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This July, find free and low-cost family events and fun things to do with kids in Rockland County, NY, including fireworks displays, free summer concerts, and the famous Nyack Street Fair.
What would Independence Day be without fireworks? Bring a beach chair and enjoy the shows at Nanuet High School or Bowline Point Park in Haverstraw, both FREE!
Fun on the Farm
You might know The Orchards of Concklin in Pomona for apple picking in the fall, but the Concklin family has been farming the land year-round in Rockland County for three centuries and 11 generations. On July 4, the public is invited to help siblings Richard and Linda Concklin and their families celebrate this milestone at 300 Years of Family Farming. The party will feature music by the Walkabout Clearwater Chorus and other local bluegrass musicians, square dancing, farm tours, agricultural stands, and children’s activities. Grilled foods will be available for purchase. FREE!
Giant, lively, colorful dinosaur puppets explore the wonders of evolution when Hudson Vagabond Puppets present Mammoth Follies in Suffern. Join the dinos for an old-fashioned revue of original songs, jokes, and dances, both entertaining and educational for the whole family.
Fun on the Street
There’s a reason why they’re famous: Each time I’ve attended a Nyack Street Fair, I’ve found them fun and full of variety. This popular seasonal event takes place this month on July 15, rain or shine. The fair features nearly 240 exhibitors selling handcrafted items, art, photography, collectibles, clothing, and more. There will also be a children’s area and plenty of food for sale. FREE!
Summertime Blues, Rock, and Funk
Kids don’t need to know the songs to dance along at the free summer concerts hosted by towns throughout the county. Clarkstown, Stony Point, and Suffern have booked a wide variety of bands that will play music ranging from oldies to rock to country.
Bouncing and Bonding
Jump for joy—literally!—with your favorite child or grandchild when Bounce! Trampoline Sports in Valley Cottage hosts Mommy and Me / Daddy and Me fun time each Tuesday and Thursday. Parents or grandparents with kids ages 2-6 can have fun in the Bounce! Jr. Zone, in the Bounce! castle, and on the main trampoline court. Head trainer Victor Byrne works with participants on a series of trampoline-based exercises and fun activities.
Cool Classic Cars
Check out cool cars on warm summer nights—the Rod Benders Car Club of New York hosts Cruise Nights each Wednesday night through Sept. 26 at Bear Mountain.
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Alison Reiser is the calendar editor of Rockland Parent. She lives in Rockland County, NY with her husband and their two daughters. At night, she can be found working the front desk at the Valley Cottage Animal Hospital. See More.
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