For the Kids: Healthy Kids Day, Great American Cleanup

The Rockland YMCA Healthy Kids Day and the Great American Cleanup highlight family-friendly local events this 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.

Rockland YMCA Healthy Kids Day

  • When/Where: Rockland YMCA at 35 South Broadway in Nyack from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20
  • Why Go:  There will be refreshments and raffles all through the day with goodie bags for the first 100 kids. Activities include a photo booth, smoothie station, bean-bag and ring toss, family swim, face painting, arts and crafts, Karate and fencing demonstrations, children’s Zumba, family wiffle ball, tug of war, hula hoop games, parachute games, tennis, soccer and basketball. There will be a one-mile fun walk with free t-shirts for kids and chalk drawing on the sidewalk.
  • Cost/Contact: Free and open to all, with a suggested $1 donation for each session in the photo booth. For more information, go towww.rocklandymca.org or call (845) 358-0245

Nyack Community Cleanup  and Earth Day Celebration

  • When/Where: Sunday, April 21. Meet and pick up supplies for cleanup from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Nyack Center. Earth Day Celebration from noon to 5 p.m. in Nyack Memorial Park
  • Why Go: Help clean up Nyack, meet new people and volunteer for community service hours at this Great American Cleanup event organized by Keep Rockland Beautiful. Rain date is April 28.
  • Cost/Contact: To register online, find more information or another cleanup, go to www.keeprocklandbeautiful.org. For more information, contact Sonia Cairo at sonja@keeprocklandbeautiful.org or (845) 708-9164.

Pearl River High School Presents “The Pajama Game”

  • When/Where: Performances 7 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday at Pearl River High School
  • Why Go: Check out the Pearl River High School musical. “The Pajama Game” made its debut on Broadway in 1954 and was based on the Richard Bissel’s comic novel, Seven and a Half Cents. Employees at the Sleep-Tite pajama factory are threatening to strike if they don’t get a rise of seven and a half cents per hour. Matters become more complicated when the factory superintendent and the spokeswoman for the workers become romantically involved.
  • Cost/Contact: Tickets cost $10 at the door.

Pearl River Community Cleanup

  • When/Where: Saturday, April 20 go to the Central Ave. Field Gazebo for supplies and refreshments from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Why Go: Help keep Pearl River clean, fulfill community service hours and meet your neighbors. Also, find KiRBY.
  • Cost/Contact:  To register online, find more information or another cleanup, go to www.keeprocklandbeautiful.org. Direct questions to Gerry Collins at gerry@keeprocklandbeautiful.org or by phone at (845) 708-9164


Second Annual Clarkstown Cup

  • When/Where: Saturday, April 20 starting at 12 p.m./Clarkstown North High School
  • Why Go: The Clarkstown Athletic Foundation is holding the second annual Clarkstown Cup and the goal of this non profit organization is to support and raise funds for Clarkstown Central School Athletic Programs. Elementary Division: Field events including tug of war, relay races and games. The events will begin at 12 PM at Clarkstown North High School. High School Division: Boat Regatta event. The event will begin at 5:30 PM at the Felix Festa Middle School pool. Please join us for a fun filled day to support all of our Clarkstown students on a path to physical activity and health.
  • Cost/Contact: $15/http://­Clarksto­wnAthleticFou­ndation.­com

New City Community Cleanup

  • When/Where: Sunday, April 21 at 10 a.m. until 2 p.m./180 N Main St, New City/
  • Why Go: Volunteers can meet to pick up supplies and have some refreshments before heading out to cleanup New City's streets, parks, woods and streams. This event is part of Keep Rockland Beautiful's Great American Cleanup. (Raindate April 28th)
  • Cost/Contact: Free/http://­www.­keepro­cklandbeau­tiful.­org

"Wonderful Town" at St. Anthony's

  • When/Where: Friday, April 19 at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 20 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 21 at 3 pm./St. Anthony School, 34 W Nyack Rd, Nanuet
  • Why Go: Come, join the Conga line! St. Anthony’s Parish Players keep their tradition of excellence alive with this year’s production, “Wonderful Town,” a fast-paced musical-comedy about two Ohio-bred sisters who come to New York to make “good” and the characters they meet along the way.
  • Cost/Contact: $10/$8 children under 12/http://­parishplayers.­wordpress.­com/

Grand Opening Party

  • When/Where: Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.The Hub, 156 Main St, Nanuet
  • Why Go: The Hub opened its doors to the public on April 1but we wish to welcome the community in with a Grand Opening party with Hors d'oeuvres and some face to face greetings. The Hub is an Internet lounge and computer training and support center.
  • Come by and enjoy music and finger foods or just to play on the showroom computers.
  • Cost/Contact: Free/http://­www.­nanuethub.­com


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