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Top-10 Events in New York in November 2018

November is one of the busiest months in New York. With Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, concerts at Madison Square Garden, new Broadway shows, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lightning ceremony, there are so many great things to do in NYC.

Here is the list of Top-10 things to do in New York in November 2018 by New York Online.

1. Concerts in New York in November 2018.

Sir Elton John will perform at Madison Square Garden on November 8th and November 9th 2018.

Billy Joel will give his 104th show at MSG on November 10th.

Josh Groban will be performing at Madison Square Garden on November 18th.

Travis Scott is giving two performances on November 27th and 28th.

Dave Matthews Band will be at Madison Square Garden on November 29th and 30th.

See New York concert schedule and buy tickets online.

2. Celebrities on Broadway.

Janet McTeer as Sarah Bernhardt at American Airlines Theater, until November 11th.

Tickets to Bernhardt / Hamlet

The Lifespan of a Fact, with Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale, has already opened at Studio 54.

Don’t miss this play in November 2018.

3. The Metropolitan Opera.

There are several amazing operas to see in November 2018 in New York.

Opera Tosca on November 5th, 9th, 13th and 17th, with Sondra Radvanovsky and Jennifer Rowley.

Opera Marnie on November 3rd and 7th. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the enigmatic Marnie, and baritone Christopher Maltman is the man who pursues her—with disastrous results.

Opera Carmen on November 3rd, 6th and 15th. Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress.

Opera Mefistofele on November 8th, 12th, 16th, 19th, 24th and 27th.

Opera Les Pecheurs de Perles on November 14th, 17th, 20th, 24th and 28th.

Opera Il Trittico on November 23rd, 26th and 30th, with tenor Marcelo Álvarez and soprano Amber Wagner.

Opera La Bohème on November 29th. Sopranos Nicole Car and Ailyn Pérez share the role of Mimì, opposite tenors Vittorio Grigolo and Michael Fabiano.

4. Exhibitions at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the most famous and most visited museums in the world. Some of the exhibitions to see at the Museum in November:

Devotion to Drawing. The Karen B. Cohen Collection of Eugene Delacroix - until November 12th 2018.

Crowns of the Vajra Masters: Ritual Art of Nepal.

Japanese Arms and Armor from the Collection of Etsuko and John Morris

See more exhibitions and events at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

5. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

If you are visiting from another country, please note that Thanksgiving is celebrated every fourth Thursday in November. This year Thanksgiving is on November 22nd. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade starts at 9am from West 77th street and Central Park West, and goes through Central Park West, Columbus Circle, Sixth Avenue and ends at Macy’s Herald Square.

Learn more about Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018.

6. Black Friday shopping discounts.

Black Friday opens the holiday season shopping, and while many deals can be found online now, you can still get good offers at “offline” stores in New York.

Shopping in New York

7. 2018 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lightning Ceremony.

The 86th Christmas Tree Lightning Ceremony will be held on November 28th between 7pm and 9pm.

The Rockefeller skating rink is already open, as well as the other NYC skating rinks, in Central Park and in Bryant Park.

8. Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

A true New York tradition that goes back to 1933!

This year The Rockettes are at Radio City Music Hall from November 9th 2018 through January 1st 2019.

More than a million people see the show every year. There will be some famous numbers like the Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, but the 2018 version will have new impressive numbers and features, like 100 drones in the show finale!

Buy tickets to Radio City Christmas Spectacular

9. Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Jazz at Lincoln Center presents great performers and great music.

Diane Schuur Sings Basie on November 2nd.

Family Concert: Who is Joe Williams? on November 3rd.

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performs Miles Davis’ music on November 8th.

Carlos Henriquez: The South Bronx Story on November 16th.

10. Broadway shows.

There are many shows to choose from this Broadway season. Some of the new musicals to pay attention to are Pretty Woman The Musical and King Kong. See the list of all Broadway shows and buy tickets online.