Things to Do in Bergen County Week of January 24

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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: Meet the team, visit classrooms and learn how the Montessori Plus approach can work for your family.
When: Friday January 25, 9-10:30 am, 1-2:30 pm
Where: 75 East Ramapo Ave., Mahwah
Why: Hang with the famous pig and enjoy open play, balloons and tattoos.
When: Friday January 25, 3:30-5:30 pm, $28
Where: The Big Playhouse, 312 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood
Why: Shop, dine out, clean the house – all without the kids! Drop them for movie and crafts night and enjoy your own night out.
When: Saturday January 26, 6-10 pm, $45, reserve a spot at 201-894-1333
Where: Progressive Dance Studio, 27 S Van Brunt St., Englewood
Why: Jazz up your kid’s room with a DIY bean bag chair.
When: Saturday January 26, 12-2:30 pm, member/$75, non-member/$85
Where: Wyckoff Family YMCA, 691 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff
Why: Games, food, raffles and more indoor family fun.
When: Saturday January 26, 12-2 pm, $5
Where: Cliffside Park School 6, 440 Oakdene Ave., Cliffside Park
Why: Tour the school and learn about how the program can work for your child’s education and Catholic faith.
When: Sunday January 27, 11 am-1 pm, Tuesday January 29, 9-11 am
Where: St. John’s Academy, 460 Hillsdale Ave., Hillsdale
Why: Chocolate takes over NJ, plus meet actors from Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang or enjoy the Kidz Zone.
When: Sunday January 27, 10 am-7 pm, $10 online, $15 at the door
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, Level 2, 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd., Paramus
Why: A pinkatastic show about the beloved children’s book character and her pinka-predicament.
When: Sunday January 27, 1 pm and 4 pm, $15-$39
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood
Why: Meet animal ambassadors and go on a search for mammal signs.
When: Sunday January 27, 11 am-12:30 pm, members/$3, non-members/$6
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
Why: Dine in or out and enjoy a delish 3-course meal at a hot spot in Ridgewood.
When: Sunday January 27-Thursday January 31, $30.19 for 3-course prix-fixe menu.
Where: Participating restaurants, Ridgewood
Why: Kids flex their creativity with a painting lesson and more fun.
When: Wednesday January 30, 5:30-8:30 pm
Where: Life Time Athletic, 10 Van Riper Rd., Montvale
Why: Get help planning your dream wedding from industry experts, and enjoy champagne and gifts.
When: Wednesday January 30, 6:30-9:30 pm, rsvp to
Where: Rockleigh Country Club, 26 Paris Ave., Rockleigh
Why: Local chocolates and wines bring you the night out you deserve.
When: Thursday January 31, 6-8 pm, $35
Where: The Tomasello Winery Tasting Room, Abma’s Farm Market, 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
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: Get involved in the magic tournament or shop vendors to complete your magic kit.
When: Friday January 25, 10 am-10 pm, Saturday January 26, 8 am-10 pm, Sunday January 27, 8 am-9 pm
Where: Meadowlands Exposition Center, 355 Plaza Dr., Secaucus
Why: A high-powered competition with four-wheel flying action.
When: Friday January 25, 7 pm, Saturday January 26, 1 pm and 7 pm, Sunday January 27, 1 pm, $19-$85
Where: Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark
Why: Have snow much fun in Manhattan learning to ski, sledding and more winter sports fun.
When: Saturday January 26, 11 am-3 pm
Where: Central Park, Bandshell Area, 72nd St., NYC
Why: The master of illusions brings excitement, magic and family-friendly comedy to the stage.
When: Saturday January 26, 7:30 pm, $29-$69
Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown
Why: Give your stove -- and yourself -- a break and dine out.
When: Monday January 28-Tuesday February 5, lunch and dinner.
Where: Participating restaurants, Hudson County
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: Forget cooking and visit one of hundreds of restaurants ready to please your palate.
When: Now through Friday February 8, two-course lunch/$26, three-course dinner/$42
Where: Participating restaurants, NYC
Why: Two-for-one tix to the shows you’ve been waiting to see.
When: Now through Sunday February 10, tickets go on sale Wednesday January 9
Where: Broadway theaters, NYC
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: 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
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: Have an afternoon of fun filled with sports, science, face painting, bouncing and learning about camp.
When: Sunday February 3, 1-3 pm
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly
Why: ID a maple tree and help turn sap to syrup, then taste the sweet stuff.
When: Sundays February 3-March 24, 12:30-1:30 pm, 2-3 pm, 3:30-4:30 pm, members/$5, non-member/$10
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
Why: Put your best foot forward for a night of fitness, trainer meet-and-greets, massages, stress management and more.
When: Wednesday February 13, 7-9 pm, preregistration encouraged
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, Taub Auditorium, 411 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly
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