March Events in NYC

A interior view of The New York Botanical Garden's showcasing of fresh orchid flowers and greens.
Photo Credit: The New York Botanical Garden Facebook

It’s easy to get excited about March (and spring’s!) arrival with the warm weather New York has been experiencing lately. Even though we can’t force Mother Nature to keep those thermometers at a comfortable 65 degrees just yet, there’s still plenty of things we can do this month! We’ve picked some fresh events, both indoors and out, to keep your March calendar full – no matter the weather!

The Present on Broadway: Now – March 19th

There are just two reasons why seeing this Broadway masterpiece is a must see this month:

  1. It’s limited run on stage
  2. A wonderful star studded cast

From now until March 19th at the Barrymore Theatre, Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh will star in the show The Present – a tale of unresolved relationships, desire, denial, and regret.

Ben Brantley, the absolute best voice when it comes to theater critics, has a glowing review in The New York Times, which really tells us we need to get our tickets ASAP!

“A feeling of vital connection saturates the room like the fizz from an exploded bottle of champagne.” Grab your tickets before it leaves Broadway forever!

A couple admires brightly colored fresh flowers and green leaves at the New York Botanical Garden's Orchid Show in New York City.
Photo Credit: The New York Botanical Garden Facebook

Orchid Evenings: Every Saturday in March, and Friday the 31st

We talked about all the flower shows we’re looking forward to earlier this week, particularly the New York Botanical Garden’s 15th Annual Orchid Show in the Bronx. But what’s really got us giddy about this orchid show are the Orchid Evenings, for age 21+, making it the perfect evening out with friends or date night.

Five nights this month, the Botanical Gardens will open their doors “after hours” so patrons can enjoy Thai inspired music, dance performances by the Somapa Thai Dance Company, and specialty cocktails created by the Edible Bronx’s head mixologist entitled the “Dancing Lady” (anyone else notice a theme here?). Tickets are $35 for non-members, and $25 for members.

A collection of antique book covers with pastel colors showcase the Antiquarian Book Fair in New York.
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Antiquarian Book Fair: March 9th – 12th

The Antiquarian Book Fair is the annual event all NYC book lovers anxiously look forward to. Held at the Park Avenue Armory, this year’s fair will feature over 200 dealers of rare books, maps, and manuscripts, and admission includes lectures and panel discussions.

Admission is $25, or $10 with a student ID. If you attend on Sunday and bring that really old copy of “The Catcher In The Rye” you’ve been hanging on to since high school, you can get it evaluated by the book experts there for free from 1pm to 3pm. Who knows, it might be the winning lottery ticket you’ve been waiting for!

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Women’s Jazz Festival: Every Monday in March

March is Women’s History Month, and what better way to pay homage to the women in our lives than to celebrate their existence with a little jazz?

Right in time for what would have been jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday, the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center in Harlem invites female jazz artists such as harpist Brandee Younger, singer Jean Baylor, and saxophonist Camille Thurman to perform her songs every Monday throughout the month of March.

Tickets are $30, but on March 20th the experts in the jazz industry will be dishing out the legacy of women in jazz, and the evening is free with an advanced RSVP.

A glass of freshly brewed tea and a designer latte showcase tickets on sale for the Coffee and Tea Festival in New York.
Photo Credit: Coffee and Tea Festival Facebook

Coffee and Tea Festival: March 18th and 19th

Now in its 12th year, the Coffee and Tea Festival will be held at the Brooklyn Expo Center, and a $25 entrance ticket will get you caffeinated (or decaffeinated, if that’s your thing!) pours from over 60 nationwide vendors.

The fun doesn’t stop there though!

Besides downing your weight in coffee and tea, you’ll be able to actively engage in seminars from pros in the industry, on topics ranging from mixing tea in cocktails (can we call these “teatails”?!) to why mushroom coffee may just be the next big thing.

What are you most looking forward to this month? Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and let us know!

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