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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When/Where: Friday, September 16, 4 – 6 p.m. at Germonds Park, 185 Germonds Rd, West Nyack
Why Go: Have fun at Germonds Park for a good cause and support CANDLE (Community Awareness Network For A Drug-Free Life And Environment, Inc.). Its mission is to prevent substance abuse and violence among youth. Fun for all! Free raffles and giveaways!
Cost/Contact: $5 per person, $20 per family/ Contact Tina Vaccarelli at 845-634-6677or email@example.com
When/Where: Saturday September 17 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Congers Lake Memorial Park, 6 Gilchrest Rd, Congers
Why Go: Bring a pole and worms and go fishing!
Cost/Contact: Free for residents of Clarkstown/No pre-registration
Fifth Annual Chili Cook-off
When/ Where: Saturday, September 17 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Central Avenue Field in downtown Pearl River
Why Go: Pearl River's Special Education PTA holds its fifth annual Pearl River Chili Cook-off.
The event includes music and games and raises funds for the SEPTA Scholarship Fund. According to SEPTA, the event drew 12 participating businesses and more than 1,000 attendees in 2010, raising enough money to provide seven scholarships.
When/Where: Sunday, September 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Central Avenue Field, next to Pearl River Hook and Ladder, Engine One, in downtown Pearl River. Rain date is September 25.
Why Go: Sponsored by the Pearl River Hook and Ladder and the Rockland Rodders, this annual event is a fun day for car enthusiasts young and old alike. It is free to see the cars, but to enter a vehicle there’s a fee, with proceeds used to benefit local charities.
Cost/Contact: Free admission/845-270-3545 or 845-735-6107.
When/Where: Sunday, September 18, 8:a.m. –1 p.m. at Rockland Lake State Park, Congers
Why Go: Jawonio’s Race for Recovery in support of people with Mental Health Challenges. Individuals and teams welcome. Professionally timed 10k and 5k races, 5k family fun walk with cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, fun, games and "kidtivities."
Cost/Contact: Entry Fee: $30.00 per person/ Irene.Goldstein@jawonio.org or at 845.708.2000 x1329 to register for the race.