Wondering how to spend the first full weekend of March? We have you covered. Kids and adults with sensory sensitivities can enjoy a sensory-friendly trip to the zoo, challenge your minds with a family scavenger hunt, or you can catch a super galactic, funk-inspired concert. Need more options? Scroll down for the rest of our top event picks.

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Vintage Family Albums
Inspired by vintage photos of old families, buildings, and Chinatowns long gone, illustrate and then “vintage-fy” beloved family memories by aging them with tea and coffee. Showcase them in a personalized scrapbook page filled with your favorite things. Sat. Event Details.

Origami Architecture
Architects and engineers will use folding planes to create interesting shapes and structural systems. Learn and design your very own origami architecture! Sat. Event Details.


The Grand Central Family Scavenger Hunt
Kids and adults work together to uncover the secrets of this amazing train station. To win, you’ll have to go nuts in the Whispering Gallery, learn a secret about the stars in the “sky”, find TV celebs in the food court, stand on fish under an upside-down tree in the Grand Central Market, learn the arrival time of a “ghost” train and think like Willy Wonka in the Transit Museum Gallery. Sat. Event Details.


Hatched: Life on the Farm
Great for ages 0-6, Hatched is the story of a newborn chick who emerges from her shell to a strange, and busy world. Performed through movement, live music, puppets, and very little human dialogue, the story is set amidst a playful American family farm. Fri.-Sat. Event Details.

Michael & the Rockness Monsters
Michael & The Rockness Monsters present an interactive, super galactic, funk-inspired, rock ‘n’ roll experience for families at this energetic and quirky concert. Sat. Event Details.


Pre-Purim Fun
Get in the Purim spirit with holiday crafts, activities, and more! Learn how to shape delicious hamantashen and put it together with fun fillings. Get creative in designing a Purim craft for your costume. Visit the Purim exhibit on the 3rd floor to find yourself and your favorite Purim characters in the megillah! Fri –Sat. Event Details.

Family Fun: Irish Dance
Learn the basics of Irish dance in this exciting class that uses traditional dance reels to understand the unique sounds of Irish music. Sat. Event Details.


45th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Wear your green and cheer! This popular annual parade celebrates all things St. Patrick’s and is the perfect outing for the whole family. Sat. Event Details.

Garden Creatures Community Art Project
Drop in for one or all Saturdays to work on whimsical collaborative sculptures of flowers, mushrooms, and insects. The finished pieces will adorn the new entrance and fence around the Children’s Garden. Sat. Event Details.


Homage to Spring Light
Make botanical drawings and enhance them with gold leaf and gilding. Transform your drawings into an homage to the coming Spring equinox through adding sculptural details and placing your work in the home of an upcycled glass jar. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

Staten Island

Wild About Art
Guests can explore the entire zoo and create sensory friendly art pieces as they go. Gates will open an hour early for up to 200 registered guests to enjoy the zoo in a quieter setting. Sun. Event Details.


–Jesseca Stenson


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