Things To Do In Rockland County NY Week of August 16

Lauren Fischer Rockland County

The Best Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond…

Events Not To Miss:

What: 5th Annual Summer Concert Series
Why: Eagles tribute band “Desert Highway” performs, plus games, bounce houses and food trucks.
When: Thursday August 16, 5 pm, concert begins at 7 pm
Where: The Shops at Nanuet, 5101 Fashion Drive, Nanuet

What: Nyack Film Festival
Why: Watch a number of films from shorts to features.
When: Thursday August 16, 7:30-11 pm, Friday August 17-Saturday August 18, 7-11 pm, Sunday August 19, 2-8 pm
Where: Nyack Village Theatre, 142 Main Street Suite 110, Nyack

What: Suffern 2018 Restaurant Week
Why: A 3 to 4 course dinner menu for $28? Check please!
When: Through Friday August 24, excluding Saturday
Where: Participating Restaurants in Suffern

What: 9th Annual Town of Haverstraw Airshow
Why: Prepare to take flight with flying demos, simulators and the chance to fly with an instructor.
When: Saturday August 18, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Hudson Valley Radio Control Club, 585 Beach Road, West Haverstraw

What: Nyack Summer Sidewalk Sale
Why: Shop the sales from your fave stores.
When: Saturday August 18, 12-8 pm
Where: Downtown Nyack

What: Pink in the Park
Why: Free pink giveaways and accessories, and a Taylor Swift fireworks extravaganza post-game.
When: Saturday August 18, 6:30-9:30 pm
Where: Palisades Credit Union Park, 1 Palisades Credit Union Park Drive, Pomona

What: India Day Parade and Festival
Why: Free rides for kids, dancing, music and food at this cultural celebration.
When: Saturday August 18, 11 am-3 pm
Where: Assemble at New City Library, 220 N. Main Street, New City

What: Glaze Storytime
Why: Ages 3-5 hone their artistic skills painting pottery related to a storytime book.
When: Mondays, 11:30 am
Where: Glaze Art Studio, 34 Orangetown Shopping Center, Orangeburg

What: Abrakadoodle Art Studio Pop Up
Why: Let the creative juices flow at this pop up studio for kid artists.
When: Mondays-Thursdays, through August 23, 10 am-1 pm
Where: The Shops at Nanuet, Level 2 by Regal Cinemas, 5101 Fashion Drive, Nanuet

What: Munchkin Monday: Jumpin’ Jamie
Why: Put on your dancing shoes for this summer concert series.
When: Monday August 20, 11 am-12 pm
Where: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack

What: Sharks Rock: The Magic of Sharks 2 With Magician Steve Woyce
Why: Bring the whole family for this shark-themed magic show.
When: Tuesday August 21, 6-7 pm
Where: New City Library, 220 N Main Street, New City

What: Summer Movie Express
Why: Cool off watching $1 movies all summer. This week: Despicable Me 3 and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked.
When: Tuesday August 21-Wednesday August 22, 10 am, weekly through August
Where: Regal Nanuet Stadium 12 & RPX, 6201 Fashion Drive Nanuet

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

What: Hudson Valley Ribfest
Why: All the BBQ you can eat plus live music every day.
When: Friday August 17, 5-10 pm, Saturday August 18, 11 am-10 pm, Sunday August 19, 11 am-5 pm
Where: Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz

What: Foodie Fridays: Food Trucks & Music
Why: Music plus savory and sweet eats while you shop.
When: Fridays August 17, 5:30-8:30 pm
Where: Cross County Shopping Center, 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers

What: Get Moving at Our Farm
Why: Get your pick of the crop’s earliest apples, and enjoy fun farm activites.
When: Saturday August 18,10 am-4 pm
Where: Hurds Family Farm, 2187 State Route 32, Modena

What: American Idol: Live! 2018
Why: The top 7 perform favorite hits with season 8 winner, Kris Allen.
When: Saturday August 18, 7:30 pm, $49-$129
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood

What: Newburgh Puerto Rican Festival
Why: Celebrate Puerto Rican culture with food, crafts and live entertainment.
When: Saturday August 18, 12-6 pm
Where: People’s Waterfront, 1 Washington Street, Newburgh

What: New York Renaissance Faire
Why: Come ye to the faire filled with art, music, crafts, rides and old-fashioned fun.
When: Weekends and Labor Day through September 30, 10 am-7 pm
Where: Route 17A, Tuxedo

What: Pirate Quest
Why: Hunt for treasure and keep a look out for pirates in this digital game.
When: Saturdays through August 25, 10 am-2 pm, kids/ $6, adults/$12
Where: Philipsburg Manor, 381 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow

What: Kids vs. Grown-Ups Imagination Build-Off Challenge
Why: It’s a battle of creativity, where kids and their parents compete in building everything from vehicles to dogs to trees.
When: Weekends through August, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 15 minute challenge
Where: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester, 39 Fitzgerald Street, Yonkers

What: Stone Barns Center Weekend Admission
Why: Farm activities from meeting pigs and bees to collecting eggs.
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills

What: Open Wide
Why: A hands-on day spent with snakes and lizards.
When: Sunday August 19, 1-2 pm
Where: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale

What: Paramus Food Truck Festival
Why: Trucks to satisfy every craving, plus face painting and kids activities.
When: Sunday August 19, 11 am-8 pm, $5
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus

What: Candytopia
Why: Visit this sweeeeeet wonderland of tasty delights, brought to life through art installations.
When: Open through Thursday November 15, 10 am-8:30 pm, kids/$26, adults/$34
Where: Candytopia @ Penn Plaza, 145 W 32nd Street, NYC

What: Passport to the World
Why: Travel around the world without leaving the Bronx in this cultural adventure.
When: Open through Sunday August 19, 10 am-5:30 pm (5 pm weekdays)
Where: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx

What: The Taylor Swift Experience
Why: Swifties: Step inside the life of the hugely popular singer, who hand-picked personal photos, videos and lyrics for display.
When: Open daily through October 19, 11 am-6 pm
Where: GRAMMY Museum Experience, Prudential Center, 165 Mulberry Street, Newark

Upcoming:

What: Disco Night at Rockland Boulders
Why: Pregame DJ, post game fireworks, and fun in-between.
When: Saturday August 25, game at 6:30 pm
Where: Palisades Credit Union Park, 1 Palisades Credit Union Park Drive, Pomona