Things to Do in New Haven: November

things to do in new haven in november

When November rolls around, two things instantly come to mind: Thanksgiving and football! But there are plenty of other things to do in New Haven in November. Whether you’re looking to satisfy your sports fix, enjoy some live music, or eat and drink to your heart’s content, this city has you covered.


With football season already underway, you’ll want to catch University of New Haven and Yale football teams before the regular season comes to a close. UNH is playing their final game at home versus Bentley on November 5th, and Yale on November 12th against Princeton.

With that said, winter sports are just beginning. Don’t miss Yale’s first Hockey game on November 11th against Colgate University, or on November 12th against Cornell. Get your Yale hockey tickets here.

Yale men’s and women’s basketball are also starting their seasons this month. The women kick things off against Binghamton on November 13th and the men face off against Lehigh University on November 17th. Get your Yale men’s and women’s basketball tickets here.

Music & Entertainment

This November, College Street Music Hall has a fun variety of acts hitting the stage. From stand up by Fred Armisen and Patton Oswalt to music by Foals, Reel Big Fish, and the Beach Boys, there really is something for everyone. Get your tickets before they sell out!

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana performing in Broadway's Cinderella. The show comes to New Haven's Shubert Theater in November.

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana performing in Broadway’s Cinderella. (Source) The show comes to New Haven’s Shubert Theater in November.

The Shubert is putting on numerous performances this month that you won’t want to miss. On Sunday November 6th, live the excitement of a Pink Floyd concert with Signs of Life: The Essence of Pink Floyd. For one weekend only, see Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, November 11-13. A Christmas Carol returns to the Shubert November 18-20, and the funny and irreverent The Santaland Diaries will hit the stage November 25-27. Check out these performances and get your tickets at

Food & Drink

Running until Friday November 4th, nearly 30 of downtown New Haven’s critically acclaimed restaurants are offering prix fixe menus for $20.16 (lunch), and $34 (dinner). Each menu consists of an appetizer, an entree, and a dessert. Don’t miss New Haven Restaurant Week!

Returning to College Street Music Hall this year is the Elm City Brewfest. The event will feature beers from over 65 breweries, plus food vendors and live performances by The Soil & The Sun and Owel. VIP and general admission tickets are available online, and tickets will be sold day of. If you’re a craft beer fan, you won’t want to miss it!

With so much going on this November, it’s impossible to get bored. You can have it all, right at your doorstep, when you explore available residences at The Union. Contact us today and learn how you can get your first two months rent free.

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