Top Things to Do with Kids on Long Island in March

Top Things to Do with Kids on Long Island in March

Our calendar editors have hand-picked the best family events and activities happening on Long Island this March, in both Nassau County and Suffolk County.

Dublin Irish Dancers
WHEN: Saturday, Mar. 3, 8pm
WHERE: Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: An all-star cast brings to life the epic tale of Celtic culture, carrying its traditional melodies and steps to the New World with a gala celebration of Irish music and dance.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Celebrate the incredible evolution of Irish traditional dance and music.
WANT TO GO? $35 and up. 516-323-4444.

Bill Charlap Trio plays the Songs of Leonard Bernstein
WHEN: Saturday, Mar. 3, 8pm
WHERE: Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main Street, Suite 1, Port Washington, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Grammy award-winning pianist Bill Charlap performs the music of Leonard Bernstein with his trio: bassist Peter Washington and drummer Bill Stewart.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It's a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Bernstein's birth!
WANT TO GO? $30 and up. 516-767-1384.

The Lively Arts Presents Colors of India
WHEN: Saturday, Mar. 3, 7pm
WHERE: Suffolk County Community College - Van Nostrand Theatre, 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: This intimate version of the Bollywood dance spectacular is based on the concept of ancient India’s transition into modern India.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The program features brilliant dancers and opulent costumes.
WANT TO GO? $18; $10 for children younger than 17. 631-851-6589.

Marble Roller Coaster FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Mar. 6, 4pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Use your STEM skills to create a marble roller coaster using paper plates and paper towel tubes. Westhampton Free Library Card required.
WHY WE LOVE IT: A clever use for paper towel tubes!
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335.

'Curious George: The Golden Meatball'
WHEN: Saturday, Mar. 10, 2pm
WHERE: Adelphi University, 1 South Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-5, 5-8, Adult
WHAT: Join the inquisitive, lovable little monkey Curious George—star of books, movies, and the award-winning PBS television show—in this new musical.
WHY WE LOVE IT: George learns about Rome…and meatballs…and the “secret ingredient” to cooking!
WANT TO GO? $20. 516-877-4000.

'Red Kite Treasure Adventure'
WHEN: Mar. 15 - 17, Thursday-Friday, 11am and 1pm; Saturday, 1pm and 3pm
WHERE: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, New York
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Red Kite Treasure Adventure is an interactive theatrical experience with live music and sensory moments created specifically for young people on the autism spectrum.
WHY WE LOVE IT: This intimate production creates a safe and exciting theatrical environment for children with autism.
WANT TO GO? $15. 516-299-3100.

'Amazing Grace'
WHEN: Friday, Mar. 16, 8pm
WHERE: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, New York
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Amazing Grace is a new original musical based on the awe-inspiring true story behind the world’s most beloved song. A captivating tale of romance, rebellion and redemption, this radiant production follows one man whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It is an unforgettable musical saga that captures the spirit of history’s sweetest and most powerful sound: freedom.
WANT TO GO? $49. 516-299-3100.

The Spring I Love Chocolate Fest
WHEN: Mar. 17 - 18, 10am-6pm
WHERE: East Wind Long Island, 5720 Route 25A, Wading River, NY
WHAT: Featuring more than 50 chocolate exhibits with everything from decadent truffles and handcrafted chocolates to unusual treats. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: There will be live music and entertainment by local performers and a visit with the Easter Bunny. 
WANT TO GO? $20; free for children younger than 4. 631-488-0521.

WHEN: Sunday, Mar. 18, 4pm
WHERE: Staller Center - Stony Brook University , 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: This mini cirus stars international juggling champion Greg Kennedy and an acrobatic duo of aerial artists.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Geometry and physics are used to create groundbreaking magic.
WANT TO GO? $20. 631-632-6000.

'Popovich Comedy Pet Theater'
WHEN: Sunday, Mar. 18, 2pm
WHERE: Suffolk County Community College, 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: A unique blend of comedy and juggling skills of circus veteran Gregory Popovich and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets. See geese, white doves, parrots, and house cats and dogs.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Many of the animals have been rescued from animal shelters.
WANT TO GO? $15; $10 for children younger than 17. 631-851-6589.

'Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes'
WHEN: Mar. 22 - Apr. 1, 7pm
WHERE: NYCB LIVE, Home of The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY
WHAT: Spider-Man, the Avengers, and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki's hands in this legendary battle to defend the universe from evil.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Marvel fans, assemble!
WANT TO GO? $17 and up. 516-231-4848 .

Goat on a Boat: World Puppetry Day/Puppets Around the World
WHEN: Saturday, Mar. 24, 11am
WHERE: Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay St., Sag Harbor, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Make your own shadow puppet before the show and perform in a Shadow Puppet Circus.
WHY WE LOVE IT: A great way to celebrate World Puppet Day!
WANT TO GO? $15. 631-725-9500.

Easter Egg Hoppening
WHEN: Saturday, Mar. 24, 9-11am
WHERE: Heritage Trust, 633 Mount Sinai Coram Road, Mount Sinai, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Children will go on an Easter egg hunt in the park and enjoy refreshments. Registration required.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The Easter Bunny will be available to take pictures!
WANT TO GO? $10. 631-509-0882.

WHEN: Sunday, Mar. 25, 3pm
WHERE: Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Suite 1, Port Washington, NY
WHAT: With a palette that also mixes vocals, choreography, and audience interaction, Artrageous! is an interactive art and music extravaganza unlike anything you have every experienced.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It's a unique visual journey packed with wild inspiration, creativity, and fun.
WANT TO GO? $30 and up. 516-767-6444.

'Awesome Allie: First Kid Astronaut'
WHEN: Mar. 30 - Apr. 8, daily, 11am
WHERE: Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City, NY
WHAT: Yesterday Allie was just a normal kid, but today she’s headed into outer space. Grab your space suit and get ready for an adventure that’s out of this world.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids will have fun and learn some fascinating science facts along the way!
WANT TO GO? $15; $13 seniors and for children 12 and younger. 516-572-4066.

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