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Family Best Bets of the Week:
- Watch the movie Rango
Where/When: , Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Why Go: After a long week of school, get the kids out of the house to see this entertaining movie!
- 10th Annual International Street Fair
Where/When: Haverstraw; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Why Go: Check out the diverse foods, music, crafts and fun that this street fair has to offer.
Where and When: Pearl River Elks Pavilion on Saturday, September 24 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Why Go: Come out with your family and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon for a great cause. All proceeds raised will help children battling childhood cancers and other diseases.
Pricing: $50 for adults; $20 for children (under the age of 21) and free for children under the age of five.
- Youth Day Outdoor Expo
Where and When: Anderson Field in Orangeburg on Sunday, September 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Why Go: The Pearl River Gun Club is hosting its annual Youth Expo featuring fun, supervised activities including paintball and fishing Instruction along with outdoor and safety skills. Prizes and drawings for all who are under age 18. Rain or shine.
- Golden Knight Fire Truck Pull for Charity
Where/When: Vision Sports Club in Pearl River from 9 a.m. - noon
Why Go: All money raised will be sent to the Avon Center for Breast Cancer Research.
Cost: Teams will consist of ten members and the entrance fee is $100 per team. Any individual wishing to participate may sign up in advance for $10 and will be placed on a team with available spots. $10 T-shirts will be available for purchase by participating athletes.
- Scarecrow-Making Day
Why Go: Bring a set of old clothes, a hat and a plastic gallon milk jug and join the staff at Earthplace Nature Discovery Center for a day of scarecrow-making fun.
When/Where: Saturday, September 24th. Drop in 1pm - 3pm. Westport, CT.
Pricing & Contact: Admission to exhibits: $7 adults / $5 kids 1-12y. Scarecrow event: $10 per child. 203-227-7253.
- Village of Larchmont Big Truck Day
Why Go: Parked in the Larchmont Library’s lot, children are encouraged to climb on and explore Mamaroneck and Larchmont’s giant trucks.
When/Where: Saturday, September 24th. 10am - Noon. Larchmont, NY.
Pricing & Contact: Free, no registration required. 914-834-2281.
- Colonial Day
Why Go: Colonial re-enactments, period demonstrations and old-time children’s activities are all in store at this annual Tappantown Historical Society event. Be transported back in time and learn about Tappan’s colonial history.
When/Where: Saturday, September 24th. Noon - 5pm. Tappan, NY.
- New City Fundraising Tag Sale
When/ Where: Saturday, September 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m./18 Laurel Rd, New City
Why Go: This is a fundraiser for a Keller Williams Hudson Valley Realty employee from Stony Point who is battling cancer. Members of the community have donated items for the tag sale. Local vendors Craig’s Hot Dog Truck and Rose's Ice Cream are also helping out. The company holds eight to 10 fundraisers per year benefitting Rockland residents or groups in need.
Cost/Contact: No admission/845 639 0300 or Susancamus@kw.com
- The Annual Supervisor’s Walk
When/Where: Saturday, September 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rockland Lake State Park, Lake Road E & North Route 9W, Congers
Why Go: Join Clarkstown Town Supervisor Alex Gromack on the annual walk at Rockland Lake State Park The event takes place in Rockland Lake State Park North Parking Lot # 1. Take a hike on the Long Path or a nice stroll around Rockland Lake. Come out and enjoy the outdoors and experience nature first hand. There will be narrated tours and scenic views of the Hudson River. All levels of hiking are available. There is a one-hour, 1.7-mile hike on the Short Long Path overlooking the Hudson River. It is a moderate hike, short and steep. There is a four-hour hike on the Long Path for approximately 6 miles. It is a difficult hike over steep, rocky terrain and participants should bring water and lunch. There is a one-hour hike around Rockland Lake covering 3.2 miles. It is an easy hike on a paved walk, and good for strollers.
- Change4ChangeHunger Relief Program and Sculpture Unveiling
When/Where: Sunday, September 25 - registration at 12 p.m./Jewish Community Campus, West Nyack
Why Go: Join JCC Rockland’s 11-K community walk to raise money for its Change4Change Hunger Relief Program in honor of the Munich 11 athletes who were murdered at the 1972 Olympics in Munich. All proceeds will benefit the hungry in Rockland County and Israel, through People To People, Jewish Family Service’s Rhoda Bloom Kosher Food Pantry and Israeli partner organizations via the Jewish Federation of Rockland County. Just prior to the start of the walk, the first memorial sculpture to the Munich 11 in the U.S. will be unveiled at 1:30 p.m. The 11-K and 5-K walks begin at 2 p.m.
Cost/Contact: $18 Registration Fee/$25 day of event/Carrie Sakin at (845) 362-4400, ext. 172 or firstname.lastname@example.org