Bay Ridge Center launched this program in November 2020
to honor Veterans Day and to empower our veteran community with essential resources and services. Heroes welcomes new members to join us for a series of informative meetings. All sessions will be held remotely.

Read our blog posts:

Free Legal Services for Bay Ridge Heroes

The Veterans Initiative at Volunteers of Legal Service helps make legal services more widely available to the members of our community.

Intergenerational Bonds:
How a Post 9/11 Veteran of Bay Ridge is Supporting Older Veterans

Memories of Pearl Harbor:
From a Football Game to an Unexpected Reunion in the Middle of Chaos

For more information, email Bay Ridge Center’s Director of Strategic Initiatives Michael Schumer at, or call us at 718.748.0650 ext. 115

Meetings return in May 2021



Previous session topics:

February 5: Maximizing your VA Benefits

February 12: Veterans & the Vaccine

February 19: Navigating Civilian Resources

February 26: Staying Healthy at BRC

March 5: Joining Bay Ridge Village

March 12: Your Feedback


Calling Veterans 60+ of New York City!

You are invited to join

Covid-19 Vaccinations for NYC Veterans (flyer with this info)

VA New York Harbor Healthcare System is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal partners to provide COVID-19 vaccines to Veterans and VA health care personnel.

At this time, VA New York Harbor (Brooklyn) is offering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to Veterans 65 years of age and older currently enrolled in VA Healthcare.

The vaccine is being administered at these locations by appointment only also:

  • Manhattan VA Medical Center

  • St. Albans Community Living Center

  • Staten Island Community VA Clinic

Eligible Veterans must schedule an appointment
by calling 1-877-877-9267


Veterans who are not yet enrolled in VA Healthcare may visit or call 877-222-8387 for more information on how to apply.

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Bay Ridge Center thanks Meals on Wheels America for its generous support through their Covid-19 Response Fund Grants.