November is National Native American Heritage Month and Puerto Rican Heritage Month! The International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival and Comité Noviembre’s Puerto Rican Artisan Fair & Book Expo are in town.
The TEFAF antiques fair brings Europe’s top antique dealers to New York. DOC NYC is the biggest documentary film festival in the U.S. The Django Reinhardt Festival celebrates hot jazz.
Panamanian New Yorkers celebrate the founding of the Republic of Panama and Panamanian Independence Day. The UN celebrates the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
The Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular and New York City Ballet’s Nutcracker get going for the season.
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October 26 – November 1, 2020
Sunday, November 1
Daylight Saving Time ends. Set your clocks back one hour.
Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month.
Celebrate Puerto Rican Heritage Month. ¡WEPA!
Celebrate All Saints Day, the Catholic feast that honors all people who have gone to heaven.
Celebrate Day of the Holy Innocents (Día de los Santos Inocentes), the day when in the Aztec Méxican Day of the Dead tradition, we remember the deceased children in our family.
Colombian salsa legend Joe Arroyo was born in Cartagena, Colombia on November 1, 1955.
The Open Enrollment Period for government health insurance plans is today through December 15 at www.healthcare.gov
The 2020 New York City Marathon is cancelled.
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November 2-8, 2020
Monday, November 2
Celebrate the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos), the day when in the Aztec Méxican tradition, we remember deceased family members and tend their graves.
Celebrate All Souls’ Day, the Roman Catholic tradition of remembering deceased family members and tending their graves.
(Anticipated) The Met Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 10am – 5:30pm. From $12
Tuesday, November 3
Vote in the 2020 Presidential elections.
Celebrate Panamanian Separation Day when Panama separated from Colombia on November 3, 1903.
Wednesday, November 4
(Anticipated) The DOC NYC documentary film festival runs through November 13.
Thursday, November 5
Friday, November 6
The Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular opens at Radio City Music Hall in Midtown, Manhattan with shows at 11am, 2pm and 8pm. From $50
Saturday, November 7
Sunday, November 8
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November 9-15, 2020
Monday, 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.
Tuesday, November 10
Wednesday, November 11
Celebrate Veterans Day.
Carlos Fuentes. the great Mexican novelist was born in Panama City, Panama on November 11, 1928.
(Anticipated) The NYC Veterans Day Parade marches up Fifth Avenue from 11:05 am – 3:30pm. FREE
Thursday, November 12
(Anticipated) The Salon Art + Design art fair is at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan’s Upper East Side through Sunday.
(Anticipated) The 21st Latin Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada are on Univision from 8-11pm ET with a pre-show starting at 7pm.
Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15
Friday, November 13
Saturday, November 14
Sunday, November 15
The New Moon is at 8:54am
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November 16-22, 2020
Monday, November 16
Tuesday, November 17
Wednesday, November 18
Thursday, November 19
Celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Providence, patroness of Puerto Rico.
Celebrate Puerto Rico Discovery Day, the day Colon claimed Puerto Rico for Spain, and the unofficial start of the holiday season in Puerto Rico.
Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé! It’s Beaujolais Nouveau Day. Drink the new wine fresh.
(Anticipated) Macy’s opens its holiday window display at Macy’s Herald Square.
Friday, November 20
Saturday, November 21
(Anticipated) The National Puerto Rican Artisans Fair & Book Expo is at Hostos Community College in Concourse, The Bronx from 12–7pm.
Sunday, November 22
Celebrate the Feast of Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of musicians.
(Anticipated) The American Music Awards are broadcast live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California from 8pm to 11pm.
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November 23-29, 2020
Monday, November 23
(Anticipated) The 48th International Emmy Awards are at the New York Hilton Hotel at 5:30pm. From $600
Tuesday, November 24
Wednesday, November 25
Commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on the day of the murder of the Mirabal sisters in the Dominican Republic on November 25, 1960.
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.
Thursday, November 26
Major retailers are reporting that they will close on Thanksgiving Day.
Francisco Canaro, the early Tango bandleader, was born in San José de Mayo, Uruguay on November 26, 1888.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade marches from Manhattan’s Upper West Side through Midtown to Macy’s in the Garment District from 9am – 12pm. FREE
Friday, November 27
Today is a U.S. national holiday.
It’s Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year.
New York City Ballet’s Nutcracker is cancelled by COVID-19.
Saturday, November 28
Celebrate Panamanian Independence Day from Spain on November 28, 1821.
Sunday, November 29
Watch Neil Tyson’s “Manhattanhenge” Sunrise Solar Alignment on Manhattan cross streets at 6:59am. FREE
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November 30 – December 6, 2020
Monday, November 30
Watch Neil Tyson’s “Manhattanhenge” Sunrise Solar Alignment on Manhattan cross streets at 7am. FREE
The Beaver Moon full moon rises over New York City.