Looking for fun things to do with your loved ones in March? Look no future.
3/1, 8, 15 (4 to 9 p.m.): Buy a flight of five beers from different local breweries on tap each week and then vote for your favorite at Best Brews of NYC, with food for sale in the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place for age 21+. Free entry.
3/ 2 – 11: Flamenco Festival features an all-star lineup of contemporary dance innovators and members of legendary flamenco dynasties at New York City Center.
3/ 3 (7:30 p.m.): The Tibet House Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall raises funds for Tibetan culture.
3/ 3 (12 to 10 p.m.): Taste 8 premium whiskeys with snacks on the NYC Whiskey Walk, which begins at Slainte Bar and includes eight Manhattan bars.
3/ 3 – 4: New York City Drone Film Festival screens short films shot using a drone and holds interactive panels and seminars at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on Saturday and Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ on Sunday.
3/ 3 – 18: New York International Children’s Film Festival shows new, inspiring, and thought-provoking films about youth from around the world, suitable for families.
3/ 3 – 4/22: 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.
3/4: (4 p.m.): World champion dance troupe Dublin Irish Dance and the eight members of their traditional Irish band bring to life an exhilarating tale of Celtic culture at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts – CUNY.
3/5: BNP Paribas Showdown is an epic battle of champion tennis players at Madison Square Garden.
3/ 8 – 11: New York Antiquarian Book Fair has 200 dealers of rare books, maps, and manuscripts, plus lectures and panel discussions at Park Avenue Armory. New York City Book and Ephemera Fair March 10 is a mile away.
3/ 8 – 11: See contemporary art from the world’s leading galleries at The Armory Show at Piers 92 & 94.
3/ 8 – 11: Clio Art Fair is a curated fair in Chelsea featuring artists without exclusive gallery representation. Free.
3/ 8 – 18: See the best of contemporary French films, including premieres, plus panel discussions at Rendez-Vous with French Cinema. All films have English subtitles.
3/ 9 – 11: Collective Design Fair displays curated pieces from dozens of galleries alongside experimental works from the next generation of global talent, with talks and tours at Skylight Clarkson Sq.
3/ 9 – 11: Art on Paper features galleries exhibiting drawings, paintings, photography, and even sculpture incorporating paper at Pier 36.
3/ 10: The NYC Winter Wine Festival features 250 wines, light hors d’oeuvres, and live jazz at PlayStation Theater in Times Square.
3/ 11 (12 to 4 p.m.): Enjoy games, craft-making, music, and dance at the St. Patrick’s Open Day at the Irish Arts Center. Free.
3/ 11 – 21 (7:30 p.m.): Watch the Brooklyn Nets play an exciting home game at Barclays Center.
3/ 14 – 18: CineKink NYC 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 – 24: Asia Week New York includes exhibitions at galleries and museums, art auctions, sales, panel discussions, lectures, curator talks, and workshops.
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 (4 to 7 p.m.): Sober St. Patrick’s Day offers traditional Irish music, dance, song, and comedy for all ages without alcohol at 268 Mulberry Street.
3/ 20 (6 to 8 p.m.): Taste wine from dozens of wineries with appetizers, and meet the winemakers at NY Drinks NY Grand Tasting at The Altman Building.
3/21 – 25: 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.
3/ 22 – 25: Find inspiration for home improvement, shop for home products, and attend design seminars at the Architectural Digest Design Show at Piers 92 & 94. Children age 11 and younger are free.
3/ 23 – 29: Hump! is 22 short explicit films made by amateurs of all persuasions at Cinema Village for age 18+.
3/ 24: See artists make beautiful Ukrainian pysanky (eggs) using wax-resist batik, watch an excellent 14-minute film about pysanky, and visit the exhibition of pysanky at the Ukrainian Museum. Best to arrive by 4 p.m.
3/ 24: NYC Craft Distillers Festival has samples of 60 craft spirits, a 1920s jazz band, and a prohibition theme at The Bowery Hotel.
3/ 24 – 25: See films focused on humanitarian causes at New York Peace Film Festival at Unitarial Church of All Souls.
3/ 25 – 4/ 8: See spectacular arrangements of flowers from around the world and attend scheduled events at Macy’s Flower Show on Herald Square. Free.
3/ 28 – 4/ 8: 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/ 30 – 4/ 8: New York International Auto Show is billed as the nation’s first and most attended at Jacob Javits Center.