Make Bird Snacks, Practice Yoga, Watch Shakespeare Or Celebrate Chinese New Year

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!

Feed the Birds
When/Where: Thursday Jan. 19, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m./The Pearl River Public Library
Why Go: Make snacks suitable for birds as winter approaches and they find food more scarce. For those with allergies, please note that peanut butter will be used. Suitable for children in Kindergarten through third grade.
Cost/Contact: Free. Registration is open/Contact Pamela Gunning  at 845-735-4084 extension 126


Teen Yoga
When/Where: Friday, Jan. 20 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m./132 Park Ave, New City
Why Go: Teen Yoga postures, centering, breath work, empowerment work, and restorative yoga. This class is specifically  designed to promote support, focus and calming techniques, which can help balance a busy teenager’s lifestyle. Experience what makes you unique and see the uniqueness in others. No experience required, all levels welcome. Safety and alignment emphasized. Ages 13-17
Cost/Contact: $18 per class or $108 for eight classes/ www.sanctuaryyogastudios.com, 845-548-1090


When/Where: Friday, January 20, 7 pm/117 Washington Springs Rd, Palisades
Why Go: Kids performing Shakespeare for kids
Cost: $12


When/Where: Friday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m./South Orangetown Middle School cafeteria and gym.
Why Go: Enjoy a dunk tank, basketball, indoor soccer, run an obstacle course or take part in the hula hoop contest. Pizza snacks will be on sale during the event.
Cost/Contact: Tickets on sale during lunch Jan. 18 to 20. Cost is $10. Checks should be payable to SOCASA./A link to the flier can be found here.


When/Where: Saturday, January 21, 9:00 am/675 Oak Tree Rd, Palisades, NY
Why Go: Browse local and fresh food while staying warm
Cost/Contact: Free


JCC of Rockland Open House
When/Where: Sunday, Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m./450 W Nyack Rd, West Nyack
Why Go: A fun day for the entire family includes health screenings, fitness demo classes, fruit/protein bar giveaways, spin the wheel/win a prize, camp activities for kids, arts ‘n crafts, bounce house, kids’ concert with Matty Roxx, Mah Jongg Film: “The Tiles That Bind.”
Cost/Contact: Free and open to everyone/845-362-4400, www.jccrockland.org


Celebrate Chinese New Year with Norma Chang
When/Where: Sunday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m./Nanuet Public Library
Why Go: Welcome the Year of the Dragon at the library! Watch Norma cook and taste some of her delicious creations. Registration required at the Adult Reference Desk.
Cost/Contact: Free/Nanuet Public Library

Carnival Food
When/Where: Monday, Jan. 23 at 3 p.m./Nanuet Public Library
Why Go: Tempt your taste buds with festival favorites with Chef Angie! Grades 5 - 6. Registration required at the Children’s Desk.
Cost/Contact: Free/Nanuet Public Library

Stories, Songs and Silliness
When/Where: Monday Jan. 23,11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m./The Pearl River Public Library Community Room
Why Go: Children up to two years old can listen to stories, sing songs and just be silly with Mrs. Sarah.
Cost/Contact: Free/No registration is necessary. For more information, call Pamela Gunning at 845-735-4084 extension 126.


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