Veterans on Guard! Fencing Program

Participate in the Veterans on Guard! Fencing Program, Mondays and Wednesdays, 1-3pm.

Learn the fast-paced modern Olympic sport of fencing. Open to all veterans and active duty; no experience necessary. Classes and equipment rental are free for veterans and active duty. Classes are taught by elite athletes and coaches at the state of the art facility in Chelsea.

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GallopNYC Veterans Leadership Program

GallopNYC of Forest Hills offers a Veteran Leadership Program, January 12-March 23. 

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Veterans Stone Carver Training

Pellettieri Stone Carvers’ Academy runs a 4-month intensive training program for veterans in the ancient traditional methods of stone carving. The purpose of the program is to present the trainees with a sequence of stone shaping challenges starting with the most basic and adding a level of difficulty with each new challenge. In this way, the trainees will become competent within about two months. Once they are at this stage, they will collaborate on designing and carving a substantial project that will be exhibited in public. The master carver will be present at all times to explain, demonstrate, and encourage.

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Military Family Wellness Center Insomnia Therapy

The New York Presbyterian Military Family Wellness Center at Columbia University Medical Center is honored to offer veterans, national guardsmen, reservists, and active duty personnel free, group treatment using cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I). CBT-I is a well-established, effective form of therapy that focuses on improving your sleep.

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Veterans Mental Health First Aid Training

Thrive NYC offers Mental Health First Aid Training for military, veterans, their friends and families, and those who work with veterans.

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Project9line Art Classes

Project9line offers weekly Art Classes free for military, veterans, and their families on Thursdays, 11am.

Choose your own media. Any skill level is welcome. Work at your own pace. Individual instruction available.

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Row NY Free Veterans Rowing Program

Row NY offers a Free Veterans Rowing Program at the Harlem Vet Center.

Rowing will give you a tough workout, but more importantly, this sport takes discipline and places a strong emphasis on teamwork. In fact, the only way to move a boat forward is through teamwork.

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Veteran Voices Newsletter Submissions

Submit your work to the 2019 Veteran Voices Newsletter. Articles, poems, art, and photographs are welcome.

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Bronx VA MST Women's Group

The James J. Peters VAMC offers a weekly MST Women's Group on Thursdays, 2:30-3:30pm.

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NYLAG For-Profit Schools Project

Veterans: Did your college or training program mislead you or lie to you?

Did you pay more out of pocket or in loans than your school promised?

Did your school promise you’d get a job in your field of study, but you haven’t?

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Veteran Advocacy Project Free Legal Services

Veteran Advocacy Project offers free legal services for low-income veterans.

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Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley provides free civil legal services to those who have served.

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VetsEDU Real Estate Resources

VetsEDU creates a network of professional services that when working together provide veterans & the active military community with the education, resources, & knowledge they need to navigate through their well-earned benefits.

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Help is on the Way Coat Drive

Help is on the Way runs a Coat Drive for veterans November 19-December 21.

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WeWork Veterans in Residence Program

The WeWork Veterans in Residence program, incubated in Denver and now launching nationally to 10 total cities, is an initiative in partnership with Bunker Labs. Whether a veteran is starting a new business, looking to build their network, or trying to find their next career - the WeWork Veterans in Residence program provides veterans the space, services, and community they need to find their tribe and create their life’s work.

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AITAF The Bridge Award

Arts in the Armed Forces presents The Bridge Award, established with the sole purpose of recognizing an emerging playwright of exceptional talent within the United States military. The award consists of a $10,000 prize and an AITAF-produced reading of the winning work. AITAF is thrilled to announce that Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Tony Kushner will be the Final Selecting Judge for the 2019 Bridge Award!

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Planning Your Legacy Kit

The National Cemetery Administration recently created the Planning Your Legacy: VA Survivors and Burial Benefits Kit to assist Veterans and their family members with pre-need planning and record storage. It includes examples of all the forms needed for burial benefits and how to fill them out.

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AITAF Veteran Internship Program

Applications for the Arts in the Armed Forces Veteran Internship Program are open through December 15, 2018. 

AITAF seeks inquisitive, resourceful, and outgoing individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit. A passion for understanding the positive effects the arts have on veterans, pursuing innovations, and promoting the social good through the arts is crucial. 

Qualifications

Currently enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate university program.

Mission-aligned, self-starter, and able to thrive in a dynamic environment. 

Excellent written and verbal communication with a commitment to high-quality output. 

Ability to quickly develop relationships with other veterans and veteran coordinators. 

Record of academic excellence. Smart, logical, and creative thinker. 

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Women Veterans Chat & Chew

Attend the Vets Chat & Chew program for women veterans and active military February 25 - April 1, 6-8pm. Vets Chat & Chew is designed for veterans and active military to come together and learn about food, how it can make you feel, cook it, share the meal together, and make some new friends at the same time.

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Bronx Neighborhood Housing Service Access Program

Bronx Neighborhood Housing Services offers an Access to Home Program grant for veterans.

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Positive Living for Positive Ageing

The Manhattan VA offers Positive Living for Positive Ageing class on Thursdays at 10am. 

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Women Veterans Mindfulness & Movement

The Manhattan VA offers Women Veterans Mindfulness & Movement class on Thursdays at 3pm. 

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FourBlock Online Transition Program

Veterans can now sign up for FourBlock Online, the online transition program tailored specifically for veterans and the entire military community. It features career guidance grounded on the latest career development research and delivered by industry experts, in order to equip service members for their military transition journey.

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Fordham University Spring 2019 Art Workshop for Veterans

Instructor Steve Alpert leads Art-Making Workshops for veterans at Fordham University on Tuesday nights at 6:30-9:30pm beginning January 15. All artists make art for one basic reason; to learn the truth about themselves. 

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