New York City Marathon
As the world's most popular marathon, the New York City Marathon had close to 50,000 finishers in 2015. While it is no longer possible to sign up as a runner for the 2016 race, you have many options for watching it in person if you are in the Tri-State Area. Locations where you will be able to watch the race and cheer on the runners include Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn and the Queens side of Pulaski Bridge. The race will start at 8:30 AM on November 6 with the professional wheelchair division. The professional women will start at 9:20 AM and the first wave (which includes the professional men) will start at 9:50 AM.
Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival
The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival is based in Williamsburg and displays both the established and newer trends in electronic music. Since 2008, it has shown itself to be the most influential music event in Brooklyn. This event draws fans from around the world who come to enjoy the best of Brooklyn's electronic music. The festival kicks off on November 4 with Roisin Murphy at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. It ends on November 13 at Knockdown Center with a lineup that includes Gobby and Tristan Perich. Festival passes are $70 and $75.
The Renegade Craft Fair
Founded in 2003, the Renegade Craft Fair is now the world's largest independent craft fair and draws in over 300,000 visitors every year to its multiple fairs all over the US and in London. The fair's focus is on makers and on serving as a showcase for their products. The New York Renegade Craft Fair will be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion on November 12 and 13.
NYC Whiskey Feast
From the founders of Bacon and Beer Classic comes Whiskey Feast, a food and drink festival. Attendees have the opportunity to taste unlimited whiskeys; they can also eat a variety of seasonal dishes from some of the best NYC restaurants. Whiskey Feast will be held at the Brooklyn Expo Center on November 19. General Admission Afternoon tickets are $69 plus a $7 fee and sales tax. The Afternoon VIP Admission tickets are $125 plus a $11.86 fee and sales tax.
This award-winning dance troupe was created in Brighton England in 1991. The group uses common items to create complex percussive routines and has been performing on the West End for the past 8 years. Stomp will be on stage at the Orpheum Theater for the first three weeks of November all the way up to the 17th. They will have two performances on these days: the 6th, the 12th, the 13th, and the 17th. The tickets range in price from $72 for orchestra seats to $187 for Row G balcony seats.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Watching this annual parade is a tradition for many New Yorkers as well as for visitors to the city. Each year, the parade offers cheerleaders, giant balloons along with many floats and marching bands. Along with all that, onlookers will get to see Broadway performances and a variety of celebrities. While it is possible to see the parade on television, it is a far more impressive spectacle if you can see it in person. The parade starts at 9AM and there are 2.5 miles of public viewing along the route. The 2016 lineup includes various balloons including the Hello Kitty and Pillsbury Doughboy balloons. Performers include Michelle Carter, Fitz and the Tantrums and De la Soul. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will start out at the corner of 77th Street and Central Park West.