Things to do in Bergen County: Week of August 26

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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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Events Not To Miss:

What: BBQ Thursdays at Demarest Farms
Why: This summer tradition ends this week so go to the Farm and enjoy the grub.
When: Thursday, August 27, 5:30-8:30pm
Where: 244 Werimus Rd., Hillsdale

What: Westwood Summer Movies In the Park
Why: Watch “Field of Dreams” under the stars because summer nights don’t last forever.
When: Thursday, August 27, 8pm, FREE, Rain Date: Friday, August 28
Where: Veterans Park on the Train Station lawn, Westwood

What: Cook-Out Campfire
Why: A summer send off with a campfire, food, and family fun.
When: Friday, August 28, 6-9pm
Where: Franklin Lakes Baptist Church,  649 Franklin Ave., Franklin Lakes

What: Yoga in the Park
Why:  Go Zen out at this last free yoga sesh while you still can.
When: Saturday, August 29, 9-10am, FREE
Where: Oscar E. Olsen Park, 162 W. Main Street, Bogota

What: Mother Daughter Barre Class at Ivivva Westfield Garden State Plaza
Why: Because a Pure Barre class with your mini-me is bonding done right.
When: Every Saturday in August at 9am, FREE
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus

What: Head Back to School in Style
Why: Arts and crafts for the kids makes back to school shopping at B-Kids a breeze for you.
When: Saturday, August 29, 2-4pm
Where: Bloomingdale’s The Shops at Riverside, Hackensack

What: Jr. Chef: Pizza! Focaccia Style vs. Classic Pizza
Why: The battle of the pizzas…
When: Saturday, August 29, 10am, Ages 5-13, FREE
Where: Williams-Sonoma locations

What: Westwood Fall Crafts in the Park
Why: Because the early summer version is so popular, they created another one.
When: Sunday, August 30, 10am-5pm
Where: Veterans Park, Westwood

What: New Jersey Transit Lot Flea Market & Collectible Show
Why: 50+ vendors selling their wares.
When: Sunday, August 30, 9-5pm
Where: 540 New York Ave., Lyndhurst

If you’re heading out of Bergen…

What: Kids Eat NYC
Why: Prix-fixe menus created specifically to encourage kids to get out of the chicken finger and grilled cheese rut.
When: Thursday, August 27 thru Sunday, August 30
Where: Check out the list of 13 restaurants.

What: Arthur Ashe Kids Day
Why: An unbelievable tennis and entertainment event featuring games, music, tennis activities, a star-studded concert, and some of the biggest names in tennis.
When: Saturday, August 29, 9:30am-3pm, Tickets start at $10
Where: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows, NY

What: Bronx Zoo Summer Series
Why: Enjoy the Nick Jr. unique children’s musical group Hot Peas ’N Butter live.
When: Saturday, August 29 & Sunday, August 30, 12:30pm, 2pm & 3:30pm, Included with regular admission
Where: 2300 Southern Boulevard Bronx, New York

What: Family Fun Day at Palisades Center
Why: A fun last summer hurrah with face painting, live music, and more.
When: Saturday, August 29, 12-3pm, FREE
Where: 1000 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack

What: Dispatches from a Dinosaur Dig at Field Station Dinosaurs
Why: Science made fun as you hang with a paleontologist and hear all about his recent paleo-dig.
When: Saturday, August 29, 12-5pm
Where: 1 Dinosaur Way, Secaucus

What: Rockland Boulders’ Mass Dog Wedding
Why: Bring your pooch to get hitched!
When: Sunday, August 30, 4pm, Pre-registratoin required (and will get you free tickets to the game.)
Where: 1 Provident Park Dr., Pomona, NY

What: 2 For 1 Broadway Week Tickets
Why: Because prices like these only happen once a year.
When: Tickets on sale now for shows between Monday, September 7 thru Sunday, September 20
Where: NYC

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: CORNucopia at Philipsburg Manor
Why: Feast on a bounty of corn-centric delicacies and take part in all the activities at this popular corn festival.  Bergen Mama readers click here to win a FREE family 4 pack of tickets.
When: Saturday, September 5 thru Monday, September 7, 10am-5pm
Where: 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY

What: Allendale Family Water Festival
Why: A great day of family fun with parent child relays, sand castle building contests, and much more!
When: Saturday, September 5, 1-4pm, Rain Date: Sunday, September 6, 1-4pm
Where: Crestwood Lake- East Beach, Allendale

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