Top of the mornin’ to ya! Free and Fun Kid friendly things to do in New Orleans? You got it! Lot’s of awesome Irish and Italian celebrations going on this week, and even the luck of the Irish won’t save you! So, dress accordingly and go green to support the anti-pinch movement♧ Here are your 10+ Free Things to do in New Orleans with the Family This Week (March 12th-March 18th).
Kidcam Open House
Tuesday, March 13th from 5pm-7pm at Kidcam Summer Camp in Destrehan, 1940 Ormond Blvd. Bring the kids to meet the camp director and learn about Kidcam. Enter to win a free week of camp upon registration!
Baby Artsplay! at Longue Vue: Let’s Move! (Movement)
Wednesday, March14th from 9:30am-10am att Loungue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Rd., NOLA. The Young Audiences of Lousiana presented by The Helis Foundation, invites caregivers and babies to register for a multi-sensory movement based experience. Supporting all facets of child development while engaging in art and music inspired inspired institutions, children will learn to create more profound connections and achieve milestones.
Fireworks and Opening Night for Sailboat Races
Wednesday, March 14th from 8pm-8:30pm at the New Orleans Lakefront, along the seawall, between the new Canal Lighthouse and Marconi Dr. Bring the family, blankets, a picnic, and fun to watch the fireworks over Lake Pontchartrain.
Friday, March 16th from 6pm-7:30pm at the Milne Rec Center, 5420 Franklin Ave. Register to join in the fun and activities in this safe and accepting environment for all children, including those with special needs. NORDC and the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans will provide all types of games, snacks, drinks, and a healthy meal.
Movies in the Park: RACE
Friday, March 16th from 6:15pm-9pm at St. Roch Park/Sampson Playground, 1800 St. Roch Ave., NOLA. Bring your blankets, chairs, and picnic to view this outdoor screening of RACE. Arrive early for some fun activities with Fit NOLA at NORD!
Saturday, March 17th from 11am-11:30am at Barnes and Noble in Harvey, 16016 Westbank Expressway. Listen to the St. Patrick’s Day story and stay for activities afterward.
Family Day Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 17th from 11am-1pm at YaYa Arts Center, 3322 LaSalle St., NOLA. Activities and fun for all ages will include face painting, egg dying, and Easter basket building. Email Tamekia or call 504-529-3306 to R.S.V.P. for the Egg Hunt.
MAC Open Studio
Saturday, March 17th from 12pm-5pm at 341 Seguin St. in Algiers Point. Enjoy a unique experience every time you visit Mini Art Center for Open Studio hours. Children and caregivers can create art together, hang out in the book nook or get into some stop-motion animation.
Sunday, March 18th from 9:30am-10am at 4557 N. Rampart St., NOLA. The Young Audiences of Louisiana Baby Artsplay! Presented by the Helis Foundation supports all facets of child development through these classes for babies and their caregivers. Register to help create more profound personal connections through sensory contact held in the unique surroundings of NOLA institutions.
First Lady Egg Hunt
March 18th from 10am-1pm at the Sidney Torres Memorial Park in Chalmette. Easter egg hunt for ages 0-10, Easter Bunny pictures, yard games, train rides, obstacle course and more. Children will receive Easter bags and refreshments. FREE. Check out more Easter Fun in New Orleans
Open House at Woodlake Swim Club
Sunday, March 18th from 4pm-6pm at 82 Sequoia St. in Kenner. Visit Woodlake to see the newest additions and upgrades made to the facility. Located in the NW corner of Kenner, the private neighborhood club amenities include a swimming pool, wading pool, tennis courts, a jumbo jumping pillow, backyard party and clubhouse rentals. “Trade your backyard for ours…”
Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day
Whether you decide to celebrate on the parade route, at the library, or at home, be sure to wear your green! Check out how we’re Celebrating a Kid Friendly St. Patrick’s Day in New Orleans.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!
Have a great week!