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Things to Do With Kids in Rockland on March 3

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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, March 3, 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 March 3. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Rockland, check out our complete calendar of events.

REACH Foundation STEAM Expo - Suffern High School
March 03, 2018 - Suffern

The REACH Foundation's STEAM Expo is a community-wide event celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. This is a hands on exploration day of robots, coding, building, art projects and so much more. Come see Mario the Magician's STEAM creations, learn how to make your own, or figure out how to get out of the Escape Room. The Expo will also consist of STEAM project displays, exhibits, demonstrations, local organization booths and vendors. Last year over 2,000 visitors enjoyed over 100 school and community organizations & local businesses exhibits. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

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

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

Sensory Friendly Kidz Cabaret Series: Gizmo Guys - Bergen Performing Arts Center - Drapkin Cabaret & Lounge
March 03, 2018 - Englewood

Performing as the Gizmo Guys, Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker have amazed and amused audiences around the world with their juggling act. What makes their act so appealing is their uniquely winning combination of dazzling technique and infectious humor. The Gizmo Guys’ rapid-fire act exhilarates and inspires sidesplitting laughter in audience members of all ages.

The Kidz Cabaret Series at bergenPAC will now feature sensory-friendly performances! With an intimate setting in the theater’s Drapkin Cabaret & Lounge, the long-running series introduces the performing arts to young children. These shows let children interact directly with performers and experience the joy of live theater up close. bergenPAC hopes to now make the series even more welcoming to families with children with autism or other disabilities. In addition to general admission seating, sensory-friendly performances are designed to make patrons more comfortable with aspects like softer sound levels and keeping the room’s lights on at a lower level. Patrons are free to stand, move around and talk during the performance. The theater staff is also trained to be accommodating and welcoming to families’ needs.

The Magic of Adam Trent - Bergen Performing Arts Center
March 03, 2018 - Englewood

Direct from Broadway, Adam Trent, the breakout star of the world’s best-selling magic show The Illusionists, brings his signature brand of magic and illusion to this 90-minute spectacle. Produced by the same creative team behind The Illusionists brand, this is an immersive entertainment extravaganza of magic, comedy and music perfect for the entire family. 

A Morning in the Nursery/Kindergarten - Green Meadow Waldorf School
March 03, 2018 - Chestnut Ridge

Experience a typical morning in the Early Childhood Program with your child, including bread-baking and circle time. For families with children ages 2-7. To register, please contact Admissions Director Melissa McDonagh at 845.356.2514 x302.

Children's Shakespeare Theatre's 'Merchant of Venice' - The Bell-Ans Arts Center
Through March 10, 2018 - Orangeburg

The Knaves of The Children's Shakespeare Theatre present The Merchant of Venice By William Shakespeare Directed by Diana Green Shakespeare’s anti-semitic play? Or a multi-layered exploration of racism and how outsiders are excluded? This play is technically a comedy as nobody dies and people get married, but the overarching themes are difficult to tackle and many directors shy away from the play as a result. The Knaves of CST under the direction of Artistic Director, Diana Green, determined that this was the right political climate for this provocative play and they will be on hand before and after each performance to discuss the issues that the play brings up and to hear audience feedback. Merchant will be performed in modern costume with modern music and even live music! It will be a colorful and controversial event. *The Children's Shakespeare Theatre (CST) is a local company that produces classical theater for children and families at venues in Rockland County, NY. “The Knaves” is the name of the younger division of CST with children aged 8-14, and “The Rogues” is the teen division comprised of high school kids. This production is the third offering in CST’s 19th season, “The Italian Season,” and it will be the first production to be performed in their new home-base at The Bell-Ans Arts Center in Orangeburg, NY. Playing at The Bell-Ans Arts Center, 103 S. Greenbush Rd, Building #5, Orangeburg, NY Performances on Friday, March 2 @ 7pm Saturday, March 3 @ 7pm Friday, March 9 @ 7pm Saturday, March 10 @ 7pm For tickets and more information: merchantvenicecst.brownpapertickets.com

New York International Children's Film Festival - Various theaters throughout Manhattan
Through March 18, 2018 - Manhattan

Set sail on an incredible journey. Befriend a monster. Uncover a mystery. Visit a foreign country — or a foreign planet. For four weekends, New York International Children’s Film Festival invites you and your imagination to explore new frontiers through the best new films from around the world.

Check out nyicff.org for updates.

Maple Sugar Tours - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center
Through March 18, 2018 - Cornwall

Come to see, learn, and, most importantly, TASTE! Learn how to identify and tap sugar maple trees, discover sugaring techniques used by Native Americans, pioneers, and modern-day farmers, see an evaporator in action, and finish by participating in our taste test challenge to see if you can tell the difference between maple-flavored syrup and the real thing!


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Sugar Bush Tours: 11am, 1pm & 2pm; a one mile moderate hike through field and forest to the Sugar Bush Shack (terrain and weather conditions dependent)

Maple Lane Tours: 12pm & 3pm; perfect for little legs, a short walk from the Visitor Center to our Maple Lane Sugar Shack after a tour of the sugar maple stand

Paid registration is required.

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.

The Souk Farm Market and Artisan Bazaar - The Outside In
Through March 25, 2018 - Piermont

A spin on traditional markets, featuring food and artisan vendors in a gallery / greenhouse for customers to shop, linger and eat.

Easter and Passover Holiday Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
Through March 27, 2018 - West Nyack

 Choose from a large selection of bunnies, Passover plates, mugs, bowls, and candle stick holders, plus indoor and outdoor decorative figurines and much more. Items can be painted and taken home the same day or left for glazing. Registration recommended.

Hogwarts Book Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through March 29, 2018 - Garnerville

For children in grades 3-6.

Have you ever made something happen whenever you were angry or scared, without even trying? Do you believe in a world where anything is possible with a flick of a wand? You just may be a wizard! Join in the Hogwarts Book Club to discuss the stories and adventure of Harry Potter and his days at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Registration begins January 1 for everyone!

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]

Classic Film Club - Lafayette Theater
Through March 31, 2018 - Suffern

Enjoy a different classic film in this classic theater! 

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