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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, November 19, 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 November 19. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Rockland, check out our complete calendar of events.

Piermont's Down to Earth Farmers Market - M&T Bank Parking Lot
Through November 19, 2017 - Piermont

Down to Earth Markets bring together two kinds of vendors: local farmers and area food makers who source locally.

A Distant Embrace - Rockland Center for the Arts
Through November 19, 2017 - West Nyack

Hudson Valley artist Robert Hite grew up in Virginia but has traveled the world. Hite is interested in exploring issues of local knowledge, memory, transience, environment, disenfranchisement and domicile as living art through sculpture, painting and photography. Much of his photographic work juxtaposes the artificial and the natural and play with architectural scale. Hite’s cottages and cabins, many on stilts, have a lopsided, somewhat ramshackle air to them, as if nature is slowly reclaiming the buildings. Hite has shown his work widely, including a solo show at The Nassau County Museum of Art, the Hancock Shaker Village and the Berkshire Museum. Hite was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2014. The exhibit is on view October 8 through November 19, 2017. For more information contact: Rockland Center for the Arts, 845-358-0877, [email protected] Rockland Center for the Arts is located at 27 S Greenbush Rd., West Nyack, NY 10994.

Dwellings Exhibition - Rockland Center for the Arts
Through November 19, 2017 - West Nyack

Rockland Center for the Arts is having an exhibition of self-contained units of accommodations through a diverse collection of materials and mediums. The prefabricated house has been, and continues to be, not only a reflection on the house as a replicable object of design but also as a critical agent in the discourse of sustainability, and architectural invention, it is a source of societal class and social structure, family communication, or the deterioration of our very core of existence. Three separate exhibitions based on this subject include a solo exhibit, “A Distant Embrace”, works by Robert Hite. “Dwellings” with artists Eric Cremers, Jennie Chien, Lynn Cornelius, Susan Cox, Kevin Frances, Hao Ni, and Charlotte Schulz. “Home” is a smaller group show of selected artists. The exhibits are on view October 8 through November 19, 2017. For more information contact: Rockland Center for the Arts, 845-358-0877, [email protected] Rockland Center for the Arts is located at 27 S Greenbush Rd., West Nyack, NY 10994. ?

Family Woodland Hike - New Jersey Botanical Gardens at Skylands
November 19, 2017 - Ringwood

An easy, child-friendly hike in the Garden's woodlands. Learn a bit about the plants and animals around you in a hike designed to fit the group. Smaller children may need to be carried. Wear sturdy shoes, meet at the Carriage House Visitor Center. Weather permitting.

Public Space Mission - Town of Ramapo Challenger Center
November 19, 2017 - Airmont

Reserve a seat on the flight deck. We’re going to fly to a comet. You may have heard about comets named Halley, Hale-Bopp, or perhaps even Shoemaker-Levy 9, and on this public mission you will learn much more about these mysterious objects made of rock, ice, and dust that are among the oldest, most primitive bodies in our Solar System. 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 begin their work in either Mission Control or the Spacecraft, 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 Mars as well as to a Comet. For reservations or more information about this unique experience, contact Commander John at the Challenger Center: 845-357-3416, or email: [email protected]

Mario the Maker Magician and The Bossy Frog Band - Rittenhausen Theater at BOCES
November 19, 2017 - Nyack

Two beloved local family performers join forces for the first time, for one BIG show. David Blaine calls Mario “the best kids magician in the world!!” The Bossy Frog Band is a Parents’ Choice Award winning group!

Holiday Boutique - Piermont Train Station Museum
November 19, 2017 - Piermont

Avoid the crazy crowds by checking off that holiday gift list at this unique boutique. 

5K Turkey Trot and Fun Run - Tenafly Nature Center
November 19, 2017 - Tenafly

Discover the natural terrain of the Tenafly Nature Center. Navigate over roots, rocks, and streams, through nearly 400 acres of wetlands and hardwood forest. In addition,  children can enjoy a fun run, a quarter of a mile obstacle run around the yellow trail. 

All proceeds will support Tenafly Nature Center’s mission to protect open space on and off the trails and to provide environmental education programs. Registration is recommended.

Disney's 'Moana' Sing-Along - Bergen Performing Arts Center
November 19, 2017 - Englewood

This animated film features Moana, the strong-willed daughter of the chief of a Polynesian village who sets out on an adventure to find a legendary demigod to help her return a mystical relic to a goddess before her homeland is destroyed. Moana will be on hand during the movie screening to lead the audience in singing along with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s songs. They will be available for photos before the show.

'Beauty and The Beast' Sing-Along - Bergen Performing Arts Center
November 19, 2017 - Englewood

This classic film features the bookish Belle and a Beast, who must learn to love and be loved in return in order to break an enchantress’s curse. Belle will be on hand during the movie screening to lead the audience in singing along with the iconic songs and is available for photos before the show.

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Fall Children's Reading Program - various libraries throughout Rockland
Through November 20, 2017 -

The Master Gardener Volunteers of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County present: Snug as a Hug on a Rug.

An interactive pre-S.T.E.A.M. investigation about why the arrival of autumn causes such special changes for both young children and local woodland animals.Children will be introduced to the basic concepts of adaption (stay), hibernation (sleep), and migration (leave) of six local woodland animals. This presentation includes a visit with Forest Ranger Karen to meet our six woodland animal friends, and an interactive "blubber glove" experiment to illustrate how hibernation works. Fun, hands-on storyboard and activities explain why our woodland friends make the fall choices they do. This lively program continues with a "cozy" woodland singalong, a Goin' on a Skunk Hunt excursion, and the creation of an edible craft for our feathered friends that "stay". All participants receive take-home goodie bags. Space is limited to 15 children per session. You must contact the venue to register for the event.

Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze - Van Cortlandt Manor
Through November 25, 2017 - Croton-on-Hudson

Come gawk at more jack o'lanterns than ever before. Tens of thousands of visitors experienced last year’s Blaze®, which was sold out every night! Complete with sound effects, elaborate synchronized lighting and an all-original soundtrack by recording artist Richard Christy, this not-to-be-missed spectacle is the area’s most innovative Halloween happening.

Ridgewood Farmers' Market - Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce
Through November 26, 2017 - Ridgewood

Celebrating 17 years with Farm to table, fresh and delicious produce, fresh mozzarella, jams, pickles, flowers and more. Every Sunday till Thanksgiving.

Nyack Farmers' Market - Main Street Parking Lot
Through November 30, 2017 - Nyack

Some of the greatest vendors come together in the center of Nyack to hold the weekly Nyack Farmers' Market! Full of fresh, delicious produce, baked goods, sweet somethings and other great items.

Month Of Drums - New City School of Music
Through November 30, 2017 - New City

It's Drum Month at the New City School of Music! Register for drum lessons in the month of November and receive a FREE drum pad and free pair of drum sticks! Instructors will teach you the songs YOU want to learn!

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.

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.

'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.”

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 - Season Opening - Bear Mountain Ice Rink
Through March 03, 2018 - Bear Mountain

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

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.


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