The Best Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond…
Events Not To Miss:
What: Bird Festival
Why: Visit the birds and spread your wings with bird olympics and more family activities.
When: Saturday August 4, 11 am-3 pm
Where: Trailside Museums & Zoo, Bear Mountain State Park, Route 9W North, Bear Mountain
What: Star Wars Night
Why: Light Sabre giveaway and an intergalactic fireworks extravaganza after the game.
When: Saturday August 4, 6:30 pm
Where: Palisades Credit Union Park, 1 Palisades Credit Union Park Drive, Pomona
What: Bookworm Bookends
Why: Get organized and encourage reading crafting playful bookends for your child’s room.
When: Saturday August 4, 9 am-12 pm
Where: Home Depot, 43 Hutton Avenue, Nanuet
What: 2018 Bear Mountain Powwow
Why: Dance and music, artist vendors and food.
When: Saturday August 4-Sunday August 5, 11 am-8 pm
Where: Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, Harriman State Park, Stony Point
What: Munchkin Monday: Polka Dot
Why: Put on your dancing shoes for the summer concert series.
When: Monday August 6, 11 am-12 pm
Where: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
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: Summer Movie Express
Why: Cool off watching $1 movies all summer. This week: Minions and The Boss Baby
When: Tuesday August 7-Wednesday August 8, 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: Ulster County Fair
Why: Kid and adult-friendly rides, special entertainment and performances, magicians and animals.
When: Thursday August 2, 10 am-10 pm, Friday August 3-Saturday August 4, 10 am-midnight, Sunday August 5, 10 am-8 pm
Where: 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz
What: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Why: The classic Disney tale hits the stage.
When: Thursday August 2-Sunday August 5, showtimes at 3 pm and 5 pm on certain days, $34, $44
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood
What: Foodie Fridays: Food Trucks & Music
Why: Music plus savory and sweet eats while you shop.
When: Friday August 3, 10 and 17, 5:30-8:30 pm
Where: Cross County Shopping Center, 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers
What: NY Giants Training Camp
Why: FREE tickets for the Giants training, plus a kids’ zone and autographs for the first 400 kids.
When: Friday August 3 and Tuesday August 7, 10:30 am
Where: MetLife Sports Complex, Quest Diagnostics Training Center, 1925 N Service Road, East Rutherford
What: National Owl Day 2018
Why: Have a hoot with owl crafts, stories and a special visit with the zoo’s owls.
When: Saturday August 4, 11 am-2 pm
Where: Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Avenue, Paramus
What: New York Renaissance Faire
Why: Come ye to the faire filled with art, music, crafts, rides and old-fashioned fun.
When: Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day, August 4-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: 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: Bye-Bye Butterflies
Why: Help release the butterflies and make a butterfly craft.
When: Sunday August 5, 1-2 pm
Where: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale
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
What: Slide the City
Why: This huuuuuuge slip and slide party hits the streets.
When: Saturday August 11, 12-7 pm
Where: Slide the City Rockland County, N Henry Street and E Central Avenue, Pearl River
What: Early American Tea Party
Why: Ages 5-9 make colonial crafts for their fave doll, plus light refreshments.
When: Saturday August 11, 11 am
Where: Salyer House, 213 Blue Hill Road, Pearl River