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 plenty of other exciting events. Spend your March with these talks and events spanning everything from lady pirates to Buddhism and the brain.
Thursday, March 1. Serve yourself at this talk focused on the African Americans who have served on the President’s food service staff, dating back to the days of George Washington. Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden.
Friday, March 2. Run out the clock at this discussion on what happens to the brain during a filibuster with Texas state senator Wendy Davis, who made headlines for her 11-hour filibuster in 2013. Rubin Museum of Art.
Monday, March 5. Ponder the question “Should we engage politically?” at the next session of Skye & Massimo’s Philosophy Cafe, which draws on the thinking of Simone de Beauvoir. New York Society for Ethical Culture.
Tuesday, March 6. Favor curry at this discussion on J. Ranji Smile, the country’s first celebrity chef, who brought Indian cuisine to America at the turn of the 20th century. Prospect Heights Brainery.
Thursday, March 8. Take a different tack on Women’s History Month with a book talk on Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas at the South Street Seaport Museum.
Sunday, March 11. Persist at this event with former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton to celebrate her new book She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History. Brooklyn Public Library – Central Library.
Monday, March 12. Raise the curtain on women in entertainment at Women’s Day on Broadway, a day of panel discussions with women on Broadway and in the entertainment industry.
Tuesday, March 13. Look forward to the past at What Will Be Different for Historians in a Changing America?, a consideration of the role of historians in public discourse in the age of “alternative facts.” Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Friday, March 16. Gain a new perspective on one of the world’s most notorious leaders at PutinCon, a day of talks examining Russian President Vladimir Putin and his regime.
Saturday, March 17. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a good book thanks to the 8th Annual Irish Arts Book Day, which distributes free books by Irish, Irish-American, and Caribbean authors throughout the five boroughs. Irish Arts Center.
Monday, March 19. Lock into this discussion on incarceration in America and what action is needed to correct the complex web of issues faced by the prison system. New York Public Library—Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.
Wednesday, March 28. Get extremely empathetic for Cris Beam’s just-released book I Feel You: The Surprising Power of Extreme Empathy, where she speaks on her experiences in classrooms, prisons, and the labs where the neural networks of compassion get mapped. McNally Jackson.
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