March Happenings in NYC

There's never a dull day when it comes to living in New York City. Residents of our Stuyvesant Town community are well aware of this - and we hope that they take advantage of the fact that they live in the city that never sleeps as much as possible. Our community is located near the Flatiron district, which means that our residents have easy access to every part of Manhattan, whether they take the nearby subway, one of the many buses that drive through or simply walk. If you're curious as to what's going on in the city this month, then check out some of the following March happenings in NYC:

  • St. Patrick's Day Parade - New York City is home to a large Irish American community, so it's no surprise that they go all out when St. Patrick's Day comes around every March 17th. The St. Patrick's Day Parade is an event you won't want to miss out on - in fact, it's an even that's older than the U.S. itself. The parade will go up Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 79th Street as more than two million people are estimated to come out and watch.
     
  • The Who - If you're into classic rock, then there's a chance that you know who The Who are. Lead by Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey, The Who are a legendary rock outfit from England who are currently touring the world as part of their 50th-year anniversary celebration. They'll be joined by Pino Palladino and Zak Starkey. If you're a fan of The Who, you'll definitely want to nab tickets for this performance at Madison Square Garden on March 3rd and March 19th as this is expected to be their very last stadium trek.
     
  • The Butterfly Conservatory - If you have an interest in the natural world around you, or are looking for a place to take your kids that is both fun and educational, then be sure to visit the American Museum of Natural History located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in order to view the Butterfly Conservatory. The Butterfly Conservatory is the museum's most popular annual exhibition. It's a great way to learn about butterflies and moths, which belongs to the same group of insects of which there are 250,000 known species. The exhibition is currently open and will last until May 29th. 
     
  • Lunacon - If you are a fan of fantasy or science fiction, whether in book form or movie form, then you might want to check out Lunacon. Lunacon is a fantasy and science fiction convention that is in its 58th year, making it the longest-running of its kind in the city. Programming over the weekend-long event will include a Leonard Nimoy Memorial Tribute, a Saturday night costuming masquerade, a regency dance and special guests that include Rober J. Sawyer, Rick Sternbach and Naomi Novik. The convention will be held from March 18th to March 20th. 
     
  • Whiskey Walk - Whether you consider yourself a whiskey connoisseur or simply like to enjoy a glass of whiskey on occasion, you'll get a kick out of the Whiskey Walk on March 5th. For only $65.00, you can take part in a Whiskey Walk that will take you to eight participating bars within walking distance of one another where you'll enjoy a sample of whiskey at each location. Participating bars include the Libation, Bar 13 and the East Village Social, to name a few.

These are just a few of the things you can do this March in NYC. For more information about the area, visit us at Peter Cooper Village Stuyvesant Town today.