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.

Friday, March 3. Take your museum-going to a new level at Night at the Museum, a late-night event at MoMA PS1 featuring art, music, and more.

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 firstor, rather, secondperson 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.

Image: Suzan Pitt/MoMA

Monday, March 6. Animate your Modern Monday evening at this screening featuring the work of award-winning animator Suzan Pitt. Museum of Modern Art.

Tuesday, March 7. Take a virtual trip to the Middle East with this event exploring the architecture and evolution of the “Arab City.” Center for Architecture.

Image: Antonin Rémond/Flickr

Wednesday, March 8. Explore Prospect Park with this historical look at the iconic Brooklyn spread. Prospect Heights Brainery.

Thursday, March 9. Get a taste of how flavors from around the world have influenced American cuisine at this discussion with historical gastronomist Sarah Lohman. Museum of Food and Drink.

Image: Lauren Nelson/Flickr

Friday, March 10. Speak for the trees at Preserving the Mighty Oak, an event centered on the oak tree’s history and future. New York Botanical Garden.

Saturday, March 11. Go behind the scenes of NYC’s own Hogwarts with a New York Adventure Club romp through the grotesques and gargoyles of the Neo-Gothic City College of New York.

Sunday, March 12. See Anne Frank’s story on the big screen at this screening of the 1959 film adaptation The Diary of Anne Frank. Museum of Jewish Heritage.

Monday, March 13. We the people should attend The Constitution Today, an examination of how our founding document continues to shape contemporary politics. New-York Historical Society.

Tuesday, March 14. Don a suit for New Directions in Menswear, a discussion on men’s fashion with some of the industry’s top designers. Museum at FIT.

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.

Image: John Getchel/Flickr

Thursday, March 16. Go undercover for The Future of Espionage, in which experts discuss what’s next for our top security institutions. New-York Historical Society.

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.

Saturday, March 18. Go in blind to How to Perceive Without Sight, a discussion with blind entrepreneur Isaac Lidsky on how perception goes beyond what we can see. Rubin Museum of Art.

Sunday, March 19. Let your children ponder life’s big questions at Philosophy for Kids, an intro to philosophy with philosopher Simon Critchley. Brooklyn Public Library.

Monday, March 20. Relieve yourself at The Long and Fascinating History of Toilets, an unexpected historical look at a daily essential. Prospect Heights Brainery.

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.

Wednesday, March 22. Brand yourself at Iconic Branding, a discussion with Japanese creative director and Uniqlo logo designer Kashiwa Sato. Japan Society.

Thursday, March 23. Tickle the ivories at Keyboard Conversations with pianist Jeffrey Siegel, focused on the Golden Age of the Piano. Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America.

Friday, March 24. Learn about the struggle of LGBT refugees at this discussion featuring their personal stories. Queensborough Community College.

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.

Sunday, March 26. Cross over to this walking tour of the Brooklyn Bridge, exploring the history and secrets of the “eighth wonder of the world.” Prospect Heights Brainery.

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.

Tuesday, March 28. Get in the habit at The Real Sister Act, which chronicles the history of black Catholic nuns and their struggle for racial justice. Barnard College.

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.

Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528), Portrait of a Young Woman with Braided Hair, 1515, black chalk and charcoal. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. Photo: Cecilia Heisser/Nationalmuseum

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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