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Top 5 things to do in NYC this March

Published: March 5th, 2018

There is always an abundant amount of activities to do in New York City, but each month offers limited time events. Our concierges at the Library Hotel Collection hope you are visiting NYC this March. Check out the top 5 things to do in NYC this March.

New York International Children’s Film Festival

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The New York International Children’s Film Festival is an Academy Award® qualifying festival. It was started in 1997 to support the creation of intelligent films for children and teens. This four-week festival contains approximately 100 short and feature films, filmmaker Q&As, programs, parties, and premieres. All audience members vote on the Festival-winning films and the winners are eligible for consideration at the annual Academy Awards®. The festival starts on February 24 and runs through March 18, 2018.

For tickets please visit here.

Orchid Show

Photo Credit: New York Botanical Garden

This year’s Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden will showcase thousands of orchids in a series of installations crafted by acclaimed Belgium florist Daniel Ost. Daniel’s work of art will complement the architecture of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory while creating a sensational spectacle of color, form, and texture.

Enjoy music, tours, and special performances, while cash bars will offer beer, wine, and cocktails for purchase during Orchid Evenings throughout the run of the exhibition. The show opens on Saturday, March 3, 2018, and runs through Sunday, April 22, 2018.

Get a sneak peek of this year’s Orchid Show here.

Holi in the City

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Holi is an Indian Festival that takes place each year to celebrate the coming of Spring, the joy of friendship, and equality for all. The Festival of Color is celebrated throughout the world and is the happiest day party in NYC. This year’s Holi in the City is on Saturday, March 17th and Saturday, March 31st.

No need to dress up, just make sure to wear white as you will leave very colorful. Enjoy delicious food and musical performances.

Ready to enjoy messy colorful fun?  Tickets can be purchased here.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

St. Patrick’s Day occurs annually on March 17, the date marked by the death of Saint Patrick, Ireland’s most celebrated patron saint. The festivities surrounding this date specifically commemorate Saint Patrick, and the subsequent arrival of Christianity in Ireland.

The Parade starts at 11am at 44th Street, marching up Fifth Avenue—past St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 50th Street—all the way to 79th Street. It finishes around 5:00pm at the American Irish Historical Society at East 80th Street.

Macy’s Flower Show

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What better way to celebrate spring than by adoring blooming flowers?

During Macy’s 44th Annual welcome to spring, admire their breathtaking floral display with blooms, fantasy flowers, and lush plants from around the world. Each year millions of guests visit the two-week exhibition as the store blooms with themed events, gardens and more. This year’s theme is “Once Upon A Springtime.”

The Flower Show is March 25 through April 6, 2018.

If you have any questions about any of the events taking place in March or need help reserving tickets please contact our concierge desk directly at the hotel.