What’s Happening Near Roosevelt Island This November

NEW YORK CITY - JUNE 28th: The famous Roosevelt Island cable tram car that connects Roosevelt Island to Manhattan in New York on June 28th, 2012 in Manhattan, New York City.

Despite the weather cooling down, there are still plenty of activities taking place in the greater Roosevelt Island area to enjoy. Check out the events taking place below across the city and near The Octagon to take part in this November.
New York City Marathon – Take part in the fun that only comes once a year on the day of the New York City Marathon! On Sunday, November 4th, 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– The New York Comedy Festival has returned once again to the big city! The festival, which draws national headline acts, will take place Monday, November 5th through Sunday, November 11th. This year, headliners such as Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness and Antoni Porowski, Conan O’Brien, Tracy Morgan, Jo Koy and David Cross among others, will hold performances at a various locations throughout the city, including Beacon Theatre, Town Hall, and Caroline’s on Broadway. Tickets for the shows can be purchased at the link below.


Renegade Craft Fair– Get your holiday shopping in early at the Renegade Craft Fair, taking place Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th.  The Craft Fair will set up shop at the Metropolitan Pavilion and will feature a variety of artisan and handmade artwork, accessories, home items, clothing, and much more. Explore items from over 200 vendors and take part in DIY workshops. 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 Comedy Festival

Multiple Venues

New York, New York 10020


New York City Marathon

New Balance Block Party

First Avenue and 62nd Street New York, NY


Renegade Craft Fair

Metropolitan Pavilion

125 W 18th Street New York, NY 10011

(212) 463-0071


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