The last month of winter is upon us and there is plenty of awesome stuff warming up in New York City! The biggest event of March is St. Patrick’s Day, when the city comes alive with parade and fanfare. There are also plenty of great events going on for Women’s History Month to help you show solidarity for your sisters. The city always has heaps of great shows, concerts, comedy and culture on offer in March and throughout the year as well. As you start to plan out your calendar for the month, check out our picks for what to do this week in NYC!
Every year on March 17, NYC turns into a city of shamrocks! Pick out your very best all-green attire and join the crowds to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the way only New Yorkers know how to do. The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, marking the death of Ireland’s most celebrated patron saint, starts at 11 a.m. at 44th Street and Fifth Avenue. If you’re hankering for a drink, hop on board the St. Paddy’s Pub Crawl — register at one of the starting venues to get a wristband and map, and then plot out a course to party your way through! For a more low-key adventure, check out the lower Manhattan walking tour and explore the former “Little Ireland” District while learning about Irish history.
Running from March 8 to March 11, The Armory Show is one of the art world’s most important international art fairs. It takes place at piers 92 and 94 on 12th Avenue (55th Street and the West Side Highway). The show dates back to 1995 and features work from over 200 galleries and 30 countries! It offers a comprehensive look at the latest trends in contemporary art and you can find a slew of artsy after-parties and events taking place in connection with the fair. Don’t forget to get your tickets in advance!
If you’re like most New Yorkers, you are ready for this winter to end! A great way to welcome in spring is the Orchid Show NYC, a bloom fest worth visiting while you’re in town. It runs from Feb 23 to April 28, and this week is a perfect time to check it out. Head to the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx to get a view of the 17th annual flora festival, The Orchid Show: Singapore. You can catch thousands of orchids in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. For an extra treat, head here for an Orchid Evening, where you can enjoy the attraction after dark and see the “Supertrees” and a display of lights around the orchids.
March is Women’s History Month and in NYC that means it’s time to check out some awesome panels, parties, and more, put on by the rad females that run things in the Big Apple. Art lovers can check out the Frida Kahlo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. You can also learn about badass ladies throughout history on a two-hour tour at the Metropolitan Museum. For some athletic action, check out the Gotham Girls Roller Derby championship beginning March 9 at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. And don’t miss the WOW: Women of the World Festival from March 12-17 at the Apollo Theater in Harlem!
If you’re a music lover, you’re in luck! This week is on fire with great live shows! You can catch Fleetwood Mac’s reunion tour at Madison Square Garden on March 11 for an awesome set of rarities plus their regular stream of hits. On March 15, Massive Attack is playing Radio City to celebrate the 20th Birthday of their infamous album, Mezzanine. And English singer-songwriter Ella Mai is performing at Brooklyn Steel on March 11 and 12.
Don’t worry about getting bored in NYC this week! There are plenty of exciting events and things to do and if you want to learn more about what’s happening in the city, check out gosur.com!