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Things to Do With Kids in Rockland on October 6

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

Oradell 5K and Family Fun Run - Memorial Field
October 06, 2018 - Oradell

Whether you would like to compete for a medal & prizes, model a healthy lifestyle for your children, or just enjoy the family festival, there is something for everyone! See website for online or in person registration details.

Farm Animals Day - Bergen County Zoo
October 06, 2018 - Paramus

Join the zoo staff to learn all about farm animals through crafts and stories. Meet some of the farm animals that call the zoo their home.

Wilderness Survival Workshop - Tenafly Nature Center
October 06, 2018 - Tenafly


Participants in grades 5 through 12 will be dropped off as children but leave as junior wilderness survival experts! This is a 5-hour, drop-off program that will cover 3 important survival skills;  Cordage (rope-making), fire starting and debris shelter building. Students will be guided through these skills as well as instilling an appreciation of the land. Students should wear sturdy closed toed shoes, bring a lunch & a change of clothes.  This program will take place outside, please dress for the weather.  Program will take place rain or shine.  Registration is required.

Pearl River Day - Downtown Pearl River
October 06, 2018 - Pearl River

The day will be filled with numerous events and activities including food, music, entertainment, demonstrations, shopping specials, face painting, pumpkin painting, balloon twisting, bouncy attractions, and more.
All proceeds from this event will benefit the Pearl River Chamber of Commerce and its beautification fund, which supports the improvement of the downtown district as well as provides funds for holiday lights and seasonal decorations.

Little Chefs at Bear Brook - Bear Brook Dental Care
October 06, 2018 - Montvale

Parents and children are invited to learn how to make delicious, healthy snacks with a NYC Sur La Table Cooking School Chef. Ingredients will be provided. RSVP is required. Email [email protected] Please include number of attendees, child's age, and any food allergies.

Hudson Valley Bacon Bash - Orange County Farmers Museum
October 06, 2018 - Montgomery

This event will be filled with the most amazing bacon vendors with a beautiful backdrop of the Orange County Farmers Museum in Montgomery NY. The Musuem is picturesque on 26 Acres and you get a free self guided tour, live music, access to a corn-hole game included with all bacon bash ticket purchases. Work your way around the dozens of bacon vendors and indulge your tastebuds with Bacon on a stick, Flight of Bacon, Bacon Fries, Bacon wrapped Meatballs, Chocolate covered Bacon, Bacon Cannoli and Bacon Ice Cream to name a few! Wash everything down with great Brews, Ciders, Sangrias, and soft drinks! This event is a family friendly event so kids 12 and under get in free! 

Festival Day and Car Show - West Allendale Avenue
October 06, 2018 - Allendale

Live music fill the streets along with vendors, arts & crafts, games, giveaways, community organizations, food trucks, pet parade, face painting, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, and more! Free parking/shuttle at Crestwood Lake & free parking at Guardian Angel Church. See website for more details.

Fall Festival - Sugar Loaf
Through October 08, 2018 - Sugar Loaf

Spend the day in this special Arts & Crafts villiage enjoying food, music, shops, vendors, a beer garden, a kid's zone & more!

Healthy Kids Running Series - Bryan Elementary School Field
Through October 14, 2018 - Cresskill

The Healthy Kids Running Series is a five-week running program for kids from Pre-k to 8th grade that provides a positive, educational, and fun experience in the world of running. Aimed to combat the increasing rates of child obesity in America, this running program motivates kids to be healthy and active and provides a fun environment to improve their self-esteem. Each Race Series takes place once a week and offers age appropriate running events including the 50 and 75 yard dash, the 1/4 mile, the 1/2 mile and the one mile run. Kids compete each week of the Series for a chance to earn points and at the end of the Series the top boy and girl with the most points in their respective age division will receive a trophy. It does not matter how fast or slow one runs as all participants receive a medal and gift bag for their achievements, courtesy of our sponsors! The commitment is just under an hour during the period of 5 Sundays, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Please join us as we encourage our kids to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle, help increase their self-esteem, and make new friends! Registration is required.

Piermont's Down to Earth Farmer Market - M&T Bank Parking Lot
Through October 14, 2018 - Piermont

Bringing together two kinds of vendors: local farmers and area food makers who source locally for a delicious experience.

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.

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!

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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

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.

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