Congratulations. You’ve made it to March, Mother Nature’s transition month. Soon we will close the book on winter fun and “spring” ahead to a season of rejuvenation and cultural celebration.
No sooner does March receive the seasonal baton from February than we on Long Island begin the countdown to the official arrival of spring, which, for the record, is 5:58pm on Wednesday, March 20. Not soon enough?
You have to admit: It's been a mild winter. But we Long Islanders also remember five nor'easters in March 2018, which made the days leading to an early Easter seem interminable. Easter is nearly a month later in 2019, which means those egg hunts and bunny sightings probably won't be done in the slush.
Weather permitting, what we do have in March is four weekends worth of outdoor St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, the start of nature's rebirth, and even a space-based chocolate festival sure to delight the sweetest tooth. And while you might be eager for outdoor entertainment, we remind you there are still plenty of indoor alternatives should the weather necessitate an extended bit of cabin fever.
So here are our picks for the best family entertainment options in this final month of winter. As always, check out our events calendar for more opportunities as they emerge.