A NYC November to Remember Guide

November in New York City offers a unique and vibrant experience with autumn leaves and a brisk chill. The city comes alive in a whole new way, with fun from cultural events to parties and Fall dinners. Whether you're a local or a first-time visitor, get ready to dive into the city's November charm.

Enjoy Free Day at the National Museum of the American Indian on Saturday 11/4

You're invited to enjoy free Admission at the National Museum of the American Indian this Saturday! The museum is not only an architectural wonder but a place of profound cultural and intellectual significance, built on the metaphysical foundation carefully constructed by Native thinkers, culture bearers, and artists. Explore exhibits dedicated to authentically conveying Native peoples' deep insights, cultures and histories and three extraordinary facilities. Find more information by visiting, https://americanindian.si.edu/  

Learn all about Winter Gardening at Planting Fields Foundation on 11/4

It’s still too early to throw in the trowel! Learn the ABC’s of what to do in your garden and landscape before the snow flies. During this lecture, from Planting Fields Foundation Director of Horticulture, Donna Moramarco will teach you how to equip your garden now to sustain the cold temperatures so that you have less to do in the Spring and more time to enjoy your garden blooming with color! Following this lecture, guests will have an opportunity to ‘ask the expert’ during a Question-and-Answer session. The fun takes place on Saturday, November 4, 2023 between 11am – 1pm. Tickets cost $25 per person and more info can be found by visiting, https://plantingfields.org/happenings/fall-lecture-series-preparing-the-landscape-for-winter/ 

Witness Garden of Eden at Spark Theater Festival on 11/4

Experience the thought-provoking modern dance project "Garden of Eden" during the Spark Theatre Festival in NYC on Saturday, November 4th, at 7pm, hosted at the 28th Street Theatre (TADA). Miaotian Sun and Xinyi Zhang are the Choreographers behind Garden of Eden with music by Fang. This performance delves into the intricacies of female aggression and competition, encouraging audiences to reflect on their own encounters with female relationships and the multifaceted dynamics woven within them. Tickets can be purchased for $25 at the door or $20 in advance by visiting, https://www.tickettailor.com/events/sparktheatrefestival/1013715 

Ainslie will treat NYC Marathon Runners to Complimentary Pasta on the Eve of the NYC Marathon on 11/4

Ainslie, which has locations in Williamsburg and at 199 Bowery will offer a complimentary pasta dish to anyone who shows their 2023 NYC Marathon race bib on Saturday, November 4th at either restaurant location. Ainslie is the perfect place to Carbo-load with friends and family, since both locations are expansive and made for large group gatherings. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by visiting www.ainsliebowery.com or www.ainsliebk.com

NYC Marathon Runners Will be Celebrated at Clinton Hall With Free Beer on 11/5

Clinton Hall, the spot for delectable burgers, cornhole, craft beers and more is celebrating the NYC Marathon at all of their NYC locations by giving away free booze! When runners present their bib or medal at any of the Clinton Hall locations on Sunday, November 5th, they can redeem a complimentary beer. If you happen to be watching the action from Bedford Ave. in Williamsburg, make sure to swing by their rooftop beer garden on (247 Metropolitan Ave) for some brews and bites.


Pando 39 and Pando Park Treat Runners to a Free Cocktail On Race Day on 11/5

Celebrate your NYC Marathon success in style at Pando 39 (54 W 39th St.) or Pando Park (450 Park Avenue South), two vibrant hubs in the heart of New York City. As a special treat for marathon runners, participants who display their medal on Sunday, November 5th at either location will be gifted a complimentary cocktail or mocktail. Enjoy a hard earned drink in their cozy contemporary American bar setting, complete with artisan cocktails, all-day oyster happy hours, and a build-your-own-cocktail happy hour every weekday from 3pm to 6pm. If hunger pangs, carb up on an innovative menu full of house-made pasta and dry-aged steak and more.


Hole in the Wall Williamsburg Offers Marathon Runners $12 Cocktails

Don't miss out this Sunday as Hole in the Wall (292 Bedford Ave) in Williamsburg treats NYC Marathon runners along Bedford Ave. to free beers and spectators get discounted cocktails! Participants at the race halfway point can indulge in a free beer while the supportive crowd and other diners score $12 Cocktail specials featuring Runners Juice and Rocket Fuel cocktails. Plus, there's a chance to win a 1-month Equinox membership for those who post their marathon day antics on Instagram and tag @holeinthewall. Find more information by visiting, https://www.holeinthewallnyc.com/

Post Run Relaxation Awaits at Arlo Locations Across NYC on 11/5

On November 5th, following the NYC Marathon, it's your chance to unwind at different Arlo locations. At Arlo Midtown from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., you can relax in the lobby Alcoves with free Normatec compression boot sessions and vitamin shots, and you also have the option to buy hydration IVs. At Arlo Nomad (4 p.m. to 7 p.m.), you can take a break in the Studios and enjoy mini massages by Naturopahtica. Meanwhile, at Arlo SoHo (4 p.m. to 7 p.m.), you can de-stress with ear seeding and cupping sessions provided by WTHN.


Ginger Minj Celebrates Her New Book Launch "Southern Fried Sass" with a Performance at Slate on 11/7

RuPaul's Drag Race superstar Ginger Minj will celebrate the release of her new book "Southern Fried Sass" with an appearance, party and Drag Show at Slate (54 W 21st St) on Tuesday, November 7th from 9pm to Midnight. Ginger will be joined by some of her favorite Queens who will take the stage for a can't miss performance. There will be a full bar menu of food and drink items available for purchase during this special night. Tickets begin at $25 and can be purchased by visiting www.slatetickets.com

Arthur Avenue Comedy Show with Ben Asher at Clinton Hall Bronx on 11/8

Catch a special edition of Arthur Avenue Comedy with Ben Asher at Clinton Hall Bronx (601 E. 189th St.) on November 8th from 9pm to 10:30pm. This weekly Wednesday comedy show features a rotating cast of talented comedians at Clinton Hall's Bronx location. Their upcoming November 8th event, hosted by Ben Asher, stands alone as the only Bronx show presented by the New York Comedy Festival, out of over 200 others shows across NYC that week. In addition to enjoying the show, savor fantastic SUPERCRAFT beers and a full food menu. Tickets for this November 8th show are free and can be reserved by visiting, https://nycomedyfestival.com/lineup/arthur-avenue-comedy-with-ben-asher/

Support the Big Bottles, Big Difference New York Champagne Week Fundraiser at BLACKBARN on 11/9

Bubbles that give back? Yes, please! Put your decadent habit to a good cause by supporting New York Champagne Week’s Big Bottles, Big Difference event in collaboration with BLACKBARN Restaurant’s Chef/Owner, John Doherty. Doherty is also the founder of Heavenly Harvst Foundation, whose mission is to end world hunger by producing and providing nutritious, shelf-stable meals to programs that relieve hunger bringing dignity, health and hope to those in need. At Big Bottles, Big Difference guests will relish in multiple bars featuring magnum bottles of champagne from 10 stand-out brands. In addition to tasting through an array of BIG BOTTLES, attendees will remain in the spirit of discovery as they stumble upon various food stations spotlighting culinary delights, a Petrossian caviar bump bar and — if that weren’t enough to tantalize guests' taste buds — all guests will get to partake in a special silent auction boasting rare vintage bottles, tête de cuvées and more! Find more information by visiting, https://www.newyorkchampagneweek.com/night-four


Brooklyn Folk Fest Takes place 11/10-12 at St. Ann’s Church in Brooklyn Heights

The Brooklyn Folk Fest will celebrate its 15th anniversary when it takes place November 10-12, 2023. The lineup is one of its best yet, with Brooklyn-born Ramblin' Jack Elliott, an inspiration on a young Bob Dylan and a running buddy of Woody Guthrie; 18-year-old Nora Brown, banjo player from Crown Heights who's already appeared at Newport Folk Fest and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and has recently taped an NPR Tiny Desk Concert; counterculture pioneers the Fugs; Carolina Chocolate Drops founding member Dom Flemons; Smithsonian Folkways artist Charlie Parr; bluegrass legend Alice Gerrard; Smithsonian Folkways' Jake Blount; North Carolina folk singer Jake Xerxes Fussell, beloved by Pitchfork; Alynda Segarra (of Hurray for the Riff Raff); and NYC's own Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton, who has appeared on the covers of Living Blues and the Village Voice.


Join the NYC BARCODE Scavenger Hunt on 11/11

Looking to spice up your Saturday? Well, get ready to embark on a wild journey with Off The Record Immersive this November 11th at BARCODE! It's not your ordinary bar crawl; it's a full-blown scavenger hunt extravaganza through the coolest spots in NYC. Gather your squad of up to 6 thrill-seekers, and together, you'll unlock mysteries, decode clues, and savor exclusive drink and food deals. It's all happening through WhatsApp, so you can chat and strategize in real-time. This adventure isn't a race; it's a quest for the cleverest minds out there. The fun kicks off at 2 pm, and you have until 10 pm to conquer it all. Don't miss out on this epic experience! Learn more and sign up at https://www.offtherecordimmersive.com/service-page/barcode-november?referral=service_list_widget


Delight in the Harvest Dance Celebration At the Queens Farm on 11/12

Attend the Autumn Dance Celebration, a vibrant event celebrating Native American culture through music and dance! This cherished tradition gives thanks for the bountiful summer harvest and will feature representatives from eight Indian Nations, showcasing a diverse array of Native American dances, performed in full regalia with explanations of their origins. Don't miss the opportunity to explore the Native American Craft & Food Market as well, featuring authentic art, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, and more. As a special highlight, the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, New York's oldest resident Native American dance company, will take the stage. Founded in 1963 by Native Americans from various tribes, they are dedicated to preserving their cultural traditions and supporting young American Indian students through scholarships. Come and join us in celebrating and gaining a deeper understanding of their culture. Tickets begin at $14 and can be purchased by visiting,


Party All Night During the Noche de Bad Bunny Tribute Party at Bar Schimmi on 11/12

Celebrate Bad Bunny’s musical career and latest album release on Sunday, November 12th at Bar Schimmi (60 N 11th St,), during the Noche de Bad Bunny Tribute Party! The event, hosted by Andres Dualita, will feature an impressive lineup of DJs, including Billionaire Pat, DJ Dev, Haze and Nyree spinning Bad Bunny’s greatest hits. Schimmi’s Bad Bunny Look Alike Contest will award the best Deep Fake Bad Bunny with a free bottle of champagne! Between 11PM and 4AM, partygoers can dance the evening away and indulge in their fave cocktails at the bar. Tickets can be purchased by visiting, https://www.seetickets.us/event/Noche-deBadBunny/515412


NYC Thanksgiving Day Parade Viewing Brunch 2023 at Gotham Hall on 11/23

Head to Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway at 36th Street) on Thanksgiving morning for an all-inclusive Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade viewing event and gourmet brunch buffet, open bar, and access to an outdoor viewing area that boasts breathtaking views of the best Thanksgiving parade in the world. Historic Gotham Hall’s private viewing area will give ticket holders an exclusive street-level view as the parade travels down 6th Avenue, past 36th Street. This event is perfect for families, friends, and groups of all sizes. It will include family-friendly entertainment like face painters, a balloon artist, and a magician. The outdoor viewing area at Gotham Hall is the ideal way to experience the magic of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade while avoiding the congested crowds. Enjoy dishes like Brioche French Toast, Eggs Benedict, Smoked Salmon, or Fresh Fruit Platters, while sipping on brunch cocktails or freshly squeezed juices. Tickets start at $399 and Premium Seating Options are limited, so visit Gotham Hall Thanksgiving Viewing Party Tickets to secure your experience today. For more information, please visit Thanksgivingnyc.com

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Empire Steak House on 11/23

Empire Steak House, which has three locations in the heart of Midtown (151 E 50th St, 237 W 54th St, 233 W. 49th St) will host an elevated, decadent Thanksgiving Feast for you and your loved ones. Their 3-location, 3-course prix-fixe menu offers a choice of appetizer like Tuna Tartare, Buffalo Mozzarella, or Pumpkin Soup. Entrees include a Traditional Thanksgiving Turkey with all the fixings, Dry-Aged Ribeye Steak, and Lobster Ravioli. And Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete with a slice of Pumpkin Pie, Cheesecake, or Tiramisu for dessert. The prefix menu is $110 per person and reservations can be made by visiting: https://www.empiresteakhousenyc.com/

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Wild Ivy in Gramercy on 11/23

Wild Ivy (293 Third Avenue), the new dining destination in Gramercy, will host a 3-course pre-fix for the holiday for $60 per person and $30 for children. The special menu includes a choice of a Pear & Blue Cheese salad or Butternut Squash Soup with fried sage and sage oil for the first course, and a Heritage Turkey from Lancaster with pan gravy, sourdough sage stuffing, chive mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts with bacon, maple roasted sweet potatoes with candied pecans and cranberry sauce for the main course and a Chicago-style Apple Pie, brown bag prepared and served with creme fraiche ice cream to finish. More information can be found by visiting, https://www.wildivynyc.com/ 

Indulge in a Sumptuous Thanksgiving experience at Jack & Charlie's No 118.

Jack & Charlies (118 Greenwich Ave) is hosting a tasty Thanksgiving dinner from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm, priced at $115 per person. Chef Ed Cotton's holiday feast promises a culinary delight, featuring an amuse-bouche and a three-course prix-fixe menu complete with appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Delight your taste buds with elevated traditional Thanksgiving fare, including Butternut Squash Soup with spiced pumpkin seeds and cinnamon marshmallows, Roasted Heritage Turkey with turkey sausage and chestnut stuffing, orange cranberry sauce, and rosemary-turkey jus. Cap off your dining experience on a sweet note with delectable dessert options like Sticky Toffee Carrot Cake with cream cheese frosting, walnuts, and butterscotch sauce. Notably, the holiday menu also offers the rare opportunity to savor Cotton's Slow-Roasted Prime Rib, a treat typically reserved for weekends. Check out the menu and photos at jackandcharlies118.com, and make your reservations to dine in this Thanksgiving.


Experience Haven Rooftop’s Thanksgiving Prix Fixe Menu on 11/23

Discover the perfect Thanksgiving at Haven Rooftop (132 W 47th Street), located in the heart of Midtown at The Sanctuary Hotel. Haven will offer diners an unforgettable prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner experience on Thursday, November 23rd. Priced at $85 per person, this special meal will include one appetizer from options like Tuna Tartare, Butternut Squash Soup, Shrimp Cocktail, or Kale Salad, and a choice of an entree, such as Turkey with sweet mashed potatoes, gnocchi pasta with mushrooms and fresh truffle, salmon with asparagus risotto, or petite filet with mushroom, garlic mashed potatoes, and mushroom sauce. Conclude your meal with a delightful dessert like Pumpkin Cheesecake, Rice Pudding dulce de leche, or Creme Brulee. Reservations can be made between 2pm and 9pm by emailing events@sanctuaryhotelnyc.com or call at 212-466-9000 to make a reservation. 

Nerai Offers Thanksgiving Dine-in and Catering Options This Holiday Season

Nerai (55 E. 54th Street) invites guests to savor an exquisite Thanksgiving feast two ways this holiday season. Delight in an extravagant Thanksgiving dinner featuring a 3-course prix fixe menu at $90 per person, complemented by a special $40 per person children's menu (for kids under 12), with starters like Greek Salad, Butternut Squash Soup, Baby Kale Salad, and Grilled Octopus. For the main course, enjoy Turkey Moussaka & Roasted Turkey, Lavraki, Sweet Potato Risotto, and Braised Lamb Shank. Finish the special night with Pumpkin Cheesecake, Sokolatina, Saragli, or Portokalopita. If you prefer to celebrate Thanksgiving at home without the tiresome prep, Nerai offers a convenient Thanksgiving To-Go alternative, showcasing a Turkey Dinner Set priced at $70 per person. The option includes a flavorful Greek Salad, succulent Turkey Moussaka & Roasted Turkey with delectable Tsoureki Stuffing, Sweet Potato Purée with rye breadcrumbs, and a luscious Pumpkin Cheesecake with candied pecans and cranberry compote. This option allows guests to pre-order via phone or email and arrange for easy pickup on Thanksgiving Day, between 12pm and 5pm, with a 48-hour ordering cutoff. Reservations can be effortlessly made through Resy or a simple phone call and more information can be found on https://nerainyc.com/


Bell Book & Candle Hosts Sustainably Sourced Thanksgiving Dinner

Bell Book & Candle (141 West 10th St.) is serving up a mindfully sourced Thanksgiving dinner. The three-course meal, priced at $70 for adults and $40 for children, features a splendid array of seasonal delights. Begin your feast with the option of a Pear & Blue Cheese Salad with mixed greens, adorned with toasted pecans, raisins, and their housemade balsamic dressing or Butternut Squash Soup topped with fried sage and sage oil. The star of the show is the Heritage Turkey sourced from Lancaster, served with pan gravy and accompanied by sides like sourdough sage stuffing, chive mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts with bacon, maple roasted sweet potatoes with candied pecans, and Executive Chef John Mooney’s special cranberry sauce. To conclude this Thanksgiving extravaganza, indulge in a classic Chicago Style Apple Pie, lovingly prepared and served with a dollop of creme fraiche ice cream. For reservations and further information, you can contact them at 212.414.2355 or visit their website at https://www.bbandcnyc.com


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