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Spring Family Day At the Historical Society of Rockland County
When/Where: Sunday, March 25 at 1 pm/The Historical Society of Rockland County, 20 Zukor Road, New City
Why Go: Celebrate the region's best folk traditions at the Spring Family Day. Get to know cultural groups through an educational presentation “The Moveable Feasts” featuring food and cultural items of three spring festivals celebrated by the Jewish (Passover), Indian (Holi) and Ukranian (Easter) communities. Folk dances will be performed and children will hear stories behind how these festivals originated and why they continue to be celebrated. Food samples and crafts will be part of this unique family experience including an Egg Hunt, weather permitting. All will enjoy a fun-filled concert by Rockland’s own Jeffrey Friedberg and The Bossy Frog Band.
Cost/Contact: $5 per person. Members of HSRC and children under 3 are free. Parking is free./Space is limited. For reservations call the Historical Society at 845-634-9629. Visit www.rocklandhistory.org
Free Bicycle Safety Check, Helmet Fit
When/Where: March 22, 27 and 29 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bicycle Depot in Pearl River
Why Go: Bicycle Depot will do a free check of any bicycle, fill the air in the tires and lube the chain. Bring in your helmet to check if it is fitting properly. There would be a charge for any other work done on the bicycle.
Cost/Contact: Free. Call (845) 735-8686 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information.
Children’s Late Spring Activites Registration at Pearl River Library
When/Where: Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30 at Pearl River Public Library from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (5 p.m. on Friday).
Why Go: Register for spring activities for your child, including Story Time for 2s and 3s, Baby Signs, Toddler and Preschool yoga, Find the Bunny and The Art of Cartooning.
Cost/Contact: All activities are free. Contact Pamela Gunning at (845) 735-4084 ext 126.
A.C. Moore Celebrates National Craft Month
When/Where: 1-3 p.m. both days. Saturday, March 24 - Spring Treat Jar Demonstration Using Mod Podge and Sunday, March 25 - Make’n Mold ® Candy-dipped marshmallows
Why Go: Both the experienced and novice crafter can participate in this nationally celebrated craft month with free, fun activities offered by all 134 A.C. Moore stores. They are offering free demonstrations and “Make and Take” projects devised for the beginner or experienced crafter throughout the month. You can enter your chance to win a $500 or $50 gift card to get the supplies you need to get crafting.
Cost/Contact: Free /
Family Movie Night
When/Where: 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23 at the
Why Go: Enjoy a movie on our big screen: Winnie the Pooh. Bring blankets, pillows, and whatever makes you most comfortable. The library will provide snacks, but feel free to bring your own. A grown up must accompany children into the Library and remain with them in the Community Room during the movie presentation.
When/Where: Friday, March 23, 2012, 8:00 pm/Nyack High School, 360 Christian Herald Rd, Nyack
Why Go: Take the kids to see their older siblings and friends in the local spring play
Cost/Contact: $10/845-353-7100 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
When/Where: Sunday, March 25, 2012, 4:00 pm/Gagliardi Studio & Gallery, 39 Hudson Ave, Nyack, NY
Why Go: Take a dance lesson, and let youngsters be the audience. Plus, The class includes stretching, breathing and lots of core and quad work
High School Musical Performance at Felix Festa
When/Where: Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 25 at 2 p.m./Felix Festa Middle School, 30 Parrott Rd, West Nyack
Why Go: Felix Festa Middle School presents "High School Musical" with a cast, crew and band of 160 students.