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Top 10 March family events in Brooklyn

Go-to Brooklyn parent resources Macaroni KID Brooklyn NW and Brooklyn Bridge Parents have teamed up to bring you some of the best family events for Brooklyn families in March including family performances, indoor kids’ activities, and holiday celebrations for St. Patrick’s Day, Holi, and Easter!

1. Kid-friendly theater and dance performances

  • Cinderella at Central Library in Grand Army Plaza
    Saturday, March 2 | 1-2pm | FREE
    A godmother of the fairy variety inquires of her two helpers about the neediest case in the kingdom. Not surprisingly, they introduce her to Ella, who, after being orphaned, was left in the care of her wicked stepmother and stepsisters. Forced to use the kitchen as a bedroom, Ella can often be found daydreaming among the cinders from the fireplace, inspiring her stepfamily to rename her “Cinderella.” Wand in hand, Godmother sets about to change the girl’s life. With a dash of belief, a sprinkle of magic and a pinch of true love, Cinderella has her life changed for good.
  • Jack and the Beanstalk with Child’s Play NY at Brooklyn Heights Library
    Saturday, March 2 | 3:30-4:30pm | FREE
    Follow Jack on a quest to rescue a magic harp! Help Jack and other characters out along the way using our favorite theater games. Children engage in a story and practice bravery, silliness, improvisation, singing and more! Bravery and wit are on display in this imaginative retelling.
  • The Other Side at BAM in Fort Greene
    Saturday, March 2 & Sunday, March 3 | 11am & 3pm | | $18 tickets | For ages 7+
    Please note: There will be a sensory friendly performance on March 3 at 3pm.
    In this moving dance performance from acclaimed choreographer Hope Boykin, a young girl named Clover is told by her mom that it isn’t safe to cross the fence that segregates their African-American side of town from the white side where her neighbor Anna lives. But when the two girls become friends, they find a clever way to get around the grown-up rules together. Twenty years after its first publication, Jacqueline Woodson’s powerful picture book The Other Side comes to life on stage in an enthralling program of dance about overcoming the barriers that keep us apart. Q&As with Boykin, Woodson, and the company following the performances on Saturday, March 2 at 3 pm and Sunday, March 3 at 11am.
  • Show Way The Musical at BAM in Fort Greene
    Saturday, March 16 2pm & 7pm & Sunday, March 17 11am & 3pm | $18 tickets | For ages 7+
    Please note: There will be a sensory friendly performance on March 17 at 3pm.
    This stirring historical musical—adapted from Jacqueline Woodson’s acclaimed children’s book—pays tribute to the women in Woodson’s own family whose strength and knowledge have illuminated their daughters’ lives over seven generations.
    Soonie shares the story of how her great-grandma was just seven years old when she was sold to a big plantation without her parents. With only some fabric and needles to call her own, she began to stitch a Show Way: a quilt with secret meanings to show enslaved people the way to freedom. As each generation passes, the quilt sheds light on the past and paves the road into the future, stitching together possibility and promise.

2. Kids’ concerts

  • 10th Annual Brooklyn Music School Jazz Festival in Fort Greene
    Saturday, March 2 | 11am-6:30pm | $10 suggested
    The 2024 BMS Middle School Jazz Festival will include performances by guest artist and fabulous trumpet player Terell Stafford with the Brooklyn Music School Jazz Faculty, the Ocean Hill Collegiate Charter School Jazz Band, Brooklyn Friends Middle School Jazz Ensemble, Salute to Music All-City Middle School Jazz Band, NEST+M Middle School Jazz Band, and the Berkeley Carrol Middle School Jazz Bands. There will also be workshops for brass, woodwind, and rhythm sections as well as clinics on Listening to Jazz and Jazz Evolution.
  • Timbalooloo Jazz for Kids at National Sawdust in Williamsburg
    Sunday, March 3 | 11am (10:30am doors) | $15/ticket
    In this monthly interactive series, instruments come to life and speak through their music, so that children learn to conceive of music as a dialogue amongst instruments and feel empowered to express themselves by making their instruments talk. Hosted by Timbalooloo founder Oran Etkin and his friend Clara Net (his clarinet), featuring special guests!
  • Lavender Blues: REMIXES, a Family Hip-Hop Concert at Brooklyn Children’s Museum
    Thursday, March 7 | 3-3:45am | FREE during museum’s Amazon Free Hours
    Join us as Lady B of Lavender Blues performs “The REMIXES,” a hip-hop concert for families. Parents and little ones will love this interactive, toe-tapping, get-out-of-your-seat good time with Lady B and her Bunnies!
  • Uncle Shlomo’s Family Concert Series presents Flor Bromley at Jalopy Theatre in Red Hook
    Saturday, March 16 | 11am | $10 adults, $5 kids
    From award-winning folk musicians to rock-n-rollers, puppeteers and pop stars, this family concert series is sure to engage, entertain and educate your entire family! Flor Bromley is a Latin GRAMMY Nominated recording artist, bilingual singer/songwriter, actress, storyteller and puppeteer.
  • Family Concert: Five Folk Tales at Brooklyn Museum in Park Slope
    Saturday, March 23 | 1pm & 3:30pm | $15-25
    Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra (BCCO) will take you on a mesmerizing musical journey presents its annual family concert at the Brooklyn Museum. Delve into the rich tapestry of world folklore through the masterpieces of renowned composers including Debussy, Coleridge Taylor, Hisaichi, Ravel, and De Falla. From the ethereal melodies of Debussy to the vibrant rhythms of De Falla, each piece promises to transport listeners to distant lands and evoke the timeless essence of folklore
  • Rolie Polie Guacamole at Jalopy Theatre in Red Hook
    Saturday, March 23 | 11am-12pm | $10 adv / $12 door
    Rolie Polie Guacamole has developed a smart, parent-friendly musical style that dresses up original tunes and classic covers with vibrant harmonies and deft instrumental layers, plugging in a sizzling electric current of rhythm that lights up lyrics humming with relevance and humor.
  • HERstory with Flor Bromley at Brooklyn Children’s Museum
    Thursday, March 21 | 2-5pm | FREE during museum’s Amazon Free Hours
    Celebrate Women’s History Month with this special performance by bilingual musician, Flor Bromley! HERstory is a musical one woman show about influential women of our generation.

3. Wearable Art with Brooklyn FAM at Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Saturday, March 2, Sunday, March 10, Saturday, March 24 | 11 am – 1 pm | $14-15 admission

Join BCM for a series of art activities to engage with the Brooklyn FAM: Festival of Arts and Music public art exhibit, currently on view at three locations in the Museum. Each event will be led by the lead artist for each of the three projects on view. Through personal reflection and hands-on crafting, kids and families will be able to create wearable art that carries meaning into their daily lives and sparks new connections with others.

4. March KIDS Madness: A Saturday Series at CityPoint Bklyn

Saturdays March 9 (11am-2pm), 16 (11am-1pm) | FREE crafts, $20 shows (Free for kids under 2)

Shows, Entertainment, Crafts, Experiments, Playtime, Photo-Ops, and SO much more! Best for ages 3 to 9

  • March 9 – 11 am to 2 pm – Circus Bash
    30 minute circus magic shows with audience interaction. Plus 30 minutes juggling lesson with scarves and spinning plate lesson in smaller groups
  • March 16 – 11 am to 1 pm – Princess Bash
    Interactive storytime, sing-along, royal ball with dance lessons, temporary tattoos, and princess meet and greet with individual photos.

5. Dadurdays at Wild East Brewing Company in Gowanus

Saturday, March 9 | 11am | FREE entry

Join local dad and Compass real estate salesperson Casey at new series Dadurdays at Wild East Browing Company for family-friendly craft beer and craft activities with Color Architect Kids. Bring your kids, bring your friends, bring your partners (or give them a break). No RSVP needed, but shoot me a DM if you know you’re coming.

6. New York International Children’s Film Festival at Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn

Sunday, March 10 11am and 1:20pm | $17 tickets | For ages 8+

Established in 1997, NYICFF’s mission is rooted in the belief of film as a path for young people to understand themselves and others. Most films are screened in Manhattan, but two will be coming to Alamo Drafthouse on March 10:

  • The Concierge | Japan | New York Premiere
    Yoshimi Itazu, 2023, 70 min., In Japanese, with English subtitles
    The word “no” does not exist in the concierge’s dictionary! So says trainee Akino, who caters to the every whim of her exclusively animal clientele in this characteristically zany anime from the legendary Production IG and Crunchyroll.
  • Robot Dreams | France, Spain | Oscar® Nominee!
    Pablo Berger, 2023, 103 min., No dialogue
    Even without dialogue, this Oscar® nominated, hand-drawn story about a dog and his robot captures all the sweetness that can span a friendship, whether it lasts for a reason or for a season.

7. National Girls & Women in Sports Day Celebration in Red Hook

Sunday, March 17 – 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. | FREE | For ages 6+

National Girls and Women in Sports Day is an annual celebration of Title IX. Join them for a fun afternoon of sports and group activities. Learn new skills with our sports clinics in soccer, basketball, football, and more.

8. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 

  1. Annual Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Parade at Bartel-Pritchard Square in Prospect Park SW
    Sunday, March 17, 12:30pm – South Park Slope
    The Annual Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Parade in Park Slope is the oldest St. Patrick’s Parade in Brooklyn. The event features music, marching bands, face painting, antique cars, Irish Dancers, and much more.
  2. Brooklyn Irish Dance Co. performance at Time Out Market in DUMBO
    Sunday, March 17, 5pm – DUMBO
    Time Out Market New York is bringing the luck of the Irish to DUMBO this March with live entertainment from the amazing Brooklyn Irish Dance Co.
  3. 29th Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade
    Sunday, March 24, 12pm – Bay Ridge
    The Bay Ridge Saint Patrick’s Day Parade was the brain child of the late Gene Reilly in 1994, owner of the former Lief Erickson Pub on 5th Avenue. He wanted to share the Celtic culture and love of Irish Heritage. He believed there was a need and desire for this, and always room for one more parade in New York City.

9. Celebrate Holi with Brooklyn Conservatory of Music in Prospect Park

Sunday, March 24 | 3-5pm | FREE entry, $6 for each colored powder packet

Join Mixed Masala and BKCM in celebrating Holi, the Festival of Colors, on Sunday, March 24 at Prospect Park! The celebration begins at 3pm with picnicking and live music at Long Meadow (near Grand Army Plaza). Bring a blanket and snacks and enjoy the free concert. At 4pm the music will change its tune and attendees will be invited to join in the traditional celebration of throwing colored powder. We recommend that you wear white clothing and expect to get messy! BKCM is selling colored powder for $6 per packet for families to pick up at the event. To ensure that your colored powder order is processed, purchase by Wednesday, March 20!

10. Celebrate Easter

  • Easter Egg Hunt at Green Meadows Farm in Marine Park
    March 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 and April 1, 6, 7 | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm | $14
    Brooklyn’s favorite Easter Egg Hunt is on! Join us for a fun-filled day with Whiskers, the Easter Bunny, and all his friends at the farm! And are you ready to enjoy our outdoor Annual Easter Egg Hunt? The smiles you will see on your children’s faces as they search for colorful eggs filled with treasures. Plus your excitement will continue as you explore the Bunny House, discover the farm playground, and so much more!
  • Seaport Kids x SPRINGTOPIA at The Seaport
    Saturday, March 30 | 11am-2pm | FREE activities in the Plaza, ticketed egg hunt and cookie decorating on Rooftop
    With free activities like Hype Dance, face painting, spring wreath-making, egg races, and Easter Bunny selfies on Seaport Square and a ticketed Easter egg hunt and cookie decorating on The Rooftop at Pier 17, there’s plenty of afternoon activities to keep kids busy and spark their creative sides.
  • 11th Annual Town Square Spring Egg Hunt at Four FiveSix in Williamsburg
    Saturday, March 30 | 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm | Rain or shine | $20pp online, $30 at door, $10-15 parent tickets
    Bring your own basket and join an old-fashioned egg hunt! Enjoy your egg hunt, say hello to the Easter Bunny, and rock to fun music! Fabulous face paintings, and delicious mimosas and Bloody Mary’s at extra cost. Wear your very best Spring bonnet and join us at FourFiveSix in Brooklyn.
  • Free BHA Egg Hunt – Saturday, March 30th at 11am, Pierrepont Playground in Brooklyn Heights. Bring your own basket.

Bonus March event presented by Brooklyn Bridge Parents and Mommy Poppins in Manhattan:

PLAYTOPIA: A World of Fun with Summer Camps at Pier 57 in Chelsea

Sunday, March 17 | 11am-3pm

Discover and play with dozens of summer camps and activities at PLAYTOPIA, presented by Nory and hosted by Mommy Poppins and Brooklyn Bridge Parents. Free activities include arts & crafts, STEM and robotics, games, collaborative sculpture build, face painting, games, and more. The magic shows will take place at 12 pm and 1 pm (each 30 minutes). Located indoors at beautiful Pier 57 in Chelsea, with Market 57 Food Hall, and adjacent to Little Island. It’s going to be a world of fun!

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