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TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN ROCKLAND THIS APRIL

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by Alison Reiser

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Find the top things to do this month with kids in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

Looking for free and low-cost family events happening in Rockland County, NY this April? Get the details here on fun things to do in the area throughout the month, including Passover workshops for kids, a visit from the Easter Bunny, Earth Day events, an awesome family show, and more.


child holding matzah for PassoverApril 2-4

Pass the Matzah

Kids can help set the Passover table and prepare for a traditional holiday meal, known as a seder, at several events happening this month in advance of the week-long Jewish holiday. Check out the following:

April 2: Jill’s Ceramics hosts a Toddler Holiday Workshop where little ones can paint a seder plate, kiddish cup, or something else for the holiday. Click for details

April 3: JCC Rockland invites toddlers and their parents or grandparents to Celebrate Passover, where they can observe the Jewish holiday with crafts, a holiday story, songs, and festive snacks. Click for details

April 4: Rabbi Jeffrey Abraham of Congregation Sons of Israel in Upper Nyack invites children to Passover Stories, where they can listen to holiday tales and engage in festive crafts and coloring. Click for details

 

 

Easter eggsApril 8

Brunch with the Bunny

The Easter Bunny has promised to make a pit stop this year at Platzl Brauhaus, which will host an Easter Sunday Brunch. Tickets include a buffet meal, beverages, salads, champagne, and live music.

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polar bear in To the Arctic movieOpens April 20

Natural Beauty in 3-D

Venture across floating ice, travel with a herd of caribou, plunge into an ethereal underwater world with walruses, and gaze across snow-bound peaks and a vast expanse of the Arctic Ocean in To The Arctic, the latest IMAX adventure. This 3-D film tells the story of a mother polar bear’s determination to keep her cubs alive in the face of natural predators and a rapidly changing climate.

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Hudson Valley Visiting Pets reading animalsApril 21

Of Books and Beasts

The Hudson Valley Visiting Pet Program will host a Reading Education Assistance Dogs training session for individuals who wish to work with their animals to help children learn to read. Librarians, teachers, and school administrative staff who want to learn more about the program and how it could enhance the reading curriculum in their libraries or schools are also encouraged to attend. This workshop is for humans only; training for pets is done separately (the program accepts dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and even horses).

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Lazer VaudevilleApril 22

Illuminating Fun

The folks who bring us Milk and Cookies, the cultural arts series for children, have found something truly cool for kids and their parents: Lazer Vaudeville. The show features black light juggling, lasers, magic, acrobatics, slapstick comedy, and dance. The show stars Carter Brown, master of hoop-rolling and rope-spinning; Cindy Marvell, winner of the International Juggling Association Championships; and Jeff Taub, a former Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus clown. Milk and cookies will, of course, be served after the show.

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shearing sheepApril 22

Shear Fun

Watch the Bergen County Zoo’s sheep get their spring shave-downs and celebrate Earth Day with the animals at the zoo’s Fifth Annual Party for the Planet.

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Screen Free Week, child playing outsideApril 28

Tune in to Fun

The Green Meadow Waldorf School kicks off Screen-Free Week with an afternoon of activities aimed at inspiring families to have fun without the aid of electronic entertainment and media. Stop by for music, games, crafts, food, a nature walk, and more. The April 28 event, a national initiative of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, is co-sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School and the Nature Place Day Camp.

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Community Cleanup Rockland CountyThroughout April

Clean Up Your Community

In celebration of Earth Day, Keep Rockland Beautiful will host six kid-friendly community cleanups on several days this month.

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For even more fun family events in Rockland and the NYC area, head to our full, searchable calendar of events.

 

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