New York City events November 2019. Things to do in NYC.
New York City events November 2019
November 2 - 3, 2019
33.5 miles SW
Hear celebrity speakers, watch chef demos, and join workshops at New Jersey Ultimate Women’s Expo, which includes hundreds of beauty & health product vendors at New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, NJ.
New York Comedy Festival features big-name comedians, special sketch and improvisational comedy, panel discussions, and benefit shows.
Documentary film festival
November 7 - 14, 2019
Chelsea & Greenwich Village
Doc NYC screens 135 interesting documentary films with premieres and special events.
New art fair
November 8 - 10, 2019
(preview Nov. 7)
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 May and November.
Hard cider festival
November 8 - 17, 2019
Cider Week NYC celebrates traditional hard cider with tastings, flights, pairings, classes, and events.
November 9, 2019
3.2 miles south
A marathon has 26 miles, but a Beerathon has 26 bars to visit with “discounted pricing on 26 different craft, premium or better beers (pay as you go).” Register online an then check in from 12 to 3 p.m. at Libation.
Beer tasting on Long Island
November 9, 2019
28 miles east
Sample 100 beers from breweries worldwide in an afternoon or evening session at the Great Beer Expo: Long Island at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale.
November 9 - 10, 2019
1.7 miles south
Shop from 200 artisans, chefs, and vintage vendors at Renegade Craft Fair at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Free.
New York City Veterans Day Parade entertains 500,000 spectators as it goes up Fifth Avenue from 26th to 50th Street. The opening ceremony is at 10 a.m., wreath laying at 11 a.m., and parade at approximately 11:15 a.m. Free.
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.
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 The Salon Art + Design in the Park Avenue Armory.
November 16 - 17, 2019
4.4 miles SE
Shop from 100 vendors selling American-made goods at American Field at Brooklyn Expo Center. Free.
Watch giant balloons slowly fill with helium at Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation [click their balloon tab]. Enter at Columbus Avenue & W. 73rd Street. Do not bring umbrellas, backpacks, large bags, alcoholic beverages, drones, or e-cigarettes. Free.
Thanksgiving Day Parade
November 28, 2019
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.
November 28, 2019
See recommended restaurants that offer special menus for Thanksgiving Day.
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,
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 in March, August, and November.
See performances and concerts, or take classes from beginning to advanced at Shall We Tango NYC.
See the best in high-end audio equipment, and meet engineers, designers, and sales reps at the New York Audio Show in 40 demo rooms at the Park Lane Hotel.
Train show at Grand Central
0.6 miles south
The Holiday Train Show features a 34-foot-long model train layout (O gauge) with trains and subways that run on eight loops of track inside the New York Transit Museum Store. Closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Free.
Musicals made in a day
0.7 miles SW
Famous actors are among the cast of The 24 Hour Musicals on Broadway, where you see four brand new musicals that were created, staged, memorized, and performed in a single day at American Airlines Theatre.
1.4 miles south
Watch 150 films about horses at Helen Mills Theater, see horse art and literature, attend panel discussions, watch family films on Saturday, and tour stables on Sunday during the Equus Film Festival.
1.5 miles SW
Find sport bikes, dirt bikes, scooters, ATVs, expert advice, live entertainment, and family activities at the New York International Motorcycle Show [website has sound] in the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
1.5 miles south
Dress 1930s style for Prohibition Pong, when Spin is transformed into a vintage “ping pong social club” with Prohibition-priced cocktails and vintage jazz by Michael Arenella & his Dreamland Orchestra at 48 E. 23rd Street. Free but you must RSVP online.
White Light Festival
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.
The Other Israel Film Festival shows documentary and dramatic films, and holds panel discussions about the history and culture of minority populations in Israel, mostly at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan.
4 miles south
See creative sculptures made entirely of canned food at Canstruction at 250 Vesey Street. After the event, all cans are donated to City Harvest. Photos.
5.7 miles SE
A ticket to Ciderfeast includes unlimited cider samples from 15 producers paired with small bites of hearty food in Williamsburg for age 21+.
Art walk in Hoboken
5.9 miles SW
HBKN Art + Studio Tour is a self-guided walking tour of 100 artists’ studios & galleries in Hoboken, NJ. Free.
Beer festival in Jersey City
7 miles SW
A ticket to Jersey City Craft Brew Fest includes beer and cider tasting, live music, interactive games, and food for sale at Harborside Plaza in Jersey City, NJ for age 21+. Held in April and November.