On Thursday, the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) announced that they are shifting the dates for their 2017 New York fair. Since its launch in 2012, NADA New York has been held in May to coincide with Frieze New York. The new timing of the 2017 edition, now set for March 2nd to March 5th, moves it forward two months to run in tandem with the Armory Show. The change, unanimously approved by the Alliance’s board, comes after nearly two years of consideration. According to a spokesperson, the crowded nature of the art world’s spring calendar—which next year includes the Venice Biennale and Documenta 14—motivated the shift, not just the Armory Show. A March opening date will also allow the fair to coincide with other events, including the Whitney Biennial, Independent, and the ADAA—all likely to bring collectors, galleries, and artists to the city. “It has historically been a time when collectors in New York have been motivated to come out and buy art,” said the fair’s spokesperson. NADA will also change venues from Basketball City, the fair’s home for the past two years, to West SoHo’s Skylight Clarkson North. Given the two spaces are roughly the same size, the number of exhibitors is expected to stay static at around 75 along with 30 projects.