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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Rockland-Mar 15

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!

Afternoon ABC 123: Leprechaun Treasure Hunt - Mid-Hudson Children's Museum
Through March 15, 2019 - Poughkeepsie

Storytelling and play combine to make this early math program pure fun! An educator will lead the way. Leprechaun #10 has lost his nine friends. Count the green footprints as you follow the trail to the gold! Children are invited to bring 9 of something from home for a special show and tell (for example: nine paper clips, nine pebbles, or nine chocolate bars for the teacher!). This program supports early math and counting skills.

Bingo for Adults & Children - Albert Wisner Public Library
March 15, 2019 - Warwick

An evening of fun for all ages! Register online.

Primitive Living Skills - Children Session: Bow and Arrow - The Nature Place Day Camp
Through March 17, 2019 - Chestnut Ridge

The Nature Place Day Camp’s Primitive Living Skills is an immersive, hands-on (and hands-in—the fire pit, the dirt, the stream) program, designed to build a foundation in wilderness skills. Created especially for children ages 10-14, participants in this session (part 1 of 2) will learn all about the art of the bow and arrow and its uses for survival. Gain new skills, feel comfortable in nature, and make new friends.

Primitive Living Skills Family Session: Bowl and Spoon Making Part 1 - The Nature Place Day Camp
Through March 17, 2019 - Chestnut Ridge

Primitive Living Skills is perfect for families wanting to connect with each other as well as with the earth. This series covers the foundations in a fun, family-oriented way—perhaps even inspiring you to ditch the tent and propane tank on your next family camping trip. This particular session (part 1 of 2) is all about making our very own bowl and spoon using a 'coal burning' technique. This is also a great opportunity to make new family friends that share similar interests!

Progressive® Insurance Saltwater Fishing Expo - New Jersey Expo and Convention Center
Through March 17, 2019 - Edison

Maple Sugar Tours - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center
Through March 17, 2019 - Cornwall

Learn how to identify and tap sugar maple trees, discover sugaring techniques used by Native Americans, Pioneers, and mondern day farmers, see an evaporator in action, and participate in our taste test challenge to see if you can tell the difference between maple flavored-syrup and the real thing!  

SUGAR BUSH TOURS: 11AM, 1PM & 2PM: A ONE MILE MODERATE HIKE THROUGH FIELD AND FOREST TO THE SUGAR BUSH SHACK  *(TERRAIN AND WEATHER CONDITIONS DEPENDENT)*

MAPLE LANE TOURS: 12PM & 3PM: PERFECT FOR LITTLE LEGS, A SHORT WALK FROM THE VISITOR CENTER TO OUR MAPLE LANE SUGAR SHACK AFTER A TOUR OF TH

Teen Cooking - Nyack Library
Through March 19, 2019 - Nyack

Cook delicious things with Miss Morgan.

 

Lego Club - Pearl River Library
Through March 19, 2019 - Pearl River

Drop in and play with Legos for up to an hour! Ages 4-11, caregivers welcome to stay. Caregivers must remain in the building.

Baby Signs - Pearl River Library
Through March 19, 2019 - Pearl River

Join for this unique class where child and caregiver will both learn signs to communicate. For ages 6-36 months with an adult caregiver.

READ to a Dog - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through March 20, 2019 - Garnerville

Sign up for a 15-minute session to read to a dog! Registration is open for everyone.

Spirit of Being Exhibition - Rockland Center for the Arts
Through March 24, 2019 - West Nyack

Rockland Center for the Arts kicks off its 2019 exhibition season exploring the power of art to transform and heal with Spirit of Being. How can art be used as a healing tool? Is it in the stillness in a piece of artwork that we find a spiritual awakening that heals our soul or gives us a clearer vision of why we are here? Spirit of Being, uses the power of beauty to present the spiritual in art through visual and meditative experiences. Many people find a healing through spirituality, but is spirituality just a religion or is it connecting to our higher self or soul through creation, such as the senses, dance, nature, art. Join artists Colette Fu, Garam Lee, Mark Weiss, Robyn Ellenbogen, and Paula Kovarik as they present the spiritual through art. RoCA’s programs are made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Quantum Connections - Rockland Center for the Arts
Through March 24, 2019 - West Nyack

Quantum Connections, the works of Daniel Martin Diaz, opens February 17th. This exhibition engages the senses and ask: What does it mean to be a human being? In these fast-paced times of technology how do humans seek to connect to their own being or spirituality or to heal? Daniel Martin Diaz has an insatiable curiosity to explore the mysteries of life and science. His work is immersed in scientific and philosophical concepts, such as Anatomy, Computer Science, Math, Cosmology, Biology, Quantum Physics, and Consciousness. Diaz appears courtesy of American Primitive Gallery. RoCA’s programs are made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Maple Sugaring - Tenafly Nature Center
Through March 24, 2019 - Tenafly

Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. The group will check Tenafly Nature Center's tapped tree and boil down sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. All ages are welcome.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Dress warmly; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under 2 are free. No strollers, please.

Family Movie - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
Through March 25, 2019 - Haverstraw

Join for a fun family movie! For ages 4-12. No registration required.

Story Time - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through March 25, 2019 - Piermont

Stories, songs, and play with Miss Judy or Miss Nancy. For babies and toddlers with an adult

Master Ben's Boardgames - Nyack Library
Through March 25, 2019 - Nyack

Play some awesome new board games and meet fellow gamers. You are welcome to bring your own board games or cards. The group will sometimes play Magic the Gathering. 
 

Sensory Tuesdays - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
Through March 26, 2019 - Valley Cottage

Bounce! now offers a program called Sensory Tuesdays which has been a big hit with families of children with sensory issues and those with autism. These special programs include decreased auditory and visual stimuli in a less crowded environment and fun structured group indoor activities with limited class size. Parent or personal caregiver supervision on the trampolines is allowed and advised. There is no charge to parents/caregivers.

Play the PS4 - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through March 26, 2019 - Haverstraw

Play the PS4 on the library's big screen! No registration required. For Ages 6-16

Teen Craft - Nyack Library
Through March 26, 2019 - Nyack

Make stuff with Miss Morgan. Register online. 

Storytime for the Little Ones - Barnes & Noble - Nanuet
Through March 27, 2019 - Nanuet

Listen to a variety of selections from the Children's Department. 

Weekly Wednesday Storytime - Barnes & Noble Paramus
Through March 27, 2019 - Paramus

Join every Wednesday at 11am for a special Storytime with fun-filled activity or craft in the Children's Department. 

Teen Knit & Crochet - Albert Wisner Public Library
Through March 27, 2019 - Warwick

Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit or crochet? Join Mary and Colleen for an afternoon of stitching! Learn how to make a scarf and some hand warmers. No experience necessary! All materials will be provided. Registration required. 

Library Chess Group - Albert Wisner Public Library
Through March 27, 2019 - Warwick

New players are always welcome. Non-instructional; no registration necessary.

Gathering the Magic with Master Ben - Nyack Library
Through March 27, 2019 - Nyack

For new and experienced players alike come learn the basics of Magic the Gathering, learn new tricks, meet new people, and have fun!

Story & Craft with Miss Nancy - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through March 28, 2019 - Piermont

Looking for fun at the end of a busy day? Listen to some themed picture books read by the children's librarian and then make a simple creative craft on that seasonal theme. Registration required. 

CrafterSchoolClub - Pearl River Library
Through March 28, 2019 - Pearl River

Work together with your grown-up and bring your crafting to the next level. Make simple robots, crafts that light up, and other fun projects. Ages 7-10 with a grownup.

Playtime Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through March 29, 2019 - Garnerville

Join for fun on Fridays! Stories and songs, sensory story time with cool activities, fun with non-fiction, and more. Families welcome, no registration.

Friday Fun - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
Through March 29, 2019 - Haverstraw

Enjoy different programs every week: Builder's Club, games, 3-D pens, PS4, Code Club, Science Squad. Check in-house calendars for more information! For ages 5 & up.

Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons - Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Through March 30, 2019 - Cragsmoor

This program is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam’s Point employee who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, as well as work with you until you are ready to head out on your favorite trail with confidence. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.