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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 New Moms Circle
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 1, 11am-1pm
WHERE: The Prenatal Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital, 258 High Avenue, 2nd Floor, entrance and free parking behind building, Nyack
AGES: 3-5, Adult
WHAT: “Every Pain has a Name” (Baby Blues ve. moods, depression and anxiety).
WANT TO GO? 845-348-7505. https://montefiorenyack.org/sites/default/files/MontefioreNyackHospital_January2020MaternityCalendar.pdf.

Mudbone and Friends
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 1, 7:30pm
WHERE: RoCA Rockland Center for the Arts, 27 S. Greenbush Road, West Nyack
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Mudbone's performances take you on an American musical journey from the late 19th century when bluegrass met the blues, through to present day.
WANT TO GO? $25; $20 in advance. 845-358-0877. rocklandartcenter.org.


FREE Code-a-pillars and Code & Go Mouse Mania
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 1, 1:30-2:30pm
WHERE: Albert Wisner Public Library, 28 Railroad Ave., Warwick
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Arrange and rearrange Code-a-pillars and Go Mouse Mania to follow the maze you create. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 845-986-1047. https://albertwisnerlibrary.org.


FREE READ to a Dog
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 1, 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch, 85 Main St, Haverstraw
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Sign up for a 15-minute session to read to a dog! Registration is open for everyone.
WANT TO GO? 845-429-3445. hkdpl.org.

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. nyacklibrary.org.

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. hkdpl.org. 

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. nyacklibrary.org.

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
AGES: All
WHAT: The exhibit presents art by luminaries who lived in Rockland County from the 1910s through the 1960s.
WANT TO GO? 845-358-0877. rocklandartcenter.org.



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
AGES: All
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. bearmountainicerink.com.

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
AGES: All
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. rocklandhistory.org.

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. palisadesfm.org.

 

Family Fun This Weekend in Bergen County, NJ

Animal Ambassador of the Month
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 1, 11-11:30am
WHERE: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate the animal ambassador of the month!
WANT TO GO? $5; $2 members. 201-568-6093. http://tenaflynaturecenter.org/.

FREE Saturday Morning Drop-in Storytime
WHEN: Feb. 1-22, Saturdays, 10:30-11:15am
WHERE: Albert Wisner Public Library, 28 Railroad Ave., Warwick
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Stop by for stories, songs, and a craft for families.
WANT TO GO? 845-986-1047. https://albertwisnerlibrary.org.

Maple Sugaring
WHEN: Feb. 2-23, Sundays, 12:30pm; 2pm; 3:30pm
WHERE: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn how to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
WANT TO GO? $30 per family; $15 per family TNC members; $10 individual; $5 TNC members; free for children younger than 2. 201-568-6093. http://tenaflynaturecenter.org/.

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

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
AGES: All
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. https://ridgewoodchamber.com.

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. https://teanecklibrary.org/.

  

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