March 2016 Event Calendar

Step outside during your lunch break or catch the early evening breeze and there’s no denying…spring is most definitely in the air! We’ve rounded up some of the best events happening around the city this month, take a look and get out there and enjoy the end of winter!

Wine Riot
Part wine tasting, part party, Wine Riot gives you an all-access pass to over 250 wines from around the world as well as a team of experts that will have you feeling like a sommelier for a night. Sample wine, stop by interactive booths, and learn the tips and tricks of the trade surrounded by live music, a photo booth, and an app that tracks your favorite wines and tells you where to buy them later on.
March 4-5

Kid’s Food Festival
Educating families in the fight against childhood obesity, the Kid’s Food Festival is a weekend of activities and fun in Bryant Park with free general admission! Join in fun including cooking classes from top chefs, a Balanced Plate Scavenger Hunt, and plenty of family-friendly food samples.
March 5-6

BNP Paribas Showdown
Held on World Tennis Day for the fourth straight year the BNP Paribas Showdown is a not-to-be-missed event for all tennis lovers. This year at Madison Square Garden watch twenty-one-time Grand Slam Champion Serena Williams take on her friend and former world number one player, Caroline Wozniacki and Stan Wawrinka battle Gael Monfils.
March 8

Asia Week
Premiere international Asian art specialists join with top auction houses, museums, and cultural institutions for this annual ten-day celebration of Asian art throughout metropolitan New York.
March 10-19

The Village Voice 9th Annual Choice Eats Tasting Event
Sample the best dishes from over fifty restaurants, and cuisines from over 35 nations, across all five boroughs, handpicked by the Village Voice and paired with complementary craft beer and wine at the Metropolitan Pavilion.
March 11

Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance
Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance returns to Lincoln Center March 15th through April 3rd with a massive program of stunning new pieces accompanied by past classics. The premiere pieces include two from Paul Taylor, Sullivaniana and Dilly Dilly, as well as commissioned work from two of today’s leading choreographers: Larry Keigwin and Doug Elkins. The company will also present 14 Taylor classics and a work by Martha Graham for the first time ever.
March 15-April 3

The New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Marching down the streets of NYC since 1762, the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the oldest and largest parades in the world today. A true marchers parade without floats or cars of any kind, it starts at 11AM on March 17th at 44th Street and moves up Fifth Avenue.
March 17

New York International Auto Show
The New York International Auto Show ushers in the latest automotive trends each year when it takes over four floors of the Jacob Javits Convention Center with nearly 1,000 cars and trucks. Some of the world’s most exciting automakers will be on hand to showcase the latest trends and futuristic concept cars at the largest-attended auto show in America.
March 25-April 3

New York City Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival
Hundreds of people show up and show off in beautiful and sometimes outrageous frilly bonnets and pastels for this Easter extravaganza. The parade kicks off at 49th Street near St. Patricks Cathedral and travels up Fifth Avenue to 55th Street. Line up to take in the sights or don your Sunday best and join the parade!
March 27

Star Wars and the Power of Costume The Exhibition
Seventy of the iconic costumes from some of the most famous characters in the world are on display at Discovery Times Square alongside fun tidbits of information about the artists’ creative process and the connection between each character and their costume. Make your childhood dreams come true at this incredible exhibition, and bring newer Star Wars fans along as seven costumes from the latest new film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, are on display as well!

The Orchid Show
The annual Orchid Show is in bloom once again at the New York Botanical Garden, ringing in spring in New York City in the most colorful way for the 14th year in a row. The theme this year is “Orchidelirium,” and the show delves into the history of orchid collecting over the years with beautiful buds, dance performances, poetry, orchid care demonstrations, and the return of the popular Orchid Evenings.
Through April 17

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