Things to do in November 2020 include Day of the Dead, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and preparing for the year-end holidays.
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)
- New York City Ballet’s Nutcracker (Cancelled)
- Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular (Cancelled)
- Comité Noviembre’s Puerto Rican Artisan Fair & Book Expo (Uncertain)
- DOC NYC (November 11-19, 2020)
- 10th International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival (November 11-15, 2020)
- 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 los Muertos).
Celebrate All Souls’ Day.
(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
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
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 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.
The American Music Awards are live on ABC 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
Happy Thanksgiving! Major retailers are reporting that they will close this Thanksgiving Day.
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.
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.