THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN NYC NOVEMBER 16-22

Photo By The Friends Experience

By: Stefanie DiMartino

We are already almost through another month, and the holidays are right around the corner! NYC will always be the city that never sleeps, so as usual, there are so many fun things you can do and see here in NYC. Of course, while following all proper safety protocols and guidelines to remain safe. For the Top 9 Best Things to do in NYC November 16-22, read below. And, if you’re looking for the Best NYC Restaurants for Thanksgiving dinner, read here.

The Top 9 Best Things to do in NYC November 16-22

NYC Sunset
Photo by Andre Benz on Unsplash

EVENTS/ENTERTAINMENT/THINGS TO DO

CLASSIC HARBOR LINE AUTUMN CRUISE

Daily | $50+

Boats depart from Chelsea Piers

The fall foliage is in full swing in Manhattan. A great way to see it is on a Classic Harbor Line cruise up the Hudson River. They are offering multiple types of cruises daily. These luxury yachts are the perfect way to spend the weekend!

Classic Harbor Line autumn cruise
Classic Harbor Line autumn cruise

THE GREENS: THE ROOFTOP AT PIER 17

Mon–Wed,12-11pm | Thurs-Sun, 11am-11pm | $50+

The Rooftop at Pier 17, 89 South Street, New York, NY 10038

The Greens is back at The Rooftop at Pier 17 for winter! Stay warm and get cozy in your own private dining cabin while enjoying seasonal winter dishes and festive cocktails. In addition to being in a private, spacious, and heated cabin, you also have on-site contactless food & beverage purchasing, comfy banquette seating, molekule air purifier, a virtual fireplace, classic winter cabin décor, and most importantly, floor-to-ceiling views of NYC!

Photo by The Greens/Pier 17

THE FRIENDS EXPERIENCE

November 20 – January 3 | $49.50+

130 East 23rd Street (Corner of 23rd and Lexington Ave), New York, NY 10010

The Friends Experience is back! If you are a fan of the TV show Friends, then you do not want to miss this! A limited preview run is set for November 20-January 3 and Presale Tickets are available now! “A Limited Preview Run ticket gives you access to dozens of nostalgia packed rooms including full set recreations, amazing new Instagram-worthy photo ops, and real props. So that you can re-enact all of your favorite Friends moments, you can hang out in Monica and Rachel’s apartment, poke Ugly Naked Guy on the balcony, or grab a cup of coffee inside Central Perk. Limited Preview Run ticket holders will also receive a commemorative ticket with purchase.” – The Friends Experience

Note: Health and Safety is a top priority at The Friends Experience. It’s not just clean, it’s “Monica clean”! Certainly, this is one of the best things to do in NYC November 16-22!

Photo By The Friends Experience

LIVE AXE

Tues-Thurs, 4-10pm | Fri, 1-11pm | Sat 12-11pm | Sun, 12-9pm | $50+

96 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10013

For a fun night out in NYC, be sure to check out the first ever axe throwing spot in Manhattan! Unleash your inner Viking warrior and show off your throwing skills! Live Axe is a modern Viking themed space offering not only axe-throwing, but also an innovative food menu and artisanal cocktails and craft beers. It is the place to eat, drink, throw!

Note: Safety measures are in place and private cages are available for booking. Also, closed toe shoes must be worn!

Photo By Live Axe

PRIVATE NYC TOUR WITH SARAH, LUIS, OR TOM

Custom day/time | $299+ 

If you have been wanting to tour NYC, then now is the perfect time to book a custom designed private tour with Sarah, Luis, or Tom. They are all NYC experts and enjoy showing others around the city they love. Also, you can customize the tour to fit your own personal interests. You do not want to miss this one-of-a-kind experience!

MUSEUM/ART EXHIBITIONS

THE QUEEN AND THE CROWN: A VIRTUAL EXHIBITION OF COSTUMES FROM “THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT” AND “THE CROWN”

Now – December 13 | Free 

Online | Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238

If you are a fan of the Netflix shows, The Queen’s Gambit or The Crown, then this exhibit is a must see! “In conjunction with the premiere of Netflix’s original limited series The Queen’s Gambit and the upcoming fourth season of The Crown, the Brooklyn Museum presents a virtual exhibition of digitally rendered and interactive 360-degree views of costumes from the two series, along with related objects from our collection, all set within a rendering of the Museum’s soaring Beaux-Arts Court.” – Brooklyn Museum

Photo: Netflix/The Crown

DAVID HOCKNEY: DRAWING FROM LIFE

Now – May 30, 2021 | $22

The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016

The Morgan Library & Museum has reopened with safety measures in place. While visiting you can be sure to check out the David Hockney: Drawing From Life exhibit. This exhibit features over 100 drawings and colorful portraits that showcase the change in his works over the years.

Photo by Susan Yin on Unsplash

DRINKS/DINING

BUDDAKAN

75 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

Buddakan offers amazing ambiance, sophisticated vibes, and tasty Asian fusion dishes. Also, they currently have lantern-lit outdoor dining, as well as re-opened indoor dining. “Exhilarating to the eyes and tastebuds alike, Buddakan presents the vivid flavors of the Far East in a surreal atmosphere that marries the serenity of Asia with the flamboyance of 16th-century Paris. Otherworldly art, ornate chandeliers and a bevy of gilded details kick the senses into overdrive, setting a dramatic precedent for fanciful, shareable pan-Asian fare inspired by multiple traditions. Dim sum, noodle soups, seafood and house specialties like whole Peking duck join a bevy of elegant wines and specialty cocktails on a menu made to suit any celebration.” – Buddakan

Certainly, dining at Buddakan is sure to be an unforgettable experience!

Photo By Buddakan

SUSHI LAB ROOFTOP

132 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036

If you love sushi and want to take in NYC views from a beautiful rooftop, then Sushi Lab is the place for you! “Sushi Lab is a New York born innovative concept with unique creations on traditional sushi. Our sushi bar which holds ten seats creates an intimate dining environment. Specializing in Omakase, Sashimi, Nigiri, Maki and other Japanese delights, Sushi Lab provides a dining experience to be remembered.” – Sushi Lab

Photo By Sushi Lab

In summary, these are the best things to do in NYC November 16-22. Have fun and stay safe!

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