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I hope you and your loved ones have settled into your autumn rhythms and are continuing to stay safe by practicing physical distancing and wearing masks.

 To help you stay entertained and engaged, here are some virtual and in-person events and experiences to explore in November.
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The Way I See It
In this documentary, see the presidency through the eyes of Pete Souza, who was the Chief Official White House Photographer under President Obama as well as an official White House photographer for President Reagan.
That Kindness: Nurses in Their Own Words
A “soul-stirring portrait of kindness and activism amid crisis,” this play tells the stories of real nurses. Donations will go to The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s COVID-19 Fund.
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Cast Your Ballot
If you have not voted already, find your polling place and cast your ballot. Countless people throughout American history fought for this right so you could exercise it today.
Studio 54: Night Magic
Through fashion, photography, film, and more, this Brooklyn Museum exhibition showcases life behind the velvet ropes of the most iconic nightclub in New York history.
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Sip & Shop
Instead of strolling through town, you can scroll through Greenwich’s virtual Sip & Shop. Support small businesses and cancer research—all while doing your holiday shopping early.
Atlas Obscura Trivia Night
Get your team together and enjoy an evening of “brain-teasing, fact-finding, and curiosity-sparking competition” when you take part in Atlas Obscura’s weekly trivia night.
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Lobster 5K
Join the American Littoral Society’s fifth annual Lobster 5K Run/Walk to support its mission to protect the coasts and conserve marine life. You can choose the in-person event or participate virtually.
RFK
The Music Theatre of Connecticut presents “RFK,” a play focusing on the aftermath of JFK’s assassination and the last four years of Bobby’s own life. You can watch in person or stream the play online.
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Fort Greene Forever
The Future Historical Society, a community storytelling project, presents this program about Fort Greene and the ways the pandemic and race-related uprisings are shaping the Brooklyn neighborhood.
Taste of Hope
The American Cancer Society’s 15th annual Taste of Hope event goes virtual with a performance by Sting, appearances by several actors and athletes, an online auction, and much more.
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A Journey
A musical one-woman show, “A Journey” by Kimberly Wilson brings to life eight generations of Black women, from Harriet Tubman to Maya Angelou.
Langston Hughes Festival
The City College of New York’s Black Studies Program presents this symposium and celebration of 2020 Medal Winner Michael Eric Dyson.
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Lit Lunch
Bestselling author Alice Hoffman will be the featured guest at New Canaan Library’s 13th annual Lit Lunch, which you can enjoy from your own home.
The Last Five Years
Watch the ACT of Connecticut’s production of this “modern musical,” telling the story of a New York couple’s five-year relationship.
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Hudson Valley Restaurant Week
It’s that time of year again, when some of the best restaurants in the region offer three-course meals for special prices.
American Artisan Show
Held exclusively online this year, Wilton Historical Society’s American Artisan Show returns with an array of handcrafted furnishings, artwork, fine jewelry, and more.
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When the Garden Was Eden
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Knicks’ first NBA championship win, Bill Bradley and Walt “Clyde” Frazier will reflect on their team and NYC in the 1970s.
Fast Blood
From the American Slavery Project, “Fast Blood” takes place in the antebellum south, where an enslaved woman stumbles upon a man who is the victim of an attempted lynching.
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Black Life Matters
A screening of eight short films will be followed by a panel discussion on cinema and the future of Black film during this Apollo Theater event.
Sip and Paint: Picasso
Learn how to create your own Picasso-inspired painting in this Darien Arts Center workshop. The class is open to both beginners and experienced artists.
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New Shows on Netflix
Not sure what to binge next? Here are some new binge-worthy shows coming to Netflix this month.
The Art of Light
Visit this Brian Clarke exhibition, featuring 100+ works of stained glass, at the Museum of Arts and Design.
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Try an Ethiopian Meal
If you’re in NYC, order a home-style Ethiopian meal including injera, spiced red lentils, collard greens and kale, and more from Buunni Coffee.
Plant Extinction + Conservation Strategies
In this two-day symposium, experts on biodiversity and conservation will discuss the plant extinction crisis.
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Celestial
Pantone’s color of the year is classic blue. To celebrate, this mesmerizing installation by ARTECHOUSE—located beneath Chelsea Market—takes you on an immersive journey beyond the skies.
2020: People, Politics, Planet
This pop-up exhibition showcases works by area artists in response to climate change, racial oppression, COVID-19, and other issues we face today.
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A Tribute to Toni Morrison
Over a dozen writers, from Tayari Jones and Margaret Atwood to Yaa Gyasi and Jennifer Egan, will do a marathon reading of Song of Solomon as a tribute to Toni Morrison.
Thanksgiving Weekend Waddle
After enjoying your Thanksgiving festivities, head to the New Canaan Nature Center for an energizing trail trek, fun scavenger hunt, and more.
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Make Your Own Bagels
Get your ingredients together and join this virtual bagel-making class to learn how to knead, roll, and bake your way to homemade NYC-style bagels.
LuminoCity Festival
Enter an immersive wonderland of lights at LuminoCity, where 10 acres of spectacular light art installations await through the holiday season.
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