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Things to Do With Kids in Rockland on March 4

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

Hand Spinning Group - Albert Wisner Public Library
March 04, 2019 - Warwick

Hand spinning fiber arts group led by Susan Logothetis. All levels of hand spinners (drop spindle, wheel spinners) welcome, beginner to expert. Contact coordinator - Sue Gardner of Friends of Hathorn Living History Group - if you will be coming for the first time to arrange loan of a hand spindle. Loan of spindle and initial supply of wool woving $5, payable at meeting. Please email the coordinator at [email protected]

An Introduction to the Lower School - Rose Hall, Green Meadow Waldorf School
March 04, 2019 - Chestnut Ridge

Learn all about this unique school and the Waldorf method. For more information contact Melissa McDonagh at [email protected] or 845.356.2514 x302

Stories, Songs, and Silliness - Pearl River Library
March 04, 2019 - Pearl River

Songs, rhymes, felt boards, and a book or two. Go for the stickers, stay for the bubbles! Ages 0-3, with an adult caregiver. Older siblings welcome.

Crystal Run Healthcare Prenatal Class - West Nyack Office
March 04, 2019 - West Nyack

The program, designed by Crystal Run pediatricians, provides guidance and emotional support and helps prepare expectant parents for the arrival of their new baby. Each class is presented by a pediatrician and provides those expecting with invaluable information on how to care for their child, what to expect in the first weeks and months after birth and signs and symptoms of when to call the doctor. Feel free to bring your questions for the pediatrician! Please check the Event Calendar on CrystalRunHealthcare.com and our Facebook page for future dates and how to register. Walk-ins are welcome!

Adventures In Reading - Scoot! - Tenafly Nature Center
Through March 06, 2019 - Tenafly

Calling all nature-loving readers! StoryWalk® is an interactive outdoor exhibit that turns reading into an adventure along the trails without electronic devices. Hikers can read a nature-themed story while they walk in the woods. Designed for beginning readers, the stories will appeal to all ages. Tenafly Nature Center will post a new story, page by page, along a trail each season.

Primitive Living Skills - Children Session: Bow and Arrow - The Nature Place Day Camp
Through March 17, 2019 - 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) program, designed to build a foundation in wilderness skills. Created especially for children ages 10-14, participants in this session (part 1 of 2) will learn all about the art of the bow and arrow and its uses for survival. Gain new skills, feel comfortable in nature, and make new friends.

Primitive Living Skills Family Session: Bowl and Spoon Making Part 1 - The Nature Place Day Camp
Through March 17, 2019 - Chestnut Ridge

Primitive Living Skills is perfect for families wanting to connect with each other as well as with the earth. This series covers the foundations in a fun, family-oriented way—perhaps even inspiring you to ditch the tent and propane tank on your next family camping trip. This particular session (part 1 of 2) is all about making our very own bowl and spoon using a 'coal burning' technique. This is also a great opportunity to make new family friends that share similar interests!

Maple Sugar Tours - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center
Through March 17, 2019 - Cornwall

Learn how to identify and tap sugar maple trees, discover sugaring techniques used by Native Americans, Pioneers, and mondern day farmers, see an evaporator in action, and participate in our taste test challenge to see if you can tell the difference between maple flavored-syrup and the real thing!  



Knee-High Naturalists - Tenafly Nature Center
Through March 18, 2019 - Tenafly

Young children, 1 ½ to 3 years old, with an adult will explore the natural world through a series of topics lead by a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator. Each week has a different focus emphasizing working together through discovery stations, songs, and journeys outside. Eight week series on Wednesdays.

READ to a Dog - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through March 20, 2019 - Garnerville

Sign up for a 15-minute session to read to a dog! Registration is open for everyone.

Spirit of Being Exhibition - Rockland Center for the Arts
Through March 24, 2019 - West Nyack

Rockland Center for the Arts kicks off its 2019 exhibition season exploring the power of art to transform and heal with Spirit of Being. How can art be used as a healing tool? Is it in the stillness in a piece of artwork that we find a spiritual awakening that heals our soul or gives us a clearer vision of why we are here? Spirit of Being, uses the power of beauty to present the spiritual in art through visual and meditative experiences. Many people find a healing through spirituality, but is spirituality just a religion or is it connecting to our higher self or soul through creation, such as the senses, dance, nature, art. Join artists Colette Fu, Garam Lee, Mark Weiss, Robyn Ellenbogen, and Paula Kovarik as they present the spiritual through art. 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.

Quantum Connections - Rockland Center for the Arts
Through March 24, 2019 - West Nyack

Quantum Connections, the works of Daniel Martin Diaz, opens February 17th. This exhibition engages the senses and ask: What does it mean to be a human being? In these fast-paced times of technology how do humans seek to connect to their own being or spirituality or to heal? Daniel Martin Diaz has an insatiable curiosity to explore the mysteries of life and science. His work is immersed in scientific and philosophical concepts, such as Anatomy, Computer Science, Math, Cosmology, Biology, Quantum Physics, and Consciousness. Diaz appears courtesy of American Primitive Gallery. 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.

Maple Sugaring - Tenafly Nature Center
Through March 24, 2019 - Tenafly

Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. The group will check Tenafly Nature Center's tapped tree and boil down sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. All ages are welcome.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Dress warmly; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under 2 are free. No strollers, please.

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Story Time - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through March 25, 2019 - Piermont

Stories, songs, and play with Miss Judy or Miss Nancy. For babies and toddlers with an adult

Master Ben's Boardgames - Nyack Library
Through March 25, 2019 - Nyack

Play some awesome new board games and meet fellow gamers. You are welcome to bring your own board games or cards. The group will sometimes play Magic the Gathering. 

Hogwarts Book Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through March 28, 2019 - Garnerville

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 the Hogwarts Book Club to discuss the stories and adventure of Harry Potter and his days at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Registration is open for everyone in grades 3-6.

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.

Playtime Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through March 29, 2019 - Garnerville

Join for fun on Fridays! Stories and songs, sensory story time with cool activities, fun with non-fiction, and more. Families welcome, no registration.

Friday Fun - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
Through March 29, 2019 - Haverstraw

Enjoy different programs every week: Builder's Club, games, 3-D pens, PS4, Code Club, Science Squad. Check in-house calendars for more information! For ages 5 & up.

Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons - Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Through March 30, 2019 - Cragsmoor

This program is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam’s Point employee who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, as well as work with you until you are ready to head out on your favorite trail with confidence. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.

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.

TODDLER TIME - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
Through March 31, 2019 - Valley Cottage

'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.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through May 21, 2019 - Garnerville

For walkers under 36 months old and their adults. Stories, fingerplays, songs, and bubbles. Registration begins January 14, 2019 for HKDPL members and January 28, 2019 for everyone else. Parent/Caregiver participation required.

Saturday Storytime - Teaneck Public Library
Through May 25, 2019 - Teaneck

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.

Storytime - Glaze
Through December 30, 2019 - Orangeburg

Preschoolers join for storytime every Monday at 11:30am. Children enjoy 30 minutes of a new book each week and paint a piece of pottery related to that story. Register online. 

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