Things to do in Bergen County: Week of July 29th

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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: Westwood Carnival
Why: From funnel cakes to fun slides- we’re all about this.
When: Now thru Saturday, August 1, 6-9pm weeknights & 6-12pm weekend
Where: Westwood Plaza, Broadway near Hillsdale Borough Line, Westwood

What: Earth Science at Bergen County Zoo
Why: Beat the brain drain with this free class at the zoo.
When: Thursday, July 30, 6pm, FREE
Where: 216 Forest Ave., 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: New York Giants Training Camp Open Practice
Why: Snag an autograph, enjoy the Kids’ Zone, and watch these champs in action.
When: Staring Friday, July 31, various days until Tuesday, August 25, check website for schedule, FREE
Where: Quest Diagnostics Training Center, East Rutherford

What: Bark In The Park
Why: Celebrate man’s best friend at this outdoor event with food trucks, music, contests and more- and don’t forget to bring your furry plus one along for the fun.
When: Saturday, August 1, 11am-3pm, FREE
Where: Overpeck Park, Ridgefield Park

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: Guided Nature Walk at Tenafly Nature Center
Why: Carve out some time for a lovely walk.
When: Sunday, August 2, 3-4pm, All ages, 2+/$5
Where: 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly

What: Rachel’s Rangers: Cliffhanger Point Children’s Hike
Why: A summertime hiking adventure for the littles.
When: Tuesday, August 4, 10am-12pm, Ages 7+, FREE
Where: Allison Park, Englewood Cliffs

What: Diego, Maisy, Anna, and Dora the Explorer at The Big Playhouse
Why: Arts and crafts, open play, and meet & greets with your kiddos favorite characters.
When: Tuesday, August 4, Wednesday, August 5 & Thursday, August 6, 9:30am-12:30pm, $35 each, Pre-registration required
Where: 316 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood

What: Hillsdale National Night Out
Why: Food, drinks, and movie under the stars.
When: Tuesday, August 4, 6:30-10pm, FREE
Where: Memorial Field, Hillsdale

What: Bow Tie Cinemas Summer Kids Series
Why: Watch “The Book of Life” for FREE with the kiddos!  Get there early to snag a spot.
When: Tuesday, August 4 & Wednesday, August 5, 10am, FREE
Where: Bow Tie theaters (Closter, Washington Twp. & Hoboken)

What: Demarest Concert Series
Why: Bring a blanket and enjoy the food trucks and the School of Rock playing live music.
When: Wednesday, August 5, 6-9pm, FREE
Where: Wakelle Field, Demarest

If you’re heading out of Bergen…

What: FREE Admission Day at Storm King Art Center
Why: We love this Hudson Valley sculpture park and you will too.
When: Thursday, July 30, 10am-5:30pm, FREE
Where: 1 Museum Rd., New Windsor, NY

What: New York Jets Training Camp Open Practice
Why: Bleed Green and White? Check out your guys in action.
When: Starting Friday, July 31, various days until Sunday, August 16, check website for schedule, FREE but advanced tickets are required
Where: Jets Training Center, Florham Park, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford & Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

What: New Jersey State Fair
Why: Every day has something different at this action-packed family fair- Children’s Day is Tuesday, August 4!
When: Friday, July 31 thru Sunday, August 9, 10am-10pm
Where: Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Rd., Augusta

What: The Delaware River Railroad Excursions The Polar Express
Why: Set your alarm clocks Mamas and get “all aboard” this magical train ride.
When: Tickets on sale August 1, Trips on various dates from November 28 thru December 20, Child/$28, Adults/$37
Where: 99 Market St., Phillipsburg

What: Main Memorial Park Flea Market & Collectible Show
Why: A huge outdoor market to spend your day at.
When: Saturday, August 1, 9am-5pm
Where: Main Memorial Park, 1400 Main Ave., Clifton

What: Your First Mud Run
Why: Finally a mud run designed for the entire fam.
When: Saturday, August 1, Ages 6+ and up, Check website for schedule and register now as times are selling out.
Where: Garret Mountain, Woodland Park

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

What: Tomato Festival at Oasis Family Farm
Why: Because nothing tastes as good as a summer Jersey tomato.
When: Saturday, August 1 & Sunday, August 2, 10:30am-4pm
Where: 3 Circle Dr., Robbinsville

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

What: Munchkin Monday Summer Concert Series: Evan Gottfried
Why: A FREE concert for your little munchkins!
When: Monday, August 3, 11am, FREE
Where: Palisades Center, West Nyack, NY

What: Jenkinson’s Boardwalk Carnivale
Why: Balloonists, face painters, crafts, magicans, and of course the awesome rides!
When: Tuesday, August 4 thru Thursday, August 6, 3-7pm
Where: 300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant Beach

What: Hoboken Movies Under the Stars
Why: Cinderella, a cozy blanket, and a perfect summer night.
When: Wednesday, August 5, 8-10:30pm, FREE
Where: Pier A Park, Hoboken


What: Summer Fun Events at The Outlets at Bergen Town Center
Why: Face painting, balloons, crafts, food, and more.
When: Thursday, August 6, 3-6pm, FREE
Where: Route 4 East & Forest Ave., Paramus

What: Ridgewood Summer Sidewalk Sale Days
Why: Because shopping a sale is always a good idea.
When: Thursday, August 6 thru Saturday, August 8, 10am-6pm
Where: Downtown Ridgewood

What: CORNucopia Hudson Valley
Why: Get your tickets now for this charming September barn event with yummy food, music, brews, family games, and so much more.
When: Saturday, September 5 thru Monday, September 7, Ages 3-17/$8, Adults/$16
Where: Philipsburg Manor, 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY

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