March is like a swing state. It can go either way: The days may be cooler than expected, or warmer, and judging by the tulips coming up in my yard, I predict we’re going to have as mild of a March as we did a winter. So why not just pretend it’s spring? (I am!)
There are lots of fun Maple Sugaring events going on this month, but here are some other ideas to get you making March a little more like April. First up: Ridge Hill. Our favorite partner is hosting a Taste of Ridge Hill on March 31, offering visitors a chance to try out the restaurants on the Hill. Yum!
Take the dog for a walk at Rye Playland’s Doggie Beach. Or just take the kids. On a sunny, spring-like day, I love to take my son hunting for shells and rocks. We build sand castles in coats, and even walk the pier that juts out into the Long Island Sound. The beach is great in all seasons.
On March 20 from 11am to 3pm, it’s the Great Green Egg-travaganza at the Greenburgh Nature Center in Scarsdale. Celebrate the spring solstice with a day of seasonal egg-citement! Participate in egg-themed activities, including their environmentally friendly egg hunt, and meet the GNC chickens. Crafts and games run continuously. Refreshments available for purchase. $10 per person; children under 2 are FREE.
Or head to Muscoot Farm on March 20 for an egg-dying event, although at press time the event times were not listed. Check Muscoot’s website for updates. $5 per person.
Here’s a fun idea. Get the kids’ bikes, drive down the West Side Highway, park in Chelsea or the West Village or Tribeca and let the kids cycle the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway down to the Trade Center. Because who doesn’t need a taste of the city sometimes? (If you go, don’t miss the Children’s Museum of the Arts right along the bike route, an interactive space that offers painting, sculpting and mixing music. It’s awesome.)
On April 2, there’s a wonderful Bird House Building event at Westmoreland Sanctuary in Mount Kisco. Get ready for spring and the return of migrating birds by setting up a house for them to use. It is still a little chilly outside, but soon the birds will be looking for nest sites, and you can help out by making one for them. Build a bird house and learn about some of the best ways to set them up in your yard to make them inviting for a bird to live in. Ages 6 and up. $8 per person.
Time Out Magazine calls Room on the Broom, running at the Emelin Theater in Mamaroneck on March 12, “undeniably charming.” A witch and her cat are flying happily on their broomstick – until a stormy wind blows away the witch’s hat, bow and wand. So begins this “high-energy treat” (NYT) filled with songs, laughs and scary fun for children ages 3 and up (and their grown-ups), adapted from the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.
Enjoy the early spring, folks!