Things to Do With Kids in Rockland on April 7

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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 7, 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 7. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Rockland, check out our complete calendar of events.

Exhibit Grand Opening: Stomping Grounds - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum
Through April 07, 2019 - Cornwall-on-Hudson

It’s time for a change in the Ogden Gallery! As the Birds on the Wing exhibit moves out, a new Habitats of the Hudson Valley exhibit moves in. What’s so special about a beaver pond? What makes areas along the Hudson River unique? What’s the one place in the Hudson Valley that’s protected for migrating, meadow-loving birds? How can we keep these areas wild, but still use them for recreation and learning? Find out more about the vast array of habitat types that are right in your backyard as you explore new interactive elements, toys, books, and games. This indoor space is a great area to spend the afternoon with children. Opening weekend activities include crafts, refreshments, and “Meet the Animals” programs about native animals at 1pm & 2:30pm.

Bunny Cares - Palisades Center
April 07, 2019 - West Nyack

People within every spectrum of special needs and their families are invited to a private photo session, to experience the time-honored tradition of a visit with the Easter Bunny during dedicated hours. Please reserve your complimentary ticket on Eventbrite – one ticket per family/group, please. Families are encouraged to arrive at any time during their scheduled 15-minute time period. Upon arrival, one of the bunny’s helpers will provide you with a number so that your family does not have to stand in a line until they are ready for you. Event will be held within Bunny Towne in West Court, on Level One near Best Buy. Guests are encouraged to park within Parking Lot A. Visits with the Easter Bunny are free. Photo packages that capture holiday memories will be available for purchase at the event, pricing varies by location. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/palisades-center-bunny-cares-tickets-56593852737

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny - Doubletree by Hilton
April 07, 2019 - Fairfield

Join Doubletree by Hilton & WGW Productions NJ to celebrate Easter! Enjoy breakfast with the Easter Bunny, shop the pop-ups, grab a goodie bag for the kids, and have your photo taken with the floppy-eared guy himself. Photo opp is a separate pricing. Please note gratuities have not been calculated into the ticket price, so you should plan to tip your servers the day of the event. 

NOTE: RSVP's will be emailed before the event to confirm and set seating sessions, as well as to get the number of children coming (for goodie bag purposes).

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny - Dave and Buster's Woodbridge
April 07, 2019 - Woodbridge

Enjoy Easter Fun with your family and friends at Dave and Busters. Breakfast Buffet Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Roasted Potatoes, Bagels with Cream Cheese, Waffles, Fresh Fruit, Orange Juice, Soda, Coffee and Tea. $10.00 power card for Ticket Games and Unlimited Video Game Play on the non-redemption games. The Unlimited Video Game Play lasts ALL DAY LONG! Also includes: arts and crafts for the kids and photos with the Easter Bunny (please bring camera or phone with you).

Springfest Street Fair - Nyack Chamber of Commerce
April 07, 2019 - Nyack

SpringFest launches the Nyack’s street fair season on April 7, 2019. 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. It’s a great day for the whole family, and while you’re there, check out Nyack’s one-of-a-kind shops, pubs, and fabulous restaurants. No pets are allowed, by order of the Village of Nyack.

Northeast Astronomy Forum: World's Largest Astronomy & Space Expo - Rockland Community College
Through April 07, 2019 - Suffern

Bringing you the Universe in two exciting event-packed days, NEAF is renowned worldwide as the ultimate astronomy and space experience. Nowhere else can you find so much in one place or at one time. Two days of events featuring world-renowned speakers, 120 vendors and exhibitors, NEAF Solar Star Party daily observing, daily presentations and talks, beginner's classes, amazing raffle prizes, hourly door prize giveaways, and kids' space and astronomy activities. 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. Free telescope giveaways through out the weekend, planetarium with shows all weekend, solar viewing and program, and more.

'Peg + Cat Live!' - Mayo Performing Arts Center
April 07, 2019 - Morristown

Based on the Emmy-winning PBS Kids show PEG + CAT, this totally awesome musical features wild comedy, countless favorite songs from the show, and Peg’s super coolest pal, Ramone! When Peg’s Mom asks Peg and Cat to mail some really important letters, they come face to face with a really big dog. Big problem! To solve it, they’ll need math—bar graphs, size comparison, position words, fair sharing, and a whole lot of counting. They’ll also need to count on each other, and the audience too, for their problem to be solved.

Tiny Tyke Times - Flat Rock Brook Nature Center
April 07, 2019 - Englewood

Enjoy the changing seasons at Flat Rock Brook with an enriching experience for your child and your family. Snuggle up for a story, an animal meet and greet, and work together on a special craft. Age 4 and younger with adult. Tickets are available to purchase online. 

Jersey Moves! Festival of Dance: Carolyn Dorfman Dance - New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Through April 07, 2019 - Newark

The stunning dancers of Carolyn Dorfman Dance bring Love Life Dance – more three decades of work by their prolific and versatile choreographer/director. Featuring: Love Suite Love, Dorfman’s version of “pillow talk,” set to the swooning love songs of Patsy Cline; the powerful Odisea (Odyssey), a homage to the journey of exiled Jewish refugees who were the first to arrive in the Americas; and the visually brilliant and surprising Interior Designs, where the entire theater becomes the stage.

Summer Art Camp Open House - Rockland Center for the Arts
April 07, 2019 - West Nyack

Are you looking for a creative arts experience for your child this summer? Want to learn more about Camp RoCA? Join this Camp Open House. Meet the Camp Director and Staff. Enjoy a free art workshop for the entire family. Tour the studio art facility and expansive grounds. Get information about the Camp program and sign up for the 2019 season. 

RoCA is a space for developing artists to explore various visual art forms in our studio-based activities which include: Painting & Drawing, Ceramics, Sculpture, Art & Nature, Dance, Music, Theater Arts, Yoga, Cartooning, and more. Each season is based on a different theme and campers learn to express themselves through both visual and performing arts. Come see why Camp RoCA is one of the area’s most sought after, unique and praised day camps. 

Nyack's SpringFest Street Fair - Downtwon Nyack
April 07, 2019 - Nyack

Primitive Living Skills for Children: Heightening Awareness in the Outdoors - The Nature Place Day Camp
April 07, 2019 - Chestnut Ridge

The Nature Place Day Camp’s Primitive Living Skills is an immersive, hands-on (and hands-in—the fire pit, the dirt, the stream) program, designed to build a foundation in wilderness skills. Created especially for children ages 10-14, this session will be all about heightening awareness to sounds, wind patterns, subtle signs of water, signs of animals, and so much more. Awareness is everything in the wilderness! Gain new skills, feel comfortable in nature, and make new friends.

Attend AHA's Fifth Annual Food Truck Festival - The Academy of the Holy Angels
April 07, 2019 - Demarest

The hottest ticket in town is your admission stub to the Fifth Annual Food Truck Festival. Arrive hungry and prepare to indulge in hand-crafted confections and top-notch entertainment.  Proceeds from the festival support the arts programs at Holy Angels and scholarships for Academy graduates who pursue careers in the visual and performing arts. This year, you'll have a chance to sample treats from Angry Archie's, Ben & Jerry's, Cannoli Caf , Empanada Mania, Little Bite of Paradise, Ms. Fu's Yummy Food Truck, PhillyFry, and Waffles De Lys as you stroll through the student art show. You'll immediately see why The Academy of the Holy Angels students continue to earn regional and national accolades for their painting, photography, drawing/illustration, jewelry, and digital art. See the cast of "Once Upon a Mattress" in a special appearance, and be delighted by celebrated student vocalists, musicians, and dancers- including the four-time national champion AHA Varsity Dance Team. You will also enjoy performances by students from Academy-based groups and individuals from local schools and studios, music by DJ John Hatcher, crafts, and face-painting. Bring the family and discover why this festival continues to be one of the season's best crowd-pleasers!

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Evelyn Bautista-Miller - Tender Steps of New York, Inc.
April 07, 2019 - Spring Valley

Toddler Time - Nyack Library
Through April 12, 2019 - Nyack

Simple stories, songs, and movement for your active toddler. No registration necessary, but due to space restrictions, slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrive early! For children 18-36 months with adult caregiver.

Keva Plank Builders - Nyack Library
Through April 12, 2019 - Nyack

For kids in kindergarten-fifth grades. Use your imagination to build structures that defy gravity with wooden Keva Planks. Sign in starts at 4pm. Space is limited.

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.

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.

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.

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