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What's Happening in New York This Month

Published November 01, 2022

November in New York is a magical time. The holiday festivities are gearing up, and iconic events and happenings are taking place across the city, from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to the NYC marathon. We’ve rounded up the new dining experiences, holiday traditions, free Broadway shows, and more that you can’t miss this month in NYC.

Looking for more? Our Ultimate Winter Bucket List is jam-packed with holiday activities, events, and ideas to keep you busy all season long.

Food & Dining

Food & Dining

Now Open: The famed gourmet cookie chain, Crumbl Cookies, just opened its first NYC location on the Upper East Side. A second location opens on the Upper West Side later this month!

November 2nd—5th: Feast on meals prepared by your favorite internet chefs, cooking for you IRL at the Seaport Food Lab.

November 3rd: A brand new food hall is coming to one of Brooklyn's buzziest neighborhoods. The Williamsburg Market will include 17 food vendors including NYC staples like Alidoro, Harlem Seafood Soul, and Mexology.

November 15th: Attend a mixology class and learn how to make cocktails from some of the most prominent mixologists in the city at Sincerely, Ophelia, a speakeasy in the East Village. Tickets include a "Pretty Boy" sandwich (fried chicken on a potato bun with pickled red onion, coleslaw, and pickles), and two classic cocktails.

November 16th: Pull up a chair at the immersive Golden Girls Kitchen for meals and cocktails inspired by the beloved series. Guests can order menu items like Sophia’s Lasagna, the Lanai (a Miami-style Cuban sandwich), and of course, lots of cheesecake.

Late November: Soho’s Raoul’s is expanding, and its new spot, Revelie Luncheonette, will open just down the street. The French-American diner will include a soda fountain, milkshakes, green-chile burgers, and other classic diner dishes.

P.S. For more info on restaurant openings across the city, check out our full list of The Best New Restaurants to Try in New York This Fall.

Now Open: The famed gourmet cookie chain, Crumbl Cookies, just opened its first NYC location on the Upper East Side. A second location opens on the Upper West Side later this month!

November 2nd—5th: Feast on meals prepared by your favorite internet chefs, cooking for you IRL at the Seaport Food Lab.

November 3rd: A brand new food hall is coming to one of Brooklyn's buzziest neighborhoods. The Williamsburg Market will include 17 food vendors including NYC staples like Alidoro, Harlem Seafood Soul, and Mexology.

November 15th: Attend a mixology class and learn how to make cocktails from some of the most prominent mixologists in the city at Sincerely, Ophelia, a speakeasy in the East Village. Tickets include a "Pretty Boy" sandwich (fried chicken on a potato bun with pickled red onion, coleslaw, and pickles), and two classic cocktails.

November 16th: Pull up a chair at the immersive Golden Girls Kitchen for meals and cocktails inspired by the beloved series. Guests can order menu items like Sophia’s Lasagna, the Lanai (a Miami-style Cuban sandwich), and of course, lots of cheesecake.

Late November: Soho’s Raoul’s is expanding, and its new spot, Revelie Luncheonette, will open just down the street. The French-American diner will include a soda fountain, milkshakes, green-chile burgers, and other classic diner dishes.

P.S. For more info on restaurant openings across the city, check out our full list of The Best New Restaurants to Try in New York This Fall.

Music & Entertainment

Music & Entertainment

November 13th: Enjoy FREE Broadway musical performances starting with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on the 13th, Miss Saigon on the 20th, and Wicked on the 27th! All hosted at The Shops at Columbus Circle. 

November 18th: The Radio City Christmas Spectacular kicks off! See the legendary precision dance company at the famed Radio City Music Hall, and snap a picture with the giant ornaments decorating the fountain across the street when you go. 

November 13th: Enjoy FREE Broadway musical performances starting with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on the 13th, Miss Saigon on the 20th, and Wicked on the 27th! All hosted at The Shops at Columbus Circle. 

November 18th: The Radio City Christmas Spectacular kicks off! See the legendary precision dance company at the famed Radio City Music Hall, and snap a picture with the giant ornaments decorating the fountain across the street when you go. 

Art & Culture

Art & Culture

November 11, 4, & 11: Take the opportunity to draw on doors, walls, ceilings, chairs, etc in a fun atmosphere at Shot of Art, a unique art class. You can also create an abstract work of art to take home.

November 21st: The Natural History Museum will put up an Origami Holiday Tree. Produced in partnership with OrigamiUSA, this 13-foot holiday tree will be decorated with artistic hand-folded paper models. This year’s theme is “Beautiful Bugs.” 

November 11, 4, & 11: Take the opportunity to draw on doors, walls, ceilings, chairs, etc in a fun atmosphere at Shot of Art, a unique art class. You can also create an abstract work of art to take home.

November 21st: The Natural History Museum will put up an Origami Holiday Tree. Produced in partnership with OrigamiUSA, this 13-foot holiday tree will be decorated with artistic hand-folded paper models. This year’s theme is “Beautiful Bugs.” 

Activities

Activities

November 6th: For a change of pace (ha, ha), catch a glimpse of the largest marathon in the world. In 2019, the NYC Marathon had over 50,000 finishers. 

November 9th: The Big Apple Circus kicks off with acrobatics at awe-inspiring heights. See the latest extravaganza, “DREAM BIG!” under the Big Top at Lincoln Center.

November 12th: The viral candle brand, Hotel Lobby Candle is opening its first-ever Candle Bar pop-up and olfactory experience at the James New York in NoMad. Visitors can curate their own scent as well as shop the collection for two weekends only between 12 and 6 PM.

November 13th: November is the last month to experience a Beauty and the Beast Cocktail Experience. This interactive experience is an escape room, a theater show, and an adventure all blended into one—with cocktails!

November 15th: Watermark at Pier 15 will transform into Santa Claus' headquarters at the North Pole, inspired by Disney's “The Santa Clauses’”. Running through early January, The Santa Clauses' Winter Wonderland will include photo ops with Santa's sleigh, endless hot cocoa, a giant interactive snow globe, and more.

November 15th: Check out the newest festive spot in New York City this season: the Holly Jolly Holiday Bar. This over-the-top holiday pop-up bar will be decked out in floor-to-ceiling tinsel, trimmings, ornaments, and more. Warm up with some seasonal cocktails and festive bites!

November 17th–19th: Make the most of sweater weather by taking a Central Park Bridges Tour, highlighting the architecture of Central Park’s many bridges.

November 19th: The New York Botanical Garden’s illuminated train show —a beloved holiday tradition—is back! Catch it among the garden’s natural features as well as NYBG GLOW, their outdoor color, and light experience.

November 24th: Kicking off promptly at 9 AM, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will return with giant balloons, elaborate floats, and epic entertainment all through Manhattan. Find out where and how you can watch.

November 30th: The holiday season doesn’t really start until the annual Rockefeller Tree Lighting in the heart of NYC. Don’t miss it live at Rockefeller Center. 

All November: Lots of NYC's holiday markets and fairs are opening up this month, from Union Square to a brand new market in Brooklyn. Enjoy a festive day out, and find the perfect artisanal gift. 

All November: See the last of autumn colors on a Fall Foliage Cruise aboard a yacht or open-air sailboat on the Hudson.

November 7th–13th: See powerhouses of comedy—Conan O’Brien, Jo Koy, Mo Amer, and more—at various venues across the city during the NY Comedy Festival.

 

EXPLORE MORE:

🎅 NYC's newest and most magical holiday attraction of the season, Disney's “The Santa Clauses'” Winter Wonderland at Watermark

SEE ALSO:
NYC's Ultimate 2022 Winter Bucket List
Everything to Know About the 2022 Union Square Holiday Market
Everything to Know About the 2022 Rockefeller Tree Lighting

November 6th: For a change of pace (ha, ha), catch a glimpse of the largest marathon in the world. In 2019, the NYC Marathon had over 50,000 finishers. 

November 9th: The Big Apple Circus kicks off with acrobatics at awe-inspiring heights. See the latest extravaganza, “DREAM BIG!” under the Big Top at Lincoln Center.

November 12th: The viral candle brand, Hotel Lobby Candle is opening its first-ever Candle Bar pop-up and olfactory experience at the James New York in NoMad. Visitors can curate their own scent as well as shop the collection for two weekends only between 12 and 6 PM.

November 13th: November is the last month to experience a Beauty and the Beast Cocktail Experience. This interactive experience is an escape room, a theater show, and an adventure all blended into one—with cocktails!

November 15th: Watermark at Pier 15 will transform into Santa Claus' headquarters at the North Pole, inspired by Disney's “The Santa Clauses’”. Running through early January, The Santa Clauses' Winter Wonderland will include photo ops with Santa's sleigh, endless hot cocoa, a giant interactive snow globe, and more.

November 15th: Check out the newest festive spot in New York City this season: the Holly Jolly Holiday Bar. This over-the-top holiday pop-up bar will be decked out in floor-to-ceiling tinsel, trimmings, ornaments, and more. Warm up with some seasonal cocktails and festive bites!

November 17th–19th: Make the most of sweater weather by taking a Central Park Bridges Tour, highlighting the architecture of Central Park’s many bridges.

November 19th: The New York Botanical Garden’s illuminated train show —a beloved holiday tradition—is back! Catch it among the garden’s natural features as well as NYBG GLOW, their outdoor color, and light experience.

November 24th: Kicking off promptly at 9 AM, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will return with giant balloons, elaborate floats, and epic entertainment all through Manhattan. Find out where and how you can watch.

November 30th: The holiday season doesn’t really start until the annual Rockefeller Tree Lighting in the heart of NYC. Don’t miss it live at Rockefeller Center. 

All November: Lots of NYC's holiday markets and fairs are opening up this month, from Union Square to a brand new market in Brooklyn. Enjoy a festive day out, and find the perfect artisanal gift. 

All November: See the last of autumn colors on a Fall Foliage Cruise aboard a yacht or open-air sailboat on the Hudson.

November 7th–13th: See powerhouses of comedy—Conan O’Brien, Jo Koy, Mo Amer, and more—at various venues across the city during the NY Comedy Festival.

 

EXPLORE MORE:

🎅 NYC's newest and most magical holiday attraction of the season, Disney's “The Santa Clauses'” Winter Wonderland at Watermark

SEE ALSO:
NYC's Ultimate 2022 Winter Bucket List
Everything to Know About the 2022 Union Square Holiday Market
Everything to Know About the 2022 Rockefeller Tree Lighting

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