Enjoy the best New York City events,

festivals, and things to do with this calendar of events. Distance is from Rockefeller Center in downtown New York City, New York.

Disfrute de los mejores eventos de Nueva York, Festivales y cosas que hacer con este calendario de eventos. La distancia es desde Rockefeller Center en el centro de Nueva York, Nueva York.

Taco tasting

March 21, 2017 (7 to 9 p.m.)

4.2 miles south

A ticket to Taco Showdown NYC gets you tacos from five restaurants, a chance to vote for your favorites, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages at The Mezzanine.

Classical music & film

March 21 – 22, 2017 (7:30 p.m.)

1 mile NW

Symphonic Storyboards [sound] has the Philharmonia Orchestra of New York perform powerful works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Verdi, and Wagner as you watch striking original films on a huge screen at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Promo code “events12” saves 35%.

Film festival of new directors

March 21 – 26, 2017

NYC locations

See the work of emerging or not-yet-established international filmmakers at New Directors/New Films at Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art.


March 21 – June 30, 2017

multiple locations

These discount ticket prices include all taxes and fees.

Orchid Show

March 21 – April 9, 2017

12 miles north

The Orchid Show fills the conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden with thousands of orchids in an amazing array of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures. Discount tickets $15.


March 21 – April 29, 2017

0.8 miles west

Birdland showcases jazz orchestras, vocalists, and virtuosos every night on West 44th Street, with a $20 food or drink minimum. Discount tickets $15 to $20 [slow website].

Dinner cruise

March 22, 2017 (7 p.m.)

2.4 miles SW

Enjoy a buffet dinner with 2.5 hours of views on the New York Dinner Cruise by Spirit Cruises, plus a dance with a DJ, leaving Pier 61. Discount tickets $80.

New York’s Got Talent

March 22 & 29, 2017 (7:30 p.m.)

0.7 miles SW

Vote for your favorite acts at New York’s Got Talent!, which includes singers, dancers, magicians, jugglers, pet tricks, burlesque, bands, guitarists, drummers, acrobats, comedians, and weird acts of all kinds at Elektra Theatre. Discount tickets $5 to $15.

Blue Man show

March 22 – April 30, 2017

2.3 miles south

Blue Man Group puts on an exciting show that combines comedy, theater, music, and special effects at Astor Place Theatre. Discount tickets $55.

A Bronx Tale

March 22 – May 31, 2017

0.4 miles west

Set in the 1960s, A Bronx Tale is about a young man caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be, co-directed by Robert De Niro at Longacre Theatre. Discount tickets $69 to $89.

Kevin Kline in comic play

March 22 – July 2, 2017

0.7 miles SW

Noël Coward’s semi-autobiographical comedy Present Laughter follows a self-obsessed actor in the midst of a mid-life crisis indulging in life’s excesses at St. James Theatre. Discount tickets $69 to $99.

Musical: “Groundhog Day”

March 22 – Dec. 30, 2017

0.4 miles NW

Based on the film starring Bill Murray, Groundhog Day is about a big-city weatherman stuck in a small town and mysteriously reliving the same day over and over again, which gives him extra chances to find love, at August Wilson Theatre. Discount tickets $70 to $100.


March 23 & 25, 2017 (7 p.m.)

0.7 miles SW

Talented magician Miles Thorn performs astonishing illusions and incredible feats of juggling at Elektra Theatre. Discount tickets $9 to $36.

Madcap NY comedy

March 23 – 26, 2017

0.4 miles north

The New Yorkers is Cole Porter’s musical about a New York socialite and her bootlegging boyfriend, set in the era of speakeasies, gangsters, and society dames at New York City Center. Discount tickets $38 to $59.

Cirque du Soleil

March 23 – 26, 2017

0.6 miles SW

Paramour tells the story of a young actress torn between love and art in the glamorous world of Golden Age Hollywood with acrobatics, music, and dance at Lyric Theatre. Discount tickets $49 to $95.

American modern dance

March 23 – 26, 2017

1 mile NW

Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance features a live orchestra with a mix of world premieres and classic works at Lincoln Center. Discount tickets $21 to $179.

Funny dance festival

March 23 – 26, 2017

5 miles SE

Comedy in Dance Festival has juried performances of humor in motion at Triskelion Arts in Greenpoint for mature audiences.

Cocktail show

March 23 – 31, 2017

0.6 miles west

A ticket to The Imbible includes 3 craft cocktails plus a comic romp through the history of spirits and cocktails at New World Stages. Discount tickets $39 to $49.

New dark comedy

March 23 – April 16, 2017

0.4 miles north

Set in a dark, chaotic world, Ring Twice for Miranda is about a chambermaid who works for a rich and controlling man who won’t let her go even after she quits, at New York City Center. Discount tickets $25.

Dance of Argentina

March 24, 2017 (7:30 p.m.)

3.9 miles south

The 14 men of Che Malambo demonstrate fast-paced footwork inspired by the rhythm of galloping horses and the drumming of traditional Argentine bombos at Schimmel Center at Pace University. Discount tickets $25.

Whiskey tasting in Jersey City

March 24, 2017 (7 to 10 p.m.)

6.6 miles SW

Sample 100 styles of whiskey and spirits at Whiskey Fest, which includes live music, food for sale, and a view of Manhattan at Harborside, 153 Exchange Place. Discount tickets $49.

Spring beer festival

March 24 – 25, 2017

1.7 miles south

Sample 150 craft beers and buy local restaurant food at NYC Craft Beer Festival at Metropolitan Pavilion.

Crossword puzzles

March 24 – 26, 2017

36 miles NE

Billed as America’s oldest and largest, the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament awards prizes for solving eight original crosswords and has speakers and a reception at the Marriott in Stamford, CT.

Biting satire of British society

March 24 – April 30, 2017

1.2 miles west

Vanity Fair exposes a society that cares more about good birth and manners than about skill and good character at the Pearl Theatre. Discount tickets $39 to $69.

James Cagney musical

March 24 – May 28, 2017

1 mile west

Cagney is about the energetic New York actor, singer, and tap dancer famous for his “tough guy” roles in films, at The Westside Theatre. Discount tickets $45 to $49.

Cabaret and more

March 24 – Oct. 7, 2017

0.5 miles NW

Find everything from solo debuts, jazz shows, tribute artists, and composer showcases to new musicals in concert, cast reunions from all-time favorites, and salutes to pop-music genres at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

Discount tickets $13 to $169($25 food/drink minimum unless you get a ticket that includes dinner).

Champagne Sunset Cruise

March 25, 2017 (5:45 p.m.)

2.4 miles SW

The Champagne Sunset Cruise includes 1.75 hours of views and a glass of champagne or other beverage on the Yacht Manhattan, leaving Chelsea Piers (Pier 62). Discount tickets $35 to $40 [slow website].

Whiskey tasting

March 25, 2017 (1 to 4:30 p.m.)

2.4 miles south

The Whiskey Festival promises whiskey tasting, education about whiskey, live music, cocktail specials, and complimentary passed appetizers at Analogue.

Distillers festival

March 25, 2017 (1 and 7 p.m., VIP earlier)

2.5 miles south

NYC Craft Distillers Festival has samples of 60 craft spirits, a 1920s jazz band, and a prohibition theme at The Bowery Hotel. Discount tickets are $59 at Groupon and Goldstar.

Jazz musical

March 25, 2017 (7 p.m.)

4.5 miles north

Hear rowdy, humorous songs by Fats Waller from the early days of jazz at Ain’t Misbehavin’ at Harlem Repertory Theatre.

Discount tickets $13 to $25.

Orchid Show – evening

March 25 – April 8, 2017

12 miles north

Wander through the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden, buy a cocktail, and hear romantic music playing on Orchid Evenings for age 21+. Open March 4, 11, 18, 25, (31 LGBT); April 1, 7, 8. Discount tickets $29.

Mermaid musical

March 25 – April 23, 2017

6.2 miles NW

Based on the book by Hans Christian Anderson, The Little Mermaid is about King Triton’s daughter Ariel, who longs to be human, at Players Theatre. Arrive an hour early for a family craft workshop. Discount tickets $21 to $52.

Science magic

March 25 – May 28, 2017 (weekends)

0.7 miles SW

A physics demonstrator from Rutgers University performs amazing feats in That Physics Show using cold liquid nitrogen, burning hydrogen, and bright laser lights at Elektra Theatre. Discount tickets $32.

Greek parade

March 26, 2017 (1:30 p.m.)

0.8 miles north

The Greek Independence Day Parade features traditional costumes, music, and lots of blue and white flags on 5th Ave. from 64th to 79th St. Free.

Brunch cruise circles Manhattan

March 26, 2017 (10 a.m.)

2.4 miles SW

Around Manhattan Brunch Cruise offers 2.75 hours of views as you circle Manhattan Island in a classic 1920s yacht and eat a buffet brunch with a complimentary beverage, departing from Chelsea Piers (Pier 62). Discount tickets $69.

Duck tasting 

March 26, 2017 (1 to 3 p.m.)

2.4 miles south

Sample a dozen chef-made duck dishes like Peking duck and duck tacos at Duck Off at Jimmy’s No. 43.

Jazz Cruise

March 26, 2017 (5 p.m.)

2.4 miles SW

Enjoy skyline views, live jazz, and a complimentary drink on the Evening Jazz Cruise Aboard Manhattan on a decorated 1920s-style yacht that leaves Chelsea Piers (Pier 62). Discount tickets $39.

Jazz brunch on a yacht

March 26, 2017 (12:30 p.m.)

3 miles south

Jazzy Champagne Brunch Cruise includes a brunch buffet, a chocolate fountain, unlimited mimosas, a live jazz ensemble, and 2 hours of views on a Hornblower Yacht, leaving Pier 40. Discount tickets $65, child $35.

Exhibition of treasures from trash

March 26, 2017 (11 a.m. and 1 p.m.)

East Harlem

See thousands of amazing objects rescued from the trash by a sanitation worker at Treasure in the Trash. You get the exact location after buying ticktes.

Flower show

March 26 – April 9, 2017

1 mile south

See spectacular arrangements of flowers from around the world and attend scheduled events at Macy’s Flower Show on Herald Square. You can hear a recorded message at 212-494-4495 extension 1. Free.

Classic soul & motown revue

March 26 – April 30, 2017

0.7 miles SW

A Decade of Soul features R&B music of the classic soul era performed live on stage at B.B. King Blues Club ($10 minimum food/drink). Discount tickets $5 to $12.


March 27, 2017 (7:30 p.m.)

1.2 miles south

Watch the New York Knicks playing the Detroit Pistons at Madison Square Garden. Discount tickets $60.

Monday Night Magic

March 27, 2017 (8 p.m.)

2.4 miles south

Monday Night Magic stars five professional magicians performing card tricks and feats of wonder with humor at Players Theatre. Discount tickets $23 to $40.

Vegetarian tasting

March 27, 2017 (7 to 9 p.m.)

2.4 miles south

Taste eight different plant-based burgers and vote for your favorite at The Burger Supremacy, which includes chips, salsa, and drink specials at Vspot Organic, 12 Saint Mark’s Place.

French film festival

March 27 – April 2, 2017

multiple locations

Focus on French Cinema features screenings of French films, receptions, parties, and actor & director Q&As.

  • March 27 – Stamford, CT
  • March 28 to 30 – Manhattan, NY
  • March 31 to April 2 – Greenwich, CT

Italian opera

March 29, 2017 (7:30 p.m.)

1.1 miles NW

La Traviata is a bittersweet love story by Verdi at the Metropolitan Opera House. Discount tickets $81 – $98.

Sexy poetry

March 29, 2017 (9 p.m.)

7 miles SE

Inspired by 19th-century bordellos of Paris and New Orleans, The Poetry Brothel presents a rotating cast of poets in an immersive and lush, speakeasy-style environment with a bar and live music at The House of Yes in Brooklyn for age 21+. Discount tickets $20

Romeo & Juliet ballet

March 29 – April 2, 2017

1.1 miles NW

Joffrey Ballet presents a bold contemporary version of Romeo & Juliet, the timeless story of star-crossed lovers in Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater. Discount tickets $38 to $155.

Young dancers

March 29 – April 2, 2017

2.2 miles south

Described as “indefatigable, virtuosic and relentlessly sexy” by the Los Angeles Times, Ailey II Dance Company performs exhilarating new works at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. (March 30 & April 1 are not new.) Discount tickets $32 to $48.

Whiskey tasting

March 30, 2017 (7 p.m., VIP 6)

3.9 miles north

Harlem Whiskey Renaissance is “an evening of music, performance, food and of course whiskey” to celebrate the era of the Harlem Renaissance at Mist Harlem. Discount tickets $75.

Martial arts show

March 30, 2017 (8 p.m.)

10 miles north

The Shaolin Warriors perform kung-fu fighting and amazing acrobatics in a dazzling theatrical display at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts at CUNY. Discount tickets $13 to $23.

Photography show

March 30 – April 2, 2017

1.3 miles west

The Photography Show by AIPAD exhibits museum-quality work from 110 galleries at Pier 94.

Affordable Art Fair

March 30 – April 2, 2017 (preview March 29)

1.7 miles south

Browse contemporary paintings, prints, sculptures, and photographs from 80 galleries at the Affordable Art Fair, with workshops and activities at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea. Repeats in Sept.

Latin American film festival

March 30 – April 7, 2017

NYC locations

Havana Film Festival New York shows 40 full-length feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation, and classics from Latin America with English subtitles.

Art films

March 31, 2017 (8 p.m.)

0.9 miles west

See short films focused on the arts (from music to graphic design) at Art Doc Friday Screening Event. Your ticket includes a drink at Producers Club.

Wine tasting

March 31, 2017 (6 to 10 p.m.)

6 miles SW

Taste 90 wines with food and desserts at the Wine Tasting to support Hudson County CASA on the waterfront at Batello in Jersey City, NJ.

Tattoo convention

March 31 – April 2, 2017

11.8 miles SE

No Limits Tattoo Expo promises live entertainment, live music, live tattooing, and 30 vendors at Resorts World Casino in Jamaica for age 18+.

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