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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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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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Six Flags Summer Vibes Festival

WHEN: Jul. 14 - Aug. 14, 10:30am-9pm, daily
WHERE: Six Flags Great Adventure, 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson Township, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Experience six colorfully themed areas filled with magic and wonder!  WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $44.99.
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Ulster County Fair

WHEN: Aug. 2 - 7, 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 for all ages, interactive Cowboy Circus, racing pigs, a petting zoo, mini-circus, truck and tractor pulls, horse pulls, livestock and horse shows, "Ultimate Stilt Walker" Carrie McQueen, Wednesday night fireworks, Baby Contest, exhibits, demonstrations, favorite fair food, and concerts.  WANT TO GO? Tuesday, $50 carload; Wednesday-Sunday, $20 at the gate and $18 online with free admission for children under 36 inches tall (rides not included). FREE admission for ages 62 and older Wednesday-Thursday until 4pm. 845-255-1380.
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Super Stars of Science with Geologist Marc Rogoff

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 6, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Field Station: Dinosaurs, 40 Fort Lee Road, Leonia, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT:

Examine fossils of native New Jersey residents from twelve thousand to over one billion years ago with Environmental Education Specialist from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Marc Rogoff. A hands-on activity will allow participants to identify (and keep) the fossils they find. 

WANT TO GO? Included with admission: $17.75. 855-999-9010.
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Bear Mountain Native American Celebration

WHEN: Aug. 6 - 7, Saturday, 11am-8pm; Sunday, 11am-7pm
WHERE: Anthony Wayne Rec. Area, Harriman State Park, Palisades Interstate Pkwy at Bear Mountain, Stony Point, New York
AGES: All
WHAT: See indigenous performing groups from the Americas along with artists, vendors, crafts, jewelry, food and more! WANT TO GO? $15; $10 seniors 65 and older, children 6-12, and students with ID; free for children 5 and younger. Available online only: $45 Family 4-Packs (for 2 adults & 2 children ages 6-12).
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Lake Tappan Paddle Day

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 6, 8am–3:30pm
WHERE: Lake Tappan , Washington Avenue North , Old Tappan, NJ
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Explore scenic Lake Tappan by kayak or canoe while supporting a good cause,. WANT TO GO? $30-$60. 201-968-0808.
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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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Children's SRC Finale @ the Main Library FREE

WHEN: Aug. 5 - 6, Friday, 10:30am-5pm; Saturday, 10:30am-4pm
WHERE: Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Branch, 10 West Ramapo Road, Garnerville, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT:

The big finale for the Read to Me Club and the Summer Reading Challenge! Play Mini Golf!



WANT TO GO? 845-786-3800.
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Children's SRC Finale @ the Village Branch FREE

WHEN: Aug. 5 - 6, Friday, 10:30am-5pm; Saturday, 10:30am-4pm
WHERE: Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch, 85 Main Street, Haverstraw, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT:

The big finale for the Read to Me Club and the Summer Reading Challenge! Play Mini Golf!

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

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 5, 7:45pm
WHERE: Veteran's Memorial Park, 81 Hunt Rd. , Orangeburg, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Experience and come celebrate many of the Beatles' greatest hits and the music that helped shape the world in the 1960's. Great entertainment for folks of all ages. WANT TO GO? 845-359-6503.
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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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Summer of Soul (outdoor film screening)

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 6, 8pm
WHERE: GARNER Arts Center, 55 West Railroad Avenue, Garnerville, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: GARNER Arts Center & Rivertown Film Present: Summer of Soul (...OR, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) Outdoors at GARNER Arts Center Oscar-winning documentary by Ahmir Questlove Thompson about the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival which celebrated African-American music and culture and promoted Black pride and unity.  WANT TO GO? $10. 845-947-7108.
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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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