Things to do in Brooklyn this March

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We are so close to spring that we can almost feel the warmer sun rays shine on us, so let’s have fun this month with eats, drinks, exhibits, museums and more!

Cheer for the Brooklyn Nets

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Barclays Center
Various Dates

During the last weeks of the season, the Brooklyn Nets will continue proving that “Brooklyn goes hard!” Cheer them on in March as they face the Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Charlotte Hornets, and Cleveland Cavaliers! Get your Brooklyn gear and snag some discounted Explore Brooklyn tickets here.  

 

David Bowie is

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Brooklyn Museum
March 2 – June 15

The critically-acclaimed exhibition David Bowie is makes its final stop at the Brooklyn Museum from March 2 through July 15. The museum is proud to announce a selection of public programs that celebrate the late artist’s creative process and cultural impact.

 

Made By Hand Markets

Old First Reformation Church
March 3

Made By Hand Markets is a well curated series that highlights the best in handmade and design artisans in the fields of fashion, jewelry, food, accessories, art, home and lifestyle goods. Shop spring-inspired items and support the local economy. The market is free to enter and open to all!

 

Holi Hooray!

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Brooklyn Children’s Museum
March 3

Join the Children’s Museum for Holi Hooray!, a celebration of springtime and play. Known as the “Color Festival,” Holi originated in India and is now enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. The lively kids party will be held in partnership with Jai Jai Hooray and Doonya: Workout Your Bollywood Star to bring you a day of art, dance, food and wonder that will make your whole family feel like you’ve been transported to the streets of Mumbai.

 

Little Cinema Presents: Basquiat

Still from Basquiat (Julian Schnabel, 1996). Courtesy of Swank Motion Pictures, Inc. and Build A Fort Productions

Brooklyn Museum
March 8 

Get ready for an immersive screening of the biographical drama Basquiat (Julian Schnabel, 1996), featuring David Bowie as Andy Warhol, and layered with live performances by artists, musicians, and dancers. This experience will introduce visitors of all ages to the greatness of Bowie and Warhol, while keeping the evening light and fun!

 

Summer Wheat Inside the Garden

Smack Mellon
March 10

Summer Wheat’s exhibition will transform Smack Mellon’s main gallery into an interior garden space that serves as a respite from the harsh realities of the outside world. Inspired by the gardens of ancient civilizations and cultures, Wheat’s art environment elicits contemplation and a feeling of solace. Light filters through the botanic imagery of her window installation, creating an ethereal stained glass effect. Get ready to be wowed!

 

Vodka and Pickles Festival

Grand Prospect Hall
March 18

Happen to love pickles AND vodka? Well, you’re in luck and in for a treat! This open bar event is a fundraiser benefiting the charity Palm of Hope. So, join the celebration of life, as vodka has been proven to be a good companion for meaningful conversations and positive vibrations. Keep the tradition going at this year’s festival, while you sample a variety of mixed vodka drinks, pickles and other creative appetizers while enjoying live music and mingling with friends!

 

National Dog Day

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Any Dog-friendly bar!
March 23

Use this national holiday as an opportunity to visit one of Brooklyn’s many dog-friendly bars! Our borough sure loves dogs, and some of our favorite pup-friendly bars are: Lucky Dog, DuckDuck, and the Leevee in Williamsburg, Canal Bar in Gowanus, Miss Dolores in Park Slope, and Franklin Park in Crown Heights.The opportunities are endless!

 

MGMT Concert

Kings Theatre
March 24

MGMT will embark on an extensive North American tour this spring with a stop at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre, among others. Earlier this year, MGMT released the lyric video for the enchanting track “Hand It Over,” so get a feel for their vibe here!

 

Luna Park Re-Opening

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Coney Island
March 24

Luna Park is a unique amusement park destination where the real and the fantastical blur together, and where history blends with innovation under a patina of bright lights. Kicking off another season must mean that spring is in the air! Will you dare to get on the Cyclone this year?

 

20th Annual African American Women in Cinema Film Festival

Various locations
March 27 – 31

The African American Women in Cinema Film Festival is one of the largest female film events in the country. Every year, the AAWICFF shines its luminous spotlight onto ambitious women filmmakers from all over the country. This year, the 20th AAWIC Film Festival will host a New York premiere of the highly anticipated film, Sinners Wanted starring Clifton Powell, Lamman Rucker,Traci Braxton, Roland Martin and a special appearance by Tasha Cobbs!

 

Town Square’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt

t.b.d. Brooklyn
March 31

Grab your basket and join an old-fashioned egg hunt! Town Square’s 7th Annual Egg Hunt is back in t.b.d. Brooklyn’s beautiful backyard, perfect for what will hopefully be a sunny Saturday. Take your picture with the Easter Bunny and enjoy fun eggstacular crafts, while you wear your very best spring bonnet!