If you’re looking for fun things to keep your family entertained and your wallet untouched this month, you can stop your search right here. We’ve rounded up a slew of FREE family-friendly activities across Long Island that will help get everyone through this (hopefully) last bit of winter.
In March, there are plenty of libraries and bookstores offering crafts and storytimes celebrating everything from Dr. Seuss Day to St. Patrick’s Day. Other free events let kids try their hand at chess, go for a swim, or head out on a walk in search of native birds. On March 12, the whole family can observe National Pancake Day with a free stack at IHOP; on March 20, celebrate the first day of spring with a free cup of Italian ice at Rita’s.
Long Island also celebrates its Irish heritage with a month's worth of St. Patrick's Day parades: Enjoy the pipes, drums, and marchers, free of charge from Rockville Centre to Montauk.
For more fun activities that won’t cost you a penny, check out our lists of free indoor play spaces, restaurants where kids can eat free and the best places kids can get a free birthday treat on their special day. And don’t forget to check out our events calendar and MarchGoList for more seasonal inspiration.