Things To Do In Rockland County NY Week of August 9

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: Rolling Stones tribute band “Streetfighter” performs, plus bounce houses, games and food trucks.
When: Thursday August 9, 5 pm activities, 7 pm concert
Where: The Shops at Nanuet, 5101 Fashion Drive, Nanuet

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

What: One Culture Fest
Why: Games, vendors, shops, music and food trucks for a fun cultural celebration.
When: Saturday August 11, 11 am-10 pm
Where: German Masonic Park, 120 Western Highway, Tappan

What: Kids Workshop: Making Lip Balms
Why: Kids will love making these DIY lip balms made from all-natural ingredients.
When: Saturday August 11, 11 am-12:30 pm
Where: Cropsey Community Farm, 220 S Little Tor Road, New City

What: Suffern 2018 Restaurant Week
Why: A 3 to 4 course dinner menu for $28? Check please!
When: Sunday August 12-Friday August 24, excluding Saturday
Where: Participating Restaurants in Suffern

What: Munchkin Monday: Dave Jay
Why: Put on your dancing shoes for this summer concert series.
When: Monday August 13, 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: Paddington 2 and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.
When: Tuesday August 14-Wednesday August 15, 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: Foodie Fridays: Food Trucks & Music
Why: Music plus savory and sweet eats while you shop.
When: Fridays August 10 and 17, 5:30-8:30 pm
Where: Cross County Shopping Center, 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers

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 through September 30, 10 am-7 pm
Where: Route 17A, Tuxedo

What: Touch a Truck Day
Why: Hop into the drivers seat of different vehicles, and enjoy crafts and face-painting.
When: Saturday August 11, 10 am-1 pm
Where: New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle

What: NJ Wine Festival
Why: Because do you need a reason to enjoy great food, wine and entertainment?
When: Saturday August 11-Sunday August 12, 12-6 pm, under 21/$6, 21 and over/$12
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale, NJ

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: 28th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
Why: This huge cultural festival bring races, dance, crafts and stories to NYC.
When: Saturday August 11-Sunday August 12, 9 am-5 pm
Where: Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 11101 Corona Avenue, Queens

What: Peachtopia
Why: Tons of peaches to sink your teeth into plus wagon rides, games, crafts and live music.
When: Saturday August 11, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Fishkill Farms, 9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction

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: Candytopia
Why: Visit this sweeeeeet wonderland of tasty delights, brought to life through art installations.
When: Opens Wednesday August 15-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


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

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