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Events Not To Miss:
What: Nyack Halloween Party & Parade Why: Live entertainment, wild costumes, marching bands, dancing ghouls, classic cars, and the largest parade of its kind outside of New York City. When: Saturday, October 25, Festivities/3pm, Parade/5:30-7:30pm, Rain Date: Sunday, October 26 Where: Downtown Nyack
What: Rivervale’s Halloween Ragamuffin Parade
Why: A parade for costumed little ones that concludes with a magic show, snacks, and juice!
When: Saturday, October 25, 9:15am sharp
Where: Starting at the 7-11 store on the corner of Rivervale Road & Westwood Ave., Rivervale
What: Norwood Fast and Flat 5K and Dog Walk
Why: Grab your kicks and/or pooch and head off for a gorgeous (fun) run or walk.
When: Saturday, October 25, 8am check in
Where: Kennedy Field, Norwood
What: Edgewater Spooky Stroll 3K
Why: Don a costume and bring the little ones for facepainting, a DJ and more to benefit the Edgewater Food Pantry
When: Saturday, October 25, 9:00am, $1 kids, $2 adults
Where: 225 River Rd, Edgewater
What: Halloweenie at Fresh & Fancy Farms
Why: Gourmet hotdog tasting on the farm with unique recipe toppings made using local and seasonal ingredients and let’s not forget about the homemade potato chips. Because, yum!
When: Saturday, October 25, 12-3pm
Where: 575 River Rd., New Milford
What: Tice’s Corner Annual Fall Harvest Fest
Why: Another excuse for your kids to wear their costume at this fun event with magicians, face-painting, balloon artists, and candy!
When: Saturday, October 25, 10am-1pm
Where: 441 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Woodcliff Lake
What: Dora and Friends Meet & Greet
Why: Nickelodeon is bringing Dora and Friends to Garden State Plaza in celebration of the brand-new animated preschool series “Dora and Friends: In the City”.
When: Saturday, October 25, 11am-1:30pm - must visit guest services to snag a bracelet while supplies last!
Where: Macy’s Court, Upper Level, Garden State Plaza
What: Oktoberfest at DePiero’s Farm
Why: Hayrides, pumpkins, face-painting, bounce houses, kettle corn, barnyard animals, and beer (!) to support the Montvale Fire Department.
When: Saturday, October 25 through Thursday, October 31, 11am-5:30pm weekdays, 9am-5pm weekends
Where: 300 W. Grand Ave., Montvale
What: Fall Fun at Lupardi’s Nursery
Why: A petting zoo, haunted greenhouse for the older kiddos, a 30-foot inflatable slide, a tractor-pulled hayride, pumpkin picking, corn maze, and more!
When: Saturday, October 25 & Sunday, October 26, 10am-5pm
Where: 75 Blanch Ave., Closter
What: Fly Guy & Other Stories at Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
Why: Live theater based on favorite children’s books for children ages 3 years and up.
When: Sunday, October 26, 2-3pm, $12, $17 day of
Where: 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly
What: Haunted Illusions starring David Caserta at NJPAC
Why: Treat your family to an evening of mind-blowing Halloween magic with a Master Illusionist that will make people levitate, disappear and reappear right before your eyes. Bring the kiddos in costume and they’ll get a treat in the “Haunted” lobby!
When: Sunday, October 26, 5pm & 7:30 pm, Tickets start at $39
Where: 1 Center Street, Newark
What: Cidering at Tenafly Nature Center
Why: Press and then taste your make-your-own cider!
When: Sunday, October 26, 12:30pm & 2pm, $10 non member
Where: 313 Hudson Ave, Tenafly
If you’re heading out of Bergen…
What: Spooky Zoo at Turtle Back Zoo
Why: Family fun is a guarantee at this night-time event complete with animals, treats, and a night time train ride.
When: Friday, October 24 & Saturday, October 25, 6-9pm, $5, Pre-registration required
Where: 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
What: Palisades Pre-School 50th Anniversary Celebration Event
Why: A puppet show, face-painting, temporary tattoos, live music, refreshments, and more!
When: Sunday, November 2, 1-3pm
Where: 2324 5th St., Fort Lee
What: Hobby Quest Aviation at Kapen JCC on the Palisades
Why: A unique and customized exploration into the many wonders of flight, from assembling their own creation to delving into the depths of flight science, this adventure in aviation is sure to keep your junior pilot flying high.
When: Saturday, November 15, 7:30-10pm, $25-$30, Grades 1-5, Registration required by October 31
Where: 411 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly