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We rounded up the best things to do in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!
What: Lala Kent
Why: Join the Vanderpump Rules star and Lisa Vanderpump as she talks about her new book Give Them Lala.
When: Thursday May 6, 6 pm
Where: Bookend virtual, 211 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
Events Not To Miss:
Why: Celebrate Earth Day with books and planting seeds.
When: Thursday April 22, 1-1:30 pm
Where: Fresh & Fancy Farms, 575 River Rd., New Milford
What: Earth Day to Arbor Day
Why: A week’s worth of celebrations from recycling scavenger hunts to rock painting.
When: Thursday April 22-Friday April 30, check schedule for times
Where: Thielke Arboretum, 460 Doremus Ave., Glen Rock
Why: Urban art master Tracy Stum brings an innovative space of optical illusions.
When: Opens Thursday April 22, open daily 11 am-7:15 pm
Where: TiLT, American Dream, 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford
Why: Chow down at one of the many food options at GSP to earn rewards.
When: Friday April 23-Sunday May 2, 11 am-8 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, 1 Garden State Plaza., Paramus
Why: BYO (build your own) birdhouse for your own backyard.
When: Saturday April 24, 12-3 pm, $15
Where: Demarest Nature Center, Wakelee Fieldhouse, 90 Park St., Demarest
Why: Let the fun begin again with music, games, rides, food and fun.
When: Saturday April 24-Sunday April 25, 11 am-5 pm
Where: Downtown Tenafly
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
What: Outdoor Spring Boutique
Why: Get your shop on with accessories, clothing, gifts for kids and more.
When: Sunday April 25, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 E Clinton Ave., Tenafly
Why: Make a sustainable craft and clean up the trails at this party for the planet.
When: Sunday April 25, 2-4 pm, $5
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
What: Red Velvet Cupcakes
Why: Kids bake up some tasty treats.
When: Wednesday April 28, 3 pm, $39
Where: The Flavor Labs, 514 Livingston St., Norwood
What: Garfield Carnival
Why: Book your tix in advance for rides, food and games.
When: Wednesday April 28-Sunday May 2, Wednesday-Friday 6-10 pm, Weekends 2-10 pm
Where: Columbus Park, 394 Outwater Ln., Garfield
What: Spring In Living Color
Why: Color your day in this series of Insta-worthy immersive floral activations.
When: Now through Sunday June 6, 11 am-8 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, Macy’s Court Level 2, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
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 22-Sunday May 2, 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 23, 30 and May 7, 11 am-2:30 pm
Where: Liberty Science Center, Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
What: Earth Day Saturday
Why: Spend the day on the farm with eco-friendly activities
When: Saturday April 24, 9:30-10:30 am
Where: Ort Farms, 25 Bartley Rd., Long Valley
What: Run for the Wild
Why: Run – or walk – for the good of animals then enjoy rudies and activities.
When: Saturday April 24, 8 am-3 pm
Where: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
What: Kearny VFW Carnival
Why: Carnivals are coming back with rides, games, food and fun for all.
When: Thursday April 29-Saturday May 8, 5-10 pm Thursday-Friday, 1-10 pm weekends
Where: Frank A. Vincent Marina, Passiac Ave., Kearny
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: Music, games, activities and enough food trucks to eat your heart out.
When: Sunday May 2, 11 am-7 pm, kids/$5, adults/$7
Where: 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus