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!
Art in the Army
Where/When: Historical Society of Rockland, New City on Thursday, August 11 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Why Go: Introduction of the Army Art Collection and explanation by the curator of the Art Collection of the U.S. Army. Artwork display by the Army’s only Artist-in-Residence.
Cost/Contact: Free, pre-registration requested/www.rocklandhistory.org
Where/When: Glaze Pottery and Art Studio, Orangeburg on Friday, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Why Go: Kids in grades 1 through 6 can create their own one-of-a-kind greeting cards!
Cost: $25, pre-registration recommended/www.glazeartstudio.com
India Cultural Society of Rockland Open House
Where/When: New City Library, Friday, August 12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Why Go: Experience the foods and music of India
Swim Across America Fundraiser
Where/When: Germonds Pool, West Nyack on Sunday, August 14 from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Why Go: Benefit to help fight cancer and United Hospice of Rockland is one of the organizations receiving proceeds from the event. Organize a team, cheer for swimmers, sponsor a swimmer. Meet champion swimmer Skip Storch. Contributions are still needed to reach the $10,000 fundraising goal.
Team KJ Barbecue Fundraiser
Where/When: Pearl River Elks Lodge, 2042 Elks Drive in Nanuet, on Sunday, August 14 from 2 to 6 p.m.
Why Go: Team KJ is a group of friends and family who are participating in the West Point triathlon on Sunday, August 14. They participate in sprint triathlons and other endurance events in an effort to raise money to find a cure for Huntington’s Disease. Their goal is to help support the families in our community affected by this disease and continue to support medical research that will ultimately find a cure. After the race on Sunday, Team KJ will host a family-friendly barbecue with music, a bouncy castle, food and drinks, face painting and raffles.
Pricing/Contact: Suggested donation of $30 per adult and kids are free. For more information or to make an online donation, visit www.fighthd.org.