November 2018 Monthly Round-Up

October 26th, 2018

What will your November bring? Music, food, and festivities are all ramping up as fall turns to winter. Hit the streets and enjoy the best stuff that the best city has to offer. White Light Festival: The White Light Festival continues at Lincoln Center. This annual exploration of classical music by the world’s great orchestras, conductors, and soloists will relax and inspire you. (Runs through November 18th) Winter in Bryant Park: Bryant Park is always lovely, but as the weather grows cold it becomes even lovelier. Free ice skating, holiday shops, and quintessential NYC winter fun begin soon! (Starts November 1st) shutterstock_167256254 Wine Riot: How do you take the edge off after a busy week of NYC life? A glass of wine might do the trick. The Brooklyn Expo Center is hosting multiple wine tasting sessions this month! (November 2nd and 3rd) New York Cider Week: Wine not your thing? Maybe you’d like to try some other fermented fruit drink? The original settlers of the Americas loved cider, and their traditions continue today. Check out cider appreciation all across the city! (November 2nd-11th) Pumpkin Smash: What do you do with those decaying Jack O’ Lanterns now that Halloween is over? Smash them of course! NYC hosts pumpkin smashing all across the city. It’s as fun as it sounds. (November 3rd) shutterstock_2943123 Día de los Muertos: Visit the Brooklyn Children’s Museum to celebrate the Mexican holiday of remembrance. You and the little ones will decorate colorful alters and honor loved ones who have moved on. (November 3rd) NYC Marathon: The time has come for ultra runners to rejoice. The biggest and best marathon around is back. We hope you’ve been training! (November 4th) NYC Comedy Festival: NYC is one of the biggest comedy towns in the world and the NYC Comedy Festival celebrates that. This is your chance to laugh along with some of the biggest names in comedy. (November 5th-11th) shutterstock_1020062563 New York Audio Show: Audio technology just keeps getting better, which is great news for audiophiles. The New York Audio Show is a great opportunity to discovert the latest high-end audio technology. It’s time to upgrade those headphones. (November 9th-11th) Rockettes Christmas Spectacular: The Radio City Rockettes are a New York Favorite, and their Christmas performances are nothing short of legendary. You’ve probably seen them on TV, but this year you could see them in person! (Starts November 9th) New York Whiskey Fest: Nothing beats a stiff glass of whiskey. If you’re into whiskey appreciation, you won’t want to miss New York’s premier whiskey festival. Your next favorite brew might be there. (November 10th) shutterstock_735517663 (1) American Fine Craft Show: Embrace your inner Ron Swanson at the American Fine Craft Show at the Brooklyn Museum. You’ll encounter works of art and craftsmanship from the leading makers and creators of the world. From jewellery to carpentry, there’s a lot to marvel at! (November 10th & 11th) New York Veterans Day Parade: In NYC we’re big on celebrating those who have served our country in times of war. This non-partisan, non-political event is a great way to salute those who have served. (November 11th) Grand Central Holiday Fair: Every November, Grand Central Terminal is transformed into a magnificent holiday fair. There’s food, shopping, and endless delights. It’s a cozy way to get in the holiday spirit! (Opens November 12th) Shall We Tango?:  Tango is booming in popularity these days. This amazing Argentinian form of dance is firmly embraced in at Shall We Tango? You’ll see performances by the masters and have a chance to take a few Tango classes of your own. (November 13th-21st) shutterstock_595466579 American Field: America still produces loads and loads of great stuff. The American Field Pop-Up Market sells only quality goods that have been produced under Old Glory. Head to Brooklyn to discover just how great American made goods can be. (November 17th and 18th) Holiday Train Show: There’s just something about the holidays that makes us think of toy trains. Get ready for the festive season at New York Botanical Garden’s annual train show. It’s great fun for kids and adults! (Starts November 17th) Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: The biggest and best Thanksgiving Day Parade is back again, courtesy of Macy’s. Enjoy live performances, awesome floats, and massive balloons yet again. Is there a more New York way to celebrate Thanksgiving? Nope. (November 22nd) shutterstock_234217216 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting: Celebrate the start of the Christmas season as Rockefeller Center lights up their massive, impressive, crazy, incredible Christmas tree. It’s first-come, first serve. Get there early for the best possible view! (November 28th) New York Motorcycle Show: It’s actually pretty fun to zip around Manhattan on a steel horse. The Javits Center hosts their yearly celebration of all things chrome and bi-wheeled. It’s like a car show--but for motorcycles. Don’t miss it. (November 30th-December 2nd)