Things to Do in Bergen County Week of November 2

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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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One of the hottest tickets in LA this fall, Instagram sensational Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors hits New York with the installation, "New York: Festival of Life" this week. Two rooms of the David Zwirner gallery in Chelsea will be equipped with mirrors and lights to give the impression of infinity. A third room entitled “With all my Love for the Tulips, I Pray Forever.” diminishes the perception of depth in a room full of polka dots and tulips. The exhibition runs from November 2nd through December 16th and is free to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Go early, be prepared to snap some pics and be prepared to wait in line. This exhibit can't be missed! David Zwirner Gallery, 525 & 533 West 19th Street, New York
 
 
Events Not to Miss:
 
Why: Kick off your holiday shopping season at the Y.
When: Friday, November 3 (4 - 8 p.m.) & Saturday, November 4 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.), FREE childcare on Friday night 
Where: Wyckoff Family YMCA, 61 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff
 
What: Meet and Greet with Daniel Tiger at The Big Playhouse
Why: Meet the sweet tiger at this fun play space.
When: Friday, November 3, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., $28, Pre-Registration required
Where: 316 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood

What: Teaneck International Film Festival
Why: A collection of compelling and imaginative feature-length films, documentaries and shorts.
When: Now through Sunday, November 5
Where: Various venues in Teaneck
 
 
Why: Unique crafters and artisans selling holiday items.
When: Now through Sunday, December 3, Open Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. & Thursdays 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Thanksgiving Day), $8 (3 visits allowed per ticket), children 12 and under FREE
Where: The Hermitage, 335 North Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus

What: Annual Country Fair and Tricky Tray Raffle
Why: Shopping and yummy seasons foods.
When: Saturday, November 4, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: The Church of the Atonement, Tenafly
 
 
Why: Create your own book cover on iPads.
When: Saturday, November 4, 12 -1 p.m., Ages 4-10, FREE, Pre-Registration required
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus

What: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Fall Boutique
Why: A holiday shopping paradise with a ton of unique vendors,
When: Sunday, November 5 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.) & Monday, November 6 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Where: 411 East Clinton Ave, Tenafly
 
Why: The Dinos are back and better than ever! 
When: Saturdays and Sundays now through November 12, also open Thursday, November 9 and Friday, November 10.
Where: Overpeck County Park, 40 Fort Lee Rd., Leonia
 
 
Why: Pumpkins, hay rides, fresh-pressed cider and all the good stuff.
When: Saturdays & Sundays, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Tip: Get there when they open to avoid the parking issues.), Weekdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m., Ages 2+/$7
Where: 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
 
Why: A nature walk for the whole fam.
When: Sunday, November 5, 3 - 4 p.m., $6
Where: 313 Hudson Ave, Tenafly

What: Lionel Train Display
Why: Choo Choo your way over to Mahwah to check out this awesome model train.
When: Sunday, November 5 through Saturday, November 11, FREE, Check website for schedule
Where: Mahwah Public Library, 100 Ridge Rd., Mahwah
 
 
Why: Shop unique items by 140+ exhibitors.
When: Sunday, November 5, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., $3
Where: 425 Paramus Rd., Paramus

What: Flow Yoga "Creative Arts Yoga" & "Yogi Girls"
Why: Because our kids need a little Zen in their lives, check out these 2 programs that are perfect for little Yogis.
When:  Yogi Girls (girls ages 9-12) meets 6 Tuesdays starting November 7 from 5-6 p.m. & Creative Arts Yoga (boys & girls ages 5-8) meets 6 Wednesdays starting November 8 from 4-5 p.m.,  $110 for six-class series
Where: 22 Hollywood Avenue, Suite 4, Ho-Ho-Kus
 
Why: A fun Mommy, Daddy and me music series.                                                                            
When: Wednesday, 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

What: Scribbles, Wiggles and Giggles Toddler Play Center Grand Opening Open House
Why: Check out this brand new parent assisted play center for chlidren 12 months through 3 years old.                                                               
When: Thursday, November 9 through Saturday, November 11, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., FREE, Pre-Registration Required, Mention Bergen Mama for a FREE Family Registration ($25 savings)
Where: 382 Kinderkamack Rd., Oradell
 
Why: Live out your HGTV dreams by seeing the newest trends in interior design.
When: Open now through November 12, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., closed Mondays
Where: 46 Westerly Rd., Saddle River
 
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
 
Why: Ages 2 - 5 celebrate the science of the great outdoors.
When: Daily at 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Where: Liberty Science Center, Jersey City
 
Why: Trekkies, step into the shoes of a newly minted cadet in the 26th century at this interactive exhibition.
When: Now through May 28, 2018
Where: Liberty Science Center, Jersey City
 
Why: Enjoy the Bison exhibit along with breakfast at the zoo.
When: Saturday, November 4, 8:30 - 10 a.m., $20, Pre-registration required
Where: West Orange
 
Why: Participate in seasonal, hands-on activities and drop-in tours on the farm.
When: Weekends now through Saturday, November 19, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Ages 2-15/$10, Adults/$20, Purchase your tickets beforehand as they do sell out.
Where: Pocantico Hills, NY
 
Why: Head over to this beloved Christmas stop, an indoor walk-through display with lights, moving characters, music and more. 
When: Opens Saturday, November 4, Santa photos start Friday, November 10, $3.99
Where: Jody's Silk Florist and Patio Center, 437 US Highway 46, Fairfield
 
Why: Holiday shopping and ice skating in NYC for the win.
When: Now through Friday, December 22
Where: Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, 40th and 42nd Streets, NYC

What: The New Bat Cave Grand Opening
Why: Check out the bats at their new bigger and better home.
When: Saturday, November 4 & Sunday, November 5, 12 - 8 p.m.
Where: The Wildlife Conservation and Education Center, Garfield
 
Why: Take the family on a night-time adventure through thousands of illuminated pumpkins arranged in outrageous designs.
When: Various dates now through November 25
Where: Van Cortland Manor, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
 
Why: The Island of Sodor comes to Jerz.
When: Now through May 2018
Where: Liberty Science Center
 
Why: Farm animals, delicious seasonal foods, a corn maze, a hay crawl and more at this fall celebration.
When: Now through Sunday, November 5. Check the website for dates and hours.
Where: 451 State Route 94, Vernon
 
Upcoming:
 
Why: Hop in the cockpits of rare planes to get the feel of flying.
When: Saturday, November 11 & Sunday, November 12, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., $8/Kids, $10/Adults
Where: New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame, Teterboro
 
Why: Pancakes and all the trimmings.
When: Saturday, November 11, 10:30 a.m. -  12:30 p.m., $15, Pre-Registration required
Where: 575 River Rd., New Milford
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