March 15-17 Weekend Highlights by NYMetroParents


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St. Paddy's Day, Kid-Friendly Shows, and Signs of Spring
March 15-17

St. Patrick's Day is March 17.

Sunday is St. Patrick's Day and there are plenty of family activities that celebrate the Irish, including two very large parades in the area: Manhattan and Rockland County. Scroll down for more St. Paddy's Day fun and other kid-friendly activities!
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Top 20 Activities for Kids

Luck o' the Irish

• Wear green to get half off admission to Long Island's Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum

• Travel back in time and Imagine a Day in Ireland in Brooklyn

• Head to the zoo in Fairfield County; kids who don green get free admission with a paying adult

• Catch NY's second largest St. Patrick's Day Parade in Rockland

• Learn all about the Irish in NYC and their storied past in Brooklyn

• Discover the famous Irish legend of the Blarney Stone on Long Island


Spring is Near

• Visit Fairfield County to create your own Family Nestbox to host bird families in your yard

• Meet at dusk to spot woodcocks in Westchester

• Turn sticky sap into sweet maple sugar in southeast NY and CT

• See the seasons transform on a hike to find skunk cabbage in Fairfield County

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Let your kids try golf at Urban Golf Academy!

Cool Science and Fun with Furry Animals

• Catch brain-breaking events of "Mental Athletes" at the USA Memory Championship in Manhattan

• See what's on the live animal museum's menu at Feeding Fun in Westchester

• Discover the arts, culture, science, and the environment at Invent It! in Brooklyn

• Support the Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue Center and enjoy a buffet of Irish dishes on Long Island


Imagination Comes to Life

• See the wacky adventures of the beloved Tooth Fairy in Manhattan

• Catch Blue Man Group for a combo of comedy, music, and technology in Fairfield County

• Dive into the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss with "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish" and create your own fish in Queens

• Listen to the sounds of jazz at a family-friendly musical concert in Westcheter

• Watch award-winning films made just for kids at the NY International Children's Film Festival, showing in theaters throughout Manhattan

• See what Time magazine calls "America's Best Clown" at 'Bello Mania' in Manhattan

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