Things to Do in Bergen County Week of March 8

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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: Hop on by for your child’s photo with the Easter Bunny.
When: Starts Thursday March 8-Saturday March 31, check schedule for times. Reserve your spot at
Where: The Shops at Riverside, 390 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack
Why: The author from “Touched By An Angel” signs her new book.
When: Thursday March 8, 7 pm
Where: St. Pius X Church, 268 Old Tappan Road, Old Tappan
Why: Storytime and playtime with everyone’s favorite tiger.
When: Friday March 9, 3:30-5:30 pm
Where: The Big Playhouse, 312-316 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood
Why: Master the perfect Elsa braid with this parent/child workshop.
When: Friday March 9, 7-8 pm, $30
Where: Sweet and Sassy, 216 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
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 9-Saturday March 10, 7:30 pm, $15
Where: Emerson Jr-Sr High School, 131 Main Street, Emerson
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: Exotic animals are headed to a library near you…
When: Saturday March 10, 2-3 pm
Where: Emerson Public Library, 20 Palisade Ave., Emerson
What: NJ Makers Day
Why: Help your child make their mark with creative and hands-on learning activities.
When: Saturday March 10
Where: Check your local library for participation and activities

What: Annual Pancake Breakfast and Maple Sugaring Demonstration
Why: Enjoy a hearty breakfast and maple sugaring demo.
When: Saturday March 10, 9 am, 10 am or 11 am, $5 pre-registration, $6 at the door. Kids 2 and under free.
Where: James A McFaul Environmental Center, 150 Crescent Ave., Wyckoff
Why: Irish cuisine and live music at this festive celebration.
When: Saturday March 10, 2-6 pm, $15 per person
Where: Knights of Columbus Council 5257, W Prospect Street at Smith Street, Waldwick
Why: Bring your eggcellent smiles and say cheese with the Easter Bunny.
When: Saturday March 10-Saturday March 31, 11 am-8 pm
Where: Paramus Park, 700 Paramus Park, Paramus
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
Why: Learn about how sap become syrup, and sample your own.
When: Sunday March 11, 12:30-1:30 pm, 2-3 pm, 3:30-4:30 pm, member/$5, non-member/$10
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
Why: Go green and celebrate with the Bergen Irish.
When: Sunday March 11, 2 pm
Where: Washington Avenue, Bergenfield
What: Pet Night
Why: Bring your furry friend to take the paw-fect pic with the bunny.
When: Mondays, March 12-March 26, 5-8 pm
Where: Paramus Park, 700 Paramus Park, Paramus
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: Show your women’s history month pride with these STEAM activities for girls.
When: Saturday March 10, 11 am-3 pm
Where: Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Pier 86, W 46th Street & 12th Ave., NYC
Why: Budding fashionistas can create their own original garments.
When: Saturday March 10, 12-5 pm, free with admission
Where: Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark
Why: Kids will learn to live like Bear Grylls.
When: Sunday March 11, 10 am-12:30 pm
Where: Threefold Educational Center, 285 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
Why: Take a tour and get a glimpse into what this camp has to offer.
When: Sunday March 11, 1-4 pm
Where: The Nature Place Day Camp @ Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
Why: Undo your belt buckle and indulge in a day of gourmet chocolates.
When: Sunday March 11, 10 am-7 pm, kids/$10, adults/$15 online
Where: NJ Convention & Expo Center, 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison
Why: An interactive performance that bring your favorite muppet movie to life.
When: Sunday March 11, 2 pm
Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown
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: 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
Why: A stunning display of the beauty of the orchid.
When: Through Sunday April 22, 10 am-6 pm
Where: New York Botanical Gardens, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
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: See what’s cooking, taste test and vote for the best BBQ.
When: Thursday March 15, 6-9:30 pm, kids under 12/$25, adults/$50
Where: Garden State Plaza, 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd, Paramus
Why: A wild time with wild animals, up close.
When: Saturday March 17, 12-1 pm
Where: The Nature Place Day Camp @ Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
Why: An Easter feast with games, crafts, raffles and the bunny.
When: Sunday March 18, 9:30-11 am, kids/$10, adults/$15
Where: Park Ridge Elks Lodge, 13 Sulak Lane, Park Ridge
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