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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, October 16, 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 October 16. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Rockland, check out our complete calendar of events.

Early Childhood Parent Evening - Arts Building Music Room, Green Meadow Waldorf School
October 16, 2018 - Chestnut Ridge

Young children are on a mission! Waldorf education recognizes that early childhood is a time of self-education: the young child learns to walk, talk, and take action with a purpose. They need people and an environment they can trust, that gives permission for their exploration, empowers their developing sense of self, and accompanies them into the world of relationships and community. This evening, the experienced Early Childhood faculty will view the arc of development of the young child and advise how parents and partners can best be their guides. Contact Vicki Larson for more information at [email protected]

Corporate Wellness Open House - CGI Holistic Fitness & Spa
Through October 17, 2018 - Closter

Learn about corporate wellness memberships and benefits for your employees, enjoy tea and refreshments with the corporate wellness managers, tour CGI Holistic Fitness Club facility and get a free massage coupon.

Harvest Festival - Soukup Farms
Through October 20, 2018 - Dover Plains

Enjoy a long hayride to the PYO pumpkin patch. Climb a hay pyramid, get lost in the hay-maze, play games around the barn and upper lawn, and check out the new Corn Maze!

Apple Cider Making - Tenafly Nature Center
Through October 21, 2018 - Tenafly

Experience the taste of fresh crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press, help to make cider, and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples mean more cider! Help out by bringing three or more apples per person. 

Paws For Reading - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through October 24, 2018 - Garnerville

Practice your reading skills! Kids can sign up for a 15 minute session to read to a therapy dog.



Suffern Farmers' Market - Commuter Parking Lot A
Through October 27, 2018 - Suffern

A family friendly market with food vendors, craft vendors, children’s activities, and live entertainment weekly. 

Field Games in the Park - Memorial Park
Through October 27, 2018 - Nyack

Come play dodgeball, tag, chase, running bases, basketball, kickball, and more! Organized and supervised for Saturday morning fun! Registration is required.

Farmers' Market at the Village of Haverstraw - Village Hall
Through October 28, 2018 - Haverstraw

Support local businesses and community with fresh produce, jams, spices, and more!

Oktoberfest! - Anthony Wayne Recreation Center
Through October 28, 2018 - Bear Mountain

Enjoy live music, dancing, vendors, food and beverages stations, party wagons, buffets, and more!

NAMI Basics - NAMI Rockland (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Through October 30, 2018 - Orangeburg

NAMI Basics is a free, 6-session course designed for parents and caregivers of children with a mental, emotional, or behavioral difficulty. The course provides critical strategies for taking care of your child, communication, problem solving and learning the ropes of recovery. Registration required. Call our office to secure your spot!

Public Hayrides - Secor Farms
Through October 31, 2018 - Mahwah

Enjoy a scenic ride then explore the corn maze, pick a pumpkin and relax under the rustic pergola. After the ride visit and feed the animals at the petting zoo and enjoy the many face cut outs scattered around the farm. Younger children will have fun working their way through the hay maze and playing with toy tractors in the corn box.

The Haunted Orchards - Demarest Farms
Through November 03, 2018 - Hillsdale

Experience the Haunted Orchards at Demarest Farm. Featuring a spooky hayride and a bone chilling series of haunted houses filled with ghouls, ghosts, and all kinds of scary creatures. Be transported deep into the orchard to visit the forgotten graveyard nestled within the apple trees. Not recommended for children under 10. Food available for purchase.

Pick-Your-Own-Apples - Masker Orchards
Through November 03, 2018 - Warwick

Come pick apples right from the more than 20,000 trees with 14 varieties of apples. Also enjoy live family friendly music, pony rides, barnyard baby animals, wagon rides, trivia, and a chance to win prizes. Starting September 13th

Heaven Hill Farm & Garden Center - The Great Pumpkin Festival at Heaven Hill Farm
Through November 04, 2018 - Vernon

Your admission includes over 30 fun filled activities including Hay Maze, Spider Web Crawl, Maggie The Milking Cow, Monster Sling Shots, Barnyard Sports Ball-cade, Post Pounders, Hay Crawl, Corn Boxes, Bee Barn with Glass Bee Hive, Visiting Farm Animals, Boo Barn, Chicken Little Show, Chick Barn, Dancing Robot Show, Duck Racing, Vortex Tunnel, Obstacle course, Tether ball, Poly Pong, Lincoln Log Cabin builder, Giant Sand Box and the Pirate Treasure Corn Maze Adventure, and the Fabulous Finger find maze game for your young corn maze adventurers. Additional Activities priced separately include: U-Pick Pumpkins: ($.59/lb), Carnival Rides: (Tickets – $1.25 each, each ride 3-6 tickets), Pony Rides: ($5ea), and more.
Food concessions for purchase.

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Apple Picking, Live Music, Food, and Drinks - Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery
Through November 04, 2018 - Warwick

Choose from over 60 apple varieties, tractor rides, tasting room, live music, gourmet farm-to-table cuisine, and more!

Nature Strollers - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center
Through November 06, 2018 - Cornwall

Join this unique hiking group for families with babies, toddlers, and young children. Enjoy a one-hour hike with the tykes led by a Museum educator.

Apple Picking - Demarest Farms
Through November 14, 2018 - Hillsdale

The season begins September 1st. Featuring well-manicured trees, spectacular views, and 14 tasty apple varieties. Also enjoy a hay wagon ride, two petting zoos, adventure playground, corn box, photo display area, crooked house village, wooden playsets, and picnic area with tables. Check website for more information as the season approaches.

Ridgewood Farmers Market - Train Station Parking Lot
Through November 18, 2018 - Ridgewood

Farm to table, fresh and delicious produce. Homemade jams, with flavors you cannot get any other place, , preservative free fresh baked goods, and more.

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze - Van Cortlandt Manor
Through November 24, 2018 - Croton-on-Hudson

Discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns including the Pumpkin Zee Bridge, a Pumpkin Carousel, a giant Sea Serpent, a color-changing star show in the Pumpkin Planetarium and so much more! Complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack, this innovative spectacle is not-to-be-missed!

Children and Family Programs - Storm King Art Center
Through November 25, 2018 - New Windsor

Hands-on experiences are created and led by artists, conservators, arts educators, and environmental educators. Participants of all ages are welcome in these drop-in workshops. Check the website for updated information and workshop details.

A Children's America - Rockland Center for the Arts
Through November 25, 2018 - West Nyack

Rockland Center for the Arts will present an exhibition of A Children’s America. The overarching theme of “America” will include books about presidents, American values, and even American folk tales and heroes. The exhibit will feature some of America’s acclaimed Children’s Book illustrators. It will have a multi-ethnic group of artists and the artwork will offer a diverse and rich view of this wonderful land. Join these extraordinary artists in A Children’s America, on view Oct. 7 – Nov. 25. There will be an opening reception, Saturday, Oct. 13th, 1:00 – 4:00pm. Free to the public. Regular hours are Mon-Fri 10:00 – 4:00 and Sat & Sun 1:00 – 4:00. For more information visit or call 845-358-0877. RoCA’s exhibits are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Ramsey Farmers' Market - Erie Plaza
Through November 25, 2018 - Ramsey

The Ramsey Farmers' Market is Bergen County's award winning, non profit farmers' market featuring over 50 local farmers and food purveyors every Sunday. Stroll the market and enjoy extraordinary variety, local produce and products, music, children's crafts, chef demos and much more. Coming up August 6th enjoy the Peach Festival! Luscious, juicy peaches and nectarines, peach tea, peach lemonade, peach pies, muffins and cakes, peach cheesecake, peach jam and peach granola are only some of the "peach centric", local produce and products offered at the Peach Festival - all at the height of New Jersey peach season! There will also be free chances for give-a-ways, great music, children's books signings and crafts, and chef demos

Nyack Farmers Market - Downtown Nyack
Through November 29, 2018 - 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.

The SOS Group - Mental Health Association of Rockland County
Through December 05, 2018 - Valley Cottage

The Mental Health Association of Rockland County offers a professionally facilitated Survivors of Suicide (SOS) support group for adults age 18 and over who have lost someone to suicide. 


Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
Through December 10, 2018 - Garnerville

Stories, fingerplays, songs & bubbles! Parent/Caregiver participation required. 

DivorceCare for Women - Bethany Community Center
Through December 11, 2018 - Township of Washington

Join this weekly Divorce Support Group to find help, discover hope, and experience healing. If Childcare is required or if you need more information, please email: [email protected]

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

New Groups forming now. Call for details.

Kids Night - Orangeburg Diner
Through January 01, 2019 - Orangeburg

Every Monday kids eat free with adult entree. Also enjoy Sparkles the Clown, face painting, balloons, and prizes. 

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