Passing Down & Enjoying Irish Traditions: St. Patrick’s Day Events for Kids

Help your kids learn something new about the Emerald Isle by attending a St. Patrick’s Day kids event!

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St. Patrick’s Day isn’t just a great holiday for adults, it’s also a great holiday for kids! Every year on Long Island during the month of March various libraries, recreation centers, museums, and more, host fun St. Patrick’s Day events and activities for kids! From creative crafts involving shamrocks and leprechauns, to performances of Irish music, to cooking traditional Irish dishes - there’s a whole lot for kids to to do and learn during St. Patrick’s Day!

Also, don't forget to check out one of the festive Long Island St. Patrick's Day town parades this year!

Irish Family Day at Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretive Center
246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746
Sunday, March 1st from 1 PM - 3 PM
$9 for children, chaperones free

Children of all ages can come enjoy a performance of Irish dancing by teachers and students from the Mulvihill-Lynch Studio of Irish Dance. Stick around afterwards for even more fun!

Cinema for Kids: Song of the Sea at Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
Sunday, March 8th at 12 PM
$11 for public, $6 for members and free for kids under age 13

Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, kids will love this story of the last seal-child and her brother who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic in this animated film.

Holiday Arts & Crafts at Brentwood Recreation Center
99 3rd Avenue, Brentwood, NY 11717
Wednesday, March 11th from 6 PM - 7 PM
$8 per session

Let your child’s creative side shine during this St. Patrick's Day arts & crafts activity!

Irish Pirates and Flag Workshop at The Whaling Museum and Education Center
279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Saturday, March 14th at 2:30 PM
$8 for children & $7 for siblings

Children ages 6-12 are invited to join in the fun of learning about Irish Pirates from the past who ruled the seas. Then design your own Jolly Roger to hang at home!

Lucky Leprechauns at the Long Island Children's Museum
11 Davis Ave. Garden City NY, 11530
Saturday, March 14th 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Free with admission ($12 adults and children, $11 seniors, free children younger than 1)
Create a leprechaun finger puppet and bring some luck o' the Irish into your home, for all ages.
Lucky Lollipop Party at Chocolate Works Bellmore
2350 Merrick Road, Bellmore NY, 11710
Sunday, March 15th 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Celebrate the holiday by designing jumbo shamrock & leprechaun hat chocolate pops with colored chocolates then dip a treat in a 4' chocolate fountain! Reservations required.
101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson NY, 11777
Saturday, March 14th & Sunday, March 15th 1:00-5:00 pm
$5, children under 1 are free
Children will create their own Leprechaun trap using simple machines in your design and construction!
65 Merrick Rd., Amityville NY, 11701
Sunday, March 15th 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$34.99 per child
Receive a shamrock-inspired makeover with mini-manicure, makeup application, & hairstyle with washable color! Then make-your-own themed t-shirt to wear on St. Patrick's Day & enjoy a pizza lunch & dance party.

Hofstra 17th Annual Irish Festival at Mack Sports Complex Arena
1000 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead, NY 11550
Sunday, March 15th from 11 AM - 5 PM
$6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and children 12 & under free
Celebrate the Irish gifts of music, food and culture to America by attending the 17th Annual Irish festival! There will be music and dance performances throughout the day, activities for children, more than 50 craft vendors and authentic Irish food.

St. Patrick's Day Play Date at Le Play Cafe
2465 Merrick Road, Bellmore NY, 11710
Monday, March 16th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$15 per child, $10 for sibling
Children can participate in open play, tattoos, parachute, St. Patrick's Day craft while enjoying cookies, juice or water.  For children 6 months old or older.

Which St. Patrick’s Day events will your children be attending? Comment and let us know!