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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When/Where: June 21- July 4 from 1 p.m. to 12 a.m./1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
Why Go: The Palisades Center will play host to Rockland County’s newest family entertainment event, the Palisades Fair. The event will feature shows, State Fair amusement rides, fair foods and games.
Nanuet Library Snow Cone Day
When/Where: Thursday, June 21 from 5 to 8 p.m./
Why Go: Who doesn’t like summertime sweets? Stop by the Nanuet Library from for a snow cone and to sign up for the
Cost/Contact: It's free and you don't have to register. /
When/Where: Saturday, June 23 at 8 a.m./Stop & Shop, 180 N Main St, New City
Why Go: New City Girl Scout Hannah Buckler is running a food drive to benefit Soup Angels in Nyack where she volunteers. She is also holding a petition drive to get support to raise the minimum wage in New York State as part of her Silver Award Project.
Cost/Contact: Donations accepted
Clarkstown Pools Open
When/Where: Saturday, June 23 at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m./Germonds Pool, Lake Nanuet and Congers Pool
Why Go: It’s officially summer! All three town pools will open. Germonds Pool will be open from 12 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Lake Nanuet will be open from 11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Congers Pool will be open from 12 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Cost/Contact: Clarkstown residents can register for seasonal or daily passes or pay the guest fee. /845-639-6200
Arts & Craft Demo
When/Where: Saturday, June 23 from 1 to 3 p.m./
Why Go: AC Moore has a free Arts & Craft demonstration. Stop by and see the “Wilton Fondant Fun” demonstration.
Cost/Contact: Free /
When/Where: Sunday, June 24, 6 p.m./145 College Rd, Suffern
Why Go: Get a jumpstart on the July 4 holiday with this local celebration.
Pearl River Public Library Summer Reading Kickoff
When/Where: Registration is ongoing. Children start reporting on books read Monday, June 25. Kickoff event with Sidewalk Chalk Art Night from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27 (rain date of June 28)/ Pearl River Library
Why Go: Encourage your children by rewarding them through the library’s summer reading program. This year’s theme is Dream Big: Read! The library provides the sidewalk and the chalk as well as teen volunteers for face painting.
Cost/Contact: Free. For more information, go to the library website at www.pearlriverlibrary.org.
Pearl River Carnival
When/Where: Thursday June 28 through Monday, July 1. Open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends. /Central Ave. Field in Pearl River
Why Go: Treat the kids to rides, games and food with the money raised going to the Pearl River Park & Activities Committee to pay for the 4th of July fireworks on the Central Ave. Field.
Cost/Contact: $25 for unlimited ride passes.