Top Things to Do With Your Family in Rockland in July

Top Things to Do With Your Family in Rockland in July

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

Weekly Drop-In at Rockland Baby Café FREE
WHEN: Mar. 25 - Jan. 31, Tuesdays, 10:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: Rockland Baby Café, 14 S. Main St., Spring Valley, NY
AGES: 0-2, Adult
WHAT: Meet and talk to new moms, learn how to make breast-feeding easier, and get tips on pumping, going back to work, and other parenting topics.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It's the first drop-in baby café in the New York metro area.
WANT TO GO? 914-922-2240. rocklandgov.com.

State Fair Meadowlands
WHEN: Jun. 20 - Jul. 7, Monday-Thursday, 6pm-12am; Friday, 6pm-1am; Saturday, 2pm-1am; Sunday, 2pm-12am
WHERE: Meadowlands, Stadium Road, 102 NJ State Highway 120, East Rutherford, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy quality rides, food, free entertainment, exciting games, and prizes.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids will love live entertainment like Jurassic Kingdom, Jungle Island High Dive, and Rosaire's Royal Racing Pigs!
WANT TO GO? See website for price schedule. 201-355-5911. njfair.com.

Great American Weekend 2019 FREE
WHEN: Jul. 6 - 7, Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: First Presbyterian Church Park, 33 Park Place, Goshen, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The Great American Weekend offers activities throughout the 9-acre village surrounding the church.
WHY WE LOVE IT: You'll find craft booths, food vendors, and plenty of local entertainers.
WANT TO GO? 845-294-7741. goshennychamber.com.

28th Annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival
WHEN: Jul. 12 - 14, Friday, 4-9:30pm; Saturday, 5-9am, 12-9:30pm; Sunday, 5-9am, 12-8pm
WHERE: Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6636 U.S. 9, Rhinebeck, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See balloonists and vendors from all over the country as well as live music, games, Majestic Hot-Air Balloon Illumination Moon Glow, tether rides, and rides in the hot-air balloons throughout the weekend.
WHY WE LOVE IT: In addition to 100 balloon launches scheduled annually, there will be helicopter rides and hayrides.
WANT TO GO? $42 weekend pass at gate; $25 weekend pass in advance; $14 single day at the gate; $10 single day in advance; $8 single day for senior and military personnel at gate Friday; FREE admission for children younger than 3 . 845-454-1701. balloonfesthv.com.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Carnival of Curi-Oddities
WHEN: Jul. 12 - 13, Friday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm, 8pm
WHERE: Paramount Theatre, Ocean Avenue between 5th Avenue and Sunset Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: From feats of incredible skill to biological marvels, this collection dazzles your imagination and showcases the unbelievable.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Families can stroll the nearby boardwalk before or after the show to shop and dine.
WANT TO GO? $29.50 and up. 732-897-6500. ripleyslive.com.

Community Day of Nature & Play FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 13, 12-4pm
WHERE: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, 25 Boulevard , Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Spend the day enjoying nature play, hiking, live animals, games, a special performance, and more!
WHY WE LOVE IT: Enjoy the great outdoors along with breathtaking views of Cornwall and the Hudson Valley.
WANT TO GO? 845-534-5506. hhnaturemuseum.org.

Nyack's Famous Street Fair FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Jul. 14, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Downtown Nyack, Main Street, Nyack, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Shop amongst the 340 exhibitors from five states lining downtown. Expect arts and crafts, collectibles, home décor, festival foods, live music, and more.
WHY WE LOVE IT: There will be a Kid’s Zone with a variety of inflatables set up by A Total Jump.
WANT TO GO? 845-353-2221. acadaofnyack.com/nyack-street-fair.

Champions of Magic: Summer Spectacular
WHEN: Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2pm, 7pm
WHERE: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown, New Jersey
AGES: All
WHAT: Five of the world's top magicians present daring, grand illusions, stunning close-up magic, and incredible mind reading.
WHY WE LOVE IT: You can even purchase a VIP package to meet the magicians!
WANT TO GO? $19-$49. 973-539-8008. mayoarts.org.

83rd Annual Garden State Cat Expo & Show
WHEN: Jul. 20 - 21, 9am-4pm
WHERE: New Jersey Expo and Convention Center at Raritan Center, 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Watch over 300 pedigreed and household pet cats compete for top honors.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The fun includes Cat Judging, Fashionista Cats, Meet the Breeds, Shelter Showcase, Ask the Vet, Feline Agility, Adopt-A-Cat, and face painting for kids.
WANT TO GO? $15; $12 seniors; $8 children younger than 12; $35 family of 5. gardenstatecatexpo.com.

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