New York City events March 2019. Things to do in NYC.

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New York City events March 2019

Women’s film festival

March 1 - 3, 2019
(begins Feb. 28)
4.2 miles north
Athena Film Festival “showcases films about strong and courageous women leaders in real life and the fictional world” at Barnard College.

NJ indoor art fair

March 1 - 3, 2019
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. Held in March and November.

Outdoor sport show

March 1 - 3, 2019
(begins Feb. 28)
37 miles north
World Fishing & Outdoor Expo 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.

Fringe theater festival

March 1 - 10, 2019
(begins Feb. 20)
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.

St. Patrick’s parade - Queens

March 2, 2019
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.

St. Patrick’s parade - Sunnyside

March 3, 2019
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.

Chocolate & airplanes

March 3, 2019
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.

Modern art show

March 7 - 10, 2019
1.3 miles west
See contemporary art from the world’s leading galleries at The Armory Show at Piers 92 & 94.

Art on Paper

March 8 - 10, 2019
(preview March 7)
4 miles south
Art on Paper features galleries exhibiting drawings, paintings, photography, and even sculpture incorporating paper at Pier 36.

Comic Con

March 9 - 10, 2019
1.1 miles SW
Smaller and homier than New York Comic Con held in October, Big Apple Comic Convention includes special guests, panel discussions, seminars, film previews, costumes, cosplay, and vendors at Penn Plaza Pavilion.

Asian art

March 13 - 23, 2019
NYC locations
Asia Week New York includes exhibitions at galleries and museums, art auctions, sales, panel discussions, lectures, curator talks, and workshops.

St. Patrick’s Day pub crawls

March 15 - 17, 2019
3.4 miles east
These events offer drink specials at participating bars.

Films about social issues

March 15 - 21, 2019
multiple locations
SR Socially Relevant Film Festival screens films that contain “socially relevant film content and everyday positive human stories” in four Manhattan venues.

St. Patrick’s Day parade

March 16, 2019
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 festival

March 16, 2019
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.

Flute fair

March 17, 2019
3.8 miles north
The New York Flute Fair features performances, workshops, exhibits, master classes, and a competition at Columbia University.

Design show

March 21 - 24, 2019
1.3 miles west
Find 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.

Queens film festival

March 21 - 31, 2019
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.

Crossword puzzles

March 22 - 24, 2019
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.

Coffee and tea festival

March 23 - 24, 2019
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.

Beatles festival

March 29 - 31, 2019
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.

Distillers festival

March 30, 2019
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 for age 21+.

Greek parade

March 31, 2019
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.

French film festival

March 2019
(undated)
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.

New directors film festival

March 2019
(undated)
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.

Drone film festival

March 2019
(undated)
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.

Flamenco Festival

March 2019
(undated)
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.

Sumo wrestling

March 2019
(undated)
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+.

Wine tasting

March 2019
(undated)
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+.

Concert for Tibet

March 2019
(undated)
0.6 miles north
The Tibet House Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall raises funds for Tibetan culture. Optional gala party.

Macy’s Flower Show

March 2019
(undated)
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.

Wine tasting

March 2019
(undated)
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.

Independent art fair

March 2019
(undated)
2 miles SW
Clio Art Fair is a curated fair in Chelsea featuring artists without exclusive gallery representation. Held in March and October. Free.

Peace films

March 2019
(undated)
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.

Racy movies

March 2019
(undated)
2 miles south
Hump! is 22 short explicit films made by amateurs of all persuasions at Cinema Village for age 18+.

Chic fashion & food market

March 2019
(undated)
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.

Whiskey Walk

March 2019
(undated)
2.6 miles south
Taste 8 premium whiskeys with snacks on the NYC Whiskey Walk, which begins at Slainte Bar and includes eight Manhattan bars.

Kinky film festival

March 2019
(undated)
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.

Dessert festival

March 2019
(undated)
3.2 miles east
Buy desserts from 20 vendors and enjoy a view of Manhattan from the outdoor deck at NYC Dessert Fest at Sound River Studios in Long Island City.

Beer tasting

March 2019
(undated)
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.

Cocktails & food

March 2019
(undated)
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.

Adventure race

March 2019
(undated)
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.

Wine tasting in Jersey City

March 2019
(undated)
6.6 miles SW
Taste wine from nine countries at the Jersey City Wine Fest, with live music, food vendors, and interactive games at Harborside Plaza for age 21+. Held in March and October.

Ticket deal $20

Rum tasting

March 2019
(undated)
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 2019
(undated)
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.

Vodka tasting

March 2019
(undated)
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+.

Orchid Show

March 2019
(undated)
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 most Mondays.

Evenings at the orchid show

March 2019
(undated)
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+.

St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt

March 2019
(undated)
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+.

Irish family day

March 2019
(undated)
0.9 miles west
Enjoy games, craft-making, music, and dance at the St. Patrick’s Open Day at the Irish Arts Center. Free.

St. Patrick’s Day cruise

March 2019
(undated)
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.