Manhattan Monthly: 10 Things to do in March

We’re almost halfway into March, but as any New Yorker will tell you, sometimes you don’t know what the night or day holds until it happens. Although part of the island’s charm is in it’s own spontaneity, there is also a lot to be said for the art of planning. Even though we’re fourteen days in, we still have seventeen left to plan. So in case you’re staring at an empty calendar, here are 10 things to do in March this month on the island.

1. Go to: Schitts creek Screening at 92nd st Y. One of the 10 things to do in March also happens to be tonight. So act upon that aforementioned, sometimes spontaneous nature, and head uptown to go see the stars of “Schitts Creek” in a special sneak peek and screening at the 92nd street Y. Following a screening from the second season, stars of the series, including the brilliant Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara will be talking Schitts Creek and what it’s like to work together again. Season two premieres on POP this Wednesday, March 16th. Buy tickets for tonight here. Only $35.

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2. Check out: Punch Drunk Love with a live Orchestra at BAM. If you follow the Island slightly, or know me at all, then you already know that this particular NYC event is very important to me, for obvious reasons. My quiet, and subtle love for Adam Sandler is always there, even if just under the surface. This weekend it will rise again when we head to BAM to watch something truly amazing unfold; Punch Drunk Love screened over a live score orchestra with guest appearance by Norah Jones. Much more to come on this fun night, but I fret I might be too busy enjoying it to actually document it for once. To tune in for yourself, click here. Saturday, March 19th, 8 pm.

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3. Eat: Limited Edition Sandwiches by NY Chefs for the Amy’s Bread ‘Chef Sandwiches for Good’ series. The NYC bakery has partnered with some of the top chefs in the city to create a special, monthly food series. Each month a different chef will create a special sandwich with amysbread.com and utilizing the Pantry by Amy’s Bread; a newer Hells Kitchen outpost that opened in 2015.

To kick off the series, Odeon chef Vincent Nargi created The Dagwood Sandwich. Named after the sandwich-loving Dagwood from the “Blondie” comic strip, it consists of various meets, cheeses and condiments. The Dagwood launched earlier this month and is available throughout March at Amy’s Bread locations across the city. As the campaign continues, other notable NY chefs will create their own sandwiches each month. A portion of sales will go towards the preferred charity of each chef. Go check out the Dagwood sandwich this Month, and if you follow @amysbread, Insta your meal, and tag #ChefSandwichesForGood, you could get your Next sandwich Free!

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4. Watch: Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans on Showtime. This Saturday night, Showtime will air The Man & Le Mans, the documentary of Steve MCQueen’s intense journey to make the ‘ultimate racing movie’ in 1970′s France. Interweaving present day interviews with vintage clips, and amazing archived footage, the film not only goes behind the scenes, but aims to visualize the personal, passionate, and ultimately painful journey the actor went through during filming. If you love movies and the 70′s as much as I do, then you must watch this film. Friday, March 18th, 8pm on Showtime

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5. Take: A free class at Michaels Stores. For those who think New York City is the most expensive city to live in, you’re not wrong. But, if you know where to look you can find plenty of things for a five finger discount. Want to take up a new skill? You might not have known that Michaels stores offers free classes each week in knitting, drawing, floral arrangements, and much more. Though in some cases, the materials are necessary to buy for the class, given what you’re learning, and how many expensive courses there are to take in the big city, these are a steal. Try it out with the free scarf knitting class next Monday night at 630 pm. Just find the nearest store to you, and sign up.

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6. Enjoy: A free ice cream cone tomorrow at your local Dairy Queen. To kick off Spring, Dairy Queen is offering a FREE small vanilla soft serve cone throughout the day tomorrow, March 15th. Find your nearest location, and more info here.

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7. Wear: A Good Luck Charm. This St Patricks Day rock some major good luck charm… literally. The Beecharmernyc St Patricks Day collection has shamrocks, 4 leaf clovers, charm bracelets and lots more accessories to make sure while you’re celebrating, drinking, or however you’re spending this Thursday, you’re sure to look quite fashionable.

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8. Try: The Everything Donut at The Doughnut Project. Nestled in the West Village lies the newest food hybrid craze. The Everything Doughnut has a sweet cream cheese glaze, and is topped off with poppy and sesame seeds, garlic, sea salt and pepitas. It’s a dream come true for any Instagram shooting doughnut lover, especially those who love savory and sweet. I also happen to be one of those people and can’t wait to try the interesting dynamic. Find out more at the Doughnut Project.

 

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9. Read: Caroline Kepnes new thriller, Hidden Bodies. Last week I went to Powerhouse Arena in Dumbo to see Kepnes read from her new thriller, Hidden Bodies. It’s the sequel to the gripping YOU, which if you haven’t read, you should definitely check out first. Then hit up your bookstore, kindle, whatever and put Hidden Bodies at the top of your list. If you like all those Gone Girl, Girl on the Train type books, then you’re going to love this even more.  It will be in our book club in the upcoming months, so follow along if you do plan to read.

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10. Win: A Brompton  bike, trip to London & have your video judged by Guy Ritchie. In honor of the second special edition production run of their iconic black edition bicycle, Brompton, makers of the iconic folding bike, have launched a filmmaking competition. The contest, entitled #MyUnseenCity will be judged by a panel of leaders in the industry, including director Guy Ritchie. It was designed to encourage young urban explorers to showcase their city’s hidden gems using their various creative chops. In a 15 second short film, contest entrants will communicate what makes their city unique, exciting and inspiring to them. Winners will win a Black Edition bike while the grand prize winner will be flown to London for the Brompton World Championships including an invite to participate with their new Brompton.  View Brompton’s own #MyUnseenCity film. https://youtu.be/0xbXBnqdI2k


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