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:

  • Friday, December 11, 2020 at 03:00 PM
    Online

    Almost Sunrise Online Screening

    Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) presents an Online Screening of Almost Sunrise on December 11, 3pm (EST). 

    Watch here. No password required.

     

  • Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 05:00 PM
    Online

    Virtual Intrepid Book Club

    Join fellow veterans, service members and military family members at the Intrepid Museum for a lively book discussion ONLINE! The Intrepid Book Club meets quarterly for a two-hour facilitated discussion with an introduction related to the Museum’s collection and crew. Books are a mix of fiction and nonfiction, all related to military or military family experiences. Copies of the books are available for free on a first-come, first-served basis (email access@intrepidmuseum.org to register and then receive your copy).

    On December 15, 5-7pm (EST), discuss Missionaries. Join other veterans and their guests as they discuss the new highly anticipated novel Missionaries, with special guest, National Book Award author, Phil Klay. Missionaries follows four characters as they become further entangled in the Colombian civil war. This newly released novel was named “Most Anticipated of Fall 2020” by the Chicago Tribune and New York Magazine and was included on the New York Times “17 New Books to Watch For in October” list. Be a part of this unique experience as discussing this thrilling novel with the author!

    The Intrepid Book Club is free to attend for all current and former service members and their families, spouses and partners, with advanced registration. RSVP here.

    Please let them know if you have any questions. As always, please visit intrepidmuseum.org/vets for information about all of the Intrepid Museum’s programs and resources for veterans and military families.

  • Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 03:00 PM
    Online

    Travis Manion Foundation Virtual Character Discussions

    Travis Manion Foundation offers a Virtual Character Discussion (for 6th to 12th graders) on December 16, 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.
  • Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 05:00 PM
    Online

    Care Café Debunking Mental Health

    Wurzweiler School of Social Work's Care Café presents a webinar Debunking Mental Health on December 17, 5pm (EST). Join J.P. Prettybull for this workshop to debunk the myths surrounding mental health in the veteran community. 

    All events are free and via zoom.  Email orlee.hauser@yu.edu for the zoom link.

  • Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 03:00 PM

    Blue Star Families Wreaths Across America

    Join the New York Chapter of Blue Star Families on National Wreaths Across America Day on December 9, 3-8pm at the Cypress Hills National Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY.

    They are partnering with Wreaths Across America to honor our fallen heroes this holiday season. They count on volunteers to share the opportunity, find wreath sponsors, and lay wreaths in cemeteries across the country. Join them as they remember our fallen veterans; honor those who serve; and teach our community the value of freedom.

    Register here

    bluestarfam.org

  • Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 05:00 PM
    American Legion Post 310 in Little Ferry, NJ

    Mission Continues Newark Platoon Christmas Social

    The Mission Continues Newark Platoon presents a Christmas Social on December 19, 5-9pm. Join them to celebrate their accomplishments for 2020. This will be a Christmas themed social, but you do not have to celebrate the holiday to attend. 

    Wear a mask (mandatory) and an ugly sweater (optional).

    Register here.

  • Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 02:00 PM
    Online

    VITAL Warrior Women's Support Group

    Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) offers a Warrior Women's Support Group on December 20, 2pm (EST).

    You're not alone. Get connected.

    www.nyharbor.va.gov/services/vital

  • Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Online

    Restoration of Honor Act Virtual Program

    SAGEVets and the New York State Division of Veterans' Services (NYSDVS) bring you a two-part virtual program addressing the history of discrimination in the U.S. military against LGBT service members and the remarkable evolution we have seen since the ending of DADT (Don't Ask Don't Tell). Join them on December 22, 6-7:30pm (EST) for part two of this revolutionary program, when they celebrate the 10th anniversary marking the end of DADT.

    For more information, email alewis@sageusa.org or call SAGEVets at 212-741-2247.

  • Friday, February 19, 2021 at 09:00 AM
    Online

    Student Veterans of America NATCON 2021

    Join the largest annual convening of Post-9/11 veterans in the world on February 19-20, 2021.

    NatCon 2021 is powered by the latest event technology to deliver all of the benefits of an in-person NatCon to you at home. Join thousands of students from across the country, inspiring speakers, leading employers, and thought leaders to exchange ideas and best practices on topics that matter: thriving in a virtual world, growing and sustaining your Student Veterans of America (SVA) Chapter, funding and fundraising, addressing racial injustice, and more.

    Don't miss: 

    • Main Stage Speakers & Entertainers
    • The SVA Honors Gala
    • 40+ Breakout Sessions
    • The SVA Campus
    • Live Q+As
    • Fitness Activities
    • 1-on-1 Networking
    • Social Hours

    The $99 registration fee is waived for the first 1,000 students who register for NatCon 2021 thanks to the support of Raytheon Technologies. The first 3,000 students to register will also receive a NatCon Supply Drop full of essential gear!

    Register here.

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