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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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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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CANCELED 11th Annual Italian Feast & Carnival

WHEN: Sep. 16 - 19, Thursday, 5-11pm; Friday, 5pm-12am; Saturday, 12pm-12am; Sunday, 12-9pm
WHERE: Masonic Park, 89 Western Highway , Tappan, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate Italian heritage at this festival featuring free live entertainment, raffles, carnival rides, and of course traditional Italian food! WANT TO GO? $5 admission.
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Biodiversity Celebration

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 18, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Trailside Museum and Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park, 55 Hessian Drive, Highland Falls, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn what you can do to promote biodiversity and help the plants and animals. WANT TO GO? $1 suggested donation. 845-786-2701.
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Ridgewood Fall Crafts and Art Street Fair FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 19, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Downtown Ridgewood, East Ridgewood Avenue, Downtown Ridgewood, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Spend the day checking out the vendors, playing games, face painting, and more! WANT TO GO?
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Suffern Street Fair FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 19, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Suffern Chamber of Commerce , 96 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Visit the Suffern Street Fair for great food, music, kid’s rides, including miniature golf, bumper cars, face painting, ices, and more during this fun filled event! WANT TO GO?
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Glen Rock Street Fair & Craft Show

WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 19, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Downtown Glen Rock, Rock Road, Downtown Glen Rock , NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Come out for family fun, live music, more than 100 artists, crafters, vendors, and more.  WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods.
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Flavors of Haverstraw and Beer Garden

WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 19, 1-5pm
WHERE: Sterling Bank Parking Lot, Main Street and Broadway, Haverstraw, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT:

The 7th Flavors of Haverstraw Food Crawl features more than 15 participating restaurants. MEET, EAT, WALK. Savor and celebrate the diverse cuisine of Downtown Haverstraw, NY. RAIN OR SHINE. DRINK BEER & listen to live music in the NY CRAFT BEVERAGE GARDEN outdoors on West St. Sample craft brews from Rockland and the lower Hudson Valley. Live music by JLP & the Very Bad Seeds & The Eugene Tyler Band on West St.

WANT TO GO? $3-$6 per plate. 845-372-6552.
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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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Saddle Brook Food Truck & Music Festival

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 18, 11am-7pm
WHERE: St Philip The Apostle School, 488 Saddle River Road, Saddle Brook, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Come for the food trucks, stay for the kids activities and live music! WANT TO GO? $5 admission; free admission for children younger than 5. 201-843-1888.
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PAW Patrol: Adventure Play Opening Weekend!

WHEN: Sep. 18 - 19, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT:

Are you ready to make heroic rescues in Adventure Bay? In the PAW Patrol: Adventure Play exhibition, you'll join the pups of PAW Patrol to answer every yelp for help! Enter the Lookout Tower where the pups live, guide the Sea Patroller through Adventure Bay and Beach, climb Jake’s Mountain, and drive the PAW Patroller. Along the way, you can help make daring rescues. There are puzzles and challenges for everyone. Work together, and you can do it all!

PAW Patrol: Adventure Play is included in your general admission ticket.

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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New Jersey Car Show with Music Show FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 18, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Northlandz largest Model Railroad & Miniature Wonderland, 495 US-202, Flemington, New Jersey
AGES: All
WHAT:

Northlandz Largest Model Railroad & Miniature Wonderland is hosting its New Jersey Car Show at Flemington with a lot of other activities. Be ready to witness a great Car Show with a full-fledged outdoor train ride, 80 plus classic car antique cars, live musical performance by Bass Boards, food trucks with special food for kids, Doll House Museum, Model Railroad in New Jersey, Autism Therapy hub, New Jersey Party Halls, and more. Rain date: September 19.

WANT TO GO? 908-782-4022.
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Community Day: Fiesta Latina FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 18, 10am-5pm
WHERE: The Newark Museum of Art, 49 Washington St., Newark, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Newark Museum of Art will host its next community day, honoring National Hispanic Heritage Month. Fiesta Latina will feature live music, dance, and various hands-on outdoor activities for fun the whole family will enjoy. Learn how to dance salsa, express yourself through metalwork, contribute to a Frida Kahlo-inspired community project, enjoy a traditional Ecuadorian folk dance performance, while enjoying the last bit of summer! 

The event will take place at Newark’s Washington Park, across the street from The Newark Museum of Art. Attendees will have the opportunity to collect a travel passport by the Museum entrance, collect three stamps at different activities during the day, and receive a surprise!  Local food trucks will add to the celebration.

 

WANT TO GO? 973-596-6550.
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Outdoor Magic Show and Spongebob and Pikachu Dancing

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 18, 5:30-6:30pm
WHERE: Imagine That, 4 Vreeland Road, Florham Park, New Jersey
AGES: All
WHAT: See a magic show followed by a Pikachu and Spongebob dance party. WANT TO GO? $75 per turf square for up to 6 people. 973-966-8000.
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Fall Craft Fair in the Open Air FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 19, 12-5pm
WHERE: Palisades Community Center, 675 Oak Tree Road, Palisades, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Palisades Community Center Fall Craft Fair will feature quality crafts by artisans of the Hudson Valley. One of a kind jewelry, hand-carved wood bowls, hand-painted greeting cards, knitted baby items, natural soaps and candles, vintage totes, birch decor, gnomes, and more. Also Balthazar Bakery items and fall refreshments. NYS COVID protocols in effect. For additional information, e-mail [email protected]

WANT TO GO? 845-359-3988.
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Pequannock Street Fair

WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 19, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Pequannock Unico, 595 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Pompton Plains, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT:

22nd Annual Street Festival, Gourmet Food Trucks, Beer Garden, Car, Truck and Bike Show, Kids Zone with bounce Houses, Petting Zoo, 2 stages with live music, Dance school competition and over 150 Vendors!

WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods.
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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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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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