We rounded up the best things to do in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!
Sponsored Post: Flutes, and violins and drums, oh my! Not your normal, ahem, aromatic petting zoo, the Instrumental Petting Zoo at the Thurnauer School of Music at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades lets your little one get up close and personal with woodwind, string, and percussion instruments as they explore the world of music with a toot, a bow and a bang. The Instrumental Petting Zoo will run from 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm on Sunday, September 10th. Sample early childhood music classes will be held from 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm. This event is being held as part of the JCC Afternoon Open House. So plan to stay for the afternoon! (Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly, (201) 569-7900)
What: Sacred Heart Carnival
Why: Because we aren't quite done with zeppoles yet.
When: Now through Sunday, September 10 (Fri from 6 to 11 p.m., Sat from 3 to 11 p.m. & Sun from 1 to 6 p.m.)
Where: 102 Park St., Haworth
Why: Bring the fam and check out the incredible lineup of vehicles—they're sure to impress!
When: Friday, September 8, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Memorial Park at Van Neste Square
What: Ramsey Day
Why: Arts and crafts, pony rides, kids games and more.
When: Saturday, September 9, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Main St., Ramsey
What: Harrington Park Day
Why: Kids activities, food and more.
When: Saturday, September 9, 12 to 4 p.m.
Where: Highland Field, Harrington Park
What: 55th Annual Clambake
Why: Gorge on the all you can eat #eeeeats and enjoy the kids activities and live music.
When: Saturday, September 9, 2 to 7 p.m., $15 to $30
When: Thursday, September 14, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Dutch House, 24-07 Fairlawn Ave., Fair Lawn
What: Hoboken Italian Festival
Why: Because everyone is at least a little Italian in Jersey.
When: Now through Sunday, September 10
Where: Along Sinatra Drive, Hoboken
Why: Music, dancing, s’mores and lanterns lighting up the sky.
When: Sunday, September 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Poconos Raceway, PA
What: Nyack SeptemberFest Street Fair
Why: Over 300 vendors, live entertainment and more.
When: Sunday, September 10, $7 to $70
Where: 21 Pralle Lane, Nanuet, NY
What: Demarest Day 2017
Why: Food trucks, live performances, rides and more.
When: Saturday, September 16, 12 to 4 p.m.