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13 Can’t-Miss Things to Do in NYC This November

There’s nothing unlucky about these 13 November happenings. So be sure to check them out.

TEFAF New York Fall

Nov. 1–5

The fair fills the Park Avenue Armory with fine and decorative art from antiquity through the 20th century. www.tefaf.com


TCS NYC Marathon

Nov. 3

The race is to the swift on the 26.2-mile course through the five boroughs. www.nyrr.org

Bill Maher (David Becker / WireImage)

New York Comedy Festival

Nov. 4–10

Seven nights, 200+ comedians (including Bill Maher): The New York Comedy Festival is a feast. www.nycomedyfestival.com


“A Christmas Carol”

Nov. 7–Jan. 5

Bah humbug indeed! Ebenezer Scrooge takes up residence in Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre for the holidays. www.achristmascarolbroadway.com


Christmas Spectacular

Nov. 8–Jan. 5

The Rockettes high kick their way into Radio City Music Hall in the annual family-friendly holiday show. www.rockettes.com


Salon Art + Design

Nov. 14–18

Let the blue chips fall where they may, this show at the Park Avenue Armory is a trendsetter in collectible design. www.thesalonny.com

Everything is made of chocolate at Salon du Chocolat, even the clothing. (Courtesy Salon du Chocolat)

Salon du Chocolat

Nov. 16–17

For two days, the Javits Center is a chocoholic’s heaven on earth. www.salonduchocolatny.com

Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights (Courtesy Bronx Zoo)

Holiday Lights

Nov. 21-24, Nov. 29-Dec. 23, Dec. 26-31, Jan. 3-5

The Bronx Zoo’s Holiday Lights tradition returns to the zoological garden after an absence of 12 years. Beginning at 5 pm each night, visitors can experience wildlife-themed LED displays, custom Asian lanterns and animated light shows, as well as music performances, caroling, ice-carving demonstrations, train rides and seasonal treats like hot chocolate and s’mores. www.bronxzoo.com

Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas entertain at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (Peggy Sirota)

Jonas Brothers

Nov. 23

Happiness Begins for the bros when they stop by Barclays Center in Brooklyn for a pre-Thanksgiving Day gig. www.barclayscenter.com


Bob Dylan

Nov. 23–Dec. 6

The mythic Nobel Prize winner and his band rock the Beacon Theatre for 10 performances. www.msg.com/beacon-theatre


Holiday Train Show

Nov. 23–Jan. 26

The New York Botanical Garden’s model trains chug through a display of NYC landmarks. www.nybg.org


Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Nov. 28

Let the holidays begin! www.macys.com/social/parade


“George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker”

Nov. 29–Jan. 5

New York City Ballet is on its toes in the evergreen classic at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater. www.nycballet.com