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The BEST Things to Do in Rockland County NY Week of September 7th

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The Best Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond…


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What: The Great Jack O Lantern Blaze

Why: Snag your tickets now because they went on sale September 5 and this event always sells out.

When: September 29 through November 5

Where: Tickets start at $16


What: Frozen The Musical

Why: Don’t let it go! Get tickets now for this blockbuster musical.

When: Tickets available now. Show opens in February.

Where: St. James Theater, NYC

Events Not To Miss:


What: Summer Concert Series

Why: Amish cover band “The Amish Outlaws” hit the stage, plus face painting, balloons, a bounce house and food.

When: Thursday September 7, 5-8 pm

Where: The Shops at Nanuet, 5101 Fashion Drive, Nanuet


What: Free Outdoor Movie: The Wizard of Oz

Why: There’s no place like…watching this classic movie under the stars.

When: Friday September 8, 8:30-10 pm

Where: Artopee Way Municipal Parking Lot, Nyack


What: Movie Under the Stars

Why: Bring your blanket for a free outdoor flick.

When: Friday September 8, 8:30-10:30 pm

Where: Flywheel Park, 223 Ash Street, Piermont


What: Celebrate Curiosity Day at the Village Branch

Why: Curious George stories, songs and crafts for kids ages 3-7.

When: Friday September 8, 4-5 pm

Where: Haverstraw Library, Village Branch, 85 Main Street, Haverstraw


What: Grandparent’s Day Bounce

Why: Celebrate this special day with the whole family by bouncing then posing for a framed family picture.

When: Friday September 8, 4-5:45 pm

Where: Bounce U, 424 Market Street, Nanuet


What: Volunteer Day at the Pfeiffer Center

Why: Get your hands dirty working at the farm for the day.

When: Friday September 8, 9 am-12:30 pm

Where: Pfeiffer Center, 285 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge


What: Let’s Salsa

Why: Kick up your heels for a night of music and dancing.

When: Saturday September 9, 5:30-7 pm

Where: The Shops at Nanuet, 5101 Fashion Drive, Nanuet


What: Nyack SeptemberFest

Why: This packed festival brings live music, shopping, rides and tons more entertainment to the streets of dowtown Nyack.

When: Sunday September 10, 10 am-5 pm

Where: Main Street, Nyack


What: Highlands Bluegrass Festival & Craft Fair

Why: Tony Trischka headlines this live music and family entertainment festival.

When: Sunday September 10, 1-6 pm

Where: Harmony Hall, 15 Liberty Rock Road, Sloatsburg


What: Orangetown Jewish Center Open House

Why: Tour the synagogue, meet the Rabbis, and let kids learn the YOYA Israeli dance, listen to a story and do crafts.

When: Sunday September 10, 4-6 pm

Where: 8 Independence Avenue, Orangeburg


What: 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Why: Never forget: Join the community to honor those who were lost.

When: Monday September 11, 7 pm

Where: Donna Hallet Park, Lonergan Drive, Suffern


What: Storytime

Why: Kids ages 6 and under can listen to a story, then paint pottery related to the story.

When: Monday September 11, 11 am

Where: Glaze Pottery Studio, 34 Orangetown Shopping Center, Orangeburg


What: Party Animals Story Time!

Why: Come to this space (with ride-on animals!) for a free story time.

When: Wednesday September 13, 11 am

Where: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack



Why: Meet the creator of this innovative fitness program then take a class!

When: Wednesday September 13, 6:15-7:20 pm

Where: JCC Rockland, 450 West Nyack Road, West Nyack


What: Apple Picking

Why: ‘Tis the season for picking your favorite apples. Call for available varieties.

When: Open daily, 10 am-4 pm

Where: Dr. Davies Farm, 306 Route 304, Congers


More Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond.….


What: The Lantern Fest: The Poconos
Why: Music, dancing, s’mores and lanterns lighting up the sky.
When: Sunday, September 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Poconos Raceway, PA


What: Greek Festival

Why: Come out for live Greek music, Greek eats, shopping, games and rides. Opa!

When: Thursday September 7, 6 pm-11 pm; Friday September 8, 6 pm-midnight; Saturday September 9, 2 pm-midnight; Sunday September 10, 1 pm-9 pm

Where: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 10 Mill Road, New Rochelle


What: Yorktown Grange Fair

Why: Music for kids and adults, puppets, magic, rides, games and plenty of food.

When: Friday September 8, 4-11 pm, Saturday September 9, 10 am-11 pm, Sunday September 10, 10 am-7 pm

Where: Grange Fair Grounds, 99 Moseman Road, Yorktown Heights


What: The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck

Why: Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales – with a modern twist – come to life in this kid-friendly performance.

When: Saturday September 9, 11 am-12 pm

Where: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, West 79th Street and West Drive, Central Park


What: Ready for Fall Couples Cooking Class

Why: If you and your significant other need a night out, spend it with Chef Maria Reina, learning to make a three-course meal plus dessert.

When: Saturday September 9, 7-10 pm

Where: Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover Street, Yorktown Heights


What: New York Renaissance Fair

Why: Elizabethan-inspired games, rides, crafts, music and food.

When: Saturdays and Sundays 10 am-7 pm, through October 1

Where: 600 Route 17A, Tuxedo Park


What: Apple Picking

Why: Apple picking is ON at this pick your own orchard, with tractor rides, farm animals and a corn field..

When: Open Thursdays-Sundays, 9 am-6 pm

Where: Apple Ridge Orchards, 101 Jessup Road, Warwick


What: Pick Your Own Apples

Why: Crisp apples are ripe for the picking at this PYO farm.

When: Starts Friday, September 1, 10 am-4:30 pm

Where: Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm, 1335 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights


What: Old Fashion Fall Fun at Hurds Family Farm

Why: Get your fall on riding tractors, a hayride, a corn maze and more farm activities.

When: Through Tuesday October 31, 10 am-4 pm

Where: Hurds Family Farm, 2187 State Route 32, Modena




What: The Great Nyack Get-Together

Why: An awesome combo of waterfront Ferris wheel, live music, face painting, human foosball and more!

When: Saturday September 16, 12-6 pm

Where: Memorial Park, 53 Piermont Avenue, Nyack


What: Blauvelt Sons of Italy Italian Feast, Carnival and County Fair

Why: This huge event has everything from sausage and peppers and lamb kabobs to mechanical bulls and dinosaur rides.

When: Thursday September 14, 5-11 pm, Friday September 15, 5pm-midnight, Saturday September 16, 11 am-midnight, Sunday September 17, 12-9 pm

Where: Masonic Park, 89 Western Highway, Tappan


What: Crafts & Drafts Street Fair

Why: Art vendors, live music, a kids zone and a beer garden.

When: Sunday September 17, 10 am-5 pm

Where: Lafayette Avenue between Washington and Orange Avenue, Suffern