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.

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.

Unusual film festival

March 1, 2015 (begins Feb. 20)

1.3 miles NE

See at least 20 rare and underrated films of all kinds at Film Comment Selects at Walter Read Theater.

LGBT 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 LGBT Business Expo in the Jacob Javits Convention Center.

Kinky film festival

March 1, 2015 (begins Feb. 24)

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.

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.

Restaurant Week

March 1 - 6, 2015 (begins Feb. 16)

NYC locations

Get a special deal on a 3-course lunch or dinner at 300 restaurants during NYC Restaurant Week, not on Saturdays. Menus on website. Repeats in July.

Fringe theater festival

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

2.6 miles south

Since plays are chosen by lottery, you never know what to expect at Frigid New York [slow website]. It has 30 affordable shows at two East Village theaters.

Children’s film festival

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

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.

Flamenco show

March 4 - 7, 2015

0.5 miles north

Watch 10 Spanish dancers perform traditional flamenco with a vibrant contemporary edge at Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras at New York City Center.

Modern art show

March 5 - 8, 2015

1.3 miles west

See contemporary art from the world’s leading galleries at The Armory Show at Piers 92 & 94.

Art fair

March 5 - 8, 2015

1.7 miles south

Pulse is a contemporary art fair and exhibition by select galleries at the Metropolitan Pavilion.

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.

Entrepreneurs Festival

March 6 - 7, 2015

2.5 miles south

Entrepreneurs Festival offers speakers, panels, a party, roundtables, and a showcase of 30 startups for current and future entrepreneurs in Tisch Hall at NYU.

French film festival

March 6 - 15, 2015

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.

Student fashion show

March 7 - 8, 2015

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.
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Wine tasting

March 10, 2015 (6:30 to 8:30 p.m.)

2.4 miles south

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

Spectacular show

March 12 - May 3, 2015

0 miles

New York Spring Spectacular is a new musical about springtime in New York, starring high-tech puppets and the dancing Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall.

Restaurant tasting

March 13, 2015

1.7 miles south

Sample food from 50 restaurants and 35 nationalities chosen by Village Voice food critics at Choice Eats at the Metropolitan Pavilion, age 21+.

Spring beer festival

March 13 - 14, 2015

1.5 miles south

Sample 150 craft beers with local restaurant food at NYC Craft Beer Festival, Armory on Lexington Ave.

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

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 Camaje, 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.

Flute fair

March 15, 2015

0.8 miles NE

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

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

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.

Gay party

March 19 - 21, 2015

0.5 miles west

Black Party Expo (BPX) has live music, eye-popping fashion shows, and adult film stars. The Black Party is a giant gay-kink dance party on Saturday famous for “strange live acts” at Roseland Ballroom.

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

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.

St. Patrick’s Day run

March 21, 2015

19 miles SE

The St. Patrick’s Day 10 Miler begins at Rockaway Park and ends on the boardwalk, with an after party at the Buntalow Bar.

Craft beer festival

March 21, 2015

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 21 - 22, 2015

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.

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.

Wine festival

March 27 - 28, 2015

2.3 miles SW

Choose from 250 wines to taste at Wine Riot, and track your favorites on the free mobile app, at Center548. Repeats in Sept.

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.

French film festival

March 27 - 31, 2015

1 to 31 miles NE

Focus on French Cinema has French films and special events with actors and directors at Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas in Greenwich, CT (March 27-29), and French Institute Alliance Francaise in NYC (March 30-31).

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.

Anime convention

March 29, 2015

5 miles SW

Castle Point Anime Convention has panels and workshops, a dealer’s room, artist’s alley, gaming, anime music videos, costume play, and a dance at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ.

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.

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.
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