Weekend Fun for Westchester Kids: Steampunk, Doktor Kaboom

Though St. Patrick’s Day is practically a month-long event here in Westchester, things start to really heat up this weekend in Westchester and the Hudson Valley. While some of the holiday parades take place next weekend, many step off this Saturday and Sunday, including one of the largest in the state—the Annual Northern Westchester-Putnam St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Revelers can also kick up the heels (or watch others do the same) at the foot- stomping Irish dance production Rhythm in the Night.

An exciting event ahead is Steampunk Sunday, a  mash-up of Victorian Era Bartitsu and tea dueling with contemporary entertainment, costumes and, yes, attitude. Maple sugaring is still in peak season—as are the events that celebrate it, while family performances include Doktor Kaboom! Live Wire: The Electricity Tour and the family film Mary and the Witch's Flower.

Read on for further details and additional options—then head to our Event Calendar. Also refer to our hot-off-the-press March GoList for our top picks for the month! 

Weekend Fun: Puppets, St. Pat's, Dinos, and Science Fest

March is in full swing and the big holiday on the horizon is St. Patrick's Day, so it's no surprise that a few of our weekend picks will have you seeing green. Spend your Saturday checking out Irish films or learning Irish dance steps. By Sunday's Throgg's Neck Parade you'll be practically Irish!

Aside from St. Patty's Day fun, we've got a diverse lineup of live performances from opera all weekend to a farm-themed puppet show and singing dinosaurs; there's also the Tilt Kids Festival offering, plus a FREE science festival in the Bronx.

Another event that's piqued our curiosity, given that March is Women's History Month, is a Sunday evening storytelling and appearance by Chelsea Clinton at the Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library where Clinton will read her new children's book, She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History.

Still stumped? Find more top events in our March GoList, or our always packed daily NYC Event Calendar. We've also rounded up nearly 50 FREE events happening this March, including this weekend.

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: St. Patrick's Day Parades, Charlie Brown

While the leprechaun's visit is a few weeks away, St. Patrick's Day festivities are abound this weekend across Long Island. Catch a big one at a trout fishing clinic at Caleb Smith Park. Or find your inner yogi at this family workshop at the Smithtown Historical Society. Hang out with the Peanuts gang at The Showplace to see You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

Remember, you can always pop over to our March GoList or Winter Fun Guide to find more seasonal entertainment. Mark your calendars this winter and complete some of our 50 great things to do indoors with Long Island kids. Or pad your wallet with a list of FREE family activities this month.

Of course, our Event Calendar is loaded with fun, daily happenings for Long Island kids. Don't see a great event listed here? Add it to our Event Calendar yourself. 

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Weekend Fun for CT Kids: St. Patrick's Day Parades, Royal Tea Parties, and the Easter Bunny

Are you ready to get out and have some fun after enduring two nor'easters in less than a week? Well, luckily Connecticut is full of fun options this weekend, many of which are free. 

In the mood for a parade? The annual day-long festivities in Hartford and New Haven could be right up your alley. In the mood to stay indoors? Try the Easter Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt in Southington. Those more scholastically inclined can watch young students compete for the honor of representing Connecticut at the National Spelling Bee in Hartford.  

Snow Games and Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids Beyond Sledding

Cold temps usually make kids want to stay inside for baking, eating, crafting, their devices and maybe even DIY science experiements. But add a dose of fun and it’s easy to draw them out into the white stuff for snow day activities.

Once the wind has died down and it's safe to hit the local park or your backyard, there are myriad outdoor winter activities to be had on even the bleakest of winter days. With serious snowfall, you can build a snow fort or maze, and with sub-freezing temperatures, kids can try to blow frozen bubbles or even make colorful ice gems! Read on for more outdoor winter boredom busters to try come the next school snow day.

15 Free Indoor Activities for a Rainy LA Day

There is no limit to what a family can do outdoors in Los Angeles, and our clichéd weather makes enjoying these activities possible most days of the year. But on the occasional day when the mercury drops below 50 degrees—or when water falls perplexingly from the sky—we need a back-up plan. Indoor activities are sprinkled throughout our bucket list of 100 Things To Do with LA Kids Before They Grow Up, but wouldn't it be handy to have one list of totally free things to do with kids indoors? We thought so, too!

24 Spring & Crawfish Festivals for Houston Families

Spring in Houston is all about going to the Rodeo, eating crawfish, listening to music, and spending time outside enjoying the weather before the temperatures start to rise. There are many beautiful parks in the Bayou City to enjoy in the Spring, and it's also the perfect time of year to explore Houston's bountiful farmers' markets. For even more fun, check out one (or more - or all!) of these family-friendly festivals.

And for things to do every day of the year, take a look at our event calendar.

Spring Break Camps for NYC Kids This April Vacation

School holidays seem to pile up this time of the year. You've just gotten back into your routine following February break and it's already time to plan for spring break, which runs from Friday, March 30 through Friday, April 6 for public school kids in 2018.

Whether your kid wants to spend his or her break in the arts or honing sports skills, is obsessed with all things STEM, or all of the the above, New York City seemingly has a camp for every interest. In fact, we've rounded up more than two dozen NYC camps across the five boroughs that are open for spring break and many other school holidays.

Check out our Summer Camp Guide if you're planning for summer's much longer school break!

New Mystery Mansion Ride to Open at Long Island's Adventureland

Soon there will be one more reason to visit Adventureland, the popular Long Island amusement park that’s been thrilling families for more than 50 years: Mystery Mansion, a brand-new, two-story dark ride, will be up and running early this spring.

“We felt our guests were looking for a change so we thought we would go out and find something that is very different for Adventureland and for Long Island,” Adventureland’s general manager Steve Gentile said. “We’re bringing to Long Island the first two-story, suspended dark ride. We’re calling it the Mystery Mansion because each time you come to the park you many find something new inside.”

Adventureland opens for the 2018 season on March 24. In the meantime, for more entertainment inspiration see our guide to family fun on Long Island.


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