Orangetown: Things to Do With Kids

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  • Pearl River, Orangetown and Nyack offers many activities for kids year-round, from indoor play spaces and library events to outdoor fun and sports. Use these calendar listings to plan your upcoming family fun.

    Classes for Parents In and Around Orangetown

    Weekly Drop-In at Rockland Baby Café
    March 25, 2017 - January 31, 2023 Tuesdays, 10:30am-12:30pm
    Rockland Baby Café
    Spring Valley BAB, Adult

    Free - Lower Hudson Valley Perinatal Network and the Rockland County Department of Health are pleased to have opened the 1st drop-in Baby Café in the NY Metro area. Open every Tuesday 10:30am - 12:30pm Drop-in to get-together to: *Meet and talk to new moms *Learn how to make breastfeeding easier *...Read more...

    News from Pearl River, Orangetown and Nyack

    Pearl River Student Earns Metro Acting Award
    6/12/2019 - Rianna LeHane’s magnificent stage presence recently earned her a Metropolitan High School Theater (“Metro”) Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. LeHane, a recent graduate of the Academy of the Holy Angels in Demarest, New Jersey, was honored for her charming portrayal of Lady Larken in 'Once upon a Mattress.'

    Father's Day Celebrations in Rockland and Bergen Counties
    6/3/2019 - Father's Day is on June 16 this year and there are lots of fun Father's Day events in Rockland and Bergen counties. Celebrate the dads in your life with a craft project, baseball game, public space mission, family-friendly obstacle course, or other fun activities.

    Join the Birthday Club for Birthday Gift Certificates
    5/21/2019 - Rockland Parent teamed up with local family-friendly businesses to launch the Birthday Club to celebrate the birthdays of children ages 12 and younger in our community. Current partners of the Rockland Parent Birthday Club include Bounce Trampoline Sports in Valley Cottage, New City Bowl & Batting Cages, Palisades Climb Adventure in West Nyack, and Jill’s Ceramics in West Nyack.

    Academy of Holy Angels Students Attend Classes at Oxford University
    5/13/2019 - An adventurous group of students from the Academy of the Holy Angels recently spent a week at Oxford University’s Pembroke College and immersed themselves in a “bespoke” course— one tailor-made for them. This is the second spring the critical thinking course was offered. Both times, the curriculum was prepared by AHA English Department Chair Nancy Schneberger. Schneberger envisioned the course while attending a 2017 Gilder Lehrman seminar at Oxford. She met James Basker, founder of the Oxbridge Academic Programs. He helped her network with Dr. Richard Michaelis, the executive director. Schneberger developed the curriculum, working with Michaelis to include visits to sites that would enhance the overall experience. “I wanted the class to be cross-curricular, and to embrace a variety of subjects, so critical thinking seemed to be the most logical major course, with a minor in oral presentation skills,” Schneberger explained. “I wanted the girls to see themselves as global citizens and to become better and more careful consumers of information, along with growing in the ability to express themselves with authority.” Each day, the girls spent 7.5 hours in classes. Activities were held afterward. This year's scholars included Kristin Anderson of Cresskill, Natalie Andreoli of Wyckoff, Cielo Camacho of New Milford, Erin Choi of Cliffside Park, Kristina Gatto of the Township of Washington, Catherine Henry of Saddle River, Elizabeth Kim of Fort Lee, Sophia Luongo of Upper Saddle River, Judianne Meredith of River Vale, Audrey Miller of Glen Rock, Madison Oaten of Tenafly, Timea Papp of Hawthorne, Anjianie Perez of Hackensack, Kimberly Pienkawa of Demarest, Isabela Presti of Hasbrouck Heights, Jasmin Prophete of Holmdel, Areanna Pumayugra of West New York, Liliette Quintana of Midland Park, Kaya Simmons of West Orange, and Colleen Young of Secaucus. Students who attended the 2018 program returned for classes in medicine, psychology, and literature. They are Nina Valente of New Milford, Julia Farah of Pearl River, Madelyn Holmes of Blauvelt, Nataleen Orangian of River Vale, and Paulina Yannitsadis of Fair Lawn. “The campus itself was spread along the streets, and the architecture was like something out of my art history textbook," AHA senior Timea Papp says. "One night, we visited Christ Church for a musical presentation of J.S. Bach's ‘Saint John’s Passion,’ which was an incredible showcase of the acoustics of the church." The students also visited the Bodleian Library and enjoyed tea in Jane Austen's home in Bath. “One of the memorable parts of the trip was going punting on the Thames and almost getting stranded on the river!" Papp says. "We were rescued and now have a story to tell about how difficult it really is." On her return trip to Oxford, Julia Farah studied organ systems, several diseases (including cancer), and treatment options. "The classes I took both years engaged my mind in new ways," the AHA junior says. "The trip was unforgettable, the life experience due to my participation in the study abroad program was priceless, and the quality of knowledge I received was unparalleled.”

    Montefiore Nyack Offers Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings
    4/10/2019 - On Friday, May 10 from 8am-3:30pm, The Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital will offer free breast exams, mammography, and, if needed, pelvic exams with PAP tests for women ages 40 and older who are either underinsured or have no insurance. Robbi Kempner, M.D., FACS, surgeon, and medical director of Breast and Women’s Health Services, along with other breast health professionals, will be performing the breast exams.

    Real Estate

    Nanuet: Essential Things Parents Must Know
    9/19/2016 - Nanuet is a hamlet and census-designated place in the town of Clarkstown, located in Rockland County. Here’s everything you need to know if you are considering a move to the area.

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