Each week, we'll give you the info on the best family activities or events for the week.
You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.
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Library Laser Tag
When/Where: From 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at the Pearl River Public Library.
Why Go: Up to 10 kids at a time will be able to play Laser Tag among the stacks in the Pearl River Public Library. There will be board games and Wii and other activities for those waiting their turn.
Cost/Contact: Free but registration is required. For more information, contact Christina Linder at (845) 735-4084.
Pearl River Train Show
When/Where: Saturdays Feb. 23 and March 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m and Sundays Feb. 24 and March 3 from noon to 5 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Pearl River.
Why Go: The Bergen County Model Railroad Club will bring its well-loved model train show to Pearl River starting Saturday, Feb. 16. The variety of displays is a popular attraction every year.
Cost/Contact: Donation is $5 for adults, $2 for children. The Bergen County Model Railroad Club is on facebook at Facebook.com/bcmrrc or online at www.bcmrrc.com
Youth for Hospice North Rockland Chapter Holds Dinner Fundraiser
When/Where: Thursday, Feb. 21 from 4 to 9 p.m./Lynch’s Restaurant at 79 S Liberty Dr in Stony Point
Why Go: United Hospice of Rockland’s (UHR) North Rockland Chapter of Youth for Hospice (YFH) will hold a fundraiser to benefit United Hospice of Rockland in memory of lifelong North Rockland native, Carol A. Pileggi. The North Rockland YFH members say that Carol Pileggi was known for her timeless smile and her caring ways.
Cost/Contact: 15 percent of all dinners will be donated to United Hospice/ Lisa Denburg, 845 634-4974 firstname.lastname@example.org.
School’s Out Movie!
When/Where: Friday, Feb. 22 at 3 p.m./New City Library, 220 N Main St, New City
Why Go: Kids can come to the library and enjoy Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.
Teens choice movie
When/Where: Friday, Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. at Nyack Public Library
Why Go: Have your teens join the Nyack Library on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month when they host movies and popcorn. Movies are rated up to PG-13.
Cost/Contact: Free / Elizabeth Hobson at 845-358-3370
When/Where: Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. at the Barnes & Noble at the Palisades Center
Why Go: Join storytime at Barnes and Noble where they'll be reading "Happy Birthday, Amelia Bedelia"
Cost/Contact: Free http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2905
Arts and craft
When/where: Saturday, Feb. 23 from 1-3 pm at AC Moore in Nanuet
Why go: new mothers should come out for a unique demonstration on Red Heart Baby TLC's knit or crochet baby hats
Family movie night
When/Where: 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22 at the Nanuet Library
Why Go: The movie Brave will be shown on the big screen. Bring blankets, pillows and anything that makes you comfortable. Snacks will be provided. Parents must accompany and stay with children during the movie.
Cost/Contact: No registration required. Free / Nanuet Library