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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)