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Alison Reiser is the calendar editor of Rockland Parent. She lives in Rockland County, NY with her husband and their two daughters. At night, she can be found working the front desk at the Valley Cottage Animal Hospital.

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Family Outing: Open Gyms and Indoor Fun in Rockland County, NY
by Alison Reiser - February 15, 2011

Find out where to bring your kids for open gyms and indoor recreation in and near Rockland County, New York.

March Family Events in Rockland County, NY
by Alison Reiser - February 15, 2011

We've rounded up the best family events happening this March in Rockland County, New York, including maple sugaring, the premiere of "Mars Needs Moms," Purim celebrations, a St. Patrick's Day parade, and more kid-friendly activities.

The 35th Annual Miniature, Dollhouse & Art Exhibition at the Historical Society of Rockland County
by Alison Reiser - January 19, 2011

Rockland County's "35th Annual Miniature, Dollhouse & Art Exhibition: A Celebration!" is a family-friendly exhibit filled with whimsical artwork by local artists like Sandra Mirque, Elizabeth Parsons, and Barbara Soloff Levy.

Rockland County, NY, Activities for Families: February 2011 Calendar Highlights
by Alison Reiser - January 19, 2011

Find out what's happening in Rockland County, NY, this month. We've rounded up some of the best activities and events for kids and families in February. Mark your calendars!

Family Outing: Rockland's Fifth Annual Knickerbocker Ice Festival
by Alison Reiser - December 14, 2010

An annual winter highlight in Rockland County, NY, the Knickerbocker Ice Festival welcomes families this January to commemorate Rockland Lake's history with ice carving demonstrations and competitions, plus plenty of winter-themed activities for kids. Read on for the details.

Activities for Families in Rockland County, NY - January 2011
by Alison Reiser - December 14, 2010

Check out what's happening this January in Rockland County, NY. We've rounded up some of the best events for families, including kid-friendly shows and school vacation activities on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Holiday Performances in Rockland County, NY - December 2010
by Alison Reiser - November 16, 2010

Check out our roundup of family-friendly holiday shows that will be performed in Rockland County, NY, this December.

Rockland County, NY, Activities for Kids and Families - December 2010
by Alison Reiser - November 16, 2010

We've compiled some of the best family and children's events happening this December in Rockland County, NY, including a variety of holiday activities. Get all the details here.

Ice Skating Rinks in Rockland County, NY
by Alison Reiser - October 21, 2010

Rockland County, NY, has a variety of family-friendly ice skating rinks, whether they're seasonal or open year-round. Get all the details on these rinks, including hours, open skate times, admission and rental prices, and more.

Family and Children's Events in Rockland County, NY - November 2010
by Alison Reiser - October 21, 2010

We've rounded up some of the best family and children's events happening this November in Rockland County, NY. Get the details on children's concerts and shows (including a special Harry Potter screening!), Thanksgiving activities, and more!

Fall Family Outings in Rockland County, NY: Apple Picking and Oktoberfest
by Alison Reiser - September 20, 2010

Enjoy fall in Rockland County, NY, with these two family-friendly events: Fall festival and apple picking at The Orchards of Concklin and Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain State Park.

Book Review: 'The Girl Who Survived, A True Story of the Holocaust' by Bronia Brandman and Carol Bierman
by Alison Reiser - September 10, 2010

Author Carol Bierman, a professor at SUNY Rockland, collaborated with Holocaust survivor Bronia Brandman to write a moving, first-person account of this significant event in Jewish history. The book, out in September, is appropriate for ages 10 and up.

Fun and Fantasy at the New York Renaissance Faire
by Alison Reiser - August 18, 2010

The New York Renaissance Faire will take place in Tuxedo Park, weekends through September 26. Read on to see what's in store for kids and families at this exciting event.

Edward Hopper House Art Center Awards $100 Scholarships to High School Students
by Alison Reiser - August 10, 2010

Seven high school students from Rockland County, NY, were awarded $100 art scholarships from the Edward Hopper House Art Center.

The 14th Annual Bear Mountain Native American Festival Contest Powwow
by Alison Reiser - July 22, 2010

This annual, family-friendly festival at Harriman State Park in Rockland County, NY, celebrates Native American history and culture with traditional music and dancing by native groups from around the world.

North Rockland Students Participate in the Great American Cleanup
by Alison Reiser - June 03, 2010

More than 100 students in the North Rockland Central School District participated in the Great American Cleanup, held this year on April 21.

Rockland County Family Outings: Free Summer Concerts and Music Festivals
by Alison Reiser - May 17, 2010

Several towns in Rockland County, NY, are offering free family entertainment in June, July, and August this year by way of summer concert series. Check out our roundup of shows and mark your calendars.

Farmer's Markets and Street Fairs in Rockland County, NY
by Alison Reiser - April 21, 2010

Stop by these farmer's markets and street festivals around Rockland County, NY, this spring and summer for fresh local produce and to help out your community.

Family Activities in Rockland County, NY: Explore the Stony Point Battlefield and Lighthouse
by Alison Reiser - March 26, 2010

Rockland County's Stony Point Battlefield and Lighthouse will reopen to the public again this April. This historic landmark makes a great site for a spring family outing.

South Orangetown Schools Help Haiti
by Alison Reiser - March 01, 2010

Read about the efforts of students and staff at the South Orangetown Central School District, who went above and beyond to help victims of Haiti's recent earthquake.

MomBiz: Children's Author Carol Roth: Inspired by Motherhood
by Alison Reiser - February 09, 2010

Longtime New City resident Carol Roth postponed her dream of being a children’s book author until her own kids were grown. Now a grandmother, Roth has no regrets about having been a stay-at-home mom and forging a new career as a writer relatively late in life.

Rockland Calendar Highlights - January 2010
by Alison Reiser - January 05, 2010

Check out the great family- and kid-friendly events scheduled for January in Rockland County.

Bello is Back at the Big Apple Circus
by Alison Reiser - October 26, 2009

Bello Nock, the world's best clown, is back to perform in the Big Apple Circus at the Palisades Center in West Nyack, NY.

Halloween Events & Activities for Kids in Rockland and Bergen
by Alison Reiser - September 22, 2014

Check out these fun Halloween events for kids and families in Rockland County, NY, and Bergen County, NJ, including the annual Halloween Parade in Nyack and the popular Zoo Boo in Paramus.

What Pet is Right for Your Family?
by Alison Reiser - August 14, 2009

What if your kid is nagging you for a pet, or you simply want her to grow up with an animal companion? How do you pick the right one?

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