Top Things to Do With Your Family in Rockland in November

Top Things to Do With Your Family in Rockland in November

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

Great Pumpkin Festival
WHEN: Sep. 14 - Nov. 3, Weekends and Holidays, 10am-6pm; Wednesdays-Fridays 10/2-10/25, 12-5pm
WHERE: Heaven Hill Farm, 451 State Route 94, Vernon, NJ
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WHAT: Enjoy all the fun farm activities at the Great Pumpkin Festival, include hay wagon tractor rides to the pumpkin patch, a corn maze, pig races, a spider web crawl, the Chicken Little Show, the Dancing Robot Show, the vortex tunnel, and visiting farm friends like cows, horses, goats, and bunnies.
WHY WE LOVE IT: For a little extra, families can have fun with carnival rides, face painting, and sand art.
WANT TO GO? $15 weekends; $10 non-holiday weekdays . 973-764-5144. https://heavenhillfarm.com.

Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit
WHEN: Sep. 21 - Jan. 20, Tuesdays-Fridays, 9:30am-4pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 9am-5:30pm
WHERE: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Jersey City, NJ
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WHAT: Join a curious Tyrannosaurus rex named Buddy who travels the world to discover everything there is to know about dinosaurs! Based on the Dinosaur Train TV series, the exhibition embraces and celebrates the fascination kids have with both dinosaurs and trains. Don't miss this adventure back to the time of dinosaurs and unearth basic concepts in life science, natural history, and paleontology!
WHY WE LOVE IT: You can even meet Buddy the T-Rex live during select dates at the Science Center.
WANT TO GO? $24.99; $21.99 seniors 62 and older; $19.99 ages 2-12. 201-200-1000. lsc.org.

Home of the 'Legend'
WHEN: Sep. 28 - Nov. 3, See website for schedule
WHERE: Historic Hudson Valley, 639 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take a spooky tour of Washington Irving’s cottage, learn about the history of hair-raising stories and 19th-century crazes—like the vampire scares and séances.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Families can create Halloween-themed art activities, go on a literature-themed scavenger hunt, and play historic games.
WANT TO GO? $16; $12 seniors 65 and older and students 18-25; $8 children 3-17; free for members and children younger than 3. 914-631-8200. https://hudsonvalley.org.

Orange County 4-H Horse Program Horse Fun Day
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 2, 9am-1pm
WHERE: Northwind Horse Farm, 2496 Bruynswick Road, Wallkill, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Kids will get to learn about and interact with horses at five different fun stations. Groom a horse or pony. Ride a horse "lead-line", learn about horse anatomy, tack, and the standard-bred breed, play horse games, and create and decorate a horse craft. Register online.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Here's a chance to explore your child's interest in horses, without committing to tons of lessons!
WANT TO GO? $10. 845-344-1234. http://weblink.donorperfect.com/horsefunday19.

Paramus Food Truck Festival
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 3, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Paramus Park Mall, 700 Paramus Park, East Main Entrance - In front of Old Navy & LL Bean, Paramus, New Jersey
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WHAT: Check out over 20 gourmet food trucks, kids activities, and live music. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: You can help support the Food Pantry by brining a non-perishable canned or boxed item.
WANT TO GO? $5; free for children younger than 10. https://justjerseyfest.com/.

Family Barn Dance
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 8, 7-9pm
WHERE: Congers Lake Memorial Park Auditorium, 6 Gilchrest Road, Congers, NY
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WHAT: Renowned dance caller Eric Hollman will lead the way as guests keep step to live, traditional fiddle tunes from Ireland, New England, Appalachia, and beyond.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids of all ages are welcome and there will be popcorn, cider, donuts, and apples for sale.
WANT TO GO? $10; free for children 3 and younger. 845-627-0234. bluerockschool.org.

Disney Junior Holiday Party on Tour!
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 9, 12pm and 4pm
WHERE: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown, New Jersey
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Sing and dance along to your favorite Disney Junior songs plus holiday classics with your favorite Disney friends.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The show includes a special visit from Santa Claus!
WANT TO GO? $39-$59. 973-539-8008. https://mayoarts.org/shows/disney-junior-holiday-party-on-tour.

MUTTS GONE NUTS
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 10, 1pm
WHERE: Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood , NJ
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WHAT: These amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action-packed, comedy dog spectacular.
WHY WE LOVE IT: You don't have to love dogs to appreciate this show!
WANT TO GO? $19-$29. 201-227-1030. bergenpac.org.

Dan + Claudia Zanes Family Sensory-Friendly Show Featuring The Rock 'n' Rollers
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 17, 2-4pm
WHERE: The Rittenhausen Theater @ BOCES (Old Nyack High School), 131 North Midland Ave, Nyack, NY
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WHAT: Grammy award-winning children's performer Dan Zanes and Haitian-American music therapist/jazz vocalist Claudia Eliaza have been making music with each other since the day they met in the fall of 2016. The musicians offer a sensory-friendly show for kids and adults.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It promises to be a feel-good show in the spirit of inclusion!
WANT TO GO? $18. 855-278-7762. artsrock.org.

Westchester's Winter Wonderland
WHEN: Nov. 29 - Jan. 4, see website for schedule, closed 12/24 and 12/25
WHERE: Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla, New York
AGES: All
WHAT: Westchester’s Winter Wonderland provides fun and affordable holiday cheer for the entire family, including holiday circus performances, ice skating, visits with Santa, and holiday rides.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It's a truly special night out as a family!
WANT TO GO? $20; $18 if purchased by 11/15; free for children 3 and younger. 914-231-4033. http://wwinterwonderland.com/.

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