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:

  • Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 01:00 PM
    Online in Totowa, NJ

    Passaic County Veteran Stakeholders Meeting

    The County of Passaic and SOS Vets host a Veteran Stakeholders Zoom Meeting on July 23, 1pm (EST). 

    Join the Zoom Meeting here:

  • Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 03:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall

    Watch this Town Hall from the COVID-19 Military Support Initiative, Association of Defense Communities, and Blue Star Families: Life Is in the Transitions on July 23, 3-4pm (EST).

    Join as Bruce Feiler - an American television personality, TEDx speaker, and best-selling author - shares his lessons learned and best practices on thriving through times of transition. He will bring a wealth of knowledge to this town hall, thanks to many years of coaching and supporting parents, families, and employees on how to live to the fullest through the roller coaster of life.

    You won’t want to miss this rousing conversation and the opportunity to ask Bruce your questions!

    Free event - register here. Capacity is limited.

    COVID-19 Military Support Initiative is powered by Booz Allen Hamilton.

    Check out past events for recordings and resources from previous Town Halls here.

  • Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 07:30 PM

    New Politics Leadership Academy Documentary Screening

    New Politics Leadership Academy presents an online Documentary Screening of A Towering Task on July 23, 7:30pm (EST). It tells the remarkable story of the Peace Corps and takes viewers on a journey of what it means to be a global citizen. The event will be followed by a panel discussion featuring documentary filmmaker Alana DeJoseph and a slate of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

    RSVP here.

  • Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 08:30 AM
    West Shore Little League in Staten Island, NY

    Rolling Thunder 3 Boro Run

    Participate in the Annual Rolling Thunder 3-Boro Run, honoring Frankie “Towkar” Appice, on July 28. The event will support Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and local vets.

    Sign in begins at 8:30am in Staten Island at West Shore Little League. Kickstands go up at 11am, heading to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Manhattan. Bikes will be fully escorted to and from the Memorial.

    Your donation includes breakfast, a free pin, lunch, and entry to a family-friendly after party hosted by the Marine Corps League at 46 Ontario Ave, Staten Island (beginning at 1pm).

    Rolling Thunder is a volunteer organization. Each member’s diligence and dedication enables us to support those who have served our country. Our veterans gave to us, help us give back to them.

  • Monday, July 27, 2020 at 09:00 AM

    Backpacks For Life Annual Golf Outing

    Join Backpacks For Life for their 5th Annual Golf Outing on July 27, 9am. Enjoy a day filled with on-course activities including black jack and corn hole while playing on one of New Jersey’s premiere courses. Kick off the day with their favorite Veteran Owned Businesses! Enjoy coffee from Black 6 Coffee, cigars from The Mobile Cigar Lounge and beer from Backward Flag Brewing Co. Head out onto the course for a full day of golf with fun activities and prizes along the way. Finish the day at the cocktail hour, silent auction, and full dinner plus their infamous Helicopter Ball Drop.

    9am Registration & Brunch 

    11am Tee Time 

    5pm Cocktail Hour & Dinner Reception

    Click here to register or donate.

  • Monday, July 27, 2020 at 01:00 PM

    Blue Star Families Transitioning Like a Milspouse Online Workshop

    Join Blue Star Families for this virtual workshop on July 27, 1pm (EST), where you’ll get the career tools and resources you’ll need to make your transition out of the military with your spouse a much smoother experience.

    Register here.

  • Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 01:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    MOAA Marketing Yourself for a Second Career

    Military Officers Association of America offers a webinar Marketing Yourself for a Second Career on July 28, 1-3pm (EST). 

    There is now a “new normal” as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, and it has created a host of uncertainties with regard to the job market. Unemployment numbers are steadily rising, and forecasts suggest the economy faces significant challenges. These realities make it more important than ever for job seekers to ensure they have properly prepared for their transition. But where to start?

    This webinar covers the entire spectrum of career transition: the importance of transition planning; the current job market and economy; writing an effective resume; leveraging LinkedIn; preparing for the interview process; and how to be ready when the time comes to conduct salary negotiations.

    Join Capt. Patricia Cole, USN (Ret), Program Director, MOAA Career Transition Services, for an information-packed webinar on your transition journey.

    Register here.

  • Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Warrior Writers Virtual Workshop

    Attend the Warrior Writers Virtual Workshop on July 28, 6-8pm (EST). This generative creative writing workshop will offer prompts that cover a variety of military issues and experiences. This encourages sharing stories, opinions, and ideas for productive writing/reflecting/story-telling and art-making. A highlight of these workshops for many veterans is having a space to release bottled-up thoughts and emotions among others who understand, creating a sense of empowerment in the ability to tell their own story. By creating an open and accepting atmosphere, Warrior Writers build a community of support. Workshops are for any service member or veteran regardless of experiences with writing, combat, art, deployment, etc.

    Register here. This class is led by Warrior Writers director and military family member Lovella Calica.

  • Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    Online in New York, NY

    MOAA Evaluating Employee Benefits

    Military Officers Association of America offers a webinar Evaluating Employee Benefits on July 29, 10am-12pm (EST). 

    Prior to serving, most veterans never had to evaluate an employee benefit package. What is a 401(k) retirement plan? How do I replace my SGLI? For retirees, should I use the company’s health care plan or stick with TRICARE? What factors should I be thinking about during this monumental transition? 

    The salary negotiation process is unlike any other formal negotiating you might have done, such as with cars or homes. Moreover, your conduct during the negotiation process will directly affect your relationship with your future employer. The employer wants you to be happy, but it is up to you to understand your options and to articulate effectively the things that will give you the greatest professional and personal satisfaction

    Join Capt. Paul Frost, AFC®, USN (Ret), MOAA’s program director for financial and benefits education/counseling/veteran services, for expert guidance.

    Register here.

  • Friday, August 07, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    The Beekman Hotel in New York, NY

    makeHER Milspouse Pop-Up Event

    Be among the milspouse doers and the dreamers who turn ambition into reality, reinvent their purpose, reimagine their communities, and rise to their optimum potential while lifting their village along the way at makeHer: Tribeca, a Milspouse Pop-Up Event on August 7, 6pm - August 9, 2pm.

    Gain vital instruction as well as make valuable connections to position your company to access business-building opportunities and achieve higher levels of success at the military's most intimate gathering of emerging and established military spouse entrepreneurs.

    RSVP here.