NYC Lantern Festival Pop-Up at Liberty Park. Photo courtesy of the festival
NYC Lantern Festival Pop-Up at Liberty Park. Photo courtesy of the festival

Veterans Day Weekend Things to Do in NYC with Kids: Parade, Canstruction, Rock Center Tree

Monday is Veterans Day, and that means it's time for the biggest celebration of service in the United States: The NYC Veterans Day Parade. You can also salute our military at Veterans Day Weekend events at the New-York Historical Society, or join Prospect Park's Veterans Day family programs when school's out on Monday. 

Great shows and concerts fill this weekend: The Naughty Penguin misbehaves at Old Stone House, The Brave Little Tailor returns to Galli Theater, and The Okee Dokee Brothers sing up a storm at Symphony Space. Don't miss the launch of this year's Broadway Under the Stars series, with free performances by the cast of The Lightning Thief and other hit shows. 

Plus, you can watch the ginormous tree get craned into place in Rockefeller Center. Can't wait for holiday lights? Catch a free preview of the NYC Winter Lantern Festival. And Canstruction begins the big build-up to Thanksgiving.

Start planning your next holiday weekend with our helpful guide to the Thanksgiving Day Parade: Where to Watch, and What's New. Take advantage of our November GoList for easy holiday activity planning. And, of course, check in periodically with our Event Calendar for all the fun that's fit to post.


New York Historical Society and DiMenna Children’s History Museum
170 Central Park West at 77th Street
New York, NY

Children's Museum of Manhattan
The Tisch Building 212 W 83rd Street
New York, NY 10024

The New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd
New York, NY 10458

Wave Hill Garden and Cultural Center
W 249th St.
Bronx, NY 10471

Brookfield Place
230 Vesey Street
New York, NY

Liberty Park
155 Cedar Street
New York, NY 10006

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue)
New York, NY 10036

Galli Theater
74 Warren Street
New York, NY 10007

Rockefeller Center
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY

Peter Jay Sharp Building -Lepercq Space/Bam Cafe
30 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Morris-Jumel Mansion
65 Jumel Terrace
New York, NY 10032

Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th
New York, NY 10025

The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY

Old Stone House
336 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Poets House
10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282

The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

Brooklyn Children's Museum
145 Brooklyn Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213

Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY 10025

St. George Theater
35 Hyatt Street
Staten Island, NY 10301

Rose Hall
10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10023

Klub 45 (inside Connolly's)
121 West 45th St 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10036

Madison Square Park
23rd Street and Fifth Avenue and heads north to 53rd Street
New York, NY

The Shops at Columbus Circle -
10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019

Grand Central Terminal
100 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017

Prospect Park
Lefferts Historic House, Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY

Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)
Mid-park about 79th Street
New York, NY 10024