We rounded up our favorite picks for fun family friendly events in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!
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Events Not To Miss:
What: Kids Class at Whole Foods Market
Why: Yummy food, story time and fun for kids ages 2 1/2-5.
When: Friday, January 16, 9:30-10:30 am
Where: Bergen Town Center, Paramus
What: NJPAC’s Celebration of MLK’s Keeping the Dream
Why: Kicking off with a gorgeous performance by Dance Theater of Harlem on Friday, then MLK events all weekend long.
When: Friday, January 16 through Sunday, January 18th
Where: NJPAC, Newark NJ
What: Kids Fun Fair: Commerford Zoo
Why: Rides, games, and exotic animals.
When: Saturday, January 17, 10am-7pm, & Sunday, January 18, 10am-6pm, $1.50
Where: Meadowlands Exposition Center, 355 Plaza Dr., Secaucus
What: Kara Kakes Grand Opening Celebration
Why: The Ultimate Cupcake Experience with a special decorating party for kids from 1-2.
When: Saturday, January 17, Noon-6pm
Where: 799 Franklin Ave., Franklin Lakes
What: Kidville Ridgewood Grand Opening Party
Why: Music, Magic and Open play. Plus a chance to visit one of the largest Kidville’s on the east coast!
When: Saturday, January 17, 10am- 2pm
Where: 38 Oak St, Ridgewood
What: Ridgewood Restaurant Week
Why: 10 days of special pricing on pre-fixe, tantalizing 3 course menus from some of our favorite eateries.
When: Sunday-Thursday January 18-22 & January 25-29
Where: Participating Restaurants, Ridgewood
What: Ultimate Chef Bergen County: Round 2
Why: Get a taste of top local chefs battling it out.
When: Saturday, January 17, 11am
Where: Chef Central Paramus, 240 Rt. 17 North, Paramus
What: Meditation Workshop
Why: Keep that New Years resolution to make time for yourself and de-stress!
When: Sunday, January 18, 10:30am-12:30pm
Where: YMCA Lake House, 691 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff
What: Granny’s Green Machine at The Closter Nature Center
Why: Teach the kids how fun it is to be green.
When: Sunday, January 18, 3pm
Where: 154 Ruckman Rd., Closter
What: Owl Prowl at Tenafly Nature Center
Why: Learn all about these creatures of the night.
When: Sunday, January 18, 5-6:30pm, Non-member/$10
Where: 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
What: Craft Fair at Paramus Catholic High School
Why: Shop unique artisan goods benefiting autism.
When: Sunday, January 18, 10am-4pm
Where: 425 County Rd. 62, Paramus
If you’re heading out of Bergen…
What: Appreciate a Dragon Day at Turtle Back Zoo
Why: Think fire-breathers, activities, and crafts- oh my!
When: Saturday, January 17, 11am-3pm
Where: 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
What: Tim and the Space Cadets at Symphony Space
Why: Tim Kubart delivers charming and charismatic tunes about talent shows, superheros and more!
When: Saturday, January 17th and Sunday, January 18th at 11am, tickets start at $14
Where: 2537 Broadway at 95th Street
What: The Sleeping Beauty at Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
Why: An opera for the whole family written by 15 year old musical prodigy Benjamin Wenzelberg.
When: Sunday, January 25, 4:30-6pm, Non-members/$10
Where: 411 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly