While there are still 12 more days to the month, today's gorgeous weather is making Gothamist feel optimistic about putting away our layers and being able to walk in the streets without stepping into slush. The NY Times looks at the NYC signs of spring, including "Park Horses Are Out" and "Friday Night Critical Mass Bicycle Protests Get Crowded." Sigh, we can't wait.

And at the Museum of Natural History tomorrow, there's the Spring Equinox Festival. There are lots of activities for families, including, as the Daily News reports, "Guests will receive tools to conduct experiments, including a sundial and tiny plastic beads that change color when exposed to ultraviolet light, which they can attach to a pipe cleaner to assemble a bracelet." Pipe cleaners? It's so on!