Things to Do in Bergen County Week of April 17

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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:
Why: Celebrate Earth Day by planting your own bell pepper plant.
When: Friday April 19-Saturday April 20, 11 am-2 pm
Where: Abma's Farm, 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
What: Earth Day
Why: Decorate a pot and learn about plants.
When: Saturday April 20, 11 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm
Where: Stokes Farm, 23 DeWolf Rd., Old Tappan
Why: Celebrate earth with a party at the zoo.
When: Saturday April 20-Sunday April 21, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
Why: Kids sit in the cockpit of planes and helicopters, then prepare to take flight.
When: Saturday April 20, 10:30 am-4 pm
Where: The New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame, 400 Fred Wehran Dr., Teterboro
Why: Celeb stylist and author Samantha Brown hosts a family-friendly fashion show and signs her new book — plus gifts and bracelets for everyone.
When: Saturday April 20, 11 am
Where: The Shops at Riverside, 390 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack
Why: Come hungry for good food and an empanada eating contest. 
When: Saturday April 20, 11 am-7 pm
Where: 20th Century Park, 75 Elizabeth St., Garfield
Why: This fun puppet show for kids of all ages brings the lols.
When: Saturday April 20, 11 am and 12 pm
Where: Bergen Town Center, Route 4 East and Forest Ave., Paramus
Why: Meet the Today Show's iconic weatherman as he signs his book Murder on Demand.
When: Saturday April 20, 12 pm
Where: Books and Greetings, 271 Livingston St., Northvale
Why: Meet the reality star and author of the tell-all Reality Check.
When: Sunday April 21, 12 pm
Where: Books and Greetings, 271 Livingston St., Northvale
Why: The classic fairy tale comes to life through dance.
When: Sunday April 21, 2 pm
Where: bergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood
Why: Butterflies, blooms, and more spring celebrations.
When: Sunday April 21, 11 am-2:30 pm
Where: Memorial Park, S Walnut St. at Van Neste Square, Ridgewood
Why: Games, rides, and grade A food.
When: Thursdays-Sundays through April 28, 6 pm
Where: Ridgefield Park
If You're Heading Out of Bergen:
Why: Fun with the fam as you watch the bears eat their treats and celebrate nature with activities.
When: Saturday April 20, 10:30 am-3 pm
Where: Trailside Museums & Zoo, 3006 Seven Lakes Dr., Bear Mountain
Why: Life-sized legos, a brick pit, a glow zone, grafitti wall, and more bricktacular fun.
When: Saturday April 20, 9 am-5 pm-Sunday April 21, 10 am-4 pm
Where: New Jersey Convention & Expo Center, 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison
Why: Celebrate the planet with nature crafts, a park cleanup, and more.
When: Saturday April 20, 11 am-2 pm
Where: City Green Learning Garden in Eastside Park, Paterson
Why: Take a hike this earth day as you explore the local beauty. 
When: Sunday April 21, 10 am-2 pm
Where: Harriman State Park, Bear Mountain
Why: Music, entertainment, games, vendors, and more spring fun.
When: Sunday April 21, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Lafayette Ave., Suffern
Why: Bold fashion is brought to life on a runway of floral designs.
When: Now through Sunday April 21
Where: New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx 
Why: Animals are springing up at LSC, including butterflies, alpaca, sheep, rabbit, parrot, and more.
When: Now through Sunday April 28
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
Why: Take a hayride, visit the animals, and have more fun on the farm.
When: Weekends through Sunday May 28, 11 am-4 pm
Where: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
Upcoming Events:
Why: Stroll and shop tons of vendors, and leave time to enjoy food trucks.
When: Saturday April 27, 11 am-5 pm
Where: 300 Market St., Elmwood Park
Why: Shop collectibles and enjoy entertainment, food trucks, and music.
When: Sunday April 28, 10 am-5 pm
Where: The Hermitage, 335 North Franklin Tpke., Ho-Ho-Kus
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