The first weekend in March could offer a first peek at spring...or let winter howl back in when we least expect it. Fortunately for NYC kids, there's weekend fun to be had both inside and out.
The fourth annual Tilt Festival kicks off this weekend with a full roster of arts performances for kids. Standouts include She No Princess, He No Hero at FIAF, and the FREE, immersive Uramado experience (if you purchase a ticket for an opening weekend Tilt show, be sure to sign up for a free Uramado workshop on Saturday or Sunday!).
Head to the Bronx to check out opening weekend of The Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden. It's also opening weekend for Ajijaak on Turtle Island, a winter theater pick for kids with puppets by Heather Henson, daughter of Muppets master Jim Henson. And while it's technically in Jersey airspace, there's a weekend-long Drone Festival hovering right over the river at Liberty Science Center.
Saturday to-dos include an indoor block party in Brooklyn and a celebration of Danish Halloween (Fastlavn) at Scandinavia House. And don't forget to salute good old Dr. Seuss on his birthday—he'll be 117 on March 2! Parties are popping up all over town in his honor, and we have some fun at-home ideas for you, too.
Sunday's options include Herstory Day in honor of Women's History Month, the first of many St. Patrick's Day parades in Queens and Staten Island, a rocking early Mardi Gras celebration in Brooklyn, and Japan's Hinamatsuri (Doll's Day) at Japan Society. And if the weather holds out, Wildman Steve Brill is back this weekend in Central Park and Prospect Park. His fun and educational foraging tours might even provoke a new appreciation for vegetables.
Find more top events in our March GoList, or our always packed daily NYC event calendar.