Connecting Our NYC Metro Veterans Community

This is a public listing of submitted events & resources, maintained as a nonprofit project of NYC Veterans Alliance. Looking for resources or help? See Veterans Mutual Aid - NYC Metro

  • Tuesday, July 05, 2022 at 01:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    Harlem Vet Center Vietnam Veterans Virtual Meeting

    The Harlem Vet Center will hold a virtual meeting for Vietnam veterans on Tuesday, July 5, 1-2pm EDT.  The goal of this meeting is to build relationships with fellow veterans, meet professional health counselors, and find comfort and meeting from each participant's military service. 

    Our time in service is not only defined by active duty, but by our life experiences since.  Recent events can make these increasingly difficult and isolating times for all of us.  But like our service, we are never alone.  Camaraderie is the hallmark of our military experience and through each other we find strength.  Join this virtual group to lend strength to and find strength in fellow Vietnam veterans.

    For more information and to register, contact Amy Margratten at [email protected]

  • Tuesday, July 05, 2022 at 02:00 PM
    Charlotte's Table Food Pantry in Ronkonkoma, NY

    Suffolk County United Veterans Food Pantry

    Suffolk County United Veterans will hold a Veterans Food Pantry at Charlotte's Table Food Pantry in Ronkonkoma, NY on Tuesday, July 5, 2-7pm.  The pantry is open every Tuesday during these hours.

    The Veterans Food Pantry will be staffed by a Dwyer Veteran Peer Mentor and Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Outreach Specialist.  Supportive resources and referrals are available.

    Donations to the food pantry are gladly accepted.  To schedule delivery of a donation, please call 1-631-672-9613.

    Charlotte's Table Food Pantry

    939 Johnson Avenue

    Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

    Pantry door is at the back of the building.

    To learn more about Suffolk County United Veterans, visit their website here.

  • Tuesday, July 05, 2022 at 05:00 PM
    phone in New York, NY

    Guided iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation Phone Class

    The US Department of Veterans Affairs' War Related Illness and Injury Study Center will host an Integrative Restoration (iRest) Yoga Nidra Meditation Class by phone on Tuesday, July 5, 5pm EDT.

    iRest is an evidence-based, mind-body approach that offers tools to help you relax deeply, release stress, increase resiliency, improve your interpersonal relationships and empower you to practice self-regulation and self-care to support your health and wellness.  For more information on iRest, click here.

    Meditation can be practiced seated, lying down or standing.  For safety, participants must not drive or operate machinery during class.

    This class is offered every Tuesday at 5pm (Eastern Time) and every Thursday at 8pm (Eastern Time).

     

    To participate on Tuesdays at 5pm:

    Call 1-833-558-0712

    Access code: 433 794 55

     

    To participate on Thursdays at 8pm:

    Call 1-833-558-0712

    Access code: 199 731 6363

  • Wednesday, July 06, 2022 at 08:30 AM

    VA Telehealth Education Session

    The James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx will host a Telehealth Education Session at the Medical Center, 8th floor, Room 8A-05 on Wednesday, July 6, 8:30am-12:00pm.

    These education sessions are offered every Wednesday and cover:

    Home Telehealth: Taking care of your chronic conditions (hypertension, diabetes, COPD, and heart failure) from the comfort of your home

    My HealtheVet: Access your medical records online, refill your prescriptions, secure messages with your providers, and view upcoming appointments

    VA Video Connect: Allows veterans and their caregivers to meet with VA health care providers quickly and easily through live video on any computer, tablet, or mobile device with an internet connection

    Tele-Eye Screening (Store and Forward): Quick and easy screening for veterans to help detect the most common eye conditions that cause visual impairment (diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration)

    For questions, comments or concerns, call 1-718-584-9000 ext. 1442

  • Wednesday, July 06, 2022 at 03:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    Blue Star Summer 2022: You Won't Be-Leaf the Life of a Tree

    Blue Star Families will host You Won't Be-Leaf the Life of a Tree at Great Basin National Park, a virtual event that is part of the Blue Star Summer 2022 series, on Wednesday, July 6, 3pm EDT.

    Join Blue Star Families and Great Basin National Park as we explore the oldest living trees in the world from White Pine County in east-central Nevada.  How long can these trees live? Why is Great Basin their home and what does the future hold for them?  If wisdom is measured in years, these trees are incredibly wise. So go out on a limb and join them to learn their secrets of survival and unique perspective!

    Register here.

  • Thursday, July 07, 2022 at 05:00 PM
    Thrive Recovery Center in Hauppague, NY

    Joseph P. Dwyer Veteran Peer Support Group at Thrive Recovery Center

    The THRIVE Community Recovery and Outreach Center (Transformation, Healing, Recovery, Inspiration, Validation, Empowerment) will hold a Peer Support Group at the center and online via Zoom on Thursday, June 23, 5pm EDT.

    This group will offer veterans support through their addiction recovery while being able to connect with other veterans who can relate to their experiences and struggles.

    For those wishing to attend virtually:

    Zoom Meeting ID: 899 2491 6168

  • Thursday, July 07, 2022 at 06:30 PM
    online in New York, NY

    WVE&T Empowerment Writing Workshop for All Veterans

    Women Veterans Empowered & Thriving (WVE&T) will hold an Empowerment Writing Workshop for All Veterans online on Thursday, July 7, 6:30-8:30pm EDT.

    Discover the Artistry of Empowerment with WVE&T.

    Learn to:

    Schedule time for yourself without apologizes

    Practice speaking, writing and living without taking things personally 

    Empower yourself from within

    Practice observing without judgment 

     

    Invest in a compassionate, cooperative community of Empowerment for YOU! 

    Previous artistic experience not necessary 

     

    RSVP here.

  • Thursday, July 07, 2022 at 08:00 PM
    phone in New York, NY

    Guided iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation Phone Class

    The US Department of Veterans Affairs' War Related Illness and Injury Study Center will host an Integrative Restoration (iRest) Yoga Nidra Meditation Class by phone on Thursday, July 7, 8pm EDT.

    iRest is an evidence-based, mind-body approach that offers tools to help you relax deeply, release stress, increase resiliency, improve your interpersonal relationships and empower you to practice self-regulation and self-care to support your health and wellness.  For more information on iRest, click here.

    Meditation can be practiced seated, lying down or standing.  For safety, participants must not drive or operate machinery during class.

    This class is offered every Tuesday at 5pm (Eastern Time) and every Thursday at 8pm (Eastern Time).

     

    To participate on Tuesdays at 5pm:

    Call 1-833-558-0712

    Access code: 433 794 55

     

    To participate on Thursdays at 8pm:

    Call 1-833-558-0712

    Access code: 199 731 6363

  • Friday, July 08, 2022 at 11:00 AM
    online in New York, NY

    Return to Joy Online Meditation Workshop

    The Queens Vet Center, with Visiting Nurses of NY, will host a Return to Joy Meditation Workshop via Zoom on Friday, July 8, 11am-12pm EDT.  Meditation has been used for thousands of years, even all the way back to ancient Egypt. It has helped many people center themselves, learn to focus better and even become more in tune with themselves.  This online workshop is offered every Friday.

    In this session, participants will engage in one or more of the following practices:

    Mindful breathing:

    Breathing into stress detox

    Belly breathing

    Controlled breathing

     

    Relaxation meditation:

    Introduction to mantras

    Awareness of thoughts meditation

    Breath awareness meditation

    Loving kindness meditation

    Mindful pause

    Full body awareness

     

    Facilitated by Erica M. Wrigley, RN, BSN, MS

     

    Join the Zoom Meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82165381051

    Meeting ID: 821 6538 1051

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  • Friday, July 08, 2022 at 11:00 AM
    HVNCVR & online in Kingston, NY

    HVNCVR Women's Support Group

    The Hudson Valley National Center for Veteran Reintegration (HVNCVR) will hold a Women's Support Group on Friday, July 8, 11am-12pm EDT at HVNCVR and online via Zoom.  This group is for military members, spouses, daughters, mothers, etc.

    Open discussion

    Activities

    Free child care

    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.

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