Things to do in New York in March 2019

March is National Women’s History Month. It brings the Tie Break Tens tennis, Spring Break Art Show, Flamenco Festival, Armory Show, International Women’s Day, St Patrick’s Day,  Yankees baseball and the New Directors/New Films film festival.


Continuing Events


WEEK 9 ~ February 25 – March 3, 2019

Monday – Thursday (February 2019 Calendar)


Friday, March 1

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

Rio Carnival runs through Saturday, March 9.

Gustavo Naveira & Giselle Anne headline the Miami Sunshine Tango Festival in Miami Beach, Florida through Sunday. $320

Puerto Rican soprano Nadine Sierra and Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo star in Verdi’s Italian opera ‘Rigoletto’ at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8pm. From $20

Spanish Golden Age comedy ‘La celestina’ is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8pm. From $17


Saturday, March 2

Watch El Clásico, Real Madrid vs Barcelona with Penya FC Barcelona NYC at Smithfield Hall in Chelsea, Manhattan.

Colombian standup comic Saul Garcia performs his new show ‘I am Latino’ at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8pm. From $17


Sunday, March 3

Colombian standup comic Saul Garcia performs his new show ‘I am Latino’ at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 3pm. From $17

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga (tango dance party) at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12


WEEK 10 ~ March 4 – 10, 2019

Monday, March 4

Italian-American hot jazz specialist Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, March 5

It’s Mardi Gras, the last day of Carnival.

The Spring Break Art Show runs through March 11.

Italian-American hot jazz specialist Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Wednesday, March 6

It’s Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent, the Catholic fast leading to Easter.

Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia on March 6, 1927.

La Canción, the Puerto Rican hip-hop Off-Broadway musical, is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 11am. $30

The Volta New York art fair on Pier 90 in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan runs through Sunday.

Puerto Rican soprano Nadine Sierra and Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo star in Verdi’s Italian opera ‘Rigoletto’ at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30pm. From $20


Thursday, March 7

The Tucson Tango Festival is in Tucson, Arizona through Sunday. From $300.

The Armory Show art fair is at Piers 92 & 94 in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan through Sunday.

The Scope New York art fair runs through Sunday.

The Art on Paper art fair on Pier 36 at South Street in the Lower East Side runs through Sunday.

The Clio Art Fair is at the TRYP Hotel in Times Square, Manhattan through Sunday.

FLAMENCO FESTIVAL
Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras ‘Sombras’ opens at New York City Center in Midtown, Manhattan at 8pm. From $35

Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15


Friday, March 8

It’s International Women’s Day.

Tango composer and bandleader Enrique Rodríguez was born in La Plata, Argentina on March 8, 1901.

The 2019 SXSW film festival in Austin, Texas runs through March 17.

The Independent New York art fair runs through Sunday.

(2018) The Collective Design Fair was at Skylight Clarkson North in Hudson Square (West SoHo) through Sunday

(2018) The Rendez-Vous with French Cinema film festival at Film Society of Lincoln Center ran through March 18, 2018.

FLAMENCO FESTIVAL
Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras ‘Sombras’ is at New York City Center in Midtown, Manhattan at 8pm. From $35


Saturday, March 9

CLOSING
Salvador Dali, an exhibition of work by the Spanish surrealist, at ACA Galleries in Chelsea, Manhattan from 11am – 6pm. FREE

FLAMENCO FESTIVAL
Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras ‘Sombras’ is at New York City Center in Midtown, Manhattan at 8pm. From $35

Puerto Rican soprano Nadine Sierra and Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo star in Verdi’s Italian opera ‘Rigoletto’ at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8pm. From $20

Dance Argentine Tango at the All Night Milonga at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 5am.


Sunday, March 10

Daylight Savings Time begins. Clocks “spring” an hour forward.

The CITA Tango festival (Congreso Internacional de Tango Argentino) in Buenos Aires, Argentina runs through March 17.

FLAMENCO FESTIVAL
Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras ‘Sombras’ closes at New York City Center in Midtown, Manhattan at 3pm. From $35

NYCFC plays its Major League Soccer home opener against D.C. United at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 3pm. From $25

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga (tango dance party) at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12


WEEK 11 ~ March 11 – 17, 2019

Monday, March 11

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

Italian-American hot jazz specialist Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, March 12

Italian-American hot jazz specialist Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Wednesday, March 13

Ballet Contemporáneo de Camagüey makes its U.S. debut with a trio of Cuban ballets in ¡Cuba Aqui! in the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College in Manhattan’s Upper East Side at 7pm. From $15


Thursday, March 14

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

Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15


Friday, March 15

Puerto Rican soprano Nadine Sierra and Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo star in Verdi’s Italian opera ‘Rigoletto’ at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8pm. From $20


Saturday, March 16

The Vive Latino music festival is in Mexico City through tomorrow.

The NY Red Bulls play their Major League Soccer home opener against the San Jose Earthquakes at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ (Newark).

Radio Jarocho, featuring Zenen Zeferino, plays the music and performs the dance of Veracruz, Mexico at BAAD!, the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance in Westchester Square, The Bronx at 7:30pm. From $20


Sunday, March 17

Happy St Patrick’s Day.

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

The New York International Children’s Film Festival ends today.

The St Patrick’s Day Parade marches up Fifth Avenue from 44th St to 79th St, from 11:30 am – about 4:30 pm. Western Irish and northwestern Spaniards share a common genetic and cultural heritage.

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga (tango dance party) at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12


WEEK 12 ~ March 18 – 24, 2019


Monday, March 18

Italian-American hot jazz specialist Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, March 19

It’s the Feast of Saint JosephFesta di San Giuseppe in Italy, El Día del Padre in Spain, Bolivia, and Honduras, and Dia do Pai in Portugal. It’s the Hispanic/Luso Father’s Day. Here’s to all Dads and Step-Dads!

Italian-American hot jazz specialist Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Wednesday, March 20

It’s the first day of Spring in the northern hemisphere, and Fall in the southern hemisphere.

It’s Purim Eve at sundown.

Puerto Rican soprano Nadine Sierra and Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo star in Verdi’s Italian opera ‘Rigoletto’ at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8pm. From $20


Thursday, March 21

It’s World Poetry Day.

It’s World Puppetry Day.

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

The Queens World film festival is at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens through March 31.

2018 “Best Tango Album” Latin Grammy winner Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine Tango Jazz at Terraza 7 in Elmurst, Queens at 9pm. Bar free. Upstairs stage seating $10

Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15


Friday, March 22

It’s Puerto Rican Emancipation Day, the day Puerto Rican slaves were freed in March 22, 1873.


Saturday, March 23

The 7th Colombian Film Festival New York is at Village East Cinemas in Manhattan’s East Village through Tuesday.

The NY Red Bulls play Major League Soccer against Orlando City SC at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ (Newark) at 7pm.

2018 “Best Tango Album” Latin Grammy winner Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine Tango Jazz at Barbès in Park Slope, Brooklyn at 8pm. $10 suggested donation


Sunday, March 24

La Canción, the Puerto Rican hip-hop Off-Broadway musical, is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 11am. From $17

The Macy’s Flower Show in Manhattan’s Garment District is open daily through April 7.

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga (tango dance party) at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12


WEEK 13 ~ March 25 – 31, 2019


Monday, March 25

Venezuelan-American pop singer Mariah Carey plays Radio City Music Hall on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 8pm. From $104

Italian-American hot jazz specialist Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Tuesday, March 26

2018 “Best Tango Album” Latin Grammy winner Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine Tango Jazz for dancing at The Django in Tribeca, Manhattan at 7:30pm. No cover at the bar.

Italian-American hot jazz specialist Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play Iguana in Times Square, Manhattan at 8 & 11pm. $20


Wednesday, March 27

LAST CHANCE THIS SEASON to see La Canción, the Puerto Rican hip-hop Off-Broadway musical, is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 11am. $30

(2018) The New Directors / New Films festival opened at Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art in Midtown, Manhattan on this day and ran through April 8, 2018.


Thursday, March 28

Nobel Prize-winning author Mario Vargas Llosa was born in Arequipa, Peru on March 28, 1936.

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

Johana Copes headlines the Chicago Mini Tango Festival in Chicago, Illinois through Sunday. From $325

It’s opening day in Major League Baseball. The Mets are away.

The Affordable Art Fair New York is at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, Manhattan through Sunday.

The New York Yankees home opener is against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 1:05pm.

Dance traditional Argentine Tango at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan from 9:30pm – 2am. (Classes: Beginners 7pm, Intermediate 8pm). $15


Friday, March 29

The Austin Spring Tango Festival is in Austin, Texas through Sunday. From $270


Saturday, March 30

The New York Yankees play the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 1:05pm.

2018 “Best Tango Album” Latin Grammy winner Pedro Giraudo plays Argentine Tango Jazz for dancing at the Albany Tango Society Anniversary Milonga with Maxi Copello (Argentine) and Raquel Makow (Argentine-American) at the Emma Willard School in Troy, NY (Albany suburb) at 8pm. $35

Dance Argentine Tango at the NYC All Night Milonga at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad, Manhattan from 10pm – 4am.


Sunday, March 31

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

The New York Yankees play the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, The Bronx at 1:05pm.

Spanish Golden Age comedy ‘La celestina’ is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8pm. From $17

Dance Argentine tango at the El Destino milonga (tango dance party) at Solas in Manhattan’s East Village from 6-11pm. $12


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