To Do List: March in New York

Spring is in the air... well, maybe not so much, but it soon will be. No matter the weather--um, snow on the first official day of spring?--we've got lots of ways for you to enjoy the month of March in New York. From special foodie events and parties to Knicks games and ice skating, read on for the scoop on the best things to do in NY for March. (Photo: The Rink at Rockefeller Center from Flickr user di_the_huntress)

Updated: March 03, 2011

Things to Do: March Activities in NY

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th St, New York, NY 10024

MARCH 11. The March installment of the recurring One Step Beyond parties at the AMNH features live sets by "Uncle Ralph" McDaniels, Slick Rick and Roxy Cottontail. Light shows and cocktails round out the equation. Tickets are $25 and include a future visit to the museum. (9pm-1am; tickets available at

BLT Steak

106 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022

MARCH 12. This 90-minute steakhouse cooking techniques class is hosted by executive chef Cliff Crooks. At the end of the class, you'll get to eat the fruits of your labor with a four-course meal. (March 12, 1pm; $100; call 212-750-7470 to book)

Back Forty

190 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009

ALL MONTH. On Sunday and Monday nights throughout the month of March, this East Village favorite is celebrating feijoada--the national dish of Brazil. The restaurant's version of the stew is made with black beans, smoked pork belly, dried beef, housemade sausage and kale. The deal costs $25 and includes a fennel and heirloom citrus salad and pao de queijo (a puffy cheese bread). Pitchers of Meyer lemon caipirinhas (equivalent to six glasses) will also be offered ($32).

Madison Square Garden

7th Ave & 32nd Street, New York, NY 10001

ALL MONTH. Hit the Garden this month to catch the Knicks and superstar newcomer Carmelo Anthony before ticket prices skyrocket during playoff season.

42 Restaurant

221 Main St, White Plains, NY 10601

MARCH 14-27. This White Plains restaurant--located atop the Ritz Carlton--is helmed by Anthony Goncalves and is worth the trip. Especially during Hudson valley Restaurant Week (March 14-27), when you can get a five-course, $28 prix fixe meal featuring dishes such as salmon tartare with kimchi and braised lamb shank with Israeli couscous.

Rink At Rockefeller Plaza

601 5th Ave, New York, NY 10017

ALL MONTH. The rink closes for the season in April, so now's your chance to take one last skate around the ice at Rockefeller Plaza.