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March events calendar for kids

Thanks to our March events calendar, you can get in on the most exciting March events for kids

Photograph: Courtesy World Science Festival

 

Our March events calendar is here! See below for the best March events for kids in 2018, including new plays, exhibits, openings, celebrations and more to keep the crew busy. It's finally warming up a bit outside—well, on certain days—which means you can start thinking about visits to your favorite kids' playgrounds and our top outdoor activities for kids. There are also plenty of free things to do with kids if you happen to be on a budget.

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New York International Children's Film Festival

This film fest for kiddos showcases approximately 125 features and shorts from around the globe each year, and rounds out the experience with retrospectives, interactive workshops and filmmaker Q&As for families. This year, don’t miss a special sneak peek at the second season of A Series of Unfortunate Events, animated features and shorts from Japan, Mexico and other far-flung cultures, and special talks about the future of virtual reality. Though a jury determines which director takes home the grand prize and other esteemed awards, young audience members can cast their votes in various categories. Ages 3 to 18. Various times and locations. Please check the website for a complete lineup.

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Various locations Saturday February 24 2018 - Sunday March 18 2018
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A Tango-Dancing Cinderella

In this updated version of a classic fairy tale, Cinderella gets a Latin twist. The biliguel productions (Spanish and English) features characters everyone remembers—a hardworking young woman, an evil stepmother and stepsisters, and a handsome prince—plus a few silly surprises. Ages 4–11.

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Teatro SEA , Lower East Side Saturday February 24 2018 - Saturday March 24 2018

Teknopolis

Brooklyn Academy of Music's "Digital Playground" is back for another three weekends of immersive art-tech installations.The BAM Fisher Building is transformed into a massive gallery of cutting-edge exhibits from artists and inventors from around the world. This year's collection of exhibits includes a cascading 20 foot-tall wall of full-color LEDS called Light Orchestra, a chance to direct and act in your own film with Storymaker, virtual reality experiences, interactive films and much more. Entry is timed with 90-minute sessions during the day or 2 hours in the evening. Ages 6 and up.

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BAM Fisher , Fort Greene Saturday February 24 2018 - Sunday March 11 2018
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LOS KIDS

The Little Orchestra Society returns to introduce its young audience to the world of classical music. The family-friendly concert series kicks off its third-and 70th anniversary season-season with “A Halloween ‘Carnival of the Animals’” featuring the music of French composer Camille Saint-Saëns (October 28 and 29). Be sure to come dressed in costumes! Concerts “Back to Bach” featuring the work of J.S. Bach (December 16 and 17), “Peter, the Wolf, and More” with music from Sergei Prokofiev (February 3 and 4, 2018) and “The Uncommon Man” introducing kids to composer Aaron Copland (March 3 and 4, 2018) will comprise the 2017-2018 season. Ages 3-10.

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Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College , Lenox Hill Saturday March 3 2018 - Sunday March 4 2018

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Magic at Coney!!!

Calling all junior magicians! Illusionists, escape artists, mentalists, and close-up magicians from all over the world will descend on the Coney Island Museum for a full afternoon of mind-blowing tricks and feats. Expect to see plenty of card tricks, levitating objects and perhaps some stuff disappearing right before your eyes. Who knows—maybe someone from your family will have the chance to become to be part of the magic if they’re picked as an assistant for a particular trick. And then catch more magic on Monday nights when the Brooklyn Cyclones treat fans to a magic show during their home games this summer. Magic at Coney performances run noon to 2pm. All ages.

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Coney Island Museum , Brooklyn Sunday February 25 2018 - Sunday December 30 2018
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Farmhouse Family Day

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Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum , Brooklyn Saturday March 17 2018 - Saturday September 22 2018

Cinderella the Musical

All your favorite Cinderella characters — including the singing mice and fairy godmother — are brought to life in this musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale. The one hour performance includes music by Michael Sgouros & Brenda Bell, and is the perfect length of time for keeping young audiences engaged. Arrive one hour early to the Saturday matinees or Sunday morning showtimes for a performing arts workshop for the kiddies. Ages 4 and up.

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Players Theatre , Greenwich Village Saturday February 24 2018 - Sunday April 22 2018
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City of Science

World Science Festival has partnered up with Con Edison for this science education initiative. Families will enter a mini metropolis in which they’ll learn about science, technology, engineering, and math through a variety of interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities. Walk on water; create an orbiting universe a the Warped Space Gravity Simulator; use a seismic accelerator to launch objects 20 feet into the air; and topple seven-foot-tall dominoes all in the name of science. Brains will get a workout trying to solve challenges and puzzles and discovering physics. An activity guide is also available for download that is full of fun experiments you and your child can conduct before and after the event. All ages.

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Lehman College Art Gallery , The Bronx Sunday March 11 2018 - Sunday June 3 2018

World Day of Puppetry

Since 2012 Teatro SEA has joined this annual March 21 celebration with a puppet-bonanza. The bilingual arts-in-education organization has a phenomenal collection of puppets from around the world, many of which will be on display during the event's puppet red carpet, puppet cabaret and fiesta. Proceed benefit international puppetry associate, UNIMA–USA. All ages. 

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Teatro SEA , Lower East Side Wednesday March 21 2018
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A Tango-Dancing Cinderella

In this updated version of a classic fairy tale, Cinderella gets a Latin twist. The biliguel productions (Spanish and English) features characters everyone remembers—a hardworking young woman, an evil stepmother and stepsisters, and a handsome prince—plus a few silly surprises. Ages 4–11.

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Teatro SEA , Lower East Side Saturday February 24 2018 - Saturday March 24 2018

Mozart for Munchkins at Steinway Hall

Classical music is for listeners of every age, and this program proves it. Little ones are invited to squeal, crawl, dance and hum along to phenomenal compositions. In honor of National Women's Month, pianist Jessica Xylina Osborne will play works from female composers. Ages 1–10. 

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Steinway Hall , Midtown West Saturday March 3 2018
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First Sundays at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden , Prospect Park Sunday March 4 2018

LOS KIDS

The Little Orchestra Society returns to introduce its young audience to the world of classical music. The family-friendly concert series kicks off its third-and 70th anniversary season-season with “A Halloween ‘Carnival of the Animals’” featuring the music of French composer Camille Saint-Saëns (October 28 and 29). Be sure to come dressed in costumes! Concerts “Back to Bach” featuring the work of J.S. Bach (December 16 and 17), “Peter, the Wolf, and More” with music from Sergei Prokofiev (February 3 and 4, 2018) and “The Uncommon Man” introducing kids to composer Aaron Copland (March 3 and 4, 2018) will comprise the 2017-2018 season. Ages 3-10.

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Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College , Lenox Hill Saturday March 3 2018 - Sunday March 4 2018
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