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Minecraft: The Exhibition

  • Feb. 18, 2022 - Sep. 05, 2022 , Wednesdays-Sundays, 10am-5pm
  • Liberty Science Center
  • 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
  • All Ages
  • $8 plus admission: at the door: $29.99; $24.99 ages 2-12; an advance: $27.99; $22.99 ages 2-12

This massive exhibition celebrates creative expression, community crafting, and the quest to build a better world—both inside and outside the game.

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Bethel Woods Special Exhibit & Art Fair

  • Apr. 01, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2022 , 10am-5pm, daily
  • Museum at Bethel Woods
  • 200 Hurd Rd, Bethel
  • All Ages
  • $5

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...

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Storytime for the Little Ones

  • Apr. 06, 2022 - Jun. 29, 2022 , Wednesdays, 11am
  • Barnes & Noble - Nanuet
  • 140 Rockland Plaza, Nanuet
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Bring your little ones to listen to a variety of selections from the Children's Department.

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Ramsey Farmers' Market

  • May. 01, 2022 - Nov. 27, 2022 , 9am-2pm
  • Ramsey Farmers' Market
  • Erie Plaza train station 2 West Main St., Ramsey
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Browse this non profit "pay it forward" farmers market that features over 50 local farmers and food purveyors.

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The Pigeon Comes to Jersey City!

  • May. 21, 2022 - Sep. 05, 2022 , Thursdays and Fridays, 10am-4pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-5pm
  • Liberty Science Center
  • 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
  • All Ages
  • Included with admission: $27.99; $22.99 ages 2-12; $29.99; $24.99 ages 2-12 when purchased in advance

Celebrate the art and characters author and illustrator, Mo Willems, with this hands on exhibit. 

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Game On! @ the VILLAGE BRANCH

  • Jun. 07, 2022 - Jun. 28, 2022 , Tuesdays, 4-5pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
  • 85 Main St., Haverstraw
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

For ages 7 and up. Friday Fun at the Village - Play video games on the big screen, or other fun activities! No registration is required. A limited ...

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State Fair Meadowlands

  • Jun. 23, 2022 - Jul. 10, 2022 , Monday and Tuesday, 6pm-12am; Wednesday, 5pm-12am; Thursday, 6pm-12am; Friday, 6pm-1am; Saturday, 2pm-1am; Sunday, 2pm-12am
  • Meadowlands
  • Meadowlands Fairgrounds, East Rutherford
  • All Ages
  • $38.99

With over 100 rides, free shows, and 50 food options, this Fair has something for all ages.

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Sensory Play @ the Village Branch

  • Jun. 28, 2022, 10:30-11:15am
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
  • 85 Main St., Haverstraw
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Sensory fun with explorative and interactive play for all ages! Families welcome, no registration.

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Friday Fun @ the VILLAGE BRANCH

  • Jul. 01, 2022 - Jul. 29, 2022 , Fridays, 4-5pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
  • 85 Main Street, Haverstraw
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

For ages 7 and up. Friday Fun at the Village - Play video games on the big screen, or other fun activities! No registration is required. A limited ...

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Celebrate Independence

  • Jul. 02, 2022, Gates open at 6pm
  • Boscobel House
  • 1601 Route 9D, Garrison
  • All Ages
  • $55-$155; $24 ages 4-18; free for children younger than 4

Celebrate Independence with Boscobel and the Greater Newburgh Symphony and a concert designed around that most cherished of American values — Freedom. Bring a picnic and experience beautiful music in one of the world’s most beautiful places. Bring the family and stay for West Point fireworks.

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Celebrate Independence

  • Jul. 02, 2022, Gates open at 6pm
  • Boscobel House
  • 1601 Route 9D, Garrison
  • All Ages
  • $55-$155; $24 ages 4-18; free for children younger than 4

Celebrate Independence with Boscobel and the Greater Newburgh Symphony and a concert designed around that most cherished of American values — Freedom. Bring a picnic and experience beautiful music in one of the world’s most beautiful places. Bring the family and stay for West Point fireworks.

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Coca-Cola July 4th Fest

  • Jul. 02, 2022 - Jul. 04, 2022 , Saturday and Sunday, 10:30am-10pm; Monday, 10:30am-9pm
  • Six Flags Great Adventure
  • 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson Township
  • All Ages
  • Starting at $44.99

Say Happy Birthday America with screamin’ rides, spectacular fireworks, music and more!

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Independence Day at Fort Montgomery

  • Jul. 02, 2022, 12pm
  • Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
  • 690 Route 9W, Fort Montgomery
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Witness the ROAR and THUNDER at the Grand Battery when the fort's 6-pounder cannon "Ana" is fired at NOON! Fife and Drum Music to Follow. Camp activities and military drills will take place throughout the day.

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Independence Day at Fort Montgomery

  • Jul. 02, 2022, 12pm
  • Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
  • 690 Route 9W, Fort Montgomery
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Witness the ROAR and THUNDER at the Grand Battery when the fort's 6-pounder cannon "Ana" is fired at NOON! Fife and Drum Music to Follow. Camp activities and military drills will take place throughout the day.

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Reading of the Declaration of Independence & Artillery drill and firing demonstration

  • Jul. 02, 2022 - Jul. 03, 2022 , Saturday and Sunday, 2:45pm
  • Stony Point Battlefied State Historic Site
  • 44 Battlefield Rd., Stony Point
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Commemorate Independence Day with a reading of the Declaration of Independence followd by an artillery drill and firing demonstration.

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Red White & Blue Food Truck & Music Fest

  • Jul. 02, 2022, 11am-7pm
  • Teaneck Armory
  • 1799 Teaneck Ave. , Teaneck
  • All Ages
  • $5 admission; free admission for children younger than 5

Three Cheers for the Red, White & Blue! Kick off July 4th weekend at the Best Food Truck Festival in Bergen County! 20 gourmet Food Trucks, Live Music, beer, sangria & margarita garden, Pony rides, Petting Zoo, Axe Throwing, Knockerball, inflatables, vendors, Face Painting, sand art & kids activities. A Great Day of Family Fun! Join the Party on the beautiful front lawn of the Teaneck Armory. Bring your appetite, chairs, blankets, friends, family & dancing shoes. Dogs welcome. Large Parking lot on premises. No seating provided, please bring your own. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable canned or boxed item to help support the food pantry. RAIN DATE - JULY 3, 2022

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Music Under the Stars: Independence Day Celebration

  • Jul. 02, 2022, 7:30pm
  • West Point Trophy Point Amphitheater
  • 117-119 Washington Road, West Point
  • All Ages
  • FREE

There’s no better way to celebrate America’s independence than with the Army’s oldest band! Grab a blanket, bring a picnic, and enjoy a wide variety of music ranging from traditional field music to today’s popular hits, and everything in between. As always, this performance concludes with a spectacular fireworks display over the Hudson River.

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Music Under the Stars: Independence Day Celebration

  • Jul. 02, 2022, 7:30pm
  • West Point Trophy Point Amphitheater
  • 117-119 Washington Road, West Point
  • All Ages
  • FREE

There’s no better way to celebrate America’s independence than with the Army’s oldest band! Grab a blanket, bring a picnic, and enjoy a wide variety of music ranging from traditional field music to today’s popular hits, and everything in between. As always, this performance concludes with a spectacular fireworks display over the Hudson River.

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The Rock and Roll Playhouse Plays the Music of the Grateful Dead for Kids

  • Jul. 02, 2022, 1pm, doors; 2pm, show
  • City Winery Hudson Valley
  • 23 Factory Street , Montgomery
  • All Ages
  • Tickets start at $25

The Rock and Roll Playhouse kicks off the Concerts in the Vineyard 2022 season at City Winery Hudson Valley! Spend your Saturday afternoon with the...

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Children & Families: Field Station Activation

  • Jul. 03, 2022, 1-3pm
  • Storm King Art Center
  • Old Pleasant Hill Road, Mountainville
  • All Ages
  • Admission starts at $23 per person in car; children 5 and younger are not counted towards total

Discover some of the plants, animals, and insects that call Storm King home. Collect samples from the meadows and fields and learn how to identify ...

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Children & Families: Field Station Activation

  • Jul. 03, 2022, 1-3pm
  • Storm King Art Center
  • Old Pleasant Hill Road, Mountainville
  • All Ages
  • Admission starts at $23 per person in car; children 5 and younger are not counted towards total

Discover some of the plants, animals, and insects that call Storm King home. Collect samples from the meadows and fields and learn how to identify ...

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Paramus Fireworks & Food Truck Festival

  • Jul. 03, 2022, 11am-7pm
  • Garden State Plaza
  • 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus
  • All Ages
  • In advance: $6; $4 children 4-13. At the door: $8; $5 children 4-13

The Paramus 4th of July Committee is teaming up with MegaBite Events to bringing even more fun to the Paramus Celebration to celebrate our nations 246th Birthday! Bring your appetite, chairs & blankets. This Food Truck & Music Festival features 20 food vendors, activates for all ages including, bounce house, air soft shooting gallery, range, Extreme Racing Grand Prix, Henna Tattoo, Hatchet Tossing, Extreme Bubble Ball and more! Live music kicks off at 11:30am from Naughty Humphrey and Twisted Charm who goes on stage at 3:30pm. When the party ends at 7pm, its a short walk to the Gennarelli Sports Plex, where the towns party starts and ends with the famous Paramus Fireworks display!

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New York Boulders Independence Day Celebration

  • Jul. 03, 2022 - Jul. 04, 2022 , Sunday, 6pm; Monday, 6:30pm
  • Clover Stadium
  • 1 Palisades Credit Union Park Dr., Pomona
  • All Ages
  • $15-$20

Celebrate Independence Day with the New York Boulders! At Sundays game vs the Ottawa Titans there will be a giveaway of a Patriotic Boulders cap wh...

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Red, White & BOOM!

  • Jul. 04, 2022, 10am-10pm
  • LEGOLAND New York Resort
  • One Legoland Blvd., Goshen
  • All Ages
  • Tickets start at $67.99 when purchased online; $89.99 at the front gate

The Red, White & BOOM! event features a unique fireworks spectacle for all to enjoy and celebrate America’s independence on this special night! 

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Independence Day Celebration

  • Jul. 04, 2022, 10am-5pm
  • New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site
  • 374 Temple Hill Road, New Windsor
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Be there for a military drill and cannon firing at 2:00 PM, followed by children's musket drill.  At 3:00 PM, visitor assisted reading of the Declaration of Independence followed by another military demonstration.

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Tales & Tunes in Spanish & English with Miss Yolanda

  • Jul. 05, 2022 - Jul. 26, 2022 , Tuesdays, 10:30-11am
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Branch
  • 10 West Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

For walkers under 36 mos. old and their adults. Stories, fingerplays, songs & bubbles! Miss Yolanda delights in Spanish and English! Registrati...

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Game On! @ the VILLAGE BRANCH

  • Jul. 05, 2022 - Jul. 26, 2022 , Tuesdays, 4-5pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
  • 85 Main St., Haverstraw
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

For ages 7 and up. Friday Fun at the Village - Play video games on the big screen, or other fun activities! No registration is required. A limited ...

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Sensory Play @ the Village Branch

  • Jul. 05, 2022, 10:30-11:15am
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
  • 85 Main St., Haverstraw
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Sensory fun with explorative and interactive play for all ages! Families welcome, no registration.

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Crafts with Miss Cheryl

  • Jul. 06, 2022, 4:30-5:15pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
  • 10 W. Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

For ages 3-8. Make a fun craft! Registration begins 2 weeks before the program for HKDPL district residents and 1 week for everyone else.

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Let's Groove with Miss Lisa

  • Jul. 07, 2022 - Jul. 28, 2022 , Thursdays, 6-6:45pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
  • 10 W. Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

For ages 0-5. Let's Groove promotes learning through song and movement, and focusses on a variety of topics that encourage early childhood cogn...

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The 35th Annual Women's Distance Festival 5k

  • Jul. 09, 2022 - Jul. 17, 2022 , 7:45am
  • Rockland Lake State Park
  • 299 Rockland Lake Rd., Valley Cottage
  • All Ages
  • $35

Head to the 35th Annual Women's Distance Festival 5K Run/Walk to help the Center for Safety & Change. This year, there will be a virtual event for those who cannot or chose to not participate in person.

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The 35th Annual Women's Distance Festival 5k

  • Jul. 09, 2022, 7:45am
  • Rockland Lake State Park
  • 299 Rockland Lake Road, Valley Cottage
  • All Ages
  • $35

Over 1000 participants will come together along with the Rockland Road Runners for the largest Women's only 5k in the tri-state area and come together to raise money to help the Center for Safety & Change.

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R.E.A.D. to a Dog

  • Jul. 09, 2022, 10:30am-12pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library Main Branch
  • 10 West Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

For ages 5 & up. Sign up for a 15 minute session to read one-on-one to a therapy dog! Registration is open for everyone. 

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Concert: The Homegrown String Band

  • Jul. 09, 2022, 2pm
  • Clarkstown Learning Center
  • 9 Lake Road , Congers
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The Homegrown String Band™ celebrates the American tradition of families making music together. This family band's repertoire includes a ...

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Farm to Table Blueberry Pancake Breakfast

  • Jul. 10, 2022, 8:30-11:30am
  • Alstede Farms
  • 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
  • All Ages
  • $34.99

Indulge in a hearty farm fresh blueberry pancake breakfast complete with delicious homemade blueberry pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, bre...

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Builder's Club

  • Jul. 11, 2022, 6-7pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Branch
  • 10 West Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

For ages 5-12. Builder's Club - Have fun with LEGOs, board games, and more! No registration required.

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The Orange County Fair

  • Jul. 14, 2022 - Jul. 31, 2022 , Thursdays and Fridays, 4-11pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 1-11pm
  • Orange County Fair Speedway
  • 239 Wisner Ave., Middletown
  • All Ages
  • $10; $7 seniors 65 and older and kids 7-12; free admission for children younger than 6; additional fee for rides and select shows

Find rides, attractions, and non-stop action, at this long time family favorite fair. 

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Science in Action-More Makey Makey

  • Jul. 18, 2022, 5:30-6:30pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library Main Branch
  • 10 West Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Participate in fun chemistry, physics, and technology experiments to discover more about the world around you! Registration begins 2 weeks before p...

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Family Movie @ the VILLAGE BRANCH

  • Jul. 18, 2022 - Jul. 25, 2022 , Mondays, 5-7pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
  • 85 Main St., Haverstraw
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join the library for a fun family movie! Families welcome. No registration required. Your child is your ticket.

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Sensory Play @ the Village Branch

  • Jul. 19, 2022, 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM.
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
  • 85 Main St., Haverstraw
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Sensory fun with explorative and interactive play for all ages! Families welcome, no registration.

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Stories & Crafts with Miss Cheryl

  • Jul. 20, 2022, 10:30-11:15am
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Branch
  • 10 West Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

For ages 3 - 5. Stories, crafts and more! Registration begins 2 weeks before the program for HKDPL district residents and 1 week for everyone else....

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Classic Car Night

  • Jul. 21, 2022, 5pm
  • Nyack Chamber of Commerce
  • Main St., Nyack
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Stroll down Main Street to see hundreds of rare, antique, vintage, and iconic vehicles.

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Dude Perfect: That's Happy Summer Tour

  • Jul. 24, 2022, 7pm
  • Prudential Center
  • 25 Lafayette St., Newark
  • All Ages
  • Tickets start at $34

Tyler Toney, Cody Jones, Garrett Hilbert, and twins Coby and Cory Cotton will take their ultimate variety show across the U.S this summer with a st...

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Builder's Club

  • Jul. 25, 2022, 6-7pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Branch
  • 10 West Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

For ages 5-12. Builder's Club - Have fun with LEGOs, board games, and more! No registration required.

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