Saturday is St. Patrick’s Day and while we realize the big parade on Fifth Avenue isn't for everyone, there are plenty of family-friendly celebrations, like Park Slope's intimate parade and the Irish Arts Center's annual open house. This is also a great weekend for young theater lovers, with stage adaptations of popular kid-lit series Nate the Great and The Magic School Bus, and the zany, sideshow-like antics of Stunt Lab.
Of course the gorgeous weather means you may want to celebrate spring by visiting one of our city's amazing parks and playgrounds. But you can't play outside all day: Bring the party inside by hitting the American Natural History Museum's fun-packed Cherry Blossom Festival.
These are just a few of the great things going on this weekend. All of our best bets are below. You can find additional options in our Event Calendar.