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Things to Do With Kids in Rockland on August 11

August 11, 2015   |    

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Rockland Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Rockland today, August 11, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Rockland's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening August 11. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Rockland, check out our complete calendar of events.

Sensational Tuesdays for Kids With Special Needs - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
Through December 29, 2015 - Valley Cottage

Bounce! Trampoline Sports has teamed up with Giant Leaps Occupational Therapy to offer a special evening for those with Sensory Processing Disorders and others with sensory challenges including those with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The program is geared toward children with sensory issues and those on the autism spectrum. The the hour-long program will include decreased auditory and visual stimuli in a less crowded environment, structured group activities with limited class size, and an available quiet room with sensory manipulatives. Family members or buddies are invited to participate with those who thrive with 1:1 assistance.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
August 11, 2015 - Haverstraw

Stories, songs, puppets and more! No registration, just come on in. For ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

Family Movie - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through August 12, 2015 - Garnerville

Come in and enjoy a movie! Families Welcome!

Bim Bam Shabbat with PJ Library & Camp Ramah in Nyack - Ramah Day Camp in Nyack
Through August 14, 2015 - Nyack

Toddlers and Preschoolers too young for summer camp can still enjoy a camp experience this summer. PJ Library & Camp Ramah in Nyack will be co-hosting FREE Friday morning programs with Shabbat-related songs, stories, and Jewish activities. Each session ends with grape juice and challah. All young families are welcome! Held every Friday Morning at 9:30 am from July 10th – August 14th. For more information contact Lara Epstein: lepstein@jewishrockland.org or call (845) 362-4200 x180.

Rise of the Super Hero - Rose Memorial Library
Through August 14, 2015 - Stony Point

Stan Lee and the Smithsonian Institute teamed up to create a series of classes discussing the history of comic books and how they have influenced culture. Come see archived video of these great classes.

Girls Night Out: Best of Summer Cooking - Sur la Table
Through August 16, 2015 - Nanuet

Grab your BFF for an unforgettable evening of fun, laughter and fresh flavors. In this hands-on class, learn how to make a variety of deliciously healthy dishes that highlight the best of this season's produce. Work alongside friends and classmates to learn techniques for everything from pan roasting and frying to perfectly grilling seafood. Plus, master the steps for making an amazingly moist cake featuring nuts and fresh summer fruit. Space is limited. Registration is required.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daugheters Public Library, Main Library
Through August 17, 2015 - Garnerville

For walkers up to 36 months and their adults. Stories, fingerplays, songs & bubbles! Registration begins on 6/29 for HKDPL cardholders and 7/10 for everyone else. Parent/Caregiver participation required. ***NOTE: This program runs every Monday for the Proposed date range and time.***

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through August 17, 2015 - Garnerville

For children ages 3-6. Stories, crafts and more! Registration begins 6/29 for HKDPL cardholders and 7/10 for everyone else.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public LIbrary, Main Library
Through August 18, 2015 - Garnerville

For children ages 3-5. Stories, songs, puppets and more! Registration begins on 6/29 for HKDPL cardholders and 7/10 for everyone else. ***NOTE: This program is held every Tuesday for the proposed date range and time.****

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through August 18, 2015 - Garnerville

For walkers up to 36 months and their adults. Stories, fingerplays, songs & bubbles! Registration begins on 6/29 for HKDPL cardholders and 7/10 for everyone else. Parent/Caregiver participation required.

All About Bees - Trailside Museums & Zoo
Through August 18, 2015 - Bear Mountain

Come down to Trailside Museums and Zoo to learn about the fascinating life of bees and their essential role as pollinators on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 from 10:30 to 11:30 am. This short program aims to engage young children and introduce them to the importance of bees as pollinators. Through fun activities participants will walk away with a better understanding of how pollination occurs and why it is so important to our everyday life. Each household will take home a mason bee hotel which will attract these important and docile native pollinators to your backyard. Registration is required for this program. Please contact Emma Congalton at 845-786-2701 ext. 293 or emma.congalton@parks.ny.gov to register.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main LIbrary
Through August 19, 2015 - Garnerville

For children ages 3-6. Stories, crafts, songs, fingerplays and more! Registration begins 6/29 for HKDPL cardholders and 7/10 for everyone else.

Music Appreciation with Mr Burr - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through August 20, 2015 - Garnerville

Mr. Burr will use music, fun, and laughter to develop children's perceptual motor skills and socialization skills. As the children see each other, they are motivated to stand up and join in the fun of jumping and marching and laughing as Mr. Burr sings. Children are encouraged to reach out and play with the many props Mr. Burr brings each week. For children 18-36 months with their parent/guardian. Limited Registration begins 7/1 for HKDPL cardholders and 7/13 for everyone else.

Newborn Care Class - Valley Hospital - Dorothy B. Kraft Center,
Through August 20, 2015 - Paramus

This one-session class details all the basics of newborn care for expectant parents. A Valley pediatrician will present topics, followed by an instructor presenting bathing, bath products, diapering, cord care, temperature taking, dressing, sleep patterns, and pediatrician interventions are some of the topics covered. Class should be taken before the child's birth. A special interactive website is available to those who take this class. Adoptive parents are welcome. Registration is required.

Summer Science 101 - Bergen County Zoo
Through August 20, 2015 - Paramus

Come discuss the Earth and the amazing flora and fauna that inhabit it, at this basic science class for teens, adults, and families. Programs take place in the Education Center Theater. This is not a drop off program; children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Lets Play and Color - Barnes & Noble - Nanuet
Through August 26, 2015 - Nanuet

Join for stories, activities, and fun in the Children's Department.

Storytime for the Little Ones - Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Nanuet
Through August 26, 2015 - Nanuet

The littlest story lovers are invited to enjoy books and fun.

Storytime for the Little Ones - Barnes & Noble Palisades Center
Through August 26, 2015 - West Nyack

The little ones will laugh and play at this fun story time.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble Paramus
Through August 26, 2015 - Paramus

Children are invited to enjoy a morning filled with stories, activities, imagination, and fun!

Frida Al Fresco - NY Botancial Gardens
Through August 27, 2015 - Bronx

Parents, go ahead and enjoy a night out. Begin your festive evening at the Garden by experiencing artist Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life, After Hours. Stroll through Kahlo's house reimagined in the Conservatory and transport yourself to Mexico with live music, and performance art. Enjoy a complimentary Model Especial draft beer or a traditional margarita. Must be 21 or older. The other dates for this event are July 11, 16, 23, 30, and August 6, and 27.

Play the PS4 - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
Through August 28, 2015 - Haverstraw

Kids are invited every Friday to play games on the library's PS4! No registration required.

Play the PS4 - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
Through August 28, 2015 - Haverstraw

Every Tuesday and Friday, come in and play the PS4 on the big screen! For ages 6 - 16!

Fun with Xbox 360 - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Libray
Through August 28, 2015 - Garnerville

Every Friday, join in a game on the Xbox 360! For children in grades 1-6.

Date Night: Havana - Sur la Table
Through August 28, 2015 - Nanuet

Spice up date night with an evening of fun, laughter, and sumptuous food, Havana style! Learn how to combine fresh summer produce with authentic ingredients and spices to create a menu of delectable Cuban favorites. Couples will learn techniques for creating traditional pressed sandwiches, homemade vinaigrette, pie dough from scratch, and finish off on a sweet note with coffee-infused ice cream. Limited space. Registration is required.

Friday Night Crafts - glaze
Through August 28, 2015 - orangeburg

Young artists in grades 1-6 will enjoy evenings of fun summer themed crafts. Get creative with seashells, sand, t-shirts and more. Registration is required.

Date Night: Passport to Italy - Sur la Table
Through August 29, 2015 - Nanuet

In this hands-on class, learn tips and techniques for creating authentic Italian fare with fresh, seasonal produce. Couples will practice knife skills and learn techniques for everything from grilling to making homemade vinaigrette. Plus, walk through the steps of preparing flaky pie dough for a dessert featuring fresh summer fruits. Space is limited. Registration is required.

Kids Club - Michaels
Through August 29, 2015 - Spring Valley

Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store, online, or just drop in. Supplies included.

Weekend Storytime - Barnes & Noble Palisades Center
Through August 30, 2015 - West Nyack

Start the morning off right with story time for all ages and fun-filled activities.

Summer Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
Through August 31, 2015 - West Nyack

All ages will have fun painting decorative and functional beach and garden themed items. Choose from seahorses, sea shells, animal planters, flower pots, gnomes, welcome signs, and more. Pieces can be painted and taken home the same day or left for glazing. Registration is required.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Fest - Boscobel House and Gardens
Through September 01, 2015 - Garrison

Don't miss the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Performances include Winter's Tale, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Arabian Nights, An Iliad, and The Tempest. Celebrating its 29th season, the dramatic views of the Hudson combine theater and nature in a beautiful setting. Get the details at hvshakespeare.org.

Haverstraw Summer Concert Series - Bowline Point Park
Through September 06, 2015 - Haverstraw

Come enjoy a variety of music throughout the summer along the Hudson River. Check website for more information or scheduling changes.

Butterflies Special Exhibit - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 07, 2015 - Norwalk

Enter a magical environment all a flutter with beautiful tropical butterflies in "Butterfly Landing," a special walk-through encounter. This exhibit features dozens of varieties of butterflies from both Asia and South America. Keep in mind that as you walk through the exhibit, some of these beautiful butterflies may land on your head or arm. Prepare to get emotionally connected.For viewers with an aversion to close encounters with animals, viewing of the butterflies will be possible from outside the exhibit.

Seasonal Scavenger Hunt - Tenafly Nature Center
Through September 12, 2015 - Tenafly

Families with children 4 and older will receive a set of clues to solve nature riddles along Nature Center trails. Each family will need to work as a team, hiking along the trails to complete the hunt and receive a small prize. Weather permitting.

Nature Story Time - Tenafly Nature Center
Through September 19, 2015 - Tenafly

Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of Tenafly Nature Center’s Animal Ambassadors. Learn about the animal and how they came to Tenafly Nature Center. A new story and animal are featured each month. Animals may include snakes, frogs, turtles, owls or a hawk. Meet on the Visitor Center porch. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Children must be accompanied by an adult who may attend for free.

Summer Concert Series - The Shops at Nanuet
Through September 24, 2015 - Nanuet

Local live talent in the plaza each Thursday night. Raffles, giveaways and more.

The Shops at Nanuet Summer Concert Series - The Shops at Nanuet
Through September 24, 2015 - Nanuet

The music never ends! Enjoy live music while the summer concert series continues in the plaza every Thursday night through September 24th.

NY Renaissance Faire - Renaissance Faire, Tuxedo Park
Through September 27, 2015 - Tuxedo Park

The Faire is a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England, complete with 16th century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music, dance--set within the majestic groves of Tuxedo, New York. You'll want to make this an annual event. Contact Ticketfly by email at customersupport@ticketfly.com, or call 877-435-9849.

Washington's Headquarters Extended Hours - Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site
Through October 01, 2015 - Newburgh

Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site, in Newburgh, begins its 2015 expanded operating hours on April 15th. Every Wednesday through Saturday, 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM and Sunday, 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM, the site will be open for visitors. The historic Hasbrouck House which served as Headquarters for General Washington, was also used by his wife Martha, several of his aides, guards, and servants. It was here that General Washington announced the cease fire, composed a document that articulated his thoughts for the new republic, and created the Badge of Military Merit, forerunner of the Purple Heart. So much history is within the walls of this house, the first publicly owned historic site in the nation, opening in 1850. Admission includes a tour of the historic Headquarters and time to explore the Museum and exhibits. In addition, special programs, events, and presentations will be scheduled throughout the season. Make 2015 the year you visit the first historic site in the nation. Call 845-562-1195 for further details and directions.

The Pearl River Farmer's Market - The River
Through October 30, 2015 - Pearl River

Come enjoy local fruit, veggies, grass-fed meats, pickles, jams, baked goods, food trucks, crafts and more. Free kids activities every week. Fun for the whole family! The market is run by three local moms and generously supported by The River, Pearl River Chamber of Commerce and local sponsors. This year they will be accepting fresh produce donations from customers and vendors each week to be donated to People to People in Nanuet.

Nyack Farmers' Market - Main Street Parking Lot
Through November 25, 2015 - Nyack

Since 1997, the Nyack Farmers’ Market has been your source for the best locally grown and produced food, as well as artisan goods. Live entertainment and family-friendly fun adds to this unique shopping experience. EBT (food stamp) benefits allows shoppers to use their EBT cards at the Market. The Market is open every Thursday, 8:00am – 2:00pm, rain or shine, from April through Wednesday, November 25th (the last outdoor Market is a Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving). We move indoors to Nyack Center during the winter months, December through March.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Spiders Alive! - American Museum of Natural History
Through November 29, 2015 - Upper West Side

Back by popular demand this exhibit is a comprehensive look at the fascinating and complex world of arachnids. Among the exhibition’s live animals are 16 species of spiders, two species of scorpion, a chemical-spewing vinegaroon, and several long-legged tailless whip spiders—which aren’t spiders at all. The Museum, which has the world’s largest research collection of spiders, has been at the forefront of studying spider diversity for over 75 years. In Spiders Alive!, visitors will explore spider anatomy, diversity, venom, silk, and encounter little known behaviors such as mimicry and noisemaking. In addition to live spiders, the exhibition features videos, fossils, and larger-than-life models, including a huge, climbable trapdoor spider. Museum staff will handle live arachnids for visitors to see up close, and the exhibition will focus on debunking spider myths like their needing gravity to build webs, that they all neglect their offspring, and that all spiders are dangerous to humans.

Ramsey Farmers' Market - Ramsey Farmers' Market
Through November 29, 2015 - Ramsey

The non-profit Ramsey Farmers' Market hosts over 45 local farmers and food purveyors, music, crafts, festivals, special events, chef demos and more every Sunday through November, when it moves inside for 4 months. There is plenty of free parking. A fun family destination every Sunday.

Cropsey Farm Opens For School and Family Visits - Cropsey Community Farm
Through December 01, 2015 - New City

Cropsey Community Farm offers tours, picnics and full day field trips for students and families of all ages. Come down for an unforgettable day of interactive learning, playing, exploring, and growing on the farm. There will be plenty of nibbling to do in the fields and hoop houses. Contact suzanne@rocklandfarm.org to schedule your visit.

Cropsey Farm Opens For School and Family Visits - Cropsey Community Farm
Through December 01, 2015 - New City

Cropsey Community Farm offers tours, picnics and full day field trips for students and families of all ages. Come down for an unforgettable day of interactive learning, playing, exploring and growing on the farm. There will be plenty of nibbling to do in the fields and hoop houses, too! Contact suzanne@rocklandfarm.org to schedule your visit.

Cropsey Farm Opens For School and Family Visits - Cropsey Community Farm
Through December 01, 2015 - New City

Cropsey Community Farm offers tours, picnics and full day field trips for students and families of all ages. Come down for an unforgettable day of interactive learning, playing, exploring and growing on the farm. There will be plenty of nibbling to do in the fields and hoop houses, too. Contact suzanne@rocklandfarm.org to schedule your visit.

Meet the Animals - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
Through December 27, 2015 - 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.

Children's Storytime - Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Through December 30, 2015 - Nanuet

Stop by the store's children's department for weekly storytimes. This ongoing event is held every Wednesday morning and afternoon. Call the store for information about special holiday events or costume character appearances.

The Hunger Games: The Exhibition - Discovery Times Square
Through January 03, 2016 - Midtown

Thrill your mini Katniss fans with a visit to this brand new exhibit, celebrating all things Hunger Games. Here they can explore the world of Panem and get up close to hundreds of movie costumes, props and detailed set recreations. Follow Katniss’ journey from District 12 to becoming the Mockingjay, see The Tribute Train, visit Cinna’s studio and see the Girl on Fire Dress, sit down for a TV interview with Caesar Flickerman and try your hands at stunt and knot skills.

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