Sundays & Mondays through March 27: Project FeederWatch. Whether you’re a beginner birder or a budding ornithologist, you’re covered in this new program for nature and bird lovers. Join a GNC naturalist for morning bird watching, as you gather data and brush up on local bird identification. Ages 7+. 10–11 a.m. Mondays through March 27: Young Explorers’ Storytime. Immerse your child in a nature- themed storytime with opportunities to engage with animals and enjoy the Nature Center’s fields and forests. A portion of each class is spent outdoors. Ages 3-5, with a caregiver. No pre-registration required. 1-2 p.m. Members $9/child & caregiver, Non- members $12/child & caregiver. • Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale. 914.723.3470; www.greenburghnaturecenter.org
March 3–5: Sesame Street Live! Make a New Friend. No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special — so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family! March 3: 10:30 a.m.; March 4: 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m.; March 5: 1 p.m. Tickets: $18, $25, $35, $65. Kids’ Matinee – Seats $8. • Mid- Hudson Civic Center, 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie. 1.800.745.3000; www.ticketmaster.com.
March 11: Brain Day! Play brain games and touch a real human brain! Go on a tour of the state-of-the-art Brain Imaging Suite and talk to researchers about careers in brain science and mental health. Refreshments provided. All ages welcome. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. • Nathan Kline Institute, 35 Third Ave, Orangeburg. 845.398.2666; www.rocklandsample.org
March 11: Monster Intelligence by Up in Arms. A magical, musical puppet show featuring a “color cast of monsterful characters!” Melvin the monster is another year older and he sets off on a quest with his friend Red the Rat by his side. Along the way, Melvin meets a cast of friendly, colorful monsters. 11 a.m. $7 for children, $9 for adults. March 18: Berger’s and Frank’s Magic Show. Derrin Berger and Frank Monaco have a combined 60+ years of magical experience and they’re going to pack it all into one great family show with magic, comedy, and lots of audience participation! Be prepared to laugh in amazement as the magic happens live, right before your eyes. 11 a.m. $7 for children, $9 for adults. • The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck. 845.876.3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org
March 12: A Year with Frog and Toad. Based on the beloved children’s books by Arnold Lobel, this whimsical musical follows two great friends, Frog and Toad, through four, fun-filled seasons, meeting new friends like Man Bird and Lady Bird; Father, Mother and Young Frog; Turtle; Squirrel and many more along the way. 2 p.m. $28. • Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St, Tarrytown. 914.631.3390; www.tarrytownmusichall.org
March 18 – 26: Disney’s Beauty & the Beast presented by Clocktower Players Adult Troupe. This tale about very different people finding strength and love boasts an unforgettable score, enchanting characters, humor and hope, making this beloved fairy tale a musical for the entire family! Fri & Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $20/$30. • Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main St, Irvington. 914.591.6602; www.clocktowerplayers.com
Pinkalicious! Children will delight in this musical adaptation of the colorful picture book, which celebrates all things pink while showing that being yourself is best of all. Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure a way out. March 11–12. Ages 2+. 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Tickets: $15. A Vital Theatre Company Production. Emelin Theatre for the Performing Arts, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck. 914.698.0098; www.emelin.org/event/family/pinkalicious
Dinosaur Zoo Live. A fun, educational show for kids who love dinosaurs. Interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs in a theatrical performance that will stimulate imaginations. Brought to life by a skilled team of performers and puppeteers, the puppets — created by Erth Visual & Physical of Sydney, Australia — are extraordinarily realistic. March 24. 7 p.m. $15/person. Bardavon, 35 Market St. Poughkeepsie, 845.473.2072; www.bardavon.org