Spring is just around the corner, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with some art in a variety of forms, delicious beer, and gorgeous flowers.
The Armory Show is known as “New York’s premier art fair and a definitive cultural destination for discovering and collecting the world’s most important 20th and 21st century artworks.”
Running through March 5, there are more than 10 art shows to attend, including Spring/Break, Independent New York, Nada, Volta NY and more. The locations vary across the city, as well as the prices to attend, but it won’t run you more than $50 (unless you want to go on multiple days).
Dixon Place and the Institute of Prophetic Activist Art are presenting the first annual International Human Rights Art Festival, produced March 3 to 5 at Dixon Place. The festival aims to celebrate the long and vibrant history of New York City’s cultural scene. Day passes are $20 and events include a human rights painting project, dance party, various films, theater and the spoken word.
"Dance can help translate unspoken fears and emotions…" noted Jessica Chen, of the J CHEN PROJECT (@jchenproject) who is working with three additional dance companies to create human rights-oriented dance. The International Human Rights Art Festival (@hrartfestival), presented by The Institute of Prophetic Activist Art, co-sponsored and housed at @dixonplace, will take place March 3 – 5. #dance #DixonPlace #humanrights #dancing #performingarts
For an event that’s different and unique, try out this weekend’s American Sign Language (ASL) Slam. The ASL Slam was founded in 2005 with a mission to provide a space for literary and performing artists in the deaf community. With productions happening in front of live audiences all over the country, the New York event will be taking place on Friday at the Nuyorican Poets Café. Tickets are only $12.
One would think that every week is beer week, but alas, New York has a special week set aside for all activities related to beer. The NYC Brewer’s Guild hosts this special week in order to increase the visibility of local beers through marketing, events, and consumer education. There are some special featured events, such as the Ruppert’s Cup Awards at Barcade on Saturday, as well as a variety of brewery events to attend.
Tuesday was a BIG day for my friends at @interboronyc Fantastic music & beer #collabo #IPA brewed for @runthejewels #rtj3👉👊 #RTJ3 & #NYCBW #NYCBeerWeek launch party. #CanRelease is on Thursday evening #beerfriendsarethebestfriends #thankyou #beernerd #beerlife #canstagram #instabeer #beerstagram #beertography #beersofinstagram #thinklocaldrinklocal #thinknydrinkny #drinkindiebeer #🎶🍺 #🗽🍺
For events to keep you going throughout March, check out the below:
Although these shows may not be actual Broadway, they can be just as good and cheaper for you to get your theater fix. NYC Off-Broadway Week is running from February 27 to March 12, where you can snag 2-for-1 deals on shows such as the Blue Man Group, Avenue Q, Stomp, and Spamilton. Spamilton is ALMOST the same as Hamilton, right?
You know that spring is almost here once the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx gets started. The 15th anniversary show will be paying homage to the wealth of orchids and cultural history of Thailand. This year’s exhibition in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory will feature an astonishing array of blooming orchids that will make you feel like you truly are in Thailand. The show runs through April 9, and tickets are $25.