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Things to Do With Kids in Rockland on August 23

August 23, 2015   |    

Find fun things to do today with kids in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

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 23, 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 23. 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.

STREET LEAGUE SKATEBOARDING NIKE SB WORLD TOUR - Prudential Center
August 23, 2015 - Newark

Street League Skateboarding (SLS) brings the full 25-Pro League roster to the East Coast for the first time in an event that will be both televised and webcast live. A chance to see the best street skateboarders in the world perform amazing feats of anti-gravity boarding. With pro stars such as Nyjah Huston, Kelvin Hoefler and Felipe Gusatvo in attendance, it's a don't miss event.

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.

Watermelon Wednesday at CSI - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through August 26, 2015 - Upper Nyack

CSI Watermelon Wednesday Story Time Aug 12, 19 and 26 11:15am. Join Rabbi Russo at the CSI Atrium to share wonderful stories with a jewish theme and enjoy watermelon. All welcome. FREE Congregation Sons of Israel, 300 N. Broadway, Upper Nyack, NY 10960. For more information contact us at 845-358-3767 or csioffice@optonline.net

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.

Family Lobster and Steak Bake - Platzl Brauhaus
Through August 28, 2015 - Pomona

The whole family will enjoy the best summer party in all of Rockland County. Party with the Linc Carnival Reggae Band and enjoy the feast. Cash patio bar also available. Kids will have fun on the bounce castle. Horse shoes, bocce, volleyball, basketball and playground equipment are all available to use. Lobster dinner $29.00 Steak Dinner $25.00 Kids menu of hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, fries, ice cream, salads and corn $13.00 plus tax. Please call or go to our website for reservations.

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.

FringeJR - Various theaters
Through August 30, 2015 - Times Square Theater District

Don't miss this year's kid friendly picks from the 19th annual The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest multi-arts festival in North America. Featuring performances from 200 of the world's most exciting theatre troupes and dance companies, don't miss one of NYC's largest cultural events. For ages 5-12. This year's kid friendly shows: Haunted Holliot Hildorf Hotel and Shadow's Unicycle Jamey Hood and Open Hydrant Theater Company (Bronx, NY), Ideas, Not Theories, Pedro Pan, Rapunzel in the Wild West, Solina, The Commedia Rapunzel,

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.

Backwards in Heels - Westchester Broadway Theater
Through September 20, 2015 - Elmsford

Based on the life of Ginger Rogers, this is a story of a small-town girl from Texas who dazzled the world, playing everything from "the girl next door" to the modern woman with a mind of her own. For schedule of performances, visit broadwaytheatre.com or call 914-592-2222.

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.

Find fun things to do today with kids in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

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