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

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New York City events March 2019

Wine tasting

March 1, 2019
(7 to 10:30 p.m.)
6.6 miles SW
Taste wine from nine countries at Jersey City Wine Fest, with live music, food vendors, and interactive games at Harborside Plaza for age 21+. Held in March and October.

Drone film festival

March 1 - 2, 2019
9.5 miles SW
New York City Drone Film Festival screens short films shot using a drone and holds interactive panels and seminars at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ.

Indoor art fair

March 1 - 3, 2019
33 miles SW
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
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.

French film festival

March 1 - 10, 2019
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.

Fringe theater festival

March 1 - 10, 2019
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.

Orchid Show

March 1 - April 28, 2019
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 on Mondays

Whiskey Walk

March 2, 2019
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 for age 21+.

St. Patrick’s parade - Queens

March 2, 2019
(1 p.m.)
20 miles SE
Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade [website has sound] is a lively local parade with bagpipes, marching bands, dancing kids, and fire trucks, which begins at Newport Avenue and Beach 129th 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. 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.

Weird films

March 7 & 9, 2019
multiple locations
Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival screens dozens of unusual films “that challenge the viewers reality with ideas and concepts not normally found in conventional stories.” Directors appear at some screenings.
  • March 7 - Museum of the Moving Image
  • March 9 - The Producers Club

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 90, 92, and 94.

Beer tasting

March 7 & 14, 2019
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 New York, with food for sale in the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place for age 21+. Free admission.

Entrepreneurs Festival

March 8 - 9, 2019
2.5 miles south
NYU Entrepreneurs Festival offers speakers, panels, a party, roundtables, and a showcase of 60 startups for current and future entrepreneurs at New York University, 40 W. 4th Street.

Contemporary art fair

March 8 - 10, 2019
(preview March 7)
2 miles SW
Clio Art Fair is a curated fair in Chelsea featuring artists without exclusive gallery representation. Held in March and October. Free.

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.

Wine tasting

March 9, 2019
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+.

Whiskey tasting

March 9, 2019
2.1 miles SW
New York City Whiskey Festival features 100 styles of whiskey, bourbon, gin, tequila, and vodka with live music and food for sale at The Tunnel for age 21+.

Comic Con

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

Model train show

March 9 - 10, 2019
33 miles SW
Greenberg’s Great Train and Toy Show features train displays, train rides, and 140 vendors at New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center in Edison, NJ. Free for children age 11 and younger. Held in March, August, and November.

Irish family day

March 10, 2019
0.9 miles west
Enjoy games, craft-making, music, and dance at the St. Patrick’s Open Day at the Irish Arts Center. Free.

Italian wine tasting

March 11, 2019
(6 to 8 p.m.)
3.9 miles south
Taste your way through the regions of Italy during the Slow Wine Tour, with food stations, 100 wines to sample, and wine producers to meet at Eataly NYC Downtown (4 World Trade Center) for age 21+.

Women’s festival

March 12 - 17, 2019
4.2 miles north
WOW - Women of the World Festival features performances, talks, comedy, workshops, and music celebrating women’s talents at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.

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, tours, and workshops.

Architecture & design conference

March 15 - 16, 2019
2.5 miles north
City of Tomorrow features fascinating panel discussions by real estate developers, architects, and design innovators at 92nd Street Y.

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 cruise

March 16, 2019
(boarding 7 p.m.)
2.2 miles SE
Join a fun-loving group on the St. Patrick’s Day Party Cruise, with DJ music, a no-host bar, and plenty of views, departing from Skyport for age 21+.

St. Patrick’s Day pub crawl

March 16, 2019
(8 p.m. to 4 a.m.)
2.4 miles south
Enjoy drink specials in six bars during Bleecker Street St. Patrick’s Day Block Party, beginning at either Barrow Street Ale House or MacDougal Street Ale House for age 21+.

St. Patrick’s Day festival

March 16, 2019
3.1 miles south
Sober St. Patrick’s Day offers traditional Irish music, dance, song, and comedy for all ages without alcohol at St. Patrick’s Youth Center.

Evenings at the orchid show

March 16 - April 27, 2019
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 17. 2019
(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, 2019
(board 5:30 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.

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. Thursday costs more. Children age 11 and younger are free.

Queens film festival

March 21 - 31, 2019
3.6 miles east
Queens World Film Festival screens 200 films from diverse points of view and 31 countries, made by maverick filmmakers, at the Museum of the Moving Image & Kaufman Astoria Studios. Closed Monday.

Cocktails & food

March 22, 2019
(6 to 9 p.m.)
2.5 miles south
Good Spirits pairs fine spirits with local restaurant food to delight your taste buds at The Bowery Hotel for age 21+.

Crossword puzzles

March 22 - 24, 2019
36 miles NE
Billed as America’s oldest and largest, the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament awards prizes up to $5000 for solving eight original crosswords and has speakers and a reception at the Marriott in Stamford, CT.

Peace films

March 23 - 24, 2019
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.

Dessert festival

March 23 - 24, 2019
(preview March 22)
3.2 miles east
Buy desserts from 22 vendors and enjoy a view of Manhattan from the outdoor deck at Dessert Goals at Sound River Studios in Long Island City. You can bring one child age 6 or younger free.

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.

Chocolate festival

March 24, 2019
10.6 miles east
The Queens Chocolate Fest promises free sampling booths, live demonstrations, family entertainment, and a chocolate fountain at Queens College.

Macy’s Flower Show

March 24 - April 7, 2019
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.

Vegetarian tasting

March 25, 2019
(7 to 9 p.m.)
2.4 miles south
Taste eight different plant-based burgers and vote for your favorite at the The Burger Supremacy, which includes chips, salsa, and drink specials at V Spot Organic, 12 Saint Mark’s Place.

New directors film festival

March 27 - April 7, 2019
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.

Affordable Art Fair

March 28 - 31, 2019
(preview March 27)
1.7 miles south
Browse contemporary paintings, prints, sculptures, and photographs from 70 galleries at Affordable Art Fair, with workshops and talks at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea.

Wine tasting

March 29, 2019
(6 to 10 p.m.)
6.7 miles SW
Taste wine with food and dessert at the Wine Tasting: Sweets + Eats, with a silent auction to support Hudson County CASA on the waterfront at Harborside Atrium in Jersey City, NJ.

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.

Racy movies

March 29 - April 6, 2019
2 miles south
Hump! screens 21 explicit short films (under 5 minutes long) made by amateurs of all persuasions.

Distillers festival

March 30, 2019
(afternoon or evening)
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+.

Whiskey tasting

March 30, 2019
(2 & 6:30 p.m.)
7 miles south
Brooklyn Whiskey Fest features 100 styles of whiskey, bourbon, gin, tequila, and vodka with live music and food for sale near Brooklyn Navy Yard for age 21+.

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