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

  • Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 08:30 AM

    Intrepid Museum Early Morning Opening: Steering and Piloting

    Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will host Steering and Piloting, an Early Morning Opening program on Saturday, January 22, 8:30-11:00am.

    Look out! Learn about how Intrepid steered its way through the ocean and its airplanes piloted through the sky. Explore historic spaces and participate in activities that make connections to how we find our way today.

    The Intrepid Museum offers Early Morning Openings for children with autism (ages 3-18) and their families before the Museum opens to the public! Families receive a sensory bag with interactive activities designed for the whole family, and explore the Museum without the crowds! Participants receive a social narrative ahead of time.  Museum educators lead short, interactive tours designed for all learners, as well as drop-in art activities and structured social/play opportunities. 

    Families must check in by 9:30am. After the Museum opens to the public at 10:00am, the interactive Exploreum will stay closed to the public until 11:00am.

    Register here.

  • Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 01:00 PM

    Intrepid Family Days: Fun with Photography!

    Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will host Intrepid Family Days: Fun with Photography! on Saturday, January 22, 1-4pm at the Museum.  Take a look at Intrepid through the lens of a photographer! Check out the Museum's new PhotoLab exhibit and learn about the importance of documenting life on board with guided tours, scavenger hunts, and art-making activities!

    Visit the Intrepid Museum on select Saturday afternoons throughout 2022 during Intrepid Family Days! Explore the historic ship with themed, guided tours and drop-in activities for the whole family. Activities free with admission. Pre-registration is required for educator-led tours.

    **This event has been postponed.**

  • Monday, January 24, 2022 at 11:30 AM
    online in New York, NY

    Virtual Tai Chi for Veterans

    The NYC and White Plains Veterans Centers, in parntership with BetterBalanceNY, present Virtual Tai Chi for Veterans on Monday, January 24, 11:30am (EST).

    Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art with a unique practice method that has incredible health benefits for arthritis, anxiety, pain management, blood pressure, and especially for balance.
    Tai Chi Flow Class consists of traditional Tai Chi movements presented in a familiar, easy-to-follow exercise class format. Just follow along and enjoy the flow!

    This is a 6-week virtual course that meets on the following Mondays:
    January 17, 24, 31
    February 7, 14, 21

    Family members and caregivers are welcome to participate!

    To sign up, email [email protected] or contact Richard Cartagena at [email protected]

  • Monday, January 24, 2022 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, January 24, 2pm (EST).  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.

  • Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 09:00 AM
    online in New York, NY

    HVNCVR Women's Warrior Writers Group - Military Only

    The Hudson Valley National Center for Veteran Reintegration (HVNCVR) will host a Women's Warrior Writers Group via Zoon on Tuesday, January 25, 9-11am (EST).  This is for active duty and veterans only.  This is a 6-week session; attend all or join any workshop during the 6 weeks.

    Warrior Writers offers writing prompts and feedback to activate the sharing of stories, opinions, and ideas about various military issues and experiences.  These welcoming and casual workshops often inspire veterans and family members to record their own history and release bottled-up thoughts and stories artistically.

    To register, contact:

    Jessica Bugbee - [email protected]

    Penny Lee - [email protected]

    Zoom Meeting ID: 527 401 7756

    Workshop dates:

    January 11, 18, 25

    February 1, 8, 15

  • Tuesday, January 25, 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, January 25, 1-2pm (Eastern Time).  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, January 25, 2022 at 06:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    VA Mobile Health Apps Webinar: Couples Coach

    The Bronx Vet Center will host its monthly VA Mobile Health Apps Webinar on Tuesday, January 25, 6-7pm.  This month's webinar will focus on Vet Change, a which is a free, secure, self-help mobile app created by VA to help you build skills to reduce or quit drinking and develop healthier coping behaviors..  All combat eras, genders, VSOs, and caregivers are welcome!

    In this webinar series, participants will learn how to download, use and customize VA Mobile Mental Health Apps on their smartphone or tablet.

    Why use VA Mobile Mental Health Apps?  They are:

    Free and designed for veterans

    Convenient, customizable, and resource-rich

    Evidence informed

    Secure, private, and anonymous

    Register here.

    Once you register, you will be provided with a web link and a password to access the presentation.  If you do not have a device, please contact Marco Bongioanni for a call-in number.

    Please note:  WebEx functions effectively with Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome.  Older versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer may not be compatible.

    When you register, you will receive a confirmation from "[email protected]"

    This is not a processing or support group.  Its focus is to solely teach how to download, customize, and use VA Mobile Mental Health Apps.

  • Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 04:00 PM
    Manhattan Vet Center in New York, NY

    Manhattan Vet Center Self Care is Not Selfish Series

    The Manhattan Vet Center will offer a series, Self Care is Not Selfish, that will meet every other Wednesday at the Vet Center.  On Wednesday, Januray 12, 4pm the session will be an open topic.  This series will be facilitated by Najwah Williams, LMSW, Readjustment Counselor.  

    For more information, contact Najwah Williams at:

    [email protected]

    212-951-6866 ext. 5051

  • Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 04:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    Voices of Black Veterans in 2022 Panel Discussion

    Join Combined Arms, Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America, Minority Veterans of America & Travis Manion Foundation on Wednesday, January 26, 4:00-5:30pm (EST) as they come together to celebrate and honor the experiences of Black Veterans for Black History Month.

    Together we will:
    Honor and Celebrate the Service and Legacy of Black Veterans
    Listen to their experiences & share in community
    Discuss current projects & work in the Black Veteran Community
    Reflect - One year later, January 6th
    Redefine the conversation on veterans of the future

    Register here.

  • Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 06:00 PM

    Intrepid On Liberty: Pima Air & Space Museum

    On Liberty is back! Join the Intrepid Museum and fellow veterans, service members and their loved ones for a virtual staycation on Wednesday, January 26, 6-7pm (EST).  They will be Zooming into Tucson, Arizona to visit with Pima Air & Space Museum! Andrew Boehly, Director of Collections at Pima Museum, will speak about this unique museum and its massive aircraft collection. This will be followed by a conversation between Mr. Boehly and Eric Boehm, Curator of Aviation and Aircraft Restoration at Intrepid Museum and an Air Force veteran, about the triumphs and challenges of collecting and conserving historic aircraft.

    Virtually visit museums all across the country with the Intrepid Museum as they continue to offer socially distant activities. Join fellow veterans, current service members, and their loved ones to explore museums from near and far with connections to the Intrepid Museum’s history and collection. Each program will be guided by museum curators and educators, with plenty of opportunities to share and ask questions. No travel is needed for these interactive virtual visits!

    Register here.