March is blooming with events due to the fact, Easter is early this year. St. Patricks day is near and dear to New Yorkers hearts, so make sure you have a green ensamble ready to display and have your finest laid out to join the Easter Parade. Check out the events we think will entertain you.
3/1 – 4/17 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. Romantic Orchid Evenings add music and cocktails.
3/1 – 5 Fringe Theater Festival has participants chosen by lottery, you never know what to expect with 30 affordable shows at two East Village theaters.
3/1 -6 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/ 1- 20 New York International Children’s Film Festival has new, inspiring and thought-provoking films about youth from around the world. Suitable for families.
3/3 – 6 Modern Art Show has contemporary art from the world’s leading galleries at The Armory Show at Piers 92 & 94.
Pulse is a contemporary art fair and exhibition by select galleries at the Metropolitan Pavilion.
Clio Art Fair is a free curated fair in Chelsea featuring artists without exclusive gallery representation.
Art on Paper: features galleries exhibiting drawings, paintings, photography, and even sculpture incorporating paper at Pier 36.
3/3 – 13 French Film Festival is the best of contemporary French films, including premieres, at Rendez-Vous French Cinema.
3/4 – 5 Wine Riot is a festival where you choose from 250 wines to taste and track your favorites on the free mobile app, at 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Ave.
Entrepreneurs Festival offers speakers, panels, a party, roundtables and a showcase of 80 startups for current and future entrepreneurs in Tisch Hall at NYU.
3/4 – 6 New York City Drone Festival screens short films shot using a drone, and it presents interactive panels and seminars about drones at Directors Guild of America in NY, plus Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ.
3/5 Whiskey Walk allows you to taaste 8 premium whiskeys with snacks at 8 Manhattan bars.
Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage features film and TV footage from Star Trek on a 40-foot wide screen plus a live orchestra playing the music at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.
3/5 – 6 Children’s Food Festival: Kids Food Fest has games for children from 6 months to tweens, plus presentations & exhibits for parents, to encourage healthy eating, at Bryant Park. Free.
Fusion Fashion Show pits 16 undergraduate designers from the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons The New School for Design against each other as they each send five looks down the runway.
3/8 Taste wine from dozens of wineries with appetizers, and meet the winemakers at NY Drinks NY Grand Tasting at The Altman Building.
BNP Paribas Showdown is an epic battle of champion tennis players, including Serena Williams, at Madison Square Garden.
3/10 – 19 Asia Week New York includes exhibitions at galleries and museums, art auctions, sales, panel discussions, lectures, curator talks, and workshops.
3/11 Sample food from 50 restaurants and 35 nations as chosen by Village Voice food critics, plus drinks at Choice Eats at the Metropolitan Pavilion for age 21+.
3/11 – 13 Watch a tournament of 66 teams at FIRST Robotics Competition at Jacob Javits Convention Center. Free.
3/11, 12 and 17 – 13 Saint Paddy’s PubCrawl offers drink specials at bars.
3/11 & 25 Taste five wines with artisan cheese and see city views during a Wine & Cheese Pairing Class aboard the Yacht Manhattan, departing from Chelsea Piers (Pier 62).
3/12- 13 LGBT Expo is the biggest of its kind as exhibitors of gay and lesbian products, services, and weddings, at The Original LGBT Expo in the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
3/13 Enjoy games, craft-making, music and dance at the St. Patrick’s Open Day at the Irish Arts Center. Free.
3/16 – 27 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 – 4/3 Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance features a live orchestra, with 2 premieres and 14 classics on different days at Lincoln Center.
3/17 Billed as the world’s oldest and largest parade, New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade celebrates Irish culture and the Catholic faith on 5th Avenue. Free.
Taste Irish whisky with appetizers at St. Paddy’s Day Irish Whisky Tasting at Camaje Bistro 85 MacDougal Street.
The Irish Festival is a sober St. Patrick’s Day offers traditional Irish music, dance, song, and comedy for all ages without alcohol at New York Irish Center.
3/17 – 20 Find inspiration for home improvement, shop for home products, and attend design seminars at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show at Piers 92 and 94.
3/19 Easter Eggs of the Ukraine. See artists make beautiful Ukrainian pysanka eggs using wax-resist batik, watch an excellent 14-minute film about pysanka, and visit the exhibition of pysanky at the Ukrainian Museum at 222 East 6th Street.
3/20 The New York Knicks play the Sacramento Kings at Madison Square Garden.
3/20 – 4/3 See spectacular arrangements of flowers from around the world and attend scheduled events at Macy’s Flower Show. Free.
3/23 – 27 Full Bunny Contact is an extreme Easter egg hunt with photo opportunities, a bunny joust with music and an on-site bar at The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center 107 Suffolk Street.
3/25 – 26 Sample 150 craft beers with local restaurant food at NYC Craft Beer Festival at Lexington Ave. Armory.
3/25 – 4/3 New York International Auto Show is billed as America’s first and largest at the Jacob Javits Center.
3/26 Easter Eggstravaganza – East Harlem. Join community organization NYSoM for its fourth-annual egg hunt in the Target and Home Depot. Additional fun includes an egg race, egg decorating, crafts and face time with the Easter Bunny.
Egg Hunt and Bunny Fun is in Riverside Park for Think ‘N’ Fun’s annual Easter egg hunt. After you’ve gathered your eggs, take a picture with the bunny and enjoy some springtime treats. Advance registration required. NYC Fire Museum Easter
Egg Hunt – Soho: Head to the popular NYC Fire Museum to hunt for eggs inside the firehouse. Bags are provided to collect the treats and museum admission is included in the price. When you’re done, pose for photos with Hot Dog, the FDNY mascot.
In Central Park join Our Saviour New York for its annual Egg Hunt on the Heckscher Lawn in Central Park. Children ages 4-11 are invited to gather thousands of treat-filled eggs and the Easter Bunny will be on hand for free photo ops, too.
3/26 -27 Egg Hunt: Instead of looking for traditional stuffed eggs, participants go on a scavenger hunt for egg icons hidden throughout the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. At the end, show off your completed booklet to collect a prize.
3/27 Community Easter Egg Hunt – Greenwich Village. The First Presbyterian Church of New York hosts this fun Easter fest directly following its Easter morning service. Bring your own basket. free
Wear an extravagant hat or festive costume and join the people strolling on Fifth Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets in the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival. See the official street closure a few days before. Free.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt (2 to 5 p.m.) Follow clues around New York City with the help of a smartphone app to find hidden eggs.
3/30 – 4/3 Affordable Art Fair. Browse contemporary paintings, prints, sculptures, and photographs from 80 galleries at the Affordable Art Fair, which includes workshops and activities at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea.