Things to Do in Bergen County Week of February 14

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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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Why: Put your diet on pause and treat yourself to a day of decadent desserts.
When: Saturday March 23-Sunday March 24, 12-6:30 pm, $17-$55, tickets on sale now
Where: Sound River Studios, 4-40 44th Dr., Queens

Events Not To Miss:
 
Why: Make a sweet-scented soap with your sweetheart.
When: Friday February 15, 7 pm, $29
Where: KraftyLab, 14 Emerson Plz W, Emerson
 
Why: Bring your sweethearts for a lovey night with fun activities and yummy treats.
When: Friday February 15, 5-7 pm, $30-$35 per family
Where: My Gym, 522 S Broad St., Glen Rock
 
Why: Help tap one of 15 trees and learn how to turn sap to syrup, then take home tubing to DIY in your backyard.
When: Saturday February 16, 1-4 pm, $25 per family
Where: Hermitage, 335 North Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus
 
Why: Feel like royalty as you meet and sing along with your fave princesses.
When: Saturday February 16, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm
Where: Bergen Town Center, Center Court, Route 4 East & Forest Ave., Paramus
 
Why: The author of There Are No Bears in This Bakery hosts storytime.
When: Saturday February 16, 11 am-12 pm
Where: The Curious Reader, 229 Rock Rd., Glen Rock
 
Why: Take a short walk and keep an eye out for birds on the trail.
When: Saturday February 16, 10 am-11:30 am, member/$3, non-member/$6
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
 
 
 
Why: Bring the babe for an interactive storytime with Usbourne books.
When: Saturdays February 16, March 2, March 16, 10 am
Where: Happy Hello, 33 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs
 
Why: Sing along to Frozen faves and take pics with Elsa and Anna.
When: Sunday February 17, 1 pm and 4 pm, $15-$25
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood
 
Why: ID a maple tree and help turn sap to syrup, then sample the sweet stuff.
When: Sundays through March 24, 12:30-1:30 pm, 2-3 pm, 3:30-4:30 pm, members/$5, non-member/$10
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
 
Why: Keep the kids busy on their days off with farm activities and games.
When: Monday February 18-Thursday February 21, 9 am-3 pm, $70 per day
Where: Abma’s Farm, 700 Lawlins Rd, Wyckoff
 
Why: Nature crafts, stories and games for a hands-on week away from school.
When: Monday February 18-Friday February 22, 9 am-3:30 pm, daily/$80, 5 days/$350
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
 
Why: Join American Ninja Warrior Joe Morasky for obstacle training, nerf battles and fun games.
When: Monday February 18-Friday February 22, 9 am-12 pm or 9 am-3 pm, single half day/$85, single full day/$139, full week half day/$400, full week full day/$630
Where: High Exposure Climbing, 266 Union St., Northvale
 
Why: Spending time with your baby while getting fit makes this class a win.
When: Mondays through April 8, 10:45-11:45 am, non-member/$15 per class
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly
 
Why: Kids make a one-of-a-kind journey stick collecting items in nature.
When: Tuesday February 19, 1-2:30 pm, member/$10, non-members/$12
Where: Thielke Arboretum of Glen Rock, 460 Doremus Ave., Glen Rock
 
Why: Race down a snowy mountain in a tube or practice ski skills in the cool outdoors.
When: Mondays-Thursdays, 2-8 pm, Fridays 1-10 pm, Saturdays 8:30 am-10 pm, Sundays 8:30 am-8 pm, $22-$45
Where: Campgaw Mountain, 200 Campgaw Rd., Mahwah
 
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
 
What: Kidz Bop
Why: Get down to this kid-friendly performance of all the top hits.
When: Friday February 15, 7 pm, $64-$90
Where: Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark
 
Why: Explore the Pride Lands with Kion and friends.
When: Opens Saturday February 16-Sunday September 8, 9 am-4 pm, Tuesday-Fridays, 9 am-5:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
 
Why: The whole family will love the art activities, music, performances and fun at this Year of the Pig celebration.
When: Saturday February 16, 4-8 pm
Where: 466 Grand Street, NYC
 
Why: Zodiac arts & crafts, dance and stories at this lively New Year’s bash.
When: Saturday February 16, 10am-1 pm, 2-5 pm, $12
Where: Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre Street, NYC
 
Why: The America’s Got Talent winner brings her singing and ventriloquism to Jersey.
When: Saturday February 16, 3 pm, $29.75-$49.75
Where: NJ PAC, 1 Center St., Newark
 
Why: Love is in the air at this adult night out at the zoo.
When: Saturday February 16, 6-10 pm, $100 per couple
Where: Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
Why: Escape the cold for hours of free family fun and fitness.
When: Saturdays in February, 10 am-12:30 pm, ages 3-10
Where: Eastern Christian High School, 50 Oakwood Ave., North Haledon
 
What: Kids Week
Why: Animal shows, science demos, theater and more brings out the creativity in kids.
When: Sunday February 17-Saturday February 23, kids/$24, adults/$33
Where: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, W 46th Street, NYC
 
Why: This celebration has it all with dragon dancing, martial art performances, firecrackers and fun fashions.
When: Sunday February 17, 1-4:30 pm
Where: Mott and Canal Streets, NYC
 
What: Kids Week
Why: FREE skating, arts and crafts, dance and puppet shows.
When: Sunday February 17-Friday February 22, check schedule for event times
Where: Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park, 41 W 40th St., NYC
Why: Robots, drones, 3D printers and more take over LSC in this hands-on engineering celebration.
When: Monday February 18, 9 am-7:30 pm, Tuesday February 19-Saturday February 23, 9 am-5:30 pm, free with admission
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
Why: The iconic dolls hit the stage and learn the power of friendship in this original musical.
When: Monday February 18, 2 pm and 5:30 pm, $29-$79
Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown
 
Why: Kids care for animals and learn about life at the zoo.
When: Monday February 18, 9 am-4 pm, $85
Where: Berson Education Center, Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
 
Why: Stories, crafts and snacks on the farm.
When: Monday February 18, 10 am, 1:30 pm, $9.99
Where: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
 
What: Bear Mountain Ice Rink Opening
Why: Lace up the skates for a cool family day on the rink.
When: Now through March 3, check website for session times, $5
Where: Bear Mountain Ice Rink, Route 9W N, Bear Mountain
 
Why:  A winter wonderland filled with ice skating, holiday shopping, and tasty treats.
When: Now through Sunday March 3, 8 am-10 pm, $20 skate rental
Where: Between 40th and 42nd Street and Fifth and Sixth Aves., NYC
 
 
Why: Play detective for the day and solve a murder mystery.
When: Now through Monday May 27, available with combination or premium pass
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
 
Why: Dancing, singing and plenty of hug time with Poppy and friends.
When: Now through Sunday May 12, 10 am-9 pm weekdays, 9 am-8 pm weekends, $25
Where: 218 West 57th Street, NYC
 
Upcoming:
 
Why: Money can’t buy you class but it can buy you tickets to RHONY star, Countess Luann, hilarious cabaret show.
When: Saturday February 23, 8 pm, $39.50-$129.50
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood
 
Why: Celebrate Washington’s life through music, dancing, 18th century cooking and kids activities.
When: Sunday February 24, 1-5 pm, students/$7, adults/$12
Where: Historic New Bridge Landing, 1201 Main St., River Edge
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