Check out these great activities and events for children and families scheduled during the month of June in Rockland County, NY. Whether you're looking to participate in a seasonal festival, catch a kid-friendly show, or just enjoy the great outdoors, we've got the information a Rockland County family needs.
Tea and Sympathy
New and prospective mothers can get together for conversation and a light lunch on June 1, when the JCC Rockland hosts its monthly New Parent Tea. Children up to 2 years old are welcome. FREE. 12:30pm. 450 West Nyack Road, West Nyack. 845-362-4400. www.jccrockland.org.
Good to be Greek
Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church hosts its annual Greek Festival June 3-6. Stop by the celebration to sample food, pastries, music, dance, handicrafts, and children's activities. Thursday, June 3, 5:30-10pm; Friday, June 4, noon-midnight; Saturday, June 5, 11am-midnight; Sunday, June 6, noon-8pm. FREE. 1 Marycrest Road, West Nyack. 845-623-4023.
Nanuet Family Festival
With sports clinics, a parade, karate demonstrations, inflatables, a dunk tank, a fire department smokehouse, live music, food, and vendors, there's something for everyone at the annual Nanuet Family Festival, June 5 at the Nanuet Outdoor Education Center. All ages. FREE. 135 Convent Road, Nanuet. For more information: 845-627-4889.
Magic and Music
Mario the Magician brings his whimsical brand of magic to the Nyack YMCA, along with music by Lanti Studio. The show benefits family support programming at the Rockland Parent-Child Center, and is sponsored in part by the Green Meadow Waldorf School. June 13, 2pm. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 35 South Broadway, Nyack. 845-358-2702. www.rocklandparentchild.org.
Summer Fun in the Great Outdoors
Celebrate the longest day of the year at a Summer Solstice Nature Program at the Bear Mountain State Park's Trailside Museum. Enjoy summer-themed activities in the company of wildlife at the park's small zoo. June 19. FREE. $7 per car. Palisades Interstate Parkway Exit 19 or Route 9W, Bear Mountain. 845-786-2701. www.nysparks.state.ny.us/parks.
Bring your dog and join in a parade for prizes at the third annual Pet Parade, in Hillburn. Vendors will be on hand to share their products and services for pets. June 26 at 10am. $10 donation per dog. Joseph T. St. Lawrence Community Center, 115 Torne Valley Road, Hillburn. 845-357-6100. www.ramapo.org.
Hikers can uncover the treasures of nature on a Discovery Quest, following nearly two miles of trails at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, weekends through November. Discovery Quests are four different hiking adventures that challenge hikers to make twelve different nature discoveries on each trail with the help of a guidebook. Quest hikes range from an easy, stroller-friendly trail to a more vigorous hike of nearly two miles. The trails cover a variety of habitats, from wetlands to meadows to forest.
Suitable for all ages. FREE; $5 for guidebooks. 9am-4pm. Muser Drive, Cornwall. 845-534-5506. www.hhnaturemuseum.org.