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:

  • Saturday, November 07, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    13th Annual Run For the Warriors

    Participate in the 13th Annual Long Island Run For The Warriors virtually on November 7. Hope For The Warriors is a trusted national nonprofit organization that restores self, family, and hope to service members, their families, and families of the fallen through comprehensive case management and many programs. The funds raised help Hope For The Warriors provide vital services through various programming in physical health and wellness as well as transition services and many more that are currently available. Virtual programming has been ongoing and has been especially helpful to the veteran community during this time. 

    Register as an individual or a team here

  • Saturday, November 07, 2020 at 01:15 PM

    ASAP Operation Improv Graduation Show

    Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) Operation Improv students have been learning the techniques of long-form, comedic improvisation for the past 8 weeks. Nothing is planned ahead of time, everything is made up on the spot! Join them for a hilarious 25-minute improv showcase on Zoom during their final class on November 7, 1:15-1:45pm. Come ready to laugh and to provide audience suggestions to inspire scenes.

    Register here.

  • Sunday, November 08, 2020 at 01:00 PM
    G's Club in West Hempstead, NY

    Children Of The April Rain Staged Reading

    The Long Island Breakfast Club presents a staged reading of Children Of The April Rain on November 8, 1pm. Presented with Lana Noone, co-author of
    Global Mom and hosts Gregg Cajuste and Valentina Janek.

    In April, 1975, during the final days of the Vietnam War, a group of military and civilians decided to evacuate as many of the Vietnamese War orphans as possible. Within three weeks they evacuated over 2,500 Vietnamese War orphans, in what many consider the greatest humanitarian effort of the late 20th century...The true story of these unsung heroes has never been told before. Written by William Bryant Doty.

    A social distancing event - masks are required.

    Email to RSVP.

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 02:00 PM

    Bronx Chamber of Commerce Veteran Heroes Virtual Event

    The New Bronx Chamber of Commerce invites you to the Veteran Heroes Virtual Event on November 10, 2pm (EST). They will honor four veterans from each military branch.

    RSVP here.

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 02:00 PM

    Google’s Online Veteran Career Series Q&A

    Google is excited to launch their first virtual series for the US veteran community. Participate in a Live Q&A on November 10, 2-2:30pm (EST). Open to any active duty US service member or veteran, regardless of education level, date of separation, or years of experience in any industry. 

    Do you have tons of questions about Google culture, different roles at Google, and preparing for the hiring process? This session provides an opportunity for all of the series’ speakers to answer your burning questions in real time. 

    Register here.

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 07:30 PM

    Words After War Writing Workshop

    Words After War offers an 8-week MFA-style writing workshop on Wednesdays beginning November 10, 7:30-9:30pm (EST), with instructor Matt Gallagher. This workshop offers high-quality literary instruction to the NYC community, fostering a space for developing craft, critique, and connection. The mission is to bring veterans and civilians together to examine war through literature, and they are committed to building a literary community that is inclusive and diverse.

    Matt Gallagher is the author of the novels Empire City and Youngblood, a finalist for the 2016 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Esquire, The Paris Review and Wired, among other places. He’s also the author of the Iraq war memoir Kaboom and coeditor of, and contributor to, the short fiction collection Fire & Forget: Short Stories from the Long War.

    RSVP here by November 9.

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 09:00 AM

    NBCUniversal & Bold Vets Virtual Veterans Day Event

    BOLD Vets and Comcast NBCUniversal Veterans Network present a Veterans Day Virtual Event on November 11, 9am-5pm (EST). Designed to honor, educate, entertain, and inspire veterans, this unique immersive two-session experience includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at career opportunities across Comcast NBCUniversal.

    Session one is 9am-3pm (EST).

    Session two is 3-5pm (EST).

    Highlights include:

    • Behind-the-scenes look at career opportunities within Comcast NBCUniversal
    • Celebrity guest appearances & executive panels
    • Networking with Comcast and NBCUniversal executives 
    • Professional development experiences tailored to the military-connected community

    RSVP here.

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    Veterans Day 9/11 Museum Virtual Tour

    Veterans and military members can join a live, interactive online tour through the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s key spaces on November 11, 11am (EST), providing a deeper understanding of 9/11, the lead-up to the attacks, and their continuing global significance. Following the tour, Clifford Chanin, executive vice president and deputy director for museum programs, will lead a Q&A. This tour is exclusively for the military and veteran community. 

    To RSVP and receive further information, please email

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 03:00 PM

    Travis Manion Foundation Virtual Character Discussions

    Travis Manion Foundation offers a Virtual Character Discussion (for 6th to 12th graders) on November 11, 3pm (EST). TMF's Northeast team offers opportunities for your child to participate in conversations about character, service and leadership through both guided discussions and story readings.

    Character Does Matter strengthens character and leadership skills in young adults. Grounded in the evidence-based field of Positive Psychology, the program uses a strengths-based approach to foster character traits in the next generation through a combination of informal discussions and activity-based learning. By sharing stories of real people who exemplify great character and leadership, Character Does Matter demonstrates what it means to live the “If Not Me, Then Who…” ethos – and challenges students to do the same.
    Register here.
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 07:00 PM

    Virtual Women Veteran Discussion Circle

    The Multi-Faith Veteran Initiative presents a series of online, round table discussion groups to speak truth and share your stories. The next session for women veterans is November 11, 7-9pm (EST).

    The events are sponsored by Chicago-based Christ Universal Temple, Robert R. McCormick Foundation and Boeing Foundation.

    Register here.