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:
What: Touch a Truck Day at Twp, of Washington Library
Why: The DPW trucks will be on hand, as well as stories and crafts.
When: Thursday, July 16, 9-11am, FREE, Pre-registration required
Where: 144 Woodfield Rd., Twp. of Washington
What: Set sail on the Hudson with the Family on the AJ Meerwald
Why: These 2-3 hour science-focused trips introduce kids to river creatures (plus they’re fun)
When: Thursday, July 16th thru Sunday, July 19th (check website for times/pricing)
Where: Departure from Alpine Boat Basin
What: BBQ Thursdays at Demarest Farms
Why: Live music & a finger lickin’ menu at the Farm.
When: All summer, starting Thursday, June 25, 5:30-8:30pm
Where: 244 Werimus Rd., Hillsdale
What: Birds & Mammals at Bergen County Zoo
Why: Learn all about our feathered friends in the Education Center Theater.
When: Thursday, July 16, 6pm, FREE
Where: 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
What: Minions Fun at Barnes & Noble
Why: Become a certified minion and attend Villain-Con.
When: Friday, July 17, 7pm, FREE, Call 201-488-8037 to sign up
Where: The Shops at Riverside, Hackensack
What: Cornfest at Abma’s Farm
Why: Pack your toothpicks and join in for corn eating contests, prizes, corn hole games, corn crafts, and more.
When: Saturday, July 18th, 10am to 2pm
Where: Abma’s Farm, 700 Lawlins Rd, Wyckoff
What: Yoga in the Park
Why: Put Dad on pancake duty and get your weekend off right.
When: Saturdays now thru Saturday, August 29, 9-10am, FREE
Where: Oscar E. Olsen Park, 162 W. Main Street, Bogota
What: Kids’ Vitamix: Smoothies and Snacks
Why: Get on the smoothie band wagon and send the kids to go pick up some new recipes.
When: Saturday, July 18, 10am, Ages 8-13, FREE
Where: Williams-Sonoma locations
What: Bow Tie Cinemas Summer Kids Series
Why: Watch “Penguins of Madagascar” for FREE with the kiddos! Get there early to snag a spot.
When: Tuesday, July 21 & Wednesday, July 22, 10am, FREE
Where: Bow Tie theaters (Closter, Washington Twp. & Hoboken)
What: Spiderman, Cinderella and Winnie The Pooh at The Big Playhouse
Why: Arts and crafts, open play, and meet & greets with your kiddos favorite characters.
When: Tuesday, July 21, Wednesday, July 22 & Thursday, July 23, 9:30am-12:30pm, $35 each, Pre-registration required
Where: 316 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood
What: Ben & Jerry’s Money Management Summer Class
Why: FUNdamentals of money management and ice cream? Best #BrainFreeze ever.
When: Tuesday, July 21, 1:30-2:10pm, Ages 7-10, $15, Pre-registration required
Where: 106 Franklin Ave., Ridgewood
What: Girls Night the Musical at BergenPAC
Why: Make it a Girls Night Out with the ladies and enjoy this critically acclaimed show!
When: Tuesday, July 21, Tickets start at $29, Bergen Mama Readers enter to win two FREE tickets!
Where: 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood
What: Ridgewood Movies in the Park
Why: Pack a picnic basket and enjoy “Momma Mia” with the kiddos.
When: Wednesday, July 22, Dusk, FREE
Where: Van Neste Park, Ridgewood
If you’re heading out of Bergen…
What: Delaware River Railroad Excursions Day Out with Thomas
Why: Meet Thomas and other fun activities on this Celebration Tour!
When: Friday, July 17 thru July Sunday, July 19, $17-$36
Where: 100 Elizabeth St., Philipsburg
What: Ballroom with a Twist at NJPAC
Why: See the pros from “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance” together on one stage. The first half includes a Q&A with the stars and at the end of the evening, audience members will have the opportunity to learn some moves and actually join their favorite dance pros on stage!
When: Saturday, July 18, Tickets starts at $35, Save 20% on all seats with discount code NJPAC20 plus Bergen Mama readers enter to win four FREE tickets!
Where: 1 Center St., Newark
What: NYC Restaurant Week
Why: 3 courses, a $25 lunch or $38 dinner, #score.
When: Monday, July 20th through August 14th
Where: Over 360 restaurants throughout Manhattan
What: Summer In The Street
Why: Inflatables, Live music, Face painting, crafts, and more!
When: Saturday, July 18, 3-8:30pm, FREE admission and parking
Where: Washington Street, Toms River
What: $1 Summer Movie Express at Regal Nanuet Stadium
Why: Check out either “Rio 2” or “How To Train Your Dragon 2” for $1 with your little movie-goer.
When: Tuesday, July 21 & Wednesday, July 22, 10am, $1
Where: 6201 Fashion Dr., Nanuet, NY
What: Saint Ann Italian Festival
Why: Rides, entertainment, and zeppoles- what more do you want out of life?
When: Wednesday, July 22 thru Sunday, July 26, 6-11pm
Where: 704 Jefferson St., Hoboken
What: Summer Floral Arrangement Class at Whole Foods Market
Why: Because, like us, you have always wanted to learn this useful (and bragworthy) skill.
When: Thursday, July 23, 6-7pm, $10, Pre-Registration required (in store at the Customer Service Booth)
Where: Whole Foods Market Paramus
What: Family Fair at Theater Square
Why: Culture, arts & crafts, yummy refreshments, and tons of family fun! Come stop by the Bergen Mama table and say hi!
When: Saturday, July 25, 12:30pm, FREE
Where: Theater Square, NJPAC