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Top Things to Do With Your Family in Rockland in April

Top Things to Do With Your Family in Rockland in April

We've picked the most fun things to do with your family in Rockland in April, 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.

Northeast Astronomy Forum: World's Largest Astronomy & Space Expo
WHEN: Apr. 6 - 7, Saturday, 8:30am–6pm; Sunday, 10am–5pm
WHERE: Rockland Community College, 145 College Road, Suffern, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn all about the universe at this weekend packed with planetarium shows, presentations, solar viewings, and other programs. The Children's Corner provides a place for kids to learn about space and astronomy, build models and crafts, and play with hands-on exhibits designed to capture their imaginations.
WHY WE LOVE IT: There will be free telescope giveaways through out the weekend!
WANT TO GO? $27 one-day pass; $49 two-day pass; $10 students ages 13 and older (college students: ID required); free 12 and younger (with parent). 845-357-4800. rocklandastronomy.com/neaf.html.

Springfest Street Fair
WHEN: Sunday, Apr. 7, 10am
WHERE: Nyack Chamber of Commerce, Main Street and Broadway, Nyack, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join thousands of visitors in Nyack to celebrate SpringFest with live bands, great food, kid rides, and hundreds of vendors offering unique crafts, jewelry, and more.
WHY WE LOVE IT: A chance to check out Nyack’s one-of-a-kind shops, pubs, and fabulous restaurants.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods.. 845-353-2221. nyackchamber.org.

'SNAP'
WHEN: Apr. 12 - 28, see website for times
WHERE: The New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St., Midtown, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Playing with space and time this ensemble of South Korean illusionists will boggle minds!
WHY WE LOVE IT: With impressive visual effects, Chaplin-esque comedy, and a running time of 70 minutes, this is an ideal family show.
WANT TO GO? $17 and up. 646-223-3010. newvictory.org.

2019 Easter Egg Hunt FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 13, 10-11:30am and 1:30-3pm
WHERE: Mama Johnson Field, 4th and Jackson streets, Hoboken, NJ
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Be a part of Hudson County’s largest Easter egg hunt featuring 33,000 eggs, pictures with the Easter Bunny, face painting, crafts, and carnival games.
WHY WE LOVE IT: There are separate morning and afternoon hunts, so you can plan around nap time!
WANT TO GO? 201-795-5485. http://hobokengrace.com/egghunt/.

Spring Birding
WHEN: Sunday, Apr. 14, 9:30am
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Explore the gardens and woodlands on a quest to spot both resident and rare birds.
WHY WE LOVE IT: A once-a-year opportunity to welcome migratory birds back for the spring.
WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $10; $6 students and seniors ages 65 and older; $4 children ages 6 and older; free for members and children younger than 6. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Earth Day Celebration and Hike-A-Thon FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 27, 9am-3pm
WHERE: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The Earth Day Celebration will immediately follow the Hike-A-Thon. Meet live farm animals and enjoy Nature Play in Grasshopper Grove, crafts, hay rides, storytelling and puppetry, live music by local artists, and the Museum’s Young Naturalist Preschool will perform an original play.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Bring a few dollars to enter the raffle with amazing prizes donated by wonderful local businesses.
WANT TO GO? 845-534-5506. hhnm.org.

New Jersey Ballet's 'Sleeping Beauty'
WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 27, 8pm
WHERE: Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood, NJ
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Sleeping Beauty delivers high drama, tender romance, and spectacular dancing.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The production is set to some glorious Tchaikovsky music.
WANT TO GO? $23-$53. 201-227-1030. bergenpac.org.

Sheep Shearing Fest 2019
WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 27, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Stone Barns Center, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, New York
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate the arrival of spring with farm activities, crafts, live music, and seasonal fare from local vendors.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Children dance around the Maypole and, when the shearing is done, can help herd the sheep out to pasture for the season.
WANT TO GO? $60 adult (tax-deductible amount: $48); $25 children ages 2-15 (tax-deductible amount: $13). 914-366-7905. stonebarnescenter.org.

Hudson Valley KidVenture
WHEN: Apr. 27 - 28, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Dutchess Community College, 91 Cottage Road, Poughkeepsie, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: KidVenture is an interactive and educational event featuring activities, live performances, demonstrations, technology exhibits, career exploration experiences, and more.
WHY WE LOVE IT: This year's fun includes the Bossy Frog Band, Jurassic Encounters, and tons of touch-a-truck exhibitors.
WANT TO GO? $8 in advance; $10 at the door; $12 two-day pass (online only); free for children younger than 3. http://hvkidventure.org.

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