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The three best FREE things to do in New York today

Written by
Jillian Anthony

Cheer on the Veterans Day Parade
Salute the throngs of brave servicemen and women, and watch marching bands step in time up Fifth Avenue. The parade will be preceded by an opening ceremony and wreath-laying at the Eternal Light Monument (Fifth Ave at 24th St; 10–11am).
11:25am, Fifth Ave from 26th St to 56th St. Subway: E to Fifth Ave–53rd St; N, Q, R to Fifth Ave–59th St; N, R to 23rd St; 7 to Fifth Ave.

Hear celebrity readings from Brooklyn: A Personal Memoir by Truman Capote with the lost photographs of David Attie
Mary Louise Parker and Eli Attie read from Capotoe's 1958 essay on his life in Brooklyn Heights and beyond, newly published with never-before-seen photos. 
The Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main St, Brooklyn, 7–9pm

Laugh and eat for free at Devour Hour: Netflix and Chili
Check out standup from 8 comedians while indulging in bowls of steamy chili—for free—at Hanks Saloon's monthly show.
46 Third Ave, Brooklyn, 8–9:30pm

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