Things to Do in Bergen County Week of July 31

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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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Why: Visit Joey and Chandler’s apartment, Central Perk and more with your fave Friends.
When: Saturday September 7-Sunday October 6, $29.50. Tickets go on sale Friday August 2, 10 am
Where: 76 Mercer Street, NYC

Events Not To Miss:
Why: A night of food, fun and music.
When: Thursday August 1, 5:30-8:30 pm
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
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: 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: Music and laughsat this award-winning Mel Brooks musical.
When: Friday August 2, 8 pm, Saturday August 3, 3 pm and 8 pm, Sunday August 4, 3 pm, $34-$44
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood
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
Why: Spend the day out on the open water.
When: Saturday August 3, 8 am-3:30 pm
Where: Lake Tappan, Washington Ave., North, Old Tappan
Why: Get a taste of life on the farm digging potatoes to cook up.
When: Saturday August 3, 9 am-3 pm, $1.50 per pound
Where: Abmas Farm, 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
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: 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: Kids meet all their fave princess and enjoy a special spa day, performance and more.
When: Sunday August 4, 1-4 pm, kids/$59.99, adults/$29.99
Where: The Big Playhouse, 312 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood
Why: Enjoy fresh peach treats, music crafts and chef demos.
When: Sunday August 4, 9 am-2 pm
Where: 2 West Main St., Erie Plaza Train Station, Ramsey
Why: Take a scenic run or walk and get an up-close look at owls and hawks.
When: Sunday August 4, 8:30 am, $5-$28
Where: Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, 443 Van Nostrand Ave., Englewood
Why: Celebrate Owl Day with a visit.
When: Sunday August 4, 6:30-8 pm, $10
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
Why: Trucks and police cars, kids activities and live music.
When: Tuesday August 6, 5-7 pm
Where: The Band Shell at Paramus Library, 116 E. Century Rd., Paramus
Why: Bouncing, food, video games and a helicopter with the police and fire department.
When: Tuesday August 6, 5:30-9 pm
Where: Highland Field, 109 Tappan Rd., Harrington Park
Why: Rides, face painting and music at this community event.
When: Tuesday August 6, 6-9 pm
Where: Fort Lee Community Center, 1355 Inwood Terrace, Fort Lee
Why: Rides, Games, tons of trucks and much more.
When: Tuesday August 6, 5-8 pm
Where: Municipal Building, Palisades Ave., Cliffside Park
Why: Touch-a-truck and enjoy treats.
When: Tuesday August 6, 6:30 pm
Where: Town Hall Park, 367 Valley Brook Ave., Lyndhurst
Why: Vehicles on display plus rides and games.
When: Tuesday August 6, 6-9 pm
Where: Lincoln Park, 115 Highland Cross, Rutherford
Why: Enjoy a night out with community members at this touch-a-truck event.
When: Tuesday August 6, 6-8 pm
Where: Memorial Drive, Montvale
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: Whip up cookies and cupcakes with farm-fresh ingredients.
When: Wednesday August 7, 10-11 am, $45
Where: Fresh & Fancy Farms, 575 River Rd., New Milford
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:

What: The Big Bounce America 2019         
Why: The kids AND you will jump for joy at this huge bounce house and more.
When: Wednesday July 31-Sunday August 4, timed tickets available, $17-$30
Where: Aviator Sports & Events Center, 3159 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
Why: Get an up-close look at the penguins.
When: Thursday August 1, 6 pm and 7 pm, $40
Where: Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
Why: Rides, animals and tons of entertainment.
When: Friday August 2-Sunday August 11, check schedule for times
Where: 37 Plain Rd., Augusta
Why: Design your own fairy house with help from master builders.
When: Saturday August 3, 10 am-12 pm
Where: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale
Why: Have a peachy day of picking, peach tasting and plenty of kids activities.
When: Saturday August 3-Sunday August 4, 10 am-5 pm, $10
Where: Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton
Why: Arts & crafts, food, dragons and performances.
When: Saturday August 3-Sunday August 4, 9 am-5 pm
Where: Flushing Meadows Park, Grand Central Pkwy., Whitestone Expressway, Queens
Why: Fresh peaches for picking and savoring, plus farms animals and kids activities.
When: Weekends starting Saturday August 3-Sunday August 18, 10 am-4 pm, $19.99
Where: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
Why: Down home fun with animals and hot air balloons.
When: Now through Saturday August 3, 12-10 pm, kids/$4, adults/$7
Where: 1350 Strykers Rd., Phillipsburg
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: A deep sea experience – without getting wet.
When: Now through Sunday August 18, 10 am-8 pm, tickets start at $14
Where: 60 Grand St., NYC
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
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
Why: Carnival fun with rides, games, music and authentic Italian eats.
When: Wednesday August 7-Sunday August 11, 12pm-12 am
Where: Saint Rocco Society Chapel, 110 Main Street, Fort Lee
Why: The SITC author signs her new book, Is There Still Sex in The City?
When: Tuesday August 13, 6 pm
Where: Bookends,  211 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
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