For the Kids: Battle of the Books, Pearl River Craft Fair and Flea Market

Family-friendly best bets for the upcoming week.

Each week, we'll give you the info on 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 comment box. We want to hear from you.

Battle of the Books
Saturday, Sept. 8 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  at the Pearl River Public Library
Why Go: 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.The libraries in the Ramapo Catskill region will battle it out in the event’s fifth year. . Pearl River finished third.
Cost/Contact: For more information or to get involved, contact librarian Christina Linder at 845-735-4084.

Pearl River Lions Club Flea Market and Crafts Fair
When/Where: Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Central Ave. Field in Pearl River.
Why Go: Come shop for baby items, homemade chocolate, tools, used goods, hand made items, sunglasses, wallets, watches, fishing tackle, sports trading cards, handbags, jewelry, paintings, photo albums, magnets, gift baskets, charm bracelets, antiques and more. Back to the Garden 1969 will play live in the gazebo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost/Contact: For more information, contact David Wallach at (845) 300-8049 or Ralph Fasano at (845) 735-9519.

Summer Storytime
When/Where: in Nanuet on Wednesday, Sept. 12 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—

Library Quilt Display
When/Where: September and October at the during regular hours.
Why Go: Quilting may seem like a lost art for some of the younger generations so bring them in to appreciate the craft. During the months of September and October, quilts made by Mabel Kepler and Ruth Baker will be on display, they have been quilting for years and travel around the United States to various quilt shows to get ideas for their next projects.
Cost/Contact: Free /

Sunday, September 9, 10:00 am / Main Street and Broadway, downtown Nyack
Why Go: Grab the kids and watch Nyack transform into an outdoor bazaar with food, shopping and entertainment
Cost/Contact: Free to browse / (845) 353-2221

Sunday, September 9, 2:00 pm / Nyack Public Library, 59 S Broadway, Nyack
Why Go: Chabad Jewish Enrichment Center presents challah baking, apple dipping and more
Cost/Contact: Free / 845-356-6686.

Afternoon Tea In the Garden
When/Where: Saturday, Sept. 8 from 3 to 4 p.m. (Rain date Sunday, Sep. 9.)/New City Library
Why Go: Join us for refreshments in the Children's Garden to celebrate the community support given to the Garden Rockers Club this past year.
Cost/Contact: Free/Contact: Mrs. B. at  634-4997, ext.138 or kbachor@rcls.org

JCC Rockland's 25th Anniversary Open House & Wellness Fair
When/Where: Sunday, Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m./JCC of Rockland, 450 W Nyack Rd, West Nyack
Why Go: Join us for a fun time at the J, spending the day at Rockland’s ultimate fitness and community center! Events include: Fitness Demos, Wellness Screenings, Inflatables, Live Music, BBQ, Petting Zoo, Raffles, Class Discounts and Special Membership Offer - 1 day only!
Cost/Contact: $10 per person for those 18 years of age and up. Maximum of $20 per family. Reduce admission fees by bringing items (blankets, toys, food…) to be donated to Hi-Tor Animal Shelter. Discount will be $1 for each item donated with a maximum of $5 discount per person./wwww.jccrockland.org


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