Things to Do in Rockland County NY Week of November 9

Clarisa Punla Rockland County

The Best Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond…

Events Not To Miss:

What: Veteran’s Day Thank You Bounce

Why: This bounce is FREE for 2 children per reservation of men and women who served in the Armed Forces.

When: Friday November 10, 6-7:45 pm, charge is $16.95 per child without military ID or DD214

Where: Bounce U, 424 Market Street, Nanuet

What: West Rock Indoor 2017 Veteran’s Day All Sports Day Camp

Why: A day full of sports, inflatables, arts and crafts and more kids activities.

When: Friday November 10, 9 am-3 pm

Where: West Rock Indoor Sports & Entertainment Complex, 21 Pralle Lane, Nanuet

What: Bear Mountain Ice Rink Opening

Why: Throw on some skates for an icy family day as the rink opens for the season.

When: Open through March 4, check website for times

Where: Bear Mountain Ice Rink, Route 9W N, Bear Mountain

What: Face Painting

Why: Let the kids play and enjoy FREE face painting.

When: Saturdays, 2-4 pm

Where: Dave & Buster’s, Palisades Center, 4661 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack

What: Friendsgiving on the Farm

Why: Bring a soup ingredient and help cook up fresh foods and make dreamcatchers. Plus, animal playtime!

When: Saturday November 11, 11 am-2 pm

Where: Schuyler Farm, 45 Schuyler Road, Nyack

What: Public Rocket Launch

Why: Bring your own rocket to launch or buy at the site for out-of-this-world fun.

When: Saturday November 11, 4-6 pm

Where: Weldler Park, 178 West Maple Avenue, Monsey

What: Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Why: Want to try some local eateries? A number of restaurants in Rockland and beyond are ready to wine and dine you!

When: Through Sunday November 12

Where: See website for participating restaurants

What: Laps for Literacy Mall Walk

Why: Get fit walking laps around the mall, and raise money for Rockland literacy programs.

When: Sunday November 12, 9-11 am

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

What: Arts and Drafts

Why: Check out the handmade jewerly and art, food, beer tastings and live music.

When: Sunday November 12, 11 am-6 pm

Where: Union Arts Center, 2 Union Avenue, Sparkhill

What: The Little Star That Could

Why: Children 5 and older can enjoy this movie at the Planetarium, plus an out-of-this-world activity to follow.

When: Sunday November 12, 2 pm

Where: Challenger Learning Center, 225 Route 59, Airmont

What: 2nd Annual Guest Bartender Fundraiser

Why: Support the Baking Memories 4 Kids charity with beer and food.

When: Sunday November 12, 3-8 pm

Where: Growler & Gill Craft Beer Shoppe, 148 E Route 59, Nanuet

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

What: Willy Wonka Jr.

Why: Come along for a sweet musical ride with singing and dancing Oompa Loompas and lots of laughs.

When: Friday November 10, 7 pm, Saturday November 11, 4 pm, Sunday November 12, 2 pm

Where: Philipstown Depot Theater, 10 Garrison’s Landing, Garrison

What: The Three Bears Holiday Bash

Why: This holiday variety show brings together dancing, a sing-a-long and a lot of laughs.

When: Saturday November 11-Sunday November 12 through December 30, 1-1:45 pm

Where: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park, NYC

What: Mini Maker Faire

Why: Check out the latest in virtual reality, robotics, design and more, and create your own products.

When: Saturday November 11-Sunday November 12,

Where: Select Barnes and Noble stores in New York and New Jersey

What: Play Like a G.I.R.L. Health & Wellness Event

Why: It’s girl-power at this wellness expo, with sports, activities, giveaways and more for girls ages 6-13.

When: Saturday November 11, 12-4 pm

Where: Al Oerter Recreation Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 131-40 Fowler Avenue, Queens

What: Story Time: Frozen

Why: Dress up your little princess for a morning of stories, sing-a-longs and activities.

When: Saturday November 11 and Sunday November 12, 11 am-12 pm

Where: Strand Books, 828 Broadway, NYC

What: 2nd Saturdays at Boscobel House & Gardens

Why: This kids program lets them get involved in fun chores, games and create a Mosaic craft.

When: Saturday November 11, 9:30 am-11:30 pm

Where: Boscobel House & Gardens, 1601 Route 9 D, Garrison

What: Twinkling Lights on the Hill

Why: Let the holiday festivities begin! Tree lighting, Santa’s arrival and musical performances.

When: Saturday November 11, 5 pm

Where: Ridge Hill, 1 Ridge Hill Boulevard, Yonkers

What: The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

Why: An awe-inspiring display of pumpkins. Purchase tickets in advance.

When: Select days through November 25

Where: Van Cortlandt Manor, Croton-on-Hudson

What: Warm-Weather Weekend Admission

Why: Fall farm activities including meeting sheep, chickens and pigs, planting lettuce and hands on tasting.

When: Weekends through November, 10 am-5 pm

Where: Stone Barns Center, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills

What: Warm-weather Weekends on the Farm

Why: Be a farmer for the day!

When: Weekends through November 19, 10 am-5 pm

Where: Stome Barns Center, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills


What: Fashion’s Night Out

Why: Nyack’s hottest boutiques will host parties with music, celebs, giveaways and drinks.

When: Friday November 17, 7-10 pm

Where: Downtown Nyack

What: 2017 Pearl River Holiday Fair

Why: Vendors selling food, handbags, jewelry, makeup and other gifts will help start your holiday shopping.

When: Friday November 17, 7-9 pm-Saturday November 18, 9 am-3 pm

Where: United Methodist Church Hall, 130 Franklin Avenue Pearl River

What: Nyack Center’s Made By Hand Art and Craft Fair

Why: Food, music and tons of unique items to shop from.

When: Saturday November 18, 10 am-4 pm

Where: Nyack Center, 58 Depew Avenue, Nyack