Weather Alert  

HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT WEDNESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING ...High Risk of Rip Currents for Suffolk County Ocean Beaches on Wednesday... The National Weather Service in New York NY has issued a High Rip Current Risk, which is in effect from 6 AM EDT Wednesday through Wednesday evening. * LOCATIONS...Atlantic Ocean beaches of Suffolk County. * RIP CURRENT RISK...High Risk of rip current. * SURF HEIGHT...3 to 5 ft. * TIMING...Wednesday morning into early evening.

LongIsland.com’s March 2018 Family Fun Guide: St. Patrick's Day Parades, Family Festivals, Concerts & More!

LongIsland.com

Even before spring arrives on March 20th, Long Islanders have several weeks of exciting activities and St. Patrick's Day events to look forward to!

Print Email

Marchers head down the street during Farmingdale's St. Patrick's Day parade!

Photo by: Kevin Porzelt

Combining the bost of winter and spring activities, March is one of the most diverse months here on Long Island. With the spring equinox on March 20th, there are a few weeks of winter left to enjoy all that Nassau County and Suffolk County have to offer. Then, with St. Patrick's Day on March 17th, there's no better way to march into spring than with a St. Patrick's Day Parade! Bagpipers, decorated floats, and more are expected to head down local streets in celebration of the holiday! Plus, during St. Patrick's Day weekend, there are a number of great events to enjoy that will allow you to have your fill of corned beef and cabbage!

The month is just getting started from there, however, as a plentiful number of Family Festivals and Craft Fairs will keep families busy throughout the month. If you need to feel the beat, there are a number of Concerts and Performances that will have you dancing and grooving your way into spring! And if that release of energy isn't enough, be sure to participate in one of this month's upcoming Nature and Outdoors events to get your heart pumping.

Clearly, there is no time to waste! Check out March's events below and prepare for a month of constant fun here on Long Island!


St. Patrick’s Day Parades
A large number of Long Island towns will be celebrating Irish heritage with a series of highly-anticipated St. Patrick's Day parades! From Cutchogue to Westhampton Beach, tens of thousands are expected to gather at town parades in the days leading up to the holiday!

84th Annual Huntington St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
Sunday, March 11th at 2 PM
Free Event

The oldest and largest parade on Long Island, Huntington's beloved St. Patrick's Day Parade returns for its 84th year and will be led by Grand Marshal Andrew Brady. The route will take the parade from the Huntington Train Station to Saint Patrick's Church.


68th Annual Miller Place/Rocky Point St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
Route 25A & Harrison Avenue, Miller Place, NY 11778
Sunday, March 11th
Free Event

68 years after the first parade, the Annual Miller Place/Rocky Point St. Patrick's Day Parade will return to help Long Islanders celebrate St. Patrick's Day 2018. The parade has transitioned from a two-lane road to a four-lane highway, ensuring that there will be plenty to see.


Kings Park St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
Corner of Lou Avenue and Pulaski Road, Kings Park, NY 11754
Saturday, March 3rd at 12 PM
Free Event

Starting at Lou Avenue and Pulaski Road and heading to William T. Rogers Middle School, the Kings Park St. Patrick's Day Parade is a memorable afternoon for town residents and all Long Islanders.

Westhampton Beach's 51st Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
340 Mill Road, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Saturday, March 10th at 12 PM
Free Event

A tradition for over 50 years, Westhampton Beach will once again hold a St. Patrick's Day Parade that also features an outdoor kids carnival for families to enjoy.

14th Annual Cutchogue St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
Route 25 starting at Cox Lane, Cutchogue, NY 11935
Saturday, March 10th, 2 PM - 6 PM
Free Event

The Cuthogue-New Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Cutchogue Fire Department, will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a family-friendly parade on Route 25.

Moriches Chamber’s St. Patrick’s Parade - FREE!
Main Street, Center Moriches, NY 11934
631-874-3849
Sunday, March 11th at 2 PM
Free Event

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

Bay Shore Brightwaters St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
Saxon Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-969-1626
Saturday, March 10th at 2 PM
Free Event

1.6 miles from beginning to end, the Bay Shore Brightwaters St. Patrick's Day Parade is a community celebration perfect for the young and young at heart.

Ronkonkoma's 28th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
97 Patchogue-Holbrook Road, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
631-304-6303
Sunday, March 11th at 2 PM
Free Event

Ronkonkoma's St. Patrick's Day Parade kicks off at Hiawatha Elementary School and weaves through local streets before reaching the St. Regis Knights of Columbus Hall on Pond Road.

St. James' St. Patrick’s Day Parade - FREE!
Lake Avenue & Railroad Avenue, St. James, NY 11780
631-584-5200
Saturday, March 17th at 1 PM
Free Event

Fire trucks, antique cars, dance groups, marching bands, and floats are just some of the aspects of the St. James St. Patrick's Day Parade to look forward to.

Patchogue's 23rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-207-1000
Sunday, March 18th at 12 PM
Free Event

Grand Marshal David Kennedy will lead the Patchogue St. Patrick's Day Parade throughout Patchogue with bagpipers, floats, marching bands, and more.

14th Annual Hampton Bays St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
72 Ponquogue Avenue, Hampton Bays, NY 11946
631-728-9461
Saturday, March 24th at 11 AM
Free Event

Heading from Hampton Bays Elementary School to Montauk Highway, the Hampton Bays St. Patrick's Day Parade has been a Long Island tradition for over a decade.

22nd Annual Rockville Centre St. Patrick's Parade - FREE!
Maple Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Saturday, March 24th at 12 PM
Free Event

"The Parade That Cares And Shares" returns for its 22nd year and it's more than prepared to delight Rockville Centre residents with an afternoon of excitement.

56th Annual Montauk Friends of Erin St Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
Edgemere Road, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-1578
Sunday, March 25th, 12 PM - 2 PM
Free Event

A staple of St. Patrick's Day entertainment for over half a century, the Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick's Day Parade is an Irish celebration that every member of the family will enjoy.

St. Patrick’s Weekend Fun
You don't need the luck of the Irish to find a fantastic way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Long Island! From restaurants to entertainment venues, St. Patrick's Day weekend is shaping up to be packed with cultural fun throughout the Island's towns!

St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt at Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
350 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank, NY 11980
631-852-4600
Saturday, March 17th, 10 AM - 2 PM
$6 Per Person

Suffolk County Farm and Education Center's annual Pot o' Gold Hunt provides entertainment for the entire family. Enjoy the beloved scavenger hunt, wagon rides, light refreshments, and animal feedings.


Patchogue's "May The Road Rise To Meet Ye" 5K Run/Walk
Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-475-4302
Sunday, March 18th at 12 PM
$25 - $30 Per Person

Patchogue's St. Patrick's Day Parade will be kicked off with a 5K Run/Walk for runners and joggers of all ages. There will be awards in a number of categories and commemorative T-shirts for participants.


102.3 WBAB Presents Roger & JP's 18th Annual Corned Beef & Chaos at Stereo Garden
9 Railroad Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-714-4486
Saturday, March 17th, 1 PM - 5 PM
No Cover

Roger and JP from WBAB's morning show will be at Stereo Garden for an afternoon of games, prizes, and chaos, with a special performance by 2U.

The Blarney Stoners at Blue Point Brewing Company
161 River Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
1-844-BPB-BREW
Saturday, March 17th, 4 PM - 8 PM
No Cover

The Blarney Stoners will be performing at Blue Point Brewing Company's Tasting Room in Patchogue.

St. Patrick's Day Dinner Social at Houlihan's Restaurant
725 Merrick Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590
516-465-3953
Saturday, March 17th, 6 PM - 9 PM
$3 (Plus Meal)

Join the Singles Association of Long Island for a 25+ social gathering at Houlihan's in Westbury.

St. Patrick's Day Dinner Dance at VFW Post 4927 Hall
32 Horse Block Road, Centereach, NY 11720
Saturday, March 17th, 7 PM - 11 PM
$35 Per Person

VFW Post 4927 Auxilary's annual fundraiser features dancing, an open bar, door prizes, and plenty of corned beef.

Lords of 52nd Street- Billy Joel's Original Band - St Patrick's Show at The Suffolk Theater
118 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-727-4343
Saturday, March 17th, 8 PM - 10 PM
$35 - $49 Per Person

The Lords of 52nd Street will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a set packed with Billy Joel's greatest songs of the 70s and 80s.

Larry Kirwan of Black 47 - Legendary St. Patrick’s Day Show at YMCA Boulton Center
37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-969-1101
Saturday, March 17th at 8 PM
$40 - $45 Per Person

Larry Kirwan, backed by an all-star band, will be performing his legendary St. Patrick's Day Show for a lucky audience at Bay Shore's YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts.

Irish Comedy Night at Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts
2 East Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-724-3700
Saturday, March 17th at 8 PM
$40 Per Person

Irish Comedy Night returns on March 17th for another installment of the most hilarious night of the year at Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts.

St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Mirabelle Tavern
150 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790
631-751-0555
Saturday, March 17th
$28.95 Per Person (Plus tax/gratuity)

Corned beef and cabbage, pan-roasted cod, herb and rice stuffed cabbage leaves, and Irish lamb meatballs and peas are just some of the delicious dishes that Mirabelle Tavern will be serving up for St. Patrick's Day.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at VIEW
3 Consuelo Place, Oakdale, NY 11769
631-589-2694
Sunday, March 18th, 11 AM - 1:30 PM
$35.95 Per Person (Plus tax/gratuity)

Enjoy a champagne brunch buffet featuring roasts carved to order, omelets, steamed crab legs, homemade muffins, assorted sushi rolls, and gourmet desserts.

Paint Nite: Morning Irish Mist at La Piazzeta Cafe II
2485 North Jerusalem Road, East Meadow, NY 11554
Sunday, March 18th at 2 PM
$45 Per Person

Enjoy delicious cocktails while you are guided through the steps of creating a work of art by a true professional.

Fairs, Festivals, and Fun Events
March isn't simply about St. Patrick's Day, which is why there are a plethora of festivals and craft fairs to look forward to! Celebrate the arrival of spring by heading out to some of the best seasonal events that Long Island has to offer!

Westbury Market Fair & Flea Market at NYCB Theatre - FREE!
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
516-669-7541
Saturdays & Sundays beginning March 3rd, 8 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

Head to NYCB Theatre's parking lot for the highest quality merchandise, original crafts, and vendors selling a variety of wares perfect for all ages and interests! Whether you're searching for a watch or a painting, the Westbury Market Fair has the one-of-a-kind items that you have been searching far and wide for!

Carnival for a Cure at Dave & Buster's
1504 Old Country Road, Westbury, NY 11590
516-822-1700
Sunday, March 4th, 1 PM - 4 PM
$50 Per Person

Carnival for a Cure is an annual event where families gather to enjoy an afternoon of video games, bounce on inflatables, and participate in prize drawings. The event raises money for the Diabetes Research Institute and supports its iniative in finding a cure to diabetes.


Long Island Pet Expo at Suffolk Community College
1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY 11717
631-423-0620
Saturday, March 3rd, and Sunday, March 4th
$4 - $12 Per Person

Suffolk Community College's Brentwood Campus will be the site of two days of family-friendly exhibits, shows, and various activities.

Collectibles Show at Medford VFW - FREE!
507 Long Island Avenue, Medford, NY 11763
516-485-1424
Sunday, March 4th, 10 AM - 3 PM
Free Event

Whether you're looking for jewelry, collectibles, antiques, or anything in-between, the Collectibles Show at Medford VFW is the place to be for unique finds.

Purim Carnival at Temple Israel of Lawrence
140 Central Avenue, Lawrence, NY 11559
516-239-1140
Sunday, March 4th, 11 AM - 1 PM
$10 per child

Games, face painting, crafting activities, contests, and an obstacle course will all be available to be enjoyed at the Purim Carnival in Lawrence.

Camellia Festival at Planting Fields
1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
516-922-8600
Sunday, March 4th, 11 AM - 4 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Five full hours of live music, educational discussions, art workshops, and magic shows make the Camellia Festival one of Planting Field's signature events.

Island Rock Hounds Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show at Old Bethpage Village Restoration
1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY 11804
516-572-8401
Saturday, March 10th, and Sunday, March 11th, 10 AM - 5 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

An annual event for collectors and enthusiasts alike, Island Rock Hounds' show at Old Bethpage Village Restoration will be overflowing with unique gems and special items.

Gourmet Food & Handmade Market at Simplay - FREE!
180 Commerce Drive, Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-335-0653
Sunday, March 11th, 11 AM - 3 PM
Free Event

Whether you're looking for tasty treats, fresh vegetables, or unique design pieces for the home, the Gourmet Food & Handmade Market at Simplay is the place to shop at this March.

20th Annual Irish Festival at Hofstra University
Mack Physical Education Center, North Campus, Hempstead, NY 11549
516-463-6582
Sunday, March 11th, 11 AM - 5 PM
$6 Adults / $5 Seniors / Children are free (under 12)

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Hofstra's Irish Festival consists of all the Irish music, food, and cultural activities that one could possibly ask for. Musical performers for the day include JigJam, The Black Velvet Band, and The Hibernian Singers.

Spring I Love Chocolate Fest at East Wind Long Island
5720 Route 25A, Wading River, NY 11792
631-488-0521
Saturday, March 17th, and Sunday, March 18th, 10 AM - 6 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

With 50 exhibits dedicated solely to the wonderful world of chocolate, and another 50 exhibits packed with foods, beer, wine, and crafts, I Love Chocolate Fest has a little something for everyone.

Brookhaven Town Home & Garden Show at Holtsville Ecology Site
249 Buckley Road, Holtsville, NY 11742
631-758-9664
Saturdays and Sundays, March 17th through March 25th, 11 AM - 6 PM
$6 Adults / Free for Children

Hosted by the Brookhaven Highway Department, this four-day home and garden show allows Long Islanders to meet directly with local and national companies to discuss landscaping, ambitious remodels, and general home improvements.

A Whale Of A Weekend in Southampton at Rogers Mansion
17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
631-283-2494
Friday, March 23rd through Sunday, March 25th
See Event Listing For Pricing

Rogers Mansion will be celebrating the arrival of spring with three packed days of self-guided tours, educational programs, candlelight open houses, and live music.

Craft Fair at Ronkonkoma Middle School
501 Peconic Street, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
631-766-4134
Saturday, March 24th, 9 AM - 4 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Head over to Ronkonkoma Middle School for a special craft fair packed with handmade and unique items to kick off the spring season.

Spring Craft Fair at Holy Trinity Diocesan High School - FREE!
98 Cherry Lane. Hicksville, NY 11801
516-433-2900
Saturday, March 24th, 10 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

More than 100 vendors will gather at Holy Trinity Diocesan High School in Hicksville to provide Long Islanders with a wide selection of crafts.

Concerts
Keep your foot tapping all month long with a variety of concerts across Nassau and Suffolk Counties! Regardless of whether you favor melodic rock, classical music, or anything inbetween, there is a great concert (or several!) this monrh that are perfect for you!

The Mystic at Parlay Gastropub
210 Merrick Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-282-9909
Thursdays, March 1st through March 29th, 7 PM - 10 PM
No Cover Charge

Sam and Dennis of the Mystic will be performing unplugged at Parlay Gastropub every Thursday in March.


6th Annual Kickin' Country Music Festival and Food Drive at Long Beach Public Library - FREE!
111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY 11561
516-456-9902
Friday, March 2nd through Sunday, March 4th
Free Event

Artists in Patnership, Inc. and the Long Beach Public Library will be hosting three days of musical performances in conjunction with a drive to collect as many food and personal care items as possible.


Tommy James & The Shondells at NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
516-247-5200
Saturday, March 3rd at 7 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

1960s legends Tommy James & The Shondells will be bringing their unique take on rock and roll, which led to 14 Top 40 hits, to the stage at NYCB Theatre at Westbury.

Symphonic Pops of Long Island at Huntington High School - FREE!
188 Oakwood Road, Huntington, NY 11743
516-414-1831
Sunday, March 4th, 2 PM - 4 PM
Free Event

Formerly known as the Senior Pops Orchestra, the Symphonic Pops of Long Island will be serenading the audience with selections from Wicked, Les Miserables, and more.

Starry Nights Spring at Staller Center for the Arts
100 Nicholls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794
631-632-2787
Wednesday, March 7th at 8 PM
$38 Per Person

Pieces from Villa Lobos, Shostakovich, and Mendelssohn will all be played during this special spring program at Stony Brook University's Staller Center for the Arts.

HAIR In Concert: A 50th Anniversary Celebration at Patchogue Theatre
71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-207-1313
Friday, March 9th, and Saturday, March 10th, at 8 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

The Broadway smash hit will be brought to the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts for an incredibly special concert version that will have audiences dancing in the aisles.

Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience at Revolution
140 Merrick Avenue, Amityville, NY
Friday, March 9th at 7 PM
$30 Per Person

Regardless of whether you ever had the opportunity to see Led Zeppelin, after seeing Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience, you'll swear that you did.

8th Annual Oldies Concert at Holy Spirit Church
500 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park, NY 11040
516-903-6630
Saturday, March 10th, 6 PM - 11 PM
$35 - $40 Per Person

Hosted by Don K. Reed, the 8th Annual Oldies Concert at Holy Spirit Church will feature a very special performance by “Alive 'N Kickin” featuring Pepe Cardona.

That 70s Band at Danfords Hotel, Marina & Spa
25 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
631-928-5200 X145
Saturday, March 10th, 8 PM - 11:45 PM
$25 Per Person

An evening with That 70s Band and Phil Travolta, a renowned John Travolta Impersonator, will be the perfect Saturday celebration in Port Jefferson.

It’s Still Rock and Roll – The Billy Joel Tribute Band at Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
2 East Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-724-3700
Saturday, March 10th at 8 PM
$40 Per Person

Jeff Brewer and his band have honed their craft over the past decade, ensuring that their renditions of Billy Joel's greatest hits make for a stunning live show that fans of The Piano Man won't want to miss.

Stan Wiest Piano Concert at The Landmark On Main Street - FREE!
232 Main Street, Port Washington, NY 11050
631-754-0594
Wednesday, March 14th, 2 PM - 3 PM
Free Event

This show will center around music from Audrey Hepburn's film catalogue, humorous stories from Stan himself, and an audience sing-along.

Music At The Mansion - Jason & Elysa Hochman
1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
516-922-8600
Friday, March 16th, 7 PM - 9 PM
$20 Members / $30 Non-Members

Jason and Elysa Hochman, who together founded the New York Guitar Academy, will be joining together with Chris Howard for an evening of originals and beloved Spanish tunes.

The Beach Boys at NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
516-247-5200
Saturday, March 17th at 7 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

An essential band that has been a dominant force in popular music for over five decades, The Beach Boys are certifiable legends and one of the most successful bands of all-time.

Judas Priest / Saxon / Black Star Riders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (NYCB Live)
1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY 11553
1-800-745-3000
Saturday, March 17th at 7 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Metal legends Judas Priest will be heading to NYCB Live with Saxon and Black Star Riders for an unforgettable night of hard rock and heavy metal.

Walk Off the Earth at The Paramount
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631-673-7300
Wednesday, March 21st at 8 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Walk Off the Earth will be bringing their best pop hits to the stage for Long Islanders at The Paramount.

Fast Lane: Eagles & Tom Petty Tribute at The Suffolk Theater
118 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-727-4343
Saturday, March 24th, 8 PM - 10 PM
$35 - $39 Per Person

Celebrate the incredible music catalogues of Eagles and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers during this special tribute show at The Suffolk Theater in Riverhead.

Bennie & The Jets: An Elton John Tribute at Bay Street Theater
1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
631-725-9500
Saturday, March 24th at 8 PM
$30 Per Person

Bay Street Theater will be reveling in Elton John's greatest hits during a performance by renowned tribute act, Bennie & The Jets.

Michael Bolton at The Paramount
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631-673-7300
Thursday, March 29th at 8 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

An award-winning singer, songwriter, and social activist, Michael Bolton has sold over 65 million records and is showing no signs of slowing down.

Godfrey Townsend: Eric Clapton Tribute at The Space at Westbury
250 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590
516-283-5566
Friday, March 30th at 8 PM
$25+ Per Person

Godfrey Townsend will be performing three decades worth of Eric Clapton favorites, including “Layla”, “I Shot The Sheriff”, and “Lay Down Sally."

Outdoor Fun Celebrating Winter & Spring
Spring may not be arriving until the latter half of the month, but that doesn't mean you have to wait until the to enjoy the fresh air! Thanks to a number of hikes and educational workshops, there will always a reason to lace up your sneakers this month!

Creatures Of The Night at Sweetbriar Nature Center
62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-979-6344
Saturday, March 3rd at 7 PM
$10 Per Person

Sweetbriar Nature Center may have plenty to see during the day, but when the sun goes down, visitors will have a special opportunity to enjoy owls in their natural habitat.

Tiny Tots: “Nature Discoveries” - ABC's at Sunken Meadow State Park
Sunken Meadow State Parkway, Kings Park, NY 11754
631-269-4333
Wednesday, March 21st 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Perfect for children ages 3 to 5, Tiny Tots are an interactive series of events that will showcase the wonders of nature through crafting activities, short walks, and meeting animals up close.


Wildlife Detectives Children's Program at Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Sunrise Highway, Bohemia, NY 11716
631-581-1072
Friday, March 2nd, 1:30 PM - 3 PM
$4 Children / $8 Parking

Visit Connetquote River State Park Preserve for a World Wildlife Day celebration that will take children on a wild, clue-finding adventure.

Winter Seal Walks at Jones Beach State Park
Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
516-780-3295
Sunday, March 4th, 1:30 PM - 3 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Though the winter may be coming to an end, seals may still be hanging out on the Jones Beach's shoreline - ready to be observed and cherished.

Astronomy Family Program at Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Sunrise Highway, Bohemia, NY 11716
631-581-1072
Friday, March 9th, 7 PM - 9 PM
$4 Per Person

Children will learn all about the stars and planets through hands-on activities during this evening program at Connetquot River State Park Preserve.

Seals in New York at Hallock State Park Preserve
6062 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11947
631-315-5475
Saturday, March 10th at 1 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Biologists from the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society will be on-hand to discuss seal species in Long Island waters and then lead a guided walk on the beach.

Astronomy Night at the Museum! at South Fork Natural History Museum - FREE!
377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
631-537-9735
Friday, March 16th at 7 PM
Free Event

Co-sponsored by the South Fork Natural History Museum and Montauk Observatory, this evening event will allow participants to gaze up at the night sky and learn observation tips.

Old Mastic Bird Walk at Fire Island National Seashore William Floyd Estate - FREE!
245 Park Drive, Mastic Beach, NY 11951
631-399-2030
Sunday, March 18th, 9 AM - 11:30 AM
Free Event

Sneaking glimpses of the last of the winter birds will be the focus of this bird walk at the William Floyd Estate.

Bird and Breakfast at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
581 West Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-265-1054
Saturday, March 24th, 9 AM - 11 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Enjoy a delicious breakfast before heading into Caleb Smith State Park Preserve for an engaging search for incredible birds.

The Way To The Bay at William Floyd Estate - FREE!
245 Park Drive, Mastic Beach, NY 11951
631-399-2030
Saturday, March 31st, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Free Event

A 3-mile walk through the gorgeous grounds at William Floyd Estate, the trip is sure to be both beautiful and informative.

North & South Hike at Muttontown Preserve
Jericho-Oyster Bay Road, East Norwich, NY 11732
516-906-2733
Wednesday, March 28th at 9 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Enjoy a 6-mile hike through Muttontown Preserve and see all the best sites that this Long Island gem has to offer.

March Into Spring With These Other Great Activites
Though there is certainly no shortage of events to attend this March, Long Island has plenty of other entertainment opportunities that can be enjoyed on a daily basis! From enjoying local parks to staying warm with indoor entertainment, there is always something to see and do!

One Last Sledding Excursion Before Spring
Though Long Island has not experienced too much snow this year, but there are still a few weeks left for possiblly snow to fall. Be prepared for snow fun by knowing where the best local sledding spots are!

Enjoy A Local Theatrical Performance
Instead of travelling to a Broadway theatre, take advantage of the fantastic opportunities for theatrical entertainment that are present in Nassau and Suffolk Counties!

Go On A Hiking Adventure
Hundreds of miles of local trails are just waiting to be explored! Enjoy the final days of winter and the first days of spring by heading out for a leisurely stroll or brisk hike on a Long Island trail!


What Events Are You Most Looking Forward To This March?
Let Us Know In The Comments Below!

 

 

Photos

  • The community gathers at the Miller Place-Rocky Point St. Patrick's Day Parade! Photo by: Friends of St. Patrick

  • The Former Grand Marshals of Bayport-Blue Point's St. Patrick's Day Parade march! Photo by: Bayport Blue Point Chamber of Commerce

  • Young Long Islanders getting into the Irish spirit! Photo by: Timothy Butler

  • A band plays during Kings Park's beloved St. Patrick's Day parade!

  • The arrival of spring means that flowers begin to show their incredible colors! Photo by: Timothy Butler

  • A gorgeous sapsucker at Upland Farms! Photo by: Janet Salluzzi

  • Ducks gather at a pond at Huntington's Heckscher Park! Photo by: LongIsland.com Staff