New York City Events November 2011

NYC Insider Guide November Events Calendar

New York City Events November 2011 include the New York City Marathon, Thanksgiving Day Parade and Veteran’s Day. Outdoor attire will likely include scarves, gloves and hats. The tree leaves might still be beautiful – or gone, depending on the climate. The theme of the month is “the Holidays are coming,” and toward the end of November, many of the department store windows will open their beautiful displays!

Please check sightseeing and holiday hours for Veteran’s Day (Friday, November 11, 2011) and Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 24, 2011).


Tickets on Sale:


Ongoing New York City Events November 2011

Thanksgiving Dinner in New York City

Big Apple Circus

CSI: The Experience! at Discovery Center

NY Giants Football

NY Jets Football

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85th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Kermit
Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Kermit the Frog

Parade
Thursday, November 24, 2011,
9am-12pm

Balloon Set Up
November 23rd, 3-10pm

What could be more fun than Broadway Stars, Shrek, Spider Man, Hello Kitty, Smurf, SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Snoopy, Mickey Mouse and Buzz Lightyear all partying together in New York City?

Read the full Insider Guide to Thanksgiving in New York City, the Thanksgiving Day Parade and Thanksgiving Dinner in New York City.

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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting 2011

79th Annual Tree Lighting
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ceremony, 7-9 pm

The unlit tree arrives November 11th, black Friday and Thanksgiving pass, the department stores open their famous window holiday displays…and the week after Thanksgiving represents the true start of Holiday Season in NYC for many New Yorkers. Check the full NYC Insider Guide to the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

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Radio City Christmas Spectacular, with the Rockettes

Radio City Christmas with Rockettes
Rockettes at Radio City

November 11, 2011 – January 2, 2012
Tickets on sale to Public April 10, 2011

With up to 4 shows per day on weekends, the Rockettes are a tradition during the NYC Holiday Season for more than 75 years. This unparalleled show stars the world-famous Rockettes and features their signature eye-high kicks, precision choreography and exciting, show-stopping numbers — including one with Santa. Get Your Discount Tickets: Radio City Christmas Spectacular with Rockettes

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New York City Thanksgiving Parade Vacation Packages

NYC Thanksgiving Parade Vacation Package

Choose from four different New York City Thanksgiving Vacation Packages, customized just for you!

All New York City Vacation Packages include Hotel, Taxes, Free Attractions and Museums, Discounts, Maps, Vacation Planning Assistance and more.

The best part is NYC Experts do ALL the planning for you and and you’ll have all your tickets and itineraries in hand before you visit!

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New York City Concerts – November 2011

New York City Concerts

Jay-Z and Kanye West: The Throne

Izod Center (NJ) Tickets, November 5-6, 2011

Enrique Iglesias

MSG,
Fri, November 4

Sting: Back to Bass Tour
Roseland Ballroom, Nov 8-9

Furthur

MSG,
November 10

Josh Groban: Straight To You

MSG,
Mon, November 14

Katy Perry

MSG,
November 16

Kid Rock

Beacon Theatre , November 19

Taylor Swift

MSG,
Nov 21-22, 2011

Paul Simon
NJ Performing Arts Center, Nov 27

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Thanksgiving Dinner in New York City

Thanksgiving Dinner in New York City
Thanksgiving in New York City

Many restaurants are open on Thanksgiving in New York City, and most of them will be serving pre-fix dinners.

Check out the complete NYC Insider Guide to Thanksgiving Dinner in New York City.

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New York Giants Football Schedule and Tickets

Check out the New Giants MetLife Stadium, home of the 2014 Superbowl, and take the super-easy train to the game! See our star quarterback, Eli Manning, and break out wide receiver, Hakeem Nicks. With a strong defensive team, led by Justin Tuck and Mathias Kiwanuka, the Giants, hosting 9 home games this season, are serious AFC contenders. Tickets start at just $40 per game! More Info: New York Giants Tickets, Schedule and Directions.

NY Giants Schedule – Home Games 2011

New York Giants Tickets

Monday, 09/19 8:30 PM ET, ESPN vs. Rams

Sunday, 10/09 1:00 PM ET, FOX vs. Seahawks

Sunday, 10/16 1:00 PM ET, CBS vs. Bills

Sunday, 10/30 1:00 PM ET, CBS vs. Dolphins

Sunday, 11/20 8:20 PM ET, NBC vs. Eagles

Sunday, 12/04 4:15 PM ET, FOX vs. Packers

Sunday, 12/18 1:00 PM ET, FOX vs. Redskins

Saturday, 12/24 1:00 PM ET, FOX vs. Jets (Jets Home)

Sunday, 01/01 1:00 PM ET, FOX vs. Cowboys

New York Giants Tickets

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New York Jets Football Schedule and Tickets

Get your New York Jets Tickets and catch NYC’s American football team in action at MetLife Stadium, shared with the NY Giants and home of the 2014 Super Bowl.
New York Jets tickets are a bit more available than Giants tickets, and you can even get some at a discount with no fees! After reaching the AFC Title Game the last two seasons, Rex Ryan’s team is looking to make a big jump. Quarterback Mark Sanchez is quickly becoming a star, and the defense with Darrelle Revis and Bart Scott is as good as there is in the NFL.
More Info: New York Jets Tickets, Schedule and Directions

NY Jets Schedule – Home Games 2011

New York Jets Symbol

Sun, Aug 21 vs Cincinnati (PreSeason)

Thu, Sep 1 vs Philadelphia 7:30 PM (PreSeason)

Sun, Sep 11 vs Dallas 8:20 PM NBC

Sun, Sep 18 vs Jacksonville 1:00 PM CBS

Mon, Oct 17 vs Miami 8:30 PM ESPN

Sun, Oct 23 vs San Diego 1:00 PM CBS

Sun, Nov 13 vs New England 8:20 PM NBC

Sun, Nov 27 vs Buffalo 1:00 PM CBS

Sun, Dec 11 vs Kansas City 1:00 PM CBS

Sat, Dec 24 vs NY Giants 1:00 PM FOX (Jets Home)

New York Jets Tickets

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Ice Skating in New York City

Ice Skating New York City | Rockefeller Center

For tourists and locals alike, ice skating at Central Park, Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park is a classic New York winter experience.

We also have several other Ice Skating Rinks around the city and into the boroughs.

Here are the details for Ice Skating in New York City, including rates and dates plus NYC Insider Tips for discounts and coupons.

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The ING New York City Marathon

Start of New York City Marathon
Start of New York City Marathon

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Make sure to map your route carefully on this day, as many streets will be blocked and closed. Especially the Upper East Side (Met and Frick) and the finish line in Central Park. The NYC Marathon is 26 miles and 385 yards of the world’s most diverse marathon course.

Spectators – First Avenue covers miles 16-19 of the race. The biggest crowds on the course line the streets on First Avenue, giving the runners a boost as they head toward the Bronx. If you want to leave First Avenue afterward, make sure to stand on the West side, as you will not be able to cross 1st Ave again until after the race.

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Veterans Day Ceremony at the Intrepid Museum

Intrepid Museum Veteran's Day
Intrepid Museum Veteran’s Day

Friday, November 11, 2011

The Intrepid Museum celebrates ‘Veterans Day’ with a special ceremony on the flight deck of the former USS Intrepid.  This annual ceremony is attended by hundreds of veterans as they pay respect to those who have served our great military in any branch of service. All veterans are granted free admission to the museum with proper ID.

If you’re Military and joining us for Veteran’s Day, or anytime year round, make sure you know about the great discount hotel deals offered just to you starting at $25 per night. Deal applies to Military Personnel of the United States and its Allies (Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, Veterans and Cadets, and members of the Police Department, Fire Department, and Emergency Medical Services).

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New York Knicks Basketball Tickets and Schedule

Note: Please read the NBA Lockout Season Update before ticket purchase!

The NY Knicks are better than they’ve been in a long time, thanks to our stars Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony. Tickets start at just $13, with lots of discount options, and their games are the easiest sporting event in NYC to attend. Madison Square Garden, the World’s Most Famous Arena, is right in Penn Station, accessible by almost any subway and just two blocks from the Empire State Building. Go NYC style with cheap seats, fast paced sports action, hot dogs and beer and check out the New York Knicks Tickets, Schedule and Directions today!

NY Knicks Schedule – Home Games November 2011

New York Knicks Symbol

Wed 02 vs Miami 8:00pm

Tue 08 vs Oklahoma City 7:30pm

Sat 12 vs Indiana 7:30pm

Mon 28 vs Washington 7:30pm

Wed 30 vs Orlando 7:30pm

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Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Bryant Park

Christmas Tree Lighting at Bryant Park

November 29, 2011, 7-8pm

Through January 8, 2012

The 2011 Citi Pond at Bryant Park tree lighting features Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan. Joining McLachlan are performances from hit Broadways Musicals, breathtaking routines from Olympic Skaters, awe-inspiring synchronized skating routines and more! The 50-foot tree has more than 3,000 ornaments and tens of thousands of lights. Don’t forget to browse through the amazing Bryant Park Holiday gift fair and take a spin on their FREE Ice Rink. More Info: Bryant Park Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony with Sarah McLachlan.

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NYC Designer Sample Sales November

New York City Shopping |  Designer Sample Sales

NYC Designer Sample Sales are some of our best hidden gems. New Yorkers know how to get almost ANYTHING at a major discount off the retail price! Most sample sales are announced with only a few days notice, but often, they take place the same time every year.

Scheduled November Sample sales include Theory, Furla and James Perse. Other November 2010 NYC Sample Sales that may be held again include: Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Valentino, La Perla, Hugo Boss, Rebecca Minkoff, Giorgio Armani, Nanette Lepore, Catherine Malandrino and Joseph Abboud Menswear. Stay up to date with this year’s sales at NYC Designer Sample Sales.

NYC Sample Sales and Trunk Shows

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New York Comedy Festival

New York Comedy Festival

November 9-13, 2011

For eight years the New York Comedy Festival has brought together hundreds of the country’s best comedians for five days of stand-up. 2011 appearances include Norm MacDonald, Tracy Morgan, Wanda Sykes, Bill Maher, Russell Peters, Louis C.K. and many more.

Over 150 comedians perform at more than 10 venues, including Caroline’s On Broadway, where club owner and NYCF Founder Caroline Hirsch has cultivated the careers of numerous stand-up comics. New York Comedy Festival Tickets start at $34. More Info: nycomedyfestival.com

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New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show

New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show
Statue of Liberty made from

Palm Leaves and Grass

Nov 19,2011 – Jan 16, 2012

This is a dazzling and detailed replica of Manhattan, made entirely from natural plants, and 14 electric trains running in loops around the city. The exhibit is great both kids and adults, and makes an especially beautiful date night with cocktails on “Bar Car Nights” in Decmeber. Check out how huge the exhibit really is in person.

Located in the Bronx, accessible by Subway and Metro North. Tickets: Adults $20, Seniors/Students $18, Children 2-12 $8.

 

Just like NYC, twinkling lights go on at night with both city and holiday lights. Over 140 NYC landmarks are created entirely from botanical “ingredients” such as, orange slices, cinnamon sticks, poppy pods, pine cones, berries, mushrooms, twigs and dozens of other plant parts. The Holiday Train Show is definitely one of those “not-to-be-missed” and “only in NYC” unique and memory-creating things to do for couples, families and children.

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Twelfth Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square

Winters Eve Lincoln Center NYC

Monday, November 28, 2011, 5:30 PM

Winter’s Eve kicks off with a neighborhood tree lighting ceremony and features free entertainment, food tastings, in-store activities and shopping around and about this colorful and vibrant neighborhood. Stores, restaurants, cultural organizations and public spaces in the district will be buzzing with activities for both children and adults.

At the same time, sidewalks along Broadway from Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle to 68th Street will be alive with performers, street musicians, jugglers, stilt-walkers and more, making for a festive fun-filled stroll through the streets of this dynamic Upper West Side neighborhood. More on Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square.

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The Nutcracker Ballet at Lincoln Center

The Nutcracker NYC BalletGeorge Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™

Photo © Paul Kolnik

November 25-December 31, 2011

Tickets on Sale: September 15, 2011

Tickets $40-$225

From the moment the lights dim, you will be transported to a magical place filled with adorable children, marching toy soldiers, a glowing one-ton Christmas tree that seemingly grows forever, mischievous mice, waltzing snowflakes, the Land of Sweets and some of the most glorious dancing on earth. See the School of American Ballet site.

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NIT Season Tip Off and Championship Game

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NIT Post Season Tip Off

11/23, 7:00 pm- Semifinals

11/25, 2:30 pm – Championship
NIT Season Tip-Off Tickets

or try Ticketmaster

Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma State and Stanford will headline the 2011 NIT Season Tip-Off, which begins November 14th, and the winners advance to Madison Square Garden during Thanksgiving Weekend.

Held every November, the Preseason NIT Tip-Off Finals are a great way to kick off the beginning of the college basketball season.

2K Sports Classic (formerly Coaches v. Cancer Classic), November 17-18, 2011. St. John’s, Arizona, Texas A&M, and Mississippi State will serve as the four Regional Round hosts of the 17th annual 2K Sports Classic with the event opening the college basketball season on Nov. 7. Each will play on campus before advancing to the Championship Rounds, Nov. 17-18, at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

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Annual New York Chocolate Show

Annual New York Chocolate Show

November 10-13, 2011

Metropolitan Pavillion

Life in the City gets sweeter every November with the annual Chocolate Show, a full-on chocolate expo, chock-full of inventive live demonstrations, samples, book signings and more.

This year’s Chocolate Show will also feature book signings by award-winning authors; cooking demonstrations in two culinary theaters featuring renowned chocolatiers and pastry chefs who will share secrets of the trade; a Kids Zone dedicated to fun-filled activities for young chocolate lovers and more! And the chocolate’s not just for eating: previous shows have featured chocolate-clad models strutting down runways and children creating chocolate artwork. Visit chocolateshow.com.

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African American Women in Cinema Festival NYC

African American Women in Cinema Festival NYCPRODCUER LISA CORTES

AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN IN CINEMA 13TH ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL

November 17-19, 2011

This landmark three-day event highlights the work of aspiring and prominent women filmmakers of African, Latin and Asian descent throughout the Diaspora. There will be a special screening of the original production “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf” starring Ntozake Shange, Lynn Whitfield and Alfre Woodard, along with a special “Conversation with Ntozake Shange.”

Tickets: $10 – $35. More on the African American Women in Cinema Festival

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More New York City Events November

More New York City Events November:

New York Taste – Monday, November 7, 2011

Hungarian Pianist, Adam Gyorgy, at Carnegie Hall – Sun, November 13

Fashion for Action: VIP Shopping Reception – Wed, November 16

Water is Rising: Pacific Islander Music and Dance – November 6, 2011

Citi Pond at Bryant Park’s Second Annual Family Day Event – 11/12

Mobile 101 – Engaging and Empowering Audiences On The Go! – 11/10

DAY OF THE DEAD Mexican Celebration – 11/13

The Wedding Salon NYC – Monday, November 14th, 4–8 PM

Birra Moretti Loves Pizza: Customer Contest – through Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011

New York Times Taste of T – November 3rd, 6-8:30pm, $80. Satisfy your taste for food and design at the annual Taste of T event. Join thousands of foodies and wine connoisseurs at a tasteful showcase that only The New York Times can offer while sampling haute cuisine from esteemed chefs. Explore ultra-luxe showrooms boasting innovative product and design ideas in kitchen, bath, appliances and home furnishings.

Pacquiao vs Marquez III – Watch boxing at Southern Hospitality NYC – 11/12

Movie Screening, Journey to the Flames: 11 Years of Burning Man – Nov 14

The Kong Show: Vaudeville-Style Comedy Show Stuffed Full of Fun! – Nov 14

Selling Software and SaaS in a World of Many Channels – November 18th

Evening with Shug and Paulie Breeders’ Cup – November 1

Kaioni: Eco-lectronica music @ UC Lounge – Friday, November 4

15th Annual Get Crackin’ Crabfest Menu at London Lennie’s – to Nov 13th

Autumn Obsession Midnight Yacht Cruise – Friday 11/25


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2011 Updates Coming Soon

New York City Holiday and Gift Fairs – November

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photo © www.nycstreetfairs.com

Saturday November 6
University Place Fall Fair

(University Pl, Waverly-14th St)

Sunday November 7
Madison Avenue Holiday Expo

(Madison Ave, 42nd – 57th Street)

Thursday November 11
Veteran’s Day Festival

Broadway, Cedar St. – Battery Pl

Thursday November 11, Veteran’s Day Parade Block Party

(56th St, Madison to 6th Aves)

Saturday November 13, Times Square Holiday Fair

45th St. from 5th – 7th Ave

Monday Nov 15th to Friday Dec 24th, The Holiday Gift Shops At Saint Barts
Park Avenue & 50th St

The Pond at Bryant Park – kick off the winter shopping season at The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park, November 5.

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New York City Marathon Bus Tour

NYC Marathon Bus Tour
NYC Marathon Bus Tour

November 4-6, 2010

Tour the ING New York City Marathon course in high style! See virtually all 26 miles and 385 yards of the world’s most diverse marathon course in the comfort of a climate-controlled motorcoach. Tour guides point out the great landmarks and attractions along the route, from the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to the finish line in Central Park.

The 4-hour tour stops at Brooklyn tavern, the Turkey’s Nest (refreshments are not included in price of tour) and departs from the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Departures 9:00 am and 2:00 pm.
$40 person. $30 ages under 12.

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