Kick winter to the curb with the annual Purim Carnival at Commonpoint Queens. Photo courtesy of the venue
Kick winter to the curb with the annual Purim Carnival at Commonpoint Queens. Photo courtesy of the venue

Things To Do in NYC This Weekend: Purim, Women's History, and More

Purim arrives on Monday, March 9, but why wait to celebrate? The 92nd St Y, the Park East Day School, BKLYN Studios, Commonpoint Queens, and the Tribeca Synagogue all host celebrations Sunday. You can also find out what it was like to be a Jewish child on the Lower East Side more than a century ago or learn about Navroz, the Muslim festival celebrating spring at CMOM on Saturday.

March is Women's History Month. Award-winning author Vashti Harrison (Bold Women in Black History, among other great titles) makes an appearance at the New-York Historical Society on Sunday. Kids can also meet historical interpreters portraying some of the women's rights movement's legendary leaders. While you're pondering the wonders of girl power, this weekend would be the perfect time to catch a performance of She Persisted, enjoy the story of Cinderella, or follow Alice down the rabbit hole.

As you can see, the weekend brings with it plenty of fun, though the arrival of coronavirus may curb the crowds or cause schedule changes. Be sure to double-check with the venues to ensure all events are on before heading out, and heed the advice of the CDC to keep you and your kids healthy. If you decide to stay in, be sure to check our boredom busters to keep everyone entertained.  

As always, you can find more top events in our March GoList, or our packed daily Event Calendar. We've also rounded up 40 FREE events happening this March, including some this weekend.

Places featured in this article:

Wave Hill (call) 718-549-3200 (map ) West 249th Street and Independence Avenue Ecology Building Bronx, NY
upcoming events
(Sat Oct 24, 2020 - Sun Oct 25, 2020) Family Art Project: Dear Decay
(Sat Oct 31, 2020 - Sun Nov 1, 2020) Family Art Project: Dia de los Muertos
Also featured in
Linda Gross Theater (call) 212-691-5919 (map ) 336 West 20th Street New York, NY
Puppetworks (call) 718-965-3391 (map ) 338 Sixth Avenue (at 4th Street) Brooklyn, NY 11215
Galli Theater (call) 2127310668 (map ) 74 Warren Street New York, NY 10007
New York Historical Society DiMenna Children's History Museum (call) (212) 873-3400 (map ) 170 Central Park West New York, NY 10024
Lincoln Center (call) 212-546-2656 (map ) 61 West 62nd Street, David Rubenstein Atrium New York, NY 10023
6 River Terrace (call) 212-267-9700 (map ) New York City, NY 10282
Beach 130th St. and Newport Ave. (map ) Rockaway, NY
The Museum of Modern Art (call) (212) 708-9805 (map ) in Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), 4 West 54th Street (near Fifth Avenue) New York, NY
Brooklyn Public Library, Dweck Center (map ) 10 Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn, NY 11238
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan (call) 3476043964 (map ) 334 Amsterdam Avenue @76th Street NY, NY 10023
directory listings
The Secret Theatre (call) 718-781-1169 (map ) 4402 23rd Street Long Island City, NY 11101
directory listings
Magnet Theater (map ) 254 W 29th St New York, NY 10001
The Skyscraper Museum (call) 2129456324 (map ) 39 Battery Place New York, NY 10280
New Museum (call) (212) 219-1222 (map ) 235 Bowery New York, NY 10002
David Geffen Hall (call) (212) 721-6500 (map ) 10 Lincoln Center Plaza at 65th Street New York, NY 10023
92nd Street Y (call) 212.415.5500 (map ) Lexington Avenue at 92nd St New York, NY
Park East Day School (call) 212-737-6900 (map ) 164 East 68 Street New York, NY 10065
New York Historical Society DiMenna Children's History Museum (call) (212) 873-3400 (map ) 170 Central Park West New York, NY 10024
Sky Village (call) 9179918184 (map ) 23-05 29th St Astoria, NY 11105
Tribeca Synagogue (call) 212-334-3522 (map ) 49 White St New York, NY 10003
Wave Hill - Public Garden and Cultural Center (call) 718-549-3200 (map ) 675 W 252nd Street Bronx, NY
BKLYN Studios at City Point (map ) 445 Albee Square Wesy Brooklyn, NY 11201
Commonpoint Queens Central Queens (call) 718-268-5011 (map ) 67-09 108th Street Forest Hills, NY 11375
Family Art Project: Dear Decay
Wave Hill - 10:00 AM Pick
Bronx Zoo: Boo at the Zoo
The Bronx Zoo - 11:00 AM Pick
The Amazing Maize Maze at Queens County Farm
Queens County Farm Museum - 11:00 AM Pick
Queens Farm Pumpkin Patch
Queens County Farm Museum - 11:00 AM Pick
Queens Botanical Garden Pumpkin Patch
Queens Botanical Garden - 11:00 AM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides