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 States. Bluestockings.
Tuesday, March 5. Shrink your head in an interactive session with the authors of The Voice of the Analyst: Narratives on Developing a Psychoanalytic Identity. Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Saturday, March 30. Look up at this walking tour of Sunnyside’s beautiful Art Deco architecture.
For a printable PDF of this calendar, click here.
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