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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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Editor's Picks for This Weekend

Peace in Piermont: Family Yoga

WHEN: May. 22 - Sep. 25, Saturday, 10-10:45am
WHERE: Parelli Park, 545 Piermont Avenue , Piermont, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Foster and deepen the connection you have with yourself and your loved one, exercise, and meet other local gems from our community. WANT TO GO? $22. 845-848-2600.
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Orange County Fair

WHEN: Jul. 15 - Aug. 1, Thursdays and Fridays, 4pm-11pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 12-11pm
WHERE: Orange County Fair Speedway, 239 Wisner Ave. , Middletown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Make it a day at the fiar and see one of the grandstand shows, taste some of the delicious fair food, or take a spin on one of their all new rides! WANT TO GO? Admission: $10; $7 seniors 65 and older and children 7-12; free admission for children 6 and younger. Rides: $30 unlimited rides, price per ride ticket starts at $1.50 each. 845-343-4826.
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Dino Safari

WHEN: Jul. 16 - Aug. 8, Wednesdays-Sundays, 10am-9pm
WHERE: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT:

Visit Arena STEM's kids amusement center for activities including drone flying, pen art, mechanics, robot building, race car building and more! Register now and get 20% off 3 tickets ($39 value) to use on all activities, including race cars, speed boats, and drone flying.

WANT TO GO? $49.95 per reg. vehicle (up to 7 occupants); $59.95 per large vehicle up to 7ft wide x 9ft tall x 20ft long (8+ occupants). 201-843-2121.
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Kids Night Out

WHEN: Jul. 24 - Aug. 7, Saturdays, 6-8:30pm
WHERE: Peace in Piermont, 458 Piermont Ave. , Piermont, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT:

Drop your little love off for a night of fun! Weather permitting, kids�will adventure around Piermont, paint + craft, play board games, have a talent show + end the night with glowga (glow-in-the-dark yoga) + a guided meditation! Ages 2-12.

WANT TO GO? $44. 845-848-2600.
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Fright Fest Preview – Big Top Terror: Forgotten Carnival 3-D

WHEN: Jul. 31 - Sep. 8, Saturdays, 10am-10pm; Sundays-Fridays, 10am-9pm
WHERE: Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari, 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Experience a taste of the thrilling return of Fright Fest! WANT TO GO? $5 plus Six Flags admission: $30.99-$79.99. 732-928-2000.
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Even More Weekend Fun

Orangetown Suffragist Exhibit FREE

WHEN: Sep. 10 - Dec. 28, Tuesdays and Fridays, 10am-2pm; Sundays 1-4pm
WHERE: Orangetown Historical Museum and Archives, 196 Chief Bill Harris Way, Orangeburg, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The fight for American women to get the right to vote was fought on many fronts - including Orangetown. Learn about this fascinating movement within the context of how women lived and were perceived at the time as the museum celebrates 100 years of women's suffrage. Admission is free; donations graciously accepted.

WANT TO GO? 845-398-1302.
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Joey G's Nyack Food Tours

WHEN: Apr. 17 - Sep. 4, Saturdays, 11:30am
WHERE: CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP, 48 Burd St., Suite 101, Nyack, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy tastes from local culinary landmarks, and learn about Nyack, its chefs, creatives, and entrepreneurs. WANT TO GO? $45. 313-510-4473.
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Artpark & Company presents SONIC TRAILS A Visionary Season of Free Site Reactive Audio Experiences FREE

WHEN: May. 15 - Sep. 30, All Day
WHERE: Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park , 450 South 4th Street Lewiston, NY 14092, Lewiston, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Artpark & Company presents SONIC TRAILS, a visionary season of free site reactive audio experiences presented in a mobile app designed by The Holladay Brothers, curated and co-produced by Sozo Creative from May 15 - September 30, 2021. With a hyper-local and equally global perspective, Sozo Creative and Artpark have brought together some of the most influential BIPOC voices in music – the Holladay Brothers, Kronos Quartet, Rhiannon Giddens and Yo-Yo Ma, Indigenous artists curated by Michele-Elise Burnett, and DJ Spooky – to cultivate aural experiences exploring the unique geological and historic site of the Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park located on Niagara Gorge located just seven miles from the Niagara Falls. Throughout the summer, audiences will have the opportunity to explore Artpark to the accompaniment of a variety of artistic worlds for free, right in their own pockets – an immersive choose-your-own-adventure.

WANT TO GO? 646-765-4773.
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Mercer County 4‑H Fair FREE

WHEN: Jul. 31 - Aug. 1, Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Howell Living History Farm, 70 Woodens Ln., Lambertville, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: The fair includes animal shows and exhibits, homemade ice cream, hay rides, pony rides, music, magic shows, and farm tours. WANT TO GO? 609-989-6830.
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83rd Annual Warren County Farmers' Fair

WHEN: Jul. 31 - Aug. 7, Monday-Friday, 3-10pm; Saturdays and Sunday, 12-10pm
WHERE: Warren County Farmers, 1350 Strykers Road, Phillipsburg, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy hot air balloon rides, eat cotton candy on a carnival midway, get down-and-dirty in a Mud Bog competition, and more at the 83rd Annual Warren County Farmers' Fair! WANT TO GO? $9; $5 ages 6-12; free for children 5 and younger. 908-859-6563.
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Middlesex County Fair

WHEN: Aug. 2 - 8, Monday-Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday, 11am-11pm; Sunday, 11am-10pm
WHERE: Middlesex County Fair Grounds, 655 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Ride the rides, browse homemade goods, indulge in some traditional fair food and entertainment and more! WANT TO GO? $10; $4 ages 3-12 and 65 and older; free for children younger than 2. Admission: $10; $4 ages 3-12 and 65 and older; free for children younger than 2. $25 ride bracelet special valid for day purchased, on Saturday bracelet is only valid until 4pm. $45 Mega Bracelet Multi-Day Pass- does not include admission. Single ride tickets are $1, $20 for 24 tickets, and $50 for 64 tickets. . 732-257-8858.
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Ulster County Fair

WHEN: Aug. 3 - 8, Tuesday, 4-10pm; Wednesday-Thursday, 10am-10pm; Friday-Saturday, 10am-11pm; Sunday, 10am-8pm
WHERE: Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

This family-fun tradition since 1886 features midway rides and games for all ages, live music and entertainment, truck and tractor pulls, horse shows, livestock shows, exhibits and demonstrations, Wednesday night fireworks and favorite fair food. Unlimited midway rides, entertainment and parking are included with fair admission. Daily entertainment includes the Circus Shane Show, Robinson's Racing Pigs, the Belmont Magic Show, Goodnow Family Farm Petting Zoo, champion chainsaw carver Josh Landry, and "Ultimate Stilt Walker" Carrie McQueen. Headline concert acts are Sass and Brass with Daryl Magill (7:30 pm Tuesday); Neal McCoy (8 pm Wednesday); Emily Ann Roberts (8 pm Thursday); The Swon Brothers (8 pm Friday); Roots and Boots Tour (featuring Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye; 8 pm Saturday); and Exile (5:30 pm Sunday). Other events include the Garden Tractor Pull (6 pm Tuesday); Mini Horse Pull (noon Wednesday); Truck Pull (7:30 pm Thursday); Tractor Pull (6 pm Friday); Gymkhana (noon Saturday); and Baby Contest (11 am Sunday). On Tuesday, Carload Night, pay-one-price admission is $50 per vehicle for up to 8 occupants. POP admission Wednesday - Sunday is $17 for adults and children 36 inches and taller. Admission on Thursday is free until 4 pm for seniors 62 years and older with proof of age.



WANT TO GO? Pay-one-price admission: $50 per carload on Aug. 3; $17 per person Aug. 4-8. 845-255-1380.
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Electric Violinist at American Dream FREE

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2-6pm
WHERE: American Dream, 1 American Dream Way, The Garden at American Dream, East Rutherford, New Jersey
AGES: All
WHAT:

Celebrate summer at American Dream with live performances throughout the season. Joe Deninzon- Electric Violinist.

WANT TO GO? 833-263-7326.
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Jawonio Night at Rockland Boulders

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 6, 6:30pm, doors; 7pm, First Pitch
WHERE: Provident Bank Park, One Provident Park Drive, Pomona, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Come out for a fun night with the whole family at the Rockland Boulders game against Equip Quebec. Jawonio will also be throwing out the first pitch and one of the talented program participants will also sing the National Anthem. A portion of the ticket will be donated to Jawonio and benefit its mental health services. Let's Hit a Homerun for Jawonio!

WANT TO GO? $15 . 845-364-0009.
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Northlandz Car & Music Show at Flemington New Jersey

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 7, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Northlandz The World's Largest Miniature Wonderland & Museum, 495 US-202, Flemington, New Jersey
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join the Northlandz Classic car & Music Concert event to see over 75 classic cars, relax and listen to great music! Take a fun outdoor train ride, and enjoy the food from the food trucks which will be available on site. Bring the whole family and enjoy a great time! The car show is free. Live music is included in Northlandz Ticket. Northlandz will also be offering their inside tour of over 100 bridges and 400 tunnels.  And of course, lots of trains! Over 60 trains run at the same time.  See the famous airport scene and the Christmas Village too, as well as the famous doll museum!  They follow COVID-19; Rules, masks must be worn and social distancing practiced. Rain Date is Sunday 8th August.

WANT TO GO? $25-$30. 908-782-4022.
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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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