Things To Do In Rockland County NY Week of January 11

Lauren Fischer Rockland County

The Best Things to Do in Rockland County NY and Beyond…

Events Not To Miss:

What: Nyack Hospital New Moms Circle

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


What: Winter Tales with Chuck Stead

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


What: Kids Club Snowman Page Marker

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


What: 5th Annual Puppet Festival Featuring the Tanglewood Marionettes

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


What: Nyack Holiday Window Project

Why: Window shop and check out holiday theme displays in empty storefronts.

When: Open through January

Where: Main street, Nyack


What: Rock Steady Yoga Kids: Teen Flow

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


What: Starlab: Indoor Planetarium

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


What: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

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


What: All Aboard with Thomas and Friends

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


What: GingerBread Lane House Giveaway

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


What: New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show

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


What: 16th Annual Holiday Train Show

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


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: 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


What: Mindfulness and Creativity for Kids

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