For the Kids: Old Movies, Train Show

Family best bets for the weekend

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!


When/Where: Sunday, February 19, 10 a.m./530 Piermont Ave, Piermont
Why Go: Stay warm while picking out fresh vegetables, pastries and more.
Cost/Contact: Free/piermontpopup@gmail.com


When/Where: Friday, February 17, 8 pm/, 94 Main St, Nyack
Why Go: Check out the most famous early sci-fi film, 1902 flick A Trip To The Moon.  
Cost/Contact: $15/(845) 826-2639


Potato Power
When/Where: Thursday, Feb. 16 at 4:30 p.m. Nanuet Library
Why Go: Stop by for a fun activity with your child. Make a spud-powered battery. Registration is required at the Children’s Desk and it’s for grades K-4.
Cost/Contact: Free/


Silent Library
When/Where: Friday, Feb. 17 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m./Pearl River Public Library
Why Go: Teens in grades six through 12 can participate in a game based on the MTV show. Players will be split into two teams that must complete challenges without making any noise. There will be food and prizes.
Cost/Contact: Free/Registration is required. Contact Christina Linder at (845) 735-4084 ext 138.

Make & Take Crafts
When/Where: Saturday, Feb. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m./ 
Why Go: Stop by A.C. Moore in Nanuet this Saturday with your daughter to create a fun American Girl Crafts Wall Dangler.
Cost/Contact: Free/


Model Railroad Exhibit
When/Where: Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Feb. 18 from noon to 5 p.m./United Methodist Church of Pearl River.
Why Go: Because model trains are excellent, old-school family entertainment. Now in its 23rd year, the Bergen County Model Railroad Club’s show is always a popular one. The exhibit features four layouts with trains of many shapes and sizes. There will be shows three consecutive weekends, ending March 4.
Cost/Contact: Tickets cost $5 for adults, $2 for children./For more information, go to www.bcmrrc.com

Congers History Museum Opens For The Day
When/Where: Saturday, Feb. 18, 12 p.m./Burnside Ave & Lake Rd, Congers
Why Go: The Congers History Museum is located on the upper level of the Congers Railroad Station.  The opening is sponsored by the Congers Civic Association.  
Cost/Contact: Free/(845) 268-2201


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