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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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Using Consumer Reports Online

  • Jun. 16, 2021, 10am
  • New City Library
  • Online
  • Adult
  • FREE

Did you know you can access Consumer Reports online via the library web site? Learn how to get informed using Consumer Reports online.

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Rockin’ TV: Rock ‘n Roll and Television from Elvis to The Monkees

  • Jun. 17, 2021, 2pm
  • New City Library
  • Online
  • Adult
  • FREE

A lively survey of the fascinating history of how rock and television grew up together. Beginning in the mid-1950s, programs hosted by Milton Berle...

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Open House: Summer Photography Classes & Intensives

  • Jun. 17, 2021, 4:30-7:30pm
  • The Creative Arts Corner of Hudson Valley
  • 55 W. Railroad Ave., Garnerville
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

The Creative Arts Corner of Hudson Valley provides in-person photography classes, workshops, private lessons and summer programs for ages 7+. Throu...

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Paw Pride Extravaganza @ PawPaws

  • Jun. 19, 2021, 2-5pm
  • Pavion Apartments
  • 77 S Franklin St., Nyack
  • All Ages
  • $20 entry fee

Join PaPaw’s for their first annual Pride Month Extravaganza Eleganza with dogs on parade, treats and refreshments for you and your best frie...

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Grand Re-Opening Day

  • Jun. 19, 2021, 10am-6 pm
  • Field Station: Dinosaurs
  • 40 Fort Lee Road, Leonia
  • All Ages
  • $24.95, explorer pass; $16.95, day pass; free for children younger than 2

Welcome back to Field Station: Dinosaurs! A world-class family attraction that combines cutting-edge science with the creative minds of great artis...

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New York Boulders Father's Day Pack

  • Jun. 20, 2021, 1:30-4:30pm
  • Palisades Credit Union Park
  • 1 Palisades Credit Union Park Drive, Pomona
  • All Ages
  • $49

See the New York Boulders take on the New Jersey Jackals this Father's Day! You Father's Day ticket pack includes: 4 tickets for Fathe...

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Father's Day Walk

  • Jun. 20, 2021, 1-3pm
  • Tenafly Nature Center
  • 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
  • All Ages
  • $8; $5 members; free for dad's and children younger than 2

Celebrate Father's Day with a guided walk outdoors. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just hoping to spend some quality time with Dad...

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Dave Jay Music and Dance for all ages followed by Blippi performing!

  • Jun. 26, 2021, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Imagine That!!! Museum
  • 4 Vreeland Road, Florham Park
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $90

Back by popular demand, Allie will lead the children through a Zumbini® program combining music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of ...

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Independence Day Celebration + Boulders vs. Wild Things

  • Jul. 04, 2021, 6pm
  • Palisades Credit Union Park
  • 1 Palisades Credit Union Park Drive, Pomona
  • All Ages
  • $14-$20

See the Boulders take on the Wild Things then celebrate Independence Day with Patriotic Cap Giveaway pres. by 16 Handles. Post-game Fireworks ...

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Independence Day Fireworks

  • Jul. 04, 2021, 9pm
  • Memorial Park
  • 51 Piermont Avenue, Nyack
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy this Fireworks Show at Memorial Park! Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated while in Nyack and maintain social distancing.&n...

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Jersey City Night Market 4th of July Celebration

  • Jul. 04, 2021, 12-10pm
  • Exchange Place Station
  • 68 Christopher Columbus Drive, Jersey City
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Jersey City Night Market is an open-air event celebrating Jersey City culture and commerce!  Enjoy delicious food, artisanal shopping, drinks,...

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Jersey City's 50 Star Fireworks

  • Jul. 04, 2021, Sundown; 9:30pm, fireworks
  • Exchange Place
  • Montgomery & Hudson , Jersey City
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate the 4th of July with spectacular fireworks and food trucks!

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Independence Day Cannon Firing Program

  • Jul. 04, 2021, 12pm
  • Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
  • 690 Route 9W, Fort Montgomery
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate America's birthday with the firing of the fort's artillery.

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Paramus 4th of July Fireworks & Food Truck Festival

  • Jul. 04, 2021, 2-8:30pm
  • Westfield Garden State Plaza
  • One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
  • All Ages
  • $5; free admission for children younger than 5

The Paramus 4th of July Committee is teaming up with Just Jersey Fest and bringing even more bang to the Paramus Celebration on July 4th! This year...

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Town of Clarkstown Painting in the Park: “Down By the Shore”

  • Jul. 08, 2021, 5:45-7:45pm
  • Germonds Park
  • 185 Germonds Road, West Nyack
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $40

The Clarkstown Parks Board and Recreation Commission in cooperation with Nicolette Mia brings you a night in the park while painting a 16&rdqu...

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Movie in the Park - 'Sonic the Hedgehog'

  • Jul. 09, 2021, 8-10pm
  • Boulder Stadium
  • 3 Palisades Credit Union Park Drive, Pomona
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Bring a blanket and get ready to see "SONIC the HEDGEHOG"!

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Twilight Farm Festival

  • Jul. 15, 2021, 5-8pm
  • City Green, Inc.
  • 171 Grove Street , Clifton
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy music, goats and chickens, and plenty of spaces for you to enjoy make this an event you won't want to miss!

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Town of Clarkstown Car Show

  • Jul. 15, 2021, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Congers Lake Memorial Park
  • 8 Gilchrest Road, Congers
  • All Ages
  • Free to attend; $10 per car

The Clarkstown Parks Board and Recreation Commission invites you to join them with your "collectible" car to be judged for awards. "...

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Art in the Garden

  • Jun. 19, 2021 - Jun. 20, 2021 , 11am-5pm
  • Hickory Dickory Dock
  • 43 South Broadway, Nyack
  • All Ages
  • FREE

A pop-up outdoor gallery event with music, food and works by members of the Nyack Art Collective.

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Father's Day at American Dream

  • Jun. 19, 2021 - Jun. 20, 2021 , Saturday, 11am-10pm; Sunday, 11am-9pm
  • American Dream
  • 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford
  • All Ages
  • $20

Celebrate dad's special day at American Dream with a nice game of mini golf! The first 50 golfers at American Dream's courses Blacklight Mi...

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Mad Science Shows

  • Jun. 25, 2021 - Jun. 26, 2021 , Friday and Saturday, 11am, 12pm, and 1pm
  • Westfield Garden State Plaza
  • One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
  • All Ages
  • $10

Surfs up! Join Mad Science for some ocean fun. See how islands are formed by underwater volcanoes. Volunteers will come up to makes waves and whirl...

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The Rhinebeck Crafts Festival

  • Jun. 26, 2021 - Jun. 27, 2021 , Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
  • Dutchess County Fairgrounds
  • 6636 Spring Brook Avenue (Route 9), Rhinebeck
  • All Ages
  • $10; $9 Seniors (62 and up); $4 Kids 6-16; free for children younger than 6

Find unique handmade items and bring the kids for interactive puppet theater, face painting and stilt walkers and more.

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Tri-County Fair

  • Jun. 16, 2021 - Jun. 19, 2021 , Thursday and Friday, 6-11pm; Saturday, 3-11pm; Sunday, 1-7pm
  • Christ Church
  • 140 Green Pond Road, Rockaway
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free; $15-$50, ticket sheets; $30, 1 day ride band; $1.25 individual ride ticket; $6 pony rides; $5 monster truck

Enjoy carnival attractions, rides, games, live music, fireworks and more!

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Newburgh Mall Carnival

  • Jun. 17, 2021 - Jun. 27, 2021 , Monday-Thursday, 5-10pm; Friday, 5-11 pm; Saturday, 12-11 pm; Sunday, 12-10pm
  • Newburgh Mall
  • 1401 Route 300, Newburgh
  • All Ages
  • Free admission; Ride cost varies.

Enjoy midway fun for the whole family with rides and games for all ages and fair food for every appetite. Visit the website for discount ride wrist...

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Celebration of Love

  • Jun. 12, 2021 - Jun. 26, 2021 , Saturdays, 12-6pm
  • American Dream
  • 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate Pride Month with American Dream! At the center, there will be DJs playing, face painting and in-court entertainers every Saturday. The ce...

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The L.E.A.D. Fest Carnival

  • Jun. 03, 2021 - Jun. 20, 2021 , Wednesdays-Fridays, 5-11pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 12-11pm
  • Westfield Garden State Plaza
  • One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
  • All Ages
  • $30 Megapass until 6/3; $40 Megapass after 6/3; individual ride tickets available as well

Bring the family out to this Carnival with spectacular rides, tons of food, games and more!

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Orange County Fair

  • Jul. 15, 2021 - Aug. 01, 2021 , Thursdays and Fridays, 4pm-11pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 12-11pm
  • Orange County Fair Speedway
  • 239 Wisner Ave. , Middletown
  • All Ages
  • TBA

Make it a day at the fiar and see one of the grandstand shows, taste some of the delicious fair food, or take a spin on one of their all new rides!

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State Fair Meadowlands

  • Jun. 18, 2021 - Jul. 11, 2021 , Mondays-Thursdays, 5pm-12am; Fridays, 3pm-1am (6/18 5pm-1am); Saturdays, 2pm-1am; Sundays, 2pm-12am (7/4 2pm-1am)
  • MetLife Stadium
  • 1 MetLife Stadium Dr., East Rutherford
  • All Ages
  • $34.99

NJ’s great escape boasts hundreds of rides, exhibits and attractions. 

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Pick your own strawberries at Alstede Farms

  • May. 26, 2021 - Jun. 20, 2021 , 9am, daily
  • Alstede Farms
  • 1 Alstede Farm Lane, Chester
  • All Ages
  • $14.99

Visit the farm and pick your own strawberries then stick around for family fun!

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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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Daniel Lanzilotta: Tell the Truth

  • May. 15, 2021 - Jun. 19, 2021 , Saturdays, 1-5pm
  • GARNER Arts Center
  • 55 W Railroad Ave, Garnerville
  • All Ages
  • FREE

GARNER Arts Center is pleased to present Tell The Truth, a new exhibition of sculpture from Environmental Artist and Sustainability Advocate, Danie...

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Kaleidoscope Arts - Free Wednesdays Grades 1-5

  • Apr. 14, 2021 - Jun. 30, 2021 , Wednesdays, 5:15-6:15pm
  • Creative Arts Workshop, Nyack
  • 48 Burd St. Suite 101, Nyack
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Enjoy weekly themed activities including: Mask making, Drama, Singing, Dancing, Jewelry making, Perfume making, and Collage. Grades 1-5. 

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2021 Summer Season

  • Jun. 20, 2021 - Sep. 05, 2021 , Tuesdays-Sundays, 10am-6pm
  • Field Station: Dinosaurs
  • 40 Fort Lee Road, Leonia
  • All Ages
  • $24.95, explorer pass; $16.95, day pass; free for children younger than 2

Walk along wooded trails, check out life-sized dinosaurs and enjoy a full schedule of shows, games and activities, all of which is included in your Day Pass admission.

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Peace in Piermont: Family Yoga

  • May. 22, 2021 - Sep. 25, 2021 , Saturday, 10-10:45am
  • Parelli Park
  • 545 Piermont Avenue , Piermont
  • All Ages
  • $22

Foster and deepen the connection you have with yourself and your loved one, exercise, and meet other local gems from our community.

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Artpark & Company presents SONIC TRAILS A Visionary Season of Free Site Reactive Audio Experiences

  • May. 15, 2021 - Sep. 30, 2021 , All Day
  • Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park
  • Online
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Artpark & Company presents SONIC TRAILS, a visionary season of free site reactive audio experiences presented in a mobile app de...

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Joey G's Nyack Food Tours

  • Apr. 17, 2021 - Sep. 04, 2021 , Saturdays, 11:30am
  • CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP
  • 48 Burd St., Nyack
  • All Ages
  • $45

Enjoy tastes from local culinary landmarks, and learn about Nyack, its chefs, creatives, and entrepreneurs.

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