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A Long November Weekend in the Big Apple

November 11, 2022 | 4 min Read

As we slide into mid-November, it begins to feel less like fall and more like winter. As always, no matter the season, New York has something for everyone, from side-splitting laughter with world-class comedians to honoring the contributions of veterans to Broadway acts, (free of charge!) there’s always something exciting happening in New York City and this week is no exception. Read on for a round up of fun ways to spend the weekend!

The New York Comedy Festival

We can all use a laugh. Life is hectic and there’s always a to-do list a mile long. This weekend, take a walk on the lighter side with a comedy festival that will have you in stitches! The annual New York Comedy Festival is happening this week from November 7 through the 13. Various theaters around town host an impressive line up of over 200 comedians that are performing in over a 100 shows.

Chelsea Music Hall is centerstage for the comedy festival with over 50 comedians and 13 shows. Featured comedians creating laughs include Larry Owens, Seth Herzog, JB Smoove, Janeane Garofalo, Josh Adam Meyers, Alex Meyers and Sam Morrison. For tickets and more information visit The New York Comedy Festival site.

November 7-13, 2022

Various venues

Broadway Under the Stars

Never thought you could see Broadway show tunes for free? Think again! This holiday season stop by The Shops at Columbus Circle for the second annual Broadway Under The Stars. The event is an on-going, free concert series held every Monday from November 13 to December 11. You can catch Broadway stars in special performances on the second floor mezzanine with the option to have drinks or dinner afterwards and take care of some holiday shopping along the way.

Broadway Under the Stars kicks off with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory this weekend, November 13. For a full line up and more details check out the Shops at Columbus Circle website.

Mondays November 13 – December 11, 2022

10 Columbus Circle

New York, NY 10019

Fotografiska New York

If you’re a photo enthusiast, you won’t want to miss Fotografiska New York. This gem of a museum is a great way to pass a November afternoon with excellent contemporary photography. The current museum-wide exhibit is by David LaChapelle whose photos blur reality and fantasy.

Fotografiska’s goal is to inspire a more conscious world through the art of photography, showcasing the greatest photographers, whether they’re emerging artists or already established internationally. Fotografiska New York is housed in a beautiful historic building— a work of art in its own right— spreading over five floors with a cocktail bar and views to add even more reason for a leisurely visit. Check the website for tickets and additional information.

281 Park Avenue South

New York, NY 10010

Veterans Day Parade

This year will mark the 103rd Veterans Day Parade in New York City. The parade will march up Fifth Avenue from 26th to 47th St through Chelsea / Nomad, the Garment District / Murray Hill, and Midtown Manhattan / Midtown East, on Veterans Day. The parade will be broadcast on WABC 7 tv, if the outdoor weather is feeling a bit chilly and you prefer to watch from inside. This year the Grand Marshal is Vincent W. Patton, the first African American to hold the U.S. Coast Guard’s highest enlisted position as Eighth Master Chief Petty Officer. 280 marching units and 25 floats will make their way through New York honoring American veterans.

Friday, November 11, 2022

12:30 – 3pm

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*Due to Covid-19 our restaurant, cafe and gym will remain closed for a time.

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