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The 15 things you absolutely have to do in NYC this November

Published On 10/30/2014 Published On 10/30/2014

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Nov 1 Sat

Pumpkin Smash Take your now useless jack-o'-lanterns/homemade pumpkin kegs to either Clement Clarke Moore Park or Sunnyside Greenmarket. You smash and the city cleans -- it’s perfect.

Clement Clarke Moore and Sunnyside Greenmarket parks

Pumpkin Smash Clement Clarke Moore and Sunnyside Greenmarket parks Take your now useless jack-o'-lanterns/homemade pumpkin kegs to either Clement Clarke Moore Park or Sunnyside Greenmarket. You smash and the city cleans -- it’s perfect.

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Nov 1 Sat

New menus all over the damn place There’s just a crap load of fall menus that you need to go try: the po' boy and octopus BLT at Black Crescent, the Dandy Onassis (Applejack, Wolfamer Orange, apple liqueur, apple butter, cinnamon) at Maison Premiere, a burger made with beignets at Bo’s, plus everything at Experimental Cocktail Club.

Restaurants all over NYC

New menus all over the damn place Restaurants all over NYC There’s just a crap load of fall menus that you need to go try: the po' boy and octopus BLT at Black Crescent, the Dandy Onassis (Applejack, Wolfamer Orange, apple liqueur, apple butter, cinnamon) at Maison Premiere, a burger made with beignets at Bo’s, plus everything at Experimental Cocktail Club.

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Nov 2 Sun

The Chocolate Expo Everything made of chocolate that you could ever want. And also wine, as if you needed another reason to go out to NJ.

Meadowlands Expo Center

The Chocolate Expo Meadowlands Expo Center Everything made of chocolate that you could ever want. And also wine, as if you needed another reason to go out to NJ.

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Nov 3 Mon

New York Champagne Week An entire week dedicated to Champagne may not actually be out of the ordinary for you, but this one is way more organized, with events like a Champagne cocktail competition and a Bubble Bash.

Multiple locations

New York Champagne Week Multiple locations An entire week dedicated to Champagne may not actually be out of the ordinary for you, but this one is way more organized, with events like a Champagne cocktail competition and a Bubble Bash.

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Nov 5 Wed

Bayside the Musical In case you didn’t guess from the name, it’s Saved by the Bell in musical form, and you can see it pretty much any weekend in November.

Theater 80

Bayside the Musical Theater 80 In case you didn’t guess from the name, it’s Saved by the Bell in musical form, and you can see it pretty much any weekend in November.

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Nov 7 Fri

Fries of New York Over a hundred fries from alllllllll around the city on display. It’s basically heaven, but greasier.

168 Bowery

Fries of New York 168 Bowery Over a hundred fries from alllllllll around the city on display. It’s basically heaven, but greasier.

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Nov 15 Sat

NYC Beerathon Run around and drink a lot of beer, basically. Now in its 8th year, the run has live music, eats, and beer from Kona, Flying Dog, Bronx Brewery, Abita, and more.

Location TBD

NYC Beerathon Location TBD Run around and drink a lot of beer, basically. Now in its 8th year, the run has live music, eats, and beer from Kona, Flying Dog, Bronx Brewery, Abita, and more.

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Nov 15 Sat

Brooklyn Crush Wine & Food Fest Small bites and more than 250 wines will be on hand at this artisanal food festival that's taking over 22,000sqft in Sunset Park.

Industry City Building 1

Brooklyn Crush Wine & Food Fest Industry City Building 1 Small bites and more than 250 wines will be on hand at this artisanal food festival that's taking over 22,000sqft in Sunset Park.

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Nov 15 Sat

The world-record attempt at opening Champagne with a sword Watch as one man tries to saber more than 47 bottles (the current record) of Champagne while you... just sit there drinking Champagne. It’s on.

Baroness Bar

The world-record attempt at opening Champagne with a sword Baroness Bar Watch as one man tries to saber more than 47 bottles (the current record) of Champagne while you... just sit there drinking Champagne. It’s on.

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Nov 20-Dec 24

Union Square Holiday Market The red and white huts that draw swarms of people in Union Square are back today -- get there and get your Xmas shopping out of the way ASAP. Bonus: bring a flask and find the gluhwein station. You won’t regret it.

Union Square

Union Square Holiday Market Union Square The red and white huts that draw swarms of people in Union Square are back today -- get there and get your Xmas shopping out of the way ASAP. Bonus: bring a flask and find the gluhwein station. You won’t regret it.

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Nov 20 Thu

Village Voice Holiday Spirits Tasting Get on the Hornblower Infinity Cruise Ship and sample goods from more than 25 distilleries and wineries while you check out the views and get down with a live jazz quartet.

Departs from Pier 40

Village Voice Holiday Spirits Tasting Departs from Pier 40 Get on the Hornblower Infinity Cruise Ship and sample goods from more than 25 distilleries and wineries while you check out the views and get down with a live jazz quartet.

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Nov 20 Thu

Friendsgiving Order up a huge feast like the whole beast at Resto, the fried chicken at Momofuku, whole smoked suckling pig at Ducks Eatery, or the Curry Feast at The Breslin.

Multiple locations

Friendsgiving Multiple locations Order up a huge feast like the whole beast at Resto, the fried chicken at Momofuku, whole smoked suckling pig at Ducks Eatery, or the Curry Feast at The Breslin.

Flickr/Susanne Davidson

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Nov 21-Jan 10

Bar Car Nights The Holiday Train show gets boozier on weekends this winter when you head up there for cocktails, ice carving, jazz, spiked cocoa, and roasted chestnuts. Yep, it’s roasted chestnut season.

New York Botanical Garden

Bar Car Nights New York Botanical Garden The Holiday Train show gets boozier on weekends this winter when you head up there for cocktails, ice carving, jazz, spiked cocoa, and roasted chestnuts. Yep, it’s roasted chestnut season.

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Nov 28 Fri

Annual Post-Thanksgiving Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour Leave room for not-turkey-stuffing-sandwiches on this sampling crawl across cultures, which includes the "Jewish East Side, Little Italy, and Chinatown".

Multiple locations

Annual Post-Thanksgiving Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour Multiple locations Leave room for not-turkey-stuffing-sandwiches on this sampling crawl across cultures, which includes the "Jewish East Side, Little Italy, and Chinatown".

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Nov 28 Fri

Perfect Pizza Pairings Sure, pizza is delicious with everything, but you may as well learn what pairs with it the best. Get to this class that’ll teach you the best wine to go with three different types of 'za.

Corkbuzz Wine Studio Union Square

Perfect Pizza Pairings Corkbuzz Wine Studio Union Square Sure, pizza is delicious with everything, but you may as well learn what pairs with it the best. Get to this class that’ll teach you the best wine to go with three different types of 'za.