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Things to Do on the Upper West Side this March

March 01 2019 | The Upper West Side

Spring is just around the corner! Check out these five March events held on and around the Upper West Side, all just a short walk or train ride away from Hotel Beacon.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 16
One of city’s oldest traditions is back! The NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade will march along Fifth Avenue, from 44th to 79th Streets, from 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday, March 16. If the weather isn’t ideal or you want to avoid crowds, tune into NBC from your hotel room to watch the parade live. You can also read up on our guide to All Things Irish in NYC.

The Orchid Show at the NY Botanical Garden

February 23-April 28
Celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of spring with the most exquisite blooms. This year’s show is inspired by Singapore, where the national flower is the becoming orchid. See ticket and special event information.

United Airlines NYC Half Marathon

March 17
This 13.1-mile tour of New York City from Brooklyn to Central Park brings some of the best runners on the globe to run for a good cause. If you aren’t participating, head over to Central Park to see runners cross the finish-line in this internationally-popular half marathon.

Sunrise Yoga in Central Park

Various dates at 8 am
Seize the day with a combination of power walks and restorative poses in this unique yoga session held around quiet locations in Central Park. Walks begin at 8 am at the General William Tecumseh Sherman Statue and last an hour, with reservations required. See details.

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical at Beacon Theater

March 28-31
The national tour of The Lightning Thief, a musical based on the best-selling Disney Hyperion book of the same name, comes to the Beacon Theater this month. Watch Greek gods ruin Percy Jackson’s life as the unlikely protagonist struggles with his newfound powers. See ticket information.


Hotel Beacon is a quiet home-away-from home near all the action of Manhattan. Stay in the serene setting of the Upper West Side, home to great museums, theaters, and delis. Read more about Hotel Beacon.