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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 End of Midterms Party
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 24, 5-7pm
WHERE: Pearl River Library, 80 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Celebrate the end of midterms with a movie, pizza, and popcorn.
WANT TO GO? 845-735-4084. pearlriverlibrary.org.

FREE Winter Information Session and Campus Tour at Blue Rock School
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 25, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Blue Rock School, 110 Demarest Mill Road, West Nyack
AGES: Adult
WHAT: Meet Blue Rock faculty and discover how Blue Rock School's unique educational approach brings learning to life.
WANT TO GO? 845-535-3352. bluerockschool.org.

Starlab: Indoor Planetarium
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 25, 10am, 11:30am, 1pm and 2:30pm
WHERE: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Drive, Cornwall
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Take a celestial adventure in the magical night sky via the StarLab! Prepaid registration required.
WANT TO GO? $12; $8 members. 845-534-5506. hhnaturemuseum.org.

FREE Sensory Storytime
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 25, 10-11am
WHERE: New City Library, 220 N. Main St., New City
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy stories, music, movement, and playtime in a safe and accepting environment.
WANT TO GO? 845-634-4997 x121. newcitylibrary.org.


FREE Free practice ACT from the Princeton Review
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 26, 12-4pm
WHERE: New City Library, 220 N. Main St., New City
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Practice for the ACT. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 845-634-4997. newcitylibrary.org.


Sensory-Friendly Exploration
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 26, 10-11am
WHERE: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
AGES: All
WHAT: Make memories and come together for a fun-filled, sensory-friendly, exploration session in the great outdoors.
WANT TO GO? $10; $5 members. 201-568-6093. http://tenaflynaturecenter.org/.

Year of the Golden Rat: Nai Ni Chen Dance
WHEN: Jan. 25-26, 2pm
WHERE: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark
AGES: All
WHAT: NJPAC’s Lizzie & Jonathan Tisch Stage at Victoria Theater will be transformed into a stunning garden of flowers, along with majestic dragons, acrobatic lions, elegant peacocks, twirling ribbons, and more to dazzle the senses.
WHY WE LOVE IT: This production will transport you beyond cultural boundaries to a place where tradition meets innovation!
WANT TO GO? $27-$35. 800-466-5722. njpac.org.

Celebrate Party Showcase
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 26, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Park Ridge Marriott, 300 Brae Blvd, Park Ridge
AGES: All
WHAT: From DJs and favors to invites and decor, you will find everything you need for the perfect celebration. Sample food, try games, meet DJs, and find the perfect design for your party.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Register online for free tickets!
WANT TO GO? $10. 646-736-3619. celebrateshowcase.com.

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

Extreme LSC
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 24, 6-10pm
WHERE: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, 3rd flr., Jersey City
AGES: All
WHAT: Laser tag! Slime! A massive ball pit! Blast off into a brand new adventure for kids at Liberty Science Center: Extreme LSC!
WANT TO GO? $25; $20 children. 201-200-1000. https://lsc.org/.

Lunar New Year Celebration
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 25, 7:30pm
WHERE: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: This Lunar New Year concert blends Eastern and Western musical traditions—an unmissable celebration of community and culture.
WANT TO GO? $20-$80. 800-466-5722. njpac.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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