What’s On in New York November 2018

It’s November! Halloween unofficially kicks off the holiday season, which means there is plenty of food, fun and festivities coming your way. Have you noticed that New Yorkers jump at any chance to put up decorations? With the gorgeous colours of fall in full effect, there’s still a chance to enjoy adventures outdoors before the chill of winter makes its appearance.

As usual, AWNY offers many events for the NYC community to connect socially and professionally:

Oct 30, 6.30pm: AWNY Networking Event at The Australian
Aussie and NZ women are invited to join us at The Australian NYC for a drink and the opportunity to connect with a bunch of amazing Australian women. Members of our fun, diverse and creative AWNY committee will be there to welcome you. All Aussie or NZ women, members or non-members, are welcome. Spaces are limited. RSVP to Dawn at dvwells@gmail.com or via AWNY Facebook page.

Oct 30, 6.30pm: American Australian Association (AAA) Benefit Dinner
For 70 years, AWNY’s parent organization, the AAA, has been the ‘go to’ for business and government. Proceeds from the Benefit Dinner, held at Cipriani Wall Street, support the Association’s Education Fund. To reserve or donate a table, please complete and return the 2018 Benefit Dinner Reservation Form. For further information, please contact Debbie Chappel via benefitdinner@aaanyc.org.

Nov 13, 10 – 12pm: Brunch at Boundless Plains Espresso with AWNY Mums & Dads Group
Join the friendly Aussie Mums & Dads group for a midweek brunch at popular FiDi coffee shop, Boundless Plains Espresso. Aussie owner, Jo Black is an entrepreneur and mum and her cafe menu includes Aussie inspired coffee and food, which you can purchase individually upon arrival. RSVP via the event on the Australian Mums and Dads Facebook page or RSVP directly to Jo Black at jo@boundlessplainsnyc.com.

architecture bright building city
Photo by Kai Pilger on Pexels.com

Ending Soon: Fall Foliage
Have you experienced the colors of autumn yet? Why not travel outside the city and catch the last remnants of the changing of the seasons. Read all about it with AWNY’s Fall Foliage Tips.

Alternatively, stay local and capture the fall foliage for posterity…

Nov 3, 11 am – 1 pm: Fall Photo Walk in Central Park
Join NYC based photographer, Charles Chessler, for a walk through Central Park to capture the fall colors at their expected peak. Tickets are $20 and you can pay on the day – simply meet Charles and the group at 72nd and Central Park West, with a camera of your choice and comfy footwear.

Nov 1 – 3: Big Apple Film Festival
Named by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the “Coolest 25 Film Festivals”, BAFF showcases high quality films created by indie filmmakers from NYC and around the world. Tickets are available now and start from $20.

Nov 4: Daylight Saving Ends
It’s time to fall back. Put your clocks back 1 hour before you go to bed, on the eve of Nov 4. If you are calling home, remember that SA, VIC, NSW, TAS and ACT are in the midst of daylight saving time. Don’t forget to also change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and test them out.

Nov 4: 2018 TCS NYC Marathon
This iconic marathon traverses each of New York City’s 5 boroughs. Find a vantage point along the course to cheer on your friends. Be sure to look out for AWNY member, Julia O’Brien aka “Jules Rulz”, who is once again competing in the marathon and has been writing about her preparations in the lead-up to the big event. If you’re outside NYC, you can tune in and watch through a media platform of your choice.

Nov 5 – 11: NYC Comedy Festival
Need a laugh? At the NYC Comedy Festival, there are more than 100 comedians performing at over 200 shows at various comedy clubs and venues around NYC.

poster of the film Daily Bread showing a woman and a Japanese soldier
Image credit: Film Poster of Daily Bread by Ruby Challenger, with permission from Ruby Challenger

Nov 9 – 11: Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival
There’s a selection of short and feature-length films produced, directed and written by women at the third annual Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival at the Whythe Hotel in Williamsburg. Be sure to check out the 2 short-films from Australian film-makers:

  • The award-winning Daily Bread, written, directed, produced and lead-acted by Ruby Challenger
  • Stoned, written, directed, produced by Isabelle Whitington and Aidan Keogh.

Nov 20: John Butler Trio – The HOME Tour
With their 11th studio album “HOME” recently released, revered Aussie act John Butler Trio play at the landmarked Beacon Theatre. VIP packages have already sold out but there are still general admin tickets available starting at $39.

Nov 22, 9am: 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Kick off Thanksgiving by embracing a firm NYC tradition: watching the world’s largest parade. There are floats, giants balloons, performers, marching bands and more. It starts at 9am and runs down Central Park West, across Central Park South and along 6th Avenue to the flagstaff Macy’s store. Find a spot to watch it in person, or enjoy it on tv from the comfort of your living room.

central park city city park clouds
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Nov 23, 11am – 2pm: Black Friday Hike in Central Park
Skip the crowds of Black Friday shopping and instead immerse yourself in nature. Join this FREE hike from 11am – 2pm, traversing Central Park from south to north, hosted by NYC Parks.

Nov 29, 7pm – 9pm: Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony
Nothing says “holidays in NYC” like the Rockefeller Tree. Pop on your coat and come on down to the Rockefeller Center from 7 – 9pm. Each year, thousands crowd the sidewalks and streets and millions watch it live across the globe – the day even gets the honor of being a gridlock alert day. It will remain lit until January 7, 2019 and represents goodwill and peace throughout the holiday season.

Until Dec 30: Velvet Underground Experience
This multimedia experience captures the sound and vision of influential NYC art-rockers, the Velvet Underground. Immerse yourself in the avant-garde world of music, film and fashion icons, with tickets from $25.

Featured Image Credit: Film Poster of Daily Bread by Ruby Challenger, used with permission from Ruby Challenger.

Author: Angela Tohl

Adelaide-born Angela came to New York in search of the ultimate adventure, by way of Australia and Japan. She juggles technical and copywriting projects, with chasing her kids around (usually on roller skates). Find Angela on Twitter @angelatohl and at www.australianwomeninnewyork.org/author/angelatohl/. Image credit: Susie Lang

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