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Rendering: Jeff Leatham, courtesy NYBG

NYC events in March 2022

Make the most of the last month of winter with the best NYC events in March including flower shows with pretty blooms

Shaye Weaver
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Shaye Weaver
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The city is just beginning to warm up and thaw out from its winter slumber with some incredible NYC events in March, including St. Patrick's Day and Women’s History Month. For sure, we'll all be heading to the best Irish pubs in the city, but there's more to do from the Asia Week art show to the Orchid Show at NYBG. And finally, we can start fantasizing about packing away that puffy coat and gearing up for the best things to do in April and the best things to do in spring.

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Featured events in March 2022

  • Things to do
  • Exhibitions

The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden will transport visitors into a dreamy kaleidoscope of colors with designs by floral designer Jeff Leatham. Every year, the Orchid Show exhibits thousands of species of beautiful blossoming orchids and it’s one of the best NYC events in February and one of the best things to do in The Bronx.  Macy's has its Flower Show, which is worth seeing in its own right, but the NYBG's orchid show has been running for 19 years and has only gotten better.

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  • Theater
  • Theater & Performance

There will be free performances, discussions and civic events inside the David Rubenstein Atrium as well as Choose-What-You-Pay ticketing for the new edition of Lincoln Center's American Songbook: "A World of Voices." The free events will all take place at the David Rubenstein Atrium, including: The People Sing!: Celebrating the Centenary of Howard Zinn, The Dance Floor: Orquesta Broadway, The Spanglish Dream, Lundú, A Deeper Listen: Concert and MeditationThe Dance Floor: K-Pop with DJ PeachLADAMA , The NextGen National Vocal Competition, A Rare Grooves Listening Party with DJ Ben Boogz and more. Lincoln Center is also offering choose-what-you-pay tickets to the return of its American Songbook: "A World of Voices," which showcases nine performers from Honduras, Mexico, India, Guinea, China, Sudan, Venezuela, Tunisia, and Guatemala whose respective heritages inform their creative expression whether it be through musical theater, pop, Western and Eastern classical, rock, jazz or folk. 

 

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Tame Impala is coming back to Brooklyn on its Wild Hearts tour just off the newest release of its new Slow Rush Deluxe Box Set which was released on February 18. "The Slow Rush" album was released in 2020 and amassed over 1.5 billion streams worldwide and landed at #1 album in multiple territories and was Kevin Parker's highest-charting album to date in both the U.S. and U.K. with 14 top 10 chart positions around the world. 

Emmy, SAG, and Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis premieres a
new solo concert program with The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, on Friday, March 4, (8pm) at Carnegie Hall. "One Night Only: An Evening with Norm Lewis" highlights Norm’s illustrious career on stage, including his leading roles in Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Porgy and Bess, and Sweeney Todd. Tickets are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office or at carnegiehall.org.

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in NYC
  • Things to do
  • Festivals

One of the biggest events in March is the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which marches along Fifth Avenue and passes by venerable New York attractions, including St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Central Park. Unfortunately, masses of people aren't allowed to gather yet, but there are plenty of other ways to celebrate St. Patty’s Day: Read on for our guide to the best St. Patrick’s Day events, Irish food and drink and more.

  • Theater
  • Shakespeare
  • Midtown West

Now that Daniel Craig has wrapped up his longtime gig as film killer James Bond, he has time to return to one of his passions: killing people on stageThe actor plays the title role in this limited Broadway run of the Scottish play, in which an ambitious nobleman, egged on by witchesmurders his way to the crown; the Ethiopian-Irish actor Ruth Negga, of Loving and Passing, joins him as the ruthless Lady M. The production reunites Craig with director Sam Gold, who helmed the 2016 New York Theatre Workshop production of Othello.

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  • Museums
  • Music
  • Midtown West

If you loved the music and cool jazz scene in Disney and Pixar's movie Soul, you'll want to make a beeline to The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, which has been transformed into the film's Half Note jazz club. Showcasing incredible artifacts from major players in Harlem's jazz scene, including Duke Ellington’s white grand piano, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis' tenor saxophone, a player piano and a working 78rpm Victrola, "The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure" highlights the many different cultures and creators who influenced this genre. The exhibit is a traveling exhibit, first hitting Epcot in Orlando, followed by the New Orleans Jazz Museum in New Orleans and the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Missouri before coming to Harlem.

  • Things to do
  • City Life

If you can't get to Iceland to see the Northern Lights in all of their natural glory, worry not! "Skylight," a new interactive light spectacle inspired by the aurora borealis, will open at Edge—the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere—on March 3 and run through March 7. The shows will run 20 minutes every night from 7pm to 10pm, with a 45-minute break between each remarkable display. Expect the dazzling production to feature dancing waves of light illuminating Edge's deck, effectively creating dramatic illustrations that resemble the Northern Lights over our own city's skyline. Folks that purchase a general admission ticket for Edge will have access to this awesome experience during the allotted time frame. Throughout the rest of the month of March, "Skylight" will morph into an indoor must-visit experience featuring a large-scale cloud display, light projections and special food and beverage offerings. 

 

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  • Theater
  • Interactive
  • Chelsea

To untimely rip and paraphrase a line from Macbeth: Our eyes are made the fools of the other senses, or else worth all the rest. A multitude of searing sights crowd the spectator's gaze at the bedazzling and uncanny theater installation Sleep No More. Your sense of space and depth—already compromised by the half mask that audience members must don—is further blurred as you wend through more than 90 discrete spaces, ranging from a cloistral chapel to a vast ballroom floor. Directors Felix Barrett and Maxine Doyle, of the U.K. troupe Punchdrunk, have orchestrated a true astonishment, turning six warehouse floors and approximately 100,000 square feet into a purgatorial maze that blends images from the Scottish play with ones derived from Hitchcock movies—all liberally doused in a distinctly Stanley Kubrick eau de dislocated menace. An experiential, Choose Your Own Adventure project such as this depends on the pluck and instincts of the spectator. You can follow the mute dancers from one floor to the next, or wander aimlessly through empty spaces...

  • Art
  • East Harlem

Head to the Museum of the City of New York to see 100 photographs selected from the more than 1,000 images recently gifted to the Museum by the Joy of Giving Something (JGS), a non-profit organization dedicated to the photographic arts. Images range from documentary-style to quirky and from architectural to atmospheric. “Celebrating the City” features works by more than 30 creators new to the MCNY collection, including multiple images from Helen Levitt’s dynamic and celebrated street photography; Sylvia Plachy’s playful and eccentric examination of the people, animals, and moments of NYC; and Michael Spano’s slice-of-life city shots spanning the 1990s and 2000s. Other key figures in 20th-century photography are incorporated into the show, including Ilse Bing, Bruce Davidson, Mitch Epstein, Elliott Erwitt, Robert Frank, William Kline, Saul Leiter, Alfred Stieglitz, Rosalind Solomon, and Paul Strand, to name a few—all capturing indelible, sometimes implausible, intimate, and often incredible moments of the city. You'll even see a llama in Times Square, fireworks over the Brooklyn Bridge, polar bears playing in a pool at the zoo as well as subways, skylines, shadows, and stolen moments.

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  • Art
  • Art

Starting in March, you'll be able to get into the Museum of Modern Art for free during UNIQLO NYC Nights! Starting March 4, MoMA and UNIQLO are offering free admission to NYC residents on the first Friday of every month from 4 to 8pm. On these days, you'll get to explore the museum during extended hours and enjoy its second-floor café and Museum store. UNIQLO NYC Nights are part of the two organization's decade-long partnership.

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  • Health and beauty
  • Spas

It’s no secret that New Yorkers are stressed, but when it comes to unwinding, we’re pretty competitive about that too—that’s where the best spas in NYC come in. The city boasts some of the most luxurious spas in the country, but affordable spa treatments also abound. So get inspired with birthday party ideas in NYC or date night ideas in NYC and book yourself a treatment at one of our favorite New York City spas.

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