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LongIsland.com’s March 2019 Family Fun Guide: St. Patrick's Day Parades, Concerts, Family Festivals & More!

Written by Brian Re  |  28. February 2019

When the winter chill subsides and the warm spring weather begins to settle in, Long Islanders know that March has finally arrived! Spring doesn't officially arrives until March 20th, though until then there are plenty of last-minute winter activities to catch up on. This month's major holiday is St. Patrick's Day on March 17th, and there's truly 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, whether you're looking for a concert or traditional Irish fare, there's will be plenty of events happening across Nassau and Suffolk throughout St. Patrick's Day weekend.

A plentiful number of Family Festivals and Craft Fairs to keep families busy ensures there's much more than just St. Patrick's Day fun this month. If you need to feel the beat, there are a number of live 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.

Needless to say, there isn't a moment to waste if all of the upcoming fun is to be enjoyed! 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!

85th Annual Huntington St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
New York Avenue (North of Huntington Train Station), Huntington, NY 11743
Sunday, March 10th at 2 PM
Free Event

Serving as Long Island's oldest and largest St. Patrick's Day parade, Huntington's annual event is a celebration of Irish heritage that all members of the community can enjoy. This year's parade will be led by Timothy Rossiter and will feature dozens of pipe bands.

69th Annual Miller Place/Rocky Point St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
Route 25A & Harrison Avenue, Miller Place, NY 11778
Sunday, March 17th at 1 PM
Free Event

A beloved Long Island event for almost seven decades, the Miller Place/Rocky Point St. Patrick's Day Parade is a spectacle that all ages will enjoy. The parade begins in Miller Place at Route 25A & Harrison Ave. The end will be in Rocky Point at the corner of Route 25A and Broadway.


Kings Park St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
Corner of Lou Avenue & Pulaski Road, Kings Park, NY 11754
Saturday, March 2nd at 12 PM
Free Event

Kicking off at the intersection of Lou and Pulaski at 12 PM, Kings Park's St. Patrick's Day parade will be packed with live performers and esteemed members of the community.

Westhampton Beach's 52nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
340 Mill Road, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Saturday, March 9th at 12 PM
Free Event

Led by Grand Marshal Aram Terchunian, this year's Westgampton Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade will begin in front of the Westgampton Beach Elementary School and end at the corner of Main Street and Sunset Avenue. Supported by the Village of Westhampton Beach, the Westhampton Beach Fire Department, the Police Department and the Department of Public Works.

Bay Shore Brightwaters St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
Saxon Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-969-1626
Saturday, March 9th at 2 PM
Free Event

The Bay Shore Brightwaters St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee is proud to present this annual event that begins on South Saxon Avenue and moves along local streets to the finish line at St. Patrick's Church.

Cutchogue St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
Route 25 starting at Cox Lane, Cutchogue, NY 11935
Saturday, March 9th, 2 PM - 6 PM
Free Event

The Cuthogue-New Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and the Cutchogue Fire Department will work together to present this year's St. Patrick's Day parade. Beginning at 2 PM, the parade will head from Cox Lane to Cutchogue Village.

Moriches 17th Annual  St. Patrick’s Day Parade - FREE!
Main Street, Center Moriches, NY 11934
631-874-3849
Sunday, March 10th at 2 PM
Free Event

The Chamber of Commerce of the Moriches has announced that the St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held on Main Street on Sunday, March 10th. Arthur Gerhauser will be this year's Grand Marshal.

St. James' St. Patrick’s Day Parade - FREE!
Lake Avenue & Railroad Avenue, St. James, NY 11780
631-584-8510
Saturday, March 16th at 1 PM
Free Event

This year's St. Patrick's Day Parade will head along Lake Avenue from Woodlawn to Railroad Avenues, and will include everything from marching bands to antique cars.

Patchogue's St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-207-1000
Sunday, March 17th at 12 PM
Free Event

Enjoy this year's parade as Grand Marshal Paula Murphy leads this year's Patchogue Saint Patrick's Day Parade down Main Street! Starts at Route 112 and East Main Street, continuing west on Main Street and concluding on West Avenue. Bagpipes, floats, marching units and more!

Wantagh's 1st Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
3301 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793
516-679-1000
Sunday, March 17th, 2 PM - 4 PM
Free Event

The Wantagh Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 1st Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 17th. The parade will head from Wantagh Avenue to Triangle Park.

Hampton Bays St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
72 Ponquogue Avenue, Hampton Bays, NY 11946
Saturday, March 23rd, 11 AM - 1 PM
Free Event

The annual Hampton Bays St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place at 11 AM on Saturday, March 23rd. The parade will begin its course at Hampton Bays Elementary School on Ponquogue Avenue and head to Montauk Highway. From there, it will head west to the reviewing stand and end at the Hamptron Atrium.

Rockville Centre St. Patrick's Parade - FREE!
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Saturday, March 23rd at 12 PM
Free Event

This year's parade will begin at 12 PM and is expected to draw quite the crowd of community members! The Grand Marshal will be Dr. Drew Bogner.

57th Annual Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
Edgemere Road, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-1578
Sunday, March 24th, 11:30 AM - 1 PM
Free Event

Beginning on Edgemere Road and heading to Main Street, Montauk's St. Patrick's Day Parade is a beloved community event that serves as a perfect way to celebrate the holiday.

Ronkonkoma's 29th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE!
97 Patchougue-Holbrook Road, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
631-304-6303
Sunday, March 24th at 2 PM
Free Event

Ronkonkoma's 29th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade is set to kick off at 2 PM at the corner of Patchogue-Holbrook Road and Portion Road. The parade will head to Ronkonkoma Avenue, Hawkins Avenue, and Church Street, eventually ending at St. Joseph's Church.

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!

"May The Road Rise To Meet Ye" 5K Run/Walk
Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
Sunday, March 17th at 11:45 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Patchogue's "May The Road Rise To Meet Ye" 5K Run/Walk that begins the St. Patrick's Day Parade is open to runners and joggers of all ages. Commemorative t-shirts will be provided to all participants and there will be awards for top finishers.



St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt
350 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank, NY 11980
631-852-4600
Saturday, March 16th, 10 AM - 2 PM
$5 per person (free for children under 2)

The Suffolk County Farm and Education Center will be hosting its annual St. Patrick's Day scavenger hunt for children to enjoy. There will also be a variety of activities for the entire family, including wagon rides and animal feedings.


Irish Band St. Patrick’s Day Party at Butterfields
661 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-851-1507
Friday, March 15th at 9:30 PM
No Cover Charge

Head to Butterfields for a night of music in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. In addition to some great live music, diners will be able to take advantage of Butterfields's renowned menu of New American cuisine.

St. Patrick’s Day Green Party at Pratt's
200 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove, NY 11542
516-674-2955
Friday, March 15th, through Sunday, March 17th, 7 PM - 12 AM
No Cover Charge

A weekend of draft beer and cocktail specials, live music (Saturday), games and traditional Irish fare will be enjoyed in Glen Cove. Those that wear green will even receive a free beer upon entry.

26th Annual "Go For The Green" 5K Run & 1 Mile Family Fun Run
51 Lawrence Avenue, Smithtown, NY 11787
Saturday, March 16th at 9:30 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

With both a 5K run and a 1 mile family fun run, even the littlest leprechauns can participate in this year's "Go For The Green" event in Smithtown.

St. Patrick's Day 5K & Little Leprechaun's Fun Run
Main Street, Holbrook, NY 11741
Saturday, March 16th at 9 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Get a jump-start St. Patrick's Day festivities with this exciting road race in Holbrook, consisting of both a 5K course and a fun run for the little ones.

St. Patrick's Day Dinner Social at TR's American Dream Restaurant
17 Hillside Avenue, Williston Park, NY 11596
516-465-3953
Saturday, March 16th, 6 PM - 9 PM
$3 Fee + Meal

The Singles Association of Long Island will be hosting this social event to allow Long Islanders to mingle over a tasty meal of corned beef and cabbage.

Irish Comedy Night at Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts
2 East Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-724-3700
Saturday, March 16th at 8 PM
$40+ Per Person

Six of the most hilarious Irish comedians that Long Island has to offer will leave audience members in stitches with this uproarious night of comedy in Smithtown.

Samurai Pizza Cats, Boxer, and The Leftovers at The Rail
281 West Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-656-9122
Saturday, March 16th
See Event Listing For Pricing

Samurai Pizza Cats, Boxer, and The Leftovers will be performing at The Rail's St. Patrick's Day Bash. Concertgoers will be able to fill up on free corned beef and cabbage.

St. Patrick's Day Champagne Brunch Buffet at VIEW
3 Consuelo Place, Oakdale, NY 11769
631-589-2694
Sunday, March 17th at 11 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Whether you indulge in steamed crab legs, homemade muffins, or roasts carved to order, you'll be able to wash it down with unlimited champagne and mimosas.

St. Patrick’s Day at Finnegan’s
5 Wall Street, Huntington, NY 11743
631-423-9696
Sunday, March 17th, 11:30 AM - 10 PM
No Cover Charge

Expertly-poured Guiness drafts will be served throughout the day along with corned beef sandwiches, shepherd's pie, corned beef and cabbage, and Heineken specials.

Songs of Ireland: A Celtic Celebration at Tilles Center
720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY 11548
516-299-3100
Sunday, March 17th at 3 PM
$39 - $59 Per Person

Songs of Ireland: A Celtic Celebration will be presented at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post. Enjoy an afternoon of live entertainment with that indisputable Irish flavor in Brookville.

Saints Day Social Honoring St. Patrick & St. Jospeh at Brumidi Lodge
2075 Deer Park Avenue, Deer Park, NY 11729
631-539-9113
Sunday, March 17th, 3 PM - 6 PM
$30 Per Person

Corned beef and cabbage, pasta fagioli, and plenty of other delectable dishes will be offered at this holiday celebration at Brumidi Lodge in Deer Park.

St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Mirabelle Tavern
150 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790
631-751-0555
Sunday, March 17th at 4 PM
$28.95 Per Person

Mirabelle Tavern will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a special prix fix menu including delicious courses like house cured Irish salmon, pan-roasted cod, and corned beef and cabbage.

The Jim Breuer Residency: Comedy, Stories & More – St. Patty’s Edition
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631-673-7300
Sunday, March 17th at 7 PM

See Event Listing For Pricing
Jim Breuer continues his sold-out residency at The Paramount in Huntington with another evening of hilarious comedy, this one being a special St. Patrick's show.

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, March 9th through March 30th, 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!

Terrace on the Park's Spring Bridal Showcase
52-11 111th Street, Flushing Meadows Park, NY 11368
631-563-6280
Tuesday, April 2nd, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
$5 Online / $10 Door

Terrace on the Park's Spring Bridal Showcase will feature over 60 leading wedding experts including photographers, videographers, bridal and tuxedo shops, florists, DJs, cake bakers, favor designers, and hair and makeup artists. Attendees will enjoy samplings of the venue's award-winning cuisine and tour the stunning gardens, ballrooms, and more.

Hofstra University's 21st Annual Irish Festival
100 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549
516-463-6582
Sunday, March 10th, 11 AM - 5 PM
$6 Adults / $5 Seniors / Free for Children under 12

A staple of local entertainment for more than two decades, Hofstra's Irish Festival is a cultural celebration that brings Long Islanders together with live entertainment, vendor booths, family activities, and authentic foods.


Long Island Pet Expo at Suffolk Community College
1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY 11717
Saturday, March 2nd through Sunday, March 3rd
See Event Listing For Pricing

Head to Suffolk Community College's Brentwood Campus on March 2nd and 3rd for the 2019 Long Island Pet Expo. The event will feature two days of family-friendly exhibits, shows, and various activities.

The Chocolate Expo Returns at Cradle of Aviation Museum
Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City, NY 11530
Sunday, March 3rd, 10 AM - 7 PM
$20/Adult $15/Child (2-12) - $5 Online Discount Available

Chocolate lovers will be in heaven at this day-long celebration of gourmet chocolates and desserts. Plus, face painting, wire art, and balloon twisting will keep children entertained throughout the event.

International Women’s Day at The Whaling Museum & Education Center
279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
631-367-3418
Tuesday, March 5th through Friday, March 8th, 12 PM - 4 PM
Pay-As-You-Wish

The Whaling Museum's new exhibit, Heroines at the Helm, will be on display during this pay-as-you-wish week in honor of International Women's Day.

Gourmet Food Market at Old Bethpage Village Restoration - FREE!
1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY 11804
631-335-0653
Saturday, March 9th, 11 AM - 3 PM
Free Event

Local packaged food vendors will gather in Old Bethpage to sell gourmet cheeses, among a fantastic selection of other items.

St. Philip Neri 3rd Spring Antiques-Vintage Show & Sale
15 Prospect Avenue, Northport, NY 11768
631-549-4339
Saturday, March 9th through Sunday, March 10th, 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
$6 Per Person

Those looking for estate art, vintage accessories, and one-of-a-kind pieces for the home will find all this and more at this year's spring show.

Long Island Bridal Expo Super Show at Cold Spring Country Club - FREE!
22 East Gate Drive, Huntington, NY 11743
631-563-6280
Sunday, March 10th, 11 AM - 3 PM
Free Event

Couples that are prepared to tie the knot will not want to miss this bridal expo packed with dozens of exhibitors, including photography professionals, florists, DJs, and more. Free food tastings will be offered to all attendees as well as some great door prizes.

Almost Home Animal Rescue's 12th Annual Chinese Auction
189 Burr Road, East Northport, NY 11731
Saturday, March 23rd, 11 AM - 3 PM
$5 Per Person

Hundreds of prizes from local businesses will be available at this annual fundraiser for Almost Home Animal Rescue and Adoption, which aims to find loving homes for our area's homeless animals.

80s Arcade & Karaoke Night at Cradle of Aviation
Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City, NY 11530
516-572-4111
Saturday, March 23rd, 7 PM - 11 PM
$15 Advance / $20 Door

Enjoy a night of classic games, karaoke, game tournaments, costume contests, and raffles at this 80s-themed event that will certainly feel like a blast from the past.

The Long Island Home Show at NYCB Live (Nassau Coliseum)
1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY 11553
800-745-3000
Saturday, March 30th through Sunday, March 31st
Free Event ($5 Parking)

Long Islanders are invited to attend The Long Island Home Show, which will be packed with home improvement professionals specializing in every area of homeownership.

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 in-between, there is a great concert (or several!) this monrh that are perfect for you!

Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot: Celebrating the Music of Billy Joel at The Paramount
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631-673-7300
Friday, March 29th at 8 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Whether you have seen them a hundred times or never before, Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot's renditions of Billy Joel classics are so accurate that you may very well think you're watching Mr. Joel himself.


Eddie Money With Special Guest John Waite at NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
516-247-5200
Thursday, March 21st at 8 PM

From "Take Me Home Tonight" to "Missing You," the impact that Eddie Money and John Waite have had on music cannot be understated. The two musicians will be performing selections throughout their storied careers at this special show.


Cheap Trick at NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
516-247-5200
Saturday, March 2nd at 8 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Legendary rockers Cheap Trick will be taking to the stage at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury for a night of hits including "Surrender" and "I Want You To Want Me."

An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt at Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-207-1313
Saturday, March 2nd at 8 PM
$59 - $89 Per Person

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts will be presenting a special performance by Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt. Grab your tickets for what is sure to be a memorable night of entertainment in Suffolk County.

Sabori - The Salsa Latin Jazz Band at Treme
553 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751
631-277-2008
Thursday, May 7th at 8 PM
No Cover Charge

An upscale bar with live musical acts, Treme in Islip has become a premiere blues and jazz club on Long Island. Sabori will be performing on this date.

Wintertide Concert Series at The Port Jeff Village Center
East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Fridays, March 8th through March 29th, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Free for Port Jefferson Residents

Port Jefferson's Village Center will be the site of Friday night concerts throughout the winter months. March's schedule features performances by Harris Becker, Lois Morton, Wild Ginger, and Travis McKeveney & The Famous Dr. Scanion Band.

The Monkees featuring Mike Nesmith & Micky Dolenz
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631-673-7300
Friday, March 8th at 8 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

A legendary group that has left an indelible mark on popular music over the course of more than five decades, The Monkees will be performing a setlist of favorites at their upcoming show at The Paramount.

Piano Men at Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts
2 East Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-724-3700
Saturday, March 9th at 8 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

The acclaimed Piano Men return to the Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts for the fourth time to perform all the best Billy Joel and Elton John songs.

Mostly Beethoven featuring the Shanghai Quartet at Tilles Center
720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY 11548
516-299-3100
Sunday, March 10th at 4 PM
$56 Per Person

Fans of classical music will be awed by this spectacular show of Beethoven favorites performed by the beloved Shanghai Quartet.

Starry Nights at Staller Center for the Arts
100 Nicholls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794
631-632-ARTS
Thursday, March 14th at 7 PM
$40 Per Person

Beloved pieces from Schubert, Villa Lobos, and Elgar will be performed by expert players at what is certain to be an unforgettable evening of music.

Music At The Mansion with Alan & Hugo at Coe Hall
1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
516-922-8600
Friday, March 15th, 7 PM - 9 PM
$25 - $40 Per Person

Coe Hall at Planting Fields Arboretum will be filled with the delightful sounds of Alan Weintraub and Hugo Munoz's unique music.

KISS - End of the Road World Tour at NYCB Live
1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY 11553
800-745-3000
Friday, March 22nd at 7:30 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

KISS's "End of the Road World Tour" will be bringing the band's wild stage show to Long Island when NYCB Live hosts them on March 22nd.

Decadia featuring Gypsy (Tribute to Stevie Nicks) at Mulcahy's
3232 Railroad Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793
516-783-7500
Friday, March 22nd at 8 PM
$12 - $15 Per Person

Decadia and Gypsy will be performing at Mulcahy's in Wantagh. Attendees will enjoy a night of live music, cocktails and beers, and more.

Larson Legacy Concert: Emily Kaczmarek & Zoe Sarnak at AUPAC
1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
516-877-4000
Sunday, March 24th at 3 PM
$25 Per Person

Acclaimed performers Emily Kaczmarek and Zoe Sarnak will wow audiences during their upcoming show at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center.

Ladles Of Love Fundraiser at The Stephen Talkhouse
161 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930
631-267-3117
Friday, March 29th at 7 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Head to The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett for a night of music in support of the food pantries in East Hampton and Amagansett.

Popparazzi at Butterfields
661 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-851-1507
Friday, March 29th at 9:30 PM
No Cover Charge

Head to Butterfields for an evening of New American cuisine and live music performed by Popparazzi.

Jake E Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel at 89 North
89 North Ocean Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-730-8992
Saturday, March 30th at 7 PM
$25 - $35 Per Person

Living guitar hero Jake E. Lee will be playing at 89 North with his latest band, Red Dragon Cartel.

Penny Lane: Beatles Tribute Show at Glen Cove Public Library - FREE!
4 Glen Cove Avenue, Glen Cove, NY 11542
516-676-2130
Sunday, March 31st, 2 PM - 3:30 PM
Free Event

The Glen Cove Public Library will present a special performance by Penny Lane for the community to enjoy.

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!

CRESLI Seal Walks at Cupsogue Beach Park
906 Dune Road, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
631-319-6003
Various Dates, March 2nd through 31st
$5 Adults / $3 Children

Wintering seals stop on local shores during their epic journeys, and these 1.2 mile walks are the best way to possibly catch a glimpse of the incredible creatures.

Ssssensational Ssssnakes at Sweetbriar Nature Center
62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown, NY 11787
Sunday, March 10th at 1 PM
$10 Children / $5 Adults / $2 Discount for Scouts

Children will meet plenty of fantastic snakes, learn all about how they survive in the wild, and create a themed craft to take home.


Seal Walks at Montauk Point State Park
2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-5000 ext. 200
Various Weekend Days, March 2nd through 31st
See Event Listing For Pricing

Lace up your sneakers or boots and prepare for a three mile hike at Montauk Point State Park in search of some wintering seals.

The Little Cow Harbor 4 Mile Run for Hope at Oldfield Middle School
2 Oldfield Road, Greenlawn, NY 11740
Saturday, March 2nd at 8:30 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Help support St. Hugh's Project HOPE-dedicated to the hungry, homeless, and unemployed—during this enjoyable running event.

Tiny Tots Nature Discoveries: Rock Hounds at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
West Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-265-1054
Thursday, March 7th, 10 AM - 11 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Perfect for children between the ages of 3 and 5, this interactive program will bring families together while enjoying the wonderful natural world.

After Dark Stroll (Family Program) at Connetquot River State Park Preserve
3525 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale, NY 11769
631-581-1072
Friday, March 15th, 7 PM - 9 PM
$4.00 Per Person (Ages 3+)

Connetquot River State Park Preserve will be open for some night exploring during this special event hosted by the New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

Old Mastic Bird Walk at William Floyd Estate - FREE!
245 Park Drive, Mastic Beach, NY 11951
Sunday, March 17th, 9 AM - 11:30 AM
Free Event

Bird lovers will have the opportunity to see the last of the area's winter birds and welcome back the spring ones at this enjoyable walk at the William Floyd Estate.

Vernal Equinox at Mashomack Preserve
79 South Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY 11964
631-749-4219
Saturday, March 23rd
Free Event (Donations appreciated)

Mashomack Preserve's trails will be open for self-guided walks in celebration of the Vernal Equinox,

Springtime Sea Shelling Time at Wilderness Visitor Center
1 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley, NY 11967
Saturday, March 23rd, 1 PM - 2:30 PM
Free Event

One of the Wilderness Visitor Center's park rangers will teach participants all about shells found on local shores before the group heads out to look for some on the beach.

Riverhead Rocks 10 Mile Run
Peconic Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901
Sunday, March 24th at 8:15 AM
$50 - $55 Per Person

Runners will enjoy a scenic tour of Riverhead and Indian Island County Park during this year's Riverhead Rocks 10 Mile Run.

Piping Plover Volunteer Day at Jones Beach State Park - FREE!
Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
516-785-1600
Saturday, March 30th at 9 AM
Free Event

Help the NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation create a protected habitat for the endangered piping plover by roping off a section of Jones Beach.

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 much snow at all this year, there are still a few weeks left for some possible accumulation. Be prepared for snow fun by knowing where the best local sledding spots are!

Enjoy A Local Theatrical Performance
Instead of traveling to a Broadway theater, 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?
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