Things to Do in Bergen County Week of April 20

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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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Why: Kids will love this interactive musical adventure as they watch Daniel and his friends explore their much-loved Neighborhood of Make-Believe! Enter our giveaway for a chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets here!
When: Saturday, October 14, tickets go on-sale TOMORROW - April 21 at 10am, ticket prices vary 
Where: NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark
Why: The best acts from all over the planet under one big top. Enter our giveaway for a chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets here!
When:  Tuesday, May 9 thru Sunday, May 14, ticket prices vary 
Where: 430 Broad St., Newark (Across from Broad Street Train Station. Next to the Old Riverfront Bears Stadium)
Events Not to Miss:
Why: A fair and delicious food from some of the best local restos. 
When: Saturday, April 22 & Sunday, April 23
Where: Downtown Tenafly
Why: Celebrate the Earth with fun planting and crafting.
When: Saturday, April 22, 12-3pm, $12
Where: 575 River Rd., New Milford
What: Ride for a Reason
Why: Clip in, get sweaty, and ride for the impressive St. Jude's Foundation.
When: Saturday, April 22, Pre-Registration required
Where: Lifetime Athletic, Montvale
What: Author Tulani Thomas at Happy Hello Shop
Why: The author signs her new book "Tutu grows green".
When: Saturday, April 22, 11am, FREE
Where: 33 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs
Why: Hands-on workshops, seminars, veggie garden planting and more.
When: Saturday, April 22, 11am-3pm, FREE (materials are extra)
Where: 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
Why: Matcha for you, crafts, snacks and stories for them.
When: Saturday, April 22, 11am
Where: Closter Plaza

What: Northern Valley Earth Fair
Why: Sustainable vendors, kids activities, animal shows and more.
When: Saturday, April 22, 11am-4pm
Where: Tenakill Middle School, 275 High St., Closter
Why: It’s baby/toddler-palooza at this high-energy, popular 45 minute playtime.
When: Every Saturday this month, 10:15am (up until 23 months) & 11am(ages 2-4), FREE
Where: 100 Ridge Rd., Mahwah
Why: Your pre-schoolers chance to enjoy this awesome trampoline park.  
When: Saturdays & Sundays, 9-10am, $10
Where: 80 Commerce Dr., Allendale

What: Daffodil Festival & Earth Day Fair
Why:  Head to the park for live music, kids activities and more.
When: Sunday, April 23, 11am-2pm
Where: Van Neste Memorial Park, Ridgewood

What: The Harlem Wizards
Why:  Tricks, hoops, and alley oops.
When: Sunday, April 23, 4pm, Online prices are Students/$15, Adults/$20
Where: Ramapo High School, 331 George St., Franklin Lakes
What: Author Storytime with Jeffrey Turner at Curious Reader
Why:  Listen to the author read his book "Who Broke the Vase?"
When: Sunday, April 23, 11am-12pm, FREE
Where: 229 Rock Rd., Glen Rock
What: Paramus Earth Day Celebration
Why:  Family event with kids activities, music, green companies and more.
When: Sunday, April 23, 12-3pm, FREE
Where: Paramus Public Library, 116 E. Century Rd., Paramus
What: Bergen County Zoo Party for the Planet
Why:  Grab your passport and party through out the Zoo.
When: Sunday, April 23, 10am-4pm, FREE
Where: 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
Why: A 5 week race series for pre-schoolers up to the 8th grade.
When: Sundays now thru Sunday, May 7, $35
Where: 51 Brookside Ave., Cresskill
Why: Stop by this adorbs boutique to shop and enjoy a craft.
When: Every Monday in April
Where: 171 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood

What: Mommy, Daddy & Me Music Series by bergenPAC
Why: Interactive music sessions that include activities, instruments and song.
When: Wednesday, April 26, 11-11:30am (18-36m) & 11:45am-12:15pm (2-4 yrs old)
Where: The Outlets at Bergen Town Center, Paramus
What: 7th Annual Ridgewood Guild Film Festival
Why: See award winning films from all different genres.
When: Wednesday, April 26 & Thursday, April 27, $10
Where: Bow Tie Cinemas, Ridgewood
If you’re heading out of Bergen:

What: Rockland FREE Fair
Why: Meet the llamas and other farm friends plus take in a good old fashioned oddity show.
When: Thursday, April 20th through April 30th, FREE admission and parking
Where: Palisades Center: J-Lot 1000 Palisades Center Dr, West Nyack, NY
What: Sheep to Shawl Festival
Why: Haircuts for Sheep, Live Alpacas and Border Collies (and a little lesson in turning wool into cloth) awww..
When: Thursday, April 22nd through April 23rd (children $8, adults $16, kids under 3 FREE)
Where: 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow
Why: The whole family will laugh along as Johnny Peers and his trained rescue dogs perform hilarious tricks.
When: Sunday, April 23, 2pm, $15 adults, $12 child
Where: WP Presents, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne
Why: Live music, food vendors, hands-on activities and more.
When: Saturday, April 22, 12-5pm
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, Nyack, NY
Why: Celebrate Earth Day at this fun exhibit. 
When: Saturday, April 22, 10am-3pm, $3
Where: The PeopleCare Center, 120 Finderne Ave., Bridgewater
Why: Hands-on workshops for little artists.
When: Saturday, April 22, 11am & 1pm, 3-5 years old 
Where: 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton

What:  Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre "The Princess, The Emperor and the Duck"
Why: A modern retelling of three classic Hans Christian Andersen tales ideal for kids ages 3-9.
When: Now thru Fall 2017, Check the website for all available dates and times, Kids/$8, Adults/$12
Where: The Cottage at Central Park
Why: A fun, investigative feast from the earth.
When: Sunday, April 23, 12pm
Where: The Nature Place Day Camp at Green Meadow Waldorf School, Chestnut Ridge, NY

What: Turtle Back Zoo Party for the Planet
Why: Live music, animals, entertainment and more.
When: Saturday, April 22, 11am-2pm, FREE 
Where: 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
Why: You can pre-book or just wing it for this fascinating exhibit which lets you walk through a world of live butterflies.
When: Now thru May 28
Where: American Museum of Natural History, NYC
Why: Run for your favorite animal at this 5K and Family Fun Run.
When: Saturday, April 29
Where: Bronx, NY

What: Academy of the Holy Angels 3rd Annual Food Truck and Arts Festival
Why: Eeeeats, music, and performances.
When: Saturday, April 30, 1-5pm, $5 or $15 VIP Pre-Sale
Where: 315 Hillside Ave., Demarest
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