Undoubtedly, some of the best events in NYC are happening this March. From celebrating Women’s History Month to the breathtaking gorgeous Orchid Show, there is something for everyone to do this month.
Here is a list of the Best Events Happening in NYC this March.
Celebrate Brooklyn Lager’s 35th Anniversary
Brooklyn Brewery’s flagship Brooklyn Lager turns 35 this year and that’s a cause for celebration! Teddy’s Bar & Grill in Williamsburg, where the famous lager made its debut in 1988, will host parties on two consecutive nights from 5 PM to 11 PM on Friday, March 24th, and from 12 PM to 11 PM on Saturday, March 25th featuring pizza created with Brooklyn Lager dough from Fornino, Brooklyn Lager Lemon Cake cupcakes from Ovenly, giveaways, DJ sets, special guests and more!
96 Berry Street—Brooklyn
Renaissance: The Beyonce Tribute Party at Bar Schimmi
Celebrate Queen Bee at Schimanski’s Bar Schimmi during Renaissance: The Beyoncé Tribute Party on Friday, March 31st between 10 PM and 4 AM. Beyonce super fans can enjoy all her hits on a dazzling dance floor, purchase cocktails at the full-service bar, and party the night away while listening to her top tracks. Enjoy your favorites from her latest album Renaissance like “Break My Soul” surrounded by great company. Buy GA tickets for $20 by visiting here.
60 N 11th Street—Brooklyn
The Orchid Show
The Orchid Show is something I look forward to every year; it is the most beautiful and serene experience. At The New York Botanical Garden this year, landscape artist Lily Kwong will explore the healing power of the natural world through dynamic designs.
There are two ways to experience the Orchid show. First, you can purchase an All Garden Pass ticket for daytime access to The Orchid Show and the garden’s grounds. The All Garden Pass lets you experience Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Tram Tour, Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, and other programs. Or, on select nights during The Orchid Show, adults 21 and over can experience the exhibition through Orchid Nights.
Orchids Nights is a fabulous experience with music, cash bars, and food available for purchase.
NYBG’s Orchid show runs from February 18 through April 23, 2023.
2900 Southern Boulevard—Bronx
Party at Schimanski’s Nevermore Goth Rave
Calling all normies to Schimanski in Williamsburg for the first-ever Nevermore Goth Rave on Friday, March 3rd, at 10 PM, where guests will be transported to the world of Wednesday for one evening only.
Fans of the Netflix series and the enduringly popular Adams Family series will have a chance to get their Goo Goo Muck on and party ghoulishly at the Nevermore-themed Goth Rave. Black attire is encouraged, but not mandatory, to enjoy DJ VF and Matt V Christ tunes throughout the evening. Tickets begin at $10 and can be purchased by visiting Schimanski NYC dot com.
54 North 11th Street–Williamsburg
NYC Off-Broadway Week
NYC Off-Broadway Week runs through March 5, 2023.
Off-Broadway performances are held in an intimate setting in smaller theaters that accommodate less than 500. There are various options to choose from by searching by genre and show type to reserve your 2-for-1 tickets with code OBW23.
Outsider Art Fair
We Are Birds will be this year’s annual Curated Space exhibition at the Outsider Art Fair (March 2 to 5, 2023). Randall Poster and Andrew Edlin curate it to support the National Audubon Society. They feature several works of self-taught and contemporary artists who use birdlife to inspire them.
In addition, OAF presents The Life and Death of Elvis Presley: A Suite by American artist and architect Paul Laffoley [1935-2015]. This exhibition is an interpretation of Elvis’s life in various phases. The eight paintings that will be exhibited were completed in 1995.
125 West 18th Street—Chelsea
The Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall
The weekend of music begins with a work by Schoenberg—one of Vienna’s most influential composers, followed by R. Strauss’s evocative tone poem Eine Alpensinfonie. Finally, the orchestra performs Brahms’s Second Symphony and pairs Felix Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture with his “Scottish” Symphony.
The three-concert series concludes with a towering symphony by a composer with whom the ensemble has an unusually close relationship: Anton Bruckner.
March 3rd through the 5th
881 7th Avenue—Midtown West
Crystal Lake Brooklyn Hosts Survivor 44 Watch Party
Join writer, comedian, and Survivor cast member Gabe Bergado during his Survivor 44 Watch Parties at Crystal Lake. The ongoing series every Wednesday attracts a group of enthusiastic super fans to enjoy show-related banter on topics like strategy, wardrobes, secrets, and more!
The episode begins at 8 PM but attendees can arrive at 7 PM to grab cocktails and mingle. RSVPs are recommended to ensure a seat, and the action is free. For more information visit here.
647 Grand Street—Brooklyn
Crystal Lake Hosts Oscars Karaoke
JackSanti Events presents Oscars Karaoke at Crystal Lake, an evening of award-winning hits and red-carpet behavior on March 12th between 8:30 PM to 12:30 AM Host KJ Hoops will set the tone for an evening of fun, where guests will have a chance to win prizes and giveaways while enjoying drink specials all night long.
The fun is free to join in with no cost to sing, and a small $5 charge to skip a song. Between songs, guests can grab tasty bites from Bitchn Kitchn, which provides elevated pub food.
647 Grand Street—Brooklyn
“Hip-Hop: Conscious, Unconscious” at Fotografiska
Hip-hop culture is said to have started in a Bronx basement party on August 11, 1973, giving hip-hop an official birthday. Fifty years later, Hip-Hop: Conscious, Unconscious exhibition explores the people, places, and things that hip-hop has delivered to us.
Mass Appeal and Fotografiska have created a destination to celebrate hip-hop’s global impact on visual expression—a traveling exhibition and immersive experience that brings together a community of artists documenting this cultural phenomenon.
The exhibition at Fotografiska, the photography museum in the Flatiron District, will showcase legendary artists from Notorious B.I.G. to Mary J. Blige to modern favorites like Nicki Minaj. While the show will the genre’s evolution through 200 powerful photos by 57 photographers–it has weaved themes from the role of women in hip-hop to hip-hop’s regional and stylistic diversification into the exhibition.
“Hip-Hop: Conscious, Unconscious” runs through May 20, celebrating hip-hop as the influential genre turns 50.
281 Park Ave South—Flatiron District
Kings Theatre Historic Tours
Kings Theatre, the legendary theatre in Flatbush, Brooklyn, was once Loew’s Kings Theatre. Rich in history as it is in beauty. The authentically restored theatre is re-launching its historic tours this month.
The 75-minute tour takes you through the historical and architectural highlights, beginning in the majestic grand lobby from 1929. The tour then takes you through ornate speakeasy lounges and both levels of the 3,055-seat auditorium. See the baroque stylings of this opulent theatre, the “Queen of Kings,” the Robert Morgan Wonder Organ, and gain insight into the daily workings of the theatre.
An upgraded experience includes two drinks, and access to one of our private speakeasies for a post-tour destination is also available.
In addition to the Historical tours—here are other events happening at The Kings Theatre
- March 3rd THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY—Purchase tickets here.
- March 4th CARLA MORRISON—Purchase tickets here.
- March 12th, the iconic PATTI LABELLE—Purchase tickets here.
- March 13th and 14th ALT-J: 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF AN AWESOME WAVE—Click on respective dates to purchase tickets.
- March 17th SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE LIVE IN CONCERT—Purchase tickets here.
- March 18th Reggae sensation SHENSEEA LIVE IN CONCERT—Purchase tickets here.
- March 23rd and 24th, JILL SCOTT: WHO IS JILL SCOTT? TOUR 2023—Click on respective dates to purchase tickets.
1027 Flatbush Avenue—Flatbush
Events at the Barclay’s Center
The Barclay’s Center needs no introduction, and it is a MUST-VISIT this March, whether to catch a game, see a music performance or watch a comedy show. You will find a list of events by visiting here.
Virginia Woolf: A Modern Mind
Virginia Woolf began pushing the boundaries of literature and eviscerating the patriarchy nearly a century ago. She was one of the most important figures of English literary modernism. Her work captured moments in a way I have never experienced, and she articulated thoughts subtly that drew you into her stories.
This exhibition is organized by The New York Public Library and curated by Carolyn Vega, Curator of the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
In addition, a landmark New York Public Library exhibit, “Virginia Woolf: A Modern Mind,” gives us an intimate view of the author’s life and creative process through her notebooks, dairy, et cetera.
The free exhibit runs through March 5, 2023, at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building [located in the library’s main branch at Bryant Park].
New York Public Library – Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
476 5th Avenue—Midtown East
Brooklyn Pop-Up Artisan Markets
Shop local from 40 vendors/makers at the Brooklyn Pop-Up Artisan Markets with locations such as the Brooklyn Museum and Fort Greene park. From the first Saturday Night indoor Market on March 4th to Sunday Winter Market at the Brooklyn Museum on Sunday, March 12. And Saturdays at Fort Greene Park The Artisans Bazaar runs concurrently with the Fort Greene Park Green Market.
200 Eastern Parkway—Prospect Park
Edward Hopper’s New York
Edward Hopper called NYC home for many decades, the place he knew best and liked the most. The exhibition “Edward Hopper’s New York” at the Whitney Museum of American Art looks at NYC’s portrayed renowned painter Edward Hopper’s works. Through sketches, prints, and illustrations, view works such as “Automat” , “Early Sunday Morning” , “Room in New York” , “New York Movie” , “Morning Sun”  and many more.
This exhibition is organized by Kim Conaty, Steven, and Ann Ames, Curator of Drawings and Prints, with Melinda Lang, Senior Curatorial Assistant.
The show exhibits over 200 paintings, watercolors, prints, and drawings from Whitney Museum’s collection and other sources. The exhibit will run through March 5, 2023.
Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street—Meatpacking District
Espresso Martini Mixology at Creatures of All Kind Rooftop
Who does not love a fabulous martini? And how about the espresso martini? Well if you have never had an espresso martini at Creatures of All Kind [thank you Katie] then you are missing out.
Creatures of All Kind is offering a mixology workshop every Thursday where they spill the secret sauce to their fabulous espresso martini. In addition a private instructor will show you how to recreate it at home.
Tickets includes a welcome drink and snacks plus two espresso martini cocktails. Bucket Listers has partnered with Full Life Hospitality to offer you exclusive ticket pricing. This experience will last through March 30th.
Creatures of All Kind Rooftop
160 N 12th Street–Williamsburg
Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio
The new Museum of Modern Art exhibit, “Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio” was organized during the production of the film. Del Toro’s created the first stop-motion animated film—a modernized reinterpretation of Carlo Collodi’s 1883 children’s novel, now set in Fascist-era Italy.
The exhibit will highlight art, props, and a look at the various phases of puppet-making. Working film sets from Del Toro’s movie, motion tests, and time-lapse video installations document the complex stop-motion process that brings the story’s characters to life.
The exhibition concludes with an immersive installation that brings together newly commissioned video and posters from Del Toro’s filmography, including works such as The Devil’s Backbone (2001), Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), Pacific Rim (2013), The Shape of Water (2017), and Nightmare Alley (2021).The show is on view through April 15, 2023.
11 West 53 Street—Midtown West
Edwardo Ballroom Music Series Curated by Solange Knowles for Saint Heron
The Brooklyn Academy of Music [BAM] has announced the lineup for its upcoming “Eldorado Ballroom” music series, curated by Grammy award-winning multidisciplinary artist Solange Knowles and her creative agency, Saint Heron. The series is named in honor of Eldorado Ballroom, a historic Houston Black music hall Third Ward neighborhood where she grew up and served as an inspiration for her creativity.
Each program will explore artistic territory through investigations surrounding the sonic and performance-based expressions that have shaped the artist’s practice. In these seven programs, the multigenerational audiences of Saint Heron’s and BAM’s communities will experience celebratory and tributary performances that honor the blueprints of these themes and genres as they are being reinvented.
30 Lafayette Avenue—Fort Greene
In The Loop Tour
BISCITS X GOODBOYS kick off their In The Loop Tour in The Kings Hall at Avant Garden on March 31st.
Avant Gardner Brooklyn has other events lined up for this month, and you can find a complete list here.
The Kings Hall
140 Stewart Avenue–East Williamsburg
ARTECHOUSE and Pantone invite you to enter MAGENTAVERSE and explore the boundless sights, sounds, feelings, and inspirations of the Pantone Color of the Year 2023, fabulous Magenta.
The immersive experience at ARTECHOUSE’s newest technology-driven experiential art experience is called MAGENTAVERSE. The exhibit is currently open and runs through May 29.
Purchase tickets here.
439 W 15th Street—Chelsea
Events at Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue–Williamsburg
I’ll Have What She’s Having: The Jewish Deli
After exploring this new New York Historical Society Museum & Library exhibit about Jewish deli culture, expect a burst of hunger [grab new, deli-themed menu options, including pastrami on rye sandwich and smoked white fish dip at Storico.
The exhibition examines how Jewish immigrants, primarily from Central and Eastern Europe, imported and adapted traditions to create a uniquely American restaurant and reveals how Jewish delicatessens became one of the cornerstones of American food culture.
Pastrami sandwiches, knishes, bagels, pickles, and babka are highlighted in “I’ll Have What She’s Having: The Jewish Deli.”
The exhibition is available at the historical society through April 2, 2023.
New York Historical Society Museum & Library
1st floor, Robert H. and Clarice Smith South Gallery
170 Central Park West–Upper West Side
Monet to Morisot: The Real and Imagined in European Art
Visit the Brooklyn Museum for “Money to Morisot: The Real and Imagined in European Art,” which presents nearly 100 pieces by Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Vasily Kandinsky, and many others.
The exhibition offers an evocative and flexible lens through which to consider the artworks across five interrelated themes, unbound by chronology, and to encourage critical questions: What is real and what is imagined in works that assert and reflect views of gender, class, labor, colonialism, and nature? Who produces these frames of reference, and for whom? These questions also remind us that the traditional canon of European art history is both imagined and real.
The exhibition is presented by DIOR.
European Art Galleries, 5th Floor
200 Eastern Parkway—Prospect Park
The Flamenco Festival
New York City Center’s annual Flamenco Festival explores the Spanish dance form. This year, NYCC will welcome internationally lauded dancer, director, and choreographer Sara Baras. Baras is a living legend in the flamenco world and won the 2020 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance and several of Spain’s highest dance honors.
Alongside her company, Baras returns to City Center for the first time since her acclaimed evening-length work Sombras in 2019. In addition, she will perform her latest evening-length work entitled Alma. The dance blends traditional flamenco movements with bolero rhythms and is a modern take on a traditional art form.
The festival runs from Mar 23rd through the 26th, 2023
Tickets from $35.
133 West 55th Street–Midtown West
Verdi’s La Traviata at the Metropolitan Opera
30 Lincoln Center—Upper West Side
Affordable Art Fair
Affordable Art Fair NYC returns to the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea on March 22 to 26, 2023, with 1000’s contemporary artworks from local, national, and international galleries. In addition, they are showcasing original contemporary artworks ranging from $100 to $12,000.
125 West 18th Street—Chelsea
Other things to experience this March
In addition to the best-dated events in NYC, there are experiences worth exploring, from the Macy’s Flower Show to the St. Patty’s day parade, all providing a glimpse into NYC’s diversity.
Women’s History Month
March is the time to celebrate women as the month pays homage to women with Women’s History Month. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.”
Take time to celebrate yourself this month and all of the women in your life—from giving grace to a woman struggling to support locally-owned businesses and events owned and organized by women.
Macy’s Flower Show
BIG DREAMS BLOOM HERE at the NYC Macy’s Flower Show, held on March 26 to April 10, 2023.
This video by the New York Minute shows how gorgeous the flower show was last year.
Macy’s Herald Square
151 West 34th Street—New York
Snubbed: Great Movies, No Nominations
Two things happen when the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences announces its nominations for the Academy Awards. On the one hand, film professionals are recognized by their peers, and on the other hand, some have been overlooked affectionately regarded as “Snubbed” [or maybe unaffectionately]. So, with film awards season in full effect, the Museum of the Moving Image affectionately recognizes those films with “Snubbed: Great Movies, No Nominations.”
The screening series runs through March 12th = and features 24 American films that received no Academy Award nominations despite their impact.
36-01 35 Avenue—Astoria
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade™ is the world’s oldest and largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade. On March 17, 2023, the parade will start at 11 AM and end at 5 PM.
The parade starts from the New York Public Library near Bryant Park and walks towards St. Patrick’s Cathedral on 51st Street.
The Men’s NCAA tournament March Madness takes place from March 14 through April 3, 2023. A basketball lover’s dream—the tournament is between 68 New York City universities, where two teams will compete for the national championship in April 2023.
National Meatball Day
We all love meatballs, so March 9, 2023, is an important National Meatball Day. This is a fun time in NYC because many Restaurants will create some pretty amazing things. And if you want to avoid going to a traditional Restaurant, why not visit Little Italy in NYC to experience some of the best meatballs in one place in New York City?
Little Italy is located three blocks from Mulberry Street north of Canal Street.
Remember to share and save this list of March events; it will be updated continuously throughout the month to reflect new events—it is the perfect insider guide to plan your weekends in March.