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:

  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 07:00 PM

    Blue Star Families Book Club

    Neighbor START (Serving, Thriving, and Reading Together) is coming to the New York area! It’s 100% virtual and appropriate for all adults—whether you’re military-connected or not. One evening per week for four weeks, the literary facilitator will captivate and engage you in moderated dialogue.

    Begin each discussion on Zoom, spend a little time getting to know one another, and then dive into discussions of family, home, and other relatable topics. Blue Star Families will provide all the readings, and none are too long. They’ve even included poetry, which can be read in minutes and discussed for hours!

    Register here for the session on March 16, 7-8:30pm (EST).

  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    CNAS Women Veteran Author Panel

    In honor of Women's History Month, the Military, Veterans and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) hosts a virtual panel discussion featuring four women veteran authors on their writing, experiences, and perspectives on March 17, 12-1:30pm (EST).

    The discussion will be moderated by Jeannette Gaudry Haynie. Jeannette is a political scientist at the RAND Corporation, a Marine Corps veteran, and an adjunct senior fellow in the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at CNAS. 


    Register here.

  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 06:30 PM

    Virtual Financial Fitness Workshop

    The White Plains Vet Center and Bronx Vet Center are happy to partner with the Westchester County Joseph P. Dwyer Vet2Vet Peer Support Project and Family Services of Westchester to provide a series of virtual Financial Fitness workshops. These are open to all veterans, spouses, and caregivers.

    Check out Credit: Fact From Fiction (rescheduled from February 17) on March 17, 6:30-7:30pm (EST).

    And stick around for Credit Report: Addressing Those Pesky Errors, Collections, & Zombie Debt 7:30-8:30pm (EST). 

    Join the Zoom meeting here.

    Or join by phone: 929-205-6099

    Meeting ID: 863 1919 4630

    Passcode: 5693847872

  • Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 01:00 PM

    Hiring Our Heroes Virtual Career Summit

    Join Hiring Our Heroes for a Virtual Career Summit on March 18, 1-4pm (EST). This is a specialized event designed to educate, inform, inspire, and connect service members, veterans, military spouses and caregivers with military-ready employers.

    Register here.

  • Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 05:00 PM

    Intrepid Virtual Astronomy Live

    The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum presents Virtual Astronomy Live: Recycling and Sustainability in Space on March 18, 5:30-7pm (EST). A pre-show will take place at 5pm with an interactive demonstration Water Works, from Intrepid Museum Educator Frantz Lucien.

    This free event will explore the assembling the Recycling and Sustainability in Space with NASA Engineers, Tracie Prater and Michael Ewert.

    The in-space manufacturing project at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center is developing the materials and processes to enable on-demand manufacturing of spare components and recycling of materials on long duration space missions. The International Space Station (ISS) serves as a critical test bed for evaluating the operation of these manufacturing technologies in a crewed, microgravity environment. The project works with commercial companies to develop payloads and experiments for demonstration on ISS. The recycling and reuse element of ISM is focused on creating a sustainable recycling ecosystem for future human spaceflight endeavors.

    The event is hosted and co-produced by John “Das” Galloway, founder of the Kerbal Space Academy, and moderated by Summer Ash, an astrophysicist, rocket scientist and freelance writer.

    RSVP here.

  • Friday, March 19, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    VA Work-Study Program

    Learn about the VA Work-Study Program during a virtual info session on March 19, 12-1pm (EST).

    Find out how VA's veterans work-study program can help you earn money while you’re enrolled in a college, vocational school, or training program.
    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 19, 2021 at 06:00 PM

    FSW Vet2Vet Animal Military Hero Bedtime Stories

    Join Family Services of Westchester - Vet2Vet for a monthly Virtual Reading with Ruby the therapy dog on March 19, 6-7pm (EST). This months reading will be about Sgt. Stubby, the dog soldier. 

    Register here

  • Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 01:30 PM
    Bogota Mini Golf in Bogota, NJ

    Mission Continues Newark #HerMission Mini Golf

    Join The Mission Continues Newark Platoon for #HerMission Mini Golf Social on March 20, 1:30-4:30pm. 

    Enjoy Mini Golf and a dinner social to celebrate all of the accomplishments made as volunteers and especially to honor the women veterans and volunteers during Women’s History Month. Split into teams of four (as per COVID guidelines) and pair with members you don’t know to get to know one another while having fun. The Sports Cafe on-site specializes in Korean food. 

    Register here.

  • Monday, March 22, 2021 at 10:00 AM

    Blue Star Families Virtual Coffee Connect

    Join Blue Star Families for a Virtual Careers Coffee Connect on March 22, 10-11am (EST). It’s been ONE year since the first Blue Star Families Virtual Coffee Connect in response to the COVID quarantine. And guess what? It’s time to get together again! Come meet new families, say hi to old friends, and let’s check in over a cup of coffee. Everyone who attends will be entered for a chance to win a Starbucks gift card!

    Register here.

  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 08:30 AM

    Hiring Our Heroes AMPLIFY Spouse Intensive

    Join Hiring Our Heroes for the two-day virtual AMPLIFY Spouse Career Intensive on March 23, 8:30am-3:45pm (EST) and March 24, 8:30am-1:45pm (ET). The event leads a cohort of military spouses through intensive career preparation, professional development, and networking. AMPLIFY attendees will leave with an improved resume, a professional photo, a polished LinkedIn profile, and a professional network of fellow military spouses and employers.

    Attendees will be given the opportunity to:

    • Connect with a hand-picked career coach or industry leader
    • Participate in interactive sessions on public/professional speaking, salary negotiations, networking skills, personal branding, interview techniques, and military spouse entrepreneurial options
    • Interact with local and national employers and companies

    Registration is required as cohort size is limited to ensure each attendee is given one-on-one attention. Registrants will be notified of acceptance into the program and given further instructions via email following initial registration. Acceptance is on a first-come, first-served basis.

    This event is powered by USAA.

    Register here for the virtual March session.