New York March 2024

New York March 2024 Events

New York March 2024 Events

Consider New York for a Spring Break Destination!

Average temperature low and high: 36° - 52°
In spring, the chills of a New York City winter start to fade and the city gets ready for sightseeing at iconic landmarks like Central Park and the Empire State Building. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Bronx Zoo, and many show-stopping Broadway performances are also popular NY attractions when the weather starts to warm. And March means St. Patrick's Day--and there is plenty to see and do, including shamrock cruises, parties, bar crawls, and one of the biggest parades of the year to get you into the Irish spirit. Check back here for more March NY events.
The Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival

The Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival

The Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival is a colorful and festive event that takes place annually on Easter Sunday in NYC and welcomes everyone of all ages. Crowds from all over the city and beyond gather along Fifth Avenue to show off their creative and elaborate bonnets, hats, and stylish outfits. The parade is a lively celebration of spring, with participants decked out in their finest Easter attire and unique, eye-catching headwear. It is a tradition that has been going on for roughly 150 years and continues to be a cherished event in the city, attracting locals and tourists alike. If you'd like to participate, make sure you dress to impress, but if you would rather observe, the best spot to watch is near St. Patrick's Cathedral. Past costume and hat ideas have included feathers, flowers, peeps, and a rainbow of colors.

March Event Calendar

Hadestown

Hadestown is a musical that surrounds the romantic, mystical story of young dreamers Orpheus, Eurydice, King Hades, and his wife Persephone. Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2020 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Theater Album, and held in Walter Kerr Theatre, this is a show that you won't want to miss. Get your tickets.

Moulin Rouge - The Musical

Head down to the Al Hirschfeld Theatre for your chance to see Moulin Rouge the Musical, live. Expect thrill, lots of vibrant colors, and nostalgia at this fun-filled Broadway show. With receiving Tony awards for both best musical and best orchestrations, it's a performance that you won't want to miss. Tickets start at $80 and can be purchased here. 

The Book of Mormon

The hit musical The Book of Mormon continues its run at New York's Eugene O'Neill Theatre this spring with several exciting performances. The infamous musical follows the life of a pair of missionaries sent to travel the world to spread the Good Word. Need a reason to attend? Entertainment Weekly quoted the show as “the funniest musical of all time." Purchase tickets now.

The Orchid Show

The Orchid Show

The 21st NYBG Orchid Show: Florals In Fashion will be a special event focused on orchids and fashion and will include the creative designs of Collina Strada by Hillary Taymour, Dauphinette by Olivia Cheng, and FLWR PSTL by Kristen Alpaugh. Guests can see many different orchids in beautiful displays made by these designers and feel close to nature. Also, on some evenings, individuals who are 21 and above can join Orchid Nights, where they can see the show amidst music, buy signature cocktails and enjoy delicious food.

The Lion King

Bring along the kids to this global phenomenon. The multi-award-winning musical, The Lion King, provides a unique theatrical experience the whole family will never forget. You’ll be blown away by New York’s talented performers and will want to sing along with every infamous track. Actors bring your favorite characters to life while carefully interpreting the 1994 TV version. Put down your worries and treat someone to a breathtaking performance they’ll never forget. Buy your tickets today.

Moulin Rouge

Don't miss your chance to experience Moulin Rouge The Musical at New York's Al Hirschfeld Theatre from March 1st to April 30th. Be dazzled and delighted as Baz Luhrmann's revolutionary film comes to life onstage, with a book by Tony Award® winner John Logan, music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by Tony Award® winner Justin Levine, and choreography by Tony Award® winner Sonya Tayeh. Come to Moulin Rouge The Musical to revel in electrifying enchantment to celebrate Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and — above all — Love.

Six The Musical

SIX is a must-see musical that reimagines the six wives of King Henry VIII as modern pop stars. Written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss while they were students at Cambridge University, the show has rocketed to success since its 2017 debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with productions in the West End, on Broadway, and several international tours. The show features witty lyrics and sarcastic dialogue, as each queen takes the stage on their "Divorced, Beheaded, Live" concert tour to make the case that her marriage to Henry VIII was the worst of them all. SIX has won 23 awards in the 2021/2022 Broadway season and is a global sensation that you won't want to miss. Check ticket times and availability.

International Children's Film Festival

International Children\'s Film Festival

The International Children’s Film Festival was first established in 1997 to promote passionate cinematic works for ages between 3 and 18. This popular event showcases 100 animated, live-action short and long films. The film festival is then followed by filmmaker Q&As, workshops, voting, and more. Not only is this a great source of entertainment for youngsters, but it’s an ideal event to expand their learning with tours and thought-provoking sessions.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Put on your best green and get ready to celebrate St. Patty's Day in New York. The St Patrick's Day parade is one of NYC's longest-standing traditions; in fact, it is the world's oldest and largest parade, dating back to 1762. In recent years, the parade has proceeded up 5th Avenue to pass in front of the steps of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, where the city's Archbishop watches. The celebration is free for the public to attend. Additional info can be found online.

Fall Out Boy So Much For (2our) Dust

After the successful first leg of their So Much For (2our) Dust tour, alt-rockers Fall Out Boy have added a string of new performances in 2024. A follow-up to their 8th studio album So Much (For) Stardust, the tour follows two 2023 MTV Video Music Award Nominations and a headlining campaign for NBC Sports and Peacock Big Ten Football.

The "Love From the Other Side" band brings So Much For (2our) Dust to New York's iconic Madison Square Garden on March 22 for a rockin' performance featuring Jimmy Eat World and other special guests. Purchase tickets now for this spring concert event. 

New York Sounds of Spring Festival

New York Sounds of Spring Festival

Sit back and relax as you experience the annual New York Sounds of Spring Festival and discover new talent. There will be young and talented musicians from high schools, colleges, community bands, choirs, and orchestras. The festival is a great opportunity to let the music enthusiast in you absorb New York’s promising, emerging artists showcasing their craft and support them at Carnegie Hall.

Billy Joel - In Concert

American icon and "Piano Man" Billy Joel returns to Madison Square Garden in 2024 for a series of unforgettable concerts. Just added to the line-up, these performances are the last chance for fans to see the legendary artist as he wraps up a record-breaking residency at the landmark NYC venue Madison Square Garden. Get tickets now for the March show, as Joel (and his hits) will be "Movin' Out" of MSG for good this summer.

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Sun, Mar 03 at Tao Downtown TAO Sundays
Thu, Mar 07 at House of Yes BUSHWICK'S GOT TALENT · Variety Show!
Thu, Mar 07 at House of Yes NASTY B!TCH · Ruby Quinn’s HOlympics!
Thu, Mar 07 at House of Yes DIRTY THURSDAY · 90s Night
Fri, Mar 08 at House of Yes DIRTY CIRCUS · Variety Show
Fri, Mar 08 at House of Yes FunHouse of Yes at SXSW presented by Audible • The Knocks (DJ set)
Fri, Mar 08 at House of Yes RED AXES LIVE + Pale Blue, Acid Eastern
Sat, Mar 09 at House of Yes DIRTY CIRCUS · Variety Show
Sat, Mar 09 at House of Yes NIGHT CULT · Kim Ann Foxman · Material Witness
Thu, Mar 14 at House of Yes HOT & FRESH · Burlesque
Thu, Mar 14 at House of Yes NASTY B!TCH · Rara’s Parlor of Reveal
Thu, Mar 14 at House of Yes DIRTY THURSDAY · Sl*t Pop
Things to do in New York

Things to Do in New York in March

Go Shopping in Soho!

Go Shopping in Soho!
New York has a few shopping districts, Soho is one of the more popular ones. The shopping grid runs from Broadway west to Sixth Avenue, and Houston Street south to Canal Street, with Broadway being the most commercial strip. Spend the day splurging in one of the trendiest neighborhoods in NYC, where you'll see items that are sought after all over the world.

Visit the New York Museum of Modern Art

Visit the New York Museum of Modern Art
Artists and enthusiasts should be sure to make a stop by MOMA, a museum often referred to as the largest and most influential museum of modern art in the world. Located in Midtown Manhattan, the 630,000 square foot museum includes an extensive collection of works of architecture and design, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, illustrated books and artist's books, film, and electronic media.