Things to Do in Bergen County Week of April 26

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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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Save the Date:
 
Why: A week of chic, filled with fashion promos and shows, fitness classes and pop ups.
When: Monday May 7-Saturday May 12, see schedule for event listings and times
Where: Events throughout Fort Lee

Book Now:
 
Why: Say cheese for this photo op with the YouTube Star, and author of My Diarrhe.
When: Monday July 9, 6 pm. Order your book from Bookends for guaranteed entry, as event will sell out.
Where: Bookends, 211 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood

Events Not To Miss:
 
Why: Rides, food, games for all.
When: Wednesday April 25-Thursday April 26, 6-10 pm, Friday April 27, 6-12 pm, Saturday April 28, 2-12 pm, Sunday April 29, 2-10 pm
Where: Veteran’s Memorial Park, Shaler Boulevard and Banta Place, Ridgefield Park
 
Why: Bounce, then enter the lab for a lava lamp experiment.
When: Thursday April 26, 5-7 pm, $24.95
Where: BounceU, 70 Eisenhower Drive, Paramus
 
 
 
Why: Visit with the flying superhero pup and enjoy open play.
When: Friday April 27, 3:30-5:30 pm and Saturday April 28, 1:15-3:15 pm, $28, $49.50 for two children.
Where: The Big Playhouse, 316 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood
 
Why: Get ready for some lols at this interactive sketch comedy performance.
When: Saturday April 28, 1 pm and 3 pm, $19
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 N Van Brunt Street, Englewood
 
Why: Show the earth some love with rainforest banana bread and a bird feeder craft.
When: Saturday April 28, ages 3-6/10-11:30 am, ages 7-12/12:30-2 pm, $35
Where: The Crafty Kitchen, 51 Prospect Place, Hillsdale
 
Why: Go fish at this annual contest and exhibit.
When: Saturday April 28, 9 am-3 pm
Where: Ross Dock Picnic Area, Fort Lee
 
Why: Carb-load, then vote on your fave pasta dish.
When: Saturday April 28, 12-2 pm, $15, kids under 6 free.
Where: All Saints Episcopal Church, 150 Park Avenue, Leonia
 
Why: Get fit in the morning, then stay for music, games and food.
When: Saturday April 28, 8:30 am, $25
Where: Zion Lutheran Church, 96 East Allendale Road, Saddle River
 
Why: You’ll go wild for the world’s most spectacular animals on stage.
When: Sunday April 29, 1 pm and 4 pm, $19-$39
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood
 
Why: Food trucks, music and family activities to celebrate the planet.
When: Sunday April 29, 11 am-5 pm
Where: Senior Center Parking Lot, Oradell
 
Why: Free train and carousel rides, live animal demos and more fun for everyone.
When: Sunday April 29, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Avenue, Paramus
 
Why: Plenty to shop from plus rides, a petting zoo and tattoos for the kids.
When: Sunday April 29, 10 am-5 pm
Where: 101 West Pleasant Avenue, Maywood
 
Why: Gifts galore at this one-stop-shop.
When: Sunday April 29, 10 am-5 pm, Monday April 30, 9 am-4 pm
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Avenue, Tenafly
 
Why: Calling all expectant moms! Get fit for FREE at this prenatal fitness class.
When: Tuesday May 1, 7:30-8:30 pm
Where: The Gagasphere, 140 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick
 
Why: Journey keyboardist signs his new book, Don’t Stop Believin’.
When: Tuesday May 1, 6 pm
Where: Bookends, 211 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood
 
Why: Food trucks, DJ and photo booth fun for a good cause.
When: Wednesday May 2, 2:30-6:30 pm
Where: Lions Park, 236 Lake Street, Upper Saddle River
 
 
 
Why: Ages 6 and older learn step by step instructions to create a masterpiece
When: Saturday May 5, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, Register by Saturday April 28, $35 includes brunch or kids meal and painting supplies
Where: Steel Wheel Tavern, 51 N. Broad Street, Ridgewood
 
Why: Bring your appetite for this pop up food hall with authentic cuisines.
When: Thursdays-Saturdays through June 30, 11 am-7 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
 
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
 
Why: Bring the fam -- and an empty stomach – for tons of food trucks, games, rides and music.
When: Saturday April 28, 12-7 pm, adults and kids over 12/$5
Where: Skylands Stadium, 94 Championship Place, Augusta
 
Why: Get groovy with this rockin cat as he goes on adventures.
When: Saturday April 28, 10 am, $12
Where: Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn
 
Why: An interactive musical teaching inclusion and tolerance, presented by Autistm Speaks.
When: Saturday April 28, 12-1 pm
Where: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
 
Why: Pigs, alpacas, sheep, and rabbits plus tractors, pony rides and more farm fun.
When: Saturday April 28-Sunday April 29, 11 am-5 pm, $5
Where: Green Meadows Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
 
Why: Spend the weekend appreciating nature’s beauty and Japanese culture.
When: Saturday April 28-Sunday April 29, 10 am-6 pm, adults and kids over 12/$30
Where: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn
 
Why: Six teens performs classic rock songs that will get everyone on their feet.
When: Sunday April 29, 12 pm
Where: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
 
Why: Take a bite out of nature in this green info session.
When: Sunday April 29, 12-1 pm
Where: The Nature Place Day Camp at Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
 
Why: Live Animals, Face Painting, Recycling Olympics and more ways to nuture nature.
When: Sunday April 29, 11 am-5 pm, $4
Where: Trailside Nature & Science Center, 452 New Providence Road, Mountainside
 
Why: Kids can hop into the driver’s seat of a number of trucks and big rigs.
When: Sunday April 29, 11 am-5 pm, $5
Where: Watchung Reservation Lower Loop Parking Lot
 
Why: Carnival season is on with this old-time style fair, packed with shows, rides, and animals.
When: Open through Sunday April 29, Monday-Friday 5-11 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 12-11 pm
Where: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
 
Why: Visit Thomas on the Island of Sodor without leaving Jersey.
When: Open through May 13, 2018
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
 
Why: Live long and prosper as you go on an otherworldly adventure.
When: Open through May 28
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
 
Why: Pony and wagon train rides, bounce houses and tons more fun.
When: Weekends and Holidays through May, check schedule for times., $14.99 for all activities
Where: Alstede Farms, 1 Astede Farms Lane, Chester

What: The Taylor Swift Experience
Why: Swifties: Step inside the life of the hugely popular singer, who hand-picked personal photos, videos and lyrics for display.
When: Open daily, 11 am-6 pm
Where: GRAMMY Museum Experience, Prudential Center, 165 Mulberry Street, Newark 
 
Upcoming:
 
Why: Free art workshops for kids, street art demos, raffles and more as you check out this art education camp.
When: Friday May 4, 4-7 pm
Where: One River School of Art + Design, 319 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale
 
Why: Rides, games, food and live music.
When: Friday May 4, 6-11 pm, Saturday May 5, 2-11 pm, Sunday May 6, 1-7 pm
Where: Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 35-01 Morlot Avenue, Fair Lawn
 
Why: Kids get their OM on with a moonchild yoga & mindfulness class.
When: Saturday May 5, 9:45-10:45 am, $15/class
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
 
Why: Shop from hundreds of antiques, décor, jewelry and more vendors.
When: Sunday May 6, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Veterans Park, Westwood 
 
 
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