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TODAY'S FAMILY & KIDS ACTIVITIES IN ROCKLAND-MAR 9

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by Directories Editor March 9, 2014

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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!

Adoptive Parents Support Group - Nanuet Hebrew Center
March 09, 2014 - New City

Jewish Child Care Association's (JCCA) Ametz Adoption Program hosts this monthly group is for singles and couples, before during and after the adoption process. Participants can learn, laugh, and socialize with each other as well as share the daily joys and challenges of parenting through adoption. The group is led by Ametz Adoption Program/JCCA social worker Marci Schwartz-Ruff, MSW and meets monthly through June. Adults and children are welcome. Childcare is also available.

Public Planetarium Show - Town of Ramapo Challenger Center
March 09, 2014 - Airmont

Step into the Challenger Center planetarium and see the night sky in a whole new “light.” Travel to the planets and moons of our solar system, explore the lifecycle of stars, learn ancient myths about the constellations in the sky, walk on the moon like the Apollo astronauts, discover why Pluto is no longer considered a planet, and observe comets, meteors, eclipses, nebulae, galaxies and black holes. After the show, participants will take part in a one-hour hands-on astronomy-related project in the Center’s activity room.

Maple Sugar Tours - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
March 09, 2014 - Cornwall

Environmental educators lead special maple sugaring tours at this popular, annual event. Tours start every half hour and include a 45-minute walk through the forest with stops at points of interest to learn about the process of maple sugaring.

Adoptive Parents Support Group - Nanuet Hebrew Center
March 09, 2014 - New City

Jewish Child Care Association's (JCCA) Ametz Adoption Program hosts this monthly group is for singles and couples, before during and after the adoption process. Participants can learn, laugh, and socialize with each other as well as share the daily joys and challenges of parenting through adoption. The group is led by Ametz Adoption Program/JCCA social worker Marci Schwartz-Ruff, MSW and meets monthly through June. Adults and children are welcome. Childcare is also available.

The Journal News Golf Show - Westchester County Center
March 09, 2014 - White Plains

For golfers throughout the Lower Hudson Valley, it's the first "must-attend" event of the golf season. Check out the latest equipment, apparel, and accessories, and work with area pros to fine-tune your game. Exhibitors and major golf equipment manufacturers will be represented, and a Discount Pro Shop will be open, with equipment and accessories at special low show prices. Test new 2014 clubs on driving range and putting green, and visit the special Women's Golf area. A great opportunity to introduce children to the game of golf. FREE, hands-on 10-minute lessons, demonstrations, contests, exhibitors, and more.

Maple Sugaring - Tenafly Nature Center
March 09, 2014 - Tenafly

Do you and your kids love that sweet syrup that dresses up your waffles and pancakes? Why not stop by the nature center to learn where it comes from? Participants to this popular annual program will learn how to identify a maple tree, hear about the history of syrup making; and find out how technology has changed the way sap is harvested. The group will check actual tapped trees at the nature center and boil down sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. Registration is required. No strollers.

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.

The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary - New York Botanical Garden
Through April 21, 2014 - Bronx

A mosaic of classic and exotic orchids greets visitors in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory - a living design inspiration taking its cues from a modernist Key West estate garden. Throughout the exhibition, varied events and activities capture the artistic and cultural appeal of the Keys through live weekend music, a curated poetry walk, Orchid Evenings, and more. During The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary, step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience. The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton. Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

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.

The Art of Video Games - Hudson River Museum
Through May 18, 2014 - Yonkers

One of the first major exhibitions to explore the 40-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium, "The Art of Video Games" focuses on the medium's striking graphics, creative storytelling, and player interactivity. Organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the exhibition travels to the Hudson River Museum for its only appearance in the New York Metro area, from Feb. 15-May 18. "The Art of Video Games" features the most influential artists and designers across five eras of game development, from early pioneers to the contemporary artists, who created some of the best games for 20 gaming systems that range from the Atari VCS to PlayStation 3. Video games - a compelling and influential form of narrative art - use player participation to tell stories and engage audiences in the same way as film, animation, and performance. The exhibition features 80 video games selected with the help of the public to demonstrate the evolution of the medium. The games are presented through still images, video footage, and video interviews with developers and artists, historic game consoles, and large prints of in-game screen shots. Five featured games are available for visitors to play (Pac-Man, Super Mario Brothers, The Secret of Monkey Island, Myst, and Flower), which show how players interact with the virtual worlds, highlighting the innovative techniques that set the standard for many subsequent games. "Video games are a prevalent and increasingly expressive medium within modern society," said Chris Melissinos, former chief gaming officer for Sun Microsystems, founder of Past Pixels, and guest curator of the exhibition. "In the 40 years since the introduction of the first home video game, the field has attracted exceptional artistic talent. Video games, which include classic components of art, offer designers a previously unprecedented method of communicating with and engaging audiences by including a new element, the player, who completes the vivid, experiential art form by personally interacting with the game elements." Visitors to the exhibition are greeted by excerpts from selected games projected 12 feet high, accompanied by a chipmusic soundtrack by 8 Bit Weapon and ComputeHer, including "The Art of Video Games Anthem," recorded by 8 Bit Weapon specifically for the exhibition. An interior gallery includes a series of short videos showing the range of emotional responses players have while interacting with games. The Smithsonian invited the public to help select the video games in the exhibition. A pool of 240 games was selected by Melissinos and an advisory group consisting of game developers, designers, industry pioneers, and journalists. More than 3.7 million votes were cast by 119,000 people in 175 countries. "The Art of Video Games" is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum with generous support from the Entertainment Software Association Foundation; Sheila Duignan and Mike Wilkins; Shelby and Frederick Gans; Mark Lamia; Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk; Rose Family Foundation; Betty and Lloyd Schermer; and Neil Young. Promotional support is provided by the Entertainment Consumers Association. The C.F. Foundation in Atlanta supports the museum's traveling exhibition program, "Treasures to Go." On view through May 18, 2014.

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.

Shabbaba Shabbat - Orangetown Jewish Center
Through June 14, 2014 - Orangeburg

Families with children up to 5 years old are invited to this Saturday morning service with a musical format that encourages both kids and their parents to explore the spiritual aspects of Shabbat. The service ends with children joining the service for the concluding prayers, followed by a congregational lunch. Saturdays through June 14.

Nature Story Time - Tenafly Nature Center
Through July 19, 2014 - Tenafly

Families with children ages 3-7 are invited to enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of the nature center’s education animals. Kids will learn about the characteristics of the animal as well as their story and how they became part of the Nature Center. A new story and animal are featured each week. Animals may include snakes, frogs, turtles, owls and a hawk. Meet on the Visitor Center porch. In case of inclement weather the program will be moved indoors. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Saturdays through July 19.

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.

Meet the Animals - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
Through December 28, 2014 - Cornwall

Join a museum educator to meet the live "animal of the week" each Saturday and Sunday. Families can learn characteristics of the animal and how it came to live at the nature center. Afterward, check out the nature center's current Mastodon and Brook Trout exhibits. Nature Center hours are Friday through Sunday, 12-4pm.


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