Things to Do in Bergen County Week of July 24

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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:
Why: A week of events with animals and learning from their caretakers.
When: Through Saturday July 27, check schedule for times
Where: Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forrest Ave., Paramus
Why: Enjoy a night of shopping, eating, music and art.
When: Thursday July 25-Saturday July 27, 10 am-6 pm
Where: Downtown Englewood
 
What: BBQ Night
Why: Finger-licking good BBQ and live music.
When: Thursday July 25, 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 through August 26, 11 am-2 pm
Where: Bergen Town Center, Route 4 East & Forest Ave., Paramus
 
Why: Giveaways and photos with Spongebob.
When: Saturday July 27, 3-6 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
 
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: Get a taste of life on the farm digging potatoes to cook up.
When: Saturday July 27, 9 am-1 pm, $1.50 per pound
Where: Abmas Farm, 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
Why: Chow down on the tastiest food trucks.
When: Saturday July 27, 6 pm
Where: Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment, 1 Racetrack Dr., East Rutherford
 
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: 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
 
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: 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: Stop by for a ride or show if you’re heading to the beach.
When: Wednesday July 24-Friday July 28, 5-11 pm, Saturday July 27, 11 am-11 pm, Sunday July 28, 11 am-6 pm, adults/$8
Where: East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Rd., Freehold
 
Why: Rides, crafts and deeelish food.
When: Wednesday July 24-Thursday July 25, 6-11 pm, Saturday July 27-Sunday July 28, 1-11 pm
Where: Saint Ann Church, 704 Jefferson St., Hoboken
 
Why: Get an up-close look at the penguins.
When: Thursday July 25, 6 pm and 7 pm, $40
Where: Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
 
What: The Big Bounce America 2019         
Why: The kids AND you will jump for joy at this huge bounce house and more.
When: Friday July 26-Sunday July 28, Wednesday July 31-Sunday August 4, timed tickets available, $17-$30
Where: Aviator Sports & Events Center, 3159 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
 
Why: A full weekend of magic, rides, shows and hot air balloon rides.
When: Friday July 26, 1-9:30 pm, Saturday July 27, 6 am-8:30 pm, Sunday July 28, 6 am-6:45 pm
Where: Solberg Airport, 39 Thor Solberg Rd., Whitehouse Station
 
Why: Crafts, performances and drumming at this cultural event.
When: Friday July 26, 7-10 pm, Saturday July 27, 12-10 pm, Sunday July 28, 12-5 pmkids/$8, adults/$15
Where: The Queens County Farm Museum, 7350 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park, NYC
 
Why: Food, animals, games and more.
When: Friday July 26, 12-6 pm, Saturday July 27, 10 am-7 pm, Sunday July 28, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park, 201 Gypsy Trail Rd., Carmel
 
Why: Down home fun with animals and hot air balloons.
When: Saturday July 27-Saturday August 3, 12-10 pm, kids/$4, adults/$7
Where: 1350 Strykers Rd., Phillipsburg
Why: Because kids will never say no to exercise on a bounce house.
When: Saturday July 27, 8:30 am-11 am, $20-$57
Where: Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck
Why: Because the slime craze has yet to cease.
When: Saturday July 27-Sunday July 28, 12-5 pm, $10-$50
Where: Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St., Brooklyn
 
Why: Rides for everyone, monster trucks, fireworks and tons more.
When: Through Sunday July 28, weekdays 3-11 pm, weekends 12-11 pm, $35
Where: 239 Wisner Ave., Middletown
 
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: Come face-to-face with sharks through film, trivia, photos and installations.
When: Now through Sunday July 28, 12-6 pm
Where: The Paley Center for Media in New York, 25 West 52nd St., NYC
 
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: Finally check out hot NYC dining spots for an awesome deal.
When: Through Friday August 16, $26-$42
Where: Participating Restaurants
 
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: 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: 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: 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
 
Upcoming:
 
Why: Because, there’s nothing like watching a legend perform.
When: Thursday August 1 and Monday August 5, 8 pm, tickets start at $149
Where: MetLife Stadium, One MetLife Stadium Dr., East Rutherford
 
Why: The author and the TODAY show host sign their new book, Sorry Grown-Ups, You Can’t Go to School!
When: Saturday August 3, 2 pm
Where: Bookends, 211 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
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