LongIsland.com's 2016 March Family Fun Guide: Celebrating St. Pat's Across the Island, Welcoming Spring with Tons of Fun & Exciting Entertainment

This March is packed with all sorts of excitement - from Saint Patty’s Day Parades to Springtime Celebrations, there’s fun for everyone this March.

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Irish Step Dancers dancing their way down Main Street during Farmingdale's 2015 Saint Patrick's Day Parade.

Photo by: Kevin Porzelt, LongIsland.com Reader.

We’ve made it most of the way through Winter, but as the saying goes, March comes in like a lion, and out like a lamb, which means there’s plenty of Winter and Spring Fun happening all throughout the month of March here on Long Island. From the highly-anticipated Saint Patrick's Day Parades which will be making their way down Main Streets across Long Island, to the Spring Festivals & Fairs that will be welcoming the season, and egg-citing Easter Egg Hunts and other holiday celebrations, Long Island has really struck gold with the month's upcoming events and things to do!

From start to finish, March is filled with all sorts of fun, with Saint Pat's parades kicking off the first weekend of the month, so that Long Island Irish (and Irish at Heart!) community can get an early start on the Saint Patty's Day fun this year. In addition to the Saint Pat's celebrations, other exciting upcoming concerts, festivals & events, lso happening this March are a ton of Easter Brunches and Easter Egg Hunts - Easter is coming early this year, with the Bunny himself hopping into town on Sunday, March 27th.

Not sure how to make the most out of March? No worries! We've got you covered from the 1st through the 31st - get the scoop on all of this month's best events - you don't need the Luck o' the Irish to find some fun this March!


The March Guide is sponsored in part by the 2016 Long Island Boat Show!

St. Patrick’s Day Parades
When it comes to Saint Patrick's Day, everyone knows it just wouldn't be a true celebration without a parade! Luckily for Long Islanders, there are plenty of towns across the Island hosting their very own St. Paddy's Day parades all throughout the month of March. So whether you're Irish, or simply Irish-at-heart, stop by one of these festive celebrations that are a blast for people of all ages!

Kings Park's 2016 St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
Corner of Lou Avenue and Pulaski Road, Kings Park, NY 11754
Saturday, March 5th, 12 PM
Free Event

Each year thousands of local Kings Park residents and those from the surround community turn out for this parade that’s held the first Saturday of March. Originally founded in 2011 by Kevin “The Professor” Denis, the owner of Professor’s Diner in Kings Park, the parade features bagpipe bands, floats, and marching community organizations for a grand ‘ol time!

The 82nd Annual Huntington St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
New York Ave & Broadway, Huntington Station, NY 11743
Sunday, March 13th, 2 PM
Free Event

Running 82 years strong, this is the oldest and largest parades on Long Island. Each year as many as 50,000 people fill Huntington Village for the family and community event celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Join in the fun and take part in “buying local” with the many restaurants, shops, and pubs in the area.

Hofstra’s 18th Annual Irish Festival at Hofstra Phys Ed Center
1000 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead, NY 11550
516-463-5067
Sunday, March 6th, 11 AM - 5 PM

$6 for Adults; $5 for Seniors 65 & Older; Free for Children under 12 or with Hofstra ID
Celebrate the Irish gifts of music, food and culture at this festival. Attendees get to enjoy dance and music performances with returning acts from The McLean Avenue and The Black Velvet Band. Children’s activities will also be available.

The 51st Annual John P. Reilly East Islip St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
Main Street, East Islip, NY 11730
631-581-9317
Sunday, March 6th, 2 PM
Free Event

The 2016 Grand Marshal to the East Islip St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Dave Ring. Enjoy the parade that runs along Main Street to Irish Lane. Bleachers and the grandstand will be set up at St. Mary’s Church on Main Street and Harrison Avenue. Attendees also get to see the local bands, fire departments, and high schools will be featured.

25th Annual Bethpage St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
220 Central Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714
631-506-1473
Sunday, March 6th, 2 PM
Free Event

The roughly 1-mile long parade route begins after the 1 PM Mass at Saint Martin of Tours Church. Come join many locals and Bethpage’s very one Kathy Brenton as the Grand Marshal of the parade to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Westhampton Beach's 49th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
340 Mill Road, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
631-506-1473
Saturday, March 12th, 12 PM
Free Event

All kinds of groups will be in the Westhampton Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade, including fire departments, cub scout groups, local businesses, and even riders on horseback. The 2016 Grand Marshal is Mr. John Murray of East Quogue. Mr. Murray is one of the main men behind the Coneheads, one of the best floats to ever march in the parade’s 49-year history.

St. James' 32nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
Lake Avenue, St. James, NY 11780
631-584-5200
Saturday, March 12th, 1 PM
Free Event

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as the St. James Chamber of Commerce hosts its 32nd annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. The parade runs from Lake Avenue to Woodlawn Avenue.

12th Annual Cutchogue St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
Route 25 Starting at Cox Lane, Cutchogue, NY 11935
631-765-3161
Saturday, March 12th, 2 PM - 6 PM
Free Event

Local civic groups and fire departments will be part of this parade hosted by the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Chamber of Commerce (now part of North Fork Chamber of Commerce) in conjunction with the Cutchogue Fire Department. Join the community in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!

Bayport-Blue Point's 2016 St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
Snedecor Avenue, Bayport, NY 11705
516-426-2601
Sunday, March 13th, 11 AM
Free Event

Now in it’s 26th year, the Bayport-BluePoint St. Patrick’s Day Parade features floats, bands, local fire departments, and more. Join in the fun celebration of St. Patrick’s Day as it makes it way to the Blue Point Elementary School as the end point.

The 66th Annual Miller Place-Rocky Point St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
Rt. 25A & Harrison Avenue, Miller Place, NY 11778
Sunday, March 13th, 1 PM
Free Event

The Annual Miller Place/Rocky Point St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been a tradition dating back to 1950 when it was founded by businessmen John M. Sullivan and George Faulkner. The parade has evolved from a two-lane road route to a four-lane highway route. Tens of thousands of spectators come out to take part in the celebration!

Moriches Chamber’s St. Patrick’s Parade - FREE!
Main Street, Center Moriches from Lake Avenue East to Ocean Avenue
631-874-3849
Sunday, March 13th, 2PM
Free Event

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the community of Center Moriches with marchers, vehicles and floats along the Parade route.

2016 Ronkonkoma St. Patrick’s Day Parade - FREE!
97 Patchogue-Holbrook Road, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
631-963-2796
Sunday, March 13th, 2 PM - 3:30 PM
Free Event

The Ronkonkoma St. Patrick's Day Parade will begin at Hiawatha Elementary School and head to the St. Regis Knights of Columbus Hall.


Patchogue's 20th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-475-4302
Saturday, March 19th, 10 AM - 12 PM
Free Event

The 2016 Grand Marshal for Patchogue’s 20th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Father Francis Pizzarelli. The theme of this year’s parade is Hope House Helpers Marke Hope Spring Eternal. Come out to see the fun with bagpipes, floats, marching units and more along the parade route.

12th Annual Hampton Bays St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
72 Ponquogue Ave, Hampton Bays, NY 11946
631-905-6051
Saturday, March 19th, 11 AM
Free Event

The 2016 Grand Marshal for the 12th Annual Hampton Bays St. Patrick’s Day Parade is William Patrick Hughes.  The parade takes off from Hampton Bays Elementary School and ends at the Hampton Atrium. Join in this community event celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

20th Annual Rockville Centre St. Patrick's Parade - FREE!
Maple Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Saturday, March 19th, 12 PM
Free Event

The parade’s 20th Grand Marshal is Michael O’Reilly. Join in “The Parade that Cares and Share” to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The parade begins promptly at noon following the Commemorative Mass at 9 AM.

Montauk's 54th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
Edgemere Road, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-1578
Sunday, March 20th, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Free Event

New York’s second largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade is right here! Over 30,000 spectators and supporters attend this annual event. Also, don’t miss the Montauk Chamber of Commerce serving hot soup in a St. Patrick’s Day Parade souvenir mug on the green starting at 10 AM. Soups are made and donated by local restaurants.

St. Patrick’s Weekend Fun
Looking for fun ways to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day during the holiday weekend? No problem - there are tons of great things happening the 17th through the 20th, so get ready to Shamrock & Roll!

1st Annual St. Patrick's Day 5K & Little Leprechauns Fun Fun in Holbrook
Main Street, Holbrook, NY 11741
631-806-4649
Saturday, March 19th, 9 AM - 11 AM
$25-30 Adults / $10-15 Kids

Starting at The Irish Times Pub and racing through Holbrook, this first iteration of this St. Patrick’s Day 5K is sure to become an annual tradition on Long Island! This event is sure to be fun for the whole family - in addition to the 5k run, there will also be kid-friendly family fun activities happening all throughout the day!

Patchogue's 2016 May The Road Rise Up To Meet Ye 5K
Route 112 and East Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-475-4302
Saturday, March 19th, 9:45 AM
$20 Advance / $25 Day of Race

This event is open to runner and joggers of all ages, and if you love partaking in 5ks, this is one you definitely won't want to miss out on. Take part in the run or stand with the other Celtsmen family and friends cheering as the runners while they circle the scenic Patchogue Lake and downtown Patchogue.

Parlay Gastropub Irish Day
210 Merrick Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-282-9904
Saturday, March 19th, 11 AM
See Listing For Pricing

Parlay Gastropub's Irish Day celebration will feature a full brunch menu from 11 AM until 3 PM and a party with drinks and DJ music from 4 PM until close!

St. Patrick's Day Celebration w/ Big Shot & Ricky Roche at Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall
3232 Railroad Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793
516-783-7500
Thursday, March 17th, 5:00 PM
See Listing For Pricing

Not only will two very popular Long Island bands be playing, but in addition to that, drink specials and a full Irish food menu will be available during the event!

St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Mirabelle Tavern
150 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790
631-751-0555
Thursday, March 17th, All Day
$29 Per Person

Featuring a three-course prix fixe menu of delicious Irish dishes and tasty Irish brews, Mirabelle Tavern's St. Patrick's Day celebration will leave you absolutely stuffed!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Weekend at View
3 Consuelo Place, Oakdale, NY 11769
631-589-2694
Thursday, March 17th, 11 AM
$25 Per Person

All aboard VIEW's St. Patrick's Day day-trip to Fire Island! With an open bar at 11 AM and a boat trip lasting from 11 AM - 5 PM, the event will be capped off by an Irish feast back at VIEW! The restaurant will also be featuring Irish menus and drink specials all weekend long.

St. Patrick’s Day Social at Brumidi Lodge
2075 Deer Park Avenue, Deer Park, NY 11729
631-422-6914
Thursday, March 17th, 6 PM
$20 Per Person

With corned beef and cabbage, pasta dishes, tasty desserts, and enough drinks to go around, Brumidi Lodge's St. Patrick's Day social event will provide an excellent opportunity to meet new people!

7 in Heaven's St. Patrick's Day Irish Dinner Party at Duffy's Ale House
95 East Hoffman Avenue, Lindenhurst, NY 11757
631-592-9804
Thursday, March 17th, 6:30 PM - 9 PM
$44 Per Person

Head to Duffy's Ale House for a St. Patrick's Day singles event where you will be matched with people in your age group for a night of dinner, dessert, and drinks in good company!

When Irish Eyes Are Laughin' - St. Patty's Weekend at Windows On The Lake
235 Lake Shore Road, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
631-737-0088
Friday, March 18th, 8 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Celebrate St. Patty's Weekend with a night of laughter & hilarious fun, featuring 3 top Irish-American comedians!  Enjoy a delicious buffet, open bar, dessert & coffee!

Rotary Club of Smithtown's 23rd Annual St. Patrick's Day "Go For The Green" 5K Run
51 Lawrence Avenue, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-265-5511
Saturday, March 19th, 9 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Join the Rotary Club of Smithtown for their 23rd Annual St. Patrick's Day 5K Run. In addition to a bonus 1 mile fun run for families, there will be a raffle and sponsorship opportunities.

Under the Night Sky at Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts
1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
631-725-9500
Saturday, March 19th, 11 AM - 12 PM
$15 Per Person

Under Night Sky follows three children on journeys united by threads of courage, love and hope. Unravel the stories of the Underground Railroad stitched together in Grandmother's patchwork quilt. Hear the waves crash aside the ship as you listen to the magical tale of an Irish Memory Quilt. Quietly enter an Old School House to see a girl proudly wearing her coat of rags, stitched to patchwork perfection. The program is recommended for ages 4 and up.

Festivals, Fairs, & Other Great Fun
With the weather warming up and Spring on the horizon, many local fairs and festivals are once again popping up on Long Island for annual springtime fun and activities. From browsing booths of vendors with unique creations, to munching on tasty fried foods, to taking a spin on an amusement ride, there's a little something for everyone to do at local Long Island fairs and festivals!

Author Michael Medico "The Sainted" Book Signing Event at the Book Review - FREE!*
313 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
917-690-4237
Wednesday, March 9th, 7 PM - 10 PM
Free Event

Fans of epic literary battles between good and evil are invited to attend Michael Medico’s Book Signing Event at the Book Revue in Huntington Village on Wednesday March 9th! In addition to signing copies of his latest novel, the Sainted, Michael will be conducting a Q&A Session about the book! If you're a bookworm, then don't miss the opportunity to support one of Long Island's very own authors!

The 2016 Long Island Boat Show Returns to LI for 2016 at Grumman Studios
500 Grumman Road West, Bethpage, NY 11714
Thursday March 10th - Sunday March 13th
631-691-7050
$12 Adults, $10 Seniors, $5 for Kids, FREE for Kids 6 & Under

The Long Island Boat Show is back and better than ever at its new 2016 venue, Grumman Studios in Bethpage! This year's show will feature more boats, marine electronics & accessories, and tons of great show specials & discounts. There will also be tons of fun for the little ones, including free face painting, a magic show, and lifevests for the first 200 children in attendance!

2016 Long Island Pet Expo at Suffolk College Exposition Center
1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY 11717
Friday, March 4th - Sunday, March 6th
631-423-0620
$12/adult; $5/Child ages 4-11; Free for ages 3 & under

Pet lovers won't want to miss out on the 2016 Long Island Pet Expo, which will be returning to SCCC's Brentwood Campus this March for a weekend filled with fun for the whole family! At the Expo you'll be able to meet pets, enjoy shows & performances, learn all about pets in educational classes, and purchase pet products your furry or feathered friend will love! Learn all about the wonderful world of pets, responsible pet ownership and much more!

TKO Strong Foundation's 2016 Fundraising Gala
162-45 Cross Bay Boulevard, Howard Beach, NY 11414
516-887-2787
Thursday, March 10th, 7 PM - 11 PM
$135 Singles / $250 Couples

The TKO Strong Foundation, an organization devoted to raising money to cure Microvillus Inclusion Disease, will be hosting their annual fundraising benefit at Russo’s On The Bay on Thursday, March 7th with dinner and musical entertainment. Enjoy a night out on the town while supporting a great cause this March!

Smithtown Chamber of Commerce's Restaurant Week
Smithtown, NY 11787
Sunday, March 6th - Sunday, March 13th
631-979-8069
$27.95 Per Person

Select restaurants in Smithtown will be participating in The Greater Smithtown Chamber of Commerce's Restaurant Week. Each participating restaurant will offer an exclusive 3-course price fixed dinner for $27.95 throughout the week.

Long Island Crisis Center's Psychic Fair Fundraiser
2050 Bellmore Ave, Bellmore, NY 11710
516-826-0244
Thursday, March 31st, 7 PM - 10 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Offering opportunities for both group psychic circles and private sessions, Long Island Crisis Center's Psychic Fair will be bringing together the most renowned mediums, readers, and advisors in the area! Proceeds from the event will directly support the Crisis Center's response services.

Chocolate Expo at The Cradle of Aviation Museum
Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City, NY 11530
Sunday, March 6th from 10 AM - 7 PM
516-572-4111
$15/Adults, $10/Children

Satisfy that chocolate craving during this expo featuring chocolates and baked goods for sale, tastings, specialty foods and more! Please reserve your place ahead of time.

Haunters Flea Market at Tribal Dance Long Island
26 Vernon Valley Road, East Northport, NY 11731
Sunday, March 6th from 12 PM - 6 PM
631-352-7328
$1

Get your scare on at the Haunters Flea Market! With vendors from all over the East Coast, horror fans will love browsing the costumes, props, music and professional equipment at this flea market.

Just Desserts: A Women's History Month Celebration at the Cradle of Aviation
Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City, NY 11530
516-571-4044
Thursday, March 10th, 6 PM
$20 Per Person

Edward and Linda Mangano will be hosting a celebration to honor incredible women in Nassau County while also raising money for the Nassau County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

4th Annual Junior Iron Chef Competition at Cornell Cooperative Extension
423 Griffing Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901
Saturday, March 12th from 10 AM - 5 PM
631-852-4602

Call for information about participating
Middle and high school students are invited to compete, in teams of 3-5, to create unique dishes in the 4th Annual Junior Iron Chef Competition.

The Long Island Pen Show at Hofstra University
Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead, NY 11549
Saturday, March 12th from 10 AM - 5 PM & Sunday, March 13th from 10 AM - 4 PM
631-235-4690
$10

Collectors and enthusiasts come on down to view modern and vintage writing instruments, desks, writing supplies, inkwells and more at The Long Island Pen Show!

STEM/STEAM Fair at Hofstra University - FREE!
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549
516-463-7200
Saturday, March 12th, 12 PM - 1:30 PM
Free Event

Fans of technology are encouraged to visit the STEM/STEAM Fair for hands-on demonstrations of the Oculus Rift, robotics, 3D printing, and all of the latest technology that is shaping our future!

Long Island Pet Reptile Expo at Suffolk Community College
485 Wicks Road, Brentwood, NY 11717
845-526-4845
Sunday, March 13th, 10 AM - 4 PM
$10 Adults / $5 Kids

In addition to more than 50 reptile breeders that will be exhibiting and selling, there will be literally thousands of reptiles to see and interact with. Who knows, you might just find your new best friend!

Bridal Showcase at Lombardi's on the Sound
44 Fairway Drive, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Sunday, March 13th from 1 PM - 3:30 PM
631-473-1440
$20

Get some ideas and inspiration for your special day at Lombardi's on the Sound's Bridal Showcase! Take a tour of the beautiful grounds, sample different delicious menu items, and more! Please call to make your reservation.

College & Career Fair At Commack High School - FREE!
1 Scholar Lane, Commack, NY 11725
Wednesday, March 16th at 7 PM
631-912-2100
Free Admission

Students and parents are welcome to visit and speak with representatives from over 100 Colleges and universities, business professionals and military personnel, during this College & Career Fair taking place at Commack High School.

(Mostly) True Things Storytelling Show at the Dolphin Bookshop
299 Main Street, Port Washington, NY 11050
Saturday, March 26th from 7 PM - 9 PM
Tickets are $10 in Advance, $15 at the Door

(Mostly) True Things is a monthly interactive storytelling show that features a variety of storytellers telling true stories, but with a twist - one detail from each story is fabricated, and it's up to the audience to find out which!

The Best Upcoming Concerts This March
Fans of every kind of music genre imaginable will find that there are plenty of musical events for everybody this March!  From smooth jazz and country to hard rock and heavy metal, there are concerts across Long Island every week that are perfect for families, couples, and energetic dancers that want to dance the night away!

Lisa Lisa & Atomic Mary at The Emporium
9 Railroad Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-627-8787
Friday, March 25th, 8 PM
$15 Advance / $20 Day of Show

Lisa Lisa and Atomic Mary will be providing the music on Friday, March 25th for The Emporium’s Friday Happy Hour, which features a signature free buffet and drink two-fers from 7 PM - 9 PM! If you're looking for a great way to unwind after a long week, this is definitely an event you won't want to miss!

Robben Ford at the YMCA Boulton Center
37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-969-1101
Thursday, March 31st, 8 PM

With a successful solo career and session work for musicians including George Harrison and Bob Dylan, Robben Ford is one of the premier electric guitarists on the scene, known for his intricate playing and genre-blending style.

Doro of Warlock at The Revolution
140 Merrick Road, Amityville, NY 11701
631-608-8792
Friday, March 4th, 7:30 PM
$18 Advance / $20 Day of Show

Doro, who fronted the 1980s German heavy metal band, Warlock, will be headlining a performance at The Revolution where she will be playing both Warlock classics and solo selections.

Mystic & Peat Moss at The Emporium
9 Railroad Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-627-8787
Friday, March 4th, 8 PM
$7 Advance / $10 Day of Show

Head to The Emporium for a happy hour event complete with a free buffet and special performances by Mystic and Peat Moss & The Fertilizers.

David Cook - The "Digital Vein" Tour at the YMCA Boulton Center
37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-969-1101
Friday, March 4th, 8 PM
$40 per person

With an instantly-recognizable voice and guitar playing that has captured audiences everywhere, David Cook has developed a devoted following on the musical circuit.  He will be performing at the YMCA Boulton Center in support of his new album, Digital Vein.

Paul Joseph Jazz Quartet - St. Patrick’s Day Jazz at the Amityville Library - FREE!
Corner of Oak and John Streets, Amityville, NY 11701
631-264-0567
Saturday, March 5th, 2 PM - 3 PM
Free Event

Paul Joseph and his jazz quartet provides an afternoon of inspiring instrumental jazz renditions of Irish favorites like “Danny Boy,” “When Irish Eyes are Smiling,” “Red is the Rose,” “The Minstrel Boy” and more.

Vanessa Williams & Peabo Bryson - Staller Center Gala 2016
100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794
Saturday, March 5th from 8 PM - 10 PM
631-632-2787
$75

Award-winning singers Vanessa Williams and Peabo Bryson will be headlining the Staller Center for the Arts 2016 Gala. Don't miss out on this one-night only musical experience!

Lola: Live In Concert at Connetquot Public Library - FREE!
760 Ocean Avenue, Bohemia, NY 11716
631-567-5079
Sunday, March 6th, 2 PM - 3 PM
Free Event

Lola, a popular covers band fronted by Erin Doherty and her signature vocals, will be performing Billy Joel, Dolly Parton, and more at Connetquot Public Library.

Larson Legacy: Max Vernon at Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
One South Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
516-877-4000
Sunday, March 6th, 3 PM
$20-25 per person

Composer, lyricist, playwright and performer, Max Vernon, will be taking over Adelphi for a night of music and theatre with help from a cast of Broadway performers.

Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles at NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
516-247-5213
Sunday, March 6th, 7 PM
$50-100 per person

Perhaps the most renowned Beatles tribute show currently active, Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles will be headlining a night of Beatles classics at NYCB Theatre at Westbury.

Los Lobos With Ballet Folklórico Mexicano at the Tilles Center
720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY 11548
516-299-3100
Sunday, March 6th, 7 PM
$25-75 per person

Los Lobos will be combining their musical talents with Ballet Folklórico to share a night of Mexican-American culture through a variety of mediums at the Tilles Center.

Starry Nights at Staller Center: Flute, Harp, Strings, & Piano
100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794
631-632-2787
Tuesday, March 8th, 8 PM - 10 PM
$36 per person

Performed with a diverse selection of instruments, this Starry Nights program will feature Bach Sonata, Ibert Entr’acte, Fauré Piano Quartet, and more.

Jessie James Decker at The Emporium
9 Railroad Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-627-8787
Wednesday, March 9th, 8 PM
$25 Advance / $30 Day of Show

Country pop musician, Jessie James Decker will be at The Emporium for a night of southern vibes and great music.

Jorma Kaukonen From Jefferson Airplane & Hot Tuna at Landmark on Main Street
232 Main Street, Port Washington, NY 11050
516-767-1384
Thursday, March 10th, 8 PM
$49-64 per person

As a founding member of both Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, Jorma Kaukonen is a living legend and has earned a permanent space in the pantheons of rock.  Kaukonen will be performing selections from his extensive back catalogue, as well as songs from his newest album, Ain’t No Hurry.

Naughty By Nature - 25th Anniversary Party at The Emporium
9 Railroad Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-627-8787
Saturday, March 12th, 10 PM
$15 Advance / $20 Day of Show

After 25 years, Naughty By Nature is still going strong, and to celebrate, the band has embarked on a tour that will have them stopping at The Emporium for a night of legendary hip hop.

Alan Kelly Gang at Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
One South Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
516-877-4000
Sunday, March 13th, 3 PM
$30/35 per person

Established as one of Ireland’s leading contemporary traditional music groups, enjoy as the Alan Kelly Gang plays powerful and emotive traditional Irish music with buoyant harmonies.

The USAF Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble Concert at Westhampton Beach - FREE!
76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
631-288-3337
Sunday, March 13th, 3 PM - 4:30 PM
Free Event

The Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce will be presenting The USAF Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble for an afternoon of excellent music in the community.

Chris Janson & Clare Dunn at The Emporium
9 Railroad Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-627-8787
Wednesday, March 16th, 8 PM
$36 per person

Chris Janson and Clare Dunn will be at headlining a “Night Before St. Patty’s Day Party” at The Emporium. Expect excellent country music, friendly people, and an all-around great time!

Music at the Coe Hall Mansion: The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn
1395 Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
516-922-8670
Friday, March 18th, 6:30 PM
$15-25 per person

Performing everything from 1920s ragtime to classic R&B, The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn will be bringing their original takes on music’s diverse history to Coe Hall.

Easter Egg Hunts
Get ready for some egg-citing fun this Easter! Across Long Island, kids of all ages will be able to enjoy Easter Egg Hunts, a beloved holiday tradition that's always a hit with the little one! This year, there will be plenty of egg hunts happening across the Island all month long, and if you're lucky, you might meet the Easter Bunny himself at some of these events!

Port Jefferson's Annual Easter Parade & Egg Hunt - FREE!
Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
631-473-1414
Sunday, March 27th, 12 PM - 1 PM
Free Event

Port Jefferson’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place         immediately following the Easter Bonnet walking parade.  Both events are open to everybody, with bonus treats being given to children that participate in the egg hunt!

Spring EGGstravaganza 2016 at Long Island Children's Museum
11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
516-224-5800
Saturday, March 19th, 6 PM - 9 PM
$11 Per Person

Children will be treated to a night of fun at Long Island Children's Museum with face painting, fun games, an egg hunt, and a special appearance by Peter Rabbit! There will be a bonus performance by the National Circus Project, featuring wild tricks and incredible skills!

Eggtacular: Egg Hunt at Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Box 505, Oakdale, NY 11769
631-581-1072
Sunday, March 13th, 1:30 PM - 3 PM
$4 Adults / $3 Kids

This entertaining seasonal program will be just as much fun as it will be educational! Kids will learn how to color eggs in new and inventive way and finish the afternoon with an egg hunt at the park!

27th Annual Spring Egg Hunt at Orient Beach State Park - FREE!
Route 25, Orient, NY 11957
631-323-2440
Saturday, March 19th, 11 AM
Free Event

Orient Beach State Park's Annual Spring Egg Hunt will have prizes, refreshments, and seasonal activities for families with kids of all ages!

23rd Annual Spring Egg Hunt at Belmont Lake State Park - FREE!
Southern State Parkway, Exit 38, North Babylon, NY 11703
631-667-5055
Saturday, March 19th, 12 PM - 2 PM
Free Event

With three age groups and sessions beginning every 15 minutes, Belmont Lake State Park's Spring Egg Hunt is perfect for all ages!  Additionally, there will be a petting zoo, pony rides, photo opportunities, and booths by WBAB and WBLI.

Easter Egg Hunt at Rockville Centre Village Green - FREE!
Maple Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-678-7888
Saturday, March 26th, 11 AM - 2 PM
Free Event

Children between the ages of 1 and 10 are invited to participate in an afternoon of singing, face painting games, and delicious treats - as well as an egg hunt!

St. James Chamber of Commerce's Annual Spring Egg Hunt - FREE!
Route 25A and Moriches Road, St. James, NY 11780
631-584-8510
Saturday, March 26th, 1 PM
Free Event

Attendees are encouraged to bring a basket for egg collection and a camera to take holiday photos with the Easter Bunny!

Northport Village Park's Easter Egg Hunt - FREE!
Main Street, Northport, NY 11768
Sunday, March 27th, 1 PM
Free Event

Northport/Centerport Lions Club’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Northport Village will provide holiday fun for the entire family.

Ronkonkoma Fire Department's Easter Egg Hunt
Portion Road and Hawkins Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
631-896-9540
Saturday, March 19th, 11 AM
$8-10 Per Person

Featuring food, games, music, and prizes, Ronkonkoma Fire Department will be hosting an Easter celebration that will feature an egg hunt and a guest appearance by the Easter Bunny!

The Spring Eggstravaganza at Phelps Lane Park - FREE!
151 Phelps Lane, North Babylon, NY 11703
631-893-2100
Saturday, March 19th
Free Event

The only thing that can top an Easter Extravaganza is an Easter Eggstravaganza! Phelps Lane park will be the site of family fun including an egg hunt, pony rides, and a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny.

Mad Hatter Egg Hunt at CMEE
376 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
631-537-8250
Tuesday, April 12th, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$10 Per Person

The Children’s Museum of the East End’s Mad Hatter Egg Hunt promises to be the biggest and best yet with treats, goodies, and a workshop that will allow kids to design their own bags and hats.

Amazing Easter Brunches
Easter Brunch is a beloved holiday tradition that Long Islanders have been partaking in for generations. From gourmet meals to kid-friendly buffets, these events are ideal for spending time with the family on Easter - and the Easter Bunny might very well make an appearance!

Sapphire Princess Easter Brunch Cruise
11 Richmond Street, Freeport, NY 11520
516-623-5823
Sunday, March 27th, 12:00 PM & 3:30 PM
$65 Adults / $55 Seniors / $35 Kids

Hop onboard the Sapphire Princess this Easter for a 2 ½ hour Holiday Bay Cruise Brunch featuring DJ entertainment and an incredible array of delicious brunch items!  In addition to breathtaking panoramic views onboard, there might even be some seal sightings! The Easter Bunny himself will be making an appearance at this brunch, so if you're looking for something special this Easter, make your reservations now!

Easter Sunday Brunch at Timber Point Mansion
398 Great River Road, Great River, NY 11739
631-581-0022
Sunday, March 27th
$42 Adults / $19 Kids

With delectable breakfast and lunch entrees, unlimited champagne and mimosas, and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny himself, Timber Point Mansion’s Easter Sunday Brunch is an ideal way to spend the holiday with the family, and is sure to be a hit with everyone!

Easter Sunday Brunch & Dinner at The Watermill
711 Smithtown Bypass, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-724-3242
Sunday, March 27th, 10:45 AM - 5 PM
$49-54 Adults / $25 Kids

Celebrate Easter Sunday at The Watermill in Smithtown with a large brunch or dinner buffet filled with seasonal favorites this Easter, and leave the cooking to the pros this holiday!

Easter Sunday Brunch at East Wind
5720 Route 25A, Wading River, NY 11792
631-929-3500
Sunday, March 27th, 10:30 AM - 4 PM
$45 Adults / $23 Kids

East Wind will be hosting their Easter Sunday Brunch inside the lavish Grand Ballroom!  In addition to a full gourmet buffet, there will be a cash bar after 12 PM and a buffet station solely for kids.

Easter Brunch at Butterfields
661 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-851-1507
Sunday, March 27th, 11 AM - 4 PM
$27.95 Adults / $12.95 Kids

Butterfields will be celebrating Easter Sunday with a full brunch menu available for families, with menu items including a variety of breakfast items, a dessert table, carving station, and all-you-can-eat mussels and baby shrimp!

Easter Sunday With A VIEW
3 Consuelo Place, Oakdale, NY 11769
631-589-2694
Sunday, March 27th

With an extensive appetizers, sous, salads, entrees, and desserts menu, VIEW will be celebrating Easter Sunday with an extensive spread of incredible culinary delicacies!


Easter Bunny Breakfast Hosted by The North Patchogue FD Ladies Auxilary
33 Davidson Avenue, North Patchogue, NY 11772
631-475-1788 ext. 523
Saturday, March 19th, 9 AM - 11 AM

This annual pancake breakfast serves as a fundraiser for the organization and will feature stacks of delicious pancakes, a 50/50 raffle, and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny!

Breakfast With The Easter Bunny at Vanderbilt Reichert Planetarium
180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY 11721
631-854-5579
Saturday, March 26th, 9 AM - 12 PM
$30 Adults / $18 Kids

The Easter Bunny will be making an appearance at the Vanderbilt Planetarium to have breakfast and take pictures! A hot buffet of breakfast items will be served, as well as an egg hunt and special planetarium show for the kids!

Penguin Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt at Long Island Aquarium
467 E. Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-208-9200 x426
Sunday, March 27th, 10 AM & 12 PM & 2 PM
$40 Adults / $22 Kids

Long Island Aquarium’s Annual Penguin Easter brunch features a delicious buffet breakfast set in the Sea Star Ballroom, a beautiful, waterfront space.  After the brunch, a family egg hunt will take place at the aquarium from 10 AM to 1 PM.

Smithtown Landing Country Club's Annual Easter Brunch
495 Landing Road, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-360-0534
Sunday, March 27th, 10 AM - 3 PM
$38 Adults / $20 Kids 4-10

Smithtown Landing Country Club will have a special Easter menu for families to spend the afternoon together over an excellent meal! Be sure not to forget your camera, as the Easter Bunny will be on hand to meet with the kids and take photos.

Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet at Library Cafe
274 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735
516-752-7678
Sunday, March 27th, 10 AM - 3 PM
$24 Adults / $11 Kids

Library Cafe's Easter Sunday buffet will have a full waiting staff, unlimited drinks, and a brunch selection that will make your mouth water.

Easter Brunch at The Mansion at West Sayville
200 Main Street, West Sayville, NY 11796
631-589-0022
Sunday, March 27th, 10:30 AM - 2 PM
$42 Adults / $19 Kids Ages 4-10

Enjoy honey baked ham, roast beef, and lamb from the carving board, as well as a variety of breakfast and luncheon entrees and cold salads. The Easter Bunny will also be available for photo opportunities!

Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt at Stonebridge Country Club
2000 Raynors Way, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-656-6899
Sunday, March 27th, 11 AM - 6 PM
$40 Adults / $20 Kids

With an extensive buffet featuring a full carving station, chafing dishes, and desserts, as well as an appearance by the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt, Stonebridge's Easter celebration guarantees fun for the entire family!

Easter Sunday Grand Buffet at Mirabelle Tavern at Three Village Inn
150 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790
631-751-0555
Sunday, March 27th, 11 AM - 6 PM
$49 Adults / $24.50 Kids

An extensive array of dishes will be spread across a delicious buffet, with both gourmet items for adults and kid-friendly dishes. The Easter Bunny will be available from 11 AM - 2 PM, so don't forget the camera!

Annual Easter Sunday Brunch at Villa Lombardi's
877 Main Street, Holbrook, NY 11741
631-471-6609
Sunday, March 27th, 11 AM - 5 PM
$57 Per Person

With a wide breakfast presentation that will include everything from scrambled eggs to breakfast potatoes, Villa Lombardi’s Easter Sunday Brunch will have the perfect dishes for adults and kids alike!

Easter Brunch Buffet at the Woodbury Country Club
884 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11753
516-692-6200
Sunday, March 27th, 12 PM - 3 PM
$55 Adults / $25 Kids

The Easter Bunny will be on hand to take pictures with children as they explore the petting zoo and participate in the egg hunt!  The event will also feature a full brunch buffet with waffle and omelette stations, Italian stations, and a dessert bar!

Easter Sunday at Land's End
80 Brown's River Road, Sayville, NY 11782
631-589-1888
Sunday, March 27th, 12 PM - 4 PM
$45 Adults / $19 Kids 12 and Under / $9 Kids Under 5

Land’s End will be celebrating Easter Sunday with an extensive brunch selection featuring a pasta station, hot buffet, salad station, carving board, and dessert display.  Be sure to bring the entire family - and your appetite!

Outdoor Fun Celebrating Winter & Spring
Throughout the month of March, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors - whether you're looking to enjoy a Seal Hike before the season ends, or you're ready to dive into some Springtime fun, there's plenty of great ways to enjoy LI's abundant parks this March!

Creatures Of The Night at Sweetbriar Nature Center
62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown, NY 11787
Friday, March 11th from 7 PM - 9:30 PM
631-979-6344
$10/Regular; $5/Scouts

Remember to dress warmly and bring a flashlight for this walk in the dark at the nature center to meet some nocturnal animals.

3rd Annual Town of Oyster Bay's Polar Plunge at Tobay Beach
Ocean Parkway, Jones Beach, NY 11795
Saturday, March 19th at 11:30 AM
631-254-1465
Every Plunger that raises $125 receives an Official Plunge Sweatshirt

Help raise money for the athletes of Special Olympics New York by asking family, friends and co-workers to support you in taking the plunge at Tobay Beach! Then, on the big day, take a dip!  Registration is between 9:30 - 11 AM.

Family Hike & Bark Rubbing at CSTL
1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-764-0045
Saturday, March 26th, 1 PM - 2:30 PM
$7 Per Person

Come take a hike through the preserve and learn about local plants while making bark rubbings on different species of trees!

Spring Flower & Garden Show at Hicks Nurseries - FREE!
100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury, NY 11590
Friday, March 4th at 8 AM
516-334-0066
Free Admission

Discover the latest gardening trends, peruse beautiful floral displays and get some inspiration for your next gardening endeavor at the Annual Spring Flower & Garden Show!

"Just a Hike In The Center Section" at Caumsett State Historic Park
25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Huntington, NY 11743
Sunday, March 6th from 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
631-423-1770
$4/Adults; $3/Children

Take in the great outdoors and enjoy a mildly paced five mile hike through Caumsett State Historic Park.

Observing Seals Nature Walk at South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center
377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Saturday, March 12th at 3 PM
631-537-9735
Programs are free for SoFo members; Non-members: $10 per adult, $7.50 per child 3-12 years of age, 2 and under are free; Fees include free admission to the museum on day of event

Take a walk through the scenic Seal Haul-Out Trail in Montauk to the rocky shores to view seals sunning themselves on the rocks.

Creatures Of The Night Hike at The Center for Science Teaching and Learning
1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Friday, March 18th from 7:30 PM - 9 PM
516-764-0045
$7 Per Person

Enjoy a nighttime guided walk through nature and visit the Amazing Animals Exhibit to meet nocturnal animals - when they’re actually awake!

Rock Rivalry 5K Walk/Run in East Rockaway
100 Althouse Avenue, East Rockaway, NY 11518
Saturday, March 19th, 9 AM
$12-20 Per Person

ER Education Foundation’s first-ever Rock Rivalry 5K Run/Walk will be raising funds for the organization’s grant program.

Introduction to Wilderness Survival at Caumsett State Park Preserve
25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Huntington, NY 11743
631-423-1770
Sunday, March 20th, 10:45 AM - 1 PM
$4 Adults / $3 Kids

This interactive program will teach children and adults the necessary actions to take during a survival situation, including locating food, starting a fire, and building a shelter.

"Just a Hike In the Eastern Section" at Caumsett State Park Preserve
25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Huntington, NY 11743
631-423-1770
Sunday, March 27th, 9:45 AM - 12:45 PM
$4 Adults / $3 Kids
This six mile hike at a mo
derate pace is perfect for enjoying nature while being able to relax and socialize along the way.

More Ways to Make the Most Out of March
March is one of the most fun months of the year - there's still time to enjoy all of your favorite Winter activities, but by the end of the month, Spring is in full swing. Check out these great ways to enjoy all March has to offer, and make the most of the month!

The Best Hills for Sledding This Winter
Looking for a fun way to enjoy the tail end of Winter? Check out LI’s Top Hills for Sledding, and let your inner kid run wild this Winter as you enjoy this beloved pastime that’s a favorite for kids of all ages!

Head Over to a Bowling Alley for an Evening of Entertainment
They say that March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb, and if you want to make the most of the month, even on those days when the weather isn't great, why not head over to one of LI's Bowling Alleys for a few rounds of bowling? It's the perfect way to spend the evening and enjoy some indoor entertainment with friends or family!

Check Out LongIsland.com's Spring Guy for ALL The Best Fun All Seaon Long!
Can't make up your mind on how to spend the day? No problem! Check out LongIsland.com's Spring Guide for a Season's worth of fun & entertainment that you won't want to miss out on!

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Photos

  • Flag Guards kicking off Kings Park's 2015 Saint Patrick's Day Parade. Photo by: Amy Gernon

  • A leprechaun marching down Main Street during the 2015 Kings Park Saint Patrick's Day Parade. Photo by: Amy Gernon

  • A leprechaun marching down Main Street during Kings Park's 2015 Saint Patrick's Day Parade. Photo by: Amy Gernon

  • Irish Eyes were Smilin' during Bayport's Annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade in 2013. Photo by: Timothy Butler, LongIsland.com Reader

  • A mother and son enjoy an afternoon of fun at an Easter Egg Hunt. Photo by: Ricky Gipson, via Free Images.

  • Easter Egg Hunts are fun for the whole family! Photo by: Paul Turnbull, via Free Images.