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Best Activities for Families in This Weekend in Rockland and Bergen Counties

Best Activities for Families in This Weekend in Rockland and Bergen Counties

Plan a fun weekend for your family in Rockland and Bergen counties!

We love weekends because they allow us to spend quality time with our kids, whether with a fun day trip to a nearby family-friendly destination or a family day of fun that's close to home in Rockland County or Bergen County, NJ. There’s lots to do this weekend with your family, from concerts and performances to museum exhibits, shows, crafts activities, seasonal events, parades, and more, so you're sure to find the perfect thing to do with your family in Rockland or Bergen this weekend. Look no further for ideas and plan your weekend with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly events happening in and around Rockland County, including family fun in Nanuet, Haverstraw, Garnerville, Nyack, Warwick, Palisades, Montgomery, New City, and West Nyack, as well as awesome family fun in Bergen County, NJ, including things to do in Hillsdale, Paramus, Englewood, Ramsey, and nearby Jersey City.

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Family Fun This Weekend in Rockland County

FREE Tommy Gardner and the Uncle Brother's Band
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 17, 10:30-11:15am
WHERE: Pearl River Library, 80 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: The Uncle Brothers concerts are always chock full of fun! For ages 2-6 with an adult caregiver. Please contact library about tickets.
WANT TO GO? 845-735-4084.

FREE SAT/ACT Grammar No One Ever Taught You with Trevor Hochman 
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 18, 1-2:45pm
WHERE: Pearl River Library, 80 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River 
AGES: 13-17 
WHAT: Students will learn usage, mechanics, and rhetorical skills tested throughout the SAT Writing and ACT English tests but seldom touched on in school. Registration required.  
WANT TO GO? 845-735-4084. 

FREE Mix It Up!
WHEN: Jan. 14-21, 1/14, Ages 5-8, 4:30-5:30pm; 1/21, Ages 9-12, 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, 10 W. Ramapo Road, Garnervile
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Roll and dip your own cake pops! Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 845-786-3800.

FREE Keva Plank Builders 
WHEN: Jan. 3-31, Fridays, 4:30-5:15pm
WHERE: Nyack Library, 59 South Broadway, Nyack 
AGES: 5-12 
WHAT: Use your imagination to build structures that defy gravity with wooden Keva Planks. Grades K-5. Sign in starts at 4pm. 
WANT TO GO? 845-358-3370.

FREE Playtime Storytime 
WHEN: Jan. 3-31, Fridays, 10:30-11:15am
WHERE: Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library, 10 W. Ramapo Rd, Garnerville 
AGES: 3-5, All 
WHAT: Stories and songs, sensory story time with cool activities, fun with non-fiction, and more! 
WANT TO GO? 845-786-3800. 

FREE Toddler Time
WHEN: Jan. 3-Feb. 14, Fridays, 11-11:30am
WHERE: Nyack Library, 59 South Broadway, Nyack
AGES: 0-2
WHAT: Simple stories, songs, and movement for your active toddler. Ages 18-36 months.
WANT TO GO? 845-358-3370.

FREE American Modernism: 20th Century Influencers in Rockland
WHEN: Jan. 12-Feb. 23, Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Weekends 1-4pm
WHERE: RoCA Rockland Center for the Arts, 27 S. Greenbush Road, West Nyack
WHAT: The exhibit presents art by luminaries who lived in Rockland County from the 1910s through the 1960s.
WANT TO GO? 845-358-0877.

Public Skating Lessons 
WHEN: Through March 1: Mondays and Tuesdays, 10-11:30am and 12-1:30pm; Fridays, 8-9:30pm; Saturdays, 10am-9:30pm; Sundays, 10am-7:30pm; Please check website for additional times during School Breaks and School Holidays
WHERE: Bear Mountain Ice Rink, Bear Mountain Ice Rink State Park, Bear Mountain
WHAT: Break out your skates, or rent a pair for the day, and enjoy the outdoor Bear Mountain Ice Rink.
WANT TO GO? $5; $2 non-skaters and seniors; free for children 4 and younger; $5 skate rentals. 845-786-2701.

Small Wonders: 44th Annual Holiday Exhibition
WHEN: Dec. 11-March 1, Wednesdays-Fridays and Sundays, 12-4pm
WHERE: Historical Society of Rockland County, 20 Zukor Road, New City
WHAT: See custom dollhouses decorated and furnished down to the tiniest details, from period wallpaper, area rugs, and lamps to food in the kitchen.
WANT TO GO? $5. 845-634-9629.

Palisades Farmers' Market
WHEN: Jan. 11- March 28, Saturdays, 9am-2pm
WHERE: Palisades Community Center, 675 Oak Tree Road, Palisades
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: The Palisades Indoor Winter Farmers' Market has everything you need to make delicious seasonal meals with music and kid's craft table most Saturdays.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 845-359-3988.

Family Fun This Weekend in Bergen County, NJ

Parents Night Out
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 18, 5:30-9pm
WHERE: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Children will have a meal and participate in fun activities with a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator while parents enjoy some time to relax or have an evening out.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Activities will include crafts, a night hike, trail games, animal encounters, and a campfire with s'mores!
WANT TO GO? $45; $35 members; sibling discount available. 201-568-6093.

FREE NJ Camp Fair
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 18, 12-3pm
WHERE: Bergen Town Center, 1 Bergen Town Center, Paramus
WHAT: Meet summer camps from all over the area at this free event.

Animal Story Time
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 18, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Help the animals get through the winter by warming their day and reading them a story.
WANT TO GO? $2 suggested donation . 201-568-6093.

Nature Story Time
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 18, 10-10:30am
WHERE: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of Tenafly Nature Center’s Animal Ambassadors.
WANT TO GO? $5; free for members and children younger than 2. 201-568-6093.

Lunar New Year Celebration
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 19, 12pm and 2pm
WHERE: Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills
WHAT: Celebrate the Lunar New Year by following the lion through the woods. Be prepared to make some noise with games, trivia, crafts, and traditional stories.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Join the CHA and the Chinese Association of Millburn-Short Hills to shake off the winter blues!
WANT TO GO? $8. 973-376-3587.

Angelina Ballerina The Musical
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 19, 1:30pm and 4:30pm
WHERE: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Angelina and her friends will perform all types of dance, including hip-hop, modern dance, the Irish jig, and, of course, ballet.
WHY WE LOVE IT: A family-friendly show that will have the entire audience dancing in the aisles!
WANT TO GO? $12-$15. 973-539-8008.

Ramsey Farmers Market
WHEN: Through March 29: Sundays, 10am-2pm *Closed Jan. 19, Feb. 16*
WHERE: Eric Smith School, 2 Monroe St., Ramsey
WHAT: Find something new every week from local farmers, bakers, and more.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods.

FREE Ridgewood Chamber Of Commerce 19th Annual Farmers' Market
WHEN: Through June 23: Sundays, 9am-3pm
WHERE: Ridgewood Chamber Of Commerce, Westside of NJ Transit Train Station, Ridgewood
WHAT: Stroll around and get some fresh mozzarella, homemade jams with flavors you cannot get any other place, fresh baked goods, preservative-free pickles on a stick for the kids, and more.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 201-445-2600.

FREE Saturday Storytime
WHEN: Through Aug. 25: Saturdays, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Teaneck Public Library, 840 Teaneck Road, Teaneck
AGES: Newborn to 5
WHAT: Enjoy old and new favorites at this family storytime.
WANT TO GO? 201-837-4171.


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