The To-Do List: Things to do in NYC, Nov. 15 - 17 (some are free!)

Kimberly Dole
November 14, 2019 - 3:14 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The week was a long, cold one. Here's your chance to take those weekend plans from not to hot! Whether you're looking to party it up or relax, we've got you covered with the best food, drinks, shows and music the area has to offer:

Bushwick Hard Cider Festival & Market

Brooklyn Cider House hosts its 2nd annual Bushwick Hard Cider Festival & Market, for the official end of Cider Week NYC in a beautiful 12,000+ square-foot venue. The festive celebration is a great way to discover your new favorite local cider!

Where: Bushwick Cider House, Brooklyn

When: Saturday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $12

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Hoboken Pizza Fest

The Hoboken Pizza Fest is back this Saturday for their third year. Hoboken Happy Hours in partnership with Party with Purpose invited you and your crew and your family to sample some slices from some of the best spots New Jersey has to offer. 

Where: Our Lady of Grace Church, Hoboken, N.J.

When: Saturday Nov. 16, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Cost: $25

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New Jersey VegFest

A two-day celebration that features yummy vegan and plant-based meals from local chefs, as well as vegan products, plant-based fashion, live music and good times. The 2019 New Jersey Vegan Food Food Festival will be the biggest one to date and feature over 170 vendors!

Where: Meadowlands Exposition Center - 355 Plaza Dr, Secaucus, N.J.

When: Saturday, Nov. 16, 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

Cost: $15, one-day addmission, $20 two-day admission

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New York City Whiskey Festival

The New York City Whiskey Festival is the only place to try more that 100 styles of Whiskey and Craft Spirits from around the world. Not only will you be able to discover your new favorite libation, but guests can enjoy live music, interactive games and much on something from amazing food vendors! 

Where: The Tunnel - 269 11th Ave, Manhattan

When: Saturday, Nov. 16, 2  p.m - 5 p.m, or 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Cost: $15

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Big Apple Circus

The renowned Big Apple Circus is back in town at Lindon Center for the Holiday Season. The show features mind-blowing acts from all over the world that will delight and thrill children of all ages and those young at heart. Get up close and personal because every seat is less the 50 feet from the action.

Where: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

When:  Saturday, Nov. 16,  Sunday Nov. 17, Time varies

Cost: Varies

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Worlds Largest Chocolate Fest

The world’s largest chocolate festival is coming to NYC this weekend. Guests can taste chocolate from around the globe, watch live chocolate sculpture carving, attend pastry making workshops and meet master chocolatiers and pastry chefs. As an added bonus, they will host their famous Chocolate Fashion Show.

Where: Jacob Javits Convention Center

When: Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cost: $10- $25

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Elton John's Farewell Tour 2020

Sir Elton John added more dates to the North American leg of his massive Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, and this weekend, the party is in NYC. Elton John's unique blend of pop and rock styles turned him into one of the 20th century's biggest music icons and now's your chance to watch this legend live.

Where: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y.

When: Saturday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m.

Cost: Varies

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Ice Bumper Cars

Ice Bumper Cars utilizes the slippery surface of the ice to knock into your friends and family and Aviator Sports will be the first to have ice bumper cars in Brooklyn, bringing a completely new experience to the ice rink. Book a session anytime during the weekend, and bump and slide on the icy surface.

Where: Aviator Sports, Brooklyn

When: Friday, Nov. 16,  - Sunday Nov. 17, times varies

Cost: $13 for a 15 minutes session

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Winter Village at Bryant Park

Winter Village at Bryant Park is Manhattan’s winter wonderland. The centerpiece is the 17,000 square foot ice skating rink which features free admission ice skating, holiday shops, and a bar and food hall. Bank of America cardholders receive 20% off skate rentals and express skate when they use their card at the rink. This year, you can reserve your skate time online. Don’t forget to bring your own lock!

Where: Bryant Park

When: November 8-10, 10 a.m - 8 p.m.

Cost: Free admission free, skate rentals $18 – $33

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Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg Winter Market

Brooklyn Flea has grown into one of New York City’s top attractions, operating flea markets every weekend of the year that features over 75 top vendors of furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles, jewelry, and crafts by local artisans and designers. The Flea also operates Smorgasburg’s giant all-food market, showcases the best of Brooklyn’s artisanal food scene.

Where: 25 Kent Ave. - 8th Floor in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

When: Saturday, November 9, Sunday November 10, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Cost: Free 

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