There’s never a shortage of things to do in New York City! Start making your plans for November 2014 and check out these fun and unique events that are happening in your area.
- Canstruction – November 6 – 20
The 22nd Annual Canstruction NYC Design/Build competition exhibit will be on display from November 6 – 20 in the Winter Garden and lobby of 250 Vesey Street, Brookfield Place. This is an international competition that combines a canned food collection with art. Architects, engineers, and students from around the world design and build huge structures made from unopened cans of food. At the end of the event the food will be donated City Harvest. The event is free but a canned food item is a suggested donation.
- NYC Horror Film Festival – November 13 – 16
The NYC Horror Film Festival at the Tribeca Cinemas will be screening over 50 independent horror features and shorts from around the world. See the NYC Horror Film Festival website for official selections and schedule.
- DOC NYC – November 13 – 20
DOC NYC is the country’s largest documentary film festival featuring over 150 films and events including film screenings, live conversations, and extended panels. This year’s festival will be held at the IFC Center, SVA Theatre, and Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas.
- The Great Randall’s Island Treasure Hunt – November 15
This fun, free event for families will take you on an island adventure searching for treasure. Learn how to use a map and compass, make your own compass and map-themed crafts, look for clues, and enjoy snacks. Takes place from 11am – 2pm at Icahn Stadium in Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan.
- Brooklyn Crush Wine & Food Festival – November 15
This festival offers samplings of over 250 wines, delicious light hors d’oeuvres, samples of Brooklyn’s finest artisan foods, and a free wine glass you can take home. Two admission sessions. Takes place at Industry City’s Factory Floor in Sunset Park.
- Colombian Music Festival – November 15
Encuentro NYC presents the Colombian Music Festival at La Poisson Rouge from 6pm-10pm on Saturday, November 15. The event is celebrating the festival’s founder, Pablo Mayor’s 50th birthday and his career as a pianist, composer, bandleader and producer. The lineup features over 30 renowned and emerging New York-based Colombian bands and musicians.
- Grand Central Holiday Fair – November 17 – December 24
Get your holiday shopping done and visit the Grand Central Terminal for the 15th annual Holiday Fair. It is NYC’s only indoor holiday market and will have 76 vendors selling clothing, jewelry, accessories, home goods, collectible toys, pet gifts, and much more. Closed Thanksgiving.
- Bar Car Nights at The New York Botanical Garden – Multiple dates in November & December
Adults 21 and over can take part in an after-dark viewing of The New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show. Make your way through the Haupt Conservatory to watch the train and ice carving demonstrations, and enjoy a complimentary cocktail, spiced hot cocoa, roasted chestnuts, intimate jazz, and more.
- Cranksgiving – A Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt – November 22
Bring your bike, a bag, a lock, and about $20 to buy food and participate in Cranksgiving, a food drive on two wheels. You’ll be biking around the city, searching for and purchasing items for City Harvest via the Bowery Mission. Registration is free.
- The 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – November 27
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is one of New York City’s most beloved annual events for both residents and tourists. Join the millions of people who line the 2.5 mile parade route to watch balloons, floats, bands, celebrities, clown crews, performance groups, balloonicles, and of course, Santa Claus.