Things to do in New York in November 2019

November brings Day of the DeadNYC marathon, elections, Veterans DayauctionsThanksgiving, shopping and holiday preparations.

November is National Native American Heritage Month and Puerto Rican Heritage Month!


WEEK 44 ~ October 28 – November 3, 2019


October 2019 Calendar


Friday, November 1 ~ All Saints Day

Celebrate All Saints Day, the Roman Catholic feast that honors all people who have gone to heaven.

Celebrate Día de los Santos Inocentes (Day of the Holy Innocents), the day when in the Aztec Méxican Day of the Dead tradition, the souls of children who have been invited, come back to visit their families.

Remember Colombian Salsa legend Joe Arroyo who was born in Cartagena, Colombia on November 1, 1955.

The 2019 Open Enrollment Period for government health insurance plans is today through December 15 at www.healthcare.gov


Saturday, November 2 ~ Day of the Dead

Celebrate the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos), the day when in the Aztec Méxican tradition, families tend their graves and the souls of adults who have been invited, come back to visit their families.

Celebrate All Souls’ Day, the Roman Catholic tradition of remembering dead family members and tending their graves.

Puerto Rican salsa superstar Marc Anthony brings his Opus Tour to Barclays Center in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn at 8pm. From $67


Sunday, November 3

Celebrate Panamanian Separation Day when Panama separated from Colombia on November 3, 1903.

It’s the start of NYC Veterans Week.

TheNYC Marathon starts at Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island at 8:30am and ends in Central Park.

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12


WEEK 45 ~ November 4-10, 2019


Monday, November 4

The presidential election on November 4, 2020 is one year away.

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, November 5

Dance Argentine tango at the VolvoTango LIC Landing outdoor milonga on the LIC Landing pier in Long Island City, Queens around 4pm. FREE

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Wednesday, November 6

Forro in the Dark plays Brazilian forro at Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.


Thursday, November 7

Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15


Friday, November 8

It’s Veteran’s Day Weekend.


Saturday, November 9

Remember Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass on November 9 – 10, 1938, when Nazi paramilitary forces and civilians attacked Jewish communities across Germany. It can happen again. Never forget.

Gilberto Santa Rosa sings romantic Puerto Rican salsa at Bergen PAC in Englewood, NJ at 8pm. From $39

Dance Argentine Tango at the NYC All Night Milonga at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad, Manhattan from 10pm – 4am. $18


Sunday, November 10

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12


WEEK 46 ~ November 11-17, 2019


Monday, November 11 ~ Veterans Day

Celebrate Veterans Day.

Happy Birthday Carlos Fuentes. The great Mexican novelist was born in Panama City, Panama on November 11, 1928.

The NYC Veterans Day Parade marches up Fifth Avenue from 11:05 am – 3:30 pm. FREE

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, November 12

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Wednesday, November 13

Forro in the Dark plays Brazilian forro at Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.


Thursday, November 14

Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15

Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine tango jazz at Terraza 7 in Elmhurst, Queens at 9pm. $10


Friday, November 15


Saturday, November 16

Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau Day, the day when this year’s new Beaujolais wine goes on sale. Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé! 


Sunday, November 17

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12


WEEK 47 ~ November 18-24, 2019


Monday, November 18

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, November 19

Celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Providence, the patron saint of Puerto Rico.

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Wednesday, November 20

Forro in the Dark plays Brazilian forro at Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.


Thursday, November 21

Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15


Friday, November 22

Celebrate the Feast of Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of musicians.


Saturday, November 23


Sunday, November 24

Orchestra of St. Luke’s plays a program of Baroque Storytelling that includes works by Vivaldi (Italian), Rameau (French), and Telemann’s Don Quichotte Overture Suite (a Spanish story) at the Brooklyn Museum in Prospect Park, Brooklyn at 2pm.

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12


WEEK 48 ~ November 25 – December 1, 2019


Monday, November 25

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women which commemorates the murder of the Mirabal sisters in the Dominican Republic on November 25, 1960.

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, November 26

Francisco Canaro, the early Tango bandleader, was born in San José de Mayo, Uruguay on November 26, 1888.

Italian-American hot jazz specialists Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Wednesday, November 27 ~ Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving Weekend!

Go see the balloon inflation for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, around the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

Forro in the Dark plays Brazilian forro at Nublu Classic in Manhattan’s East Village with sets at 9 & 11pm.


Thursday, November 28

Celebrate Thanksgiving, the U.S. American family holiday.

Celebrate Panamanian Independence Day from Spain on November 28, 1821.

TheMacy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade marches from Manhattan’s Upper West Side through Midtown to Macy’s in the Garment District from 9am – 12noon. FREE


Friday, November 29

It’s Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year.


Saturday, November 30

Dance Argentine Tango at the NYC All Night Milonga at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad, Manhattan from 10pm – 4am. $18


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