This Weekend's Kids & Family Activities in Rockland


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No matter what you're looking to do with your kids and family-concerts, festivals, museums, arts & crafts-or even just time spent outdoors-you'll find it in this weekend's list of fun and education activities for families and kids in Rockland. If you want to plan ahead, check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar.

Stories Songs and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
February 05, 2014 - Stony Point

Toddlers are invited to the library for picture book stories, songs, and crafts. Registration is required.

Family Storytime & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 05, 2014 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their parent or caregiver are invited to the library for stories, crafts, songs, fingerplays, and more. Wednesdays through May 14. Registration is required.

Boppin’ with Bonnie Music Class - Congregation Sons of Israel
February 05, 2014 - Upper Nyack

Toddlers and their parent or caregiver are invited to join trained music teacher and ventriloquist Bonnie Halfond for a morning of music, movement, and puppets.

Mother 2 Mother Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health WIC Office
February 05, 2014 - Haverstraw

The Rockland County Department of Health invites new mothers and mothers-to-be to attend this monthly support group that offers help and information. The program is led by a certified lactation consultant who can help women with their questions and concerns. Babies and toddlers are welcome.

Infant Nutrition - Nyack Hospital
February 05, 2014 - Nyack

Topics covered in this class include breastfeeding, bottle feeding, formula, introducing solids, and nutrition during the first year of life. Registration is required.

Gym Time at CSI - Congregation Sons of Israel
February 05, 2014 - Upper Nyack

Toddlers are invited to exercise and play with a professional occupational therapist. Group meets on Wednesdays through Jan. 29.

Zumba Classes - The Gerrard Berman Day School, Solomon Schechter of North Jersey
February 05, 2014 - Oakland

Children ages 4-6 can let loose get out their natural energy at this seven-week class that runs through March 26. Participants can socialize, move to age-appropriate music, and play games with other kids. For more information contact Susan Scher, Early Childhood Director at 201-337-1111 or

Afternoon Explorers - Tenafly Nature Center
February 05, 2014 - Tenafly

Children will explore the Nature Center’s animals, exhibits, and trails while learning about the wonders of the natural world at this drop off program. Topics include: Winter Wonderland, Incredible Invertebrates, Salamanders & Lizards, and Animal Tracks. Rain or shine. Registration is required.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
February 06, 2014 - Stony Point

Toddlers are invited to the library for picture book stories, songs, and crafts. Registration is required.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 06, 2014 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more in both Spanish and English. Thursdays through May 15. Registration is required.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 06, 2014 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 are invited to the library for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Thursdays through May 15. Registration is required.

Yoga for Kids at CSI - Congregation Sons of Israel
February 06, 2014 - Upper Nyack

Children ages 2-6 are invited to try this playful and integrative approach to yoga. Group meets most Thursday.

Enchanted Princess Ball - New Jersey Children's Museum
February 07, 2014 - Paramus

Bring your little princess to the museum for an early Valentine's Day celebration with her favorite princesses. Cinderella, Arielle, Belle, Snow White, Jasmine, and Sleeping Beauty will all be at the party to dance, sign autographs, and pose for pictures. Tickets include a hot dinner, beverage, desert buffet, and dancing to the music of DJ Polka Dot. Reservations are required; call 201-262-2638 x10.

Play Board Games - Haverstraw Public Library, Village Branch
February 07, 2014 - Haverstraw

Kids can stop by the library to play some board games with their friends in the library.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 07, 2014 - Garnerville

Creative kids ages 4-12, come to the library and make something special with LEGOs Use your own or borrow bricks from the library. Fridays through May 16.

Valentine Film and Craft - Rose Memorial Library
February 07, 2014 - Stony Point

Toddlers are invited to the library for a Valentine's Day film, a special craft, and a choco-licious treat. Registration is required.

Winter Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
February 07, 2014 - West Nyack

Jill will help artists of all ages design winter-themed crafts. Choose from a large array of seasonal items including dishes, mugs, plates, snowflake boxes, plaques, and more including special gifts for the winter holidays such as Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day. Pieces can be taken home that day or left for glazing. Fee includes instruction. Pre-registration is requested. Workshops will be held each Friday throughout the month.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 07, 2014 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 are invited to the library for stories, crafts, and more. Registration is required.

Erev Shabbat Family Service - Temple Beth Torah
February 07, 2014 - Upper Nyack

Families with young children are invited to this special Shabbat service led by Rabbi Brian Beal and Cantor Sally Neff. The evening includes music, prayer, and meditation.

Munchkins and Mishpacha - Congregation Sons of Israel
February 07, 2014 - Upper Nyack

The synagogue hosts this ?Mommy and Me? program with a Jewish twist. Parents / grandparents / caregivers and their favorite toddler can celebrate Shabbat together and learnHebrew words. Fridays through Nov. 22. Registration is required.

Hudson River EagleFest - Croton Point Park
February 08, 2014 - Croton-on-Hudson

Attendees of EagleFest can enjoy an abundance of activities from guided and independent eagle viewing to storytelling, engaging children's programs and activities, bird walks, and displays. Headquartered at Croton Point Park, the event features multiple eagle viewing locations staffed with birding experts, to help the public view our national symbol in the wild. See an eagle up-close at the entertaining and educational shows taking place all day long in the Eagle Theatre and Eaglet Stage heated tents. Or participate in any number of activities including guided and independent eagle viewing, raptor shows, bus tours, storytelling, a tent full of children's programs, bird walks, and displays from 30 area organizations. For the most up-to-date schedule, visit Tickets are required for any shows in the Eagle Theatre and for bus tours. To purchase general admission tickets in advance go to To purchase bus tour tickets call 914-762-2912 x110. Parking is free, and shuttle buses will bring guests from the outlying lots and the Croton-Harmon Train Station to Croton Point Park. Snow date: Sun., Feb. 9.

Valentine's Day Storytime - Barnes & Noble
February 08, 2014 - West Nyack

Children are invited to a special story time featuring Love Monster by Rachel Bright. This is the story of a slightly hairy, google-eyed monster trying to fit in with the cuddly residents of Cutesville. Love Monster looks high, low, and even middle-ish, finally finding out that love can find you when you least expect it. This special storytime includes fun Valentine's Day activities and cookies.

Lamaze Weekend Series - Nyack Hospital
February 08, 2014 - Nyack

This class is ideal for the couple with limited time to attend childbirth classes. The session is held over a weekend (Saturday and Sunday) with six hours of class each day. Class content is the same as the six-week course: relaxation, breathing techniques, and coaching techniques are emphasized. Includes tour of Nyack Hospital's Maternity Center. Registration is required.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
February 08, 2014 - Upper Nyack

Parents with toddlers are invited to celebrate Shabbat morning with stories, games, and learning.

Ramsey Farmers Market - Ramsey Farmers Market
Through March 30, 2014 - Ramsey

This weekly market features 35 vendors with organic and traditional produce, artisan breads and cheeses, local honey, homemade pastas and sauces, local wine, organic hummus and prepared foods, gourmet olive oils and balsamic vinegar, homemade jams, spices, fresh fish, and more. Parents can shop while their kids enjoy music, crafts, and other special events. Check out the web site for details of weekly highlights. Sundays through March.

Playtime at the Zoo - Bergen County Zoo
Through April 14, 2014 - Paramus

Toddlers with a parent or caregiver are invited to play with age-appropriate toys and meet an "animal of the week" before heading out into the zoo. No registration is required however adults must stay with children during the program. Mondays through April 14.

Nyack Winter Farmer's Market-Season Opening - Nyack Center
Through April 24, 2014 - Nyack

Nyack's famous farm market moves indoors for the winter. Shop for gourmet baked good, coffee, locally-made wine and cheese, and more. Each week, visitors can check out Mr. Amazing's Fun & Fit CircusCize Workout presented by Carlo Pellegrini, co-founder of Nyack's Amazing Grace Circus. Check online for weekly musical entertainment and special events. Thursdays through April.

Tea & Play - Green Meadow Waldorf School
Through June 02, 2014 - Chestnut Ridge

Parents of prospective students can talk to one of the school's early childhood teacher while their child plays nearby in a beautiful classrooms. Mondays through June 2 other than Oct. 14, Nov. 25, Dec. 23, Dec. 30, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 17, April 14, and May 26.

Story Time - Green Meadow Waldorf School
Through June 04, 2014 - Chestnut Ridge

Children ages 3-5 are invited to story time at the Waldorf School. Group meets every Wednesday through June 4 other than Nov. 27, Dec. 25, Jan. 1, Feb. 19, and April 16. Registration is required.

Shabbaba Shabbat - Orangetown Jewish Center
Through June 14, 2014 - Orangeburg

Families with children up to 5 years old are invited to this Saturday morning service with a musical format that encourages both kids and their parents to explore the spiritual aspects of Shabbat. The service ends with children joining the service for the concluding prayers, followed by a congregational lunch. Saturdays through June 14.

Mastodons: Ice Age to Discovery - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Wildlife Education Center
Through September 28, 2014 - Cornwall

This little gem of a nature center in nearby Orange County hosts a special exhibit this year on mastodons, a cool subject for many kids. And at 2:30pm, young visitors can join a Museum Educator to�"Meet the (live) Animal" of the week. Exhibit runs each weekend through December.

Jump and Glow Night - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
Through December 26, 2014 - Valley Cottage

Each Friday, Bounce! hosts Jump 'n Glow nights, where nearly everything in the giant trampoline playground glows in the dark thanks to lasers and black lighting. Guests can have fun and get fit on giant courts of interconnected trampolines, play slam dunk basketball on trampoline courts, play dodgeball, and jump into dual foam pits. Rock music, glow in the dark dodge balls, and glow in the dark hula hoops add to the atmosphere of fun.

Friday Night Black Lights - Monster Mini Golf
Through December 26, 2014 - Nanuet

Kids can stop by Monster Mini Golf on Friday nights for a special evening of golf, arcade games, and pizza for one low price. This unique venue features a monster-themed, glow-in-the dark miniature golf course as well as locally-themed artwork, animated creatures, and an interactive DJ who entertains the golfers throughout their stay.