The Weekender: Veterans Day Edition

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Today, we’re kicking off The Weekender here in Miami—our blog series offering Uber users tips and suggestions on where to go and what to do over the weekend. At Uber, we pride ourselves in having partner drivers who are transition servicemembers, veterans, and military spouses, and so as we gear up for Veterans Day on November 11, we felt it would be only appropriate to dedicate this post to all the vets!

Here are your Uber-approved suggestions for the weekend and beyond:

Parades & Picnics | Miami Beach

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Head to Washington Avenue and join your fellow Miami community members for the Miami Beach Annual Veterans Day Parade. Festivities include marching bands, veterans groups, and the wreath laying ceremony, followed by a family picnic at the Flamingo Park Baseball Stadium. The parade kicks off bright and early at 9am on November 11.

 

 

Hangar Hangout  | Wings Over Miami Air Museum

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Uber to Wings Over Miami Air Museum and check out its impressive collection of vintage aircraft, jets from the Cold War, and military trainers. Nearly all of the aircraft at the museum are in flying condition, and some of them are actually flown regularly on the weekends. The museum itself is a large airplane hangar, and if you visit, you’ll see that it remains operational. Planes go through maintenance and renovation right on site. Museum hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10am-5:00pm.

Meet the Makers | Miami Mini Maker Faire

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miami-mini-maker-faire_teaser_2014-1-copyMeet the makers of Miami at Saturday’s Miami Mini Maker Faire at The LAB. The city’s most creative entrepreneurs, engineers, and artisans will gather to showcase their latest inventions and creations. Whether you’re an entrepreneur yourself, or just curious to see what these folks have been working on, the faire should make for an inspiring Saturday afternoon.

 

 

Hot Wheels | Miami International Auto Show

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sfautoshowFor all of the car aficionados out there–this weekend is a big one. It’s the kickoff of Miami’s International Auto Show. Stroll down Million Dollar Alley to oohh and ahhh at Ferraris, Lamborghinis and more. There’s also Memory Lane for those looking for some classic Mustang nostalgia. The show runs through November 16, so if you are looking for a fun activity on Veterans Day afternoon, this one is good for car-lovers and kids alike.

 

Family Fun Day | History Miami Museum

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Grab the fam (or your friends!), hop in an Uber, and head to History Miami on Saturday for the museum’s Family Fun Day. This weekend it’s all about The Beatles frenzy of the 1960s. Free activities are open to the public and will run throughout the day from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Find more info here.

 

 

Veterans Day Tribute | University of Miami

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miamieduOn Veterans Day, the University of Miami and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee are hosting a Veteran’s Day Tribute. The event starts at 11:00am at The Rock (in front of the University of Miami book store). For those interested in attending, RSVP by emailing umneighbors@miami.edu or calling 305-284-5478.

 

ARE YOU A CURRENT MEMBER OF THE MILITARY, A VETERAN, OR A MILITARY SPOUSE?

This year, we proudly launched UberMILITARY, our nationwide initiative to empower 50,000 members of the military community as partner drivers through the Uber platform. All those interested in learning more about becoming an Uber partner can find helpful information here.

We hope you have a great weekend. Uber on!

 

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