By Rob MacKay, Director Public Relations, Marketing & Tourism, Queens Economic Development Corporation
Winter and Spring play a tug-of-war with the weather — and human emotions — in March. Named for the Roman god of war, the month features daffodils, mud, longer days, college basketball championships, and women’s history. In Queens, it’s a time for foreign films, fine food, cosplay, crooners, theatrical works-in-progress, and gardening lessons. Please read on to get the details.
March 10th @ 7 p.m.
The all-sister band Screaming Orphans, which combines original songs and a contemporary sound with traditional Irish folk, makes its first NYC appearance since Fall 2019.
New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave., Long Island City
March 10th @ 7 p.m.
The Queensboro Performing Arts Center presents this top-selling British trio that’s also known as “The Rat Pack of Opera.” Scott Ciscon, Jem Sharples, and Paul Martin take audiences through best-loved melodies from the worlds of opera, musical theatre, and popular music.
March 12th – 13th
In Queens for the seventh year, this annual expo mixes cosplay with movie screenings, merchandise, panels, contests, and Sci-Fi celebrities in a giddy, upbeat atmosphere. The Cosplay Contest is on March 12. The Eternal Con Kids Costumer Showcase is on March 13.
Resorts World New York City, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., South Jamaica
The 26th Annuyal Evening of Fine Good
March 15th @ 6:30 p.m.
Local restaurants provide samples, comedians Suzanne Windland and Usama Siddiquee tell jokes, Apollo Riego performs magic, Jim Altamore does Frank Sinatra, and DJ Mike Kouros spins the tunes.
Terrace on the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
March 16th – March 20th
This eleventh version of an acclaimed international festival introduces NYC audiences to inventive movies in a wide range of subjects and styles. The schedule includes 18 features representing more than 30 countries along with workshops and discussions. Two examples are Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović’s “Murina,” a coming-of-age tale set in coastal Croatia, and Pawel Lozinski’s “The Balcony Movie,” a documentary shot entirely from the balcony of the director’s apartment in Warsaw, Poland.
Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
Crazy Talented Asians and Friends: How to be a Successful Musician
March 18 @ 7 p.m.
The troupe Crazy Talented Asians & Friends presents pianist Sean Chen, violinist Siwoo Kim, and violist Andy Lin for a night of music and exploration. They will share what makes them unique and what drives them to create art.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Early Spring Bulbs and Ephemerals
March 19 @ 11 a.m.
Part of a monthly walk program, staffers lead this exploration of early bulb flowers, blossoms, and other seasonal highlights.
Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
A Tribute to Aretha Franklin
March 20 @ 3 p.m.
The Queen of Soul has 18 Grammys and 112 chartered singles on Billboard. Damien Sneed, who used to tour with Aretha, performs a tribute to the icon with an accomplished band, R&B legend Valerie Simpson, and four-time Grammy winner Karen Clark Sheard. Colden Auditorium, Queens College, 153-49 Reeves Ave., Flushing.
Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park.