Things to Do in Bergen County Week of July 17

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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:
What: BBQ Night
Why: Finger-licking good BBQ and music by Beatlest Tribute band London Calling.
When: Thursday July 18, 5:30-8:30 pm
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
Why: Fun and FREE summer crafts to get the creative juices flowing.
When: Thursdays starting July 18-August 26, 11 am-2 pm
Where: Bergen Town Center, Route 4 East & Forest Ave., Paramus
Why: Check out a showing of Despicable Me 3 under the stars.
When: Friday July 19, 8:30 pm
Where: Van Saun County Park, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
Why: Get a taste of life on the farm digging up potatoes to cook up.
When: Saturday July 20, 9 am-3 pm, $1.50 per pound
Where: Abmas Farm, 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
Why: A dozen trucks, live music and pony rides.
When: Saturday July 20, 11 am-6 pm, $5
Where: The Hermitage Museum, 335 North Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus
Why: Dine al fresco and enjoy a five-course farm-fresh dinner and wine.
When: Saturday July 20, 6:30-9 pm, $95
Where: Fresh and Fancy Farms, 575 River Rd., New Milford
Why: Nature stories and animal meet and greets.
When: Saturday July 20, 10-10:30 am, member/$3, non-member/$6
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
Why: Tour the school, meet the staff and enjoy a show with Kimmy Schwimmy.
When: Saturday July 20, 10 am-1 pm
Where: Palisades Country Day School, 212 Herbert Ave., Closter
Why: Dino and other experts make a special guest appereance.
When: Saturdays through August 3, 10 am-6 pm, $15.75-$19.75
Where: Field Station: Dinosaurs, 40 Fort Lee Rd., Leonia
Why: A weekly series that brings art and science together while exploring the animal kingdom.
When: Saturdays through August 31, 11 am-12 pm, $10
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: Meet the characters of the song you love to hate, and let the kids enjoy open play.
When: Sunday July 21, 10 am-12 pm
Where: The Big Playhouse, 312 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood
Why: Bring a blanket for a performance of Romeo and Juliet and Othello.
When: Sundays July 21 and July 28, 4 pm
Where: Memorial Park in Vienna Square, Ridgewood

What: Summertime Tour at Historic New Bridge Landing
Why: Take a tour through history and enjoy kite making and flying.
When: Sunday July 21, 1-5 pm, kids/$7, adults/$12
Where: 1201 Main Street, River Edge
Why: July peaches and nectarines ripe for picking, plus fun farm activities.
When: Weekends through Saturday August 31, while supplies last, 10 am-3 pm
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
Why: Nature activities and stories in the great outdoors.
When: Mondays in July, 4-5 pm
Where: Teaneck Creek Conservancy, Fycke Lane, Teaneck
Why: Bergen County mamas and hilarious comedians bring the lols this night of laughs.
When: Tuesday July 23, 8 pm, $29
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood
Why: Celebrate National Moth Week baiting moths and enjoying nature activities.
When: Tuesday July 23, 8:30-10 pm
Where: Meadowlands Environment Center, 1 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst
What: Westwood Ambulance Corps Carnival
Why: Plenty of rides, games and food.
When: Tuesday July 23-Saturday July 27, 6 pm
Where: Westwood Plaza, 700 Broadway, Westwood
Why: Entertaining this summer made easy with a FREE weekly kid flick.
When: Tuesdays and Wednesdays through August 21, 10 am
Where: Warner Theater, 190 East Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
Why: Try to catch one on your finger or watch a butterfly emerge from a cocoon.
When: Wednesdays-Sundays through Labor Day,11 am-3 pm, $5
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: Rides for everyone, monster trucks, fireworks and tons more.
When: Thursday July 18-Sunday July 28, weekdays 3-11 pm, weekends 12-11 pm, $35
Where: 239 Wisner Ave., Middletown
Why: Get an up-close look at the penguins.
When: Thursday July 18, 6 pm and 7 pm, $40
Where: Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
Why: Outdoor fun from animal shows to BBQ and rides.
When: Thursday July 18, 4-10 pm, Friday July 19-Saturday July 20, 10 am-10 pm, Sunday July 21, 10 am-4 pm, $5 donation
Where: Chubb Park, Chester
Why: Music by The Boss, bounce houses, face paint and more.
When: Thursday July 18, 6-9 pm
Where: The Shops at Nanuet, 5101 Fashion Dr., Nanuet
Why: Have a picnic on the farm and enjoy live music, games and activities.
When: Thursdays through August 29, 6-8 pm
Where: City Green, 171 Grove Street, Clifton
Why: Stunts and thrills as BMX riders perform tricks.
When: Friday July 19, 7 pm-Saturday July 20, 2 pm and 6 pm, $15
Where: Skylands Stadium, 94 Championship Place, Augusta
What: SpaceFest
Why: An out-of-this-world festival celebrating the solar system.
When: Saturday July 20, free with admission
Where: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th St., NYC
Why: Tasty treats and pic with dinosaur friends.
When: Saturday July 20, 10-11:30 am, online/$5, in-person/$10
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
Why: Light sabers and b-ball, plus post-game fireworks.
When: Saturday July 20, gates open at 4:30, $49 for Star Wars Pack
Where: Palisades Credit Union Park, 1 Palisades Credit Union Park Dr., Pomona
Why: Step into space with moon-themed activities, laser shows and astronaut-friendly food.
When: Saturday July 20-Sunday July 21, 9 am-5:30 pm, $21.99-$31.99
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
Why: Come face-to-face with sharks through film, trivia, photos and installations.
When: Saturday July 20-Sunday July 28, 12-6 pm
Where: The Paley Center for Media in New York, 25 West 52nd St., NYC
Why: Have a paw-fect day with cat activities, shows and shopping for your furry feline.
When: Saturday July 20-Sunday July 21, 9 am-4 pm, kids/$8, adults/$15
Where: NJ Convention & Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison
Why: Get lost in the sunflower maze and enjoy fun farm activities -- and a wine tasting or two.
When: Saturday July 20-Sunday July 21, 10 am-4 pm, kids/$19.99, adults/$8.99
Where: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
Why: Jaleel White hosts a full lineup of young performers, plus slime challenges, wiffle ball, dance workshops and more.
When: Sunday July 21, 12-5 pm, $35
Where: Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave., Queens
Why: Finally check out hot NYC dining spots for an awesome deal.
When: Monday July 22-Friday August 16, $26-$42
Where: Participating Restaurants
Why: Kids rock out to a variety of entertainers, this week brings fun and music with The Bossy Frog Band.
When: Tuesdays through August 27, 11 am-noon
Where: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack
What: JoJo Siwa
Why: Bring your high top shoes and bows to rock out to the Nickelodean superstar.
When: Wednesday July 24, 7 pm, $39-$69
Where: Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark
What: Zoo-Vies
Why: Free movies for animal lovers under the stars.
When: Wednesdays through August 28, 8-10 pm
Where: Turtle Back Zoo, Parking Deck, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
Why: Catch a butterfly on your finger and enjoy butterfly-themed activities.
When: Now through Saturday July 27, Monday-Friday 12-3 pm, Saturdays 10:30-1:30 pm, $2
Where: Essex County Environmental Center, 621 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland
Why: Spread your wings and fly over to the opening of the butterfly exhibit.
When: Now through Saturday August 3, kids/$9, adults/$11
Where: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale
Why: Play paleontologist for the day, digging for fossils and learning about dinosaurs.
When: Now through Monday September 2, Dino Days of Summer event June 29-July 7.
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
Why: Take a hike to a sandy cove, and search for smooth, colorful glass.
When: Saturday July 27, 10:30 am, $5 parking
Where: Alpine Picnic Area & Boat Basin, Alpine Approach Road, Alpine
Why: Float over for butterfly walks, a butterfly costume contest, face painting and more.
When: Sunday July 28, 10 am-3 pm
Where: Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst
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