Things to Do in Bergen County Week of July 26

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We rounded up the best things to do in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!
 
Sponsored Post: Get schooled at Liberty Science Center's new summer exhibit Arthur’s™ World. Kids can beat the summer brain drain when they play in the fantasy world of the beloved series and join Arthur and his friends, Binky, Buster, D.W., and other characters from the series to tell stories and enjoy dramatic play designed to build young children’s
imaginations. Explore life under a microscope, become the substitute teacher, and enter a
spelling bee in Mr. Ratburn’s classroom. Make a video in the Lakewood School Auditorium and watch as you appear on a giant television screen. After a visit, your kids will be running into their classrooms come September. (through September 16th, free with admission, Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ)
 
 
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What: Sugar Factory Grand Opening
Why: Join Kourtney Kardashian for a night of tasty surprises at the grand opening of this sweet spot.
When: Saturday July 28, 8 pm
Where: Sugar Factory, 1000 Boardwalk Avenue, Atlantic City

Events Not To Miss:
 
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: Visit with the super pup and enjoy open play.
When: Friday July 27, 3:30 pm, $28 or $49.50 for two children
Where: The Big Playhouse, 312-316 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood
 
Why: Enjoy FREE treats and meet your fave NBC New York hosts.
When: Friday July 27, 11 am-1 pm
Where: Raymour & Flanigan Paramus Furniture and Mattress Store, 200 Route 17, Paramus
 
Why: Food trucks, kids activities, live music and a BBQ showdown.
When: Saturday July 28, 11 am-5 pm
Where: West Englewood and Palisades Avenue, Teaneck
 
Why: Dive into the all you can eat shrimp contest and outdoor raw bar.
When: Saturday July 28, 6-10 pm, $39.95
Where: Meadowlands Racetrack, 1 Racetrack Drive, East Rutherford
 
Why: Get your hands dirty exploring nature and animals in the pond with your crew.
When: Sunday July 29, 11:30 am, members/$5, non-members/$10
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly
 
 
 
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
 
Why: This week, kids explore Mexico through art and animal sculptures.
When: Wednesday August 1, 10-11 am, $10
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
 
Why: Feast your eyes on tons of family fun, including games, rides and eats.
When: Wednesday August 1-Sunday August 5, 6-11 pm
Where: Saint Rocco Society Fort Lee, 110 Main Street, Fort Lee
 
Why: Peach picking season is ON, plus enjoy a hay wagon ride and petting zoo.
When: Open through Friday August 31, 10 am-3 pm, $5
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale
 
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: 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: Break out the telescopes for a closer look at the Red Planet.
When: Friday July 27, 7 pm-midnight, kids/$15, adults/$20, new planetarium show viewing/$5
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
 
Why: Get down with a pair of headphones as a DJ plays your favorite music.
When: Saturday July 28-Sunday July 29, 12-4 pm
Where: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
 
Why: Grab your other half for a night exploring the “birds and the bees.”
When: Saturday July 28, 6-10 pm, $60, couples ticket/$110
Where: Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange
 
Why: Classic cars and bikes, BBQ, music and rides make this fun fest worth the drive.
When: Saturday July 28, 2-7 pm
Where: Crescent Field, 2nd and Chestnut Streets, Dover
 
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
 
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: 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
 
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
 
Upcoming:
 
Why: The classic Disney tale hits the stage.
When: Thursday August 2-Sunday August 5, showtimes at 3 pm and 5 pm on certain days, $34, $44
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood
 
Why: A petting zoo, rides, and tons more entertainment.
When: Sunday August 5, 10 am-5 pm
Where: 500 Midland Avenue, Garfield
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