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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Rockland-Aug 17

Whatever you're looking to do with your family and kids-libraries, festivals, museums, arts & crafts-you'll find it in today's list of fun and educational activities for families and kids in Rockland. Check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar for upcoming events!

Back2School Toddler Saturday - Smile More Dentistry
August 17, 2019 - Tappan

Have you heard about SmileMoreKidz? It's the brand new facility in the Tappan location exclusively for kids! To get your child ready for school, they're hosting a free event with Dr. Tong. Enjoy coffee and muffins while your child watches an interactive puppet show and receives a free cleaning for children 3 and younger. The first five parents who book their spot will receive two free movie tickets perfect for date night!

Sterling Forest Ranger Nature: Geology Rocks! - Sterling Forest State Park
August 17, 2019 - Tuxedo

A ranger-guided program about the geology of Sterling Forest. For ages 5 to 13. The group will meet at the Lautenberg Visitor Center. Registration and adult required.

Edison's Food Wine & Beer Festival - Papaianni Park
August 17, 2019 - Edison

Edison Chamber of Commerce’s annual Food Wine & Beer Festival featuring wine and five craft brewers including Edison’s Cypress Brewery, face painting and activities for the kids, live entertainment, local vendors, artists, and retailers.

Rockland Boulders vs. Sussex County Miners - Palisades Credit Union Park
August 17, 2019 - Pomona

Enjoy a Saturday Fireworks Extravaganza after the game.

Great Northeast R/C Air Show - Hudson Valley Radio Control Club
August 17, 2019 - West Haverstraw

The Storm King School Information Session - Storm King School campus
August 17, 2019 - Cornwall Hdsn

NATURE STORY TIME - Tenafly Nature Center
August 17, 2019 - Tenafly

Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of Tenafly Nature Center’s Animal Ambassadors. Learn about the animal and how they came to Tenafly Nature Center. Animals may include snakes, frogs, turtles, owls, or a hawk. Meet on the Visitor Center porch. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Children must be accompanied by an adult who may attend for free.

'The Rainmaker' - The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
Through August 18, 2019 - Madison

Travel back in time to a dust bowl ravaged-America for a romantic comedy steeped in love, yearning, and hope.

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New York Renaissance Faire: Opening Weekend! Kids’ Weekend and Teacher Appreciation - Sterling Forest
Through August 18, 2019 - Tuxedo

Join the New York Renaissance Faire for children’s activities throughout the Shire: Kids’ Quest, Boffer Wars, Robin Hood’s Merry Band, the Children’s Knighting Ceremony at the Queen’s Glade, plus rides, games, and more. Show off your finery at the children’s costume contest!

Open Cockpit Weekend - The Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum of New Jersey
Through August 18, 2019 - Teterboro

The Open Cockpit Weekend display includes a very rare Lockheed Bushmaster, a Convair 880 circa 1958, a M*A*S*H Bell Helicopter, and more. Additionally, a Coast Guard Helicopter, an OV-1 Mowhawk observation plane, and a Cobra Gunship Helicopter are on display, but the cockpit can't be accessed. Museum admission is included. 

BUTTERFLY WEEKEND - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum OUTDOOR DISCOVERY CENTER
Through August 18, 2019 - Cornwall

Flutter in this weekend to discover the beauty of butterflies, moths, and caterpillars! Enjoy presentations about monarch butterflies at 11:30am and 1:30pm, followed by tagging and releasing as part of Monarch Watch. Also featuring Butterfly tent (one ticket with each paid admission), crafts for kids, and admission to Grasshopper Grove included.

Ramsey Farmers' Market Peach Festival - Ramsey Farmers' Market
Through August 25, 2019 - Ramsey

The Ramsey Farmers' Market invites all to kick off Sundays at the market with their annual Peach Festival and Best Peach Pie/Cobbler contest, along with National Farmers' Market week 8/4-8/10. Each Sunday over 50 local farmers and food purveyors offer fresh, local seasonal vegetables and fruits, artisan breads and cheeses, fresh fish directly from the Hampton Bays, gluten free baked and prepared foods, homemade pastas, chili, sauces, jams and jellies, made on site guacamole and so much more. See website for a complete list of August participants and events. Enjoy music, children's crafts, scheduled book signing and chef demos. The Ramsey Farmers' Market is the perfect destination for the entire family!

Pick Your Own Peaches & Nectarines - Demarest Farms
Through August 31, 2019 - Hillsdale

Pick your own peaches and nectarines! General admission includes free parking, entrance to peach orchard, hay wagon ride, petting zoo, and picnic area with tables. Starts mid to late July and continues while supply lasts!