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NOVEMBER 2021 

NYC 

NYC Marathon

After being canceled last year, the marathon will return this year with 33,000 runners (about 60% the typical number of competitors). 

Lightscape

This winter, explore Brooklyn Botanic Garden like never before at the after-dark, illuminated spectacular Lightscape, an enchanting trail animated by dazzling light, color, and sound. Across a one-mile trail winding through BBG’s 52-acre landscape, visitors will be  delighted by international showstoppers like the Winter Cathedral tunnel, Fire Garden, and Field of Light, as well as new site-specific light works created by local artists.

Twyla Now 

The world’s most iconic living choreographer Twyla Tharp premiered her first ballet at City Center during the 1973 season of The Joffrey Ballet. So, nearly half a century later, there is no more fitting place to celebrate the pioneering artist than on our stage in this once-in-a-lifetime event. Stars from three of New York’s premiere dance companies—Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet —perform a program of duets and two world premieres including an ensemble finale featuring the principal dancers and a group of young performers, the next generation to glory in Tharp’s genius.

Summit

Enjoy a rush stepping out over the city with Levitation: two glass ledges suspended 1,063 feet above Madison Avenue. Be rewarded with heart-racing views of New York City from above. The most daring can go even higher with Ascent, the world’s largest exterior glass-floor elevators to the highest panoramic viewing point in Midtown.

New York Comedy Festival 

100+ shows over 7 days in all 5 boroughs featuring 200+ comedians including Bill Maher, Colin Quinn, Marc Maron, David Cross, Nick Kroll, Ronnie Chieng and more. 

Spain 1000–1200: Art at the Frontiers of Faith

Communities of Christians, Muslims, and Jews lived side by side in Spain for centuries, creating vibrant artistic traditions that often intersected. This exhibit at The Cloisters presents a group of works that testify to the diversity of Spanish medieval art. Placed in dialogue with each other, the silk textiles, ivory carvings, illuminated manuscripts, frescoes, and monumental sculptures featured in the show will reveal a dynamic, interconnected past that often mirrors the present.

95th Thanksgiving Day Parade

The ultimate holiday tradition welcomes live crowds once again. Macy's can’t wait to bring you their spectacular showcase of giant balloons, fab floats, exciting performers & more fun.

The 2021 Uptown Night Market Season Finale 

A cool evening filled with great food, cold beverages, live performances, arts, crafts, and great local shopping. Come out and support 40+ eclectic local Harlem and NY vendors, performers, and artists under the Arches of Harlem. 

The Sistine Chapel Exhibition

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Experience is true to size. This exhibit is reproduced using state-of-the-art technology and relies on a spacious area where Michelangelo’s masterpieces stretch floor-to-ceiling and closer than ever. The experience will awaken visitors' curiosity by presenting a never-before-seen perspective of his timeless masterpieces.

World Dance Festival 

Dancing across Cultural Borders, featuring traditional celebrations of the harvest from four dance companies: Peruinca Folk Dance Co, Japanese Folk Dance Institute, Red Hawk Native American Dancers, Saung Budaya Indonesian Dance.  This event will not only be an entertaining and festive celebration of authentic world-class dance and music, but will feature a Q&A as well as audience participation, providing a chance to learn directly from the artists about the common threads these cultures share and what makes them unique. There will be a meet and greet the artists following the programs.

Pie & Wine at Rooftop Reds

Rooftop Reds is teaming up with Petee’s Pie & East Village wine bar and restaurant, Grape & Grain for an unforgettable Pie & Wine Pairing. Three selections of savory and sweet pies paired with a wine flight featuring three domestic and international pours

Flame: Immersive Pop Up Dining Experience

You’re invited to a dining experience that will have you mesmerized and delighted. It’s a culinary adventure where you watch your food grilled to perfection by spellbinding blow torch flames. Watch as our talented pyro-chefs prepare a delicious 2-course meal as you enjoy a glass of your favorite beverage.

Hudson Valley 

Valley Life Fitness Event 

Enjoy the last few days of Fall with your friends at a fun outdoor workout hosted by Fused Fitness at Peekskill Brewery. We’ll be cheers-ing to health with PB Valley Life brews post workout!

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze 

Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by our team of artisans. New for 2021, gawk at the always-impressive New York City skyline’s pumpkin treatment and take a stroll under the sea in our immersive river display.

Complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack, this one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed!

History Hike 

Looking for an exciting way to explore local history and the natural beauty of the Hudson Highlands at the same time? Then join The Putnam History Museum for a history hike of the North and South Redoubts!  Learn the history of chaining the Hudson during the Revolutionary War and how the redoubts helped defend the chain and West Point.

Jazz in the Park

Enjoy live jazz in the park from four ensembles at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater. 

Chilly Willy Tours 

Get a small taste of winter living in times past, long before central heating and artificial light made winter life much easier. A costumed guide will lead visitors through the interiors of the venerable Bronck houses decorated for the celebration of the late fall and early winter holidays of Martinmas, St. Nicholas Day and St. Lucia Day. The old traditions associated with these now largely forgotten holidays will be retold. A great way to begin your holiday season!

Brewery Comedy Tour 

More than a dozen New York and L.A. stand-ups are currently on the road, sampling the local fare, drinks and providing the finest and funniest in stand up. This stop of the tour is set to feature a lineup whose credits include top festivals, TV and major club appearances 

Festival of Trees 

Come feel the holiday spirit at the 25th annual Festival of Trees by seeing the beautifully decorated trees and wreaths that can be yours by silent bid. There will be plenty of food, vendors and gift ideas with live entertainment, and of course Santa. 

Bring the Kids Goes Outside!

This hour-long, family-focused walking tour of Boscobel House and Gardens will give highlights of Boscobel’s 68 acres of gardens and grounds. A new theme each month! Children’s craft included. Recommended for ages 5+.

The Wonderland of Lights 

Celebrate the Holidays at The Wonderland of Lights debuting at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY, featuring dozens of dazzling displays to delight the entire family! 

Thanksgiving Farmer's Market 
Shop for Hudson Valley products for holiday gift giving. Grab a farm basket or bag and enjoy perusing & shopping amidst live music and caroling, holiday dance performances, and demonstrations while the kids are busy at the craft table.