Do you have plans this weekend? Check out my top picks for things to do (with and without the kids!). Enjoy!
- Read Across America Day is Saturday, March 1. Celebrate reading and Dr. Seuss’s birthday at events at the Long Island Children’s Museum (Garden City) and the Maritime Explorium (Port Jefferson Harbor). Also check your local library as many have celebrations scheduled for community members.
- Some FREE storytime & craft sessions will take place at local Pottery Barn Kids and Michael’s location. Confirm time and space availability with your local stores. (In the past few years, Target has also held a free storytime – I haven’t seen anything about this for 2013 so if this is an event you’ve attended in the past, check with your local Target location if they will be celebrating this year).
- Haven’t made definite summer plans for your kids? West Hills Day Camp is hosting an open house this weekend – go and check them out on Saturday. (Huntington)
- If you’re looking for some theater on Saturday afternoon, How I Became a Pirate is a cute show for kids at NYCB at Westbury (even though I always want to say Westbury Music Fair!) or if you’re in Suffolk County see Freckleface Strawberry at the CM Performing Arts Center (Oakdale).
- Music Together turns 25 years old and is having a concert & fundraiser to celebrate! Buy your tickets now and enjoy an afternoon of fun! (Rockville Centre)
- Celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim at the Friedberg JCC Purim Carnival (Oceanside)
- Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Chocolate World Expo. By the way, this is said to be “the New York area’s largest chocolate themed event” – if that doesn’t push you over the edge to go, I’m not sure what will. (Garden City)
- Brett Band for Kids will be performing a FREE show at Buckley Day Camp featuring the band’s original songs and maybe some rock & roll for mom & dad. (Roslyn)
- Kids ages pre-k through fifth grade can enjoy a Family Math and Science Day with their parents at Schechter Elementary School. The kids will participate in math contests, puzzles, games, experiments and more, all focusing on math & science. (Jericho)
- Audience participation is a must at Aesop Bops! featuring the storytelling of Aesop’s classic stories by David Gonzalez and music from the Yak-Yak band – fun for the whole family at Landmark on Main Street (Port Washington)