Storytelling Idol (Garnerville)
Where and When: Haverstraw King’s Daughters
Public Library, located at 10 West Ramapo Road, in Garnerville, NY 10923 on Wednesday, August 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Why Go: School-age storytellers are encouraged to compete for a chance to participate at the Rockland County Storytelling Festival in October. Round 1 is taking place from August 23-25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Round 2 is set for Sunday, September 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. Round 3 is scheduled for Sunday, September 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. Finals will be held on October 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. The public is invited to vote for their favorite storytelling contestant.
Autism Speaks Awareness Night Hosted by the Rockland Boulders (Pomona)
Where and When: Provident State Park, located at 1 Provident Bank Park Drive in Pomona, on Friday, August 26, at 5 p.m. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
Why Go: This event will feature a game between the Rockland Boulders and the New York Federals with a percentage of ticket proceeds benefiting the Fourth Annual Greater Hudson Valley
Walk Now for Autism Speaks, which takes place on Saturday, October 15th at Rockland Community College.
Pricing: Prices vary. Visit www.rocklandboulders.com for
22nd Annual Wings of Freedom Tour (White Plains)
Where and When: Westchester County Airport in White Plains; Friday, August 26 from 2 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday, August 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Why Go: The Wings of Freedom Tour brings historic aviation to our area with walk-through tours available of such majestic bomber aircrafts as The B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator and P-51 Mustang. No reservations are needed for walk-through tours. Call (800) 568-8924 for more information about flight experiences.
Pricing: Walk-through tours are $12 for adults and $6 for children 12
years old and younger.
Oktoberfest at Kolping-on-Hudson (Montrose)
Where and When: Kolping-on-Hudson, 95 Montrose Point Road, in
Montrose, NY; Saturday, August 27 from noon to sundown.
Why Go: German food and music plus children’s games, chance booths and raffles. Call 914-736-0117 for more details.
Pricing: $5 donation for music; Children under 12 are admitted for free. Pool available all day for additional $5. Free parking.
16th Annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day (Queens)
Where and When: The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. on Saturday, August 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Why Go: This full-day tennis and music festival for children and adults kicks off the 2011 US Open, and includes interactive games, musical entertainment and tennis activities as well performances from up-and-coming stars like Nickelodeon’s “The Fresh Beat Band,”
Girls Nite Out, Action Item, Jacob Latimore, Love Jones Girlz and New Hollow.
Pricing: General admission promenade tickets cost $10 and loge tickets are $20. Stadium show tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster (1-866-OPEN-TIX), www.usopen.org and at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center box office.
Back-to-School Concert (Stony Point)
Where and When: Riverfront Park, East 74 Main Street in Stony Point; Wednesday, August 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Why Go: Bring the kids to join a party under the sea with SpongeBob
SquarePants at this back-to-school themed concert. Call 845-786-2716 to confirm.