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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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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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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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Tykes Tuesday Summer 2022

  • Jul. 05, 2022 - Aug. 30, 2022 , Tuesdays, 11am-12pm; Tuesday, July 19, 1-2pm
  • Palisades Center
  • 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Kids are invited to take part in fun weekly activities this summer- like cookie decorating, climbing, selfies, and more! Ages 11 and younger.

 

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Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City

  • Jul. 14, 2022 - Aug. 25, 2022 , Thursdays, 6pm
  • Chambers Plaza
  • 1 Center St., Newark
  • All Ages
  • FREE

This famous FREE outdoor concert series brings residents together every week in Chambers Plaza. It’s a dance party with a festival atmosphere...

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Six Flags Summer Vibes Festival

  • Jul. 14, 2022 - Aug. 14, 2022 , 10:30am-9pm, daily
  • Six Flags Great Adventure
  • 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson Township
  • All Ages
  • Tickets start at $44.99

Experience six colorfully themed areas filled with magic and wonder! 

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Game On @ the VILLAGE BRANCH

  • Aug. 02, 2022 - Sep. 27, 2022 , Tuesdays, 4-5pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
  • 85 Main Street, Haverstraw
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

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

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Tales & Tunes in Spanish & English with Miss Yolanda

  • Aug. 02, 2022 - Aug. 16, 2022 , Tuesdays, 10:30-11am
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Branch
  • 10 West Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

For walkers under 36 mos. old and their adults. Stories, fingerplays, songs & bubbles! Registration begins June 21 for HKDPL district residents...

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Ulster County Fair

  • Aug. 02, 2022 - Aug. 07, 2022 , Tuesday, 4-10pm; Wednesday-Thursday, 10am-10pm; Friday-Saturday, 10am-11pm; Sunday, 10am-8pm
  • Ulster County Fairgrounds
  • 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz
  • All Ages
  • Tuesday, $50 carload; Wednesday-Sunday, $20 at the gate and $18 online with free admission for children under 36 inches tall (rides not included). Free admission for ages 62 and older Wednesday-Thursday until 4pm

This family-fun tradition since 1886 features midway rides for all ages, interactive Cowboy Circus, racing pigs, a petting zoo, mini-circus, truck and tractor pulls, horse pulls, livestock and horse shows, "Ultimate Stilt Walker" Carrie McQueen, Wednesday night fireworks, Baby Contest, exhibits, demonstrations, favorite fair food, and concerts. 

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Music and Movement with Miss Fran

  • Aug. 04, 2022 - Aug. 11, 2022 , Thursdays, 6-6:30pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Branch
  • 10 West Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

For ages 0-5. Sing together with puppets, instruments, props, lots of movement, and even more laughter. Join Fran Roesmann and her guitar to sing, ...

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Kids Night Out / Glow-in-the-Dark-Yoga

  • Aug. 06, 2022 - Aug. 27, 2022 , Satudays, 6-8:30pm
  • Peace in Piermont
  • 458 Piermont Ave., Piermont
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween

Drop your little love off for a night of fun with paint & craft, board games, talent show, glow-in-the-dark yoga, and a guided meditation!

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Bear Mountain Native American Celebration

  • Aug. 06, 2022 - Aug. 07, 2022 , Saturday, 11am-8pm; Sunday, 11am-7pm
  • Anthony Wayne Rec. Area, Harriman State Park
  • Palisades Interstate Pkwy at Bear Mountain, Stony Point
  • All Ages
  • $15; $10 seniors 65 and older, children 6-12, and students with ID; free for children 5 and younger. Available online only: $45 Family 4-Packs (for 2 adults & 2 children ages 6-12)

See indigenous performing groups from the Americas along with artists, vendors, crafts, jewelry, food and more!

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Science in Action-Bubble Science

  • Aug. 08, 2022, 6-7pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library Main Branch
  • 10 West Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • 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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End of Summer Minicamp Virtual Info Session

  • Aug. 08, 2022, 7pm
  • Commonpoint Queens
  • Online
  • Young elementary, Tween, Adult
  • FREE

Summer fun doesn’t have to end when camp is over! Join Commonpoint to learn more about their end of summer minicamps and skills clinics for G...

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Orangetown Pack the Park Summer Concert Series

  • Aug. 12, 2022, 7:45pm
  • Veteran's Memorial Park
  • 81 Hunt Rd. , Orangeburg
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The disco phenomenon known as Boogie Fever is headed to Orangetown. Boogie Fever plays all the top disco hits of the 70's with an amazing fully costumed stage show.

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R.E.A.D. to a Dog

  • Aug. 13, 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: 3D Rhythm of Life

  • Aug. 13, 2022, 2pm
  • Clarkstown Learning Center
  • 9 Lake Road , Congers
  • All Ages
  • FREE

3D Rhythm of Life is a bilingual dance band for the 21st century and beyond, led by drummer Michael Tate. They play a Latin tropical mix of funky s...

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Bounce The Mall

  • Aug. 13, 2022 - Aug. 28, 2022 , Saturdays, 10:30am-7pm; Sunday, 11am-6:30pm
  • The Mills at Jersey Gardens
  • 651 Kapkowski Road, Elizabeth
  • All Ages
  • Tickets start at $21

Produced by XL Event Lab, the Bounce The Mall tour is bringing colorful, inflatable fun to many of the most well-attended malls on the glo...

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Paramus Summer Food Truck Festival

  • Aug. 14, 2022, 11am-7pm
  • Paramus Park Mall
  • 700 Paramus Park, Paramus
  • All Ages
  • $5 admission; free admission children younger than 5

Check out 20 gourmet food trucks, DJ Louis, vendors, kid activities including pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, sand art, and so much more!

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Builder's Club

  • Aug. 15, 2022 - Aug. 29, 2022 , Mondays, 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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Family Movie @ the VILLAGE BRANCH

  • Aug. 15, 2022, 5- 7pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
  • 85 Main St., Haverstraw
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy a fun family movie.

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Sensory Play @ the Village Branch

  • Aug. 16, 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. 

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Crafts with Miss Cheryl

  • Aug. 17, 2022, 4:30-5:15pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Branch
  • 10 West 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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Sensory Play

  • Aug. 18, 2022 - Aug. 25, 2022 , Thursdays, 6-6:45pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Branch
  • 10 West Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Sensory fun with explorative and interactive play for ages 0-5! Families welcome, no registration. Please note - parent or guardian remains in the ...

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How to Make up for Learning Loss in the New School Year

  • Aug. 18, 2022, 1-2pm or 7-8pm
  • Huntington Learning Center
  • 58 E. Rt. 59, Nanuet
  • Adult
  • FREE

The excitement of a new school year is tempered with concerns for parents and students alike. You may be asking yourself questions like is my child...

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Friday Fun @ the VILLAGE BRANCH

  • Aug. 19, 2022 - Aug. 26, 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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Orangetown Pack the Park Summer Concert Series

  • Aug. 19, 2022, 7:45pm
  • Veteran's Memorial Park
  • 81 Hunt Rd. , Orangeburg
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The disco phenomenon known as Boogie Fever is headed to Orangetown. Boogie Fever plays all the top disco hits of the 70's with an amazing fully costumed stage show. 

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Dino & Dragon Stroll

  • Aug. 20, 2022 - Aug. 21, 2022 , Saturday, 8:30-9:45am sensory friendly;.9:45am-5:30pm, general sessions; Sunday, 10am-4:30pm
  • Meadowlands Expo Center
  • M355 Plaza Drive, Secaucus
  • All Ages
  • $24.99-$26.99; active military personnel and veterans receive free admission

Get up close to life-size and life-like dinosaurs and dragons on this walk-thru featuring the newest dinosaurs and dragons produced with advanced animatronics and sound technology that brings these amazing creatures to life.

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176th Dutchess County Fair

  • Aug. 23, 2022 - Aug. 28, 2022 , Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-10pm; Sunday, 10am-8pm
  • Dutchess Fairgrounds
  • 6550 Spring Brook Avenue, Rhinebeck
  • All Ages
  • In advance: $13.50, free admission for children 11 and younger, $25 ride all day wristbands; At the gate: $18 admission, $30 ride all day wristbands; Wednesday only $12 admission for seniors 65 and older and military with ID

The 176th Dutchess County Fair is back! There’s entertainment around every corner of the 150+ acre, beautifully landscaped Fairgrounds. Take in the...

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Stories & Crafts with Miss Cheryl

  • Aug. 24, 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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Black History Book Club

  • Aug. 24, 2022, 4:30-5:15pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library Main Branch
  • 10 West Ramapo Rd. , Garnerville
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Learn about Daniel Hale Williams, the African-American surgeon who in 1893 performed the first successful heart surgery. Get a free book to take home, do a craft and play a fun game.  

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2022 New York Air Show

  • Aug. 27, 2022 - Aug. 28, 2022 , 9am-4pm
  • Orange County Airport
  • 500 Dunn Road, Montgomery
  • All Ages
  • Tickets start at $21.50 for children 6-12 and adults $32.50. Free admission for children 5 and younger

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the New York Air Show. This year you'll see aircraft on the ground and in the sky as static displays return for the first time in 3 years. 

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Military Arts Day

  • Aug. 27, 2022, 10am-4pm
  • Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
  • 690 Rte 9W, Fort Montgomery
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Bring the family out for a day-long presentation of 18th century "military arts" featuring cannon firings, cartography demonstrations, artillery demonstration, music, and more. 

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New York Renaissance Faire

  • Aug. 27, 2022 - Oct. 09, 2022 , Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day, 10am-7pm
  • Renaissance Faire, Tuxedo Park
  • 600 NY-17A, Tuxedo Park
  • All Ages
  • $35; $30 seniors 62 and older and military; $18 ages 5-12; free for children younger than 5

Travel back in time to cheer for your favorite knight at the Joust Tournament, meet Robin Hood and his Merry Band, see amazing acrobats, magical fairies, swashbuckling pirates, and more! 

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The T-Rex Games

  • Aug. 27, 2022 - Aug. 28, 2022 , 12:30pm
  • Field Station: Dinosaurs
  • 40 Fort Lee Road, Leonia
  • All Ages
  • Included with admission: $17.75

The Field Station’s popular family Olympics return for one weekend only. Expedition Commander Guy Gsell will host a mix of events, from old favorit...

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The T-Rex Games

  • Aug. 27, 2022 - Aug. 28, 2022 , 12:30pm
  • Field Station: Dinosaurs
  • 40 Fort Lee Road, Leonia
  • All Ages
  • Included with admission: $17.75

The Field Station’s popular family Olympics return for one weekend only. Expedition Commander Guy Gsell will host a mix of events, from old favorit...

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The Magic Of Making: Fabricating For Fairies

  • Aug. 28, 2022, 12-1:30pm
  • Tenafly Nature Center
  • 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $12; $6 members; free for children younger than 2

Explore the Fairy Trail and build fairy houses of your very own using natural construction materials.

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Family Movie @ the VILLAGE BRANCH

  • Aug. 29, 2022, 5-7pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
  • 85 Main St., Haverstraw
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy a fun family movie.

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Sensory Play @ the Village Branch

  • Aug. 30, 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. Please note - parent or guardian remains in the ...

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Let's Groove with Miss Lisa

  • Sep. 01, 2022 - Sep. 29, 2022 , Thursdays, 6-6:45pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
  • 10 W. Ramapo Rd., Garnerville
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Get ready to move and groove to a bunch of great tunes while having fun with shakers, animal puppets, scarves, a parachute, and bubbles.

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Friday Fun @ the VILLAGE BRANCH

  • Sep. 02, 2022 - Sep. 30, 2022 , Fridays, 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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