We hope you guys aren’t too wiped out from your Halloween adventures—because we’ve got a whole 'nother month of awesome stuff in store!
A lot of it is good plain fun, but there’s also a lot of fuel for your artsier or charitable side if you want some inspiration or to get into the Thanksgiving Spirit a little early.
1. Festival Albertine (November 1-5)
gloriasteinem Thank you to @chtaubira and @franceinnyc for an important, impactful opening night conversation. Looking forward to the rest of the week’s panels! #FestivalAlbertine #nyc http://www.albertine.com/events/festival-albertine-2017/
Don’t let your Halloween sugar coma be an excuse not to stay woke!
Fuel your feminist intellectual side with this free and open to the public series of talks curated by the legendary Gloria Steinem and Robin Morgan at the Albertine bookstore at 972 5th Avenue! Topics will include “From the Voting Booth to Your Living Room,” “The Politics of Religion,” and “It Starts in The Streets.”
Ready to revolt yet?
2. Canstruction (November 2-15)
canstruction This is the LAST DAY to vote for your favorite CANsculpture! The deadline is 5:00 pm EST on Friday, March 24th. Use the link below to vote by “liking” or “sharing” your favorite! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1463908140328464.1073741831.100001278763700&type=1&l=c09c82bb19
Stay in the charitable spirit by checking out this traveling competition and exhibit that will be rolling into FiDi’s Arts Brookfield at 230 Vesey St this November.
To participate, teams of architects, engineers, and contractors will build sculptures made entirely out of unopened cans of food, which will later be donated to City Harvest for distribution.
Talk about art with a heart!
3. NYC Craft Beer Fest (November 3-4)
nyccraftbeerfest @cigarcitybrewing Marshal Zhukov will be one of our many VIP showcase beers !
Some days, our idea of heaven is as simple as a crisp glass of cider or a smoky IPA. And even better is not having to choose between them with unlimited samples of both and so much more! With over 75 breweries in attendance, even the pickiest beer snob is sure to find their perfect match at this trending fest.
The event, taking place at the Metropolitan Pavillion at 125 West 18th Street, will also feature some swanky food vendors like Stuff’d and a cocktail bar from award-winning all-star McSon Salicetti for when the lighter stuff just doesn’t cut it. Don’t miss your chance and grab those tix!
4. Nasty Women/Bad Hombres (Ends November 5)
nastywomenexhibition San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, we love you, and Puerto Rico 👑🇵🇷❤️ #MayorCarmenYulínCruz #allhailthequeen #CarmenYulinCruz #puertorico #puertoricorelief #nastywoman #nastywomen #resist
For many of us passionate, liberal New Yorkers, art is a dish best served with a side of politics. That’s why you simply have to catch this trending exhibit from El Museo del Barrio before it closes up on November 5th.
On display will be the works of artists living or working in El Barrio, Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood artists, who are using the power of a variety of mediums to engage with the legacies of sexism, racism, homophobia, the media, the state of healthcare and our natural environment, and violence.
Head uptown to 1230 5th Ave and check it out ASAP!
5. Food Loves Tech (November 3-4)
foodlovestech Big thanks to @feedfeed, @vitamix and @ediblebrooklyn for hosting a fabulous #FoodLovesTech preview dinner, cooked by Chef @_eschew of @bonbite with food scraps donated by @baldorfood’s SparC’s program 🍞🥒🥕🥘 • On 11/3-11/4, don’t miss Chef Winston Chiu at it again alongside @chefmikeanthony, @michaelchernow, @suzycupps, @missynikkig and Brad Farmerie 👩🍳👨🍳🔪Every half an hour, these acclaimed chefs will be cooking up event-exclusive dishes in the #FoodLovesTech demo kitchen, powered by @feedfeed and @vitamix. • Have you gotten your tickets yet? No? Not to worry; follow the link in the bio to purchase them at a 30% discount with the code INSTALOVE ❤️🎟
Do you love food? And do you love tech? We sure do, and starting now, they also love each other! No worries if you can’t decide whether to indulge your taste buds or explore your geek side; this “education by entertainment” innovation expo is here to bring you the best of both worlds.
Now in its second year, FLT will take place over two-days at 220 36th St in Industry City in Brooklyn. Bringing together food and drink innovators, start-ups, and thought-leaders with aficionados and enthusiasts, FLT aims to stimulate conversation, and ultimately, change the way we think about the future of food.
Arranged as a series of experiential exhibits, it will link multiple immersive installations, technologies, tastings, leadership panels and dining experiences to explore and celebrate the future of food through technology and innovation. Grab your ticket here!
6. Baklava and Beats Art Show (November 4)
insom___nia Who wants to come?! -This is gonna be the first time I display my artwork at an art show!! (Super excited😀) Check out the link in my bio for more info if you're interested😎🎶✏🖌🇦🇱 #baklavaandbeats #artshow
Had a great time over at Pancakes and Booze and ready for another night of art and sweets to knock your socks off?
Look no further than this hip little Chelsea gathering at 508 W 26th St celebrating Albanian-American artists from New York. Admission includes vendor access, tunes from DJ Fati, complimentary drinks, and all the baklava you can stomach.
No tickets will be sold at the door, so we’d grab em pronto at the link above!
7. Pumpkin Smash (November 4)
wondersnworries Our school-aged kids LOVE smashing pumpkins after writing things they don't like on 'em! Examples: cucumbers, bad hair days, homework, STAR tests and cancer. #stressbusters #wewilltogether #childlifespecialists #pumpkinsmash #halloween
if you don’t know what to do with all the jack-o-lanterns you amassed during the Halloween season, have no fear! Staten Island has the answer.
At 1055 Targee St, unleash your anger at the MTA, your boss, or anyone else onto some unsuspecting fruit all for the good of the environment by bringing them over to be composted and giving them a few whacks beforehand.
There will also be food, games, music, face painting, jewelry making, a kids art corner, contests, raffles and so much more! And bring your leftover Halloween candy— they'll be collecting it to send to our troops!
8. Louis Vuitton New York Exhibition (All November)
louisvuitton #LVxKoons MASTERS: #LouisVuitton and @JeffKoons continue the adventure, with new collections featuring the world’s greatest artists. Available worldwide Oct. 27. Learn more now at louisvuitton.com.
Become a more informed fashionista with this free exhibit that just opened up on October 27!
Located in the financial district at 86 Trinity Place, “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez," is curated by Olivier Saillard and uses portraits and artifacts to retrace the history of the House of Louis Vuitton from 1854 to the present. Sounds pretty glam!
9. New York Comedy Festival (November 7-12)
nycomedyfest Due to popular demand @jonlovett's 'Lovett or Leave it' podcast will be adding a second LIVE show at the @beacontheatre on November 11th! Tickets go on sale noon tomorrow! #MakeNYLaugh
As you gear up for some potentially stressful family encounters and weather the latest tragedy in the news, it’s important to find the time to relax, chill out, and laugh at it all.
With tons of events taking place at venues across the city and featuring all-star headliners like Ron White and Chris Hardwick, you’re sure to find your perfect dose of comic relief. Tickets for individual events can be purchased at the link above!
10. The Other Art Fair Brooklyn (November 9-12)
theotherartfair Looking forward to seeing these floral beauties by Fair artist @thewrightcaroline at our next Brooklyn Fair on Nov 9-12 at the @brooklynexpocenter 💥 #TheOtherArtFair #TheOtherArtFairBrooklyn #Brooklyn #SaatchiArt #TOAFregram
Once you forgive the risqué name, this extravaganza promises to be anything but sinful.
Get a head start on your holiday shopping for that art snob in your life and make your plans to head down to Greenpoint’s Brooklyn Expo Center at 72 Noble Street for a showcase of work by 120 of New York’s most talented emerging artists, each hand-picked by a committee of art world experts. And now it's time for you to pick up your ticket!
11. Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Starting November 10)
radiocitymusichall The Hall is so grand that this vintage composite photograph took 5 cameras to capture the entire majestic scope of Radio City's iconic arches. ⠀ ⠀ (Photo by Herbert Gehr/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images) #RadioCityViews
Why not get in the holiday spirit a little early by attending one of New York’s season staples?
The Rockette's cheerful “Christmas Spectacular” will be bopping into the Radio City Music Hall at 1260 6th Ave starting on the 10th and continuing until January 1.
Ticket prices vary wildly by date, so we’d get planning your visit sooner rather than later! Check it all out here!
12. 2017 Whitney Art Party (November 14)
whitneymuseum Open today! @ToyinOjihOdutola: #ToWanderDetermined is the artist's first solo museum show in New York. The exhibition reimagines the genre and traditions of portraiture, presenting an interconnected series of fictional portraits chronicling the lives of two aristocratic Nigerian families joined by marriage. The portraits, rendered life-size in charcoal, pastel, and graphite, reflect a range of inspiration—from art history to pop culture to experiences of migration and dislocation. For Ojih Odutola, who was born in Nigeria and moved to the U.S. when she was 5, the project presents an opportunity to investigate identity and belonging, including race, class, and inheritance. Check it out in our first-floor gallery, which is always free and open to the public. #ToyinOjihOdutola
Who said you a museum isn't the perfect place to turn up? This event at 99 Ganesvort St includes music by The Misshapes, cocktails, and access to fall exhibitions- these include Laura Owens, Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World, Toyin Ojih Odutola: To Wander Determined, An Incomplete History of Protest, and Where We Are.
While it’s a bit of a pricey ticket, this party has a high-minded side to justify the expense: proceeds will benefit the Independent Study Program and other education initiatives of the Whitney.
It might be worth it for the chance to schmooze with some of the art world’s best!
13. Whiskeyfest NYC (November 16)
kovaldistillery Can you find Koval Distillery @ #whiskeyfestnyc
Are you a whiskey connoisseur? A ticket to this Marriot Marquis event at 1535 Broadway will grant you access to tastings of some of the stuff's finest varieties as well as admission to exclusive seminars and convos with experts on the liquor.
Also included is a gourmet buffet access if you think you’ll need some grub to even out the risk of getting a little too tipsy.
Just go get frisky.
14. Islanders Vs. Philadelphia (November 22)
ny_islanders Final in Minnesota. #NYIvsMIN
For those sporty folks, the end of the baseball season doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your time cheering from the stands.
What better way to spend a Wednesday night than head down to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and support the New York Islanders in their next big standoff?
There’ll be more puckin’ thrills than you can shake a (hockey) stick at, so you know it's time to grab your ticket!
15. Sri Chimnoy Thanksgiving Day 5K and 10K (November 23)
thanksgivingday5k Preferred pricing is only available for a limited time! Kick off Turkey Day with us and earn that big holiday dinner with a run, jog or walk along the Embarcadero waterfront and under the Bay Bridge. Register today and save!
Don’t be a couch potato this Thanksgiving! Instead, why not get a head start on burning off all the mashed potatoes you know you’re gonna dig into on the big day for a good cause?
Register for a 5 or 10K race and your fee will work to support Flushing Meadows Corona Park where the trek takes place between 111 St and College Point Blvd over in Queens. Free t-shirt and post-race pancake breakfast included!
16. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2017 (November 23)
Ah yes, an oldie but a goodie! And we know—so touristy.
But going in person to see the balloons and floats pass by and performances by celebs and groups from all across the country is the kind of thing every New Yorker’s gotta do at least one turkey season, if only to say they did. Check out a map of the route here to find the perfect spot to look on.
And if you don’t feel like braving the crowds, there’s always the broadcast to enjoy from the safety of your living room! We won't judge!