Things To Do In Rockland County NY Week of November 16

Clarisa Punla Rockland County

The Best Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond…

Events Not To Miss:

What: Fashion’s Night Out

Why: Nyack’s hottest boutiques will host parties with music, celebs, giveaways and drinks.

When: Friday November 17, 7-10 pm

Where: Downtown Nyack

What: 7th Annual Family Barn Dance with Live Fiddle Music

Why: Grab a partner for this multi-cultural dance event, with raffles, an auction and delish bites.

When: Friday November 17, 7:00-9:30 pm

Where: Congers Lake Memorial Park Auditorium, 6 Gilchrest Road, Congers

What: 2017 Pearl River Holiday Fair

Why: Vendors selling food, handbags, jewelry, makeup and other gifts will help start your holiday shopping.

When: Friday November 17, 7-9 pm-Saturday November 18, 9 am-3 pm

Where: United Methodist Church Hall, 130 Franklin Avenue Pearl River

What: Nyack Center’s Made By Hand Art and Craft Fair

Why: Food, music and tons of unique items to browse.

When: Saturday November 18, 10 am-4 pm

Where: Nyack Center, 58 Depew Avenue, Nyack

What: Disney PIXAR COCO Workshop

Why: Get ready for this new Disney film and create COCO themed recipes, plus more themed goodies.

When: Saturday November 18, 5-7 pm

Where: Young Chefs Academy of New City, 59 South Main Street, Ste. #2, New City

What: The 13th Annual Model Aircraft Expo

Why: Fly over to view model airplanes and helicoptors, aircraft demos, or channel “Top Gun” with the R/C flight simulator.

When: Saturday November 18, 12-4 pm

Where: The Pascack Community Center, 87 New Clarkstown Road, Nanuet

What: Holiday Boutique a la Russe

Why: This fun family event has Russian eats and treats, dance, music, and arts and crafts.

When: Saturday November 18, 10 am-5:30 pm-Sunday November 19, 11:30 am-4:30 pm

Where: Holy Virgin Protection Russian Orthodox Church, 38 South Mill Street, Nyack

What: Volunteer Days at Cropsey Community Farm

Why: Help with the construction of a new greenhouse or prepare the fields for winter.

When: Saturday November 18-Sunday November 19, 9 am – 5 pm

Where: Rockland Farm Alliance, 220 S. Little Tor Road, New City

What: Face Painting

Why: Let the kids play and enjoy FREE face painting.

When: Saturdays, 2-4 pm

Where: Dave & Buster’s, Palisades Center, 4661 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack

What: Mario the Maker Magician and The Bossy Frog Band

Why: A hilarious kids magician plus award-winning kids music group is sure to be wildly entertaining.

When: Sunday November 19, 2 pm

Where: BOCES (Old Nyack High School), 131 North Midland Avenue, Nyack

What: Storytime

Why: Listen to a holiday story then create pottery related to the story.

When: Monday November 20, 11 am

Where: Glaze Art Studio, 34 Orangetown Shopping Center, Orangeburg

What: Bear Mountain Ice Rink 

Why: Throw on some skates for an icy family day.

When: Open through March 4, check website for times

Where: Bear Mountain Ice Rink, Route 9W N, Bear Mountain

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

What: 16th Annual Holiday Train Show

Why: Subway trains, polar express and many other model trains will light up the cityscape as the train show opens.

When: Thursday November 16 through February 4, 2018

Where: New York Transit Museum Grand Central Gallery Annex, 87 East 42nd Street, NYC

What: LEGO Star Wars Days

Why: Tons of Star Wars activities from building a Star Wars mosaic to building Darth Vader to meeting Star Wars characters.

When: Friday November 17, 4 pm-Sunday November 19

Where: Legoland Discover Center, 39 Fitzgerald Street, Yonkers

What: Bells on Broadway Holiday Market and Children’s Festival

Why: Live music, storytelling, crafts, shopping and holiday photos.

When: Saturday November 18, 11 am-4 pm

Where: Lobby at the Ritz Theater, 107 Broadway, Newburgh

What: Turkey Tales

Why: Talk turkey while learning about the bird’s history, then make a turkey craft.

When: Saturday November 18, 10 am

Where: Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-On-Hudson

What: Storefront Science: What’s Still Green

Why: Kids will learn the ins and outs of plants through experiments.

When: Saturday November 18, 2-3:30 pm, RSVP required.

Where: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park), 1838 Riverside Drive, NYC

What: Storytime: Beauty and the Beast

Why: Dress up your little princess for a morning of stories, sing-a-longs and activities.

When: Saturday November 18 and Sunday November 19, 11 am-12 pm

Where: Strand Books, 828 Broadway, NYC

What: Warm-weather Weekends on the Farm

Why: Be a farmer for the day, for the last weekend this season.

When: Saturday November 18-Sunday November 19, 10 am-5 pm

Where: Stome Barns Center, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills

What: Everyone Loves a Parade!

Why: Create a 3D float like the ones on display during the NYC Thanksgiving Day Parade, or join a dance party and music parade.

When: Saturday November 18-Sunday November 19, 11 am-5 pm, activities at specific times during the day

Where: Children’s Museum of Manhattan, The Tisch Building, 212 West 83rd Street, NYC

What: Family Art Project: Cornhusk Dolls

Why: Enjoy Native American stories and create a cornhusk doll family to celebrate harvest time.

When: Sunday November 19, 10 am-1 pm

Where: Wave Hill House, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx

What: Disney’s Moana Sing-Along

Why: Join the adventure of Moana with an audience sing-along lead by Moana.

When: Sunday November 19, 1 pm

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood

What: The Three Bears Holiday Bash

Why: This holiday variety show brings together dancing, a sing-a-long and a lot of laughs.

When: Through December 30, 1-1:45 pm

Where: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park, NYC

What: The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

Why: An awe-inspiring display of pumpkins. Purchase tickets in advance.

When: Select days through November 25

Where: Van Cortlandt Manor, Croton-on-Hudson


What: Santa’s Waiting: Holiday Photos

Why: Santa has arrived! Meet Saint Nick for pics.

When: Begins Friday November 24 through Sunday November 24, 12 pm-8 pm, Sundays until 6 pm

Where: Outside Regal Theater, The Shops at Nanuet, 6201 Fashion Drive, Nanuet

What: Black Friday Workshop

Why: Kids will cook up delicious treats and make holiday gifts while you shop.

When: Friday November 24, 9 am-12 pm

Where: Young Chefs Academy of New City, 59 South Main Street, Ste. #2, New City

What: Christmas Tree Ornament

Why: Make a holiday frame Christmas ornament!

When: Saturday November 25, 9 am-12 pm

Where: Home Depot, 43 Hutton Avenue, Nanuet