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!
Kids College Events
When/Where: Friday, July 20 at Rockland Community College./
Why Go: Performing Arts campers will have their show, the Art Institute campers have an art exhibition, and Awesome Science campers get to launch their own rockets! Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the talent and accomplishments of their campers!
Performing Arts 9:30 am—Cultural Arts Theater
Art Institute 11:30 am—Art Exhibition - Cultural Arts Center – third floor
Awesome Science 10 am—Rocket Launch -RCC Baseball Field
Cost/Contact: For more information please call 845-574-4451 www.sunyrockland.edu/go/summercamps
Pearl River Library Teen Movie Night: Jurassic Park
When/Where: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Pearl River Public Library Community Room.
Why Go: Teens can enjoy the free showing of the science fiction blockbuster based on Michael Crighton’s novel of the same name, which is on Pearl River’s ninth-grade reading list and will be one of the works included in the library’s “Battle of the Books.”
Cost/Contact: Free/For more information, contact librarian Christina Linder at 845-735-4084.
When/Where: Friday, July 20, all day/IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center, 4270 Palisades Center Dr, West Nyack
Why Go: If you’re kids are into grittier superhero flicks -- and can handle the darker aspects of the Batman franchise -- seeing the DC Comics hero is IMAX can’t be beat.
Cost/Contact: ~$20 /Buy Tickets
When/Where: Saturday, July 21, 7:00 pm/One Provident Park Drive, Pomona
Why Go: Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson is being hosted by the Rockland Boulders for a special evening that includes the game, a Girl Scout parade prior to the game, presentation by the Rockland Boulders Dietician Idy Neuman, special after game activities including a movie and sleepover.
Orangetown Friday Night Summer Concert Series: Separate Ways
When/Where: Friday, July 20, 7:45 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in Orangeburg.
Why Go: Share old family favorites or introduce the little ones to music from your younger days with Separate Ways, a Journey cover band. Refreshments are available. Bring your own blankets and chairs.
Cost/Contact: Free/For more information, call Veteran’s Memorial Park at 845-359-6503. To learn more about the band, go to www.separatewaystheband.com.
Family Movie Night
When/Where: 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 20 at the
Why Go: The movie Big Miracle 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 /
Arts & Craft Make & Take
When/Where: from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, July 21/
Why Go: AC Moore has free a Arts & Craft activity this Saturday. Stop by and learn about Littleton Coin Company Penny Collecting. 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 25
Why Go: AC Moore has free a Arts & Craft Make & Take activity. Stop by and participate in the Duck Tape Olympic Medal craft. There are also 220 kids craft projects for only $1.
Cost/Contact: Free /
When/Where: Saturday, July 21 at
Why Go: The Conklin Scholarship Fund in conjunction with Flip 'n Dip (located in the Kohls Shopping Center) will be hosting a Fundraiser on July 21st. Take the kids for some ice cream/frozen yogurt and mention the Scholarship Fund when you order. A portion of the day’s proceeds will go toward the organization
Cost/Contact: cost of your frozen treat /
Matty Roxx Children's Concert
When/Where: Wednesday, July 18 from 6 to 6:45 p.m./New City Library, 220 N Main St, New City
Why Go: Children ages 12 months and up are invited to sing and dance along with Matty Roxx! Enjoy funny songs, general silliness, hand-clapping and foot-stompin' fun! Limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis to New City or West Nyack Library card holders.
Cost/Contct: Free and only for New City and West Nyack Library Card holders /www.newcitylibrary.org