November NYC Events (11/28/21)

Pre Covid-19 we searched the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you didn’t have to.” We made it as easy as 1-2-3.
Covid has required some changes.

NYC-Arts Top Five Picks: November 26 – December 2

“Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include the Brooklyn Botanical Garden’s “Lightscape,” Xavier Veilhan’s “Autofocus,” Treasures from the Hispanic Library Society, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYC_ARTS on Instagram or @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.”

Soft Water Hard Stone

Soft Water Hard Stone

New Museum

Manhattan / Thu, Oct 28, 2021 – Sat, Jan 23, 2021

The 2021 New Museum Triennial, “Soft Water Hard Stone,” brings together works across mediums by forty artists and collectives living and working in twenty-three countries. On view from October 28, 2021 to January 23, 2022, and now in its fifth installment, the exhibition is co-curated by Margot Norton, Allen and Lola Goldring Curator at the New Museum, and Jamillah James, Senior Curator, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA), and presents new and recent work …



Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn / Fri, Nov 19, 2021 – Sat, Jan 09, 2021

This winter, explore Brooklyn Botanic Garden like never before at the after-dark, illuminated spectacular Lightscape. Join with family and friends to celebrate the beauty of nature in winter on this enchanting trail animated by dazzling light, color, and sound. Across a one-mile trail winding through BBG’s 52-acre landscape, visitors will be dazzled and delighted by international showstoppers like the Winter Cathedral tunnel, Fire Garden, and Field of Light, as well as new site-specific light works created …

Treasures from the Hispanic Society Library

Treasures from the Hispanic Society Library

Grolier Club

Manhattan / Wed, Sep 29, 2021 – Sat, Dec 18, 2021

The Grolier Club is proud to shine a spotlight on the impressive holdings of New York’s Hispanic Society & Library in the exhibition “Treasures from the Hispanic Society Library.” On view from September 29 – December 18, 2021, the presentation is open to visitors in person as well as virtually. Drawing on the unparalleled collections in the Hispanic Society, this exhibition of more than one hundred manuscripts and books will present an exceptional vision of the …



Paul Taylor Dance Company Studios

Manhattan / Sat, Nov 27, 2021 – Sun, Nov 28, 2021

After 21 months without live performance, Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance (CLD) will return to New York City November 27 and 28 with the premiere of “Mythologies” (2021), a new dance work inspired by the stories of Ancient Greece. Performances will take place at the Paul Taylor Dance Company Sam Scripps Studio Theater, 551 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002, at 7pm and 6pm respectively. Conceived in 2019, “Mythologies” is a five-part dance work, consisting of twelve dancers, one violinist, one vocalist,

Xavier Veilhan: Autofocus

Xavier Veilhan: Autofocus


Manhattan / Wed, Nov 03, 2021 – Thu, Dec 23, 2021

Perrotin New York is pleased to present “Autofocus,” a solo exhibition by French artist Xavier Veilhan, opening on November 3 and on view through December 23, 2021. For “Autofocus,” Veilhan continues his experiments into movement and memory by conceiving a new scenario on Perrotin’s third floor, composed of a field of new figurative and architectural sculptures. Entering the exhibition, visitors encounter a scene frozen in time. Largescale mobiles hang from the gallery’s skylight, consuming the surrounding sculptures. …


The best museum exhibitions in NYC right now

“Searching for listings and reviews for the best New York museum exhibitions and shows? We have you covered. Shaye Weaver – TONY

Don’t waste your time—head to NYC’s best museum exhibits now!

New York City has tons of things going for it, from incredible buildings to breathtaking parks. But surely, the top of the list includes NYC’s vast array of museums, covering every field of culture and knowledge: There are quirky museums and interactive museums, free museums and world-beating art institutions like the Metropolitan Museum. Between them, they offer so many exhibitions, of every variety and taste, that it’s hard to keep track of them. But if you’ve starting to suffer a sudden attack of FOMA, fear not! We’ve got you covered with our select list of the best museum exhibitions in NYC.”


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:

10 Perfect Little Pleasures Only A New Yorker Would Appreciate – guestofaguest

NYC is getting a soaring ride that will make you feel like you’re flying high above the city – TONY

9 Great Places To Drink Sake In NYC – New York – The Infatuation

Climb New York City’s 30 Hudson Yards skyscraper, hang off side |

Fifth Avenue Has Turned Into A Winter Wonderland With Playful Penguins, Seals, & More – Secret NYC

Where to go for a relaxing ‘wellness walk’ in NYC – NYPOST


If you are looking for some of the best info on food and drink, restaurants and eating in New York City, then you want to head to New York magazine’s Grub Street.

Right now you want to check out: The Return of Restaurants

“Make up for lost meals. No takeout, no pasta kits, just 66 of the best new (or newly relevant) places to eat.” Edited by Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld, Photographs by Dina Litovsky.

Here are 3 more of my faves:

Find Singapore in Sandwich Form

Native Noodles / 2129 Amsterdam Ave.

Amy Pryke, who opened Native Noodles in February, has gifted a rare Singaporean restaurant to the city — great news for workers at nearby New York–Presbyterian Hospital and the Washington Heights neighborhood in general. On a recent weekday, two silver-haired folks slurped thick rice noodles in a shrimpy yellow curry as the scent of coconut-jam waffles perfumed the air. Others went for the roti john, a squishy sandwich stuffed with ground beef, soft omelet, and sweet-spicy chile ketchup. If the small dining room is full, take your lunch over to nearby Highbridge Park. —R.P.S.

Conduct an Impromptu Pasta Tasting

Forsythia / 9 Stanton St.

Mark Coleman (Rezdôra) and Jacob Siwak (Olmsted) are the captains of this snug little establishment, which began life as a pop-up many months ago and is crowded now with a rabble of Italophiles, off-duty cooks, and carbonara loons, all clamoring for a taste of the city’s latest haute-pasta menu. The small, blond-toned dining room is nice, but if you want to feel like you’re dining on a side street in Bologna or Rome, ask for a table in the sidewalk cabana, which is strung with lights up in the rafters, lined with baby pine trees, and filled, on temperate evenings, with the bouncy sounds of Italian pop tunes. Pay special attention to Coleman’s elegant interpretations of the old Roman classics, like eggy tangles of tonnarelli pasta tossed alla gricia with pecorino, little chunks of guanciale, and plenty of black pepper.—A.P.

Work Your Way Through the Brand-New Menu at Brooklyn’s Best Thai Restaurant

Ugly Baby / 407 Smith St., Carroll Gardens

At Ugly Baby, New Yorkers exchange glances and ask their neighbors for recommendations — yes, even during a pandemic. The great unifier? The incendiary cooking of southern Thailand. After a winter restricted to delivery, the neighborhood rejoiced when chef-owner Sirichai Sreparplarn reopened for indoor dining in April. Even more exciting: His new menu was nearly three times as long as the original, comprising mostly new dishes like peek gai (ground-pork-stuffed chicken wings over green beans) and kang leung (sour sea-bass curry). While on a recent visit, the restaurant’s laab ped, labeled “stay away duck salad” on the menu, lacked some of the promised heat, Ugly Baby remains a place where napkins are reserved for wiping noses, not hands. —L.F.

Also see Eater New York’s interactive map that highlights
these 66 restaurants that deserve your attention.


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