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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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Wonder Girls Free Virtual Health Workshop with Dr. Kerry-Anne Perkins

  • Jun. 23, 2021, 7pm
  • Wonder Girls
  • Online
  • Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Wonder Girls, an after-school program for high school girls with a mission to build confidence, leadership, community and business skills launches ...

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Using Summer to Get Ready for the New School Year Tips to Get Your Student Prepared for a “Regular” School Year and a Return to In-person Instruction

  • Jun. 24, 2021, 1-2pm
  • Huntington Learning Center
  • 58 E. Rt. 59, Nanuet
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Summer break is underway, and your student needs to rest up and recharge…but don’t miss your opportunity to get them prepared for the ...

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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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HHNM Celebrates International Mud Day!

  • Jun. 26, 2021, 10am-3:45pm
  • Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center
  • 120 Muser Drive, Cornwall
  • All Ages
  • $5; free for members

Welcome Summer with a mud-riffic day of play in Grasshopper Grove! Join children in dozens of countries around the globe in celebrating this day of...

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Free Fishing Clinic

  • Jun. 26, 2021, 10am-1pm
  • Sterling Forest State Park
  • 116 Old Forge Road, Tuxedo
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy the morning at Sterling Forest with a free fishing clinic! In-house Licensed DEC Fishing Guid, Alison Manges, will teach the fundamentals of ...

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Juneteenth Celebration!

  • Jun. 26, 2021, 2-3pm
  • Veterans Memorial Park
  • 15 Cedar St., Nyack
  • All Ages
  • FREE

West African dance tells a story. Chiku Awali African Dance, Arts & Culture, Inc. performs and teaches dances such as Lamba and Funga, which ar...

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Wonder Girls Wellness Day

  • Jun. 27, 2021, 10am-1pm
  • Varsity House
  • 337 Blaisdell Road, Orangeburg
  • All Ages
  • $25; free for 21 and younger

Join Allison Jackson, Founder of Allison Jackson Fitness, at the Wonder Girls Wellness Day at the Varsity House in Orangeburg, New York. Allison, a...

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Town of Clarkstown Concert & Fireworks

  • Jul. 01, 2021, 7-10pm
  • Nanuet High School
  • 103 Church Street , Nanuet
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy a Wonderful Night of Entertainment and Activities 7:15 - 7:45 PM – Rockland County Radio Control Club Flying Demonstration 8:00 PM &nda...

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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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NY Waterway Evening Sightseeing Cruise to Watch The Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks

  • Jul. 04, 2021, 6:45pm and 7pm
  • Port Imperial Ferry Terminal
  • 4800 Avenue at Port Imperial, Weekhawken
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $165 adults; $155 seniors; $125 children 4-12

NY Waterway will offer sightseeing cruises this Independence Day, giving passengers unparalleled views of the Macy’s 45th Annual 4th of July ...

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Nyack's 4th of July Fireworks!

  • Jul. 04, 2021, 9:15pm
  • Nyack Memorial Park
  • 51 Piermont Ave, Nyack
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Nyack is celebrating Independence Day with FIREWORKS! Best views are from Nyack Memorial Park, the Marina municipal parking lot, or even the SUP (s...

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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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Building the Panama Canal: 1880-1914

  • Jul. 21, 2021, 2pm
  • New City Library
  • Online
  • Teen, Adult
  • FREE

The Spanish thought about it. The French drew plans for it. In the end though, it took a revolution, technology, money, determination and grit to c...

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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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NJ Lottery Festival of Ballooning

  • Jul. 23, 2021 - Jul. 25, 2021 , Friday, 1-10pm; Saturday, 6am-10pm; Sunday, 6am-8pm
  • Solberg Airport
  • 39 Thor-Solberg Road, Whitehouse Station
  • All Ages
  • Tickets start at $26 per adult and $10 per child

The New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning has something for everyone including non-stop family entertainment!

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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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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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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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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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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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