Check out these great family activities scheduled during the month of August in Rockland County, NY. Whether you're looking to celebrate the great outdoors, catch a kid-friendly show, or learn a new skill, we've got all the information a Rockland family needs.
Local teens will wow their audience when the Amazing Grace Circus Youth Troupe appears at the Rockland Country Day School. These aspiring entertainers juggle as well as perform classic clown routines, acrobatics, aerial skills and more. August 1, 2pm. All ages. Advance tickets are $15; $10 for children/seniors. Tickets at the door are $20; $15 for children/seniors. 34 Kings Highway, Congers. 845-348-8740. www.amazinggracecircus.org.
Children can learn about fine art while making their own masterpieces to take home at a workshop called Artists in the Garden, August 3 at 4:30pm. Instructor Lauren Doner, a professional scenic painter, has worked on films such as I Am Legend, Spiderman, and Sherlock Holmes. Pre-registration is required. Ages: young elementary through teen. $15. Edward Hopper House, 82 North Broadway in Nyack. For more information or to register: 845-358-4973 or www.hopperhouse.org.
Fine Feathered Friends
Enjoy bird-themed programs and activities at the Bear Mountain Zoo's annual Bird Festival. Stop by the zoo's aviaries to learn about local birds like the bald eagle. August 7; rain date August 8. 11am-3pm. All ages. FREE; parking is $8 per car. Bear Mountain Zoo, Palisades Interstate Parkway, Bear Mountain. For more information: 845-786-2701 or www.trailsidezoo.org.
Signs of Summer
Learn about dragonflies, then take a walk in search of these delicate and graceful creatures that remind us so much of summer. August 7, 9am and 11am, at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center. $5. Muser Drive, Cornwall. 845-534-5506. www.hhnaturemuseum.org.
Hudson Valley Summer Pow-Wow
Celebrate the culture and history of American's first people when the Redhawk Native American Arts Council hosts a Native American Heritage Celebration during the first weekend of August at the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area in Harriman State Park. The pow-wow will include more than 1,000 Native American artists, performers and educators from across the U.S., Canada, South America and the Caribbean. August 7-8, 11am-7pm. All ages. Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, Exit 17, Stony Point. For more information: 718-686-9297or www.redhawkcouncil.org.
Children learn that the night isn't as scary as it seems at a Summer Family Night Hike, August 8 at the Tenafly Nature Center. Participants play games and use their nocturnal senses on a guided walk. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. 7pm. $10 per person. Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly, New Jersey. 201-568-6093. www.tenaflynaturecenter.org.
Save A Life
Parents can learn about age-appropriate home-proofing and safety concerns for children at an Infant/Child CPR, Choking and Safety class being held August 19 at Birthing Wisdom. Participants will learn how to deal with an emergency situation through presentations and demonstrations on manikins. 7pm. $30. Birthing Wisdom, 2 Pvt. Lovett Ct., Blauvelt. 845 323-1830. www.BirthingWisdom.com.
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