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, June 19, 2020 at 05:00 PM
    Online

    Minority Vets of America Juneteenth Virtual Open Mic

    Minority Vets of America presents a Virtual Open Mic Night for Juneteenth: Our Stories, Our Truth on June 19, 5pm.

    The lived experiences of minority veterans are riddled with contradictions such as the pride we feel for having served our country coupled with the impacts of the systems of oppression that intersect in our lives to keep us marginalized. This Our Stories, Our Truth series is made up of open mic style events where members of the community share stories of their service and post-military lives. 

    RSVP here.

  • Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM
    Online

    Virtual Intrepid Military Family Program - Technology and Codes

    Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's Military Family Program is going virtual on June 21, 11-11:45am! Join current and former military service members and their families (children ages 3-18) via Zoom for a free interactive program.

    Discover the history of innovation and codes onboard the former aircraft carrier Intrepid! After exploring historic spaces virtually, families can experiment with different codes and STEM activities. Activity packets will feature activities related to the theme that use materials easily found at home and websites that can accessed from any device.

    Free with advance registration! For more information and to register, click here to complete the Google Form.

    intrepidmuseum.org/vets

  • Monday, June 22, 2020 at 01:00 PM
    Online

    Blue Star Families Transitioning Like a Milspouse Online Workshop

    Join Blue Star Families for this virtual workshop on June 22, 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, June 23, 2020 at 01:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    Military and Veteran Virtual Career Fair

    Military Officers Association of America and American Corporate Partners offer a Military and Veteran Virtual Career Fair on June 23, 1-2:30pm (EST). The event is open to transitioning servicemembers, veterans and their spouses.

    This unique opportunity connects the military and veteran community directly with employers. The best part? It can be all be done from the safety, security and comfort of your home or office on your preferred laptop, tablet, desktop or smartphone device.

    MOAA's online, cloud-based platform makes it easy and fun for you to participate. After signing in, you'll be able to explore the available information and opportunities, and participate in one-on-one text-based chats with representatives from participating organizations.

    Register here.

    www.moaa.org

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 03:30 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    New Politics Virtual Leading With Purpose

    New Politics Leadership Academy offers a Virtual Leading With Purpose session on June 23, 3:30-5pm. They've launched this new program to help their communities serve and lead in this time of unprecedented change. 

    Register here.

    Each program will be facilitated by Max Klau. Questions? Please reach out to Max Klau.

    newpoliticsacademy.org

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 08:00 PM
    Online

    Veterans Writing Project One Day Workshop

    Veterans Writing Project (VWP) and Armed Services Arts Partnership present a One Day Workshop on June 23, 8-9:30pm. The workshops focus on the elements of the craft of creative writing, so they are useful for writers regardless of their interest in fiction, non-fiction, essay, memoir, short stories, or poetry. Beginning with the questions, “Why do we write? and "What’s different about writing the military experience?”, the workshops cover a variety of writing techniques and styles that will strengthen your abilities and spark creativity.

    Instructor Dario DiBattista leads this session Stories, Reflections, "Matrix" Moments, and Other Narrative Explorations in Poetry.

    Register here. Learn more about the workshops here.

  • Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 09:00 PM
    Online

    VetsinTech National Virtual Employer Meetup

    Join VetsinTech for a National Virtual Employer Meetup on June 25, 9-10pm (EST). They have planned a great panel of leaders and recruiters in tech as well as several members from the VetsinTech Employer Coalition which includes Facebook, Google, Genentech, Cloudera, Adobe, BlueShield, ConEd, and Disney to discuss opportunities at these companies and in the tech ecosystem in general. Military, Veterans and Mil/Vet Spouses of all experience levels are welcomed.

    Register HERE, then join Zoom here, ID: 89060639588; Password: 083380

    9:00pm - Intro of Host & Speakers

    9:05pm - Topic Intro: Opportunities in Tech, Jobs and Skills in Demand, where are companies hiring geographically, demystifying tech

    9:15pm - Panel Discussion: Cloud Computing and AI (Google) and Cybersecurity (TBD)

    9:45pm - Open for Questions from the audience (by chat or in advance)

    9:50pm - Summary - Recap

    9:55pm - Closing Remarks

  • Friday, June 26, 2020 at 02:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    GallopNYC Virtual Veterans Meetup

    GallopNYC continues their Veterans Program virtually via Zoom with their horses every Friday at 2pm! GallopNYC instructor Katie will host the meeting and share information about all things horse-related. Servicemen and women are invited to join them for a few minutes of connection.

    Register here for the Zoom meeting.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 02:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    How to Land a Federal Senior Executive Service Position Webinar

    Military Officers Association of America offers an Online Career Event - How to Land a Federal Senior Executive Service (SES) Position on June 30, 2-3pm (EST).

    Thinking about joining the top 2% of federal leaders? Tune in to learn about the application process for Federal Senior Executive Service (SES) positions, featuring guest speaker Ralph Charlip, owner of Inspiration Creek Management Consultants.

    Register here.

    www.moaa.org

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 08:00 PM
    Online

    Veterans Writing Project One Day Workshop

    Veterans Writing Project (VWP) and Armed Services Arts Partnership present a One Day Workshop on June 30, 8-9:30pm. The workshops focus on the elements of the craft of creative writing, so they are useful for writers regardless of their interest in fiction, non-fiction, essay, memoir, short stories, or poetry. Beginning with the questions, “Why do we write? and "What’s different about writing the military experience?”, the workshops cover a variety of writing techniques and styles that will strengthen your abilities and spark creativity.

    Instructor Ron Capps leads this session Narrative Structures: Arcs, pyramids, and the Great Monomyth with Luke Skywalker, Harry Potter, John McClane, and Captain Willard.

    Register here. Learn more about the workshops here.

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