Gettin' Jiggy with It


Get your green on and celebrate one of the terrific traditions of St. Patrick's Day at the Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd Street. On Saturday, March 15, Irish step dancing performances take place at 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The Darrah Carr Dance Company introduces Irish dancing, stepping, and costuming with demonstrations of both hard shoe and soft shoe styles. You are even invited to try your own jig!

Once the performances end, head uptown to Bank Street Bookstore for titles that explain and entertain with the many facts and fictions of St. Patrick's Day.

What's in a Name?

Sheila Rae the Brave. Billy Miller. Chrysanthemum. Julius the Baby of the World. If you recognize any of these much-lauded and much-loved names (and characters), then you surely recognize the name of their creator: Kevin Henkes. Kevin appears in partnership with Bank Street Bookstore at Symphony Space in New York City at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 as part of the Thalia Kids' Book Club series. Visit for ticket information.