Things to do in Bergen County: Week of July 22nd

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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: Englewood Chamber of Commerce Sidewalk Sale
Why: Because shopping a great sale is our favorite cardio.
When: Thursday, July 23 thru Saturday, July 25, 10am-6pm
Where: Downtown Englewood

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: 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: 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: Jr Chef: DIY Ice Cream Sandwiches
Why: Learn how to make these summer treats from scratch.
When: Saturday, July 25, 10am, Ages 5-13, FREE
Where: Williams-Sonoma locations

What: Author Artie Bennett at Womraths Book Store
Why: The author of “Peter Panda Melts Down!” and other hilarious educational picture book comes to Tenafly.
When: Saturday, July 25, 1pm
Where: 12 Washington Street, Tenafly

What: Westfield- One River School Art Workshop
Why: A creative art-making journey with skilled educators.
When: Saturday, July 25, Pre-K at 1pm & K-2nd Grade at 2pm, FREE (Arrive 15 minutes early)
Where: Lord & Taylor, Garden State Plaza, Paramus

What: Open Cockpit Weekend at The Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey
Why: Aviator-wannabees explore the cockpits of airplanes, helicopters and fire trucks.
When: Saturday, July 25 & Sunday, July 26, 10am-4pm, Adults/$8, Children/$6
Where: 400 Fred Wehran Rd., Teterboro

What: Color Me Rad 5K
Why: Bigger, Badder, and Radder- a color run for the entire family.
When: Sunday, July 26, 8:30-11am, Check the website for prices and details.
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford

What: Butterfly Day at the Bergen County Audubon Society
Why: A costume contest, face painting, a scavenger hunt, and butterflies!
When: Sunday, July 26, 10am-3pm, FREE, Rain Date: Sunday, August 2
Where: Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst

What: Summer Classic Car Show and Craft Fair
Why: Kids entertainment center, food vendors, and gorgeous classic cars.
When: Sunday, July 26, 11am-4pm
Where: American Legion Post #1, 399 Broad Ave., Leonia

What: Never Say “Ugh” to a Bug at Flat Rock Brook Nature Center
Why: Get up close and personal with some creepy crawlers.
When: Sunday, July 26, 2-3pm, $8, Ages 4+, Pre-Registration required
Where: 443 Van Nostrand Ave., Englewood

What: Get Pop-Cultured: Dr. Seuss
Why: Celebrate the book “What Pet Should I Get?” with wacky games and activities.
When: Tuesday, July 28, 7pm
Where: Barnes and Noble at Riverside Square, Hackensack

What: Bow Tie Cinemas Summer Kids Series
Why: Watch “Night of the Museum Secret of the Tomb” for FREE with the kiddos!  Get there early to snag a spot.
When: Tuesday, July 27 & Wednesday, July 28, 10am, FREE
Where: Bow Tie theaters (Closter, Washington Twp. & Hoboken)

What: DJ Lance from Yo Gabba Gabba, Elsa from Frozen, and Abby Cadabby from Sesame Street at The Big Playhouse
Why: Arts and crafts, open play, and meet & greets with your kiddos favorite characters.
When: Tuesday, July 28, Wednesday, July 29 & Thursday, July 30, 9:30am-12:30pm, $35 each, Pre-registration required
Where: 316 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood

What: Westwood Carnival
Why: Because we need to enjoy carnival season while we can.
When: Tuesday, July 28 thru Saturday, August 1, 6-9pm weeknights & 6-12pm weekend
Where: Westwood Plaza, Broadway near Hillsdale Borough Line, Westwood

What: Women’s Empowerment Network at YWCA Bergen County
Why: A morning of business and personal inspiration for women.
When: Wednesday, July 29, 8:30-10am, $25, Pre-Registration required
Where: 112 Oak St., Ridgewood

If you’re heading out of Bergen…

What: Saint Ann Italian Festival
Why: Rides, entertainment, and zeppoles: fugetaboutit!
When: Now thru Sunday, July 26, 6-11pm
Where: 704 Jefferson St., Hoboken

What: NYC Restaurant Week
Why: 3 courses, a $25 lunch or $38 dinner, #score.
When: Now thru August 14th
Where: Over 360 restaurants throughout Manhattan

What: Family Astronomy Night at The Intrepid Museum
Why: A magical night of space and science with the fam.
When: Friday, July 24, 6:45pm, Pre-Registration required, FREE
Where: Pier 86, W. 46th St. & 12th Ave., NYC

What: Sweet Corn Festival at Oasis Family Farm
Why: Yummy corn on the cob, wagon rides, sand art, crafts, and so much more.
When: Saturday, July 25, 10:30am-4pm
Where: 3 Circle Dr., Robbinsville

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

What: New Jersey Festival of Ballooning
Why: Take a hot air ballon ride or a tethered ballon ride at this popular event- check the website for all the deets!
When: Friday, July 25 thru Sunday July 27, 6:30am-6:30pm, Online tickets Kids/ $10, Adults/$24 & Gate tickets Kids/$15. Adults /$35
Where: Solberg Airport, Whitehouse Station

What: $1 Summer Movie Express at Regal Nanuet Stadium
Why: Check out either “Mr. Peabody ” or “The Book of Life ” for $1 with your little movie-goer.
When: Tuesday, July 27, & Wednesday, July 28, 10am, $1
Where: 6201 Fashion Dr., Nanuet, NY

What: Hoboken Movies Under the Stars
Why: Big Hero 6, a cozy blanket, and a perfect summer night.
When: Wednesday, July 29, 9-11:30pm, FREE
Where: Pier A Park, Hoboken


What: Field Station: Dinosaurs Dozin’ with Dinos- Overnight Adventure
Why: The ultimate campout with s’mores, songs by the campfire, and dinosaurs!
When: Saturday, August 1, 7pm-8am
Where: 1 Dinosaur Way, Secaucus

What: New York Renaissance Faire
Why: Bring the fam for some good ole’ turkey leg eatin’ and medieval times fun.
When: Saturdays, Sundays & Labor Day, Saturday, August 1 thru Sunday, September 27, Children 5+/ $10, Adults/$19
Where: 600 Route 17A, Tuxedo Park, NY

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