Things to Do in Bergen County Week of January 16

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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: Classic hits such as “Mrs. Robinson” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water” are performed, plus the story of the duo’s beginnings.
When: Friday January 17, 8 pm, $29-$59
Where: bergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood
Why: Music and movement for your littlest ones.
When: Friday January 17, 9:30 am
Where: Palisades Country Day School, 248 Herbert Ave., Closter
Why: Make and take art from jewelry to scupltures.
When: Saturday January 18, 11 am-3 pm, $15
Where: Westwood Regional High School, 701 Ridgewood Rd., Washington Township
Why: The author reads her picture books I Do Not Like That Name and Matchy Matchy.
When: Saturday January 18, 11 am-12 pm
Where: The Curious Reader, 229 Rock Rd., Glen Rock
Why: Spend time with the animals as you read and both listen to stories.
When: Saturday January 18, 11 am-12 pm, $2 suggested donation
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
Why: Cultural performances, store specials and more entertainment to celebrate.
When: Saturday January 18, 11 am-2 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: Because eating cookies is only half the fun.
When: Saturday January 18, 1:30-4:30 pm, $95
Where: The Art of Cake Studio, 669-G Westwood Ave., River Vale
Why: Celebrate the Year of the Rat by bringing your best moves to DJ Pat in the Hat.
When: Sunday January 19, 2-4 pm
Where: Teaneck Public Library, 840 Teaneck Rd., Teaneck
Why: Try a FREE music class filled with songs, movement, play and stories for your little ones.
When: Sunday January 19, 3 pm and 4:15 pm
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 E Clinton Ave., Tenafly
Why: Skip the cooking and enjoy a 3-course meal out with your crew at a number of delicious restaurants close to home.
When: Sun., January 19 and Sun., January 26-Thurs., January 30, 11 am-10 pm, $30.20 for 3-course, prix-fix menu
Where: Participating restaurants, Ridgewood
Why: Activities, games, animals and snacks on the farm.
When: Monday January 20, 9 am-1 pm, $50
Where: Abma’s Farm, 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
Why: Games, arts and crafts and tons more fun while school is out.
When: Monday January 20, 1:30-4:30 pm, $45
Where: My Gym, 522 Broad St., Glen Rock
Why: Meet the actress as she signs her new book Grow, Candace, Grow.
When: Tuesday January 21, 6:30 pm
Where: Bookends, 211 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
Why: DIY lanterns to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
When: Wednesday January 22, 3:30-4:30 pm
Where: Glen Rock Public Library, 315 Rock Rd., Glen Rock
Why: Race down a snowy mountain in a tube or practice ski skills in the cool outdoors.
When: Mondays-Thursday, 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: Your kids’ Disney faves from Elsa to Moana hit the ice in this action-packed show.
When: Thursday January 16-Monday January 20, check schedule for times, $15-$230
Where: Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark
Why: It’s a robotic takeover with R2D2 Selfies, drone academy and more.
When: Saturday January 18-Monday January 20
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
Why: Watch the fan-faves cha cha into your Sunday night plans.
When: Sunday January 19, 8 pm, $55-$165
Where: State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
Why: Manis, braids, painting and pizza fit for a princess.
When: Sunday January 19, 12-2 pm, $49.94
Where: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack
Why: The popular children’s book character hits the stage.
When: Sunday January 19, 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm, $12-$15
Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown
Why: Based on the bestselling series, the part-dog, part-man becomes a hero in this hilarious adventure.
When: Monday January 20, 1 pm and 4 pm, $12-$15
Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown
Why: Kids make their own sundaes and create a fun farm craft.
When: Monday January 20, 10 am and 1:30 pm, $9.99
Where: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
Why: Get an up-close look at the center’s animals.
When: Monday January 20, 1-2 pm, $8
Where: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore St., Scarsdale
Why: Make a date for a restaurant you’ve been dying to try.
When: Tuesday January 21-Sunday February 9, lunch/$26, dinner/$42
Where: Participating restaurants, NYC
Why: 2 for 1 tix for some of the hottest broadway shows.
When: Tuesday January 21-Sunday February 9, 2 for 1 tickets
Where: NYC
Why: Model trains chug through historic NY landmarks.
When: Now through Sunday January 26, 10 am-6 pm, kids/$18, adults/$30
Where: New York Botanical Gardens, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Why: Climb aboard the very useful engine and enjoy a day with the famous train and co.
When: Weekends through Sunday January 26, 9 am, 11 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm, January 20, 25-26, 11 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm
Where: New York Botanical Gardens, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Why: A winter wonderland of seesaws that radiate light and music while you ride.
When: Now through Saturday February 1
Where: Garment District Plazas, Broadway between 41st and 36th St., NYC
Why: Ages 3 and up become artists as their learn to draw these fave characters.
When: Saturdays through February 15, 3 pm
Where: Palisades Center, Disney Store, 1000 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack
Why: Get a special look at the giraffe barn and meet the giraffe keeper.
When: Weekends through February 29, 2-2:30 pm, $50
Where: Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
Why: Take a hilarious adventure with Paddington bear in this kid-friendly comedy.
When: Now through Sunday March 8, Fridays 10 am and 4 pm, weekends 10 am, 12 pm and 2 pm
Where: DR2 Theatre, Union Square, NYC
Why: A huge model train display with scenic views for the choo choo-loving child.
When: Third weekend of each month, Saturday 11 am-5 pm, Sunday 12-5 pm
Where: Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown
Why: Tour the school, meet staff and learn about the academic program.
When: Sunday January 26, 11 am-2 pm, Tuesday January 28, 9-11 am
Where: St. John’s Academy, 460 Hillsdale Ave., Hillsdale
Why: Have some “Fun, Fun, Fun” rocking to hits from “Surfer Girl” to “I Get Around.”
When: Saturday January 25, 8 pm, $79-$199
Where: bergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood
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