Things to Do in Bergen County Week of June 28

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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: Rides, games, food and fun for all.
When: Thursday June 28-Friday June 29, 6-10 pm, Saturday June 30, 3-11 pm
Where: Hillsdale Commuter Parking Premises, Washington Avenue, Hillsdale
 
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

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: 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, $30 wristbands select night
Where: Overpeck Park, 75 Fort Lee Road, Leonia
 
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: 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: Hang with the loveable minion then enjoy open play.
When: Friday June 29, 3:30-5:30 pm, kids/$28, two kids/$49.50
Where: The Big Playhouse, 212-316 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood
 
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

What: The Bergen County Irish Festival
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
 
Why: Celebrate with Sunday fireworks and a July 4th parade.
When: Sunday July 1, 6 pm, Wednesday July 4, 9 am
Where: Fireworks show, Cliff Gennarelli Sports-Plex/ Parade at Intersection of Century Road & Farview Avenue
 
Why: Wave your flag at the parade, the continue the celebration with nighttime entertainment, music and fireworks.
When: Wednesday July 4, 9 am, 6 pm start of evening entertainment
Where: Veteran’s Field, 131 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood
 
Why: A petting zoo, rides, games, fireworks and laughs at this July 4th summer celebration.
When: Wednesday July 4, 8 am-11 pm
Where: Foschini Park, 278 River Street, Hackensack
 
 
 
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
 
Why: Rides, music, activities and Saturday night fireworks choreographed to music.
When: Thursday June 28-Friday June 29, 6-10 pm, Saturday June 30, 2-6 pm, wristbands $30
Where: 100 Horseneck Road, Montville
 
Why: Carnival rides and games, live entertainment and food trucks to celebrate freedom.
When: Thursday June 28-Friday June 29, 6-11 pm, Saturday June 30, 2-11 pm
Where: The County of College of Morris, 214 Center Grove Road, Randolph
 
Why: All aboard as you spend the day on the railroad, searching for gemstones, enjoying tons of entertainment
When: Friday June 29-Sunday July 1, 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
 
What: Lake DeForest Day
Why: Spend the day with the family on the open water. BYOB (bring your own boat) or rent one.
When: Saturday June 30, 7:30 am-3 pm, $30-$60 for kayak and canoe rental
Where: Lake DeForest, 30 Strawtown Road, New City
 
Why: FREE concerts, yoga, arts and crafts, cooking demos and more, to benefit 1% for the Planet.
When: Saturday June 30-Sunday July 1, 9:30 am-7 pm
Where: Manchester Designer Outlets, 97 Depot Street, Manchester Center, Vermont
Why: Put your animal insticts to the test as you navigate obstacles.
When: Reopens Saturday June 30
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
 
Why: It’s a prehistoric celebration with dino races, 4D augmented reality, fossil digs and more.
When: Saturday June 30-Sunday July 8, Dino Dig exhibit opening June 30
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
 
Why: Explore the grossest parts of the human body, in the coolest of ways.
When: Opens Saturday June 30-Sunday September 23, premium pass required.
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
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
 
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
 
Why: Celebrate freedom with rides, shopping and entertainment.
When: Wednesday July 4, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Main Street & Stevens Avenue, Little Falls
 
Why: An all-day independence extravaganza filled with fireworks, music and rides.
When: Wednesday July 4, 12-10 pm
Where: Exchange Place, Jersey City
 
Upcoming:
 
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: 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
Where: Alpine Boat Basin, Alpine Approach Road, Alpine
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