Things to Do in Bergen County Week of February 28

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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: Fun crafts, live music and more farm activities, no one will have a baa-aaad time.
When: Tickets go on sale Wednesday March 6, 10 am. Event is Saturday April 27, 10 am-3 pm, kids ages 2-15/$25, adults/$60
Where: Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, NY

Events Not To Miss:
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: Bring the babe for an interactive storytime with Usbourne books.
When: Saturdays March 2, March 16, 10 am
Where: Happy Hello, 33 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs
 
Why: Meet and take pics with the infamous cat.
When: Saturday March 2, 12-1 pm
Where: Books and Greetings, 271G Livingston St., Northvale
 
 
 
Why: Celebrate Seuss with face painting, crafts, music and more family fun.
When: Saturday March 2, 10 am-1 pm
Where: Northvale Public Library, 116 Paris Ave., Northvale
 
Why: Bring the fam for fitness classes, massages and fun activities with the New York Giants.
When: Saturday March 2, 9 am-1 pm
Where: 87 Route 17 North, Maywood
 
Why: A sensory-friendly show that lets engages kids’ full potential through music.
When: Saturday March 2, 1 pm and 3 pm, $19
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood
 
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
 
Why: Celebrate Seuss with crafts, activities and plenty of stories.
When: Saturday March 2, 10 am-1 pm
Where: Johnson Public Library, 274 Main St., Hackensack
 
Why: Grab your green for a fun and festive day.
When: Sunday March 3, 1 pm
Where: Park Avenue, Rutherford
 
Why: Come ready to shop home goods, treats, jewelry and more.
When: Sunday March 3, 10 am-5 pm
Where: 99 E. Century Rd., Paramus
 
Why: Enter the imaginary under-the-sea world with fun fish and plenty of bubbles.
When: Sunday March 3, 2 pm and 5 pm, $19-$39
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood
Why: Check out the newest spot for Judaica artwork on display.
When: Sunday March 3, 12-7 pm
Where: Leviim Judaica Art Gallery, 211 West Englewood Ave., Teaneck
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: 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 get into the Irish spirit baking Irish soda bread and crafting a leprechaun hat.
When: Tuesday March 5, 4-5:30 pm, $30
Where: The Crafty Kitchen, 51 Prospect Pl., Hillsdale
 
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: Tons of artists to shop from, plus entertainment for the kids.
When: Friday March 1-Saturday March 2, 10 am-6 pm, Sunday March 3, 10 am-5 pm, $10
Where: NJ Convention and Expo Center, 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison
Why: Drones take over with drone expos, classes and competitions.
When: Saturday March 2-Sunday March 3, $23.75-$33.75
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
Why: Join Elsa and Anna for makeup, crafts, dancing, games and more royal fun.
When: Saturday March 2, 12-2 pm, $45
Where: Princess Dreams, 1 W Westfield Ave., Roselle Park

What: Dr. Seuss Family Fun Day
Why: Stories, actiities, crafts and performances to celebrate Seuss on his birthday.
When: Saturday March 2, 11 am-4 pm
Where: Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown
 
 
 
Why: Learn about turning sap to syrup, then tap and tree and have a taste.
When: Saturday March 2, 12-1 pm and 2-3 pm
Where: The Nature Place Day Camp @ Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge
 
Why: Get into the Irish spirit with a parade, clowns, games and face painters.
When: Saturday March 2, 11 am-1:30 am
Where: Franklin Steakhouse, 238 Franklin Ave., Nutley
 
Why: All ages welcome for tree tapping, tasting, games and crafts.
When: Saturday March 2, 12-4 pm, $4
Where: Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township
 
Why: Authentic hina dolls, songs and DIY dolls to take home.
When: Sunday March 3, 1-2 pm
Where: Japan Society, 333 East 47th St., NYC

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: Films from around the world entertain and educate children -- and parents -- of all ages.
When: Now through Sunday March 17, check schedule for times, $14-$20
Where: Check schedule for locations, 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: Give kids the night out with friends, a painting lesson, food and fun.
When: Saturday March 9, 7:30-10 pm, member/$60, public/$65
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly
 
Why: Music, dancing, and bagpipes help celebrate the holiday.
When: Sunday March 10, 2 pm
Where: Washington Ave., Bergenfield
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