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NOVEMBER WEEKEND THINGS TO DO NYC

This section contains our Weekend Things To Do reports for the month of November 2021. Scroll down to the link at the end of this first weekend things to do report in November [next report] and then click into it to see all November 2021 weekends.


Things To Do This Weekend in NYC - Halloween is Over & the Holidays have Begun

NYC Marathon & Daylight Savings Time [2 am] Sunday, Holiday Ice Skating has Begun, coming Soon Big Apple Circus Returns to Lincoln Center 11/11 & Holiday Markets are beginning to Open

November 5, 2021 / NYC Neighborhoods / NYC Things To Do Events / Gotham Buzz NYC.

nyc things to do manhattan brooklyn queens bronx staten island things to do nycWeather. The temperature highs will be in the mid 50's all weekend, while the temperature lows will be around 40 all weekend. No rain is in the forecast. The humidity will rise from 40% - 60% on Friday to 50% - 60% the rest of the weekend. Winds will be around 5 mph. All in all a great NYC Marathon Weekend.

Daylight Savings Time. At 2 am Sunday we 'fall back' to 1 am as we make the switch to Daylight Savings Time. So remember Saturday night to make the switch, and enjoy the extra hour of the weekend.

 

Election Referendum Results in NYC

There were five referendums on the ballot Tuesday. They seemed to get little attention from the mainstream media. Here are the results.

The 1st Referendum was to change the way redistricting is done. This was voted down 1.5 million or 56% voting no, and 1.2 million or 44% voting yes.

The 2nd Referendum was whether citizens should be guaranteed the right to clean air and water. This was approved by 69% or 1.9 million voters, while 31% or .9 million voters didn't think we should have that right.

The 3rd Referendum was to do away with the 10 day advance voter registration period, enabling voters to register at the polls, the day of the election. About 1.6 million voters or 56% approved this, while 1.2 million voters or 44% didn't think it should be changed.

The 4th Referendum proposed doing away with the requirement that voters must attest to not being able to vote locally in order to qualify for an absentee ballot. About 1.7 million or 57% of voters wanted to keep this requirement in place, while 1.2 million or 43% of voters were ready to do away with that requirement.

The 5th Referendum proposed increasing the jurisdiction of the New York Civil Court to cases valued at up to $50,000, versus the current limitation of $25,000. About 1.7 million voters or 63% voted in favor of the change, while 1 million or 37% voted against the change.

 

The NYC Marathon Celebrates its 50th Year Following a Hiatus in 2020

nyc things to do manhattan brooklyn queens bronx staten island things to do nycThe biggest event of the weekend is the NYC Marathon on Sunday. The race runs through all five boroughs, and for those driving that day, there will be numerous road closures as is normally the case.

Fewer runners will participate in order to keep the race socially distanced as CoVid is still traveling among us. About 27,000 are expected to compete in the race.

LINK - Click link to go to page with larger rendition of the map shown at right.

Here are some links [to copy and paste in your browser] of prior years coverage, showing the best places to view the NYC Marathon, as well as video and some other highlights from prior years.

Generally, the start and end times, and the NYC Marathon course, have not changed much in recent years, so the guidance contained in these prior reports is probably still pretty solid today. The Queens link is the most complete as it is the original site.

NYC Marathon 2019

NYC Marathon Queens 2008 - 2013

NYC Marathon Brooklyn 2019

NYC Marathon Manhattan 2017

NYC Marathon Bronx 2018 on Video

And still working on Staten Island.

 

Manhattan Holiday Skating Rinks Open

The Bryant Park and Rockefeller Center Skating rinks are both open effective Saturday. The Bryant Park rink opened a week ago. The Rockefeller rink is open from 9 am - 12 midnight, while the Bryant Park rink is open from 8 am - 11 pm. Bryant Park skating is free if you bring your own skates, but lockers run $5 - $15 and skate rentals run $15 - $45. The price of skating at Rockefeller runs from $20 - $54, but includes skate rental.

In both cases reserving a time slot online is recommended, especially during the holidays. Copy & paste the following links into your browser bar to make a reservation.

https://bryantpark.org/?/amenities/bank-of-america-winter-village-at-bryant-park

https://www.rockefellercenter.com/attractions/the-rink-at-rockefeller-center/

The Lasker Rink in Central Park at 110th Street will remain closed until 2024 as renovations are being made. It is usually open from 9 am - 4 pm.

The Wolman Rink at the southeast end of Central Park will open Monday, November 15th. Their hours are from 10 am - 12 midnight. Prices range from $5 to $23, depending on age and time of skating.

 

Holiday Markets are Beginning to Open & Supply Chain Update

nyc things to do manhattan brooklyn queens bronx staten island things to do nycThe official holiday shopping season used to begin the day after Thanksgiving on Black Friday, but like so many things, that has changed.

Shoppers appear to have been scared by TV 'news' reports hyping the supply chain 'scarcities', so many shoppers have begun their shopping early. Perhaps the TV 'News' is creating the 'scare-cities' which seem to be resulting in shoppers paying higher prices because they are 'scared' they won't be able to buy what they want come Christmastime. Hanukkah is also very early this year [November 29th], which may be contributing to this early shopping.

Possibly not yet by Hanukkah, but by Christmastime it's possible retailers will have an overabundance of some goods that they'll want to move, possibly by discounting. This not necessarily a prediction, but based on what I've read, with the exception of semiconductors in automobiles, most the supply chain issues should be resolved by first quarter 2022, with lingering issues tailing off by the summer of 2022.

President Biden lengthened the operating hours of the LA and Long Beach Ports in California to 24/7 in mid October. Previously the ports had closed on weekends and also from 3 am to 8 am weekdays, because shippers didn't pick up at those hours. By the end of October, Port Authorities were authorized to fine shipping companies that let their containers linger too long at the ports, which contributed to the congestion at the ports. nyc things to do manhattan brooklyn queens bronx staten island things to do nyc

The latest issue is a nationwide truck driver shortage of an estimated 50,000 - 60,000 drivers. That said, U.S. employment ticked up strongly in October, as there were over a half million jobs added [531,000]. So as we all get vaccinated and put CoVid behind us, there's a good chance a lot of those truck driver positions will be filled before or by the holidays.

Both the Port of Los Angeles and the White House appear to be paying attention to working down the backlog as you can see in the charts at right. Above right shows a chart I found on the White House site, shows that the ports are dealing with a significant upsurge in goods demand / traffic because of the pandemic. This pandemic goods upsurge is why the backlog was created, and why the bottlenecks popped up, and why changes to address them needed to be made.

In the Port of Los Angeles chart, you can see they appear to be making progress bringing down the backlog - BUT be advised this chart represents only a few days in November. That said, if this trend continues, then we're on our return to some sort of normalcy.

Both the LA Port Authority and the White House are doing regular updates on their websites, which you can access for more detail, if you're interested.

 

America is Steadily Moving Back on Track, as Vaccination Mandates Curb CoVid Infections & People Return to Work

nyc things to do manhattan brooklyn queens bronx staten island things to do nycSee chart at right showing the employment uptick, as we again put CoVid [Delta] variant behind us, because of the vaccination mandates. So the bottlenecks are being addressed as they are identified.

After enduring over a year of cabin fever which dampened services spending and thus increased savings [see White House chart above], coupled with the injection of trillions in stimulus checks by the government, many consumers have been spending their money buying more goods. Hence, demand for goods is expected to remain fairly strong for the coming year as consumers spend more of their savings. This continued demand for goods is expected to come particularly from the high end of income earners.

I'll have more on holiday markets in all five boroughs later today / over the weekend. At present the Bryant Park Winter Village is open, and most of the others will also open very soon.

Have a nice weekend.


NOVEMBER WEEKEND THINGS TO DO NYC - Continued

This section contains our Weekend Things To Do reports for the month of November 2021. Scroll down see all November 2021 weekends.


Things To Do This Weekend in NYC

Return of the Rockettes Holiday Tradition, Big Apple Circus at Lincoln Center, Holiday Markets beginning to Open, Most Skating Rinks Open, International Contemporary Furniture Show at the Javits

November 12, 2021 / NYC Neighborhoods / NYC Things To Do Events / Gotham Buzz NYC.

nyc things to do manhattan brooklyn queens bronx staten island things to do nycWeather. The temperature highs will be in around 60 on Friday and Saturday, dropping to 50 on Sunday. The temperature lows will be around 50 on Friday, dropping to about 40 on Saturday and Sunday. Less than a quarter inch of rain is forecast to hit between 11 am - 4 pm Saturday. And around 11 pm Sunday night, a dribble of rain could also fall. Winds will be 5 - 12 mph all weekend. Humidity will range between 60% - 70% all weekend.

The photo at right was taken of a mural in Little Italy in late September 2021. This is a work in progress which I hope to finish tonight, but it should give you an idea of how NYC is coming back to life, even as the temperatures drop and we go back inside.

 

Things To Do Manhattan Nov 2021

Downtown Manhattan Holiday Markets - Hester St Fair at South Street Seaport

Saturdays, November 6 & 13, 2021 from 11 am - 6 pm

Description. The Hester Street Fair is moving back downtown for a holiday weekend market at the South Street Seaport in the FiDi neighborhood. The event will include music and food available for purchase. The vendors will likely include many who operate in the Hester street fair during the summer. This is one of the Manhattan holiday markets at the South Street Seaport in the FiDi neighborhood in downtown Manhattan NYC.

Location. This Downtown Manhattan holiday market is located at the South Street Seaport in the FiDi neighborhood of downtown Manhattan.

Contact. www.hesterstreetfair.com

 

Big Apple Circus returned to Lincoln Center on the Upper West Side this week. You may buy tickets at www.bigapplecircus.com

International Contemporary Furniture Show begins Sunday and ends Monday at the Javits Center at 11th Avenue and 36th Street in Midtown West.

Skating is open at Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park. And the holiday markets are also open at Bryant Park, with more around the borough to open soon.

Manhattan Holiday Markets NYC

 

Things To Do in Queens Nov 2021

Sunnyside Holiday Market - Sunnyside Artists Arts & Crafts Fair

Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 9.30 am to 5 pm

Description. This Queens holiday market includes art works and crafts made by folks from Sunnyside and the surrounding area. Wares include jewelry, paintings, hand-crafted ceramics, paper goods, greeting cards and possibly some small amount of clothing. Sunnyside holiday markets in Queens.

Location. Located at the Queen of Angels Parish Center at 44th Street and Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside.

Contact. https://www.facebook.com/SunnysideArtists/

 

The Noguchi Museum in Astoria / Long Island City at 9-01 33rd Road in Astoria / LIC Queens is hosting a couple of exhibits, one is about the Greek influence within Noguchi and the other is about 'Common Objects'.

MoMA PS1 has an exhibit on that is called 'Greater New York' which is about and by artists living in and around NYC during the CoVid pandemic. Tickets required at www.moma.org/ps1.

The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center has opened applications for an Emerging Choreographer Series they are working on with Mare Nostrum Elements. The process opened on November 7th and there will be Zoom Q&A on Friday, November 19th and Sunday, November 21. For details see www.lpac.nyc or www.mnelements.org.

This is an early announcement that the 30th Anniversary Celebration at BQE in Jackson Heights is on Monday, November 22 beginning at 7 pm, and the Queens MOMO Crawl will return to Jackson Heights on Sunday, November 28th.

Skating doesn't return to Flushing Meadows Corona Park because of ongoing renovations there.

Queens Holiday Markets NYC

 

Things To Do in Brooklyn Nov 2021

Brooklyn Museum Christmas & Hanukkah Holiday Market in Brooklyn NYC

Sunday, November 7 & 14, 2021 from 10.30 - 5 pm

Description. The Brooklyn Museum holiday market features more than thirty vendors offering artwork, jewelry, fashion, home and apothecary goods.

Location. At the Brooklyn Museum Plaza at 200 Eastern Parkway in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn.

 

This is an early announcement that Spike Lee is going to be giving a talk at BAM Brooklyn Academy of Music in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn. Tickets are still available for $15 at www.bam.org.

Skating returned to the LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park Tuesday, November 9th.

Brooklyn Holiday Markets NYC

 

Things To Do in Bronx Nov 2021

Bronx Harvest Festival

Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 12 noon - 8 pm

Description. The Fordham BID and Bronx Night Market is hosting a food / Harvest Festival. There will be 50+ food, beverage, arts, crafts and merchandise vendors. Live music and dance, games, prizes and giveaways.

Location. At Fordham Plaza across from the Train Station and Fordham University.

Contact. www.fordhambid.org / 718.562.2104

 

The Bronx Museum just opened a new exhibit featuring local and out-of-borough artists organized in tandem with Artists in the Marketplace or AIM. It's the 5th Biennial and features 68 new and emerging artists. Rsvp for live free tickets at www.bronxmuseum.org

On Saturday and Sunday, November 13, 14, 20 & 20, 2021 the Bronx Doc Film Center at 364 East 151st Street is hosting a two weekend workshop on the various aspects of black and white dark room printing class. The class costs $100 and participants will be taken through the various aspects of black and white pinting of photos.

The Bronx Zoo begins its Holiday Lights on Friday, November 19th. And next Saturday, November 20th the Holiday Train Show opens at the New York Botanical Garden. We'll have more about these and other Bronx Zoo and NY Botanical Garden holiday events next week.

Bronx Holiday Markets NYC

 

Things To Do in Staten Island Nov 2021

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden in the Randall Manor Neighborhood of Staten Island

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, November 5, 2021 - January 9, 2022 generally from 4.30 pm - 9.30 pm

Description. There's a Winter Lanterns event now into the second weekend of the New Year. There are 1,000 lanterns artistically sculpted into the Snug Harbor campus.

Tickets. Cost $25 / $17. Not shown Mondays - Thursdays.

Location. Snug Harbor Cultural Center at 1000 Richmond Terrace in the Randall Manor neighborhood on the north shore of Staten Island.

Contact. www.nycwinterlanternfestival.com / www.snug-harbor.org / Contact the Business Department for rentals via email jkelly@snug-harbor.org or by phone 718-425-3516.

 

Immanuel Union Church Holiday Market in Westerleigh on Staten Island

Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 9 am - 3 pm

Description. This is a holiday market organized by the church which they describe as follows, " ... From home-made clam chowder and baked goods to hand-crafted items, raffles and attic treasures, the Fair has wide appeal. In addition to being a link with our past, it provides continuity to our future. It is also our biggest fund-raiser of the year, raising much needed funds to support our church and facility. ..."

Location. At 693 Jewett Avenue in Westerleigh neighborhood of Staten Island.

Contact. www.immanuelunionchurch.org / Tel 718.448.1584

 

Church of St. Andrew Holiday Fair Staten Island

Friday & Saturday, November 12 & 13, 2021 from 11 am - 5 pm

Description. In prior years this holiday sale featured crafts, decorations, baked goods, toys and themed baskets. Raffles. They also served a lunch from 11.30 am - 2.30 pm [and on Saturday a dinner beginning at 7 pm- $25 / $10 for kids please rsvp]. But details weren't provided this year, so I suspect the items are the same, but the food service might have changed due to the pandemic.

Location. Located at 40 Old Mill Road in Lighthouse Hill neighborhood on Staten Island, but I believe the event is held across the street at 4 Arthur Kill Road.

Contact. www.churchofstandrew-si.com / 718.351.0900.

 

The Lighthouse Museum near the Staten Island Ferry in St. George is also hosting an exhibit on model ships.

Staten Island Holiday Markets NYC

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE. I believe all of the indoor events require proof of vaccination and masks, and many required a timed ticket rsvp which generally may be obtained on their websites.

Have a nice weekend.


Thanksgiving Preparations Begin / Things To Do This Weekend in NYC

Wollman Skating Rink in Central Park Now Open, Live Artist Talk at the Ukrainian Museum in the East Village, House of Gucci at BAM, Brooklyn Botanical Garden opens its Lightscape Show, NY Botanical Garden Opens its Train Show, the Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights Begin & Winter Lanterns Now on Display at Snug Harbor on Staten Island, also holiday tree lighting, holiday fairs, artist talk, concert & historic house tour

November 19, 2021 / NYC Neighborhoods / NYC Things To Do Events / Gotham Buzz NYC.

nyc things to do manhattan brooklyn queens bronx staten island things to do nycWeather. The temperature highs will be in the high 40's on Friday and Saturday, rising to the mid 50's on Sunday. The temperature lows will be in the mid 30's on Friday, rising to about the low 40's Saturday and the low 50's on Sunday. Winds will fall from 10 - 15 mph Friday, to 5 - 10 mph Saturday and Sunday. Humidity will rise from 40% - 60% Friday, to 50% - 70% Saturday, to 60% - 80% on Sunday. A small amount of rain is expected after 8 pm Sunday.

The photo at right was taken this week in Queens. You can see the leaves still hanging onto the trees even though it's mid November. Temperatures neared an unseasonal 70 degrees this week, but are expected to return closer to normal this weekend and Thanksgiving week.

MOSTLY DONE, BUT I MAY STILL ADD A FEW EVENTS ON SATURDAY.

 

Things To Do Manhattan Nov 2021

The Ukrainian Museum Hosts a Live Artist Talk on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in the East Village NYC at 222 E 6th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues in the East Village of Manhattan. www.ukrainianmuseum.org / Tel - 212.228.0110.

Broadway is back and you can browse through the shows and buy tickets on www.broadway.com.

Big Apple Circus returned to Lincoln Center on the Upper West Side this week. You may buy tickets at www.bigapplecircus.com . And the Rockettes returned to Radio City Music Hall.

Wollman Rink in Central Park reopened under new management. And skating is also open at Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park. And the holiday markets are also open at Bryant Park, with more around the borough to open soon.

Grand Central Station and Union Square holiday markets now open.

Manhattan Holiday Markets NYC

 

Things To Do Queens Nov 2021

The Noguchi Museum in Astoria / Long Island City at 9-01 33rd Road in Astoria / LIC Queens is hosting a couple of exhibits, one is about the Greek influence within Noguchi and the other is about 'Common Objects'.

MoMA PS1 has an exhibit on that is called 'Greater New York' which is about and by artists living in and around NYC during the CoVid pandemic. Tickets required at www.moma.org/ps1.

This is an early announcement that the 30th Anniversary Celebration at BQE in Jackson Heights is on Monday, November 22 beginning at 7 pm, and the Queens MOMO Crawl will return to Jackson Heights on Sunday, November 28th.

See our Thanksgiving holiday food shopping and Thanksgiving Day restaurants report below.

Queens Holiday Markets NYC

 

Things To Do Brooklyn Nov 2021

The annual memorial Jose Alejandro Guzman concert is being given at the OLPH school auditorium at 5902 6th Avenue on Sunday, November 21 at 3 pm. Tickets are $25 / $20 / $5 at www.reginaopera.org.

There will be a screening of the new film, The House of Gucci, on Tuesday, November 23 at 6 pm at BAM [Brooklyn Academy of Music] in the Fort Greene neighborhood. Tickets are $16 / $11 at www.bam.org.

The Brooklyn Botanical Garden opens its Lightscape Show today and it runs through the holidays. Tickets are $18 / $34.

Brooklyn Holiday Markets NYC

 

Things To Do Bronx Nov 2021

On Friday, November 19, 2021 there's a tree lighting ceremony at the Bay Plaza Mall at 200 Baychester Avenue in the Bronx from 5 - 8 pm.

Both of the following Bronx events run through the holidays.

NY Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show in the Belmont Neighborhood of the Bronx

Saturday, November 20 & 21, 2021 from 10 am to 4 pm

Description. This 30 year old family-friendly Bronx holiday event includes a scenic train show of G-scale toy locomotives that run through 175 NYC landmarks including the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge - all made of natural materials.

Admission. Tickets cost $15 / $28 / $30 and kids under age two are free.

Location. This Bronx holiday event is located at 2900 Southern Blvd in the Enid Haupt Conservatory in the Belmont neighborhood of the Bronx.

Contact. www.nybg.org

 

Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights near the Belmont & Bedford Park Neighborhoods of the Bronx

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, November 19 - 21, 2021 - from 3 - 9 pm

Description. The Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights program continues beyond the New Year. The Bronx Zoo stays open until between 9 - 10 pm during the holiday lights program.

Admission. Tickets run $25 for kids / $35 seniors / $40 adults and children under age two are free.

Location. The Bronx Zoo is located at 2300 Southern Blvd in the Fordham Manor neighborhood of the Bronx.

Contact. www.bronxzoo.com

Bronx Holiday Markets NYC

 

Things To Do Staten Island Nov 2021

On Saturday, November 20, 2021, St. John's Lutheran Church at 216 Jewett Avenue is hosting its Christmas Fair from 9 am - 4 pm.

On Saturday from 10 am - 12 noon, the Urban Park Rangers are hosting an historic tour of the 17th - 19th century buildings near the Conference House at 298 Satterlee Street in Tottenville.

Empire Outlets at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal is hosting its annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Saturday, November 20 at 6 pm.

On Sunday, November 21, 2021 Holy Family Church at 366 Watchogue Road is hosting its annual Christmas Fair from 9 am - 4 pm.

Winter Lanterns at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, November 5, 2021 - January 9, 2022 generally from 4.30 pm - 9.30 pm

Description. There's a Winter Lanterns event now into the second weekend of the New Year. There are 1,000 lanterns artistically sculpted into the Snug Harbor campus.

Tickets. Cost $25 / $17. Not shown Mondays - Thursdays.

Location. Snug Harbor Cultural Center at 1000 Richmond Terrace in the Randall Manor neighborhood on the north shore of Staten Island.

Contact. www.nycwinterlanternfestival.com / www.snug-harbor.org / Contact the Business Department for rentals via email jkelly@snug-harbor.org or by phone 718-425-3516.

Staten Island Holiday Markets NYC

 

Also, if you're doing some Thanksgiving holiday food shopping, see our report below on a mix of gourmet and specialty food shops and grocery stores, as well as some restaurants that are planning to serve the public on Thanksgiving Day. We're still working on these, but should be done over the weekend.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE. I believe all of the indoor events require proof of vaccination and masks, and many required a timed ticket rsvp which generally may be obtained on their websites.

Have a nice weekend.


Things To Do This Weekend in NYC - The Holiday Season Begins

Hanukkah Begins w/ Menorah Lightings, Christmas Tree Lightings, Holiday Markets, Skating, Light Shows, Train Show & the beat goes on ...

November 26, 2021 / NYC Neighborhoods / NYC Things To Do Events / Gotham Buzz NYC.

nyc things to do manhattan brooklyn queens bronx staten island things to do nycWeather. The temperature highs the low to mid 40's all weekend. The temperature lows will be in the low to mid 30's. No precipitation is in the forecast. The humidity will range from 40% to 50% on Friday and Saturday, rising to 60% - 70% on Sunday. And winds will range from 10 - 20 mph on Friday, falling back to 5 - 10 mph on Saturday and Sunday.

 

The photo at right was taken at BQE Billiards in Jackson Heights, Queens earlier this week. They're located 34th Avenue at 70th Street, which might be a nice place to visit after the Momo Crawl in Jackson Heights on Sunday - see below.

 

MORE coming later today. It's Friday, 6 pm.

 

Things To Do Manhattan Nov 2021 - Menorah & Tree Lightings

On Sunday, November 28th, Menorah Lighting in Grand Army Plaza outside of the Plaza Hotel at 5th and 59th Street at the southeast corner of Central Park in Manhattan [not to be confused with the Menorah Lighting at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn - see below].

Other Manhattan Menorah Lightings coming shortly, including the Seaport Menorah, Abingdon Square Menorah and the Stuyvesant Town Menorah.

The Grand Bazaar on 77th Street & Columbus opens their three day holiday market on Sunday, November 28th on the UWS of Manhattan.

lincoln center winters eve tree lighting photos lincoln center holiday events upper west side manhattan things to do uws nycWinters Eve at Lincoln Center on the UWS from Columbus Circle to 70th Street along Broadway. On Monday, November 29, 2021 from 5.30 - 9 pm. The festivities begin at 5.30 pm with a tree lighting in Dante Park at Lincoln Center at Broadway & 63rd Street. Numerous talented musicians, sometimes with national reputations, will be there to perform. www.winterseve.nyc / www.lincolnsquarebid.org

The Columbus Circle Holiday Market opens on the UWS on Monday, November 29 - Friday, December 24, 2021. They're open Monday - Saturday from 11 am - 8 pm, Sunday 11 am - 7 pm, and closes 4 pm Christmas Eve.

 

Things To Do Brooklyn Nov 2021 - Holiday Lights & Market on Small Business Saturday & Menorah Lighting Sunday

brooklyn holiday lights dyker heights photo brooklyn nycThe Brooklyn Holiday Lights in Dyker Heights began November 25, 2021 and run through January 2, 2022 from 5 pm - 9 pm. This neighborhood [along 11th, 12th and 13th Avenues between 83rd and 86th Streets] puts on what has now become a legendary holiday light show that you can view from the street. The Dyker Heights holiday lights event is in the Dyker Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn NYC.

The Dean Street Market opens Sunday, November 28, 2021 from 1 - 6 pm. I think this is a one day market of vintage and sustainable / recycled items by a store that trades in such things. At 838 Dean Street in Crown Heights not far from Prospect Park.

On Sunday beginning around 4 pm [unconfirmed] the Menorah Lighting at Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn [not to be confused with the same name / similar event in Manhattan - see above] where Flatbush Avenue, Prospect Park West, Union Street and the Eastern Parkway converge in Brooklyn. Times coming shortly.

 

Things To Do Queens Nov 2021 - Small Business Saturday & Tree Lighting Sunday

Queens Craft Brigade Holiday Market in Astoria, Queens / Near the Ditmars & Steinway Shopping Districts on Sunday, November 28th & Saturdays, December 11 & 18, 2021 from 12 noon - 5 pm. There will be about two dozen artists and craftspeople selling their unique wares including jewelry, art, crafts, fashion and food at Katch Astoria at 31-19 Newtown Avenue in Astoria between 31st Street and 30th Avenue in Astoria near LIC. Holiday markets in Queens.

There's also a Holiday Market in Jamaica Queens on Saturday, November 27th. Details to follow later tonight.

There's a Tree Lighting event on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at the Shops at Atlas Park from 5 - 7 pm.

The Queens MOMO Crawl will return to Jackson Heights on Sunday, November 28th beginning at 2 pm at 73-01 37th Road [Diversity Plaza at 74th Street off Roosevelt]. The MOMO Crawl map costs $5, and thereafter the momos cost $1 at any of the 29 participating Jackson Heights restaurants. The maps go on sale beginning at 1 pm and close shop at 4.30 pm. The restaurants quit serving the momos at 5 pm. FYI - a momo is a Tibetan / Nepali steamed dumpling filled with meat or vegetables.

 

Things To Do Bronx Nov 2021 - Small Business Saturday & Menorah Lightings Sunday

bronx holiday events bronx holiday things to do events bronx holiday tree lightings bronx nycOn Saturday, November 27, 2021 from 4 pm - 6 pm Bronx Little Italy hosts a Tree Lighting. This family-friendly Bronx Christmas tree lighting event includes music, hot chocolate, Italian cookies, a visit by Santa and the tree lighting. There will be Bronx Small Business Saturday Sales / special offers along Arthur Avenue between East Fordham Road and Crescent Avenue in the Belmont / near Fordham neighborhood of the Bronx, which is frequently called the Little Italy of the Bronx.

This Bronx holiday event is located at Ciccarone Park at 188th Street and Arthur Avenue in the Belmont neighborhood of the Bronx. This Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is organized by the Belmont Business Management Association. www.bronxlittleitaly.com

 

Bronx Hanukkah - Chabad Bronx Giant Menorah Lighting in Riverdale on Sunday, November 28 thru Sunday, December 5, 2021 beginning at 4 pm, except on Friday 12/3 at 3 pm and Saturday 12/4 at 6.30 pm. Please note that Sunday, November 28 is the big ceremony that they do each year with the dignitaries and such. The menorah lightings will continue through Hanukkah beginning at 4 pm Sundays and weekdays except at 3 pm on Friday, December3rd and 6.30 pm on Saturday, December 4th. The first day of this Bronx Hanukkah menorah lighting in the Riverdale neighborhood includes live music, hot latkes, donuts, dreidels, and balloons. This Bronx menorah lighting is located at the Bell Tower Monument at West 239th Street and Henry Hudson Parkway in the Riverdale neighborhood in the Bronx. www.chabadbronx.org

 

NY Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show in the Belmont Neighborhood of the Bronx on the Weekends November & December 2021 from 10 am to 4 pm. This 30 year old family-friendly Bronx holiday event includes a scenic train show of G-scale toy locomotives that run through 175 NYC landmarks including the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge - all made of natural materials. Tickets cost $15 / $28 / $30 and kids under age two are free. This Bronx holiday event is located at 2900 Southern Blvd in the Enid Haupt Conservatory in the Belmont neighborhood of the Bronx. www.nybg.org

 

Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights near the Belmont & Bedford Park Neighborhoods of the Bronx on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, November & December 2021 - from 3 - 9 pm. The Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights program continues beyond the New Year. The Bronx Zoo stays open until between 9 - 10 pm during the holiday lights program. Tickets run $25 for kids / $35 seniors / $40 adults and children under age two are free. The Bronx Zoo is located at 2300 Southern Blvd in the Fordham Manor neighborhood of the Bronx. www.bronxzoo.com

 

Things To Do Staten Island Nov 2021

Saturday, November 27, 2021 - There's a holiday market at All Saints Episcopal Church at 2329 Victory Blvd in the Westerleigh neighborhood of Staten Island from 8 am - 5 pm.

Saturday, November 27, 2021 - There's a holiday market at Hub 17 at 73 Wave Street in the Stapleton neighborhood of Staten Island featuring local artists and vendors from 11 am - 4 pm.








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