Looking for fun and free/low-cost things to do with your family in Rockland County, NY? Get the scoop on the top events this May, including the return of Bossy Frog, Mother's Day activities, and outdoor fun.
To Your Health
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County hosts a Health and Wellness Exposition at SUNY Rockland. Stop by to get helpful information from various healthcare vendors, check out fitness displays, and see demonstrations and presentations. FREE!
Hop Like the Frog
My kids have been asking since March when The Bossy Frog Band will be back at the Nyack Farmers’ Market. Well, this month The Frogman (AKA “The Bosster” to my 4-year-old) returns for what promises to be another season of popular performances. FREE!
Mothers are special every day of the year, but Mother’s Day (May 13) reminds us to take the time to thank these important people. Following are some ways to show your appreciation to your mother, grandmother, aunt, or another special woman in your family.
Before the Big Day…
Jill’s Ceramics hosts Mother’s Day Gift Workshops on May 1, 7, and 8 at 12pm for toddlers and May 4 and 11 at 3pm for artists of all ages. Choose from a variety of plates, mugs, jewelry boxes, and more to make your own unique gift for Mom.
Forego breakfast in bed for a Mother’s Day Pancake Brunch at Threefold Café, with proceeds benefitting the Christian Community Church.
Head north to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum or south to the Palisades and the Tenafly Nature Center for a Mother’s Day Hike on May 13, starting at 10am at both locations. Get some fresh air and perhaps a nice family photo as you enjoy nature’s beauty.
The Wiz Returns
American Family Theater brings the classic musical “Wizard of Oz” to young theatergoers at the Lycian Centre for the Performing Arts in Sugar Loaf.
Most of us could stand to save a few bucks at the grocery store. Self-professed coupon queen Susan Samtur promises it’s possible to save at least 50 percent when you shop if you just know how to navigate the supermarket and plug into coupon, sale, and refund opportunities. Samtur shares her secrets May 19 at the Suffern Free Library. FREE!
Spread Your Wings
Spring is a time of rebirth, and butterflies are the perfect symbol of the season as they emerge from their cocoons to spread their new wings. Check out some of these colorful creatures and the lovely flowers that attract them when the Bergen County Zoo opens its Butterfly Exhibit on May 24. The zoo is small but has a noteworthy collection of animals and is adjacent to a carousel, playground, and pony rides. The total experience is worth the trip across the state border for families with little ones.
Weekends in May
Out to Discover
Take your kids on a treasure hunt along one of the Discovery Quest Trails at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center in Cornwall. Quests depart each weekend throughout the month.
Search for even more fun things to do in Rockland County and the NYC area in our full calendar of events.