Sun., March 24
This year’s annual extravaganza has an outer space theme. Journey to Paradisios features more than 5,000 flowers and plants throughout the Herald Square flagship store, and daily events including special programs for kids.
The Macy’s Flower Show is two full weeks, through Sunday, April 7.
Grand Bazaar is celebrating National Craft Month by featuring a curated selection of talented independent and emerging craft-makers. Browse incredible local makers who produce one-of-a-kind handmade fashion, home goods, jewelry, leather goods, furniture, stationery, lamps, and art.
- 10am to 5:30pm at 100 West 77th St.
Chocolics, this is for you. Visit chocolatiers and other speciality food vendors, including complimentary sampling booth with tastes from Petit Pot Pudding, My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream and even chocolate-covered bacon, and more. There’s also live demonstrations and family entertainment, and more than 30 vendors are participating.
- 10am to 5pm, at Queens College Fitzgerald Gymnasium at 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
- Early bird tickets are $10. When they run out, tickets are $14.
Tues., March 26
See a FREE screening of this documentary about the fight by urban activist Jane Jacobs to save historic NYC during the redevelopment era of Robert Moses. Opening remarks by President of the Municipal Art Society Elizabeth Goldstein.
It’s part of the Brooklyn Historic Society’s series celebrating women, during Women’s History Month.
- FREE at 6:30pm at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Registration is required to assure space.
Wed., March 27
Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck’s brilliant documentary on racism in America is an essential work for our era, drawing a clear line from the Civil Rights struggle to today’s Black Lives Matter movement via the thought of James Baldwin, one of the most lucid, fearless American thinkers on race (and many other matters).
Based on Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript Remember This House, which considered the history of racism through memories of Baldwin’s friends the civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Medgar Evers.
- FREE, 6:30pm at Maison Francaise, Buell Hall, Columbia University.
- Reservation recommended to ensure space.
- Seating is first come first served.
If you miss this, the event will be repeated on April 2nd.
Thurs., March 28
Traditional Maqam Music of Iraq
Experience traditional Iraqi maqam with Hamid Al-Saadi, one of the genre’s greatest living masters. Al-Saadi, committed to sharing the arts and culture of the Arab world, travels extensively as a maqam scholar, singer, artist, and writer. Joining him is Safaafir, the only U.S.-based ensemble dedicated to performing the centuries-old musical tradition, led by twoAmerican-born siblings of Iraqi descent: Dena ElSaffar, who holds a degree in classical viola performance from Indiana University, and Amir ElSaffar, a jazz trumpeter and composer based in New York City.
In addition to presenting maqam in its traditionalformat, this special engagement in the Atrium will incorporate jazz, classical, and other Middle Eastern styles to create a highly unique and personalized sound.Presented in collaboration with the Artistic Freedom Initiative
- FREE, at 7:30pm, at the David Rubenstein Atrium, on Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.
- Seating is limited and available on a first come first serve basis
- Video courtesy of UNESCO
Fri., March 29
Attend this FREE event to remember and honor the 17 students and staff members murdered one year ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and to celebrate the dignity and courage of the survivors. Eight survivors of the Parkland massacre will be on hand to share their stories about survival and renewal, and their journey from grief to activism.
The Parkland survivors will be participating in a special Sabbath service at Temple Emanu-el.
Jews place special emphasis on the phrase, Lest We Forget, but whatever religion you follow or don’t follow, we are all inspired by the Parkland students’ embrace of that sentiment.
- 6pm at Temple Emanu-el Streicker Center, Fifth Ave. at 67th St.
- Registration is recommended to ensure space.
- Video courtesy of Temple Emanu-el
Fri. to Sun., March 29-31
Wrap up the month with this a celebration of the latest in Native film.
Hosted in New York City for the first time, the showcase offers audiences a preview of what is to come at the Santa Fe Indian Market in August 2019. Featuring three days of screenings—including the award-winning dramatic feature SGaawaay K’uuna/Edge of the Knife (2018)—the museum’s showcase provides a unique forum to engage with Native filmmakers from across the Americas.
Films include Warrior Women, the story Madonna Thunder Hawk, the AIM leader who cultivated a rag-tag gang of activist children—including her daughter Marcy—into the “We Will Remember” survival group. Together, Madonna and Marcy fought for Native rights in an environment that made them more comrades than mother-daughter. The film unveils a female perspective of history while it examines the impact political struggles have on the children who bear witness.
- Screenings are at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, and a special Saturday night screening at 7pm. T
- All screenings are FREE at the National Museum of the American Indian in Lower Manhattan.
- Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.