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Find great family and kid friendly activities and things to do this weekend here in Rockland or Bergen County, Orange and nearby. Whether you are looking to see a show, visit a farm, go for a hike or more there are lots of great options for you and your kids to do.

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Seastreak Hudson River Cruises

  • Oct. 02, 2021 - Nov. 07, 2021 , See website for schedule
  • Seastreak
  • depart from West 39th St. , Midtown
  • All Ages
  • Pricing depends on cruise

Go on a fall foliage brunch cruise or on a trip to a West Point Football Game, a West Point Campus Tour, or the charming village of Cold Spring, NY!

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14th Annual Pearl River Day

  • Oct. 16, 2021, 11am-8pm
  • Pearl River Chamber of Commerce
  • E Central Ave., Pearl River
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Street fair with craft vendors, food, kids activities, pumpkin painting, music & more. 

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Dog's Day Out

  • Oct. 16, 2021, 11am-4pm
  • The Shops at Nanuet
  • 5101 Fashion Drive , Nanuet
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy a fun-filled day with your pet including a costume parade, giveaways and more!

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Continental Soldiers Take Over!

  • Oct. 16, 2021, 11am-4pm
  • Stony Point Battlefied State Historic Site
  • 44 Battlefield Rd., Stony Point
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

The 2nd New York Regiment and Lamb's Artillery will provide informal talks on the lives of the soldiers who served with the American infantry a...

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9th Annual Happy Jack 5K

  • Oct. 16, 2021, 9am
  • Germonds Park
  • Germonds Road, West Nyack
  • All Ages
  • $35; free for kids run

The Happy Jack 5k is an annual, family friendly 5k walk/run that honors the life of John Thomas "Happy Jack" Doyle. All proceeds go to The Happy Ja...

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Creative Play: Mini Zoo Edition!

  • Oct. 16, 2021, 10:15am
  • The Newark Museum of Art
  • 49 Washington St., Newark
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join the Museum for a fun time meeting animal friends from Turtle Back Zoo! This is a program specifically designed for children a...

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Paper Shredding and Non-Perishable Food Collection Event

  • Oct. 16, 2021, 8-11:30am
  • Orangetown Town Hall
  • 26 Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Help someone get ahead while you shred! Please bring a non-perishable food item for donation to local food pantries. Free secure drive-thru paper s...

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Fall Fundraiser

  • Oct. 16, 2021, 12-4pm
  • American Legion Post 859
  • 17 Pavilion Road, Suffern
  • All Ages
  • $10 suggested donation

Come out for a day of food, music, raffles and more to support the Suffern Little League and the Suffern Midget Mounties. 

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Montvale Street Festival & Craft Show

  • Oct. 17, 2021, 10am-5pm
  • The Montvale Chamber of Commerce
  • 101 Paragon Drive, Montvale
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy a day of food, fun, local vendors, music, and special kids section!

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7th Annual Nanuet Street Fair

  • Oct. 17, 2021, 10am-5pm
  • Nanuet Chamber of Commerce
  • Main Street, Nanuet
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Enjoy kids rides, great food, and live entertainment all day long, plus lots of vendors. 

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Minisceongo Creek Watershed Alliance Fall Cleanup

  • Oct. 17, 2021, 10am-2pm
  • Garner Historic District
  • 55 W. Railroad Ave., Garnerville
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Come out for an exciting day of interactive environmental activities and a cleanup to follow!

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Pumpkin Party

  • Oct. 17, 2021, 11am-7pm
  • Color Me Mine at Palisades Center
  • 3770 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack
  • All Ages
  • $10 table fee and goodie bag, additional fee for piece

Come in costime to paint Pumpkins, Halloween Mugs, Haunted House Lanterns, Frankensteins and MORE!

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Germonds Presbyterian Church Fundraiser Walk

  • Oct. 17, 2021, 12-3pm
  • Congers Lake Memorial Park
  • 6 Gilchrest Road, Congers
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join the Germonds Presbyterian Church for a fundraising walk to feed the need. Email [email protected] to register. 

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UniverSoul Circus

  • Oct. 15, 2021 - Oct. 24, 2021 , See website for schedule
  • Weequahic Park
  • Elizabeth Ave & Meeker Ave., Newark
  • All Ages
  • Tickets start at $37

UniverSoul Circus is a highly interactive combination of circus arts, theater, and music. This show is fresh, funky, bold, fun and challenges your ...

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Peace, Love & Pumpkins

  • Oct. 15, 2021 - Oct. 31, 2021 , 6:30-10pm, nightly; 9pm, last entry
  • Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
  • 200 Hurd Road, Bethel
  • All Ages
  • $20; $18 ages 3-17

Explore this enchanting walk-thru Halloween experience.

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Fall Fest

  • Oct. 09, 2021 - Oct. 31, 2021 , Thursdays-Sundays and 10/11, 10am-5pm
  • Liberty Science Center
  • 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
  • All Ages
  • $27.99; $24.99 seniors 62 and older; $22.99 ages 2-12

Pick out the perfect pumpkin, stroll through the Spooky Pathway, discover the fascinating lives of creepy crawlers and more!

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Nickelodeon Universe: Nickelodeon Booniverse!

  • Oct. 08, 2021 - Oct. 31, 2021 , Fridays-Sundays, 11am-10pm; Monday-Thursday, 1-7pm
  • American Dream
  • 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford
  • All Ages
  • $75; $65 ages 3-9; $63.75 military; $59 seniors

Join Nickelodeon Universe for the Monster Mash Bash, conga lines, meet-and-greets with your favorite Nickelodeon characters in costume, spooky trivia, and more.

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Brick-or-Treat

  • Oct. 02, 2021 - Oct. 31, 2021 , Saturdays and Sundays, 3-6pm
  • LEGOLAND New York Resort
  • One Legoland Blvd., Goshen
  • All Ages
  • Free with admission of $79.99 per person

Enjoy Live Entertainment & Shows, Character Meet & Greets, Costume Contest, Dance parties, and of course, Trick or Treating!

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Orangetown Suffragist Exhibit

  • Sep. 10, 2020 - Dec. 28, 2021 , Tuesdays and Fridays, 10am-2pm; Sundays 1-4pm
  • Orangetown Historical Museum and Archives
  • 196 Chief Bill Harris Way, Orangeburg
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The fight for American women to get the right to vote was fought on many fronts - including Orangetown. Learn about this fascinating movement ...

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Dinosaurs After Dark

  • Sep. 24, 2021 - Oct. 30, 2021 , Friday and Saturday, 6:45-9:30pm
  • Field Station: Dinosaurs
  • 40 Fort Lee Road, Leonia
  • All Ages
  • $24.95, explorer pass; $16.95, day pass; free for children younger than 2

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!

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Harvest Moon Nights at Alstede Farms

  • Sep. 24, 2021 - Oct. 30, 2021 , Fridays and Saturdays, 6-10pm; 8:30pm last admission
  • Alstede Farms
  • 1 Alstede Farm Lane, Chester
  • All Ages
  • $17.99

Delight in picking your own pumpkin, enjoy live entertainment, sip fresh pressed cider, and more. 

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Halloween Light Show

  • Sep. 17, 2021 - Oct. 31, 2021 , Sundays-Thursdays, 7-9pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 7-9:30pm
  • Demarest Farms
  • 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
  • All Ages
  • $35 per car

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.

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Fright Fest

  • Sep. 10, 2021 - Oct. 31, 2021 , Fridays, 5:30pm-12am; Saturdays, 11am-12am; Sundays, 11am-10pm
  • Six Flags Great Adventure
  • 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson
  • All Ages
  • Prices starting at $29.99

Dare to enter the Halloween event of the season, featuring family-friendly attractions during the day...and thrills once the sun goes down.

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Apple Cider Making

  • Sep. 12, 2021 - Oct. 31, 2021 , Sundays, 2-3pm or 3:30-4:30pm **NO SESSION 10/24**
  • Tenafly Nature Center
  • 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
  • All Ages
  • $30 four pack member family tickets; $12 individual tickets; $8 individual tickets members

Learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making and then make your own apple cider. 

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Xpedition Dino

  • Sep. 10, 2021 - Nov. 30, 2021 , See website for schedule
  • Six Flags Great Adventure
  • 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson
  • All Ages
  • Tickets start at $19.99 per person

This prehistoric adventure features 30 life-sized dinosaurs with realistic movement and sound.

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Ramsey Farmers' Market

  • Aug. 01, 2021 - Nov. 28, 2021 , First Sunday of Each Month, 9am-2pm
  • Ramsey Farmers' Market
  • Erie Plaza train station 2 West Main St., Ramsey
  • All Ages
  • Admission and parking is free, prices vary for goods

Ramsey Farmers' Market open year round on Sundays! Double your pleasure on the first Sunday of each month (Sept-Nov) as the popular Vegan Corne...

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PAW Patrol: Adventure Play

  • Sep. 22, 2021 - May. 01, 2022 , Wednesdays-Sundays, 10am-5pm
  • Liberty Science Center
  • 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
  • All Ages
  • At the door: $29.99; $24.99 ages 2-12; In advance: $27.99; $22.99 ages 2-12

Join the pups of PAW Patrol to answer every yelp for help and make daring rescues.

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