March brings out thoughts of Spring and with that the Macy’s Flower Show, The Orchid Show, St Patrick’s Day festivities and film festivals Galore. Here is T2C’s picks for March.
3/ 1: New York City Drone Film Festivalscreens short films shot using a drone and holds interactive panels and seminars at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on Saturday
3/ 1 – 3: African Diaspora International Film Festival celebrates black history month “with a selection of films about the multiple dimensions of black history” at Teachers College at Columbia University.
3/ 1 – 3: See the best of contemporary French films, including premieres, plus panel discussions at Rendez-Vous with French Cinema. All films have English subtitles.
3/ 1 – 17: New York International Children’s Film Festival shows new, inspiring, and thought-provoking films about youth from around the world, suitable for families.
3/ 1 – 5/28: 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/ 7 & 9: 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
3/ 7 – 10: Flamenco superstar Sara Baras performs with “brilliant footwork and captivating stage presence” at New York City Center.
3 7 – 10: New York International Antiquarian Book Fair features 200 dealers of rare books, maps, and manuscripts at the Park Avenue Armory. The New York City Book and Ephemera Fair on Sat. & Sun.
3/ 7 – 10: See contemporary art from the world’s leading galleries at The Armory Show at Piers 92 & 94.
3/ 8 – 9: Entrepreneurs Festivaloffers speakers, panels, a party, roundtables, and a showcase of 50 startups for current and future entrepreneurs in Tisch Hall at NYU.
3/ 8 – 10: Clio Art Fairis a curated fair in Chelsea featuring artists without exclusive gallery representation. Held in March and October. Free.
3/ 8 – 10: Art on Paper features galleries exhibiting drawings, paintings, photography, and even sculpture incorporating paper at Pier 36.
3/ 9: The NYC Winter Wine Festivalfeatures 250 wines, light hors d’oeuvres, and live jazz at PlayStation Theater in Times Square for age 21+.
3/ 9 – 10: 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.
3/ 10: Enjoy games, craft-making, music, and dance at the St. Patrick’s Open Day at the Irish Arts Center. Free.
3/ 12 – 17: WOW – Women of the World Festival features performances, talks, comedy, workshops, and music celebrating women’s talents at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.
3/ 3 – 23: Asia Week New Yorkincludes exhibitions at galleries and museums, art auctions, sales, panel discussions, lectures, curator talks, and workshops.
3/ 15 – 16: City of Tomorrow features fascinating panel discussions by real estate developers, architects, and design innovators at 92nd Street Y.
3/ 15 – 21: SR Socially Relevant Film Festival screens films that contain “socially relevant film content and everyday positive human stories” in four Manhattan venues.
3/ 16: Billed as the world’s oldest and largest St. Patrick’s parade, New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Paradecelebrates Irish culture and the Catholic faith on 5th Avenue from 44th to 79th. No alcohol or pets. Free.
3/ 16: Sober St. Patrick’s Day offers traditional Irish music, dance, song, and comedy for all ages without alcohol at 268 Mulberry Street.
3/ 16 – 4/27: 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+.
3/ 17 (1:30 p.m.): 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+.
3/ 17 (7:30 p.m.): Inspired by the lush 19th-century bordellos of Paris and New Orleans, The Poetry Brothelfeatures readings by poets, burlesque, live music, vaudeville, aerialists, visual art, and magic at The Back Room for age 21+.
3/ 17: The New York Flute Fairfeatures performances, workshops, exhibits, master classes, and a competition at Columbia University.
3/ 21 – 24: Find inspiration for home improvement, shop for home products, and attend design seminars at theArchitectural Digest Design Showat Piers 92 & 94. Children age 11 and younger are free.
3/ 22 (6 to 9 p.m.): Good Spiritspairs fine spirits with local restaurant food to delight your taste buds at The Bowery Hotel for age 21+.
3/ 23 – 24: New York Peace Film Festivalscreens “films from around the world that advance global peace” at the Unitarian Church of All Souls. Free registration.
3/ 24 – 4/ 7: 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.
3/ 25 (7 to 9 p.m.): Taste eight different plant-based burgers and vote for your favorite at the The Burger Supremacy, which includes chips, salsa, and drink specials at Vspot Organic, 12 Saint Mark’s Place.
3/ 27 – 4/ 7: See films by emerging or not-yet-established international filmmakers at New Directors/New Films at Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art.
3/ 28 – 31: Browse contemporary paintings, prints, sculptures, and photographs from 70 galleries at Affordable Art Fair, with workshops and talks at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea.
3/ 30 (1 p.m., VIP noon): NYC Craft Distillers Festivalhas samples of 60 craft spirits, a 1920s jazz band, and a prohibition theme at The Bowery Hotel for age 21+.