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

  • Monday, May 30, 2022 at 09:00 AM
    Memorial Park in Bay Shore, NY

    Bay Shore-Brightwaters Memorial Day Parade

    The Bay Shore-Brightwaters Memorial Day Parade will take place on Monday, May 30th.  Veterans services will begin at 9am at Memorial Park/Bay Shore Train Station.  Parade step-off is at 10:30am at Lanier Lane and Main Street.  The parade will proceed down Main Street to Brentwood Road and on to Oakwood Cemetary.

  • Monday, May 30, 2022 at 12:00 PM
    Forest Avenue in Staten Island in Staten Island, NY

    103rd Staten Island Memorial Day Parade

    Celebrate the true meaning of Memorial Day at the 103rd Staten Island Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30, 12pm.  The parade route will begin on Forest Avenue between Hart Boulevard and Decker Avenue.  Come out and honor all those who made the ultimate sacrifice defending our country and our freedom.

  • Monday, May 30, 2022 at 01:00 PM
    O'Neills Traditional Irish Pub in Staten Island, NY

    O'Neills Staten Island Memorial Day BBQ

    O'Neills Traditional Irish Pub will host a Memorial Day Barbecue on Monday, May 30, 1-4pm that is FREE to all service members and veterans.  Come gather to honor our nation's fallen heroes and enjoy free food and refreshments.  Choose from burgers, hot dogs, BBQ chicken and BBQ ribs.  Beer, wine and soft drinks are also free to all who serve or who have served.

  • Monday, May 30, 2022 at 02:00 PM

    Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade

    The Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade will take place on Monday, May 30, 2pm.  The parade will begin at Jayson Avenue and Northern Boulevard.

    Click here for a full schedule of pre- and post-parade events.

    Click here to visit the parade website to see how you can help.

  • Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 01:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    Harlem Vet Center Vietnam Veterans Virtual Meeting

    The Harlem Vet Center will hold a virtual meeting for Vietnam veterans on Tuesday, May 31, 1-2pm EDT.  The goal of this meeting is to build relationships with fellow veterans, meet professional health counselors, and find comfort and meeting from each participant's military service. 

    Our time in service is not only defined by active duty, but by our life experiences since.  Recent events can make these increasingly difficult and isolating times for all of us.  But like our service, we are never alone.  Camaraderie is the hallmark of our military experience and through each other we find strength.  Join this virtual group to lend strength to and find strength in fellow Vietnam veterans.

    For more information and to register, contact Amy Margratten at [email protected]

  • Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 05:00 PM
    phone in New York, NY

    Guided iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation Phone Class

    The US Department of Veterans Affairs' War Related Illness and Injury Study Center will host an Integrative Restoration (iRest) Yoga Nidra Meditation Class by phone on Tuesday, May 31, 5pm EDT.

    iRest is an evidence-based, mind-body approach that offers tools to help you relax deeply, release stress, increase resiliency, improve your interpersonal relationships and empower you to practice self-regulation and self-care to support your health and wellness.  For more information on iRest, click here.

    Meditation can be practiced seated, lying down or standing.  For safety, participants must not drive or operate machinery during class.

    This class is offered every Tuesday at 5pm (Eastern Time) and every Thursday at 8pm (Eastern Time).

     

    To participate on Tuesdays at 5pm:

    Call 1-833-558-0712

    Access code: 433 794 55

     

    To participate on Thursdays at 8pm:

    Call 1-833-558-0712

    Access code: 199 731 6363

  • Thursday, June 02, 2022 at 02:00 PM
    online in New York, NY

    VBLA Online Workshop: Turning Your Military Skills into a Business

    The NYC DVS' Veteran Business Leadership Association (VBLA) will offer an online workshop, Turning Your Military Skills into a Business, on Thursday, June 2, 2-4pm EDT.

    Veterans that recently separated from the military have developed critical skills that are transferable to entrepreneurship. Whether you have a new idea or you are thinking of buying an existing business like a franchise, veterans will learn about resources and how to take advantage of them in a post-COVID environment. This two-hour class covers the topics of military skills translation; types of skills that are transferable to business ownership; franchising for veterans; resources for veteran business owners.

    Instructed by: Dr. Ryan Letts

    Register here.

     

    About Dr. Ryan Letts:

    Dr. Ryan Letts, DBA is a management consultant that has worked with hundreds of companies to meet their goals and resolve both internal and external management issues. Dr. Letts specializes in growth strategies and government contracting. Using his vast experience and subject matter expertise Dr. Letts has helped startup businesses grow from ideation to multi-million-dollar enterprises.

    Prior to venturing as an independent management consultant, Dr. Letts worked as a business advisor at the Small Business Development Center which is funded by the US Small Business Administration. Dr. Letts was part of a team that partnered with public and private organizations to bring free services to the business community. Part of Dr. Letts’ responsibilities was serving as the Veteran’s Business Outreach Coordinator (VBOC) for New York City and New Jersey funded by the US Department of Defense (DoD) to bolster business participation from the veteran and minority communities. To meet that goal, Dr. Letts has worked with many organizations throughout New York City and the State of New Jersey that focus on veterans in many different areas. Some of the organizations that Dr. Letts has worked with included the Chambers of Commerce, Libraries, NYC Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs, now the NYC Department of Veteran Services, Military Installations, Council, Congressional, and Senate Offices, and host of others.

  • Thursday, June 02, 2022 at 08:00 PM
    phone in New York, NY

    Guided iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation Phone Class

    The US Department of Veterans Affairs' War Related Illness and Injury Study Center will host an Integrative Restoration (iRest) Yoga Nidra Meditation Class by phone on Thursday, June 2, 8pm EDT.

    iRest is an evidence-based, mind-body approach that offers tools to help you relax deeply, release stress, increase resiliency, improve your interpersonal relationships and empower you to practice self-regulation and self-care to support your health and wellness.  For more information on iRest, click here.

    Meditation can be practiced seated, lying down or standing.  For safety, participants must not drive or operate machinery during class.

    This class is offered every Tuesday at 5pm (Eastern Time) and every Thursday at 8pm (Eastern Time).

     

    To participate on Tuesdays at 5pm:

    Call 1-833-558-0712

    Access code: 433 794 55

     

    To participate on Thursdays at 8pm:

    Call 1-833-558-0712

    Access code: 199 731 6363

  • Friday, June 03, 2022 at 11:00 AM
    online in New York, NY

    Return to Joy Online Meditation Workshop

    The Queens Vet Center, with Visiting Nurses of NY, will host a Return to Joy Meditation Workshop via Zoom on Friday, June 3, 11am-12pm EDT.  Meditation has been used for thousands of years, even all the way back to ancient Egypt. It has helped many people center themselves, learn to focus better and even become more in tune with themselves.  This online workshop is offered every Friday.

    In this session, participants will engage in one or more of the following practices:

    Mindful breathing:

    Breathing into stress detox

    Belly breathing

    Controlled breathing

     

    Relaxation meditation:

    Introduction to mantras

    Awareness of thoughts meditation

    Breath awareness meditation

    Loving kindness meditation

    Mindful pause

    Full body awareness

     

    Facilitated by Erica M. Wrigley, RN, BSN, MS

     

    Join the Zoom Meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82165381051

    Meeting ID: 821 6538 1051

    One tap mobile
    +19292056099, 82165381051# US (New York)
    +13126266799, 82165381051# US (Chicago)

    Dial by your location
            +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
            +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
            +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)
            +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
            +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
            +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbfn4gPGV8

  • Friday, June 03, 2022 at 03:00 PM
    HVNCVR & online in Kingston, NY

    HVNCVR PTSD Group

    The Hudson Valley National Center for Veteran Reintegration (HVNCVR) will hold a PTSD Group on Friday, June 3, 3-4pm at HVNCVR and online via Zoom. 

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

    Call ahead, walk in, or join virtually via Zoom.

    Zoom meeting ID 527 401 7756

    This group meets every Friday.

    Click here to learn more about HVNCVR.

connect