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Dr. Seuss' birthday 2013: Ways to celebrate with NYC kids

Dr. Seuss' birthday is on Saturday, March 2, and in honor of the beloved rhyme meister, we've rounded up ways for families to fete the day in NYC.

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    Dr. Seuss' birthday 2013: Ways to celebrate with NYC kids

    Dr. Seuss' birthday: Dr. Seuss book covers

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    Dr. Seuss' birthday 2013: Ways to celebrate with NYC kids

    Dr. Seuss' birthday: Dr. Seuss book covers

  • Courtesy Random House

    Dr. Seuss' birthday 2013: Ways to celebrate with NYC kids

    Dr. Seuss' birthday: Dr. Seuss book covers

  • Courtesy Random House

    Dr. Seuss' birthday 2013: Ways to celebrate with NYC kids

    Dr. Seuss' birthday: Dr. Seuss book covers

  • Courtesy Random House

    Dr. Seuss' birthday 2013: Ways to celebrate with NYC kids

    Dr. Seuss' birthday: Dr. Seuss book covers

  • Courtesy Random House

    Dr. Seuss' birthday 2013: Ways to celebrate with NYC kids

    Dr. Seuss' birthday: Dr. Seuss book covers

  • Courtesy Random House

    Dr. Seuss' birthday 2013: Ways to celebrate with NYC kids

    Dr. Seuss' birthday: Dr. Seuss book covers

  • Courtesy Random House

    Dr. Seuss' birthday 2013: Ways to celebrate with NYC kids

    Dr. Seuss' birthday: Dr. Seuss book covers

  • Courtesy Random House

    Dr. Seuss' birthday 2013: Ways to celebrate with NYC kids

    Dr. Seuss' birthday: Dr. Seuss book covers

  • Courtesy Random House

    Dr. Seuss' birthday 2013: Ways to celebrate with NYC kids

    Dr. Seuss' birthday: Dr. Seuss book covers

  • Courtesy Random House

    Dr. Seuss' birthday 2013: Ways to celebrate with NYC kids

    Dr. Seuss' birthday: Dr. Seuss book covers

  • Courtesy Random House

    Dr. Seuss' birthday 2013: Ways to celebrate with NYC kids

    Dr. Seuss' birthday: Dr. Seuss book covers

  • Courtesy Random House

    Dr. Seuss' birthday 2013: Ways to celebrate with NYC kids

    Dr. Seuss' birthday: Dr. Seuss book covers

  • Courtesy Random House

    Dr. Seuss' birthday 2013: Ways to celebrate with NYC kids

    Dr. Seuss' birthday: Dr. Seuss book covers

Courtesy Random House

Dr. Seuss' birthday 2013: Ways to celebrate with NYC kids

Dr. Seuss' birthday: Dr. Seuss book covers

Dr. Seuss' birthday, on Saturday, March 2, is upon us once again, and given that Theodor Geisel has written some of the best books for kids, it's only fitting to fete the fiercely witty, endlessly creative author-illustrator with some Seussian fun.  For one, the Read Across America initiative is timed to coincide with Dr. Seuss' birthday (this year, though, it's on Friday, March 1). We've come up with lots of other ways to celebrate, too, from sitting in on a storytime at one of our favorite bookstores or libraries to taking in a Dr. Seuss–themed play put on by children. And because you may not know all of Theodor Geisel's greatest hits, even if you've got a tot in the house, we've put together a slide show, above, of 14 of our favorite Dr. Seuss books. Refresh your memory by clicking through it, then tweet us at @timeoutkids to let us know what your family's favorite Dr. Seuss book is.


Dr. Seuss' birthday events in NYC

Story Time: Read Across America Day and Hats Off to Dr. Seuss!

  • Free

Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday and the power of reading with a nationwide ode to books. Greenlight will host a special Seuss-themed storytime featuring The Cat in the Hat and The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. Then, participants will craft wacky hats inspired by the imaginative author. Ages 3 to 8.

  1. Greenlight Bookstore 686 Fulton St, at South Portland Ave
  2. Until Sat Mar 1
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Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss!!!

  • Free

In honor of the wordsmith's birthday, tots can read a variety of books by Dr. Seuss and top off the day with some birthday cake. Ages 3 to 8.

  1. New York Public Library, Jerome Park Branch 118 Eames Place, at University Ave, 10468
  2. Until Sat Mar 2
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Dr. Seuss' Birthday Story Time & Craft Program

  • Free

Celebrate Dr. Seuss's 109th birthday with a special themed storytime followed by a simple art project. Ages 3 and up.

  1. New York Public Library, Ephiphany Branch 228 E 23rd St, at 3rd Ave, 11232
  2. Until Sat Mar 2
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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Kids can celebrate the rhyming master's birthday with a reading of some his classic tales, and get to create their own Seuss-themed party hats to take home. Ages 5 and under.

  1. Brooklyn Children’s Museum 145 Brooklyn Ave, at St. Marks Ave
  2. Sun Mar 3
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Children's Theatre Company: Four World Premiere Musicals

  • Price band: 1/4

One of four new musicals in this presentation by the Children's Theatre Company is Lorax and Money Bags, which retells Dr. Seuss's classic story of the Truffula Trees. Ages 5 and up.

  1. New York Baha'i Center Theater 53 E 11th St, between Broadway and University Pl, 10003
  2. Until Sat Mar 9
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powerHouse Sunday Story Time

  • Free

PowerHouse kicks off March by celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday with a Seussian storytime at its new Park Slope location. Ages 2 to 6.

  1. powerHouse on 8th 1111 Eighth Ave, between 11th and 12th Sts
  2. Until Sun Jun 15
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Seussian Celebration: Being Bartholomew

  • Free

McNally Jackson is celebrating the kid-lit maestro's birthday by tipping its hat to the 75th anniversary of Dr. Seuss's The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. A dramatic reading of the book will be followed by a hat-making workshop in which participants fashion headwear out of fabric and feathers. Ages 3 to 8.

  1. McNally Jackson Books 52 Prince St, between Lafayette and Mulberry Sts
  2. Until Sat Mar 7
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