Things to Do in Bergen County Week of March 1

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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: Fun crafts, live music and more farm activities, no one will have a baa-aaad time.
When: Tickets go on sale Wednesday March 7, 10 am. Event is Saturday April 28, 10 am-3 pm, kids ages 2-15/$25, adults/$60
Where: Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, NY

Events Not To Miss:
Why: This day for YOU brings fitness, beauty, food and freebies.
When: Friday March 2, 5-8 pm and Saturday March 3, 12-5 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, Bergen Eats Space, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: Bring your whole mob for this thrilling show and dinner.
When: Thursday March 1, 6:30 pm, $55
Where: Annabella’s House of Mozzarella, 900 Paterson Plan Road, East Rutherford
Why: Meet the TV host and author of Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans.
When: Thursday March 1, 7 pm
Where: Books and Greetings, 271 Livingston Street, Northvale
Why: Help grant a wish for a teenage girl in need.
When: Friday March 2, 11 am-1 pm, $50
Where: Edgewood Country Club, 449 River Vale Road, River Vale
Why: It’s a man’s world but the women get the last word in this hilarious show based on the movie.
When: Friday March 2-Saturday March 3 and Friday March 9-Saturday March 10, 7:30 pm, $15
Where: Emerson Jr-Sr High School, 131 Main Street, Emerson
Why: Shop spring fashion for kids, and enjoy entertainment, treats and giveaways as this new boutique opens for business.  
When: Saturday March 3, 10 am-2 pm
Where: Small Wonders NJ Boutique, 637 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff
Why: Take a tour and see how this center can work for your child. Must RSVP by February 28.
When: Saturday March 3, 2-3 pm
Where: Brain Balance, 49 W Allendale Ave., Allendale
Why: Create an eggcellent custom wooden Easter bunny just in time for the holiday.
When: Saturday March 3, 12-2 pm, $30
Where: Painting With a Twist, 200 Rock Road, Glen Rock
Why: The Ridgewood mom reads from her yoga-inspired book Downward Mule
When: Saturday March 3, 11 am-12 pm
Where: The Curious Reader, 229 Rock Road, Glen Rock
Why: Support and tips for SAHMs going back to work, plus arts & crafts, ice cream and child care.
When: Saturday March 3, 10 am-12 pm
Where: YWCA Bergen County, 112 Oak Street, Ridgewood
Why: Bring your cameras and your kids to see the pro b-ball player and author.                  
When: Saturday March 3, 4 pm
Where: Books and Greetings, 271 Livingston Street, Northvale
Why: Check out this humor-infused juggling act.
When: Saturday March 3, 1 pm and 3 pm
Where: BergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood
Why: Grab your leprechaun hats then head to Elks Lodge or Tented Beer Garden for a post-parade beer.
When: Sunday March 4, 1 pm
Where: Park Ave. from Woodland to Ames, Rutherford
Why: Come in costume for Purim festivities from magic to holiday crafts.
When: Sunday March 4, 9:30-11 am
Where: Westwood Community Center, 55 Jefferson Ave., Westwood
Why: Sunday funday as you make pasta and chocolate chip cannolis from scratch.
When: Sunday March 4, 11 am-1 pm and 4-6 pm, $70 per couple (ages 6 and older)
Where: Alt Eats Café, 622 North Maple Ave., Ho-Ho-Kus
Why: Get fit in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Life Time Foundation.
When: Sunday March 4, 8 am-12 pm
Where: Life Time Athletic, 10 Van Riper Road, Montvale
Why: Learn about how sap become syrup, and sample your own.
When: Sunday March 4, 12:30-1:30 pm, 2-3 pm, 3:30-4:30 pm,
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
Why: Let the games begin at this festive celebration with plenty of food and fun.
When: Sunday March 4, 10:30 am-1 pm
Where: Fair Lawn Jewish Center Congregation B’nai Israel, 10-10 Norma Ave., Fair Lawn
Why: Get in the spring spirit and shop from 100+ arts & crafts vendors.
When: Sunday March 4, 10 am-5 pm, $3
Where: Paramus High School, 99 E. Century Road, Paramus
Why: Ages 3-4 can build their library and enjoy a fun activity on the farm.
When: Mondays and Tuesdays in March, 9:30-11 am, $80 for 4 week program, register now.
Where: Abmas Farm, 700 Lawlins Road, Wyckoff
Why: Join the Today Show anchor at this signing and cocktail reception.
When: Wednesday March 7, 5:30-7:30 pm
Where: This Old 76 House, 110 Main Street, Tappan
Why: Dancing with the Stars champ signs his new book.
When: Wednesday March 7, 7 pm
Where: Bookends, 211 East Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: Shop from hundreds of art vendors, and take in entertainment for the whole fam.
When: Friday March 2-Saturday March 3, 10 am-6 pm, Sunday March 4, 10 am-5 pm
Where: NJ Convention & Expo Center, 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison
Why: Games, syrup snow cones, crafts and more maple sugar fun.
When: Saturday March 3, 12-4 pm, $4
Where: Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township
Why: Have a Seusstastic day celebrating the author’s birthday.
When: Saturday March 3, 11 am-4 pm, $12
Where: Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown
Why: Get your pre-Oscars party going with kids activities from awards art to movie-themed face paint.
When: Saturday March 3, 11 am-4 pm
Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria
Why: Enter into a world of drones with activities, classes and your own flying time.
When: Saturday March 3-Sunday March 4, 10 am-5 pm, check schedule for classes
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
Why: A stunning display of the beauty of the orchid.
When: Saturday March 3-Sunday April 22, 10 am-6 pm
Where: New York Botanical Gardens, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
Why: Music, dance, face painting and other surprises await your family.
When: Sunday March 4, 12-3 pm
Where: The DL, 95 Delancey Street, NYC
Why: Tons of food and performances to celebrate the holiday.
When: Sunday March 4, 12-6 pm
Where: The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road, Maplewood
Why: Best seen in the dark, this installation will light up your children’s eyes and minds with its changing colors and choreographed movement.
When: Through March 2018, open daily 24 hours a day, lights show on the hour from 5-8 pm
Where: Seaport District NYC, 19 Fulton Street, NYC
What: Pearl River Train Show
Why: Tons of tracks at this annual train show, plus raffles to win your own train set.
When: Through Sunday March 11, 10 am-5 pm, kids/$2, adults/$6
Where: Pearl River United Methodist Church, 130 Franklin Ave., Pearl River
Why: Visit Thomas on the Island of Sodor without leaving Jersey.
When: Open through May 13, 2018
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
Why: Live long and prosper as you go on an otherworldly adventure.
When: Open through May 28
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
Why: Travel through space with Big Bird, Elmo and friends.
When: Ongoing, check schedule for times
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
Why: Snag your tickets for Broadway’s hottest – and iciest – new show.
When: Ongoing
Where: St. James Theatre, 246 W 44th Street, NYC
Why: Enrich your child’s summer and see what this exciting program offers.
When: Saturday March 10, 1-3 pm
Where: Dwight-Englewood School, 315 E Palisade Ave., Englewood
Why: Make Irish soda bread and shamrock wreaths. Lucky you!
When: Saturday March 10, ages 3-6/10-11:30 am, ages 7-12/12:30-2 pm, $40. Advance registration required.
Where: The Crafty Kitchen, 51 Prospect Place, Hillsdale
Why: Have a roaring good time on this tour of prehistoric performers.
When: Sunday March 11, 2 pm and 4 pm
Where: BergenPAC, 30 N Van Brunt Street, Englewood
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