The Best Things to Do in Rockland County NY and Beyond…
Events Not To Miss:
Why: Certified Doula Laura Wanamaker Doulas and new moms with kids ages 18 months and younger can bond at this support group. Registration required.
When: Saturday January 13, 2-3:15 pm
Where: Nyack Library, 59 South Broadway, Nyack
Why: Master storyteller Chuck Stead shares funny tales from his childhood in Rockland County.
When: Saturday January 13, 12-1 pm
Where: The Nature Place Day Camp, 307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
What: Paddington Storytime
Why: Celebrate the release of Paddington 2 with storytime .
When: Saturday January 13, 11 am
Where: Barnes and Noble, 140 Rockland Plaza, Nanuet
Why: Little readers ages 3 and up can get crafty while you shop!
When: Saturday January 13, 10 am-12 pm
Where: Michaels, 14A Spring Valley Marketplace, Spring Valley
What: DIY Dollhouse to Go
Why: Kids can make their own unique miniature dollhouse and everything to go with it.
When: Sunday January 14, 3-6 pm
Where: Creative Community Circle, 7 New Lake Drive, Valley Cottage
Why: Check out award-winning producton The Dragon King.
When: Sunday January 14, 2-3:30 pm
Where: Ritterhausen Theater at BOCES, 131 N. Midland Avenue, Nyack
Why: Window shop and check out holiday theme displays in empty storefronts.
When: Open through January
Where: Main street, Nyack
Why: Ages 10-12 can get their tree pose on end enjoy music, arts and games.
When: Through Tuesday 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
More Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond.….
What: Free Arts Day
Why: Music and theater, painting and ceramics will entertain your budding artiste.
When: Saturday January 13, 12-3 pm
Where: The Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Road, Rye
Why: Kids ages 4 and up can jump into the night sky and hear star stories.
When: Saturday January 13, 10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm
Where: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, 120 Muser Drive, Cornwall
Why: Honor Dr. King at Martin’s Mosaic, and create your own mosaic of his portrait.
When: Saturday January 13-Monday January 15, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd Street, New York
Why: Thomas takes you on an adventure with singing, photos and fun.
When: Saturday January 13-Monday January 15, Saturday January 20-Sunday January 21, check shedule for times and tickets.
Where: New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Why: Take home a piece of art from the huge holiday exhibit.
When: Monday January 15, 1 pm
Where: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Queens
Why: Almost a half mile of tracks, trains, and dazzling displays.
When: Through Monday January 15
Where: New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
What: The Amazing Max
Why: Laughs and tricks at this kid-friendly magic show.
When: Weekends through Sunday January 28, 3:30 pm
Where: Theater at Blessed Sacrament, 152 West 71st Street, NYC
Why: Subways, polar express and many other model trains will light up the cityscape as the train show opens.
When: Open daily through February 4, 2018
Where: New York Transit Museum Grand Central Gallery Annex, 87 East 42nd Street, NYC
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: Kids Cooking Class
Why: Little chefs will cook up a delish and nutrish recipe.
When: Thursday January 18, 4:30-5:30 pm and Saturday January 20, 10-11 am
Where: ShopRite of Pearl River, 26 N. Middletown Road, Pearl River
Why: Games, crafts, creative learning and more fun for kids ages 7-11, with pizza lunch.
When: Saturday January 20, 11:30-1:30 pm
Where: Creative Circle Community, 7 New Lake Drive, Valley Cottage