TCS New York City Marathon – Sunday, November 2nd For any long-distance runner, the New York City Marathon is the crown jewel of races, the largest and most popular marathon in the world. Competitive runners are vying to beat the current records of the 26.2 mile route: 2:05:06 for men (set in 2011) and the long-held women’s record from 2003, a time of 2:22:31. To cheer on the runners, line up along the race course which travels through four New York City boroughs: beginning in Staten Island, traveling up through Brooklyn to lower Queens and across the bridge into Manhattan.
New York Taste – Monday, November 10th New York Magazine and culinary editor Gillian Duffy have enlisted 40 of the city’s premier restaurants to serve up their signature mouth-watering, thirst-quenching and sweet tooth-satisfying dishes and drinks at the New York Taste. The vast and lavish menu will feature a mix of home-style comfort foods and experimental flavors from an awesome array of cuisines. Proceeds from the evening will benefit City Harvest, a charitable organization that aims to end hunger in New York City through its various food collection and distribution programs. Dine for a good cause and get your tickets here.
Madame Cézanne Exhibit Opens at The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Wednesday, November 19th Hortense Fiquet was far more than model and muse to post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne. This exhibit features a collection of 23 paintings, drawings and watercolors by Cézanne of Hortense, spanning over 20 years as she shifted in roles from model to wife and mother. Despite the devotion of Cézanne to Hortense, Hortense was rejected by Cézanne’s inner circle and family which ultimately resulted in the couple publicly ostensibly leading separate lives while secretly raising their son Paul together. The couple’s gripping history is woven into Cézanne’s portraiture work showcased at The Metropolitan Museum of Art through March 2015.
Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 27th The biggest food and travel holiday of the year is upon us—albeit seemingly a little later in the month than usual. Thanksgiving beckons most people home for the weekend holiday so enjoy the time spent with your family: indulge in an extra slice of pecan pie a la mode; humor your younger siblings by playing a bit in autumn’s fallen leaves; and offer to do an early Black Friday coffee run for your parents.
Bar Car Nights at the New York Botanical Gardens – Friday, November 21st and Saturday, November 22nd Jump start your holiday cheer with Cocktails in the Conservatory at the Botanical Gardens. The night begins with an after-dark viewing of the Botanical Gardens’ renowned Holiday Train Show which features a model train cruising past over 150 New York landmarks re-created in plants and flora. As you follow the train along, make stops to watch live ice sculpture demonstrations while sipping on spiked hot cocoa and snacking on chestnuts (roasted on an open fire, of course). Close the evening out with a walk along the Perennial Garden Way and take in the dazzling Cirque de Light show.