Things to Do in Bergen County Week of August 17

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We rounded up the best events in Bergen County NJ and Beyond!
 
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What: Stone Barns Center Harvest Fest
Why: An explosion of autumn awesomeness on the farm. Think live music, seasonal foods, hayrides, turkey-herding, sheep-moving and more!
When: Saturday, October 7, Adults/$40, Kids/$20 (Snag tickets starting Wednesday, August, 23)
Where: Pocantico Hills,  NY
 
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Why: Meet the American Idol singer, get your pic taken after having your hair and makeup done, and enjoy the free swag!
When: Friday, August 18, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., All ages, FREE
Where: 168 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
 
Why: Because what says summer night like an outdoor movie and popcorn?
When: Friday, August 18, 8:30 p.m.-11 p.m., FREE, BYO Chair/Blanket
Where: Van Saun County Park, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
 
Why: 60s Rock by The British Invasion Years and then It’s a Plot under the stars.
When: Saturday, August 19, music 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., movie at sunset, FREE
Where: Fort Lee Community Center, Fort Lee
 
Why: Kids ages 3 to 7 will enjoy story time and a visit from an animal friend.
When: Saturday, August 19, 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m., $6
Where: 313 Hudson Ave, Tenafly

What: Honey Bee Day at Abma's Farm
Why: See what the buzz is about.
When: Saturday, August 19, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Where: 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff

What: Peach Picking at Demarest Farm
Why: A peachy way to spend the day.
When: Saturday, August 19 & Sunday, August 20, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Where: 244 Wierimus Road, HIllsdale
 
Why: Junior pilots get the the feel of flying.
When: Saturday, August 19 & Sunday, August 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Adults/$10, Kids/$8
Where: The Aviation Hall of Fame,Teterboro

What: Butterfly House at Tenafly Nature Center
Why: Don't miss your chance to experience total butterfly immersion.
When: Select days starting Saturday, August 19 through Sunday, October 15,$5 (One adults & 2 children)
Where: 313 Hudson Ave, Tenafly
 
Why: The Dinos are back and better than ever! 
When: Check website for summer hours and special events.
Where: Overpeck County Park, 40 Fort Lee Rd., Leonia
 
Why: Are you the next American Ninja Warrior? Learn the skills and have fun climbing your way to the top with real Ninja Warriors Henry Ferrarin and Joe Morasky.
When: Monday, August 21 through Friday, August 25 & Monday, August 28 through Friday, September 1, full and half days available, daily and/or weekly options offered, ages 5 to 17, call (201) 768-8600 to book your spot.
Where: 266 Union Street, Northvale
 
Why: A children’s hike for your little explorers.
When: Tuesday, August 23, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ages 7+, FREE
Where: State Line Lookout, Alpine
 
Why: Escape the heat with a FREE summer flick.
When: Tuesdays & Wednesday until August 16, 10 a.m.
Where: Bow Tie theaters (Bergenfield & Hoboken)
 
Why: Grab snacks for the kids, rosé for the adults and enjoy Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
When: Wednesday, August 23, sundown
Where: Memorial Park at Van Neste Square, Ridgewood
 
Why: High energy demonstration of fun, education and science for kids of all ages.
When: Every Wednesday & Saturday until August 30, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., FREE, VIP packages available for $10
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, Level 2 by Macy’s and Ruby Tuesday
 
Why: Finger lickin' good #eeeeats on the farm.
When: Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Where: 244 Weirimus Rd., Hillsdale
 
Why: Enjoy the free popcorn and watch Pete’s Dragon under the stars.
When: Thursday, August 24, 8 p.m., FREE
Where: Veterans Park, Westwood
 
 
If you’re heading out of Bergen:

What: Sussex Sunflower Maze
Why: Check out the gorgeous blooms and enjoy the kids activities like scavenger hunts, bug safari tours, build your own scarecrow, and more.
When: Opens Saturday, August 19 through September, Adults/$10, Ages 4-12/$6, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: Liberty Farm, Sandyston
 
Why: Experience one of the greatest scientific moments of our lifetimes at LSC.
When: Monday, August 21
Where: Liberty Science Center, Jersey City
 
Why: A FREE performance for your little rock stars.
When: Monday, August 21, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., FREE
Where: Palisades Center Mall, East Court, Level 1
 
Why: Your last night to dine at your fave NYC hotspots for an amazing price.
When: Friday, August 18
 
Why: Bring your fave bear along to visit this iconic museum in its 90th year.
When: Saturday, August 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Adults/$14.50, Kids are FREE if they bring a Teddy Bear
Where: 218 Route 519, Wantage
 
Why: Every little kid is a farmer at this imaginative event.
When: Now through Labor Day, ages 2 to 5
Where: 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
 
Why: Channel your inner paleontologist with dino adventures that will make you roar.
When: Now through Monday, September 4
Where: 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
 
Why: 16th Century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music and dance.
When: Weekends and Labor Day now through October 1, Ages 5 to 12/$12, Adults/$25
Where: Tuxedo Park, NY
 
Why: See the stars in green and white in action.
When: Select dates until Thursday, August 24, 5:30 p.m., FREE (Tickets required)
Where: Atlantic Health Jets Training Center, 1 Jets Drive, Florham Park
 
Why: Camp out at this awesome construction theme park.
When: Saturday, August 19 - Sunday, August 20, 7 p.m.-8 a.m., $54.95-$59.95, Pre-Registration
Where: West Berlin
 
Why: Live entertainment, vineyard tours, kids activities, wine and beautiful views.
When: Saturday, August 19 & Sunday, August 20, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., $8
Where: New Egypt 
 
Why: BYO binoculars and take a look at the bugs in the garden.
When: Sunday, August 20, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., FREE
Where: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
 
Why: Enjoy this FREE summer show based on the hilarious book series.
When: Now through August 18. Check website for show times.
Where: The Lucille Lortel Theatre, NYC
 
Why: A modern retelling of three classic Hans Christian Andersen tales ideal for kids ages 3 to 9.
When: Now through fall 2017. Check the website for all available dates and times, kids/$8, adults/$12
Where: The Cottage at Central Park
 
Why: Dress like a pirate and set your sail to the Hudson Valley where games, adventures and treasures await!
When: Weekends now through August 26 & 27, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. (entry every 15 min.), online admission: adults/$12, ages 3-17/$6, at the door: $14 & $8
Where: Philipsburg Manor, Sleepy Hollow, NY
 
Why: Take a tour and watch the wolves roam their natural landscape.
When: Saturdays & Sundays, ages 4+/$11, adults/$12. Tours last 60 to 90 min.
Where: Lititz, PA
 
Why: $1 movies for kids and a break from the heat.
When: Tuesdays & Wednesdays through August 23, 10 a.m.
Where: Regal Nanuet Stadium, Nanuet, NY
 
Why: Live Music, a farm stand, kids activities, lawn games and more at this BYO urban farm picnic.
When: Wednesdays in August, 6:00 p.m.
Where: 171 Grove St., Clifton
 
 
Upcoming:
 
Why: Don’t miss this single-day tennis and entertainment event with chart-topping music acts and the best tennis players in the world.
When: Saturday, August 26. The fun starts at 9:30 a.m., $10
Where: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows, NY
 
Why: A fun Mommy, Daddy and me music series.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
When: Wednesdays: August 30, September 13, September 27, October 11, October 25 & November 8, 11-11:30 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., FREE, 18 months to 4 years old
Where:  The Outlets at Bergen Town Center, Paramus
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