It feels like we may be coming out of the deep freeze, yet Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on February 2. In Groundhog Day terms, when the chosen groundhog wakes up from hibernation and sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. The woodchuck has spoken. There are some great events happening this month with AWNY, alongside the seemingly endless NYC happenings that should not be missed.
Here’s What’s On in New York, March 2018:
March 12, 7.30pm, AWNY’s Australian Mums & Dads in New York group will be gathering for dinner at Australian-owned East Village restaurant, Flinders Lane for dinner. 3 courses and free corkage $40 a head. RSVP to Australian Mums & Dads in New York group.
March 13, 6.30-8.30pm AWNY proudly presents Australia’s Disruptive Strategy for Accelerating Gender Inequality Panel Discussion: Male Champions of Change at Herbert Smith Freehills in Midtown. Elizabeth Broderick, Australia’s former Sex Discrimination Commissioner will lead a conversation with high-profile Australians spanning the private and public sectors to share their insights on how leaders can step up on gender equality at this important time. Tickets will sell out, so register today. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 20, 6pm for a 6.30pm start, AWNY presents An Evening for Awareness, in conjunction with the MS Society, and sponsored by Telstra (who selected the MS Society as the Australian Charity of the Year). The event is free, and will be held at Australian-owned Bluestone Lane in Times Square. RSVP your attendance via the AAA event page.
Events around town include the unmissable VR World, near the Empire State Building. It’s a great rainy afternoon play date for anyone 10+. Take a friend and just dare them to do the plank. Will they faint? It’s $39 for a 2 hour pass.
The Jim Henson Exhibition is open at the Museum of the Moving Image. Sunday, March 12, 1pm there’s a Screening and live event for those 8 and over.
March 3- April 22, The Orchid Show is an annual event at the New York Botanical Gardens. Go any day but Monday – or for “Orchid Evenings” with music and a special cocktail on Saturday nights after March 17. Admission tickets range between $15-$38 (and free for their members).
March 15-24 is Asia Week in New York. Asian art and culture take over the Noguchi Museum, China Institute, Museum of Modern Art and the Rubin Museum of Art. There’s also a full schedule of films, lectures, symposia, curator talks, tours, auctions and other events.
March 17 from 11am-5pm the NYC St Patrick’s Day Parade can be viewed along 5th Avenue between 44th Street and 79th Street. The Parade can also be watched live on NBCNewYork.com beginning at 11am.
March 25 – April 8 Macy’s Flower Show is the store’s annual welcome to spring with breathtaking floral scenes with blooms, fantasy flowers and lush plants from around the world.
Written by Allison Jurjens
Photo Credits: Ben Hider