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Things to Do with Kids in Rockland County this Weekend

Things to Do with Kids in Rockland County this Weekend

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Weekly Magic The Gathering Draft

WHEN: Jan. 7 - Jun. 24, Fridays, 6pm
WHERE: Dragon Den & Dungeon Hall, 102 Main Street , Nyack, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Veterans of the game and newcomers alike are invited to pass around packs of cards and build a deck on the fly to participate in a Swiss tournament for a chance at prizes! WANT TO GO? $20 . 845-271-5481.
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Toddler Time

WHEN: Jan. 8 - Jun. 25, Saturdays, 10-11am
WHERE: Bounce! Trampoline Sports, 612 Corporate Way, Valley Cottage, NY
AGES: 0-2
WHAT: During Toddler Time, your child gets to use the entire facility in a quieter environment just for their age group. WANT TO GO? $12 per toddler; parents jump free. 845-268-4000.
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Minecraft: The Exhibition

WHEN: Feb. 18 - Sep. 5, Wednesdays-Sundays, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: This massive exhibition celebrates creative expression, community crafting, and the quest to build a better world—both inside and outside the game. WANT TO GO? $8 plus admission: at the door: $29.99; $24.99 ages 2-12; an advance: $27.99; $22.99 ages 2-12. 201-200-1000.
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WHEN: Mar. 19 - Jun. 25, Saturdays, 11-11:30am and 1-1:30pm
WHERE: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Come out and see the best of Broadway for kids every Saturday featuring songs and scenes from hit Broadway shows. WANT TO GO? Admission is free; $10 VIP Option. 201-843-2121.
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Kingdom Faire

WHEN: Apr. 30 - Jun. 26, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-7pm; Memorial Day, 11am-7pm
WHERE: Kingdom Faire Fairgrounds, 600 Lee Blvd., Yorktown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Experience this immersive live event featuring original performances, music, acts, shopping, games, and more! WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $23 for adults and $15 ages 5-12; free for children 4 and younger.
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The Pigeon Comes to Jersey City!

WHEN: May. 21 - Sep. 5, Thursdays and Fridays, 10am-4pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate the art and characters author and illustrator, Mo Willems, with this hands on exhibit.  WANT TO GO? Included with admission: $27.99; $22.99 ages 2-12; $29.99; $24.99 ages 2-12 when purchased in advance. 201-200-1000.
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State Fair Meadowlands

WHEN: Jun. 23 - Jul. 10, Monday and Tuesday, 6pm-12am; Wednesday, 5pm-12am; Thursday, 6pm-12am; Friday, 6pm-1am; Saturday, 2pm-1am; Sunday, 2pm-12am
WHERE: Meadowlands, Meadowlands Fairgrounds, East Rutherford, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: With over 100 rides, free shows, and 50 food options, this Fair has something for all ages. WANT TO GO? $38.99. 201-355-5911.
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The Sixth Annual Lake DeForest Day

WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 25, 8:30am
WHERE: Lake DeForest, 41 Strawtown Road, New City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Lake DeForest Day is a family-friendly day of paddling and appreciating beautiful Lake DeForest in New City, NY. Take part in the Family Walk and 5K Fun Run over the causeway at Lake DeForest! The event is a fundraiser for Hackensack Riverkeeper and Keep Rockland Beautiful. The day will feature the always-entertaining Supervisor's Race and several open paddle sessions.

Schedule: Check-in begins 30 min. prior to each time slot 8:30 am: Supervisors Challenge 9:00 am: Opening Ceremony 9:30 am - 11:00 am: Family Walk and 5K Fun Run 9:30 am - 11:00 am: Kayak/Canoe Session 1 (rental) 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Bring your own Kayak/Canoe Session 1 11:30 am - 1:00 pm: Kayak/Canoe Session 2 (rental) 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm: Kayak/Canoe Session 3 (rental) 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm: Bring your own Kayak/Canoe Session 2 * In the unlikely event Lake DeForest Day is canceled due to extremely inclement weather, you may use your donation towards another paddling event, special paddles, or at either of their paddling centers.

Venue/Parking and Check-in: Parking and check-in for the event will be at the New City Little League field: 41 Strawtown Road, New City, NY 10956, near the intersection of Strawtown Road and Fringe Court. Turn-by-turn directions here. From the field, it's a short walk along the waterfront to the kayak launch/walk starting point. Shuttle buses will also be provided to take people to and from the field. Folks with their own boats must also check in at New City Little League Field before driving to the boat drop area.

WANT TO GO? $10-$60.
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Broadway in the Bricks Jr: Disney Day

WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 25, 10-11:30am
WHERE: The Newark Museum of Art, 49 Washington St., Newark, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT:

Broadway in the Bricks Jr. is a kid-friendly series that introduces families to the magic of Broadway. Local performers will sing, dance, and celebrate songs from the wonderful world of Disney. The show will feature scenes and songs inspired by musicals like Encanto, Moana, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and more. The show will feature scenes and songs inspired by musicals like Frozen, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Alladin and more. Sing along and meet your favorite Disney characters! Come dressed up in costume for a chance to win a special prize. Your concert ticket will give you free access to the Museum for a whole day of family-friendly programs, including MakerSpace, Planetarium shows, Creative Play (3-5 years old), and Family Drop-In (5-10 years old).

WANT TO GO? $12-$15. 973-596-6550.
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International Mud Day

WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 25, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, 100 Muser Dr., Cornwall, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT:

Welcome Summer with a mud-riffic day of play in Grasshopper Grove! Join children in dozens of countries around the globe in celebrating this day of splashing, rolling, squishing, sliding, and appreciating nature and the great outdoors!  Be sure to bring a towel, a change of clothes, and your imagination! 

WANT TO GO? Included with admission: $5; free for members. 845-534-5506.
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Even More Weekend Fun

Bethel Woods Special Exhibit & Art Fair

WHEN: Apr. 1 - Dec. 31, 10am-5pm, daily
WHERE: Museum at Bethel Woods, 200 Hurd Rd, Bethel, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Museum at Bethel Woods, located on the grounds of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair, is excited to announce the opening of its 2022 Special Exhibit, & Art Fair, which takes a look into elements of Woodstock that don't often take center stage. This interactive and engaging display highlights the forgotten elements that hold great significance in the overall narrative of Woodstock. The gallery will showcase current research work done by the museum's team and showcase pieces made for and at Woodstock by artists, organizers, and festival attendees. The museum has been hosting Special Exhibits for the past 13 years with themes ranging from unique artifact collections to diverse art galleries. Admission to the Special Exhibit is included in the ticket to The Museum at Bethel Woods, or $5 standalone. 



WANT TO GO? $5. 800-653-8000.
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Big Risks: Creative Discoveries FREE

WHEN: Apr. 23 - Jun. 25, Saturdays by appointment and April 23, 1-5pm; May 21 and 22, 12-6pm; Saturdays by appointment
WHERE: Garner Arts Center, 55 W Railroad Ave., West Haverstraw, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Big Risks: Creative Discoveries presents sculptures by Peter Strasser. WANT TO GO? 845-947-7108.
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Ramsey Farmers' Market FREE

WHEN: May. 1 - Nov. 27, 9am-2pm
WHERE: Ramsey Farmers' Market, Erie Plaza train station 2 West Main St., Ramsey, New Jersey
AGES: All
WHAT: Browse this non profit "pay it forward" farmers market that features over 50 local farmers and food purveyors. WANT TO GO? 201-675-6866.
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Children's Summer Reading Kickoff FREE

WHEN: Friday, Jun. 24, 2-5pm
WHERE: Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library, 10 W. Ramapo Road, Garnerville, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT:

Summer Reading Club kickoff! Acrobat show at 3:30 pm.

WANT TO GO? 845-786-3800.
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Children's Summer Reading Kickoff FREE

WHEN: Friday, Jun. 24, 2-5pm
WHERE: Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library, 10 W. Ramapo Road, Garnerville, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT:

Summer Reading Club kickoff! Li Liu's Acrobat show at 3:30 pm, with fun activities happening from 2:00 - 5:00 pm.

WANT TO GO? 845-786-3800.
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Children's Summer Reading Kickoff @ the Village Branch FREE

WHEN: Friday, Jun. 24, 2-5pm
WHERE: Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch, 85 Main St., Haverstraw, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT:

Summer Reading Club kickoff! A Magic Show at 4:00 pm, with fun activities happening from 2:00 - 5:00 pm.

WANT TO GO? 845-429-3445.
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Children's Summer Reading Kickoff FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 25, 1-4pm
WHERE: Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library, 10 W. Ramapo Road, Garnerville, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT:

Summer Reading Club kickoff - fun and games from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.

WANT TO GO? 845-786-3800.
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Rhinebeck Crafts Festival

WHEN: Jun. 25 - 26, Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6636 Spring Brook Avenue (Route 9), Rhinebeck, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This experience is a celebration of all things handmade which includes unique contemporary craft and art, gourmet specialty foods, tastings from Hudson Valley distilleries and wineries, craft demonstrations and family activities. WANT TO GO? $10; $9 seniors 62 and older; $4 children 6-16; free for children younger than 6. 845-331-7900.
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Palisades Community POP UP Sale

WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 25, 9am-3pm
WHERE: Palisades Community Center, 675 Oak Tree Road, Palisades, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

An eclectic mix of Antiques and Vintage, brand new items and crafts. Lots of furniture, (beautiful drop leaf tables and leather sofas), housewares, rugs, lamps, linens, framed art prints, books, records and CD's, women's clothing, straw hats, kids toys and much more! Balthazar Bakery and heirloom plants from Bumps & Co. Outdoor and inside. Kids Craft table and sidewalk chalk. For more information, e-mail [email protected]

WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 845-359-3988.
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We love weekends because they allow us to spend quality time with our kids, whether with a fun day trip to a nearby family-friendly destination or a family day of fun that's close to home in Rockland County or Bergen County, NJ. There’s lots to do this weekend with your family, from concerts and performances to museum exhibits, shows, crafts activities, seasonal events, parades, and more, so you're sure to find the perfect thing to do with your family in Rockland or Bergen this weekend. Look no further for ideas and plan your weekend with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly (in-person and virtual) events happening in and around Rockland County, including family fun in Nanuet, Haverstraw, Garnerville, Nyack, Warwick, Palisades, Montgomery, New City, and West Nyack, as well as awesome family fun in Bergen County, NJ, including things to do in Hillsdale, Paramus, Englewood, Ramsey, and nearby Jersey City. Browse our calendar for hundreds of things to do each month, and check out our weekend roundups for WestchesterLong IslandManhattanBrooklyn, and Queens!

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