Looking for fun and affordable things to do with your family in Rockland County this March? You're in luck, because we've rounded up the top 11 kids' events, including St. Patrick's Day celebrations (don't miss the parade!), kid-friendly shows, a county-wide showcase of family services, and indoor fun to enjoy while the weather's still chilly.
For even more upcoming family events in Rockland and the NYC area, check out our full, searchable calendar of events.
Jam in Your Jammies
Kids can roll out of bed and keep their PJs on as they head to Grace Episcopal Church for a Pajama Jam with Jeffrey Friedberg and his sidekick, the Bossy Frog.
Prepare to Be Amazed
The Harlem Wizards, whose basketball tricks are reminiscent of the Globetrotters, stop by Suffern High School to take on community leaders, local politicians, and Cherry Lane Elementary School faculty.
Point and Shoot
Aspiring photographers can learn techniques and get practical experience at a Crash Course Camera Class. Participating teens and tweens will explore the concepts of lighting, angle, and composition and learn how basic camera functions like aperture and shutter speed affect their final photographs. Students will venture out to shoot the Nyack downtown area, then bring their photos back the next day to learn how to enhance them using basic Photoshop techniques. Participants should bring either a digital SLR or point-and-shoot camera.
Get to Know Your County
Learn about local businesses, services, and recreational activities while your kids have fun and get loads of freebies at the 14th annual Rockland County Youthfest, sponsored by the Rockland County Youth Bureau. There will also be family-friendly entertainment and demonstrations throughout the day.
Salute St. Patrick
Each year, Pearl River hosts the second largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the state (right behind the NYC parade, which is held March 17). This year is extra special, as the parade celebrates its 50th anniversary. March 18. 1:30pm. FREE. Starts at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, 401 N. Middletown Road, Pearl River (from there, it heads down Middletown Road before turning onto Central Avenue).
Get the details on even more St. Patrick's Day-inspired fun around our county this month!
Paint by Book
Toddlers can exercise their literary and artistic skills at the same time at Glaze, which hosts monthly Pottery and a Story hours. This month, stop by for a reading of Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae, and then paint your own a giraffe.
Run, Bounce, Putt…
Kids ages 7 and older can get a dose of wholesome fun each Friday at The Sports Place’s Open Gym Nights. This super space boasts two turf fields—perfect for soccer, dodgeball, football, or whiffle ball—and two basketball courts. Not into sports? Then check out the Bounce Town Inflatables, featuring a 24-foot slide, Bungee Run, Shark Tunnel, and more, or GloPutt mini-golf, an 18-hole glow-in-the-dark miniature golf course (pictured).
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