Family-Friendly Museums, Aquariums, Zoos, Planetariums, Play Spaces, Amusement Parks, & Carousels in Rockland County & Bergen County, NJ

Family-Friendly Museums, Aquariums, Zoos, Planetariums, Play Spaces, Amusement Parks, & Carousels in Rockland County & Bergen County, NJ

UPDATED February 2019: Looking for something fun to do with your family in Rockland County? You’ve come to the right place. We here at NYMetroParents pride ourselves on making sure you’re in the know about family activities in the New York metro ar...

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Browse and Buy in Rockland in February

Browse and Buy in Rockland in February

Shop 'til you drop at these markets and shopping events in Rockland in February! Check out farmers' markets, craft fairs, and more.

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Shows to See with Kids in Rockland in February

Shows to See with Kids in Rockland in February

From kid-friendly performances to exciting shows for the whole family, here are the events you won't want to miss this month in and around Rockland County.

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Fun Educational Activities for Kids in Rockland in February

Fun Educational Activities for Kids in Rockland in February

Learn while having fun at these educational and engaging events in and near Rockland in February.

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Things to Do with Active Kids in Rockland

Things to Do with Active Kids in Rockland

There are many ways to be active this February. Take the kids to fun activities in and near Rockland to get the whole family moving.

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Arts and Crafts Events for Kids in Rockland County in February

Arts and Crafts Events for Kids in Rockland County in February

This February, take your kids to these local arts and crafts events and activities in and near Rockland. Color, enjoy art projects, and more with this list of the most fun you can have in Rockland County with craft supplies.

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Outdoor Activities for Kids in Rockland County in February

Outdoor Activities for Kids in Rockland County in February

Love the great outdoors? Enjoy nature with these family-friendly events and activities in and near Rockland in February.

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Story Time for Kids and Families in Rockland in February

Story Time for Kids and Families in Rockland in February

Attend a story time event for kids and families in Rockland County in February for page-turning tales. Join a story time for little ones during the week or a weekend story time at a library or bookstore near you.

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Films and Movies for Kids in Rockland in February

Films and Movies for Kids in Rockland in February

There's just something about a big screen that makes movie watching more enjoyable. Take your family to these kid-friendly films and movies in February.

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Family Concerts & Music Festivals in Rockland County in February

Family Concerts & Music Festivals in Rockland County in February

Rock out at these family concerts in and near Rockland County in February, including fun and kid-friendly shows that will have your little ones and you moving and grooving to the music.

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Things to Do with Kids Who Love Animals in Rockland in February

Things to Do with Kids Who Love Animals in Rockland in February

Meet furry, feathered, and scaly friends at these top kid-friendly activities and events for animal lovers in Rockland and nearby this February.

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Free Things to Do in With Kids in Rockland County in February

Free Things to Do in With Kids in Rockland County in February

These are the top free events and activities for families in Rockland County this February. Have fun with your kids and make memories that will last at these free family events.

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Top Things to Do With Your Family in Rockland in February

Top Things to Do With Your Family in Rockland in February

We've picked the most fun things to do with your family in Rockland in February, including exciting indoor and outdoor events, seasonal fun, entertaining shows, and more!

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This Starry Slime Craft for Kids Will Get Your Little Ones Interested in Space

This Starry Slime Craft for Kids Will Get Your Little Ones Interested in Space

Experiment with chemistry, astronomy, and art with this out-of-this-world Starry Slime craft for kids! Slime is huge these days—what kid doesn’t have a can full of this stuff to squish, pull, and shape? Your kids may already have a batch slime or t...

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Children's Shakespeare Theatre in Palisades Presents Henry IV, Part 1

Children's Shakespeare Theatre in Palisades Presents Henry IV, Part 1

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Holiday Markets, Fairs, and Festivals in Rockland and Westchester

Holiday Markets, Fairs, and Festivals in Rockland and Westchester

Check out this roundup of holiday markets, fairs, and festivals in Rockland and Westchester to find gifts for everyone on your list.

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Glittery Crafts for the Holiday Season

Glittery Crafts for the Holiday Season

Add a little sparkle to your holiday season with these crafty gift ideas, perfect for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or just because! Create a cozy mug with some added flair to enjoy a nice cup of hot cocoa, an abstract art canvas to unleash your in...

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Family Fun in Manhattan This November

Family Fun in Manhattan This November

Give your family something to be thankful for with these unforgettable, family-friendly activities in Manhattan this November. Mickey: The True Original Exhibition is only open until February and displays all things mouse from artwork to fashion an...

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Easy Science Craft for Kids

Easy Science Craft for Kids

With the kids home from school for a few days this Thanksgiving break, why not take the time to do some hands-on learning? Consider making a craft that gives you and your child an opportunity to spend some time exploring science and creating togeth...

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What to Expect at Dinosaurs After Dark at Field Station: Dinosaurs in Leonia, NJ

What to Expect at Dinosaurs After Dark at Field Station: Dinosaurs in Leonia, NJ

Is your kid obsessed with all things dinosaur? Does she love dino crafts or never stops talking about the last exhibit on prehistoric creatures she saw? If so, you might want to check out Dinosaurs After Dark at Field Station: Dinosaurs in Leonia, ...

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Celebrate National Apple Day 2018 with a Day at Alstede Farms in Chester, NJ

Celebrate National Apple Day 2018 with a Day at Alstede Farms in Chester, NJ

National Apple Day falls on Sunday, Oct. 21 and can be celebrated at Alstede Farms in Chester, NJ. Enjoying Apple Day can be as easy as biting into your favorite variety of apple, curling up with a book while drinking hot cider, or baking an apple ...

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PBS Announces PBS KIDS Live! Really BIG Tiny Adventure

PBS Announces PBS KIDS Live! Really BIG Tiny Adventure

What's a parent to do when the temperature outside is hovering around freezing, but the kids have a solid case of cabin fever? This winter, PBS KIDS is giving families a reason to bundle up and leave the house—the number one educational media brand...

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Things to Do in the New York Metro Area When School's Closed for Columbus Day

Things to Do in the New York Metro Area When School's Closed for Columbus Day

Whether you're an avid fan of Columbus Day or prefer to celebrate indigenous peoples instead, everyone loves a three-day weekend to spend a little extra time with the kids and do something fun as a family—and we have ideas for family activities in ...

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In the Magazine: October 2018

In the Magazine: October 2018

See what we have in store for you in our October issue, from major milestones for teenagers to important advice on finding the right retirement plan for you. And you won't want to miss our articles on what kids really want at their birthday parties...

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Family Where-to Guides for October

Family Where-to Guides for October

Get in the Halloween spirit and get ready for a fun-filled fall! Whether you’re looking for some ghoulish fun to scare the pants off your teens or some more light-hearted haunts for the little ones, we’ve got you covered with our ultimate Halloween...

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DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Children

DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Children

Going to bed alone can be scary for children, especially those who tend to have nightmares or difficulty getting settled down for the night. One thing that can help relieve bedtime anxiety is the reassurance that a dream catcher can provide. Becaus...

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Family-Friendly Corn Mazes in the NYC Area

Family-Friendly Corn Mazes in the NYC Area

The leaves are changing color and the crisp autumn air is finally here, reminding us of all the fall festive activities there are for the entire family! Whether it be fall festivals, apple picking, or pumpkin picking, we want you to have the best f...

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50 Ways to Have the Best Fall Ever in New York

50 Ways to Have the Best Fall Ever in New York

No matter where you live in the New York metro area—Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County, or Rockland County—there are lots of fall activities for families to explore and enjoy. Family fun in autumn can inc...

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Family-Friendly Fall Festivals in the New York City Area

Family-Friendly Fall Festivals in the New York City Area

Breathe in that crisp air, take a sip of your fresh-pressed cider, and enjoy the foliage, because fall has finally arrived in New York. And with fall comes all the best opportunities to spend time with your family, whether you're looking to pick ap...

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Things to Do When School's Out For Rosh Hashanah

Things to Do When School's Out For Rosh Hashanah

Here are all the best family events in the neighborhood for when school's on vacation for Rosh Hashanah! (Because whether you're celebrating the Jewish New Year or not, we can all appreciate a few days off from school.) From secular things to do an...

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In the Magazine: September 2018

In the Magazine: September 2018

Check out what we have in store for you in our September issue, from dealing with friendship breakups to the hottest kitchen trends of 2018. And you won't want to miss our articles on the benefits of baby classes, the rights your child has in schoo...

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The Perfect DIY Craft to Teach Your Little One About Trajectory

The Perfect DIY Craft to Teach Your Little One About Trajectory

Now that summer is coming to an end, it’s time for the kids to put their thinking caps back on. And what better way to kick off the back-to-school season than by making a science craft? Get down to learning business by making this bottle rocket fro...

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Where to Celebrate Labor Day in the NYC Area

Where to Celebrate Labor Day in the NYC Area

Looking for some great Labor Day events for your kids? Lucky for you, we've compiled a list of the best places for families to spend the holiday weekend and celebrate Labor Day in the New York metro area, from family-friendly parades to special eve...

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The Sunflower Maze That Took My Breath Away

The Sunflower Maze That Took My Breath Away

As much as I love NYC’s parks and playgrounds, sometimes you just need to take a day trip and get out of the city for a little bit. Though the concrete jungle is beautiful, every now and then I just gotta hit the road and connect with nature. And l...

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Ridge Hill Shopping Center Hosts Movie Series and Welcomes Community Garden

Ridge Hill Shopping Center Hosts Movie Series and Welcomes Community Garden

Ridge Hill opened the gates to its new community garden, located at the center's South Lawn, on April 26 this year. The South Lawn will also serve as the location for this year's Summer Movie Series. The lawn is located near the Whole Foods at the ...

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6 Must-See Revolutionary War-Era Historical Sites in Orange County

6 Must-See Revolutionary War-Era Historical Sites in Orange County

The state of New York—and Orange County, in particular—played a pivotal role in American history, and now, in partnership with Orange County Tourism, current residents and visitors can visit the many Hudson Valley sites that were at the epicenter o...

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Build-A-Bear Workshop to Host Special 'Pay Your Age' Day on July 12

Build-A-Bear Workshop to Host Special 'Pay Your Age' Day on July 12

Those summer days are long, and finding something to fill every afternoon gets expensive! Treat the kids to a fun-filled afternoon that won’t break the bank at Build-a-Bear’s special event this month. To kick off its new birthday experience “Count ...

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4 Sensory-Friendly Amusement Parks in the NY Metro Area

4 Sensory-Friendly Amusement Parks in the NY Metro Area

“I’m bored.” It’s the most common two words any parent hears during the summer months. And to stay ahead of that boredom, many families plan trips to beaches, pools, and local amusement parks. But many of these classic summertime locales present ch...

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10 Screen-Free Activities to Do with Your Children for Old School Fun

10 Screen-Free Activities to Do with Your Children for Old School Fun

So often we turn to technology for fun, whether it’s a show, a game, an app, or connecting with friends, but we find that we’re missing the good ol’ days of playing four-square, freeze tag, or drawing with sidewalk chalk. And with screens and techn...

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New York City YMCA's to Celebrate Healthy Kids Day

New York City YMCA's to Celebrate Healthy Kids Day

It's fun to stay (and learn) at the YMCA! This year the YMCA's annual Healthy Kids Day will be held on Saturday April 21 at all 22 locations across New York City. The free event is geared toward educating kids on how to keep their minds and bodies ...

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8 Things to Do with Your Kids in Paramus, NJ

8 Things to Do with Your Kids in Paramus, NJ

Located in the heart of Bergen County, Paramus, NJ, is jam-packed full of family-friendly activities. Not sure where to start? Here is our list of activities to help you get started.

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iFLY Indoor Skydiving Opens in Paramus, NJ

iFLY Indoor Skydiving Opens in Paramus, NJ

iFLY Indoor Skydiving is scheduled to open its first New Jersey location in Paramus on Friday, April 13, according to officials. Located on Route 4 at the site of the now-demolished Forum Diner, iFLY will provide the full experience of a real skydi...

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Family-Friendly Beer Gardens in New York City

Family-Friendly Beer Gardens in New York City

Spring is here and with that, New Yorkers are taking to the streets. My family and I love to be outside doing anything and everything once the weather gets nice, but lets face it you can only tolerate so many visits to the playground. it's good to ...

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Farmers Markets in the New York Area

Farmers Markets in the New York Area

From fruits and vegetables to locally raised meat and dairy, handmade soaps, candles, and jewelry, there is something for everyone to enjoy at one of the following farmers markets in the New York area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Is...

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The Big Bounce America is Coming to New York City

The Big Bounce America is Coming to New York City

The largest bouncy house in the world, also known as The Big Bounce America, will be traveling across the country starting next month. The 20,000 square-foot inflatable house of bouncing joy will make a stop in the New York area this June.

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Fun Things to Do in NYC During Mid-Winter Break

Fun Things to Do in NYC During Mid-Winter Break

Mid-winter break is upon us and after some much needed rest, check out these awesome activities in NYC the whole family will love.

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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

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 ...

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Mother-Son Fun in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Mother-Son Fun in Riviera Maya, Mexico

As a travel writer, I’m on the road with my kids quite a bit, but one of the things I always try and do each year is take each one of my boys on a solo trip with mom. Our trip to the Fairmont Mayakoba in Riviera Maya did not disappoint.

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Best Places to Eat and Drink Aboard the Carnival Conquest

Best Places to Eat and Drink Aboard the Carnival Conquest

Carnival Conquest boasts amazing food and drink options for kids and adults alike. These are the standout places to dine onboard.

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How to Choose the Perfect Family Cruise for Your Crew

How to Choose the Perfect Family Cruise for Your Crew

Cruises are the fastest-growing category in the leisure travel market. But how do you decide which one is perfect for your family? We’ve gathered cruise tips to help you decide.

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