Things to Do in New York in March: Events for Each Day This Month
By Alison Durkee
March is nearly here—and whether it comes in like a lion or a lamb, the month will bring with it plenty of things to enjoy. Learn about everything from communication to the coronavirus with these upcoming talks and events.
Thursday, March 5. Trek out to this talk on a failed 1793 expedition, which involved Thomas Jefferson and would have rendered Lewis & Clark obsolete—if one of the men behind it hadn’t been pulled into a covert spy mission instead. Fraunces Tavern Museum.
Tuesday, March 10. Draw up a way to attend this digital showcase and salon on American women artists working before 1945.
Thursday, March 12. Hearken to a tale of two Elizas, as an art historian discusses famous artist Eliza Pratt Greatorex and the self-made Eliza Jumel, former owner of the lecture’s location. Morris-Jumel Mansion.
Saturday, March 14. Take a sip at this traditional Japanese tea ceremony, performed in a hidden indoor Japanese garden on the Upper East Side.
Tuesday, March 17. Expand your reading list by taking part in the 10th annual Irish Arts Center Book Day, in which volunteers and staff hand out 10,000 books by Irish and Irish-American authors for free around New York City. Irish Arts Center.
Wednesday, March 18. Keep healthy at this panel discussion on preventative health and longevity, which will offer diverse perspectives from a physician, tech startup, biohacker, and a trainer. Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Thursday, March 19. Invest in an evening lecture by Tom Shachtman, author of The Founding Fortunes: How the Wealthy Paid for and Profited From America’s Revolution. Fraunces Tavern Museum.
Saturday, March 21. Dance down to the Kitchen for this conversation with a group of choreographers about the arts space’s dance programming in the 1980s-90s and its place within the broader dance world. The Kitchen.
Sunday, March 22. Get music on the brain as psychology professor Aniruddh Patel gives a One Day University talk on how we process compositions, followed by live demonstrations performed by the Special Music School. Merkin Concert Hall.
Tuesday, March 24. It’s a feat to attend this look at the science behind sideshow attractions, from sword swallowing to the bed of nails.
Thursday, March 26. Keep it private that you’re at this conversation with Snowden’s Box authors Jessica Bruder and Dale Maharidge, about how they became behind-the-scenes players in the Edward Snowden drama, and what they learned about the demise of privacy in the digital age. Greenlight Bookstore.
Sunday, March 29. Walk down 42nd Street from east to west on this tour exploring the thoroughfare’s Art Deco skyscrapers.
Tuesday, March 31. Learn the reality of NYC Muslims at a free Brooklyn Library screening of American Muslim: A Film About Being Muslim in the Age of Trump.
For a printable PDF of this calendar, click here.
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