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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Rockland-Sep 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!

10th Annual Blauvelt Sons of Italy Italian Feast & Carnival - German Masonic Park
Through September 15, 2019 - Tappan

The Rockland Lodge 2176 of the Sons of Italy will host the 10th Annual Blauvelt Sons of Italy Italian Feast & Carnival at Tappan Masonic Park Fair Grounds. The popular event draws thousands of people from around the tri-state area during the spectacular four-day celebration of all things Italian and has been recognized as the biggest event in Rockland County. The Feast features an amazing array of Italian food, everything from sausage and peppers to brick oven pizza made right on site, to a huge variety of pasta dishes and Italian desserts and pastries including zeppoles, cannoli’s, sfogliatella and Italian ices. Beer and wine are available each day. The carnival area has rides and games for all ages including fishing and ring toss type games for the younger ones to more challenging games of skill for older attendees. Thrill seekers will also find more exciting rides at the Italian Feast. Carnival bracelets which offer a discount are available Thursday. For adults over 21, the Italian Feast features a casino with tables for blackjack and poker as well as wheels of chance. Numerous vendors will be on site selling everything from jewelry and home goods to hand-made artwork and Italian-themed clothing and souvenirs. The four-day Festival is a showcase of live entertainment as well.

Halfway to St. Patrick's Day - Rockland GAA
September 15, 2019 - Orangeburg

Fun for the entire family! Join Trinity Events and Rockland GAA for the Halfway to St. Patrick's Day event featuring live music, food and drink concessions, vendors, and kids activities! Tickets are available online. 

Viva Vallenato! Folk Music Of Colombia - New City Library
September 15, 2019 - New City

David Engel’s Star Force Academy: A Madcap Star Wars Parody - Mayo Performing Arts Center
September 15, 2019 - Morristown

A long time ago and not so very far away, children yearned to be Rebels. Learn the ways of the Jedi with Panniken Moonjumper, a true master of intergalactic fun and adventure. Family audiences will be wowed by comic antics, exciting physical challenges, magical mayhem, light saber lessons, and a visit from our space hero's furry alien sidekick. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character! Ages 4+

Ridgewood Fall Craft & Art Street Fair - Downtown East Ridgewood Ave.
September 15, 2019 - Ridgewood

Mark your calendar for this "Once a Year Event" featuring 190 exhibitors. There will be exhibitors from four states with arts, crafts, and photography lining downtown with tents filled with a great variety of handcrafted items. A large food court featuring all kinds of delicious festival foods will be set up in front of the park. For the younger set inflatables, pony rides, a petting zoo, games and face painting will be in the park and on Walnut Street. All day music will be provided by Ritchie G and Ginger. Come "Early & Stay Late" for this family fun filled day with something for everyone. The fair is held rain or shine. 

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Children & Families: BioBus + Storm King - Storm King Art Center
September 15, 2019 - Mountainville

Meet at the South Fields and climb on board the BioBus, a solar-powered, state-of-the-art mobile microscope lab to visualize the invisible structures that build our local ecosystems. Organized with BioBus. Founded in 2008, BioBus works towards a future in which all people have experienced the power and beauty of making a scientific discovery. BioBus cultivates this vision by creating immersive laboratory environments in which scientists join students and the general public for hands-on scientific exploration. This new kind of laboratory space is accessible and unintimidating, facilitating scientific engagement even amongst populations historically underrepresented in science professions. Within this space, scientists share their expertise and knowledge through direct, hands-on experiences, allowing participants to reshape their view of science through participation in the discovery process.

The Tap Dance Kid Directed by Savion Glover - New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Through September 15, 2019 - Newark

Tony Award winning tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover directs a talented cast of young performers in a revival of the hit Broadway musical The Tap Dance Kid – the show that launched his brilliant career! Based on the novel Nobody’s Family Is Going to Change by Louise Fitzhugh. Glover, who is NJPAC’s Dance Advisor and a Board member, auditioned young artists for this exciting new production in the Victoria Theater. The Tap Dance Kid, which opened in 1983 and was nominated for six Tony Awards, winning two, marked the Newark native’s Broadway debut when he joined the company at the age of 11. Reimagined for Newark audiences, The Tap Dance Kid is the story of Willie, a determined youngster who dreams of becoming a tap dancer, but faces opposition from his father. 

Teen Cooking - Nyack Library
Through September 17, 2019 - Nyack

Come cook stuff with Miss Morgan.

Gaming Hour - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
Through September 24, 2019 - Haverstraw

For ages 6 - 13. Play the Nintendo Switch and the PS4 on a big screen! 

COLORING CLUB for Children and their Adults - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through September 25, 2019 - Garnerville

Coloring Club for children and their adults. Relax while you color! Unstructured art for all ages. Enchanted Forest and other "Inky Treasure" coloring pages and pencils will be provided for adults.

Playtime Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through September 27, 2019 - Garnerville

Join the library for fun on Fridays! Stories and songs, sensory story time with cool activities, Fun with Non-Fiction, and more! Families welcome!

'As You Like It' - The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
Through September 29, 2019 - Madison

Journey to the Forest of Arden with Rosalind to woo Orlando in this classic romantic comedy.

Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Through September 29, 2019 - Bethel