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We rounded up the best things to do in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!
Events Not To Miss:
What: Spring In Living Color
Why: Color your day in this series of Insta-worthy immersive floral activations.
When: Opens Thursday April 15-Sunday June 6, 11 am-8 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, Macy’s Court Level 2, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: Kids put on their chef’s hat for the day in this cooking class on the farm, with a visit to the garden and chicken coop.
When: Thursday April 15, 4-5:30 pm
Where: Fresh and Fancy Farms, 575 River Rd., New Milford
What: Demarest Farms Reopening
Why: The popular farm reopens for the season, with entertainment to follow.
When: Friday April 16
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
What: Spring Bird Walk
Why: Take a walk to watch for the early birds.
When: Saturday April 17, 9-10 am
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
Why: Snag your tix for a bite of Bergen’s new burger pop up from Executive Chef Matthew Borgersen.
When: Sunday April 18, 12-7 pm
Where: Empanada Mania, 62 South Washington Ave., Bergenfield
What: Spring Cake Pops
Why: Kids bake up some flavorful and fun treats.
When: Monday April 19, 4:30 pm, $39
Where: The Flavor Labs, 514 Livingston St., Norwood
Why: Kids learn to design summer jewelry with shells, beads and more.
When: Tuesday April 20, 3:30-5:30 pm, $35
Where: Clap Paper Scissor Studio, 380 Kinderkamack Rd., Oradell
What: Barnyard Petting Zoo
Why: Get your tix in advance to spend a day with the animals.
When: Monday-Friday, 9 am-6 pm, Saturday 9 am-5:30 pm
Where: Abma’s Farm, 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: Take a hayride, explore the maze, go on a scavenger hunt and more.
When: Thursday April 15-Sunday April 18, 11 am-3 pm
Where: Alstede Farms, One Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
Why: Take a pic with the famous tiger then head to the Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood exhibit!
When: Fridays April 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 11 am-2:30 pm
Where: Liberty Science Center, Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
Why: Activities, games and crafts to celebrate trees.
When: Saturday April 17, 11:30 am-1 pm
Where: Liberty Hall Museum, 1003 Morris Ave., Union
What: Daffodil Day
Why: Stop and smell the flowers plus games, food trucks, music and crafts.
When: Sunday April 18, 11 am
Where: Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit
What: Wild About Animals
Why: Step inside the Butterfly House, watch the Animal Laser Show, learn the Bee Dance and more. Plus
When: Now through Sunday May 9, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
Why: Elephants, tigers, giraffes and rhinos are just some of the animals you’ll meet on this adventure.
When: Daily, $19.99-$24.99, 9 am-3:45 pm
Where: Six Flags Great Adventure, 1 Six Flag Blvd., Jackson
Why: BYO (build your own) birdhouse for your own backyard.
When: Saturday Aprl 24, 12-3 pm, $15
Where: Demarest Nature Center, Wakelee Fieldhouse, 90 Park St., Demarest
Why: Come hungry as the food truck season kicks off to a deeelish start.
When: Sunday April 25, 11 am-7 pm, $5
Where: Paramus Park Mall, 700 Paramus Park