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! 
 
Events Not to Miss:
 
Why: Rides, food, games and prizes.
When: Wednesday May 18-Sunday May 22, check schedule for daily times
Where: Church of the Assumption, 35 Locust Ave., Emerson
 
Why: Enjoy Greek culture through food, music, games and dancing. 
When: Thursday May 19-Sunday May 22, check schedule for daily times
Where: St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church, 51 Paramus Rd., Paramus
 
Why: Artwork and demos, live music and free zoo admission.
When: Saturday May 21, 10 am-3 pm
Where: Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
 
What: Hoofstock
Why: Bergen County Horse Rescue's first music festival brings live music, food and the love of horses.
When: Saturday May 21, 1-5 pm
Where: Bergen County Horse Rescue, 350 Ramapo Valley Rd., Mahwah
 
Why: A day of fun, snacks, games, activities and tons of trucks.
When: Sunday May 22, 10 am-2 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
 
Why: Food vendors, food trucks, entertainment and activities for the whole family.
When: Sundays starting May 22-November 20, 9 am-2 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
 
Why: Carnival goodies plus unlimited wristbands on weekdays.
When: Now through Sunday May 22, Monday-Friday 6-10 pm, Saturday 2-10 pm
Where: Columbus Park, 394 Outwater Ln., Garfield
 
Why: Enjoy songs and scenes from popular Broadway shows and hit movies. 
When: Saturdays through June 25, 11 am and 1 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus
 
 
If you're heading out of Bergen:
 
Why: Seafood lovers enjoy fresh fish along with more food and entertainment.
When: Friday May 20-Sunday May 22, check schedule for daily times
Where: Silver Lake Park, 5th And Ocean Ave., Belmar
 
Why: Pokemon peeps can get their video game and trading cards ON.
When: Friday May 20, 3 pm, Saturday May 21, 7:30 am, Sunday May 22, 8:30 am
Where: Meadowlands Exposition Center, 355 Plaza Dr., Secaucus
 
Why: Family fun from hayrides to mazes, out on the farm.
When: Saturday May 21-Sunday May 22, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Alstede Farms, One Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
 
Why: Frolic through thousands of iris flowers, plus entertainment, crafts and face paint.
When: Saturday May 21, 11 am-3 pm
Where: Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Ave., Upper Montclair
 
Why: Find you faves in toys, action figures, comics, cards and more.
When: Sunday May 22, 10 am-5 pm
Where: NJ Expo Center, 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison
 
Why: The model trains are rolling into town.
When: Now through Monday May 30, 12-5 pm, 10 am-5 pm Saturdays
Where: Pearl River United Methodist Church, 130 Franklin Ave., Pearl River
 
Why: Because there's always reason to visit a museum of candy.
When: Now through Sunday July 31, 10 am-8:30 pm
Where: Candytopia New York, 111 W 32nd St., NYC
 
Why: The dinos are roaring back, bigger and better than before.
When: Now through Sunday October 30, during zoo hours
Where: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
 
Why: Immerse yourself in the world of the popular show, from Hawkins Lab to the Palace Arcade.
When: Now through Sunday July 31, Wednesdays-Fridays 4:30-9:30 pm, Weekends 10:30 am-9:30 pm
Where: Duggal Greenhouse, 63 Flushing Ave., Brooklyn
 
Upcoming Events:
 
Why: Live shows, food, rides and games.
When: Thursday May 26-Monday May 30, Wednesday June 1-Sunday June 5, Wednesday June 8-Sunday June 12, Wednesdays-Fridays 5-11 pm, Weekends 12-11 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
 
Why: A fun day of food, music, crafts and kids entertainment.
When: Saturday May 28, 11 am-7 pm
Where: 488 Saddle River Rd., Saddle Brook
 
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