NYC March Events and Activities Calendar

New York City Events March 2020 include Billy Joel, Celine Dion, Billie Eilish and Jerry Seinfeld shows, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick on Broadway. Other Broadway premieres include The Lehman Trilogy and the new Diana Broadway Musical. Events include Winter Wine Fest, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Basketball and Hockey, Orchid Show and the Macy’s Flower Show. March is THE month to save on New York Passes for the rest of the year before they all increase their prices.

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Top NYC March Events

  • March Madness Basketball
  • Edge Observation Deck Opens in Hudson Yards
  • Orchid Show @ New York Botanical Garden
  • Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick on Broadway
  • Billy Joel, Jerry Seinfeld, Celine Dion
  • Macy’s Flower Show
  • NYC Winter Wine Fest
  • St Patrick’s Day Parade
  • NY Rangers Hockey @ MSG
  • NY Knicks Basketball @ MSG

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New York City Gift Ideas

There are so many fantastic New York City Gift Ideas that will bring a smile to anyone who lives here, is moving to NYC or is just visiting for a few days. You can treat your loved ones of any age to almost anything in NYC, like foodie gift cards, Broadway gift cards, or a special experience as a gift for someone visiting New York.

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NYC Concerts Shows March 2020

March New York City Concerts Shows

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NYC March Sports

March is the Month of College Basketball, as well as a great time to catch one of our many professional sports teams in action! Knicks and Nets basketball is underway, as is the NY Rangers and Islanders hockey season, and the NYCFC kicks off at Yankee Stadium.

  • Big East Men’s Basketball Tournament – March 11-14 @ MSG
  • Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship – March 11-15, 2020 @ Barclays Center
  • 83rd Annual Postseason NIT – March 31 & April 2 @ MSG

Make sure to add a NYC Game Day to your NYC vacation – it’s an absolute MUST in NYC and a great indoor activity when it’s cold outside!

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Hotels Near Penn Station, NYC

Staying near Penn Station / Madison Square Garden is a great idea when staying late for the Rangers, Knicks or your favorite concert, arrive or leave early via Amtrak or LIRR or just want to stay in a very affordable area of Manhattan steps from the Empire State Building, Macy's and no more than a 15 minute subway ride anywhere in Manhattan. Some of our top picks near Penn Station include:

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Off Broadway Most Popular Shows

A real New Yorker knows never to underestimate the value of an Off Broadway Show! Famous Broadway Shows that got their start Off Broadway include Hamilton, RENT, A Chorus Line, HAIR, Avenue Q, In the Heights and Little Shop of Horrors. Catch a top Off Broadway pick before the prices go uptown!

Rock of Ages Broadway Musical

  • Rock of Ages - an arena-rock love story told through the mind-blowing, face-melting hits of Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake
  • Jersey Boys @ New World Stages - Jersey Boys is back to tell the story of how Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons went from being unknown New Jersey kids to international pop superstars. 
  • Blue Man Group - classic favorite for families of all ages (Ages 5+). Let these bald and blue actors take you through a multi-sensory experience combining theater, percussive music, art, science and vaudeville..it's kind of unexplainable, but super fun!

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Save with a New York City Attractions Pass

Get savings coupons and find the best New York City Discount Pass for your NYC vacation. Unbiased reviews of the New York City Sightseeing Passes. Which is the BEST – NY Sightseeing Pass, New York City Explorer Pass, New York Pass or New York CityPASS?

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New Hotels in Manhattan

New hotels in Manhattan give you access to crisp sheets, new linens, towels, restaurants, rooftops and more before anyone else gets to them. While you may have to deal with some grand opening kinks, you'll often get amazing rates at the newest Manhattan hotels before the full buzz is out there for everyone to discover. Recently opened hotels include:

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Edge NYC Opens March 2020

Edge NYC is home to our newest observation deck and has all kinds of new bells and whistles. Edge showcases a 100th floor outdoor deck that extends 80 feet away from the building, a glass bottom to view the entire city below, an elevator that shoots you sky-high in 60 seconds and an angled glass wall allowing you to feel like you’re hanging over the edge of Manhattan. Edge and the dining experience are scheduled to open March 11, 2020.

Sightsee from the Sky

Top of the Rock, Empire State Building, One World Observatory or Edge? Which is best and, if we have to choose, which should we visit? There is no easy answer, but here are some facts to help guide your choice.

New York City Tourist Attractions

  • Empire State Building - (86 and 102 floors) Best for patient movie and history buffs who need to check it off their bucket list. Recently redone indoor 102nd Floor Observatory
  • Top of the Rock - (67-70 floors) Best for sweeping 360° vista views, including of the Empire State Building and Central Park. Shorter lines and cheaper than the ESB.
  • One World Observatory - (100-102 floors) Best for homage to the Twin Towers. Modern and high tech, with phenomenal views
  • Edge - (100-101 floors) opening March 2020, highest outdoor observation deck, glass bottom floor, deck extends 80 feet away from building (photo)

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March Things to do with Kids in New York

Flowers, Passover, Purim, St Paddy’s Day, Circus, Broadway and more. Great things to do with kids in March include:

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New York City Hotels with Kids

When booking your New York City Hotels with Kids, you want to make sure to get the most for your money and your children's experience of NYC. While almost ANY hotel in NYC is family-friendly, some hotels really stand out when welcoming your precious little ones.

New York City Hotels with Kids

See all our top picks for the best Family and Kids hotels in NYC.

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March Broadway Show Picks

Check out our newest Broadway Shows and top NYC Insider Picks for March!

Plaza Suite Comedy Play

Plaza Suite Comedy Play - Sarah Jessica Parker & Mathew Broderick

March 13-July 12, 2020 - Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker return to Broadway together in this hilarious and piercing look at love and marriage by Neil Simon. The play is composed of three acts, in which Broderick and Parker play different couples, all set in Suite 719 of The Plaza Hotel. The first act is a long-wed couple revisiting their honeymoon suite, the second is a Hollywood producer and his old flame, while the third act is a married couple on their daughter's wedding day.

The Lehman Trilogy Broadway Play

The Lehman Trilogy Broadway Play

Directed by Academy Award®, Tony® and Golden Globe® winner Sam Mendes, The Lehman Trilogy follows three brothers from their arrival in America in search of a new life, to the collapse of the firm they established, to the resulting financial crisis, the largest in history. The Wall Street Journal says, "You should crawl across broken glass to see it." NYC Insider Guide saw this in London and it was AMAZING! The acting is superb, the characters indelible and the set design totally unique. This is a true New Yorkers play and a must-see. Previews March 7, 2020

Diana Broadway Musical

Diana Broadway Musical - Previews: March 2, 2020

When Lady Diana Spencer married Prince Charles, she instantly became a cultural phenomenon. Leading fiercely with her heart, Princess Diana stood up for her family, her country and herself. She defied expectations, she rocked the royals and she created a legacy that will endure forever. DIANA is the electrifying new musical about a woman who chose to be fearless, and as a result became timeless.

Six the Musical Broadway

Six the Musical Broadway

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. Six centers on the six ex-wives of King Henry VIII, who take the mic to reclaim their identities out of the shadow of their infamous spouse. They remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st century girl power. Previews: February 13, 2020. Tickets on sale through September 2020.

Girl From The North Country Broadway Musical

Girl From The North Country Broadway Musical - Music by Bob Dylan

In 1934, a family down on their luck attempts to survive the Great Depression. Only a song can shake off the dust for one group of wayward souls - and old dreams may hold the promise of new beginnings. Reimagining the music of Bob Dylan as roof-raising ensemble pieces and soul-stirring solos, celebrated playwright Conor McPherson writes and directs this heartbreaking and universal story about family and love. Previews February 7, 2020. Ages 12+

Jagged Little Pill Broadway Musical

Jagged Little Pill Broadway Musical

The Healys are a picture-perfect family, but looks can be deceiving. When the cracks beneath the surface begin to show, they must choose between maintaining the status quo or facing harsh truths about themselves, their community, and the world around them. Featuring Alanis Morissette’s iconic songs including “Ironic,” “You Oughta Know,” and “Hand In My Pocket,” plus brand-new songs written for the show. Previews: November 3, 2019

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Things To Do in New York in March

Things To Do in New York in March

From March Madness to huge shopping deals, there are lots of great things to do in New York in March. For starters, Broadway, the Opera, Museums and Philharmonic are all going strong, letting you enjoy plenty of NYC culture indoors. For the sports nuts, there’s something to watch every day of the month, both pro and college and for the partiers, well, St. Patrick’s Day and all the surrounding debauchery. Don’t miss our insider tips and guide to a great March in NYC.

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March weather can go either way – so you have to look at both things to do in Winter and Things to do in New York in Spring. You may be sledding one day and taking a beautiful bike ride the next. On warmer days, spring is the time to take advantage of rooftops, biking, tennis, volleyball, walking tours and so much more.

Fun Things to do in New York in Winter

There are so many things to do in New York in Winter, making it one of the BEST times to visit NYC. Yes, the weather can be cold and wet, so it is a risk. However, there are two huge payoffs, depending on a pre-or post holidays visit. Some of our favorite picks are:

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Fun Things to do in New York in Spring

Things to do in New York in Spring

There are hundreds of fun things to do in New York in Spring. With the cherry blossoms, green foliage, sparkling rivers and warm weather as your backdrop, Spring is the time to take advantage of rooftops, biking, tennis, volleyball, walking tours and so much more.

Here are some of our top picks for Fun Things to do in New York in Spring.

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Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden

Orchid Show New York Botanical Garden

Saturday, February 15, 2020 – Sunday, April 19, 2020

(2019 Info) The annual Orchid Show is a dazzling tribute to Singapore—one of the world’s greatest orchid cultures—where these storied flowers are an integral part of the life of this vibrant “City in a Garden.” Elaborate and kaleidoscopic displays throughout the galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory explode with orchids in an amazing array of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures. The largest exhibition of its kind in the United States also offers insight into caring for orchids, music from around the world, and a gorgeous setting for evening cocktails.

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Macy’s Flower Show

Macy's Flower Show

2020 TBD
March 24 – April 7, 2019
Macy’s Herald Square
151 W 34st St

Journey to Paradisios, this year’s space-inspired floral fantasy, returns to Macy’s Herald Square to the delight of flora fans.

Visitors will be transported into a multi-dimensional world of space, adventure and discovery through flora and eccentrically landscaped gardens that celebrate the wonder and mystery of the planet Paradisios. The show brings to life the cosmic tale of Space Flight Director Lucy Ryder and her discovery of the planet Paradisios – a pristine exoplanet, untouched by human technology and filled with resplendent plant life. Ryder and R.H. Macy IV (a pilot-turned-cosmonaut and the great-great-great grandson of Macy’s founder) set out on the adventure of a lifetime as they discover the planet’s extraterrestrial beings and fantastic flora.

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Skip the Line and Do NYC VIP Style

Do you know how many attractions and tours let you skip (most) of the lines and be treated like a VIP? Save HOURS on your NYC Vacation.

Empire State Building: Express Entry (86th Fl)

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One World Observatory: Skip The Line (Priority Reserved)

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9/11 Memorial & Museum: Skip The Line

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Empire State Building: Silver Access (86 & 102 for Fee)

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Empire State Building: Day and Night Entry

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VIP: EmptyMet Tour Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum: Priority Entrance

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Skip the Line: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Flexible Date

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Skip The Line: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

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NYC Travel Vacation Advice

New York Travel Planning

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NYC Events Today

NYC events today, like every day, include shows, concerts, Broadway, sports, kids events and much more. Check our NYC events calendar to see things to do in NYC today, NYC Events, shows in NYC tonight, events in NYC tonight, NYC events this weekend and more New York City upcoming events!

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Lincoln Center - Opera, Ballet, NY Philharmonic, Jazz, Broadway

You really haven't been to NYC until you experience THE beating heart of our Arts & Culture scene, Lincoln Center, home to the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, NYC Ballet, Julliard School, Broadway and so much more. See what NYC's (always amazing) classic cultural scene has to offer while you are here.

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New York City Winter Wine Fest

New York City Winter Wine Fest February

2020 TBD
Saturday March 9, 2019
PlayStation Theatre, 44th and Broadway

Warm up from the cold with over 250 high-quality, unique wines from around the world for tasting. Expect small boutique vineyards producing better quality wines at more affordable prices and cleanse your palette between tastings with cheese, bread, and crudités, while listening to live jazz.

More Info: www.nywinefestivals.com

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Save Big on Things to do in New York City

New York City Coupons and Discounts are available for almost everything one can do in NYC: concerts, shows, Broadway, sports, events, tours, attractions, beauty and spa and much more! See All: Insider Guide to ALL our NYC Coupons

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How to Save on Hotels in New York City

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NYC St Patrick’s Day and Parade

NYC Parades St Patricks Day Parade

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

To some, St. Patricks Day in New York City is one of the most serious days of the year – and by serious, I mean serious partying! Whether you are Irish or just love Irish Pubs and Crawls, NYC has a ton of St. Patrick’s Day things to do ranging from the famous St. Patricks Day Parade and St. Patrick’s Cathedral to the world’s largest Pub Crawl or more sophisticated “only in NYC.”

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Rangers MSG Schedule

New York Rangers Tickets

Get your New York Rangers tickets and schedule to see our NY hockey team live in action at Madison Square Garden. The NY Rangers have made the finals and/or playoffs the last six consecutive seasons. Their games are the easiest sporting events in NYC to attend, right in Midtown Manhattan, a block from the Empire State Building.

NY Rangers Schedule – Home Games March


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Knicks MSG Schedule

New York Knicks Tickets

No matter how they are performing, Knicks games are always a blast and there's nothing like an event at MSG. Come join our NY basketball team live in action at Madison Square Garden, "The World’s Most Famous Arena." Go NYC style with cheap seats, fast paced sports action, hot dogs and beer and cheer on the New York Knicks today! As a general rule, with plenty of exceptions, basketball games start at either 7:30pm or 12:00pm, November through April.

NY Knicks Schedule – Home Games March


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Brooklyn Nets Schedule

Brooklyn Nets Tickets

The Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center is a true NYC experience. They offer classic Brooklyn foods like Nathan’s hot dogs and Juniors’ cheesecake, and have Jay-Z as a part owner! Jay-Z's 40/40 club in the luxury sections of Barclays center serves drinks until 2am. With 2,000 seats at Barclay's Center costing $25 or less, professional basketball is now available to everyone! See Brooklyn's newest team bring it New York style.

Brooklyn Nets Schedule – Home Games March


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Things to Do in NYC by Month

Our Event Calendars show you exactly which events occur by day, but our Things to Do monthly guides highlight seasonal tours, bike rides, best time for boat cruises, when to buy tickets, the biggest sales and all the optimal times to do activities by month.

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