The Best Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond…
Events Not To Miss:
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
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
Why: Jam to the eclectic “Jersey Sound.”
When: Thursday August 24, 7:30-9 pm
Where: Bowline Point Park, Bowline Road, Haverstraw
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
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
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
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
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
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.….
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
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
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
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
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