Marchin' Our Way Out of Winter: 13 Can't-Miss Events Going Down This March in NYC

You know what they say about March, right? It comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. 

Well, with the kind of weather we've been having, we're expecting a stampede of lions and lambs. We're expecting Mondays of lambs and Wednesdays of lions and then back to lambs on Friday.

Regardless, March is glorious. Maybe the most glorious month, because the trees start sprouting flowers and leaving your apartment without a coat becomes bearable.

What should you do during March? Well, we have some opinions on that, too.

It's Women's History Month, so obviously the city is throwing down to celebrate that. In addition, there's obviously St. Patrick's Day, and Easter celebrations in March too.

So, yeah, March will be wild. Read on to find out what to do to make the month absolutely amazing.

1. Art on Paper (March 3rd - March 6th)


In 2015, this art fair so 20,000 people rush to Pier 36 during the fair's four days.

This year will be the second edition of Art on Paper, also at Pier 36 from March 3rd to March 6th. It's your chance to engage with participating galleries' curated exhibitions.


This new fair has quickly, in the past two years, become an important destination for arts in NYC. It's put on by the Brooklyn Museum, its creative director Sasha Wolf, and The Wall Street Journal.

The art projects you'll get the chance to browse during Art on Paper will push the boundaries of its medium, and you'll feel super cultured. Plus, hanging out at Pier 36 is cool, too. Buy your tickets here.

2. Who Runs the World? GIRLS! (March 3rd - April 1st)

Yeah, so March is women's history month. Women are rockstars and have prevailed despite having to hurdle social, economic, and political battles.

Right now, there are more women in the United States than ever before, women who are living their own free, independent lives, fulfilling their own careers, women who are opting not to marry or are marrying other women.

It's a radical upheaval in the way women have interacted in American society, and it was made possible by all the feminists in the last 400 years. So, come celebrate these women. 

Every Thursday in March NYC Parks will be hosting free workshops on a variety of topics. Check them out here.

3. Wine Riot (March 4th - March 5th)


Wine Riot is every bit as much fun as it sounds like. It's taking place this year at the 69th Regiment Armory and will include wild wine events on Friday, March 4th and Saturday, March 5th

The festival's open night will be on Friday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., and there will be two sessions on Saturday; one from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and another from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

So yeah, that's a lot of hours of drinking. What will you be drinking during all those hours? 

Well, believe it or not, the purchase of your ticket will get you unlimited access to 250 wines from around the globe. There will also be interactive booths, and crash courses with tips and tricks for conquering the wine world.

Sound like a blast to you? Awesome. Grab your tickets here.

4. Whiskey Walk (March 5th)

If March is a big month for beer, it's an even bigger month for whiskey. We're thinking March is the biggest month of the year for whiskey.

So it makes sense for a whiskey bar crawl to go down in NYC during March. 

If you participate, you'll get to throw back eight of Ireland's finest whiskeys at some of NYC's most hopping bars in downtown Manhattan. All your whiskey is included in the price of your ticket, which also rocks.

You'll also get to munch on some excellent food. If you decide to participate, make sure you're at Libation by 3 p.m. You about it? Get your tickets here.

5. Queens County St. Patrick's Day Parade (March 5th)

Why wait for March 17th? Why not get your St. Patrick's Day spirit going during the first weekend of March?

We mean, that's totally what we're planning to do. Even better than day drinking all day? Day drinking among bagpipes, marching bands, and fire trucks.

You agree, don't you? The best part of all is that it's all happening beside the ocean in Rockaway Beach. The parade will continue from New Port Avenue to 130th Street, and will begin at 1 p.m. on March 5th.

Best of all, this celebratory parade is entirely free. Holla.

6. Saint Paddy's PubCrawl (March 11th, March 12th, March 17th)


You practically have to drink for St. Patrick's Day. We're kidding. You don't have to. But a St. Paddy's pub crawl sounds really fun, doesn't it?

It's particularly tactical to buy a ticket to this pub crawl on March 17th, because everyone knows NYC's most popping bars will be mobbed that day. 


If you participate, you'll get access to eleven of NYC's hottest bars, and everyone knows there's nothing more fun than spending St. Patrick's day bopping between NYC's most fun bars. Grab your tickets here.

7. Queens World Film Festival (March 15th - March 20th)


The Queens World Film Festival takes place every year at the Museum of the Moving Image, and other venues across Queens.

This year is the festival's sixth consecutive year, and the lineup of films is more incredible than ever. The festival's screenings will go down between March 15th and March 20th, and will show between 80 and 100 films.

The festival works hard to ensure dynamic thematic programming, screening events with engaging discussions, and networking opportunities.

There will be narrative films, documentaries, and animated films. There will also be both short and feature length films. If you're a film fanatic, this is absolutely where you need to be. Get your tickets here.


8. Brisket King (March 16th)


It's a well-known fact that brisket is among the tastiest foods in the universe, so the fact of a tasting event dedicated exclusively to eating brisket thrills us.

Attending Brisket King includes the opportunity to sample beef brisket cooked by dozens of competing chefs, spirits, and craft beer at Sanders Studios in Brooklyn from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16th.


This year's entries will include everything from traditional brisket, Jewish style meats, to Asian influenced BBQ. The one thing all the brisket will have in common? You guessed it. Deliciousness.

Participating restaurants include Ribs Within, Marlow and Daughters, The Cannibal, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, and many more. Is all this talk about brisket making you as hungry as it's making us? Excellent. Grab your tickets here.

9. NYC Saint Patrick's Day Parade (March 17th)


You know about this parade, right? You've marched in this parade. You've been waiting for this parade all year long. It's known as the world's oldest and largest Saint Patrick's Day Parade, so you know you should be there at least once.

So, why not march in the NYC Saint Patrick's Day Parade? It'll start at 11 a.m. and will parade down 5th Avenue from 44th Street to 79th Street.

March 17th is the day most socially acceptable to be very drunk during the day, and that's a nationally accepted truth. No alcohol is actually allowed at the parade, so make sure to indulge beforehand. Learn more here.

10. Sober St. Patrick's Day (March 17th)


Okay, whoever said you had to get blasted to enjoy St. Patrick's Day was just wrong. That person clearly din't hear about Sober St. Patrick's Day at the New York Irish Center from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m on March 17th.

At Sober St. Patrick's day, there will be traditional Irish music, dancing, songs, and comedy shows for revelers from all ages.

The purpose of this event is to reclaim the true spirit of St. Patrick's day that celebrates the depth of Irish culture. Does Irish culture mean more to you than getting black out drunk?

Then you should probably be at Sober St. Patrick's Day. Get your tickets here

11. Coffee & Tea Festival NYC (March 19th - March 20th)