Bergen Events Not to Miss: Week of November 8th

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Yes.  Shake Shack is coming to town.  The NYC based family fave is set to open to the public on Saturday, November 9th in Paramus.  Check it out for the burgers, new fresh cut fries and shakes (natch.).  Shake Shack 479 Route 17 South, Paramus, for more info check out this post on Boozy Burbs.  Photo credit: Boozy Burbs

Events Not To Miss:

What: American Girl Fall Fashion Show
Why: Local mini-models strut their fave American Girl Doll fashions while raising money for the Children’s Hospital of Hackensack. 
When: Saturday, November 9th, 11am and 4pm through Sunday, November 10th, 10am and 3pm; Tickets $45 Adults/Children Inclusive of refreshments, raffle and a goodie-bag!
Where: First Floor Conference Rooms of the John Theurer Cancer Center, 92 Second St., Hackensack

What: Jazz House Kidz Day of Swing
Why: Kids ages 2 and up learn creative music-making in this toe-tapping Let’s Build a Jazz House Workshop.
When: Saturday, November 9th, 10am, FREE!
Where: NJ PAC, 1 Center St., Newark

What: Seasonal Scavenger Hunt
Why: Solve riddles, look for nature clues (hello prizes!). Family fun for adults and children 4 and up.
When: Saturday, November 9th, 2pm to 3pm; register online, $10 for non members
Where: TNC Visitor Center, Tenafly

What: FREE family photos with Shutterfly at Garden State Plaza
Why: A free photoshoot includes 2 free prints plus a credit towards your shutterly card order- puts a smile on this kids face.
When: Through Saturday, November 9th, register online.
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza

What: Doktor Kaboom! Kidz Caberet Series
Why: Watch Doctor Kaboom! blend theatre arts with scientific exploration with live experiments and demonstrations.
When: Sunday, November 10th, 2pm, $17 per ticket
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood

What: Englewood Hospitals “Be Thankful” Benefit for The Center for Integrative Medicine
Why: Warm up to the holidays with The Center for Integrative Medicine’s benefit at Alpine CC.
When: Tuesday, November 12th, 7pm to 10pm
Where: Alpine Country Club, 80 Anderson Ave., Demarest

What: Cooking For Teens: Thanksgiving Menu
Why: Your teen learns how to whip up favorite thanksgiving dishes (and you score dinner that night).
When: Thursday, November 14th, Class times at 4pm and 7pm, $30 per teen
Where: Chef Central, 240 Route 17 N., Paramus

If you’re heading over the bridge.….

What: Sleeping Beauty
Why: More than 150 puppets used to bring a classic fairy tale to life. Perfect for ages 7 and up.
When: Friday, November 1st through Sunday, November 10th;
Where: New Victory Theatre, 209 W 42nd St. between 7th & 8th Ave., New York

What: Big Apple Circus: Luminosity
Why: Acrobats, trapeze artists, jugglers, clowns and other acts will entertain your pint-size circus-goer! Ages 3 to 13
When: See website for showtimes and tickets throughout the month of November
Where: Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center, W 62nd St. between Columbus and Amsterdam, New York


What: Spin for a Cure!
Why: Josephine’s Garden and NYSCs team up to fund pediatric brain tumor/cancer research. Spin or Zumba available!
When: Sunday, November 17th, 11:30am to 5:30pm, register via the web.
Where: NYSC, 1150 Route 17 North, Ramsey

What: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Fall Boutique
Why: Come shop your fall favorites in jewelry, fashion, toys, home furnishings & much more! Proceeds go toward the development of early childhoos special programs
When: Sunday, November 17th, 10am to 5pm & Monday, November 18th, 9am to 4pm
Where: Kaplen JCC, 411 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly

What: International Film Festival
Why: Hosted by Bob McGrath of Sesame Street, 60 minutes of live interaction storytelling and animation
When: Sunday, November 17, 11am , great for ages 4 and up. 
Where: Puffin Cultural Forum, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck

What: Kids Cooking: Handprint Turkey Cookies
Why: An interactive, hands-on experience for kids ages 3-5 to create a cookie recipe and take it home to enjoy.
When: Monday, November 18th, Class times from 1pm to 2pm and 4pm to 5pm
Where: Chef Central, 240 Route 17 N., Paramus

What: Meadowlands Pet Expo
Why: For the ultimate animal lovers! Come see, touch and learn about a variety of animals and how to care for them
When: Friday, November 22nd is family night! Children 12 & under are free, 4pm to 8pm Saturday, November 23rd and Sunday, November 24th, 10am to 7pm
Where: The Meadowlands Expo Center, Seacaucus


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