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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: Earth Day Volunteer Day
Why: Head to the trails to help maintain them for years to come.
When: Saturday April 22, 9 am-12 pm
Where: Closter Nature Center, 154 Ruckman Rd., Closter
What: Elmwood Park Street Fair
Why: This huge block party brings entertainment, fun for kids, food, and plenty of shopping.
When: Saturday April 22, 11 am-5 pm
Where: 300 Market St., Elmwood Park
What: Healthy Kids Day
Why: Activities for the whole fam include family zumba, healhy cookies, dance parties, a pool party, and more.
When: Saturday April 22, 10 am-2 pm
Where: Wyckoff Family YMCA, 691 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff
Why: Get an up-close view at the indoor dirt bike racing championship.
When: Saturday April 22, 6:30 pm
Where: MetLife Stadium, One Met Life Stadium Dr., East Rutherford
What: Party for the Planet
Why: This Earth Day celebration brings educational activities, prizes, and more at the zoo.
When: Saturday April 22-Sunday April 23, 10am-4 pm
Where: Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
Why: Enjoy gourmet food truck eats and kids activities at this day-long spring fest.
When: Saturday April 22, 11 am-7 pm
Where: 20th Century Park, Garfield
Why: Enjoy nature's beauty at this eco-theme festival with magic, a petting zoo, and more.
When: Sunday April 23, 11 am-2 pm
Where: Memorial Park at Van Neste Square, Ridgewood
What: Spring Boutique
Why: Grab your Mother's Day gifts and more fun finds from local vendors.
When: Sunday April 23, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly
Why: Explore the fairy trail and make your own mini house.
When: Sunday April 23, 11:30 am-1 pm
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
Why: Meet The Office star and author of Soul Boom: Why We Need a Spiritual Revolution.
When: Wednesday April 26, 6:30 pm
Where: Books and Greetings, 271 Livingston St., Northvale
What: Ridgefield PBA Carnival
Why: Let the (carnival) games begin, plus food, rides, and sweet eats.
When: Wednesday April 26-Sunday April 30, check schedule for daily times
Where: Veteran's Park, 554 Shaler Blvd., Ridgefield
If you're heading out of Bergen:
Why: Spend Earth Day Weekend in the garden appreciating nature's beauty.
When: Saturday April 22-Sunday April 23, 8 am-8 pm
Where: New Jersey Botanical Garden, Morris Rd., Ringwood
What: Earth Day Celebration
Why: Watch the bears eat treats while you enjoy earth-themed family activities.
When: Saturday April 22, 10:30 am-3 pm
Where: Trailside Museums & Zoo, 3006 Seven Lakes Dr., Bear Mountain
What: Earth Day Celebrations
Why: Live music, nature play, animals, hayrides, food trucks, and so much more.
When: Saturday April 22, 11 am-3 pm
Where: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, 120 Muser Dr., Cornwall
What: Apple Blossom Carnival
Why: Spring is blossoming and so is carnival season with rides, games, farm animals, and more.
When: Saturday April 22-Sunday April 30, 11 am-6 pm
Where: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Queens
Why: Celebrate the planet with music, art, fitness, and a farm market.
When: Sunday April 23, 11 am-4 pm
Where: 770 Jackson St., Hoboken
What: Kearny VFW Carnival
Why: Rides, games, food, and fun.
When: Now through Sunday April 23
Where: 277 Passaic Ave., Kearny
Why: Bring the kids for hayrides, pony rides, and more farm fun.
When: Now through Sunday April 30, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
What: Dogman: The Musical
Why: The beloved Dav Pilkey series comes alive on the stage.
When: Now through Sunday April 30, check schedule for showtimes
Where: 340 W 50th St., NYC
What: Butterfly House
Why: Painted ladies and Monarchs are popping up and flying around at LSC this spring.
When: Now through Sunday April 30, during business hours
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
What: Brick Fest Live
Why: Lego to the NJ Convention center all weekend long for building, buying, and breaking.
When: Saturday April 29-Sunday April 30, 9 am-5 pm
Where: New Jersey Convention and Expo Center, 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison