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.
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!
Teen Gardening Day
When/Where: Wednesday, June 6 from 2:30 - 4 p.m. with a rain date of June 7/
Why Go: Put down those cell phones and get back in touch with nature. Teens from grades 7-12 can help plant some summer flowers and have fun doing it. Meet outside the Nanuet Library near the driveway entrance. There will be gummy worms for all who help.
Cost/Contact: Free, no registration necessary /
Biggest Ice Cream Social in Rockland County
When/Where: Friday, June 8 at 4 p.m./ Central Ave. Field in Pearl River
Why Go: Help try to break a world record, eat ice cream and help raise funds for the Franklin Ave. Elementary School Playground. This event sponsored by the Franklin Ave. School Playground Committee will include an attempt to break the Guinness World Record of 222 feet. That is a lot of ice cream.
Cost/Contact: Entry fee is $10 per person.
When/Where: Saturday, June 9 at 1 p.m./New City Library, 220 N Main St, New City
Why Go: Yoko Olsen returns to demonstrate how to use newspapers, magazines and glue to create functional tote bags. These bags, which can be personalized, are ideal for gift giving. This is the intermediate tote bag session for those who took the beginner class.
Cost/Contact: If you have taken the beginning class here or elsewhere, call and register at 845-634-4997, ext. 139.
Arts & Craft Demo
When/Where: Saturday, June 9 from 1 to 3 p.m./
Why Go: AC Moore has a free Arts & Craft Demonstration. Stop by and watch "Martha Stewart Crafts: Craft Clay & Punch Around the Page."
Cost/Contact: Free /
Pearl River Student Artist Reception/Gallery Dedication
When/Where: Saturday, June 9 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Pearl River Public Library
Why Go: The library is hosting a reception for Pearl River students whose art will be on display in June from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The newly upgraded display area will be dedicated as the “Paula Bohovesky Art Gallery” at 2 p.m.
Cost/Contact: Free to attend. For more information, go to www.pearlriverlibrary.org.
When/Where: Sunday, June 10 at 8 a.m./7 Elmwood Drive in New City,
Why Go: HealthSav will offer seven free one-hour adult CPR classes. This one-hour course will train anyone to recognize and immediately treat someone who has collapsed from cardiac arrest. Unless immediate assistance is provided, a person who is unconscious and not breathing will die in about four minutes. Learn how this is NOT a heart attack as so many often assume. This one-hour course will completely prepare you and is great for the whole family 12 years of age and above.
Cost/Contact: Free/Pre registration is required and can easily be done at www.healthsav.com.
When/Where: Sunday, June 10 at 10 a.m./Rockland Community College, 145 College Road, Suffern
Why Go: Meet us at the RCC Fieldhouse in Suffern for a continental breakfast and join us as we welcome the JCC Maccabi Games torch to RCC - the site of our Opening Ceremonies in August.
The Homegrown String Band
When/Where: Sunday, June 10 from 3 p.m. to 4:45 p.m./Pearl River Library
Why Go: They call themselves “A Postmodern Neo-Traditional Old-Time String Band,” Georgianne and Rick Jackofsky and their daughters, Erica and Annalee, have been playing together since 1997. They play American Rural Music with instruments including guitar, banjo, fiddle, dulcimer, mandolin, banjo-ukulele, harmonica, jawharp, doumbek, and percussive dance. Samples of their music can be found here.
Cost/Contact: Free. For more information, go to the library’s website http://www.pearlriverlibrary.org/pearlriver/ or the band’s website at www.homegrownstringband.com or call Jim Cassetta at 845-735-4084 extension 139.