Best Activities for Families in This Weekend in Rockland and Bergen Counties
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FREE Toddler Time
WHEN: Jan. 3-Feb. 14, Fridays, 11-11:30am
WHERE: Nyack Library, 59 South Broadway, Nyack
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
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
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
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
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 24, 6-10pm
WHERE: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, 3rd flr., Jersey City
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
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
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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