Things to Do in Bergen County Week of June 19

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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: Race your favorite characters and enjoy games, activities, costumes and more Mario madness.
When: Weekends starting Friday October 18-Sunday November 3, check schedule for times. Tickets on sale now, $65
Where: RPM Raceway, 99 Caven Point Rd., Jersey City
Why: Book your seats now for a holiday ride aboard the festive train with Santa and his elves.
When: Weekends starting Friday November 29-Sunday December 22, check schedule for times, kids/$5-$32, adults/$42. Tickets on sale now
Where: 99 Elizabeth Street, Phillipsburg

Events Not To Miss:
Why: Rides from toddlers to teens, games, FREE shows and tons more.
When: Thursday June 20-Sunday July 7, check schedule for daily times
Where: 1 MetLife Stadium Dr., East Rutherford
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: Check out what the buzz is all about – from bee storytimes to fun in a butterfly garden.
When: Now through Saturday June 22, check schedule for event times
Where: Ridgewood
Why: Rides, games and family fun.
When: Now through Saturday June 22, 5:30 pm, $25 wristbands
Where: Wilde Memorial Park, 683 Maple Ave., Glen Rock
Why: Join Disney princesses for music and smiles.
When: Saturday June 22, 10 am-1:30 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: A space-themed, interactive family magic show.
When: Saturday June 22, 11 am-12 pm
Where: Saddle Brook Library, 340 Mayhill St., Saddle Brook
Why: Fun and fitness with free health screenings, NY Giants meet and greets and more entertaiment.
When: Saturday June 22-Sunday June 23, 10 am-4 pm
Where: 1 MetLife Stadium Dr., East Rutherford
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, individual/$8-$10, family/$25-$30
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: Kick off summer with gourmet food trucks, drinks and live music.
When: Sunday June 23, 11 am-7 pm, $5, kids under 10 free
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: The author of High Achiever keeps it real as she candidly -- and hilariously -- shares her life highs and lows.
When: Sunday June 23, 7 pm, $39-$89
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood
Why: Meet the Queen and princess of Arandelle and enjoy open play.
When: Sunday June 23, 1-3 pm, $28
Where: The Big Playhouse, 312 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood
Why: Food trucks, live music and kids activities.
When: Sunday June 23, 11 am-5 pm
Where: W Englewood Ave. and Palisade Ave., Teaneck
Why: Bring your own fishing gear for hands-on lessons for kids, plus prizes for the most fish caught.
When: Sunday June 25, 10 am-12 pm, $15
Where: Thielke Arboretum, 400 Doremus Ave., Glen Rock
Why: Explore weather during this mini camp.
When: Monday June 24-Friday June 28, 9 am-3:30 pm, $350
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
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: BBQ plus Beatles to bring on summer nights.
When: Thursday June 27, 5:30-8:30 pm
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
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:

What: Pearl River Parks Committee Carnival
Why: Tons of games and plenty of kiddie rides for all.
When: Thursday June 20-Sunday June 23
Where: Central Avenue Field, 80 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River
Why: Nature takes shape through sculptures designed entirely with LEGOs, plus a play zone where kids create their own LEGO art.
When: Saturday June 22-Monday September 2, included with purchase of combination or premium pass
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
Why: Dino-sized fun celebrating with birthday cake and of course, construction trucks!
When: Saturday June 22, 10 am-7 pm,
Where: Diggerland USA, 100 Pinedge Dr., West Berlin
Why: Hang with Batman, Wonder Woman and more favorite superheroes, plus video game legends, crafts and tons more.
When: Saturday June 22, 2-6 pm
Where: Martinez Playground & Hecksher Community Garden, Scholes St. between Manhattan & Graham Ave., Brooklyn
Why: BYOB (bring your own bubbles), meet up with other families and enjoy activities until you pop.
When: Saturday June 22, 1-4 pm
Where: Washington Square Park, 59 Washington Square S., NYC
Why: Come together for classic Beatles songs set to high-tech lasers.
When: Open daily starting Saturday June 22, 3:50, available with purchase of combination pass or premium pass
Where: LSC Giant Dome Theater, Liberty Science Center
Why: Taco tastings, contest, mechanical bull, music and kids activities.
When: Saturday June 22, 11 am-8 pm, adults/$5
Where: Municipal Field, 134 Main St., Chester
Why: Spring into summer with gardening games, crafts, yoga and live music.
When: Saturday June 22-Sunday June 23, 10 am-6 pm
Where: New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Why: Dino-fossils and interactive shows for huge fun.
When: Saturday June 22-Sunday June 30, 11 am-4 pm, show times at 1 pm and 2:30 pm
Where: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Why: Hands-on fun from DIY crafts and games to a family sing along.
When: Sunday June 23, 12-4 pm
Where: Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson St., Hoboken
Why: Learn the art of African dance through a dance and drumming workshop, or catch the performance.
When: Sunday June 23, 2:15, kids/$10, adults/$15
Where: Palisades Mall-Adler Room, 1000 Palisades Center, West Nyack
Why: Games, performances, science and tons more activities.
When: Sunday June 23, 12-4 pm
Where: Randall’s Island, Harlem River Picnic Area
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: Kids rock out to a variety of entertainers, this week brings fun and music with Michelle Miller’s Snappy Happy Show.
When: Tuesdays through August 27, 11 am-noon
Where: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack
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
Why: Stroll and shop while kids enjoy rides and activities.
When: Sunday June 30, 11 am-5 pm
Where: Rock Road and Maple Ave., Glen Rock
Why: Drop off the kids for farm yoga, time with the animals and activities.
When: Monday July 1-Wednesday July 3, 1-3:30 pm, $35
Where: Abma’s Farm, 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
Why: Celebrate the 4th with the fam at this huge carnival with rides for all.
When: Tuesday July 2-Wednesday July 3, 5-11 pm, Thursday July 4-Friday July 5, 3-11 pm, Saturday July 6, 12-11 pm, $30 wristbands
Where: Overpeck Park, Fort Lee Rd., Leonia
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