Things to do in New York City this weekend

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A New York Police helicopter circles over Liberty Island where the Statue of Liberty was evacuated with officers responding to a report of a suspicious package seen from Jersey City, N.J., Friday, April 24, 2015. Visitors are posting photos online showing hundreds of people being herded toward a ferry landing. Tourists say they were taken off boats while trying to leave nearby Ellis Island. Those vessels then were used to evacuate Liberty Island. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Veterans’ Day Parade: On Nov. 11, honor America’s veterans and current military. The parade runs from 11:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (rain or shine) and heads north on Fifth Avenue from 26th – 52nd Street. This year commemorates the 15th anniversary of 9/11 and the 25th anniversary of Desert Storm. The featured service branch is the United States Coast Guard. More than 250 groups and 20,000 participants will march alongside floats, military and vintage vehicles. The opening ceremony will take place at Madison Square Park at 10 a.m. Visit americasparade.org for more information.

NYC Horror Fest: Fans of horror films, don’t miss this film festival, which runs from Nov. 10-13. Over the four days, catch screenings at various venues around the city. Nearly 60 films are shown and awards are given for best horror feature film, best sci-fi feature film and best special effects, among other categories. Most films will be screened at Cinepolis Chelsea (260 W. 23rd St). The-all access pass for the festival is $200. Individual screenings are $16. Visit nychorrorfest.com to purchase tickets and see the full schedule of films.

Brooklyn Crush Wine and Artisanal Food Festival: On Nov. 12, head to Industry City in Brooklyn (233 37th Street), which will transform into an East Coast Napa Valley. Sample more than 175 wines, ciders and other drinks. Brooklyn restaurants will be on hand to offer light bites of food from cheese, bread and crackers, charcuterie, olive oils, chocolates and cookies. General admission includes live music and a complimentary wine glass. There are two sessions: from 2:30-5 p.m. and 7:30-10 p.m. Tickets start at $69. Visit newyorkwineevents.com to purchase.

Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival: Don’t miss the last weekend of the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival, which ends Nov. 13. The festival aims to highlight the music and creative community as it mingles with Brooklyn’s electronic music scene. This year returns to more underground artists like The Black Madonna and Honey Dijon. Some of the best Brooklyn venues will host performances from the Good Room to Output. General admission generally starts at $20. Visit brooklynemf.com for the full lineup of shows and to purchase tickets.

Renegade Craft Fair: Looking for unique holiday gifts? Head to the Metropolitan Pavilion on Nov. 12 and 13 for a weekend of shopping, handcrafted goods, music and food. More than 200 artisans will be on hand selling their wares. Sugartown Industries will provide DJ sets while attendees shop for jewelry, home decor, art and apothecary. There will be book signings and food. Doors are open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit www.renegadecraft.com to see participating artists.

A New York Police helicopter circles over Liberty Island where the Statue of Liberty was evacuated with officers responding to a report of a suspicious package seen from Jersey City, N.J., Friday, April 24, 2015. Visitors are posting photos online showing hundreds of people being herded toward a ferry landing. Tourists say they were taken off boats while trying to leave nearby Ellis Island. Those vessels then were used to evacuate Liberty Island. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_liberty-1.jpgA New York Police helicopter circles over Liberty Island where the Statue of Liberty was evacuated with officers responding to a report of a suspicious package seen from Jersey City, N.J., Friday, April 24, 2015. Visitors are posting photos online showing hundreds of people being herded toward a ferry landing. Tourists say they were taken off boats while trying to leave nearby Ellis Island. Those vessels then were used to evacuate Liberty Island. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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