Things to Do in Bergen County Week of April 5

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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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Book Now:
Why: Dance Moms star takes pics and signs her new book, Kenzie’s Rules of Life.
When: Tuesday May 8, 6 pm, books for signing on sale now. Each child must purchase a book from Bookends for entry.
Where: Bookends, 211 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood

Events Not To Miss:
Why: Swifties: Step inside the life of the hugely popular singer, who hand-picked personal photos, videos and lyrics for display. GIVEAWAY OF A FAMILY 4 PACK ENTER HERE!
When: Opens Friday, April 6, 11 am-6 pm
Where: GRAMMY Museum Experience, Prudential Center, 165 Mulberry, Newark  
Why: Carnival season is upon us!
When: Thursday April 5-Sunday April 8, Thursday April 12-Sunday April 15, Thursday April 19-Sunday April 22, Thursday and Fridays 5 pm-10 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 1 pm-10 pm
Where: Overpeck Park, Challenger Road, Leonia

What: Spring Fun
Why: The Studio shares a few of their favorite things, for kids to create.
When: Friday April 6, 10:30 am-12 pm, $30
Where: Clay Paper Scissors STUDIO, 380 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell
Why: Vote for your fave cake inspired by book titles, and enjoy refreshments and raffles.
When: Saturday April 7, 1-3 pm, $1 per vote
Where: The Friends of the Library of Rutherford, 150 Park Avenue, Rutherford
Why: Shopping for you, spring crafting for them.
When: Saturday April 7, 10 am-12 pm, ages 2-8/$2, ages 6 and up/$5
Where: Michaels, 240 N State Route 17, Suite 1, Paramus Town Center, Paramus
Why: Get fit with the fam as you run over roots and through streams.
When: Saturday April 7, 9-11 am, 5 miler/$35, 10 miler/$40
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Street, Tenafly
Why: The beloved book of cement mixers and dump trucks comes to life in this action-packed musical.
When: Sunday April 8, 1 pm and 4 pm, $15, $19, $29, $49 (VIP with meet & greet)
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood
Why: The Queen of Suspense signs her latest book, I’ve Got My Eyes On You.
When: Sunday April 8, 1 pm
Where: Bookends, 211 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood
Why: The former Yankees pitcher sign his new book, Ninety Percent Mental.
When: Monday April 9, 7 pm
Where: Bookends, 211 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood
Why: Basketball great signs his book Hang Time
When: Tuesday April 10, 7 pm
Where: Bookends, 211 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood
Why: The kids will scream for free ice cream.
When: Tuesday April 10, 11 am-9 pm
Where: Ben & Jerry’s, 104-106 Franklin Avenue, Ridgewood and 46 East Palisade Avenue, Englewood
Why: Meet the author of the Fancy Nancy series and enjoy songs, stories and photos.
When: Wednesday April 11, 10 am-12 pm. Register by Friday April 6 for guaranteed admission.
Where: Ridgewood Library, 125 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood
Why: A mix of classical, hop-hop, rock, R&B and bluegrass to rock out to.
When: Wednesday April 11, 8 pm, $29, $39, $49
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood
Why: Tour the school and hear from administrators.
When: Wednesday April 11, 9 am-11 am for Lower School (ages 3-grade 5), 11 am-1 pm for Middle School (grades 6-8)
Where: Dwight-Englewood School, 315 East Palisade Avenue, Englewood
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: There’s something for everyone: dinosaurs, jewels, gems, décor and more.
When: Thursday April 5-Friday April 6, 11:30 am-9 pm, Saturday April 7-Sunday April 8, 9:30 am-9 pm, weekdays ages 4 and up/$10, weekends ages 4-11/$10, ages 12 and up/$15
Where: New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield Avenue, Edison
Why: Rides for all ages, and plenty of food and games.
When: Through Sunday April 8, Thursday and Friday 5-10 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 1-10 pm
Where: Frank A. Vincent Marina, Passiac Avenue, Kearny
Why: Roam with the dinosaurs for the day, plus tons of dino-themed activities for a roarin’ good time.
When: Saturday April 7, 11 am-4 pm, $12
Where: Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown
Why: Ages 7 and up can chat up a scientist, as they share some discoveries.
When: Saturday April 7, 2:15, 3, 3:45 pm, tickets are first come first serve
Where: American Museum of Natural History, Discovery Room, Central Park West at 79th Street, NYC
Why: Thomas the Tank Engine makes an appearance, plus a huge display of steam and diesel train.
When: Saturday April 7-Sunday April 8 and Saturday April 14-Sunday April 15, 1-5 pm, $6
Where: Garden State Model Railway Club, Inc., 575 High Mountain Road, North Haledon
Why: Explore a world of LEGO: race car derby, LEGO sandbox, space station and more.
When: Saturday April 7-Sunday April 8, 10 am-6 pm
Where: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona
Why: The beloved character with the fancy vocabulary comes to life in this sweet performance.
When: Weekends April 7-April 22, 1 pm, kids/$15, adults/$18
Where: Forum Theatre, 314 Main Street, Metuchen
Why: Spring is in the air -- and the trees.
When: Saturday April 7-Sunday April 15
Where: Branch Brook Park, Lake Street and Park Avenue, Newark
Why: Winnie the Pooh and pals rescue Christopher Robin while on the hunt for honey.
When: Saturday April 7, 11 am, 1 pm, $12
Where: Union County Performing Arts Center, 360 Hamilton Street, Rahway
Why: The famous tiger comes to your neighborhood for a musical performance.
When: Sunday April 8, 2-4 pm
Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown
Why: Ring in spring’s first appearance with rides, food and shopping.
When: Sunday April 8, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Main Street and North Broadway, Nyack
Why: Race down to see the hottest models the auto world has to offer.
When: Through Sunday April 8, 10 am-10 pm, Sundays, 10 am-7 pm, kids/$7, adults/$17
Where: Jacob Javits Convention Center, 11th Avenue, between 34th and 40th Street, NYC
Why: A stunning floral display with a twist on classic fairytales. Check schedule for activities, including a Martha Stewart Floral Demo.
When: Through Sunday April 8
Where: Macy’s, 151 West 34th Street, NYC
Why: These Easter fundays have hayrides, farm animals, an egg hunt, games and photos with the Bunny.
When: Through Sunday April 8, check schedule for times, kids/$19.99, adults/$7.99
Where: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester

: Munchkin Monday: Magic Show
Why: Bring magic into your child’s day with this famiy-friendly show.
When: Monday April 9, 11 am-12 pm
Where: Levity Live, Palisades Center, 4210 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
Why: A stunning display of the beauty of the orchid.
When: Through Sunday April 22, 10 am-6 pm, kids/$12, adults/$28 weekends, kids/$10, adults/$23 weekdays
Where: New York Botanical Gardens, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
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: Raise a pinky and enjoy traditional tea and fun games.
When: Saturday April 13, 1-3 pm, $25. Reserve by Saturday April 7
Where: Liberty Hall Museum, 1003 Morris Avenue, Union
Why: Jump into the cockpit of awesome aircrafts.
When: Saturday April 14-Sunday April 15,
Where: Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of NJ, 400 Fred Wehran Drive, Teterboro
Why: Celebrate Earth Day zoo-style, and learn how you can get eco-friendly.
When: Sunday April 15, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Avenue, Paramus
Why:  Get down to the tunes of Elena, Vampirina, Doc McStuffins and more Disney friends.
When: Wednesday April 18, 3 pm and 6 pm
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood
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