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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.


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Editor's Picks for This Weekend

New York Renaissance Faire

WHEN: Aug. 21 - Oct. 3, Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day, 10am-7pm
WHERE: New York Renaissance Faire Grounds, 600 Route 17A, Tuxedo, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Travel back in time to an age of adventure to cheer for your favorite knight, meet Robin Hood, see amazing acrobats and more! WANT TO GO? $175 season pass; $29.95 adult; $13 ages 5-12; free for children younger than 5. 845-351-5171.
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Circus Vazquez

WHEN: Sep. 10 - 27, Mondays-Fridays, 7:30pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 2pm, 5pm, and 8pm
WHERE: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: See unforgettable performances with amazing acts from all over the world!  WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $25. 201-843-2121.
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Apple Cider Making

WHEN: Sep. 12 - Oct. 31, Sundays, 2-3pm or 3:30-4:30pm **NO SESSION 10/24**
WHERE: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making and then make your own apple cider.  WANT TO GO? $30 four pack member family tickets; $12 individual tickets; $8 individual tickets members. 201-568-6093.
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Toughkids and Toughman triathlon

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 25, 11am
WHERE: Welch Harriman State Park, 800 Kanawauke Road, Stony Point, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Kids can race in a triathlon just for them!  WANT TO GO? $60. 914-536-0521.
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Young (and Adult!) Explorers Nature Hike

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 25, 8:30-11am
WHERE: CCE Rockland Education Center, 10 Patriot Hills Drive, Stony Point, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT:

Discover nature, make new friends, and have fun! Look at various forms of life in the forest, from plants and trees to birds and bugs. Learn about the delicate ecosystem in which the forest exists and how various life forms interact and depend on each other for their survival. For youth ages 8-13. Parents/Guardians are invited to join a separate guided hike with Dominican College Professor, Dr. Regina Alvarez, while the youth are involved in the program.

WANT TO GO? $10 per family. 845-429-7085.
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CANCELED: Blauvelt Autumn Festival FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 25, 10:30am-4pm
WHERE: Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, 496 Western Highway, Blauvelt, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The festival is the ideal way for families to enjoy music, affordable vendors, pony rides, carnival games, raffles and more. WANT TO GO? 845-359-7327.
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Digging Up The Past FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 25, 1pm
WHERE: Sterling Forest State Park, 116 Old Forge Road, Tuxedo, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Dig for fossils and bring home a dinosaur skeleton of your very own! WANT TO GO? 845-351-5907.
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Children's Walking Tour

WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 26, 2pm
WHERE: Historical Society of the Nyacks, 46 South Broadway, Corner of South Broadway and DePew Ave., Nyack, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn about the Nyack Library, the Historical Society Museum, and Memorial Park! WANT TO GO? Suggested $10 donation. 845-418-4430.
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Wonder Girls Wellness Day

WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 26, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Varsity House Health & Performance, 337 Blaisdell Road, Orangeburg, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT:

Join a fun-filled Wonder Girls Wellness Day at Varsity House in Orangeburg, NY. This is a 3-hour in-person event packed with workshops, panel discussions, prizes, and more! Each participant will receive a swag bag filled with an event t-shirt, healthy products & services! This event is open to the public, friends, family, high school-aged kids+ (minors must be accompanied by parents/guardians)

WANT TO GO? $25; free for teens. 845-659-6506.
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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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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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Fright Fest

WHEN: Sep. 10 - Oct. 31, Fridays, 5:30pm-12am; Saturdays, 11am-12am; Sundays, 11am-10pm
WHERE: Six Flags Great Adventure, 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Dare to enter the Halloween event of the season, featuring family-friendly attractions during the day...and thrills once the sun goes down. WANT TO GO? Prices starting at $29.99. 732-928-2000.
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Xpedition Dino

WHEN: Sep. 10 - Nov. 30, See website for schedule
WHERE: Six Flags Great Adventure, 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: This prehistoric adventure features 30 life-sized dinosaurs with realistic movement and sound. WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $19.99 per person. 732-928-2000.
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Contemporary Rockland Artists Exhibit FREE

WHEN: Sep. 13 - Oct. 9, Mondays-Saturdays, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Rockland Center for the Arts, 27 S. Greenbush Rd., West Nyack, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Contemporary Rockland Artists: RoCA Faculty Exhibit celebrates its teaching artists who continually inspire students of all ages and skill levels. The exceptional faculty actively creates, teaches and exhibits throughout the Hudson Valley, and all fifty United States. They are award-winning artists, professors, grant recipients, and artists in residents who share their knowledge and talent with RoCA students. We are proud to list just a few of these accomplished teachers: Jane Chang’s Chinese Brush Paintings are based on one of the most renowned approaches to painting. It unifies what were considered the highest forms of creativity in China: painting, poetry, and calligraphy. Known as the “Three Perfections,” the painting style combines these disciplines to depict nature as a stylized extension of the emotional world of the artist. Chang studied master classes with Madame Aixinjueluo Hinyi, a descendant of the imperial Qing Dynasty, China. Marlene Krumm-Sanders’ open ceramic sculpture forms are depictions of provocative architectural abstractions that play with tension between solid and negative spaces while simultaneously creating an illusion of defying gravity, and appearing to displace weight and push volume. Grids of lines wrap their way around the exterior of the object. The final sculptures are calm and content. Sanders studied at Parsons and at the American College in Paris, France. She exhibits extensively. Eleanor Miller is a classically trained artist, having studied under Eleanor Mikus, a Vanguard Minimalist, and Bernard Aptekar, one of the original SOHO Ten Downtown at Monmouth University. She continued studies at the National Academy School of Fine Arts. Miller has exhibited extensively throughout the East Coast and is the recipient of numerous awards, including Best of Show at the Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA, the Anna Hyatt Huntington Award from the National Arts Club, and the Gamblin Artists Award from the Salmagundi Club. Masks are still required in the exhibit spaces and building for the safety of everyone. 



WANT TO GO? 845-358-0877.
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Halloween Light Show

WHEN: Sep. 17 - 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,. warm-up by the fire pits, and make your own S’mores and Hot Cocoa. WANT TO GO? $35 per car. 201-666-0472.
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PAW Patrol: Adventure Play

WHEN: Sep. 22 - May. 1, Wednesdays-Sundays, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Join the pups of PAW Patrol to answer every yelp for help and make daring rescues. WANT TO GO? At the door: $29.99; $24.99 ages 2-12; In advance: $27.99; $22.99 ages 2-12. 201-200-1000.
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Dinosaurs After Dark

WHEN: Sep. 24 - Oct. 30, Friday and Saturday, 6:45-9:30pm
WHERE: Field Station: Dinosaurs, 40 Fort Lee Road, Leonia, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Go on a lantern lit tour of the park, watch out for a hungry T-Rex, and gather around the campfire for a dinosaur sing-a-long, and more! WANT TO GO? $24.95, explorer pass; $16.95, day pass; free for children younger than 2. 855-999-9010.
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BrickFair LEGO Fan Expo

WHEN: Sep. 25 - 26, Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Meadowlands Expo Center , 355 Plaza Dr., Secaucus, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT:

BrickFair is the ultimate experience for LEGO fans. A family friendly and fun event - at BrickFair you'll find hundreds of amazing custom creations made from millions of LEGO bricks, hands-on games and activities, vendors selling all sorts of unique LEGO related items, and much much more!

WANT TO GO? $7-$14 in advance; $15 at the door; free for children 3 and younger.
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Outdoor Concert: 1960’s Commercial Music and Instrumental Rock FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 25, 2pm
WHERE: New City Library, 220 N Main St, New City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Although many of us think that the 1960's only consisted of the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix, the decade also marked the peaks of careers of great commercial musicians and arrangers like Al Hirt, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, Bert Bacharach and Henry Mancini and Ray Conniff. This program shows the lighter, instrumental side of the 1960's featuring a number of contrasting styles. (Note: this event will take place on the library's lawn, weather permitting, registration is not necessary. In case of inclement weather, this event will move inside where masks are recommended if you are not vaccinated).

WANT TO GO? 845-634-4997.
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Mid-Autumn Festival Concert by Steven Fang FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 25, 3-4:30pm
WHERE: American Dream, 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford, New Jersey
AGES: All
WHAT:

Celebrate summer at American Dream with live performances throughout the season. The Mid-Autumn Festival Concert by Steven Fang will take place in Court A.

WANT TO GO? 833-263-7326.
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Autumn Campfire and Night Hike

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 25, 6:30-8:30pm
WHERE: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly, NJ
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Explore seasonal changes, listen to stories, enjoy some s’mores, develop your night vision, play games, and listen for animals without flashlights! WANT TO GO? $15; $10 members. 201-568-6093.
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3rd New Jersey Regiment Garrison Day FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 25, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, 690 Route 9W, Fort Montgomery, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The troops of the 3rd NJ Re-enactment Regiment will conduct military drills, recreate camp life and do musket firing demonstrations. WANT TO GO? 845-446-2134.
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Edison's Fall Family Spectacular

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 25, 11am-11pm
WHERE: Amboy Ave., Held along 1011 Amboy Ave., Waltuma Ave. to Jackson Ave. , Edison, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Bring the kids to this family event for kiddie rides, games, face painting, sand art, live music, remote control car track and much more! WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for rides and goods.
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Garfield's Fall Family Street Fest

WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 26, 10am-5pm
WHERE: City of Garfield and the Garfield Events Committee, 500 Midland Ave., Krakow Street to Elizabeth Street, Garfield, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Come out for music, shopping, kiddied rides, demonstrations and more! WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for rides and goods.
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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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