Things to Do in Bergen County Week of June 13

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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: Celebrate African American freedom with a parade, food and entertainment.
When: Thursday June 13-Friday June 14, 5-10 pm, Saturday June 15, 11 am-11 pm, Sunday June 16, 12-9 pm
Where: Depot Square, Demarest Ave. & Dean St., Englewood
Why: Little chefs bake up s’mores cupcakes and strawberry tiramisu.
When: Friday June 14, 4-6 pm, $35
Where: The Crafty Kitchen, 51 Prospect Place, Hillsdale
Why: Bigger, better, faster rides and tasty eats.
When: Now through Saturday June 15, 6-10 pm, $30
Where: 320 Franklin Tpk., Allendale
Why: Enjoy a sweet day with strawberry treats, games for the kids and entertainment for everyone.
When: Saturday June 15, 12-5 pm, tickets $25
Where: Bergen Highlands United Methodist Church, 318 West Saddle River Rd., Upper Saddle River
Why: Get up-close with animals and reptiles.
When: Saturday June 15, 10 am-1 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: A FREE make-and-take LEGO build for master builders.
When: Saturday June 15, 10 am-2 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: Bounce houses, face paint, tattoos, performances, food and fun.
When: Saturday June 15, 12-6 pm
Where: Hindu Samaj Mandir, 247 W Ramapo Ave., Mahwah
Why: Take a trip to the pond and meet some creatures.
When: Sunday June 16, 3-4 pm, $5-$10
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
Why: Father’s day fitness plus music, kid’s activities and bbq.
When: Sunday June 16, 8:45 am
Where: Westvale Park, Harrington Ave. and Sand Rd., Westwood
Why: Bring Dad to the farm for a complimentary continental brunch for Father’s Day.
When: Sunday June 16, 9 am-12 pm
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
Why: Spend quality time with Dad on a guided hike.
When: Sunday June 16, 2-3 pm
Where: Flat Rock Brook Nature Association, 443 Van Nostrand Ave., Englewood
Why: Check out what the buzz is all about – from bee storytimes to fun in a butterfly garden.
When: Monday June 17-Saturday June 22, check schedule for event times
Where: Ridgewood
Why: Three days of digging for fossils, gemstones and more.
When: Tuesday June 18-Thursday June 20, 1:30-4:30 pm, $75-$225
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
Why: The Australian comedy queen signs her new book, Challenge Accepted.
When: Wednesday June 19, 6 pm
Where: Bookends, 211 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
Why: Rides, games and family fun.
When: Wednesday June 19-Saturday June 22, 5:30 pm, $25 wristbands
Where: Wilde Memorial Park, 683 Maple Ave., Glen Rock
Why: Go back in time and have a roaring good day with the dinos.
When: Open now through Sunday October 27, 10 am-6 pm weekends only until June 25, 10 am-6 pm, $15.75-$19.75
Where: Field Station: Dinosaurs, 40 Fort Lee Rd., Leonia
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: See the animals and sample over 100 types of wine and beer. Cheers!
When: Friday June 14, 6-11 pm, $69.99
Where: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Why: Rides and games for all ages plus Sunday night fireworks.
When: Thursday June 13-Friday June 14, 6-10 pm, Saturday June 15-Sunday June 16, 4-11 pm
Where: Congers Fire Department, 70 N Route 9W, Congers
Why: Enjoy the berry best strawberry treats then head to the fields to pick your own.
When: Saturday 15-Sunday June 16, 11 am-5 pm, $8.99-$19.99
Where: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
Why: Strawberries are ripe for picking, plus pony rides, animals and more kids activities.
When: Weekends through Monday July 1, 12-5 pm
Where: Donaldson Farms, 358 Allen Rd., Hackettstown
Why: Train, pony and hay rides, and plenty of ripe strawberries for picking.
When: Saturday June 15-Sunday June 16, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Ort Farms, 25 Bartley Rd., Long Valley
Why: Adventure awaits with archery zip lining, rock climbing and more.
When: Saturday June 15, 11 am-4 pm
Where: Central Park, Bandshell Area, 72nd St., NYC
Why: Kids get treated like royalty as they enjoy breakfast with princesses.
When: Saturday June 15, 10 am-12 pm, $17.49-$29.99
Where: Dave & Buster’s, 4661 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack
Why: Live music, tons of farm-fresh food, and kids activities.
When: Saturday June 15, 12-6 pm
Where: Dr. Davies Farm, 306 Route 304, Congers
Why: PYO strawberries, kids crafts and live music.
When: Saturday June 15, 10 am-4 pm, $5
Where: Fishkill Farms, 9 Fishkill Farm Rd., Hopewell JCT, NY
Why: Celebrate peace and equality through performances and color play.
When: Saturday June 15, 12-8 pm
Where: Pier A Park, 100 Sinatra Dr., Hoboken
Why: Take flight in a helicopter ride or hop in an aircraft.
When: Saturday June 15-Sunday June 16, 9 am-5 pm, kids/$10, adults/$15
Where: Essex County Airport, 165 Passaic Ave., Fairfield
Why: Treat your hubs to to art, or enjoy food, music and kids entertainment.
When: Sunday June 16, 10 am-5 pm
Where: 300 Franklin Ave., Nutley
Why: Take Dad for a ride along the countryside.
When: Sunday June 16, 1 pm-4 pm, every hour, kids/$11-$14, adults/$16-$19
Where: Whippany Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany
Why: Have truck-loads of fun, plus dads dig FREE.
When: Sunday June 16, 10 am-6 pm, $29.95-$34.95
Where: Diggerland, 100 Pinedge Dr., West Berlin
Why: Kids rock out to a variety of entertainers, this week brings fun and music with Rolie Polie Guacamole.
When: Tuesdays through August 27, 11 am-noon
Where: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack
Why: Missing GOT? Check out the Game of Thrones planetarium show, make DIY dragon eggs and more.
When: Thursday June 20, 6-10 pm, $20
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
Why: Take a ride back in time to learn about dinos, dig for fossils and enjoy more prehistoric fun.
When: Now through Sunday November 3, 10 am-5 pm, kids/$29.95, adults/$39.95
Where: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
What: Country Western Hoedown
Why: A down home good time of music and dance, finger-licking food and more entertainment.
When: Friday June 21, 6-9 pm
Where: Memorial Field, 245 Harrington Ave., Closter
Why: A huge lineup of performers plus food and fun.
When: Saturday June 22-Sunday June 23, 11 am-7:45 pm, Saturday $53, Sunday $81
Where: German Masonic Park, 89 Western Highway, Tappan
Why: Take the wheel of a fire truck or enjoy plenty of other fun.
When: Sunday June 23, 10 am-2 pm, $8
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
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