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If you're in Rockland County, NY or neighboring Bergen County, NJ, check out our list of 9 fun and low-cost June events for families, including activities in Bear Mountain, Paramus, Pomona, Tenafly, and West Nyack.


Greek festivalGreek Festival

Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, West Nyack

June 6-9

The Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church will again host its Greek Festival, which is said to be the largest cultural festival in Rockland County. This popular annual event features Greek food and beverages (including wine and beer for parents), music, dancing, crafts, and amusements for children. In short, you’ll find just about everything except the sun, sand, and scenery of the Greek Isles.


world ocean dayWorld Oceans Day at Bergen County Zoo

Bergen County Zoo, Paramus, NJ

June 8

Summer is for swimming, and swimming makes us think of all the things that live in the seas. Little ones can learn all about sea creatures when the Bergen County Zoo celebrates World Oceans Day, an international initiative to celebrate creatures that live in the oceans and highlight the need to protect their environment. Zoo visitors can check out tidal tank demos, ocean-themed stories and crafts, and live animal demonstrations.


Native New Jersey Canoe Day

Tenafly Nature Center, Tenafly, NJ

June 9

The Tenafly Nature Center invites families with children ages 9 and older to Native New Jersey Canoe Day, when they can celebrate the start of summer with a scenic canoe ride on Pfister’s pond, a once-a-year treat. This special event also includes short family hikes, live animal encounters at the nature center’s salamander pond, and seasonal crafts. Bring a picnic lunch.


Happy Father's Day!

Throughout the Rockland/Bergen area

June 16

Get ideas for where to go and what to do on Father's Day in Rockland and/or Bergen County. Check out our list for activities ranging from a special baseball game in Pomona to a Dad-themed nature walk in Tenafly.


cruise nights at bear mountainCruise Nights

Bear Mountain State Park, Bear Mountain

Wednesdays throughout the summer

Show your kids your first car or dream about the car you wish you had when the Rod Benders Car Club of New York hosts Cruise Nights at Bear Mountain. This popular, summertime event is held each Wednesday evening through the summer. Pets are welcome. 6-9pm. $4 per car. Bear Mountain State Park, Palisades Interstate Parkway, Bear Mountain. 845-565-3130. popyourhood.com.

Collectable cars, motorcycles, and trucks will also be on display June 2 at the Suffern Street Fair (Washington Street and Lafayette Avenue in Suffern).


bear mountain zoo summer celebrationSummer Celebration at Bear Mountain Zoo

Bear Mountain Zoo, Bear Mountain

June 29

Budding artists can stop by the Bear Mountain Zoo on June 29 for a Summer Celebration featuring the zoo’s animals. Visitors can greet the zoo’s creatures while learning about the summer season through hands-on activities and displays. Kids can plant their own sunflowers and try their hand at creating summery works of art in a variety of media with the help of local artists.


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