Things to Do in Bergen County Week of May 16

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

Events Not To Miss:
Why: Celebrate Greek culture with authentic cuisine, music, fun and games.
When: Thursday May 16, 11 am-9 pm, Friday May 17-Saturday May 18, 11 am-midnight, Sunday May 19, 12-9 pm
Where: St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church, 51 Paramus Rd., Paramus
Why: Shop the sales and dine out.
When: Thursday May 16-Saturday May 18, 10 am-6 pm
Where: Downtown Ridgewood, Ridgewood
Why: Catch a FREE performance of this award-winning musical, and hear from experts about support for mental health issues.
When: Friday May 17-Saturday May 18, 7 pm, Sunday May 19, 2 pm
Where: Englewood Hospital, Chiang Auditorium, 350 Engle Street, Englewood
Why: Games and prizes, rides and more nighttime fun.
When: Friday May 17-Saturday May 18, 6-11 pm, Sunday May 19, $25 wristbands
Where: Church of the Assumption, 32 Locust Ave., Emerson
Why: Rides for every age and plenty of carnival games and treats.
When: Friday May 17, 6-10 pm, Saturday May 18, 3-10 pm, Sunday May 19, 3-8 pm, $30 wristbands
Where: McBride Field, Franklin Lakes
Why: Spring carnival fun for all ages.
When: Friday May 17, 6-11 pm, Saturday May 18, 2 pm-close, Sunday May 19, 3-9 pm, pay one price $30
Where: Church of the Madonna, 340 Main St., Fort Lee
Why: Party like it’s 1999 at the hugely popular Prince tribute show.
When: Friday May 17, 8 pm, $41-$61
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood
Why: Bouncing and games with Pikachu and more Pokemon.
When: Friday May 17, 6-7:45 pm, $24.95
Where: Bounce U, 70 Eisenhower Dr., Paramus
Why: Kids enjoy a nature story with an animal friend.
When: Saturday May 18, 10-10:30 am,
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
Why: The daytime TV stars sign their new book, Success Factor X.
When: Saturday May 18, 1 pm
Where: Bookends, 211 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
Why: All day family fun has something for everyone, from rock climbing and gaga to food trucks and performances.
When: Saturday May 18, 11 am-4 pm
Where: Tenakill Middle School, 275 High Street, Closter
Why: Food trucks, games, bouncing and activities for the whole fam.
When: Saturday May 18, 11 am-5 pm, $5
Where: Ridgewood YMCA, 112 Oak St., Ridgewood
Why: Canine contests, music, face painting and adoption options.
When: Saturday May 18, 12-4 pm, $2 per person, $5 per dog
Where: Cresskill High School, 1 Lincoln Dr., Cresskill
Why: A spring celebration with vendors, music and food.
When: Saturday May 18, 11 am-6 pm
Where: Woodcliff Ave. on the Causeway, Woodcliff Lake
Why: Bring your superhero superfans for this FREE, fun photo op.
When: Saturday May 18, 10 am-1 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: International food, dance and music.
When: Saturday May 18, 12-6 pm
Where: Lincoln Park, 115 Highland Cross, Rutherford
Why: Get down with the hottest group in the world.
When: Saturday May 18-Sunday May 19, 7:30 pm, $75-$150
Where: MetLife Stadium, One MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
Why: Play pilot for the day and take flight in a number of aircraft.
When: Saturday May 18-Sunday May 19, 10 am-4 pm, kids/$9, adults/$12
Where: Aviation Hall of Fame, 400 Fred Wehran Rd., Teterboro
Why: More than 30 breweries to satisfy every beer lover’s palate.
When: Saturday May 18, 5:30-9:30 pm, $35 General Admission
Where: Meadowlands Racetrack, 1 Racetrack Dr., East Rutherford
Why: Make slime and learn how you can boost your budding scientist.
When: Sunday May 19, 9-11:30 am
Where: Mad Science, 24-08 Broadway, Fair Lawn
Why: FREE kayaking and canoeing, food trucks, animals, kids activities and tons more earthy fun.
When: Sunday May 19, 1-5 pm
Where: Overpeck County Park, 45 Fort Lee Rd., Leonia
Why: Kids activities, cider making and dance performances – audience participation welcome!
When: Sunday May 19, 1-5 pm, students/$7, adults/$12
Where: 1201 Main St., River Edge
Why: More relevant now than ever, learn about the animals facing extinction and enjoy zoo activities.
When: Sunday May 19, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
Why: Bring an empty stomach for tasty local eats, plus plenty of actvities for the kids.
When: Sunday May 19, 12-3 pm
Where: NJ Transit Ramsey Main Street Station, Ramsey
Why: Rides, games, food and raffles.
When: Wednesday May 22-Saturday May 25
Where: 34 Maple Avenue, Hackensack
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: Music, carnival rides, fireworks and fun.
When: Thursday May 16-Friday May 17, 6-10 pm, Saturday May 18-Sunday May 19, 4-10 pm, $30 unlimited rides
Where: Germonds Park, 10085 Germonds Rd., West Nyack
Why: Carnival rides and games, local food vendors and plenty of prizes.
When: Friday May 17, 6-10 pm, Saturday May 18, 2-10 pm, Sunday May 19, 1-8 pm
Where: Our Lady of the Valley Church, 630 Valley Rd., Wayne
Why: Head south for sunshine and a mouth-watering ocean feast.
When: Friday May 17, 4-8 pm, Saturday May 18, 11 am-8 pm, Sunday May 19, 11 am-6 pm
Where: Pyanoe Plaza, Main Street between 8th and 10th Ave., Belmar
Why: Join the movement of dancing in the streets.
When: Saturday May 18, 12:45 pm
Where: 21st and Broadway, NYC
Why: Learn about Taino culture with crafts, music and dance.
When: Saturday May 18-Sunday May 19, 11 am-5 pm
Where: Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, One Bowling Green, NYC
Why: Enjoy a sweet day with plenty of cupcakes, music and activities.
When: Saturday May 18, 12-5 pm, $5
Where: 699 State Route 208, Gardiner, NY
Why: Come hungry to sample the best foods from around the world, plus art and entertainment
When: Saturday May 18-Sunday May 19, 10 am-6 pm
Where: Ninth Avenue between 42nd and 57th Street, NYC
Why: You AND the kids will love taking turtle “shelfies,” watching screenings and enjoying TMNT time.
When: Opens Saturday May 18-Sunday July 14, 12-6 pm
Where: The Paley Center for Media in New York, 25 West 52nd St., NYC
Why: Step back in time for a day filled with shows, magic and merriment.
When: Weekends starting May 18-Sunday June 2, 11 am-6 pm, kids/$10, adults/$25
Where: 1195 Florence Columbus Rd., Bordentown
Why: A cultural day of dance, music and storytelling.
When: Saturday May 18, kids/$8, adults/$14
Where: Historic Hudson Valley, 639 Bedford Rd., Pocantico Hills
Why: Animals, puppet shows, crafting and more.
When: Sunday May 19, 10 am-4 pm
Where: The Nature Place, 285 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge
Why: Shopping for you, bouncing for them.
When: Sunday May 19, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Main Street, Nyack
Why: Go fly a kite or enjoy workshops to make one of your own.
When: Sunday May 19, 12-5 pm
Where: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers
Why: Your fave slimetastic game as a kid is back live.
When: Sunday May 19, 1 pm and 7 pm, $49-$99
Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown
Why: From cowboy competitions to the pony express, there’s old fashioned action for everyone
When: Now through Sunday June 16, 10:30 am-6 pm, kids/$18, adults/$22
Where: Wild West City, 50 Lackawanna Dr., Stanhope
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: 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 a ride back in time to learn about dinos, dig for fossils and enjoy more prehistoric fun.
When: Now through Sunday November 3, 10 am-5 pm, kids/$29.95, adults/$39.95
Where: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Why: Huge carnival with something for everyone: rides, games, food and plenty of entertainment.
When: Thursday May 30-Sunday June 9, weeknights, 5-11 pm, weekends 12-11 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
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