Transform the world around you at the interactive technology showcase Teknopolis. Photo by Ros Muggeridge
Transform the world around you at the interactive technology showcase Teknopolis. Photo by Ros Muggeridge

Things To Do This Weekend in NYC: Leap Year, NYICFF, St. Pat's Parades

We have what might theoretically be described as an extra day this year—and Saturday is that day. Celebrate the leap year with a visit to Staten Island's St. George Library, where kids can find out all about leap year and have a dance party. With the calendar turning to March on Sunday, St. Patrick's Day parades are already prepping to meander down local boulevards. Join the throngs in Sunnyside, Queens, or on Staten Island!

Since you have this extra day on your hands, why not head to the Bronx to check out the opulent Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden? You can catch a performance of Drumfolk at the New Vic, introduce your tweens to Jane Austen, or snuggle up with some popcorn as the New York International Children's Film Fest gathers momentum.

More Saturday to-dos include an indoor block party in Brooklyn and a celebration of Danish Halloween (Fastlavn) at Scandinavia House. Sunday's options include a salute to Hinamatsuri (Doll's Day) at Japan Society, squirrel data gathering in Manhattan parks, Mummenschanz in the Bronx, and carnival fun in Brooklyn. And if the weather holds out, Wildman Steve Brill celebrates his 38th year of foraging with tours this weekend in Central Park and Prospect Park.

Come Monday, don't forget to salute good old Dr. Seuss on his birthday—he'll be 116 on March 2! Parties are popping up all over town in his honor, and we have some fun at-home ideas for you, too.

Find more top events in our March GoList or our always packed daily NYC event calendar.

Galli Theater
74 Warren Street
New York, NY 10007

The New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10458

The New Victory Theater
209 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

14th Street Y
344 East 14th Street at 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10003

Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn
445 Albee Square West
Brooklyn , NY 11201

333 West 23rd Street
New York, NY

Cinepolis Chelsea
260 W 23rd St
New York, NY

BAM Fisher
321 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Wave Hill
West 249th Street and Independence Avenue Ecology Building
Bronx, NY

Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th
New York, NY 10025

City Point
445 Albee Square West
Brooklyn, NY

St. George Library Center
5 Central Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Concert Hall
58 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

ALDEN MOVES Dance Theater
1203 Church Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11218

New York Historical Society DiMenna Children's History Museum
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Concert Hall
58 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 E. 91st Street
New York, NY 10128

Central Park
West 72nd and Central Park West
New York, NY 10023

Japan Society
333 E47th Street
New York, 10017

The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10128

Cumbe Center for African and Diaspora Dance
558 Fulton Street, 2nd Floor

The Rubin Museum of Art
132 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
New York, NY 10468


Starts at
Forest Avenue and Hart Boulevard
Staten Island , NY

43rd Street & Skillman Ave.
Queens, NY

Prospect Park
Grand Army Plaza Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
VIRTUAL: At Home with Emily Arrow - 1:00 PM Pick
Virtual Storytime with Mac Barnett
Instagram Live - 3:00 PM Pick
Krzysztof Wodiczko’s Monument
Madison Square Park - 5:00 PM Pick
Public Art at Brooklyn Bridge Park: "New York Clearing"
Brooklyn Bridge Park-Pier 3 - various times Pick
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