For most of us, back in college, St. Patrick’s day was, well, let’s just say not the holiday that the words “kid oriented” brought to mind. But did you know that St. Patrick’s Day really is a super fun holiday to celebrate with your kids? Who ever would have thought! We’ve rounded up the best St. Patrick’s Day family events on Long Island this weekend – enjoy!
Take your kids for a kids cooking class at Kitchen Time (691 Broadway, Massapequa). From 4 – 6pm, encourage a passion and spark and interest while exposing your children to a hands-on baking/cooking class in our kitchen with a teacher who loves to be in the kitchen as much as they do. Today is a St. Patrick’s Day celebration and we will dish up Irish Soda Bread, Shephard’s Pie and a Shamrock dessert. Class is for kids ages 8 and older and cost $45 per child (Kitchen Time does offer a discount if you register for multiple classes). Call 516.795.4980 to register (required).
If you’re on the North Shore, What’s Cooking? (30 East Main Street, Oyster Bay) is also holding a kids cooking class from 5 – 7pm. Children will prepare and eat a “magically delicious” meal and create a fun craft for this special holiday. Menu includes Grilled Corned Beef Panini, Magically Delicious Scones, Irish “Smashed Potatoes”, Shamrock Cookies, “Luck of the Irish” Ice Cream and Leprechaun Lemonade. Cost if $49/class and you must call 516.922.COOK in advance to register. Erin Go Bragh!
For those of you on the East End (or who want to take a ride for the day), the Children’s Museum of the East End (376 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton) is holding a St. Patrick’s Day Cake Pops Workshop at 10am. Cake Pops are currently the trendiest dessert around. Imagine all the yumminess of a cupcake hand rolled into a ball, dipped in candy melt and served on a stick. They are portable, festive and completely mess free! Pre-registration is required so call the museum at 631.537.8250. Admission is $10/members or $21/non-members, which includes price of museum admission.
The Dolphin Bookshop (299 Main Street, Port Washington) will be hosing a fun day of activities for kids, including a scavenger hunt, jig-off and more! The fun starts at 11am and costs $5/child.
March 17 & March 18
Visit the Long Island Children’s Museum (11 Davis Avenue, Garden City) and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an exploration of traditional Irish music with Darlene Graham and the Shades of Green Band! Darlene is no stranger to the LICM stage; she has brought her popular child friendly music program “Stomp-it” to LICM a number of times. Now she’s back to help us celebrate Irish culture. Feel free to bring your best singing voice and join in! The cost of the show is $4 with museum admission ($3 for LICM members) or $8 for theater only and the show is appropriate for ages 3 and up.
Did we miss anything? What are your plans for St. Patrick’s Day?