The Best Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond…
Events Not To Miss:
What: Heart Candy Box
Why: Kids make a super sweet heart-shaped box in time for Valentine’s Day.
When: Saturday February 2, 9 am-12 pm
Where: Home Depot, 43 Hutton Ave., Nanuet
What: Valentine Day Card-Making Workshop
Why: Make Valentine’s Day extra special with a personalized gift for your loved ones.
When: Sunday February 3, 12:30-2 pm
Where: Suffern Free Library, 210 Lafayette Ave., Suffern
What: Oreo Taste Test
Why: Figure out if you’re a basic cookie girl or love the new flavors.
When: Sunday February 3, 2-3:30 pm
Where: New City Library, 220 N. Main St., New City
What: Slime Your Valentine
Why: Pink, red and purple slime awaits your special Valentine.
When: Monday February 4, 4:30-5:30 pm
Where: Tappan Library, 93 Main St., Tappan
What: All Sports Open Play
Why: Kids kick it into high gear with a day of sports, bouncing, arts and crafts.
When: Monday February 4, 9 am-3 pm
Where: West Rock Indoor Sports and Entertainment Complex, 21 Pralle Lane, Nanuet
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: City of Science 2019: Westchester
Why: A day of STEM activities, exhibits and demos to embrace your inner scientist.
When: Saturday February 2, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains
What: Celebrate Lunar New Year
Why: Ring in the New Year of the Pig with Lion Dances, latern workshops and sugar painting.
When: Saturday February 2, 1-4 pm
Where: The Shops at Columbus Circle, 2 Floor, 10 Columbus Circle, NYC
What: Celebrate Groundhog Day!
Why: Learn about the famed furry creature, make a craft and look for your shadow.
When: Saturday February 2, 10 am
Where: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, 120 Muser Dr., Cornwall
What: MOCACREATE LNY Museum Makeover
Why: Help welcome the New Year decorating the museum with colorful handmade creations.
When: Saturday February 2, 1-4 pm, Tuesday February 5, 1-3 pm, kids/$8, adults/$12
Where: Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre St., NYC
What: Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Pig
Why: Celebrate the Year of the Pig with dancing, crafts games and cultural performances.
When: Saturday February 2, 1-4 pm
Where: ArtsWestchester,31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains
What: Bubble Trouble
Why: A poppin’ show where bubbles know no bounds.
When: Saturday February 2, 2 pm
Where: White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Place, White Plains
What: Old-fashioned Winter’s Afternoon
Why: Bring the fam for a chilly day of roasting marshmallows, maple sugaring and log sawing.
When: Saturday February 2, 12-3 pm
Where: Rye Nature Center, 873 Boston Post Rd., Rye
What: Groundhog Day Celebration
Why: Forget the groundhog, and see if the Clucksatawney Hen laid an egg for the end of winter, plus games crafts and more farm fun.
When: Saturday February 2, 10 am-12 pm
Where: Muscoot Park, 51 Route 100, Katonah
What: The Pop-Ups
Why: A sensory-friendly puppet musical that’s sure to bring the laughs.
When: Saturday February 2, 1 pm and 3 pm, $19
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood
What: Chinese New Year Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival
Why: Thousands of firecrackers, dancing, vendors and fun welcome the Year of the Pig.
When: Tuesday February 5, 11 am
Where: Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Chrystie St. to Forsyth St., NYC
What: NYC Restaurant Week
Why: Forget cooking and visit one of hundreds of restaurants ready to please your palate.
When: Now through Friday February 8, two-course lunch/$26, three-course dinner/$42
Where: Participating restaurants, NYC
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
Why: Nature walks, birds, live music and food.
When: Saturday February 9, 9 am-4 pm
Where: Croton Point Park, 1 Croton Point Ave., Croton-On-Hudson
What: My Dear Valentine: Kids Craft Workshop
Why: Bring your little sweetheart to make unique Valentine’s Day cards and learn about the holiday.
When: Sunday February 10, 1:30-4:30 pm
Where: Historical Society of Rockland County, 20 Zukor Rd., New City