Things to Do in Bergen County Week of January 10

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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: Learn about the F-Factor program with dietitian Maria Stavropoulos and kickstart your healthy lifestyle.
When: Friday January 11, 10 am-12 pm
Where: Body Burn Barre, 103 N. Summit St., Tenafly

What: Art Fest
Why: Painting, sculpting and decorating for kids and adults.
When: Saturday January 12, 11 am-3 pm, $15
Where: Westwood Regional High School, 701 Ridgewood Rd., Township of Washington
Why: Meet teachers and parents, and learn about the creative curriculum for pre-K and elementary at this multicultural school.
When: Saturday January 12, 10 am-12 pm
Where: French American Academy, 1092 Carnation Drive, New Milford
Why: Drop the kids off for a day on the snowy hills.
When: Saturday January 12, 6-10 pm, member/$65, public/$70
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly
 
Why: Hang with the hero pup and enjoy open play, balloons and glitter tattoos.
When: Saturday January 12, 4-6 pm, $28
Where: The Big Playhouse, 312 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood
 
Why: Dino lovers learn about fossils then build a mighty lego dinosaur.
When: Sunday January 13, 2-3 pm, member/$25, non-member/$30
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
 
 
 
Why: Celebrate Tu B’Shevat with pizza and decorating flower pots.
When: Sunday January 13, 4:30-5:30 pm
Where: JCCNNJ, 605 Pascack Rd., Washington Township
 
Why: The leading digestive expert signs her new book, The Bloated Belly Whisperer.
When: Sunday January 13, 12 pm
Where: Books and Greetings, 271G Livingston St., Northvale
 
Why: Dine in or out and enjoy a delish 3-course meal at a hot spot in Ridgewood.
When: Sundays-Thursdays January 13-January 17, January 20-January 24, January 27-January 31, $30.19 for 3-course prix-fixe menu.
Where: Participating restaurants, Ridgewood
 
Why: The iconic doll characters hit the stage and learn the power of friendship in this original musical.
When: Thursday January 17, 7 pm, $24-$125
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood
 
Why: Kids enjoy the crisp outdoors and learn about the magic of winter.
When: Pre-K, Tuesdays through January 22, 1st and 2nd Grade, Wednesdays through January 23, 3rd through 6th Grade, Thursdays through January 24
Where: The Closter Nature Center, 154 Ruckman Rd., Closter
 
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: Enjoy treats, magic and tea time with teddy.
When: Saturday January 12, 11 am and 1 pm, members/$25, non-member/$30
Where: Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown
 
Why: Celebrate Alexander Hamilton’s bday with cupcake decorataing and a Hamilton sing-along.
When: Saturday January 12, 12-2 pm, $10 adult museum admission
Where: Morris-Jumel Mansion, Roger Morris Park, 65 Jumel Terrace, NYC
 
Why: Thomas and friends learn about growing a garden in this high-speed musical performance.
When: Saturday January 12-Sunday January 13, Saturday January 19-Monday January 21, 9 am, 11 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm, kids/$18, adults/$30
Where: New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx
 
Why: A pinkatastic show about the beloved children’s book character and her pinka-predicament.
When: Sunday January 13, 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm, $12-$15
Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown
 
Why: Kids get an up-close look at what it takes to be a keeper of these animals.
When: Sunday January 13, 9-10:30 am, $50
Where: Central Park Zoo, 64th St and 5th Ave., NYC

What: Holiday Train Show
Why: Model trains make their way through Lower Manhattan, from the Brooklyn Bridge to Rockefeller Center in this huge display.
When: Now through Monday January 21, 10 am-6 pm Tuesdays-Sundays, weekends: kids/$18, adults/$30, weekdays: kids/$10, adults/$23
Where: New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
 
Why: Amazing acrobatics, juggling and animals to make you flip.
When: Now through Sunday January 27, check schedule for times, $29-$175
Where: Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center, 60 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC
 
Why: The Doc is in! Kids step into the doctor’s role as they perform check-ups and groom toy pets.
When: Now through Sunday January 27, free with admission
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
Why: A dazzling display of model trains that travel from NYC to the North Pole.
When: Now through Sunday February 3, Monday-Friday 8 am-8 pm, Saturday-Sunday, 10 am-6 pm
Where: New York Transit Museum Gallery & Store, 89 East 42nd St., NYC
Why: Show some love to the original Disney icon with over 16,000 square feet of Mickey paraphernalia, art and history.
When: Open Tuesdays-Sundays through February 10, 10 am-8 pm, $38
Where: 60 10th 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: Two-for-one tix to the shows you’ve been waiting to see.
When: Monday January 21-Sunday February 10, tickets go on sale Wednesday January 9
Where: Broadway theaters, NYC
 
 
 
Why: A wintery wonderland where you can slip on skates and enjoy eats at The Lodge.
When: Now through Sunday March 3, 8 am-10 pm
Where: Bryant Park, 40th and 42nd Streets and Fifth and Sixth Aves., NYC
 
Upcoming:
 
Why: Pop in for Tot Shabbat and tour the school.
When: Friday January 18, 9:15-10:30 am
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly
 
Why: Take an night hike then hang by the campfire.
When: Sunday January 20, 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: The Closter Nature Center, 154 Ruckman Rd., Closter
 
Why: Support your kids taste for healthy living at this one-day camp .
When: Monday January 21, 9 am-3 pm, $120
Where: HealthBarn USA, 1057 Hillcrest Rd., Ridgewood
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