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For the Kids: Movies, Music, Big Brothers and Big Sisters

Upcoming best bets for the family.

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. 

Look for the kids' planner each Wednesday, and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips‚ just add them to the comments. We want to hear from you.

Song Time with Delores Jiji
When/Where: Begins 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 28 at Pearl River Public Library
Why Go: Bring your little ones for this performance, which is for children ages two to six.
Cost/Contact: Free with Pearl River Public Library card. No registration required. For more information, contact Pamela Gunning at 845-735-4084 ext 126

Please Don’t Eat the Daisies
When/Where: Friday Aug. 25 at 2 p.m. at the Pearl River Public Library
Why Go: Check out some old-school, family-friendly humor in this 1960 comedy starring David Niven and Doris Day about a family moving from a cramped apartment in New York City to a house in the country.
Cost/Contact: Free. For more information, contact Jim Cassetta at  845 735-4084 ext. 139

Battle of the Books Practice
When/Where: Wednesday, Aug. 22 at the Pearl River Public Library
Why Go: Participants in the Battle of the Books program are urged to attend to prepare for the contest in September. The Battle of the Books is a competition for students in grades nine through 12 in which they answer questions about books they have read.
Cost/Contact: For more information or to get involved, contact librarian Christina Linder at 845-735-4084.

'To the Arctic' at IMAX Palisades
When/Where
: Saturday, Aug. 25, 10:00 am / IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center, 4270 Palisades Center Dr, West Nyack
Why Go
: If the kids are into wildlife and movies, this epic documentary-type flick marries the two perfectly.
Cost/Contact
: $9 / (845) 353-5555


Catherine Konner Sculpture Park @ RoCA
When/Where
: Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am/, 27 S Greenbush Rd, West Nyack
Why Go
: Take a walk outside and introduce the kids to some local art.
Cost/Contact
: Free/jamie@­rockla­ndartcenter.­org

Arts & Craft Demo
When/Where:
from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25
Why Go:
AC Moore has free a Arts & Craft activity this Saturday. Stop by and learn about Deco Mesh Ribbon Roses. There are also 220 kids craft projects for only $1.
Cost/Contact:
Free /

Summer Storytime
When/Where: in Nanuet on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 11 a.m.
Why Go: Join Ms. Mariann for a fun-filled hour of Storytime in the Children's Department. Storytime runs every Wednesday during the summer.
Cost/Contact: Free—

American Idol Finalist Tim Urban In Concert
When/Where: Friday, August 24 at 7:30 p.m./185 Germonds Rd, West Nyack
Why Go: Tim Urban, an American Idol Finalist, will perform at Germonds Park.
Open to Clarkstown Residents
Cost/Contact: Free/845-639-6200

Big Brothers Big Sisters Night At The Boulders
When/Where: Friday, Aug. 24/ at 7 p.m./Provident Bank Park, 1 Provident Bank Park Drive, Pomona
Why Go: The Rockland community and friends of Big Brothers Big Sisters are invited to join a “fun with a cause” evening and support Big Brothers Big Sisters at the Active International Charity Challenge night at the Boulders. The Rockland Boulders will donate a percentage of ticket sales to Big Brothers Big Sisters and Active International will match the amount Big Brothers Big Sisters is able to raise during this event, including ticket sales and 50/50 raffle, vendors, jewelry sale table and inflatable bounce houses at the stadium.
Cost/Contact: To purchase tickets online,go towww.rocklandboulders.com, click “Tickets”, select “Fundraiser Tickets,” then scroll down to August 24 and select Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Borderline Folk Music Club Annual Picnic
When/Where: Sunday, Aug. 26 at 12 p.m.6 p.m./New City Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Rescue Squad, 200 Congers Rd, New City
Why Go: The annual free picnic of the Borderline Folk Music Club will feature Si Kahn. Join us for the biggest folk music event of the year in Rockland County.
Si has written many songs and has no less than 16 albums to his credit.  Si will be performing on stage and leading a one-hour workshop on topics relating to his work and music. There will be 20 professional musicians performing songs by Si as well as some of their own.Bring a pot-luck and a lawn chair. Soft drinks will be provided. No refrigeration available so bring non-perishable foods that will not spoil in the outdoor heat.   A strict "no-alcohol" policy will be enforced. There will be a separate non-stop song circle and jam area on the other side of the building led by Roger Sprung.
Cost/Contact: Free/Please make reservations at 845-354-4586 or solz1@optonline.net so that we can adequately prepare. Free parking on site and at the school parking lot across the street.  

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