The Best Things To Do in Rockland County Week of August 17th

Arlene Paraico Rockland County

The Best Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond…


Events Not To Miss:


What: Haverstraw Summer Concert

Why: Have a hoedown with the “Country Fresh” band.

When: Thursday August 17, 7:30-9 pm

Where: Bowline Point Park, Bowline Road, Haverstraw


What: Bouncing With Beads

Why: Kids can jump for an hour then design their own beaded jewelry.

When: Friday August 18, 11:30 am

Where: Bounce U Nanuet, 424 Market Street, Nanuet


What: India Day Parade

Why: Celebrate The Indian Independence day with this festive parade, Indian dances, music, food and ice cream.

When: Saturday August 19, 11 am-2 pm

Where: Assemble at New City Library, 220 North Main Street, New City


What: Hudson River Kayak Tour

Why: Explore the history and beauty of Nyack from a kayak.

When: Saturday August 19, 3 pm and 6 pm, $75 for 2 hours

Where: Starts at the Nyack Marina on Burd Street


What: Rendezvous With a Comet

Why: Buckle up for this simulated space mission to a comet.

When: Sunday August 20, 2 pm

Where: Challenger Learning Center, 225 Route 59, Airmont


What: Palisades Center Back to School Week

Why: Get school-ready with in-store promos, sales and contests at the mall.

When: Sunday August 20-Saturday August 26

Where: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack


What: Munchkin Monday: Summer Concert Series

Why: Kids can boogie at this dance-friendly event.

When: Monday August 21, 11 am-12 pm

Where: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack


What: Eclipse Viewing

Why: Bring a lawn chair to watch the clipse of the sun. Viewing glasses available.

When: Monday August 21, 1-4 pm

Where: New City Library, 220 North Main Street, New City


What: Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Why: Join the party with activities, learning and viewing glasses as the moon blocks the sun.

When: Monday August 21, 12:30-5 pm

Where: Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library – Village Branch, 85 Main Street, Haverstraw


What: Solar Eclipse Craft and Viewing Party

Why: Create a diorama and LED flashlight, the watch the partial eclipse.

When: Monday August 21, 1:30-3:15

Where: Pearl River Library, 80 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River


What: Summer Movie Express

Why: $1 movies for kids – and downtime for adults! This week features Storks and The Lego Batman Movie.

When: Tuesday August 22 and Wednesday August 23, 10 am

Where: Regal Nanuet Stadium, 6201 Fashion Drive, Nanuet


What: Brain Day

Why: Play brain games, puzzles and activities and even touch a human brain during this educational day.

When: Wednesday August 23, 9:30 am-1 pm

Where: Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, 140 Old Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg


What: Kids Bowl Free

Why: Register your child for 2 free bowling games as part of this new summer community program.

When: Mondays-Thursday, 3:30-6 pm, Saturdays 12-2 pm, through September 1

Where: New City Bowl & Batting Cages, 90 N Main Street, New City


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


What: From a Child’s Perspective: Washington Irving’s Sunnyside

Why: Travel back in time to explore Washington Irving through storytelling, a sing-a-long and crafts.

When: Thursday August 17, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm

Where: Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, 3 West Sunnyside Lane, Tarrytown


What: Nature Center Adventures

Why: Scavenger hunts, crafts, games, and an up close look at animals.

When: Saturday August 19, 12-1 pm

Where: Payson Center in Inwood Hill Park, Payson Avenue and Dyckman Street, NYC


What: Rockaway Caribbean Carnival

Why: Celebrate culture with this grand parade and festive carnival

When: Saturday August 19, 11 am-5 pm

Where: Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk, Queens


What: Family Day

Why: Games, face painting, crafts, health screening and more fun for the whole family.

When: Saturday August 19, 12-4 pm

Where: Wayanda Park, Queens


What: FlyNYC

Why: Let’s go fly a kite at this festival featuring live music and free kite-making for kids.

When: Saturday August 19, 12-5 pm

Where: Pier 1 in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street, NYC


What: Pirate Quest

Why: Young kids will love this adventurous digital game of treasures, swordfights and pirate tatoos.

When: Saturday August 19 and Sunday August 20 through August 27, 9:30-10:30, entry every 15 minutes

Where: Philipsburg Manor, 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow


What: Gardening for Kids

Why: Children with a green thumb can harvest beans for planting and get vegetable seeds to plant.

When: Saturday August 19, 2 pm

Where: Hudson River Museum, 51 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers


What: Meet the Animals

Why: Get an up-close and personal look at the Nature Center’s animals.

When: Sunday August 20, 1 pm

Where: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale


What: Kids Open Mic Night

Why: Aspiring musicians ages 6-17 take the stage at this talent showcase.

When: Sunday August 20, 6-8 pm

Where: 12 Grapes, 12 North Division Street, Peekskill


What: Storytime

Why: Children under 6 can listen to a story, then paint pottery related to the tale.

When: Monday August 21, 11 am

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


What: Mad Science Summer Camp

Why: Exciting science experiments for kids of all ages.

When: Every Wednesday and Saturday, through August 30

Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ


What: Hurds Family Farm

Why: This summer farm special includes train rides, pedal karts, farm animals, slides and much more.

When: Fridays-Sunday, 12 pm-7 pm, through August 27

Where: Hurds Family Farm, 2187 State Route 32, Modena


What: New York Renaissance Fair

Why: Elizabethan-inspired games, rides, crafts, music and food.

When: Saturdays and Sundays 10 am-7 pm, through October 1

Where: 600 Route 17A, Tuxedo Park


Upcoming Things to Do:


What: Family Farm Day

Why: Kids can care for the farm animals, pick greens and create crafts.

When: Sunday August 27, 10 am-2 pm

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


What: Car Show and Food Truck Frenzy

Why: Browse cars while feasting on delish food truck eats.

When: Thursday August 24, 5:30-7:30 pm

Where: Germonds Park, 185 Germonds Road, West Nyack