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

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

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


If you are looking for a family outing, you can always find fun things to do in Nyack, NY, and its surrounding areas on any day. The area has so much to offer every member of the family from restaurants and outdoor recreational activities to museums and the Palisades Center. Here are some great events for kids and family-friendly things to do in Nyack, West Nyack, South Nyack, Upper Nyack, Piermont, and Grand View-on-Hudson.

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Family-Friendly Things to Do in Nyack & Nearby

Bunberry’s Coffee Shop

460 Piermont Ave., Piermont
845-398-9715
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A cookie for breakfast? Yes please. This cozy and comfy literary café is open for walk-ins and limited seating. It offers up coffee, tea, and baked goods—all of which are made in house. 

Nyack Beach State Park 

698 N. Broadway, Nyack
845-268-3020
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This 76-acre park is at the base of Hook Mountain. It’s one of the best hawk and raptor viewing areas in the U.S. Take a hike as a family and enjoy breathtaking views of the Hudson River as you look for birds flying overhead at this Registered National Natural Historical Landmark.

Piermont Marsh

Orangetown
845-889-4745
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Piermont Marsh encompasses 1,017 acres and lies at the southern edge of the village of Piermont. Cast a line and see if the fish or crab are biting at Piermont Pier (valid license required). You can go hiking, biking, or birdwatching, too. Or park at Bridge Street and enjoy a leisurely stroll along the marsh’s edge.

Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center

82 N. Broadway, Nyack
845-358-0774
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Explore the birthplace and celebrate the legacy of artist Edward Hopper at this unique art center. Not only did the house influence young Hopper’s vision, the neighborhood where he grew up did, too. You can see even more of Hopper’s world through a self-guided walking tour map.

Memorial Park

51 Piermont Ave., Nyack
845-358-0548
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This 11-acre park on the Hudson River houses a skateboard park, baseball, basketball, and a grassy field with a pavilion. Kids will love the playground with its tall slides, climbing wall, and climbing net. Come summer, cool off at the park’s tall shower-like sprinklers. You’ll also get spectacular views of the Hudson here.

Kids’ Events and Things to Do in Nyack

 

Book Your Photo Session With Santa!

WHEN: Nov. 18 - Dec. 24, See website for schedule
WHERE: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, Level One near H&M, West Nyack, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Welcome Santa to Palisades Center with a dance party, giveaways, activities, and more! The event will feature Sephora, Great American Cookies, and Color Me Mine and Queen Elsa and Olaf!

WANT TO GO? Photo packages available starting at $39.99. 845-348-1000.
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#GivingTuesday Wonder Girls Volunteer Day FREE

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 30, 6-7:30pm
WHERE: Nyack Center , 58 Depew Avenue, Nyack, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT:

Join WONDER GIRLS, for their monthly VOLUNTEER DAY at the Nyack Center in Rockland County. This event is open to girls in middle and high school. Girls under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian. Space is limited to 15 girls.

On Giving Tuesday and in partnership with Goya Cares, a global initiative to combat child trafficking, help create care packages for the holiday season that will include friendship bracelets and letters/cards. The gifts will be sent to girls who live in orphanages in Mexico and Costa Rica. Sadly, many of these girls have been victims of child trafficking, domestic violence, and abuse. The gifts from Wonder Girls will provide hope, love, and words of support.

The girls will also learn about child trafficking in the US and abroad, online poaching, and ways to protect themselves both online and in unsafe environments. They will also learn about the many organizations that help victims of child trafficking including the coalition of organizations that were created by Goya Cares, an initiative established by Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States.

Space is limited. Masks are required.

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Holiday Lights FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 4, 4-6pm
WHERE: Veterans Park, Corner of Main & Cedar Streets, Nyack, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Come out to kick off a multicultural Holiday Light Display that will brighten Nyack throughout the season. WANT TO GO? 845-353-2221.
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Affordable Art & Pottery Bazaar 2021 FREE

WHEN: Dec. 4 - 23, Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Rockland Center for the Arts, 27 S. Greenbush Rd., West Nyack, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Items for sale include hand-crafted jewelry, ceramics ready for home use, paintings, holiday ornaments and more.  WANT TO GO? 845-358-0877.
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Kids Night Out

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 4, 6-8:30pm
WHERE: Peace in Piermont, 458 Piermont Ave, Piermont, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Drop your little love off for a night of fun featuring paint + craft, board games, a talent show + end the night with glowga (glow-in-the-dark yoga) and more.  WANT TO GO? $44. 845-848-2600.
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Affordable Art & Pottery Bazaar 2021 FREE

WHEN: Dec. 4 - 22, Mondays-Saturdays, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Rockland Center for the Arts, 27 S. Greenbush Rd., West Nyack, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Browse hand-made and functional pottery, glass bowls, holiday cards, original 2-D and 3D art, jewelry and ornaments.  WANT TO GO? 845-358-0877.
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Santa Cares Sensory Friendly Experience FREE

WHEN: Dec. 5 - 12, Sundays, 9-10:30am
WHERE: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, East Court on Level One, West Nyack, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join Ekkquinox for their annual Christmas Steel Pan Concert at Palisades Center! 

WANT TO GO? 845-348-1000.
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Pet Night with Santa

WHEN: Dec. 6 - 13, Mondays, 5-7pm
WHERE: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, East Court on Level One, West Nyack, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Every member of the family should enjoy a photo with Santa! Bring your furry friend to have their picture taken for a lifetime of memories. 

*Feathers, fins, and scales not allowed. All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier.

WANT TO GO? Photo packages start at $39.99 . 845-348-1000.
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Family-Friendly Businesses in Nyack

Palisades Center

Palisades Center

1000 Palisades Center Drive West Nyack, NY

We offer an impressive selection of retail stores, services and restaurants to make your shopping experience a truly exceptional one! Pick up a Palisades Center gift card today.

Palisades Climb Adventure

Palisades Climb Adventure

4590 Palisades Center Drive, level 4 of the Palisades Center West Nyack, NY

Get ready to experience the World’s tallest indoor ropes course standing 85 feet tall. Palisades Climb Adventure combines the thrill of challenge with fun for the whole family! Located indoors on 4th

Rivertown Music & Arts Camp, Rivertown Music Studio

20 Bridge St. Nyack, NY

Rivertown Music Studio offers an intimate experience for aspiring musicians. From our boutique studio, located in the heart of downtown Nyack, we pride ourselves in offering the best private music les

Jill's Ceramics

Jill's Ceramics

180 Germonds Road West Nyack, NY

Want a unique, inexpensive, one-of-a-kind birthday party?

Rivertown Music Studio

20 Bridge St. Nyack, NY

Rivertown Music Studio offers an intimate experience for aspiring musicians. From our boutique studio, located in the heart of downtown Nyack, we pride ourselves in offering the best private music les

Lucky Strike

Lucky Strike

4662 Palisades Center Drive, 4th Floor W. Nyack, NY

Looking to treat the family to a night out in the beautiful Lower Hudson Valley? Lucky Strike combines food and fun in a festive family atmosphere. Fun at Lucky Strike means a great time for groups of

JCC Rockland

JCC Rockland

450 W. Nyack Road West Nyack, NY

We pride ourselves on our "Whole Child" approach to Early Childhood Education - we strengthen each of our children socially, emotionally, intellectually, and physically, while challenging them to reac


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Author: Stacey Feintuch is a freelance writer for print and online publications. She has written for ReadersDigest.com, BestofNJ.com, K health, The Boca Raton Observer magazine, The Bump, Care.com, Healthline, Highlights for Kids, HealthyWomen, and other outlets. She has a BA in journalism from The George Washington University and an MA in magazine journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She grew up in Morris County, NJ, and currently lives in Bergen County, NJ. A mom to two boys, you'll find her at the baseball diamond on the weekends. See More

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