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.


Sunday, November 3

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

It’s the start of NYC Veterans Week.

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


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 9:30 pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7 pm, Intermediate 8 pm). $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.

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


Sunday, November 10


WEEK 46 ~ November 11-17, 2019


Monday, November 11 ~ Veterans Day

Celebrate Veterans Day.

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 9:30 pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7 pm, Intermediate 8 pm). $15


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


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 9:30 pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7 pm, Intermediate 8 pm). $15


Friday, November 22

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


Saturday, November 23


Sunday, November 24


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.

The 2018 Macy’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


Saturday, November 30

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


December 2019 Calendar


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