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The BEST Things to Do in Rockland County NY

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The Best Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond…

Events Not To Miss:

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: Trolls Bounce

Why: Bounce with your favorite “Trolls” characters, then decorate a Troll cupcake with special guest Poppy!

When: Thursday September 14, 4-5:45 pm

Where: Bounc 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 15, 9 am-12:30 pm

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


What: Creative Mornings on the Farm

Why: Kids will love meeting animals, exploring the farm and making a craft.

When: Friday September 15, 10 am-2 pm, $10 per family.

Where: Schuyler Farm, 45 Schuyler Road, Nyack


What: The Sparkill Creek Drawbridge Illumination

Why: This family event has music, line dancing, food and ice cream to celebrate the bridge lighting installation.

When: Friday September 15, 6:30-8:30 pm

Where: Bridge Street, Piermont


What: Suffern Day 2017

Why: This FREE town event has hayrides, pony rides, bounce houses and games, plus nighttime activities worth coming back.

When: Saturday Septembr 16, 11 am-3 pm, 6:30 pm fireworks and music.

Where: Suffern Ballfield Complex, 1 Ramapo Road, Suffern


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: The New City Rotary Foundation Wine & Food Festival

Why: Music and entertainment plus food and flowing drinks equals a great night out at this festival.

When: Saturday September 16, 4-7 pm

Where: Rockland Country Day School, 34 Kings Highway, New City


What: 3rd Annual Twilight Solstice Dinner

Why: Have an early adult night out! Enjoy cocktails, apps and fresh entrees with a beautiful view of the farm.

When: Saturday September 16, 5-8 pm

Where: Rockland Farm Alliance, 220 South Little Tor Road, New City


What: The 2017 Pearl River Auto Show

Why: Love cars? Check out this huge gathering of vintage wheels, with proceeds benefitting local charities.

When: Sunday September 17, 9 am-3 pm

Where: Central Avenue Field, 28 E Central Avenue, Pearl River


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


What: Art in the Park 2017

Why: Art enthusiasts will love this art festival featuring workshops and artwork to buy.

When: Sunday September 17, 1-6 pm

Where: Flywheel Park, 223 Ash Street, Piermont


What: Apple Picking

Why: Pick your own at this orchard starts with McIntosh apples.

When: Sunday September 17, 10 am-5 pm, Sundays through October 8, plus Monday October 9.

Where: The Orchards of Concklin, 2 South Mountain Road, Pomona


What: Sunday Funday with Big Brothers Big Sister of Rockland

Why: Shop and bring the kids for an ice cream truck, bounce house and raffles.

When: Sunday September 17, 1-5 pm

Where: Raymour & Flanigan Nanuet Furniture and Mattress Store, 43 Hutton Avenue, Nanuet


What: Return to the Moon

Why: This simulated space mission takes you on a high-speed, exciting trip to the moon.

When: Sunday September 17, 2 pm

Where: Challenger Learning Center, 225 Route 59, Airmont


What: Storytime

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

When: Monday September 18, 11 am

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


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


What: Party Animals Story Time!

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

When: Wednesday September 20, 11 am

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


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

What: 91st Annual Feast of San Gennaro

Why: This Little Italy celebration has live entertainment, loads of Italian eats and treats, rides, vendors and more.

When: Thursday September 14-Sunday September 24, 11:30 am-11 pm Sundays-Thursdays; closes midnight on Fridays-Saturdays.

Where: Mulberry Street, Little Italy, NYC


What: Contortionist Jared

Why: This comedy show combines fire eating, sword swallowing, escape artistry and more into an edge-of-your-seat experience.

When: Saturday September 16, 2 pm and 4 pm

Where: Forest Park Carousel, Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive, Queens


What: Hillsdale Festival

Why: Bring the kids for a dunk tank, rides, face painting and live entertainment.

When: Saturday September 16, 1-6 pm

Where: Beechwood Park/Hillsdale Avenue, Hillsdale, NJ


What: Pumpkin Patch Opens

Why: The ultimate fall activity begins with pumpkin picking, hay rides and more farm activities.

When: Opens Saturday September 16, 9 am-6 pm, open every Thursday through Sunday.

Where: Apple Ridge Orchards, 101 Jessup Road, Warwick


What: Honey Harvest Party

Why: Hours of fun include apple cidering, beekeeping, harvesting honey, crafts and animals.

When: Sunday September 17, 2-4 pm

Where: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale


What: Kids Open Mic Night

Why: Aspiring musicians ages 6-17 take the stage at this talent showcase.

When: Sunday September 17, 6-8 pm

Where: 12 Grapes, 12 North Division Street, Peekskill


What: Ridgewood Fall Craft & Art Street Fair

Why: Tents will line the street with art, jewelry, soaps and more, while kids will love inflatables, pony rides and games.

When: Sunday September 17, 12-5 pm

Where: Ridgewood Avenue Between Walnut Street and Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ


What: Paws Crossed Day!

Why: Thinking of adopting a pet pup? Visit this event for food trucks, games, vendors, and adoptions!

When: Sunday September 17, 12-4 pm

Where: Paws Crossed Animal Rescue, 100 Warehouse Lane South, Elmsford


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: Fall Festival Weekends

Why: Fall fun includes pony rides, hayrides, apple picking, bouncing, fall treats and more.

When: Saturdays and Sundays through October 29, 10 am-5 pm

Where: Harvest Moon Farm and Orchards, 130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem




What: Bear Mountain Oktoberfest

Why: Beer, bands, and a blast at this popular event, perfect for a day trip.

When: Saturday September 23 through Sunday October 29, 12-6 pm

Where: Bear Mountain State Park, 3006 Seven Lakes Drive, Bear Mountain


What: 8th Annual Charity BBQ Festival

Why: Good food for a good cause, plus a kids corner with face painting, balloon arts, games and more.

When: Saturday September 23, 12-6pm

Where: James H. Anderson American Legion Post 1199, 61 Hunt Road, Orangeburg


What: Car Show and Food Truck Frenzy

Why: Check out cars while chowing on delish food truck eats.

When: Monday September 25, 5:30-7:30 pm

Where: Germonds Park, 185 Germonds Road, West Nyack