BOSTON - Saturday is Veterans Day, a special day to think about veterans everywhere, and to think about Boston's military history and fight for freedom. There are some great opportunities around town to do just that starting with not one, but two veterans day parades, in Boston.
The first kicks off Saturday at 1 p.m. at the corner of Boylston and Tremont Streets. The second, known as the veterans for peace parade, follows right behind it. Both parades march around Boston Common along Boylston and Tremont streets, and on to city hall plaza and the front of Faneuil Hall next to the statue of American Revolution patriot Samuel Adams, where people can gather together to honor our veterans.
There's also a great opportunity this Sunday to get out on the water for a special cruise to fort warren on Georges Island. Of course, Boston has plenty of military history, and this is a unique way to learn more about it while honoring our veterans, past and present. Cruise boats depart from both the Charlestown Navy Yard and Long Wharf. Once you reach Georges Island, park rangers will present a program about the military history of Boston Harbor from the American Revolution through the Civil War and up to the present time. Veterans, active duty military, and up to three family members cruise for free. All others pay just $10. The cruise takes place Sunday from 10:30 a.m. -3:30 p. m. Reservations are required. For more information, visit www.bostonharborislands.org/veterans-cruise.
And finally, here's looking at you kid! This weekend, 'Casablanca' hits the big screen once again! One of Hollywood's greatest love stories, and most quoted films, is celebrating its milestone 75th anniversary by giving movie lovers the chance to fall in love with it all over again, or, for the very first time. Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman will grace the silver screen this Sunday, November 12 at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. at more than a dozen local theaters, including the Fenway Stadium 13, Lowell Showcase Cinemas and Legacy Place in Dedham. Don't miss the chance to see this classic, and one of the best-known movies Hollywood has ever produced, on the big screen. There will also be show times on Wednesday, November 15. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.fathomevents.com or at participating theater box offices.
Also, tickets are now on sale for the Color Purple at the Boch Center’s Shubert theater November 21 through December 3. Visit www.bochcenter.org/thecolorpurple for tickets and information.
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