The city is just beginning to warm up and thaw out from its winter slumber with some incredible NYC events in March, including St. Patrick’s Day and Women’s History Month. For sure, we’ll all be heading to the best Irish pubs in the city, but there’s more to do from the Asia Week art show to the Orchid Show at NYBG. And finally, we can start fantasizing about packing away that puffy coat and gearing up for the best things to do in April and the best things to do in spring.”
Here are 3 of my faves:
The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden will transport visitors into a dreamy kaleidoscope of colors with designs by floral designer Jeff Leatham. Every year, the Orchid Show exhibits thousands of species of beautiful blossoming orchids and it’s one of the best NYC events in February and one of the best things to do in The Bronx. Macy’s has its Flower Show, which is worth seeing in its own right, but the NYBG’s orchid show has been running for 19 years and has only gotten better.
Until Mar 6, 2022
The Outsider Art Fair returns this year for its 30th edition, hosting international exhibitors displaying works from more than 60 self-taught artists pushing the boundaries of creativity. Don’t miss an exhibition of psychedelic art called “Field Trip: Psychedelic Solution, 1986 – 1995,” which is filled to the brim with work from the likes of pioneering underground cartoonist/Zap Comix artist Spain Rodriguez, R Crumb, Robert Williams, Rick Griffin, S. Clay Wilson, longtime Zappa collaborator Bruce Bickford along with original artwork related to Sixties bands like Jefferson Airplane, Buffalo Springfield and The Who. You’ll even see the original drawing that spawned the Grateful Dead’s logo along with the origin story as well as preparatory drawings for the Jerry Garcia solo album “Compliments Of” from 1974 by artist Victor Moscoso. You’ll also see several solo presentations, including Native American ledger drawings at Donald Ellis (New York); drawings by the legendary musician Daniel Johnston (1962-2019) at Electric Lady Studios (New York), and classic art brut with the OAF debut of London’s The Gallery of Everything. Also, the fair continues its longstanding relationship with the world’s top ateliers or “workshops” that serve artists with developmental or physical disabilities.
There will be free performances, discussions and civic events inside the David Rubenstein Atrium as well as Choose-What-You-Pay ticketing for the new edition of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook: “A World of Voices.” The free events will all take place at the David Rubenstein Atrium, including: The People Sing!: Celebrating the Centenary of Howard Zinn, The Dance Floor: Orquesta Broadway, The Spanglish Dream, Lundú, A Deeper Listen: Concert and Meditation, The Dance Floor: K-Pop with DJ Peach, LADAMA , The NextGen National Vocal Competition, A Rare Grooves Listening Party with DJ Ben Boogz and more. Lincoln Center is also offering choose-what-you-pay tickets to the return of its American Songbook: “A World of Voices,” which showcases nine performers from Honduras, Mexico, India, Guinea, China, Sudan, Venezuela, Tunisia, and Guatemala whose respective heritages inform their creative expression whether it be through musical theater, pop, Western and Eastern classical, rock, jazz or folk.
For all the rest of 31 top March events go HERE.
So many great things to see and do, places to eat and drink in NYC.
How to find them? Here are 6 more of my fave NYC suggestions: