Outdoor Summertime Favorites: Baseball And Music

Family Best Bets of the Week!


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!

American Idol Finalist Tim Urban In Concert

When/Where: Friday, August 24 at 7:30 p.m./185 Germonds Rd, West Nyack
Why Go: Tim Urban, an American Idol Finalist, will perform at Germonds Park.
Open to Clarkstown Residents
Cost/Contact: Free/845-639-6200


The Rockland Boulders will recognize two local organizations at Friday’s game.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Night At The Boulders

When/Where: Friday, Aug. 24/ at 7 p.m./Provident Bank Park, 1 Provident Bank Park Drive, Pomona
Why Go: The Rockland community and friends of Big Brothers Big Sisters are invited to join a “fun with a cause” evening and support Big Brothers Big Sisters at the Active International Charity Challenge night at the Boulders. The Rockland Boulders will donate a percentage of ticket sales to Big Brothers Big Sisters and Active International will match the amount Big Brothers Big Sisters is able to raise during this event, including ticket sales and 50/50 raffle, vendors, jewelry sale table and inflatable bounce houses at the stadium.
Cost/Contact: To purchase tickets online, go towww.rocklandboulders.com, click “Tickets”, select “Fundraiser Tickets,” then scroll down to August 24 and select Big Brothers Big Sisters.


Boulders Honor New City Little League All-Stars 

When/Where: Friday, August 24 at 7 p.m./ One Provident Park Drive, Pomona
Why Go: Join the Rockland Boulders as they honor the New City Little League 9/10 Year Old Softball All-Stars Eastern Region Champions from New City/Suffern/Congers. The Rockland Boulders are playing the Jackals.

Cost/Contact: Purchase tickets for seats are in Section 103 for $13 each/ Click here to purchase tickets


Please Don’t Eat the Daisies

When/Where: Friday Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. / Pearl River Public Library
Why Go: Check out some old-school, family-friendly humor in this 1960 comedy starring David Niven and Doris Day about a family moving from a cramped apartment in New York City to a house in the country.
Cost/Contact: Free/ For more information, contact Jim Cassetta at  845-735-4084 ext. 139

Borderline Folk Music Club Annual Picnic

When/Where: Sunday, Aug. 26 at 12 p.m.6 p.m./New City Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Rescue Squad, 200 Congers Rd, New City
Why Go: The annual free picnic of the Borderline Folk Music Club will feature Si Kahn. Join us for the biggest folk music event of the year in Rockland County.
Si has written many songs and has no less than 16 albums to his credit.  Si will be performing on stage and leading a one-hour workshop on topics relating to his work and music. There will be 20 professional musicians performing songs by Si as well as some of their own. Bring a potluck and a lawn chair. Soft drinks will be provided. No refrigeration is available so bring non-perishable foods that will not spoil in the outdoor heat.   A strict "no-alcohol" policy will be enforced. There will be a separate non-stop song circle and jam area on the other side of the building led by Roger Sprung.
Cost/Contact: Free/Please make reservations at 845-354-4586 or solz1@optonline.net so that we can adequately prepare. Free parking on site and at the school parking lot across the street.  


Summer Story time

When/Where: Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 11 a.m./ in Nanuet
Why Go: Join Ms. Mariann for a fun-filled hour of Storytime in the Children's Department. Storytime runs every Wednesday during the summer.
Cost/Contact: Free/


Song Time with Delores Jiji

When/Where: Monday, Aug. 28 at 10:30 a.m./Pearl River Public Library
Why Go: Bring your little ones for this performance, which is for children ages two to six. 
Cost/Contact: Free with Pearl River Public Library card. No registration required. For more information, contact Pamela Gunning at 845-735-4084 ext. 126 


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