New York City events calendar for March 2015. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend street fairs, kids activities, and free entertainment in NYC, New York.

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March 2015

Enjoy the best New York City events, festivals, and things to do in March 2015 with this calendar of events.

Events are listed by starting date, and all dates are confirmed. Mileage is from Rockefeller Center in downtown New York City, New York.

Beer week

March 1, 2015 (begins Feb. 20)

NYC locations

New York City Beer Week celebrates craft beer with hundreds of festivals, tastings, menu pairings, and beer dinners throughout New York City.

Dance festival

March 1, 2015 (begins Feb. 26)

0.4 miles SE

Get reserved seats by Feb. 6 for ballroom, Latin, rhythm, and smooth dance heats at New York Dance Festival in the Grand Ballroom of the Roosevelt Hotel.

Children’s food festival

March 1, 2015 (begins Feb. 28)

0.5 miles south

Kids food fest has games for children from 6 months to tweens, plus presentations and exhibits for their parents, to encourage healthy eating, at Bryant Park.

GLBT expo

March 1, 2015 (begins Feb. 28)

1.5 miles SW

See exhibitors of gay and lesbian products and services, including weddings, at The Original GLBT Business Expo in the Jacob Javits Convention Center.

St. Patrick’s Parade - Sunnyside

March 1, 2015

4 miles east

Community groups, children’s bands, religious and Irish groups join the all-inclusive St. Pat’s for All parade that starts at Skillman Ave & 47th St. Free.

Fringe theater festival

March 1 - 8, 2015 (begins Feb. 18)

2.6 miles south

Since participants are chosen by lottery, you never know what to expect at Frigid New York, which brings 30 affordable shows to two East Village theaters.

Children’s film festival

March 1 - 27, 2015 (begins Feb. 22)

NYC theaters

New York International Children's Film Festival shows new, inspiring, and thought-provoking films about youth from around the world, suitable for families.

Orchid Show

March 1 - 31, 2015 (Feb. 28 - April 19)

12 miles north

Billed as the largest exhibition of its kind in America, The Orchid Show fills the conservatory at The New York Botanical Garden with thousands of orchids in an amazing array of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures. Romantic Orchid Evenings add music and cocktails.

Modern art fair

March 3 - 8, 2015

1.3 miles west

Armory Arts Week is a program of arts exhibitions and events throughout New York City, including contemporary art from the world’s leading galleries March 5 - 8 at The Armory Show on Piers 92 & 94.

Outdoor sport show

March 5 - 8, 2015

37 miles north

World Fishing & Outdoor Expo is all about fishing, hunting, and outdoor activities. See large-mouth bass in a giant tank, hear expert speakers, and visit 250 exhibitors at Rockland Community College in Suffern.

French film festival

March 5 - 15, 2015 (uncertain)

New York City locations

See two dozen contemporary French films, including premieres, at Rendez-Vous with French Cinema.

St. Patrick’s Parade - Queens

March 7, 2015

20 miles SE

Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a lively local parade with bagpipes, marching bands, dancing kids, and fire trucks, which begins at Newport Ave. and Beach 129th Street in Rockaway Beach. Free.

St. Patrick’s Day pub crawls

March 13 - 17, 2015

NYC locations

New York Bar Crawls offers drink specials at bars.

Asian art event

March 13 - 21, 2015

NYC locations

Asia Week New York includes exhibitions at galleries and museums, art auctions, sales, panel discussions, lectures, curator talks, and workshops.

Diabetes expo

March 14, 2015 (uncertain)

1.5 miles SW

Learn how to prevent and manage diabetes at the American Diabetes Association Expo, which has health screenings, cooking demonstrations, experts, and exhibitors in the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Free.

Cupcakes & beer

March 14, 2015

2.6 miles south

Learn how to decorate cupcakes while you drink beer at St. Paddy’s Day: Cupcakes and Beer at Camje, and then bring home six of your creations. Sells out.

Vegetarian festival

March 14 - 15, 2015

1.7 miles south

NYC Vegetarian Food Festival features food samples and meals from vegetarian restaurants, health and wellness vendors, vegetarian and animal-welfare groups, and talks and shows at Metropolitan Pavilion.
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St. Patrick's Day parade

March 17, 2015

0.5 miles south

Billed as the world’s oldest and largest parade, New York City Saint Patrick's Day Parade celebrates Irish culture and the Catholic faith on 5th Avenue. Free.

St. Patrick’s Day festival

March 17, 2015

1 mile east

Sober St. Patrick’s Day offers traditional Irish music, dance, song, and comedy at Cathedral High School.

New directors film festival

March 18 - 29, 2015 (uncertain)

NYC locations

See the work of emerging or not-yet-established international filmmakers at New Directors/New Films at Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art.

Home design show

March 19 - 22, 2015

1.3 miles west

Find inspiration for home improvement, shop for home products, and attend design seminars at Architectural Digest Home Design Show on Pier 94.

Funny dance festival

March 19 - 22, 2015 (8 p.m.)

5 miles SE

Comedy in Dance Festival is juried performances of humor in motion at Triskelion Arts in Williamsburg.

Beatles festival

March 20 - 22, 2015

0.7 miles SE

The Fest for Beatles Fans features celebrity guests and speakers, a Beatles marketplace and auction, a dance party and look-alike contest, games, exhibits and re-entactments at the Grand Hyatt New York.

Flower show

March 22 - April 5, 2015

1 mile south

See spectacular arrangements of flowers from around the world and attend scheduled events at Macy’s Flower Show at Macy’s Herald Square. Free.

Affordable Art Fair

March 25 - 29, 2015

1.7 miles south

Browse contemporary paintings, prints, sculptures, and photographs from 80 galleries at the Affordable Art Fair, which includes workshops and activities at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea. Repeats in Sept.

Wine tasting

March 27, 2015

7 miles SW

Taste 90 wines with food and desserts at Hudson County CASA Wine Tasting + Sweets + Eats in the Atrium at Harborside Financial Center, Jersey City, NJ.

Crossword puzzles

March 27 - 29, 2015

36 miles NE

Billed as America’s oldest and largest, the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament awards prizes for solving eight original crosswords and has speakers and a reception at the Marriott in Stamford, CT.

Antiques sale

March 28 - 29, 2015

1.3 miles west

Pier Antique Show includes 500 vendors of classical and formal antiques, Americana and decorative arts, and 20th Century modern at Pier 94. Repeats Nov.

Easter train in Glen Rock/Wayne

March 28 - 29, 2015

24 miles NW

Children on the Easter Bunny Train Ride get a visit from the Easter Bunny, a gift basket, and a one-hour ride roundtrip from Glen Rock or Wayne, NJ. Sells out.

Easter train in Whippany

March 28 - 29 & April 5, 2015

30 miles west

Ride 10 miles roundtrip on the Easter Bunny Express as the big bunny greets kids and the crew hands out treats, then visit the train museum in Whippany, NJ.

Science fiction convention

March 2015 (undated)

29 miles NE

Lunacon is a science-fiction and fantasy convention that includes discussions, author readings, writing workshops, a costume contest, an art show, and vendors at the Westchester Hilton in Rye Brook.

Student fashion show

March 2015 (undated)

1.9 miles south

Fusion Fashion Show pits 15 freshmen & sophomore designers from the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons The New School for Design against each other as they each send five looks down the runway.

Restaurant Week

March 2015 (undated)

NYC locations

Get a special deal on a three-course lunch for $25 or dinner for $38 at 300 restaurants during NYC Restaurant Week. Menus on website. Repeats in July.

Hot sauce festival

March 2015 (undated)

1.1 miles south

You’ll find hot sauce tastings, food vendors, eating challenges, live music, craft beer, and awards at the NYC Hot Sauce Expo at Penn Plaza Pavilion.

Concert for Tibet

March 2015 (undated)

0.6 miles north

Expect big-name performers at the Tibet House Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall, preceded by an optional dinner party, all to support Tibetan culture.

Brazilian dance

March 2015 (undated)

2 miles SW

DanceBrazil is a high-energy fusion of contemporary dance, Afro-Brazilian movement, and traditional martial arts of Brazil (Capoeira) at The Joyce Theater.

Women’s film festival

March 2015 (undated)

NYC locations

Fusion Film Festival is a student-run celebration of women in film, television, and new media by New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Free.

Flamenco Festival

March 2015 (undated)

0.5 miles north

Watch Spanish dancers and singers perform authentic flamenco, take a pre-show class, and enjoy tapas and sangria at Flamenco Festival at New York City Center.

Anime convention

March 2015 (undated)

5.3 miles south

SpringFestNY features Japanese musical acts, artists, vendors, exhibits, panels, workshops, and gaming at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

Flute fair

March 2015 (undated)

0.8 miles NE

The New York Flute Fair features performances, workshops, exhibits, master classes, and a competition at Lighthouse International.

Wine tasting

March 2015 (undated)

2.4 miles south

Taste 100 wines with appetizers & meet winemakers at NY Drinks NY Grand Tasting at Astor Center.

Kinky film festival

March 2015 (undated)

3 miles south

CineKink shows films and videos that celebrate and explore a wide diversity of sexuality at Anthology Film Archives. It also offers panel discussions, audience choice awards, a kick-off party, and an after-party.

Craft beer festival

March 2015 (undated)

27 miles east

Sample two-ounce samples of 100 U.S. craft brews at the Spring Craft Beer Festival at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale. Requires age 21 ID.

Coffee and tea festival

March 2015 (undated)

1.6 miles south

Taste tea and coffee, eat sweet and savory foods, and attend seminars at The Coffee & Tea Festival NYC in the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue.

Restaurant tasting

March 2015 (undated)

4 miles south

Sample food from 50 restaurants and 35 nationalities chosen by Village Voice food critics at Choice Eats at Basketball City at Pier 36, age 21+.

Gay party

March 2015 (undated)

0.5 miles west

Black Party Expo (BPX) [explicit website] includes eye-popping fashion shows, adult product demos, live music, and adult film stars. Rites XXXV: The Black Party is a giant gay-kink dance party on Saturday famous for “strange live acts” at Roseland Ballroom.

French film festival

April 2015 (undated)

1 to 31 miles NE

Focus on French Cinema is a weekend of French films and special events with French actors and directors at Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas in Greenwich, CT, and French Institute Alliance Francaise in NYC.

St. Patrick’s Day run

March 2015 (undated)

19 miles SE

The St. Patrick’s Day 1/2 Marathon begins at Rockaway Park and ends at the Irish Circle with a pint of Guinness and a loaf of Irish soda bread.
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