Things to Do in Bergen County Week of August 16

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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: Tickets are on sale NOW for this exciting and super popular holiday experience.
When: Opens Saturday November 17-Sunday November 30, see schedule for times and prices.
Where: Whippany Station, 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany, Hanover

Events Not To Miss:
Why: Hang with the Jersey Housewives at this fun fashionable night out.
When: Thursday August 16, 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: The Shops at Riverside, 390 Hackensack Avenue, Hackensack
Why: Tons of finger-licking good food and music for a perfect summer night on the farm.
When: Thursdays through August 30, 5:30 pm, kids 4 and under/$5.95, kids 5-12/$10.95, adults/$19.95
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale
Why: Shop jewelry, crafts and gifts at this mall show.
When: Open through Saturday August 18, 10 am-9:30 pm
Where: Paramus Park Mall, 700 Paramus Park, Paramus
Why: Bring a blanket and cozy up for this musical movie.
When: Friday August 17, 8:30-10:30 pm
Where: Van Saun County Park, 216 Forest Avenue, Paramus
Why: Kids train to be the next Ninja Warrior, based on the hit TV show.
When: Saturday August 18, grades K-2/9 am and 10 am, grades 3-5/9:30 am and 10:30 am, $5
Where: Pulse Kids, Pulse Fit Gym, 701 Broadway, Westwood 
Why: The top 7 perform favorite hits with season 8 winner, Kris Allen.
When: Saturday August 18, 7:30 pm, $49-$129
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood
Why: Crafts, stories and a monkey meet-and-greet from a distance.
When: Saturday August 18, 11 am-2 pm
Where: Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Avenue, Paramus
Why: Hop into the cockpit and play pilot for the day.
When: Saturday August 18-Sunday August 19, 10 am-4 pm, adults/$12
Where: The Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey, 400 Fred Wehren Drive, Teterboro
Why: Trucks to satisfy every craving, plus face painting and kids activities.
When: Sunday August 19, 11 am-8 pm, $5
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: Learn about bats and search for signs of the nocturnal animal on a trail walk.
When: Sunday August 19, 7-8:30 pm, member/$5, non-member/$10
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly
Why: Vehicle enthusiasts young and old will love the cars, motorcycles, trucks, music and food at this fun family day.
When: Sunday August 19, 8:30 am-2 pm
Where: Hawthorne Farmers’ Market – Louis Bay 2nd Library, Hawthorne
Why: A delish 3-course meal for $30? Check please!
When: Sunday August 19-Thursday August 23
Where: Participating restaurants in Downtown Ridgewood East and West Sides
Why: Peach picking season is ON, plus enjoy a hay wagon ride and petting zoo.
When: Open through Friday August 31, 10 am-3 pm, $5
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale
Why: Go back in time and have a roaring good day with the dinos. Check out the summer “Super Stars of Science” series on Saturdays.
When: Open Tuesdays through Sunday through September 2, 10 am-6 pm, $15.50 day pass
Where: Overpeck County Park, 40 Fort Lee Road, Leonia
Why: Have a paw-some time with the superpups and enjoy open play.
When: Tuesday August 21, 10 am-12 pm, one child/$28, two children/$49.50
Where: The Big Playhouse, 312 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood
Why: Top golfers of the PGA Tour hit Paramus in this competition.
When: Tuesday August 21-Sunday August 26, daily ticket/$45-$75
Where: Ridgewood Country Club, 96 W Midland Avenue, Paramus
Why: Rides, games and tons of fun.
When: Tuesday August 21-Thursday August 23, 6-10 pm, Friday August 24, 6-11 pm, Saturday August 25, 3-11 pm
Where: Parish Parking Lot, 29 N Washington Avenue, Bergenfield
Why: This week, kids explore Russia through ornate egg-shaped gifts.
When: Wednesday August 22, 10-11 am, $10
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
What: 2018 Butterfly House
Why: Try to catch one on your finger or watch a butterfly emerge from a cocoon.
When: Open Wednesdays-Sundays through September 2, 11 am-3 pm, 1 adult and 2 children non-members/$5
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: Rides, crafts, games and live music, plus fireworks on Friday and Saturday nights.
When: Thursday August 16-Friday August 17, 6-11 pm, Saturday August 17-Sunday August 19, 3-11 pm, $5 parking
Where: Garret Mountain Reservation, 8 Mountain Avenue, Woodland Park
Why: Plenty of kiddie rides, prizes, music and games.
When: Open through Saturday August 18, 6:30-10:30 pm (5:30 pm opening Saturday)
Where: St. Theresa’s School, 540 Washington Avenue, Kenilworth
Why: Travel around the world without leaving the Bronx in this cultural adventure.
When: Open through Sunday August 19, 10 am-5:30 pm (5 pm weekdays), kids/$26.95, adult/$36.95
Where: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
Why: Run through the huge maze, go on a bug safari or try the kids scavenger hunt while the sunflowers are in bloom.
When: Open Saturday August 18-Sunday September 23, 9 am-6 pm, kids/$6, adults/$10
Where: Liberty Farm, 101 County Road 645, Sandyston
Why: Bring a blanket and enjoy the sounds of jazz and blues at this FREE music fest.
When: Saturday August 18, 12-10 pm
Where: Morristown Green, 10 N Park Place, Morristown
Why: Hunt for treasure and keep a lookout for pirates in this digital game.
When: Saturdays through August 25, 10 am-2 pm, kids/ $6, adults/$12
Where: Philipsburg Manor, 381 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY
Why: Have a peachy keen day enjoying peach treats and farm fun.
When: Weekends through August 19, 11 am-5 pm
Where: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
What: Stone Barns Center Weekend Admission
Why: Farm activities from meeting pigs and bees to collecting eggs.
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am-5 pm, $22
Where: Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills
Why: Hit the streets with this family day of music, rides, games and tons of vendors.
When: Sunday August 19, 11 am-5 pm
Where: Downtown Summit, Summit
Why: Visit this sweeeeeet wonderland of tasty delights, brought to life through art installations.
When: Open through Thursday November 15, 10 am-8:30 pm, kids/$26, adults/$34
Where: Candytopia @ Penn Plaza, 145 W 32nd Street, NYC
Why: Explore the grossest parts of the human body, in the coolest of ways.
When: Open through Sunday September 23, premium pass required.
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
What: Dino Dig
Why: Sift through the sand to uncover dinosaur bones, eggs and fossil.
When: Open through summer
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
Why: Join Arthur and his friends and family in this interactive learning exhibit.
When: Open through September 16, free with admission
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
Why: Swifties: Step inside the life of the hugely popular singer, who hand-picked personal photos, videos and lyrics for display.
When: Open daily through October 19, 11 am-6 pm
Where: GRAMMY Museum Experience, Prudential Center, 165 Mulberry Street, Newark
Why: Meet the bats and enjoy bat-inspired food and drinks.
When: Friday August 24, 4-5 pm, $5 suggested donation
Where: Brix City Brewing, 4 Alsan Way, Little Ferry
Why: Food trucks, bounce houses, specialty rides and music from The Nerds.
When: Saturday August 25, 11 am-5 pm
Where: Overpeck County Park Amphitheater, Challenger Road, Ridgefield Park
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