Things to Do in Bergen County Week of June 21

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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: Thursday June 21-Sunday July 8, check schedule for hours., ticket price varies depending on day
Where: State Fair Meadowlands, 1 MetLife Stadium Drive, East Rutherford
 
Why: Rides and games for all ages.
When: Through Saturday June 23, 5:30 pm, $25 wristbands
Where: Wilde Memorial Park, 683 Maple Avenue, Glen Rock
 
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: Make it a game night and test your trivia skills, plus wine and beer.
When: Thursdays through June 28, 6 pm
Where: Garden State Public Market, 1 Garden State Plaza, Suite 1305, Paramus
 
Why: Bring your appetite for this pop up food hall with authentic cuisines.
When: Thursdays-Saturdays through June 30, 11 am-7 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: Bee in-the-know and enjoy week-long family events about this buzz-worthy insect.
When: Through Saturday June 23, see schedule for event times. Kickoff Friday June 15, 6-8 am
Where: Ridgewood, NJ
 
Why: Hang with the trolls and stay for open play.
When: Friday June 22, 3:30-5:30 pm, child plus adult/$28, two children plus adult/$49.50
Where: The Big Playhouse, 312-316 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood
 
Why: Search for nocturnal nature with activities and a hike under the stars.
When: Friday June 22, 8-10 pm, ages 10+
Where: Flat Rock Brook Nature Association, 443 Van Nostrand Avenue, Englewood
 
Why: Come in costume and create your own fairy/gnome garden and cookie wand, plus more fairy fun.
When: Saturday June 23, 11 am-3 pm
Where: Abmas Farm, 700 Lawlins Road, Wyckoff
 
Why: Health screenings, zip lines and New York Giants players combine fitness with fun.
When: Saturday June 23-Sunday June 24, 10 am-4 pm
Where: MetLife Stadium, 1 MetLife Stadium Drive, East Rutherford
 
Why: Music, clowns, storytelling and dance performances bring the smiles.
When: Saturday June 23, 12-4 pm
Where: Van Saun Park, 216 Forest Avenue, Pavilion C, Paramus
 
Why: Wine night? Why not! Plus music and horse racing for a fun night out.
When: Saturday June 23, 5-8 pm, $35
Where: Meadowlands Racetrack, 1 Racetrack Drive, East Rutherford
 
Why: Moonchild yoga for them, bodyArt yoga or trapeze for you.
When: Saturdays through June 23, 9:45-10:45 am
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
 
Why: Go back in time and have a roaring good day with the dinos.
When: Open weekends through June 24, Tuesdays through Sundays June 25-September 2, 10 am-6 pm, $15.50 day pass
Where: Overpeck County PArk, 40 Fort Lee Road, Leonia
 
Why: Don’t worry, bee happy playing pollinator games, and enjoying hayrides, face painting and a pollinator walk.
When: Saturday June 23, 11 am-3 pm
Where: James A. McFaul Environmental Center, 150 Crescent Avenue, Wyckoff
 
Why: Enjoy the great outdoors with a butterfly garden and bird walks, kids activities and more.
When: Sunday June 24, 11 am-3 pm
Where: Teaneck Creek Conservancy, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck
 
 
 
Why: Meet the condors and enjoy storytime, animal artifacts and crafts.
When: Sunday June 24, 11 am-2 pm, free with paid admission
Where: Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Avenue, Paramus
 
Why: Come hungry and dance off the calories to live music, plus activities for the kids.
When: Sunday June 24, 11 am-6 pm, $5, kids under 10 free
Where: Garden State Plaza, Macy’s Lot, 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus
 
Why: Shop til you drop while the kids hang by the hands-on craft table.
When: Sunday June 24, 10 am-5 pm
Where: 575 Darlington Avenue, Ramsey
 
Why: Kids play farmer growing a veggie garden and learning about farm-to-table eating.
When: Monday June 25-Friday June 29, 9 am-3 pm, 1 day/$9, 1 week/$425
Where: Fresh & Fancy Famrs, 575 River Road, New Milford
 
Why: Celebrate July 4th early with food, entertainment, bouncies and fireworks.
When: Wednesday June 27, 7-10 pm
Where: Dwight Morrow High School Lawn, 274 Knickerbocker Road, Englewood
 
Why: It’s a baking battle as you learn the make the tastiest cake.
When: Thursday June 28, 3:45-5 pm, $28
Where: Clay Paper Scissors Studio, 380 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell
Why: Tons of finger-licking food and music for a perfect summer night on the farm.
When: Thursdays starting June 28-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
 
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
 
Why: You go out while they stay in and enjoy games, crafts and a scavenger hunt.
When: Friday June 22, 6-9 pm, $30
Where: Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson Street, Hoboken
 
What: Rockland Bergen Music Festival
Why: A huge lineup of performers rock the stage.
When: Friday June 22-Sunday June 24, 10:30 am-7:45 pm, $40-$50
Where: German Masonic Park, 89 Western Highway, Tappan
 
Why: Get your summer weekend started with farm-to-table dining, live music, pony rides and games.
When: Friday June 22, 5-9 pm
Where: Donaldson Farms, 358 Allen Road, Hackettstown
 
Why: Transformers, Wonder Woman, Star Wars, Black Panther and more characters plus DIY lightsaber, carnival and tons more heroic fun.
When: Saturday June 23, 2-6 pm
Where: Martinez Playground & Hecksher Community Garden, Scholes Street between Manhattan and Graham Avenue
 
Why: Let your creativity flow! Activities, projects, treehouse and minigolf play for all ages.
When: Saturday June 23-Sunday June 24, 10 am-6 pm
Where: Governors Island, NYC
 
Why: A sweet day of strawberry treats and farm fun.
When: Weekends through June, 11 am-5 pm, pay one price/$14.99
Where: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
 
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: An up-close look at a day-in-the-life of a Sea Lion keeper.
When: Sunday June 24, 12-12:30 pm, member/$38, general admission/$45
Where: Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Avenue,West Orange
Why: Celebrate Pride in the streets of NYC.
When: Sunday June 24, 12 pm
Where: Begins on 7th Avenue and 16th Street, NYC
 
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: Tons of rides at this huge carnival, plus July 4th fireworks.
When: Thursday June 28-Sunday July 8, Monday-Friday 5-11 pm, Saturday-Sunday 12-11 pm
Where: Overpeck Park, 75 Fort Lee Road, Leonia
 
Why: Dance the Irish jig and enjoy kids activities, food trucks and a fun run.
When: Saturday June 30, 11 am-7 pm
Where: Overpeck County Park, Ridgefield Park
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