Things to Do in Bergen County Week of January 23

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We rounded up the best things to do in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!
Sponsored Post: Looking for the perfect activity for your young daughter this winter?  Sign her up for the dazzling 2nd Annual Princess Breakfast at Progressive Dance Studio in Englewood. Kids are invited to dress up in their best Princess dress and share a special day with Disney character princesses!  Let their imaginations soar at the one-of-a-kind Princess themed party and your Princess can take a picture with their favorite Princess!  There will be fun arts & crafts for all and each Princess will make their very own magic wand to take home as well as experience a special Princess dance lesson with the Disney Princesses. Party Details: Sunday, February 2nd at Progressive Dance Studio; 2 Breakfast Seating Times: 9:00 am – 10:30 am and 11:00 am – 12:30 pm.  Tickets: $25 per child. Progressive Dance Studio, 27 South Van Brunt Street, Englewood, 201.894.1333,
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Why: Meet the actress, singer, businesswoman and author of Open Book.
When: Thursday February 6, 6 pm
Where: Bookends, 211 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood

Events Not To Miss:
Why: Grades K-4 enjoy a story, koi craft and more
When: Friday January 24, 4-4:45 pm
Where: Paramus Public Library, 116 E. Century Rd., Paramus
Why: “Respect” the queen as her hits are performed by Soul of America
When: Friday January 24, 8 pm, $29-$49
Where: bergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood
Why: Enjoy open play, tattoos and a visit with the Baby Shark himself.
When: Friday January 24, 3:30-5:30 pm, $28
Where: The Big Playhouse, 316 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood
Why: Meet your fave superheroes and princesses.
When: Saturday January 25, 10 am-2 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: Hungarian chimney cake tasting, raffles and more surprises by Kurly Kürtősh.
When: Saturday January 25, 1-4 pm
Where: Planted Eats, 355 Essex St., Hackensack
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
Why: Enjoy story time with the author of the children’s book The Gorilla Picked Me!
When: Saturday January 25, 11 am
Where: The Curious Reader, 229 Rock Rd., Glen Rock
Why: Chow down with Stewie the Duck and Wow the Cow, hosted by Stew Leonard’s.
When: Sunday January 26, 10-11 am, $19.99-$21.99
Where: Piercing Pagoda, 700 Paramus Park, Paramus
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 26-Thurs., January 30, 11 am-10 pm, $30.20 for 3-course, prix-fix menu
Where: Participating restaurants, Ridgewood
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: Corn husk doll making, candle making and more historical fun.
When: Sunday January 26, 1-5 pm, kids/$7, adults/$12
Where: Bergen County Historical Society at Historic New Bridge Landing, 1201 Main St., River Edge
Why: Meet the Run-DMC rapper and his wife and author of Old School Love And Why It Works.
When: Tuesday January 28, 7 pm
Where: Books and Greetings, 271G Livingston St., Northvale
Why: A laid-back night of wine tasting and herbal demos.
When: Thursday January 30, 6-8 pm
Where: Abma’s Farm, 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
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: Laser tag, slime, huge ball pits and more.
When: Friday January 24, 6-10 pm
Where: Liberty Science Center
Why: Action-packed trucks racing and competing to be be crowned World Champs.
When: Friday January 24-Sunday January 26, 7 pm and 1 pm, $20-$150
Where: Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark
Why: Animal lovers rejoice: meet and play with hundreds of cats and dogs and learn about caring for them.
When: Saturday January 25-Sunday January 26, 10 am-5 pm, $32
Where: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, NYC
Why: The Year of the Rat is celebrated with an East meets West concert, plus come early for more entertainment and activities.
When: Saturday January 25, 7:30 pm, $20-$80
Where: NJPAC, 1 Center, St., Newark
Why: Music, dance, acrobatics, dragons and much more in this cultural celebration.
When: Saturday January 25 and Sunday January 26, 2 pm, $27-$35
Where: NJPAC, 1 Center, St., Newark
Why: Indulge in cheesy goodness plus kids activities, music and more.
When: Saturday January 25, 11 am-8 pm, $5
Where: Morristown Academy, 430 Western Ave., Morristown
Why: Music, dancing and live performances.
When: Saturday January 25, 11 am-3:30 pm
Where: Grand St. in Sara D. Roosevelt Park, NYC
Why: Performances and festive activities for all ages.
When: Saturday January 25, 12-4 pm
Where: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing
Why: The ultimate family party with entertainment, games, magic and tons more.
When: Sunday January 26, 10:30 am-2 pm, kids/$95, adults/$150
Where: Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd St., 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: Make a date for a restaurant you’ve been dying to try.
When: Now through Sunday February 9, lunch/$26, dinner/$42
Where: Participating restaurants, NYC
Why: 2 for 1 tix for some of the hottest broadway shows.
When: Now through Sunday February 9, 2 for 1 tickets
Where: 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: Because millions of bubbles are sure to entertain any kid.
When: Now through September 6, check schedule for times,
Where: New World Stages, 340 West 50th St., NYC           
Why: Summer comes early at this fun day filled with camp activities from sports to drama to science, plus face painting, bouncing and tons more.
When: Sunday February 2, 1-3 pm
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly
Why: Dining and dancing with your child’s fave princesses.
When: Sunday February 2, 9 am and 11 am, $25
Where: Progressive Dance Studio, 27 S Van Brunt St., Englewood
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