Bergen Events Not To Miss: Week of May 2nd

On a normal day, just the mention of “tacos and tequila” has us speed-dialing the sitter.  But this weekend, we imbibe and feast with purpose.  See our favorite places to celebrate Cinco De Mayo here. 

If you haven’t yet entered for a chance to win a free month at The Bar Method Ridgewood and workoutwear from Pheel’s newly launched apparel line, you should!  Your abs will thank you. ENTER HERE.

Looking to rock out with your tot this weekend?  Check out the soulful family-friendly tunes of kid-fave Laurie Berkner and her band when they hit the stage at NJ Pac, on Sunday, May 5th at 1pm.  (tickets start at $16). Or spend a night out with the fam at Traces, circus tricks with the energy of a street performance set to beats your tween or teen will love, Saturday, May 4th at 8pm. (tickets start at $20)(1 Center Street, Newark, tickets can be purchased on-line)

Events Not to Miss:

What: A Bergen Mama Signature Event: Momorama at Whole Foods Paramus!
Why:  Massages and mini-manis for you and cookie decorating and art from One River for the kiddos.  FREE!
When:   Thursday May 9 from 10am-2pm, RSVP here
Where: Whole Foods Paramus at Bergen Town Center

What: Energy Fitness Open House
Why:  Free workouts, free snacks and more to celebrate the sleek studio’s first year. 
When:   Saturday May 4th between 8am-1pm
Where: Energy Fitness 50 Piermont Road Cresskill

What: First Presbyterian Preschool Walkathon
Why:  Students and families will be hitting the streets to raise funds for a new playground. 
When:   Saturday May 4th 10am-12pm
Where:  150 E. Palisade Avenue Englewood

What: Tenafly Street Fair
Why:  Check out what the local businesses have to offer, then stop off at BYY for a sweet treat. 
When: Saturday May 4th and Sunday May 5th from 11am-5pm
Where: Washington St. and Railroad Ave.

What: Ridgewood Spring Craft and Art Street Fair
Why: Etsy comes to life.  Craft vendors plus a kids area with pony rides, games and inflatables to keep them busy while mama takes it all in. 
When:   Sunday May 5th from noon-5pm
Where:E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood

What: The Taste of Hackensack at the Shops at Riverside.
Why:  Eat your way through the mall with samplings from Rosa Mexicano, Smashburger, Stony Hill Inn, The Melting Pot and more. 
When:   Sunday May 5th from 1pm- 5pm, $75pp to benefit the Hackensack Blue & Gold Scholarship Fund.
Where: The Shops at Riverside, on Level 1 in the Bloomingdale’s wing

What: Teach for America NJ Benefit Luncheon 
Why: This home grown, 23 year old not for profit is celebrating.  Find out what the buzz is about. 
When: Tuesday, May 7th, 12pm to 2pm
Where: Newark Museum

What: Annual Ridgewood Spring House Tour by the Womens Club of Ridgewood
Why:  Voyeurism for a cause!  The event supports so many local charities, and it’s fun. 
When: Thursday, May 9th, 9:30 to 3:30, $45 tax deductible ticket
Where: Ridgewood!  Buy tix online

What: Screen Time and Our Children
Why:  The issues, the solutions.  A free program from The Valley Hospital’s Head of Pediatrics.
When: Thursday, May 9th, 7:30 to 8pm, Registration is appreciated at 1-800-VALLEY1 or
Where: Bergen County YJCC, 605 Pascack Rd, Washingtown Township

What: Englewood Hospital Best Baby Shower Ever
Why:  It’s all about you: mama-to-be.  Vendors, pampering and more.
When:   Saturday May 11th from 2pm-4pm
Where:  Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 350 Engle Street Englewood

If you’re heading into the city….

What:   Madeline’s Tea at the Carlyle Hotel
Why:  You and your little lady share tea and finger sandwiches, plus get a history lesson and entertainment. 
When:   Saturdays, now through May 11, $ 35 per children under 3/$70 per adult, Reservations a must 212-744-1600
Where: Carlyle Hotel 35 East 76th Street NY


What: Jack Hanna at the Turtle Back Zoo
Why:  Zoologist wannabees will love his live animal show. 
When: Friday, May 10th, 7pm, tickets are general admission, $15, VIP $50
Where: Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange

What: Touch a Truck Ridgewood
Why:  He squeals over wheels, plus bring his big wheels over for the Big Wheel Rodeo. 
When: Thursday, May 16th, 9am to 3pm
Where: Van Neste Square, Ridgewood

What: Touch a Truck at Westfield Garden State Plaza
Why:  Rolling in to Garden State Plaza!  Sponsored by the Junior League of Bergen County
When: Sunday, May 19th, 10am to 2pm
Where: Westwood Garden State Plaza, Nordstrom Parking Lot


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