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Things to Do with Kids in Rockland County this Weekend

Things to Do with Kids in Rockland County this Weekend

Plan a fun weekend for your family in Rockland and Bergen counties!


Enjoy these fun weekend activities with your kids in Rockland County. Start planning your weekend now.


Editor's Picks for This Weekend

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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Kids Night Out / Glow-in-the-Dark-Yoga

WHEN: Aug. 6 - 27, Satudays, 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 with paint & craft, board games, talent show, glow-in-the-dark yoga, and a guided meditation! WANT TO GO? 845-848-2600.
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Bounce The Mall

WHEN: Aug. 13 - 28, Saturdays, 10:30am-7pm; Sunday, 11am-6:30pm
WHERE: The Mills at Jersey Gardens , 651 Kapkowski Road, Elizabeth, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT:

Produced by XL Event Lab, the Bounce The Mall tour is bringing colorful, inflatable fun to many of the most well-attended malls on the globe, thanks to an exclusive collaboration with Simon. This immersive family attraction contains eight different interactive inflatables that are sure to put a bounce in your step. The traveling assortment of bounce houses includes the largest ball pit on the planet; a silent disco dome with live DJs, lights, and special effects; Sports Slam, a customized sports arena; tons of selfie stations to capture the bouncy spectacle; and so much more! From the largest ball pit on the planet to an inflatable silent disco dome, Bounce The Mall offers tremendously entertaining attractions for every age!

 

WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $21.
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Summer Festival of Fun

WHEN: Aug. 17 - 21, Thursday, 7-11pm; Friday, 6-11pm; Saturday and Sunday, 5-11pm
WHERE: St. Philip the Apostle , 488 Saddle River Road, Saddle Brook, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Parish Festival brings families amusement rides, games of chance, raffles and a great variety of food. The Festival gives the people of the parish and neighbors a chance to meet each other in a fun-filled atmosphere. The Festival is also an important fundraising event in the life of the parish. 

 

WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for rides..
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Back to School Back in Business Festival FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 20, 12-4pm
WHERE: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Celebrate the end of summer with popcorn, cotton candy, face painting, music, crafts and more!

WANT TO GO? 845-348-1000.
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Picnic Blanket Weaving

WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 21, 1-3pm
WHERE: Storm King Art Center , 1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Weave together colorful fabric pieces and create your own picnic blanket. Use it during your day at the Art Center!

WANT TO GO? $23-$110 based on number of passenger in vehicle; Children younger than 5 not included in passenger count. 845-534-3115.
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176th Dutchess County Fair

WHEN: Aug. 23 - 28, Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-10pm; Sunday, 10am-8pm
WHERE: Dutchess Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Avenue, GPS Address: (Gate #1 Entrance) 6636 Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The 176th Dutchess County Fair is back! There’s entertainment around every corner of the 150+ acre, beautifully landscaped Fairgrounds. Take in the bounty of the Hudson Valley with over 1000 livestock, hundreds of delicious food vendors, unparalleled shopping and of course the best carnival rides to thrill all ages.  Each night, enjoy world-class concerts in our Grandstand, as well as a rodeo on the weekend.   There’s something for everyone!  Advance discount tickets available for admission, ride-all-day wristbands and concerts 

WANT TO GO? In advance: $13.50, free admission for children 11 and younger, $25 ride all day wristbands; At the gate: $18 admission, $30 ride all day wristbands; Wednesday only $12 admission for seniors 65 and older and military with ID. 845-876-4000.
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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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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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Sunflowers, Sunsets, and Ciders at Alstede Farms

WHEN: Aug. 12 - 19, Fridays, 5pm
WHERE: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Ln., Chester, New Jersey
AGES: All
WHAT:

Celebrate summer by attending the Sunflowers, Sunset, and Ciders Event! Enjoy live music, hard cider and wine tastings by Tomasello Winery, all outdoors under the beautiful evening sky. Traverse through the “Blooming Giants” sunflower fields while enjoying delicious food & tasty snacks available from The Hen House. Treat yourself to homemade ice cream, featuring seasonal flavors while soaking up the rural farm atmosphere at night. Food, hard cider and wine tastings, will be available for purchase throughout the event. 

WANT TO GO? $15.99. 908-879-7189.
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Friday Fun @ the VILLAGE BRANCH FREE

WHEN: Aug. 19 - 26, Fridays, 4-5pm
WHERE: Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch, 85 Main Street, Haverstraw, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT:

For ages 7 and up. Friday Fun at the Village - Play video games on the big screen, or other fun activities! No registration is required. A limited number of people may be allowed in the room at one time. Masks are requested, but not required.

WANT TO GO? 845-429-3445.
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Orangetown Pack the Park Summer Concert Series FREE

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 19, 7:45pm
WHERE: Veteran's Memorial Park, 81 Hunt Rd. , Orangeburg, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The disco phenomenon known as Boogie Fever is headed to Orangetown. Boogie Fever plays all the top disco hits of the 70's with an amazing fully costumed stage show.  WANT TO GO? 845-359-6503.
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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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