March winds bring not only April showers but also much fun in and around Westchester—so if you’re getting tired of Ol’ Man Winter, don’t despair!
The first half of the month brings the peak of maple-sugaring season, allowing families to join naturalists in tapping maple trees and evaporating this blasé-looking liquid into the sublime sticky stuff we all know and love. Some events—like Sugarfest—are loaded with assorted embellishments, including the ultimate pleasure—eating it atop pancakes!
As for holidays, March is also known as Women’s History Month, and we have events on our calendar that are family-focused. March is also replete with celebrations of Purim, including the “Big Apple”-style Purim in NYC, along with numerous ways to celebrate being Irish (or pretend that you are), like one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades in New York. There are several hot-ticket alerts for live kid shows, including Peter Pan & Friends on Ice, and while we await warmer temperatures, indoor highlights include the Annual WHUD Kids Fair and the return of STEM-tastic.
Grab your calendars and read on for our top things to do with kids this month in Westchester and the Hudson Valley. Also be sure to check out our Event Calendar to be up-to-date on even more of the great goings-on this month!
Greenburgh Nature Center hosts a sweet celebration of maple sugaring. Photo courtesy of the nature center
Maple Sugaring Party – Scarsdale
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Join the maple-sugaring celebration with featured offerings including sap-collecting demonstrations, crafts, porridge making, and maple treats. Read our first-hand review of the annual event.
Cumbia for Kids – Tarrytown
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Folklore Urbano NYC's Cumbia for Kids showcases the musical and dance traditions of Colombia, with rhythms ranging from the Pacific coast's African “currulao” to the frenetic “joropo” from the Eastern Plains, to the Andes' “bambuco fiestero.”
Sugarfest – Mount Kisco
Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10, 2019
Join the fun at this annual event that celebrates the sugaring season with education about the process of making maple syrup, demonstrations, and the pancake feast, where you can indulge in the sweet stuff—plus live music!
Peter Pan & Friends on Ice – Valhalla
Sunday, March 10, 2019
The classic tale of Peter Pan is retold as an ice-dance musical adventure to Neverland, as Peter and his friends restore Neverland's glow in the face of swashbuckling pirates.
Trusty Sidekick Theater Company Shadow Play – Purchase
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Have you ever wondered what happens to your shadow while you sleep? Well, it turns out that some shadows are more mischievous than others. Follow the playful adventures of Flash and his quest to reunite with his shadow in this multimedia performance.
The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia presents three stories by children's author Eric Carle using puppets and black light. Photo courtesy of the company
The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Mamaroneck
Saturday, March 16, 2019
The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia presents three stories by children's author Eric Carle using puppets and black light. This is likely to sell out, so purchase tickets early!
Rockland County St. Patrick's Day Parade – Pearl River
Sunday, March 17, 2019
One of the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades in the state, the Rockland County event—replete with oodles of Erin Go Bragh--has reportedly drawn as many as 50,000 visitors. FREE
Purim in NYC – Yorktown
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Celebrate Purim in "Big Apple" style with a graffiti wall, pickle making, candy apple-making, deli food, and "street performance."
The WHUD Kids Fair features tons of family fun, from sports to science. Photo courtesy of the event
Annual WHUD Kids Fair – Pleasantville
Saturday, March 23, 2019
This popular annual event features assorted attractions for kids including hands-on activities, bouncy houses, fingerprint identification, sports, live entertainment, games, and more. Support a good cause while having fun!
Steampunk Sunday – Yonkers
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Steampunk mashes the Victorian era with contemporary twists. This year's event is lunar, featuring tea duels (you read right), items from the Museum of Interesting Things, tours, a Victorian planetarium show, and music. Costumes (and attitude) encouraged; enter the contest.
STEM-tastic – Larchmont
Friday, March 29, 2019
While the details for the 2019 event are TBA, STEM-tastic is confirmed to return with an evening of fun activities and exhibits in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), including some presented by visiting partner organizations. Even better? It’s FREE!
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