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St. Patrick's Day events for kids on Long Island

Kids can celebrate St. Patrick's Day at many

Kids can celebrate St. Patrick's Day at many Long Island events. Credit: Fotolia

Celebrate the tradition of St. Patrick’s Day with these family-friendly events taking place on Long Island during the month of March.

St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt at the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center (350 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank). Come try your luck in the hunt for a pot of gold from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 16. Fun activities for the entire family include a scavenger hunt, wagon ride, light refreshments and animal feeding. Price: $5 ages 2 and older.

Irish Soda Bread & Lucky Shamrock Cookie Baking/Decorating at Celebrations in the Kitchen (63 E. Old Country Rd., Hicksville). On March 17 from 9-10 a.m., kids can practice a holiday tradition by making Irish soda bread from scratch and decorating Shamrock cookies. When finished, they can take two loaves of bread home. Recommended for ages 6 and older. Price: $39.95.

St. Patrick’s Day Skate & St. Patrick's Glow Skate at United Skates of America (1276 Hicksville Rd., Seaford). Two holiday skate sessions will be available from noon-2:30 p.m. or 3-5:30 p.m. on March 17. Wear green and receive 50 percent off admission. Price: $12.50 for admission; $5 skate rental.

St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt at Babylon Library (24 Carll Ave, Babylon). Families are welcome to come and find out where the leprechaun is hiding on March 17 from 3-4:30 p.m. Price: Free

Lucy Leprechaun Yoga at Huntington Library (338 Main St., Huntington). Relax and meditate on March 18 from 5:30-6:15 p.m. while learning the rainbow, leprechaun and 4-leaf poses, but also play some silly yoga games. Registration is required. Price: Free

St. Patrick's Day Slime Party at Stew Leonard's (1897 Front St., East Meadow). Come enjoy the slime time on March 15 from 5-6 p.m. Kids can make green and gold slime; pizza and juice will be served. For children ages 10 and younger, must register. Price: $14.99

Irish Pirates! at the Whaling Museum (301 Main St., Cold Springs Harbor). Kids will make a pirate's hat, an eye patch and a Jolly Roger flag to take home on March 16 at noon. Price: $12 child; $6 adult. 

Leprechaun Lure Trap at Long Island Explorium (101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson). On March 16 and 17, kids can craft a trap with gold coins and a rainbow to catch leprechauns that may stumble their way. Price: $5 admission.


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