Big, big events for NYC kids this weekend! The NYC Veterans Day Parade may be the largest, with astronaut Buzz Aldrin as grand mashall, but there's also a new American Girl Store (re)opening in Rockefeller Plaza, the 11th annual children's book fair in Brooklyn, and the second ever My First Film Fest at the Walter Reade Theater.
If that's not enough, the 241st Commemoration of the Battle of Fort Washington goes full-on re-enactment in Inwood, there's basketball on unicycles in the Bronx and, in Times Square, the Lion King 20th Anniversary Celebration and Free Ticket Raffle. That's right: an outdoor festival with a chance to win FREE Lion King tickets.
Meanwhile, you may have noticed that, like airports, train stations aren't just train stations anymore. Mommy Poppins has the lowdown on fun stuff for kids at Grand Central. Also, for those new parents who want to catch a flick without being shushed, we present our guide to cry baby matinees at New York City theaters.
Of course, it's not too early to see our guide to the Thanksgiving Day Parade: Where to Watch, and What's New. For more future plannning, also see the November GoList, our newly released Holiday Fun Guide, and, of course, the Event Calendar for all the fun that's fit to post.
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