“Give thanks for our list of NYC events in November 2021, which will help you make plans for things to do on Thanksgiving and the rest of the month, from the TSC NYC Marathon to Broadway show openings. Our guide will help you find the best holiday events, including the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and amazing holiday markets. But that’s not all! “
Featured NYC events in November 2021
Here are 6 of my faves:
> Halloween won’t even be over this year when New Yorkers’ favorite winter festivity begins. The Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park returns on October 29 with its holiday festivities, shopping and food. Its 17,000-square-foot ice-skating rink that’s free to use (if you bring your own skates) is the highlight, while more than 60 shopping and food kiosks are there to peruse—all at one of the best NYC parks. T Read more
>The 2021 TCS New York City Marathon is back in person this year to the relief and excitement of the world’s runners. The world-famous race was virtual last year due to the pandemic, so it’s fair to assume that runners will be even more excited to run this year.Read more
>The week-long festival will take place from November 8-14, and is set to feature some of the most exciting voices in comedy right now. Some top names from this year’s lineup includes Vir Das, Tim Dillon, Colin Quinn, Michelle Wolf, Norm MacDonald, Megan Stalter, Ronny Chieng, Jon Lovett’s Lovett or Leave It, Smart Funny & Black Live, Nick Kroll, Alok, Marc Maron, Brian Regan, Gary Gulman, Bill Maher, Michelle Buteau, Andrew Santino and more. The lineup was introduced in a video posted to social media featuring various essential workers, including firefighters, food cart workers, and medical staff, from across New York City. More than 200 comedians will take part in the celebration of comedy, which was canceled last year due to Covid-19, and features over 100 shows taking place across the five boroughs, including shows at the Apollo Theatre, Beacon Theatre, Carnegie Hall, and Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. Read more
>Tickets to skate at The Rink at Rockefeller Center are already available, with the famous skating rink’s opening date slated for Saturday, November 6. The Rink will be open daily from 9am until midnight, and if you’ve never closed down the rink for that last late night skate, 2021 should be your year. Admission prices range from $20-$54 per person depending on the date and time of day. Skate rentals are available for $10. Local skaters can also purchase a membership to have access to the rink and unlimited skating throughout the season. Read more
>Although most of Hilma af Klint’s work is held by the artist’s official foundation and isn’t currently on view anywhere, New Yorkers will get to browse through a rare set of her watercolors through December 18 at the David Zwirner gallery on 69th Street. Dubbed “Tree of Knowledge,” the exhibit focuses on the artist’s 1913-1915 series of works, which were recently discovered by the art world. If the success of the Guggenheim’s 2018 exhibition “Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future” is of any indication, we expect many people to flock to the Upper East Side gallery in the next few months. Read more
>If you’re eager to embrace the raging ’20s we were promised (and not the pandemic ’20s we were given), an enormous new nightclub has your back. Nebula will bring a multi-level 11,000-square-foot club to 135 W. 41st Street on Friday, November 5. With a capacity for 700 guests, Nebula will be the largest club to open in Manhattan in years. A 5,500-square-foot dance floor offers plenty of space to show off your moves, plus a mezzanine level and lower level with three private club rooms dedicated to private groups (complete with their own dedicated bathrooms) lets you customize your going out experience. Think: Over-the-top karaoke nights, a seated dinner for twenty or a small dance party with your closest friends. A movable ceiling, composed of six massive video panels, which are able to move and tilt individually or come together to form a venue-spanning screen, allow Nebula to change themes nightly. A cosmic night sky or hypnotic, rhythmic pulsing lights can change the vibe for an ever-new nightly clubbing experience.
TONY lists 28 November Events, for all the rest go HERE
Friday, Nov. 19
Screening of “Passage” and Live Event: “Passage” is a short film that looks at West African history through Gamba, a leader who faces a new challenge that endangers the existence of the entire village community. Following the screening, director David M. Massey will discuss the short film Museum of the Moving Image, 36-10 35th Avenue, Queens. 5p.m. Free with RSVP
Haunted House Backyard Comedy Show: Halloween is over but Haunted House Comedy lives on! Head to a real haunted house and see a comedy show in the backyard. 32-79 41st Street, Astoria, Queens. 8 p.m. Free.
Saturday, Nov. 20
2021 Fall Flat 5-K Greenbelt Trail Race: Grab your sneakers and hit the trail! Greenbelt Conservancy is hosting its Annual Fall Flat 5K Trail Race in Willowbrook Park. The race is great for all skill levels and all participants will get a race bib and swag bag with their registration. 1 Eton Place in Willowbrook Park, Staten Island. 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. $45 for adults, if under 18 use code UNDER18 for $10 off.
Alone Together – Reflections on a Year That Changed Us: Take a transcendent musical journey into the subconscious mind of today’s youth through the lens of our pandemic year. Created by the Young People’s Chorus of New York City in collaboration with High Line Nine, the show features spoken word, poetry, sculpture, video art, music, and film. High Line Nine, 507 W 27th Street, Manhattan. Wednesday – Sunday from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Free.
Sunday, Nov. 21
Union Square Holiday Kick-off: It’s that time of year again! The Union Square Holiday Market is coming back on Sunday and will be ready for shoppers looking to get ready for the holidays. The kick-off event will include photo ops, treats, caroling, giveaways and much more! 4 Irving Place, Manhattan. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free.
Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation: The hundred-acre woods isn’t that far away. Get your tickets for “Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation” and enjoy an entertaining show containing your favorite Winnie the Pooh characters, including Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Eeyore, and Pooh Bear himself. Theatre Tow, 410 West 42nd Street, Manhattan. 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Tickets start at $35.
#NastyWomen – A Night of Female Resistance Comedy: After two years away, #NastyWomen are back and better than ever. Hosted by Amanda Duarte, the show will feature comedians Ariel Elias, Jordan Jensen, and Sydnee Washington, plus a live music performance from The Ivankas and themed drinks to enjoy. The 14th Street Y at 344 E. 14th Street, Manhattan. 7:30 p.m. $30.
So many great things to see and do, places to eat and drink in NYC.
How to find them? Here are 6 more of my fave NYC suggestions: