Bergen Events Not to Miss: Week of August 1st

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Munch on Zeppoles and other festive fare at the feast of St. Rocco, check out this event and more in our Events Not To Miss.

Yes,you’re ready for their first day of Kindergarten (cut to box of Kleenex, fully charged camera and school nurse’s number on speed dial), but is your kid?  Get them up to speed at Kindergarten (or PreK) Bootcamp, hosted by EBL Coaching, now being offered on Posh Perks.

More Perks!  Up to Half Off Kid Tennis, Kid Cuts, and Laser Hair Removal.

Events Not To Miss:

What: New York Renaissance Faire
Why: Jausts, knife-throwing, archery and damsels in distress.  Bring the fam for some good ole’ turkey leg eatin’ and medieval times fun.
When: August 3rd through September 22nd, 10am to 7pm, Kids 4 and under are free, Adults $22, Kids $11
Where: Sterling Forest, Tuxedo Park, NY

What: The Ridgewood Sidewalk Sale
Why: Snag deep discounts from your fave local boutiques so they can make room for fall stock. 
When: Thursday Aug. 1st through Saturday Aug. 3rd
Where: Downtown Ridgewood

What: Dig into Reading Garden Party! at USR Library
Why: Two fun filled activities of eco-planting and flower kaleidoscope window panels- summer fun!
When: Thursday, August 1st, 6pm to 7pm, ages Kindergarten and up, FREE!, call 201-327-2583 to register.
Where: Upper Saddle River Library

What: Buggin’ for Beginners
Why: A hands-on experience for your little bug lover.
When: Saturday, August 3rd, 2-3pm, FREE
Where: State Line Lookout, Alpine

What: Glee’s Chris Colfer Meet and Greet
Why: Kurt’s in town and we’re goin’ Gaga.
When: Tuesday, August 6th, 4pm, must purchase a ticket pre-event by calling 201.784.2665
Where: Books and Greetings, Livingston St, Northvale

What: Saint Rocco’s 84th Annual Feast
Why: Zeppole’s, yup.  And more at this celebration of Italian-American Tradition
When: Wednesday, August 7th through Sunday, August 11th
Where: Main Street, Fort Lee

What: Barry Manilow, Shaggy. Both at NJPac
Why: No, not a duet.  Two distinct and captivating shows upcoming at NJPac
When: Barry Manilow, August 2nd-4th (check website for tix and pricing), Shaggy, August 8th (free outdoor concert!)
Where: NJPac, Newark

If you’re heading over the bridge.….

What: Dinosaurs Rock at The Bronx Zoo
Why: The show, with expert Neil Brown (luv him!), will keep your little dino lovers enthralled and entertained.
When: Presentations on Saturdays & Sundays at 1:00, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m.
Where: Grizzly Corner, at The Bronx Zoo


What: The Zoo Train at Bergen Zoo
Why: Kids ages 0 – 7years will love this musical presentation from Kindermusik’s Miss Heather
When: Thursday, August 8th, 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm
Where: Bergen County Zoo at Van Saun Park, Education Center

What: The Kissing Hand Storytime
Why: The kid-fave tale perfect for tots ages 2-7, coloring and stickers to follow.
When: Thursday, August 8th, 11am, FREE!
Where: Barnes and Noble and The Shops at Riverside, Hackensack

What: BOOK AHEAD: Dozin’ with the Dinos at Field Station Dinosaurs
Why: They’re cuddly (no seriously) and fascinating.  Sleep over at Field Station Dinos for the extreme dino experience, including movies, lantern lit tours, smores and campfires.
When: Saturday, August 10, 8:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m., $75 pp, cots and tents provided
Where: Field Station Dinosaurs, Secaucus


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