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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!


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New York Renaissance Faire

WHEN: Aug. 27 - Oct. 9, Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day, 10am-7pm
WHERE: Renaissance Faire, Tuxedo Park, 600 NY-17A, Tuxedo Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Travel back in time to cheer for your favorite knight at the Joust Tournament, meet Robin Hood and his Merry Band, see amazing acrobats, magical fairies, swashbuckling pirates, and more!  WANT TO GO? $35; $30 seniors 62 and older and military; $18 ages 5-12; free for children younger than 5. 845-351-5174.
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Nickelodeon Universe: Nickelodeon BOOniverse!

WHEN: Sep. 23 - Oct. 21, Monday-Thursday, 12-7pm; Friday, 12-9pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11am-10pm
WHERE: American Dream, 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT:

Discover costumed characters, Halloween dance parties, spooky parades, autumnal arts and crafts, Halloween surprises, and more!

WANT TO GO? $59-$79. 833-263-7326.
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Brick-or-Treat

WHEN: Sep. 24 - Oct. 30, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-6pm
WHERE: LEGOLAND New York Resort, One Legoland Blvd., Goshen, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Brick-or-Treat will bewitch LEGOLAND® New York Resort with tons of candy, an all-new show line up, never-before-seen exclusive LEGO® characters, and more! WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $67.99. 845-410-0290.
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3rd Annual Children's Book Festival FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 1, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Borough Hall Lawn , 1 Harding Plaza, Glen Rock, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Glen Rock Guild is bringing the 3rd Annual Children's Book Festival to Glen Rock in partnership with The Curious Reader! The festival will feature popular children's authors for a day of family fun and storytelling. Come meet your favorite illustrators, support local businesses, and more.

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9/11 Rockland County 21st Anniversary Event - A Family Day to Remember-Reflect-Educate

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 1, 10am-8pm
WHERE: Germonds Park, 185 Germonds Road, West Nyack, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Foley Family of Rockland County, along with the 9/11 Education Foundation and the Town of Clarkstown, is hosting a family day event to mark the 21st anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and to bring attention to the ongoing consequences felt by families who are still suffering from the effects. The event, 9/11 – Reflection – Education – Remembrance, is aimed at honoring the heroes lost during and after that tragic day and promoting education, reflection, and remembrance around 9/11. The 9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit will be onsite for people to tour throughout the event. An opening ceremony will take place at noon. The event will also include onsite vendors and sponsor tables, family activities including corn hole and mini golf tournaments, children’s games and face painting, as well as food trucks and a wine and beer tent. There will also be live music featuring several bands including Hillbilly Parade, Midnight Special, Ship of Fools and Big Smooth. All proceeds from the event benefit the 9/11 Education Foundation. To find out more, email [email protected] 

WANT TO GO? A suggested donation of $30 per family. 845-627-3000.
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Oktoberfest

WHEN: Oct. 1 - 23, Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5pm
WHERE: Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, Exit 17 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway , Bear Mountain, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy beer, delicious food, live music, and fun activities for all ages. WANT TO GO? $35-$150. 845-786-2731.
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Sustainability Walk and Showcase

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 2, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Congers Lake Memorial Park, 6 Gilchrest Road, Congers, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy a day of fun nature inspired activities and learn about environmentally friendly products and services. WANT TO GO? $10 suggested donation; free admission for children younger than 18. 845-429-7085.
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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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Friday Fun @ the VILLAGE BRANCH FREE

WHEN: Sep. 2 - 30, Fridays, 4-5pm
WHERE: Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch, 85 Main St., 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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Meditate with Mandalas FREE

WHEN: Sep. 10 - Nov. 19, Saturdays, 1-2pm
WHERE: Nyack Library, 59 South Broadway, Nyack, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT:

For grades 9-12. Zen out while you color different mandala sheets, and listen to relaxing music. This is a great way to relieve stress from your busy week!

WANT TO GO? 845-358-3370.
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Apple Cider Making

WHEN: Sep. 11 - Oct. 23, Sundays, 2pm and 3:30pm
WHERE: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making and experience one of the original ways of making fresh, crisp apple cider!  WANT TO GO? $12; $8 members; $40 member family max 6 participants. 201-568-6093.
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GAME ON! Middle School Board Game Club FREE

WHEN: Sep. 11 - Nov. 20, Sundays, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Nyack Library, 59 South Broadway, Nyack, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT:

For grades 6-8. Connect 4, Monopoly, Uno, and more! Enjoy old favorites and learn how to play games you haven't tried before.

WANT TO GO? 845-358-3370.
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Halloween Light Show

WHEN: Sep. 16 - Oct. 31, Sundays-Thursdays 7-9pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 7-9:30pm
WHERE: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Take your vehicle on a guided tour through 32 acres of brilliant Halloween light displays, enjoy farm fresh goodies in the retail farm market, warm-up by the fire pits, make your own s’mores and hot coco. WANT TO GO? $35 per car. 201-666-0472.
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Fright Fest

WHEN: Sep. 16 - Oct. 31, Fridays, 5:30-11pm; Saturdays, 6-10pm; Sundays, 6-9pm
WHERE: Six Flags Great Adventure, 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Experience Six Flags like never before...if you dare! Ride thrilling roller coasters when the sun gows down and the ghouls come out! Recommended for Guests 13 and Over. No Costumes for Guests Over 12. No Park Re-Entry After 7:00 pm. WANT TO GO? Starting at $49.99. 732-928-2000.
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Kids Boo Fest

WHEN: Sep. 17 - Oct. 30, Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Six Flags Great Adventure, 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore all your family favorite coasters and park rides together, travel the Trick-or-Treat trail, and more at this festive Halloween event. WANT TO GO? Starting at $49.99. 732-928-2000.
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The Harmfulnes of Tobacco

WHEN: Sep. 30 - Oct. 7, Fridays, 5:30pm
WHERE: Gardent at Hopper House Museum & Study Center, 82 North Broadway, Nyack, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT:

A rarely performed gem by Anton Chekhov - A music concert being given and a middle aged man, who suffers from unluckiness, has been instructed by his wife to give a charity lecture on The Harmfulness of Tobacco. He is nervous, very nervous. Running time is 60 minutes. 



WANT TO GO? $45. 833-681-4800.
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Playtime Storytime FREE

WHEN: Friday, Sep. 30, 10:30-11:15am
WHERE: Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library, 10 W. Ramapo Rd. , Garnerville, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Enjoy stories and songs, sensory story time with cool activities, Fun with Non-Fiction, and more.  WANT TO GO? 845-786-3800 .
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R.E.A.D. to a Dog FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 1, 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library Main Branch, 10 West Ramapo Road, Garnerville, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT:

For ages 5 & up. Sign up for a 15 minute session to read one-on-one to a therapy dog! Registration is open for everyone. Call to register.

WANT TO GO? 845-786-3800.
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Dinosaurs After Dark

WHEN: Oct. 1 - 29, Fridays and Saturday, 7-9:30pm
WHERE: Field Station: Dinosaurs, 40 Fort Lee Road, Leonia, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT:

A spooky, funny and thrilling adventure for the whole family featuring a lantern lit tour of the park! But watch out! The trails are dark and there’s a hungry T-Rex lurking in the shadows. A fearless Dinosaur Wrangler will lead a Tyrannosaurus Hunt along the Field Station’s darkened trails with a stop at every dinosaur and a few surprises along the way. At the end of the night, everyone will gather around the campfire for a dinosaur sing-a-long, roasted marshmallows and hot chocolate!

WANT TO GO? $24. 855-999-9010.
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Crafty Critters

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 1, 2-3pm
WHERE: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly , New Jersey
AGES: All
WHAT:

Meet a live animal and explore your creative and crafty side! After an up close visit with one of Tenafly Nature Center's Animal Ambassadors, we'll utilize our imaginations and create an artistic version of our new animal friend. A perfect activity for both adults and children 4 and up who looking to explore their artistic side. 

WANT TO GO? $12; $8 members. 201-568-6093.
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School of Rock Orangeburg's House Band at American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Walk FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 1, 10am
WHERE: Rockland Lake State Park, Valley Cottage, Valley Cottage , NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The School of Rock Orangeburg House Band is comprised of the most dedicated and talented students that attend School of Rock Orangeburg. They play well known Rock songs by bands that include: AC/DC, The Killers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Van Halen, Green Day, Blink 182, Journey, Aerosmith, and More!

WANT TO GO? 914-400-6028.
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Phoenix Live Performing Arts Festival: The Skin of Our Teeth

WHEN: Oct. 1 - 16, Saturdays and Sundays, 2pm
WHERE: The Marydell Center, 640 N Midland Ave., Nyack, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Maggie and George have been married 5,000 years. George invented the wheel, and together with their family, they triumph over seemingly insurmountable challenges - the Ice Age, mammoths and dinosaurs, the Big Flood and a World War. WANT TO GO? $45. 833-681-4800.
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Academy of the Holy Angels Upper School Open House FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 2, 10am-2pm
WHERE: The Academy of the Holy Angels, 315 Hillside Avenue, Demarest, New Jersey
AGES: 5-8, 13-17
WHAT:

Eighth grade girls and transfer students: The opportunity you’ve been waiting for is here! Take a closer look at the Academy of the Holy Angels AHA Upper School Open House. Be sure to arrive with your parent or guardian. Registration is required. You will need to sign up for a specific time slot between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. This is their best-attended event of the year, so remember to reserve your space today. When you arrive, you will receive a comprehensive overview of the AHA Upper School as administrators, faculty, and staff discuss AHA’s mission and culture, curriculum, daily schedule, co-curricular and extracurricular offerings, and more. Learn about the application process, and scholarship and financial aid opportunities directly from the admissions team. Take a personalized tour of the beautiful Holy Angels campus with an Angel Ambassador, a friendly and knowledgeable current student. These tours allow you to get a firsthand look at “a day in the life” of an Angel, and have all of your questions answered in a relaxed setting. Founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1879, the Academy of the Holy Angels is the oldest private girls’ school in Bergen County. While AHA is steeped in Catholic tradition, this prestigious school serves young women from many cultural and religious backgrounds. 

WANT TO GO? 201-768-7822.
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Tree Scavenger Hunt

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 2, 10-11am
WHERE: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave, Tenafly , New Jersey
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT:

Enjoy the start of fall with this fun filled program for adults and families with children 4 and up. This program is in support of a local Girl Scout as she pursues her Gold Award. Proceeds from this program will go to support her efforts to build a new educational display all about trees. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Program will be held entirely outdoors, so please dress appropriately. In the event of inclement weather the program will be canceled. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. 

WANT TO GO? $15; $10 members. 201-568-6093.
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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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