Car Show and Food Truck Frenzy Things to Do

The Best Things To Do in Rockland County Week of August 24th

Arlene Paraico Rockland County

The Best Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond…


Events Not To Miss:


What: Palisades Center Back to School Week

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

When: Through Saturday August 26

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


What: Moana Character Bounce

Why: Bounce for an hour then party with Moana.

When: Thursday August 24, 4-5:45 pm

Where: Bounce U Nanuet, 424 Market Street, Nanuet


What: Car Show and Food Truck Frenzy

Why: Check out cars while chowing on delish food truck eats.

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

Where: Germonds Park, 185 Germonds Road, West Nyack


What: Haverstraw Summer Concert

Why: Jam to the eclectic “Jersey Sound.”

When: Thursday August 24, 7:30-9 pm

Where: Bowline Point Park, Bowline Road, Haverstraw


What: Family Movie: Batman Lego Movie

Why: Bring the family for superhero fun.

When: Friday August 25, 2:30-4:30 pm

Where: New City Library, 220 N. Main Street, New City


What: Rockland Farm Alliance Community Day and Pot Luck Supper

Why: Learn light gardening and farming skills, then feast on a potluck meal.

When: Saturday August 26, 9 am-12 pm with potluck lunch, 1-5 pm with potluck dinner

Where: Cropsey Farm, 220 S Little Tor Road, New City


What: Indigo and Shibori Dyeing

Why: Bring any fabric and get dyeing! Pillow case included.

When: Saturday August 26, 3-6 pm

Where: Wholeness Center, 7 New Lake Drive, Valley Cottage


What: Family Farm Day

Why: Little ones 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: Fan Appreciation Day/Italian Heritage Night

Why: Your budding baseball players can run the bases plus more family fun.

When: Sunday August 27, after the game at 5 pm

Where: Palisades Credit Union Park, 1 Palisades Credit Union Park Drive, Pomona


What: Blarney Stew at South Nyack’s Summer Concert Series

Why: Bring a blanket and celebrate the end of summer with Irish band Blarney Stew.

When: Sunday August 27, 6:30-8:30 pm

Where: Franklin Street Park, South Nyack


What: Harry’s Burritos Kids Movie Night

Why: Entertainment for kids, (very) happy hour for parents!

When: Sundays, 5:30 pm

Where: Harry’s Burritos, 90 Main Street, Nyack


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: 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


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: Pirate Quest

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

When: Saturday August 26 and Sunday August 27, 9:30-10:30, entry every 15 minutes

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


What: Star Show: Moons: Worlds of Mystery

Why: Jet off with astronauts to the moon, and check out the outer planets.

When: Saturday August 26, 3:30-4:30 pm

Where: Hudson River Museum, Planetarium, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers


What: Family Farm Tour

Why: Visit the animals and check out the crops on the fun family tour.

When: Friday August 25, 11:15-12 pm

Where: Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills


What: Making Magic with Ethan at Forest Park Carousel

Why: Be dazzled with this show where the audience helps make the magic, then ride the carousel.

When: Saturday August 26, 2-2:45 pm and 4-4:45 pm

Where: Forest Park Carousel in Forest Park, Queens


What: The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck

Why: Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales –with a modern twist – come to life in this kid-friendly performance.

When: Saturday August 26, 1-2 pm

Where: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, West 79th Street and West Drive, Central Park


What: Dutchess County Fair

Why: Family fun includes kids celebrations, free shows,  a petting zoo, scavenger hunts and more.

When: Through Sunday August 27, gates open at 10 am

Where: 6550 Spring Brook Avenue, Rhinebeck


What: Nature Storytime

Why: Young nature lovers will love this storytime, animal meet-and-greet and nature activity.

When: Sunday August 27, 1 pm

Where: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale


What: Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day

Why: This must-do event includes the hottest music acts, top tennis stars, celebs, plus tons of games and activities for everyone.

When: Saturday August 26, 9:30 am-3 pm

Where: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows – Corona Park, Flushing



Upcoming Things to Do:


What: Carnival Bounce

Why: Kids can bounce then play carnival games, eat cotton candy and get glitter tattoos.

When: Thursday August 31, 4-5:45 pm

Where: Bounce U, 424 Market Street, Nanuet


What: Volunteer Day at the Pfeiffer Center

Why: Get your hands dirty working at the farm for the day.

When: Friday September 1, 9 am-12:30 pm

Where: Pfeiffer Center, 285 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge