Connecting Our NYC Metro Veterans Community

This is a public listing of submitted events & resources, maintained as a nonprofit project of NYC Veterans Alliance. 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, March 12, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    Online

    VA Health Care for Elderly Veterans

    Learn about VA Health Care for Elderly Veterans during a virtual info session on March 12, 12-1pm (EST).

    As veterans age, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will provide benefits and services that address a variety of issues including the changing health risks they face, as well as financial challenges through VA benefits and health services. Elderly veterans may be eligible for a wide variety of benefits available to all U.S. military veterans. VA benefits include disability compensation, pension, education and training, health care, home loans, insurance, vocational rehabilitation and employment, and burial.

    Register here. Once your registration is confirmed, a form will be sent out to every participant that should be completed and returned before the event.

  • Friday, March 12, 2021 at 03:00 PM
    Online

    Bay Ridge Center Veterans Resource Webinar

    Bay Ridge Center offers a Veterans Resource Webinar: Your Feedback on March 12, 3pm (EST). 

    Bay Ridge Center launched this program in November to honor Veterans Day and to empower the veteran community with essential resources and services. All sessions will be held remotely via Zoom.

    Register by emailing BRC’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, Michael Schumer, then join the Zoom meeting here. Or join by telephone (call 646-558-8656 and Enter: 752 500 7881).

  • Friday, March 12, 2021 at 08:00 PM
    Online in New York, NY

    ASAP Live-stream Comedy Show: Women in Comedy

    Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) presents Women in Comedy on March 12, 8pm (EST). Laugh and reflect as veterans and military family members share their voice from the virtual stage.

    Get your ticket here.

  • Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    Online

    How to Apply for a Veteran ID Card

    Learn How to Apply for a Veteran ID Card during a virtual info session on March 13, 12-1pm (EST).

    A Veteran ID Card (VIC) is a form of photo ID you can use to get discounts offered to Veterans at many stores, businesses, and restaurants. When you have this card, you won’t need to carry around your military discharge papers or share sensitive personal information to receive discounts. If you have a VIC, you don’t need to request another type of photo ID card to prove you’re a Veteran or to get retail or business discounts.

    Register here. Once your registration is confirmed, a form will be sent out to every participant that should be completed and returned before the event.

  • Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 02:00 PM
    Online

    Vets2Industry Virtual Networking Circuit Event

    Vets2Industry presents a Virtual Dress for Success & Networking Circuit Event on March 13, 2-7pm (ET). The event is open to veterans, business professionals in any industry, military spouses, Gold Star family members, and working age dependent children.

    The first 30 minutes will include a welcome address by founder Brian Arrington, introduction of the keynote speaker, and rules of engagement. Then the breakout groups begin: stay as long as you want, leave when you want, and come back as desired.

    Register here.

  • Monday, March 15, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    Online

    VA Mental Health and Vet Center

    Learn more about VA Mental Health and Vet Center during a virtual info session on March 15, 12-1pm (EST).

    As a veteran, you might experience difficult life events or challenges after leaving the military. VA is here to help no matter how big or small the problem may be. VA has resources to address the unique stressors and experiences that veterans may face — and they're just a click, call, text, or chat away.

    Register here. Once your registration is confirmed, a form will be sent out to every participant that should be completed and returned before the event.

  • Monday, March 15, 2021 at 03:00 PM
    Online

    How to Apply to a Federal Job

    Learn How to Apply to a Federal Job during a virtual info session on March 15, 3-4pm (EST).

    Get started with USAJOBS! 

    If you’re a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were separated under honorable conditions, you may be eligible for veterans’ preference, as well as other veteran-specific hiring options. With veterans’ preference, you may receive preference over non-veteran applicants in the hiring process. Veterans' preference can be used when applying to permanent and temporary positions in both the competitive and excepted service (of the executive branch).

    Register here. Once your registration is confirmed, a form will be sent out to every participant that should be completed and returned before the event.

  • Monday, March 15, 2021 at 06:30 PM
    Online

    FSW Vet2Vet SONYMA Home Loans

    Join Family Services of Westchester - Vet2Vet and State of NY Mortgage Agency (SONYMA) for a webinar on Home Loans for Veterans on March 15, 6:30pm (EST).

    Learn more about SONYMA program features such as:

    1. No restrictions with a coop purchase, unlike a VA loan.
    2. Closing costs and/or down payment assistance available up to 3%.
    3. As low as 1% of your own funds required
    4. First-time homebuyer requirement waived for veterans
    5. No VA funding fees
    6. Must have a DD-214
    7. NY state purchase only
    8. Can be combined with most state and local grants

    Register here.

    www.fsw.org/Veterans

  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 04:00 PM
    Online

    Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Entrepreneurship Webinar

    Join Hiring Our Heroes for Military Spouse Entrepreneurship Webinar: Where do I Start? on March 16, 4-5pm (EST). Have you ever had an idea that you thought could be a great product? Have you ever thought about taking your skills and applying them to a business where you are the boss? Let’s talk about it! Learn from some experts on what happens next and how to take the first steps!

    Register here.

    hiringourheroes.org

  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 06:00 PM
    Online

    Bronx Vet Center Sergeant’s Time

    The Bronx Vet Center is proud to bring back Sergeant’s Time: VA National Cemeteries and Memorial Products on March 16, 6-7pm (EST). These are monthly virtual presentations on a variety of topics of interest open to all combat eras, genders, and caregivers. 

    Register for the Webex here

    Once you register you will be provided a web link and password to access the live presentation via your computer, tablet, or smartphone. If you would prefer to join the presentation by phone, contact the organizer and a phone number will be provided to you.

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