Early November is a great time of the year to visit New York. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the city’s stores are bustling with shoppers preparing for the holiday. There’s excitement in the air, as well as a growing sense of anticipation for the festive period.
If you want to know what to do this week in NYC, you don’t have to look anywhere else. We’ve selected a few of the most exciting events taking place in the Big Apple between November 5th and November 11th. If you’re staying in this incredible city over the next few days, be sure to add one or two of these to your vacation schedule.
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Let’s Roam Central Park Scavenger Hunt (Monday, November 5th)
You can experience the most famous urban park on Earth in a unique way by booking your place on the Let’s Roam Central Park Scavenger Hunt. For as little as 12 bucks, you’ll be shown some of the most iconic landmarks and locations in the park. Whether you’re with friends, your partner or your whole family, this is a great way to learn about the history of NYC’s Central Park.
The New York Comedy Festival (November 5th to November 11th)
Taking place at comedy clubs and nightclubs across New York City, the 15th annual New York Comedy Festival is expected to be the biggest yet. Comedy icons such as Jimmy Carr, Conan O’Brien, Bill Burr and Jim Jeffries will be on stage throughout the week. Tickets can be picked up for as little as $30, which is great value considering the talent on display.
Petula Clark in Concert (Tuesday, November 6th)
Legendary singer Petula Clark will be wowing audiences at Sony Hall this week. She’ll be on stage at 8:00 p.m., and tickets start from $94.
Billy Joel in Concert (Saturday, November 10th)
The Piano Man is back at his spiritual home for the evening on Saturday, November 10th. Fans at Madison Square Garden will enjoy live performances of some of Joel’s most iconic songs, as well as a few new tunes for good measure. Tickets start from $122, but expect to pay three or four times that amount to get anywhere near the stage.
Elton John in Concert (November 8th and November 9th)
The British music icon is back in the Big Apple — for two nights only. He’ll be treating audiences to all of his most famous hits and a few of his more recent compositions. Elton John is appearing at Madison Square Garden on November 8th and November 9th, and you can pick up tickets for as little as $164.
Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival (November 9th to November 11th)
This is your chance to see some of the latest movies and short films by aspiring female directors and writers. The festival will take place at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg and feature original works across many genres.
• Food and Drink
Hard Cider Festival (November 5th to November 11th)
It’s Cider Week in NYC, and this is your opportunity to sample some of the most delicious and refreshing alcoholic ciders from around the world. You can take part in tastings, food-pairing sessions, classes and group activities at various locations around New York City.
Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks (Monday, November 5th)
If you’re a basketball fan, games don’t get as glamorous as this. The mighty Chicago Bulls are in town to take on the New York Knicks — in front of thousands of screaming fans at Madison Square Garden. You can pick up a ticket for the big game from just $92.
Orlando Magic at New York Knicks (Sunday November 11th)
The Knicks are back in action at the end of the week, when they take on Orlando Magic at Madison Square Garden. Tickets for this matchup start at $63.
• Family Shows
Disney on Ice: Mickey’s Search Party (November 7th to November 11th)
Join Mickey Mouse and all his best friends as they skate and perform a wide range of stunts at Barclays Center. The story is all about Captain Hook’s treasure map, which offers clues as to the whereabouts of Tinker Bell. This interactive spectacle is the perfect show if you are traveling with a young family. Prices start from just $30.
Rockettes Radio City Christmas Spectacular 2018 (from November 9th)
New York City’s most famous Christmas show is back for another seven-week run. Taking in this spectacular dance and music revue is what visiting the Big Apple at this time of year is all about. There are four shows on most days, running from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and tickets cost as little as $25. Make sure you stay until the very end — and you might just see the big man in the red suit.
There are dozens more events, shows, festivals, activities and exhibits coming to New York City during early November. So pack your bags, plan your activities, and get ready to have lots of fun.