The Best Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond…
Events Not To Miss:
What: Elks All American Hot Dog Day
Why: Hot dogs and sweets, a bouncy house and clown, fishing contest and more family fun.
When: Saturday July 28, 12-6 pm
Where: Elks Drive, Haverstraw
What: Superhero Family Fun Day
Why: Dress in costume and enjoy game play, bounce house, face paint and superhero meet and greets.
When: Saturday July 28, 12-3 pm
Where: Dave & Buster’s, Palisades Center, West Nyack
What: Family Fishing Day After Work
Why: Fish for free and learn from the pros.
When: Saturday July 28, 5-8 pm
Where: Bear Mountain State Park, 3006 Seven Lakes Drive, Bear Mountain
What: Noiseless Dance Party
Why: Get down with a pair of headphones as a DJ plays your favorite music.
When: Saturday July 28-Sunday July 29, 12-4 pm
Where: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
What: Hillburn Day
Why: A day packed with fun — bounce houses, food, video game trucks, music, and tons more.
When: Saturday July 28, 11 am-4 pm, band 6-9 pm
Where: 5th Street, Hillburn
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: The Lego Batman Movie and Trolls
When: Tuesday July 31-Wednesday August 1, 10 am, weekly through August
Where: Regal Nanuet Stadium 12 & RPX, 6201 Fashion Drive Nanuet
What: Kids’ Crafternoon
Why: Kids get crafty with this week’s $2 project, a Wood Clubhouse.
When: Wednesday August 1, 1-3 pm
Where: A.C. Moore, Rockland Center, 165 Rockland Center, Nanuet
What: 2018 Family Music Festival: “B Street Band”
Why: Bring a blanket for the Springstreen Tribute Band performing their favorite hits.
When: Wednesday August 1, 7:30 pm
Where: Germonds Park, 185 Germonds Road, West Nyack
More Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond.….
What: Englewood Summer-Fest & Sidewalk Sale
Why: Shop the sales, plus entertainment and a kids zone Saturday.
When: Thursday July 26, 10 am-9 pm, Friday July 27-Saturday July 28, 10 am-6 pm
Where: East Palisade Avenue and West Palisade Avenue, Englewood
What: Sixth Annual Firefly Festival
Why: S’mores and an awesome show will brighten up this perfect summer night.
When: Friday July 27, 6:30 pm
Where: Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, 6 Reservation Road, Pound Ridge
What: 47th Annual Putnam County Fair
Why: Music, magic, games, touch-a-truck and crafts and so much more fun for all.
When: Friday July 27 12-6 pm, Saturday July 28, 10 am-7 pm, Sunday July 29, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Putnam Veterans Memorial Park, 201 Gipsy Trail Road, Carmel
What: 5th Annual Food Truck Seafood Festival
Why: Dive into the all you can eat shrimp contest and outdoor raw bar.
When: Saturday July 28, 6-10 pm
Where: Meadowlands Racetrack, 1 Racetrack Drive, East Rutherford
What: Dragonfly Walk
Why: Stroll through the farm and visit with the dragonflies.
When: Sunday July 29, 10 am
Where: Muscoot Park, 51 Route 100, Katonah
What: Irish-American Cultural Heritage Celebration
Why: Do the jig and enjoy music, food and fun.
When: Sunday July 29, 1-5:30 pm
Where: Ridge Road Park, 287 Ridge Road, Hartsdale
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: 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
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: Butterfly Exhibit
Why: Stroll through the meadow and get up close with the butterflies.
When: Open through Sunday August 5, 10 am-3 pm
Where: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale
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: 5th Annual Summer Concert Series
Why: Rock out to a Billy Joel tribute band, plus face painting, bounce houses and food trucks.
When: Thursday August 2, 5 pm, concert begins at 7 pm
Where: Shops at Nanuet, 5101 Fashion Drive, Nanuet
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