Things to do in NYC in November 2020 include Day of the Dead, Elections, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and the beginning of holiday season traditions.
HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS
- Veterans Day Parade (Being reimagined, November 11)
- Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (Thursday, November 26, 2020)
- Celebrate Mexico Now (November 1-2, 2020)
- TEFAF antiques fair (Virtual, November 1-4, 2020)
- Art Auctions at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips
- Salon Art + Design design fair (Rescheduled to 2021)
- Black Restaurant Week (November 13-22, 2020)
- National Puerto Rican Artisan Fair & Book Expo (Virtual, Sat-Sun, November 21-22, 2020)
- DOC NYC (November 11-19, 2020)
- 10th International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival (November 11-15, 2020)
- Latin Grammy Awards (UNIVISION, November 19 at 8pm)
- American Music Awards (ABC, November 22, 2020)
- New York City Marathon (Cancelled)
- Broadway (Closed until early 2021)
- Joe Arroyo, Colombian salsa legend (Cartagena, Colombia, November 1, 1955)
- Julieta Venega, Latin Alternative singer (Long Beach, California, November 24, 1970)
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October 26 – November 1, 2020
Sunday, November 1
Daylight Saving Time ends. Set your clocks back one hour.
The Celebrate Mexico Now Festival is virtual at mexiconowfestival.org through tomorrow.
The TEFAF NY Fall antiques fair is at virtual at tefaf.com through Wednesday.
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
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November 2-8, 2020
Monday, November 2
Celebrate the Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos).
Celebrate All Souls’ Day.
Tuesday, November 3
It’s Election Day. Please vote.
Celebrate Panamanian Separation Day when Panama separated from Colombia on November 3, 1903.
Wednesday, November 4
Thursday, November 5
Friday, November 6
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.
The NYC Veterans Day Parade goes virtual.
The 11th DOC NYC documentary film festival is online through November 19.
Carlos Fuentes. the great Mexican novelist was born in Panama City, Panama on November 11, 1928.
Thursday, November 12
Friday, November 13
Celebrate Black Restaurant Week through November 22, 2020.
Saturday, November 14
Sunday, November 15
The new moon rises over New York City at 12:07am.
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November 16-22, 2020
Monday, November 16
Tuesday, November 17
Wednesday, November 18
Thursday, November 19
The 21st Latin Grammy Awards are on Univision from 8-11pm ET with a pre-show starting at 7pm.
Celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Providence, patroness of Puerto Rico.
Celebrate Puerto Rico Discovery Day, the start of the holiday season in Puerto Rico.
Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé! It’s Beaujolais Nouveau Day. Drink the new wine fresh.
Macy’s holiday windows open at Macy’s Herald Square. FREE
Friday, November 20
Pública Espacio in Santurce, Puerto Rico and Abrons Arts Center in the Lower East Side are streaming Puerto Rican artists from the Fiebre de Cabina (Cabin Fever) compilation on Radio Red Mixcloud from 2-7pm. FREE
Saturday, November 21
The National Puerto Rican Artisans Fair & Book Expo is at comitenoviembrevirtualfair.org through tomorrow.
Sunday, November 22
The National Puerto Rican Artisans Fair & Book Expo is at comitenoviembrevirtualfair.org
Celebrate the Feast of Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of musicians.
The American Music Awards are live on ABC from 8pm to 11pm.
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November 23-29, 2020
Monday, November 23
The 48th International Emmy Awards are livestreaming from the Hammerstein Ballroom on iemmys.tv
Tuesday, November 24
Wednesday, November 25
Pública Espacio in Santurce, Puerto Rico and Abrons Arts Center in the Lower East Side are radio-streaming Latin indie artists Diego Hauz, JWords and Balún from the Fiebre de Cabina (Cabin Fever) compilation at The Lot Radio in Brooklyn from 4-6pm ET. FREE
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.
[Anticipated] The Met Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
It’s Thanksgiving Weekend!
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon inflation is not open to the public this year.
Thursday, November 26
Happy Thanksgiving! Major retailers are reporting that they will close this Thanksgiving Day.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is on NBC from 9am to 12pm. FREE
Remember Sojourner Truth a Black woman who fought brilliantly for abolition and women’s rights, and died in Battle Creek, Michigan on November 26, 1883.
Remember Francisco Canaro, the early Tango bandleader, who was born in San José de Mayo, Uruguay on November 26, 1888.
It’s National Merengue Day in the Dominican Republic.
Friday, November 27
Today is the second day of the Thanksgiving U.S. national holiday.
Celebrate Native American Heritage Day (USA).
It’s Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year.
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.