The Best Things to Do in Rockland County and Beyond…
Events Not To Miss:
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: Put your dancing shoes on for this band covering everything from Top 40s to Motown.
When: Thursday August 31, 7:30-9 pm
Where: Bowline Point Park, Bowline Road, Haverstraw
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
What: Pencil Box
Why: Just in time for back-to-school, kids can build and decorate a pencil case, and get a free apron and certificate.
When: Saturday September 2, 9 am-12 pm
Where: Home Depot, 43 Hutton Avenue, Nanuet
What: Apple Picking
Why: ‘Tis the season for picking your favorite apples. Call for varieties available.
When: Apple picking opens Saturday September 2, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Dr. Davies Farm, 306 Route 304, Congers
What: Train Station Sundays
Why: Take your train lover on a ride to this newly renovated museum.
When: Sunday September 3, 12-3 pm
Where: Piermont Historical Society, 50 Ash Street, Piermont
What: Ramapo Valley Ambulance Corps Community Breakfast
Why: Good food for the whole family!
When: Sunday September 3, 9 am-1 pm
Where: RVAC Building, 235 Route 59, Suffern
What: Labor Day Bash
Why: Toast to the new school year with 8 wines for $8, and enjoy food and live music from The Rolling Tumbleweeds.
When: Monday September 4, 1-5 pm
Where: Torne Valley Vineyards, Torne Valley Road, Hillburn
Why: Come to this space (with ride-on animals!) for a free story time.
When: Wednesday September 6, 11 am
Where: Palisades Center, West 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: Carnival games, face painting, bouncing, live music, and tons of food trucks.
When: Thursday August 31, 4:30-9 pm
Where: St. Stephens Place, Warwick
Why: Travel back in time to the 19th century where kids can make their own doll or paper spinner and compete in field games.
When: Thursday August 31, 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: Pick Your Own Apples
Why: Gala and McIntosh are ripe for the picking at this PYO farm.
When: Starts Friday, September 1, 10 am-4:30 pm
Where: Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm, 1335 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights
Why: Make your own scarecrow, get lost in a mini maize maze, and enjoy live music and delish eats and treats.
When: Saturday September 2-Monday September 4, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Philipsburg Manor, 381 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow
Why: Art demos, live music, plus lots of local wine to sample.
When: Saturday September 2-Sunday September 3, 10 am-5:30 pm, Monday September 4, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz
What: Apple Picking
Why: Apple picking is ON at this pick your own orchard, with tractor rides, farm animals and a corn field..
When: Opens Saturday September 2, 9 am-6 pm
Where: Apple Ridge Orchards, 101 Jessup Road, Warwick
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
Why: Fresh off the eclipse, bring the family for this show that connects the Earth, Moon and Sun.
When: Saturday September 2 and Sunday September 3, 12:30 pm
Where: Hudson River Museum, Planetarium, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers
Why: Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales – with a modern twist – come to life in this kid-friendly performance.
When: Saturday September 2, 11 am-12 pm
Where: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, West 79th Street and West Drive, Central Park
Why: Be “amazed” watching the tricks of this illusionist, then stay for the amusement rides.
When: Monday September 4, 2-4 pm
Where: Forest Park Carousel, Woodhaven Boulevard & Forest Park Drive, Woodhaven
Why: Get your fall on riding tractors, a hayride, a corn maze and more farm activities.
When: Starts Saturday September 2 through Tuesday October 31, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Hurds Family Farm, 2187 State Route 32, Modena
Upcoming Things to Do:
What: Nyack SeptemberFest
Why: This packed festival brings live music, shopping, rides and more entertainment to the streets of dowtown Nyack.
When: Sunday September 10, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Main Street, Nyack
Why: Never forget: Join the community to honor those who were lost.
When: Monday September 11, 7 pm
Where: Donna Hallet Park, Lonergan Drive
Why: Kids ages 6 and under can listen to a story, then paint pottery related to the story.
When: Monday September 11, 11 am
Where: Glaze Pottery Studio, 34 Orangetown Shopping Center, Orangeburg