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

  • Tuesday, June 21, 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, June 21, 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, June 21, 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, June 21, 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

  • Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 07:30 AM

    BSF and Staten Island Giving Circle Food & Essential Pantry Pop-Up

    The Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter of Blue Star Families, in collaboration with Staten Island Giving Circle, invites you to visit the monthly Food & Essential Pantry Pop-Up on Wednesday, June 22, 7:30am-5:30pm at the Fort Wadsworth Family Meeting Center.  All are welcome, regardless of rank, family size, or Veteran status.

    Masks are required for those that are not vaccinated.

    Grab pantry essentials at any time during the day, and you're encouraged to bring reusable bags. Advance sign-up isn't required. Community and family members are welcome!

    This Food & Essential Pantry Pop-Up is held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month.

    Fort Wadsworth Family Meeting Center

    456 USS Tennessee Road

    Staten Island, NY 10305

    2nd floor

  • Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 03:30 PM
    online

    BSF Creative Writing Workshop for Military, Veterans, Caregivers & Spouses

    Blue Star Families and Community Building Artworks will host an online Creative Writing Workshop for Military, Veterans, Caregivers & Spouses on Thursday, June 9, 3:30-4:30pm EDT.

    Back by popular demand! It's time to tell your story. Join Community Building Artworks and author Laura Van Prooyen for a virtual creative writing workshop. She's led workshops in the past with veterans, service members, military spouses, caregivers, health care workers, and university students, so you won't want to miss this!

    Writing is a powerful tool for communication, self-discovery, and reflection. Together over Zoom, you’ll read a short piece of writing, see what makes it work, and use it to enter into your own stories.

    No writing experience required—if you can talk, you can write.

    Register here.

    About Community Building Artworks:

    Community Building Art Works is a charitable organization that builds healthy and connected communities where veterans and civilians share creative expression, mutual understanding, and support. Our combination of arts programs for veterans and community-building events and services has reached thousands of service members, veterans, and military family members around the world.

     

  • Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 05:00 PM
    Thrive Recovery Center in Hauppague, NY

    Joseph P. Dwyer Veteran Peer Support Group at Thrive Recovery Center

    The THRIVE Community Recovery and Outreach Center (Transformation, Healing, Recovery, Inspiration, Validation, Empowerment) will hold a Peer Support Group at the center and online via Zoom on Thursday, June 23, 5pm EDT.

    This group will offer veterans support through their addiction recovery while being able to connect with other veterans who can relate to their experiences and struggles.

    For those wishing to attend virtually:

    Zoom Meeting ID: 899 2491 6168

  • Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 06:30 PM
    online in New York, NY

    WVE&T Empowerment Writing Workshop for All Veterans

    Women Veterans Empowered & Thriving (WVE&T) will hold an Empowerment Writing Workshop for All Veterans online on Thursday, June 23, 6:30-8:30pm EDT.

    Discover the Artistry of Empowerment with WVE&T.

    Learn to:

    Schedule time for yourself without apologizes

    Practice speaking, writing and living without taking things personally 

    Empower yourself from within

    Practice observing without judgment 

     

    Invest in a compassionate, cooperative community of Empowerment for YOU! 

    Previous artistic experience not necessary 

     

    RSVP here.

  • Thursday, June 23, 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 23, 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 24, 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 24, 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

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  • Friday, June 24, 2022 at 06:00 PM
    Korean War Memorial in Hauppauge, NY

    Commemoration Ceremony of the 72nd Anniversary of the Korean War

    The Korean War Veterans Central Long Island Chapter, Inc. and the Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency will hold a ceremony commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the Korean War at the Korean War Memorial at Armed Forces Plaza in Hauppauge, NY on Friday, June 24, 6pm.  All veterans, their families and friends are cordially invited to attend.

    For more information, call Salvatore Scarlato:

    1-631-724-5459

    1-631-255-2060

  • Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 07:30 PM

    West Point Band Music Under the Stars 2022: West Point Block Party

    The West Point Band is proud to announce its “Music Under the Stars” 2022 summer concert series at West Point’s iconic Trophy Point Amphitheater.  Join them for the Benny Havens Band's "West Point Block Party" performance on Saturday, June 25, 7:30pm.

    Experience a piece of living history as the active-duty Soldiers of the West Point Band perform world-class music overlooking the waters that George Washington called “the key to the continent.”

    Audiences are welcome to bring picnics, explore the beautiful and historic grounds of West Point - the U.S. Military Academy, and enjoy scenic Hudson River views set to a soundtrack of music from across the spectrum of the American experience – classical, jazz, pop, patriotic, and more! Best of all, these concerts are FREE and open to the public.*

    *For more information about accessing West Point, please click here or call the Visitors Center at (845) 938-2638.

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