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Things to Do With Kids in Rockland on January 21

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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, January 21, 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 January 21. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Rockland, check out our complete calendar of events.

Bird Brick Builder - Tenafly Nature Center
January 21, 2018 - Tenafly

Children will recieve a nature themed Lego set and instructions to put together and bring home. After, meet one of the resident owls and learn all about the magnificent birds that make their homes at TNC. Registration is required. Program is intended for adults and families with children 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The program will be held under cover. Registration is required. 

Public Space Mission - Town of Ramapo Challenger Center
January 21, 2018 - Airmont

Reserve a seat on the flight deck. We’re going to Mars. Just like the real astronauts, public crew-members will attend a briefing session and then select tasks to perform on the mission like Navigation, Medical, Communication, and Life Support. Small teams of space adventurers will conduct research, perform scientific experiments, and even deploy a probe. Tasks are detailed enough to feel real and challenging, simple enough for kids to do, and fun! Participants will work in a simulated Spacecraft and Mission Control, and half way through the mission, a crew exchange provides the “astronauts” an opportunity to experience the other simulator. It’s a chance for families or individuals to have fun and at the same time learn the importance of working together to achieve a common goal. Public missions are offered at the Challenger Center on the third Sunday of every month, with voyages to the Moon and to a Comet as well as to Mars. For reservations or more information about this unique experience, call  Commander John at the Challenger Center: 845-357-3416, or email: [email protected]

Parents' Night Out - Tenafly Nature Center
January 21, 2018 - Tenafly

Hey Kids 4 and up! Leave the parents at home this evening and visit Tenafly Nature Center! Children will participate in fun activities while parents enjoy some time to relax or have an evening out. Activities will include crafts, a night hike, trail games, animal encounters and a campfire with s'mores.  Layers and winter gear recommended. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Pizza dinner or a hot dog cookout will be provided. Bring a refillable water bottle.  Registration is required along with a completed Health Packet due by Friday, January 20.

All Aboard with Thomas and Friends - New York Botanical Garden
Through January 21, 2018 - Bronx

Join Thomas on a fun-filled, sing-along adventure, where kids will help Thomas discover the steps to grow a beautiful garden!

Seating is limited. Advance online ticket reservations recommended. During performances in December and through January 15, receive access the Holiday Train Show after the Thomas performance. 

Family Storytime with Mr. Burr - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through January 26, 2018 - Garnerville

Have fun with Mr. Burr as he plays his guitar and sings songs!

Friday Fun - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
Through January 26, 2018 - 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! For ages 5 & up.

Children's Shakespeare Theatre presents 'Antony and Cleopatra' - Tappan Manse Barn
Through January 27, 2018 - Tappan

At the twilight of the Republic, Marc Antony is torn between Rome and a love that he cannot deny: Cleopatra, Queen of the Egyptians. She is a living goddess to her people, and an inescapable force of nature to the men she chooses. Her moods and emotions are changeable as weather, potent as thunderstorms, and yet as beautiful as sunrise. Octavian, heir of Julius Caesar, feels that his co-ruler Marc Antony is failing the empire and commands him home to help put down a rebellion at sea. This sets off a chain of events that can only end in tragedy for the lovers, and the death of the Roman Republic. Come see the Rogues of Children's Shakespeare Theatre as they tackle this complex tapestry of history, love, and sorrow at the Tappan Manse Barn in Tappan, NY, January 19, 20, 26 & 27. For more information and tickets, please go to, and visit us at

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.

Family Movie - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
Through January 29, 2018 - Haverstraw

Families are welcome to come watch movies on the big screen! 

Beginner Ski & Snowboard Lessons - Mount Peter
Through January 31, 2018 - Warwick

Each group lesson is one hour long and taken at the base of the mountain. It is an introduction to equipment, sliding movements, basic balance and stance, stopping and direction changes. Free with purchase of lift ticket.

Coloring Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through January 31, 2018 - Garnerville

Coloring Club for children and their adults. Relax while you color! Unstructured ART for all ages. No registration. Enchanted Forest and other "Inky Treasure" coloring pages and pencils will be provided for adults.

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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.

Shooting Stars Yogis - Wholeness Center
Through February 27, 2018 - Valley Cottage

In this class we will explore body awareness, self-regulation, self-esteem, strength and flexibility through yoga, play and story. Each class will offer active yoga poses, balance poses, partner/group poses, breathing techniques and relaxation. You are welcome to try a class or bring a friend (must call in advance) Please contact the Wholeness Center with any questions at 845-268-7532

Rock Steady Yoga Kids: Tween Flow - Wholeness Center
Through February 27, 2018 - Valley Cottage

Rock Steady Yoga Tween Flow: for ages 10-12

Facilitated by Deirdre O'Reilly,  this class is specifically designed for tweens allowing for the opportunity to build strength and flexibility while relieving the stress of daily life. Along with active yoga poses, balance poses, partner poses, breathing techniques, and relaxation, journaling, music, art, and games will also be weaved into the classes. Try the class or bring a friend (must call in advance). Please contact the Wholeness Center with any questions at 845-268-7532

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.

Pee Wee Playgroup - JTS Community Center
Through March 29, 2018 - Hillburn

Children along with a caregiver can participate in a variety of different developmental activities. From bounce house, balance beam, bouncy balls, mat activities, and more to help develop social skills, balance, and coordination. This is an open recreation time and is not staff led.

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]

Ski, Snowboard, and Tubing Season - Campgaw Mountain
Through March 31, 2018 - Mahwah

A learn to ski/snowboard and tubing destination offering an alpine escape right in your backyard. Enjoy a variety of skiing and snowboarding terrain for all abilities with short lift lines and uncrowded trails. Equipment rentals and instruction for all ages available.

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!

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

New Groups forming now. Call for details.

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