We rounded up our favorite picks for fun family friendly events in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist! Plus, OUR NJ TEACHERS CONVENTION WEEKEND SURVIVAL GUIDE IS OUT (a cheat sheet to keep the kids busy) click here to see it.
Sponsored Post: Kid crooner Kimmy Schwimmy, Balloon Artistry, Puppet Shows, Face Painting and fun will be on hand at Palisades Preschool’s 50th Anniversary Celebration this Sunday. Join them in celebrating at this free, fun, INDOOR event and check out their Fort Lee digs. The kids will be enthralled and the parents will leave happy. (Sunday, November 2nd, 1pm to 3pm, 2324 5th Street, Fort Lee, FREE!, RSVP here)
Plan Ahead! American Girl Doll Fans will love the annual Fashion Show produced by Hackensack UMC which kicks off on November 15th. Snag tix here before they sell out.
Events Not To Miss:
What: Halloween Party & Costume Contest at World of Wings
Why: A spooky good time at this party with stuffed animals, treats, music, a costume contest, and more!
When: Friday, October 31, 6-8pm
Where: 1775 Windsor Rd., Teaneck
What: Dia De Los Muertos Celebration at Rosa Mexicano
Why: Think special menus, festive decor and special tequila drinks. Or just think tequila drinks.
When: Friday, October 31st through November 2nd.
Where: The Shops at Riverside, Hackensack
What: Westfield Spooktacular at Garden State Plaza
Why: Bring the kids in costume to trick or treat at participating stores, and take advantage of special offers from retailers!
When: Friday, October 31, 4-6pm
Where: Garden State Plaza, Paramus
What: Dia De Los Muertos Craft Party
Why: Inspired by the Mexican holiday, this craft FIESTA is destined to be bright, bold, and fun!
When: Saturday, November 1, Ages 4-7/ 2pm, Ages 8-12/ 4:30pm, Adults BYOB/7pm
Where: Couture Craft Studio, 10 Franklin Tpke., Waldwick
What: The Chocolate Expo
Why: A chocolate “foodie” paradise. Come purchase (and taste-test!) specialty chocolates from countless local and regional companies.
When: Sunday, November 2, 11am-7pm, Child (5-11)/$10, Adult/$15, Advanced ticket purchase strongly recommended.
Where: Meadowlands Expo Center, 355 Plaza Dr., Secaucus
What: Palisades Pre-School 50th Anniversary Celebration Event feat. Kimmy Schwimmy and more!
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: Guided Nature Walk
Why: Enjoy the splendor of autumn by taking a guided walk on a scenic trail.
When: Sunday, November 2, 3-4pm, Non-member/$5
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
What: Immaculate Heart Academy Open House
Why: The opportunity to explore the building; learn about curriculum; meet students, teachers, and coaches.
When: Wednesday, November 5th, 6:30pm
Where: Immaculate Heart Academy, 500 Van Emburgh Ave, Twp of Washington
If you’re heading out of Bergen…
What: Passport to Eataly: Kids Culinary Tour
Why: If your kids are anything like ours, they like eating. seriously. Hook them up with Gelato and more at this Italian Culinary tour at the awesome Eataly in NYC.
When: Saturday, November 1st, 10am-11pm, $25/ticket, recommended for 8 to 12 year olds
Where: Eataly, 200 Fifth Avenue, 212.229.2560
What: Haunted Pumpkin Garden
Why: Play inside the Pumpkin House, put on a scary show at the Pumpkin Puppet Theater, look for wiggly worms, and more!
When: Friday, October 31, 10am- 6pm, Child/$10, Adult/$25
Where: The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY
What: The National Acrobats of Peking at BergenPAC
Why: These artists will stun you with their dazzling acrobatic talents and beautiful costumes.
When: Saturday, November 8, 8pm, Tickets start at $43
Where: 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood
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