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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 Suffern Day
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 21, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Suffern Ballfields, 1 Ramapo Avenue, Suffern
AGES: All
WHAT: A fun-filled community event featuring emergency services and displays including police, fire, EMS, SWAT, and helicopters as well as a kidzone, hayrides, local performers, local restaurant samplings, refreshments, community organizations, and more.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Stay through the evening for fireworks and live music by Country Fresh!
WANT TO GO?

Sport Unites Community 5K
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 21, 10am
WHERE: Otto Specht School/Threefold Educational Foundation, 307 - 241 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge
AGES: All
WHAT: This Community 5K run is part of a global initiative, celebrating 100 years of Waldorf Education and looking towards the next 100 years and beyond.
WANT TO GO? $15-$30. 845-352-5020 ext. x130. https://ottospechtschool.org/community-5k.

FREE SAT/ACT Algebra Fundamentals
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 21, 1-2:45pm
WHERE: Pearl River Library, 80 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Student will learn central algebra skills and concepts tested by the SAT and ACT. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 845-735-4084. pearlriverlibrary.org.

Biodiversity Celebration
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 21, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Trailside Museum and Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park, 55 Hessian Drive, Highland Falls
AGES: All
WHAT: Take your Habitat Passport to different stations and earn stamps to win a prize, all while discovering ways you can help protect and provide habitat for wildlife.
WANT TO GO? $1. 845-786-2701 x293. trailsidezoo.org.

FREE Fall Foliage Festival
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 22, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Historic Downtown Port Jervis, GPS: 1 Jersey Ave, Port Jervis
AGES: All
WHAT: See live bands, dance performances, and classic cars, and enjoy delicious foods from around the world.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Little ones will have fun with a petting zoo, bicycle stunt show, and antique fire trucks.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 845-858-4017. PortJervisNY.org.

FREE Rockland Arts Festival
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 22, 12-4pm
WHERE: Pavilion @ The Pier, 95 Ferry Road, Piermont
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy unique crafts, live music, kids’ activities, and food.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 845-364-2170. https://rocklandartsfestival.org/.

Piermont's Art in the Park
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 22, 1-6pm
WHERE: Flywheel Park, Flywheel Park On The Hudson, Piermont
AGES: All
WHAT: This family-friendly event is free of charge to visitors, and many of the artists offer workshops and create work on-site.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 917-691-0409. http://psfdn.org/artfestival.

Children & Families: Aquatic Creature Feature
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 22, 1pm
WHERE: Storm King Art Center, Old Pleasant Hill Road, For GPS, enter One Museum Road, New Windsor, New York, Mountainville
AGES: All
WHAT: Join a Hudson Highlands Nature Museum educator at the pond’s edge for a close look at the creatures inhabiting Storm King’s ponds.
WANT TO GO? $18; $15 seniors 65 and older; $ 8 ages 5–18 and students with valid ID; free for members and children younger than 5. 845-534-3115. stormkingartcenter.org.

FREE Playtime Storytime
WHEN: Sept. 6-27, Fridays, 10:30-11:15am
WHERE: Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library, 10 W. Ramapo Road, Garnerville
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Stories and songs, sensory story time with cool activities, fun with non-fiction, and more!
WANT TO GO? 845-786-3800. hkdpl.org.

New York Renaissance Faire
WHEN: Aug. 17- Oct. 6, Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day, 10am-7pm
WHERE: Sterling Forest, 600 Route 17A, Tuxedo
AGES: All
WHAT: The Faire is a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England, set within the Majestic Groves of Sterling Forest. Join Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth I on a grand visit to a beautiful 16th-century English village. Cheer your favorite knight at the Joust Tournament. Feast on savory sweets and tempting treats. See amazing acrobats, magical fairies, swashbuckling pirates, and more!
WANT TO GO? $29.95; $25.95 seniors and military; $13 children. 845-351-5171. http://renfair.com/ny/.

FREE Preschool Science Storytime
WHEN: Sept. 13- Nov. 18, Fridays, 10-10:45am
WHERE: Pearl River Library, 80 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Join the library for stories and activities that will encourage interest and exploration in different areas of science.
WANT TO GO? 845-735-4084. pearlriverlibrary.org.

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Piermont's Farmers Market
WHEN: April 28- Nov. 24, Sunday 10am-3pm
WHERE: Downtown Piermont, M & T parking lot in downtown Piermont, Piermont
AGES: All
WHAT: Visit booths with Hudson Valley farmers, artist, artisans and chef's.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods.. https://facebook.com/events/597148744030474/?event_time_id=597148750697140.

FREE Oradell Farmer's Market
WHEN: June 2- Nov. 24, Sunday 10am-3pm
WHERE: Oradell Post Office's Parking Lot, 618 Veldran Avenue, Oradell
AGES: All
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. https://co.bergen.nj.us/about-bergen-county/calendar/event/240-oradell-farmer-s-market.

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze
WHEN: Sept. 20- Nov. 30, 9/20-9/22; 9/26-9/29; 10/3-10/31; Fridays-Sundays in November
WHERE: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 South Riverside Ave, Croton-on-Hudson
AGES: All
WHAT: See more than 10,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o’ lanterns in this elaborate walk-through experience.
WANT TO GO? $22 (Fri-Sat $27); $16 (Fri-Sat $20) children 3-17; free for members and children younger than 3. 914-631-8200. hudsonvalley.org.

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
AGES: All
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. https://facebook.com/HVRegionalFarmersMarket.

 

Family Fun This Weekend in Bergen County, NJ

Peppa Pig Live! Peppa’s Big Adventure
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 21, 12pm
WHERE: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Join Peppa on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep, and Gerald Giraffe.
WANT TO GO? $40-$60. 973-539-8008. https://mayoarts.org/shows/peppa-pig-live.

Suffern Jamfest
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 21, 12-5:30pm
WHERE: Mahwah Elks Lodge #1941, 1 Foxwood Drive, Mahwah
AGES: All
WHAT: Suffern Jamfest will feature music, food and beverages, face painting, bounce houses, and local and international humanitarian projects.
WANT TO GO? $20; $15 ages 13-20; $10 ages 7-12; free for children younger than 6. 314-496-7322. https://facebook.com/rotaryclubofsuffern/.

Autumn Campfire & Night Hike
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 21, 6:30-8:30pm
WHERE: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
AGES: All
WHAT: Develop your night vision, play games, and listen for animals. Registration required.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Families can gather 'round the campfire to explore seasonal changes, listen to stories, and roast marshmallows for s'mores.
WANT TO GO? $10; $5 members. 201-568-6093. Tenaflynaturecenter.org/Seasonal-Programs.

Pick Your Own Apples
WHEN: Aug. 31- Sept. 29, Monday-Friday 3-4:30pm; Weekends, 9am-4:30pm
WHERE: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale
AGES: All
WHAT: Pick your own apples and enjoy a day on the farm.
WANT TO GO? $7; $10 for apple bag. 201-666-0472. https://demarestfarms.com.

'As You Like It'
WHEN: Sept. 1-29, times vary
WHERE: The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, 36 Madison Ave., Madison
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Journey to the Forest of Arden with Rosalind to woo Orlando in this classic romantic comedy.
WANT TO GO? $29 and up. 973-408-5600. shakespearenj.org.

Apple Cider Making
WHEN: Sept. 8- Oct. 27, Sundays, 2-3pm and 3:30-4:30pm
WHERE: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
AGES: All
WHAT: Use an apple press to help make cider and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Help by bringing three or more apples per person. Pre-registration is required.
WANT TO GO? $30 family max; $15 family max members; $10 per person; $5 per person members. 201-568-6093. tenaflynaturecenter.org/applecidermaking.

Opening Weekend and Strawberry Festival
WHEN: June 6- Nov. 24, Sunday, 9am-2pm
WHERE: Ramsey Farmers' Market , Ramsey Main Street Train Station, Ramsey
AGES: All
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. ramseyfarmersmarket.org.

FREE Saturday Storytime
WHEN: Sept. 7- Aug. 25, 2020, Saturdays, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Teaneck Public Library, 840 Teaneck Road, Teaneck
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Enjoy old and new favorites at this family storytime.
WANT TO GO? 201-837-4171. https://teanecklibrary.org/.

  

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