NYC Insider Top Picks by Month – New York City Events Calendar

Our New York City events calendar highlights the BEST of NYC’s annual holiday celebrations, parades, festivals, shopping and sample sales and much more. Many of these New York City events are not in your tourist guides or the lobby of your hotel (really cool things don’t get advertised, they are published and spread by word of mouth). However, NYC events are easily found online, in our local magazines and papers, spread by word of mouth and in dozens of email lists, some very secret.

I actually already gave away some of my secrets by showing you my favorite New York City Sites. Since I regularly read all these lists and sites, here are the top New York City Event choices by month. I hope they will keep you from scouring the internet, because, if you’re like me, you don’t want to spend more time planning your vacation than actually being on it!

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October New York City Events Calendar
  • New York City Wine & Food Festival
  • New Yorker Festival
  • Columbus Day and Parade
  • Ice Skating Rinks Open
  • Basketball (NY Knicks) Season Begins
  • Open House New York City
  • New York Music Festival
  • Fall Spa Week
  • Halloween – October 31

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November Events Calendar and Holidays

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Explore and Indulge Like a Real NYC Foodie

There is no shortage of pizza, bagels, street vendors, cupcakes, craft beer and cocktails, rooftops and mini food parks to explore and so many more food choices in the five boroughs, along with wonderful guides who can't wait to show you them all!!!!

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DoublePlusGood Comedy show

July 22, 2021
West Side Comedy Club
201 West 75th Street (below Playa Betty’s) New York, NY 10023

Ben Asher’s DoublePlusGood Comedy show brings you comedy that reaches up into your brain with the force of a fist through the nose. Top comics from TV and NYC’s major clubs performing long sets on an intimate stage. Past performers include comedians from HBO, Netlfix, Colbert, SNL, the Daily Show, Letterman, the Tonight Show, Comedy Central, and more. Every month you can hear some of the most talented comics perform long sets, that other shows don’t give them the time to perform. DoublePlusGood Comedy is your chance to get to really watch comedians flex their muscles and hit their stride on stage, at the West Side Comedy Club, where you can eat and drink the most delicious food in the city from Playa Betty’s More Info:

Famous Food Festival "Taste the World"

September 3-6, 2021
Tanger Outlets – Deer Park

Welcome back everyone we invite you to come ‘Taste The World’ with delicious food inspirations from countries represented from all around the world. Featuring Over 60 Food Vendors, be prepared to taste some of the best New York, Tri-State, and home of Long Island has to offer. Our focus is to bring Long Island a festival they can be proud of. One that’s filled with unique eats that few have ever tried before on top of fun things to do for the whole family to enjoy. Whether it’s the Live Music and seating section, our Beer and Wine Lounge, Cooking Demos, Local Artists Gallery, Vampire Escape Room, Alpha Axe Throwing, Mobile Man Cave Tailgating Experience, and Kids Section, there truly is something for everyone. Because Long Island New York deserves a famous festival. This all-ages fun for the whole family event is only $7 (Online) to attend each day and discounted for multiple day entry! See all the ticketing options 1, 2, or all 4 days! Tickets at the Door (1 day) Will be available day for $12 per person. Children 10 and under free. Guarantee your ticket today! More Info:

Live Music at The Cabinet NYC

Come to The Cabinet, an East Village bar and mezcaleria, for live music by singer-songwriter Melanie Marod with musician Spiros Exaras from 6-9 PM every Sunday (July 18-August 22). With indoor and outdoor seating, the bar serves frozen margaritas and tamales from local gem Tamales Lupita in East Harlem, plus three exclusive mezcals you can’t find at any other New York bar

Underground NYC Creative Society, HXS, Presents: COLOBLIND

July 30, 2021

HXS (Hidden By Soul) presents: COLORBLIND. This unforgettable experience features a talented line-up of artists from New York City, an exclusive event space designed to unify the artist and the audience, and a mission to make a difference by serving the underprivileged. As a whole, the event COLORBLIND is based on the concept of fairness. In the eyes of HXS, we are all human. What matters to us is the soul and it’s artistic expression of emotion and life experiences. Prepare to be fully immersed in a show designed to shatter your perceptions and excite your senses, all while creating connections with others in the NYC creative community. IG: @HiddenBySoul

Dave Konig Comedy Cabaret @ Don’t Tell Mama

DAVE KONIG, as seen on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Louie, and Crashing, joins with musical director, ELLIOT FINKEL, for a night of laughs to celebrate New York opening back up. The three time Emmy winning comedian promises an evening of funny stories and a few songs at the historic cabaret theater, Don’t Tell Mama. Shows will maintain limited seating capacity to ensure everyone a safe and comfortable evening with America’s Most Beloved, Living Entertainer.

Dave Konig Comedy Cabaret

Sunday, June 13, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
$20 and 2 drink min. Cash only
don’t tell mama
343 West 46th St. NYC
Doors open at 5:15 PM / Show starts at 6:00 PM


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Wine & Cheese Tasting Cruise with Chocolate

Experience wine tasting NYC like never before! Let our expert guide you through the multisensory experience from the combination of wine, cheese, and chocolate, while being surrounded by the stunning Manhattan skyline on our cheese and wine tasting cruise!

Date & Time: Every Saturday 7:00pm

NYC City Lights Cruise

New York City at night is extraordinary and our City Lights Cruise will give you a bird’s eye view of some of New York’s most iconic sites including the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge at night.

Cruise night starts as New York City lights up the night. Want to have an even better experience? Get the Sky Deck Admission and enjoy the benefits of Priority Boarding, access to Sky Deck, flexible seating options, and more. Our NYC City Lights Cruise will create everlasting memories for you, your friends, and family.

Dates: Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 7:00pm

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November New York City Events

Boogie Wonder Band Concert

Friday November 29, 2019, Doors 6:30PM Show 8PM

Boogie Wonder Band Concert

Boogie Wonder Band Concert. If we didn’t know better, we’d say that the Boogie Wonder Band, arrived via a time machine because this 10-piece band busts out funk-a-licious grooves and disco-strutting jams like they are straight out of the ’70s. Channeling the era with a full throttle high-octane live show, each member dons eye-popping Las Vegas-inspired costumes and flashy personas. They don’t just hail from another land; they come from another decade – where Disco ruled the dance floors!

The Cutting Room 44 E. 32nd St. New York (212) 691-1900

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The Marvelous Mr. Marzo Musical Cabaret

October – December

The Marvelous Mr. Marzo Musical Cabaret

The Marvelous Mr. Marzo will feature songs by Stephen Sondheim, Cy Coleman, Peggy Lee, Andre Previn, Amanda McBroom, David Friedman, Fred Barton, and more. The cabaret is written by Joey Virgo and directed by Mark Corpron, with musical director Brad Ross on piano, David Ashton on woodwinds, Marco Panascia on bass and orchestrations by Ben Morris.

There is a $15 cover charge plus 2-drink minimum per person (cash only). Make reservations at or call 212-757-0788 after 4 pm.

The Marvelous Mr. Marzo
Monday, October 14 at 7pm
Sunday, October 27 at 1pm
Thursday, November 14 at 9:30pm
Saturday, December 7 at 1pm
at Don’t Tell Mama, 343 W 46th Street, New York, NY 10036 (between 8th & 9th)

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Queer Liberation March

June 30, 2019

Queer Liberation March NYC

The Queer Liberation March is a people’s political march – no corporate floats, and no police in our march. We honor the powerful legacy of the Stonewall Rebellion by highlighting the most marginalized members of our community, as we commit to addressing the ongoing struggles that we face. On June 30th, retracing the steps of the original Christopher Street Liberation Day March of 1970, the Reclaim Pride Coalition will gather in Sheridan Square and begin the march at 9:30 am. We will proceed up 6th Avenue and have a midpoint gathering in Bryant Park at 11:00 am, where supporters are welcome to meet up before joining the march. The march will end with a Rally in Central Park’s Great Lawn (West 85th Street) at 1 p.m.

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