Things to Do in Bergen County Week of July 19

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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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Not to Miss!  Arthur’s™ World, the national exhibition based on the PBS TV series and popular Marc Brown books, is now open at Liberty Science Center and it's filled with tons of super *fun* activities that will engage the kiddos AND help them beat that dreaded summer brain drain. Set in familiar Elwood locations including Arthur's school, library, bus stop and family home, this new exhibit, geared for ages 3-8, lets kids play in Arthur's world and stay engaged for hours long. Admission to this special exhibit is free with general admission too! (Click here for more info, Open through September 16th, Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, 201.200.1000)

Events Not To Miss:
Why: Bend, snap and head over for a fun performance of the beloved movie.
When: Friday July 20, 7 pm, Saturday July 21, 5 pm, kids/$12, students/$15, adults/$20
Where: Wyckoff Family YMCA, 691 Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff
Why: Hang with the mouse and enjoy open play and glitter tattoos.
When: Friday July 20, 3:30-5:30 pm, $28 per child, $49.50 two children
Where: The Big Playhouse, 312-316 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood
Why: Taco time hits the mall with this fiesta filled with a photo station, raffles and plenty of tacos.
When: Saturday July 21, 1-6 pm, $5
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza Pop Up Event Space (Level 1), Paramus
Why: Food trucks to satisfy all tastes, live music and activities for the kids.
When: Saturday July 21, 11 am-6 pm, $5, kids under 5 free
Where: The Hermitage Museum, 335 North Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus
Why: Enjoy a nature-themed story and meet an animal ambassador.
When: Saturday July 21, 10-10:30 am, member/$3, non-member/$6
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly
Why: Monkey around at the zoo and learn about the animal with crafts and stories.
When: Sunday July 22, 11 am-2 pm
Where: Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Avenue, Paramus
Why: Celebrate the month of the moth with a scavenger hunt, games and activities for the whole family.
When: Tuesday July 24, 8:30-10 pm
Where: Meadowlands Environmental Center, 1 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst
Why: Make it a family night out with rides, games and food.
When: Tuesday July 24-Saturday July 28, 6 pm
Where: Westwood Plaza, 700 Broadway, Westwood
Why: This week, kids explore China through calligraphy and art.
When: Wednesday July 25, 10-11 am, $10
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: Go back in time and have a roaring good day with the dinos. Check out the summer “Super Stars of Science” series on Saturdays.
When: Open Tuesdays through Sunday through September 2, 10 am-6 pm, $15.50 day pass
Where: Overpeck County Park, 40 Fort Lee Road, Leonia
What: 2018 Butterfly House
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
Why: Hilarious women hit the stage in this national competition.
When: Thursday July 26, 8 pm, $29
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood
Why: Tons of finger-licking good food and music for a perfect summer night on the farm.
When: Thursdays through August 30, 5:30 pm, kids 4 and under/$5.95, kids 5-12/$10.95, adults/$19.95
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale
Why: Shop and craft a new project each week.
When: Thursdays through summer, 12-2 pm
Where: Bergen Town Center, Center Court, Route 4 East & Forest Avenue, Paramus
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: Animal shows, music, rides and contests.
When: Thursday July 19, 4-10 pm, Friday July 20-Saturday July 21, 10 am-10 pm, Sunday July 22, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Chubb Park, Chester
Why: Have a fun family night out with rides, prizes, food and games.
When: Thursday July 19, 7-10:30 pm, Friday July 20-Saturday July 21, 6-10:30 pm, $30 wristbands
Where: 868 Ringwood Avenue, Haskell
Why: Support volunteer firefighters with summer carnival fun.
When: Thursday July 19-Friday July 20, 6 pm, Saturday July 21-Sunday July 22, 2 pm
Where: Hugh Grassner Fire Department, 26 Red Schoolhouse Road, Chestnut Ridge
Why: Tons of entertainment, food and a beer and wine garden.
When: Thursday July 19-Friday July 20, 6-11 pm, Saturday July 21, 4-11 pm, Sunday July 22, 3-10 pm
Where: St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, 94 Pine Street, Montclair
Why: Catch a live butterfly on your finger and make butterfly crafts.
When: Thursday July 19-Friday July 27, 12-3 pm, Saturdays, 10:30 am-1:30 pm, $2
Where: Essex County Environmental Center, 621 Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland
Why: Design your own latern then illuminate the sky, plus food trucks and music.
When: Friday July 20, 4-9:30 pm, $40-$50
Where: Liberty State Park, 1 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City
Why: Build a LEGO creation, play games, indulge in treats, get your face painted and more FREE fun.
When: Saturday July 21, 10 am-2 pm
Where: Rockefeller Plaza, 49th-50th Streets between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, NYC
Why: Learn what the future holds with a fortune-teller prediction, as part of the Summer of Magic exhibit.
When: Saturday July 21-Sunday July 22, 12-4 pm, free with admission
Where: New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way, NYC
Why: More than 20 food tents, plus live music and kids activities.
When: Saturday July 21, 12-7:30 pm, $5, kids under 12 free
Where: Mack-Cali Business Campus, 4 Gatehall Drive, Parsippany
Why: Calling all cat families: cat contests and competitions, kids activities, cat vendors and more petastic fun.
When: Saturday July 21-Sunday July 22, 10 am-4 pm, kids/$7, adults/$12
Where: New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield Avenue, Edison
Why: Hunt for treasure and keep a lookout for pirates in this digital game.
When: Saturdays through August 25, 10 am-2 pm, kids/ $6, adults/$12
Where: Philipsburg Manor, 381 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY
Why: Travel around the world without leaving the Bronx in this cultural adventure.
When: Open through Sunday August 19, 10 am-5:30 pm (5 pm weekdays), kids/$26.95, adult/$36.95
Where: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
What: Stone Barns Center Weekend Admission
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
Why: Get a closer look at the penguins of the zoo and meet the caretakers.
When: Thursday July 26, 6-8 pm, $45
Where: Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange
Why: Explore the grossest parts of the human body, in the coolest of ways.
When: Open through Sunday September 23, premium pass required.
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
What: Dino Dig
Why: Sift through the sand to uncover dinosaur bones, eggs and fossil.
When: Open through summer
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
Why: Join Arthur and his friends and family in this interactive learning exhibit.
When: Open through September 16, free with admission
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
Why: Swifties: Step inside the life of the hugely popular singer, who hand-picked personal photos, videos and lyrics for display.
When: Open daily through October 19, 11 am-6 pm
Where: GRAMMY Museum Experience, Prudential Center, 165 Mulberry Street, Newark
Why: Shop the sales, plus entertainment and a kids zone Saturday.
When: Thursday July 26, 10 am-9 pm, Friday July 27-Saturday July 28, 10 am-6 pm
Where: East Palisade Avenue and West Palisade Avenue, Englewood
Why: Take a butterfly walk and let the kids transform with a costume contest and face painting.
When: Sunday July 29, 10 am-3 pm
Where: Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Place, Lyndhurst
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