What’s On March 2016

I was tempted to start this post with a ‘Spring is in the Air’ theme, and then New York made a liar of me and started snowing. Still, looking out the window right now and along Madison Avenue, it does feel like the warmer weather is almost upon us. And that means lots of AWNY events, AAA events, and general fun going on in this great city.

Top picks this month are the New York Historical Library tour with AWNY, the AAA March Reception, and the Affordable Art Fair private tour. All details and links to tix listed below.

The AWNY Committee love to fill the ‘What’s On’ list with events that have an Australian connection. Not only does it inform our AWNY members of Aussie happenings around NYC, it supports fellow Aussies through increased awareness, attendance, and support. But we need you help! If you’ve got an event coming up that will appeal to our members, please let us know as we would be delighted to include it in the monthly What’s On list. Email your event details to awny@aaanyc.org.

Have a great March!

Joanna Hishon, AWNY Communications Lead

The American Australia Association is hosting their March Reception at Interface NYC, 140 West 30th Street on Tuesday March 15th, 6.30pm – 9.00pm. Munch canapes and lamingtons from the Thirsty Koala, and enjoy Australian beer and wine while catching up with Aussie friends. Tickets $25 / $35 and are available here.

Join AWNY for a private tour of the New York Historical Museum Library, 170 Central Park West (at 77th), and discover the story behind the city we call home. Tickets are $23 per person and you can purchase these on the day of the tour. Sunday March 20th, 3.00pm– 4.30pm. Click here for more information and address info.

If you feel your apartment could use a refresh, or if you’re looking for a little design inspiration, get along to the Architectural Digest Design Show, running from Thursday March 17th – Sunday March 20th at Piers 92 and 94, 55th Street (at 12th Ave). Check out home innovations, furnishings, home décor and more. Tickets start at $30 for Friday-Sunday pass (online purchase). More information is available here.

St Patrick’s Day Parade is always a fun spectacle, held on Thursday March 17th, starting at 11.00AM. The Parade runs from 44th -79th St along 5th Ave. More information about the route can be found here.

Check out the New York Children’s Film Festival which runs til March 20th at various locations in the city. Budding film makers can attend camps and there are lots of family friendly films with original and thought provoking content. Befriend monsters, visit a foreign country or planet, uncover a mystery. Great for kids of all ages and adults too! Tickets can be purchased here.

The New York City Craft Beer Festival tickets are now on sale for $55 advanced online purchase. The festival runs from Friday March 25th– Saturday March 26th and is held at the Lexington Avenue Armory (worth a visit just for that) at 68 Lexington Avenue. 150 beers and ciders to sample.

Save the date for the AWNY tour of the Affordable Art Fair, 125 West 18th Street, on Sunday April 3rd at 10.45am (tour from 11.00am-12.00pm). Tickets are $30 and all are welcome. Book your tickets here.

Photo credit: Joanna Hishon