Published March 01, 2021
New York weather in March may be temperamental, but the city that never sleeps can entertain in any circumstance—especially with reduced capacity indoor events back in play.
We’ll break down the incredible museum and garden exhibits, funtivities (have you tried iceless curling yet?), and where to find the best Irish to-go cocktail around this month in our NYC March 2021 guide below:
Grab your lover (or friends!) and come experience an exclusive Date Night at MOIC in collaboration with We’re Not Really Strangers, a card game all about empowering meaningful connections. Enjoy a full tour of 13 magical installations, along with special activities and treats designed to celebrate love in all its forms!
Where: 558 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
When: Thurs - Sun in March
Watching Deadpool with a phenomenal view of NYC, could we ask for more? Skyline Drive-In NYC is a unique drive-in cinema experience at 1 Oak Street, famed for its killer view of the Manhattan Skyline. Plus, their location not only shows movies, it's a real-life photo and filming location for movies today!
Where: 1 Oak St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
ARTECHOUSE, the nation’s first innovative digital art destination, opens its new exhibition season with Geometric Properties by Julius Horsthuis. Explore his mind bending audio-visual journey through infinite geometric patterns of fractal worlds; and reflect on an ideal future that returns to nature and math as a source for inspiration.
Where: 439 W 15th St, New York, NY 10011
When: March 1st - September 6th
While there may not be many reasons to head to Times Square right now, make sure you do for this one month-only onigiri (Japanese rice balls) pop-up. Japanese restaurant, Ootoya, is opening up a take out window with various kinds of onigiri ranging from $3.75 to $5 each.
Where: 141 W 41st Street, NY, 10036
When: Through March 7th
See the new monumental paintings in the Met’s Great Hall created by Monkman, a (Canadian-born) Cree artist renowned for his provocative interventions into Western European and American art history, and for exploring themes of colonization, sexuality, loss, and resilience across a variety of art mediums.
Monkman's gender-fluid alter ego, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, often appears in his work as a time-traveling, shape-shifting, supernatural being who reverses the colonial gaze to challenge perceived notions of history and Indigenous peoples. A must see.
Where: 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028
When: Until April 19, 2021.
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Taking a snow bus from NYC in the early morning hours will be worth it when you're plowing down the ski slopes. Sourced Adventures will provide your ride to and from the mountain, as well as lift tickets and equipment rentals if you need. Finish the day with a hot chocolate (or beer) for optimum results.
For the same cost of dining at a restaurant, CocuSocial provides hands-on cooking or tasting classes led by professional chefs at unique venues. Bring your foodie friends, dates or parents to learn a new recipe and technique from around the world in a relaxed social setting.
Where: Hyatt House Chelsea, 815 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY
Try your hand at the newest winter sensation, iceless curling! Plus, this March you can reserve a “Per-Person Curling Session” to enjoy the evening. Perfect for couples and smaller groups, the reservation includes your own curling lane with an accompanying bubble tent for a 60-minute session on Wednesdays and Thursdays, with food and drinks (*cough* Carafe of Hot Cider*cough*) available for purchase from the nearby Lodge Deck.
Where: Curling Café is located at the Bryant Park café, located at the NE corner of the park.
Thousands of vibrant and varied orchids are blooming at the largest exhibition of its kind in the US. Vine-inspired ribbons, mirrored sculptures, and other artistic embellishments will line your path as you learn about insights into caring for orchids, hear music around the world, and even enjoy an evening cocktail.
From the NY Botanical Garden: “Continuing with reduced indoor capacity, we are forgoing our traditional orchid exhibition this year in favor of a limited Spotlight on Orchids and other permanent plant collections in the Haupt Conservatory.”
Where: 2900 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY 10458-5126
When: Saturday, February 20–Sunday, April 19
With just-because travel still on hold, may we present some brand new staycation options? Recently opened hotels include: Renaissance New York Chelsea, with a pool, sundeck, and skyline views, MADE Hotel, the NoMad "boutique hotel with a global soul," and the Moxy NYC Chelsea Hotel, a new chain with focus on the millennial traveler.
With mass gatherings still on hold for St. Patrick's day, we had to include a nod to an Irish Pub’s socially distant offerings. Service is currently provided in the warm ground floor Taproom, along with a delicious and signature to-go menu full of Irish-infused cocktails. The Dead Rabbit was twice named the World’s Best Bar, and is famed for its Guinness, Irish Coffees and specialty paddy cocktails.
Where: 30-32 Water Street New York, NY 10004
The seasonal conversion of “The Greens” features 28 individual dining cabins for friends to enjoy throughout the winter months. Seating anywhere from two to ten people, the cabins promise to bring guests winter décor, spacious banquette seating, a virtual fireplace, heaters, and floor-to-ceiling views of New York City. This March, for St. Patrick's Day, you can celebrate with a festive and traditional meal – like Shepherd's Pie and an Irish Whiskey Buck.
Where: 89 South St, New York, NY 10038