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

Owls at the Wildlife Education Center
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 22, 7-8:30pm
WHERE: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Education Center, 20 Kenridge Farm Drive, Route 9W, Cornwall
WHAT: Learn about these nocturnal raptors and their fascinating natural history and meet a live owl. Register online.
WANT TO GO? $10; $8 members; $7 children; $5 children members. 845-534-5506.

Bells on Broadway – Holiday Market and Children's Festival
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 23, 11am-4pm
WHERE: The Ritz Theater, 107 Broadway, Newburgh
WHAT: Enjoy live music, storytelling, crafts for the kids, and photos with Santa and Frosty while getting a jump on holiday shopping.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 845-784-1199.

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.

Earth Living Skills Workshop - Children's Session
WHEN: Nov. 16 -24, 11/16 and 11/24, 10am-12:30pm
WHERE: The Nature Place Day Camp, 285 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Gain experience across many skill areas and foster friendships with peers who share similar interests! This program meets participants where they are and develops self-reliance and comfort in the outdoors.
WANT TO GO? $45. 845-356-1234.

Weekend Nature Program: Turkey Tales
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 24, 10-11:30am
WHERE: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Drive, Cornwall
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Learn about the turkey’s natural history and interesting adaptations. Make a fun turkey craft.
WANT TO GO? $10; $8 children; $7 members; $5 children members. 845-534-5506.

FREE Breakerspace
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 24, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library, 10 W. Ramapo Rd. , Garnerville
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Have fun taking things apart with a screwdriver and other tools. Registration required. Ages 7-12.
WANT TO GO? 845-786-3800.

FREE Playtime Storytime 
WHEN: Nov. 1 -29, Fridays, 10:30-11:15pm
WHERE: Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library, 10 W. Ramapo Road, Garnerville 
AGES: 3-5 
WHAT: Join the library for fun on Fridays! Stories and songs, sensory story time with cool activities, Fun with Non-Fiction, and more! 
WANT TO GO? 845-786-3800.

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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
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.

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.

Public Skating Lessons 
WHEN: Nov. 2 - 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.

Family Fun This Weekend in Bergen County, NJ

FREE Crafts in Ridgewood
WHEN: Nov. 22-23, Friday, 7-9:30pm and Saturday 10am-5pm
WHERE: Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood
WHAT: Shop hand-made crafts for the holidays with prices to suit every budget.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 201-444-6225.

A Magical Cirque Christmas
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 23, 3pm and 8pm
WHERE: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown
WHAT: Experience the magic of Christmas with dazzling performers and breathtaking cirque artists from all corners of the world, accompanied by your favorite holiday music performed live.
WANT TO GO? $39 and up. 973-539-8008.

Opening Weekend and Strawberry Festival
WHEN: June 6- Nov. 24, Sundays, 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.

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 24, 1pm and 4pm
WHERE: Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood
WHAT: See the holiday classic that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.
WANT TO GO? $25-$55. 201-227-1030.

FREE Ridgewood Chamber Of Commerce 19th Annual Farmers' Market
WHEN: Nov. 24 - 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.

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.


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