The Armory Show: March 3-6
Now in its 22nd year, The Armory Show returns to New York, at the West Side’s Piers 92 and 94. The sprawling modern art exhibition features 200 artists and galleries from around the world. Get your tickets here. Art lovers are in for a treat this month, because this year’s show is closely followed by the March 18th opening of The Met Breuer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s highly anticipated contemporary art outpost on Madison Avenue and 75th Street. (If those cross streets seem familiar, it’s because The Met Breuer is moving into the former home of the Whitney Museum.)
Rendez-Vous with French Cinema: March 3-13
A celebration of new artists and renowned masters, the Rendez-Vous with French Cinema is a festival to fete filmmakers from the birthplace of cinema. The opening night film, Valley of Love, stars the iconic and controversial Gérard Depardieu, who stars opposite the esteemed Isabelle Huppert. (The duo first starred in the provocative and acclaimed film Loulou in 1980.) For a complete list of screenings, visit here.
Coffee & Tea Festival NYC: March 19-20
French pressed, dripped, percolated or even vacuumed (yes, vacuumed!). Whatever your poison, this festival will perk up your taste buds with beans and roasters from 60 different exhibitors. Sample fine blends and enjoy unexpected sweet and savor flavor pairings to make you appreciate your cup of Joe even more!
Full Bunny Contact: March 22-27
This is not your friendly neighborhood everybody-wins Easter egg hunt. Full Bunny Contact is an all-out battle to snatch up as many prize-filled Easter eggs as you can in 60 seconds. Go head-to-head against three not-so-fuzzy-bunny mascots who will block, kick and swat those precious eggs from your grasp. Not ready to enter the cage match? You can enjoy the Bunny Beauty Pageant and Temper Tantrum Contest instead.
NYC Craft Beer Festival: March 25-26
With your tasting glass in hand, stop by the booths of 75 domestic independent breweries to sample the unique beers, ciders and meads. Seasoned beer drinkers and craft-beer newbies will love discovering new and rare flavors, like Wölffer Estate’s No. 139 Dry White Cider made with apples, or Kombrewcha’s kombucha beer crafted from tea.