NYC Around Town March




Monday, March 1st

Rockers on Broadway - Rocks to Rebuild! For Haiti's Children - 8:00pm B.B. King Blues Club & Grill; 237 W. 42 St. (7-8 Aves.)
Starring from Broadway--Tony award winner Alice Ripley, Tony nominees Constantine Maroulis and Bobby Spencer, plus members of the casts of Jersey Boys, Billy Elliot, Rock of Ages and West Side Story. Rockers include Grammy winner Larry Gatlin, Rock Hall member Gene Cornish (The Rascals), The Guitar Club for Men and singer/songwriter Kate Taylor. Special guest - Sopranos star Vinny Pastore, plus some surprises. Proceeds go to Save The Children + Unicef. $40 Adv/$45 Day of show. (212)997-4144

Wednesday, March 3rd

*Shot On This Spot Launch Event - 6:00pm On Location Tours, (212)683-2027
Join On Location Tours for a city-wide event that spotlights local businesses that have been featured in film and television. The “Shot On This Spot” kick-off event will include discounts and special happenings at all participating locations, including an assortment of restaurants and retail businesses that have been used in filming. Transportation between locations will be provided. RSVP to paulineg@onlocationtours.com

*Earth Celebrations Costume Workshops - 6:00-9:00pm The Courtyard Gallery; World Financial Center, 200 Vesey Street
teens & adults create the spectacular costumes, masks, and giant puppets for the Hudson River Pageant, inspired by the diverse marine species of the Hudson River. Workshops culminate in Earth Celebrations' Hudson River Pageant, on Saturday, May 22nd, 2010. (212) 777-7969

Friday, March 5th

*Cosmic Cabaret Cinema: It Came From Outer Space - 9:30pm Rubin Museum of Art;
150 West 17th Street
Based on an original screen treatment by Ray Bradbury, this was one of the first films to not ascribe evil intentions to alien visitors. It was also part of the golden era of 3-D filmmaking. 1953, Jack Arnold, U.S., 81 minutes. Introduced by S.C. Butler. “Cosmic Cabaret Cinema” series feature films that explore a new frontier in humankind’s understanding of the universe. Free with $7 bar minimum. (212) 620-5000 ext. 344

Classic Cocktails, Classic Film - 6:30-8:30pm Astor Center; 399 Lafayette St. (at East 4th St.)
With Nora Maynard. Sip on a series of delicious drinks while a collection of clips from some of American cinema’s best-loved classics-as well as from a few lesser-known celluloid gems, roll. Learn the colorful stories behind the cocktails, and get practical tips on how to mix up a perfect batch for yourself at home. The evening will leave you thoroughly stirred, gently shaken, and always entertained. $45 (212)674-7501

*Free Jazz Night - 7:00pm Downtown Community Center; 120 Warren Street
Take the winter blues away with the Alex Levin Trio. (212)766-1104

Saturday, March 6th

*Knights! - 1:00pm The Cloisters Museum and Gardens; 99 Margaret Corbin Drive
Fort Tryon Park
Discover medieval knights in the artworks at The Cloisters. Learn about the lives and training of these valiant warriors and hear about their adventures. Children ages four through twelve and their families are invited for an hour-long program at The Cloisters Museum and Gardens, the branch of the Metropolitan Museum devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe, located in northern Manhattan. (212)650–2280.

Wild Food and Ecology Tour and Talk with "Wildman" Steve Brill - 11:45am-3:45pm Central Park
If you ever get stranded in Central Park, a tour with Wildman Steve Brill might help you survive. You'll know him by his raggedy beard, shorts, hiking boots, and pith helmet, leading groups of eager-eyed followers while instructing them on what flora and fauna they can forage -- breaking off a stick of some edible tree and gnawing on it as an example. Brill's Central Park tours are not only hilarious, they are educational. If you're lucky, maybe he'll regale you with his tale of his arrest by a park ranger for eating a dandelion. Suggested donation $15. Reserve/confirm at (914) 835-2153 at least 24 hours in advance.


*Earth Celebrations Puppet Workshops - 12:00-4:00pm The Courtyard Gallery; World Financial Center, 200 Vesey Street
teens & adults create the spectacular costumes, masks, and giant puppets for the Hudson River Pageant, inspired by the diverse marine species of the Hudson River. Workshops culminate in Earth Celebrations' Hudson River Pageant, on Saturday, May 22nd, 2010. (212) 777-7969

*Jam Music Workshop - 10:30am-12:00pm Apple Store; Upper West Side
Using GarageBand, we’ll teach families to compose a song with loops, beats, and even their own vocals. At the end of the workshop, they’ll have a finished song on a CD and ideas for future music projects. Must preregister here.

*Action Movie Workshop - 2:30pm-4:00pm Apple Store; Upper West Side
This workshop will teach families how to import footage, crop video clips, and add special effects to produce their own movie with iMovie. When they’ve finished, these budding filmmakers can take home their masterpiece on a DVD. Must preregister here.

Sunday, March 7th

Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House series - 1:00pm Symphony Space; 2537 Broadway, 95th Street
The bestselling creator of the wildly popular award-winning series that travels back in time and to distant lands talks about her books with kids ages 6 and up. The event includes a discussion with the audience, a creative writing project, and a book signing. $8 - $20.


*Snap Photo Workshop - 10:30am–12:00pm Apple Store; Upper West Side
Using iPhoto, we’ll show families how to edit, print, and share photos and how to make photo albums and slideshows. At the end of the workshop they’ll have a DVD of their photos and ideas for future projects. Must preregister here.

*Show Presentation Workshop - 2:30pm-4:00pm Apple Store, Upper West Side
Learn how to create stunning presentations using Keynote, amazing graphs and charts using Numbers and stylish documents using Pages. Kids will go home with lots of great ideas on becoming a presenter. Must preregister here.

Wednesday, March 10th

*"First Light" Soiree - 8:30pm-10:30pm The Inwood Astronomy Project Cloisters Lawn in Fort Tryon Park on the west side of the Park Drive, overlooking the Hudson River
In celebration of the debut of the Obsession 15 UC telescope. The Obsession will be the largest amateur scope available for free use by the public. All astronomy programs are clear-sky dependent. Please call the Astronomy Hotline at (917) 529-2359 to confirm favorable weather conditions.

*Earth Celebrations Costume Workshops - 6:00-9:00pm The Courtyard Gallery; World Financial Center, 200 Vesey Street
teens & adults create the spectacular costumes, masks, and giant puppets for the Hudson River Pageant, inspired by the diverse marine species of the Hudson River. Workshops culminate in Earth Celebrations' Hudson River Pageant, on Saturday, May 22nd, 2010. (212) 777-7969

Thursday, March 11th

*Irish Heritage Concert - 7:00pm St. Patrick's Cathedral; 460 Madison Ave.
What better way is there to celebrate the festivity of St. Patrick’s Day than with a concert of traditional and contemporary music at St. Patrick’s Cathedral? Celebrate Irish Heritage at a time and place where everyone is Irish. (212)753-2261

*St. Patrick's Day Crafts - 2:00pm-4:00pm Chess & Checkers House, Central Park; mid-park at 64th Street
A festive afternoon filled with seasonally-themed arts and crafts. All ages welcome!(212)794-4064

Friday, March 12th

*Cosmic Cabaret Cinema: Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet - 9:30 PM Rubin Museum of Art; 150 West 17th Street
1968, Franco Zeffirelli, UK/Italy, 138 minutes. Introduced by Ellen Kushner. “Cosmic Cabaret Cinema” series feature films that explore a new frontier in humankind’s understanding of the universe. Free with $7 bar minimum. (212) 620-5000 ext. 344

*Community Sing with Take 6 - 7:00pm The Apollo Theater; 253 West 125th Street between 7th & 8th Avenue
The audience is encouraged to continue the tradition of “getting in on the act” by singing along with Take 6 as the Grammy Award-winning a cappella group teaches vocal exercises and techniques, along with some music history. Free event, but tickets required from Box Office (available beginning March 5 at 10AM). Maximum of three tickets per person or 10 tickets per organization (signed letter from organization required).

The New York Pops "Celtic Music: A St. Patrick's Day Celebration" - 8:00pm Carnegie Hall; 57th Street and Seventh Avenue
For St. Patrick’s Day, it’s a gala Celtic evening, featuring some of the biggest stars of Irish music. These include Ronan Tynan, the surging Irish tenor; Celtic Woman’s Méav, with her pure soprano; Liz Knowles and her rollicking fiddle, from Riverdance; and Kieran O’Hare’s tin whistle and pipes. The music’s greener on this side. $33 - $104

*Free Jazz Night - 7:00pm Downtown Community Center; 120 Warren Street
Take the winter blues away with the Alex Levin Trio. (212)766-1104

Saturday, March 13th

Little Ireland and Little Italy History and Tasting Tour - 1:00pm & 3:45pm NYC Discovery Walking Tours
Commemorate not one, but TWO ethnic celebrations ...and satisfy your appetite as well. Celebrate the upcoming St Patty's Day (March 17) and St. Joseph's Day (March 19) with a stroll through the former Little Ireland, with its Irish heritage sites, and a history and tasting tour of Little Italy, which ONLY once a year prepares pastries in devotion to St. Joseph. $23 includes food. For reservations and meeting place; (212)465-3331 or nycdiscovery@hotmail.com

Wild Food and Ecology Tour and Talk with "Wildman" Steve Brill - 11:45am-3:45pm Central Park
If you ever get stranded in Central Park, a tour with Wildman Steve Brill might help you survive. You'll know him by his raggedy beard, shorts, hiking boots, and pith helmet, leading groups of eager-eyed followers while instructing them on what flora and fauna they can forage -- breaking off a stick of some edible tree and gnawing on it as an example. Brill's Central Park tours are not only hilarious, they are educational. If you're lucky, maybe he'll regale you with his tale of his arrest by a park ranger for eating a dandelion. Suggested donation $15. Reserve/confirm at (914) 835-2153 at least 24 hours in advance.

*Earth Celebrations Puppet Workshops - 12:00-4:00pm The Courtyard Gallery; World Financial Center, 200 Vesey Street
teens & adults create the spectacular costumes, masks, and giant puppets for the Hudson River Pageant, inspired by the diverse marine species of the Hudson River. Workshops culminate in Earth Celebrations' Hudson River Pageant, on Saturday, May 22nd, 2010. (212) 777-7969

*Jam Music Workshop - 9:00am-10:30am Apple Store; 5th Avenue
Using GarageBand, we’ll teach families to compose a song with loops, beats, and even their own vocals. At the end of the workshop, they’ll have a finished song on a CD and ideas for future music projects.

Sunday, March 14th Daylight Savings Begins

Percy Jackson at The Met - 1:00pm The Metropolitan Museum of Art; 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
Calling all demigods and mortals! Rick Riordan, author of the award-winning book series, Percy Jackson & the Olympians; talks about gods and heroes, his love of Greek mythology, and why he chose to feature the Met in The Lightning Thief. $15 (212)535-7710

The Paper Bag Players Great Mummy Adventure - 3:00pm Symphony Space; 2537 Broadway at 95th Street
From a thrilling journey to the land of the pharaohs in search of a mysterious Mummy to the lyrical story of a postman who dream he's a butterfly; from a picnic that turns into a dance-a-thon and the whole audience joins in to the paint-flying musical finale. A merry mix of stories, music, painting, audience participation, paper bag costumes and scenery - and adventure! $15 - $30 (212)864-5400

Little Ireland and Little Italy History and Tasting Tour - 12:00pm & 2:45pm NYC Discovery Walking Tours
Commemorate not one, but TWO ethnic celebrations ...and satisfy your appetite as well. Celebrate the upcoming St Patty's Day (March 17) and St. Joseph's Day (March 19) with a stroll through the former Little Ireland, with its Irish heritage sites, and a history and tasting tour of Little Italy, which ONLY once a year prepares pastries in devotion to St. Joseph. $23 includes food. (212)465-3331

Tuesday, March 16th

The Addams Family: An Evilution -
6:30pm Museum of the City of New York; 1220 Fifth Avenue
Presenting more than 200 cartoons created by Charles Addams (1912–1988), many of them never before published. Join author Kevin Miserocchi, for an illustrated lecture as well as a discussion of the “evilution” of the Addams Family as they developed as mainstays of Addams’s cartoons. Reservations required. $8 - $12. (212)534-1672

Wednesday, March 17th St. Patrick's Day

*249th NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade - 11:00am 5th Avenue
The Parade starts at 44th Street and marches up Fifth Avenue past St. Patrick's Cathedral at 50th Street all the way up past the American Irish Historical Society at 83rd and the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 83rd Street to 86th Street, where the parade finishes around 4:30-5:00pm. For the best views: To avoid the crowds that pack the sidewalks below 59th Street, go anywhere North of 66th Street and Fifth Avenue. The upper steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art provide a great view. You can get a close-up view of the marchers at 86th Street where the Parade route ends and the marchers disband and embark to go home or to celebrate.

*Earth Celebrations Costume Workshops - 6:00 - 9:00pm The Courtyard Gallery; World Financial Center, 200 Vesey Street
teens & adults create the spectacular costumes, masks, and giant puppets for the Hudson River Pageant, inspired by the diverse marine species of the Hudson River. Workshops culminate in Earth Celebrations' Hudson River Pageant, on Saturday, May 22nd, 2010. (212) 777-7969

Friday, March 19th

*Cosmic Cabaret Cinema: Contact - 9:30pm Rubin Museum of Art;
150 West 17th Street
Jodie Foster plays the lead in this cinematic envisioning of Carl Sagan's novel. 1997, Robert Zemeckis, U.S., 150 minutes. Introduced by Brett Helquist. “Cosmic Cabaret Cinema” series feature films that explore a new frontier in humankind’s understanding of the universe. Free with $7 bar minimum. (212) 620-5000 ext. 344

The Benefit for Haiti Comedy Show - 8:30pm Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street
All the proceeds will be donated to the relief efforts in Haiti. The performers are Nikki Carr, Jay the Comedian, Kenny Williams, and Mike Britt. $20 (212)864-5400

*Free Jazz Night - 7:00pm Downtown Community Center; 120 Warren Street
Take the winter blues away with the Alex Levin Trio. (212)766-1104

Saturday, March 20th First Day of Spring

*Weaving Tales - 1:00pm The Cloisters Museum and Gardens; 99 Margaret Corbin Drive
Fort Tryon Park
Explore the artistry of medieval tapestries. Investigate how stories of mythical beasts, noble heroes, and exciting events were told through this special art form. Children ages four through twelve and their families are invited for an hour-long program at The Cloisters Museum and Gardens, the branch of the Metropolitan Museum devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe, located in northern Manhattan. (212)650–2280. Free with Museum admission.

Girl Scout Day - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum;
Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street
Celebrate Women’s History Month and learn all about female space pioneers. With hands-on activities, lectures and more! Reservations are required and booked by troop. (646) 381-5010

The Paper Bag Players Great Mummy Adventure - 11:00am and 2:00pm Symphony Space; 2537 Broadway at 95th Street
From a thrilling journey to the land of the pharaohs in search of a mysterious Mummy to the lyrical story of a postman who dream he's a butterfly; from a picnic that turns into a dance-a-thon and the whole audience joins in to the paint-flying musical finale. A merry mix of stories, music, painting, audience participation, paper bag costumes and scenery - and adventure! $15 - $30 (212)864-5400

Little Ireland and Little Italy History and Tasting Tour - 2:30pm NYC Discovery Walking Tours
Commemorate not one, but TWO ethnic celebrations ...and satisfy your appetite as well. Celebrate the upcoming St Patty's Day (March 17) and St. Joseph's Day (March 19) with a stroll through the former Little Ireland, with its Irish heritage sites, and a history and tasting tour of Little Italy, which ONLY once a year prepares pastries in devotion to St. Joseph. $23 includes food. (212)465-3331

*Earth Celebrations Puppet Workshops - 12:00-4:00pm The Courtyard Gallery; World Financial Center, 200 Vesey Street
teens & adults create the spectacular costumes, masks, and giant puppets for the Hudson River Pageant, inspired by the diverse marine species of the Hudson River. Workshops culminate in Earth Celebrations' Hudson River Pageant, on Saturday, May 22nd, 2010. (212) 777-7969

Sunday, March 21st

NYRR Half-Marathon - tbd New York Road Runners Central Park
The course of the NYC Half-Marathon will take runners through the heart of the city, into Times Square, and finish in the Battery Park area of lower Manhattan.

Little Ireland and Little Italy History and Tasting Tour - 12:00pm & 2:45pm NYC Discovery Walking Tours
Commemorate not one, but TWO ethnic celebrations ...and satisfy your appetite as well. Celebrate the upcoming St Patty's Day (March 17) and St. Joseph's Day (March 19) with a stroll through the former Little Ireland, with its Irish heritage sites, and a history and tasting tour of Little Italy, which ONLY once a year prepares pastries in devotion to St. Joseph. $23 includes food. (212)465-3331

Wednesday, March 24th

*Earth Celebrations Costume Workshops - 6:00-9:00pm The Courtyard Gallery; World Financial Center, 200 Vesey Street
teens & adults create the spectacular costumes, masks, and giant puppets for the Hudson River Pageant, inspired by the diverse marine species of the Hudson River. Workshops culminate in Earth Celebrations' Hudson River Pageant, on Saturday, May 22nd, 2010. (212) 777-7969

Friday, March 26th

*Cosmic Cabaret Cinema: A Matter of Life and Death (Stairway to Heaven) - 9:30pm Rubin Museum of Art; 150 West 17th Street
Fallen aviator David Niven argues for his life before a celestial court. With Kim Hunter. Introduced by multiple Academy Award winner Thelma Schoonmaker. 1946, Powell & Pressburger, UK, 104 minutes.“Cosmic Cabaret Cinema” series feature films that explore a new frontier in humankind’s understanding of the universe. Free with $7 bar minimum. (212) 620-5000 ext. 344

*Free Jazz Night - 7:00pm Downtown Community Center; 120 Warren Street
Take the winter blues away with the Alex Levin Trio. (212)766-1104

Saturday, March 27th

*Ladies Singing the Blues: A Tribute to Blues in New York City - 3:00pm
Museum of the City of New York; 1220 Fifth Avenue
In the tradition of Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Bessie Smith, and Alberta Hunter, come celebrate and learn about the leading ladies who sang the Blues, featuring New York City standards. Continuing this legacy is Harlem’s own Ghanniyyah Greene. Free with Museum admission.

Carnegie Hall Family Concert: Time for Three - 1:00pm Carnegie Hall;
57th Street and Seventh Avenue
Time for Three is a young, dynamic trio of string musicians who transcend traditional performance genres, offering its own arrangements of both shorter classical works and popular hits from Brahms to the Beatles. Come listen to this classically trained garage band perform their unique mix of classical, jazz, gypsy, bluegrass, country, pop and hip hop! Pre-concert activities will take place one hour before each performance and are free to all ticket holders. $9

*Earth Celebrations Puppet Workshops - 12:00-4:00pm The Courtyard Gallery; World Financial Center, 200 Vesey Street
teens & adults create the spectacular costumes, masks, and giant puppets for the Hudson River Pageant, inspired by the diverse marine species of the Hudson River. Workshops culminate in Earth Celebrations' Hudson River Pageant, on Saturday, May 22nd, 2010. (212) 777-7969

Sunday, March 28th Palm Sunday

Wild Food and Ecology Tour and Talk with "Wildman" Steve Brill - 11:45am-3:45pm Central Park
If you ever get stranded in Central Park, a tour with Wildman Steve Brill might help you survive. You'll know him by his raggedy beard, shorts, hiking boots, and pith helmet, leading groups of eager-eyed followers while instructing them on what flora and fauna they can forage -- breaking off a stick of some edible tree and gnawing on it as an example. Brill's Central Park tours are not only hilarious, they are educational. If you're lucky, maybe he'll regale you with his tale of his arrest by a park ranger for eating a dandelion. Suggested donation $15. Reserve/confirm at (914) 835-2153 at least 24 hours in advance.

Monday, March 29th

The Lady and the Sharks: An Evening with Legendary Ichthyologist Eugenie Clark - 6:30pm-8:00pm The New York Academy of Sciences; 7 World Trade Center 250 Greenwich Street, 40th floor
The world-renowned ichthyologist, known as "the Shark Lady," describes her fantastic and distinguished 60-year career studying deep sea sharks and tropical fish. (212)298-8600

Wednesday, March 31st

*Earth Celebrations Costume Workshops - 6:00-9:00pm The Courtyard Gallery; World Financial Center, 200 Vesey Street
teens & adults create the spectacular costumes, masks, and giant puppets for the Hudson River Pageant, inspired by the diverse marine species of the Hudson River. Workshops culminate in Earth Celebrations' Hudson River Pageant, on Saturday, May 22nd, 2010. (212) 777-7969


*as always, starred entries are free or free-with-admission!
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