Are you planning a visit to New York in March? This article will definitely come in handy because I have selected for you the best events and things to do in NYC this month.
Temperatures in March in NYC start to rise compared to the cold winter months. So pack a pair of comfortable shoes and explore with me the best things to do in March in NYC.
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A short introduction to this article about New York in March.
My name is Marco and I am the owner of Discover NYC, a tourism company in New York City. I also run My Christmas in New York – The most popular instagram page about Christmas in New York. If you haven’t yet, follow me!
Let’s now explore together what I think are the best things to do in March in New York City
Among the best skating rinks in New York City you absolutely must include the one in Bryant Park.
Of all the rinks in Midtown Manhattan, in fact, the one in Bryant Park is the only one where you don’t pay admission. In fact, skating here can be extremely advantageous from a financial standpoint. In fact, you will only pay for the rental of the skates. In contrast, at the other two famous skating rinks in Manhattan, namely Rockefeller Center and Central Park, you pay both admission and skate rental.
The Bryant Park rink will remain open until Sunday, March 5, 2023.
So take advantage of it to have the last ice skate at Bryant Park of the 2022/2023 holiday season.
If you are interested in learning more about other activities to do in NYC during the Holiday Season instead, click below. In fact, here you will find all of our Blog articles dedicated to Christmas in NYC. Christmas Trees, Lights, Shows, Christmas Shops and more. I’ll be waiting for you!
New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a must for anyone in NYC in mid-March.
In 2023, the parade will be held on March 17, from 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
The parade will be on the iconic 5th Avenue and more specifically between 44th Street to 79th Street.
The parade will then march north on 5th Avenue and it is on this avenue that we recommend that you position yourself to best view it.
The best place is definitely in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. This is located on 5th Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets.
However, be prepared to find lots of people on the streets. This is definitely the most popular parade in New York City during the month of March.
My favorite parade, though, is the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Appointment for 2023 set for November 23. I wrote an article with everything you need to know about the Thanksgiving Day parade. If you’d like, read it by clicking the link below.
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If you love flowers, we definitely recommend visiting the Macy’s Flower Show. This event is held every year at the turn of March and April.
In 2023, the Macy’s Flower Show will be between March 26 and April 10.
Be prepared to see Macy’s, the most famous department store in all of New York, completely decked out with lots of flowers and plants.
Attending this event is completely free.
Macy’s is located in Herald Square, between 6th a and 7th Avenue at 34th Street.
To walk to it from Times Square you can click on this GOOGLE MAPS LINK or browse the map below.
A very short distance from Macy’s is Hudson Yards. In fact, just keep walking for about 15 minutes on West 34th Street until you get to 10th Avenue. There you will find the entrance to the Hudson Yards Shopping Mall. This mall, during the holiday season is decorated with over 2 million lights.
In the article in link below you will find everything you need to know about the Hudson Yards Light Show. I have also included how to get there via subway or on foot. This can be helpful to year-round visitors!
Meatballs, perhaps with a good plate of spaghetti, are one of the typical dishes of American cuisine.
March 9, 2023 is celebrated as National Meatball Day in New York City.
Pack some comfortable shoes, visit Little Italy and warm up your fork.
Some of New York’s most famous restaurants, such as Carmine’s near Times Square also do events dedicated to this day.