What’s On in New York, November 2019

Even as the colder weather sets in, New York still has an abundance of activities to keep you inspired. Thanksgiving at the end of the month is a highlight, so get ready to begin feasting in the run up to winter and the holidays.

AWNY is hosting and supporting the following events – come along and join us:

Wed Nov 6: Working in the USA 
Back by popular demand! Belinda Jackson of Working in the USA has run this workshop for the AWNY community for several years. Find out why it’s been so popular. Tickets are available via the AAA website. All welcome – women & men, members & non-members.

Sat Nov 16: Fall Winery Tour 
Join AWNY for our inaugural wine tasting event this fall. We’ll be embarking on a day-long adventure into Long Island Wine Country, sampling wines and exploring the surrounds – set against the backdrop of stunning fall foliage. Tickets are limited and include transport to and from the event, as well as entry and wine tastings at three wineries, plus a light lunch. All welcome – women & men, members & non-members. Purchase your ticket today

Special Offers for AWNY and AAA Members 
The American Australian Association recently launched its new individual membership program with exciting discounts from our friends at Qantas, Humming Puppy, Bluestone Lane, R.M. Williams, Dinosaur Designs. Apply for membership – it’s 100 % tax deductible.

fall wine glass winery tour Long Island

The following events are happening around NYC throughout November:

November 2: Women who win: Top runners who have transformed their sport
On the eve of the 2019 New York City Marathon, join New York Times journalist and marathon runner Lindsay Crouse as she talks with some of the most provocative athlete-thinkers of today, who have spent their careers insisting that the sports industry make way for women.

Man and woman running over the Brooklyn Bridge
Photo by Curtis MacNewton on Unsplash, instagram: @curtismacnewton

November 3: New York City Marathon
The first Sunday in November finds New York City at its best as the five boroughs cheer on the 50,000 runners of the TCS New York City Marathon. Click here to find the best vantage point. If you’re running in the marathon and would like an Aussie cheer squad, sign up with America Josh who will find you a cheer squad of new friends to track you, and then yell and scream your name in support!

November 3: 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.

November 4 – 10: New York Comedy Festival 
Over seven days, across all five boroughs, some of the best in comedy talent will descend on the Big Apple. Check out one of the more than 100 shows from the likes of Jenny Slate, Stephen Colbert and many more.

November 6: Variety New York & MPC – Cocktail Party
Do some good this month and raise money for children in need. Join Variety – the Children’s Charity of New York and the Motion Picture Club for one night of drinks, food, networking and a special free advance screening of a major studio film. More information and details on how to get tickets are here.

November 9: Brooklyn Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival: Fall Edition
New York Wine Events transforms Industry City into an East Coast Napa Valley alongside an artisanal food extravaganza. Attendees will get the chance to sample a curated selection of incredible wines, ciders and other beverages complemented by creative tastes and delicious hors-d’oeuvres from all over. Click here for tickets.

November 12: Ariana Grande at Barclays Center
For all those closet pop fans out there, seeing Ariana Grande at Barclays is a perfect way to stay warm. Click here for more information on how to see the pint size singer with the sky-high ponytail on her Sweetener World Tour.  

November 15 – 17: NYC’s Anime Convention
Are you an Anime fan? If you are, Anime NYC is bringing the best of Japanese pop culture to the city. Over three days fans and publishers can connect with exclusive screenings, panels and appearance by some of the biggest creators in Japan.

November 16: From 69 to 50: A Stephin Merritt/Magnetic Fields Residency
Fans of The Magnetic Fields, and other Stephin Merritt projects, prepare to rejoice as “the Cole Porter of his generation,” along with The Magnetic Fields, collaborators and special guests, perform songs spanning Merritt’s musical career. This special residency at Symphony Space in NYC will feature music from the 1999 opus 69 Love Songs, to the recent autobiographical 50 Song Memoir.

November 23: NYC Winter Lantern Festival 2019
The NYC Winter Lantern Festival returns to transform Staten Island’s Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden into a whimsical world of light. There will be over 1,000 lanterns on display, sculpted into magnificent figures of luminescent art. Check out Groupon for some great discounts.

November 28: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Each year, more than 3.5 million people in NYC and over 50 million people at home watch the parade. Whether you’re watching it from the comfort of your living room, or heading out to experience it with the crowds, here are all the details you need.

people serving pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving Day
Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash

November 29, 10-11.30am: Black Friday Hike in Central Park
Skip the crowds of Black Friday shopping and instead immerse yourself in nature. Join this FREE hike from 10-11.30am, traversing Central Park from south to north, hosted by NYC Parks.

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

November 29: Post Turkey Day Tour of Green-Wood
After you’ve devoured the turkey and stuffed yourself with pumpkin pie, escape from the house and enjoy a walking tour of Green-Wood, a national historic landmark cemetery in Brooklyn and one of New York’s most beautiful and historic greenspaces. More information on ticket sales can be found here.

November 8 – January 5th: Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes. For almost a century, the Rockettes have been American icons. A tradition on the New York City calendar is to see a performance at another city icon- Radio City Music Hall. Click here to secure your tickets.

November 29 – January 5: New York City Ballet: George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. Make sure you grab yourself tickets to this magical 1954 production, set to Tchaikovsky’s incredible score, includes the full New York City Ballet company and two casts of School of American Ballet students, as well as an onstage blizzard and a Christmas tree that grows from 12 to 40 feet.

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