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

Crafting and Campfire - Tenafly Nature Center
December 09, 2017 - Tenafly

Design winter decorations using natural materials. The program begins in the Visitor Center where participants will design winter decorations and seasonal ornaments. Afterwards the group will adjourn to the pavilion for s'mores and hot cocoa in front of a cozy fire. Registration is required.

'PAW Patrol Live!' - New Jersey Performing Arts Center
December 09, 2017 - Newark

Ryder and the rescue dogs of Nick Jr.’s hit animated series PAW Patrol are on a roll with their action-packed, first-ever live tour! It's the day of the Great Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. Luckily, PAW Patrol comes to the rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma, and the newest pup, Everest, to rescue Mayor Goodway and to run the race in her place. Expect lots of laughs and life lessons for all ages during this magical adventure! Be a VIP – a Very Important Pup! The PAW Patrol VIP package includes a premium seat, special gift and exclusive access to a meet-and-greet with Chase, Ryder and Skye after the show. ***Must purchase advanced parking***

Primitive Living Skills Workshops - Threefold Education Center
December 09, 2017 - 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) weekend program, designed to build a foundation in ancestral skills such as shelter building, water procurement, fire building, and methods of obtaining food. Sessions are available for children, adults, and families. Perfect for beginners as well as those looking to ?grow their knowledge and abilities?! Participants can sign up for a single session or a series. On December 9th, we will have one session for children (ages 10-14) @ 10 AM, and one for adults (ages 17 and up) @ 2 PM! Our next session for families will be held on January 13th. Read more about rates, dates, and times on our website here : Please call or email if you have any questions!

PAWS for Reading - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
December 09, 2017 - Haverstraw

Sign up for a 15 minute session to read to a dog! Registration begins November 27 for everyone.

Classics Series - Lafayette Theater
Through December 09, 2017 - Suffern

Celebrate the holiday season with 2 forever family holiday classics at this local classic theater. December 2nd enjoy Miracle on 34th Street and on Demember 9th don't miss It's A Wonderful Life! Check the Facebook page for updates!

Annual Baking - Rockland BOCES
Through December 10, 2017 - West Nyack

It's Baking Season!! BOCES of Rockland has opened their kitchens once again to Baking Memories 4 Kids. Fresh out of the oven, chocolate chip cookies will be available for purchase from our Memory Maker volunteers. Cookie are also available on the website November 1st until Christmas - FREE SHIPPING is available! Those interested in volunteering for this event please sign up site: for more information!

Nunnbetter Dance Theatre's 'The Nutcracker' - Bergen County Academies
Through December 10, 2017 - Hackensack

The Nutcracker presented by Nunnbetter Dance Theatre: For nearly twenty years Nunnbetter Dance Theatre has produced one of Bergen County's most beautifully staged productions of The Nutcracker. This timeless classic features professional NYC dancers as well as local students and is a holiday treat not to be missed. Come and experience the magic as Clara enters the Land of Sweets and is met by the tiniest of Angels, an army of Mice, elegant dancers from far off lands, and of course the Sugar Plum Fairy herself. Hailed as one of Bergen County's best holiday family events, NDT's production of The Nutcracker is a treat for young and old.

The Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble Presents 'The Nutcracker' - North Rockland High School and Rockland Community College
Through December 10, 2017 - Suffern

The Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble (RYDE) will once again perform the Nutcracker with a junior company and a senior company early in December. The Junior company will perform at North Rockland High School on December 2nd and 3rd and the Senior Company will perform at Rockland Community College December 8th, 9th and 10th. Tickets for every performance are reserved seating for $22 and can be purchased online, beginning October 22, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. Nutcracker Performance Dates and Times: December 2nd at 1:00 p.m. (narrated) and 4:00 p.m. December 3rd at 1:00 p.m. (narrated) and 4:00 p.m. at North Rockland High School and December 8th at 7:00 p.m. (narrated) December 9th at 1:00 p.m. (narrated) and 4:00 p.m. December 10th at 1:00 p.m. (narrated) and 4:00 p.m. at SUNY Rockland Community College – Cultural Arts Theater

African Clay Mask Making - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through December 12, 2017 - Garnerville

For ages 5-9. Learn the art of creating African clay masks! This workshop includes storytelling, learning Nigerian greetings, and a harvest dance and song. Registration is open for everyone.

Minecraft Challengers - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through December 15, 2017 - Garnerville

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

Kids' Movie Night - Harry's Burritos
Through December 17, 2017 - Nyack

FREE Kids Movie Night at Harry's Burritos every Sunday Night. Animated films (great for kids 10 and under but all are welcome). Parents get Happy Hour pricing on meals and drinks.

Family Movie - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
Through December 18, 2017 - Haverstraw

Watch movies on the big screen! For ages 4-12. Families welcome!

Santaland - Macy's
Through December 24, 2017 - 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.

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Friday Fun - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
Through December 29, 2017 - 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 & up.

Playtime Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through December 29, 2017 - Garnerville

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

Face Painting - Dave & Buster's
Through December 30, 2017 - West Nyack

Join Dave & Buster's West Nyack for FREE face painting every Saturday from 2pm-4pm.

'George Balanchine's The Nutcracker' - David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center
Through December 31, 2017 - Upper West Side

From Swan Lake to sugarplum fairies, the music of Tchaikovsky rings beautiful and clear in New York City thanks to this classic holiday performance. Watch stunning ballerinas flit across the stage in a magical world where mischievous mice besiege a battalion of soldiers and a blizzard leads to an enchanted Land of Sweets. 

'Christmas Spectacular' Starring the Radio City Rockettes - Radio City
Through January 01, 2018 - Midtown

A New York City tradition, the Rockettes will dazzle Radio City audiences once again this holiday season! Combining the old with the new, the Christmas Spectacular brilliantly takes audiences on a gorgeously choreographed journey from Santa's workship at the North Pole to the streets of Manhattan to a beautifully classic “Living Nativity.”

Winter Wonderland - Van Saun Park
Through January 28, 2018 - Paramus

Enjoy open air ice skating, games, face painting, balloon artist, train rides, carousel rides, zoo programing and more. Only the rink will be open weekends throughout January 4pm-10pm. Check the website for more details and to purchase tickets online.

16th Annual Holiday Train Show - Transit Museum Gallery Annex & Store, Grand Central Terminal
Through February 04, 2018 - Midtown

Kids can watch in awe as little Lionel trains roll along a 34-foot-long, two-level track that looks just like a mini NYC with a nearby countryside. The scenery even includes its very own North Pole. Plus, parents will love spying vintage trains from the Transit Museum’s collection.

Public Ice Skating - Wollman Rink
Through February 28, 2018 - Central Park

Ice skating out in the crisp city air with an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline is a classic NYC winter experience. And Central Park's famous rink is a tourist favorite, but completely worth doing even if you are a local. There is also a skating school, a hockey program, and birthday party offerings on the ice. Check out the nearby carousel for $3 a ride in between skates. 

Public Skating Sessions - Bear Mountain Ice Rink
Through March 03, 2018 - Bear Mountain

Lace-up for the season! Fun for the whole family!

Ramsey's Indoor Winter Market - Ramsey Farmers' Market
Through March 25, 2018 - Ramsey

The Ramsey Farmers' Market hosts its 7th year at the indoor winter market. Over 30+ local farmers and food purveyors offer fresh, local, seasonal produce, including organic, artisan breads and fine cheeses, fresh fish directly from the Hampton Bays, hummus, made on site guacamole, gluten free baked goods, organic prepared foods, exotic soups, organic and paleo granola, kombucha, homemade pasta, sauces, mozzarella, and chili, artisan coffee and tea, spices, gourmet olive oils and balsamic vinegar, apple cider and apple cider donuts, free trade chocolates, local honey, organic maple syrup and much more.

Palisades Winter Farmers' Market - Palisades Community Center
Through March 31, 2018 - Palisades

Returning for the 10th season, the Palisades Indoor Farmers' Market brings the FARMS to YOU every Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm. Housed in a charming historic schoolhouse, stock up on just picked veggies and locally made artisinal specialties. Craft table for kids. Every Saturday in December Hudson Valley crafts are available for gift giving. For more information, e-mail [email protected]

Ice Skating Season - The Rink at Rockefeller Center
Through April 01, 2018 - Midtown

The new season opens with this ceremonial first skate hosted by the reigning Olympic Ice Dance Champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White. Youth skaters of Ice Theatre of New York and Figure Skating in Harlemwill join for this celebratory session. 

The Rink at Rockefeller Center is always the first New York rink to open each year and is open to the public daily from 8:30am-12am, from Columbus Day to Easter. First designed as a temporary attraction, The Rink has evolved into one of the city’s most legendary landmarks and one of the most visited sites in Manhattan.


Nyack Indoor Farmers' Market - Nyack Center
Through April 30, 2018 - Nyack

Locally produced food, featuring fresh, delicious produce, baked goods, sweet somethings and other great items. 

Clarkstown's Indoor Farmers Market - Congers Community Center
Through May 12, 2018 - Congers

Enjoy fresh produce and goodies even when its cold out. Find baked goods, pickles, produce, vegetables, jams, eggs, meats and more!

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