New York City events calendar for March 2017. Best film festivals, art, fun things to do, discount tickets, theater, St. Patrick’s Day parade, weekend events in NYC, New York.

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

Distance is from Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan.

Whisky tasting

March 1, 2017 (6 p.m., VIP 5:30)

2.5 miles SW

A ticket to Whisky Live includes a dinner buffet, live entertainment, and a glass to sample the greatest whiskies in the world at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers.

Beer tasting

March 1, 2017 (6 to 9:30 p.m.)

6.5 miles SE

Taste 40 beers and meet the brewers at NYC Brewer’s Choice at 1 University Plaza in Brooklyn for age 21+.

Fringe theater festival

March 1 - 5, 2017 (begins Feb. 15)

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. Scroll down their page to see all shows.

French film festival

March 1 - 12, 2017

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.

Orchid Show

March 1 - April 9, 2017 (begins Feb. 18)

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.

Cocktails & food

March 2, 2017 (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 2 - 5, 2017

1.3 miles west

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

Outdoor sport show

March 2 - 5, 2017

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 3 - 4, 2017

2.5 miles south

Entrepreneurs Festival offers speakers, panels, a party, roundtables, and a showcase of 50 startups for current and future entrepreneurs in Tisch Hall at NYU.

Independent art fair

March 3 - 5, 2017 (reception March 2)

2 miles SW

Clio Art Fair is a curated fair in Chelsea featuring artists without exclusive gallery representation. Free.

Art on Paper

March 3 - 5, 2017 (preview March 2)

4 miles south

Art on Paper features galleries exhibiting drawings, paintings, photography, and even sculpture incorporating paper at Pier 36.

Beatles festival

March 3 - 5, 2017

6.6 miles SW

The Fest for Beatles Fans [sound] 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.

Whiskey Walk

March 4, 2017 (noon)

2.6 miles south

Taste 8 premium whiskeys with snacks on the Whiskey Walk, which begins at Slainte Bar and includes eight Manhattan bars.

St. Patrick’s Parade - Queens

March 4, 2017 (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.

Children’s film festival

March 4 - 19, 2017 (begins Feb. 24)

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.

St. Patrick’s parade - Sunnyside

March 5, 2017 (2 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 St. Free.

Chocolate & airplanes

March 5, 2017

27 miles east

Chocolate Expo offers tastings & 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. Repeats in Dec.

Tennis stars

March 6, 2017

1.2 miles SW

BNP Paribas Showdown is an epic battle of champion tennis players at Madison Square Garden.

Wine tasting

March 7, 2017 (6 to 8 p.m.)

1.7 miles south

Taste wine from dozens of wineries with appetizers, and meet the winemakers at NY Drinks NY Grand Tasting at The Altman Building.

Rare book fairs

March 9 - 12, 2017

1 mile north

Antiquarian Book Fair has 200 dealers of rare books, maps, and manuscripts, plus lectures and panel discussions at Park Avenue Armory. New York City Book and Ephemera Fair is a mile away on March 10.

Asian art

March 9 - 18, 2017

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 11, 2017

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.

Cat conference

March 11 - 12, 2017

1.7 miles south

Cat lovers are invited to Cat Camp to shop from vendors, meet adoptable cats, learn about cats, and “discuss some of the most important and challenging problems facing cats today” at Metropolitan Pavilion.

Flamenco Festival

March 12, 2017 (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 12, 2017 (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.

Flute fair

March 12, 2017

3.8 miles north

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

Cocktail tasting

March 12, 2017 (1 and 4 p.m., VIP earlier)

4.7 miles NE

NY Cocktail Expo features cocktail tasting and food bites at Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden in Queens.

Kinky film festival

March 14 - 19, 2017

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.

Queens film festival

March 14 - 19, 2017

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.

Film festival of new directors

March 15 - 26, 2017

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.

Concert for Tibet

March 16, 2017 (7:30 p.m.)

0.6 miles north

Expect big-name performers at the Tibet House Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall to raise funds for Tibetan culture. Optional gala dinner afterwards.

St. Patrick’s Day pub crawls

March 16 - 18, 2017

NYC locations

Saint Paddy’s PubCrawl offers drink specials at 50 different bars over three days.

St. Patrick’s Day parade

March 17, 2017 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

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 cruise

March 17, 2017 (boarding 6:30 p.m.)

1.5 miles west

Enjoy a two-hour cruise with DJ music, passed appetizers, and an (optional) open bar at St. Patrick’s Day Party Cruise aboard the new Circle Line Bronx, departing from Pier 83.

St. Patrick’s Day festival

March 17, 2017 (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.

Design show

March 17 - 19, 2017 (VIP on March 16)

1.3 miles west

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

Drone film festival

March 18 - 19, 2017

two locations

New York City Drone Film Festival screens short films shot using a drone and holds interactive panels and seminars at The Skirball Center on Saturday and Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ on Sunday.

Peace films

March 18 - 19, 2017 (party March 17)

2 miles north

See films focused on humanitarian causes at New York Peace Film Festival at Unitarial Church of All Souls.

Coffee and tea festival

March 18 - 19, 2017

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.

Taco tasting

March 21, 2017 (7 to 9 p.m.)

4.2 miles south

A ticket to Taco Showdown NYC gets you tacos from five restaurants, a chance to vote for your favorites, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages at The Mezzanine.

Funny dance festival

March 23 - 26, 2017

5 miles SE

Comedy in Dance Festival has juried performances of humor in motion at Triskelion Arts in Greenpoint for mature audiences.

Whiskey tasting in Jersey City

March 24, 2017 (7 to 10 p.m.)

6.6 miles SW

Sample 100 styles of whiskey and spirits at Whiskey Fest, which includes live music, food for sale, and a view of Manhattan at Harborside, 153 Exchange Place.

Spring beer festival

March 24 - 25, 2017

1.7 miles south

Sample 150 craft beers and buy local restaurant food at NYC Craft Beer Festival at Metropolitan Pavilion.

Crossword puzzles

March 24 - 26, 2017

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.

Whiskey tasting

March 25, 2017 (1 to 4:30 p.m.)

2.4 miles south

The Whiskey Festival promises whiskey tasting, education about whiskey, live music, cocktail specials, and complimentary passed appetizers at Analogue.

Distillers festival

March 25, 2017 (1 and 7 p.m., VIP earlier)

2.5 miles south

NYC Craft Distillers Festival has samples of 60 craft spirits, a 1920s jazz band, and a prohibition theme at The Bowery Hotel.

Greek parade

March 26, 2017 (1:30 p.m.)

0.8 miles north

The Greek Independence Day Parade features traditional costumes, music, and lots of blue and white flags on 5th Ave. from 64th to 79th St. Free.

Duck tasting

March 26, 2017 (1 to 3 p.m.)

2.4 miles south

Sample a dozen chef-made duck dishes like Peking duck and duck tacos at Duck Off at Jimmy’s No. 43.

Exhibition of treasures from trash

March 26, 2017 (11 a.m. and 1 p.m.)

East Harlem

See thousands of amazing objects rescued from the trash by a sanitation worker at Treasure in the Trash. You get the exact location after buying tickets.

Flower show

March 26 - April 9, 2017

1 mile south

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

Vegetarian tasting

March 27, 2017 (7 to 9 p.m.)

2.4 miles south

Taste 10 different plant-based burgers and vote for your favorite at The Burger Supremacy, which includes chips, salsa, and drink specials at Vspot Organic, 12 Saint Mark’s Place.

French film festival

March 27 - April 2, 2017

multiple locations

Focus on French Cinema features screenings of French films, receptions, parties, and actor & director Q&As.
  • March 27 - Stamford, CT
  • March 28 to 30 - Manhattan, NY
  • March 31 to April 2 - Greenwich, CT

Sexy poetry

March 29, 2017 (9 p.m.)

7 miles SE

Inspired by 19th-century bordellos of Paris and New Orleans, The Poetry Brothel presents a rotating cast of poets in an immersive and lush, speakeasy-style environment with a bar and live music at The House of Yes in Brooklyn for age 21+.

Whiskey tasting

March 30, 2017 (7 p.m., VIP 6)

3.9 miles north

Harlem Whiskey Renaissance is “an evening of music, performance, food and of course whiskey” to celebrate the era of the Harlem Renaissance at Mist Harlem.

Photography show

March 30 - April 2, 2017

1.3 miles west

The Photography Show by AIPAD exhibits museum-quality work from 115 galleries at Pier 94.

Affordable Art Fair

March 30 - April 2, 2017 (preview March 29)

1.7 miles south

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

Latin American film festival

March 30 - April 7, 2017

NYC locations

Havana Film Festival New York shows 40 full-length feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation, and classics from Latin America with English subtitles.

Art films

March 31, 2017 (8 p.m.)

0.9 miles west

See short films focused on the arts (from music to graphic design) at Art Doc Friday Screening Event. Your ticket includes a drink at Producers Club.

Wine tasting

March 31, 2017 (6 to 10 p.m.)

6 miles SW

Taste 90 wines with food and desserts at the Wine Tasting to support Hudson County CASA on the waterfront at Batello in Jersey City, NJ.

Tattoo convention

March 31 - April 2, 2017

11.8 miles SE

No Limits Tattoo Expo promises live entertainment, live music, live tattooing, and 30 vendors at Resorts World Casino in Jamaica for age 18+.
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