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


Star Wars Night at Rockland Boulders vs. Sussex County Miners
WHEN: Saturday, July 20, 6:30pm
WHERE: Palisades Credit Union Park, 1 Palisades Credit Union Park Drive, Pomona
WHAT: Enjoy the game, Star Wars Night, and firework extravaganza.
WANT TO GO? $13-$16; see website for group discounts. 845-364-0009.

Children & Families: Energy Encounter
WHEN: Sunday, July 21, 1pm
WHERE: Storm King Art Center, 1 Museum Road, New Windsor
WHAT: Discover the basics of energy through movement, play, and a close look at George Rickey’s kinetic sculptures.
WANT TO GO? $18; $15 seniors; $8 ages 5-18; free for members and children younger than 4. 845-534-3115.

FREE Friday Fun
WHEN: July 5-26, Fridays, 4-5pm
WHERE: Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch, 85 Main St., Haverstraw
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Every Friday is something different, including Builder's Club, games, 3-D fun with 3-D pens, PS4, Code Club, Science Squad, and more.
WANT TO GO? 845-429-3445.

FREE Itty Bitty Playdate
WHEN: July 5-26, Fridays, 10-11:30am
WHERE: Rose Memorial Library, 79 E. Main St., Stony Point
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: The library will provide toys, books, and a simple craft you can complete with your child.
WANT TO GO? 845-786-2100.

FREE Ice Cream During National Ice Cream Month
WHEN: July 1-31, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9am-6pm; Tuesday, Thursday, 9am-7pm; Saturday, 8am-2pm
WHERE: Smile More Dentistry, 140 Oak Tree Road, Tappan
WHAT: Let Smile More Dentistry desensitize your teeth and have an ice cream cone on them! Children 5 and younger get free ice cream just for visiting.
WANT TO GO? FREE with $20-$50 treatment. 845-359-1763.

FREE Learn to Play the Ukulele
WHEN: July 6- Aug. 24, Saturday, 10:30-11:15am
WHERE: Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Library, 10 W. Ramapo Road, Garnerville
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: The ukulele is a fun and educational way to learn about music and stringed instruments.
WANT TO GO? 845-786-3800.

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art x design: Art in the Park
WHEN: June 29-August 30, 6- to 9-year-old group, 3:30-5pm; 10- to 13-year-old group, 5:30-7pm
WHERE: Vincent Clark Park, East Main Street and Beach Road, Stony Point
AGES: 5-13
WHAT: At the Art In the Park Summer Series students will learn a combination of basic skills and techniques accompanied with brief introductions of artists’ lives and their work. An emphasis will be placed on personal exploration and creative growth. They will be able to apply the techniques they’ve learned to complete a different project each week.

Piermont's Farmers Market
WHEN: April 28- Nov. 24, Sunday 10am-3pm
WHERE: Downtown Piermont, M & T parking lot in downtown Piermont, Piermont
WHAT: Visit booths with Hudson Valley farmers, artist, artisans and chef's.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods..

FREE Oradell Farmer's Market
WHEN: June 2- Nov. 24, Sunday 10am-3pm
WHERE: Oradell Post Office's Parking Lot, 618 Veldran Avenue, Oradell
WHAT: Support local New Jersey’s farmers and grocers by buying local. Peruse a variety of vegetables, fruits, honey, bread, jelly, nuts, cheese, plants, herbs, flowers, eggs, pizza, pasta, pastries, pickles and olives, and great coffee.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 908-605-0041.

Hudson Valley Regional Farmers Market
WHEN: June 23- Dec. 29, Sundays, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy Association, 15 Mt Ebo Rd So, Brewster
WHAT: See what this year-round indoor-outdoor Farmer's Market has to offer every Sunday.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 845-629-2824.


Family Fun This Weekend in Bergen County, NJ

FREE Survival Skills
WHEN: Saturday, July 20, 1pm
WHERE: Sterling Forest State Park, 116 Old Forge Road, Tuxedo
WHAT: Learn how to construct debris shelters and even how to start a fire using sticks and bark.
WANT TO GO? 845-351-5907.

83rd Annual Garden State Cat Expo & Show
WHEN: July 20-21, 9am-4pm
WHERE: New Jersey Expo and Convention Center at Raritan Center, 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison
WHAT: Watch over 300 pedigreed and household pet cats compete for top honors.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The fun includes Cat Judging, Fashionista Cats, Meet the Breeds, Shelter Showcase, Ask the Vet, Feline Agility, Adopt-A-Cat, and face painting for kids.
WANT TO GO? $15; $12 seniors; $8 children younger than 12; $35 family of 5.
FREE Opening Day and Strawberry Festival

WHEN: June 6- Nov. 24, Sunday, 9am-2pm
WHERE: Ramsey Farmers' Market , Ramsey Main Street Train Station, Ramsey
WHAT: Celebrate everything strawberry! Plus, fresh, local produce and products, including organic and responsibly grown vegetables and fruit, artisan breads and fine cheese, and so much more.
WANT TO GO? 2016756866.


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