Things To Do In Rockland County NY Week of August 23

Lauren Fischer Rockland County

The Best Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond…

Events Not To Miss:

What: Craft and Chocolate Sessions
Why: Choose a craft and decorate a chocolate treat.
When: Friday August 24, Thursday August 30-Friday August 31, 11 am-12:30 pm
Where: Chocolatier Matisse, 32 Orangetown Shopping Center, Orangeburg

What: Bach to Rock Nanuet Open House
Why: Sample music lessons, check out the classes and meet instructors.
When: Saturday August 25, 10 am-2 pm
Where: Bach to Rock Nanuet, 150 East Route 59, Nanuet

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: 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

What: Yoga for Beginners With the Isha Foundation
Why: FREE yoga for all experience levels.
When: Sunday August 26, 9:30 am
Where: Palisades Center, Besso Room, 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: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax and Kung Fu Panda 3.
When: Tuesday August 28-Wednesday August 29, 10 am, weekly through August
Where: Regal Nanuet Stadium 12 & RPX, 6201 Fashion Drive Nanuet

What: Story Time
Why: Storytime and crafts at this fun kids spot.
When: Wednesday August 29, 1-2 pm
Where: Party Animals Palisades, 1302 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack

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

What: Your Passport to Adventure: Farm Animal Weekend
Why: Early apple picking plus animal contests, crafts and activities.
When: Saturday August 25-Sunday August 26, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Hurds Family Farm, 2187 State Route 32, Modena

What: Butterfly Weekend
Why: Help release the monarch butterflies, and stay for butterfly and caterpillar crafts.
When: Saturday August 25-Sunday August 26, 11 am-3 pm
Where: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, 120 Muser Drive, Cornwall

What: Q104.3 Annual Rock & Roll Car Show
Why: Food trucks, bounce houses, specialty rides and music from The Nerds.
When: Saturday August 25, 11 am-5 pm
Where: Overpeck County Park Amphitheater, Challenger Road, Ridgefield Park

What: Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day
Why: Tennis superstars, performances and all-day entertainment.
When: Saturday August 25, 9:30 am-4 pm, tickets start at $10
Where: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens

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: Weekends, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills

What: 173rd Dutchess County Fair
Why: Thousands of animals at the fairgrounds, along with free shows and activities.
When: Open through Sunday August 26, 10 am-10 pm,
Where: 6636 Route 9, Rhinebeck

What: Lemonade Tasting Soiree
Why: Meet Fancy Nancy and sip some lemonade — pinkies up.
When: Sunday August 26, 12-1 pm
Where: Once Upon A Tea Party, 145 Windsor Highway, Suite 210, New Windsor

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

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: Frozen Luncheon & Ice Cream Party
Why: Cool of with Elsa, Anna and Kristoff, plus face painting and balloons.
When: Thursday August 30, 11 am-1 pm
Where: The Pearl River Saloon, 45-49 W Central Avenue, Pearl River