Ten Reasons to be Excited About November!


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Thanksgiving. This is obviously the best day in November. Students get a four day weekend starting on a Thursday to relax and to enjoy the holiday. Family, food, and watching the parade! It is fun to see family and eat way too much food. Whether you go to the parade in person or watch it on TV, both are great! And then the day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday, so get ready if that is something you like participating in! 



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That’s right – the holiday drinks will be back in Starbucks on November 2nd. The countdown to red cup season will be over, and it will be peppermint mocha season once again. I believe that this is the best season for Starbucks beverages. Each year, there are originally designed red and green cups and amazing new drinks. The cups have designs on them drawn by artists. A few must-tries are the peppermint mocha, the gingerbread latte, and the honey and almond hot chocolate. Who knows, 2019 may even bring brand new holiday drinks that will be accessible to all on November 2nd! 



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November is a great time for apple picking, and there are lots of great orchards a short drive away in New York and New Jersey. This is a really fun activity to do with friends and family. Many of the orchards offer various activities like hayrides and corn mazes, a great way to get in the fall mood! Also having a ton of fresh apples in the fridge that are ready to eat on the go or to be turned into apple pie is awesome! 



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Lots of new movies and TV shows will be added to Netflix in the month of November! Here are a few of the Netflix originals that will be added this month. American Son, starring Kerry Washington, will be coming to Netflix premiering on November 1st! A special Queer Eye mini-series will also be dropping onto Netflix which will be very exciting for all the Queer Eye fans! So if you are excited about the upcoming content coming on Netflix then clear your schedule and get ready to binge! 



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November is a lovely fall month to get on the ice! There are many great skating rinks in New York City! The one captured above is Wollman Rink, located in Central Park! Ice skating is fun group activity while also enjoying the crisp fall air, drinking a latte, and even getting in a workout! This is a must for your fall to-do list. 



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Daylight savings, here we come. Every fall, we set the clocks back, resulting in an extra hour of sleep. Now you won’t have to be so tired waking up on a dark and chilly morning in November! So remember to set an alarm clock back an hour or change the alarm on your phone for an hour. Enjoy sleeping in! 



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As you are reading this, All I Want For Christmas Is You is probably playing in your head right now. November is the start of listening to Christmas music without feeling like it is way too early. Get ready for this song and many other catchy holiday jingles to be stuck in your head. November is also a great time to think about Jingle Ball tickets for December! 



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For all the fans of Friends, this one’s for you. Watching the Thanksgiving episodes of Friends is a perfect way to prepare and get in the spirit for a Thanksgiving dinner. If you can’t choose which Thanksgiving episode to watch, here are some suggestions. “The One Where the Underdog Gets Away” (season 1), “The One with Football” (season 3), and “The One With the Late Thanksgiving” (season 10). Enjoy! 



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Even if you are not running in it, the TCS New York Marathon is a super exciting event. On November 3rd, thousands of people from all around the world will put on their running shoes and run through the five boroughs of New York City, starting at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in Staten Island. They finish on West 67th Street in Central Park. This event is super fun to watch and the participants are very inspiring. So wake up, head to Central Park or turn on the TV, and watch the runners take on the New York Marathon! 



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On November 21st, the Union Square Holiday Market opens! This is a really fun place to go during the holiday season, especially if you need to holiday gifts for friends or family. There is really delicious food sold here as well. This only happens for a small portion of the year, so go while you can! 


Even though November is when the temperature starts getting low, school intensifies, and the end of 2019 is just around the corner, there are many great things ahead in the month that you should look forward to! Finish 2019 strong!