Cat Camp: From March 11-12, explore all things cats at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Cat Camp is the first conference all about cats, as well as a major adoption event. Experts will discuss problems facing cats today, how to care for cats in the community, save orphan kittens and make your home cat friendly. Vendors will sell merchandise for cats. Adoptable cats will be on hand, including senior and special needs cats. Tickets start at $20. Visit www.catcampnyc.com for more information.
Irish Family Day: New York’s Irish Arts Center opens its doors on Sunday, March 12. From noon to 4 p.m., enjoy traditional music and dance. Try out a variety of classes, from Irish language to step dance. Engage in crafts or get your face painted. The event is free, but reservations are encouraged. Visit www.irishartscenter.org to reserve spots.
New York Cocktail Expo: Enjoy a cocktail tasting and light fare at the New York Cocktail Expo on March 12 at the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden. Drinks come from some of the borough’s best cocktail bars like The Bonnie, Sweet Afton and Station House. Experience new and trendy cocktails, sample spirits like Hendrick’s Gin and KAS Spirits and watch a cocktail competition. Tickets start at $55. Visit www.nycocktailexpo.com to learn more.
Antiquarian Book Fair: The Park Avenue Armory transforms into the annual Antiquarian Book Fair from Thursday to Sunday, March 9-12. More than 200 dealers of rare books will be on hand to sell books, maps and manuscripts. There will also be lectures and panel discussions. Daily admission is $25, or $40 for the run of the show. Visit www.nyantiquarianbookfair.com for more information.