10 Fun Things to Do in Rockland this September

Find the top things to do this month with kids in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

Looking for fun and low-cost things to do with your kids in Rockland County this September? Our list includes fall fairs and festivals, outdoor activities, and more family activities in Bear Mountain, Cornwall, Nyack, Pomona, and nearby in New Jersey.


comedy brunch at levity liveFamily-Friendly Comedy Brunch

Levity Live, West Nyack
Sept. 1

Once a month, Levity Live invites kids and their parents to laugh with each other—rather than at each other—when the comedy club hosts a Family-Friendly Comedy Brunch. These special events feature nationally touring, professional comedians from such famous comedy outlets as Comedy Central, Showtime, and HBO.


first fridays in nyackFirst Fridays

Main Street and Broadway, Nyack
Sept. 6

Kids can get in on the art action when Nyack’s business and creative communities team up to host First Fridays each month through the end of the year. Local artists team up with 40 village venues for an evening of street performances, interactive art projects, and artwork galore. Pick up a map at participating venues and join in the fun. FREE!


touch a truckTouch a Truck

JCC Rockland, West Nyack
Sept. 8

Touch a Truck is a bit of a misnomer for these popular events that let kids of all ages check out police cars, farm equipment, fire trucks, and more. Jewish Federation of Rockland hosts a local meet-and-greet for community vehicles on Sept. 8. Families with children who have special needs or those with sensory issues are invited for a “beep-free hour” 10-11am. Children's performer Matty Roxx will perform at 1pm.


apple cider press at tenafly nature centerApple Cidering

Tenafly Nature Center, Tenafly, NJ
Sundays in September (except Sept. 1)

Nothing says “fall” in the Hudson Valley like apples. We pick ‘em, we cook ‘em, and we crush ‘em. On Sept. 8 and 22, the Tenafly Nature Center invites families to help make apple cider and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider-making. The nature center will provide the apples but more apples mean more cider, so feel free to bring three or more apples per person. Rain or shine. Registration required. No strollers.


monarch butterflyNature Photoscavenger Hunt

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall
Sept. 22

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum puts a new twist on scavenger hunts when it hosts a Nature Photoscavenger Hunt on Sept. 22. This special event combines fall foliage, photography, and fun. 10am. $7; $5 children.


oktoberfest at bear mountainFall Fairs and Festivals

Bear Mountain, Nyack, Pomona, and beyond
Throughout September

Even if you don’t agree that, as the old Staples commercial insisted, it’s the “most wonderful time of the year,” one thing you’ve got to give fall is its bounty of delicious tastes, visual beauty, and outdoor fun. The air is crisp, the sky seems impossibly blue, and everywhere you go, the atmosphere is alive with possibility. So load the family into the car for a short drive to one (or all!) of these delightful local fall festivals.


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