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Top Things to Do With Your Family in Rockland in September

Top Things to Do With Your Family in Rockland in September

We've picked the most fun things to do with your family in Rockland in September, including exciting indoor and outdoor events, seasonal fun, entertaining shows, and more!

WHEN: Aug. 31 - Sep. 2, Saturday and Sunday 10am-5:30pm; Monday 10am-4pm
WHERE: Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz, NY
WHAT: Check out more than 200 juried exhibitors and engage in ongoing craft demonstrations, from wood-turning, to alpaca fiber-spinning, to brush painting, to metal-smithing, to soap-making.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The festival includes a complimentary and supervised drop-off children’s tent where kids will enjoy face-painting, interactive musical performances, wildlife shows, and more.
WANT TO GO? $13 Early Bird 3-day weekend pass online only; $10 adult; $9 seniors free for children 12 years and younger. 845-516-4342.

WHEN: Aug. 31 - Sep. 1, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Philipsburg Manor, 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY
WHAT: Bring the family to the Lower Hudson Valley’s only corn festival. Indulge in sweet corn ice cream from The Blue Pig, challenge yourself in a corn maze, and play corn-y games! You’ll work up an appetite watching live cooking demonstrations, take a walking tour of the farm, and tap your toes to live bluegrass and folk music.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids and adults can quench their thirst with draft beers and root beer from local Captain Lawrence Brewing Company.
WANT TO GO? $16; $12 students 18-25 and seniors 65 and older; $8 children 3-17; free for children younger than 3. 914-366-6900.

WHEN: Sep. 6 - 8, Friday 4-11pm; Saturday 10am-11pm; Sunday 10am-7pm
WHERE: Yorktown Grange Fair Grounds, 99 Moseman Road, Yorktown Heights, NY
WHAT: The Grange Fairgrounds will be bursting with local farm animals, contests, and carnival fare.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Highlights include a tractor parade and live music!
WANT TO GO? $10 per carload; $5 walk-ins and single occupant vehicles; free for children younger than 2. 914-962-3900.

Mario the Magician
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 7, 6:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Rockland Center for the Arts, 27 S. Greenbush Rd., West Nyack, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Nyack's own Mario the Maker Magician is returning to RoCA. Expect Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin for the modern age, with a mad inventor twist!
WHY WE LOVE IT: The show is perfect for littles ones as it runs just 50-60 minutes without intermission
WANT TO GO? $20; $15 per child. 845-358-0877.

Tenth Annual Highlands Bluegrass Festival
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 8, 1pm
WHERE: Harmony Hall Jacob Sloat House, 15 Liberty Rock Road, Sloatsburg, NY
WHAT: Spend the day at the Tenth Annual Highlands Bluegrass Festival for music, food, and crafts. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids can run around outside while parents enjoy the live bands.
WANT TO GO? $10 suggested donation. 845-712-5220.

The Tap Dance Kid Directed by Savion Glover
WHEN: Sep. 13 - 15, Friday and Saturday 7pm; Sunday 2pm
WHERE: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, NJ
WHAT: Tony Award-winning tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover directs a talented cast of young performers in a revival of the hit Broadway musical.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids who love to dance will be wowed by the wonders of tap!
WANT TO GO? $29-$36. 800-466-5722.

The Great Nyack Get Together FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 14, 12-6pm
WHERE: Village of Nyack Memorial Park, 4 Depew Avenue, Nyack, NY
WHAT: Check out more than 60 Rockland non-profit and business organizations that be offering family-friendly activities. The fun includes live music, food trucks, art by community artisans, a human foosball game, an obstacle course, and a bounce house. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids will flip for the fire truck and a fire boat on display.
WANT TO GO? 845-358-2600.

Suffern Day FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 21, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Suffern Ballfields , 1 Ramapo Avenue, Suffern, NY
WHAT: A fun-filled community event featuring emergency services and displays including police, fire, EMS, SWAT, and helicopters as well as a kidzone, hayrides, local performers, local restaurant samplings, refreshments, community organizations, and more.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Stay through the evening for fireworks and live music by Country Fresh!

Autumn Campfire & Night Hike
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 21, 6:30-8:30pm
WHERE: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson ave, Tenafly, New Jersey
WHAT: Develop your night vision, play games, and listen for animals. Registration required. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Families can gather 'round the campfire to explore seasonal changes, listen to stories, and roast marshmallows for s'mores.
WANT TO GO? $10; $5 members . 201-568-6093. .

WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 22, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Historic Downtown Port Jervis, GPS: 1 Jersey Ave, Port Jervis, NY
WHAT: See live bands, dance performances, and classic cars, and enjoy delicious foods from around the world.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Little ones will have fun with a petting zoo, bicycle stunt show, and antique fire trucks.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 845-858-4017.

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