Things to Do in Bergen County Week of August 7

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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:
Why: Carnival fun with rides, games, music and authentic Italian eats.
When: Wednesday August 7-Sunday August 11, 12pm-12 am
Where: Saint Rocco Society Chapel, 110 Main Street, Fort Lee
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: Get a taste of life on the farm digging potatoes to cook up.
When: Saturday August 10, 9 am-3 pm, $1.50 per pound
Where: Abmas Farm, 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
Why: Meet the Medium and author of books Inside The Other Side and I Kissed a Ghost (and I Liked It).
When: Saturday August 10, 12 pm
Where: Books and Greetings, 271G Livingston St., Northvale
Why: Build a family bond solving clues to complete the hunt.
When: Saturday August 10, 2-3 pm, $6
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
Why: Beatles music and wine tasting make for the perfect summer day.
When: Saturday August 10-Sunday August 11, 12-6 pm, $12
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
Why: Loosen the purse strings for a day of shopping crafts, art, home goods and more.
When: Saturday August 10, 10 am-5 pm, $4
Where: The Hermitage Museum, 335 Franklin Turnpike, Ho-ho-kus
Why: Enjoy a visit with the princess, plus open play, glitter tattoos and more
When: Ariel: Saturday August 10, 1-3 pm, Moana: Sunday August 11, 10 am-12 pm
Where: The Big Playhouse, 312 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood
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: Race to the finish as you find a list of items and compete for a prize.
When: Sunday August 11, 2-3 pm
Where: Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, 443 Van Nostrand Ave., Englewood
Why: Magical makeup, prizes and treats during this fabulous celebration.
When: Sunday August 11, 1-3 pm
Where: Posh Princess Palace, 1 South Main St., Lodi
Why: Put away the pots and pans and treat yourself to a deeelish meal out for an awesome price.
When: Sunday August 11-Thursday August 15, Sunday August 18-Thursday August 22, 10 am-10 pm, $30.19
Where: Participating restaurants, Ridgewood
Why: Train to be the next American Ninja Warrior with real Ninja Warrior Jamie Rahn.
When: Monday August 12, 9 am-12 pm or 9 am-3 pm, half-day/$85, full-day/$139
Where: High Exposure Climbing LLC, 266 Union St., Northvale
Why: The SITC author signs her new book, Is There Still Sex in The City?
When: Tuesday August 13, 6 pm
Where: Bookends,  211 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
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
Why: Treat your ears to a live performance of “Bohemian Rhapsody” and more performed by top musicians.
When: Thursday August 15, 8 pm
Where: BergenPAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: Live music, bounce houses, balloons and fun.
When: Thursday August 8, 6-9 pm
Where: The Shops at Nanuet, 5101 Fashion Dr., Nanuet
Why: Get down to the tunes stuck in your head, plus special guest Alessia Cara.
When: Saturday August 10-Sunday August 11, 7:30 pm
Where: Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark
Why: Celebrate the 90s with live music, giveaways and fireworks.
When: Saturday August 10, 6:05 pm
Where: Yogi Berra Stadium, 8 Yogi Berra Dr., Little Falls
Why: Edible fun includes cooking demos and gardening workshops for you and the kids.
When: Saturday August 10-Sunday August 11, 10 am-5:30 pm, kids/$12, adults/$28
Where: New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx

What: Play NYC
Why: Video gamers gather to test out the latest games and projects.
When: Saturday August 10-Sunday August 11, 10 am-6 pm, $25
Where: The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th St., NYC
Why: A dinotastic ride along the Delaware river with animals, fossils, bounce houses and dinos.
When: Saturday August 10-Sunday August 11, 10 am, 11:15 am, 12:30 pm, 1:45 pm, kids/$16, adults/$20
Where: Delaware River Railroad Excursions, 100 Elizabeth St., Phillipsburg
Why: This huge model train show is chugging in, bringing displays and toys to buy.
When: Saturday August 10-Sunday August 11, 10 am-4 pm, $10
Where: New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison
Why: Take a family adventure through nature.
When: Sunday August 11, 1-3 pm, $10-$20
Where: Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
Why: Rides, animals and tons of entertainment.
When: Now through Sunday August 11, check schedule for times
Where: 37 Plain Rd., Augusta
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
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: Finally check out hot NYC dining spots for an awesome deal.
When: Through Friday August 16, $26-$42
Where: Participating Restaurants
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: Play paleontologist for the day, digging for fossils and learning about dinosaurs.
When: Now through Monday September 2
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
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: 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
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