The Best Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond…
Events Not To Miss:
What: Mindfulness and Creativity for Kids
Why: A whole body experience with crafts, games and activities.
When: Friday February 23, 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Where: Creative Circle Community, 7 New Lake Drive, Valley Cottage
What: Kids Club Spring Butterflies and Birds
Why: A springtime craft for them, shopping for you.
When: Saturday February 24, 10 am-12 pm, ages 6 and up/$5, ages 3-8/$2
Where: Michaels, 14A Spring Valley Marketplace, Spring Valley
What: The Nature Place Day Camp Maple Sugaring
Why: Tap a tree and taste your own sweet syrup.
When: Saturday February 24, 12-1 pm and 3-4 pm
Where: The Nature Place Day Camp @ Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
What: Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss Storytime
Why: Coloring, activities and that Cat in the Hat.
When: Saturday February 24, 11 am
Where: Barnes & Noble, 140 Rockland Plaza, Nanuet
What: Nyack Hospital New Moms Circle
Why: New moms with kids ages 18 months and younger can bond at this support group.
When: Saturday February 24, 2-3:15 pm
Where: Nyack Library, 59 South Broadway, Nyack
What: Amazing Grace Circus
Why: Kids get to watch — then try — acts from acrobatics to juggling.
When: Sunday February 25, 2-3 pm
Where: Union Arts Center, 2 Union Street, Sparkhill
What: Hats Off to Dr. Seuss
Why: Tip your hat to the cat with this craft.
When: Monday February 26, 4:30-5:30 pm
Where: Tappan Library, 93 Main Street, Tappan
What: Rock Steady Yoga Kids: Teen Flow
Why: Tweens can perfect their tree pose and enjoy music, arts and games.
When: Tuesdays through February 27, 6-6:45 pm
Where: Wholeness Center, 7 New Lake Road, Valley Cottage
What: Bear Mountain Ice Rink
Why: Throw on some skates for an icy family day.
When: Open through March 4, check website for times
Where: Bear Mountain Ice Rink, Route 9W N, Bear Mountain
What: Pearl River Train Show
Why: Tons of tracks at this annual train show, plus raffles to win your own train set.
When: Through Sunday March 11, weekends plus President’s Day, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Pearl River United Methodist Church, 130 Franklin Ave., Pearl River
More Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond.….
What: Taste of Lunar New Year in Chinatown
Why: Take in the New Year with tasty treats and snacks.
When: Saturday February 24, 1-2:30 pm, Adults/$45, Student/$40
Where: Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre Street, NYC
What: Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Dog
Why: Tons of activities to celebrate the Year of the Dog, from a parade to a fire-breathing dragon mask to storytime.
When: Saturday February 24, 11 am-5 pm
Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., NYC
What: Drop In for Winter Break Fun and Games
Why: Tons of old-time fun for every age.
When: Saturday February 24 and Sunday February 25, 11 am-4 pm
Where: Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 East 61st Street, NYC
What: Maple Sugaring
Why: Help tap a maple tree and enjoy a taste test, crafts, games and stories at opening day.
When: Saturday February 24 and Sunday February 25 through March, 11 am-3 pm
Where: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, 120 Muser Drive, Cornwall
What: AT&T 19th Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival
Why: An awe-inspiring visual display with festivities for your whole crew.
When: Sunday February 25, 1 pm
Where: Sara D. Roosevelt Park, East Houston Street to Canal Street, NYC
What: Celebrate Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dog
Why: What better way to celebrate the Lunar New Year than with food and festivities?
When: Sunday February 25, 1-3 pm
Where: New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way, NYC
What: Chinese New Year Family Festival
Why: Dumpling making, face painting and a Year of the Dog puppet show for all ages.
When: Sunday February 25, 11 am-3 pm
Where: China Institute, 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
What: Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection
Why: Hundreds of toy trains, figurines and mini models in this expansive display.
When: Through Sunday February 25
Where: New York Historical Society Museum & Library, 170 Central Park West, NYC
What: The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats
Why: Singing, laughter and puppets bring Keats’ popular pages to life.
When: Saturdays through March 31, 11 am
Where: St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 West 46th Street, NYC
What: Magic at Coney!!!
Why: Illusionists, escape artists, and more magicians with tricks up their sleeves.
When: Sundays, 12 pm
Where: Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn
What: Sea of Light
Why: Best seen in the dark, this installation will light up your children’s eyes and minds with its changing colors and choreographed movement.
When: Through March 2018, open daily 24 hours a day, lights show on the hour from 5-8 pm
Where: Seaport District NYC, 19 Fulton Street, NYC
What: Frozen on Broadway
Why: Snag your tickets for Broadway’s hottest – and iciest – new show.
Where: St. James Theatre, 246 W 44th Street, NYC
What: REACH Foundations STEAM Expo
Why: Tons of science, tech, engineering art and math displays and vendors.
When: Saturday March 3, 11 am-3 pm
Where: Suffern High School, 49 Viola Road, Suffern
What: Children’s Purim Spiel, Megillah Reading and Carnival
Why: Join Captain Underpants for this Purim celebration with rides, games, prizes and food.
When: Sunday March 4, 9:30 am
Where: The Reform Temple of Rockland, 330 North Highland Ave., Upper Nyack