March Calendar of Unique Events in NYC

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Hayden Planetarium


The month of March brings us the Vernal Equinox, the traditional start of Spring which is celebrated by many cultures as a period of rebirth.

The equinox occurs when daytime and nightime are equal, and (in the northern hemisphere) the day will get progressively longer and warmer through the sumer soltice.

Perhaps stretching the analogy, can we be optimistic that our market is also thawing out and will find a new equilibrium?

Fundamentaly, NYC remains fertile ground, and here are some great events to help you appreciate this amazing city even more.



 Date                                                                    Event              Location             Contact

01 -
  Cosmic Collisions
American Museum of Natural History
    The breathtaking new Space Show, Cosmic Collisions, narrated by award-winning actor, director, and producer Robert Redford, is now showing, at the Hayden Planetarium in the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space.

02 -
  Central Park Bike Tour
    Central Park
    Join Central Park Bike Tours for a leisurely 2 hour escorted bicycle tour and experience Frederick Law Olmstead's landscaped masterpiece with a spirited and informed tour guide. Travel Strawberry Fields, the 3 acre international garden of peace honoring John Lennon. See the medieval Belvedere Castle and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. Discover the sights of the Shakespeare Garden, Paul Simon Concert, and much, much more! Central Park Bike Tour's guide will show you the spectacular views of the park and neighboring parts of the city.

03 -
  Art Deco Design: Rhythm & Verve
New York Public Library
    A New York Public Library exhibition explores the rich history, legacy and influences behind Art Deco, a style which visually captured the fascinating decades of the 1920s and 1930s and signaled the birth of our contemporary concept of modernism.

04 -
  Hedda Gabler
American Airlines Theatre
    A woman of dangerous independence restrained by a conventional marriage, the newly married Hedda (Mary-Louise Parker) mourns the freedom and excitement of her former life by indulging in a cruel game, amusing herself with the misfortune she inflicts on those around her. As seen through a fresh lens, this production promises to be the most surprising Hedda to come along in a generation.

05 -
  Jazzy Modern Dance Class
20 East 17th Street
    Fun on-going classes for those entering or re-entering the dance world. Experience the freedom provided by the BodiBalance Floor WarmUp Explore your body's potentital for movement in the BodiBalance Standing WarmUp. Play with choreographic material emphasizing space, direction and rhythm. A great way to start your BodiBalance experience.

06 -
  A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour
Union Square
    Brooklyn's best pizzerias are revealed on this four-hour bus tour, along with some of the borough's most famous movie locations and other landmarks. For the first time ever you can hop aboard a bus in Manhattan and be taken on a guided tour of the best pizzerias in one of the most famous...and infamous...places in the world: BROOKLYN!

07 -
  Clothing & Textile Recycling
Union Square
    Green means more than just St Patrick's Day. Did you know that 5.7% of NYC's residential waste is textiles yet they are 100% Recyclable! Recycle your unwanted textile materials at the Union Square Greenmarket!

08 -
  A Hidden Life: A Memoir of August 1969
Museum of Jewish Heritage
    With Newbery award-winning author Johanna Reiss, The Upstairs Room. The acclaimed author's new book is told in a stunning and sparse narrative style and blends her memories of being hidden as a child in Holland during the Holocaust with the mystery surrounding her husband's death.

09 -
  Rhone Valley wine tasting
French Institution Alliance
    Due to the region's geographic and climatic variance, the Rhône Valley holds an assortment of vineyards that produce noted vintages from a great variety of red and white noble grapes. While the North is dominated by Syrah, the South produces Grenache-dominated wines. During this third tasting, Mr. Vaidya will discuss the extraordinary diversity of the Rhône, emphasizing the importance of terroir and the remarkable range of red and whites produced by the region.

10 -
  Climate Change: The Threat to Life and A New Energy Future
American Museum of Natural History
    The exhibition is organized by the American Museum of Natural History. Earth's climate is changing. Global temperature is rising, weather patterns are shifting and other effects may be on our horizon. While we can't predict the severity of those impacts in a particular place or time, we can nonetheless see—and measure—many changes.

11 -
  Feminism and Faith
Museum of Jewish Heritage
    Moderated by Rachel Zoll, religion writer, The Associated Press with Blu Greenberg, On Women and Judaism: A View from Tradition; Reverend Jane Holmes Dixon, former Episcopal Bishop of Washington; and Asra Q. Nomani, Standing Alone: An American Woman's Struggle for the Soul of Islam. Three women discuss their struggle to reconcile their feminism with their religious beliefs and practices, and share how they have reclaimed their religions in a personal way.

12 -
  Movie Scene Bike Tour
Central Park
    Tour the Central Park sites made famous in your favorite movies! This entertaining two hour bike tour of Central Park's famous movie scenes and celebrity trivia consists of several mini-stops and one midway point stop. Over the years, Central Park has served as the location of choice for hundreds of movies.

13 -
  Cooking Classes in Your Home

Your Home (if you are looking for a home, let me know)
    Through in-home cooking classes, students learn how to cook the foods they love to eat in a relaxing environment. To make the most of these classes, students begin by creating their own customized lesson plans and menus with the help of an encouraging and experienced chef-instructor.

14 -
  16th Annual Cultural Awareness Salute at Black Tie Gala
Marriott Marquis
    TV-Fox 5 Ines Rosales will be Mistress of Ceremonies introducing some of most influential professionals, restaurant owners, students and educators at the BCA 16th Annual Cultural Awareness Salute

15 -
  Rites Of Passage
118 West 22nd Street
    The Shambhala Rites of Passage was created by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in order to formally introduce children to the breathing technique and to meditative art forms. The Rites are a secular, ritual acknowledgement of the child's first major step towards adulthood. Among our introductory practices are calligraphy-style painting, bow and arrow making, kyudo and flower arranging and much more. For 8 - 10 year olds.

16 -
  What is the relationship between money and power?
French Institute Alliance Francois
    Join noted philosophers Yunus Tuncel and Violaine Huisman for a lively cultural and intellectual discussion forum. Coffee and wine are served.

17 -
  St Patrick's Day
5th Avenue
    This is the 248th Consecutive Year marching up Fifth Avenue in New York City . The First March was March 17, 1762 some 16 years before the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. 150,000 marchers proudly wearing the green, watched by millions along the parade route . Several years ago parade was dedicated to the 'Heroes of 9/11, ' including police, fire and all rescue workers.

18 -
  Nextbook's Jewish Encounters Series Presents Resurrecting Hebrew

Museum of Jewish Heritage
    With author Ilan Stavans interviewed by Gabriel Sanders, senior editor, Nextbook. The author raises urgent questions about the role Hebrew plays in Jewish survival and in the origins of the modern State of Israel.

19 -
  Start Planing Your Next Event with The Culinary Loft
The Culinary Loft in SoHo
    The Culinary Loft, tucked into a historic cast iron building in the heart of SoHo, has played host to a variety of culinary special events designed to educate and entertain. Some of the best in communications, public relations, business, television and video productions, and private clientele have made us the venue of choice when they are seeking the environment that provides state-of-the-art equipment with the warmth and intimacy of home.

20 -
  One Night Only – Covers Take Center Stage
114 East 35th Street
    A concert featuring Chelsea Opera cover artists at The New York New Church. This concert places the extremely talented cover artists into the spotlight with a wide-ranging program of favorite and some less familiar arias, duets and scenes. Featured are sopranos LaToya Lewis and Ellen Turi, mezzo soprano Joanna Dionis, tenor Jon Ellis, baritone Samuel McDonald, and bass Lawrence Long, along with guest artist, mezzo soprano Leonarda Priore.

21 -
Ambassador Theatre
    This quintessential Broadway experience features show-stopping tunes, slinky dancing and a story that revolves around murder, heartache, betrayal, revenge, friendship, fame and all that jazz. You won't be disappointed by this Tony Award-winning show, which spawned the hit movie. Dark Wednesday.

22 -
  Watson Adventures Scavenger Hunts
See website for start point
    See your world with new eyes on a scavenger hunt. Teams of up to six people will tackle tricky, humorous questions about the objects and places discovered. Don't have a team? We'll help you find kindred spirits at the start of the hunt. No knowledge of any hunt location is required—you just need a sharp mind and a good pair of shoes.

23 -
  Diane von Furstenberg Fashion Talks with Pamela Golbin
French Institute Alliance Francaise
    French haute couture meets New York style during FIAF's Fashion Talks, hosted by Pamela Golbin, Curator in Chief of Twentieth-century and Contemporary Fashion at the Musée de la Mode et du Textile in Paris. Diane von Furstenberg created the Wrap dress in 1974, and forever redefined what it means to be a woman: classic, determined, and chic.

24 -

Banjo Jim's (East Village)
    Guitarist Shan Kenner covers all styles: Elegant Spanish Flamenco Guitar, Upbeat Brazilian Guitar, Fiesta Guitar, Classical, Jazz, Afro Cuban~Latin Guitar, Wedding Ceremony Music! Shan Kenner has been Dazzling Audiences with his Talent and Versatility performing professionally since the age of fifteen (born in 1968) A Worldclass guitarist with thousands of performances to his credit. International tours, TV soundtracks, Weddings, Concerts from New York, San Francisco, Barcelona, Casablanca Morocco, Los Angeles, Hong Kong.

25 -
  L'Heure du conte - Story Time
22 East 60th street
    Ages 3-6. A French storytime program led by Violette Benzaken, including stories and songs.

26 -
  The Essential of African Textiles: Design Without End
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    This exhibition illustrates the stunningly diverse classical textile genres created by artists in West Africa through some of their earliest documented and finest works. Highlights of the Metropolitan's own holdings will be presented along with some twenty works that entered The British Museum's collection by the early twentieth century. Selected works will represent inventive variations on major themes of the influential classical genres.

27 -
  Absolute Beginners Yoga
780 8th Ave
    This six-week series will give you a full introduction to the practice of yoga. Learn the ABC's: Asana (poses), breathing and confidence. Feel at ease the next time you step into a class! You've always been curious about yoga, now is your chance to give it a try.

28 -
  Picnic Bike Tour
Central Park
    Imagine if your group was able to escape the hustle and bustle of New York City for an afternoon, and instead decided to enjoy a picnic lunch set on a gentle rolling hill, overlooking a scenic lake surrounded by a lovely landscape. The Central Park Bike Tour with a picnic lunch combines recreation and serenity. Whether it's before, after, or midway through your bike tour, the Central Park Picnic Tour is an excellent way for your group to unwind, socialize, and enjoy New York City's favorite backyard.

29 -
Seventh Avenue
    Seduction is traditionally defined as an act of temptation and enticement, often sexual in nature. Throughout history, men and women have utilized seductive clothing to enhance physical attractiveness, as well as to convey a sense of power and social status. The Museum at FIT presents Seduction, the first chronological survey to explore 250 years of sexuality in fashion.

30 -
  Fundraiser to benefit the James Moody Scholarship Fund
237 West 42nd Street
    NEA Jazz Master James Moody & Friends in Concertto benefit the James Moody Scholarship Endowment Fund at SUNY Purchase.

31 -
  Jetblue's Friday Night Golf Swing
Chelsea Piers
    Stop by Chelsea Piers every Friday after 5pm for your chance to win great prizes from Jet Blue Airways including free roundtrip flights.


    Favorite Experiences in the Capital of the World Aquavit
55th & btw Madison & Park
    Experience Scandinavian culinary traditions in their comfortable, chic mid-town location, where they offer a wide range of culinary options from easy, comfort food at moderate prices in their café, to an elaborate tasting experience in the dining room, to a private affair for up to 200 guests.



Courtesy of:

Mitchell J Hall, Associate Broker, REALTOR® Coldwell Banker Previews International

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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I wanna move  back!  The air is different up there!

Feb 28, 2009 11:12 PM #1
Barbara Martino-Sliva, Top Producer
Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc. - Vero Beach, FL
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Mitchell, so much to do, so little time........I need a New York fix!

Mar 01, 2009 12:34 AM #2
Mitchell J Hall
The Corcoran Group - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

Pat, I just thought of you. This morning when I went out to get coffee and bagels  I saw a bunch of pigeons for the 1st time since your post. lol

Hi Barbara, So true there is never enough time to do and see all the things I would like too.  Come visit us!

Mar 01, 2009 02:01 AM #3
Cynthia Bartch
Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio - Granville, OH
Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal

So Mitchell, tell us which fun cultural activity are you going on......Absolute Beginners Yoga or the Jetblue's Friday Night Golf Swing?

What a great choice of events you've kindly posted here!


Mar 02, 2009 02:35 AM #4
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Mitchell, I don't go to the City as often during the winter.....this made me miss it even more!   What fabulous things to do and see!  It's bookmarked and I'll be at many of them...and thank you for all the information!

Mar 02, 2009 11:07 AM #5
Mitchell J Hall
The Corcoran Group - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

Cynthia, A friend of mine is a Yoga instructer and he's never been able to get me into Yoga lol. Jetblues Friday night golf swing is more my style. I bike in the park anyway so I might check out the movie scene bike tour.

Carole, Your welcome. We almost had Spring for a while but winter came back yesterday. Enjoy!

Mar 03, 2009 12:45 AM #6
Judy Greenberg
Coldwell Banker Long Grove - Buffalo Grove, IL
Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes

I love New York City... I mean just to visit.   These activities look like so much fun

Mar 06, 2009 11:49 PM #7
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