November is here, the leaves are falling and tons of events ahead of us, including Thanksgiving! With the focus on some history, films, foods, and giving back, this blog post is dedicated to those who are worried about the fun ending now that the weather has turned cold. Brooklyn knows how to throw events, festivals, parties and fundraisers like no other, so let’s get started!
Courtesy: Brooklyn Historical Society
Women’s Suffrage Turns 100
November 1, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
November 6, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
November 8, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The Brooklyn Historical Society brings this three-part women’s suffrage series to Pierrepoint Street in Brooklyn Heights to celebrate the historical milestone for women. Starting off with “Women can Vote, Now What?” focused on the way the “fight amplified rifts among equal rights constituents and advocates, primarily between African American women and white women.” The second part of the series will focus more on how this change is “Reshaping Politics” with the first female speaker of the NYC Council, A’Shanti F. Gholar. The final leg in the series takes on the current topic of “The Nasty Woman Stigma,” and how women are often labeled “too bossy” or “too meek.”
November 4 – 5
11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Imagine This Productions is hosting its Second Annual Women’s International Film Festival at the Wythe Hotel on the Williamsburg waterfront the first weekend in November. This will be Williamsburg’s first international film festival solely dedicated to women filmmakers. The two-day event will showcase two feature films, 23 short films, four feature documentaries, five short documentaries, four web series, and a music video, created by women storytellers from 15 countries.
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Museum of Food and Drink
To kick off the season of giving back, Brooklyn’s Museum of Food and Drink will host a photography exhibition and program series in collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Institute to support the rebuilding of Mexico after the earthquakes. The pop-up museum will host a Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) party, while collecting donations for Semilla – a non-profit organization focused on improving women’s lives in Mexico. Discussing the history and importance of this celebration, the event will feature a community altar, picado crafts, bites from Roberto Santibañez’s FONDA restaurant, mezcal from Pelotón de la Muerte, pan de muerto (“bread of the dead”), Mexican hot chocolate from Hernán, and more!
8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Enjoy a beautiful live concert, while supporting this benefit and art auction for the people of Puerto Rico who are suffering from the profound devastation of Hurricane Maria. “With over 1 million Puerto Ricans living in New York City, Brooklyn rises for Puerto Rico to help all who are in need, and all proceeds will go to the Hispanic Federation and Hurricane Maria Relief Fund,” the organizer says. Let’s get together in arts this November to give back and support those in need.
6 p.m. – 8p.m.
Monday, November 6, kicks off a week of celebration for the first ever Taste NY Craft Beverage Week! Join this kickoff event to taste over 30 New York wines alongside regional fare at Brooklyn Winery. This is the flagship wine event of Craft Beverage Week, which was created to shine a spotlight on New York’s nearly-1,000 world-class wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries! Grab one of Explore Brooklyn’s winery, brewery or distillery maps and get excited for this delicious evening!
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
In the days after the 2016 elections, post-it notes of all colors begun appearing in the subway system’s hallways in Manhattan after a gentleman started handing out the notes telling passersby to “express yourself.” Since then, Brooklynite, Matthew “Levee” Chavez, has turned the communal art form into “Subway Therapy.” Levee’s art has been broadcasted across the globe, and he has now collected some of his favorite notes from the thousands posted up on the walls of our underground maze into a book!
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Who let the dogs out?! Dog Parker did! Join the fluffy friends in Long Meadow at Prospect Park as the dogs strut in their new fall gear. Dog Parker will be in the park promoting its temperature controlled and safe dog houses, which you may have seen around Brooklyn’s streets already, and you will have a chance to see the season’s cutest fashionistas!
November 11 – 12
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
American Field, a pop-up market of authentic brands that connects consumers directly with makers returns to Brooklyn, NY this November at Industry City. The American Field Movement raises awareness for quality brands and strives to inform consumers, making it easy for them to decide where to spend their money. It was created by Mark Bollman, founder of Ball and Buck, in 2012 and highlights brands committed to quality and innovation in design!
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Up your Scotch game and stay warm in the November breeze, as you join world-renowned whisky expert Martin Duffy on Wednesday, November 15, at CEBU. Take your taste buds on an adventure as you explore and taste some of the finest single malt scotch whiskies, such as the Bladnock Single Malt from the lowlands, Glen Grant 12 years from the Highlands, and Bruichladdich from the Isle of Islay.
November 24 – 26
Head to King’s Theatre for the fun and adorable PAW Patrol live tour! For the first time ever, the Great Adventure Bay Race will take place live in Brooklyn, between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger. However, someone is missing and the mystery must be solved! Become a VIP (a Very Important Pup!) with a premium seat, special gift and exclusive access to a Meet & Greet with Chase, Ryder and Skye after the show.
Fri. November 24, 2017 : 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Sat. November 25, 2017 : 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Sun. November 26, 2017 : 10:00 a.m.