Congress is technically in session for sixteen (16) more days in 2019 and here’s a look at the calendar between now and end of the year.
November 11: Veterans Day (U.S.) and Armistice Day (Europe). President Trump will be in Manhattan for the 100th annual New York City Veterans Day Parade at Madison Square Park – the first president to participate in the parade.
Public impeachment hearings scheduled to begin: US diplomat Bill Taylor and State Department official George Kent will appear Wednesday, Nov. 13, and former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch is testifying Friday, Nov. 15
November 14: 20th annual Latin Grammys in Las Vegas.
November 20: Grammy nominations are announced, the 6th Democratic presidential debate takes the stage in Atlanta, Georgia, and Mercury is no longer in retrograde
November 21: U.S. government runs out of money. Maybe.
November 24: 47th annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Camila Cabello, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa and Lizzo to perform.
November 28: Thanksgiving Day (US) and Macy’s 95th annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. In addition to the usual balloon classics, look for Snoopy wearing a spacesuit in honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and Smokey the Bear celebrating his 75th birthday.
November 29: Black Friday (US) a/k/a biggest retail day of the year in the U.S.
November 30: The Atlantic Hurricane season is officially over. Get ready for blizzards, Nor’easters, and polar vortexes.
December 1: World AIDS Day Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.
December 3-4: NATO Summit. The Summit of Allied leaders to meet in London to mark NATO’s 70th anniversary and just days from UK’s general election.
December 9: Golden Globe nominations.
December 10: TIME Person of the Year announced.
December 12: British citizens return to the polls for a general election and essentially, a referendum on Brexit. Again.
December 13: Harry Styles releases his second solo album, Fine Line and the deadline for 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to qualify for December debate
December 15: Kennedy Center Honors: Earth, Wind & Fire, Sally Field, and “Sesame Street” are some of the award recipients and the first time a TV show is getting honored. Can’t wait to see Big Bird in a tux.
December 19: 7th Democratic presidential debate in Los Angeles, California.
December 20: “Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker” in theaters.
December 21: First day of Winter.
December 22: Hanukkah starts.
December 25: In a tradition that began in 1932 with a radio broadcast by UK’s King George V, Queen Elizabeth II delivers her 67th annual Christmas Message.
December 26: Boxing Day (UK and Canada)/Kwanzaa begins (US).
December 31: New Year’s Eve in NYC’s Times Square.