New York City Event Calendar: The Best Things to Do This Month

New York City Event Calendar: The Best Things to Do This Month
   Elizabeth Shrier

The ultimate calendar of fun things to do in New York City today, this weekend, and beyond. These events and adventures have been hand-picked to cover all of NYC's major happenings, plus some hidden gems you may not know about otherwise. From awesome concerts and performances to classes, food festivals, and everything in between, we've got your plans covered.

March 18 – 24

The 2019 New York City Wellness Summit: An Inspirational Evening of Learning

The Rockefeller University

Focus on every aspect of your wellness at this empowering evening that will help connect your mind and body.


Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher

The Bell House

See this pair who are married in real life as they deliver their best and relationship advice with over the top humor.

$40 / RSVP
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Coffee & Tea Festival

Brooklyn EXPO Center

Get your fill of caffeine at this two-day fest that features 75 vendors from across the country serving up tastes of their delicious beverages.

$12 - $27 / RSVP

Holi in the City: NYC’s Biggest Festival of Colors Party

Stage 48

Celebrate the traditional Indian festival of colors with fellow New Yorkers and embrace all that matters: the coming of spring, the joy of friendship, and equality for all.

$32 - $43 / RSVP

Witching Herbs Plant Market


Shop an assortment of homegrown organic herbs like mugwort, lemon balm, holy basil, and lavender, with crystals and incense also for sale.


Dessert Goals

Sound River Studios

Two sugar-filled days are hitting the city with a "Party Animal" themed edition of the sweetest festival in town.

$18 - $58 / RSVP

NYC Craft Pop-Up

Grand Bazaar NYC

March is National Craft Month! Celebrate properly by checking out this market filled with sweet finds across handmade fashion, home goods, jewelry, art and more.


Flower Making Class

Brooklyn Glass

Get ready for spring by creating a flower that will last forever at this one-day glassblowing class.

$220 / RSVP

March 25 – 31

The Burger Supremacy

VSPOT Organic

Try a variety of plant-based burgers and vote for your favorite to help determine which city spot has the winning recipe.

$28 / RSVP

Affordable Art Fair

Metropolitan Pavilion

If you're looking to make your home snazzier, stop by this event where thousands of original contemporary paintings, sculptures, photographs, and prints will be be available for budgets of all sizes.

$20 - $74 / RSVP

Yaymaker Presents: Forest Magic Class


Kick off the weekend by creating a work of art that showcases an outdoor scene to help bring some nature vibes to your city home.

$48 / RSVP

DeepBeats: Deep House Yoga

House of Yes

Feel the burn and the beat simultaneously when you sign up for an hour-long yoga class like no other, where the ancient practice is set to the sounds of today’s underground dance music.

$29 / RSVP

Brick Fest Live

New York Hall of Science

This convention is dedicated to all things LEGO from race car building and racing to a mini-golf course made of LEGOs. There's even a shopping area where you can find vintage LEGO sets.

$14 - $33 / RSVP

Brooklyn Whiskey and Spirits Fest

Brooklyn Navy Yard

Taste your way around the world at this boozy bash that will feature everything from American bourbons to Japanese whiskies, along with Mexican tequilas and Russian vodkas. Bottoms up!

$17 - $74 / RSVP

NYC Craft Distillers Festival

The Bowery Hotel

Get whisked away to a prohibition-style party where you’ll have a chance to taste over 60 craft spirits and enjoy music from a 1920’s jazz band.

$102 - $176 / RSVP

Fitbit Local Bodyweight Bootcamp & Cardio Boxing

W New York - Downtown

Work toward your 10,000 steps for the day at a Fitbit Local session with ambassadors that will lead a workout for all levels incorporating a booty-kicking mix of exercises.


April 1 – 7

Phoebe Robinson and Friends

Union Hall

See the comedian, writer, and actress perform a live stand-up show where she'll be joined by her 2 Dope Queens podcast co-star Jessica Williams and others.

$19 / RSVP

Open House at the Banana Farm

The Banana Farm - Michel et Augustin

Enjoy a free and fun evening of cookie tasting, baking lessons, and focus groups at Michel et Augustin's Gowanus headquarters.


Gnocchi Making Class

7 W 20th St

Learn the secret to making this heavenly pasta dish, beginning with making the dough from scratch and ending with you tasting your culinary creation.

$105 / RSVP

Random House’s Self Care Summit

Random House

Get tips on how to live your best life in 2019, with focus areas like financial wellness and healthy eating. Plus, hear about the publisher's hottest current books.

$102 / RSVP
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Diva Royale Drag Queen Show

The Copacabana Times Square

See your favorite stars like Madonna, Nicki Minaj, and Beyonce like never before at this entertaining night featuring the most fabulous impersonators in town.

$23 - $108 / RSVP

Oddities Flea Market’s Rites of Spring

Brooklyn Bazaar

Shop weird finds across jewelry, home goods, and more for you and all of the unique spirits in your life.

$32 / RSVP

Voice Cult Singing Party

House of Yes

Take part in a therapeutic singing session, where all are invited to join a meditative practice using the power of community and voices.


The Bloody Mary Festival

The Grand Prospect Hall

Spend a couple of hours downing the best Bloody Mary concoctions in all of the five boroughs for one solid Sunday afternoon.

$54 - $70 / RSVP

April 8 – 14


Abby Wambach: WOLFPACK Book Event

Plymouth Church

See the two-time Olympic gold medalist and activist as she talks about her book release, iconic soccer career, and female empowerment.

$28 / RSVP

Brisket King

Biba of Williamsburg

This beefy event is back for its eighth year to deliver tons of brisket, beer, wine, and spirits to the masses.

$80 - $1000 / RSVP

When We Lead: Women’s Voices Reshaping Our Media

The New School

Check out a panel featuring some of today's leading female journalists as they discuss the impact of women's voices on the media industry.

$28 / RSVP

Make Pizza & Drink Wine

Kesté Fulton

Spend your Friday learning how to make your very own authentic Neapolitan pizza while sipping glasses of house red and white wines throughout the evening.

$81 / RSVP

7th Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo


Check out the hottest festival hitting NYC this spring where you can try dozens of hot sauce samples and see a Guinness Book of Records reaper eating contest, cocktail competitions, and more.

$12 - $108 / RSVP

East Village Pub Crawl

East Village NYC

Check out this weekly booze bash that takes you to four NYC bars and clubs and hooks you up with several free drinks throughout the night.

$24 / RSVP

Rooftop Silent Disco Yoga

Stay Novo

Sign up for an hour of vinyasa flow guided through silent disco headphones, followed by refreshments and time to mingle with fellow yogis.

$0 - $22 / RSVP

NYC Maple Fest

Grand Bazaar NYC

Get your sugar fix for the year at this market that will be selling maple-inspired eats and beverages, along with tons of syrup varieties to try.




Feast on innovative bites from more than 100 chefs at the New York City stop of this gourmet culinary tour that ensures all ingredients are responsibly sourced.

$130 - $200 / RSVP

April 15 – 21

An Evening With Skylar Grey

(Le) Poisson Rouge

See the Grammy nominated singer-songwriter belt out her signature raw vocals at an intimate show that will definitely give you all the feels.

$24 - $42 / RSVP

Brooklyn Poetry Slam

BRIC House Ballroom

See Brooklyn’s best slam poets at this monthly gathering hosted by poet, activist, and educator Mahogany L. Browne. Poet and educator DJ Jive Poetic will provide the evening's music.


Historic Trolley Tours

Green-Wood Cemetery

Take a ride through history aboard this trolley tour that explores the stories behind the cemetery's most famous permanent residents.

$21 - $21 / RSVP

Patches and Pins Expo

Metropolitan West

Fans of adorning their bags and clothes with fun pins and patches will have a chance to meet the artists themselves and shop from cool finds at this showcase.

$12 - $86 / RSVP

Boozin’ Through the 90s Bar Crawl in NYC

Lower East Side

Sport your finest slap bracelets and windbreaker suits and hit up a bunch of bars on the Lower East Side with a crew of fellow 90s lovers. Expect to hear a fly jams and enjoy drink specials all day.

$2 - $32 / RSVP

Semi-Formal Yacht Party

Hornblower Cruises & Events Pier 40

Treat yourself to a fancy night out on the Hudson where you'll have access to dinner, drinks, and three floors of dancing. Bottle service is also available for those looking to go extra big.

$43 - $624 / RSVP

One Day Glass Blowing Workshop

Brooklyn Glass

Create a colorful work of art at this introductory course that teaches the basics of gathering and blowing at the glass blower's bench.

$220 / RSVP

Earth Day Bazaar

Grand Bazaar NYC

Shop from environmentally friendly vendors who use sustainable materials in everything from jewelry to skincare products to home goods and more.


April 22 – 28

Wine & Cheese Pairing

Murray's Cheese Shop

Reserve your spot at Murray’s Cheese Shop’s latest and greatest wine and cheese sampling night. You’ll get to try red, white, and dessert wines, all paired with their perfect cheesy counterparts.

$95 / RSVP

Arbor Day in Prospect Park

Prospect Park Boathouse + Audubon Center

Spend an afternoon immersing yourself in Brooklyn's green oasis and learning about wildlife and nature.


Fitbit Local Bodyweight Bootcamp & Cardio Boxing

W New York - Downtown

Work toward meeting your personal daily step goal at this fun and friendly monthly workout led by local ambassadors.


2019 High Rock Challenge

Greenbelt Trails, Staten Island, New York

Grab your bestie and enter this 10K that's part trail run and part obstacle course. Be the best two-member team and score a sweet cash prize!

$150 - $214 / RSVP

NYC Margarita Rumble

Dobbin Street

Taste a variety of margs from your favorite local bars and restaurants and vote for who you think has the best recipe in the city.

$49 - $70 / RSVP

Henny n’ Paint Class

Liberty Loft Space

Just when you thought painting couldn't be more relaxing — this exclusive class also gives students access to an open bar of Hennessy Cognac to get the creative juices flowing.

$43 - $85 / RSVP

NYC Vegan Pop-up

Grand Bazaar NYC

Feed your plant-based lifestyle at this curated market featuring vegan bites, accessories, body products, and more.


Gotham Jazz Festival

The Players Club

Get your fill of jazz with 13 hours of jazz, swing, and blues bands performing at this fest, with full and half day options to choose from.

$27 - $105 / RSVP