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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.


*Be sure to call venues ahead of time to make sure events are still being held in the wake of coronavirus concerns.*

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!

IN PERSON 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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IN PERSON Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

WHEN: Jan. 16 - May. 9,
WHERE: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT:

The beloved television series Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood comes to life at Liberty Science Center this January!  Follow along with Daniel in this “Grr-ific Exhibit” and immerse yourself in his many adventures. Children can play instruments at the Music Shop, sort, deliver, and receive packages and letters at the Post Office, create stories at the Movable Character Mural, and even write or draw a thank-you note at the "Thank You Tree." There's so much to explore! Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit is included in general admission. 

WANT TO GO? $24.99; $21.99 seniors 62 and older; $19.99 ages 2-12. 201-200-1000.
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Wild About Animals Celebration Exhibit

WHEN: Mar. 27 - May. 9, Thursdays and Fridays, 10am-4pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Experience the ultimate springtime adventure at the new Wild About Animals Celebration featuring live animals, creature challenges, dance parties, and more.  WANT TO GO? $24.99; $21.99 seniors 62 and older; $19.99 ages 2-12. 201-200-1000.
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Spring in Living Color - An Immersive Floral Experience

WHEN: Apr. 15 - Jun. 6, Mondays-Thursdays, 11am-8pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 10am-9pm; Sundays, 11am-7pm
WHERE: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Macy’s Court Level 2, Paramus, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Surround yourself in florals and snap a selfie in living color! WANT TO GO? $15; $10 children. 201-843-2121.
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Coaster Power Hours Fridays

WHEN: Apr. 16 - May. 21, Fridays, 6-11pm
WHERE: Six Flags Great Adventure, 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT:

Six Flags Great Adventure will open select spring evenings for a new special event that celebrates its world-class roller coaster collection, Coaster Power Hours. Offering exclusive ride time on up to 12 roller coasters, Coaster Power Hours will include music, specialty food, free parking, and surprises for guests throughout the night. One coaster will offer a special, limited-time experience for this event. This reservation-only private event will feature limited park attendance and special pricing. Discounted pricing to this special event will be available for Six Flags Members and Season Pass holders. Rides are subject to change.

 

WANT TO GO? $29.99. 732-928-2000.
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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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Kids Night Out!

WHEN: May. 1 - 22, Saturdays, 6-8:30pm
WHERE: Peace in Piermont, 458 Piermont Ave., Piermont, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT:

Kids Night Out is the perfect opportunity for kids to relax and have fun with peers in a safe setting! Kids will do arts & crafts, have lots of time for creative play and will spend the last 30-45 minutes of class doing glow-in-the-dark yoga, followed by a relaxing guided meditation.

WANT TO GO? $44. 845-848-2600.
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AHA Parents' Athletic Association to Host Virtual 5K

WHEN: May. 7 - 9, Participants will choose their run/walk times.
WHERE: Academy of the Holy Angels, 315 Hillside Avenue, Demarest, New Jersey
AGES: All
WHAT:

Start training now! The Academy of the Holy Angels Parents’ Athletic Association will host its first Virtual 5K. Participants are invited to run or walk at a time of their choice, and may post progress reports with photos on social media. This event is not a race, but an opportunity for the greater AHA community to unite in achieving the common goal of finishing a 5K together while we need to be apart. Event organizers are promoting community and a sense of well-being. In addition, sponsors will assist the all-volunteer, parent-run PAA to support athletic programs and facilities at the Academy of the Holy Angels. Participants will complete their distance how and where they choose over the course of the weekend, and will share their progress using the hashtag #AHA5K. 

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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 high school serves young women from a broad spectrum of cultural and religious backgrounds. Over time, thousands of women have passed through AHA’s portals. Many go on to study at some of the nation’s best universities, earning high-ranking positions in medicine, government, law, education, public service, business, arts, and athletics. The Academy’s current leaders continue to further the SSND mission to provide each student with the tools she needs to reach the fullness of her potential—spiritually, intellectually, socially, and physically, by offering a first-rate education in a nurturing environment where equal importance is placed on academic excellence, character development, moral integrity, and service to others.

WANT TO GO? $25 registration; $15 student registration. 201-768-7822.
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Micheal McDonald presents Home Alone 3: Yo Mama be There

WHEN: Friday, May. 7, 9pm
WHERE: Live on Mandolin, 1 Center St., Newark, NJ
AGES: Adult
WHAT:

Make Mother's Day weekend extra special when you invite Michael McDonald into your living room! You know and love the unofficial captain of Yacht Rock for his contributions to the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan, including his hits "What a Fool Believes," "Minute by Minute" and "Takin' It to the Streets." This intimate Livestream concert will feature songs from Michael's solo career, a few Doobies classics, and some select covers. Buy a ticket for yourself, or get a two-pack for you and the special lady in your life. The show will stream live on Friday, May 7th, and be available to watch or rewatch all weekend long.

WANT TO GO? $20 - $90. 800-466-5722.
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Family Craft Night FREE

WHEN: Friday, May. 7, 6-8pm
WHERE: JTS Community, Health & Sports Center at Torne Valley, 115 Torne Valley Road, Hillburn, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

This fun Family Craft Night includes a project for Mother's Day.

WANT TO GO? 845-753-2324.
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Mother's Day Plant & Gift Sale FREE

WHEN: Saturday, May. 8, 9am-2pm
WHERE: Palisades Community Center, 675 Oak Tree Road, Palisades, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Select the perfect plants for your garden or to gift to you mom! There will also be some last minute treasures for Mom or anyone else special in your life. A Farm stand, too! Local vegetables, Balthazar bakery, cheese, honey, jams and jellies and more. For information, e-mail [email protected]

WANT TO GO? 845-359-3988.
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Farm to Table Brunch for Mom

WHEN: May. 8 - 9, 10am, 12pm, or 2pm
WHERE: Alstede Farm, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT:

Treat that special mom in your life to a Farm to Table Mother’s Day Brunch at Alstede Farms. Enjoy tractor drawn wagon rides around the farm while taking in the relaxed farm atmosphere and casual family style meal for a truly memorable day. Visit with the friendly farm animals, tour the self-guided museum, and shop the quaint farm store. Soak up the farm vibe while listening to live music at the Truck Bandstand and savoring some of the best homemade ice cream around.

WANT TO GO? $149.99, table of 4; $229.99, table of 6. 908-258-6245.
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Magic Show followed by Marshall Dancing!

WHEN: Saturday, May. 8, 4-5pm
WHERE: Imagine That!!! Museum, 4 Vreeland Road, Florham Park, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Circus is coming to Town - right in the Imagine THAT!!! parking lot. There will be music, juggling, magic and Aerial Show! As always these events are 100% socially distanced. You can pre-order food which will be delivered to your square. The indoor bathrooms are open for use (masks required when inside). RAIN DATE: May 2, 2021 The show starts promptly at the time noted above however you can arrive as early as one half hour early to set up. You are welcome to bring chairs, blankets or towels. Please park in the main lot and you will be told what number square you have been assigned to. Once you are on your socially distanced square all masks can be removed. No outside food is allowed.

WANT TO GO? $75 one turf square for up to 6 people. 973-966-8000.
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Nyack's Spring Fling Promenade FREE

WHEN: Sunday, May. 9, 10am-8pm
WHERE: Downtown Nyack, Main Street and Broadway, Nyack, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Nyack's Spring Fling gets into in full gear with a 'Promenade' street event. The village invites visitors to shop and dine in a traffic-free open-air 'mall' setting with street closures in the center of town. Street closures include Broadway from First Avenue to Cedar Hill, and Main from Broadway to Franklin. Masks and social distancing are required. Dozens of local businesses invite shoppers, diners and visitors to enjoy the village and sample its many delights, all within a comfortable stroll through the heart of the village. The street closures are part of Nyack's 13-week Spring Fling program. In addition to special deals and meals, Fling festivities include prize raffles, scavenger hunts, a spring storefront decorating contest, and a 'Fan Card' visitors can buy for $20 -- good for discounts worth more than $100 at over a dozen Nyack establishments. Including, but not limited to Promenade street closures, the Fling event continues on an ongoing basis until June 20. Every Sunday, the Montefiore Nyack hospitality tent, named for event sponsor Montefiore Nyack Hospital, provides live, on-the-ground information about Nyack activities and services. The tent is located in the center of the village on the corner of Main and Cedar Streets.

WANT TO GO? 845-535-5046.
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MOTHER'S DAY WALK

WHEN: Sunday, May. 9, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT:

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a guided walk with a TNC Naturalist. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or just hoping for a pretty photo op with the family, a walk is the perfect activity to celebrate this special family day. All ages welcome.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. No strollers please. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled.  Social distancing in effect. Masks required when distance cannot be maintained. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Moms and children under two are free.

WANT TO GO? $8; $5 members. 201-568-6093.
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