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!
- When/Where: Saturday, September 10 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Congers Lake Park in Congers
- Why Go: Yes, outside ice skating in September for Clarkstown residents at the synthetic ice rink at Congers Lake Park. Learn to skate sessions for specific age groups run in the morning with Open Skate time at noon.
- Cost/Contact: Free/845-639-6200
- Where and When: Central Avenue Field in downtown Pearl River, next to Hook and Ladder, Engine One, Saturday, September 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain date: Sunday, September 11.
- Why Go: Members of the Pearl River Lions Club invite you to stop by, browse and choose from a large assortment of toys, clothing, handbags, jewelry, giftware and miscellaneous items. Enjoy musical entertainment by the Wild Rovers.
- Cost: Free admission
- Where and When: American Legion Post 329, located at 30 Railroad Avenue in Pearl River; Sunday, September 11 from 9 a.m. to noon
- Why Go: Proceeds from this pancake breakfast goes towards helping veterans and the local community. Breakfast includes pancakes, French toast, soda bread, bacon, sausage, hash browns, eggs, juice, coffee and tea.
- Cost: $6 for adults $4 for children under 12
- Where/When: Kennedy Dells Park. 355 North Main Street, New City, Sunday, September 11 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Why Go: Learn the traditional methods and skills our ancestors used to pass the long winter months. Learn to identify and harvest the new growth plants as they ready themselves for winter. Discuss methods of winter storage.
- Cost/Contact: $60 per adult, half price for firstname.lastname@example.org/845-304-5822
- Where/When: Park adjacent to Clarkstown Town Hall, 10 Maple Avenue, New City, Sunday, September 11 at 5 p.m.
- Why Go: Honor those who lost their lives 10 years ago on September 11. Town Supervisor Alex Gromack, Town Board members and Town Police Chief Michael Sullivan will read the names of the Rockland County individuals who died. Following the ceremony, the Florian Association of Rockland will host a reception for friends and family at the American Legion Post 1682 at 65 American Legion Way in New City.
- Cost/Contact: Free