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Veterans Week Activities

November 7, 2014

PATRIOTS TOUR

Tour of war monuments and memorials throughout the five boroughs conducted by seasoned historian and Vietnam veteran Cal Snyder, author of “Out of Fire & Valor.” Family-oriented history lessons at each site in NYC, including Ft. Hamilton, Brooklyn. (212) 693–1476.

VETERANS IN SCHOOLS

Engage students with on-site visits and assemblies at local schools by veterans who speak about their military experience. (212) 693–1476.

NOVEMBER 8, 2014

TOUR

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present, and Future. 2 pm – 4 pm. Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at Building 92 63 Flushing Ave.  at Carlton Avenue, Brooklyn, (718) 907–5924; Free.

FAMILY CRAFT TABLE

Families design flower tributes to veterans for display on Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Tribute Wall. Noon-6 pm. Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at Building 92 63 Flushing Ave.  at Carlton Avenue, Brooklyn, (718) 907–5924; Free.

VETERANS ARTISTS PROGRAM

Workshops, service projects, and performances supporting and celebrating veterans seeking professional careers in the arts. Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 W 27th Street, Manhattan; brian@veteranartistprogram.org; Daylong; Free.

NOVEMBER 9, 2014

TOUR

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present, and Future. 2 pm–4 pm Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at Building 92 63 Flushing Ave.  at Carlton Avenue, Brooklyn, (718) 907–5924; Free.

TOUR

Can-Do Yard: World War II at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. 11 am–1 pm. Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at Building 92 63 Flushing Ave.  at Carlton Avenue, Brooklyn, (718) 907–5924; Free.

FAMILY CRAFT TABLE

See listing on Nov. 8.

VETERANS ARTISTS PROGRAM

See listing on Nov. 8.

NOVEMBER 10, 2014

STAR SPANGLED BANNER TRIBUTE

Engaging exhibition open to the viewing public; strong artwork by veterans; military history of NYC’s 5 boroughs, and other interesting and informative displays. 10 am–4 pm. General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York  20 W. 44th St., NYC. (212) 693–5701; Free.

FAMILY CRAFT TABLE

See listing on Nov. 8.

VETERANS CHURCH SERVICE

Special Catholic Mass for veterans, military, and their family members. Medal of Honor recipients invited to attend. 10:15 am; Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Fifth Avenue at 50th Street, Manhattan (212) 693–5701; Free.

CONCERT

Lively musical performances by 1,000 high-school students from patriotic national marching bands. Marine Corps Quantico Band also performs. Outdoor at Times Square; 9 am; Free.

VETERANS RESOURCE FAIR

Day-long activities include guest speakers and panel discussion regarding benefits, counseling, mental health, traumatic brain injury. The U.S. Navy Band Pop Ensemble will perform.10 am–6 pm. Brooklyn Central Library at Grand Army Plaza; Contact Brenda Bentt-Peters (718) 230–2792; Free.

JOB FAIR

“Be a hero, hire a hero career expo.” Job opportunities for veterans. 10 am–3 pm. U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn. Call Jeff Klare at (973) 234–5597 for info.

Veterans Day

PARADE

2014 Veterans Day Parade. Largest Veterans Day Parade in the country begins at Madison Square Park in Manhattan following opening ceremonies at 10 am. Parade proceeds up Fifth Avenue; www.americasparade.org; Free.

STREET FAIR

Following Veterans Day Parade on 56th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues in Manhattanl; Free.

PERFORMANCE

Basetrack. En Garde Arts theater company collaborates with corpsmen from First Battalion-Eight Marines reveals the complex truths of the modern military experience. 7:30 pm. Brooklyn Academy of Music. 30 Lafayatte Ave. at Ashland Place, Brooklyn; For tickets, call Anne Hamburger at (323) 528–6434.

CONCERT AND FILM

St. George Theatre Orchestra celebrates veterans. “From Here to Eternity” screened. 6 pm. St. George Theatre, 35 Hyatt St., Staten Island. Call (718) 442–2900 for tickets. $20.

NOVEMBER 12, 2014

PERFORMANCE

Basetrack. See listing on Nov. 11.

NOVEMBER 13, 2014

PERFORMANCE

Basetrack. See listing on Nov. 11.

NOVEMBER 14, 2014

PERFORMANCE

Basetrack. See listing on Nov. 11.

NOVEMBER 15, 2014

PERFORMANCE

Basetrack. See listing on Nov. 11.