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If you’re looking for things to do with your family in Rockland County, here you’ll find some of the best family activities in Rockland and Bergen counties. You can even find great ideas for day trips and outings in the area. The Rockland Parent editors have scoured the region to find fun things to do with your kids in the community. Do you want to get great family events delivered to you weekly? Sign-up here for the weekend activity newsletter, featuring great ideas sent to you each week. Are you hosting an event in the community? Share it with Rockland parents by submitting it to the calendar. And if you want even more fun, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.


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Public Skating Sessions

  • Nov. 06, 2021 - Mar. 06, 2022 , Fridays and Saturdays, 10am-9:30pm; Sundays, 10am-7:30pm
  • Bear Mountain Ice Rink
  • Bear Mountain Ice Rink State Park, Bear Mountain
  • All Ages
  • $5 admission; free admission for ages 4 and younger; $10 skate rental

Bring the family out to enjoy this outdoor ice skating rink located in Bear Mountain State Park in the Lower Hudson Valley.

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Let It Glow a Holiday Lantern Spectacular

  • Nov. 26, 2021 - Jan. 30, 2022 , Thursdays-Sundays, 4-9pm
  • Bergen County Zoo
  • 216 Forest Ave. , Paramus
  • All Ages
  • $15; $7.50 child; free for children younger than 2

This winter, the Bergen County Zoo is hosting a dazzling display of Chinese lanterns that will make this holiday season one to remember. Bring your...

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Weekly Magic The Gathering Draft

  • Jan. 07, 2022 - Jun. 24, 2022 , Fridays, 6pm
  • Dragon Den & Dungeon Hall
  • 102 Main Street , Nyack
  • All Ages
  • $20

Veterans of the game and newcomers alike are invited to pass around packs of cards and build a deck on the fly to participate in a Swiss tournament for a chance at prizes!

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Kids Night Out

  • Jan. 08, 2022 - Jan. 29, 2022 , Saturdays, 6-8:30pm
  • Peace in Piermont
  • 458 Piermont Ave., Piermont
  • All Ages
  • $44 per child; $40 sibling discount

Kids will adventure around Piermont, paint & craft, play board games, have a talent show and end the night with glowga (glow-in-the-dark yoga) and a guided meditation!

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Toddler Time

  • Jan. 08, 2022 - Jun. 25, 2022 , Saturdays, 10-11am
  • Bounce! Trampoline Sports
  • 612 Corporate Way, Valley Cottage
  • Baby
  • $12 per toddler; parents jump free

During Toddler Time, your child gets to use the entire facility in a quieter environment just for their age group.

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Mommy & Me

  • Jan. 18, 2022 - Feb. 02, 2022 , Wednesdays, 9:30-10:15am
  • Flat Rock Brook Nature Center
  • 443 Van Nostrand Ave., Englewood
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • $5; free for members

Bring your little one to explore nature through crafts, songs, stories and all-around fun! Ages 1-4.

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Celebrate National Skating Month

  • Jan. 22, 2022 - Jan. 30, 2022 , Saturdays, 6-9pm; Sundays, 3-6pm
  • Palisades Center Ice Rink
  • 4900 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
  • All Ages
  • $12; $4 skate rental

Have some cool fun when you hit the ice as a family!

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CANCELED Builders Club

  • Jan. 27, 2022, 5-6pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library Main Branch
  • 10 W. Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

For ages 5-12. Builders Club - Have fun with LEGOs and more! Registration begins 2 weeks before the program for HKDPL district residents and 1 week...

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Town of Clarkstown Corn Hole Tournament

  • Jan. 28, 2022, 7-8:30pm
  • Street Community Center
  • 31 Zukor Road, New City
  • All Ages
  • FREE

All Clarkstown residents welcome Must have a valid community center I.D. card FREE

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Escape the Artic: A STEM Survival Challenge

  • Jan. 29, 2022, 2-3pm
  • Tenafly Nature Center
  • 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $10; $5 members

Work in teams to face a series of STEM and survival challenges. 

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New Jersey Symphony: Lunar New Year Celebration

  • Jan. 29, 2022, 7:30pm
  • New Jersey Performing Arts Center
  • 1 Center St., Newark
  • All Ages
  • $25-$80

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger as the New Jersey Symphony continues a tradition that welcomes all audiences for a festive evening of community and cultural exchange.

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Stargazing Winter Constellations

  • Jan. 29, 2022, 6-7pm
  • Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center
  • 100 Muser Dr., Cornwall
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $12; $9 members

Come out to observe the winter hexagon– aka the winter circle– a collection of the Northern Hemisphere's brightest stars. Ages 8 and older. 

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Middle School Open House

  • Jan. 30, 2022, 2-4pm
  • The Academy of the Holy Angels
  • 315 Hillside Avenue, Demarest
  • Tween, Adult
  • FREE

It’s your turn to experience the Academy of the Holy Angels’ exceptional world of exploration. If you will be entering Grade 6 in the fall of 2022,...

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Winter Wonderland Ball With Queen Elsa

  • Jan. 30, 2022, 11am-12:30pm
  • Glitter & Glam at Paramus Park
  • 700 Paramus Park, Paramus
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $49.95

Get pampered at Glitter & Glam with Queen Elsa and enjoy a mini mani, glittery makeup, a princess up-do, and sing a longs!

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Celebrate Lunar New Year at American Dream

  • Jan. 31, 2022 - Feb. 20, 2022 , See description for schedule
  • American Dream
  • 1 American Dream Way , East Rutherford
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join American Drean to usher in "The Year of the Tiger" and the good fortune it brings. Expect festive performances, shopping deals, and gorgeous d...

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Black History Month Scavenger Hunt

  • Feb. 01, 2022, 10am - 9pm
  • Bergenfield Public Library
  • 50 West Clinton Avenue , Bergenfield
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Help celebrate Black History Month! Drop by the Children’s Room all month long to complete the scavenger hunt and learn about important historical ...

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Special Person and Me Workshop: Fleece Creations

  • Feb. 04, 2022 - Feb. 11, 2022 , Fridays, 6:30-8pm
  • Peace in Piermont
  • 458 Piermont Ave., Piermont
  • All Ages
  • $70 per 1 adult and 1 child; $60 if booked by 1/10; discount available for additional siblings

The special workshop will provide an opportunity for students to work on a project with a special person in their life.

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Friday Fun @ the Village Branch

  • Feb. 04, 2022 - Feb. 25, 2022 , Fridays, 4-5pm
  • CANCELED Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library Village Branch
  • 85 Main Street, Haverstraw
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

For ages 7-12. Friday Fun at the Village - Play video games on the big screen! No registration is required. A limited number of people will be allo...

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Black History Month Event: African Clay Mask

  • Feb. 04, 2022, 7-8pm
  • Roseland Free Public Library
  • 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland
  • Tween, Teen
  • $10 for non-Roseland residents; free for residents

Learn about West African Culture in this workshop featuring samples, music, role play, story telling and art.

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An Evening with Marshall Crenshaw

  • Feb. 05, 2022, 7:30-9:30pm
  • Rockland Center for the Arts
  • 27 S. Greenbush Rd., West Nyack
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $25

Join Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA) for an intimate evening concert with Marshall Crenshaw. Masks and proof of vaccination are required. Over ...

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Crafty Critter

  • Feb. 05, 2022, 2-3pm
  • Tenafly Nature Center
  • 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $8; $5 members

Get an up close visit with one of Tenafly Nature Center's Animal Ambassadors, learn all about what makes them special and unique, then your imagination and create an artistic version of this new animal friend. 

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Open House

  • Feb. 05, 2022, 1:30-3:30pm
  • Bach to Rock Music School Nanuet
  • 150 East Route 59, Nanuet
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Interested in learning how to play an instrument? Come out for this open house! Bach to Rock Music School Nanuet is offering FREE 10 minute le...

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My Little Man & Me: Valentine's Day Party!

  • Feb. 05, 2022, 1-3pm
  • Liberty Hall Museum
  • 1003 Morris Avenue, Union
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $30 per child with adult; $25 members per child with adult; $5 each additional adult

Join Liberty Hall Museum at this FROZEN themed event and make a craft, play games, and warm up at the delicious hot chocolate bar with some sweet t...

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Maple Sugaring

  • Feb. 06, 2022 - Feb. 27, 2022 , Sundays, 10-11am, 11:30am-12:30pm, 1-2pm
  • Tenafly Nature Center
  • 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
  • All Ages
  • $10; $8 members; $30 members family pass for up to 6

Check Tenafly Nature Center's tapped tree and boil down sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. 

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Open Play

  • Feb. 07, 2022, 9am-1pm
  • West Rock Indoor Sports & Entertainment Complex
  • 21 Pralle Ln., Nanuet
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $50

Drop the kids off for an amazing day of sports, games, arts & crafts and activities!

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Blippi The Musical

  • Feb. 08, 2022, 6pm
  • New Jersey Performing Arts Center
  • 1 Center St., Newark
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $29.50-$69.50

Blippi jumps off the screen and onto the stage with world-class production, audience engagement and amazing music.

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Valentine's Day Cards

  • Feb. 08, 2022 - Feb. 10, 2022 , Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Charles E. Reid Branch
  • 239 West Midland Ave., Paramus
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Make a Valentine’s Day Card for someone special!

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Give Kids a Smile Day

  • Feb. 12, 2022, 9am-2pm
  • Smile More Kids
  • 140 Oak Tree Road , Tappan
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

It’s a day of free Dental cleaning for Children 12 years and under. There will be a Puppet Show and Mr. Tooth throughout the day.

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Family Fun Day: Lunar New Year!

  • Feb. 12, 2022, 1-2:30pm
  • Liberty Hall Museum
  • 1003 Morris Avenue, Union
  • All Ages
  • $10 per child and adult; $8 members per child and adult; $4 each additional child

Join Liberty Hall Museum at this FROZEN themed event and make a craft, play games, and warm up at the delicious hot chocolate bar with some sweet t...

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Blauvelt Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary Drive-Thru Soup Super

  • Feb. 12, 2022, 1-3pm
  • Blauvelt Firehouse
  • 548 Western Highway , Blauvelt
  • All Ages
  • $5 pints; $10 quarts

Don’t miss your chance to order some delicious soup from this drive thru soup supper! Last day to order is February 7th.

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Russian Ballet Theatre presents Swan Lake

  • Feb. 13, 2022, 7pm
  • New Jersey Performing Arts Center
  • 1 Center St., Newark
  • All Ages
  • $80-$135

Choreographer Nadezhda Kalinina lovingly retouches the oldest St. Petersburg version of the ballet and adds her vision and something more, that undoubtedly will leave audiences flushed with emotion.

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African Clay Mask Craft

  • Feb. 15, 2022, 5:30-6:45pm
  • Secaucus Public Library
  • 1379 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join Ivy Omere for this family program where you will create African masks and celebrate West African culture. The library will provide a space for...

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Frozen Ball

  • Feb. 26, 2022, 1-3pm
  • Liberty Hall Museum
  • 1003 Morris Avenue, Union
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $30 per adult and child; $25 members per adult and child; $5 each additional adult

Join Liberty Hall Museum at this FROZEN themed event and make a craft, play games, and warm up at the delicious hot chocolate bar with some sweet t...

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Ramsey Farmers' Market

  • Dec. 05, 2021 - Apr. 24, 2022 , Sundays, 10am-1pm
  • Erie Plaza Train Station
  • 2 West Main St., Ramsey
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

This year round Sunday has over 30 local farmers and food purveyors, artisans, music and more.

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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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