3/1 Whisky tasting: Whisky Live includes a dinner buffet, live entertainment, and a glass to sample the greatest whiskies in the world at Pier 60.
3/1 Taste 40 beers and meet the brewers at NYC Brewer’s Choice at 1 University Plaza in Brooklyn.
3/1 -5 Participants are chosen by lottery, so you never know what to expect at Frigid New York, which has 30 affordable shows at two East Village theaters.
3/1 – 12 See the best of contemporary French films, including premieres, plus panel discussions at Rendez-Vous with French Cinema.
3/1 – 4/9 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.
3/2 – 5 See contemporary art from the world’s leading galleries at The Armory Show at Piers 92 & 94.
3/3 – 5 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
3/3 – 5 Clio Art Fair is a curated fair in Chelsea featuring artists without exclusive gallery representation. Free.
3/3 – 5 Art on Paper features galleries exhibiting drawings, paintings, photography, and even sculpture incorporating paper at Pier 36.
3/4 Taste 8 premium whiskeys with snacks on the Whiskey Walk, which begins at Slainte Bar and includes 8 Manhattan bars.
3/ 4 – 19, New York International Children’s Film Festival shows new, inspiring, and thought-provoking films about youth from around the world, suitable for families.
3/6 BNP Paribas Showdown is an epic battle of champion tennis players at Madison Square Garden.
3/7 Taste wine from dozens of wineries with appetizers, and meet the winemakers at NY Drinks NY Grand Tasting at The Altman Building.
3/ 8 – 26 Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance features a live orchestra with a mix of world premieres and classic works at Lincoln Center. Flamenco Festival
3/ 9 – 12, Flamenco Festival features an all-star lineup of contemporary dance innovators and members of legendary flamenco dynasties at New York City Center.
3/9 – 12 Antiquarian Book Fair has 200 dealers of rare books, maps, and manuscripts, plus lectures and panel discussions at Park Avenue Armory.
3/9 – 18 Asia Week New York includes exhibitions at galleries and museums, art auctions, sales, panel discussions, lectures, curator talks, and workshops.
3/ 11 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.
3/11 – 12 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.
3/12 Irish family day. Enjoy games, craft-making, music, and dance at the St. Patrick’s Open Day at the Irish Arts Center. Free.
3/ 12 The New York Flute Fair features performances, workshops, exhibits, master classes, and a competition at Columbia University.
3/14 – 19 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.
3/15 – 26 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.
3/16 Concert for Tibet. Expect big-name performers at the Tibet House Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall to raise funds for Tibetan culture. Optional gala dinner afterwards.
3/16 – 18 Saint Paddy’s PubCrawl offers drink specials at bars in the East Village.
3/17 – 19 Find inspiration for home improvement, shop for home products, and attend design seminars at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show at Pier 94. 3/17 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.
3/17 Sober St. Patrick’s Day offers traditional Irish music, dance, song, and comedy for all ages without alcohol at 268 Mulberry Street.
3/18 – 19 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.
3/18 – 19 See films focused on humanitarian causes at New York Peace Film Festival at Unitarial Church of All Souls.
3/ 18 – 19 Taste tea and coffee, eat sweet and savory foods, and attend seminars at the Coffee & Tea Festival NYC at Brooklyn Expo Center. Discount t
3/ 24 – 25 Sample 150 craft beers and buy local restaurant food at NYC Craft Beer Festival at Metropolitan Pavilion.
3/25 NYC Craft Distillers Festival has samples of 60 craft spirits, a 1920s jazz band, and a prohibition theme at The Bowery Hotel.
3/26 26 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.
3/26 Sample a dozen chef-made duck dishes like Peking duck and duck tacos at Duck Off at Jimmy’s No. 43.
3/26 – 4/9 See spectacular arrangements of flowers from around the world and attend scheduled events at Macy’s Flower Show on Herald Square.
3/ 30 The Shaolin Warriors perform kung-fu fighting and amazing acrobatics in a dazzling theatrical display at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts at CUNY.
3/30 – 4/2 The Photography Show by AIPAD exhibits museum-quality work from 110 galleries at Pier 94.
3/ 30 – 4/2 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.
4/ 30 -4/7 Havana Film Festival New York shows 40 full-length feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation, and classics from Latin America with English subtitles.
4/1 Pillows fly and teddy bears soar at the giant urban Pillow Fight NYC. Bring a soft pillow that does not contain feathers to Washington Square Park. Free.