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

  • Friday, July 08, 2022 at 01:00 PM
    HVNCVR & online in Kingston, NY

    HVNCVR Service Personnel Leaving Alcohol Together (SPLAT) Group

    The Hudson Valley National Center for Veteran Reintegration (HVNCVR) will hold an Alcoholics Anonymous Group, Service Personnel Leaving Alcohol Together (SPLAT) on Friday, July 8, 1-2pm at HVNCVR and online via Zoom.  This is for military members only.  This group meets every week.

    Living Sober, 1st/3rd week

    Beginners' Topic/2nd week

    Anniversary/4th week

    Call ahead, walk in, or join virtually via Zoom.

    Zoom meeting ID 527 401 7756

    Click here to learn more about HVNCVR.

  • Friday, July 08, 2022 at 03:00 PM
    HVNCVR & online in Kingston, NY

    HVNCVR PTSD Group

    The Hudson Valley National Center for Veteran Reintegration (HVNCVR) will hold a PTSD Group on Friday, July 8, 3-4pm at HVNCVR and online via Zoom. 

    Symptoms of PTSD can occur during peacetime, training or war.  Join this group for open discussions and activities to help PTSD.

    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.

  • Friday, July 08, 2022 at 04:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    VA Transitioning Veteran Weekly Virtual Support Group

    The US Department of Veterans Affairs will offer Transitioning Veteran Weekly Support Group via WebEx on Friday, July 8, 4-5pm EDT.

    This group is for veterans within approximately 5 years of leaving military service.  The group meets every Friday.

    The transition from military service to civilian life can be challenging for many Veterans.  Navigating relationships, finding a job, and establishing your new veteran identity is difficult for most veterans.  This program provides a place for veterans to talk through the stresses of transition, support one another, and learn about strategies and resources to make this transition successful.

    Groups are “drop in,” so feel free to come anytime and stay for as long you want without obligation.

    To join the meeting, click the link below

    https://veteransaffairs.webex.com/veteransaffairs/j.php?MTID=mcf62e807ed95703adb510e7a71b031b1

    or click here to access the flyer with the QR code to join the meeting.

    * This group is not intended to replace existing mental health care, but rather serve as an additional source of potential support. 

    Supervising Clinician: Dr. Emily Edwards - [email protected]

    For questions, contact:

    Alice Lee - [email protected]

    OR

    Katie Shofield - [email protected]

     

     

  • Saturday, July 09, 2022 at 06:00 AM
    Bay Eden Senior Center in Bronx, NY

    Speaker Carlisle E. Heastie Monthly Ruck March

    Speaker Carl E. Heastie and the US Military invite you to join them at the Bay Eden Senior Center for a Monthly Ruck March on Saturday, July 9, 6am.  Open to veterans, auxilliary cadets, and members of the community.

    The group will meet at 6am at the senior center; the march will begin at 6:15am.

    This is a 1-2 mile hike at your own pace under supervision of active and retired members of the military to enhance health, wellness, and fitness.  The course is 1-3 laps around Cardinal Spellman High School.

    Bring a hydration source such as a water bottle or energy drink, and light snacks.  Wear comfortable shoes for beginners or military style boots for experienced participants.

    The Ruck March will take place the 2nd Saturday of every month.

  • Saturday, July 09, 2022 at 07:30 PM

    West Point Band Music Under the Stars 2022: Midsummer Night's Swing

    The West Point Band is proud to announce its “Music Under the Stars” 2022 summer concert series at West Point’s iconic Trophy Point Amphitheater.  Join them for the Big Band's "Midsummer Night's Swing" performance on Saturday, July 9, 7:30pm.

    Experience a piece of living history as the active-duty Soldiers of the West Point Band perform world-class music overlooking the waters that George Washington called “the key to the continent.”

    Audiences are welcome to bring picnics, explore the beautiful and historic grounds of West Point - the U.S. Military Academy, and enjoy scenic Hudson River views set to a soundtrack of music from across the spectrum of the American experience – classical, jazz, pop, patriotic, and more! Best of all, these concerts are FREE and open to the public.*

    *For more information about accessing West Point, please click here or call the Visitors Center at (845) 938-2638.

  • Sunday, July 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM
    online in New York, NY

    Virtual Intrepid Access Family Program: Space Spinoffs

    Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will host Space Spinoffs, a Virtual Access Family Program at the Museum on Sunday, July 10, 11am-12pm EDT.

    It takes a lot of creativity to launch and live in space! Learn how items and technology designed for astronauts have made their way into our everyday lives on Earth.

    Registration will open in mid-June.

     

    More about Access Family Programs:

    The Intrepid Museum offers monthly programs for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. These programs take place on select Sundays during regular Museum hours. Families take a guided, interactive tour or virtual tour of the Museum and can participate in art-making activities that everyone can enjoy.

    In 2022, Access Family Programs alternate each month between virtual and in-person programs. Virtual programs take place over Zoom and include at-home activity packets. In-person programs take place at the Museum, with a morning session for children and an afternoon session for teens and adults.

    Visit the Museum's Access Family Programs page here to see the full schedule.

  • Sunday, July 10, 2022 at 01:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    WVE&T Empowerment Writing Workshop for Women Veterans Only

    Women Veterans Empowered & Thriving (WVE&T) will hold an Empowerment Writing Workshop for Women Veterans Only online on Sunday, July 10, 1-3pm EDT.

    Discover the Artistry of Empowerment with WVE&T.

    Learn to:

    Schedule time for yourself without apologies

    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.

  • Tuesday, July 12, 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 12, 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 12, 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 12, 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 12, 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 12, 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

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