We’re on the slow train to winter, with shorter, colder days ahead and a lot of pumpkin spice in your future. The bright side? The first annual New York Festival of Light is debuting in DUMBO next week, disrupting the darkness with three nights of light installations throughout the neighborhood. Before the big feast looming at the end of the month, Pie Corps will help you perfect your pie crust, and if you don’t have a Thanksgiving dinner planned, The Water Table is actually booking seats for one aboard its floating tavern. Just remember, it’s not time to hole up yet—here are 17 things to look forward to in November.