From Cher To Elton John To A Wine Riot: What To See And Do In New York This Fall
The country’s flagship carrier, Philippine Airlines, which recently launched its acquisition of an Airbus 350 and an A321neo, begins flights from Manila to New York starting on the 26th of October—right in time for the cities’ November activities and the start of the Christmas season. There’s plenty to do in the Big Apple in the fall, an ideal season, really, if you ask New Yorkers. The leaves change color and the city is just bursting with new shows, festivals, parties left and right. For some, it’s the city at its most romantic. For others, it’s a great moment to see the city in full swing. Here are 10 things to look forward to in the Big Apple if you’re looking to fly there this November.
The Cher Show, November 1
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Fans of musical icon Cher will want to be in New York if they want to secure a good seat for the premiere of The Cher Show. The presentation sees the singer’s celebrity life broken down into three stages through the characters of Babe, Lady and Star—with surprise characters as far leftfield as Sigmund Freud joining the show. Remember that Cher song “If I Could Turn Back Time?” That’s exactly what she’s doing with this one. Catch the premiere at the Neil Simon Theatre.
To Kill a Mockingbird, November 1
Photo from the Offical Webite of Lincoln Center Theater
If you happen to be on Broadway for The Cher Show, you might want to step in for the preview of To Kill a Mockingbird at the Shubert Theatre. The play, adapted from Harper Lee’s 1960 novel, follows Atticus Finch, lawyer, as he stands in defence of a black man wrongly accused of murder in a time of deep racial prejudice. Led by acclaimed director Aaron Sorkin and starring, wouldn’t you know it, actor Jeff Daniels. It’s like The Newsroom all over again.
White Light Festival, October 16 to November 18
Head to the Lincoln Center from October 16 to November 16 for the White Light Festival. The event is a showcase of world-class acts of all kinds, from films to plays, musical performances to panel discussions with New York’s colorful fine arts community. The roster includes a dance theatre show called Blak Whyte Gray and a performance of Waiting For Godot.
Wine Riot, November 2 to 3
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Big on wine? Fancy yourself a wine connoisseur? Get yourself down to the Brooklyn Expo Center from November 2 to 3 in time for Wine Riot, an alcoholic extravaganza featuring unlimited wine tastings as well as crash courses on how to do wine right (the drinking part, we suppose). Door price is $65, and there are three sessions, one on Friday evening and the other two throughout Saturday. Book your tickets at http://wineriot.com/brooklyn-information/.
The New York City Marathon, November 4
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The famous New York City Marathon is the largest marathon in the world and sees upwards of 50,000 participants each year. The marathon cuts through the five boroughs of the Big Apple, starting at Staten Island and ending at Central Park. It’s such a big and fun event that it’s worth just watching it from the crowd.
An Elton & Billy Show, November 8 and 9
Fans of Elton John & Billy Joel are in luck—the two warblers are throwing a joint concert from the 8th to the 9th of November at Madison Square Garden. The concert comes as part of an ongoing series of shows from the two performers. Little information is available at the moment, but you can head over to www.ticketmaster.com if you’re looking to buy tickets.
The New York Comedy Festival, November 5 to 11
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Among the greatest, most anticipated of comedy shows is the New York Comedy Festival. This annual event happens every November, and past line-ups have included a plethora of comedy legends, from Conan O’Brien to John Oliver to Bill Maher. Sign up at http://nycomedyfestival.com/ for more information.
Veteran’s Day Parade, November 11
Photo from the Official Website of Veterans Day 2017
Veteran’s Day, known across the world as Remembrance Day, is particularly significant for the city of New York, which throws a parade every year on the 11th of November. The parade is held in honor of Americans who have given their lives in conflicts across the world and throughout history. Floats and marching bands take over town, starting at 26th Street at 11 in the morning.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, November 23
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Fanfare and confetti will explode out across the streets of New York on the 23rd for this annual extravaganza. Starting on 77th Street and ending at Macy’s Herald Square, the parade sees all sorts of colorful participants crowding the streets, from clowns to parade floats to marching bands. Festivities start at nine in the morning.
The Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting, November 28
Photo from the Official Website of Rockefeller Center
The Rockefeller Christmas Tree is among the most iconic modern-day symbols of the coming Christmas season. The massive tree lights up on the 28th of November, with fanfare and live bands as is the yearly tradition in the Big Apple. Welcome the Christmas spirit with fun and reverie under the light of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree. And why shouldn’t you? It’s the happiest season of all in the greatest city in the world.
Cover photo by Anthony Delanoix on Unsplash / thumbnail photo by @thechershow