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What’s Happening Near Roosevelt Island This November

November 1, 2019

Despite the colder weather setting in, there are plenty of events happening around Roosevelt Island to enjoy, whether they be indoor or outdoor! Check out the events taking place below across the city and near The Octagon to take part in this November.

New York City Marathon – The New York City Marathon returns once again to the five boroughs on Sunday, November 3rd. The marathon will start in four waves at 8:30am. The 26.2 mile course will run through all five boroughs – starting in Staten Island and finishing right in Central Park.  The best place to watch the runners during the race would be at the New Balance Mile 16 Block Party, taking place at First Avenue and 62nd Street near Roosevelt Island. For more information, check out the link below.

The New York Comedy Festival– With the month of November comes the return on the New York Comedy Festival! If you love stand-up, you won’t want to miss the various shows that take place all along the city during the event, happening Monday, November 4 – Sunday, November 10. Participating headliners this year include Trevor Noah, Nick Kroll, Jenny Slate, Stephen Colbert, Nicole Byer, and many more! Learn more and check out the full line-up at the site below.

Renegade Craft Fair– Get your holiday shopping done early at the Renegade Craft Fair, taking place Saturday, November 9th – Sunday, November 10th. Offering a variety of artisan and handmade artwork, jewelry, accessories, clothing, home items and more, the fair has offer 200 vendors participating in the event at the Metropolitan Pavilion. While there, sample snacks from one of the many food trucks for a quick bite. Admission is free and open to the public.

New York City Marathon

New Balance Block Party

First Avenue and 62nd Street New York, NY

New York Comedy Festival

Multiple Venues

New York, New York 10020

Renegade Craft Fair

Metropolitan Pavilion

125 W 18th Street New York, NY 10011

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