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NEW YORK CITY, U.S.A. Where would you like to go today — without having to leave the city? New York has prepared a weekly guide of activities for you to enjoy. Many of them are free, or for a small fee, so get ready to have fun in the city and be sure to check This week in New York regularly for weekly updates!

Asian Art Exhibition

Asian Art

Asian Art | Carol Lara

Each year New York City celebrates Asian culture and art at its annual Asia Art Fair. This year over 30 Asian art dealers and galleries are exhibiting a wide variety of beautiful and exquisite art. The artwork displayed at this fair illustrates many different styles of Asian art from varying regions and countries of Asia. These different art pieces and styles come from countries such as China, Japan, Southeast Asia, India, the Himalayas and the Middle East.

Due to its increasing popularity, this fair is said to be the best destination for Asian art during Asia Week in New York. Whether you’re a local student hoping to learn more about Asian artwork and artistic styles or you’re an art collector looking to add to your collection this fair offers something for everyone.

This event takes place at the Bohemian National Hall beginning on Friday, March 13th and running from Saturday, March 14th through Tuesday, March 17th, daily from 12pm to 8PM with the exception of Tuesday, 12PM to 5PM. This fair is open to all visitors and tickets are $20 per person.

 254th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

St.Patricks Day

St.Patricks Day

March is finally here which means that it’s time for New York City’s annual Saint Patrick’s Day parade. This parade draws a crowd of hundreds of thousands of people and features Irish dancing, local high schools and bands, floats and much more.

The New York Convention & Visitors Bureau says that the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the largest and most famous of the many parades held in the city each year.This annual parade up Fifth Avenue honors the patron saint of Ireland and has been a New York tradition that dates as far back as March 17, 1762.

This event takes place on March 17th, 2015 and will be televised on NBC Channel 4 in NYC. This parade marches up from 44th St. along Fifth Avenue to 79th Street and finishes there around 4:30 – 5:00 pm. The parade is free to all visitors. Come in good spirits and festive Saint Patrick’s Day apparel!

 New Directors Film Festival

Film Festival

Film Festival

Every March New York City’s The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center host the New Directors Film Festival bringing exciting film premiers from around the globe to film fanatics. Since it’s opening in 1972, Directors/New Films has continued its tradition of bringing incredible film experiences to viewers for the past 44 years.


Although all aspects of cinema have greatly changed over the course of this festivals lifespan, it prides itself on finding the spirit of innovation and the element of surprise that have always defined great film. Several renown filmmakers such as Pedro Almodóvar, Spike Lee, Richard Linklater, Steven Spielberg and Wong KarWai, have premiered work here early in their careers.Antendees will not only get the experience to learn about global film, but they will also be able to see some of the up and coming talent of the motion picture industry.

 This event takes place March 18-29th at the Lincoln Center in New York City. Tickets for students are only $12 each. New Directors/New Films tickets can be purchased online or in person at the box offices of the Film Society of Lincoln Center (144 & 165 W. 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue) and The Museum of Modern Art (11 W. 53rd Street).