Things to Do With Kids in Rockland on December 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, December 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 December 7. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Rockland, check out our complete calendar of events.

Preschool LEGO Builders! - Rose Memorial Library
December 07, 2018 - Stony Point

Together, preschoolers and their caregivers will create their own LEGO designs for display at the library-available for kids who love to build!  For ages 3 to 5 with a caregiver. Registration required-Please call if canceling. Registration begins 11/23/2018 at 10:00 AM.

 

 

Pajama Storytime and Activities Featuring The Polar Express - Barnes & Noble -Palisades Center
December 07, 2018 - West Nyack

Join us for this beloved Christmas story featuring a young boy who is welcomed aboard on a magical trip to the North Pole where he gets to make his Christmas wish. Get free hot chocolate and a cookie from our Café, and don't forget to wear your favorite cozy pajamas. 

Jolly Jam & Photos with Santa - Romp n' Roll Orangeburg
December 07, 2018 - Orangeburg

Join us for our Holiday Jolly Jam where we transform Romp n' Roll into a Winter Wonderland! We will have festive, fun activities in the gym, a holiday craft in the art room and most importantly, Santa will be visiting Rompy and all his friends! There will be specific time slots to sign up for and meet Santa. We will have a photographer on hand to take pictures, however, feel to take your own if you wish. Why wait on long lines to see Santa with the children when here they can play at Romp n' Roll while they wait.

Pizza with Santa - JTS Community Center
December 07, 2018 - Hillburn

Come Join Us at the JTS Center for Pizza, Holiday Music, Bounce House and Arts & Crafts followed by a Visit and Family Photo Op with Santa! You must register in advance by calling the JTS Center at 845 753-2324. 

Super Smash Bros. Smashfest! for Teens - Albert Wisner Public Library
December 07, 2018 - Warwick

Get ready for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch! You may bring your own controller or use the library’s controllers. Refreshments will be provided. Open to grades 6 and up.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through December 11, 2018 - Garnerville

Stories, fingerplays, songs & bubbles! Parent/Caregiver participation required. 

Learn to play the Ukulele - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through December 11, 2018 - Garnerville

For ages 6 - 12.  The Ukulele is a small guitar shaped instrument that is perfect for little fingers. This is a wonderful instrument to learn to play.  If your child is interested in the guitar, this is an excellent way to provide them with the skills they will need.  Small and easy to handle, it is a fun and educational way to learn about music and the world of stringed instruments. Registration begins November 1st for everyone. Some ukuleles will be available, please bring your own if you have one.

Intro to Guitar - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through December 11, 2018 - Garnerville

Ages 13 - Adult. We have some guitars, but bring your own if you have one! 

Intermediate Guitar - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through December 11, 2018 - Garnerville

Ages 13 - Adult. We have some guitars, but bring your own if you have one! 

DivorceCare for Women - Bethany Community Center
Through December 11, 2018 - Township of Washington

Join this weekly Divorce Support Group to find help, discover hope, and experience healing. If Childcare is required or if you need more information, please email: bethanydivorcecare1@gmail.com

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through December 12, 2018 - Garnerville

For ages 3 - 5. Stories, craft and more! Registration is open. 

Fortnite / Cartoon Drawing Workshop - Abrakadoodle Art Studio
Through December 12, 2018 - Hillsdale

Learn to draw popular Fortnite and cartoon characters. 

Sew-You Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through December 13, 2018 - Garnerville

For grades 4 - 7. Learn the basic sewing skills to get you started! Make a cool project to take home. Registration is open for everyone.

Mommy and Me Holiday Workshop - Abrakadoodle Art Studio
Through December 14, 2018 - Hillsdale

Caregivers and preschoolers 2 - 4 will create beautiful seasonal art using paint and clay - new projects each class. 

Seasonal Storytime - Flat Rock Brook Nature Center
Through December 16, 2018 - Englewood

Sit down in our interpretive exhibit room for a snuggly storytime perfect for any little tykes right before naptime.  Storytime will be followed by a small animal presentation. For young children. Meet at Flat Rock Brook Nature Center. Registration Required.

Story Time for Babies and Toddlers - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 17, 2018 - Piermont

Stories and songs for children up to 3 years old with an adult. Registration is no longer required, but each session will be limited to the first 15 children who arrive. This is necessary for an optimal Story Time in our space.

Master Ben's Boardgames - Nyack Library
Through December 17, 2018 - 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.

Crazy 8s Math Club For Grades K - 2 - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 17, 2018 - Piermont

Join Crazy 8s, where you'll build stuff, run and jump, make music, and make a mess... it's a totally new kind of math club! Call or register in person. 

Glaze Storytime - Glaze
Through December 17, 2018 - Orangeburg

Preschoolers join us for storytime every Monday at 11:30am. Preschool storytime is designed for three to five-year-old children. Children enjoy 30 minutes of a new book each week and painting a piece of pottery related to that story. Register online. 

Teen Cooking - Nyack Library
Through December 18, 2018 - Nyack

Come cook stuff with Miss Morgan!

 

 

 

Storytime and a Craft with Miss Rosemary - Pearl River Library
Through December 18, 2018 - Pearl River

Preschoolers will READ, SING, MOVE and CREATE during this fun storytime that supports Early Literacy. For Ages 4-5.

Lego Club - Pearl River Library
Through December 18, 2018 - Pearl River

You won’t believe how many Legos we have, so you might as well come to Lego Club and see for yourself. Then stay awhile and build whatever you can imagine. Ages 4 and up. 

 

Anime Club for Teens - Albert Wisner Public Library
Through December 18, 2018 - Warwick

Anime Club will meet to discuss anime and manga. Open to grades 7 through 12.

Read to a Dog - Haverstraw King's Daughers Public Library, Main Library
Through December 19, 2018 - Garnerville

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

Baby Signs with Miss Fran - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through December 20, 2018 - Garnerville

For babies & toddlers 2 years old and younger. Join us for a 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 starts November 1 for HKDPL cardholders. 

Playtime Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through December 21, 2018 - Garnerville

Join us for fun on Fridays! Stories & songs, sensory story time with cool activities, Fun with Non-Fiction, and more! Families welcome, no registration.

'Toyland' Holiday Show - Orangetown Historical Museum and Archives
Through December 23, 2018 - Pearl River

Toyland Arrives in Pearl River! Why not kick off the holidays with a stop at Toyland, the Orangetown Historical Museum & Archives’ annual holiday show? A roomful of 19th and 20th century American toys will be on view at the historic Salyer House on the following four Sundays at 1-4 PM: December 2, 9, 16, & 23. Admission is free and Santa will be on hand to greet children and the young at heart with light refreshments.

Santaland - Macy's
Through December 24, 2018 - Midtown

An annual tradition for so many families, visiting Santaland at Macy's means entering a fantasy world of glittering pine trees, snow-capped mountains, twinkling lights, cuddly animals, and gingerbread cookies. The 13,000-square-foot Christmas Village is filled with holiday treasures, the biggest of which is Santa Claus himself. After meeting Santa, guests can buy a photo package with images taken by on-site staff. This year, visits are by reservation only.

Gathering the Magic with Master Ben - Nyack Library
Through December 26, 2018 - Nyack

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

Library Chess Group - Albert Wisner Public Library
Through December 26, 2018 - Warwick

New players are always welcome - please stop by!  Non-instructional; no registration necessary.

Friday Fun at the Village Branch - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
Through December 28, 2018 - Haverstraw

Features different programs every week, including Builder's Club, games, 3-D fun with 3-D pens, PS4, Code Club, and Science Squad.

Holiday Lights in Bloom - The Orange County Arboretum
Through December 30, 2018 - Montgomery

The Arboretum will be in full bloom with beautiful, garden themed light displays in the the forms of flowers, animals and insects. Visitors will be amazed by the many paths of lit trees, gardens filled with an assortment of flowers and the 9/11 Memorial Garden  will be adorned with patriotic decorations . Other features will include a pond created in lights. Then step inside for Free Hot Cocoa. The Volunteers from the Friends of the Arboretum will be selling handmade crafts at the Holiday boutique ( while supplies last, until Dec 16th)

Project Feederwatch - Flat Rock Brook Nature Center
Through December 31, 2018 - Englewood

Project Feederwatch is a citizen science program through the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and a great way to learn to identify the birds in your own backyard.  Join Flat Rock Brook Nature Center staff to observe the birds at our feeders as often as you like, and help us collect valuable data for this North American project.

Westchester's Winter Wonderland - Kensico Dam Plaza
Through December 31, 2018 - Valhalla

A one-of-a-kind holiday experience featuring a Santa Experience, skating on an outdoor ice rink, a circus, rides, food trucks, nightly magic shows, and more! Fun for the whole family.

Hearts & Crafts Bereavement Group - Hearts & Crafts Counseling
Through December 31, 2018 - Hillsdale

New Groups forming now. Call for details.

Kids Night - Orangeburg Diner
Through January 01, 2019 - Orangeburg

Every Monday kids eat free with adult entree. Also enjoy Sparkles the Clown, face painting, balloons, and prizes. 

Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit - Liberty Science Center
Through January 27, 2019 - Jersey City

Put on a doctor’s lab coat, pick up a stethoscope, and perform check-ups on toys at LSC’s newest exhibit for young learners, Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit! Based on Disney Junior’s award-winning TV series Doc McStuffins, the exhibit transports kids and families from Liberty Science Center to Doc’s backyard clinic and the McStuffins Toy Hospital. There, families are invited to help Doc perform check-ups in the ER, groom toy pets at the Pet Vet, feed baby toys in the nursery, and so much more. Through imaginative play and hands-on activities, kids will learn important life lessons about health and wellness. There is so much you can do to take care of you!

43rd Annual Holiday Exhibition: Cherished & Charming - Historical Society of Rockland County
Through February 24, 2019 - New City

Dollhouse and small-house collectibles are the focus of the 43rd Annual Holiday Exhibition at the Historical Society of Rockland County. Along with our traditional selection of dollhouses and miniatures, the display will feature- Vintage collectible cottages, engravings and paintings; Folk art woodblock replicas of Rockland County historic homes and buildings by the Congers artist John Rossi; Charming vintage holiday cards and ephemera; and Rarely seen tiny objects from the HSRC's Permanent Collection.  Also an ongoing tradition, the HSRC is delighted to announce our annual raffle! Raffle tickets will be available throughout the duration of the exhibition. 

Ramsey Farmers' Market - Eric Smith School
Through March 31, 2019 - Ramsey

Shop local farmers and vendors at the Ramsey Farmers' Market. 

Public Skating Sessions - John T. Wright Arena
Through March 31, 2019 - Englewood

Enjoy outdoor ice skating with the family! Lessons available- contact arena for more information.

'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. We feel very fortunate to have six amazing artists who are known for their innovation in public art as well as their activism with the environment and sustainability. Artists include: Professor Robert Dell, Jeff Kahn, James Murray, Aurora Robson, Peter & Cassie Strasser, and Chuck von Schmidt. The exhibit opens Saturday, June 9th, 4:00-6:30pm and is on view through April 30, 2019. Free to the general public. For more information contact: Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA), 845-358-0877, info@rocklandartcenter.org or visit www.rocklandartcenter.org. RoCA is located at 27 South Greenbush Rd., West Nyack, NY 10994. The Catherine Konner Sculpture Park is open Dawn to Dusk 7 days a week. RoCA’s programs are made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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 1st drop-in Baby Café in the NY Metro area. Open every Tuesday 10:30am - 12:30pm Drop-in to get-together to: *Meet and talk to new moms *Learn how to make breastfeeding 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 our 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

Lower Hudson Valley Perinatal Network and the Rockland County Department of Health are pleased to have opened the 1st drop-in Baby Café in the NY Metro area. Open every Tuesday 10:30am - 12:30pm Drop-in to get-together to: *Meet and talk to new moms *Learn how to make breastfeeding 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 our Facebook page: Rockland County Baby Café