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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Rockland GAA Robert McKiernan Memorial Field Day
When/Where: Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m./Rockland County Gaelic Athletic Association, 1 3rd Ave, Orangeburg,
Why Go: The Rockland County Gaelic Athletic Association presents the 2012 Robert McKiernan Memorial Field Day. All are welcome to this family-friendly event, which features the Dennis McHugh Tournament. The tournament is for players under eight playing in seven-a-side Gaelic football. Hamburgers, hot dogs and refreshments served all day. Proceeds from the field day benefit the Rockland GAA Scholarship Fund.
Events include: Dennis McHugh U-8 Seven-a-Side Tournament, games and races for kids, face painting and bouncy castle, youth and men’s hurling exhibition, men's football and sheaf throwing contest, RGAA Fundraiser and raffle drawings.
Cost/Contact:Admission is $5 for adults, no charge for anyone under 18./For Field Day information, contact Mike Glyn at firstname.lastname@example.org. For tournament information, contact Mick Healy at email@example.com
Thursdays Through the Looking Glass
When/Where: Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Pearl River Public Library Community Room.
Why Go: Through the Looking Glass is a weekly event for children entering grades one through three. Dream Weaving is this week’s theme, with Creatures of the Night with Eileen Stelljes coming July 18.
Cost/Contact: Free. Register a week ahead. For more information to contact Pamela Gunning at 845-735-4084 ext. 126.
When/Where: Friday, Saturday and Sunday/IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center, 4270 Palisades Center Dr, West Nyack
Why Go: If the kids are into superheroes and underdogs (and what youngsters aren’t?), Spiderman on the big screen can’t be beat
Cost/Contact: Ticket prices vary/845-353-5555
When/Where: Saturday, July 14, all day/Edward Hopper House Art Center, 82 N Broadway, Nyack
Why Go: Introduce the kids to Rockland’s most famous painter by browsing some of Hopper’s most compelling pieces
Rockland Road Runners' Women's 5K Distance Festival to Benefit Rockland Family Shelter
When/Where: Saturday, July 14, registration begins at 6:30 a.m., kids’ fun run at 7:30 a.m. and race at 8 a.m./Rockland Lake State Park in Congers
Why Go: The Rockland Road Runners will host its 25th Annual Women's Distance Festival. This yearly run is the sole "women's only" event of its kind in Rockland County. The run/walk is held on a 3.1 mile course and begins at 8 a.m. A free Children's Fun Run for boys and girls 11 and under begins the festivities at 7:30 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the Rockland Family Shelter, a local not-for-profit agency dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault.
Cost/Contact: $25 registration for 5k, Children’s Race is free/www.rocklandroadrunners.org
Dreams, Books And Magic
When/Where: Saturday, July 14 at 11 a.m./New City Library at 220 N Main St in New City
Why Go: Ages 3 and up can come enjoy magician and ventriloquist Steve Woyce.
Family Movie Night
When/Where: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 13 at the
Why Go: Have a bored teenager? Bring them to the Nanuet Library’s Zombie night for some fun. It’s open to Grade 6 graduates to Grade 12 graduates. There will be zombie games and a special effects artist will be there to enhance your zombie look
Cost/Contact: Registration required. Free /
Arts & Craft Demonstration
When/Where: from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, July 14
Why Go: AC Moore has free a Arts & Craft demo this Saturday. Stop by and learn how to make Quilled Creations Paper Quilling. There are also 220 kids craft projects for only $1.
Cost/Contact: Free /
Arts & Craft Make & Take
When/Where: from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18
Why Go: AC Moore has free a Arts & Craft Make & Take activity this Saturday. Stop by and participate in Wilton Cookie Decorations. There are also 220 kids craft projects for only $1.
Cost/Contact: Free /