Events Not To Miss:
What: Meadowlands State Fair
Why: Free entertainment, 150+ Rides, Attractions, and Action-Packed Fun
When: Through Sunday, July 6th
Where: State Fair Meadowlands, 102 New Jersey 120, East Rutherford
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: Children can learn how to make cupcakes, icing, and unique gourmet toppings from scratch
When: Thursday, June 26th, 4:30-6pm, $25/child, must reserve
Where: Fresh and Fancy Farms, 575 River Rd, New Milford
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, FREE
Where: Bergen Town Center, Paramus
What: Fireworks at Bear Mountain State Park
Why: Fireworks (and hiking and picknicing) in the park
When: Friday, June 27th, fireworks start at dusk, $8 Parking
Where: Bear Mountain State Park, Bear Mountain, NY
What: YWCA Character Breakfast
Why: Bring the whole fam and enjoy breakfast with Ninja Turtle, Elmo, or Disney Princesses, and take pictures with them too!
When: Saturday, June 28th, 9:30am to 11am, suggested donation of $20
Where: YWCA Early Learning Center, 98 Pleasant Ave, Upper Saddle River
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: Courture Craft Studio, 10 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick, NJ
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, West Clinton Ave, Tenafly
What: Joan Rivers at Bookends
Why: Comedian Joan Rivers will sign her new book: Diary of a Mad Diva
When: Tuesday, July 1st, 7pm
Where: Bookends Bookstore, 211 East Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood
What: Fair Lawn Fireworks Celebration
Why: BYOB (blanket) for Fireworks fun on the lawn
When: Tuesday, July 1st, 7:30 gates open
Where: Memorial Park
Chow at:The New Noodles and Co., for easy Asian noodle bowls your kids will smile at.
If you’re heading out of Bergen….
What: A Night on Fire at Philipsburg Manor
Why: A fully choreographed live display of fire arts, and a comedy troupe extraordinaire in Sleepy Hollow
When: Saturday, June 28th (7,9pm) and Sunday, June 29th (7:30pm)
Where: 381 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY
What: Leonia Sports Booster Carnival and Fireworks
Why: Carnival fun plus fireworks on the 4th.
When: Wednesday, July2nd through Sunday, July 6th (Fireworks on July 4th)
Where: Overpeck Park, Leonia
What: Pirate Festival on the Hudson
Why: A crew of misfit pirates performing the greatest pirate epic ever seen on stage!
When: July 5th, 11am, 1pm, and 3pm
Where: Tarrytown Music Hall (13 Main St, Tarrytown, NY) followed by festivities at Phillipsburg Manor (381 N Broadway, Sleepy Hallow, NY)
What: Brick Fest Live Lego Festival
Why: Lego fans little and big report for a lego-stravaganza.
When: Friday, July .11th through Sunday, July 13th
Where: Meadowlands Expo Center
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: Departure from Alpine Boat Basin
What: Thomas the Train—a Day out with Thomas
Why: 20 minute train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, and Thomas-themed activities
When: July 11th to July 20th (Check website for times)
Where: Delaware River Road Excursions, 100 Elizabeth St, Phllipsburg