We rounded up the best things to do in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!
Sponsored Post: Looking for something new and fun to do this summer? Bonus if it’s educational? How about taking a trip into the past at Liberty Science Center’s Jack Horner’s Dino Dig. Don your hard hat, grab a shovel or a paintbrush or just use your hands then dig in. Sift through 35 tons of sand to discover more than 60 fossils, including T. rex bones or teeth, a nest filled with dino eggs and a baby Maiasaura, a 6-foot long Triceratops skull or even a dragonfly fossil. New this year is the Dino Dig Raptor Zone with full Velociraptor and Deinonychus skeleton casts. (Open daily through September 16th and FREE with admission, best for ages 4-12, Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, 201-200-1000)
Events Not To Miss:
Why: Try to catch one on your finger or watch a butterfly emerge from a cocoon.
When: Open Wednesdays-Sundays through September 2, 11 am-3 pm, 1 adult and 2 children non-members/$5
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly
What: Field Station: Dinosaurs
What: Mount Carmel Feast
What: 2018 Firefly Festival
Why: Escape to the city for this weekend filled with workshops and activities about the legendary escape artist.
When: Friday July 13-Sunday July 15, check schedule of events for hours, free with admission
Where: New-York Historical Society Museum & Library, 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way, NYC
What: July Fair at the Shops at Nanuet
Why: Shop and enjoy food trucks and family fun.
When: Friday July 13, 5-10 pm, Saturday July 14-Sunday July 15, 1-10 pm
Where: The Shops at Nanuet, 5101 Fashion Drive, Nanuet
What: Pirate Quest
What: The Greatest Day Ever! Music Festival and Carnival
Why: Music vibes with carnival rides in this one-stop shop for fun.
When: Saturday July 14-Sunday July 15, 2-11:30 pm, $79.99
Where: The New York Expo Center, 1108 Oak Point Avenue, Bronx
Why: Farm activities from meeting pigs and bees to collecting eggs.
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am-5 pm, $22
Where: Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills