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

Halloween Family Movie Night: 'The Watcher in the Woods' - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
October 31, 2017 - Garnerville

Watch a family movie on Halloween! No registration, just come on in! The Watcher in the Woods is rated PG. Legendary actress and two-time Oscar(R)-winner Bette Davis (DANGEROUS, 1935; JEZEBEL, 1938) stars in this frightening and atmospheric thriller. When an American teenager joins her family in an English country house, she experiences strange and supernatural occurrences. Mrs. Alywood (Davis), the kindly caretaker, knows the dark secret behind the happenings ... and prepares for the return of a young girl who died mysteriously some 30 years earlier! THE WATCHER IN THE WOODS weaves a haunting, riveting tale that stays with you long after the explosive ending!|This 1980 film, starring Bette Davis, was released without an ending -- the elaborate special effects segment wasn't completed in time. The studio hoped no one would notice, but critics did, and Disney withdrew the picture to "refilm" the ending.

Public Hayrides - Secor Farms
Through October 31, 2017 - Mahwah

Enjoy the day with a hayride to the pumpkin patch and corn maze with a scenic ride of the farm. Explore the corn maze, pick a pumpkin, and relax under the rustic pergola. After, visit and feed the animals at the petting zoo, and little ones will have fun working their way through a hay maze and playing with toy tractors in the corn box.

I Spy Trail - Tenafly Nature Center
Through November 01, 2017 - Tenafly

Get ready for a childhood classic to come to life! Walk one of Tenafly Nature Center’s trails and be transported into the pages of I Spy. Follow funny and clever rhymes as you try to spot all of the hidden bats, ghosts and ghouls that are hidden all over. This trail will be up for a short time only. All Ages Welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Participants will be given a booklet at the TNC Visitor Center.

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. ?

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.

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.

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. 

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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.

 

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