Things to Do in Bergen County Week of July 20

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We rounded up the best things to do in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!
 
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Events Not to Miss:
 
What: Lu Lu Belle of Closter Sidewalk Sale
Why: Shop til you drop while your kids enjoy face painting and special appearances by Elsa and Spiderman. 
When: Thursday, July 20 through Saturday, July 22, 10:00a.m. - 7p.m., FREE, face painting and special guest appearances are Friday and Saturday from 12-3pm.
Where: Closter Plaza, 97 Vervalen Street, Closter
 
Why: Nothing like outdoor movies and popcorn to ring in summer.
When: Friday, July 21, 8:30 p.m.-11 p.m., FREE, BYO Chair/Blanket
Where: Van Saun County Park, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
 
Why: Music, yoga, food, shopping and more.
When: Saturday, July 22, 12-5 p.m.
Where: East Side Train Station Parking Lot, Ridgewood
 
 
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: The Rock & Roll perform and then Arrival under the stars.
When: Saturday, July 22, music 7-8:30 p.m., movie at sunset, FREE
Where: Fort Lee Community Center, Fort Lee
 
Why: Because, food trucks!
When: Saturday, July 22, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., $5, kids under 5 are FREE
Where: The Hermitage, 335. N. Franklin Turnpike, Hohokus
 
Why: Rides, games, food and fun.
When: Tuesday, July 25 through Saturday, July 29, bracelet nights ($30) are Tues-Thurs, 6-10 p.m.
Where: Westwood Plaza
 
 
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: Escape the heat with a FREE summer flick.
When: Tuesdays & Wednesday until August 16, 10 a.m.
Where: Bow Tie theaters (Bergenfield & Hoboken)
 
Why: Meet the beloved new princess.
When: Tuesday, July 25, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., $28
Where: The Big Playhouse, 316 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood
 
Why: Listen to live music outdoors and feel summery.
When: Wednesday, July 26, 7:30-9 p.m. If there is inclement weather, concerts will be held at Luther Lee in the gym.
Where: Demarest Duck Pond Gazebo
 
Why: Grab snacks for the kids, rosé for the adults and enjoy Bye Bye Birdie.
When: Wednesday, July 26, sundown
Where: Memorial Park at Van Neste Square, Ridgewood
 
Why: Finger lickin' good #eeeeats on the farm.
When: Thursdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: 244 Weirimus Rd., Hillsdale
 
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
 
Why: A FREE performance for your little rock stars.
When: Monday, July 24, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., FREE
Where: East Court, Level 1
 
Why: Dine at your fav NYC hotspots for an amazing price.
When: Monday, July 24 through Friday, August 18
 
Why: Every little kid is a farmer at this imaginative event.
When: Now through Labor Day, ages 2-5
Where: 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
 
Why: Assist a zookeeper with the daily care of the animals and get your Jr. Zookeeper Certificate.
When: Saturday, July 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., for ages 5-15; Admission: ages 3-12/ $14.50, adults/ $18
Where: Sussex
 
Why: Amazing rides, games, antique fire trucks, fireworks and more.
When: Now through Sunday, July 23, (Thursday & Friday 4-11 p.m. & Saturday 12-11 p.m. & Sunday 12-9 p.m.), wristband pre-sale $20, family 4-pack pre-sale $65
Where: 100 Carpenter Ave., Middletown, NY
 
Why:  Wine, desserts, and the best reason to go to Queens we've ever heard.
When: Saturday, July 22 & Sunday, July 23, tickets start at $49
Where: LIC Flea & Food, Queens
 
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 3-9.
When: Now thru 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, 9:30-10:30 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 60-90 min.
Where: Lititz, PA
 
Why: Everything corn at this adorbs farm.
When: Saturday, July 22 & Sunday, July 23, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Robbinsville
 
Why: Spend the morning with Miffy and hear stories, create arts and crafts, sing songs and more.
When: Mondays in July, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: Children’s Museum of Manhattan, NYC
 
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
 
Upcoming:
 
Why: Hot air balloons, family entertainment, live music and more.
When: Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 30, adults/$24, kids/$10
Where: Solberg Airport, Whitehouse Station
 
Why: An evening look at this popular zoo.
When: Thursday, August 3, 8 p.m.
Where: West Orange
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