It’s all things Irish this weekend as the 257th Annual NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade rolls down Fifth Avenue, plus you can get in on the fun around the boroughs, too. If green everything isn’t your thing there’s always this fairy house workshop, or this girl-centric party to participate in. Still looking for more? Check out the rest of our top picks by scrolling down!

Photo: Joshua Bright


“Adaku’s Revolt” at Abrons Arts Center
An interdisciplinary performance about one young black girl’s revolt against normative standards of beauty, presented as part of the TILT Kids Festival, in partnership with Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF). Fri-Sun. Event Details.

8th Annual Sober St Patrick’s Day
World-class musicians, singers, and dancers will join in a grand celebration of Irish culture at this truly family friendly event. Sat. Event Details.


NYC St Patrick’s Day Parade
The New York City St. Patrick’s Parade is the oldest and largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the world. Get there early to grab a spot and cheer as the parade passes by. Sat. Event Details.


All About Families Storytime
Take a break and bring the little ones to the museum to hear stories about families. What does it mean to be a family? Who is in your family? Draw pictures and make puppets of family members! Fri. Event Details.

Jedi Academy
Young intergalactic adventurers are invited to learn the ways of the Jedi with Panniken Moonjumper, a true Master of Intergalactic fun and adventure. During this comedy variety show, little Jedi Warriors, Princesses and Darth Vaders will feel empowered to discover the great Force within their hearts. Sat. Event Details.

Living History: Votes for Women
This Women’s History Month, celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment—passed by Congress in 1919! Meet Living Historians portraying suffragists from the early 20th century who helped win the right to vote for women across the nation. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.


House Party: Girls Run the World
Bring the phenomenal women in your life to BRIC House for a free Family House Party in honor of Women’s Her-story month. A fun-filled day of hands-on art making, podcasting, puzzles, and live performances all culminating in a vibrant dance party, presented by Party Like Brooklyn, Baby. Sat. Event Details.

Park Slope St Patrick’s Parade
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the 44th Annual Park Slope parade. Sun. Event Details.


St. Patrick’s Day Preparations
Join in an afternoon of visual arts, music and the Irish Language. Creative teachers and volunteers will lead a number of classes for children in art & music. Fri. Event Details.


Springtime Scrolls
Create a scroll using upcycled materials to capture the cycles, transformations and wisdom that nature shares in its own way. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

Staten Island

Making Fairy Houses
Fairy houses come in all different shapes and sizes. Use natural materials to create your own little habitat and invite a woodland spirit to come add wonder to your garden. Sun. Event Details.


–Jesseca Stenson