Things to Do in Bergen County Week of August 14

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We rounded up the best things to do in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!

Events Not To Miss:
What: BBQ Night
Why: BBQ and live music for a perfect summer night.
When: Thursday August 15, 5:30-8:30 pm, kids/$10.95, adults/$19.95
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
Why: Authentic Italian eats, music, rides and games.
When: Thursday August 15-Friday August 16, 6-11 pm, Saturday August 17, 4-11 pm, Sunday August 18, 2-10 pm
Where: 188 MacArthur Ave., Garfield
Why: Fun and FREE summer crafts to get the creative juices flowing.
When: Thursdays through August 26, 11 am-2 pm
Where: Bergen Town Center, Route 4 East & Forest Ave., Paramus
Why: Join “The Brain” for a chat and screening of The Breakfast Club.
When: Friday August 16, 7:30 pm, $29-$99
Where: BergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood
Why: Train with one of the best to be the next ninja warrior, plus games, nerf battles and more.
When: Friday August 16, Monday August 19, Wednesday August 21, Monday August 26, 9 am-12 pm or 9 am-3 pm, $85-$139
Where: High Exposure Climbing LLC, 266 Union St., Northvale
Why: Snack on sweetness and learn about the buzz from a beekeeper.
When: Saturday August 17, 10 am-2 pm
Where: Abma’s Farm, 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
Why: Hop into the pilot seat of real trucks, helicopters and jets.
When: Saturday August 17-Sunday August 18, 10 am-4 pm, kids/$9, adults/$12
Where: Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum of New Jersey at Teterboro Airport, 400 Fred Wehran Rd., Teterboro
Why: Nature stories and a visit with the animals.
When: Saturday August 17, 10 am-10:30 am, $5
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
Why: A weekly series that brings art and science together while exploring the animal kingdom.
When: Saturdays through August 31, 11 am-12 pm, $10
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: July peaches and nectarines ripe for picking, plus fun farm activities.
When: Weekends through Saturday August 31, while supplies last, 10 am-3 pm
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
Why: Live music, a petting zoo, games and tons more family fun.
When: Sunday August 18, 12-4 pm
Where: Depot Square, Englewood
Why: Eat your heart out with over 25 gourmet food trucks plus drinks, music and kids activities.
When: Sunday August 18, 11 am-8 pm, adults/$5
Where: Paramus Park Mall, East Main Entrance, 700 Paramus Park
Why: Put away the pots and pans and treat yourself to a deeelish meal out for an awesome price.
When: Sunday August 18-Thursday August 22, 10 am-10 pm, $30.19
Where: Participating restaurants, Ridgewood
Why: Rides, games, food and prizes.
When: Tuesday August 20-Thursday August 22, 6-10 pm, Friday August 23, 6-11 pm, Saturday August 24, 3-11 pm
Where: Parish Parking Lot, 29 N Washington Ave., Bergenfield
Why: Entertaining this summer made easy with a FREE weekly kid flick.
When: Tuesdays and Wednesdays through August 21, 10 am
Where: Warner Theater, 190 East Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
Why: Try to catch one on your finger or watch a butterfly emerge from a cocoon.
When: Wednesdays-Sundays through Labor Day, 11 am-3 pm, $5
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: Rides, fireworks, performances and more summer fun.
When: Thursday August 15-Friday August 16, 6-11 pm, Saturday August 17-Sunday August 18, 3-11 pm, $20 wristbands
Where: Garret Mountain Reservation, Woodland Park
Why: Get an up-close look at the penguins.
When: Thursday August 15, 6 pm and 7 pm, $40
Where: Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
Why: Free manis, face painting and more fun specials.
When: Friday August 16, 12 pm
Where: Glitter & Glam, 1000 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack
Why: Free-wheeling, high-flying fun at this construction amusement park.
When: Saturday August 17, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm
Where: Diggerland, 100 Pinedge Dr., West Berlin
Why: Go back in time for games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music and dance.
When: Saturday August 17-Sunday October 6, 10 am-7 pm, kids/$13, adults/$29.95
Where: 600 Rt. 17A, Tuxedo Park, NY
Why: Wendy and her four comic friends spill the tea in this night of lols.
When: Saturday August 17, 8 pm, $39.75-$126
Where: NJ PAC, 1 Center St., Newark
Why: Celebrate summer sweetness with peaches and family activities.       
When: Saturday August 17, 9 am-6 pm
Where: Fishkill Farms, 9 Fishkill Farm Rd., Hopewell Junction
Why: Bring the kids for dry ice and liquid nitrogen experiments
When: Saturday August 17, 2-3 pm
Where: Bryant Park Le Carrousel, 35 W 40th St., NYC
Why: Delicious food trucks, pony rides, games and more.
When: Saturday August 17, 11 am-7 pm, kids/$3, adults/$10
Where: Donaldson Farms, 358 Allen Rd., Hackettstown
Why: Learn dances from Polynesian culture.
When: Saturday August 17, 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm
Where: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack
Why: Fresh peaches for picking and savoring, plus farms animals and kids activities.
When: Weekends through Sunday August 18, 10 am-4 pm, $19.99
Where: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
What: Open Wide
Why: An afternoon of lizards, snakes and snacks.
When: Sunday August 18, 1-2 pm, $8
Where: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale
Why: A deep sea experience – without getting wet.
When: Now through Sunday August 18, 10 am-8 pm, tickets start at $14
Where: 60 Grand St., NYC
Why: Have a picnic on the farm and enjoy live music, games and activities.
When: Thursdays through August 29, 6-8 pm
Where: City Green, 171 Grove Street, Clifton
Why: Kids rock out to a variety of entertainers, this week brings fun and music with The Bossy Frog Band.
When: Tuesdays through August 27, 11 am-noon
Where: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack
What: Zoo-Vies
Why: Free movies for animal lovers under the stars.
When: Wednesdays through August 28, 8-10 pm
Where: Turtle Back Zoo, Parking Deck, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
Why: Frosé, treats and surprises at the newly renovated department.
When: Saturday August 24, 12-5 pm
Where: Bloomingdale’s, The Shops at Riverside, 390 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack
Why: Shop local crafts, art and home goods.
When: Sunday August 25, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, Westwood
Why: Music, food and fun.
When: Sunday August 25, 1-9 pm
Where: Overpeck County Park Amphitheater, 40 Fort Lee Rd., Leonia
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