Things to Do in Bergen County Week of May 18

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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: Everyone's favorite pig is back for a fun show your little will love- Enter our giveaway for a chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets here!
When: Monday, October 9th 3pm & 6pm, tickets go on sale Friday, 5/12
Where: bergenPAC, 30 N Van Brunt St, Englewood
Why: Shoppies hit the stage and you don’t want to miss it. Enter our giveaway for a chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets here!
When: Thursday, September 28, tickets start at $29 
Where: bergenPAC, 30 N Van Brunt St, Englewood
Why: Kids will love this interactive musical adventure as they watch Daniel and his friends explore their much-loved Neighborhood of Make-Believe! Enter our giveaway for a chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets here!
When: Saturday, October 14, tickets on sale now, ticket prices vary 
Where: NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark
Events Not to Miss:
Why: Rides, games, music, prizes and more.
When: Now through Sunday, May 21, 6-10pm & Sunday 3-10pm
Where: 32 Locust Ave., Emerson
Why: Food, games, and rides for the entire family. Stop by the Bergen Mama table and say hello!
When: Now through Sunday, May 21 (Week Nights 6-10pm & Weekend 3-9pm)
Where: McBride Field, Franklin Lakes
Why: Celebrate water safety with the Wyckoff Fire Department, swimming, ice cream and a craft station.
When: Friday, May 19, 6-8pm, FREE, Pre-Registration required - email:
Where: Goldfish Swim School, 327 Franklin Avenue, Wyckoff
Why: Shop local and get in some cardio. #winwin
When: Now through Saturday, May 20, 10am-6pm
Where: Downtown Ridgewood
Why: A fun day of rides, slides, photo booth, DJ, arts & crafts, food and more. 
When: Saturday, May 20, 11am-4pm
Where: Tenakill Middle School, 275 High Street, Closter
Why: Fishing derby, kayaking, green vendors, kids activities and more.
When: Saturday, May 20, 12-4pm
Where: Overpeck Park

What: Open Cockpit Weekend at the Aviation Hall of Fame
Why: Little aviators test out their pilot skills.
When: Saturday, May 20 & Sunday, May 21, 10am-4pm
Where: 400 Fred Wehran Drive, Teterboro

What: Bark for Education Canine Carnival Dog Show & Adoptions
Why: A family day for the dogs.
When: Saturday, May 20, 12-4pm
Where: Cresskill High School
Why: Take your pick from local restos showing off their dishes, live music, beer/wine tasting, kids activities, and more.
When: Sunday, May 21, 1-4pm
Where: Main Street Train Station, Ramsey

What: Shellabration Time at Tenafly Nature Center
Why: Shellabrate World Turtle Day.
When: Sunday, May 21, 2-3pm, $6
Where: 313 Hudson Terrace, Tenafly
Why: Join little kids doing big things at this fundraiser to raise money against cancer.
When: Sunday, May 21, 3-6pm
Where: Lifetime Fitness, 10 Van Riper Rd., Montvale
Why: An on-going class for caregivers and their babies or toddlers.
When: Tuesdays, 9:30-11am, FREE
Where: 585 Russell Avenue, Wyckoff
Why: A fun morning perfect for babies through age 5.
When: Wednesday, May 24th, 10am & 11am, FREE 
Where: Wood-Ridge Memorial Library, 231 Hackensack Street, Wood Ridge
Why: Teachers, students, and parents drop by the store for this 30-minute project-based learning experience.
When: Saturdays in May, Check schedule for times
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: Your pre-schoolers chance to enjoy this awesome trampoline park.  
When: Saturdays & Sundays, 9-10am, $10
Where: 80 Commerce Dr., Allendale
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
What: LSC Goop Fest 2017
Why: Get goopey at this outrageous event.
When: Saturday, May 20 & Sunday, May 21, 9am-5:30pm
Where: Liberty Science Center, Jersey City
Why: Face painting, bounce house, balloon artist and more.
When: Friday, May 20, 12-3pm, FREE
Where: Palisades Center Mall, West Nyack, NY
Why: Vegan food to sample and purchase plus family fun.
When: Saturday, May 20 & Sunday, May 21, 11am-6pm
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St., NYC
Why: Walk the streets of this charming town and enjoy the food, games and kids activities.
When: Sunday May 21, 10am - 5pm
Where: Downtown Main St., Nyack
Why:  Children try out different instruments and enjoy various activities.
When: Sunday, May 21, 3-5pm
Where: The Park at Port Imperial, West New York
Why: A modern retelling of three classic Hans Christian Andersen tales ideal for kids ages 3-9.
When: Now thru Fall 2017, Check the website for all available dates and times, Kids/$8, Adults/$12
Where: The Cottage at Central Park
Why: You can pre-book or just wing it for this fascinating exhibit which lets you walk through a world of live butterflies.
When: Now thru May 28
Where: American Museum of Natural History, NYC

What: Sky Art Kite Festival
Why: Pack a picnic basket and enjoy the kites flying along the Manhattan skyline.
When: Saturday, May 27 & Sunday, May 28, 12-4pm, FREE
Where: Liberty State Park, Jersey City
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