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, January 28, 2022 at 02:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    Staten Island Vet Center Webinar: VA Cemetery Burial Eligibility

    The Staten Island Vet Center will host a webinar: Pre-need Eligibility for Burial in a VA Cemetery on Friday, January 28, 2pm EST.

    You can apply to find out in advance if you can be buried in a VA national cemetery. This is called a pre-need determination of eligibility—and it can help make the burial planning process easier for your family members in their time of need.

    Please note: “Pre-need” means before the time of need. This application is for planning for your own burial in advance.

    Register here.

     

  • Friday, January 28, 2022 at 03:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    HVNCVR PTSD Group

    The Hudson Valley National Center for Veteran Reintegration will host a PTSD Group via Zoom on Friday, January 28, 3-4pm (EST).  

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

    To register, contact Jessica Bugbee:

    [email protected]

    1-845-481-4004

    Zoom Meeting ID: 527 401 7756

    This meeting is held every Friday.

  • Monday, January 31, 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 31, 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 31, 2022 at 12:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    Staten Island Vet Center Webinar: Service Connected Benefits

    The Staten Island Vet Center will hold a webinar on Service Connected Benefits on Monday, January 31, 12pm EST.

    Do you have a disability linked to military service? You may be able to get disability compensation or other benefits. If you’re a veteran with a disability the VA has concluded is the result of an illness or injury caused—or made worse by—your active-duty service (called a service-connected disability), you may be able to get special compensation to help with disabilities.

    This event is first come , first serve.  If there is an enormous response, the Vet Center will hold another event at another time.

    There will be a Q & A after the presentation.

    Once registered, participants will receive an email with a form that must be filled out and returned prior to the event.

    Register here.

  • Tuesday, February 01, 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, February 1, 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

  • Wednesday, February 02, 2022 at 03:30 PM

    BSF START Family Book Club

    Blue Star Families (BSF) will host a Family Book Club starting on Wednesday, February 2, 3:30-5:00pm at the USCG-Fort Wadsworth Family Meeting Center in Staten Island.

    You're invited to participate in START (Serving, Thriving, and Reading Together)! This is a free, unique humanities-based and family-focused program that builds community among military and civilian families with children ages 5 to 10. You'll enjoy six* storytelling, reading, and discussion sessions led by a storyteller and storylover, covering award-winning children’s books on topics such as family, courage, and community.

    *Please note this family reading session takes place over six weeks. BSF wants you and your family to get the most out of this fabulous program, so please plan to be at all of the afternoon sessions. We know many families will be interested in participating and want to make sure this is something you are committed to doing.

    The START Family Book Club will be held on the following six Wednesdays:

    February 2, 9, 16

    March 2, 9, 16

    For more information or for questions, click here to contact BSF.

    Register for the Family Book Club here.

  • Wednesday, February 02, 2022 at 06:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    HVNCVR Women's Warrior Writers Group - Military, Friends & Family

    The Hudson Valley National Center for Veteran Reintegration (HVNCVR) will host a Women's Warrior Writers Group via Zoon on Wednesday, February 2, 6-8pm (EST).  This is for active duty, veterans, family members, friends and supporters.  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 12, 19, 26

    February 2, 9, 16

  • Friday, February 04, 2022 at 03:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    HVNCVR PTSD Group

    The Hudson Valley National Center for Veteran Reintegration will host a PTSD Group via Zoom on Friday, February 4, 3-4pm (EST).  

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

    To register, contact Jessica Bugbee:

    [email protected]

    1-845-481-4004

    Zoom Meeting ID: 527 401 7756

    This meeting is held every Friday.

  • Monday, February 07, 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, February 7, 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, February 07, 2022 at 06:30 PM
    VFW Post 1666 in Yonkers, NY

    NAMI Westchester Mental Health Speakers Forum for Veterans and Their Families

    The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) of Westchester will host a Mental Health Speakers Forum for Veterans and Their Families at the VFW Post 1666 on Monday, February 7, 6:30-8:00pm.

    Featured speaker Sal Gonzalez, with a panel discussion to follow.

    Sal was injured in 2004 and works with the Wounded Warrior Project, to help as many warriors as possible by sharing his experience and encouraging them to seek help. Sharing his message of Anything’s Possible. He is also a musician — not only to process his own emotions and continue his recovery, but also to inspire other injured veterans to continue living their lives.

    Register here.

    All registrants will be signed up for emails directly from NAMI Westchester.

    NAMI Westchester, www.namiwestchester.org

    For additional resources on NAMI Homefront, click on: https://namiwestchester.org/support-and-education/mental-health-education/nami-homefront/

    NAMI is the nation's largest mental health grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by mental illness through education, support, and advocacy.

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