Things to Do in New York in March: Events for Each Day This Month
By Alison Durkee
Celebrate the turn toward spring with our guide to the top talks, tours, workshops, and other smart things to do in New York City this March.
Wednesday, March 1. Take note that the women’s marches of January were the largest demonstrations in U.S. history, underscoring the continuing urgency of the struggle for gender equality. Historian Amanda Foreman of the BBC/Netflix series The Ascent of Woman looks across millennia for insight into “the social, political, and economic importance of gender equality.” New-York Historical Society.
Thursday, March 2. Turn up the radio and head to this conversation with author David Hadju on Love for Sale: Pop Music in America, a critical history of the most ubiquitous musical genre. Book Culture.
Saturday, March 4. Be blinded by science and explore your brain’s connection to music and technology with neuroscientist and DJ Jacques Lavoisier and legendary musician Thomas Dolby. Rubin Museum of Art.
Sunday, March 5. Get a first—or, rather, second—person perspective on history at Through My Parents’ Eyes: Second Generation Memories of World War II, featuring the children of both Jewish and Catholic Polish citizens during WWII. Queensborough Community College.
Wednesday, March 15. Combat the current surge of racist and anti-Semitic attacks at The Jewish Response to Racism, a discussion on the distinctions between hatreds and the role Jews can play in the fight for social justice. Temple Emanu-El.
Friday, March 17. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a good book thanks to the 7th Annual Irish Arts Center Book Day, in which the Irish organization sets up pop-up book stands throughout all five boroughs. Irish Arts Center.
Tuesday, March 21. Hearken to professor of evolutionary anthropology Dr. Brian Hare, an expert in the brains of bonobos, chimps, and dogs. He’ll use their inner lives to explain the evolution of the human brain, which he argues developed at least in part for friendliness. That insight in turn has important things to say about democracy, and “why institutions are critical to our future success.” American Museum of Natural History.
Saturday, March 25. Take a divine look at New York City through this after-hours tour of the world’s largest cathedral, St. John the Divine, complete with a stop at its roof overlooking Manhattan. Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
Monday, March 27. Hear from those directly affected by President Trump’s “Muslim ban” at UN-BANNED: A Day of Philosophy, Poetry, Politics and the Arts. Graduate Center, CUNY.
Wednesday, March 29. Save your lemonade for later at There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce, a discussion with poet Morgan Parker about her newly released collection exploring black womanhood. Housing Works Bookstore Cafe.
Thursday, March 30. Heed the warning of historian and professor Tim Snyder on the rise of dictatorships at On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century. Museum of Jewish Heritage.
Friday, March 31. Say ‘Hej!’ to Nordic culture at the Swedish Festival, which features musical performances, Swedish cuisine, and more, all in conjunction with the new exhibition Treasures from the Nationalmuseum of Sweden. Morgan Library & Museum.
For a printable PDF of this calendar, click here.
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