Things to do in NYC March 2018

Things to do in NYC in March include International Women’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, BNP Paribas Showdown, and Armory Week.

90th Academy Awards 2018 Oscars will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel

NOMINATIONS
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
AWARDS
Dolby Theatre, Hollywood
Sunday, March 4, 2018

Holy Week (Semana Santa) is the Latin world’s main holiday season

Sunday-Saturday
March 25 – 31, 2018

New Directors / New Films presents emerging filmmakers in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, & Mexico

MoMA, Midtown
Film Society of Lincoln Center
March 15-26, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day Parade includes Spanish and French marchers

Fifth Avenue from 44th to 79th St
Midtown & Upper East Side
March 17, 2018

Passover commemorates freedom from slavery and the Exodus

Friday-Saturday
March 30 – April 7, 2018

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2017

Film Society of Lincoln Center
144 West 65th St
Wednesday-Sunday
March 1-12, 2017

Flamenco Festival NYC brings Spain’s finest artists to New York

New York City Center
131 West 55th St, Midtown
Thursday-Sunday
March 9-12, 2017

ADAA Art Show 2017 hosts America’s top art dealers (Review)

Park Avenue Armory
634 Park Avenue
Upper East Side
March 1-5, 2017

The Armory Show 2018 is NYC’s big international art fair

Piers 92 94
Hell’s Kitchen
March 8-11, 2018


March 2018 Calendar



Thursday, March 1

Actor Javier Bardem was born in Las Palmas, Spain on March 1, 1969.

Celebrate Purim Thursday, March 1, 2018 to remember the courage of Esther who spoke for, and thereby saved her people.

22nd annual Rendez-Vous with French Cinema film festival opened at Film Society of Lincoln Center on March 1, 2017.

America’s top galleries mostly exhibit solo shows at The Art Show (ADAA) at the Park Avenue Armory in the Upper East Side. March 1-5, 2017.

VOLTA NY is the 10th edition of the invitational fair that spotlights solo artist projects at Pier 90, March 1-5, 2017.

Spring Break Art Show exhibits curators, not galleries, at 4 Times Square, March 1-6, 2017.


Friday, March 2

Scope New York shows emerging international artists and galleries at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, Thursday-Sunday, March 2-5, 2017.

Contemporary Curated is a Contemporary art auction at Sotheby’s in the Upper East Side March 2, 2017 at 10am.

Independent New York shows 52 international art galleries at Spring Studios in Tribeca March 2-5,2017.

Art on Paper shows works on paper at Pier 36 in the Lower East Side March 2-5, 2017.

Clio Art Fair for independent artists is at 508 West 26th St March 2-5, 2017.

The ReelAbilities Film Festival opened at the JCC Manhattan in the Upper West Side, March 2-8, 2017.

The 2018 Flamenco Festival opens with Ballet Nacional de España at New York City Center at 8 pm.

The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini’s Italian opera La Bohème at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8 pm.


Saturday, March 3

The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini’s Italian opera Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 1 pm. From $25


Sunday, March 4

NYCFC (New York City Football Club) played their season opener  March 5, 2017.

New York City Ballet’s Winter 2018 season closes at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center with a Stravinsky & Balanchine program at 3 pm.

The 90th Academy Awards are hosted by Jimmy Kimmel at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California and live on ABC at 8:30pm.



 

It’s Armory Week, a week of art fairs in New York City.

Monday, March 5

March 5, 2018 is World Tennis Day.

The 2018 Macy’s Flower Show opens at Macy’s in the Garment District from 10 am – 10 pm.

The 11th anniversary BNP Paribas Showdown is at Madison Square Garden.


Tuesday, March 6

Watch 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg matches.


Wednesday, March 7

Watch 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg matches.

The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini’s Italian opera La Bohème at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm.


Thursday, March 8

Celebrate International Women’s Day.

Celebrate the birthday of Tango composer and bandleader Enrique Rodríguez in La Plata, Argentina on March 8, 1901.

The Armory Show is at Piers 92 94 Thursday-Sunday, March 8-11, 2018.

Independent New York is at Spring Studios in Tribeca March 8-11, 2018.

NADA New York art fair is at Skylight Clarkson Square in Hudson Square  (West SoHo) through Sunday.

Art on Paper is at Pier 36, South Street in the Lower East Side through Sunday.

The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini’s Italian opera Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $25


Friday, March 9

The SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas is Friday-Sunday, March 9-18. It’s not in New York, but a lot of international artists will come to New York right after it.

The Collective Design Fair is at Skylight Clarkson North in Hudson Square (West SoHo) through Sunday.


Saturday, March 10

LAST CHANCE to see the Metropolitan Opera perform Puccini’s Italian opera La Bohème this season at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8:30 pm.


Sunday, March 11

Daylight Savings Time 2018 is March 11. Set your clocks an hour forward.

Astor Piazzolla, the father of Tango Nuevo was born in Mar del Plata, Argentina on March 11, 1921.

Ballet Hispánico presented an En Familia matinee of repertory favorites at the United Palace Cathedral in Washington Heights on Saturday, March 11, 2017.

Cuban multi-Grammy® winner Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra plays their weekly gig at Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen at 9 & 11pm.



It’s Asia Week New York for the art community.

Monday, March 12

LAST CHANCE to see Puccini’s Italian opera Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8 pm. From $32


Tuesday, March 13

Watch 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg matches.

Mexican Tenor Luis Chapa is Pinkerton in the Metropolitan Opera’s version of Puccini’s Italian opera Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30pm.


Wednesday, March 14

Rodolfo Biagi, the Argentine Tango pianist and composer, was born in Buenos Aires on March 14, 1906.

The New Directors / New Films film festival opened at the Museum of Modern Art and Film Society of Lincoln Center Wednesday-Sunday, March 15-26, 2017.

Watch 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg matches.

Niño de Elche sings Spanish Flamenco at Schimmel Center in Manhattan’s Financial District at 7:30 pm. From $29


Thursday, March 15

Registration for NYC Dance Week in June opens mid-March.

NEW PRODUCTION PREMIERE of Mozart’s Italian opera Così fan tutte by Phelim McDermott at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. Occasional performances through April 19. From $27


Friday, March 16

LAST CHANCE to see Puccini’s Italian opera Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8 pm. From $25


Saturday, March 17

March 17, 2017 is the last day that St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown receives Easter Mass ticket requests.

March 17 is the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. In case you wonder, Spaniards march in it because we share a Celtic culture with the Irish.

Nicky Jam, the Puerto Rican-Dominican-American Reggaeton star, was born in New York City on March 17, 1981.

LAST CHANCE to see Rossini’s Italian opera Semiramide at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8 pm. From $27


Sunday, March 18

Cuban multi-Grammy® winner Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra plays their weekly gig at Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen at 9 & 11pm.

Vive Latino 2017, one of the world’s most important Spanish-language Rock festivals, was March 18-19, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico.



Monday, March 19

March 19 is the Feast of Saint Joseph. It’s Father’s Day, “Festa di San Giuseppe” in Italy, “El Día del Padre” in Spain, Bolivia, and Honduras, and “Dia do Pai” in Portugal . Here’s to all Dads and Step-Dads!

Miss Colombia 2017 (Señorita Colombia), Laura González Ospina, was crowned in Cartagena, Colombia on Monday, March 20, 2017.


Tuesday, March 20

Celebrate the beginning of Spring in the northern hemisphere, and Fall in the southern hemisphere.


Wednesday, March 21

March 21 is World Poetry Day. #WorldPoetryDay

Celebrate the birthday of Benito Juárez, Mexican national hero, in San Pablo Guelatao, México on March 21, 1806. There is a statue of Juárez in Bryant Park.

The Spring 2018 Affordable Art Fair New York is at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, Manhattan March 21 – 25.

The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini’s Italian opera Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm.


Thursday, March 22

Celebrate Puerto Rican Emancipation Day, the day Puerto Rican slaves were freed in March 22, 1873.

Brazil plays a friendly soccer exhibition with Russia in Moscow at 3 pm.

SEASON PREMIERE of Donizetti’s Italian opera Lucia di Lammermoor at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. Occasional performances through May 10. From $25


Friday, March 23

The 5th annual Colombian Film Festival NY was at Village East Cinema Thursday, March 23 through March 26, 2017.

The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba plays NJPAC Prudential Hall at 8 pm. $24 – $89


Saturday, March 24

The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini’s Italian opera Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 1 pm.

Ricardo Ribeiro sings Portuguese Fado at Schimmel Center in Manhattan’s Financial District at 7:30 pm. From $29


Sunday, March 25

Celebrate the Christian tradition of Palm Sunday, the start of Holy Week (Semana Santa) through Saturday, March 31.

Broadway play Farinelli and the King closes at the Belasco Theatre in the Theater District.

LAST CHANCE to see The Parisian Woman starring Uma Thurman at the Hudson Theatre in the Times Square Theater District at 3 pm. $49.50 – $250



Monday, March 26

Brazil plays a friendly soccer exhibition with Germany.


Tuesday, March 27

The Affordable Art Fair opened March 29, 2017 with a Private View at The Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea. Through April 2, 2017.


Wednesday, March 28

Celebrate the birthday of Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known as Lady Gaga, the Italian-American pop star,  in New York City on March 28, 1986.

Celebrate the birthday of Nobel Prize-winning author Mario Vargas Llosa in Arequipa, Peru on March 28, 1936.

The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini’s Italian opera Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm.


Thursday, March 29

Celebrate the Christian holiday of Holy Thursday.

The New York Mets 2018 season opener is at the Cardinals.

SEASON PREMIERE of Verdi’s Italian opera Luisa Miller at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. Occasional performances through April 21. From $27


Friday, March 30

Celebrate the Christian fast of Good Friday.

Celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover (Pesach, Pascua or Páscoa) through Saturday, April 7.

The New York International Auto Show is at Javits Center March 30 – April 8.

The Havana Film Festival New York opened at the Directors Guild Theatre in Midtown Thursday, March 30, 2017.


Saturday, March 31

Celebrate the Christian holiday of Holy Saturday.

Celebrate César Chávez Day, the day the legendary Mexican-American labor leader was born in Yuma, Arizona on March 31, 1927.

Lula Pena sings Portuguese Fado at Schimmel Center in Manhattan’s Financial District at 7:30 pm. From $29

The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini’s Italian opera Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8:30 pm.

April calendar


 March Events



 

‘Farinelli and the King’ is a comic play about a Spanish king’s Italian castrato

Belasco Theatre
111 West 44th St
between Sixth & Seventh Ave
Midtown, Manhattan
PREVIEWS
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
OPENS
Sunday, December 17, 2017
CLOSES
Sunday, March 25, 2018

‘The Parisian Woman’ stars Uma Thurman hustling power in Washington

Hudson Theatre
145 West 44th St
Times Square – Theater District
between Sixth & Seventh Ave
Previews
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Opening
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Closing
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Usually dark Mondays

‘Hamilton’ is the most influential Broadway show of our generation

New York Puerto Rican writer
Richard Rodgers Theatre
226 W 46th St, Times Square
Tuesday-Sunday 2017

St. Patrick’s Cathedral Our Lady of Providence Mass

Catholic church
5th Ave between 50th & 51st St
Midtown East
Spanish mass, Sundays
Our Lady of Providence Mass
Sunday, November 19, 2017

Speak to your members of Congress at a local Town Hall Meeting

Monday – Friday
December 18 – 29, 2017

Barcelona at Real Madrid, El Clásico with Penya FC Barcelona NYC

Penya FC Barcelona
Smithfield Hall NYC
138 West 25th St
between Sixth & Seventh Ave, Chelsea
Saturday, December 23, 2017

Paquito D’Rivera is a Cuban Jazz and Classical music legend

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Time Warner Center
Lincoln Square, Manhattan
New Year’s Eve with Paquito d’Rivera & Carlos Henriquez
Sunday, December 31, 2017

‘Madama Butterfly’ is Puccini’s Italian opera about multicultural love

Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center
October – November
Thursday, February 22, 2017

UEFA Champions League 2017 – 2018 Round of 16

September – May
Round of 16 1st Leg
Tuesday – Wednesday
February 13 – 14, 2018
Juventus vs Tottenham Hotspur
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

‘La Bohème’ is Giacomo Puccini’s Italian opera about bohemian life in Paris

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
October – March
Friday, February 16, 2018

Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus

Friday, March 30, 2018

Fall starts on the September Equinox (North) or March Equinox (South)

Northern hemisphere
Friday, September 22, 2017
Southern hemisphere
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Socrates Annual 2017 has work by Ecuadorian New Yorker Ronny Quevedo

Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Blvd
Long Island City, Queens
October 1, 2017 – March 11, 2018

‘Turandot’ is Puccini’s Italian opera in which love conquers ancient China

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
October 2017 – April 2018
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Brazil Soccer Friendly Exhibition Russia vs Brazil

World #2, World Cup Qualified
Olimpiyskiy stadion Luzhniki, Moscow
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ entry in Jerusalem

Sunday before Easter
Sunday, March 25, 2018

International Women’s Day 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Spain plays a friendly with Germany

World #6, World Cup Qualified
ESPRIT Arena
Düsseldorf, Germany
Friday, March 23, 2018

Affordable Art Fair New York Spring 2018

Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th St
between Sixth & Seventh Ave
Chelsea, Manhattan
Thursday – Sunday
March 21 – 25, 2018

Gordon Matta-Clark’s ‘Anarchitecture’ proves The Bronx is Beautiful

Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse
at 165th St
Concourse Village, The Bronx
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
Wednesday, November 8 2017 – April 8, 2018

Rodin at the Brooklyn Museum: The Body in Bronze

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
at Washington Ave
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Friday, November 17, 2017 – April 22, 2018

Angel Otero ‘Elegies’

Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse
at 165th St,
Concourse Village, The Bronx
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 – April 29, 2018

Celebrate Mother’s Day. We love you Mom!

Most countries celebrate on the second Sunday in May (May 14, 2017). Some celebrate on other days in March, May, August, October, or December.

François Morellet a systematic French approach to geometrical abstraction

Dia:Beacon upstate
Dia:Chelsea
535 West 22nd St
Chelsea, Manhattan
Saturday, October 28, 2017 – June 2, 2018

Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed

Central American artifacts
National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green
Financial District
EXTENDED
Through October 2018
FREE

New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey (Newark)

Major League Soccer
March – October

NYCFC New York City Football Club

Major League Soccer
Yankee Stadium
March – October

Atlético Madrid vs Real Madrid Peña Oficial Atlético de Madrid en New York

The Grafton
126 First Avenue
East Village, Manhattan
Saturday, November 18, 2017

Macy’s Santaland is coming

34th St & Broadway
Herald Square
Garment District, Manhattan
Santaland Reservations
Monday, November 20
Visits Friday, November 24 – Sunday, December 24, 2017

New York International Auto Show 2018 shows the latest rides

Jacob K. Javitz Center
655 W 34th St
Lower Midtown, Manhattan
March 30 – April 8, 2018

10th BNP Paribas Showdown 2017

Madison Square Garden
Monday, March 6, 2017

Affordable Art Fair offers art from $100 – $10,000

Start your art collection at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, Wed-Sun, Mar 29 – Apr 2, 2017

César Chávez

Celebrate the birthday of the great American union and civil rights leader in Yuma, Arizona on March 31, 1927.

NADA New York 2017, the young art show

At Skylight Clarkson Sq in Hudson Square/SoHo Thu-Sun, Mar 2-5, 2017

Independent New York 2018 hip and established galleries

A hip vibe that is attracting established galleries. Italian, French, Portuguese, and Cuban galleries showed in 2017. The next show is Mar 8-11, 2018

Armory Week 2017 is NYC’s big week of art fairs

Armory Week 2017 is Feb 28 – Mar 1

Sotheby’s Contemporary Curated

Sotheby’s Armory Week auction includes Brazilian, Chilean, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Spanish, and Uruguayan artists Thu, Mar 2, 2017

VOLTA NY invitational show of solo artist projects

Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Cuban, French-Canadian, Honduran, Italian, Mexican, & Peruvian art at Pier 90 Mar 1-5, 2017

Scope New York 2017 emerging international artists and galleries

Argentine, Chilean, Dominican, French, Italian, Panamanian, and Spanish galleries exhibit at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea Mar 2-5, 2017

Spring Break Art Show 2017 is where you’ll find the next, next big thing

The art fair that shows curators, not galleries, in underused historic New York City spaces, explores the “Black Mirror” of the selfie generation at 4 Times Square Feb 28 – Mar 6, 2017

Off-Broadway Week 2017 Winter offers 2-for-1 tickets to select shows

Tickets on Sale February 13, 2017
Shows February 27 – March 12, 2017

Titanosaur

This 122-foot-long dinosaur skeleton from Patagonia, Argentina is so big, the head pokes through the door of the hall. American Museum of Natural History through Jan 1, 2020

 


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