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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Orangetown Batting Cages
Where/When: The Orangetown Batting Cages are located at 82 Hunt Road in Orangeburg/Open 7 days a week: Monday through Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Why Go: Outdoor batting cages great for baseball and softball practice
Cost: $2 a round for 12 pitches or seven rounds for $10 or 16 rounds for $20.
Suburban Foraging at Cropsey
Where/When: Cropsey Community Farm New City, Wednesday, August 24th at 5 p.m.
Why Go: Join suburban foragers Paul Tappenden and Adrienne Gomez as they lead you through a wild walk of discovery, identifying and harvesting edible plants – many of which you probably never knew you could eat. At the end of the walk, everyone will be able to participate in the preparation and tasting of a delightful meal created from the day’s wild finds!
Cost/Contact: $20 for adults, $10 for children/ http://cropseyfarm.org/programs-workshops/
Mario the Magician
Why Go: Mario the Magician performs a children's magic show at the Nyack Farmers' Market.
Where/When: Nyack Farmers' Market/Thursday, August 25 at 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Free Child ID Program
Where/When: Palisades Center Mall, West Nyack, Saturday, August 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Why Go: Masons are offering free child identification service. Have your child’s photo, fingerprints and vital statistics put on a CD. This will provide the critical information law enforcement needs if your child ever goes missing.
Borderline Folk Music Picnic
Where/When: New City Volunteer Ambulance Corps/Sunday, August 28 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Why Go: Live folk and bluegrass music all day featuring Si Kahn and a separate jam and song area. Bring lawn chairs and a potluck dish to share. Craft vendors will be on site.
Cost/Contact: Free/Make reservations at email@example.com