What’s on in November

Lots on in and around NYC during November including Thanksgiving, the NYC Marathon, and the mid-term elections. November is also the time to prep for the winter: the green markets are brimming with harvest season bounty; ice skating rinks are open and the Christmas market stands are going up. Apple picking continues – this year is considered to be one of the best years for apples in the North East.

Theatre

Hugh Jackman in The River.

Rose Byrne in You Can’t Take It With You received a great review in The NY Post. For tickets click here You Can’t Take It with You.

The Metropolitan Opera season has commenced. Aussie gal Kate Miller-Heidke is singing a role in The Death of Klinghoffer, here is a story she wrote for The Australian on performing in this controversial opera.

NY Comedy Festival always promises to provide some great entertainment.

Lincoln Center White Light Festival is running until November 11.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular with the famous Rockettes commences on Nov 7.

Music

AWNY member – Karen Jacobsen -The GPS Girl will be performing live at The Triad Theater for one night only on November 11 in a show called Love, Life and the Human Condition.

Lennon: Through a Glass Onion – Australian John Waters is bringing his show to New York. Should be fabulous!

Save the date – tickets on sale now for the Australian Chamber Orchestra on April 26, 2015 at Carnegie Hall

Food

Smorgasburg is a fabulous food market that happens in two locations every weekend: Saturdays at East River State Park—Kent Ave. and N. 7 St.—on the Williamsburg waterfront; and Sundays at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5. Both locations are open from 11am to 6pm and feature food and beverages from purveyors from New York City and across the region, for a total of 75-100 vendors. The markets are always open rain or shine, outdoors through November 22+23.

Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition on Mourning Attire, Death Becomes Her presented by the famous Costume Institute opened recently.

Sport

The NYC Marathon is on Sunday November 2, commencing in Staten Island and traversing all five boroughs, finishing in Central Park. Get out to cheer on the runners along the route. Take along an Australian flag to support the Aussies participating and make sure you look out for AWNY Committee member Mel Bickford.

Happenings

Brooklyn Flea moves indoors.

Out To See Festival will be running on weekends during November at South Street Seaport.

Election Day is the Tuesday after the first Monday in November, this year it’s on November 4, remember NYC public schools will be closed.

Veteran’s Day Parade is on November 11.

Thanksgiving – Macy’s Parade – for a fun activity go out the night before and watch the gigantic balloons being blown up on Central Park West.

Holiday windows – most of the department stores will have their Christmas windows up late November, here is a good Walking Tour

The weather reporters are predicting a bumper year for Fall Foliage in NYC.

Winters Eve at the Lincoln Center promises to be a family fun evening on December 1.

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Wednesday, December 3, 2014.