Seasonal Events | Celebrating Cinema

Though awards season is drawing to a close, there is never a shortage of cinematic celebrating to be done in New York City. The city turns to the screen this March to witness the incredible works created by both New York City natives and the international community beyond. With events dedicated to celebrating children’s films, drone cinematography, films made by people with disabilities and more, don’t miss out on this month’s roster of festivals!

New York International Children’s Film Festival

Through March 18th

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Founded in 1997, The New York International Children’s Film Festival supports the creation and dissemination of thoughtful, provocative and intelligent film for children and teens. Since inception, the festival has grown from one weekend of films into the largest film festival for children and teens in North America, and is screened over the course of four weeks at venues across New York City. This year’s schedule has a host of features, shorts and special events on deck – be sure not to miss out on the fun!

NYC Drone Film Festival

March 3rd through 4th

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Now in its 4th year, the New York City Drone Film Festival is the first event in the world exclusively dedicated to celebrating the exciting artistic potential of drone cinematography. The festival offers the opportunity for filmmakers from around the world to exhibit their work on an international platform before industry professionals and the drone community.

ReelAbilities Film Festival

March 8th through 14th

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ReelAbilities Film Festival is the largest of its kind in the United States dedicated to promoting awareness of and appreciation for the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with disabilities. Founded in New York in 2007, the festival has since presented award-winning films by and about people with disabilities throughout multiple cities in the United States.

Queens World Film Festival

March 15th through 25th

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Now in its 8th year, The Queens World Film Festival returns to the Museum of the Moving Image and Kaufman Astoria Studios this March for another schedule of exciting, topical and bold works. With long features and shorts on deck including narratives, documentaries, LGBTQ and animated work, the festival is dedicated to creating worthwhile experiences for participating filmmakers and guests with signature elements.

PhotoDiversity Film Festival

March 19th through 23rd

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The PhotoDiversity Film Festival enables filmmakers from diverse backgrounds to display meaningful perspectives on environmental issues. Supporting The Zoological Lighting Institute, the international NGO dedicated to science in support of animal welfare and wildlife conservation, the festival features science, wildlife and arts and culture features, and special awards for winners in seven categories.


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TOWN Data | Contracts Signed Report

An authoritative source on Manhattan’s Luxury Market, TOWN Residential is pleased to share The Contracts Signed Report, an up-to-the-minute report of the last week’s activity broken down by neighborhood and price point. 

During January 29th – February 25th, 765 contracts – comprised of 376 co-ops, 355 condos, 21 condops and 13 townhouses – were signed in Manhattan. 

Of the units in contract, 195 were priced from $1,000,000-$2,000,000 and 165 were priced from $2,000,000-$5,000,000 with an average days on market of 94 and 115 respectively. 

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Philanthropy News | March Charity Events

Another month of philanthropy marches on, and New York City is brimming with opportunity to give back in style. With galas, benefit concerts, luncheons, relay races and more scattered throughout the month, you’ll be sure to find the cause most close to your heart below. Invite your friends and family, and gear up for an event to remember!

31st Annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert

March 3rd, 7:30pm
Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
Tickets: From $35 – $200

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Each year, lauded composer Philip Glass curates the one-of-a-kind Tibet House US Benefit Concert to feature some of the most exciting and legendary names in music. This year, the event will include performances by Carly Simon, Blood Orange, Resistance Revival Chorus and more. Proceeds will benefit Tibet House US, the non-profit educational institution and cultural center dedicated to preserving Tibetan civilization.

Chefs for Kids’ Cancer Gala

March 6th, 6:00pm
Metropolitan West
Tickets: from $1,700

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Join over 50 acclaimed chefs and 400 guests at the 5th Annual Chefs for Kids’ Cancer Gala. With a backdrop of over 50 donated works of art, the night will include a 4-course custom meal and specially designed cookies, plus a live auction. With over $4 million raised to date, the organization is excited for another year of generosity and fun to be had by all.

12th Annual Power of Women to Make a Difference Award Luncheon

March 7th, 11:00am
Cipriani, 110 East 42nd Street
Tickets: from $1,000

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Now in its 12th year, the United Way of New York City’s Women’s Leadership Council’s renowned luncheon honors the achievements of outstanding female leaders who match their professional accomplishments with a dedicated commitment to philanthropy. Proceeds support the organization’s education initiatives, serving thousands of youth each year across the city.

Literacy Partners Evening of Readings & Gala Dinner Dance

March 14th, 6:30pm
Cipriani Wall Street
Tickets: Inquire

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For three decades, the Evening of Readings has succeeded in bringing together corporate leaders from various industries to support the mission of Literacy Partners. Having featured some of the most important writers of our time including Toni Morrison, Stephen King, and John Updike, the gala is consistently a memorable night for all.

2018 Armory NYC Indoor Marathon

March  16th through 18th
Fort Washington Avenue Armory
Tickets: $100

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Presented by NYRR, the 3-day Armory Indoor Marathon is rapidly becoming one of the most anticipated events of the year. Beginning and expert runners alike have the opportunity to run where Olympic gold medalists have run before them, in both individual and relay events. Proceeds benefit Armory College Prep, a program dedicated to sending 100% of its NYC students to college.