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The Best Things to Do in NYC in March


For the best things to do in NYC in March 2020, check out our complete guide, which includes a Studio 54 exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, the Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden, a Bill Graham exhibit at the New-York Historical Society, the Armory Show, Billie Eilish in concert, St. Patrick’s Day, Micky Dolenz at The Iridium, Thom Yorke, and much more!

Things to Do in New York in March: Exhibits

Studio 54 Night Magic

Guy Marineau (French, born 1947). Pat Cleveland on the dance floor during Halston’s disco bash at Studio 54, 1977. (Photo: Guy Marineau / WWD / Shutterstock). 

(Opens 3/13) Studio 54: Night Magic. It’s hard to believe that Studio 54, the mecca of the disco era, lasted just 3 years. After its opening on April 26, 1977, the legendary midtown club quickly achieved iconic status. Celebs from Andy Warhol to Farrah Fawcett flocked to this outrageous and exuberant party scene. By February 1980, the club was shut down, but its legacy remains vital 40 years later. A new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, Studio 54: Night Magic uses photographs, drawings, film, and fashion to document how this nightclub came to reflect a particular moment in the cultural history of New York City. The exhibition design parallels that of the club itself and features a soundtrack of disco hits like Chic’s “Le Freak” and Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive.”


New York Botanical Garden Jeff Leatham Kaleidoscope

(2/15-4/19/20) The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope at The New York Botanical Garden. The 18th annual Orchid Show will feature the dazzling floral creations of Jeff Leatham, the famed artistic director of the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris and floral designer to the stars. Leatham’s bold and colorful vision will unfold through captivating installations transforming each gallery in the historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into a different color experience, like a turn of a kaleidoscope. See dramatically arranged orchids in arches of deliberate hues delivering a tunnel effect, along with other design surprises featuring thousands of orchids—both rare and iconic—from the garden’s renowned collections and the finest growers in the world. 

Notorious B.I.G.

Image: Barron Claiborne, Biggie Smalls, King of New York, Wall Street, New York, 1997.

(Now-5/18) The International Center of Photography recently moved into the Lower East Side’s Essex Crossing at 79 Essex St. There are four new exhibits running at the same time-Tyler Mitchell: I Can Make You Feel Good, which explores ways to interpret Black identity in a positive light; Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop, featuring a collection of portraits of some of the biggest names in hip-hop back from past to present including Notorious B.I.G., and others; Lower East Side: Selections From the ICP Collection, and finally James Coupe: Warriors, using the cult classic 1979 film to explore contested notions of community, race, gender, and class in the 21st century.

Intrepid Museum

Dinner and cake in Intrepid’s wardroom in October 1944. Photo from National Archives and Records Administration.

(Ongoing) Making a beautiful cake is pretty challenging, but what if you had to make it on a Navy ship, for a crew of thousands? The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum’s new exhibition, Navy Cakes: A Slice of History, explores the history of naval personnel and their incredible cakes.

Jimi Hendrix

Baron Wolman. Jimi Hendrix performs at Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, February 1, 1968. Gelatin silver print. Iconic Images/Baron Wolman.

(2/14-8/23) Bill Graham and The Rock & Roll Revolution at the New-York Historical Society. Delve into the world of Bill Graham (1931–1991), one of the most influential concert promoters of all time. Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution explores the life and work of the legendary music impresario who worked with the biggest names in rock music—including the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Led Zeppelin, and the Rolling Stones—and launched the careers of countless music luminaries at his famed Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco and the Fillmore East in New York City. Unique to New-York Historical is a special, immersive audio experience, providing a musical tour through the exhibition with songs by rock superstars Aerosmith, Blondie, David Bowie, Cream, the Doors, Janis Joplin, Tom Petty, and Neil Young, among others.

(Permanent) The Jim Henson Exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image celebrates the life and legacy of the famed Muppet creator, exploring both his prolific career and the enduring effect his work has on pop culture to this day. Visitors will learn more about the creation of such beloved works as The Muppet ShowSesame StreetFraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, and Labryinth, as well as discover the cutting-edge experimental works Henson made throughout his career.

Armory Show

(3/5-3/8) Art lovers, the annual Armory Show returns to Pier 92/94 on the Hudson in midtown, this year marking its 25th anniversary. New York’s premier international art fair showcases over 200 galleries from around the world.

little red riding hood

The Story of Little Red Riding Hood, courtesy of Pierre Coumans.

(3/5-3/8) The New York International Antiquarian Book Fair (NYIABF) celebrates its 60th Anniversary Edition at the Park Avenue Armory on the Upper East Side. The world’s finest antiquarian book fair, NYIABF welcomes bibliophiles, collectors of the curious and quirky, scholars, connoisseurs, and enthusiastic laymen alike. More than 200 exhibitors present a vast treasure trove of material: rare books, maps, illuminated manuscripts, incunabula, fine bindings, illustrations, historical documents, rare prints, and print ephemera.

Museum of Ice Cream

(Ongoing) The popular pop-up the Museum of Ice Cream returns. Tickets start at $39.

(Ongoing) The most significant site of the Holocaust, Auschwitz was not a single entity, but a complex of 48 concentration, forced labor, and extermination camps, at which 1 million Jews—and tens of thousands of others—were murdered. Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away., a new exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, explores the legacy of history’s deadliest mass murder site. More than 700 original objects and 400 photographs are on display, many for the first time in North America. Among the artifacts: personal possessions, fragments of a barrack, a gas mask used by the SS, and an original German-made Model 2 freight wagon used for the deportation of Jews to the ghettos and extermination camps in occupied Poland.

spyscape aston martin 007

(Ongoing) You can experience the world of history’s most famous spy at Driven: 007 x SPYSCAPE, a new exhibition inside New York’s spy museum, SPYSCAPE. This immersive exhibition brings you into the Bond universe with sets, props, and insights about the creation of the ageless secret agent. Among the highlights: an Aston Martin DB5, the lab of Quartermaster (or Q), M16’s gadget master, concept art from Oscar-winning production designer Sir Ken Adams, and an exploration of 2012 Bond film Skyfall’s unforgettable final scene.

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Things to Do in New York in March: Comedy

Iliza Schleisinger

(3/27) Iliza: The Forever TourComedienne Iliza Shlesinger stops by the Beacon Theatre.


(3/6-3/7) Michael Yo at Gotham Comedy Club.

(3/7Bert Kreischer: The Berty Boy World Tour stops by the Beacon Theatre (2 shows).

(3/11) Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and Andy Borowitz Live at Town Hall.

(3/13-3/14) Vic DiBitetto at Gotham Comedy Club.

(3/13-3/14) Jerry Seinfeld at the Beacon Theatre.

(3/19-3/21) Sam Morril at Gotham Comedy Club.

(3/26) Gabriel Iglesias: Beyond the Fluffy World Tour at Radio City Music Hall.

Things to Do in New York in March: Kids

Photo: Joe Buglewicz

(3/17) Thirteen percent of New York traces its heritage to the Emerald Island, but on St. Patrick’s Day everyone in the city is Irish for a day. The city’s main event is the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which marches up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 79th Street on Tuesday. This year’s Grand Marshal is James T. Callahan, General President of the International Union of Operating Engineers and a long-time New Yorker (Callahan represents over 400,000 workers in the United States and Canada; additionally, he’s President of the New York Friends of Ireland). The parade runs from 11am to 5pm, at which point the city’s bars swell with revelers.


(3/8) The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show at Kupferberg Center for the Arts.

Masterchef Junior Live

(3/13) MasterChef Junior Live! at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn. This high-energy, interactive stage production brings the hit TV show MasterChef Junior directly to fans and foodies alike…LIVE on stage!  The family-friendly show will feature head-to-head cooking demonstrations and fun (sometimes messy!) challenges with past MasterChef Junior contestants, and an overall immersive audience experience.

(3/28-3/29) Nick Jr. Live! Move to the Music at Hulu Theater.

(Ongoing) Explore the beautiful interactive exhibit Connected Worlds at the New York Hall of Science in Queens.

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Things to Do in New York in March: Food, Music & Nightlife

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish.

(3/15) Four time Grammy winner Billie Eilish: Where Do We Go? World Tour stops at Madison Square Garden and later on (3/20) at Barclays Center.


(3/1) Maxwell, Common, Sheila E. & Talib Kweli and more honor life of 93-year old Harry Belafonte in a special concert at the Apollo Theater. Proceeds will benefit the Popular Democracy Movement Center and the Harry Belafonte 115th Street New York Public Library.


@nycflowerwalls / Instagram

(3/1-3/6) Welcome Spring at Ophelia Lounge with an @NYCFlowerwalls Installation! A silk flower wall installation made of roses and more will be up, accompanied by a fresh flower installation exclusive to Ophelia’s Blue Room (a private alcove off of the grand terrace that seats up to 8 guests).

(Monthlong) In honor of Women’s History Month, Ophelia Lounge will also be serving up Hers Cocktail.  The Hers cocktail features Tiki Rum, Creme de Fraise, Coconut Cream, Amaro Nardini, Pineapple and Raspberry. 10% of the proceeds will go to the Mayshad Foundation, an organization supporting underserved women and girls through social entrepreneurship, education, and climate change solutions.

(3/4) Wye Oak at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

(3/5) Celine Dion: Courage World Tour at Barclays Center.

(3/5-3/6) Silverspun Pickups at Brooklyn Steel.

(3/7) Craic Fest 22: the best of new Irish cinema and emerging Irish music at Mercury Lounge.

Riverdance 25th Anniversary

(3/10-3/15) Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show at Radio City Music Hall.

(3/12) Love Rocks NYC, Benefitting In God’s Love We Deliver, with Dave Matthews, Chris & Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes, Leon Bridges, Jackson Browne, Cyndi Lauper, Warren Haynes, Joss Stone, Macy Gray, and many more, at the Beacon Theatre.

(3/13-3/14) Jimmy Vaughan at The Iridium.

(3/14) Bans Off My Body: Benefit for Planned Parenthood New York, with Perry & Etty Farrell, Betty, Courtney Love & Melissa Auf der Maur from Hole, and others, at Town Hall.

(3/17) Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with The Barnstorm at Brooklyn Bowl. 

(3/17) Murphy’s Law plays St. Patrick’s Day with special guests at Bowery Electric.

(3/17) Dexy’s Midnight Runners Tribute with Too Ray feat. Ted Leo at the Bell House.

(3/19) Hustle Party at Brooklyn MuseumGet into the Studio 54 spirit with a hustle dancing class at 6pm led by Marlene Veras, resident instructor for the museum’s monthly Salsa Party. Expect live music, social dancing, and hustle dance performances followed by…

(3/20-3/21) Brooklyn Dance Festival at Brooklyn MuseumDirectly influenced by Studio 54, dancers from New York City Ballet, Ballet Hispánico, and Brooklyn Dance Festival Company expand the traditional limits of dance styles, body types, choreography, music, and costuming.

Queens Film Festival

(3/19-3/29) The Queens World Film Festival turns 10! Get tickets for Opening Night at the Museum of the Moving Image here.  (A sneak peek trailer party takes place 3/7 at The Local in Long Island City.) This year they will be honoring comedian/actor and Forest Hills native Ray Romano. Romano has starred in Everybody Loves Raymond, Parenthood, Epix’s Get Shorty, and most recently in Martin Scorcese’s The Irishman.

(3/19) Yasiin Bey: Black on Both Sides 20th Anniversary at Sony Hall.

(3/20-3/21) Sing along with The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz at The Iridium.

(3/21) The Revivalists: Into the Stars Tour at Radio City Music Hall.

(3/21) TV sensation The Bachelor Live at the Beacon Theatre.

(3/22) A Night of Class Starring Dionne Warwick, Peabo Bryson, and Deniece Williams at the Beacon Theatre.

(3/24) Mandy Moore at the Beacon Theatre.

(3/28) Keane at the Beacon Theatre.

(3/29) Ann Hampton Callaway & Susan Werner Alone & Together at Kupferberg Center for the Arts. 3pm. Get tickets here.

(3/30) Thom Yorke: Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes Tour stops at Radio City Music Hall.

(3/30) Pearl Jam at Madison Square Garden.

(3/31) Thom plays the next day at Hammerstein Ballroom.

Things to Do in New York in March: Sightseeing 

Circle Line Cruises

(Ongoing) For more than 70 years, Circle Line has been showing visitors the best sights of NYC, including the only cruise that goes all the way around the island of Manhattan: Circle Line’s three-hour Best of NYC Cruise. State-of-the-art Empire Class ships have recently launched, providing quieter rides, better sound for the personable onboard guides, bigger windows, improved climate control, and more outdoor deck space.


The Edge

(3/11) Edge, the Western Hemisphere’s highest outdoor observation deck, is an incredible triangular deck extending from the skyscraper at 30 Hudson Yards. You’ll stand 100 floors above the ground and see miles and miles in every direction. The deck offers 360-degree views with jaw-dropping glimpses of the Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, the Hudson River, and much more.  Edge will also feature a glass floor with views of Hudson Yards and the High Line far below your feet (here’s a preview from Instagram, @edgenyc). At the tip of the observation deck, the glass walls meet 80 feet from the building’s face at The Eastern Point; there, suspended above New York City, you can take in the city with unobstructed views. The outdoor stairs at the observation deck, providing other unique vistas, also offers a place to sit for visitors. Get tix at

Nat Geo Encounter Ocean Odyssey

Immerse yourself in the deep, dark depths of the ocean, where Humboldt squid fight to the death, 50 foot whales ride overhead, play with sea lions, navigate a sea kelp maze and more at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean OdysseyHere’s a $10 off coupon!

Visit the sites of Friends, Seinfeld, Trainwreck, Gossip Girl, Sex and the City and many other NYC film sites with On Location Tours. 

Learn more about the fascinating history of New York City’s Financial District with Wall Street Walks tours.

Grab a photo with VS Model Alessandra Ambrosio, Taylor Swift, Don Draper, Lady Gaga and countless others at Madame Tussauds New YorkHere is a coupon!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium brings people of all ages face-to-face with the world’s most unbelievable curiosities. With 18,000 square feet of astonishing artifacts and exciting interactive exhibits. Here is a coupon!

Zip up 100 stories in 60 seconds and see New York City atop One World Observatory.

Things to Do in New York in March: Ongoing

top of the rock dusk

Bring a loved one to take in the breathtaking view at Top of the Rock. 

Weather in New York in March

The old maxim “in like a lion, out like a lamb” certainly applies to New York weather in March. Expect the temperatures to steadily rise through the month, from a start on March 1 with average highs at 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7°C) and average lows right at freezing to 56 degrees Fahrenheit (13°C) for a high and 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4°C) for a low come March 31st. Days are getting longer, with about 7 hours of light. The heaviest coats can probably be left behind, but you’ll still want to pack warmly, with hats, scarves, and gloves not being a bad idea. You can expect some outlier days, warmer or colder, with extremes of weather (wind, snow, sleet, freezing rain) not uncommon. Precipitation picks up, about double what it is in February. You can expect 12 rainy days in March, and another five snowy days. Pack your umbrella, and take note of all the great restaurants, museums, galleries, and bars in New York that make it easy to entertain yourself indoors.


Grand Army’s new rainbow trout and tamalepeno poppers. Photo: Diane Sooyeon Kang

Every month in New York, there are a bewildering number of new dishes to eat, drinks to imbibe, and food-themed events to attend. Often, the hardest part is just figuring out what’s really worth your limited time. So Grub Street kicks off each month with a curated selection of dishes, drinks, and events that should absolutely be on your agenda. Make your plans now.

1. Beeline it to Grand Army now that they’ve got a full kitchen and an expanded menu.
Good drinks, a nice space that’s enticingly comfortable, a great raw bar: These are some of the reasons that New York has called Grand Army “a perfect neighborhood pub.” Now, they’ll try to make it a more perfect neighborhood pub: by upgrading the kitchen. The bar closed for a few days for renovations, but is back open and March 9 will start serving expanded menu from chef Kimberly Plafke, who will now also get to serve food that’s been cooked. What’s on the new menu? Crispy anchovies with burnt lemon aioli, whole shrimp with verde vinaigrette and caramelized lemon, cappelletti with house ricotta, duck confit with braised cabbage for two, and more.

2. Head to Café Altro Paradiso for dishes from League of Kitchen’s Lebanese instructor.
On March 2, Café Altro Paradiso will host the League of Kitchens for the first in a series of three dinners. It’s the first time the company has collaborated with a restaurant, and each dinner will spotlight a different one of the recreational cooking school’s teachers starting with Lebanese instructor Jeanette. Paradiso pastry chef Natasha Pickowicz posted a preview on her Instagram, calling the event a “dream collaboration” in a caption accompanying photos of Jeanette teaching them how to make ma’amoul. Those semolina cookies stuffed with semolina and walnut are one of three dishes of Jeanette’s that’ll be on the menu, the others being her baba ganoush and bulgur with tomatoes. Dinner is à la carte, but you can make reservations here.

3. Check out the new karaoke bar from the owners of Mood Ring. 
Since it opened two years ago, Mood Ring has become a Brooklyn nightlife destination in its own right. It’s a queer-friendly bar under the shadow of the JMZ, with a backroom dance floor that’s packed on weekends with people drawn by its ethos and more eclectic lineup of DJs. On Valentine’s Day, owners Vanessa Li and Bowen Goh expanded with a second bar nearby. Named Heaven or Las Vegas after the Cocteau Twins album, it’ll function as a karaoke bar Sundays through Wednesdays with more dance parties the rest of the week. The design is gleefully colorful, with a fake palm treat decorated with Christmas lights, and a space that’s splashed in red and purple light.

4. Go to a screening of a documentary featuring La Morada’s Marco Saavedra.
On March 1 at 2 p.m., the Bronx Art Space will host a screening of The Infiltrators, the documentary that features La Morada’s Marco Saavedra. The restaurant, which was just named to the James Beard Foundation’s long list for Outstanding Restaurant for this year, has become a community hub since opening. Through interviews and reenactment, the film depicts Saavedra and his fellow immigrant rights activist’s infiltration of the Broward Detention Center in Florida. Hosted by Trabajadores Internacionales Clasistas and La Morada, the event will support Saavedra’s continued bid for asylum. There will be snacks from La Morada.

5. Have a drink at Buswhick’s newest cocktail bar.
On Valentine’s Day, Palmetto, a stylish-looking bar on the corner of Knickerbocker and Hart, opened with a focus on cocktails and natural wine. The husband and wife owners Liz Stauber and Ryan Dolliver worked, respectively, at places including Cafe Altro Paradiso and local bar Birdy’s. Their restaurant is named for the nearby street but the classic cocktail, a rum Manhattan (Palmetto No. 2, $15) that’ll be a constant on the menu. Other drinks include a Negroni Sour ($15), the bitter drink softened with egg white and citrus cordial; the savory Garden Variety ($15), with gin and mezcal and a slice of cucumber; and a few non-alcoholic options like the Pina Nolada ($9). There’s plenty of wine too, plus a handful of bar snacks (sardines, olives, and stuff like that) to munch on when you’ll have your drinks. The room is long and felt spacious on a recent weeknight; it’s easy to hide in a booth or, if you’re a pair, one of the smaller back tables. It’s a warm and vaguely Mediterranean feeling space, with a handful of plants, a long wooden bar and a few terrazzo two-tops, and white walls with niches — the ones behind the bar, painted with coastal scenes, seem straight out of an old Italian restaurant.

Heaven or Las Vegas in Bushwick. Photo: Scott Heins

6. Eat noodles from Di an Di and other popular spots at a Meat Hook event series.
The Meat Hook’s Noodle Nights are back. As with last year, the butcher will collaborate for a weekly dinner on Mondays with a different of their favorite noodle specialists from around the city. They’ll kick it off with a special beef pho from Greenpoint’s Di an Di on March 2, followed by Hokkien prawn mee and chilled spicy sesame noodles from Kopitiam on March 9. There’ll be niu rou mian (a.k.a. beef noodle soup) and yun hai mian (with bean paste, fried egg, and scallion oil) from Win Son on March 16, Brooklyn tantan and mazeman from Ippudo on March 23, and Taichung stir fry noodles with braised pork belly and more beef noodle soup from 886 on March 30.

7. Get a drink and a skewer at a popular new Izakaya.
Sure, there are plenty of places to go when you’re in Midtown and in need of your yakitori fix. Stil, it seems like Izakaya Toribar hasn’t struggled to attract a crowd, if a recent Thursday is any indication. By 6:45, the place was packed, with a few people at any given moment waiting by the front for a table. If you’re inclined for something fried, skip the lackluster karaage and set your sights on the agedashi tofu, which is crispy on the outside and custardy on the inside. There’s a solid version of the okonomiyaki that’s very soft inside because of sweet potato, and lots of yakitori: pork belly wrapped around mochi that’s crispy and chewy, fat, glazed chicken meatballs, pork jowl, and more. The drinks are basic, but the Toki whiskey highball (it’s $9 during happy hour, which ends at 6:30 p.m.) gets it done.

8. Go on a mini taco crawl.
On the hunt for new tacos? There are a few new spots that should be on your radar, then. One is Taqueria al Pastor, a cheerful-looking box of a restaurant on Myrtle Avenue. It specializes in its namesake meat, but it remind you of and might remind you, in spirit, of your visit to places like Mexico City’s Taqueria Orinoco. It won’t blow your mind, but it’s a solid local spot. The carne asada is just as good as the al pastor, and along with the usual tacos ($3.50) and such there are the Northern Mexican specialties called gringas ($4.50), quesadilla like and made with flour tortillas, and volcanes ($4). Over at Foster Sundry, they’ve complimented their sandwiches with a trio of very crispy pork head tacos ($10) with a very tart salsa verde and blue corn tortillas. Over in Corona, there’s a new Sinaloenese restaurant in town, Eat the World reports, called Mi Dulce Mexico where you’ll find the simmered beef dish called chilorio ($14).

9. Go to Gertie for a New Orleans hot spot’s pop-up.
From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on March 31, Williamsburg’s Gertie will host the chef of New Orleans favorite Turkey and the Wolf for its latest Luncheonette Roulette pop-up. The Brooklynites will host chef Mason Hereford, who’ll bring with him some favorites from both Turkey and his other restaurant, Molly’s Rise & Shine. Expect Molly’s Grand Slam “McMuffin” with sage pork patties and a hash brown and deviled egg tostada, as well as Turkey’s famous collard melt and Thai cabbage salad. Not a bad way to end the month, huh?

10. Grab the new square at a nouveau slice shop.
Downtown Brooklyn pizzeria Norm’s has gone square. The slice shop now serves two different kinds of Sicilian pizzas,  your classic cheese ($4 for a slice) and pepperoni ($5 for a slice). The sourdough pie gets topped with mozzarella, garlic oil, pecorino, extra virgin olive oil, and tomato sauce.

11. Eat and drink everything fermented at a Brooklyn festival.
Fermentation makes the world go round. Or, at least it makes the world more bearable, through products like beer, kimchi, salami, and sourdough. On March 22, Brooklyn Cider House will host its serve Fermentation Festival and Market with more than 20 vendors including Despaña, Hahm Ji Bach, Hawthorne Valley Farm, and local brewery KCBC. (Tickets are $25 for general admission or $45 for VIP.) The festival will be divided into two sessions (noon to 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.), and there’ll be plenty of goods to buy.


March in NYC offers plenty of things to do no matter your interests. Enjoy the last of winter by ice-skating, or welcome spring with the start of the New York Mets’ baseball season. See live music from Thom Yorke, or play on giant illuminated seesaws at Seaport Square. This month also features Erika Jayne on Broadway in Chicago and the first major MoMA exhibit of Dorothea Lange’s work in 50 years. Get ready to keep busy all 31 days in March.

New York RangersNew York Rangers. Courtesy, Getty Images
The Armory Show,The Armory Show. Photo: Christopher Postlewaite
The Orchid Show,The Orchid Show, New York Botanical Garden. Photo: Brittany Petronella

March 6:   Judd at MoMA

Medea at Brooklyn Academy of Music,Medea, Brooklyn Academy of Music. Photo: Richard Termine


Women March, New York Historical SocietyWomen March. Courtesy, New-York Historical Society

March 9:  Chicago on Broadway

“Tractored Out” (1938), Dorothea Lange. Courtesy, The Museum of Modern Art

March 12:  Asia Week New York

Harkness Dance FestivalHarkness Dance Festival. Courtesy, 92nd Street Y


St. Patrick's Day ParadeSt. Patrick’s Day Parade. Photo: Joe Buglewicz
Brooklyn Museum“Red Balloons” (1979), Dustin Pittman. Courtesy, Brooklyn Museum
Wavefield, Variation O at Seaport Square. Courtesy, Wagstaff
NYCFCNYCFC. Photo: Nathan Congleton
Brooklyn NetsJoe Harris. Courtesy, Brooklyn Nets


Macy's Flower ShowMacy’s Flower Show. Photo: Diane Bondareff

March 25:  Macy’s Flower Show

New York MetsJacob deGrom. Courtesy, New York Mets.
Wollman RinkWollman Rink, Central Park. Photo: Molly Flores

March 28: Go ice-skating

March 31:  Dead Man screening at Nitehawk Cinema Prospect Park


Things to Do in New York in March: Events for Each Day This Month

By Alison Durkee, ThoughtGallery

March is nearly here—and whether it comes in like a lion or a lamb, the month will bring with it plenty of things to enjoy. Learn about everything from communication to the coronavirus with these upcoming talks and events.

Sunday, March 1. Improve your “day-o” with this celebration of Harry Belafonte in honor of his 93rd birthday. Apollo Theater.

Monday, March 2. Fight for creative freedom at this talk about art in China and the challenges of being an artist there, with two members of the radical group known as the “Stars.” China Institute.

Tuesday, March 3. Live-tweet this talk on #Hashtagactivism and how marginalized groups use Twitter to their political and activist benefit. The Strand.

Wednesday, March 4. Eat up this talk on our national American cuisine and its evolution—complete with tastings. Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden.

Thursday, March 5. Trek out to this talk on a failed 1793 expedition, which involved Thomas Jefferson and would have rendered Lewis & Clark obsolete—if one of the men behind it hadn’t been pulled into a covert spy mission instead. Fraunces Tavern Museum.

NYCB ballerina Lauren Lovette in Behnaz Sarafpour’s 2003 tulle and brocaded evening dress. Photograph by Isabel Magowan.

Friday, March 6. Be on “pointe” at this one-day symposium on how ballet and 20th century ballerinas have influenced the world of modern fashion. Museum at FIT.

Saturday, March 7. Mark Women’s History Month with Geographies of Gender, the theme of the March Target First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum.

Sunday, March 8. Make a splash at this panel discussion on the fight for clean water. Whitney Museum of American Art.

Monday, March 9. Spread information about the coronavirus outbreak at this event on the virus’s economic impact in China. Asia Society and Museum.

Tuesday, March 10. Draw up a way to attend this digital showcase and salon on American women artistsworking before 1945.

Wednesday, March 11. Turn the page on this talk exploring the creation of early American libraries and how the slave trade and book trade were inextricably linked. The New York Society Library.

Thursday, March 12. Hearken to a tale of two Elizas, as an art historian discusses famous artist Eliza Pratt Greatorex and the self-made Eliza Jumel, former owner of the lecture’s location. Morris-Jumel Mansion.

Friday, March 13. Gallop over to this talk on how running literally changes your brain. Rubin Museum of Art.

Saturday, March 14. Take a sip at this traditional Japanese tea ceremony, performed in a hidden indoor Japanese garden on the Upper East Side.

Sunday, March 15. Pay a visit to the doctors as a pair of real-life ER MDs overshare in Doctors Without BoundariesCaveat.

Monday, March 16. We’re certain you should attend this talk on radical uncertainty and what strategies we should adopt to combat unknowable outcomes. Fordham University.

Tuesday, March 17. Expand your reading list by taking part in the 10th annual Irish Arts Center Book Day, in which volunteers and staff hand out 10,000 books by Irish and Irish-American authors for free around New York City. Irish Arts Center.

Wednesday, March 18. Keep healthy at this panel discussion on preventative health and longevity, which will offer diverse perspectives from a physician, tech startup, biohacker, and a trainer. Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Thursday, March 19. Invest in an evening lecture by Tom Shachtman, author of The Founding Fortunes: How the Wealthy Paid for and Profited From America’s Revolution. Fraunces Tavern Museum.

Friday, March 20. Spice up your Friday with this talk on Indian cooking in America. Symphony Space.

Saturday, March 21. Dance down to the Kitchen for this conversation with a group of choreographers about the arts space’s dance programming in the 1980s-90s and its place within the broader dance world. The Kitchen.

Sunday, March 22. Get music on the brain as psychology professor Aniruddh Patel gives a One Day University talk on how we process compositions, followed by live demonstrations performed by the Special Music School. Merkin Concert Hall.

Monday, March 23. Achieve bliss at this talk on what bliss looks like in the brain. Rubin Museum of Art.

Tuesday, March 24. It’s a feat to attend this look at the science behind sideshow attractions, from sword swallowing to the bed of nails.

Wednesday, March 25. Invest in this walking tour exploring the history of Wall Street. Museum of American Finance.

Thursday, March 26. Keep it private that you’re at this conversation with Snowden’s Box authors Jessica Bruder and Dale Maharidge, about how they became behind-the-scenes players in the Edward Snowden drama, and what they learned about the demise of privacy in the digital age. Greenlight Bookstore.

Friday, March 27. Act out at this talk on silent-era scandals in the early days of Hollywood. The National Arts Club.

Saturday, March 28. Cross the East River for this special women-focused tour exploring the history of Roosevelt Island and its previous life as an island of institutions. Boroughs of the Dead.

Sunday, March 29. Walk down 42nd Street from east to west on this tour exploring the thoroughfare’s Art Deco skyscrapers.

Monday, March 30. Speak out at this conversation on the secrets of great communication with actor Alan Alda and communication expert Steven Pinker. 92nd Street Y.

Tuesday, March 31. Learn the reality of NYC Muslims at a free Brooklyn Library screening of American Muslim: A Film About Being Muslim in the Age of Trump.


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