Things to Do in Bergen County Week of February 8

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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: Shark-themed magic show and more underwater fun.
When: Thursday February 8, 4-5 pm
Where: Westwood Free Public Library, 49 Park Ave., Westwood
Why: Plenty of lol's at this adult night out.
When: Friday February 9, 8 pm, $35
Where: Wyckoff Family YMCA, 691 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff
Why:  Chase is on the case, plus open play and balloon animals.
When: Friday February 9, 3:30 pm, $28 per child
Where: The Big Playhouse, 312 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood
Why: Check out the school and meet the teachers.
When: Friday February 9, 9-10 am
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly
Why: Family playtime for kids up to age 10 and kid-approved eats. $30 ($35 non-members) for 2 children.
When: Friday February 9, 5-7 pm
Where: My Gym Glen Rock, 522 Broad Street, Glen Rock
Why: Storytime plus food and fun makes this the perfect morning with your littles.
When: Friday February 9, 9:30-10:30 am
Where: Whole Foods Market, 300 Bergen Town Center, Paramus
Why: Get fit for FREE dancing the calories off to music that will get you movin.
When: Saturday February 10, 7:30 pm
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 E Clinton Ave., Tenafly
Why: Sweet treats and eats for dads and their little girls to enjoy.
When: Saturday February 10, 3:30-5 pm, Kids/$19, Adults/$30
Where: Harmony Tea Room, 224 Fairview Ave., Westwood
Why: Lively dance performances kick off the celebration.
When: Saturday February 10, 1 pm
Where: The Shops at Riverside, Level 1 Barnes & Noble Wing, 390 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack
Why: The year of the dog is celebrated with kids activities, dance and promotions.
When: Saturday February 10, 11 am-1 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: Get beautified with a hair and makeup makeover, mani and music.
When: Saturday February 10, 5:30-7:30 pm
Where: Ridgewood Sweet and Sassy, 216 E Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
Why: Mardi Gras is ON with games, face-painting, music, arts and crafts and so much more.
When: Saturday February 10, 1-4 pm
Where: YWCA Bergen County, 112 Oak Street, Ridgewood
Why: Treats to eat and apron decoration with Lida Long, author of Scrumptious Sweet Treats.
When: Saturday February 10, 1-3 pm, free admission with book purchase
Where: Happy Hello, 33 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs
Why: Because Valentine’s Day is sweeter when spent with animals.
When: Saturday February 10, 12-1:30 pm, $8 for members, $12 non-members
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
Why: Grades 3-7 can race down a snowy hill and enjoy some winter fun. Transportation and snack provided.
When: Saturday February 10, 7-10 pm, call for info.
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly
Why: Kids boogie with instruments, stuffed animals and games during these musical performances.
When: Saturday February 10, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm
Where: Bergen Town Center, Center Court
Why: Check out the school and see the fun and educational activities for kids.
When: Saturday February 10, 11 am-1 pm
Where: Palisades Country Day School & Camp, 248 Herbert Avenue, Closter

What: Purim Character Breakfast
Why: Have a blast with characters, face paint, balloon animals and more.
When: Sunday February 11, 9:30 a.m., $36
Where: Temple Emanu-El, 180 Piermont Rd., Closter
Why: Tour the grounds and win prizes!
When: Sunday February 11, 10 am, 11:30 am
Where: Deerkill Day Camp, 54 Wilder Road, Suffern
Why: Bring your princess to watch the original Disney princess, to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
When: Sunday February 11, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Where: Washington Township Cinemas, 249 Pascack Road, Washington Township
Why: Learn about and make syrup as sweet as can be.
When: Sunday February 11, 2-3 pm and 3:30-4:30 pm, $5 for members, $10 non-members
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
Why: Celebrate heart day with dancing, heart-shaped pizza-making, arts & crafts and more!
When: Sunday February 11, 2-4 pm, Family/$5 for members, $10 non-members
Where: Ridgewood YMCA, 112 Oak Street, Ridgewood
Why: Love is in the air as you design your own cupcake and fondant bee.
When: Sunday February 11, 1-3:30 pm
Where: MK Valencia Restaurant & Lounge, 228 Main Street, Ridgefield Park
Why: Pop on some pjs and grab a teddy bear for bedtime stories, songs and finger puppets.
When: Tuesday February 13, 7 pm
Where: Paramus Public Library, 116 East Century Road, Paramus
Why: Cook up some fun with your little sweetie pie.
When: Tuesday February 13, 4 pm, $30 for Mother and Child
Where: Ridgewood Culinary Studio, 223 Chestnut Street, Ridgewood
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: You’re invited to party with Elmo and friends in this action-packed show.
When: Friday February 9-Monday February 19, check schedule for times
Where: The Theater at Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, NYC
Why: Who will win best in show?
When: Saturday February 10, 8 am-4 pm; Meet the Breeds 10 am-5 pm; Finals 7-9 pm. Annual All Breed Dog Show Monday February 12 and Tuesday February 13, 8 am-4 pm, Kids/$20, Adults/$35
Where: The Piers, 92 and 94, 711 12th 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: Spend the night dining and learning about the Birds and Bees…and other animals.
When: Saturday February 10, 6 pm-10 pm
Where: Turtleback Zoo, Savanna Café, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
Why: Celebrate and bring in spring with games, trivia, crafts and stories.
When: Saturday February 10, 12 pm, $8
Where: Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary, 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills
Why: The fairytales your kids love…with a hilarious twist.
When: Saturday February 10, 2 pm, Kids/$18, Adults/$25
Where: South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange
Why: Lively music and modern dance make this a must-see celebration.
When: Saturday February 10, 2 pm and 7 pm
Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark
Why: Because chocolate should always be celebrated: Chocolate vendors, games, V-day cards plus a monster mystery show.
When: Saturday February 10, 11 am-4 pm, $15 for general admission and children’s theatre performance
Where: Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown
Why: Celebrate the year of the dog with a lunar new year photo-booth, face painting, performances and more. Bring your dog for special pup activities.
When: Saturday February 10, 11 am-3 pm
Where: Opening ceremony on Madison Avenue at East 76th Street 
Why: Harry Potter fans and friends can go on a hunt for mystical creatures and more, ages 10 and up.
When: Saturday February 10, 10:30 am, $29.50 early bird child, $37 early bird adult
Where: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, NYC
Why: Stroll and see how Chinatown is preparing for the New Year.
When: Monday February 12-Thursday February 15, 10-11:15 am, Students/$20, Adult/$30
Where: Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre 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: 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: Libery Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
Why: Tap your own tree with this maple sugaring 101
When: Saturday February 17, 1-4 pm
Where: The Hermitage, 335 N. Franklin Turnpike, Hohokus
Why: A musical treat about the penguins who waddled into Mr. Popper’s life.
When: Sunday February 18, 1 pm and 4 pm
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood
Why: Score some points with the kids at this fun morning event.
When: Monday February 19, 9:30-11:30 am
Where: Montvale Lanes, 14 W Grand Ave., Montvale
Why: Meet the celeb fitness expert who shares secrets to healthy lifestyle.
When: Tuesday February 20, 7-8 pm
Where: Books and Greetings, 271G Livingston Street, Northvale
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