Things to Do in Bergen County Week of February 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:

What: AKC Museum of the Dog Opening Weekend
Why: We've got pure puppy love for this new NYC spot, here are 7 reasons to visit
When: This weekend!
Where: 101 Park Ave, NYC

Why: A magical night of levitation, escape, dance and jaw-dropping illusions.
When: Friday February 8, 8 pm, $29-$69
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood
Why: Celebrate the Year of the Pig with live performances and promos.
When: Saturday February 9, 11 am-1 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza Blvd., Paramus
Why: Shop and stop to watch Korean dance performances, costumes and more Year of the Pig celebrations.
When: Saturday February 9, 11 am
Where: The Shops at Riverside, Level 1, 390 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack
Why: Forget the flowers and create a beautiful eco-system for that special someone.
When: Saturday February 9, 2-4 pm, members/$35, non-members/$45
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
Why: Give yourself a much-needed break and enjoy treats, bubbles, giveaways and beauty tips.
When: Saturday February 9, 11 am-1 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza Blvd., Paramus
Why: Spend the morning building a birdhouse to take home for spring.
When: Saturday February 9, 10 am-1 pm, $15 per kit
Where: Demarest Train Station, 22-52 Park St., Demarest
Why: Reading, yoga and entertainment with author Jenna Hammond.
When: Saturday February 9, 2 pm
Where: Ridgewood Public Library, 125 North Maple Ave., Ridgewood
Why: Shopping for you, cookie decorating for the little ones.
When: Saturday February 9, 11 am-2 pm
Where: Bloomingdale’s The Shops at Riverside, 400 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack
Why: A special daddy-daughter night with braiding, makeup, arts and crafts, goodies and more.
When: Saturday February 9, 6-8 pm, $40
Where: Sweet & Sassy, 216 E Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
Why: Sing, dance and meet friends at the Shabbat service, with kiddush and lunch to follow.
When: Saturday February 9, 11:15 am
Where: Congregation Kol HaNeshamah on the campus of St. Pauls, 113 Engle Street, Englewood
Why: Scones, sweets and tea time treats for Dads and their little sweethearts.
When: Sunday February 10, 3:30-5 pm, kids/$19, adults/$30
Where: Harmony Tea Room, 224 Fairview Ave., Westwood 

What: Cookie Decorating Class for Kids
Why: Kids decorate cookies for Valentine’s Day and take home a batch.
When: Sunday February 10, 3-4:30 pm, $30, respond to
Where: Sandra’s Studio, Fair Lawn
Why: ID a maple tree and help turn sap to syrup, then taste 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: Bake and decorate beautiful Valentine’s Day cookies, and bring some home for later.
When: Tuesday February 12, 4-5 pm, $25
Where: Ridgewood Culinary Studio, 223 Chestnut St., Ridgewood
Why: Put your best foot forward for a night of fitness, trainer meet-and-greets, massages, stress management and more.
When: Wednesday February 13, 7-9 pm, preregistration encouraged
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, Taub Auditorium, 411 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly
Why: Bounce then mix up some heart-shaped slime.
When: Wednesday February 13, 5-6:45 pm, $19.95
Where: BounceU, 70 Eisenhower Dr., Paramus
Why: Celebrate sweetheart day decorating cookies with your fave mouse.
When: Thursday February 14, 10 am-12 pm, $32
Where: The Big Playhouse, 312 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood
Why: Make a sweet scented soap with your sweetheart.
When: Thursday February 14-Friday February 15, 7 pm, $29
Where: KraftyLab, 14 Emerson Plz W, Emerson
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: Shop for your furry friend and watch talented pets perform tricks, plus more animals on display.
When: Friday February 8, 3-8 pm, Saturday February 9, 10 am-7 pm, Sunday February 10, 10 am-5 pm, child/$8, adult/$13
Where: NJ Convention and Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison
Why: Check out family-friendly performances including a Lion Dance, martial arts demo and theater.
When: Saturday February 9, 2-3:15 pm
Where: Brookfield Place, Winter Garden, 230 Vesey St., NYC
Why: An all-day celebration with a parade, Sesame Street puppeteers, art and more.
When: Saturday February 9, 11 am-5 pm,
Where: The Met, 1000 Fifth Ave., NYC
Why: Celebrate the Year of the Pig with Lion Dances, Kung Fu demonstrations, and arts and crafts.
When: Saturday February 9, 1-5 pm, members/$7, non-members/$12
Where: Asia Society, 725 Park Ave., NYC
Why: Sports, art, challenges and more fun to show girl power.
When: Saturday February 9, 11 am-3 pm
Where: Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 W. 134 St., NYC
Why: Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a tasty day of chocolate plus crafts and music.
When: Saturday February 9, 11 am-4 pm, kids/$7, adults/$10
Where: Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown
Why: Because chocolate and wine tastings should always be in the plans.
When: Saturday February 9-Sunday February 10, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
Why: Celebrate Chinese culture with lion and dragon dance shows and face painting.
When: Saturday February 9, 11 am-6 pm
Where: Madison Street, NYC
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
Why: Hundreds of model trains are rolling in, plus model workshops and kids activities.
When: Saturday February 9-Sunday February 10, 10 am-4 pm, $10
Where: Meadowlands Expo Center, 355 Plaza Dr., Secaucus
Why: Take a breath and enjoy the great outdoors.
When: Sunday February 10, 1-3 pm, $5
Where: Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
Why: Get a taste of Chinese culture making dumplings and lanterns, plus face painting, games and treats.
When: Sunday February 10, 11 am-3 pm
Where: China Institute, 100 Washington St., NYC
Why: Two-for-one tix to the shows you’ve been waiting to see.
When: Now through Sunday February 10, tickets go on sale Wednesday January 9
Where: Broadway theaters, NYC
Why: Show some love to the original Disney icon with over 16,000 square feet of Mickey paraphernalia, art and history.
When: Open through February 10, 10 am-8 pm, $38
Where: 60 10th Ave., NYC
Why: Check out the pawfect pups competing to be best in show.
When: Monday February 11-Tuesday February 12, 8 am-11:30 pm,
Where: Piers 92/94, 711 12th Ave., 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: 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: Bring your sweetheart for a love-ly 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.
When: Saturday February 16, 1-4 pm, $25 per family
Where: Hermitage, 335 North Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus
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
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