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.
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Where/When: Rockland Community College, 145 College Road, Suffern/ Exhibit open daily though September 30. Hours on August 31 are 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. September hours Monday through Thursday are 8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sundays 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Why Go: Memorial exhibit of 9/11 including photos and materials found at the site.
Cost/Contact: Free. www.sunyrockland.edu
Where/When: Rockland County Courthouse grounds, New City/ Sunday August 4 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Why Go: Patronize local businesses offering music, food, vendors, rides and games. Sponsored by the New City Chamber of Commerce.
Cost/Contact: www.newcitychamber.com, 845-639-2000
13th Annual Little Tor Neighborhood Association Block Party and Street Fair
Where/When: Twin Elms Lane between South Main Street and Little Tor Road, New City/Sunday, September 4 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Why Go: Meet your neighbors. Bring the family, lawn chairs, bicycles, a grill and food. Water slide, games, and family fun
Pricing/Contact: Association member families $15, non-member families $25/ Call 845-845-638-4317 or 638-3747 for tickets and more information.
Where/When: German Masonic Park, 89 Western Highway, Tappan/Sunday, September 4th from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Why Go: Marie Nevins lost her husband, Gerry, to the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. He was a New York City firefighter assigned to Rescue 1 in Manhattan. She and some friends established The Gerry Nevins Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation that helps recently widowed parents in Rockland or Orange County with dependent children under 21 pay their rent or mortgage for three months. This event is the foundation’s major fundraiser featuring an old-fashioned neighborhood picnic with food and plenty of kid-friendly activities, including games, raffles, crafts and face painting.
Pricing/Contact: Advance Tickets $100 per family (2 adults, 2 children); $50 for adults and $25 for children Day of event tickets: $60 per adult and $35 per child. Order advance tickets online at www.gerrynevins.org.
Where and When: The Sports Place at 600 Bradley Parkway in Blauvelt/Tuesday, September 6th at 6:00 p.m.
Why Go:: Described as “safe and fun for kids and adults of all ages,” it is paintball fun without the stinging pain of defeat.
Pricing: Call 845.358.4263 for pricing and to reserve a spot.