November 2014 events calendar for New York City

Plan your month with our events calendar of the very best activities, including Thanksgiving activities and our picks from theater, the arts and music

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Give thanks for our events calendar for November, which will help you make plans for Thanksgiving and the rest of the month. Use our guide to find the best holiday events, including the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and 2014 Radio City Christmas Spectacular. For those who just want to rock out, November has a ton of great concerts including Alt-J and FKA twigs.

Featured events in November 2014

The Dalai Lama

  • Price band: 4/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Beacon Theatre 2124 Broadway, at 74th St
  2. Mon Nov 3 - Tue Nov 4
More info
  1. Manhattan
  2. Fri Nov 28
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George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. David H. Koch Theater (at Lincoln Center) 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, at 63rd St
  2. Fri Nov 28 - Sat Jan 3
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Free events in November 2014

ING New York City Marathon

  • Critics choice
  • Free

After last year’s cancellation (screw you, Sandy), the New York City Marathon is back. On the first weekend in November, more than 45,000 runners will hoof it from the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge through all five boroughs to Central Park. 

David Humphrey, “Work and Play”

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  • Free

Over the past 25 years, Humphrey has been active as a writer and curator as well as an artist, known for strange, hybrid paintings and sculptures mixing figuration and abstraction with equal amounts of dexterity and panache. An artist’s artist, he has a knack for making smart, psychologically loaded works in which spectators of one sort or the other serve as protagonist, while animals, in some

  1. Fredericks & Freiser 536 W 24th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
  2. Tue Nov 4 - Sat Nov 8
More info

Jörg Immendorff, "Café Deutschland"

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Immendorff (1945–2007) created this cycle of paintings between 1977 and 1984, and they quickly became the German artist's best-known works. Stylistically evoking such pre-World War I figures as Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Max Pechstein, as well as the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) group, each composition depicts a tavern, club or bistro, crowded with individuals meant to

  1. Michael Werner 4 E 77th St, between Fifth and Madison Aves
  2. Tue Nov 4 - Sat Nov 8
More info

Franklin Park Reading Series

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Series curator Penina Roth presents an evening of well-known and up-and-coming local talent; stop by to hear new work from Colson Whitehead (The Noble Hustle, Zone One), Lindsay Hunter (Ugly Girls), Mark Chiusano (Marine Park), Shelly Oria (New York 1, Tel Aviv 0) and Gabby Bess (Alone With Other People). As always, drink specials and raffles abound.

  1. Franklin Park 618 St. Johns Pl, between Classon and Franklin Aves
  2. Mon Nov 10
More info

Veterans Day Parade

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The Veterans Day Parade is always one hell of a patriotic party, but this year it also commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Korean War. Salute the throngs of brave servicemen and women, and watch marching bands step in time up Fifth Avenue. The parade will be preceded by an opening ceremony and wreath-laying at the Eternal Light Monument (Fifth Ave at 24th St; 10–11am). Fifth Ave from 26th

  1. Manhattan
  2. Tue Nov 11
More info

Chris Martin

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Critics choice
  • Free

Artists have always rummaged through history, borrowing from previous periods or oeuvres. But for contemporary painters like Chris Martin, this practice has become almost a raison d’être, which is understandable, given that art’s driving force these days is money, and the moneyed, while happy to pay lip service to ideas, aren’t really interested in the arguments that used to motivate

  1. Anton Kern Gallery 532 W 20th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
  2. Tue Nov 4 - Sat Nov 15
More info

"Exposed: A History of Lingerie"

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Whatever your interest in ladies’ undergarments, you’ll see more than 70 iterations from throughout history at the Museum at FIT’s new exhibit. From a circa-1770 whalebone corset to Rudi Gernreich’s wireless “no-bra bra” of the ’60s, the exhibit looks at how form and function have shifted over time, as well as how nightgowns and other silhouette-framing pieces have inspired formal

  1. The Museum at FIT Seventh Ave, at 27th St
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Sat Nov 15
More info

Moby-Dick Marathon NYC

  • Critics choice
  • Free

A host of local performers, writers, critics and literary personalities climb aboard the Pequod with Ahab and crew in this second marathon reading of Melville's classic novel. There will be song, food, drink, performances and readings from Amber Tamblyn, Ophira Eisenberg, Alex Karpovsky, Sophie Blackall and many, many more.

  1. Housing Works Bookstore Cafe 126 Crosby St, between E Houston and Prince Sts, 10012
  2. Fri Nov 14 - Sun Nov 16
More info

Canstruction

  • Critics choice
  • Free

You don’t need to wear chef’s whites to turn food into art. Each year, teams of architects, engineers and designers build large-scale sculptures out of canned food for this competition and food drive. Twenty-six entries will be displayed and judged in categories such as Best Use of Labels, Most Cans and People’s Choice; favorites from last year’s contest, including a replica Jefferson

  1. Brookfield Place Winter Garden 220 Vesey St, at West St, 10281
  2. Thu Nov 6 - Thu Nov 20
More info

Smorgasburg

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Head out to the open-air fair before it gets too cold: The season's final iterations will be November 22 at the Williamsburg waterfront and November 23 at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Visit smorgasburg.com for more information.

  1. Brooklyn Bridge Park Main St, at Fulton Ferry Landing, 11201
  2. Sat Sep 27 - Sun Nov 23
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Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation

  • Critics choice
  • Free

This pre–Turkey Day ritual, held near the American Museum of Natural History, has become almost as crowded as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but we prefer it to the main event. Why? We prefer to weave through the crowds, walking past the inflation stations to see Kermit the Frog, Julius the Paul Frank monkey, Sonic the Hedgehog, Buzz Lightyear et al. at our own pace. Inflation takes

  1. Manhattan
  2. Wed Nov 26
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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Critics choice
  • Free

For the 88th year, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will usher in the holiday season with familiar sights like giant balloons, high-kicking Rockettes and Santa’s sleigh, plus celebrity appearances. Begins at W 77th St and Central Park West; for the complete parade route, visit macys.com/parade.

  1. Manhattan
  2. Thu Nov 27
More info

“Willem van Genk: Mind Traffic”

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Critics choice
  • Free

By now, it’s hardly surprising that the work of a freshly discovered outsider artist is usually astonishing. While Willem van Genk isn’t unknown, exactly—he’s been celebrated in Europe for years—he’s new to these shores, and so his work arrives here as if it had just been uncovered. And it is amazing. Born in Voorburg, the Netherlands, Van Genk lived in the Hague. His life story

  1. American Folk Art Museum 2 Lincoln Sq, Columbus Ave, at 66th St
  2. Tue Nov 4 - Mon Dec 1
More info

Union Square Holiday Market

  • Critics choice
  • Free

This European-style winter market boasts more than 150 local and national vendors hawking an impressive selection of handcrafted gifts, ranging from jewelry and accessories to leather goods and artwork. Look for Kristiana Parn stationery sets (six note cards for $18), Stories mounted art prints ($45 each), Organic Treatment facial serums ($38), and Pageant Print Shop antique Brooklyn and

  1. Union Square Holiday Market 14th St to 17th St, between Broadway and Park Ave South
  2. Thu Nov 20 - Wed Dec 24
More info

Scissor Sundays

  • Critics choice
  • Free

JD Samson's beloved weekly tea dance features a friendly, mixed crowd grooving to tunes by a rotating cast of local and visiting DJs, plus deliciously strong drinks and gorgeous sunsets over the Hudson.

  1. Rusty Knot 425 West St, at 11th St
  2. Sun Nov 9 - Sun Dec 28
More info

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Bryant Park’s 17,000-square-foot outdoor rink is free and open late. Don’t get too excited—the admission may be gratis, but you’ll have to shell out $19 to rent skates (or BYO). Still, it’s a veritable winter wonderland: After your skate, warm up at spacious rinkside restaurant Celsius. If you want to practice your lutzes and axels with ample spinning room, try visiting during off-peak

  1. Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park Sixth Ave, between 40th and 42nd Sts
  2. Until Sun Jan 4
More info

Sam Falls, "Light Over Time"

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  • Free

A process-oriented Los Angeles artist who works in a variety of media, Sam Falls has transformed Downtown Brooklyn’s MetroTech Commons into a playground for his interactive art. Exploring the passage of time through light and color, Falls displays several sculptural works that are activated by the viewer and will physically alter over time. His Untitled (Thermochromic bench), for example,

  1. Public Art Fund at MetroTech Center Commons MetroTech Center Commons, Myrtle Ave, between Flatbush Ave and Jay St
  2. Until Fri May 29
More info

Music events in November

BABYMETAL

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Over-the-top spectacle is part of metal's DNA, but when it comes to pure batshit bombast, BABYMETAL might just have everyone from Alice Cooper to Iron Maiden beat. This Japanese import juxtaposes the fizzy J-pop song-and-dance of three pixieish teens with mercilessly steroidal shred, raging pyrotechnics and camp-macabre chills. BABYMETAL’s NYC debut ought to fulfill your yearly WTF quota and then some.

  1. Hammerstein Ballroom (at the Manhattan Center) 311 W 34th St, between Eighth and Ninth Aves, 10001
  2. Tue Nov 4
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Deerhoof

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

The irrepressible Deerhoof—the world's premier art-pop band, and one of its top pop bands, period—visits to play behind its latest opus La Isla Bonita. That's the new disc, but the band's shows always draw heavily on its sizable backlog of jagged yet whimsical roof-raisers.

  1. Baby's All Right 146 Broadway, at Bedford Ave, 11211
  2. Tue Nov 4 - Thu Nov 6
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Kimbra + Empress Of

  • Critics choice

Heat-seeking New Zealand songstress Kimbra is much more than the crystal-clear–voiced cameo artist on Gotye's 2011 viral hit, "Somebody That I Used to Know." As a follow-up to 2012's Vows, a heavily rhythmic jazz-and-soul-inflected pop concoction, the 24-year-old recently released The Golden Echo, which promises to earn her the stateside name recognition she enjoys at home.

  1. Bowery Ballroom 6 Delancey St, between Bowery and Chrystie St
  2. Thu Nov 6
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Orchestra of St. Luke's

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Fiery young conductor Pablo Heras-Casado brings his versatile ensemble back to Carnegie Hall for a Shakespeare-themed program. There's a typically intriguing mix of compositional styles on the bill: Works by Mendelssohn, Purcell and Tchaikovsky snuggle up next to the modernism of Dallapiccola's Piccola musica notturna.

  1. Carnegie Hall 154 W 57th St, between Sixth and Seventh Aves
  2. Thu Nov 6
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Stevie Wonder

  • Critics choice

Stevie Wonder. Songs in the Key of Life. Madison Square Garden. Yeah, it's actually happening. Elder statesman of pop Wonder isn't usually the type to dwell on past glories, but hey, this time he is. You've read the best-of lists, and you know the tunes. Forget other artists who ride the nostalgia wave until it crashes—Wonder's treating only 12 cities to this tour through pop history.

  1. Madison Square Garden 4 Pennsylvania Plaza , between 31st and 33rd Sts, 10001
  2. Thu Nov 6
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Barb Jungr: Hard Rain

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

One of the world's great cabaret singers, England's Jungr is a a joyful oracle, with a particular affinity for densely poetic work. Between songs, she is disarmingly garrulous, funny and candid; when she sings—in a warm, breathy voice acutely attentive to rhythm—she is serious but free of pretense. Her new set at 59E59 is devoted to wary, hard-nosed, political songs by Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen.

  1. 59E59 Theaters 59 E 59th St, between Madison and Park Aves, 10022
  2. Tue Nov 4 - Sun Nov 9
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Renegades of Rhythm with DJ Shadow + Cut Chemist

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

BEMF. DJ Shadow became an instant headphone hero in 1996 with his debut album, Endtroducing…, a stone-cold hip-hop classic that set off a decade swamped with imitative efforts by less distinctive sample-slayers. This show finds him joining forces with another hip-hop notable, esteemed spinner and producer Cut Chemist, an erstwhile member of Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli, to pay homage to one of the greats: Afrika Bambaataa. (They're using Bambaataa's actual vinyl!)

  1. Verboten 54 North 11th St, between Kent and Wythe Aves, 11211
  2. Fri Nov 7
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Alt-J

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Leeds, England–based quartet Alt-J traffics in a distinct sound, combining clever songwriting and colorful, jazzy instrumentation with world beats and skittering drops for a quirky brand of alt pop. The band's Mercury Prize-winning debut, An Awesome Wave, made a big splash in 2012, and now Alt-J's back with sophomore effort This is All Yours.

  1. Beacon Theatre 2124 Broadway, at 74th St
  2. Sun Nov 16
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Interpol + Hundred Waters

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Interpol's brief moment as indie-rock gods didn't last forever—Turn on the Bright Lights holds up as one of the most memorable debuts of the ’00s—but the band still manages to churn out solid, Joy Division–esque anthems on its new, fifth LP, El Pintor. At Terminal 5, art-pop up-and-comers Hundred Waters open.

  1. Terminal 5 610 W 56th St, at Eleventh Ave
  2. Mon Nov 24 - Wed Nov 26
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Culture Club

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

After years of confronting the typical pop-group problems—quibbling, intra-band romance, addiction, figuring out how to transition away from shoulder pads—Culture Club has reunited to play both coasts before next year's release of a brand-new album. Boy George hit town behind a new solo LP earlier in 2014, but the nostalgia factor ought to make this gig even bigger.

  1. Beacon Theatre 2124 Broadway, at 74th St
  2. Tue Nov 25 - Wed Nov 26
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Julian Casablancas & the Voidz

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

NYC rock legend (and the last guy still swapping s for z) Julian Casablancas isn't resting on his considerable laurels as frontman for New York's beloved Strokes, who played a knockout gig at this year's Governors Ball. With his new band the Voidz, Casablancas has just released the dark,sprawling Tyranny, his first extracurricular effort since 2009's Phrazes for the Young. Snag your tickets as this hometown show is sure to sell out fast.

  1. Hammerstein Ballroom (at the Manhattan Center) 311 W 34th St, between Eighth and Ninth Aves, 10001
  2. Tue Nov 25
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Death From Above 1979

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

One month shy of a decade since the release of their much-acclaimed debut, 2004's You're a Woman, I'm a Machine, the amped-up Canadian dance-rawk duo finally dropped their follow-up, The Physical World, just in time to ride the early aughts nostalgia wave. Smart move, guys.

  1. Terminal 5 610 W 56th St, at Eleventh Ave
  2. Fri Nov 28
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Arlo Guthrie's Annual Thanksgiving Concert

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Every Thanksgiving, Woody's son Arlo hosts a big charity concert at Carnegie Hall—expect guests, folk standards and a blowout rendition of "Alice's Restaurant Massacree."

  1. Carnegie Hall 154 W 57th St, between Sixth and Seventh Aves
  2. Sat Nov 29
More info

Arts events in November 2014

The Magic Flute

  • Price band: 4/4
  • Critics choice

Julie Taymor's whirling, whooshing, puppet-filled production of Mozart's lively singspiel returns in its full-length, German-language iteration at the Met this season. Adam Fischer conducts this year's run, which features Toby Spence as Tamino and Markus Werba as Papageno.

  1. Metropolitan Opera House (at Lincoln Center) Lincoln Center Plaza, at 65th St
  2. Mon Nov 3 - Sat Nov 8
More info

David Humphrey, “Work and Play”

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  • Free

Over the past 25 years, Humphrey has been active as a writer and curator as well as an artist, known for strange, hybrid paintings and sculptures mixing figuration and abstraction with equal amounts of dexterity and panache. An artist’s artist, he has a knack for making smart, psychologically loaded works in which spectators of one sort or the other serve as protagonist, while animals, in some

  1. Fredericks & Freiser 536 W 24th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
  2. Tue Nov 4 - Sat Nov 8
More info

Ghost Quartet

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Ghost Quartet. Bushwick Starr (see Off-Off Broadway). Music and lyrics by Dave Malloy. Directed by Annie Tippe. With Brent Arnold, Brittain Ashford, Gelsey Bell, Dave Malloy. Running time: 1hr 40mins. No intermission. Ghost Quartet: In brief The brilliantly inventive Dave Malloy (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) shares a new song cycle about "love, death and whiskey," including segments

  1. The Bushwick Starr 207 Starr St, between Irving and Wyckoff Aves
  2. Mon Nov 3 - Sat Nov 8
More info

Jörg Immendorff, "Café Deutschland"

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Immendorff (1945–2007) created this cycle of paintings between 1977 and 1984, and they quickly became the German artist's best-known works. Stylistically evoking such pre-World War I figures as Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Max Pechstein, as well as the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) group, each composition depicts a tavern, club or bistro, crowded with individuals meant to

  1. Michael Werner 4 E 77th St, between Fifth and Madison Aves
  2. Tue Nov 4 - Sat Nov 8
More info

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

If anyone can invoke the tragedy of Sophocles's Antigone, it is the stunning Soledad Barrio. She and her flamenco company perform "Noche Flamenca y Antigona," a program of movement and music with excerpts inspired by the classic play.

  1. Joyce Theater 175 Eighth Ave, at 19th St
  2. Tue Nov 4 - Sun Nov 9
More info

Batsheva Dance Company

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Gaga innovator Ohad Naharin & Co. return to BAM with Sadeh21, a collaboratively developed movement study performed by 18 dancers that unfolds in 21 sections.

  1. BAM Howard Gilman Opera House 30 Lafayette Ave, between Ashland Pl and St. Felix St
  2. Wed Nov 12 - Sat Nov 15
More info

Chris Martin

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Critics choice
  • Free

Artists have always rummaged through history, borrowing from previous periods or oeuvres. But for contemporary painters like Chris Martin, this practice has become almost a raison d’être, which is understandable, given that art’s driving force these days is money, and the moneyed, while happy to pay lip service to ideas, aren’t really interested in the arguments that used to motivate

  1. Anton Kern Gallery 532 W 20th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
  2. Tue Nov 4 - Sat Nov 15
More info

The Death of Klinghoffer

  • Critics choice

An operatic retelling of a terrorist murder is bound to cause some unease, which is why this work has been talked about more than heard since its 1991 premiere. But on its recent opening night at the Met, protesters outside Lincoln Center—most of whom had not seen the work, and pledged not to—advanced a critique that the subsequent performance of the opera showed to be misguided. By giving

  1. Metropolitan Opera House (at Lincoln Center) Lincoln Center Plaza, at 65th St
  2. Wed Nov 5 - Sat Nov 15
More info

Jacuzzi

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Jacuzzi. Ars Nova (Off Broadway). By Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen. Directed by Oliver Butler. With Bos, Thureen, Chris Lowell, Peter Friedman. Running time: 1hr 40mins. No intermission. Jacuzzi: In brief Family tensions rise to the surface when a pair of slackers crash the hot tub at a Colorado chalet in a new play by Ars Nova company-in-residence the Debate Society (Buddy Cop 2), one of New

  1. Ars Nova 511 W 54th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
  2. Mon Nov 3 - Sat Nov 15
More info

Smoke

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Smoke. Flea Theater (see Off-Off Broadway). By Kim Davies. Directed by Tom Costello. With Madeleine Bundy and Stephen Stout. Running time: 1hr 15mins. No intermission. Smoke: In brief A privileged college student and a cynical artist push the boundaries of BDSM in a new play by Kim Davies, directed by Tom Costello with a cast drawn from the Flea's resident young company, the Bats. Smoke: Theater

  1. Flea Theater 41 White St, between Broadway and Church St
  2. Fri Nov 7 - Sun Nov 16
More info

“Willem van Genk: Mind Traffic”

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Critics choice
  • Free

By now, it’s hardly surprising that the work of a freshly discovered outsider artist is usually astonishing. While Willem van Genk isn’t unknown, exactly—he’s been celebrated in Europe for years—he’s new to these shores, and so his work arrives here as if it had just been uncovered. And it is amazing. Born in Voorburg, the Netherlands, Van Genk lived in the Hague. His life story

  1. American Folk Art Museum 2 Lincoln Sq, Columbus Ave, at 66th St
  2. Tue Nov 4 - Mon Dec 1
More info

"Mac Conner: A New York Life"

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

The career of illustrator McCauley (“Mac”) Conner helped to define the look of midcentury America. One of the original Mad Men, Conner's style was crisp and refined and very urban; life in the big city was a frequent theme. His work, which was published in such magazines as Redbook and McCall’s, owed a lot to the influence of Norman Rockwell (a boyhood idol), but also to film noir.

  1. Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Ave, between 103rd and 104th Sts
  2. Until Mon Jan 19
More info

Sam Falls, "Light Over Time"

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  • Free

A process-oriented Los Angeles artist who works in a variety of media, Sam Falls has transformed Downtown Brooklyn’s MetroTech Commons into a playground for his interactive art. Exploring the passage of time through light and color, Falls displays several sculptural works that are activated by the viewer and will physically alter over time. His Untitled (Thermochromic bench), for example,

  1. Public Art Fund at MetroTech Center Commons MetroTech Center Commons, Myrtle Ave, between Flatbush Ave and Jay St
  2. Until Fri May 29
More info

More events in November 2014

Five Boroughs Food Talk: Jewish Food

  • Critics choice

Part of a series hosted by food writer Gabriella Gershenson (Every Day with Rachael Ray), this Jewish-food chat discusses the bagels, borscht, and matzo-ball soup of your or bubbe's youth (and their current incarnations). Gershenson will be joined by Saul Zabar of Zabar's; Liz Alpern of the Gefilteria; Jane Ziegelman, the curator of culinary programs at the Tenement Museum; and others.

  1. Symphony Space 2537 Broadway, at 95th St, 10025
  2. Tue Nov 4
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Inside the Mind of R.L. Stine

  • Critics choice

Eek! The "Goosebumps" author who inspired the infamous Internet meme will speak with hosts Leah Evans and Dave Herman about his career. Next, the godfather of children’s horror reads "Goosebumps" passages, which improvisers from group the Internet Disagrees use as inspiration for two sketch sets.

  1. The Tank 151 W 46th St , between Sixth and Seventh Aves
  2. Sat Nov 8
More info

Franklin Park Reading Series

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Series curator Penina Roth presents an evening of well-known and up-and-coming local talent; stop by to hear new work from Colson Whitehead (The Noble Hustle, Zone One), Lindsay Hunter (Ugly Girls), Mark Chiusano (Marine Park), Shelly Oria (New York 1, Tel Aviv 0) and Gabby Bess (Alone With Other People). As always, drink specials and raffles abound.

  1. Franklin Park 618 St. Johns Pl, between Classon and Franklin Aves
  2. Mon Nov 10
More info

Veterans Day Parade

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The Veterans Day Parade is always one hell of a patriotic party, but this year it also commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Korean War. Salute the throngs of brave servicemen and women, and watch marching bands step in time up Fifth Avenue. The parade will be preceded by an opening ceremony and wreath-laying at the Eternal Light Monument (Fifth Ave at 24th St; 10–11am). Fifth Ave from 26th

  1. Manhattan
  2. Tue Nov 11
More info

Moby-Dick Marathon NYC

  • Critics choice
  • Free

A host of local performers, writers, critics and literary personalities climb aboard the Pequod with Ahab and crew in this second marathon reading of Melville's classic novel. There will be song, food, drink, performances and readings from Amber Tamblyn, Ophira Eisenberg, Alex Karpovsky, Sophie Blackall and many, many more.

  1. Housing Works Bookstore Cafe 126 Crosby St, between E Houston and Prince Sts, 10012
  2. Fri Nov 14 - Sun Nov 16
More info

"The Art of Mourning"

  • Critics choice

Not for the faint of heart, this macabre exhibit definitely doesn’t shy away from the issue of death and dying. Guests get a cultural look at how the inevitable fate was handled from the 18th to 20th centuries. Channel ghosts at the spirit photo booth and gawk at surreal grieving paraphernalia like death masks, art shadowboxes and memorial cards. “The Art of Mourning” was curated by musem

  1. Morbid Anatomy Museum 424A Third Ave, at 7th St, 11215
  2. Until Thu Dec 4
More info

Spoons, Toons and Booze Specials

  • Critics choice

Remember those Saturdays during your childhood when you’d wake up early just to catch your favorite cartoons? Well this nostalgic occasion is like that, only all grown-up. You’ll have cereal, of course, but since this is for the adults, there’ll also be delicious cocktails. Just like at home, you get to choose what to watch, but with a much bigger selection of animations ranging from the

  1. Nitehawk Cinema 136 Metropolitan Ave, between Berry St and Wythe Ave, 11249
  2. Sat Nov 15 - Sun Dec 14
More info

Union Square Holiday Market

  • Critics choice
  • Free

This European-style winter market boasts more than 150 local and national vendors hawking an impressive selection of handcrafted gifts, ranging from jewelry and accessories to leather goods and artwork. Look for Kristiana Parn stationery sets (six note cards for $18), Stories mounted art prints ($45 each), Organic Treatment facial serums ($38), and Pageant Print Shop antique Brooklyn and

  1. Union Square Holiday Market 14th St to 17th St, between Broadway and Park Ave South
  2. Thu Nov 20 - Wed Dec 24
More info

Le Scandal Cabaret

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Bonnie Dunn, the MC-chanteuse behind this burlesque-circuit stalwart, presides over a lively mix of stand-up, magic, acrobatics and high-concept strip. The city’s longest-running girlie revue, Le Scandal is still looking young, hot and ready to party.

  1. Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café 407 W 42nd St, between Ninth and Tenth Aves, downstairs, 10036
  2. Sat Nov 8 - Sat Dec 27
More info

Scissor Sundays

  • Critics choice
  • Free

JD Samson's beloved weekly tea dance features a friendly, mixed crowd grooving to tunes by a rotating cast of local and visiting DJs, plus deliciously strong drinks and gorgeous sunsets over the Hudson.

  1. Rusty Knot 425 West St, at 11th St
  2. Sun Nov 9 - Sun Dec 28
More info

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

  • Price band: 4/4
  • Critics choice

You'll get a kick out of this holiday stalwart, which—after more than eight decades—still features Santa, wooden soldiers and the leggy, spunky Rockettes. In recent years, new music, more eye-catching costumes, and advanced technology were introduced to bring audience members closer to the performance.

  1. Radio City Music Hall 1260 Sixth Ave, at 50th St
  2. Fri Nov 7 - Wed Dec 31
Buy tickets

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Bryant Park’s 17,000-square-foot outdoor rink is free and open late. Don’t get too excited—the admission may be gratis, but you’ll have to shell out $19 to rent skates (or BYO). Still, it’s a veritable winter wonderland: After your skate, warm up at spacious rinkside restaurant Celsius. If you want to practice your lutzes and axels with ample spinning room, try visiting during off-peak

  1. Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park Sixth Ave, between 40th and 42nd Sts
  2. Until Sun Jan 4
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Letting you all know about BREATHE DEEP NYC, Nov 1, Pier 46 at Hudson River Park.  Benefits LUNGevity...Free

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