CORNucopia Things to Do in Rockland County NY

The Best Things To Do in Rockland County Week of August 31st

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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


What: Haverstraw Summer Concert

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


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


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


What: Party Animals Story Time!

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.….


What: Warwick Food Truck Festival

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


What: From a Child’s Perspective: Fun and Games

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


What: CORNucopia at Philipsburg Manor

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


What: Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair

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


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: Star Show: Earth, Moon and Sun

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


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 September 2, 11 am-12 pm

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


What: The Amazing Captain Faust at Forest Park Carousel

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


What: Old Fashion Fall Fun at Hurds Family Farm

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


What: 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Why: Never forget: Join the community to honor those who were lost.

When: Monday September 11, 7 pm

Where: Donna Hallet Park, Lonergan Drive


What: Storytime

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