So Close to Springtime: 7 Best Ways to Kick Off the First Weekend of March in NYC

Yas, kweens! It's about to be the weekend, and that means it's about time to turn up.

The great news is that the Manhattan District Attorney just announced that no one in the lovely borough will be arrested for drinking outside any more, which is great news.

It's starting to get nice out as March rolls in, and that means you'll have a lot of opportunity to chill outside.

If we're just thinking out loud here, you could go on a jazz brunch cruise outside, or you could grab your friends and hit one of New York City's parks and enjoy a meal al fresco.

Either way, you'll definitely need to get wild for the weekend. Check out our suggestions for getting wild below.

Friday, March 4th

1. Saved By The 90s with The Bayside Tigers (125 East 11th Street)


Want to party at Webster Hall on Friday night like it's the 90s?

Yeah, we want that too. The best part is DJ Suga Ray will be there. Oh, also, The Bayside Tigers will be there, playing tons of incredible live music. They're the freshest party band in universe, and you definitely can't miss this opportunity to jam to them live.


There will be glow sticks, make up, games, props, and crazy music. Wear your sexiest 90s attire. Yes, we are talking about fanny packs. 

The party is at 10 p.m., and you can get your tickets here

2. Wine Riot (68 Lexington Avenue)


Oh you love wine, huh? Well, sorry to say, but we won't really believe that declaration unless we see you at Wine Riot on Friday night.

It'll be from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the 69th Regiment Armory, and during that time you'l have access to 250 different wines from all over the world.

There will also be interactive booths and crash courses loaded with tips and tricks for taking on the wine world.

There will be a DJ, a photo booth, temporary tattoos, and thousands of of wine lovers just like yourself.

If you can't make it Friday, you don't have to stress too hard. There will also be two Wine Riots on Saturday, one from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and another from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Snag your tickets here.

Saturday, March 5th

3. Whiskey Walk (137 Libation Street)


Hungry? Thirsty? Well, we know a great weekend activity that'll satiate both of those urges. Yup, you guessed it right. It's the Whiskey Walk, and it's your perfect chance to get your Saint Patrick's spirit going early.

You'll get to imbibe in eight of Ireland's finest whiskeys at eight of NYC's hottest bars. So, you could find a worse bar crawl this weekend, is basically what we're saying.


You'll also get to enjoy tastes of food throughout the day, and a portion of all proceeds will be donated toward local non-profit and charitable organizations, so that's a win, too.

You in? Excellent. Buy your tickets here. Check-in will be at 12 p.m. at Libation.

4. Comedy at Stonewall Inn (53 Christopher Street)

Do you love laughing and gay rights?

Yeah, we love both of those things, too. Also, Stonewall is a national landmark as of last summer, plus it's where the gay rights movement began in NYC, so if you haven't drank there yet, you need to.

There will be a cocktail hour at 6 p.m., and this hilarious comedy show will begin at 7p.m. If you buy your tickets online, they cost $10, but buying them at the door costs $20.

The amazing comedians who will be in attendance include Matteo Lane, Tim Dillon, Sydnee Washington, Mark Normand, and Liz Miele.

You could use some laughs, right? Plus, this event benefits NYC Pride: another huge win. Get your tickets here.


Sunday, March 6th

5. Jazzy Champagne Brunch Cruise (353 West Street)

Jazz? Champagne? Brunch?

Yeah, these all sound like really necessary additions to any Sunday. Add in the fact that you'll be on a boat gliding over the stunning New York Harbor, and the fact that it's starting to get warm outside, well, that's a game changer.


If you want to spend your Sunday sipping champagne during a two-hour cruise around Manhattan, munching on a delicious brunch buffet with a desert station, and pounding unlimited mimosas, you should definitely attend.

Plus, there will be a live jazz ensemble and an onboard DJ, so that can't hurt, either. The ship will board at 12 p.m. on Sunday at Hudson River Park, and will cruise until 2:30 p.m. Grab your tickets here.

6. Morbid Anatomy Museum Flea Market (149 7th Street - Brooklyn)


It only costs $1 to get into the Morbid Anatomy Flea Market, and once you're there you'll definitely have a great time.

There will be special drinks, antiques for sale, and tons of vendors selling taxidermy, artful bones, unusual antiques, obscure books, and other assorted curiosities.

Basically, if you want to spend your Sunday perusing the stacks of the most interesting flea market in town, you absolutely need to be here.

Just think of all the cool things you could get for your apartment if you attend, are we right? The flea market opens at 12 p.m., and you can buy tickets for this event at the door.

7. Ice Skate in Bryant Park

We know it's becoming spring and everything, but this Sunday is your last opportunity to strap up your skates and twirl laps around the rink at Bryant Park, so, you should probably take advantage of it, right?

Yes, the rink is advertised as free and if you have your own ice skates, it really is free, but if you don't, at least try to pack light. Paying for rentals and a locker will set you back like $24.


Still, it's a good way to commemorate the winter that was, and the good news is that the Bryant Park skating rink will probably be way less crowded than usual on Saturday.

Basically, if you're sitting around being like, "Oh wait! I never ice skated this winter!" this Sunday is your last chance to do it outside at Bryant Park. Get on it.

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