We rounded up the best things to do in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!
Events Not To Miss:
What: Lake Tappan Paddle Day
Why: Enjoy being out on the water at this special one-day paddling event.
When: Saturday, August 15, 8:30am & 11:30am, Tickets start at $25, Pre-registration required, Rain Date: Sunday, August 16,
Where: Washington Ave. North, Old Tappan
What: Science 101 at Bergen County Zoo
Why: Beat the brain drain with this free class at the zoo.
When: Thursday, August 13, 6pm, FREE
Where: 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
What: Westwood Summer Movies In the Park
Why: Grab a blanket, enjoy the free popcorn, and introduce your kiddos to Pre-Scientology Travolta in Grease.
When: Thursday, August 13, 8pm, FREE, Rain Date: Friday, August 7
Where: Veterans Park on the Train Station lawn, Westwood
What: Teaneck Armory Flea Market & Collectible Show
Why: New and old merch up for grabs at this outdoor market.
When: Saturday, August 15, 9am-5pm
Where: 1799 Teaneck Rd., Teaneck
What: Nature Story Time at the Tenafly Nature Center
Why: A nature-themed story and a visit from an animal ambassador.
When: Saturday, August 15, Ages 3-7, 11:30am-12:15pm
Where: 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
What: Mother Daughter Barre Class at Ivivva Westfield Garden State Plaza
Why: Make fitness a family affair and take an awesome Pure Barre class with your mini-me.
When: Every Saturday in August at 9am, FREE
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus
What: Yoga in the Park
Why: Coffee, yoga, alone time. Done.
When: Saturdays now thru August 29, 9-10am, FREE
Where: Oscar E. Olsen Park, 162 W. Main Street, Bogota
What: Hermitage Outdoor Craft Show
Why: Check out the 70+ exhibitors selling hand-crafted items and take a tour of this historical landmark.
When: Saturday, August 15, 10am-5pm, $4, Children under 12 are FREE
Where: 335 N. Franklin Turnpike, Hohokus
What: Rise & Seine
Why: A Hudson River fishing program for all ages.
When: Sunday, August 16, 9-11am, FREE, $5 parking fee
Where: Alpine Picnic Area & Boat Basin, Alpine
What: Maywood Summertime Street Fair
Why: Vendors, food, live music, The Kids Zone and more. Stop by the Bergen Mama table and say hi!
When: Sunday, August 16, 10am-5pm
Where: Along W. Pleasant Ave., Maywood
What: New York Giants Training Camp Open Practice
Why: Snag an autograph, enjoy the Kids’ Zone, and watch these champs in action.
When: Various days until Tuesday, August 25, check website for schedule, FREE
Where: Quest Diagnostics Training Center, East Rutherford
What: Rachel’s Rangers: Who Rock Children’s Hike
Why: A summertime hiking adventure for the littles.
When: Tuesday, August 18, 10am-12:30pm, Ages 7+, FREE
Where: State Line Lookout, Alpine
What: Bow Tie Cinemas Summer Kids Series
Why: Watch “Epic” for FREE with the kiddos! Get there early to snag a spot.
When: Tuesday, August 18 & Wednesday, August 19, 10am, FREE
Where: Bow Tie theaters (Closter, Washington Twp. & Hoboken)
If you’re heading out of Bergen…
What: Greenwood Lake Airshow
Why: Prepared to be wow-ed by this unbelievable aviation show.
When: Friday, August 14 thru Sunday, August 16, 10am-5pm, Check website for schedule of events and ticket options
Where: 126 Airport Rd., West Milford
What: Watermelon Festival at Oasis Farm
Why: Summer’s favorite fruit gets its own weekend with tons of outdoor family fun.
When: Saturday, August 15 & Sunday, August 16, 10:30am-4pm
Where: 3 Circle Dr., Robbinsville
What: Sweet Corn & Tomato Festival at Heaven Hill Farm
Why: Because a corn maze, live music, games, delicious food and tons more sound perfect to us.
When: Saturday, August 15 & Sunday, August 16, 10am-6pm, $10, 2 and under FREE
Where: 451 State Route 94, Vernon
What: New York Jets Training Camp Open Practice
Why: Bleed Green and White? Check out your guys in action.
When: Various days until Sunday, August 16, check website for schedule, FREE but advanced tickets are required
Where: Jets Training Center, Florham Park, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford & Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
What: New York Renaissance Faire
Why: Bring the fam for some good ole’ turkey leg eatin’ and medieval times fun.
When: Saturdays, Sundays & Labor Day, Now thru Sunday, September 27, Children 5+/ $10, Adults/$19
Where: 600 Route 17A, Tuxedo Park, NY
What: World Honey Bee Day at Turtle Back Zoo
Why: The buzz about honeybees…
When: Sunday, August 16, 12-4pm
Where: 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
What: New Jersey Botanical Garden’s Family Woodland Hike
Why: Take an easy, child friendly hike and cross it off your summer bucket list.
When: Sunday, August 16, 1pm, Rain cancels, FREE
Where: Meet at the Carriage House, 2 Morris Rd., Ringwood
What: $1 Summer Movie Express at Regal Nanuet Stadium
Why: Check out either “Muppets, Most Wanted ” or “Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day ” for $1 with your little movie-goer.
When: Tuesday, August 18 & Wednesday, August 19, 10am, $1
Where: 6201 Fashion Dr., Nanuet, NY
What: Ridgewood Movies in the Park
Why: Your last chance to partake in this adorbs Ridgewood tradition this summer, so grab the picnic basket and enjoy Harry Potter under the stars.
When: Wednesday, August 19, 8pm
Where: Van Neste Park, Ridgewood
What: Bars of Beauty Ladies Night
Why: Have a #GNO and shop, drink, eat, and get pampered at this local fav beauty spot.
When: Friday, August 21, 5pm, Reservation required, Call 201-483-8844
Where: 1 Kinderkamack Rd., Oradell
What: SummerSlam at the Barclays Center
Why: Snags tickets now to see the biggest stars of the WWE in action.
When: Sunday, August 23, 6:30pm
Where: 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY