By Kaitlynn Miller | November 7, 2017 | Lifestyle
From film festivals to bloody mary battles, these are the best events to attend in New York City this November.
Featuring documentaries with a wide-range of themes such as activism, music, fashion and politics, there’s something for everyone at this week-long film festival taking place in venues such as Cinepolis Chelsea, IFC Center, and SVA Theatre. Aside from film screenings, the event will also feature different events, including the fourth annual Visionaries Tribute lunch where individuals will receive awards such as the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Leading Light Award, and the Robert and Anne Drew Award for Documentary Excellence. This festival takes place from November 9-16. Multiple Locations
Creating a unique experience for art enthusiasts, the Other Art Fair allows attendees to discover and buy works of art directly from emerging artists at their three-day event in Brooklyn. Featuring 130 new artists, each handpicked by a Selection Committee of art experts, with works ranging from paintings and photography to drawings and sculptures, this event a must-visit if you’re looking to discover what’s new in the art world. This fair takes place from November 9-12. Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St., Brooklyn
If you’re on the hunt for the best bloody mary that New York City has to offer, look no further than the Bloody Mary Battle taking place at Villian in Brooklyn. Featuring over 15 competitors including Burger & Barrel, The Penrose, and Via Carota, attendees will have the opportunity to sample the best bloody marys and vote for their favorite. While sipping on the spicy concoctions, guests can listen to live music and nosh on bites from the Brooklyn Biscuit Company. This event takes place on November 12. Villain, 50 N 3rd St., Brooklyn
Whisky connoisseurs will not want to miss this event, which features over 350 different whiskies such as Maker’s Mark, Old Forester, and Russell’s Reserve. Aside from tasting some of the best spirits from around the world, attendees will be able to learn from the experts through seminars by master distillers and brand ambassadors. This festival takes place on November 16. Marriot Marquis, 1525 Broadway, 888-718-4253
Taking place at NYY Steak, the NYC Autumn Wine Festival will host an afternoon and an evening session of this event, which features expertly curated wines by Vintry Fine Wines. Between tastings, guests can nosh on light bites from the venue’s first-class culinary team and the Artisan Food vendor sampling tables. Tickets range from general admission and premium early access to VIP suite tickets, which include early admission to the event along with access to a suite featuring 10 exclusive high-end wines, specialty hors d’oueuvres, and a buffet of cheese and charcuterie. This event takes place on November 18. NYY Steak, 7 West 51st St.
Celebrating local talent, the Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar features over 60 handpicked makers such as Bittle and Burley, Flynn & King, Lun Made, and Rock That Gem for guests to purchase from. While perusing the tables, attendees can snack on bites from local eateries including Table 87 and Sweet Dames while listening to music from a live DJ. Also on-site will be craft activities and a photo booth, making this event perfect for the whole family. This event takes place on November 25-26. 452 + 501 Union St., Gowanus
Get into the holiday spirit with the annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square, which features entertainment, food tastings, and kid-friendly activities. This year’s performances will include the Alice Farley Dance Theater, The Polka Brothers, Ikebe Shakedown, and many others along with a tree lighting ceremony with Micky Dolenz of The Monkees and Lea Salonga from Once On This Island. Be sure to treat yourself to tasty bites from eateries such as Atlantic Grill and Ed’s Chowder House and check out the special offerings at the neighborhood’s shops and cultural organizations. This event takes place on November 27. Lincoln Square, 212-581-3774
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