Things To Do This Weekend In The Tri-State Area: November 8-10

Erica Brosnan
November 06, 2019 - 2:12 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — The weather may have cooled down, but that doesn't mean you still can’t get out this weekend.

Spend the weekend relaxing with the best food, drink, shows and music in the Tri-State area – and to help you pick, we’ve narrowed our top picks in this week’s “To-Do List.”

NYC Winter Lantern Festival

Step into a winter wonderland of lights at Liberty Park this weekend before the full exhibit heads to Staten Island’s Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden. Bring your whole family to wonder at a world of lights, live cultural shows, interactive exhibits and more.

When: Friday, Nov. 8 through Sunday, Nov. 10

Where: Liberty Park (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: $15 to $23

Chris Lane’s ‘Big, Big Plans Tour’

County music star Chris Lane is bringing his “Big, Big Plans” tour to New Jersey this weekend. Get your tickets now to hear all his hits, including “I Don’t Know About You,” “Take Back Home Girl” and “Big, Big Plans.”

When: Friday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m.

Where: iPlay America (Freehold, N.J.)

Price: $32 to $129

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NY Comedy Festival Presents Trevor Noah

New York’s Comedy Festival wraps up this weekend and on the lineup is “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah. Get tickets now to see his unique brand of humor in Midtown at Madison Square Garden.

When: Friday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m.

Where: Madison Square Garden (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: $61

Ariana Grande’s ‘Sweetener World Tour’

Ariana Grande’s “Sweetener” tour comes to Long Island this weekend. Get your tickets to see the popstar perform her chart-topping hits at the Nassau Coliseum.

When: Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

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

Price: Varies

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The ‘I Love Chocolate’ Fest

Chocolate lovers rejoice! The “I Love Chocolate” Festival is back on Long Island this weekend. Find chocolate covered everything, chocolate scented everything and even jewelry! Plus, there’s live music and a chocolate donut eating contest.

When: Saturday, Nov. 9 and Sunday, Nov. 10 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Where: Walt Whitman Shops (South Huntington, N.Y.)

Price: $10 to $25

New York Islanders Vs. Florida Panthers

Head to the Barclays Center this Saturday for a day full of hockey and fun when the New York Islanders take on the Florida Panthers!

When: Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m.

Where: Barclays Center (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Price: Varies

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Brooklyn Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival

New York Wine Events transforms Industry City into an East Coast Napa Valley this weekend, alongside an artisanal food extravaganza. Attendees will get the chance to sample a curated selection of incredible wines, ciders and other beverages along with creative tastes and delicious hors-d’oeuvres from all over.

When: Saturday, Nov. 9 (1 p.m. to 10 p.m.)

Where: The Landing (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Price: $46 to $120

CiderFeast NYC

Do you love apple cider? Then this festival is perfect for you. Stop by and sample cider-flavored everything, hot and cold, and try some delicious food while enjoying live music.

When: Saturday, Nov. 9 (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

Where: Biba of Williamsburg (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Price: $55

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NYC Recycles Day 2019: Clothing Swap

Head to Union Square this Sunday with clean and reusable clothing you no longer need and take home new-to-you clothes for free as part of NYC Recycles Day 2019.

When: Sunday, Nov. 10 (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Where: Union Square Park (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: Free

ToyCon New Jersey

ToyCon NJ is back this weekend jam-packed with thousands of current and vintage hard-to-find toys, comics, movie memorabilia and so much more. Bring the whole family to find new and old collectables for everyone on your holiday list.

When: Saturday, Nov. 9 and Sunday, Nov. 10 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Where: Parsippany Police Athletic League (Parsippany-Troy Hills, N.J.)

Price: $15 to $25

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NYC Kidney Walk

Join New York City’s kidney walk this Sunday to raise money and awareness for kidney disease. All proceeds will go towards the National Kidney Foundation and will work towards expanding the public conversation from kidney disease to kidney health.

When: Sunday, Nov. 10 at 8 a.m.

Where: Foley Square (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: Free to walk