|Children watching the St. Patrick's Day Parade.|
Photo by jpmpinmontreal
There is surely no shortage of great things to do this March, absolutely free! Here are just a few:
Head of Passes is the name of a contemporary drama based on the biblical Book of Job. The story concerns the difficulties of an African-American family in the South, and will be performed at the new Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan, between East 4th Street and Astor Place. As part of the theater’s own initiative to make theater more accessible to the community, there will be a lottery to win free tickets to the opening performance of Head of Passes on March 15. Beginning on March 8 tickets to the show will be available.
On March 17 the traditional, yearly, St. Patrick’s DayParade will take place. Whether you are Irish or not, it is great fun to participate in what is likely the oldest (launched in 1762) and largest parade of its kind in the world. Marchers begin their foray through the city at 44th Street and Fifth Avenue at 11am. It’s all over at 79th Street, at between 4:30 and 5:00pm.
Ever wonder what role women played in the development of blues, rock ‘n’ roll, and pop culture in general? Now is your chance to learn about this fascinating subject absolutely free at the Apollo Theater on March 24th. Tamar-kali will host the discussion which will focus on Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith and others. RSVP is required.