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NYC events in November 2022

Plan your month with the best NYC events in November 2022 including Thanksgiving festivities, NYC Marathon and more

Written by Rossilynne Skena Culgan and Shaye Weaver (Time Out) in association with Museum of Broadway
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Give thanks for our list of NYC events in November 2022, which will help you make plans for things to do on Thanksgiving and the rest of the month, from the New York Marathon to Broadway show openings. Our guide will help you find the best holiday events, including the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and amazing holiday markets. But that’s not all! 

RECOMMENDED: Full NYC events calendar for 2022

Featured NYC events in November 2022

  • Things to do
  • City Life

This fall, embrace the magic of strolling through Central Park while crisp colorful leaves drift through the air. Most of the park's fall foliage is at its peak in early November, meaning you should get there ASAP to experience this autumnal wonderland in the heart of Manhattan. 

The Central Park Conservancy's new fall foliage map shares intel about when leaves are at their peak in seven different parts of the park's 843 acres. The park is home to more than 18,000 trees, all cared for by expert arborists who keep an eye on where to find the best, brightest foliage.

  • Comedy
  • Stand-up

Get ready to laugh at loud at the New York Comedy Festival from November 7-13. Over this weeklong festival, more than 200 comedians will perform across the five boroughs. The line-up includes Bill Maher, Wanda Sykes, Che Durena, Jenny Slate, Rachel Pegram and more.

A few shows on our list:
 Immigrant Jam Comedy at Caveat on November 8
— The one-woman show Prettiest Girl At The Learning Disabled School at Brooklyn Comedy Club also on November 8
 Ireland's Funniest stand-up show at New York Comedy Club Gramercy presented on November 8
 2Nite with The Chonga Girls in which "two Latina comedians bring spice, sass, and Miami baggage to their alternative comedy late-night show" on November 10 at Chelsea Music Hall 
— Billy and The Situation, a new two-person play about New Jersey's baddest boys on November 10 at Asylum NYC

Also don't miss The LaughtHer Collective's panel event called Get Herd+ in Comedy on Sunday, November 13, all about amplifying underrepresented comedians.

NYC comedy fans are serious, so don't wait to reserve your seats.

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  • Things to do
  • Markets and fairs
The winter festivity has already begun even before the snow falls. The Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park is now open with its holiday festivities, shopping and food. Its 17,000-square-foot ice-skating rink that's free to use (if you bring your own skates) is the highlight, while more than 60 shopping and food kiosks are there to peruse—all at one of the best NYC parks.
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In addition to the holiday shops at Bryant Park, which features feature over 160 merchants, including 18 new vendors, there are several other markets around town.

Here are the dates for all of Urbanspace’s markets:

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  • Sports and fitness
  • Sports & Fitness

The iconic Wollman Rink in Central Park open for the season.

Since it opened in the 1950s, the rink at the southern end of Central Park has delighted locals and visitors alike who cherish skating under the stars with the backdrop of the city's skyline. To get in on the fun, general admission tickets range from $15 to $35 for adults, depending on date of entry; children and senior tickets cost $10 all season. You can rent skates for $10. Tickets are on sale now.

Here's what to expect at the rink this year.

  • Art
  • Art

The long-awaited Museum of Broadway officially has an opening date—November 15, with tickets on sale now.

You can expect the new museum to highlight over 500 individual productions from the 1700s all the way to the present. According to an official press release, the space will feature both "traditional" and immersive experiences based on productions like Rent, The Wiz, The Ziegfeld Follies, Oklahoma!, Ain't Misbehavin' and more. 

Among the standout offerings will also be a special exhibit dubbed "The Making of a Broadway Show," which honors the on- and off-stage community that helps bring plays and musicals to life multiple times a week. 

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  • Art
  • Art

The artwork of 10 contemporary Ukrainian artists—several of whom have been displaced and one who's currently fighting in the war—will be on display at a new pop-up gallery in Manhattan this month. 

The show, titled "Sonya" as a reference to the Ukrainian word for sunflower, will run from November 9 through December 2 in the Ukrainian Village section of the East Village. Proceeds will go to the artists and to relief efforts by Sunflower Network, a new nonprofit organized by a New York native. 

The show features two large paintings from Kharkiv’s Konstantyn Lyzogub, a lifelong painter who enlisted in the Ukrainian Army at the start of the war. Artist Polina Kuznetsova painted a portrait of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy titled “My Hero Dreams” in dedication to the country’s leader. Meanwhile, Anna Moskaletz’s oil paintings explore representations of Ukrainian identity and femininity.

Here's more about the pop-up gallery and how you can help.

  • Art
  • Art

The energy in INTER_, Manhattan’s newest art experience, feels more like a meditation retreat than a typical gallery—and that’s by design. 

The experiential, multi-sensory museum which opened in Soho on November 2, invites visitors into a heightened state of contemplative awareness through a sound bath, light installations and aspects of meditation all combined with interactive digital art. 

Here's a sneak peek inside the museum. 

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  • Things to do
  • Weird & Wonderful

The massive bows, angels, nutcrackers, lights and other festive decor that adorns New York City's most famous buildings comes together each year in a warehouse in Westchester County where hundreds of elves (ahem, employees) bring Christmas magic to life.

This year, you can peek inside the 110,000-square-foot warehouse of American Christmas, the company responsible for the beloved holiday decorations at Macy's, the Cartier mansion, Radio City Music Hall, the Rockefeller Center Channel Gardens and more. Plus, you can buy vintage decorations that once adorned iconic buildings, walk through larger-than-life displays in Santa's Village, explore several Dickens-themed photo opportunities and pose with 50 mesmerizing animatronics. 

See Santa's Village and the rest of the festivities at American Christmas, 30 Warren Place in Mount Vernon, from November 4 through December 24. Tickets cost $10 during the week and $15 on weekends.  

  • Art
  • Art

GingerBread Lane—the world's largest gingerbread village—is returning to Manhattan and will be on display at Essex Market from Saturday, November 26 through Sunday, January 15.

Artist Jon Lovitch has been working on the detailed gingerbread display all year long. The spectacular display will return to Manhattan after heading outside of the city for two years amid the pandemic. 

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  • Art
  • Art

Just in time for the Halloween season, “The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming” is open at the New-York Historical Society. Handwritten letters, petitions of innocence from the accused and other rare documents bring to life the 300-year-old story of the Salem Witch Trials, shining a light on our country’s past and holding important lessons for today about injustice.

In addition to historic items, two contemporary artists who are descendants of the accused created reclamation projects.

Here's our take on seven must-see things at New-York Historical’s haunting Salem Witch Trials exhibit.

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  • Art

“Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience” has taken over Pier 36 with a multi-gallery, multi-sensory exhibition that promises to “whisk” you away to Ancient Egypt. Inside the experience, you will discover King Tut’s story, from his time as a child Pharoah to the discovery of his tomb in 1922 and beyond with “cinematic storytelling and soaring imagery.”

Timed tickets to “Beyond King Tut,” which runs through January 1 at Pier 36, must be bought in advance.

You’ll come face-to-face with Ancient Egyptian gods, journey into King Tut’s tomb and join his quest for immortality. Here's what to expect.

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  • Art
  • Art

Immerse yourself in the artwork of Frida Kahlo like never before at "Frida Kahlo, The Life of an Icon," which is now open in Brooklyn with tickets available through November 27. 

Instead of projecting artworks in large scale (like Immersive Klimt, also on view right now), the show is presented without reproductions of Kahlo’s art. Instead, “Frida Kahlo: The Life of an Icon“ offers an immersive biography of the artist through historical photographs, original films, artistic installations, collector’s items, virtual reality and music. Here's what you'll see in the exhibit.

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  • Art
Claude Monet’s gorgeous impressionist florals will bloom on Wall Street this fall.
Monet’s Garden The Immersive Experience” is opening on November 4 at the historic Seamen’s Bank Building on Wall Street, bringing the famous artist’s masterpieces to the heart of the Financial District. Visitors to “Monet’s Garden” will see the inspiration and history behind some Monet’s masterpieces through visual, phonic and even olfactory (smell) stimuli. It's open through January 8, 2023. 
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  • Dance

AirOtic Soiree is bringing the heat to Hell's Kitchen with a 21+ cabaret-style performane showcasing incredible aerial acrobatics in a titillating, sensual style. The show takes audiences through an intense story of love, passion, sexuality and eroticism through an immersive circus and cabaret experience including extravagant costumes, seductive choreography and circus artistry. 

During the show, dine on dinner and decadent dessert towers curated by celebrity chef Saul Montiel. Before and after the performance, cocktails will be available for purchase.

See it at HK Hall, a historic venue with striking decor in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen, with performances from November 4 through 2023. 

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  • Art

Here is something fun you can do this holiday season: spend some time smack-dab in the middle of ARTECHOUSE's new holiday art experience, titled "Spectacular Factory: The Holiday Multiverse."

Set to open to the public on November 19 through January 8, 2023, at Chelsea Market, the show will be an imaginative multiverse of holiday villages, where guests of all ages will get to take a spin on a candy cane carousel, get up-close-and-personal with a thousand nutcrackers, float among giant swinging jingle bells and even ride a train through holiday wreaths. Think of it as a holiday event on steroids.

Tickets for the experience are already on sale right here.

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  • Things to do

Circus Vazquez is bringing big top fun to Queens. As one of the longest-running circuses in the U.S., these shows promise one-of-a-kind performances by an international all-human cast of circus superstars. See X-Metal Riders inside the Globe of Death, the Wheel of Wonder, the Super Tumblers, and The Medini Xtreme Skaters and more.

Shows run from October 28 through December 12. 

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  • Walks and tours

The trolley tour that's outfitted to look like a Victorian funeral parlor—think chandeliers and velvet curtains—and takes you on a trip through the shadows of historic Brooklyn is back. The tour visits the secret location where Murder, Inc. disposed of bodies, alien abduction sites along the Brooklyn Bridge, a brothel and more spooky sites spanning 400 years of Brooklyn history. 

Madame Morbid tours are offered on multiple dates in October and Noveber and now even feature ghost hunting equipment.

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  • Theater
  • Musicals
  • Midtown West

Will Swenson (Hair) headlines as Neil Diamond, the gruff 1970s singer-songwriter sometimes dubbed the Jewish Elvis, in a biomusical by Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything) that charts the star's rise from Brooklyn to stadium fame. Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) directs a cast that also includes Mark Jacoby, Linda Powell and Moulin Rouge! standout Robyn Hurder. Expect hits like “I’m a Believer” (which Diamond wrote for the Monkees), “Solitary Man,” “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Forever In Blue Jeans," and, of course, “Sweet Caroline.”

  • Things to do
  • Walks and tours

Thousands of stories lie beneath the grounds at the historic Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, and this season, those tales are coming back to life through a variety of tours. 

  • Tiffany at Green-Wood on Saturday, November 12 focuses on the cemetery’s extraordinary collection of stained-glass windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany and his contemporaries.
  • Egyptomania on Saturday, November 19 showcases the obelisks, pyramids, sphinxes and other Egypt-inspired flourishes at Green-Wood.
  • Discover Green-Wood, a weekly tour on Saturdays, takes visitors through the cemetery’s most notable spots.
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  • Things to do

Out of all the yuletide razzle-dazzle NYC has to offer, the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights display is by far the most spectacular. (Sorry, Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree). Each year, over 100,000 people flock to the Brooklyn nabe to witness some of the most over-the-top Christmas lights we’ve ever seen­—think huge inflatable Santas and snowmen, and houses that blast Christmas carols from loundspeakers. There is a lot of ground to cover, as many houses in the area participate over multiple blocks and avenues. (We’re talking tens of thousands of lights).

The festivities typically start the weekend after Thanksgiving.

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