Things To Do In Rockland County NY Week of January 17

Lauren Fischer Rockland County

The Best Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond…

Events Not To Miss:

What: Family Fitness Night!
Why: Get your resolution started and add health back into your family’s lifestyle.
When: Friday January 18, 6-7 pm
Where: JTS Community, Health & Sports Center at Torne Valley, 115 Torne Valley Rd., Hillburn

What: Outdoor Family Skating Night
Why: Enjoy a frozen family night on the rink then warm up by the campfire.
When: Saturday January 19, 6:30-9 pm
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, 81 Hunt Rd., Orangeburg

What: New Moms Circle Support Group
Why: Bring your little one to meet other new moms and get support and info.
When: Saturday January 19, 11 am-12:15 pm
Where: The Prenatal Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital, 258 High Street, Nyack

What: MoonBounce Madness
Why: Jump, climb, play and end with a bubble dance party.
When: Saturday January 19, 1-4 pm
Where: Romp n’ Roll Orangeburg, 28-29 Orangetown Shopping Center, Orangeburg

What: Winter Tales With Chuck Stead
Why: Winter stories with an open house to follow.
When: Saturday January 19, 12-1 pm, open house 1-4 pm
Where: The Nature Place Day Camp at Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge

What: ArtsRock 6th Annual Puppet Festival
Why: Milk and Cookies Playhouse brings the show Lollipops for Breakfast plus The Emperor’s New Clothes.
When: Sunday January 20, 2-3:30 pm, $18
Where: Rittenhausen Theater at BOCES, 131 North Midland Ave., Nyack

What: Glaze Storytime
Why: Break out the paintbrush for storytime and related pottery project.
When: Mondays at 11:30, $20
Where: Glaze Potter & Art Studio, 34 Orangetown Shopping Center, Orangeburg

What: Bear Mountain Ice Rink Opening
Why: Lace up the skates for a cool family day on the rink.
When: Open through March 3, check website for session times
Where: Bear Mountain Ice Rink, Route 9W N, Bear Mountain

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

What: Feast for Feathered Friends
Why: Spread your wings and learn about winter birds, then make your own bird feeder.
When: Saturday January 19, 10 am
Where: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, 120 Muser Dr., Cornwall

What: Pirate Songs & Stories
Why: Grab your mateys for a fun and interactive concert filled with pirate tales.
When: Sunday January 20, 2 pm
Where: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers

What: All About Ice
Why: Have an ice day learning about the frozen stuff, and check out the ice pond for an ice cutting demo.
When: Sunday January 20, 1-2:30 pm
Where: Muscoot Farm, 51 NY-100, Katonah

What: Ridgewood Restaurant Week
Why: Dine in or out and enjoy a delish 3-course meal at a hot spot in Ridgewood.
When: Sundays-Thursdays, January 20-January 24, January 27-January 31, $30.19 for 3-course prix-fixe menu.
Where: Participating restaurants, Ridgewood

What: NYC Restaurant Week
Why: Forget cooking and visit one of hundreds of restaurants ready to please your palate.
When: Monday January 21-Friday February 8, two-course lunch/$26, three-course dinner/$42
Where: Participating restaurants, NYC

What: Holiday Train Show
Why: Model trains make their way through lower Manhattan, from the Brooklyn bridge to Rockefeller Center in this huge display.
When: Now through Monday January 21, 10 am-6 pm Tuesdays-Sundays
Where: New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx

What: 17th Annual Holiday Train Show
Why: A dazzling display of model trains that travels from NYC to the North Pole.
When: Now through Sunday February 3, Monday-Friday 8 am-8 pm, Saturday-Sunday, 10 am-6 pm
Where: New York Transit Museum Gallery & Store, 89 East 42nd St., NYC

What: Mickey: The True Original Exhibition
Why: Show some love to the original Disney icon with over 16,000 square feet of Mickey paraphernalia, art and history.
When: Open now through Sunday February 10, 10 am-8 pm
Where: 60 10th Ave., NYC

What: Dreamworks Trolls the Experience
Why: Dancing, singing and plenty of hug time with Poppy and friends.
When: Open through Sunday May 12, 10 am-9 pm weekdays, 9 am-8 pm weekends
Where: 218 West 57th Street, NYC


What: Candy Jar Session
Why: Put your creative touch on a candy jar the dip and decorate chocolatey treats.
When: Sunday January 27, 2-3:45, $20, register at 845-365-0285
Where: Chocolatier Matisse, 32 Orangetown Shopping Center, Orangeburg

What: Munchkin Monday at Palisades
Why: Little ones enjoy a FREE hour of climbing on the mini ropes course.
When: Monday January 28, 11 am-12 pm
Where: Palisades Center, 4590 Palisades Center Dr., Nyack