photo via 911memorial.org
Here we are, one full week into November—Halloween candy gone, leaves on the ground, and Veterans Day right around the corner. At Uber we have thousands of partners who are part of the military community, and so we felt it would be only appropriate to dedicate this post to all the vets! In addition to Veterans Day events, there are plenty of other activities to do over the weekend. Here are your Uber-approved happenings for the weekend and beyond:
Land of the Free, Home of the Brave | America’s Parade
photo via upi.com
First we’ll skip ahead to Tuesday, November 11. We encourage New Yorkers to honor our veterans at the nation’s largest Veterans Day event—America’s Parade in Manhattan. The opening ceremony is at 10am at the Eternal Light Monument, next to Madison Square Park. The parade then marches up 5th Avenue to 52nd Street. PRO TIP: Even if you don’t plan on watching the parade, be sure to keep it on your radar as traffic will be disrupted on Manhattan’s East Side.
Salute to Service | 9/11 Memorial and Museum
photo via 911memorial.org
To honor our veterans, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum is opening its doors and offering free admission to veterans from November 7 through November 11. There will also be various special events happening throughout the five-day period for veterans and their families. Find out more here.
Out to See | Seaport
photo via outtosee.org
This Saturday and Sunday the Seaport is celebrating local businesses and artists as part of the Out To See festival. Every weekend in November, the Seaport will host events, music, and food vendors, while local galleries open their doors to the public. Uber down to one of Manhattan’s oldest neighborhoods, where you can walk the cobble stone streets and soak in the salty air. Festivities take place all day, 11AM – 5PM, Saturday and Sunday. And don’t worry, If you can’t make it this weekend, you still have two more weeks to check it out.
Shop ‘Til You Drop | Artist & Fleas
photo via nyracked.com
Step back in time this weekend and browse through styles of yesteryears at the Fall Vintage Showcase by Artists & Fleas. The two-day showcase will feature vintage dealers including Tales of Endearment, Gypsy Nation Vintage, A Vintage Wonderland, and Neon Mamacita. Uber over and see what fashion treasures you can find!
Taste EVERYTHING | New York Taste
photo via forknplate.com
Since many of you might have Tuesday off for Veterans Day, why not go out and celebrate on Monday night? And if your idea of “celebrating” includes some of the best food you can find in NYC, then New York Taste is where you’ll want to be. Uber to the Waterfront on Monday for an evening of consumption and gluttony. Taste food and drinks prepared by over 40 restaurants, chefs, and mixologists. When else will you get the chance to have food from Betony, Gramercy Tavern, and Toro all in the same night? Grab your tickets here.
We hope you have a great weekend. And to our veterans—thank you for all your amazing contributions.
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