A Backpack Drive for Good. Snag discounted back-to-school cuts for the kiddos when you donate a new backpack filled with school supplies for a kid in need. Drop off locations include Pumpkin & Bean in Englewood (55N Dean St, Englewood, offering $15 cuts on Sun-Weds from 8/17- 8/28) and Willow St Barber Shop (29 E. Madison Ave, Cresskill, offering $12 cuts 8/19 through 8/31), distribution efforts will be coordinated by the The Women’s Rights Information Center.
(Sponsored) Park them at Little Wing Minicamp. The perfect bridge between summer and school, where they can jam to live music and sing alongs, plus have story time and a craft. Tuesday, September 3rd through Thursday, September 5th, 10am to noon.(School of Rock Tenafly, 33 County Rd., Tenafly, $45/day, $100/3 days, RSVP 201-568-7625)
Events Not To Miss:
What: Cornfest at Abma’s Farm
Why: Give this an ear: fresh picked corn, pony rides, facepainting and corn eating contests.
When: Saturday, August 17th, noon to 3pm, corn eating contests start at 12:30
Where: Abma’s Farm, 700 Lawlins Road, Wyckoff
What: Back to School Fashion Show at Palisades Center Mall
Why: Photobooths, giveaways and fall fashions from UNIQLO, PS By Aero and more.
When: Saturday, August 17th from 1pm to 4pm
Where: H&M Court, Palisades Center Mall
What: Kiddie Cruise: A Princess and Pirate Adventure
Why: Calling all captains and first mates! Climb aboard this two-hour, activity-filled cruise, which circles the Statue of Liberty while entertaining young passengers with magic shows, live music, and more.
When: Sunday, August 18th, noon- 2;00 p.m.; $40, children 12 and under $35, children under 12 months free; bagged lunch will be provided, ages 2-9
Where: Pier #78: located on W38th street & West Side Highway
What: Turtle Parade at Flat Rock Brook Nature Center
Why: Meet the staff’s resident “crushes”, both terrain and acquatic.
When: Sunday, August 18th, 2pm to 2:30 FREE!
Where: Flat Rock Brook NC, 443 Van Nostrand Ave, Englewood
What: Master Class with SYTYCD and Dance Mom’s Anthony Burrell
Why: Get down with an Ultimate Dance Competition and tunes from B and Rihanna while learning from a pro.
When: Wednesday, August 21st, Ages 7 to 12, 3:30 to 5pm, Ages 7 and up, 5:30 to 7, $30 must call to reserve a spot
Where: Studio L Dance, 4 North Street, Suite 400, Waldwick, 201-444-3205
What: Wild Pets at the Bergen County Zoo
Why: Meet the creatures and learn the difference between wild critters vs. pets.
When: Thursday, August 22nd, 6pm at the Amphitheater
Where: The Bergen County Zoo at Van Saun Park, Paramus
What: American Girl Model Search
Why: She can strut. Do it for a cause at this open call for model-wannabes to walk the American Girl Fashion Show for Hackensack Hospital.
When: Thursday, August 22nd, 10am to 3pm, $25 per child, rsvp on line, recommended ages 6 and up.
Where: The Shops at Riverside, level 1, outside Barnes & Noble
If you’re heading to the shore.….
What: milkPOP Shop Workshop for Kids
Why: Beach break! Our minis are obsessed craft-your-own totes and plushes from artist Jena Scaccetti.
When: Friday, August 16th, 12:30 to 3:30, $25 per child, RSVP, 609.494.1241
Where: LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Loveladies
What: Kids Carnival at The Shops at Riverside
Why: Facepainting and balloons, carnival games and more.
When: Saturday, August 24th, 1pm to 4pm
Where: Level 1 by Barnes & Noble at the Shops at Riverside
What: Brenda Blanco Certification at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
Why: Calling all wannabe Yoga Instructors! Now’s your chance to go pro and learn from star instructor Brenda Blanco at her 200 hour certification class.
When: October 6 – March 2nd (limited spots available so hurry!)
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, Tenafly