Whatever you're looking to do with your family and kids-libraries, festivals, museums, arts & crafts-you'll find it in today's list of fun and educational activities for families and kids in Rockland. Check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar for upcoming events!
Tot Tuesdays at LEGOLAND Discovery Center - LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester
February 04, 2014 - Yonkers
The tri-state area's youngest LEGO enthusiasts can enjoy special activities during Tot Tuesdays. Tot Tuesdays will take place every Tuesday, from 10am-2pm, at Ridge Hill in Yonkers. Little LEGO lovers and their parents can experience the attraction and enjoy events tailored for them.
Guests will also get to enjoy the attraction's range of interactive experiences, including its 4D cinema, two LEGO amusement rides and MINILAND, the venue's signature re-creation of landmark locations and buildings throughout Westchester County and New York City, made entirely out of LEGO bricks. Free Wi-Fi will be available for parents at the attraction.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester is a $12 million, 32,300-square-foot indoor attraction featuring more than 3 million LEGO bricks, geared towards children ages 3-10 and their families. Its range of educational and interactive attractions will include hands-on play areas, a 4D cinema, master classes led by Master Model Builders, two LEGO amusement rides, special party rooms, and MINILAND. To purchase tickets and annual passes, or for more information, visit legolanddiscoverycenter.com/westchester.
Family Storytime - Haverstraw Public Library, Village Branch
February 04, 2014 - Haverstraw
Children ages 3-5 with their parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs, and more.
Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 04, 2014 - Garnerville
Toddlers are invited to the library for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Tuesdays through May 13. Registration is required.
Toddler Winter Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
February 04, 2014 - West Nyack
Jill will help young artists design winter-themed crafts. Children can choose from a large array of seasonal items including heart or mitten-shaped dishes, mugs, plates, snowflake boxes, princess plaques, and more. Pieces can be taken home that day or left for glazing. Fee includes instruction. Pre-registration is requested. Workshops will be held each Monday and Tuesday.
Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 04, 2014 - Garnerville
Walkers up to 36 months and their parent or caregiver are invited to the library for stories, fingerplays, songs, and bubbles. Registration is required.
Wee Craft Together - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 04, 2014 - Garnerville
Children ages 2-4 are invited with their parent or caregiver to make a fun craft together. Registration is required.
Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals - Congregation Sons of Israel
February 04, 2014 - Upper Nyack
Parents with pre-schoolers are invited to sing, dance, and jam out on a variety of instruments.
Little Naturalists - Tenafly Nature Center
February 04, 2014 - Tenafly
Young children and adults will explore the natural world with an environmental educator. Activities will emphasize working together through discovery stations, songs, and outside journeys. Topics for this weekly program, which runs from Jan.28 through March 11, include: What is Winter?; Snakes Aren’t Slimy; Incredible Invertebrates; Hooting For Owls; Maple Tree & Friends; Mammalrama; Fantastic Frogs; and Animal Homes. Classes can be taken individually or as a series. Fees are per child/adult pair; additional family members pay half. Registration is required. No strollers or unregistered siblings. Rain or shine.
Ramsey Farmers Market - Ramsey Farmers Market
Through March 30, 2014 - Ramsey
This weekly market features 35 vendors with organic and traditional produce, artisan breads and cheeses, local honey, homemade pastas and sauces, local wine, organic hummus and prepared foods, gourmet olive oils and balsamic vinegar, homemade jams, spices, fresh fish, and more. Parents can shop while their kids enjoy music, crafts, and other special events. Check out the web site for details of weekly highlights. Sundays through March.
Playtime at the Zoo - Bergen County Zoo
Through April 14, 2014 - Paramus
Toddlers with a parent or caregiver are invited to play with age-appropriate toys and meet an "animal of the week" before heading out into the zoo. No registration is required however adults must stay with children during the program. Mondays through April 14.
Nyack Winter Farmer's Market-Season Opening - Nyack Center
Through April 24, 2014 - Nyack
Nyack's famous farm market moves indoors for the winter. Shop for gourmet baked good, coffee, locally-made wine and cheese, and more. Each week, visitors can check out Mr. Amazing's Fun & Fit CircusCize Workout presented by Carlo Pellegrini, co-founder of Nyack's Amazing Grace Circus. Check online for weekly musical entertainment and special events. Thursdays through April.
Tea & Play - Green Meadow Waldorf School
Through June 02, 2014 - Chestnut Ridge
Parents of prospective students can talk to one of the school's early childhood teacher while their child plays nearby in a beautiful classrooms. Mondays through June 2 other than Oct. 14, Nov. 25, Dec. 23, Dec. 30, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 17, April 14, and May 26.
Story Time - Green Meadow Waldorf School
Through June 04, 2014 - Chestnut Ridge
Children ages 3-5 are invited to story time at the Waldorf School. Group meets every Wednesday through June 4 other than Nov. 27, Dec. 25, Jan. 1, Feb. 19, and April 16. Registration is required.
Mastodons: Ice Age to Discovery - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Wildlife Education Center
Through September 28, 2014 - Cornwall
This little gem of a nature center in nearby Orange County hosts a special exhibit this year on mastodons, a cool subject for many kids. And at 2:30pm, young visitors can join a Museum Educator to�"Meet the (live) Animal" of the week. Exhibit runs each weekend through December.
Jump and Glow Night - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
Through December 26, 2014 - Valley Cottage
Each Friday, Bounce! hosts Jump 'n Glow nights, where nearly everything in the giant trampoline playground glows in the dark thanks to lasers and black lighting. Guests can have fun and get fit on giant courts of interconnected trampolines, play slam dunk basketball on trampoline courts, play dodgeball, and jump into dual foam pits. Rock music, glow in the dark dodge balls, and glow in the dark hula hoops add to the atmosphere of fun.
Friday Night Black Lights - Monster Mini Golf
Through December 26, 2014 - Nanuet
Kids can stop by Monster Mini Golf on Friday nights for a special evening of golf, arcade games, and pizza for one low price. This unique venue features a monster-themed, glow-in-the dark miniature golf course as well as locally-themed artwork, animated creatures, and an interactive DJ who entertains the golfers throughout their stay.