Connecting Our NYC Metro Veterans Community

This is a public listing of submitted events & resources, maintained as a nonprofit project of NYC Veterans Alliance. 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:

  • Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 11:00 AM
    Online in New York, NY

    Building Community Through Military Family Literacy

    United Through Reading (UTR) presents Building Community Through Military Family Literacy virtually on Wednesday, May 19, 11am-12pm (Eastern Time).

    Strong military community support for the foundational importance of literacy not only improves the lives of military families but it can also improve retention, morale, and overall mission readiness. Making sure military children’s education is supported through strong literacy skills is another tool to help maintain high levels of family quality of life. This session's panel of business leaders will discuss why corporate support for organizations is a key component of military family support.

    This session is part of UTR's Reading & Resiliency Webinar Series


    Dr. Patrick Bingham
    Ph.D. in Educational Administration; Board of Directors, Military Child Education Coalition

    Cynthia Curiel
    Sector Vice President, Communications, Northrop Grumman

    Harriet Dominique
    Senior Vice President Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Corporate Responsibility Officer, USAA

    Register here.

  • Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 02:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Native American Code Talkers: A Lasting Legacy

    The National Museum of the American Indian will host Native American Code Talkers: A Lasting Legacy, an online session on Wednesday, May 19, 2pm (Eastern Time)

    During World War I and World War II, American Indians made a unique contribution to the U.S. Armed Forces by using their tribal languages in secret battle communications.

    Join in as author and anthropologist/historian William C. Meadows of Missouri State University reveals how these Native American “code talkers” played a key role in important battles and campaigns—and helped save many American and allied lives. Following Meadows’s talk, Alexandra Harris, National Museum of the American Indian senior editor and co-author of "Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces," will host a question-and-answer session with attendees.

    Register here.

  • Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 03:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    VME Connect Military Guest Speakers & Letter Writing Sessions

    Veterans in Media & Entertainment presents HEALY: Welcome Aboard the Coast Guard's Polar Icebreaker in the Arctic, a Military Guest Speakers & Letter-Writing Session featuring Commander Steven Youde, Coast Guard on Wednesday, May 19th, 3pm Eastern Time/12pm Pacific Time. This is a Lunch & Learn format featuring a Military Guest Speaker sharing mission stories followed by a breakout session for writing letters.

    Healy’s Mission: Each summer from June to October, the HEALY travels north to the Arctic to support the National Science Foundation in conducting scientific research. The HEALY also provides a US presence as the rich and vast resources of the Arctic are sought by Russia, China, and others.

    HEALY is designed to conduct a wide range of research activities, providing more than 4,200 square feet of scientific laboratory space, numerous electronic sensor systems, oceanographic winches, and accommodations for up to 50 scientists. 

    At a time when interest in the Arctic Ocean basin is intensifying, HEALY substantially enhances the United States Arctic research capability and presence.

    Letters Mission: Thank the Coast Guard “Coasties” crew for working long shifts in freezing weather and dangerous seas to ensure the Arctic seaways remain clear for scientists conducting research work and to escort ships needing safe passage.

    Hosted by: FOX Vets with Evelyn Infante, Sue Kinzie, Nicolle Campa

    Register for the Zoom session here.

    Send a digital letter here.

  • Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 05:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    ONS Fireside Chat with Amanda Simpson

    Out in National Security (ONS) will host a virtual Fireside Chat with Amanda Simpson on Wednesday, May 19, 5pm (Eastern Time).

    Amanda Simpson is Vice President for Research and Technology at Airbus Americas, Inc., where she is responsible for coordinating external research activities for Airbus in the United States. Before joining Airbus, she was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy, responsible for developing the strategy for the utilization of energy for military operational forces worldwide. She was the senior advisor to the Secretary of Defense for all matters pertaining to energy in our military. She has also served as the Executive Director of the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives and as Special Assistant to the Army Acquisition Executive. 

    Amanda will share her experience working at the intersection of technology and national security as an out transgender woman. The conversation will be moderated by Hanna Tripp, a Senior Policy Advisor at Minority Veterans of America. 

    RSVP here.

    On the day of the event, you will receive the URL and login information.

  • Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 06:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    NYC DVS Veteran COVID-19 Vaccine Virtual Town Hall

    The NYC Department of Veterans' Services will host a Veteran COVID-19 Town Hall virtually via WebEx on Wednesday, May 19, 6-7pm (Eastern Time).  Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and distribution plans in NYC.  

    Featured Guest Speakers:

    Dr. William Fisher, Senior Medical Directior, Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

    Lyn Johnson, Outreach Specialist and Minority Veteran Coordinator, VA NY Harbor Healthcare System

    WebEx Event:

    Conference Dial in: 646-992-2010

    Access Code: 173 514 4812

    For accessibility needs please contact [email protected] at least 3 days before the event.

  • Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 05:00 PM

    Intrepid Virtual Astronomy Live

    The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum presents "Virtual Astronomy Live: Collecting Astromaterials from Space" on May 20, 5:30-7pm (EST). A pre-show will take place at 5pm with an interactive demonstration from an Intrepid Museum educator.

    This free event will offer a behind the scenes look at the upcoming NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission launch.

    All the materials samples that NASA missions bring back from space are curated at Johnson Space Center’s Astromaterials Research and Exploration Division. This includes such fascinating materials as the Apollo moon rocks, meteorites from Mars, the Moon, and Vesta collected in Antarctica, Genesis Mission solar particle samples, stardust, and more. Hear from the scientists who keep and study these materials as they discuss past collections and what the future of collecting these materials will look like.

    The event is hosted and co-produced by John "Das" Galloway, founder of the Kerbal Space Academy, and moderated by Summer Ash, an astrophysicist, rocket scientist and freelance writer.

    RSVP here.


  • Friday, May 21, 2021 at 12:30 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Warrior Writers Lunch Break Writing Prompt

    Warrior Writers will host a Lunch Break Writing Prompt virtual session on Friday, May 21, 12:30-2:30pm (Eastern Time).  Join Warrior Writers Facilitators Jake and Bob on Zoom for as little or as long as you want to participate in a casual, generative, creative writing session for veterans and active duty. 

    No need to register! Drop in any time during the session.

    This is a recurring event on the first and third Friday of every month.


    Join Lunch Break Zoom Meeting:

    Meeting ID: 823 8316 4120

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            +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

            +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)

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            +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

            +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

            +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

    Meeting ID: 823 8316 4120

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  • Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 09:00 AM
    Gold Star Beach in Huntington, NY

    TMF Operation Legacy May 2021: Huntington, NY

    The Travis Manion Foundation and Halesite Fire Department's Juniors Company will host Operation Legacy May 2021: Huntington, NY on Saturday, May 22, 9am.  Join them as they prepare Gold Star Beach for Memorial Day.  This project will include planting flowers around the memorial rock and the flagpole and cleaning up garbage and debris.  This project will be honoring the life and legacy of all Fallen Heroes. 

    All volunteers are expected to adhere to local and federal COVID safety precautions, including social distancing and wearing a face mask.  Volunteers must complete an emailed covid screening form 72 hours before the event. 

    Volunteers are encouraged to bring garden gloves and tools for planting.

    Register here to participate.

  • Monday, May 24, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    NYC Veterans Property Tax Exemptions

    The US Department of Veterans Affairs will host a webinar about New York City Veterans Property Tax Exemption on Monday, May 24, 12-1pm (Eastern Time).  NYC 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.

    Veterans designated disabled by the Veterans’ Administration may be eligible for a disabled veteran exemption.

    The next deadline for applications is March 15, 2022

    This is for veterans who served during these specific time frames:

    Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts - August 2, 1990 - Present

    Vietnam War - February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975

    Korean War - June 27, 1950 - January 31, 1955

    World War II - December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946

    There will be a Q & A after the presentation.

    Once registered, participants will receive a form that must be filled out and returned before the event.

    Register here.

  • Monday, May 24, 2021 at 06:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Warrior Writers Women's Writing Workshop

    Warrior Writers will host a virtual Women's Writing Workshop on Monday, May 24, 6-8pm (Eastern Time).  Facilitated by Jessi Atherton and Portia Simmons, this generative creative writing workshop will offer prompts that cover a variety of military issues and experiences. This encourages sharing stories, opinions, and ideas for productive writing/reflecting/story-telling and art-making. This workshop is for veterans and active duty service members who identify as women.

    Register here.