100+ Free & Cheap NYC Events in March 2016

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There are so many awesome things to do in NYC this month! Our list of NYC’s best March events has everything from Armory Arts Week shows to St. Patrick’s Day parties and the much-anticipated opening of The Met Breuer museum. See our top March event picks below, and check the calendar in the sidebar for more events this month.

Our Top March NYC Event Picks

Art on Paper Fair 2016 (Through Sunday, March 6)

NYC Drone Film Festival 2016 (Through Sunday, March 6)

Moving Image NYC 2016 (Through Sunday, March 6)

PULSE New York 2016 Contemporary Art Fair (Through Sunday, March 6)

VOLTA NY 2016 Art Fair (Through Sunday, March 6)

CLIO Anti-Fair 2016 for Independent Artists (Through Sunday, March 6)

New City Art Fair 2016—Asian Contemporary Art (Through Sunday, March 6)

First Time Film Festival 2016 (Through Sunday, March 6)

cinekink: nyc 2016 (Through Sunday, March 6)

'Emily Dickinson: Paranormal Investigator' (Through Sunday, March 6)

Kaleidoscopic Mirrored 'Heart of Hearts' Installation (Through Sunday, March 6)

SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2016 (Through Monday, March 7)

3/6 Final Light in Winter Event at Brooklyn Botanic with Walks, Workshops & More

3/6 Brooklyn Brain Jam 2016

3/6 Free School of American Ballet Performances & Talk

3/7 ID Pop Shop 2016 Indie Designer Sale (Through Sunday, March 13)

3/7 Harlem Gospel Choir Sings Adele's Hits

3/8 Free Pancakes During IHOP's 2016 National Pancake Day

3/8 Free Japanese Language Class

3/8 SASS: Crazy Monarchs

3/8 Literary Death Match 10 Year Anniversary with Michael Shannon, Wyatt Cenac & Ophira Eisenberg

3/9 Eviction & America's Housing Crisis

3/9 David Byrne & Janette Sadik-Khan Present 'Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution'

3/10 Attend Asia Art Exhibitions, Events & More During Asia Week New York 2016 (Through Saturday, March 19)

3/10 Discover Japanese Culture During Japan Week 2016 (Through Saturday, March 12)

3/10 ReelAbilities 2016 NYC Disabilities Film Festival (Through Wednesday, March 16)

3/11 2016 New York City FIRST Robotics Competition & Expo (Through Sunday, March 13)

3/11 Charlie Ahearn ('Wild Style') Presents His Films at Anthology (Through Sunday, March 13)

3/11 Boy Band Sing-Along

3/12 Free Admission to NYC Museums During Museum Day Live! 2016

3/12 Making Brooklyn Bloom 2016

3/12 Rights and Resistance: Women in Progressive Era New York Walking Tour

3/13 Celebrate Pi Day 2016 with MoMath + Hula Hooping Contest & KenKen Competition

3/13 Free Article Writing Workshop with Travel Writer Mike Dunphy

3/14 Free 2016 Festival of Meditation & Spirituality (Through Sunday, March 20)

3/14 Nerd Out During Brain Awareness Week 2016 (Through Sunday, March 20)

3/14 Marie Kondo & 'Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up'

3/15 Queens World Film Festival 2016 (Through Sunday, March 20)

3/15 'The Farmette Cookbook: Recipes & Adventures from My Life on an Irish Farm' + Free Guinness & Free Food

3/15 Free Screaming Females / Guardian Alien Concert + Zine Fair

3/16 New Directors/New Films 2016 Showcases Emerging Filmmakers (Through Sunday, March 27)

3/16 DAYBREAKER NYC St. Patrick's-Themed AM Dance Party with Leprechauns, Bling & Rainbows

3/17 2016 NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade

3/17 St. Patrick's Day Whiskey Wars Tour + Tasting

3/17 Reductress Presents: The St. Patrick's Day Wellness Retreat Comedy Show

3/17 Those Darlins Final Tour

3/18 The Met Breuer Opens to the Public in The Whitney's Former Space

3/18 Architectural Digest Design Show (Through Sunday, March 20)

3/19 2016 Spring Starfest at Woodlawn

3/19 Gemini & Scorpio's Swing House 8th Anniversary

3/19 Coffee & Tea Festival 2016 (Through Sunday, March 20)

3/20 2016 America-Themed Macy's Flower Show (Through Sunday, April 3)

3/20 Free Rita's Italian Ice for the First Day of Spring

3/20 2016 Brooklyn St. Patrick's Day Parade

3/21 2016 Mr. Lower East Side Pageant Returns to the LES

3/22 How the MTA is Preparing for Climate Change

3/23 'Clue' Drinking Game

3/24 2016 Multiverse Film Festival (Through Saturday, March 26)

3/25 Nerd Nite NYC: 10 Year Anniversary Extravaganza

3/26 Watch TEDxBushwick 2016

3/26 The 2016 Great Egg Hunt Pub Crawl

3/27 Red Baraat's Festival of Colors 2016 Epic Holi Dance Party

3/28 Lauren Conrad Shows You How to Throw a Dazzling Bash

3/29 3D Printing Introduction Crash Course

3/30 Yum’s the Word Storytelling Party + Free Ice Cream Cake

3/31 William Wegman & Robert Krulwich

Ongoing NYC Events

'Greater New York' Exhibition at MoMA PS1 (Through Monday, March 7)

'Trapped' Pro-Choice Doc Screenings + Director Q&A (Through Monday, March 7)

2016 Migrating Forms Film Fest at BAM (Through Thursday, March 10)

2016 NY African Diaspora International Film Festival (Through Friday, March 11)

Attend Talks by Great Minds During 7 Days of Genius 2016 (Through Friday, March 11)

CULTUREMART 2016 Blurs Lines Between Art Forms (Through Saturday, March 12)

CRAIC FEST 2016 Irish Film Festival (Through Saturday, March 12)

'Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008' (Through Sunday, March 13)

$20 Off-Broadway Tix During 20at20 (Through Sunday, March 13)

'Jackson Pollock: A Collection Survey, 1934–1954' (Through Sunday, March 13)

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema Festival 2016 (Through Sunday, March 13)

'Threaded Archetypes' Explores the Landscape of Community Beyond Borders (Through Monday, March 14)

$6 Ice Skating in Prospect Park (Through Sunday, March 20)

'Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York's Other Half' (Through Sunday, March 20)

Saturdays & Sundays Through March 2016: Sneak a Peak at the Lowline, the LES's Underground Park

See Hina–Ningyo Dolls on Display for Hina-Matsuri 2016 (Through Thursday, March 24)

'Beauty and the Beast' Musical (Through Saturday, March 26)

'SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS' Sensual Camping Ground at MoSex (Through Spring 2016)

Readying NYC's Coast for Climate Change (Through Saturday, April 2)

Steve McCurry's Stunning Photographs of India on Display (Through Monday, April 4)

How Urban Planner Robert Moses Radically Transformed New York (Through Thursday, April 7)

'Hollywood Afterlives in Art and Artifact' (Through Sunday, April 10)

'Fairy Tale Fashion' in Dramatic Settings at FIT (Through Saturday, April 16)

Patti Smith Reads from 'M Train' in a Gallery of Her Photographs (Through Saturday, April 16)

Jeppe Hein's Interactive Art in Brooklyn Bridge Park(Through Sunday, April 17)

'Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York' (Through Sunday, April 17)

NYBG's Orchid Show 2016 (Through Sunday, April 17)

'Workwear/Abiti da Lavoro' Examines Work Attire as a Fashion Genre (Through Monday, April 18)

'CODED_COUTURE' Showcases the Future of Fashion (Through Saturday, April 30)

'Full House! The Musical' (Through Saturday, April 30)

'Denim: Fashion's Final Frontier' (Through Saturday, May 7)

The Whitney Opens Its Floor Plan for Amazing Views & Innovative Works (Through Saturday, May 14)

'Warhol by the Book' Captures the Artist's Lifelong Fascination with Publishing (Through Sunday, May 15)

' Affordable Housing in New York: The People, Places, and Policies That Transformed a City' (Through Sunday, May 15)

'Printing Women: Three Centuries of Female Printmakers, 1570–1900' (Through Friday, May 27)

'New York New Design' (Through Saturday, May 28)

Edvard Munch & Expressionism at Neue Galerie (Through Monday, June 13)

Alex Katz at the Met (Through Sunday, June 26)

'harlem is…A State of Mind' (Through Thursday, June 30)

Celebrate the Chinese Lunar Year of the Monkey at the Met (Through Sunday, July 24)

'Pixar: The Design of Story' (Through Sunday, August 7)

Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial 2016 (Through Sunday, August 21)

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