NYC events in November 2017

Plan your month with the best NYC events in November 2017 including Thanksgiving festivities holiday markets and more

Photograph: Courtesy Macy's/Andrew Kelly

Give thanks for our list of NYC events in November 2017, which will help you make plans for things to do on Thanksgiving and the rest of the month. Our guide will help you find the best holiday events, including the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the inflation of Macy’s parade balloons and amazing holiday markets. But that’s not all! There’s also Veterans Day activities and the beloved Radio City Christmas Spectacular. And for those who just want to rock out, November has a ton of great concerts on deck, too.

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Featured NYC events in November 2017


Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

For its the 91st 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.

By: Jaz Joyner

Renegade Craft Fair in NYC guide

Are you excited for the Renegade Craft Fair? Once the cool weather sweeps in, Gotham transforms into a shopping bonanza where you can find great flea markets and holiday markets chock-full of unique goods and delicious grub. New Yorkers should get psyched for the mother lode of craft fairs—Renegade Craft Fair—as it enters Manhattan on November 18 and 19.

By: Jennifer Picht

The NYC Marathon

More than 40,000 marathoners hotfoot it (or puff, pant and stagger) through all five boroughs over a 26.2-mile course. Stake out a lively spot—we recommend along Fourth Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn; First Avenue between 60th and 96th Streets in Manhattan; or Central Park South near the finish line—to cheer on the passing throngs.

By: Jennifer Picht

Louis Vuitton New York Exhibition

We may be biased, but New Yorkers are the savants of style (and have been for many years), which is why we can appreciate a fashion house that has styled many generations. Luxury brand Louis Vuitton, for instance, certainly has elevated and changed the material world since its debut in 1854, as presented in the French-born company’s new exhibition: “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez.” Located at 86 Trinity Place, guests are welcome to experience the rich history by viewing and interacting with various artifacts (from 1854 to 2017) sourced by historian Oliver Saillard. Wander through all three-levels of the exhibition to discover the brand’s past collaborations as well as trunks and luggage of years’ past. To reserve your spot, see their website here.

Until Sun Jan 7

The New York Comedy Festival

Comedy Central is shutting it down this year with a slate of household names in comedy performing and speaking throughout the city. See stand-up from killer acts. NYC comedy fans are serious, so don’t wait to reserve your seats.

By: Evelyn Derico

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular 2017 literally kicks off the holiday season in NYC. Since 1933, the tap dancers, flying Santa and of course the Rockettes have put on one of the city’s most classic Christmas spectacles. If The Nutcracker from New York City Ballet is too stuffy and doesn’t have enough camels onstage for you, this show is the one to see.

Book Online

By: Rebecca Fontana

Thanksgiving in NYC

Thanksgiving in NYC is tough, pilgrim. It’s even tougher when you’re ill-prepared. If you’re staying in New York, there are plenty of ways to celebrate not being stuck in traffic or sitting on a runway. Gather some friends for dinner with a variety of Thanksgiving pies, make a reservation at restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner or head to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. With everyone visiting relatives or in a tryptophan coma, the city is yours to enjoy.

By: Time Out contributors

Music events in November 2017

Boris + Mutoid Man + Endon

The Boris discography contains something for everyone. Well, maybe not everyone, but open-minded listeners have found much to love throughout the veteran Japanese trio's 25-year career, which encompasses arty metal, sludge rock, crust punk and more. Here, the band hits town to behind Dear, its most recent full-length and a masterful return to its sludgier roots.

01 Nov 2017

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile

Melbourne singer-songwriter and guitarist Courtney Barnett and Philadelphia psych-pop songman Kurt Vile hit town in support of their collaborative album, slated for release later this year. As if the communion of these two indie darlings isn't enough, the pair's backing band, Sea Lice, is also nothing to sneeze at: Sleater-Kinney's Janet Weiss, Warpaint's Stella Mozgawa, Sky Larkin's Katie Larkin and the Violators' own Rob Laakso. Count on a tight performance that showcases the talents of these two bright songwriters.

Prospect Park Bandshell , Windsor Terrace Wednesday July 25 2018

A Perfect Circle

Though far less ambitious than Tool, these alt-rock holdouts nevertheless write excellent material in their more restrained stylistic vein. And if nothing else, the band is worthy of your attention simply due to the band's riveting frontman, Maynard James Keenan. A Perfect Circle—which has only made a handful of festival appearances since 2011—plays behind a yet un-named upcoming album.

Until Thu Nov 2

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith + Maria Usbeck + Cool Maritime

Composer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith's bubbling soundscapes—which tenderly combine synthetic sounds, acoustic instruments and layered vocals—are among the more gratifying and emotive offerings to emerge from the ambient genre. Expect a transporting show when she takes the stage behind her new EP, The Kid.

Until Thu Nov 2

Tera Melos + Speedy Ortiz

Sacramento trio Tera Melos graces the newly re-re-opened Bushwick venue Market Hotel with its colorful, erratic art punk, most recently refined and streamlined on its new album, Trash Generator, into a skittering and surprisingly melodic sonic gyre. Fuzzed-out, lyrical quartet Speedy Ortiz opens.

Until Thu Nov 2

Grizzly Bear + Serpentwithfeet

Indie-rock faves Grizzly Bear hit town on a lengthy tour In support of their latest, Painted Ruins. In keeping with the band's previous albums, Painted Ruins is a rich listen, tightly composed, but with ample space for psychedelic wanderings oddball melodies and rhythmic left turns. Be sure to arrive in time for Serpentwithfeet, the compelling "pagan gospel" project of classically-trained vocalist Josiah Wise.

Fri Nov 3 - Sat Nov 4

The Hotelier

Songwriter Christian Holden knows how to build to a blistering emo catharsis: Expect shout-along choruses, call-and-response and the well-timed hoarse screaming of “Fuck!”

Until Thu Nov 2


Formed circa 1982 and gone by 1997, NYC art-noise behemoths Swans reformed in 2010, defying reason as they attracted their largest audiences yet with unrelenting two-hour gigs and a lack of regard for both commercial relevance and bankable nostalgia. Now, the band concludes another chapter: Last year's commanding The Glowing Man is the current lineup's final album, and this three-night stint in Brooklyn is the last time it'll take the stage on the East Coast. Support comes from Carla Bozulich on November 2, Anna Von Hausswolff on November 3 and ADULT. on November 4.

Fri Nov 3 - Sat Nov 4

The Shins

Though this indie institution has undergone fundamental transformations in recent years, there's no mistaking the essential Shins-iness of the band's latest Heartworms: Once again we find James Mercer pondering life’s big questions in long-lined vocal melodies floating over jangly, detailed guitar-pop arrangements.

Fri Nov 3 - Sun Nov 5

Morton Subotnick + Lori Freedman

Electronic music pioneer (and longtime New Yorker) Morton Subotnick (Silver Apples of the Moon) presents a new piece with live video. Canadian bass clarinetist plays a selection of solo pieces, including world premieres of works by Paolo Perezzani and Paul Steenh.

03 Nov 2017
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stuart w

This list is pathetic! You have the Thanksgiving Day Parade listed twice. This is all you could find?

Audio f

Audio46 Will not be having a specific event but for the FULL month of November we are having black Friday in-store sales on most of our products, With pricing lower than AMAZON 

29 West 46th St

New York, NY

Between 5th and 6th


Don J

See cool augmented reality art by Yunuen Esparza as part of the Soul of Mexico exhibit at the Gateway Art Center in NYC today. More info here:

Mark W

EVERY Saturday night, check out NYC's longest running, sold out, weekly, all request, rock n roll PARTY - 


@ The Pennsy

2 Pennsylvania Plaza

(7th Ave. & 33rd St.)

NYC 10121 for tix and info!

Amy S

Hi! Do you live in NYC? Is so maybe you could help me out. I usually fly to NYC the week before thanksgiving to see a concert at MSG or another venue. I've seen Aerosmith and other rock bands. This year I can't find any good rock concerts at the venues that I'm familiar with.... which are only the larger ones. Can you suggest other venues to look?

Thank you! Amy from NC.

Kate M


Letting you all know about BREATHE DEEP NYC, Nov 1, Pier 46 at Hudson River Park.  Benefits LUNGevity...Free