New York City events March 2018. Things to do in NYC.

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New York City events March 2018

Fringe theater festival

March 1 - 4, 2018
2.6 miles south
Since participants are chosen by lottery, you never know what to expect at Frigid New York, which has 30 affordable shows at two East Village theaters.

Outdoor sport show

March 1 - 4, 2018
37 miles north
World Fishing & Outdoor Expo [sound] is 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.

Beer tasting

March 1, 8, 15, 2018 (4 to 9 p.m.)
4 miles south
Buy a flight of five beers from different local breweries on tap each week and then vote for your favorite at Best Brews of NYC, with food for sale in the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place for age 21+. Free entry.

NJ indoor art fair

March 2 - 4, 2018
33 miles SW
Browse fine art, fashion, and specialty foods made by 250 independent artisans at Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center. Free parking. Free for children age 12 and younger.

Concert for Tibet

March 3, 2018 (7:30 p.m.)
0.6 miles north
The Tibet House Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall raises funds for Tibetan culture. Optional gala party.

St. Patrick’s parade - Queens

March 3, 2018 (1 p.m.)
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 130th Street in Rockaway Beach. Free.

Drone film festival

March 3 - 4, 2018
two locations
New York City Drone Film Festival screens short films shot using a drone and holds interactive panels and seminars at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on Saturday and Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ on Sunday.

Sumo wrestling

March 3 - 4, 2018
0.5 miles SW
Watch three prize-winning sumo stars from different countries compete in the ring at Sumo + Sushi NYC, with an optional sushi bento box plus a cash bar at PlayStation Theater for age 21+.

St. Patrick’s parade - Sunnyside

March 4, 2018 (1 p.m.)
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 Avenue & 43rd Street. Flyer. Free.

Irish dance

March 4, 2018 (4 p.m.)
10 miles north
World champion dance troupe Dublin Irish Dance and the eight members of their traditional Irish band bring to life an exhilarating tale of Celtic culture at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts – CUNY.

Chocolate & airplanes

March 4, 2018
27 miles east
The Chocolate Expo offers tastings and sales of chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, gelato, and wine at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Long Island, and your ticket includes museum admission. Held in March and December.

Chic fashion & food market

March 8, 2018
2.4 miles SW
A ticket to Open Market gets you “unlimited” food and drink from 25 restaurants, DJ music, and “sample” sales prices at 10 boutiques at Highline Stages.

Cocktails & food

March 8, 2018 (6 to 9 p.m.)
4.4 miles south
Good Spirits pairs fine spirits with local restaurant food to delight your taste buds, for age 21+ at Pier A Harbor House.

Modern art show

March 8 - 11, 2018
1.3 miles west
See contemporary art from the world’s leading galleries at The Armory Show at Piers 92 & 94.

Independent art fair

March 8 - 11, 2018
2 miles SW
Clio Art Fair is a curated fair in Chelsea featuring artists without exclusive gallery representation. Held in March and October. Free.

French film festival

March 8 - 18, 2018
NYC locations
See the best of contemporary French films, including premieres, plus panel discussions at Rendez-Vous with French Cinema. All films have English subtitles.

Contemporary art

March 9 - 11, 2018 (preview March 8)
3 miles south
Collective Design Fair displays curated pieces from dozens of galleries alongside experimental works from the next generation of global talent, with talks and tours at Skylight Clarkson.

Art on Paper

March 9 - 11, 2018 (preview March 8)
4 miles south
Art on Paper features galleries exhibiting drawings, paintings, photography, and even sculpture incorporating paper at Pier 36.

Beatles festival

March 9 - 11, 2018
6.6 miles SW
The Fest for Beatles Fans has celebrity guests and speakers, Beatles vendors and auction, a dance party, a look-alike contest, games, exhibits, and re-enactments at Hyatt Regency in Jersey City, NJ.

Wine tasting

March 10, 2018
0.5 miles SW
The NYC Winter Wine Festival features 250 wines, light hors d’oeuvres, and live jazz at PlayStation Theater in Times Square for age 21+.

Wine tasting in Jersey City

March 10, 2018
6.6 miles SW
Taste wine from eight countries at the Jersey City Wine Fest, with live music, food vendors, and interactive games at Harborside Plaza for age 21+.

Coffee and tea festival

March 10 - 11, 2018
4.4 miles SE
Taste tea and coffee, eat sweet and savory foods, and attend seminars at the Coffee & Tea Festival NYC at Brooklyn Expo Center.

Flamenco Festival

March 11, 2018 (7 p.m.)
0.4 miles north
Flamenco Festival features an all-star lineup of contemporary dance innovators and members of legendary flamenco dynasties at New York City Center.

Irish family day

March 11, 2018 (12 to 4 p.m.)
0.9 miles west
Enjoy games, craft-making, music, and dance at the St. Patrick’s Open Day at the Irish Arts Center. Free.

Kinky film festival

March 15 - 18, 2018 (gala March 14)
3 miles south
CineKink NYC 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 Day pub crawls

March 16 - 18, 2018
3.4 miles east
These events offer drink specials at participating bars.

St. Patrick’s Day parade

March 17, 2018
0.5 miles south
Billed as the world’s oldest and largest St. Patrick’s parade, New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade celebrates Irish culture and the Catholic faith on 5th Avenue from 44th to 79th. No alcohol or pets. Free.

St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt

March 17, 2018 (1:30 p.m.)
0.8 miles south
Follow clues on a three-hour adventure around New York City with the help of a smartphone app on The Amazing St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt, which begins at Slattery’s Pub for age 21+.

St. Patrick’s Day cruise

March 17, 2018 (departing 6 & 9 p.m.)
1.5 miles west
Enjoy a two-hour Hornblower Cruise with DJ music, snacks for sale, and a no-host bar (some tickets include an open bar), departing from Pier 15.

St. Patrick’s Day festival

March 17, 2018 (4 to 7 p.m.)
2.8 miles SE
Sober St. Patrick’s Day offers traditional Irish music, dance, song, and comedy for all ages without alcohol at 268 Mulberry Street.

Vodka tasting

March 18, 2018 (noon or 3 p.m.)
10.2 miles south
A Vodka and Pickles Festival ticket includes unlimited tastes of vodka mixed drinks, pickles, and other hors d’oeuvres, plus stage entertainment and DJ dance music at Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn for age 21+.

Wine tasting

March 20, 2018 (6 to 8 p.m.)
1.7 miles south
Taste wine from dozens of wineries, meet the winemakers, and eat cheeses, charcuterie, and artisan hors-d’oeuvres at NY Drinks NY Grand Tasting at The Altman Building.

Films about social issues

March 21 - 22, 2018
multiple locations
SR Socially Relevant Film Festival screens films that contain “socially relevant film content and everyday positive human stories” in four Manhattan venues.

Asian art

March 21 - 24, 2018
NYC locations
Asia Week New York includes exhibitions at galleries and museums, art auctions, sales, panel discussions, lectures, curator talks, and workshops.

Queens film festival

March 21 - 25, 2018
3.6 miles east
Queens World Film Festival screens films from diverse points of view made by maverick filmmakers at the Museum of the Moving Image & Kaufman Astoria Studios. Closed Monday.
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Orchid Show

March 21 - April 22, 2018
12 miles north
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. Closed Mondays except April 2.

Affordable Art Fair

March 22 - 25, 2018 (preview March 21)
1.7 miles south
Browse contemporary paintings, prints, sculptures, and photographs from 70 galleries at Affordable Art Fair, with workshops (requiring add-on ticket) and talks at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea. Preview event March 21, party March 22, free evening March 23 (6 to 8 p.m.). Repeats in Sept.

Provocative cirque show

March 22 - 31, 2018
7 miles SE
Featuring wicked stepsisters and a prince’s royal ball, Cinderella promises a decadent spectacle of extravagant costumes, burlesque, illusion, drag, and circus at Théâtre XIV in Bushwick.

Discount tickets $20 to $99.

Rock out with the symphony

March 22 - April 29, 2018
0.5 miles NW
Rocktopia features vocalists, rock musicians, and an orchestra performing a crowd-pleasing mix of Queen, Mozart, Journey, Handel, U2, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Heart, Pink Floyd, and Copland at Broadway Theatre.

Discount tickets $39 to $75.

Harry Potter parody

March 22 - July 8, 2018
0.6 miles west
Puffs is about the mediocre students of Hogwarts School, lovable underachieving wizards not destined to save the world from evil, at New World Stages.

Discount tickets $27 to $47.

Rum tasting

March 23, 2018 (7 to 8:30 p.m.)
9 miles south
Taste American rum with cheese and bread at Rum & Revolution at Old Stone House of Brooklyn for age 21+, with access to the exhibits.

Wine tasting

March 23, 2018 (6 to 10 p.m.)
10 miles SW
Taste 90 wines with food and desserts at the Wine Tasting to support Hudson County CASA on the waterfront at Maritime Parc in Jersey City, NJ. Tickets.

Roaring Twenties musical

March 23 - 25, 2018
0.4 miles north
It’s 1928, the world is at peace, and the stock market is booming, but issues of life and death face diverse characters we meet sharing their hopes and dreams in the lobby of the Grand Hotel at New York City Center.

Discount tickets $43 to $111.

Crossword puzzles

March 23 - 25, 2018
36 miles NE
Billed as America’s oldest and largest, the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament awards prizes to $5000 for solving eight original crosswords and has speakers and a reception at the Marriott in Stamford, CT.

Racy movies

March 23 - 29, 2018
2 miles south
Hump! is 22 short explicit films made by amateurs of all persuasions at Cinema Village for age 18+.

Classic soul & Motown revue

March 23 - April 7, 2018
0.7 miles SW
A Decade of Soul features R&B music of the classic soul era performed live on stage at B.B. King Blues Club ($10 minimum food/drink at tables).

Discount tickets $12.

Women in song

March 23 - June 30, 2018
0.6 miles west
This One’s for the Girls is a high-energy celebration of women, featuring popular songs like I am Woman, Respect, and I Will Survive at cozy St. Luke’s Theatre.

Discount tickets $34.

Caribbean musical

March 24, 2018 (7 p.m.)
4.5 miles north
Citizens of Jamaica fight the overreach of American commercialism in a show full of surprising sets, colorful costumes, and Calypso-inspired songs at Harlem Repertory Theatre.

Discount tickets $13 to $25.

Peace films

March 24 - 25, 2018
2 miles north
New York Peace Film Festival screens “films from around the world that advance global peace” at the Unitarian Church of All Souls. Free registration.

Easter train - Whippany

March 24, 25, 31, 2018
30 miles west
A ticket to Easter Bunny Express includes a 10-mile roundtrip train ride as the big bunny greets kids and the crew hands out treats, plus admission to the train museum in Whippany, NJ.

Evenings at the orchid show

March 24 - April 21, 2018
12 miles north
Wander through the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden, buy a cocktail, and hear romantic music playing on Orchid Evenings for age 21+. Special $100 open-bar party for ages 21 to 40 on April 14. Open March 17, 24, 31; April 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21.

Discount tickets $32.

Science magic

March 24 - May 19, 2018 (weekends)
0.4 miles west
A physics demonstrator from Rutgers University performs amazing feats in That Physics Show using cold liquid nitrogen, burning hydrogen, and bright laser lights at The Playroom Theater.

Discount tickets $32.

Macy’s Flower Show

March 25 - April 8, 2018
1 mile south
See spectacular arrangements of flowers from around the world and attend scheduled events at Macy’s Flower Show in the store on Herald Square. Free.

New directors film festival

March 28 - April 8, 2018
NYC locations
See films by emerging or not-yet-established international filmmakers at New Directors/New Films at Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art.

Adventure race

March 30 - 31, 2018
6 miles SE
Questival is a 24-hour race that begins with a check-in party at Brooklyn Running Company. Your team of 2 to 6 people completes the challenges assigned by a smartphone app to win prizes. Video.

Classic drama about prejudice

March 31, 2018 (3 p.m.)
4.5 miles north
A black family moves to the white side of Chicago in A Raisin in the Sun, a groundbreaking classic that became a movie starring Sidney Poitier, live at Harlem Repertory Theatre.

Discount tickets $8 to $15.

Easter on the farm

March 31, 2018 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
16 miles east
Children can hunt for eggs throughout the afternoon, meet a human-sized bunny, play games, visit farm animals, and take a hayride at the Barnyard Egg Hunt at Queens County Farm Museum. You must buy a ticket online and bring a basket.