Things to Do With Kids in Rockland on April 13

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Rockland Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Rockland today, April 13, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Rockland's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening April 13. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Rockland, check out our complete calendar of events.

'SNAP' - The New Victory Theater
Through April 28, 2019 - Midtown

Poof! Presto! Snap! Playing with space, time, and the otherworldly, this eclectic ensemble of South Korean illusionists will boggle your mind with their impressive powers of prestidigitation. Mixing dexterous sleight of hand, Chaplin-esque vaudevillian comedy, and ingenious visual effects, SNAP conjures a marvelous, magical cabaret perfect for the whole family. SNAP has a running time of 70 minutes with no intermission, and is recommended for everyone 6 and up.

Photo by Taewon Kim

Nanuet Community Cleanup Event - Nanuet Chamber of Commerce
April 13, 2019 - Nanuet

The Nanuet Chamber of Commerce will be holding our annual Nanuet Community Cleanup in conjunction with Keep Rockland Beautiful. Raymour & Flanigan in Nanuet will host the organizers from the Chamber and KRB who will provide locations and supplies e.g. grabbers, garbage bags, recycle bags, safety vests, etc. to all the volunteers and families who participate in the Keep Rockland Beautiful cleanup. Free coffee and refreshments will be available.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny! - Dave & Buster's
April 13, 2019 - West Nyack

Enjoy a hot breakfast, $10 power card with unlimited video game play, an Easter egg hunt, and a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny.

2019 Easter Egg Hunt - Mama Johnson Field
April 13, 2019 - Hoboken

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. The event is completely free for everyone, but you must register to attend. For children 10 and younger. 

Opening Day of Grasshopper Grove 2019 - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center
April 13, 2019 - Cornwall-on-Hudson

Enjoy the opening day of Grasshopper Grove Nature Play Space! Grasshopper Grove is a ‘bridge’ between a mowed lawn and the wild woods, that inspires children to discover nature play spaces in their own backyards and the wider world. Natural elements are at the heart of child-centered play. They have the opportunity to experience things that many children miss out on in today's over-scheduled and technology driven world. In Grasshopper Grove, children will be encouraged to explore this world around them, get dirty, and, above all, have fun! Children can use their imaginations to build in the ‘loose parts’ area, and combine a slab of slate, rainwater, and a paint brush to create an artistic masterpiece. They can hop from stump to stump, play in the sand and dirt pile, and more. These simple activities strengthen hand-eye coordination and muscle development while fostering creativity, critical thinking, appropriate risk-taking, problem solving, and cooperation, which are all critical to healthy childhood development.

Otto Specht School Spring Farm Faire - Fellowship Community
April 13, 2019 - Chestnut Ridge

Spring Has Sprung - Bergen County Zoo
April 13, 2019 - Paramus

Enjoy crafts and activities to celebrate spring, including animal story time with live animals, pictures with costumed characters, and refreshments. Sponsored by The Friends of Bergen County. 

Seasonal Scavenger Hunt - Tenafly Nature Center
April 13, 2019 - Tenafly

Families will receive a set of clues to solve nature riddles along Nature Center trails. Each family will need to work as a team as they hike along the trails to complete the hunt.

'The Rainbow Fish' - New Jersey Performing Arts Center
April 13, 2019 - Newark

The Rainbow Fish brings new, theatrical life to Marcus Pfister’s award-winning book as well as two of the author’s companion tales, Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea and Opposites. This magical, under-the-sea adventure is sure to generate a few useful life lessons for young audiences, as well as a genuine enthusiasm for the art of reading.

 

Mary Poppins in Concert with The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra - New Jersey Performing Arts Center
April 13, 2019 - Newark

Step in time, it’s one heart-tugging, toe-tapping song after another in the beloved film Mary Poppins! This family-friendly, symphonic cinema event features the five-time Oscar-winning Disney classic film unfolding on the big screen with the NJSO performing the charming and delightful musical score. Don’t miss this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious wonder live with the NJSO.

'Pirate School!' - Bergen Performing Arts Center
April 13, 2019 - Englewood

David Engel’s Pirate School! is a madcap, swashbuckling solo variety show for all ages. This riotous, interactive pirate escapade satisfies children’s universal curiosity for the briny buccaneers of yore, while promoting everyday polite behavior and social courage. Part of the Sensory Friendly Kidz Cabaret Series. 

Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny - Demarest Nature Center
April 13, 2019 - Demarest

Meet in the Imaginative Playground in Wakelee Field. Bring your toddlers through fourth graders for some yummy fun and great photo ops with the Easter Bunny. Bring your camera! Rain date Sunday, April 14.

'Shanks Legacy' Grand Opening - Orangetown Historical Museum and Archives
April 13, 2019 - Orangeburg

Learn about the secret camp that processed 1.3 million troops en route to Europe and North Africa during WWII and how it changed Orangetown.

Buddy Day - Introducing Martial Arts
April 13, 2019 - Nanuet

Minecraft Challengers - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
April 13, 2019 - Garnerville

Talk and play everything Minecraft! For all ages. No registration.

Mother Goose Time - Nyack Library
Through April 17, 2019 - Nyack

This program is a gentle way to introduce your baby to story time with simple books, rhymes, and songs. No registration necessary. For infants up to 18 months with caregiver.

2019 Bunny Express - Westbrook Lane Station
Through April 20, 2019 - Kingston

Shake off that winter chill and celebrate spring with a visit from the Easter Bunny! Climb aboard the vintage trains at Kingston Plaza station for a ride across the Hurley Flats to Hurley Mountain and return. Enjoy the sights and sounds of classic railroading as your train climbs the grade up Hurley Mountain, following the same rail route travelers have used since the 1860s. Passengers will disembark to take part in an Easter egg hunt and visit with the friendly Easter Bunny and his pal the mischievous Fernando The Fox before returning to Kingston. Please allow up to one hour from the complete train ride experience.

READ to a Dog - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through April 20, 2019 - Garnerville

For ages 5 and older. Sign up for a 15-minute session to read to a dog! Registration is open for everyone.

Chicks and Bunnies 2019 - Abma's Farm
Through April 20, 2019 - Wyckoff

Visit and interact with baby chicks and bunnies, take pictures, and meet the Easter Bunny! This is a sweet touch of the farm for adults and children alike. Your 30-minute time slot includes 30 minutes with chicks and bunnies before visiting with the Easter Bunny. Please remember to bring your camera! This is a ticket entry only event. Please arrive at the farm 10-15 minutes prior to your ticket time. See website for full ticket details. 

Zoo Storytime with the Easter Bunny - Essex County Turtle Back Zoo
Through April 21, 2019 - West Orange

Hop on over to the zoo this spring! Ticket includes: reading of two stories by Zoo Staff, meet & greet and takeaway photo with the Easter Bunny, and animal presentation. Event lasts approximately 30-45 minutes. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Recommended for children ages 12 and younger. Children under two are free, but should register for a 'Under 2 years old' ticket. Register in advance. Space is limited. If any tickets are still available, you will be able to purchase the day of at the Education Center lobby desk.

Teen Craft - Nyack Library
Through April 23, 2019 - Nyack

Make stuff with Miss Morgan. Registration required. 

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Gathering the Magic with Master Ben - Nyack Library
Through April 24, 2019 - Nyack

For new and experienced players alike, learn the basics of Magic the Gathering, learn new tricks, meet new people, and have fun.

Baby Signs with Miss Fran - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through April 25, 2019 - Garnerville

Be a part of this unique hands-on class where you and your child will learn signs so that they can communicate before they can talk. This interactive fun class features music with guitar, songs, puppets, instruments, movement, sign language, and laughter. Registration begins 3/15 for HKDPL cardholders only.

My Gym Fun and Fitness - Nyack Library
Through April 25, 2019 - Nyack

Bubbles, puppets, tumbling mats! My Gym (Nanuet) will bring fun movement games. For children ages 2 and 3. Space is limited, please register for each session! 

Friday Fun - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
Through April 26, 2019 - Haverstraw

Friday Fun at the Village! Different programs every week: Builder's Club, games, 3-D fun with 3-D pens, PS4, Code Club, Science Squad! Check in-house calendars for more information! For ages 5 and older.

Playtime Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through April 26, 2019 - Garnerville

Stories and songs, sensory story time with cool activities, fun with non-fiction, and more! Families welcome, no registration.

Family Movie - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
Through April 29, 2019 - Haverstraw

Join the library for a fun family movie! For ages 4-12. No registration required.

Builders Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through April 29, 2019 - Garnerville

For ages 5-12. Have fun with Legos, marble runs, Magic Nuudles, littleBits, K'nex, and more! No registration required.

Master Ben's Boardgames - Nyack Library
Through April 29, 2019 - Nyack

Play some awesome new board games and meet fellow gamers. You are welcome to bring your own board games or cards. We sometimes play Magic the Gathering.

Play the PS4 - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
Through April 30, 2019 - Haverstraw

Play the PS4 on the big screen! No registration required. For Ages 6-16.

Minecraft in the Makerspace! - Nyack Library
Through April 30, 2019 - Nyack

Minecraft has been added to the library laptops! Build amazing worlds with your friends. Space is limited to eight players. Please register for each individual session. For kids in second-fifth grades. Note: Children younger than 10 must have an adult caregiver present in the library during the program.

Teen Cooking - Nyack Library
Through April 30, 2019 - Nyack

Cook stuff with Miss Morgan. Registration required. 

'Elemental Forces' Exhibit - Rockland Center for the Arts
Through April 30, 2019 - West Nyack

Identifying renewable energy sources is an important issue facing humanity going forward. It is a task requiring the collaboration of scientists, entrepreneurs, businesses, governments and consumers. How can the artist play a role in advancing the emergence of renewable energy? How can artists help inspire dreams of what might be and work towards a better future? This public art exhibit invited artists to create sculptures using renewable energy utilizing solar, wind, and geothermal to the potential of alternative energy. These sculptures set in The Catherine Konner Sculpture Park harness a component of renewable energy.

Artists include: Professor Robert Dell, Jeff Kahn, James Murray, Aurora Robson, Peter & Cassie Strasser, and Chuck von Schmidt.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through May 21, 2019 - Garnerville

For walkers under 36 months old and their adults. Stories, fingerplays, songs, and bubbles. Registration begins Jan. 14 for HKDPL members and Jan. 28 for everyone else. Parent/Caregiver participation required.

Toddler Time - Teaneck Public Library
Through May 21, 2019 - Teaneck

Toddler Time is storytime for toddlers, walking to age 2 1/2. Read stories and rhymes, sing songs, do fingerplays and movement activities, and have a great time. Free play follows storytime. There is a 10am session and a 11am session - children may attend one session. Registration is required and begins March 25 in the Children's Department. A library card must be provided upon registration. Priority is given to Teaneck residents.

Mother Goose Time - Teaneck Public Library
Through May 23, 2019 - Teaneck

This storytime is for children age 2 1/2 – 3 years old. Read stories and rhymes, sing songs, do fingerplays and movement activities, and have a great time. Free play follows storytime. Toys are provided. Registration begins Monday, March 25. Registration is in-person and library card must be presented. Teaneck residents are given priority.

Lap Time - Teaneck Public Library
Through May 23, 2019 - Teaneck

This storytime is for the littlest library-goers, infants not yet walking. Read simple and interactive stories and rhymes, sing songs, and do fingerplays and movement activities. Free play follows storytime. Registration begins Monday, March 25 in the Children’s Department. Library card is required. Teaneck residents are given priority.

Saturday Storytime - Teaneck Public Library
Through May 25, 2019 - Teaneck

Enjoy old and new favorites at this family storytime every Saturday year-round at 11am. No registration required.

Saturday Babytime - Teaneck Public Library
Through May 25, 2019 - Teaneck

This is a storytime for toddlers up to age 3. Read stories and rhymes, sing songs, do fingerplays and movement activities, and have a great time. Free play follows storytime. Registration is not required.

Preschool Storytime - Teaneck Public Library
Through May 29, 2019 - Teaneck

Children age 3 1/2-5 are invited to a fun Preschool Storytime. 

Drop-In Teen Tuesdays - Teaneck Public Library
Through June 11, 2019 - Teaneck

Join the library for a different activity each week. No registration required. Please feel free to call ahead to confirm that this program will be taking place.

Teen Gaming - Teaneck Public Library
Through June 13, 2019 - Teaneck

Join the Library for game play on the Nintendo Switch. No registration required. Please feel free to call ahead to confirm that this program will be taking place.

Hop into Art Family Workshop - Edward Hopper House Art Center
Through June 30, 2019 - Nyack

The Edward Hopper House offers ongoing family art workshops related to the artwork on display in the main gallery. Filling a gap in arts education in public schools, this workshop program gives families immediate access to high quality art while offering insights into the exhibitions and local history presented at Edward Hopper House. Hop Into Art is free with the accompanying guardians' admission to the House. This is not a drop-off event.

Storytime - Glaze
Through December 30, 2019 - Orangeburg

Preschoolers join for storytime every Monday at 11:30am. Children enjoy 30 minutes of a new book each week and paint a piece of pottery related to that story. Register online. 

Weekly Drop-In at Rockland Baby Café - Rockland Baby Café
Through January 31, 2023 - Spring Valley

Lower Hudson Valley Perinatal Network and the Rockland County Department of Health are pleased to have opened the first drop-in Baby Café in the New York metro area. Open every Tuesday, 10:30am-12:30pm drop-in to meet and talk to new moms, learn how to make breast-feeding easier, make sure your baby is latching and gaining well, get tips on pumping and going back to work, learn about other parenting topics. Contact Sharen Medrano (914-922-2240) for more information. Join the Facebook page: Rockland County Baby Café

Weekly Drop-In at Rockland Baby Café - Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center
Through January 31, 2023 - Spring Valley

A drop-in to get-together to meet and talk to new moms, learn how to make breast-feeding easier, make sure your baby is latching and gaining well, get tips on pumping and going back to work, and learn about other parenting topics. Contact Sharen Medrano, 914-922-2240, for more information. Join the Facebook page: Rockland County Baby Café