amNY Weekender | 6 things to do in NYC, March 17-19

Flag of Ireland close-up in hands on background of blue sky during the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day
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Friday, March 17

The Museum of Failure: Not your conventional Instagram pop-up, the Museum of Failure shines a light on some of history’s epic fails by some of the world’s best-known companies, like Google Glass. Guests can look forward to classic catastrophes like the marketing disappointment that was New Coke or the over-hyped 1958 Ford Edsel, along with artifacts spanning from the 17th century right up to the present day.  Industry City, 220 36th St, Brooklyn. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. $16.50.

Screening of Ithaka: On March 17, catch a screening of “Ithaka.” Event-goers can enjoy the screening and afterwards, there will be a Q&A with Julian Assange’s father John Shipton. New Plaza Cinema @ The Macaulay Honors College, 35 West 67th Street, Manhattan. 7:45 p.m. $12-$15.

Saturday, March 18

The FRIENDS Experience: The One in New York City: The FRIENDS Experience: The One in New York City offers fans of the globally beloved television show, FRIENDS, an interactive experience featuring 18 rooms and activations filled with more than 25 original props and costumes, set re-creations, a retail store, premium photo ops, a recreated Central Perk Coffee Shop, and more! 130 East 23rd Street (the corner of 23rd St and Lexington Ave), Manhattan. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. $39.50.

The Whole Bead Show: The Whole Bead Show is back with its spring show. Come shop from all your favorite merchants, artisans and importers. There will be gemstones, vintage beads, ancient trade beads, findings, handmade and so much more. Iron23, 29 W 23rd St., Manhattan. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $10.

Sunday, March 19

Times Square Kids Run at the United Airlines NYC: Register your child for an experience like no other with Times SquareKids Run at the United Airlines NYC Half. Registration is free and open to participants ages 2 to 11 of all abilities. Times Square. Manhattan. 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Free.

Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Parade: The Parade’s opening ceremony will feature a Tribute to WTC victims and survivors, starting at 1 p.m. at Bartel Pritchard Square, near Prospect Park West and 15th Street. There will be pipe bands, Irish step dancers, Irish organizations, school and community groups celebrating all things Irish. 15th Street & Prospect Park West, Brooklyn. Parade step-off at 1:30 p.m. Free.