New York City events March 2018
March 1 - 4, 2018
2.6 miles southSince 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 northWorld 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.
March 1, 8, 15, 2018 (4 to 9 p.m.)
4 miles southBuy 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 SWBrowse 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 northThe 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 SEQueens 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 locationsNew 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.
March 3 - 4, 2018
0.5 miles SWWatch 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+.
Children’s film festival
March 3 - 18, 2018 (weekends)
NYC theatersNew York International Children’s Film Festival shows new, inspiring, and thought-provoking films about youth from around the world, suitable for families.
St. Patrick’s parade - Sunnyside
March 4, 2018 (1 p.m.)
4 miles eastCommunity 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.
March 4, 2018 (4 p.m.)
10 miles northWorld 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 eastThe 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 SWA 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 southGood 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 westSee 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 SWClio 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 locationsSee the best of contemporary French films, including premieres, plus panel discussions at Rendez-Vous with French Cinema. All films have English subtitles.
Rare book fairs
March 9 - 11, 2018
1 mile northNew York International Antiquarian Book Fair features 200 dealers of rare books, maps, and manuscripts at the Park Avenue Armory. The New York City Book and Ephemera Fair is 1.2 miles away on March 10.
March 9 - 11, 2018 (preview March 8)
3 miles southCollective 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 southArt on Paper features galleries exhibiting drawings, paintings, photography, and even sculpture incorporating paper at Pier 36.
March 9 - 11, 2018
6.6 miles SWThe 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.
March 10, 2018
0.5 miles SWThe 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 SWTaste 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 SETaste tea and coffee, eat sweet and savory foods, and attend seminars at the Coffee & Tea Festival NYC at Brooklyn Expo Center.
March 11, 2018 (7 p.m.)
0.4 miles northFlamenco 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 westEnjoy 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 southCineKink 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 eastThese events offer drink specials at participating bars.
St. Patrick’s Day parade
March 17, 2018
0.5 miles southBilled 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 southFollow 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 westEnjoy 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 SESober St. Patrick’s Day offers traditional Irish music, dance, song, and comedy for all ages without alcohol at 268 Mulberry Street.
March 18, 2018 (noon or 3 p.m.)
10.2 miles southA 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+.
March 20, 2018 (6 to 8 p.m.)
1.7 miles southTaste 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 locationsSR Socially Relevant Film Festival screens films that contain “socially relevant film content and everyday positive human stories” in four Manhattan venues.
March 21 - 24, 2018
NYC locationsAsia 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 eastQueens 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.
March 21 - 31, 2018
multiple locationsThese discount prices include all taxes and fees.
- Empire State Building + cruise + museums
- Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
- One World Observatory (until March 31)
- Virtual Reality World (until March 31)
- 9/11 Tribute Museum
March 21 - April 22, 2018
12 miles northThe 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 southBrowse 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 SEFeaturing 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.
March 22 - April 1, 2018
28.6 miles eastWatch super heroes battle super villains to save the world in action-packed, acrobatic, pyrotechnic Marvel Universe Live at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale. Closed Monday.
Rock out with the symphony
March 22 - April 29, 2018
0.5 miles NWRocktopia 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.
March 22 - June 30, 2018
0.6 miles westYour ticket to A Spirited History of Drinking includes three craft cocktails plus a comic romp through the history of spirits and cocktails at New World Stages.
Harry Potter parody
March 22 - July 8, 2018
0.6 miles westPuffs is about the mediocre students of Hogwarts School, lovable underachieving wizards not destined to save the world from evil, at New World Stages.
March 23, 2018 (7 to 8:30 p.m.)
9 miles southTaste American rum with cheese and bread at Rum & Revolution at Old Stone House of Brooklyn for age 21+, with access to the exhibits.
March 23, 2018 (6 to 10 p.m.)
10 miles SWTaste 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 northIt’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.
American modern dance
March 23 - 25 2018
1 mile NWPaul Taylor’s American Modern Dance features a live orchestra with a mix of world premieres and classic works at Lincoln Center.
March 23 - 25, 2018 (VIP day March 22)
1.3 miles westFind inspiration for home improvement, shop for home products, and attend design seminars at the Architectural Digest Design Show at Piers 92 & 94. Children age 11 and younger are free.
March 23 - 25, 2018
36 miles NEBilled 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.
March 23 - 29, 2018
2 miles southHump! 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 SWA 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).
Women in song
March 23 - June 30, 2018
0.6 miles westThis 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.
Ukrainian Easter eggs
March 24, 2018 (1 to 5 p.m.)
2.4 miles southWatch Demonstrations in the Making of Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Eggs) by artists using wax-resist batik, see a 14-minute film about pysanky, and visit the exhibition of pysanky at the Ukrainian Museum.
March 24, 2018
2.5 miles southNYC Craft Distillers Festival has samples of 60 craft spirits, a 1920s jazz band, and a prohibition theme at The Bowery Hotel for age 21+.
March 24, 2018 (7 p.m.)
4.5 miles northCitizens 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.
March 24 - 25, 2018
2 miles northNew 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 westA 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.
Easter egg hunts
March 24 - April 2, 2018
Confirm date, time, and rain policy.
Evenings at the orchid show
March 24 - April 21, 2018
12 miles northWander 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.
March 24 - May 19, 2018 (weekends)
0.4 miles westA 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.
Macy’s Flower Show
March 25 - April 8, 2018
1 mile southSee spectacular arrangements of flowers from around the world and attend scheduled events at Macy’s Flower Show in the store on Herald Square. Free.
Sexy opera by Mozart
March 27, 2018 (7:30 p.m.)
1.1 miles NWTwo men bet they can seduce each other’s fiancées in disguise in Mozart’s clever comedy Così fan tutte set in a carnival at Metropolitan Opera House.
New directors film festival
March 28 - April 8, 2018
NYC locationsSee films by emerging or not-yet-established international filmmakers at New Directors/New Films at Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art.
LGBT film festival
March 29 - April 1, 2018
Brooklyn locationsNew York Queer Experimental Film Festival (MIX NYC) includes films, performance art, and installations.
March 30 - 31, 2018
6 miles SEQuestival 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.
March 30 - April 8, 2018
1.5 miles SWNew York International Auto Show is billed as the nation’s first and most attended at Jacob Javits Center.
Classic drama about prejudice
March 31, 2018 (3 p.m.)
4.5 miles northA 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.
Easter on the farm
March 31, 2018 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
16 miles eastChildren 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.