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 your best weekend yet!

Weekends are the best to spend quality time with your kids, whether you are planning a huge outing or are staying close to home. 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. Look no further for ideas and plan your weekend in New York and New Jersey with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly events happening in and around your neighborhood. Check out our picks for kids' activities in Rockland and Bergen counties. Also see our guides for weekend fun in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and Suffolk, Nassau and Westchester counties.

Rockland County, NY Weekend Events 

FREE Holiday Boutique
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 18 , 12pm-5pm
WHERE: Piermont Railroad Station Museum, 50 Ash St., Piermont
AGES: All
WHAT: Come shop unique gifts for everyone on your holiday list. roceeds benefitting the Piermont Historical Society's mission to preserve and share the rich history of the village.
WANT TO GO? piermonthistorysociety.org.

FREE Bells on Broadway – Holiday Market and Children's Festival
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 17 , 11am-4pm
WHERE: The Ritz Theater, 107 Broadway, Newburgh
AGES: All
WHAT: Attendees enjoy live music, storytelling, holiday dancers, strolling carolers, a holiday magician, crafts for the kids, and photos with Santa and Frosty.
WANT TO GO? 845-784-1199. safe-harbors.org.

FREE Indoor Model Aviation Show
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 17 , 12-4:30pm
WHERE: Pascack Community Center, 87 New Clarkstown Road, Nanuet
AGES: All
WHAT: The Rockland County Radio Control Club has prepared an exhibit of flying models spanning the century of aviation, as well as those unique to model planes.
WANT TO GO? 845-371-6650. town.clarkstown.ny.us.

7th Annual Daniel Sullivan Memorial Tournament
WHEN: Nov. 17 -18, Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 4pm
WHERE: Dominican College, 470 Western Highway, Orangeburg
AGES: All
WHAT: See the Dominican College Chargers take on Mercy College and St. Thomas Aquinas College in this thrilling basketball tournament!
WANT TO GO? $5. 845-359-7800. chargerathletics.com.

The Day Of Music
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 16 , 10:30am-2pm
WHERE: JCC of Rockland, 450 W. Nyack Road, West Nyack
AGES: Adult
WHAT: In this universal work, mastery, passion and self-expression transcend the isolation of hatred, racism and intolerance.
WANT TO GO? $36. 845-362-4400. jccrockland.org.

The Rock and Roll Playhouse, Family Concert Series
WHEN: Nov. 10 -17, Saturdays, 11am or 2:30pm
WHERE: Garcia's at The Capitol Theatre, 145 Westchester Ave., Port Chester
AGES: All
WHAT: Using the songs created by the most iconic musicians in rock history, The Rock and Roll Playhouse offers its core audience games, movement, and stories and an opportunity to rock out.
WANT TO GO? $15-$17. 914-937-4126. thecapitoltheatre.com.

Bergen County, NJ Weekend Events

ELF The Musical
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 18 , 7pm
WHERE: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
WANT TO GO? $59-$99. 973-539-8008. mayoarts.org.

FREE Wild Turkey Day
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 18 , 11am-3pm
WHERE: Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
AGES: All
WHAT: Come enjoy a day filled with stories, crafts, and chats to learn more about these amazing birds.
WANT TO GO? 201-262-3771. co.bergen.nj.us.

5k Turkey Trail
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 18 , 9-11am
WHERE: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
AGES: All
WHAT: Kids will enjoy a fun run, a quarter-mile obstacle run around the yellow trail. All proceeds will support Tenafly Nature Center’s mission to protect open space on and off the trails and to provide environmental education programs.
WANT TO GO? $20-$25 . 201-568-6093. tenaflynaturecenter.org.

Nature Story Time
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 17 , 10am
WHERE: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of TNC’s Animal Ambassadors.
WANT TO GO? $6; free for children younger than 2. 201-568-6093. tenaflynaturecenter.org.

FREE Seasonal Storytime
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 18 , 1:30pm
WHERE: Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, 443 Van Nostrand Ave., Englewood
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Sit down in the interpretive exhibit room for a snuggly story time followed by a small animal presentation.
WANT TO GO? 201-567-1265. flatrockbrook.org.

 

'The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show'
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 18 , 1pm and 4pm
WHERE: Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets and faithfully adapts four stories by author/illustrator Eric Carle.
WANT TO GO? $15-$29. 201-227-1030. bergenpac.org.

FREE Family Woodland Hike
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 18 , 1pm
WHERE: Skylands New Jersey Botanical Gardens, 26 Morris Road, Ringwood
AGES: All
WHAT: An easy hike in the Garden's woodlands. to learn a bit about the plants and animals around you.
WANT TO GO? 973-962-7527.

 

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