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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2021 Events (Virtual & In Person)

Free Weekly Virtual Circus and Variety Show
Streamed Every Monday at 8pm ET from January 25-April 5, 2021

Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show is breaking out of the confines of a theater, and coming to you in your living room. Jump online for a night of variety that will include much more than a simple song and dance. Enjoy a non-stop variety show experience that may include world famous magicians, gender bending jugglers, circus legends, trained rats, novelty musicians, aerial artists, wire walkers, sideshow performers, puppeteers, living cartoons, physical comedy, contortionists, performance artists, and more.

The show is livestreamed every Monday at 8pm ET from January 25-April 5, 2021 on both our Facebook (@Bindlestiff.Cirkus) and YouTube (@BindlestiffCirkus), but if you can’t make it, the recording remains available to watch until Wednesday of that same week.

Zoom Vision Board Party 2021
Sunday, February 21 from 2:00 to 4:30 pm EST

Join PR professional Debra Dixon Anderson and professional artist Debbie Viola in creating vision boards to help guide you to a successful 2021. We are taking the vision board creation process to the next level by offering both online and physical opportunities to make your board. The event will take place via Zoom on Sunday, February 21 from 2:00 to 4:30 pm EST. Don’t miss out on the chance to network with motivated, like-minded individuals that want to work towards a successful future while also taking steps to better yourself in all aspects of life. Get a $5 discount by using the code: vision2021 @

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Verena sings Marlene … and other movie & Broadway hits

Friday, Dec 6th ’19. – 7 pm (1 Set only)

Verena sings Marlene

Verena sings Marlene … and other movie & Broadway hits of the 30’s & 40’s. Actress and vocalist Verena McBee will take her audience on a trip down Memory Lane at Pangea, Friday December 6, performing favorites from her theater days in Germany—songs sung by Marlene Dietrich, Zarah Leander, the Comedian Harmonists, and the Andrew Sisters, plus classics by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht and others.

Pangea: 178 Second Avenue (betw. 11th & 12th Streets), New York City

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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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October New York City Events

2019 IIE Centennial Gala

October 30, 2019

On Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 6 to 10 p.m., the Institute of International Education will be holding its IIE Centennial Gala: 100 Years of Transforming Lives at The Pierre (2 East 61st Street &, 5th Ave, New York, NY 10065). Martin Lipton will be receiving the IIE Stephen P. Duggan Award for Mutual Understanding and will be joined by Kenneth Langone, and Larry Silverstein for a special conversation moderated by Maria Bartiromo. For more information, sponsorship opportunities and tickets, please contact Ellin Delsener at (212) 245-6570 or email [email protected] or visit

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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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The Glass Menagerie Off Broadway at Wild Project

October 3-20, 2019

The Glass Menagerie Off Broadway at Wild Project

Ruth Stage, a professional not for profit theater company, is thrilled to present a chilling new take on Tennessee Williams’ seminal play, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, directed by Austin Pendleton and Peter Bloch. After two critically acclaimed runs in 2018 of Wars of the Roses, directors Austin Pendleton and Peter Bloch reunite with actor Matt de Rogatis to take on the American classic, The Glass Menagerie. In this disquieting production, the tormented Tom (de Rogatis) relives the story of his time in the Wingfields St. Louis apartment, circa 1939, as if he were remembering it through the lens of a spooky dream.

Wild Project 195 East 3rd Street NY NY 10009 Co-directed by Two Time Tony Nominee Austin Pendleton and featuring Ginger Grace as Amanda Wingfield and Matt de Rogatis as Tom Wingfield. Visit for more information!

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September New York City Events

MED Festival NYC

September 5-8, 2019

MED Festival NYC

Over four days from the September 5-8, 2019 we’ll be getting NYC excited about medicine through a diverse program of experiences, exhibitions, talks and activities. From behind the scenes tours of hospitals and specifically curated exhibitions, to talks from world experts and hands-on technology demonstrations – there’s something for all ages and interests.

Learn about the impact of contagious disease at the Tenement Museum. Enjoy a night of comedy from Doctors Without Boundaries, History of Medicine Highlights of the New York Academy of Medicine’s Rare Book Room. Behind-the-Scenes Hard Hat Tour of Ellis Island’s Abandoned Hospital. Free first aid and CPR training. Join a tour of the state-of-the-art Lenox Health Greenwich Village. Walk Through the Fascinating Medical History of Roosevelt Island.

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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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