Public schools are closed, (Dammit!) mail service is suspended and a parade will mark Veterans Day in New York City. Around 3,000 active-duty service men and women will be among the estimated 20,000 participants in the Veterans Day Parade up 5th Avenue. The parade starts at 11:30 a.m. at 26th Street and runs to 52nd Street. Gov. Paterson and Mayor Bloomberg are expected at the parade’s opening ceremony which will be held at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park. Military personnel will conduct a 21 gun salute, Yankees Hall of Famer Jerry Coleman is the parade’s grand marshal, and last but not least, Hudson River wreath-laying will be part of an afternoon ceremony at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
Happy Veteran’s Day People!
If you’re not going to the parade; here’s some stuff you can do with your little ones.
Exhibitors will dole out samples of delicious desserts and dark, milk and white chocolate confections. Children can taste to their heart’s content, check out a train emerging from a mountain that’s made entirely of chocolate and take part in hands-on cooking demos in the Kids’ Zone. All ages
125 W 18th St (between Sixth and Seventh Aves)
Subway: F, M to 14th St; L to Sixth Ave; 1 to 18th St
Tickets are $30 @ the door (advance tix are $28), children under 13 free (limit two children per adult).P loove mee some chocolate so I guess this is where I will be today.
Today–Sat 10am–7pm , Sun 10am–6pm
Members of the ImaginOcean cast stop by the Strand to share an under-the-sea story. All ages.
828 Broadway (at 12th St)
East Village 212-473-1452
Subway: L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq
The cool thing about this is your child can relate to his/her peers. This third annual exhibit features works by New York City students ages seven and up. A variety of mediums, including photography, video and animation, will be on display. Ages 6 and up.
180 Maiden Lane (between Front and South Sts)
Subway: J, Z to Broad St; 2, 3 to Wall St
Mondays 9am–5pm , Tuesdays 9am–5pm , Wednesdays 9am–5pm , Thursdays 9am–5pm , Fridays 9am–5pm Through Dec 30.