waive the exam fee plus more.
    • Job opportunities for people with disabilities.
    • Show how to navigate through the websites, take an exam, and apply to jobs

    Register here for the WebEx virtual session.

  • Friday, February 05, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    Online

    VA Health Care Benefits Info Session

    Attend the VA Health Care Benefits Info Session on February 5, 12-1pm (ET). This is for veterans who never applied for VA Health Care, for veterans who have a VHA ID and would like to know more about their services.

    Each veteran’s medical benefits package is unique. Yours will include care and services to help:

    • Treat illnesses and injuries
    • Prevent future health problems
    • Improve your ability to function
    • Enhance your quality of life

    All veterans receive coverage for most care and services, but only some will qualify for added benefits like dental care. The full list of your covered benefits depends on:

    • Your priority group, and
    • The advice of your VA primary care provider (your main doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant), and
    • The medical standards for treating any health conditions you may have

    You should also know that being signed up for VA health care meets your Affordable Care Act (ACA) health coverage requirement of having minimum essential health coverage.

    Register here.

  • Friday, February 05, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    Online

    Veterans Property Tax Exemption Info Session

    The NYC Veterans Property Tax Exemption is available to eligible veterans of foreign wars, expeditionary medalists, veterans with honorable discharges, spouses/widow(er)s of veterans, and Gold Star parents. Learn more about this exemption during a virtual info session on February 5, 12-1pm (ET).

    This event is first come, first served. There will be a Q&A after the presentation.

    Register here. Once your registration is confirmed, a form will be sent out to every participant that should be completed and returned before the event.

  • Friday, February 05, 2021 at 03:00 PM
    Online

    Bay Ridge Center Veterans Resource Webinar

    Bay Ridge Center offers a Veterans Resource Webinar: Maximizing your VA Benefits on February 5, 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 on Zoom.

    Register by emailing BRC’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, Michael Schumer, then join the Zoom meeting here. Or join by telephone (call 646-558-8656 and Enter: 752 500 7881).

  • Friday, February 05, 2021 at 03:00 PM
    Posse Foundation in New York, NY

    Posse Veterans Program Scholarship Interview Day

    The Posse Veterans Program invites post-9/11 veterans to attend the Scholarship Interview Day on February 5, 3pm (EST), to interview for their full-tuition scholarship and leadership program. They're interviewing qualified veterans who want to attend the University of Chicago, Wesleyan University, Vassar College, or University of Virginia starting in the Fall 2021 semester.

    For more information and to RSVP email veterans@possefoundation.org

    You may also register here.

    Posse is a leadership and merit-based scholarship program that sends post-9/11 veterans with academic and leadership potential to top universities in groups of ten, or "posses". The program offers academic support and mentorship, career guidance, and guarantees 4 years of full-tuition coverage even if your post-9/11 benefits run out. 

    To be qualified you must be:

    • An honorably discharged Veteran, current Reservist/Guardsmen, or active duty service member
    • Be eligible for Ch 31, Ch 33, or other education benefits
    • Not already hold a Bachelors degree (current students or those with Associates degrees welcome!)
    • Be available for a one-month, pre-college training program in July 2021
    • Demonstrate academic potential and leadership experience in your work, home, or community
    • Want to attend a top university in a group of 10 veterans

    possefoundation.org

  • Saturday, February 06, 2021 at 02:00 PM
    Online

    Vets2Industry MilSpouse Networking Mixer

    Join Vets2Industry as they partner with Kohl's for the MilSpouse Networking Mixer on February 6, 2-5pm (ET), bringing military spouses the needed connections to resources, employment, and networking for their career goals

    They'll have a panel discussion with a group of military spouse entrepreneurs representing vast career industries. Also, Keynote speaker Elizabeth O'Brien will motivate you by sharing how she's dedicated the better part of the last decade to improving the lives of military spouses by lifting them out of unemployment and underemployment.

    Register here.

  • Monday, February 08, 2021 at 03:00 PM
    Online

    NYC Civil Service 101 Information Session

    New York City's Department of Citywide Administrative Services and New York State Department of Labor offer a virtual NYC Civil Service 101 Information Session on February 8, 3-4:30am (EST).

    This is a great opportunity to see how veterans can apply for jobs with benefits, healthcare, and use your experience to serve the City of New York!
     
    These sessions will provide attendees with information on how to: 
    • Use veteran credits to add points when you take a City exam.
    • Use veteran benefits and waive the exam fee plus more.
    • Job opportunities for people with disabilities.
    • Show how to navigate through the websites, take an exam, and apply to jobs

    Register here for the WebEx virtual session.

  • Monday, February 08, 2021 at 08:00 PM
    Online

    New Politics Virtual Leading With Purpose

    New Politics Leadership Academy offers a Virtual Leading With Purpose session on February 8, 8-9:30pm (EST). They've launched this new program to help their communities serve and lead in this time of unprecedented change. 

    Register here.

    Each program will be facilitated by Max Klau. Questions? Please reach out to Max Klau.

    newpoliticsacademy.org

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