Things To Do This Weekend In The Tri-State Area: November 15-17

Erica Brosnan
November 14, 2019 - 5:00 am
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Cold weather got you down? Well cheer up because despite the chill in the air, there’s still plenty of things to do and see this weekend!

From a convention featuring all things Bravo to one of Elton John’s final shows in the Tri-State area – our “To-Do List” if jammed pack with things to entertain anyone while keeping you out of the cold!

Here's our top picks for this weekend: 

Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes

The holiday season has officially arrived with the start of Radio City’s “Christmas Spectacular” starring the Radio City Rockettes. Get your tickets now and immerse yourself in a winter wonderland and create lasting memories with the whole family.

When: Friday, Nov. 15 through Jan. 5

Where: Radio City Music Hall (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: Varies

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Do you love “Project Runway?” Can’t get enough of “The Real Housewives” or “Vanderpump Rules?” Then this convention is perfect for you. Get tickets now to experience a weekend full of all things Bravo.

When: Friday, Nov. 15 through Sunday, Nov. 17

Where: Multiple venues in Manhattan (See Map)

Price: Varies

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AnimeNYC Convention

Anime lovers rejoice! If you didn’t get your fill at New York Comic Con, the Jacob Javits Center has an entire convention just for anime lovers and the event is taking over the city this weekend.

When: Friday, Nov. 15 through Sunday, Nov. 17

Where: Jacob Javits Convention Center (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: $45 to $70

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Free Fridays at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Take a stroll through the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens for free every Friday morning all month long. Experience everything the garden has to offer and see all the unique foliage that only blooms this time of year despite the chilly weather.

When: Fridays throughout November

Where: Brooklyn Botanic Garden (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Price: Free

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New York City Whiskey and Spirits Fest

New Yorkers get ready for the NYC Whiskey Fest bringing together over 100 styles of whiskey and spirits. Sample your favorite types of spirits and dozens of new one while getting to know more about the drinks from local experts.

When: Saturday, Nov. 16 (2 p.m. and 6 p.m.)

Where: The Tunnel (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: $70

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3rd Annual Hoboken Pizza Fest

Who doesn’t love pizza? Join Hoboken Happy Hours in partnership with Party with Purpose for the 3rd Annual Hoboken Pizza Fest this weekend to sample slices from some of the best local spots in all of New Jersey!

When: Saturday, Nov. 16 (1 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

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

Price: $25

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Elton John: Farewell Yellow Brick Road

If you’re an Elton John fan, you can’t miss this! After performing for over 50 years, the 72-year-old music icon is bringing his final tour to Long Island this weekend. Get your tickets now, because it might be the last chance to see him perform his hits live.

When: Saturday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m.

Where: Nassau Coliseum (Uniondale, N.Y.)

Price: Varies

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Boozy Ice Cream Making Class

Ever wonder how ice cream is made? What about ice cream infused with spirits? This class is the perfect learning experience for anyone interested in assembling their own unique ice cream flavor – or just to have some fun with friends.

When: Saturday, Nov. 16 (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.)

Where: Tipsy Scoop (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: $79

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Amazing Apple Festival with The Creative Kitchen

The Creative Kitchen takes over the Children’s Museum of Manhattan for a weekend of scrumptious, crunchy and sweet eats as they teach children of all ages how to make simple, health and delicious dishes and snacks using apples.

When: Saturday, Nov. 16 and Sunday, Nov. 17

Where: Children’s Museum of Manhattan

Price: Free, sign-up is mandatory one hour before

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The Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra

For the last fourteen years, audience members have been entertained by The Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra at the benefit performances for Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County. This year, the event returns for the “greatest Bee Gees show a fan can experience.”

When: Sunday, Nov. 17 at 3 p.m.

Where: Tilles Center Concert Hall (Brookville, N.Y.)

Price: $31

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