Things to Do in Bergen County Week of March 14

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We rounded up the best things to do in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!

Sponsored Post:  It’s all about fun at Palisades Country Day Camp: think endless theme days, a water park vibe and a "snow day" in the middle of summer. Want to know more? Join them at their Open House on Saturday, March 16th from 10 - 2 which will have a bounce house, personal tours, arts and crafts and some fun give aways! . Or call the office to schedule a tour at your convenience. Children are welcome. PCDC camp runs from Monday, June 24th through Friday, August 16th. (Palisades Country Day School & Camp,248 Herbert Avenue, Closter, 201.784.7600 x3)

Sponsored Post: No matter your religious affiliation, there’s one deity everyone worships: a stress free fun day with the kiddos. And that’s just what you’ll get when you attend Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Rubach Family Purim Celebration on Sunday, March 17th, 1pm-4pm (open at noon for special needs children).  Bring your children in their favorite Purim costumes to enjoy junior bounce and moon bounce, slides, games, prizes, life-size cartoon characters, snacks, and more.
And to make you feel even more festive- the day is FREE! Suggested entrance donation: $1 per person or non-perishable food item to be donated to the Center for Food Action. All ride & game tickets sold on $25 cards for 30 tickets. (Buy your tickets online for expedited entry into the event., Kaplen JCC on the Palisades. 411 East Clinton Ave, Tenafly)

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Why: Get Easter-ready spending the day with baby chicks and bunnies, then take pics with the Easter Bunny.
When: Saturday April 13, Saturday April 19-Sunday April 20, 9 am-4 pm, ticket times every 30 minutes, $5, Tickets on sale starting Saturday March 16, midnight.
Where: Abmas Farm, 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff

Events Not To Miss:
Why: Balloons, tattoos and open play with your fave neighborhood tiger.
When: Friday March 22, 3:30-5:30 pm, $28
Where: The Big Playhouse, 312 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood
Why: A spirited show about friendship in an unlikely place.
When: Friday March 15-Saturday March 16, 7:30 Fridays and Saturdays
Where: Emerson Jr-Sr High School, 131 Main St., Emerson
Why: St. Paddy’s day games and activities.
When: Friday March 15, 5 pm, $30-$35 per family
Where: My Gym, 522 Broad St., Glen Rock
Why: Nature stories and a visit with animals.
When: Saturday March 16, 10-10:30 am, $5
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
Why: Visit the the school and camp, meet staff and learn about the fun your children can have.
When: Saturdays March 16, March 30, April 13, May 4, 10 am-2 pm
Where: Palisades Country Day School & Camp, 248 Herbert Ave., Closter

What: Root Crafted Cocktail Mixers Tasting
Why: Take time out of your day to treat your palate to delicious, flavorful cocktails.
When: Saturday March 16, 2-5 pm
Where: Total Wine & More, 1001 Main St., River Edge 
Why: Bring the babe for an interactive storytime with Usbourne books.
When: Saturday March 16, 10 am
Where: Happy Hello, 33 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs
Why: Drop off the kids for a night of music and games.
When: Saturday March 16, grades 3-4/6-7:30 pm, grades 5-7/7:30-9 pm, $25
Where: The Gagasphere, 140 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick
Why: Come in costume for bouncing, games, characters and more festivities.
When: Sunday March 17, 1-4 pm, $25
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly
Why: Lazer tag, game trucks, crafts, bouncing, carnival eats and much more fun.
When: Sunday March 17, 11 am-1 pm, kids/$15, adults/$8, family/$40
Where: Temple Beth Rishon, 585 Russell Ave., Wyckoff
Why: ID a maple tree and help turn sap to syrup, then sample the sweet stuff.
When: Sundays through March 24, 12:30-1:30 pm, 2-3 pm, 3:30-4:30 pm, members/$5, non-member/$10
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
What: JCC of Northern New Jersey’s Purim Character Breakfast
Why: Come in costume for music, games, food and family fun.
When: Sunday March 17, 9:30-11 am, $25
Where: Westwood Community Center, 55 Jefferson Ave., Westwood
Why: Have a blast celebrating with games, sweeeets, costumes and more.
When: Sunday March 17, 10:30 am-1 pm
Where: Fair Lawn Jewish Center Congregation B’nai Israel, 10-10 Norma Ave., Fair Lawn
Why: Brunch with your fave characters, and enjoy carnival games and face paint.
When: Sunday March 17, 9:30-11 am, RSVP to
Where: Temple Emanu-El, 180 Piermont Rd., Closter
Why: Spending time with your baby while getting fit makes this class a win.
When: Mondays through April 8, 10:45-11:45 am, non-member/$15 per class
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly
Why: Bounce then get creative painting unicorn artwork while sipping on juice.
When: Thursday March 21, 5-6:45 pm, $24.95
Where: BounceU, 70 Eisenhower Dr., Paramus
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: An eye-popping show filled with bubbly magic.
When: Opens Friday March 15-Sunday November 24, check schedule for times, $59-$79
Where: New World Stages, 340 West 50th St., NYC

WhatPop-Up Dance Party
Why: Get down with twin teen DJs Amira and Kayla, and enjoy LEGO Movie 2 activities.
When: Saturday March 16, 11 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, $24.95 online
Where: LEGOLAND Discovery Center, 39 Fitzgerald Street, Yonkers

What: New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Why: Celebrate the Irish with a fun and festive day in NYC.
When: Saturday March 16, 11 am
Where: 44th St. and 5th Ave., to East 80th St., NYC
Why: Hands-on activities, from special labs to making binary bracelets, that celebrate women in science, tech and art.
When: Through Sunday March 17, check schedule for activity times
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
Why: Put on your dancing shoes for an all-out party with Doc McStuffins, Vampirina, Fancy Nancy and more.
When: Sunday March 17, 3 pm, $19-$69
Where: NJ PAC, 1 Center St., Newark
Why: The besties and internet stars keep it real as they talk their new book and so much more.
When: Thursday March 21, 7:30 pm, $25-$99
Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown
Why: Get a look into the top predator with life-sized dinos, fossils and virtual reality.
When: Open through August 9, 2020, 10 am-5:45 pm, kids/$13-$16.50, adults/$23-$28
Where: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th St., NYC
What: Hudson Valley Restaurant Week
Why: Skip the supermarket and try a new restaurant with the fam.
When: Monday March 11-Sunday March 24, lunch and dinner courses
Where: Participating restaurants, Rockland County
What: Maple Sugar Tours
Why: Get your taste buds ready for a maple syrup taste test, and learn about sugaring techniques.
When: Weekends through Sunday March 17, 11 am-3 pm
Where: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, 120 Muser Dr., Cornwall, NY
Why: Films from around the world entertain and educate children -- and parents -- of all ages.
When: Now through Sunday March 17, check schedule for times, $14-$20
Where: Check schedule for locations, NYC
Why: Play detective for the day and solve a murder mystery.
When: Now through Monday May 27, available with combination or premium pass
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
Why: Dancing, singing and plenty of hug time with Poppy and friends.
When: Now through Sunday May 12, 10 am-9 pm weekdays, 9 am-8 pm weekends, $25
Where: 218 West 57th Street, NYC
Why: Explore the Pride Lands with Kion and friends.
When: Now through Sunday September 8, 9 am-4 pm, Tuesday-Fridays, 9 am-5:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
Why: Take an interactive, theatrical journey and help save a mystical island.
When: Mondays-Thursdays, 2-7 pm, Fridays-Sundays, 9 am-7 pm, $49-$59
Where: 400 West 42nd St., NYC
Why: Nature stories and s’mores make for the perfect family night together.
When: Saturday March 23, 6-8:30 pm, member/$5, non-member/$10
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
What: Elisabeth Hasselbeck
Why: Meet the for host of The View, and author of Point of View.
When: Wednesday March 27, 7 pm
Where: Books and Greetings, 271G Livingston St., Northvale
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