Things to Do in Bergen County Week of February 22

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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: They'll jump for joy as they meet two favorite paw patrol pups.
When: Thursday February 22, 5-6:45 pm, $24.95
Where: BounceU, 70 Eisenhower Drive, Paramus
Why: Skip the polar bear plunge and celebrate these animals with crafts and short programs at the zoo.
When: Saturday February 24, 11 am-2 pm
Where: Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
Why: Makeover your makeup bag with the season’s trends.
When: Saturday February 24, 9 am-7 pm, reserve seats by purchasing a $10 gift card in-store only.
Where: Garden State Plaza Lord & Taylor, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: Coloring, activities and that Cat in the Hat.
When: Saturday February 24, 11 am
Where: Barnes & Noble, 765 Route 17 South, Paramus
Why: This sensory-friendly performance will delight your child’s mind through music, instruments, games and technology.
When: Saturday February 24, 1 pm and 3 pm, $19
Where: BergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood
Why: Crafts and storytime with the author of I Love You for Miles and Miles.
When: Saturday February 24, 11 am-12 pm
Where: The Curious Reader, 229 Rock Rd., Glen Rock
Why: Tour the grounds and see what all the fun is about.
When: Saturday February 24, 10 am-1 pm, appointment only
Where: Spring Lake Day Camp, 234 Conklintown Road, Ringwood
Why: Tap a tree and taste your own sweet syrup.
When: Saturday February 24, 12-1 pm and 3-4 pm
Where: The Nature Place Day Camp @ Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
Why: Dress up and enjoy bouncing, games, characters and of course, delish hamantaschen.
When: Sunday February 25, 1-4 pm, $1 suggested donation, $25 for 30 ride and game tickets
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly
Why: Learn about how sap become syrup, and sample your own.
When: Sunday February 25, 12:30-1:30 pm, 2-3 pm and 3:30-4:30 pm, $5/member, $15/member-family, $10/non-member, $30/non-member-family
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
Why: Meet and enjoy storytime with local children’s authors, plus crafts, games and giveaways.
When: Sunday February 25, 2-4 pm
Where: Teaneck Library, 840 Teaneck Road, Teaneck
Why: Make it a gals day of pampering, shopping and cocktails.
When: Sunday February 25, 11 am-3 pm, $50. Advance purchase required.
Where: Bottagra, 80 Wagaraw Road, Hawthorne
Why: Go on a nature-themed outdoor adventure.
When: Sunday February 25, 2-3 pm
Where: Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, 443 Van Nostrand Ave., Englewood
Why: Embrace the spirit of Purim with tons of carnival-style games, activities and entertainment.
When: Sunday February 25, 10:30-1 pm, kids/$12 at the door
Where: Shomrei Torah of Fair Lawn, NJ, 19-10 Morlot Ave
Why: Fresh-baked hamantaschen, a costume show and crafts for everyone.
When: Sunday February 25, 4-6 pm, kids/$5
Where: Congregation Darchei Noam, 10-04 Alexander Ave., Fair Lawn
Why: Sample savories and sweets from Fair Lawn’s eateries.
When: Monday February 26, 6-8 pm, $25
Where: Fair Lawn Community Center, 10-10 Kipp Street, Fair Lawn
Why: A helpful resource for new and expectant parents as you journey into parenthood.
When: Monday February 26, 6:30-8 pm
Where: Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, 350 Engle Street, Englewood
Why: Dress up for this festive bounce, and stay for the carnival games, face paint, glitter tats and more.
When: Monday February 26, 4:30-6:15 pm, $18.95
Where: BounceU, 70 Eisenhower Drive, Paramus
Why: Princes, princesses, kings and queens are invited to party like royalty.
When: Wednesday February 28, 6 pm, single/$18, family/$54
Where: Hilton Woodcliff Lake, 200 Tice Boulevard, Woodcliff Lake
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: Tons of activities to celebrate the Year of the Dog, from a lively parade to fire-breathing dragon mask-making.
When: Saturday February 24, 11 am-5 pm, free with admission
Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., NYC
Why: Escape the chill and get moving with fitness stations, music and an inflatable slide.
When: Saturdays through February, 10 am-12:30 pm
Where: Eastern Christian High School, 50 Oakwood Ave., North Haledon
Why: Take in the New Year with tasty treats and snacks.
When: Saturday February 24, 1-2:30 pm, Adults/$45, Student/$40
Where: Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre Street, NYC
Why: Meet the giraffe keeper and get an up-close look at these awesome animals.
When: Saturday February 24 and Sunday February 25, 2 pm, $50/person includes zoo admission.
Where: Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
Why: An awe-inspiring visual display with festivities for your whole crew.
When: Sunday February 25, 1 pm
Where: Sara D. Roosevelt Park, East Houston Street to Canal Street, NYC
Why: What better way to celebrate the Lunar New Year than with food and festivities?
When: Sunday February 25, 1-3 pm, free with admission
Where: New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way, NYC
Why: Dumpling making, face painting and a Year of the Dog puppet show for all ages.
When: Sunday February 25, 11 am-3 pm, kids/$5, adults/$20
Where: China Institute, 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
Why: It’s an indoor winter celebration with dancers, chefs, artists and ice play.
When: Through Sunday February 25, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Children’s Museum of Manhattan, The Tisch Building, 212 West 83rd Street, NYC
Why: Hundreds of toy trains, figurines and mini models in this expansive display.
When: Open through Sunday February 25, Ages 5-13/$6, Teens/$13, Adults/$21
Where: New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street) NYC
Why: Crazy cool fun for everyone from a giant ice slide to an ice carving contest.
When: Select days through Sunday February 25, Kids/$15, Adults/$20
Where: Skylands Stadium, 94 Championship Place, Augusta
Why: Go by blimp, by boat or by car to this dog party on stage, based on the classic book.
When: Tuesday February 27, 4 pm
Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown
Why: Bring the kids for a celebratory playtime.
When: Wednesday February 28, 3-6 pm, RSVP required
Where: Play City, 4918 Park Ave., Weehawken
Why: Live long and prosper as you go on an otherworldly adventure.
When: Open through May 28
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
Why: Best seen in the dark, this installation will light up your children’s eyes and minds with its changing colors and choreographed movement.
When: Through March 2018, open daily 24 hours a day, lights show on the hour from 5-8 pm
Where: Seaport District NYC, 19 Fulton Street, NYC
Why: Travel through space with Big Bird, Elmo and friends.
When: Ongoing, check schedule for times
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
Why: Visit Thomas on the Island of Sodor without leaving Jersey.
When: Open through May 13, 2018
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
Why: Snag your tickets for Broadway’s hottest – and iciest – new show.
When: Ongoing
Where: St. James Theatre, 246 W 44th Street, NYC
Why: Ages 3-4 can build their library and enjoy a fun activity on the farm.
When: Mondays and Tuesdays in March, 9:30-11 am, $80 for 4 week program, register now.
Where: Abmas Farm, 700 Lawlins Road, Wyckoff
Why: Help grant a wish for a teenage girl in need.
When: Friday March 2, 11 am-1 pm, $50
Where: Edgewood Country Club, 449 River Vale Road, River Vale
Why: Take a tour and see how this center can work for your child. Must RSVP by February 28.
When: Saturday March 3, 2-3 pm
Where: Brain Balance, 49 W Allendale Ave., Allendale
Why: Bring your whole mob for this thrilling show and dinner.
When: Thursday March 1, 6:30 pm, $55
Where: Annabella’s House of Mozzarella, 900 Paterson Plan Road, East Rutherford
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