The very last weekend of winter could have mild weather, so it will be great for the kids to get outdoors. You can also take advantage of local library programs.
Where/When: , 593 Route 25A Rocky Point, March 18-20, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Why Go: It may not be as well known as St. Patrick's Day, but the Feast of St. Joseph March 19 is an old fashioned Italian feast day, with St. Joseph cakes that you can get right here in the local bakery.
Pricing: Call 631-849-3475.
Where/When: The North Shore Library, 250 Route 25A, Shoreham, March 19, 10:15–11:30 a.m.
Why Go: For a Weekend Parent Toddler Workshop for children 6-35 and their parents to spend quality time together.
Pricing: Free. Call 631-929-4488.
Where/When: Heritage Park, also known at "The Wedge," Route 25A Mt. Sinai, any weekend, sunrise to sunset.
Why Go: Great open bike lanes for kids; they can get some much needed activity and you can see them at a distance.
Where/When: The Comsewogue Public Library, 170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station, March 19, 2-3 p.m.
Why Go: The Communicators Signing Club, for children grades 1-12, helps them learn and interact with the art of sign language.
Pricing: Free, but registration required. Call 631-928-1212.
Where/When: North Shore Public Library, 250 Route 25A, Shoreham, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Why Go: Therapy dog Mudge provides an effective and non judgmental audience for children who might have difficulty reading aloud. Reading to Mudge allows such children to not worry about how they sound and, as a result, their reading aloud skills improve.
Pricing: Free, but you have to register: 631-929-4488.