Things to Do in Bergen County Week of April 12

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We rounded up the best things to do in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!
 
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Events Not To Miss:
Why: Jump around then gets artsy using the new spin art machine.
When: Thursday April 12, 11:30-1 pm, $14.95
Where: BounceU, 70 Eisenhower Drive, Paramus
 
Why: Add some magic to your day with this family friendly show.
When: Thursday April 12, 3:30-4:30 pm
Where: Northvale Public Library, 116 Paris Avenue, Northvale
 
Why: Carnival season is upon us!
When: Thursday April 12-Sunday April 15, Thursday April 19-Sunday April 22, Thursdays and Fridays 5 pm-10 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 1 pm-10 pm
Where: Overpeck Park, Challenger Road, Leonia
 
Why: A special night for special needs children filled with music, dance and games.
When: Friday April 13, 5-7 pm, non-members/$40 for 2 parents and 2 kids
Where: My Gym, 522 Broad Street, Glen Rock
 
Why: The princess brings her hugs for playtime and pics.
When: Friday April 13, 3:30-5:30 pm, Sunday April 15, 1:15-3:15 pm, one child/$28, two kids/$49.50
Where: The Big Playhouse, 312 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood
Why: Help climate change awareness while enjoying entertainment, bounce houses, animals and food trucks.
When: Saturday April 14, 1-6 pm
Where: Fort Lee Community Center, 1355 Inwood Terrace, Fort Lee
 
 
Why: Jump into the cockpit of awesome aircrafts.
When: Saturday April 14-Sunday April 15, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of NJ, 400 Fred Wehran Drive, Teterboro
Why: Bring your budding pastry chef to bake, decorate and design an apron.
When: Saturday April 14, 11 am-12:30 pm, $40
Where: Meads Hall, YWCA Bergen County, 112 Oak Street, Ridgewood
 
Why: Embrace the outdoors as you solve nature riddles and complete your family hunt.
When: Saturday April 14, 2-3 pm, non-member/$6, $20 per family
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly
Why: Come in costume and enjoy storytime with the author of Harriet Gets Carried Away.
When: Saturday April 14, 11 am-12 pm
Where: The Curious Reader, 229 Rock Road, Glen Rock
 
Why: Rocks, fossils, crystals and jewelry on display.
When: Saturday April 14-Sunday April 15, 10 am-4 pm, adults/$5
Where: Midland Park High School, 250 Prospect Street, Midland Park
 
Why: Beatles cover band, crafts and eco-friendly activities to celebrate the planet.
When: Sunday April 15, 12-3 pm
Where: Paramus Public Library, 116 East Century Road, Paramus
 
Why: A super sweet day of planting a sugar maple tree.
When: Sunday April 15, 2-3:30 pm, $36
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly
 
Why: Celebrate Earth Day zoo-style, and learn how you can get eco-friendly.
When: Sunday April 15, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Avenue, Paramus
 
Why: Make and decorate a sweet spring-inspired treat.
When: Tuesday April 17, 4-5 pm, $35
Where: Ridgewood Culinary Studio, 223 Chestnut Street, Ridgewood
 
Why:  Get down to the tunes of Elena, Vampirina, Doc McStuffins and more Disney friends.
When: Wednesday April 18, 3 pm and 6 pm, $29.50-$69.50
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood
 
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
 
Why: Carnival season is on with this old-time style fair, packed with shows, rides, and animals.
When: Thursday April 12-Sunday April 29, Monday-Friday 5-11 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 12-11 pm
Where: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
 
Why: Reptiles, pigs and butterflies, oh my! Plus, the hottest products for your own furry friend.
When: Friday April 13, 3-8 pm, Saturday April 14, 10 am-7 pm, Sunday April 15, 10 am-5 pm, kids/$8, adult/$13
Where: New Jersey Convention Center, 97 Sunfield Avenue, Edison
 
Why: Thomas the Tank Engine makes an appearance, plus a huge display of steam and diesel train.
When: Saturday April 14-Sunday April 15, 1-5 pm, $6
Where: Garden State Model Railway Club, Inc., 575 High Mountain Road, North Haledon
 
Why: Take in the outdoors, plus face painting, fishing derby and a magic show.
When: Saturday April 14, 11 am-3 pm
Where: Essex County Branch Brook Park, Concert Grove, Souther Division, Park Street Entrance, Newark
 
Why: More than just magic, this performance will amaze and entertain the whole family.
When: Saturday April 14, 11 am-12 pm, $15
Where: The Nyack Center, 58 Depew Avenue, Nyack
 
Why: 3D print your very own wizard wand, and make it glow.
When: Saturday April 14, 21, 28, 10 am-12:30 pm, $200 for the 3-class series
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
 
Why: Live music for kids and adults, a magic show, bouncies and trains.
When: Saturday April 14, 11 am-2 pm, $2
Where: Harborside Atrium, 147 Harborside Financial Center Platform, Jersey City
 
Why: Mathletes will love learning animal math facts and this math-filled scavenger hunt.
When: Sunday April 15, 11 am-2 pm
Where: Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange
 
Why: Leave the phones at home and let ages 10-14 learn to surive with the bare essentials.
When: Sunday April 15, 10 am-12:30 pm, $45
Where: Threefold Educational Center, 285 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
 
Why: All-day fun with live music, kids activities and Japanese culture.
When: Sunday April 15, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Essex County Branch Brook Park, Cherry Blossom Welcome Center, Mill Street Entrance, Belleville + Prudential Concert Grove, Clifton Avenue Entrance, Newark
 
Why: Spring is in the air -- and the trees.
When: Through Sunday April 15
Where: Branch Brook Park, Lake Street and Park Avenue, Newark
 
Why: Shop til you drop while the kids enjoy the rides.
When: Sunday April 15, 11 am-5 pm
Where: Broad Street and Monmouth Street, Red Bank
 
Why: The beloved character with the fancy vocabulary comes to life in this sweet performance.
When: Weekends through April 22, 1 pm, kids/$15, adults/$18
Where: Forum Theatre, 314 Main Street, Metuchen
 
Why: A stunning display of the beauty of the orchid.
When: Through Sunday April 22, 10 am-6 pm, kids/$12, adults/$28 weekends, kids/$10, adults/$23 weekdays
Where: New York Botanical Gardens, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
 
Why: Attract abundance and gratitude in your life, and make your own gratitude jar.
When: Friday April 27, 7-10 pm, $97 includes food and drinks, register in advance
Where: Lucky Elephant and Wellness Studio, 132 Park Avenue, New City
 
Why: Visit Thomas on the Island of Sodor without leaving Jersey.
When: Open through May 13, 2018
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
 
Why: Live long and prosper as you go on an otherworldly adventure.
When: Open through May 28
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
 
 
 
Why: Swifties: Step inside the life of the hugely popular singer, who hand-picked personal photos, videos and lyrics for display.
When: Opens daily, 11 am-6 pm
Where: GRAMMY Museum Experience, Prudential Center, 165 Mulberry Street, Newark 
 
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Why: Bring your walking shoes for art, crafts, rides and music at this huuuge street fair.
When: Saturday April 21-Sunday April 22, 11 am-5 pm
Where: Downtown Tenafly
 
Why: The loveable tiger and friends hit the stage as they learn what it takes to be King.
When: Saturday April 21, 1:30 pm and 5 pm, $15-$79
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood
 
Why: Live animal shows, bees and butterflies, face painting and performances to celebrate the planet.
When: Saturday April 21, 11 am-4 pm
Where: Northern Valley Regional Demarest High School, 150 Knickerbocker Road, Demarest
 
Why: Into the night, these three superfriends take you on an action-packed adventure.
When: Monday April 23, 6 pm, $29.50-$99.50
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood
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