Things to Do in Rockland County NY Week of November 2

Clarisa Punla Rockland County

The Best Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond…

Events Not To Miss:

What: Creative Mornings on the Farm

Why: Kids will love the farm activities and playing with the animals — and each other!

When: Friday November 3, 10 am-12 pm

Where: Schuyler Farm, 45 Schuyler Road, Nyack


What: First Friday Nyack

Why: Enjoy a night of music, art and poetry in support of local artists.

When: Friday November 3, 5-8 pm

Where: Downtown Nyack


What: Bear Mountain Ice Rink Opening

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

When: Saturday November 4, (opening) through March 4, check website for times

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


What: Military Appreciation Humvee

Why: In honor of Veteran’s Day, kids can build and personalize a wooden humvee.

When: Saturday November 4, 9 am-12 pm

Where: Home Depot, 43 Hutton Avenue, Nanuet


What: Joe McGee Author Event

Why: Meet Joe McGee, author of Peanut Butter and Brains, as he reads his newest children’s book.

When: Saturday November 4, 2 pm

Where: Barnes and Noble, 140 Rockland Plaza, Nanuet


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: Storytime

Why: Listen to a story then create pottery related to the story.

When: Monday November 6, 11 am

Where: Glaze Art Studio, 34 Orangetown Shopping Center, Orangeburg


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

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 3, 7 pm, Saturday November 4, 4 pm, Sunday November 5, 2 pm

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


What: STEAM Fair

Why: Workshops and activities from 3D printing and 3D animation to ceramics, jewelry design and Minecraft.

When: Saturday November 4, 1-4 pm

Where: Westchester Community College Center for the Arts, White Plains Extension, 198 Central Avenue, White Plains


What: Full Moon Hike

Why: Take a guided family hike through a forest, under the moonlight.

When: Saturday November 4, 6:30-8:30 pm

Where: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center, 120 Muser Drive, Cornwall


What: Shocktoberfest

Why: Fall fun continues! Bounce, get crafty, play games and enjoy music.

When: Saturday November 4, 12-3 pm

Where: Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 11101 Corona Avenue, Flushing


What: Laurie Berkner Reading and Open Studio

Why: Spend the afternoon with the super popular children’s performer and author, with activities and a meet and greet.

When: Saturday November 4, 1-4 pm

Where: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Avenue, NYC


What: Pumpkin Smash

Why: Still holding on to your pumpkins? Bring em, smash em, then compost em.

When: Saturday November 4, 10 am-1 pm

Where: Clement Clarke Moore Park, 10th Avenue between 21st and 22nd Street, NYC


What: Play Fair

Why: Gear up for a huge celebration of play with character appearances, toys, performances and more.

When: Saturday November 4-Sunday November 5, 9 am-7 pm

Where: Jacob Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th Street, NYC


What: Children and Families: Biomorphic Sculptures

Why: Learn about American sculptor Alexander Calder, then build your very own sculpture.

When: Sunday November 5, 1 pm

Where: Storm King Art Center,


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: 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: 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: 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