Things to Do in New York in March: Events for Each Day This Month

By Alison Durkee

March is here, and as the winter weather prepares to give way to spring, New Yorkers will be able to enjoy Women’s History Month, St. Patrick’s Day, and talks that run from Prohibition to the mathematics of poetry.

Friday, March 1. Give in to editor Michael Long and his alternative history We the Resistance: Documenting a History of Nonviolent Protest in the United StatesBluestockings.

Saturday, March 2. Chart a path to this talk on African-American women and how they’ve migrated around the country during various points in US history. Hamilton Grange Library.

Sunday, March 3. Sober up for this conference exploring Prohibition in the United States, marking the 100th anniversary of the 18th Amendment’s passage. New-York Historical Society.

Monday, March 4. Find equality at this talk on the fight for LGBTQ rights over the past 50 years post-Stonewall. NYU Skirball Center.

Tuesday, March 5. Shrink your head in an interactive session with the authors of The Voice of the Analyst: Narratives on Developing a Psychoanalytic IdentityMarlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.

Wednesday, March 6. You’ll have a lot to process at this talk on food processing, including how it could threaten our present and future. American Museum of Natural History.

Thursday, March 7. Maximize your time at this talk on the efficiency paradox and the shortcomings of the Internet and “big data” when it comes to making us more efficient. 92nd Street Y.

Friday, March 8. Get out the vote at this conversation between scholar Sally Roesch Wagner, editor of The Women’s Suffrage Movement, and famed feminist Gloria Steinem. The New School.

Saturday, March 9. Celebrate Nerd Nite NYC’s 13th birthday at this birthday bash, complete with fascinating presentations and a dry t-shirt contest. Caveat.

Sunday, March 10. Find the luck of the Irish at the Irish Arts Center’s annual St. Patrick’s Open Day, a free day of family-friendly events and activities celebrating Irish culture. Irish Arts Center.

Monday, March 11. Bring your poor, your tired, your huddled masses to this exploration on the biggest myths behind the Statue of Liberty. Graduate Center, CUNY.

Tuesday, March 12. Be diplomatic at this evening with former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley. Temple Emanu-El.

Wednesday, March 13. Defend our natural resources at this talk on the grassroots resistance movements against the Dakota Access Pipeline and other projects that threaten natural land and indigenous lives. Queensborough Community College.

Thursday, March 14. Be still for this talk exploring what happens in the human brain during meditation and other spiritual practices. Think & Drink Pop Up Bar.

Friday, March 15. Warm up to this half-day summit on the New York City Panel on Climate Change’s latest findings and their implications for NYC and other cities in the fight against climate change. New York Academy of Sciences.

Saturday, March 16. Invest in this walking tour covering the history of Wall Street. Museum of American Finance.

Sunday, March 17. Put the focus on black women at the Black Women’s Film Conference, an inaugural conference exploring the current landscape of Black women’s cinema through screenings, talkbacks, and roundtable discussions. MoMA PS1.

Bakhtiyar Adamzhan, Kazakhstan. Photo by VAM.

Monday, March 18. Bourée your way to Symphony Space for the Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition, as over 100 ballet dancers from around the world compete for scholarships and company placements to become tomorrow’s ballet stars.

Tuesday, March 19. Enter the world of high-def seances as Film Noir Cinema hosts a multimedia evening of magic, tech, and Peter Bebergal’s Strange Frequencies: The Extraordinary Story of the Technological Quest for the Supernatural.

Wednesday, March 20. Say “yeah yeah yeah” to this TimesTalks conversation between Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O and music producer Danger Mouse. Florence Gould Hall.

Thursday, March 21. You won’t need magic to attend this True Crime Festival talk with Damien Echols, a ceremonial magician who spent 18 years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit.

Friday, March 22. Play in the Key of Dreams at the US premiere of Bohuslav Martinů’s Czech opera Julietta. Carnegie Hall.

Saturday, March 23. Have a presidential afternoon as Chris Matthews (MSNBC’s Hardball) comes to the Brooklyn Historical Society for a late-afternoon talk on his best-selling biography, Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit.

Sunday, March 24. Say “bonjour” to French screen and stage actress Isabelle Huppert at this screening of I Love Isabelle Huppert and conversation with the famed performer. Florence Gould Hall.

Monday, March 25. Find sanctuary at this talk with Palestinian American Muslim racial justice and civil rights activist Linda Sarsour on migration, refugees, and the politics of sanctuary. NYU Skirball Center.

Tuesday, March 26. Feel safe—or realize why you shouldn’t—at this conversation with former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on the Homeland Security department and her book How Safe Are We?: Homeland Security Since 9/11 (she’s at the NYPL with Joe Biden on the 25th). National September 11 Memorial and Museum.

Wednesday, March 27. Clear your space—and, by extension, your mind—by attending this talk with Buddhist monk Shoukei Matsumoto on how cleaning can be a contemplative task that leads to inner peace. Japan Society.

Thursday, March 28. Calculate how to attend this talk with poet and philosopher Emily Grosholz on the intersection of poetry and mathematics. Poets House.

Friday, March 29. Love yourself enough to attend this talk on the philosophy of “self-love” and how it can evolve into narcissism. The Strand.

Saturday, March 30. Look up at this walking tour of Sunnyside’s beautiful Art Deco architecture.

Sunday, March 31. Discover another “Tinseltown” across the East River at this talk on the history of the motion picture in Queens. Queens Historical Society.

For a printable PDF of this calendar, click here.

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