Looking for something to do with the kids this weekend? You can get a jump on St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with this tour of Blarney Castle, or this lively Celtic bells virtual concert. Plus, it’s Pi Day! Grab a slice of your favorite pie and check out the rest of our fun weekend event picks for kids below!

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New York International Children’s Film Festival

For the first time in its 24-year history, families across the country can attend this prestigious, Oscar-qualifying festival as an online event. NYICFF offers the very best in new films from around the world for young audiences–with short film programs, feature films and special talks. Event Details.

Trap a Leprechaun

With St. Patrick’s Day comes plenty of green, but what if you’d rather have gold? You’ll need to trap a leprechaun to find out where the elusive pot o’ gold is hiding (hint: it’s not at the end of the rainbow). Check out our ideas for how to trap this elusive creature! Event Details.

Take a Virtual Tour of Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle in Co. Cork was originally built as a stone castle in 1210. The present-day construction was completed by Dermot McCarthy, King of Munster in 1446 and is one of the strongest surviving tower-houses in the country, famous for its stone of eloquence. Event Details.

Bake up Some Irish Soda Bread

This month is a great time to try your hand at making Irish soda bread. No yeast is needed for this savory/sweet bread. Details.

Story Pirates Creator Camp

With five themes to choose from, two different time offerings, and both interactive livestreams and small group options, families can create a Story Pirates Creator Camp schedule that works best for their own individual needs or purchase a class pass to pop into any themes on any days they want. Event Details.

Sing with Carnegie Hall

Imagination and learning take flight in this at-home sing-along series for families and caretakers with children ages 2–5. Event Details.

The Joshua Show

With live music, physical comedy and multiple styles of puppetry, this whimsical show is sure to bring out everyone’s joyful side. Event Details.

Virtual Celtic Bells – the Irish in Boston

Listen to the story of Irish immigrants in Boston, weaving in songs and poems of work, humor, protest, longing for home, and longing to feel at home as immigrants in America. Enjoy the lively music of the fiddle, bodhran (Irish drum), banjo, flute, guitar, and bagpipes. Event Details.

Exploring NYC’s Subways

In this family program, kids will explore forms of transportation and New York City’s subway system through a read-aloud of Christoph Niemann’s picture book Subway in English and Spanish. Kids will then create their own subway signs and posters inspired by NYC’s transit art! Event Details.

Pi Day Online from the Exploratorium

No matter how you slice it, you won’t want to miss Pi Day—even if it’s online this year. Math artist John Sims will host a live listening session featuring work from his music project 31415: The Pi Collection. Event Details.


There are tons more events on our calendar – be sure to check them out all week long!


–  Jesseca Stenson


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