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Posted on Mar 14, 2013 in Things To Do | 0 comments

Weekend Wanderlust: March 15-17

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We can feel the first bit of spring in the air!  St. Patrick’s day is on Sunday and while not necessarily the most child-friendly of holidays, we’ve found some great things to do with the kids this weekend in Boston, New York and Chicago.

1. BOSTON
Free IMAX Film Fridays
The Museum of Science offers free admission to IMAX shows at the Mugar Omni Theater. Participating films include Dolphin, Tornado Alley and Africa: The Serengeti.   Tickets are available in the museum lobby and will be given out on a first come, first served basis. Recommended for all ages.

Time: Friday, March 16, 2013 @ 11am – 9 pm (every hour)
Place: Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston
Cost: Free
More Information: http://www.mos.org/public-events/free-film-fridays

2. NEW YORK
Annual St. Patrick’s Day Open House
Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day by immersing yourself and your children in all things Irish. Join the Irish Arts Center for an afternoon of authentic Irish music, dance, song, language, and crafts. Take part in kid-friendly workshops, and watch live performances.  The event will take place rain or shine.  Recommended for all ages.

Time: Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 12pm – 5 pm
Place: 553 West 51 Street, Manhattan
Cost: Free
More Information: http://www.irishartscenter.org/kids/open_day_2013.html

3. CHICAGO
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The Chicago parade is fun for all ages.  Since 1962, the dyeing of the Chicago river has been a big part of Chicago’s St. Patty’s day festivities.   Rain or shine, the kids will love seeing the green river!

Time: Saturday, March 16, 2013 @ 12pm
Place: The Parade route begins on the corner of Columbus Drive and Balbo then continues North to Monroe
Cost: Free
More Information: http://www.chicagostpatsparade.com/

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