Things To Do This November in NYC

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We’ll be covering plenty of Thanksgiving related activities on the blog throughout the month, so wanted to focus today’s content on things to do during November that aren’t turkey day related. As always, all activities are located within a neighborhood with a Glenwood building, so the fun is literally right at your doorstep. Bundle up, and enjoy!

 Canstruction: November 3 – 15th

Canstruction is an annual event in NYC, in which artists create innovative sculptures from donated canned goods. Actually, it goes way beyond just NYC–as it’s an International Food Charity, and the sculpting events happen in cities all over the world! After the sculptures are created (expect to see anything from a giant hot dog to the Statue of Liberty!), they are put on display at 250 Vesey Street, where the public can go and view the sculptures for free. Once the event closes, all cans are donated to the NYC charity, City Harvest. 

The exhibit is open from 10am until 8pm through November 15th. It’s an easily accessible event for residents within Glenwood’s Downtown Manhattan buildings.

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Big Apple Circus: November 8 – 30th

Located in a tent in Lincoln Center, the incredible Big Apple Circus will be returning to NYC this November to showcase their performances. Acts include high-wire aerialists, acrobats, jugglers, clowns, contortionists, rescue animals, and of course, a band playing throughout the show.

If the circus sounds fun but the crowds that it inevitably draws don’t, you’ll be pleased to know they now offer the VIP Experience, which will let you sit ringside, have a private area for food and beverage, private restrooms, and an exclusive VIP entrance. This is very easy for residents of Glenwood’s West Side buildings to take advantage of.

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Taste of Lower Manhattan: November 16th

From 6 to 9pm on November 16th, the annual event Taste of Lower Manhattan will be held downtown at the Museum of American Finance. A ticket to Taste of Lower Manhattan gets you samples of hors d’oeuvres and food from restaurants and vendors all over New York, complemented by a variety of wines, spirits, and other craft beverages. It’s an easy way to explore the NYC food scene without trekking all over Manhattan–hence finding which restaurants you love and want to book a table at for a future meal! Spotlight restaurants include Jing Fong Restaurant, The Dead Rabbit, Blue Ribbon Federal Grill, and Shake Shack. There will be a live DJ playing throughout the evening.

This is another great opportunity for Glenwood’s residents in Downtown Manhattan to access!

NYC Autumn Wine Festival: November 18th

Now that you’re properly stuffed from the Taste of Manhattan event, you can head over to NYY Steak on 51st Street for the NYC Autumn Wine Festival. The event will include live jazz, hors d’oeuvres, and 175 autumn inspired wines for tasting. There will be two sessions, afternoon and evening.

Those residents of Glenwood’s Midtown East apartment buildings will love how easily accessible this event is!

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Family Day With The Harlem Globetrotters: November 24 – 25th

A basketball game at Madison Square Garden is always a treat for fans, but this month there’s the opportunity to engage even your littlest New Yorkers in on the fun. The Harlem Globetrotters are hosting Family Days on November 24th and 25th, showcasing moves which are fun for the whole family: ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, and plenty of comedy.

Glenwood residents living in the lower Westside (in the 30’s), will find this an ideal event to attend.

What non-Thanksgiving activities are you most looking forward to this November in NYC? Share on Facebook and Twitter!

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