Things to Do in Bergen County Week of January 31

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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: Try your hand at the spinning tops battle to see who’s the ultimate beyblader.
When: Friday February 1, 3:30-5:30 pm, $15
Where: The Big Playhouse, 312 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood
Why: A sensory-friendly puppet musical that’s sure to bring the laughs.
When: Saturday February 2, 1 pm and 3 pm, $19
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood
Why: Pig crafts and pig balloons help ring in the Year of the Pig.
When: Saturday February 2, 12-2 pm
Where: The Outlets at Bergen Town Center, Route 4 East & Forest Ave., Paramus
Why: Play pastry chef making cherry kiss cookies then craft a vase.
When: Saturday February 2, 12:30-2 pm, $30
Where: The Crafty Kitchen, 51 Prospect Place, Hillsdale
Why: Celebrate the Year of the Pig with Lion dancers, games, crafts, raffles and more fun.
When: Saturday February 2, 11 am-2 pm
Where: Fort Lee Public Library, 320 Main St., Fort Lee
Why: Have a sweet day of shopping and chocolate.
When: Saturday February 2, 3-7 pm
Where: Anthropologie, 379 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Woodcliff Lake
Why: Bake up some treats with a sprinkling of love in time for Valentine’s Day.
When: Saturday February 2, 1-3 pm, $50
Where: Creative Den, 216 Rock Road, Glen Rock
Why: Meet the former Governor and author of Let Me Finish.
When: Saturday February 2, 2 pm
Where: Books & Greetings, 271G Livingston St., Northvale
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: Celebrate the ribbon cutting with giveaways, food and music.
When: Sunday February 3, 2-4 pm
Where: ILKB Englewood, 35 Nathaniel Pl., Englewood
Why: Bring the babe for an interactive storytime with Usbourne books.
When: Saturdays February 2, February 16, March 2, March 16, 10 am
Where: Happy Hello, 33 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs
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: Spending time with your baby while getting fit makes this class a win.
When: Mondays February 4-April 8, 10:45-11:45 am, non-member/$15 per class
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly
Why: Drop off your pre-schooler for storytime, craft and visit at the petting zoo.
When: Mondays February 4-February 25, Tuesdays February 5-February 26, 10-11:30 am, $80
Where: Abmas Farm, 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
Why: Enjoy tea time and learn about Chinese New Year customs.
When: Wednesday February 6, 6:30-7:30 pm
Where: Leonia Public Library, 227 Fort Lee Rd., Leonia
Why: Meet the host of Bizarre Food and author of AZ and the Lost City of Ophir.
When: Thursday February 7, 6 pm
Where: Bookends, 211 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
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: Frozen fun includes bumper cars on ice, igloos with tasty treats, skating performances, ice fishing and so much more.
When: Now through Sunday February 3, $15 bumper car rental register in advance
Where: Bryant Park, 1065 Avenue of the Americas, NYC
Why: Give your stove -- and yourself -- a break and dine out.
When: Now through Tuesday February 5, lunch and dinner.
Where: Participating restaurants, Hudson County
Why: Ring in the New Year of the Pig with Lion Dances, latern workshops and sugar painting.
When: Saturday February 2, 1-4 pm
Where: The Shops at Columbus Circle, 2 Floor, 10 Columbus Circle, NYC
Why: Help welcome the New Year decorating the museum with colorful handmade creations.
When: Saturday February 2, 1-4 pm, Tuesday February 5, 1-3 pm, kids/$8, adults/$12
Where: Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre St., NYC
Why: Lion dance, kung fu, dumpling making, crafts and more fun to celebrate the Year of the Pig.
When: Saturday February 2, 10 am-1 pm
Where: 249 Bebout Ave., Stirling
Why: A celebratory dance performance to ring in the Year of the Pig and celebrate Chinese culture.
When: Saturday February 2-Sunday February 3, 2 pm, $27-$35
Where: NJ PAC, 1 Center St., Newark
Why: Escape the cold for hours of free family fun and fitness.
When: Saturdays in February, 10 am-12:30 pm, ages 3-10
Where: Eastern Christian High School, 50 Oakwood Ave., North Haledon
Why: Canine stunts and comedy to entertain all ages.
When: Sunday February 3, 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm, $12-$15
Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown
Why: Thousands of firecrackers, dancing, vendors and fun welcome the Year of the Pig.
When: Tuesday February 5, 11 am
Where: Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Chrystie St. to Forsyth St., NYC
Why: Get back in the saddle and meet your next love with the help of the ultimate matchmaker.
When: Thursday February 7, 7:30 pm, $99 for show and meet-and-greet
Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown
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 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: Celebrate the Year of the Pig with live performances and promos.
When: Saturday February 9, 11 am-1 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza Blvd., Paramus
Why: Sing, dance and meet friends at the Shabbat service, with kiddush and lunch to follow.
When: Saturday February 9, 11:15 am
Where: Congregation Kol HaNeshamah on the campus of St. Pauls, 113 Engle Street, Englewood
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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