Things to Do in Bergen County Week of October 19

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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: Happy Halloween Party
Why: Kids ages 4-6 enjoy a non-scary Halloween party with games, crafts, cider and donuts.
When: Saturday, October 21, 1:30 - 3 p.m., FREE, Call 201-664-7924 to sign up.
Where: Pascack Historical Society, Park Ridge
 
Why: Take a stroll through this intricate (and wildly popular) maze set up by a local family in their backyard. At night, this maze is haunted, so daytime is best if you have little ones!
When: Now through Halloween, 4 - 9 p.m. weekdays, 12 - 9 p.m. Sat & Sun
Where: 124 Sheridan Terrace, Ridgewood
 
For more Halloween fun, check out our über-comprehensive list of spooky events.

What: Joyce Kilmer PTO Fall Festival
Why: Bouncy house, games, crafts, and more.
When: Friday, October 20, 6 -8- p.m., $1
Where: 80 Ridge Rd., Mahwah
 
Why: We love this local farm and market! Take a hayride and enjoy the seasonal fun.
When: Saturdays now through October 28, 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Ages 2+/$5
Where: 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
 
Why: Delicious ethnic foods, entertainment for the kiddos and more.
When: Saturday, October 21, 12 - 8 p.m.
Where: St. Thomas Armenian Church, Tenafly
 
What: Haworth Day
Why: Games, live music, rides and #eeeeats!
When: Saturday, October 21, 12 - 4 p.m.
Where: Terrace St., Haworth

What: Rivervale Ragamuffin Parade
Why: A parade, costume party and magic show for your little goblin.
When: Saturday, October 21, 12 - 4 p.m.
Where: Westwood Ave. & Rivervale Rd., Rivervale
 
 
Why: A 30-foot tree-house slide, haunted greenhouse, a feeding zoo, hayrides, a six-acre corn maze and more.
When: Saturdays & Sundays now through Halloween
Where: 75 Blanch Ave., Closter

What: Street Fair and International Food Fest
Why: Our stomachs are already growling…
When: Saturday, October 21 & Sunday, October 22
Where: Piermont by Huyler Park, Tenafly
 
Why: An amazing immersive and gorgeous butterfly experience right here in Bergen County.
When: Open Wednesdays through Sundays, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. through the end of October, $5 for 1 adult/2 kids. Advanced registration recommended.
Where: 313 Hudson 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: Enjoy this Bergen tradition where you get to press and make your own cider.
When: Sunday, October 22, 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3:30 p.m., $10 or family/$30
Where: 313 Hudson Ave, Tenafly
 
Why: Pumpkin picking, broom making and more at this historic spot.
When: Sunday, October 22, 1 - 5 p.m., Kids FREE, Ages 12-22/$7, Adults/$10
Where: Historic New Bridge Landing, River Edge
 
Why: Pumpkins, a corn maze, apple-cider donuts, a petting zoo and more.
When: Weekday hayrides 3 p.m. - 5 p.m., weekends 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., $4 
Where: 85 Airmont Ave., Mahwah
 
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
 
Why: A fun Mommy, Daddy and me music series.                                                                            
When: Wednesdays: October 25 & November 8, 11 to 11:30 a.m. & 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., FREE, 18 months to 4 years old
Where:  The Outlets at Bergen Town Center, Paramus
 
If you’re heading out of Bergen:

What: Munchkin Monday Spookfest
Why: Wear your costume for tricks, treats, and a musical performance.
When: Monday, October 23, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., FREE
Where: East Court, Level 1 near H&M, Palisades Center
 
Why: Food films, off-the-charts food and drinks, and much, much more.
When: Now through Sunday, October 21, (Use the code BERGENMAMA15 for 15% off all tickets and VIP passes!)
Where: AMC Empire 25 in Times Square, NYC
 
Why: Get mentorship and hands-on access to technology that will make you WIN Halloween.
When: Saturdays: October 21, 28, 10 a.m., Ages 10+, Pre-registration required, $200
Where: Liberty State Park, Jersey City

What: Hoboken Harvest Festival
Why: Pony rides, pumpkin painting, hayrides, face painting and more along the Hudson.
When: Saturday, October 21, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Pier A Park, Hoboken
 
Why: A train ride, train tours, an awesome corn maze and more autumn fun.
When: Weekends now through the end of October. Check the website for ticket options.
Where: Along the Delaware River
 
Why: Snag tickets now and take the family on a night-time adventure through thousands of illuminated pumpkins arranged in outrageous designs.
When: Various dates now through October & November
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

What: Heritage of West Nyack 5th Annual Fall Festival
Why: Horse drawn hayride, pumpkin picking, demonstrations, and more at this historical Halloween celebration.
When:  Sunday, October 22,12 - 4 p.m.
Where: Germonds Rd., Clarkstown, NY
 
Why: Jack-o’-lantern creatures, a costume parade, a hay maze and more make this a really fun time to visit the zoo.
When: Weekends now through Sunday, October 29
Where: Bronx, NY
 
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
 
Why: Live music, hay rides, apple picking and more.
When: Weekends now until October 29, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: 9 Fishkill Farm Rd., Hopewell Junction, NY
 
Why: Celebrate the African country of Malawi with a day of family fun, including arts and crafts, music, face painting and more. Proceeds will help provide 100 famlies honey hives, training and more.
When: Sunday, October 22, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: Womens Club of Glen Ridge
 
Why: A hay maze, hayrides, pumpkin launches, a special stunt show, costume contests, plus all the usual awesome rides and attractions.
When: Weekends through Saturday, October 29, included with a full-day admission ticket
Where: 100 Pinedge Dr., West Berlin
 
Why: A museum featuring antique dolls, cars and more, animals and a costume contest at the zoo.
When: Saturdays: October 21 & 28. Every child in costume accompanied by a full-priced adult will be admitted FREE.
Where: 218 County Road, Sussex 
 
Upcoming:

What: Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience 
Why: Trekkies, step into the shoes of a newly minted cadet in the 26th centuryIn at this interactive exhibition.
When: Saturday, Oct. 28 through May 28, 2018
Where: Liberty Science Center, Jersey City
 
Why: Trick or treat on the farm and take a hayride afterwards.
When: Saturday, October 28, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., FREE
Where: 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
 
Why: Food trucks, live music, lawn games, face painting and more.
When: Sunday, October 29, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Ages 12+/$12
Where: Ramapo College of NJ, Mahwah
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