Each week, we'll give you the info on the five 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 comment box. We want to hear from you!
Matty Roxx Children's Concert
When/Where: Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 6 p.m. 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 is available on a first-come, first-served basis to New City or West Nyack Library cardholders. Must bring your New City or West Nyack Library card with you for admittance to the program.
Cost/Contact: Free/Need to be New City or West Nyack Library cardholder
Wagging Tails: Read to a Dog
When/Where: Wednesday, Aug. 15 in the Pearl River Public Library Community Room from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Why Go: For this new event two Bassett Hounds will be there to listen as children read. Maizie and Megan are certified therapy dogs, so they are trained to listen, which will help give children confidence.
Cost/Contact: Pre-register to read in person. For more information, call Pamela Gunning at 845-735-4084 ext. 126.
American Idol Finalist Tim Urban In Concert
When/Where: Friday, Aug. 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
Family Movie Night
When/Where: y Aug. 17 at 6:30/
Why Go: See the cute movie “Happy Feet 2” this summer on the big screen! Refreshments provided. Bring blankets, pillows, and whatever makes you most comfortable. A grown up must accompany children into the Library and remain with them in the Community Room during the movie presentation.
Cost/Contact: Free—No registration necessary /
When/Where: Friday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. / 1 Provident Bank Park Drive, Pomona
Why Go: If your kids are budding audiophiles, or simply want a first-concert experience, seeing these ‘90s icons in Pomona is a sure-shot.
Cost/Contact: $25 - $45 / www.rocklandboulders.com
When/Where: Saturday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m. / Rockland Center for the Arts, 27 S Greenbush Rd, West Nyack
Why Go: Take a stroll outdoors and take in RoCA’s sculptures
Cost/Contact: Free / 845-358-0877
Practice PSAT Test for Teens
When/Where: Saturday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m./ Pearl River Public Library
Why Go: For teenagers entering ninth or 10th grade. Kaplan Test Prep is offering a free PSAT practice test. Kaplan will also send each participant an analysis of his or her results at no charge.
Cost/Contact: Free. Call to pre-register at 845-735-4084 ext. 115.
Battle of the Books Practice
When/Where: Wednesday, Aug. 22/ 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.