Bergen Events Not to Miss: Week of June 18th

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Book Ahead! What: Set sail on the Hudson with the Family on the AJ Meerwald Why: These 2-3 hour science-focused trips introduce kids to river creatures and sell out every year so book early! When: Friday, July 18th and Saturday, July 19th (check website for times/pricing) Where: Alpine Boat Basin

Events Not To Miss:

What: American Girl Fashion Show Model Search
Why: A fundraiser for a great children’s cause, featuring historical and contemporary fashions for girls and their dolls
When: Friday, June 20th 2- 5pm, Fri, June 20th and Sat., June 21st 11am to 2pm.
Where: The Shops at Riverside Level 1 o/s Barnes & Noble in Hackensack.

What: Jennifer Weiner Book Signing
Why: Hear from the author on her new book “All Fall Down” and nibble on wine and cheese
When: Friday, June 20th 7pm to 8pm
Where: Books and Greetings, 271G Livingston, St., Northvale

What: Meadowlands State Fair
Why: Free entertainment, 150+ Rides, Attractions, and Action-Packed Fun
When: Starting Friday, June 20th through Sunday, July 6th
Where: State Fair Meadowlands, 102 New Jersey 120, East Rutherford

What: A Bit of the Bard at Flat Rock Brook Nature Center
Why: Scenes from MacBeth and Classic Shakespearean Tales
When: Fri, June 20th and Sat, June 21st, 2pm to 3:30, kids 5 and under, free, adults $25/ticket
Where: Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, 443 Van Nostrand Ave, Englewoood

What: Cresskill Art and Street Fair
Why: Crafts, Arts, BBQ and More Fair fun.
When: Saturday, June 21st, 11am to 4pm
Where: Cresskill American Legion Post #21, 75 Legion Dr. Cresskill

What: Rockland JCC Backyard Bash
Why: FREE family fun including bounce houses, facepainters and outdoor workouts for mom and dad.
When: Sunday, June 22nd 10am to 1pm, pre-register for a welcome gift!
Where: Rockland JCC, 450 W. Nyack Rd, West Nyack NY

What: Kelly Miller Circus at the YJCC Bergen County
Why: All-new show with elephants, tigers, camels, ponies, circus stars including daring aerialists, agile acrobats and clowns, all under the big top.
When: Sunday, June 22nd, noon and 4pm shows, $6/child
Where: 605 Pascack Rd., Washington Twnship, 201-666-6610

What: Palisades Fair
Why: Petting zoo, a Banana Derby where monkeys race on the back of dogs, camel rides, and magic shows
When: Starting June 6th through June 22nd, opens at 5pm on weekdays, Noon on weekends
Where: Palisades Center Mall, West Nyack, NY

What: Animal Families at the Bergen Zoo
Why: Kids ages 2 to 4 years can learn through stories, songs and activites about animal families.
When: Tuesday June 24, 3:00pm to 4:00pm, $10/child
Where: Forest Ave, Paramus

If you’re heading out of Bergen….

What: Wildlife Challenge at Liberty Science Center
Why: Kids ages 6 and up can learn what its like to survive by playing in the ropes course and on the various structures.
When: Now through September
Where: Liberty Science Center, Jersey City


What: Yoga Under the Stars from Garden State Yoga and Whole Foods Ridgewood
Why: It’s a free one hour session of yoga under the stars (bring a mat)
When: Thursday, June 26th, 6:30pm - FREE!
Where:Whole Foods Ridgewood Parking Lot

What: Gourmet Cupcake Decorating at Fresh and Fancy Farms
Why: Flavor and icing combinations creating by your little one- take homes too!
When: Thursday, June 26th, 4:30-6pm, $25/child, must reserve
Where: Fresh and Fancy Farms, 575 River Rd, New Milford

What: Couture Craft Fairy Party
Why: 2-6 years old (with mommy’s help for the littler ones), Includes wings, wands, the fairy house, peg fairy crafts, and snacks
When: Sunday, June 29th, 11am or 2pm
Where: Couture Craft Studio, 10 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick

What: Yoga on the Green with Brenda Blanco
Why: Free one hour sesh with the fave instructor out on the lawn!
When: Sunday, June 29th 10am, FREE RSVP to
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, West Clinton Ave, Tenafly

What: Free Mini Manis at Whole Foods Paramus
Why: Hopscotch Kids provides kid-approved manicures in spring’s hottest colors
When: Friday, June 27th, 10am to 1pm
Where: Bergen Town Center, Paramus

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