The Best Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond…
Events Not To Miss:
What: Holiday Marketplace
Why: Holiday shopping starts NOW with gifts for all your needs.
When: Friday November 2, 6-9 pm-Saturday November 3, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Vincent Crotty Memorial Foundation, 16 Ramapo Ave., Suffern
What: Thomas the Tank Engine: Go, Train, Go!
Why: Enjoy a Thomas story and make a DIY train.
When: Friday November 2, 11:30 am-12:15 pm
Where: Tappan Library, 93 Main Street, Tappan
What: Bring Your Dog Apple Picking
Why: Friendly dogs are welcome to join in on the fall fun.
When: Saturday November 3, 11:30 am-3:30 pm
Where: Dr. Davies Farm, 306 Route 304, Congers
What: Helicopter Project
Why: Kids build a custom military helicopter in honor of Veteran’s Day.
When: Saturday November 3, 9 am-12 pm
Where: Home Depot, 43 Hutton Ave., Nanuet
What: Fall Festival
Why: Wear a costume and enjoy a fun family fall day.
When: Saturday November 3, 12-3 pm
Where: Risen King Kids, 190 New Hempstead Rd., New City
What: Bear Mountain Ice Rink Opening
Why: Lace up those skates for an icy family day as the rink opens for the season.
When: Saturday November 3 through March 3, check website for session times
Where: Bear Mountain Ice Rink, Route 9W N, Bear Mountain
What: Gobble Gobble Craft and Chocolate
Why: It’s turkey time as you craft a turkey and make a chocolate turkey krispy and pop.
When: Sunday November 4, 1-2:30 pm, register in advance
Where: Chocolatier Mattisse, 32 Orangetown Shopping Center, Orangeburg
What: Glaze Storytime
Why: A new story every week with pottery painting to follow.
When: Mondays through December 17, 11:30 am
Where: Glaze Art Studio, 34 Orangetown Shopping Center, Orangeburg
More Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond.….
What: Teen Night: Glow Party
Why: Go and glow with art projects, glow-in-the-dark inflatables and activities and a Planetarium dance party just for teans.
When: Friday November 2, 5-8 pm
Where: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers
What: The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
Why: Thousands of hand-carved jack o’lanterns on display, plus plenty of pumpkin activities.
When: Thursday November 1-4, 7-11, 15-17, 23-24, kids/$16 (Friday-Saturday, $20) adults/$22 (Friday-Saturday $27), check schedule to reserve time
Where: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson
What: Let the Kids Play Weekend
Why: Pick some late-season apples and enjoy farm activities from a nature trail to sand mountain slide.
When: Saturday November 3-Sunday November 4, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Hurds Family Farm, 2187 State Route 32, Modena
What: Peppa Pig Live: Peppa Pig’s Surprise
Why: Interactive games and lots of snorts in this action-packed show.
When: Sunday November 4, 1 pm and 4 pm, $29.50-$59.50
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood
What: Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead)
Why: Family-friendly festival includes Mexican dance troupes, cultural activities and crafts.
When: Saturday November 3, 11 am-5 pm
Where: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th St., NYC
What: “I Spy” Halloween Scavenger Haunt
Why: Find hidden ingredients from the witch’s potion on the no-scare trail to win prizes.
When: Saturday November 3-Sunday November 4, 11 am-3 pm
Where: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, 120 Muser Dr., Cornwall
Why: Visit this sweeeeeet wonderland of tasty delights, brought to life through art installations.
When: Open through Thursday November 15, 10 am-8:30 pm, kids/$26, adults/$34
Where: Candytopia @ Penn Plaza, 145 W 32nd Street, NYC
What: Apple Picking
Why: Get your pick of the season’s apples.
When: Open through early November, 9 am-5 pm
Where: Masker Orchards, 45 Ball Road, Warwick
What: Hudson Valley Restaurant Week
Why: Enjoy a three course meal on the cheap at a number of deeelish restaurants.
When: Through Sunday November 11
Where: Participating restaurants in Hudson Valley
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: Tree Lighting & Santa’s Arrival
Why: Welcome winter holidays at this festive celebration.
When: Friday November 9, 5:30-7 pm, Santa arrives at 6 pm
Where: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack
What: 8th Annual Family Barn Dance
Why: Live fiddle music, dancing and farm-fresh food.
When: Friday November 9, 7-9:30 pm
Where: Congers Lake Memorial Park Auditorium, 6 Gilchrest Rd., Congers