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Veterans Day in Brooklyn


Veterans Day is a federal holiday, so banks and schools are closed. This Veterans Day falls on November 11h. The weather promises to be wonderful. What's happening in Brooklyn NY this Veterans Day, 2013?



1. Free Tours & Brooklyn Navy Yard Visitors Center Opens Fri-Sun

Veterans Day 2013 marks the third year opening day of the interesting new museum and visitors center at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. There are wonderful exhibits that will appeal to military history buffs, urban planners, local residents who have wondered for years what's behind the gates in this enormous waterfront spot on the East River. Find out about tje Brooklyn Navy Yard visitors center and see what's happening this Veteran's Day weekend.Note: Main program is on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2013.

2. Visit the September 11, 2001 Memorials in Brooklyn

Brooklyn has amazing, admission free and from-the-heart memorials that sprung up everywhere after the attacks of September 11. Learn more here. However note that visitors should not visit the Coney Island MCU memorial in 2012 because of hurricane related flooding in early November.

3. Carroll Park UPDATING SOON FOR 2013....

Join Friends of Carroll Park and Court Street Merchants Association on 11/11/12 at 1100 hours when we lay a wreath at the WWI memorial to honor the sacrifice and service of our military veterans, both living and fallen.

4. Brooklyn Historical Society UPDATING SOON FOR 2013....

In honor of Veteran's Day, all veterans can visit the Brooklyn Historical Society admission-free on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. Closed Sunday and Monday.

5. Brooklyn Public Libraries: Closed on Sun and Mon, Nov 11 and 12.

All Brooklyn Public Library locations will be closed on November 12th for Veterans Day.

6. UPDATING SOON FOR 2013.... Writing War: Vets Who Write Fiction, Memoir or Poetry

In honor of Veterans Day 2012 the series Brooklyn Reading Works presents established and emerging writers who are also veterans. Anthony Swofford, author of Jarhead and a new memoir Hotels, Hospitals and Jails will read and discuss his work as will Maurice Decaul, Matt Gallagher, Philip Klay, Mariette Kalinowski and Roy Scranton.


Where: The Old Stone House (336 Third Street, Park Slope (appropriately the site of the Battle of Brooklyn, the first battle of the Revolutionary War
between 4-5th Aves., 718-768-9135
$5 Suggested donation includes wine,refreshments

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