Things to Do in Bergen County Week of July 5

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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: Over 100 rides, shows and games to entertain the whole family.
When: Open through Sunday July 8, check schedule for hours., ticket price varies depending on day
Where: State Fair Meadowlands, 1 MetLife Stadium Drive, East Rutherford
 
Why: Tons of rides at this huge carnival, plus July 4th fireworks.
When: Open through Sunday July 8, Monday-Friday 5-11 pm, Saturday-Sunday 12-11 pm, $30 wristbands select nights
Where: Overpeck Park, 75 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: A night of music and fireworks under the stars.
When: Saturday July 7, 6-10 pm
Where: Finch Park, 205 Church Street, Ramsey
 
Why: Bring a blanket for The Greatest Showman and music by Caravan of Thieves.
When: Saturday July 7, 7 pm
Where: Fort Lee Community Center Outdoors, 1355 Inwood Terrace, Fort Lee
 
Why: Meet a turtle and frog and complete a brick build of one.
When: Sunday July 8, 11 am-12:30 pm, non-member frog/$25, non-member turtle/$20
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly
 
Why: Hang with the heroine and enjoy open play.
When: Sunday July 8, 10 am, child and adult/$28
Where: The Big Playhouse, 312 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood
 
 
Why: The comedian brings the laughs for the perfect adult night out.
When: Tuesday July 10, 8 pm, $39-$99
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood
 
Why: This week, kids explore Africa through science and art.
When: Wednesday July 11, 10-11 am, $10
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
 
Why: Carnival entertainment plus a free summer concert series.
When: Wednesday July 11-Saturday July 14, 6-10 pm
Where: Town Hall, 299 Delafield Avenue, Lyndhurst
 
Why: A fun afternoon of magic, sharks and comedy.
When: Wednesday July 11, 1:30-2:30
Where: Waldwick Public Library, 19 E. Prospect Street, Waldwick
Why: Kids get their feet wet sailing the Hudson and learning about sea creatures.
When: Thursday July 12, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, 1:30-4:30 pm, 5:30-8:30 pm, kid and adult/$78
Where: Alpine Boat Basin, Alpine Approach Road, Alpine
 
Why: Bounce then enjoy games with the ultimate superhero family.
When: Thursday July 12, 4-5:45 pm, $24.95
Where: BounceU, 70 Eisenhower Drive, Paramus
Why: Hang with top chefs and sample tasty eats to support victims of the East Brook Middle School bus accident.
When: Thursday July 12, 7-10 pm, general admission/$75, kids under 12 free
Where: The Terrace at Biagio’s, 299 Paramus Road, Paramus
Why: Tons of finger-licking 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: Go back in time and have a roaring good day with the dinos.
When: Open Tuesdays through September 2, 10 am-6 pm, $15.50 day pass
Where: Overpeck County Park, 40 Fort Lee Road, Leonia
 
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
 
Why: All aboard as you spend the day on the railroad, searching for gemstones, enjoying tons of entertainment
When: Friday July 6-Sunday July 8, 10 am-5 pm, every hour on the hour, $21-$36
Where: The Delaware River Railroad Excursions, 100 Elizabeth Street, Phillipsburg
 
Why: It’s a prehistoric celebration with dino races, 4D augmented reality, fossil digs and more.
When: Open through Sunday July 8, Dino Dig exhibit open
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
 
Why: Hunt for treasure and keep a look out for pirates in this digital game.
When: Saturdays starting July 7-August 25, 10 am-2 pm, kids/ $6, adults/$12
Where: Philipsburg Manor, 381 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY
 
Why: Celebrate national blueberry month with treats, pyo blueberries and fun on the farm.
When: Saturday July 7-Sunday July 8, Saturday July 14-Sunday July 15, 11 am-5 pm, $17.99 for all activities
Where: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
 
Why: Hands-on activities for LEGO enthusiasts from a glow gallery to LEGO video games.
When: Saturday July 7-Sunday July 8, 10 am-5 pm, $15-$39.50
Where: Meadowlands Expo Center, 355 Plaza Drive, Secaucus
 
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: Go high at the One World Observatory, plus kids can play with face painting, balloon animals, and more fun activities.
When: Saturday July 7, 10 am-2 pm, $28
Where: One World Observatory, 285 Fulton Street, NYC
 
Why: Celebrate national ice cream month with a train ride and ice cream scoop.
When: Sunday July 8, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, kids under 12/$11-$14, adults/$16-$19
Where: Whippany Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany
 
What: Nyack Famous Street Fair
Why: Hundreds of vendors for you, plus rides and activities for tons of smiles from the kids.
When: Sunday July 8, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Downtown Main Street & Broadway, Nyack
 
Why: This FREE festival will have you jamming to a number of bands, plus food trucks and a kidszone.
When: Sunday July 8, 11 am-7 pm
Where: LaGrande Park, 80 2nd Street, Fanwood

What: Munchkin Monday: Bossy Frog
Why: Put on your dancing shoes for the summer concert series.
When: Monday July 9, 11 am-12 pm
Where: Palisades Center, East Court, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
 
Why: Tons of rides for every age, plus nightly live entertainment.
When: Monday July 9-Saturday July 14, 6-10 pm, $30 wristbands each night
Where: 17 Pompton Avenue, Pompton Lakes
 
Why: The magic of bubbles hits the stage in the one-man show.
When: Wednesday July 11, 11 am, 1:30 pm, $12
Where: Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown
 
What: Zoo-vies
Why: Wednesdays at the zoo bring movies under the stars, this week with Peter Rabbit.
When: Wednesday July 11, 5-8 pm
Where: Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange
 
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: Summer of Magic
Why: Magical displays, family activities and a David Copperfield exhibit.
When: Open through September 16, check schedule for event days and times
Where: New-York Historical Society Museum & Library, 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way, NYC
 
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: Food trucks, carnival games, face painting, bouncing and live entertainment.
When: Sunday June 15, 10:30 am-4 pm, $5, kids under 3 free
Where: Ridgewood YMCA, 112 Oak Street, Ridgewood
 
Why: Shark week’s approaching, so learn about the ocean creature with stories, crafts and artifacts.
When: Sunday July 15, 11 am-2 pm
Where: Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Avenue, Paramus
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