First Weekend in November Guide 🍁🍂🍁

Halloween is behind us, but don’t get sucked into those Christmas commercials just yet. November has so many opportunities to experience a New York Fall.

Thanksgiving is coming up fast, don’t you want to be thankful for not wasting your November?

Friday, November 2nd

Bring Us Your Bib! (867 Broadway @ 11 AM)


Want a special good luck charm for the marathon? Well at Paragon sports in Manhattan, if you bring in your marathon bib, that’s exactly what you’ll get! Free stuff for running, everyone wins there.

First Fridays (1 E 70th St @ 6 PM)


The Frick Collection celebrates the beginning of the new month with free admission to their gallery. In addition to being able to see their extensive collection, all special exhibits and talks will also be free, with live music and performances to boot.

Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert (57th St and Seventh Ave @ 8 PM)


Performing at the illustrious Carnegie Hall, Joe Hisashi and his symphony will be performing music from the Studio Ghibli films by beloved director Hayao Miyazaki. Accompanied by scenes from the films, Hisashi performs some of the best scores from the wide collection of movies.

Opening Reception (15 Gramercy Park S @ 7 PM)


If you’re feeling like you haven’t done enough fancy art world cocktail parties then you’re in luck. Celebrating 120 years, The National Arts Club is throwing a party to look at art, enjoy drinks and hors-d’oeuvres, and listen to the Stan Gilbert Band.

Saturday, November 3rd

Macy's Balloon Fest (1 MetLife Stadium Dr @ 9 AM)

It may not be Thanksgiving yet but the balloons are getting ready. 

The Balloon Fest is a test flight of all of the giant balloons that’ll be in the Macy’s parade. See them now before they ever get to 34th street.

Craft Beer and Cider Fest (7 Rivington St @ 10 AM)


Loreley Beer Garden is certainly in an Autumn mood, unveiling an assortment of craft beers, pumpkin ale, hard cider, mulled wine and Fall cocktails. 

Come at 1 PM for a ceremonial cider keg tapping, the best part is, it’s free to go!

Smorgasburg Winter Market (625 Atlantic Ave @ 11 AM)


The grand opening of Brooklyn’s wonderful Smorgasburg Winter Market is here! Don’t you just love the cold weather? 

The number of delicious varieties of food cannot be accurately described here, so that’s something you’ll have to see for yourself. Did we mention they’re combined with Brooklyn Flea? This just became a whole day excursion!

Free First Saturdays (200 Eastern Pkwy @ 5 PM)


Target sponsors the Free First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum, and they are a blast.

So many different activities are all going on, from concerts to dances, curator talks and hands-on activities. But don’t forget to go and see the art!

The museum has just recently refurbished a few of their galleries, creating an immersive art experience.

Sunday, November 4th

New York Rangers vs Buffalo Sabres (4 Pennsylvania Plaza @ 7 PM)


A winter showdown of two New York teams seems like an ideal way to kick off November. 

Two teams with a lot of New York pride are eager to show that they are the team to beat.

Staten Island Food Truck Festival (2655 Richmond Ave @ 1 PM)