Things to Do in Bergen County Week of May 10


We rounded up the best things to do in BergenCounty and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!
 
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Book Now:
 
Why: Say cheese for this photo op with the YouTube Star, and author of My Diarrhe.
When: Monday July 9, 6 pm. Order your book from Bookends for guaranteed entry, as event will sell out.
Where: Bookends, 211 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood

Events Not To Miss:
Why: A week of chic, filled with fashion promos and shows, fitness classes and pop ups.
When: Monday May 7-Saturday May 12, see schedule for event listings and times
Where: Events throughout Fort Lee
Why: Floral workshops are popping up -- a perfect chance to get creative for Mother’s Day. Check out the flower bar for custom bouquets and crowns.
When: Thursday May 10-Saturday May 12, check schedule for times and workshop prices. Flower bar from 6-9 pm
Where: Garden State Public Market, 1 Garden State Plaza, Store 95, Paramus
 
Why: Rides, games, food for the whole family.
When: Thursday May 10, 5:30-10 pm, Friday May 11, 5:30-11 pm, Saturday May 12, 4:30-11 pm, pay one price $25
Where: Cresskill Swim Club, 3rd Street, Cresskill
 
Why: Family fun plus a 50/50 raffle.
When: Thursday May 10, 6-10 pm, Friday May 11, 6-11 pm, Saturday May 12, 3-11 pm
Where: Lindbergh Field, Carlstadt Public School, 550 Washington Avenue, Carlstadt
 
Why: Walk the red carpet and check out independent films.
When: Thursday May 10, 6 pm
Where: Bow Tie Cinema, 190 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood
Why: Bond with your baby as you get physically and mentally fit.
When: Friday May 11 and Friday June 8, 10-11 am
Where: Garden State Public Market, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus

What: She-Market
Why: Mingle, shop and support a number of female enterpreneurs from fashion to art.
When: Friday May 11, 5-7 pm
Where: Stag House, 228 Rock Road, Glen Rock

What: Comedy Night
Why: Bring on a night of laughs for this FREE show featuring a number of comedians.
When: Friday May 11, 8-9 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: Healing and support for expectant and new moms -- babies welcome!
When: Friday May 11, 12-2 pm
Where: Private House (address given upon registration)

What: Alyssa Alhadeff Pear Blossom Festival
Why: Crafts, rides and music to raise money in memory of the Parkland student.
When: Saturday May 12, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Woocliff Avenue on The Causeway, Woodcliff Lake
 
Why: Enjoy the story of Marlo, the dog who needs a bath.
When: Saturday May 12, 11 am-12 pm
Where: The Curious Reader, 229 Roack Road, Glen Rock
Why: Chase is ready for action at this open play and meet-and-greet.
When: Saturday May 12, 10 am-12 pm, $28/child
Where: The Big Playhouse, 316B Kinderkamack Road, Westwood
 
Why: Kids can surprise their grandma, aunt -- or you! -- with delish baked goods.
When: Saturday May 12, ages 3-7/10-11:30 am, ages 8-12/12:30-2 pm, $40
Where: The Crafty Kitchen, 51 Prospect Place, Hillsdale
 
Why: Kick it at this free karate trial for kids and adults, with food and fun entertainment.
When: Saturday May 12, 11 am-4 pm
Where: Maywood Karate, 47 West Pleasant Avenue, Maywood
 
Why: Work with the fam to solve clues and compete for a prize.
When: Saturday May 12, 2-3 pm, $10 member family, $20 non-member family
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly
Why: Monster truck tricks that’ll have you out of your seat.
When: Saturday May 12, 7 pm
Where: MetLife Stadium, One MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
 
Why: Bring the kiddies to make a special mom craft.
When: Saturday May 12, 1-3 pm
Where: Pottery Barn Kids, Riverside Square, 1 Riverside Square Mall #182, Hackensack
Why: Celebrate the awesome mothers in your life at this fun family day with entertainment, games and food.
When: Saturday May 12, 11 am-5 pm
Where: Palisades Interstate Park, Ross Dock Picnic Area, Fort Lee
 
Why: Mom’s the word as kids pot a plant and design a mother’s day card.
When: Sunday May 13, 10 am-2 pm
Where: Fresh and Fancy Farms, 575 River Road, New Milford

What: Zumba
Why: Dance like nobody’s watching at this free fitness class.
When: Tuesday May 15, 10-11 am
Where: Bergen Town Center, Route 4 East & Forest Avenue, Paramus
Why: Spring fun for all ages.
When: Tuesday May 15-Friday May 18, 6 pm-close, Saturday May 19-Sunday May 20, 2 pm-close
Where: Madonna Church Carnival, 340 Main Street, Fort Lee
 
Why: The environmental activist signs his new book American Values.
When: Wednesday May 16, 6 pm, must purchase book at Bookends
Where: Bookends, 211 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood
Why: Kids jump into the driver’s seat, meet firefighters and even drive on the kiddie track.
When: Thursday May 17, 9 am-2 pm
Where: Ridgewood’s Memorial Park at Van Neste Square, S. Walnut Street, Ridgewood

What: Yoga and Brunch
Why: Kids get their OM on with a moonchild yoga & mindfulness class.
When: Saturdays through May 26, 9:45-10:45 am, $15/class
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: Family zen time as you connect with nature and each other.
When: Saturdays through June 9, 9:30-10:20 am, $15/session non-member, $75/6-week session non-member
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly

What: Trivia & Game Night
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: Children can breathe, relax and learn to pose in this yoga class.
When: Saturdays through June 30, 11 am, $15 single class, $48 3 class pack, $90 6 class pack
Where: Garden State Public Market, 1 Garden State Plaza, Store 95, Paramus

What: Garden State Public Market
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
 
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: Food, games and rides plus bonus, plenty of parking
When: Thursday May 10-Friday May 11, 6-10 pm, Saturday May 12, 2-11 pm, Sunday May 13, 1-8 pm
Where: 15 Henderson Drive, West Caldwell
Why: Because you need to get away, and nothing goes better with Mother’s Day than wine (and chocolate).
When: Saturday May 12-Sunday May 13, 12-5 pm
Where: Natali Vineyards, 221 N. Delsea Drive, Cape May Court House

What: Mother’s Day Weekend
Why: A weekend of celebrating mom, making crafts and giving gifts.
When: Saturday May 12-Sunday May 13, 10 am-5 pm, sign up with admission, $14
Where: The Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd Street, NYC
 
Why: An all-access pass for animal lovers to the zoo, plus meet-and-great with a vet tech.
When: Saturday May 12, 2-2:30 pm, $42.50-$50
Where: Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange
 
Why: Kick the mac n cheese with healthy and fun food for kids, cooking demos and classes, and entertainment.
When: Saturday May 12-Sunday May 13, 10 am
Where: Westfield World Trade Center, 185 Greenwich Street, NYC
 
Why: You’re the guest of honor at this huge celebration, with face painting, garden games, tea parties and live music.
When: Saturday May 12-Sunday May 13, 10 am-6 pm
Where: New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
 
Why: Kids explore and learn to survive in the great outdoors.
When: Sunday May 13, 10 am-12:30 pm, $45
Where: Threefold Educational Center, 285 Hungry Hollow Road Chestnut Ridge
Why: Pony and wagon train rides, bounce houses and tons more fun. Plus, free ice cream for Mom!
When: Sunday May 13, 10 am-4 pm, $14.99 for all activities
Where: Alstede Farms, 1 Astede Farms Lane, Chester
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: Move and groove with your mini at this parent-and-me class.
When: Monday May 14, 11 am-12 pm
Where: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
Why: Supermoms and dads discover the science behind superhero stories at this fun night out.
When: Thursday May 17, 6-10 pm, $20-$30 online. Ages 21+
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City

What: Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience
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: Get a taste of the Bronx’s diverse culture through music, dancing art and food.
When: Weekends through June 3, kids/$26.95, adult/$36.95
Where: The Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx

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
Where: Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills
 
Why: Swifties: Step inside the life of the hugely popular singer, who hand-picked personal photos, videos and lyrics for display.
When: Open daily, 11 am-6 pm
Where: GRAMMY Museum Experience, Prudential Center, 165 Mulberry Street, Newark
 
Upcoming:
Why: Put on your dancing shoes for this afternoon filled with family-friendly music, food and fun times.
When: Saturday May 19, 12 pm-4 pm, kids/$10 online $20 at door, adults/$15 online $25 at door
Where: Garden State Public Market, 1 Garden State Plaza, Suite 1305, Paramus

What: Spring Fair
Why: All-day fun includes gaga and carnival games, bouncing, food trucks, performances and tons more.
When: Saturday May 19, 11 am-4 pm
Where: Tenakill Middle School, 275 High Street, Closter
 
Why: Hop in the drivers seat of tons of vehicles, plus bouncing, face-painting and more fun.
When: Sunday May 20, 10 am-2 pm, family 4 pack/$25
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
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