The sun is shining. The weather is (almost) tolerable. New Yorkers are beginning to dream of parks and rooftop bars and brunch outdoors again. Spring is just around the corner.
With the city slowly waking from winter hibernation, it’s time to consider venturing out of the warmth and comfort of your apartment. This month packs plenty of excitement in the Big Apple, from food tastings, to booze fests, to art shows and burlesque. These are our picks for the best things to do in New York City in March.
Food & Drink
Edible Manhattan’s Good Spirits: March 3, 2016
Raise a glass to NYC’s best booze and bites at Edible Manhattan’s Good Spirits. This year will be the seventh edition of the popular event, which showcases domestic and international spirit brands alongside plates from local restaurants. A $60 ticket gives you three hours to slam down as much as your stomach can handle. This year’s participants include Brooklyn Gin, Dirty Burger, Kings County Distillery, NeverSink Spirits, Rekorderlig Cider, Rum Diplomático, Prohibition Bakery, and many more.
Brisket King Of NYC: March 16, 2016
Who will be crowned New York City’s master of meat? Find out at Brisket King of NYC, the annual meat mecca hosted by Jimmy’s No. 43. The 2016 edition will focus on new takes on brisket that reflect the ethnic traditions of NYC. Pitmasters from Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Mable’s Smokehouse, Marlow and Daughters, Kimchi Smoke, Hill Country Barbecue, Beast of Bourbon and more will take part. An all-you-can-eat-and-drink ticket will set you back $90.
Art & Culture
The Armory Show: March 3-6, 2016
The Armory Show, a leading international contemporary and modern art fair, is one of the most important events on the annual arts calendar in New York City. Now in its 22nd year, The Armory Show is a firmly established NYC cultural institution. Join the world’s foremost galleries, international collectors, curators, artists, and appreciators for three days of innovative print, paint, photography, multimedia, and mixed material pieces on Piers 92 and 94.
New York International Auto Show: March 25 – April 3, 2016
See tomorrow’s hottest cars before they hit the streets at the New York International Auto Show. Held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, this high-octane affair is not only North America’s most attended auto show, but also its oldest (the inaugural edition was held in 1900). Today the event showcases the automotive world’s most cutting-edge designs and extraordinary innovations, from brand-new production vehicles to the latest futuristic concept cars. Nearly 1,000 cars and trucks will be on display in 2016.
BangOn!NYC presents SESSIONS 001: March 4, 2016
Mind-blowing performance art and booze bacchanalias are the name of the BangOn!NYC game. The legendary party producers are launching a new venture this month, a recurring party series called SESSIONS. SESSIONS will turn the spotlight on some of BangOn!NYC’s favorite talent in more intimate venues, without losing the classic flair you’ve come to know and love. SESSIONS 001 promises aerialists, fire performers, costumed go-go dancers, a silent disco, and many more surprises and discoveries throughout the night.
St. Patrick’s Day For Sinners: March 18, 2016
This St. Patrick’s Day, skip the drunken douchebaggery in favor of a different breed of debauchery: Wasabassco’s St Patrick’s Day for Sinners. There will be no green beer and no crappy Irish cover bands, just an all-redhead cast of burlesque beauties taking their clothes off in creative ways. Starring Nasty Canasta, Albert Cadabra, Amelia Knot, Cherry Brown, Francine The Lucid Dream, Gal Friday, Nina La Voix, Stormy Leather, Sydni Deveraux, Varla Velour, and Doc Wasabassco.