Things to Do in Bergen County Week of January 25

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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: Stuff your new buddy on Friday and join him for breakfast on Saturday.
When: Friday, January 26, 4 - 4:45, FREE, Ages 4 through Grade 4, Register by calling 201-599-1309
Where: Paramus Library
Why: Because a classic never goes out of style…
When: Friday, January 26, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., Ages 12m-6 years old, $28
Where: 316 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood
Why:  A Mommy and Me Valentines bake-fest.
When: Saturday, January 27, 12:30 - 2 p.m., $40, Ages 7+, Pre-Registration required
Where: The Crafty Kitchen, 51 Prospect Place, Hillsdale
What: Ice Dreams: Olympic Dreams Send Off Show
Why: Your chance to watch and cheer on skaters before they head to the 2018 Pyongyang Olympic games.
When: Saturday, January 27, 6 p.m., $10 or $50 for VIP tickets (on-ice seating and admission to a VIP after party with the Olympians)
Where: The Ice House, Hackensack

What: Whole Foods Market Closter Story Hour
Why: Matcha for you, stories for them.  
When: Saturday, January 27, 11 a.m., FREE
Where: Closter Plaza

What: Daddy & Me Dance
Why: Arts & crafts, cupcakes, pizza, hair braiding, dancing with Daddy and more.
When: Saturday, January 27, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., $40, Call 201-670-0123 to register
Where: Sweet & Sassy, Ridgewood

What: Sing-Along Storytime with Elizabeth Nuti
Why: Because who doesn't love a good sing-along?
When: Saturday, January 27, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., FREE
Where: The Curious Reader, Glen Rock

What: St. John's Academy Open House
Why: Take a tour of this prestigious school during Catholic Schools’ Week.
When: Sunday, January 28, 11a.m.- 2 p.m. (personalized tours of the building by faculty, students and parents) & Tuesday, January 30, 9-11a.m. (Classroom visitations and personalized tours)
Where: 460 Hillsdale Ave., Hillsdale
Why: Let it go and belt it out.
When: Sunday, January 28, 1 & 4 p.m., Tickets start at $15
Where: 30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood 
Why: Toddler and baby rock and roll.
When: Saturdays, 10:15 a.m. (babies through 23 months) & 11 a.m. (2 years through Pre-K), FREE
Where: 100 Ridge Rd., Mahwah
Why: Your pre-schoolers chance to enjoy this awesome trampoline park.
When: Saturdays & Sundays, 9 -10 a.m., $10
Where: 80 Commerce Dr., Allendale
Why: Candle making and fun demonstrations at this historical site.
When: Sunday, January 28, 1-5 p.m., Kids/$7, Adults/$12
Where: Historic New Bridge Landing, River Edge
Why: Because your #getfit resolution this year needs some #fitspo.
When: Sunday, January 28, FREE (FREE childcare at Closter studio) Check schedule for class times.
Where: Englewood & Closter Plaza studios

What: The Sleeping Beauty at bergenPAC
Why:  The State Ballet Theatre of Russia takes on this enchanted ballet.
When: Wednesday, January 31, 8 p.m., Tickets start at $39
Where: 30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood 
Why: Ride down a snowy hill and have a wintery blast.
When: Open daily, check the website for schedule, $21- $26
Where: 200 Campgaw Rd., Mahwah
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: Enjoy amazing NYC #eeeeats for insane prices.
When: Now thru February 9, Lunch/$29, Dinner/$42
Why: The famously loud action-packed event is back.
When: Saturday, January 27 & Sunday, January 28, Tickets start at $19
Where: 25 Lafayette St., Newark
Why: Cool family fun at this ice sculpture extravaganza.  
When: Select dates from Saturday, January 27 – Sunday, February 25, Kids/$15, Adults/$20
Where: Skylands Stadium, Augusta
Why: Dress “fancy” and come meet the author as she signs her new book Fancy Nancy: Oodles of Kittens.
When: Saturday, January 2, 11 a.m. -1 p.m., FREE
Where: 395 Rt. 3, Clifton
Why: Because 2-For-1 tickets is music to our ears.
When: Tickets on sale now for shows through Sunday, February 4
Where: NYC

What: Fire and Ice Festival
Why: Ice carvers, a chili contest, beer tent and more.
When:  Saturday, January 27, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., FREE
Where: Mount Holly
Why: Let Big Bird, Elmo, and their friends take you to outer space. 
When: On going, check schedule for times
Where: Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium, Liberty Science Center

What: Twisted Kids Fun Sessions
Why: Free and fun coached ski/snowboarding lessons.
When: Sunday, January 28, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., FREE
Where: Mountain Creek, Vernon
Why: Amazing deals on some of Hudson’s best restaurants.
When: Now through Friday, February 2
Why: If you're looking for a winter weekend getaway w the kids, look no further. Over an acre of frozen ice walls, tunnels, towers, and archways that would make Elsa proud are waiting for you in New Hampshire. 
When: Now thru Saturday, February 3, Ages 4-11/$9.95, Ages 12+/$13.95
Where: 64 Railroad St., Lincoln, NH
Why: Ice skate at the iconic skating rink, do some holiday shopping, and eat tasty delights at this open air market.
When: Now through March 4
Where: Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, 40th and 42nd Streets, NYC
Why: A magical wonderland featuring hundreds of toy trains, figurines, and miniature models.
When: Now through February 25, Ages 5-13/$6, Teens/$ 13, Adults/$21
Where: New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, NYC
Why: The Island of Sodor comes to Jerz.
When: Now through May 2018
Where: Liberty Science Center
Why: Trekkies, step into the shoes of a newly minted cadet in the 26th century at this interactive exhibition.
When: Now through May 28, 2018
Where: Liberty Science Center, Jersey City
Why: Tour this unique center that helps overcome behavioral, social, or academic struggles.
When: Saturday, February 3, 2 p.m., RSVP by January 31
Where: 49 W. Allendale Ave., Allendale
What: JCC Family Fun Day
Why: Camp fun, bounce house, glitter tattoos, sports, dance, and so much more.
When: Sunday, February 4, 1 -3 p.m., FREE
Where: 411 East Clinton Ave, Tenafly

What: Maple Sugaring at Tenafly Nature Center
Why: Warm maple syrup is calling.
When: Sunday, February 4, 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3:30 p.m., $10
Where: 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
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