The Best Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond…
Events Not To Miss:
What: Purim at the Stadium
Why: Family-friendly improv comedy sure to bring the lols, plus cotton candy, hamantashen and games.
When: Thursday March 1, 5-8 pm
Where: Chabad of Rockland, 315 N. Main Street, New City
What: Purim in the Big Apple
Why: NYC-style celebration with street performers and kosher deli.
When: Thursday March 1, 5-8 pm
Where: Chabad of Suffern, 350 Haverstraw Rd., Montebello
What: Read Across America
Why: Stick your nose in a book and enjoy a treat and performance by Macaroni the Clown.
When: Friday March 2, 4-4:45 pm
Where: New City Library, 220 N. Main Street, New City
What: Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration
Why: Celebrate the author with games, activities and Seuss stories.
When: Friday March 2, 6:30 pm
Where: Barnes & Noble, 140 Rockland Plaza, Nanuet
What: Maple Sugar Day at Marydell
Why: Sample sap and help turn it to syrup.
When: Saturday March 3, 11 am-2 pm
Where: Marydell Faith & Life Center, 640 N. Midland Ave., Nyack
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: Periscope Workshop
Why: DIY periscope craft for kids, plus a take-home apron and pin.
When: Saturday March 3, 9 am-12 pm
Where: Home Depot, 43 Hutton Ave., Nanuet
What: Kids Club
Why: Shopping for you, springtime flower art for them.
When: Saturday March 3, 10 am-1 pm ages 6+, 10 am-12 pm ages 3-8
Where: Michaels, 14A Spring Valley Marketplace, Spring Valley
What: Jill’s Tea Party
Why: Paint a mug or teapot, and enjoy some refreshments too!
When: Saturday March 3, 1:30-4:30 pm
Where: Jill’s Ceramics, 180 Germonds Road, West Nyack
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
What: 2018 Nyack Penguin Plunge
Why: Get your chill on to benefit ill children.
When: Sunday March 4, 12-2 pm
Where: Memorial Park, 53 Piermont Ave., Nyack
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
Why: Storytime with pottery design to follow.
When: Monday March 5, 11 am
Where: Glaze Art Studio, 34 Orangetown Shopping Center, Orangeburg
What: Kathie Lee Gifford, Hosted by Books & Greetings
Why: Join the Today Show anchor at this signing and cocktail reception.
When: Wednesday March 7, 5:30-7:30 pm
Where: This Old 76 House, 110 Main Street, Tappan
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
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What: Spring Family Day: And the Award Goes to…
Why: Get your pre-Oscars party going with kids activities from awards art to movie-themed face paint.
When: Saturday March 3, 11 am-4 pm
Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria
What: Kit’s Easter Basket Craft
Why: Create an Easter basket for your doll, filled with eggs and treats.
When: Saturday March 3, 11 am-12 pm
Where: GirlAGain, 4 Martine Ave., White Plains
What: The Gizmo Guys
Why: Check out this humor-infused juggling act.
When: Saturday March 3, 1 pm and 3 pm
Where: BergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood
What: Day of Drones
Why: Enter into a world of drones with activities, classes and your own flying time.
When: Saturday March 3-Sunday March 4, 10 am-5 pm, check schedule for classes
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
What: The Chocolate Expo
Why: Undo your belt buckle and indulge in a day of gourmet chocolates, plus visits from Star Wars characters.
When: Sunday March 4, 10 am-7 pm
Where: Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City
What: Maple Sugaring Party
Why: ‘Tis the sap season, celebrate with maple crafts, treats and fun activities.
When: Sunday March 4, 11 am-3 pm
Where: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale
What: WonderKids Presents Masquerade Extravaganza
Why: Music, dance, face painting and other surprises await your family.
When: Sunday March 4, 12-3 pm
Where: The DL, 95 Delancey Street, NYC
What: Maple Sugaring
Why: Help tap a maple tree and enjoy a taste test, crafts, games and stories at opening day.
When: Saturdays and Sundays through March 18, 11 am-3 pm
Where: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, 120 Muser Drive, Cornwall
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: 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: Annual Purim Character Palooza
Why: Fun for the whole fam: prizes, Disney characters, games, Legos and much more. Tickets sell out so get them today!
When: Sunday March 11, 10-11:30 am
Where: JCC Rockland, 450 West Nyack Road, West Nyack
What: Mindfulness and Creativity for Kids
Why: Kids get creative through crafts and games.
When: Sunday March 11, 11 am-1 pm
Where: Creative Circle Community, 7 New Lake Drive, Valley Cottage