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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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Paying for college

  • Oct. 27, 2021, 7pm
  • New City Library
  • 220 N. Main Street, New City
  • Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Joshua Marber, MS. Ed., will advise teens and their families on how to pay for college: get the most scholarship money: and how to fill out the FAF...

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Children's Diwali Program

  • Oct. 27, 2021, 4:30-5:15pm
  • East Rutherford Library
  • 143 Boiling Springs Ave., East Rutherford
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Celebrate Diwali with a story and a craft.

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Parent Support Group

  • Oct. 27, 2021, 6:30-8pm
  • Mental Health Association of Rockland County
  • Online
  • Adult
  • FREE

The next Parent Support Group will be held remotely via Zoom. All parents/caregivers of teens with emotional issues are warmly encouraged to attend...

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Suffern Rotary Club Spaghetti Dinner

  • Oct. 28, 2021, 5-8pm
  • Suffern High School
  • 49 Viola Road, Suffern
  • All Ages
  • $10

Join the Suffern Rotary Club for a delicious Spaghetti Dinner to benefit their scholarship program. Contact [email protected] for tickets. 

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Cornhole Tournament

  • Oct. 29, 2021, 7pm
  • Rockland GAA
  • 160 Old Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg
  • All Ages
  • $50 per team of 2

Celebrate the Aisling Irish Community Center’s 25th Anniversary with Clann Health for a fun 6 Weeks to 6k Walk/Run.

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Halloween Dance Party and Trunk or Treat

  • Oct. 29, 2021, 3-5pm
  • Pearl River Chamber of Commerce
  • Central Ave. Field, Pearl River
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Wear your costume and join the party! Prizes awarded for best costumes. Food and ice cream available for purchase. ALL cars must be registered by e...

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Minecraft Mania

  • Oct. 30, 2021, 1-2pm
  • Mt. Kisco Public Library
  • Online
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Put your epic Minecraft skills to the test in this collaborative program. You will need both Minecraft and Zoom downloaded on your device. For 6th ...

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part One

  • Oct. 30, 2021, 2pm
  • New Jersey Performing Arts Center
  • 1 Center St., Newark
  • All Ages
  • $39-$89

Watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One while the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra plays the full film score LIVE.

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I Spy Halloween Scavenger Haunt

  • Oct. 30, 2021, Offered every half hour from 11am-3pm
  • Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center
  • 120 Muser Drive, Cornwall
  • All Ages
  • $10

Find all of the items hidden along the I SPY trail and a treat will be waiting upon your return!

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Halloween Happenings

  • Oct. 30, 2021, 1-4pm
  • Sterling Forest State Park
  • 116 Old Forge Road, Tuxedo
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Learn about the not so spooky world of bats, and build a bat box of your very own! Also, get into the Halloween spirit with pumpkin painting and trick-or-treating.

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Aisling Irish Community Center 6 Weeks to 6K

  • Oct. 30, 2021, 9am
  • Rockland GAA
  • 160 Old Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg
  • All Ages
  • $30; $20 ages 15 and younger

Celebrate the Aisling Irish Community Center’s 25th Anniversary with Clann Health for a fun 6 Weeks to 6k Walk/Run.

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Rockland Trunk or Treat

  • Oct. 30, 2021, 12-2pm
  • BSA Rockland District Scouts
  • 401 North Middletown Road, Pearl River
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Boys & Girls in Grades K-5 that are current Scouts or are interested in Scouting are invited to bring a friend for fun Halloween activities. 

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Halloween Party and Parade

  • Oct. 30, 2021, 11am-12pm
  • Imagine That
  • 4 Vreeland Road, Florham Park
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • Included with general admission: $21.99 per child; $6.99 per adult

Imagine That will host their annual Halloween parade and costume contest. Every child will receive a free gift, there will be prizes handed out for...

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2nd Annual Trick or Truck Concert

  • Oct. 30, 2021, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Bach to Rock Nanuet
  • 150 E Route 59, Nanuet
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy an outdoor event featuring live music, trunk-or-treating, a prize wheel & more! Student bands and solo artists will perform on the big lawn o...

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Kid's Halloween Festival

  • Oct. 30, 2021, 12-4pm
  • Cropsey Community Farm
  • 220 S Little Tor Rd, New City
  • All Ages
  • $5 per Person; $20 per Family

Come in costume and Strut Your Stuff in the Kid’s Costume Parade! Play games, grab a bite from the food trucks, and take plenty of photo...

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Kid's Halloween Costume Party on the Roof

  • Oct. 30, 2021, 10:30am-12pm
  • Pearl River Saloon
  • 45-49 West Central Avenue, Pearl River
  • All Ages
  • $25; free for children younger than 2

Have some Halloween fun with a full buffet brunch, crafts, activities, and trick or treating.

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Diwali Dhoom (In-door Diwali Family Fun Event)

  • Oct. 30, 2021, 6-10pm
  • Brunswick Center
  • 189 Brunswick St., Jersey City
  • All Ages
  • $10

Get ready for full Masti time and Diwali shopping, and yummy Desi food at this Family Diwali get-together and Diwali bazaar!  Ticket price includes...

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Nyack's Halloween Promenade

  • Oct. 30, 2021, 12-8pm
  • Nyack Chamber of Commerce
  • Main Street and Broadway, Nyack
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Wear your costume for a frighteningly fun Halloween Promenade! With the streets being closed. there will be lots of room for outdoor dining, unique...

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Halloween Truck or Treat

  • Oct. 30, 2021, 1-7pm
  • Palisades Credit Union Park
  • 1 Palisades Credit Union Park Drive, Pomona
  • All Ages
  • $5 in advance; $6 at the door

Celebrate Halloween a day early at the home of the New York Boulders. More than 20 food trucks will dot the field as the Project Blue Book band pro...

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Halloween Parade

  • Oct. 31, 2021, 6-8pm
  • Orangeburg Fire House
  • 61 Dutch Hill Road, Orangeburg
  • All Ages
  • FREE

March in this annual Halloween parade, or be a spectator! 

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SOCSD Family Engagement Center 2nd Annual Food Truck & Trunk or Treat Event

  • Oct. 31, 2021, 3-6pm
  • Tappan Zee High School
  • 15 Dutch Hill Road, Orangeburg
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Trunk or Treat at decorated trunks, grab a bite to eat at one of the food trucks, bring a non-perishable food item to help fill the food pantry tru...

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What Is Autism: Family Support Group

  • Nov. 03, 2021, 5pm
  • Jawonio
  • 260 N. Little Tor Road, New City
  • Adult
  • FREE

A support group for family members, caregivers, or others involved in the care and support of individuals with autism. This will be an open discuss...

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Introduction to Japanese Language & Culture

  • Nov. 04, 2021, 7pm
  • New City Library
  • Online
  • Teen, Adult
  • FREE

If you've ever been wondering what is like to learn Japanese, this mini class is for you. You will learn greetings, useful expressions, simple ...

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Paint & Sip Fundraiser

  • Nov. 04, 2021, 6-9pm
  • Palisades Center
  • 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
  • Adult
  • $50; 10% discount for groups of 4 or more

Nanuet and Beyond, in conjunction with the Nanuet Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Paint & Sip fundraiser. No art experience needed and leave ...

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COVID-19: A Family Discussion

  • Nov. 04, 2021, 7pm
  • Vax Facts DDNY
  • Online
  • Adult
  • FREE

A Family Discussion on How to Navigate Thoughts and Feelings that arise for Children, Teens and Adults with Developmental Disabilities and their Fa...

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Family Activity Night

  • Nov. 05, 2021, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Pascack Community Center
  • 87 New Clarkstown Rd., Nanuet
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Play a variety of gym games designed for the whole family. Open to all Clarkstown residents with a current community center ID card.

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Girls on the Run 5K

  • Nov. 06, 2021, 9am, arrival; 10am, 5K begins
  • Rockland Lake State Park
  • 299 Rockland Lake Road, Valley Cottage
  • All Ages
  • $30; $25 in advance

Participate in this joyful non-competitive 5K or volunteer to help out!

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Family FUNday: Diwali Festival of Lights in Church Square Park

  • Nov. 06, 2021, 11am-1pm
  • Hoboken Public Library
  • 401-449 Willow Ave., Hoboken
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

The morning celebration will include a story time, craft, and henna tattoos!

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Children's Shakespeare Theatre Introduction to Clowning Workshop

  • Nov. 06, 2021, 12-4pm
  • Palisades Presbyterian Church
  • 117 Washington Spring Rd., Palisades
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $70-80

What is Clowning? Learn how to find the clown in your own body. Participants will use teamwork, improv and music to explore what makes a joke, and then connect with Shakespeare comedy for an afternoon of fun and games.

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WBGO Kids Jazz: Don Braden Septet

  • Nov. 07, 2021, 2pm
  • New Jersey Performing Arts Center
  • 1 Center St., Newark
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Introduce your child to the art of jazz during this free performance. 

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Spring Valley Memorial Park - 2021 Fall Waterways Cleanup

  • Nov. 07, 2021, 10am-2pm
  • Spring Valley Memorial Park
  • Dr. Berg Lane, Spring Valley
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Clean up in the park, along the Pascack Brook or nearby roads.

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Thanksgiving Platters

  • Nov. 08, 2021, 10am-2pm or 4-8pm
  • Color Me Mine at Palisades Center
  • 3770 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack
  • All Ages
  • $20 table fee plus piece

Color Me Mine will have plenty of platters available to paint for Thanksgiving! These generously sized platters are perfect for your turkey or tofu...

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Transition Workshop Series: Seizure First Aid

  • Nov. 10, 2021, 7-8:30pm
  • Rockland BOCES
  • Online
  • Adult
  • FREE

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month! Learn about the different types of seizures and what their symptoms are, understand various types of treatmen...

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The Gazillion Bubble Show

  • Nov. 14, 2021, 1:30pm and 4:30pm
  • Bergen Performing Arts Center
  • 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood
  • All Ages
  • $25-$59

Mind-blowing bubble magic, spectacular laser lighting effects, and momentary soapy masterpieces will make you smile, laugh, and feel like a kid again.

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Kids Diwali Celebration

  • Nov. 16, 2021, 4pm
  • Ramsey Library
  • 30 Wyckoff Ave., Ramsey
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join the library for a very special celebration honoring Diwali. Ages 6-11.

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What is Autism: Understanding the Diagnosis

  • Nov. 17, 2021, 7pm
  • Jawonio
  • 260 N. Little Tor Road, New City
  • Adult
  • FREE

Understanding the Diagnosis will go in-depth on understanding intellectual disabilities, more specifically autism spectrum disorder. Identifying wh...

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Cinderella presented by The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine

  • Nov. 18, 2021, 7pm
  • Bergen Performing Arts Center
  • 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood
  • All Ages
  • $33-$93

Featuring graceful dancers, enchanting music, and beautiful costumes, this classic fairy tale is a treat the whole family will enjoy!  

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S'mores and Tours

  • Nov. 21, 2021, 11am-1pm
  • JCC of Rockland
  • 450 West Nyack Road, West Nyack
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join JCC Rockland Camps staff for S'Mores and a tour of their beautiful campgrounds! Come learn about their awesome programs. Bring the kids.

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The History of Sandy Hook and Fort Hancock

  • Nov. 23, 2021, 2-3:30pm
  • New City Library
  • 220 N. Main St., New City
  • Adult
  • FREE

This slide presentation with photos, WWII-era music and videos will focus on this area that played a significant role in the protection of New York Harbor from its discovery by Henry Hudson through the Cold War era.

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5 Mile Turkey Trot for The Marisa Fund

  • Nov. 25, 2021, 8:30am
  • Rockland Lake State Park
  • 299 Rockland Lake Road, Valley Cottage
  • All Ages
  • $40; $30 RRR members; $25 Senior 65 and older

Have a truly memorable running experience while raising money for a good cause. 

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Zoo Boo 2021

  • Oct. 30, 2021 - Oct. 31, 2021 , 10am-5pm
  • Bergen County Zoo
  • 216 Forest Ave. , Paramus
  • All Ages
  • $8 zoo tickets; $5 train tickets

Celebrate Halloween at the Zoo with trick-or-treating, friendly train ride, mad science, and more!

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Fall Art Crawl

  • Oct. 30, 2021 - Oct. 31, 2021 , Saturday, 6-10pm; Sunday, 1-5pm
  • GARNER Arts Center
  • 55 West Railroad Avenue, Garnerville
  • All Ages
  • Saturday, $12 in advance, $15 at the door ; Sunday, $8 in advance, $10 at the door; $25 Weekend Pass; free for children younger than 12

A weekend of creative autumn celebration co-presented with Haiti Cultural Exchange with art and attractions for all, set in New York's landmark...

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Fall Art Crawl

  • Oct. 30, 2021 - Oct. 31, 2021 , 6-10pm Saturday; 1-5pm Sunday
  • GARNER Arts Center
  • 55 West Railroad Ave. , Garnerville
  • All Ages
  • $12 in advance Saturday; $8 in advance Sunday

Fall Art Crawl is a creative celebration that takes place in New York's landmark Garner Historic District. Enjoy art and attractions for all, including art shows, interactive installations, live music, puppetry, open artist studios, creative children's activities, festive food and drink and more.

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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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Seasons of Change Exhibition

  • Oct. 22, 2021 - Nov. 20, 2021 , Mondays-Saturdays, 11am-4pm
  • Rockland Center for the Arts
  • 27 S. Greenbush Rd., West Nyack
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Seasons of Change is an exhibition of paintings by SuHua Chen Low, documenting the ever-changing transitioning landscapes around. It’s a very...

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Remnants of an Exodus exhibition

  • Oct. 22, 2021 - Nov. 20, 2021 , Mondays-Saturdays, 11am-4pm
  • Rockland Center for the Arts
  • 27 S. Greenbush Rd., West Nyack
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Remnants of an Exodus is a love letter to Al J Thompson's second home in Spring Valley, New York, a Caribbean immigrant community, 40 minutes f...

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Remnants of an Exodus and Seasons of Change Exhibitions

  • Oct. 22, 2021 - Nov. 20, 2021 , Mondays-Saturdays, 11am-4pm
  • Rockland Center for the Arts
  • 27 South Greenbush Rd., West Nyack
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Remnants of an Exodus and Seasons of Change, are two exhibitions of photographic works by Al J Thompson and paintings by SuHua Chen Low. These arti...

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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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Peace, Love & Lights Drive-Thru Holiday Light Show

  • Nov. 19, 2021 - Jan. 02, 2022 , Tuesdays-Thursdays, 5-9pm; Fridays-Sundays: 5-10pm
  • Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
  • 200 Hurd Road, Bethel
  • All Ages
  • $23.75-$35 per car

Experience the Bethel Woods grounds from the comfort of your car: just turn off your headlights and follow the magical glow.

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Lightshow & Christmas Village

  • Nov. 24, 2021 - Jan. 09, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • Skylands Stadium
  • 94 Championship Place, Augusta
  • All Ages
  • $29 per car for light show; free admission to Christmas Village

This dazzling winter family destination showcases a mile-long drive through course glittering with dazzling displays and an enchanting Christmas Village full of fun-filled activities, delicious treats, memory making photo ops and much more.

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Orchard of Lights

  • Nov. 23, 2021 - Jan. 09, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • Demarest Farms
  • 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
  • All Ages
  • $35 per car

Take your vehicle on a guided tour through 32 acres of brilliant holiday light displays, warm up by the fire pit and enjoy hot cocoa and treats in the retail farm market. Take pictures with Santa,  make your own S’mores and Listen to Santa’s singing Reindeer.

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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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