Things to Do in Bergen County Week of February 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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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: Money can’t buy you class, but it can buy you tickets to the RHONY star, Countess Luann’s, hilarious cabaret show.
When: Saturday February 23, 8 pm, $39.50-$129.50
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood
 
Why: Everything is awesome at this special LEGO event where kids can build Mini Emmet’s Dream House, plus other giveaways.
When: Saturday February 23, 2 pm
Where: Barnes & Noble, 765 Route 17 South, Paramus
Why: Check out the hottest new looks, plus raffles, new products and demos.       
When: Saturday February 23, 10 am-7 pm, showtimes at 9-9:45 am and 1-1:30 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: Girls and dads will dance the night away and enjoy games, crafts and food.
When: Saturday February 23, 5:30-7:30 pm, members/$40, non-members/$60
Where: Life Time Athletic, 10 Van Riper Rd., Montvale
 
 
 
Why: Live owls, hawks and more raptors for you to meet.
When: Sunday February 24, 1 pm and 3 pm, $10
Where: The Wildlife Conservation and Education Center, 303 Midland Ave., Garfield
 
Why: Enjoy open play and ice cream with the princess.
When: Sunday February 24, 1-3 pm, $28
Where: The Big Playhouse, 312 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood
 
Why: Italian cookies, Mexican wedding cakes and Linzer hearts are on the dessert menu.
When: Sunday February 24, 4-6 pm, $35
Where: The Crafty Kitchen, 51 Prospect Place, Hillsdale
 
Why: Help save water -- and the planet -- one rain barrel at a time.
When: Sunday February 24, 1-2:30 pm, $30
Where: Thielke Arboretum, 460 Doremus Ave., Glen Rock
 
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: Sample sweets and savories from Fair Lawn’s eateries.
When: Monday February 25, 6-8 pm, $30
Where: 12-45 River Road, Fair Lawn
 
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: Acrobats, jugglers and contortionists perform gravity-defying stunts.
When: Wednesday February 27, 8 pm, $29-$69
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood
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:
Why: Explore the super cool icy tunnels, slides and sculptures, or meet the snow princesses.
When: Now through Saturday March 2, Tuesday-Thursday, 4-9 pm, Friday, 4-10:30 pm, Saturday, 11 am-10:30 pm, Snow Princesses Saturday March 2, 12-6 pm, kids/$15-$20, adults/$20-$25
Where: Ice Castles New Hampshire, 24 Clark Farm Rd., North Woodstock, NH

What: New York International Children’s Film Festival
Why: Films from around the world entertain and educate children -- and parents -- of all ages.
When: Friday February 22-Sunday March 17, check schedule for times, $14-$20
Where: Check schedule for locations, NYC
 
What: Kids Week
Why: Animal shows, science demos, theater and more brings out the creativity in kids.
When: Through Saturday February 23, kids/$24, adults/$33
Where: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, W 46th Street, NYC
 
Why: Robots, drones, 3D printers and more take over LSC in this hands-on engineering celebration.
When: Through Saturday February 23, 9 am-5:30 pm, free with admission
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
 
Why: Waddle over to the zoo for a morning with the birds.
When: Saturday February 23-Sunday February 24, 8:30-10 am, $24-$30
Where: Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
 
Why: Get a whiff of some serious flower power in this sprawling display of Singapore’s national flower.
When: Saturday February 23-Sunday April 28, 10 am-5 pm, kids/$12, adults/$28
Where: New York Botanical Gardens, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx
 
Why: The beloved child engineer hits the stage in an exciting adventure based on the popular book.
When: Saturday February 23, 10 am, $15
Where: Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Dr., Millburn
 
 
 
Why: Tap a tree and try to win the maple syrup challenge while enjoying the great outdoors.
When: Sunday February 24, 1-4 pm, $5
Where: Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit
 
Why: Have a ball with music, games, face painting, crafts and much more family fun.
When: Sunday February 24, 12-3 pm, $15-$50
Where: The DL, 95 Delancey St., NYC
 
Why: Activities, games and giveaways that bring the fun into caring for pearly whites.
When: Sunday February 24, 10:30 am-2:30 pm, free with admission
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
 
Why: Make it a theater night where kids can enjoy a FREE show and special activities.
When: Tuesday February 26, check participating show schedule.
Where: Theater district, NYC

What: Pearl River Train Show
Why: Tons of tracks at this annual train show, plus raffles to win your own train set.
When: Weekends through Sunday March 10, Saturdays 10 am-5 pm, Sundays 12 pm-5 pm
Where: 130 Franklin Ave., Pearl River

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
Why: Explore the Pride Lands with Kion and friends.
When: Now through 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
 
Upcoming:
 
Why: Enjoy prizes and lunch to benefit the wish of a local Bergen County boy.
When: Friday March 1, 11 am-1 pm
Where: 8 Jan River Dr., Upper Saddle River
 
Why: Shop for your kids’ spring wardrobe and enjoy treats, giveaways and prizes.
When: Saturday March 2, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Small Wonders, 637 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff
 
Why: A science extravaganza where kids meet live animals, journey through a wheelchair maze and open up their minds.
When: Saturday March 2, 9 am-1:30 pm
Where: Ridgewood High School, 627 East Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
Why: Meet the staff and learn about how the multicultural program may be a good fit for your family.
When: Saturdays March 2 and April 13, 9:30-11:30 am
Where: The French American Academy, 1092 Carnation Dr., New Milford
 
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