Things to Do in Bergen County Week of May 4


We rounded up the best things to do in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!
 
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TICKET GIVEAWAYS - ENTER TO WIN NOW!
 
Why: Shoppies hit the stage and you don’t want to miss it. Enter our giveaway for a chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets here!
When: Thursday, September 28, tickets go on sale Friday April 28, tickets start at $29 
Where: bergenPAC, 30 N Van Brunt St, Englewood
 
Why: Kids will love this interactive musical adventure as they watch Daniel and his friends explore their much-loved Neighborhood of Make-Believe! Enter our giveaway for a chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets here!
When: Saturday, October 14, tickets on sale now, ticket prices vary 
Where: NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark
 

Events Not to Miss:

Why: Because carnival season has arrived.
When: Friday, May 5 (6-11pm), Saturday, May 6 (2-11pm), and Sunday, May 7 (1-7pm)
Where:  Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Morlot Ave. & Philip St., Fair Lawn
 
Why: The internet sensation will sign her new book “My Life as Eva” which focuses on the important issue of sexual assault.
When: Saturday, May 6, 1pm
Where: 211 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
 
Why: Snag a complimentary mini session just in time for Mother's day.
When: Saturday, May 6, 12-3pm
Where: Little Nest Portraits, 168 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
 
Why: Little models strut their stuff.
When: Saturday, May 6, 11am
Where: 171 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood

What: STEM Saturdays at Microsoft Store
Why: Teachers, students, and parents drop by the store for this 30-minute project-based learning experience.
When: Saturdays in May, Check schedule for times
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus
 
Why: Shearing demonstrations, crafts, story time and more.
When: Saturday, May 6, 10am-4pm
Where: 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
 
 
Why: A maypole, games, tours and more. 
When: Saturday, May 6, 10am-4pm, FREE
Where: 4-02 River Rd., Fair Lawn
 
What: Spring Boutique
Why: A shopping extravaganza featuring jewelry, fashion, children’s clothing and much more!
When: Sunday, May 7, 10am-5pm, and Monday, May 8, 9am-4pm
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly
 
What: Mommy & Me Cupcake Decorating Class at The Kake Studio
Why: Learn how to decorate cupcakes like a pro with your mini-me.
When: Sunday, May 7, 11am-12pm, Mom/Daughter $60, Mom/2 Daughters $85, Pre-Registration required
Where: 799 Franklin Ave., Franklin Lakes
 
Why: Celebrate Children’s Book Week and meet the author of “Hold Your Temper, Tiger.”
When: Sunday, May 7, Noon
Where: 271G Livingston St., Northvale
 
Why: A reenactment of the acclaimed broadcast starring amazing celebrity and local talent.
When: Sunday, May 7, 5:30pm, VIP Wine & Cheese Reception, 6:30pm, Kids & Students/$18, Adults/$30, VIP ticket/$180
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 E Clinton Ave., Tenafly
 
Why: If you have a little one that is vehicle obsessed, you don’t want to miss this enormous event.
When: Sunday, May 7, 10am-2pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza
 
What: Ramsey Street Fair
Why: Food trucks, shopping, and rides for the kiddos
When: Sunday, May 7, 10am-5pm
Where: Main Street, Ramsey
 
Why: A beautiful walk amongst the forest.  All ages welcome.
When: Sunday, May 7, 3-4pm, $6
Where: 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
 
Why: Your pre-schoolers chance to enjoy this awesome trampoline park.  
When: Saturdays & Sundays, 9-10am, $10
Where: 80 Commerce Dr., Allendale
 
Why: A 5 week race series for pre-schoolers up to the 8th grade.
When: Sunday, May 7, $35
Where: 51 Brookside Ave., Cresskill
 
Why: A fun morning perfect for babies through age 5.
When: Wednesday, May 10, 10am & 11am, FREE
Where: Wood-Ridge Memorial Library, 231 Hackensack Street, Wood Ridge
 
 
Why: Rides, games, food, and more.
When: Wednesday, May 10 through Saturday, May 13, 5:30-10pm
Where: Cresskill Pool Parking Area, 3rd St., Cresskill

What: New Milford-Teaneck Elks Annual Carnival
Why: Check out this carnival and stop by on Thursday or Saturday for a $25 all rides pass.
When: Wednesday, May 10 through Saturday, May 13, 6-10pm
Where: 1 Patrolman Ray Woods Lane, New Milford
 
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
 
What: Unionville Vineyards 6th Annual Pig Roast
Why: Eeeeats, wine, jazz, and a gorgeous view.
When: Friday, May 5, 6:30pm, $60
Where: Ringoes
 
What: Green Festival
Why: TONS of kids activities, music, and vendors.
When: Saturday, May 6, 10am-4pm
Where: Secaucus Xchange
 
Why: Storytime at a city landmark.
When: Saturday, May 6, 11am-12pm, Ages 2-5, FREE
Where: Lincoln Center, 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: You can pre-book or just wing it for this fascinating exhibit which lets you walk through a world of live butterflies.
When: Now thru May 28
Where: American Museum of Natural History, NYC
 
Upcoming:
 
Why: Break a sweat and raise awareness for women’s wellness.
When: Friday, May 12, 9:30-12:30pm, FREE
Where: Veteran’s Memorial Park, Westwood
 
Why: Kids pot a plant and design a card for their lucky Mamas.
When: Sunday, May 14, 10am-2pm, FREE
Where: 575 River Rd., New Milford

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