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Things to Do With Kids in Rockland on January 8

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

R.E.A.D Dogs - Nyack Library
January 08, 2019 - Nyack

Children will get to read one-on-one with a specially trained Reading Education Assistance Dog (R.E.A.D.) and their handler. Register for a 15-minute time slot. Space is limited. For children ages 5-9.

Crystal Run Healthcare Prenatal Class - West Nyack Office
January 08, 2019 - West Nyack

Holiday Candlelight Tours - Historical Society of Rockland County
Through January 13, 2019 - New City

Spend an enchanting evening at the historic 1832 Jacob Blauvelt farmhouse, illuminated with candlelight and lanterns, fragrant with traditional sweets, and decorated with festive greenery. Experience Dutch American holiday traditions of the 1830s with nineteenth century music and song and seasonal refreshments. Prepaid reservations are required. The reservation price includes admission to the 43rd Annual Holiday Exhibition. 

Photograph (c) Dorice Arden. Courtesy Historical Society of Rockland County.

Teen Craft - Nyack Library
Through January 22, 2019 - Nyack

Get creative and make stuff with Miss Morgan.

Imagination Station - New City Library
Through January 22, 2019 - New City

Each week there will be a fun activity just for preschoolers ages 3-5. They might use their imaginations to play dress up, play some music, see a movie, make a craft, use puppets, or listen to some fun stories.

Builders Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through January 23, 2019 - Garnerville

Have fun with LEGOs, marble runs, magic nuudles, littleBits, K'nex, and more! No registration required.

Music and Movement with Miss Fran - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through January 24, 2019 - Garnerville

Sing together with puppets, instruments, props, lots of movement, and even more laughter. Join Miss Fran and her guitar as everyong sings, dances, jumps, and has fun! Registration opens December 1 for HKDPL cardholders. For ages 1-5. 

Zumbini with Flo - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through January 25, 2019 - Garnerville

The Zumbini® program combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of can’t-stop, won’t-stop bonding, learning, and fun! For children up to 4 years old. Registration is open for HKDPL cardholders.

Friday Fun @ the Village - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
Through January 25, 2019 - Haverstraw

Enjoy different programs every week: Builder's Club, games, 3-D fun with 3-D pens, PS4, Code Club, Science Squad, and more!

Toddler Time - Nyack Library
Through January 25, 2019 - Nyack

Simple stories, songs, and movement for your active toddler. For children 18-36 months with adult caregiver.

Lego Builders - Nyack Library
Through January 25, 2019 - Nyack

Let your imagination soar as you create cool LEGO worlds. All projects will be put on display in the Children's Room for one week. For kids in grades K-5. Space is limited; sign in will begin at 4pm.

Chess Club - Nyack Library
Through January 26, 2019 - Nyack

Zach Sherman will be on hand to help guide and teach. Players of all levels are welcome! Space is limited, please register. For kids in grades 1-4.

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.

Master Ben's Boardgames - Nyack Library
Through January 28, 2019 - Nyack

Play some awesome new board games and meet fellow gamers. Magic the Gathering is sometimes played. All are welcome to bring their own board games or cards.

Music with Bumblesong's Mr. Matt - Albert Wisner Public Library
Through January 28, 2019 - Warwick

Parent and child will sing, dance, and play along to classic favorites and some new exciting fun songs! Ages 10-36 months. Register beginning December 15 online or at the children's desk.

Stories and a Craft with Dee - Pearl River Library
Through January 29, 2019 - Pearl River

Take part in stories and a craft with Dee.

Anime Club for Teens - Albert Wisner Public Library
Through January 29, 2019 - Warwick

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

Crazy 8's Math Club - Albert Wisner Public Library
Through January 29, 2019 - Warwick

Kids will build glow-in-the-dark structures, crack secret spy codes, and play games like toilet paper Olympics. Grades K-3. Register online or at the children's desk.

Play the PS4 @ the Village Branch - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
Through January 29, 2019 - Haverstraw

Play the PS4 on the library's big screen! No registration required. For ages 6-16.

Drive-in Movies - New City Library
Through January 29, 2019 - New City

Preschoolers will watch their favorite picture books come to life on the big screen while sitting in a cozy cardboard coupe. Each feature will run approximately 30 minutes.

Library Chess Group - Albert Wisner Public Library
Through January 30, 2019 - Warwick

Stop by the library for an evening of chess. New players are always welcome. Non-instructional; no registration necessary.

Mother Goose Time - Nyack Library
Through January 30, 2019 - Nyack

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

Preschool Story Time - Nyack Library
Through January 30, 2019 - Nyack

For children ages 3-5 with caregiver. Listen to longer stories, sing songs, dance, and play games.

Gathering the Magic with Master Ben - Nyack Library
Through January 30, 2019 - Nyack

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

Bergen County's Winter Wonderland - Bergen County Zoo
Through February 24, 2019 - Paramus

Enjoy ice-skating, santa visits, face painting, balloon artists, and ice carving demonstrations. Closed Christmas day.

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 the 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 its annual raffle. Raffle tickets will be available throughout the duration of the exhibition. 

Photograph (c) Richard Anderson. Courtesy Historical Society of Rockland County

Public Skating Sessions - Bear Mountain Ice Rink
Through March 02, 2019 - Tomkins Cove

Lace-up for the season and enjoy skating outdoors. Check the website for any unscheduled closure due to inclement weather or mechanical maintenance.

Winter Farmers Market - Nyack Farmers Market
Through March 29, 2019 - Nyack

Join some of the greatest vendors in the region who come together to bring you locally produced food, featuring fresh, delicious produce, baked goods, sweet somethings, and other great items. Local artist and crafts people offer unique gifts.

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

Shop local farmers and vendors including Anita's Guacamole, Blooming Hill Farm, Dr. Pickle, Gourmet Nuts and Dried Fruits, Homespun Chili, Lynnhaven Goat Cheese, Meredith's Bread, Pura Vida Fisheries, Teagevity, and more.

Ski, Snowboard, and Tubing Season - Campgaw Mountain
Through March 31, 2019 - Mahwah

Enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and tubing (with a surface lift!) for all abilities on uncrowded trails. Equipment rentals and instruction available for all ages. 

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

Go outdoor ice skating with your family! Lessons available too.

'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.

DreamWorks Trolls The Experience - 218 W. 57th St.
Through May 31, 2019 - Midtown

DreamWorks Trolls The Experience transports guests into the glittery world of DreamWorks Trolls through a visually-stunning, interactive journey to Poppy’s Best Day Ever Celebration. Guided by a rainbow path, visitors will sing, dance, hug, and celebrate alongside DreamWorks Trolls before meeting Poppy while creating unforgettable family memories and sharable social media moments.

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 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 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 breastfeeding 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