Things to Do in Bergen County Week of August 21

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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: The actor discusses his new book, Bob Honey Sings Jimmy Crack Corn.
When: Monday September 9, 7 pm, $35, advance registration required
Where: Womens’ Club of Ridgewood, 215 West Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood

Events Not To Miss:
What: BBQ Night
Why: Live music and delish BBQ.
When: Thursday August 22, 5:30-8:30 pm
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
Why: Rides, games, food and prizes.
When: 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: Get a first look at the “Lover”-inspired Stella x Taylor Swift fashion line.
When: Friday August 23-Sunday August 25, YouTube Live Event Thursday August 22, 5 pm to announce details
Where: NYC 
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: Hop a ride for live music, food trucks, bounces houses and tons more.
When: Saturday August 24, 11 am-5 pm
Where: Overpeck County Park Amphitheater, Challenger Rd., Ridgefield Park
Why: Take a tour and try out a FREE mini dance class.
When: Saturday August 24-Sunday August 25, 10 am-12 pm, mini dance class 10:15 am and 11:15 am
Where: Progressive Dance Studio, 27 South Van Brunt St., Englewood
Why: Express your creativity through art.
When: Sunday August 25, 2-4 pm, $10
Where: Englewood Health, 350 Engle Street, Englewood
Why: Plenty of food and fun for the whole fam.
When: Sunday August 25, 11:30 am-7:30 pm
Where: Mahwah Food Truck Festival, 475 Corporate Dr., Mahwah
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
Why: Fun and FREE summer crafts to get the creative juices flowing.
When: Monday August 26, 11 am-2 pm
Where: Bergen Town Center, Route 4 East & Forest Ave., Paramus
Why: Train with one of the best to be the next ninja warrior, plus games, nerf battles and more.
When: Monday August 26, 9 am-12 pm or 9 am-3 pm, $85-$139
Where: High Exposure Climbing LLC, 266 Union St., Northvale
Why: Ages 7 and up can lend a hand building a little free library.
When: Monday August 26, 3-5 pm
Where: Teaneck Public Library, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck
Why: Grab your gals for a GNO filled with vines and wines.
When: Tuesday August 27, 7-9 pm
Where: Stokes Farm, 23 De Wolf Rd., Old Tappan
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: 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: Live music from your childhood, bounce house, face paint and more.
When: Thursday August 22, 6-9 pm
Where: The Shops at Nanuet, 5101 Fashion Dr., Nanuet
Why: Get an up-close look at the penguins.
When: Thursday August 22, 6 pm and 7 pm, $40
Where: Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
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: Enjoy the best in NYC BBQ and blues.
When: Saturday August 24, 2-9 pm
Where: Pier 97 at W 59th St., NYC
Why: Bring your appetite for eats and activities.
When: Saturday August 24, 11 am-7 pm
Where: Ginty Field, 35 Woodland Ave., Morristown
Why: Run through the huge maze, go on a bug safari or try the kids scavenger hunt while the sunflowers are in bloom.
When: Saturday August 24-Sunday September 15
Where: Liberty Farm, 101 Route 645, Sandyston
Why: Join a real master builder for dino and mosaic activities.
When: Saturday August 24-Monday September 2, 11 am-3 pm
Where: Bronx Zoo, Dancing Crane Pavilion, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Why: Kids learn science through experimentation.
When: Saturday August 24, 12:15 pm and 2:15 pm
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
Why: Enjoy some of NJ’s top musicians plus boat rides, food, pony rides and fireworks.
When: Saturday August 24, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Hugh Force Canal Park, 180 West Central Ave., Wharton
Why: Over a dozen trucks and tons of fun at this family-friendly fest.
When: Saturday August 24, 12-8 pm, adults/$5
Where: Warinanco Sports Center, 1 Park Dr., Roselle
Why: Kids will have a ball playing games, winning prizes and enjoying special guests and more.
When: Saturday August 24, 1 pm
Where: Arthur Ashe Stadium, Flushing, NYC
What: MTV VMAs
Why: The biggest stars hit the red carpet in Jersey for the first time.
When: Monday August 26, 8 pm
Where: Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette Ste., Newark
Why: Grades 3-6 play the ultimate game of surivor in the 18th century.
When: Monday August 26-Friday August 30, 9 am-2:30 pm, $250/week
Where: 381 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow
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: Go back in time for games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music and dance.
When: Now through Sunday October 6, 10 am-7 pm, kids/$13, adults/$29.95
Where: 600 Rt. 17A, Tuxedo Park, NY
Why: Rides, games, food and raffles.
When: Friday August 30, 6 pm-closing, Saturday August 31-Monday September 2, 4 pm-closing
Where: 40 Spring St., Lodi
Why: Celebrate the end of summer with shopping and activities.
When: Monday September 2, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Park Ave., Rutherford
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