New York Events for the Month of November 2019

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Black Friday Sale

Thanksgiving Day

November 2019 best events, festivals, and fun things to do in New York City.

A reading of terrifying tales

November 9, 2019 (8 p.m.)

2.4 miles south

Hear several spine-tingling stories live each night, with orchestral score and sound effects at Radiotheatre’s Halloween Festival at 81 Christopher St. Discount tickets


Haunted house

November 9, 2019

3.3 miles south

Intense, creepy actors confront you (but don’t touch you) as you walk in groups of six through the labyrinth of passageways at Blood Manor at 359 Broadway. Recommended for age 14+. Discount tickets

Caribbean musical

November 9, 2019 (7 p.m.)

4.5 miles north

Citizens of Jamaica fight the overreach of American commercialism in a show full of surprising sets, colorful costumes, and Calypso-inspired songs at Harlem Repertory Theatre. Discount tickets


Cider tasting

November 9, 2019 (1 to 4 p.m.)

5.7 miles SE

A ticket to Ciderfeast includes unlimited cider samples from 15 producers paired with small bites and live music in Williamsburg for age 21+.

Comedy festival

November 9 - 10, 2019

NYC locations

New York Comedy Festival features big-name comedians, special sketch and improvisational comedy, panel discussions, and benefit shows.

Audiophile expo

November 9 - 10, 2019

0.6 miles north

See the best in high-end audio equipment, and meet engineers, designers, and sales reps from 80 brands at New York Audio Show in guest rooms at the Park Lane Hotel.

Craft fair

November 9 - 10, 2019

1.7 miles south

Shop from 230 artists and specialty food vendors at Renegade Craft Fair, with DJ music and cocktails in Metropolitan Pavilion. Free.

New art fair

November 9 - 10, 2019

4.4 miles SE

Based in London, The Other Art Fair “leads the way in uncovering and nurturing new and innovative creative talent” exhibiting works by 130 emerging artists at the Brooklyn Expo Center. Held in April and November.

Women’s film festival

November 9 - 10, 2019

7 miles SE

Imagine This Women’s International Film Festivalscreens short films and feature-length films “produced, directed, and written by women” at three venues in Brooklyn.

Documentary film festival

November 9 - 15, 2019

Chelsea & Greenwich Village

Doc NYC screens 160 interesting documentary films, including many premieres, and holds seminars.

Hard cider week

November 9 - 17, 2019

NYC locations

Cider Week NYC celebrates traditional hard cider with tastings, flights, pairings, dinners, and happy hours.

Children’s musical

November 9 - 17, 2019

6.2 miles NW

“Tumble down the rabbit hole with the wonderfully wild, wacky, and whimsical cast of characters in the new musical” Alice in Wonderland at Players Theatre in Greenwich Village. Discount tickets

Latin culture

November 9 - 19, 2019

NYC locations

Latin American Cultural Week features dozens of music, dance, theater, art, and literature events. Many events are free.

Wine tasting

November 9, 2019

11 miles south

Sample global wines with hors d’oeuvres and live jazz at Brooklyn Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival in Brooklyn. Repeats in May.

Canned art

November 9 - 21, 2019 (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

4 miles south

See creative sculptures made entirely of canned food at Canstruction in Brookfield Place. After the event, all cans are donated to City Harvest. Closes the final day at 6 p.m. Photos.

White Light Festival

November 9 - 24, 2019

1.5 miles NW

See world-class performances, films, and artist talks with a focus on music during White Light Festival at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Thanksgiving scavenger hunt

November 9 & Dec. 7, 2019

multiple locations

Cranksgiving is a scavenger hunt on your bicycle for Thanksgiving food that you donate to charity, plus an after party. Bring cash, a bag/pack, and a bike lock.


NYC attractions

November 9 - Dec. 30, 2019

multiple locations

The discount prices below include all taxes and fees.


Winter in Bryant Park

November 9, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020

0.5 miles south

Winter Village at Bryant Park has a free ice skating rink with skates for rent, plus 125 holiday kiosks. Minors require an adult to skate.

Pumpkin Smash

November 10, 2019

multiple locations

Bring an old pumpkin to smash at Pumpkin Smash, and it will end up as compost. See their web page for locations in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. Free.

India spectacular

November 10, 2019 (4 p.m.)

10 miles north

Packed with film, dance, and music, Taj Express is a high-energy celebration of Bollywood cinema, pop music, and traditional dress of India at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts CUNY.

Jazz cruise

November 10 - 22, 2019

2.4 miles SW

Enjoy skyline views, jazz performed by a trio, and a complimentary drink during a two-hour Evening Jazz Cruise Aboard Manhattan on a 1920s-style yacht departing from Pier 62 at Chelsea Piers. Discount tickets

Evening cruise

November 10 - 27, 2019 (5:45 p.m.)

2.4 miles SW

Champagne City Lights Cruise includes 1.5 hours of views from indoors or outdoors, plus a glass of champagne or other beverage on the Yacht Manhattan, departing from Chelsea Piers (Pier 62). Discount tickets

Big Apple Circus

November 10 - Dec. 15, 2019

1.2 miles NW

The famous Big Apple Circus has high-wire aerialists, acrobats, jugglers, clowns, contortionists, rescue animals, and a band in a heated tent at Lincoln Center. Discount tickets

Blue Man show

November 10 - Dec. 20, 2019

2.3 miles south

Blue Man Group promises to rock your world with an exciting show that combines music, comedy, and special effects at Astor Place Theatre. Discount tickets

Mad scientist

November 10 - Dec. 22, 2019

0.4 miles west

A chemistry professor performs amazing feats in That Chemistry Show, which “combines the worlds of chemistry and show business” to surprise and entertain you at The Playroom Theater. Discount tickets

Christmas spectacular

November 10, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020

0 miles

Radio City Christmas Spectacular features dancers, drones, fireworks, and a flying Santa at Radio City Music Hall. Pre-show, meet a Rockette or Santa, and admire 10,000 crystals hanging in the Grand Foyer.

Discount tickets at Goldstar

Discount tickets at Groupon


Cocktail show

November 10 - March 29, 2020

0.6 miles west

Your ticket to A Spirited History of Drinking includes 3 craft cocktails and a comic romp through the history of spirits and cocktails at New World Stages for age 21+.


Veterans Day parade

November 11, 2019

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New York City Veterans Day Parade entertains 500,000 spectators as it goes up Fifth Avenue from 26th to 46th Street. The opening ceremony is at 11 a.m., and the wreath laying and parade are at noon. Free.

Veteran’s Day concert

November 11, 2019 (8 p.m.)

0.5 miles north

America the Beautiful: A Veterans Day Celebrationstars the National Festival Chorus performing classics like America the Beautiful, Song of Democracy, Shenandoah, Danny Boy, and Battle Hymn of the Republic with a concert band at Carnegie Hall. Discount tickets

Star Wars: The musical

November 11 - Jan. 5, 2020

0.7 miles west

Created by “a couple of Star Wars nerds,” A Musical about Star Wars is “the ultimate tribute to the fandom, the legacy, and the galaxy of the greatest story ever told” at St. Luke’s Theatre. Discount tickets

Retro rock musical

November 11, 2019 - Jan. 12, 2020

0.6 miles west

Rock of Ages is a love story set on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, and filled with 1980s songs by Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, etc. at New World Stages. Discount tickets


November 11, 2019 - May 24, 2020

0.6 miles west

“A gut-busting hit” [The New York Times], The Play that Goes Wrong features actors who fail hilariously while trying to stage a 1920s murder mystery at New World Stages. Discount tickets

New version of “Oklahoma!”

November 12, 2019 - Jan. 19, 2020

0.4 miles west

The latest Oklahoma! is a “wide-awake, jolting, and altogether wonderful production” [N.Y. Times review] of Rodgers and Hammerstein’ story about life on the Western frontier, at Circle in the Square Theatre. Discount tickets


November 13 - 24, 2019

0.4 miles north

Evita tells the story of Argentina’s former first lady, with a stunning score by Andrew Lloyd Webber that includes Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, at New York City Center. Discount tickets

Opera by Puccini

November 13 - 25, 2019

1.1 miles NW

Madama Butterfly is a young Japanese geisha who mistakenly believes her arrangement with a visiting American naval officer is a loving and permanent marriage, at the Metropolitan Opera House. Discount tickets

Harry Potter live

November 13 - Dec. 22, 2019

0.6 miles SW

Based on a new story by J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child features the grown up versions of Harry, Ron, and Hermione who must “grapple with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs” with illusions and magic at Lyric Theatre. Discount tickets

Cider tasting

November 14, 2019

3.2 miles south

A $25 ticket to Lower East Cider Fest gets you “samples of 75 ciders from 29 New York Association cider producers, plus cider friendly bites from Essex Street Market vendors” at Essex Market.

Rock musical about Queen

November 14 - 17, 2019

1.3 miles SW

Featuring 24 of Queen’s biggest hits, We Will Rock You follows two revolutionaries and a small group of societal outcasts on a quest to save rock n’ roll in a post-apocalyptic world in The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. Discount tickets

Israeli minority film festival

November 14 - 21, 2019

1.8 miles north

The Other Israel Film Festival shows documentary and dramatic films, and it holds panel discussions about the history and culture of minority populations in Israel, mostly at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan.

Free comedy show

November 14 - Dec. 26, 2019 (Thursdays 8 p.m.)

0.8 miles west

The Bomb Shelter Comedy Show promises “comedians with national TV credits,” free pizza, and no drink minimums at The Gaf West, in Hell’s Kitchen. Free tickets

Risque Nutcracker

November 14, 2019 - Jan. 26, 2020

7.4 miles SE

Nutcracker Rouge is a glittery burlesque-inspired blend of theater, cirque, drag, and dance portraying an erotic and opulent version of the holiday ballet in Brooklyn for age 21+. Discount tickets

Indoor art fair

November 15 - 17, 2019

33 miles SW

Browse fine art, fashion, and specialty foods made by 250 independent artisans at Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center. Free parking. Free for children age 12 and younger. Held in March and November. Discount tickets

Fine art show

November 15 - 18, 2019 (preview Nov. 14)

1 mile north

See contemporary design, decorative art, antiquities, and ethnographic art from around the world at Salon Art + Design in Park Avenue Armory.

Latin music party cruise

November 15 - 30, 2019

4.2 miles south

Latina Boat Party (español) has skyline views, a cash bar, and three levels of DJ dance music (reggaeton, Latin trap, salsa, bachata, merengue, tipico, pop, Latin classic & rock cross-over, and hip hop) departing from Hornblower Cruises & Events at Pier 15 at 10:30 p.m.

Discount tickets

Party cruise

November 15 - Dec. 29, 2019

3 miles SW

Enjoy two hours of views, DJ music, and a pricey bar on a Hornblower Cruise for age 21+, leaving Pier 15.

5:30 p.m. Discount tickets $15

9:00 p.m. Discount tickets $15


Whiskey tasting

November 16, 2019

2.1 miles SW

New York City Whiskey Festival features 100 styles of whiskey, bourbon, gin, tequila, and vodka with live music and food for sale at The Tunnel for age 21+. Held in March and November. Discount tickets


November 16, 2019 (noon to 10 p.m.)

2.5 miles south

A marathon has 26 miles, but a Beerathon has 26 beers (2 beers at 13 bars), all included with your $60 ticket. Register online and then check in from 12 to 3 p.m. at Wicked Willy’s.

Classic drama about prejudice

November 16, 2019 (7 p.m.)

4.5 miles north

A black family moves to the white side of Chicago in A Raisin in the Sun, a groundbreaking classic that became a movie starring Sidney Poitier, live at Harlem Repertory Theatre. Discount tickets

Chocolate show

November 16 - 17, 2019

1.5 miles SW

Salon du Chocolat features chocolate and pastry demonstrations, samples, chocolate sculptures, children’s activities, and even models wearing chocolate at Jacob Javits Convention Center. Children younger than age 6 are free. Discount tickets (Sunday)

Buy American

November 16 - 17, 2019

4.4 miles SE

Shop from 80 vendors selling American-made goods at American Field, with food trucks, cocktails, and beer at Brooklyn Expo Center. Free.

Vegan festival in New Jersey

November 16 - 17, 2019

5.9 miles NW

New Jersey VegFest offers cooking demos, speakers, 135 food vendors, beer, live music, and even plant-based clothing at Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ. Children age 13 and younger are free.

Science magic

November 17 - Dec. 21, 2019

0.4 miles west

A physics demonstrator from Rutgers University performs amazing feats in That Physics Show using cold liquid nitrogen, burning hydrogen, and bright laser lights at The Playroom Theater. Discount tickets

Musicals made in a day

November 18, 2019 (8 p.m.)

0.4 miles SW

Famous actors are among the cast of The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway, where you see six brand new plays that were created, staged, memorized, and performed in a single day at Laura Pels Theatre.

Film festival

November 18 - 21 2019

1.8 miles SW

Big Apple Film Festival (BAFF) showcases independent filmmaking and presents awards at Cinépolis Chelsea.

Holiday market - Grand Central

November 18 - Dec. 24, 2019

0.5 miles SW

Grand Central Holiday Fair is a holiday market with 40 vendors in Vanderbilt Hall. Closed on Thanksgiving Day. Free.

Holiday market - Union Square

November 21 - Dec. 24, 2019

1.8 miles south

Find handmade jewelry, fine art, clothing, ornaments, toys, food, and drink at Union Square Holiday Market in Union Square Park. Free.

Wine tasting

November 23, 2019

6.6 miles SW

Taste wine from nine countries at Jersey City Wine Fest, with live music, food vendors, and interactive games at Harborside Plaza for age 21+. Held in March and November.

Long Island boat parade

November 23 - 24, 2019

57 miles east

Watch decorated boats on the river at Patchogue Christmas Holiday Boat Parade on Long Island. Free.

Cocoa & carols

November 23 - Dec. 29, 2019

2.4 miles SW

Cocoa and Carols Holiday Cruise includes hot cocoa, cookies, a bar drink, live music, optional sing-alongs, and 1.5 hours of city light views, leaving Chelsea Piers (Pier 62). Discount tickets

Adult night - train show

November 23, 2019 - Jan. 18, 2020

12 miles north

Sip a cocktail under holiday lights, see model trains circle a miniature New York, and warm up at the fire pit during Bar Car Nights at the Holiday Train Showat the New York Botanical Garden for age 21. Discount tickets

Holiday Train Show

November 23, 2019 - Jan. 26, 2020

12 miles north

Watch model trains zip around miniature New York landmarks made of plant materials, and enjoy kids’ activities at the Holiday Train Show at New York Botanical Garden. See closed dates. Discount tickets

Family musical on Long Island

November 26 - 27, 2019 (7:30 p.m.)

26.6 miles NE

See who saves the underwater world from disaster in The SpongeBob Musical, a goofy feel-good story featuring the TV characters plus new music at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. Discount tickets

Balloon inflation

November 27, 2019 (1 to 8 p.m.)

1.7 miles north

Watch giant balloons slowly fill with helium at Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation. Enter at Columbus Avenue & W. 73rd Street. Do not bring umbrellas, backpacks, large bags, alcoholic beverages, drones, or e-cigarettes. Free. [For details, click the link above, click BALLOON INFLATION, and then if you are on a phone click “i” in the bottom right corner.]

Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 28, 2019 (9 a.m.)

0 miles

Watch giant balloons, floats, marching bands, clowns, and performers as Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade goes down Central Park West and 6th Avenue. Route map. Balloons are grounded in high winds. Free.

Thanksgiving dinner

November 28, 2019

NYC locations

See recommended restaurants that offer special menus for Thanksgiving Day.


Magic show

November 29, 2019 (1 & 3 p.m.)

0.6 miles east

Emmy-nominated magician Matt Roberts brings his humorous and surprising interactive magic show for all ages to Club Bonafide.

Discount tickets

Christmas on Long Island

November 29 - Dec. 1, 2019

27 miles east

See designer Christmas trees, visit the gingerbread village, watch live entertainment, ice skate, and tour the museum during Long Island Festival of Trees at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City,

African films

November 29 - Dec. 15, 2019

4 miles north

See dozens of films focused on the lives of African people during African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF), with most screenings at Cinema Village & Teachers College at Columbia University.

The Nutcracker

November 29, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020

1.1 miles NW

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition with old-fashioned costumes, a tree that grows before your eyes, crystal-shaped snowflakes, fine choreography by New York City Ballet, and Tchaikovsky’s captivating music at David H. Koch Theater.

Charles Dickens’ Christmas

November 29, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020

2.5 miles south

Hear an actor dressed as Charles Dickens read in an elegant, festive parlor at A Christmas Carol at the Merchant’s House, which is recommended for age 10+. An optional pre-show reception called “Christmas Spirit” is available some nights.

Model train show

November 30 - Dec. 1, 2019

33 miles SW

Greenberg’s Great Train and Toy Show features train displays, train rides, and 140 vendors at New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center in Edison, NJ. Free for children age 11 and younger. Held three times a year.

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