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. at the with a raindate on June 7
- Why Go: Put down those cell phones and get back in touch with nature. Teens from grades 7-12 can help lant some summer flowers and have fun doing it. Meet outside the Nanuet Library near the driveway entrance and there will be gummy worms for all who help
- Cost/Contact: Free, no registration necessary /
Nanuet Library Registration For Kids Summer Programs
- When/Where: Saturday, June 9 during regular hours from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the ; Nanuet Library Cardholders only, Out-of-district cardholders can sign up starting June 25
- Why Go: There are plenty of fun summer programs and classes for all age groups at the library. Some are just plain fun, some are arts and crafts, some are educational. There's something for everyone. Check out the summer newsletter on their website to see everything that's going on this summer. Quick Tip: Get there early because these programs are in high demand and there's usually a line.
- Cost/Contact: Free /
Arts & Craft Demo
- When/Where: from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 9
- Why Go: AC Moore has free Arts & Craft Demonstartion this Saturday. Stop by and watch "Martha Stewart Crafts: Craft Clay & Punch Around the Page." There are also 220 kids craft projects for only $1.
- Cost/Contact: Free /
The Homegrown String Band
- When/Where: Sunday, June 10 at 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.
Biggest Ice Cream Social in Rockland County
- When/Where: Friday, June 8 at 4 p.m. on the 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.
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: 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.
- When/Where: Sunday, June 10 at 8 a.m./7 Elmwood Dr, 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 in 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.
- Cost/Contact: Free/http://www.jccrockland.org/maccabi