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Family-Friendly Things to Do in New City, NY for a Fun Day Out

Family-Friendly Things to Do in New City, NY for a Fun Day Out

Our top picks for fun things to do in New City, NY with kids, including kids' events and family businesses.


Spend the day having fun with your family with all the family-friendly things to do in New City, NY, and its surrounding areas. The area has so much to offer every member of the family from restaurants to outdoor recreational activities. Here are the top kids events and family-friendly things to do in New City, Congers, Valley Cottage, and Bardoina.

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Family-Friendly Things to Do in New City & Nearby

Norcina

186 N. Main St., New City
845-638-8030
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Kids are welcome at Norcina, which serves house-made pastas, cheeses, and other recipes. Children can peak into the kitchen and watch the pizza man flip pie dough and the other cooks whiz around. The kids’ menu includes items like a mini pizza, rigatoni or spaghetti with marinara or butter sauce, breaded chicken cutlet strips with a side of sauce, plus gelato or sorbet.

High Tor State Park

415 S. Mountain Road, New City
845-634-8074
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Take in scenic views of the Hudson River at High Tor State Park. The 691-acre park has two peaks your family can hike—High Tor at 797 feet and Little Tor at 620 feet. They’re the highest peaks in the park as well as in all the Hudson Palisades. See the New York City skyline from the summit of High Tor, a striking landmark.

Dr. Davies Farm

306 Route 304, Congers
845-268-7020
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This family run farm has been around since 1891. Enjoy apple picking, treats from the farm stand, hayrides, pumpkin picking, and more. Save room for mouthwatering, delicious homemade doughnuts and cold and hot apple cider.

The Jacob Blauvelt Farmhouse

20 Zukor Road, New City
845-634-9629
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This restored 1832 farmhouse contains rooms showing the lifestyles of local farming families during the first half of the 19th century. It’s owned and operated by the Historical Society of Rockland County,

Rockland State Park

299 Rockland Lake Road, Valley Cottage
845-268-3020
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Walk, jog, or bicycle on the 3.2-mile, non-motorized use paved trail that goes around Rockland Lake. A new playground for children ages 12 and younger is near one of the picnic areas. The park also has a car-top boat launch dock, hiking trails with Hudson Valley views, six tennis courts, and two 18-hole golf courses. Come summer, enjoy a new water complex featuring a 5,000-square-foot, zero entrance swimming pool with diving boards, a spray ground, and two large water slides.

Kids’ Events and Things to Do in New City

 

What Is Autism: Family Support Group FREE

WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 1, 5pm
WHERE: Jawonio, 260 N. Little Tor Road, New City, NY
AGES: Adult
WHAT:

A support group for family members, caregivers, or others involved in the care and support of individuals with autism. This will be an open discussion group with the option to express any concerns the members may have. Individual sessions as needed. Deadline to register is up to the day prior to the session. For questions about the programs please contact: Sara Trowers, Director of Day Habilitation Services,by phone or via email: [email protected]

WANT TO GO? 845-708-2000.
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Family Activity Night FREE

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 3, 6:30-8:30pm
WHERE: Pascack Community Center, 87 New Clarkstown Rd., Nanuet, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Play a variety of gym games designed for the whole family. Open to all Clarkstown residents with a current community center ID card. Sponsored and conducted by Clarkstown Parks Board and Recreation Commission.

WANT TO GO? 845-639-6200.
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Annual Christmas Boutique Shop & Sip

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 3, 5:30-10:30pm
WHERE: Albertus Magnus High School , 798 Route 304 , Bardonia, NY
AGES: Adult
WHAT:

Enjoy holiday shopping with local vendors and crafters. There will be unique and trendy gift items, music, and refreshments. Admission fee includes wine and lite fare. Additional food and beverages will be availble for purchase. 21 and older. 

WANT TO GO? $10. 845-623-8842.
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What is Autism: ADA FREE

WHEN: Dec. 7 - 8, 7-8pm
WHERE: Jawonio, 260 N. Little Tor Road, New City, NY
AGES: Adult
WHAT:

Understanding the Diagnosis will go in-depth on understanding intellectual disabilities, more specifically autism spectrum disorder. Identifying what might we expect will assist us in how to support individuals with behaviors and work towards establishing a better quality of life.  We will cover different approaches on how to be respectful of all individuals in the community and promoting growth and independence. For questions about the program please contact: Sara Trowers, Director of Day Habilitation Services, by phone or via email: [email protected]

WANT TO GO? 845-708-2000.
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Family-Friendly Businesses in New City

Vicki's Dance Studio and Kreative Kids

Vicki's Dance Studio and Kreative Kids

61 Maple Ave. New City, NY

For over 30 years, Vicki's Dance Studio has been inspiring and motivating our students to follow their dreams both in dance and in their lives.

St. Paul School

St. Paul School

365 Kings Highway Valley Cottage, NY

For over 50 years, St. Paul School has been providing a supportive environment designed to stimulate sound judgment, critical thinking, acquisition of knowledge and character formation based on Cathol

Bach to Rock - Nanuet

Bach to Rock - Nanuet

150 E. Route 59 Nanuet, NY

BACH TO ROCK is a music education center for students of all ages. Our unique method is based on the knowledge that students learn best when they join together to play the music they like the most. Th

Master Jung & Yu Traditional Taekwondo

Master Jung & Yu Traditional Taekwondo

70 N. Main St. New City, NY

Blending Korean culture and philosophy with traditional Taekwondo, Master Jung & Master Yu's school offers unique martial arts training. Our goal is to help children and adults build self-confidence,

Kreative Kids & Vicki's Dance Studio

61 Maple Ave. New City, NY

We are the best alternative to an all-day camp with the most reasonable rates! We cater to ages 16 months (diapers welcomed) to 5 years. This multi-arts program includes music with instruments, creati


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