Things to Do in Bergen County Week of May 2

We rounded up the best things to do in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!
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Events Not To Miss:
Why: Enjoy food, music and games for an awesome cause.
When: Friday May 3, 5-9 pm, $5
Where: Eisenhower Middle School, 344 Calvin Ct., Wyckoff
Why: Tons of springtime carnival fun.
When: Friday May 3, 4-11 pm, Saturday May 4, 2-11 pm, Sunday May 5, 1-7 pm
Where: Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Morlot Ave & Phillips St., Fair Lawn
Why: Take a farm tour and learn about upcoming events, parties and U-picks on the farm.
When: Friday May 3, 3-6 pm
Where: Abma’s Farm, 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
Why: Games and prizes, rides and treats.
When: Friday May 3, 6-11 pm, Saturday May 4, 1-11 pm, Sunday May 5, 1:30-7 pm
Where: Academy of Saint Paul, 187 Wyckoff Ave., Ramsey
What: Foreigner
Why: Come rock out to the hits you know and not-so-secretly love.
When: Friday May 3, 8 pm, $59-$159
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood
Why: Carnival games and rides, treats and friends.
When: Friday May 3, 6 pm-midnight, Saturday May 4, 2 pm-midnight, Sunday May 5, 2-10 pm
Where: Veteran’s Park, Ridgefield
Why: Joing BergenPAC for a sing-along with two fave princesses.
When: Saturday May 4, 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd., Paramus
Why: Help the sheep get summer-ready and enjoy crafts and stories.
When: Saturday May 4, 10 am-4:30 pm, free with zoo admission
Where: Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
Why: Gourmet BBQ plus live music and farm fun.
When: Saturday May 4, 12-4 pm, kids/$15, adults/$20
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
Why: Find all your Mother’s Day and Father’s Day gifts, and a thing or two for you.
When: Saturday May 4, 10:30 am-3 pm
Where: Franklin Lakes United Methodist Church, 454 Pulis Ave., Franklin Lakes
Why: Visit the the school and camp, meet staff and learn about the fun your children can have.
When: Saturday May 4, 10 am-2 pm
Where: Palisades Country Day School & Camp, 248 Herbert Ave., Closter
Why: The children’s author and illustrator reads from her lastest book, The Great Indoors.
When: Saturday May 4, 11 am-12 pm
Where: The Curious Reader, 229 Rock Rd., Glen Rock
Why: Kids bake up some tasty goodies for your special day.
When: Ages 2.5-9: Saturday May 4, , 12:30-2 pm, Ages 6-10, Tuesday May 7, 4-5:30 pm $30
Where: The Crafty Kitchen, 51 Prospect Pl., Hillsdale

Why: Food trucks, music, activities and more to celebrate the planet.
When: Sunday May 5, 1-6 pm
Where: Senior Center Parking Lot, 1 Veterans Place, Oradell
Why: Festival foods, crafts and antiques to shop.
When: Sunday May 5, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, 3rd Ave., Westwood
Why: An intimate afternoon with the woman of many talents.
When: Sunday May 5, 4 pm, tickets start at $50
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly
Why: Kids hop into the driver’s seat of a number of vehicles, plus bouncing, face-paint, food and music.
When: Sunday May 5, 10 am-2 pm, $8-$10/individual, $25-$30/family
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: Meet and learn about the raptors at the nature center.
When: Sunday May 5, 2-3 pm
Where: Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, 443 Van Nostrand Ave., Englewood
Why: Put your weekend into high gear at the largest auto show on the east coast.
When: Sunday May 5, 9 am-1 pm, adults/$10
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd., Paramus
What: Spring Craft & Vendor Fair
Why: Shop for all your gift and home needs, sponsored by the Honiss School PTA.
When: Sunday May 5, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Fire Company #2 hall, 8 Home Pl., Bergenfield
Why: Have a blast with the fam at this fun family event.
When: Wednesday May 8-Thursday May 9, 5:30-10 pm, Friday May 10, 5:30-11 pm, Saturday May 11, 4:30-11 pm, $1.25/ticket or pay one price $30
Where: 3rd Street Pool, Cresskill
Why: Levitation, mind-reading and more magic from top illusionists.
When: Wednesday May 8, 8 pm, $39-$99
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood
Why: Call up your crew for a night out shopping, eating and enjoying fun events.
When: Thursday May 9, 5-10 pm
Where: Piermont, NY
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: The icon performs all of her hits.
When: Friday May 3, 8 pm, $119+
Where: Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark
Why: Breakout comedian brings the lols to her standup show.
When: Friday May 3, 8 pm, $39-$49
Where: NJ PAC, 1 Center St., Newark
Why: Enjoy a day of fun on the farm.
When: Saturday May 4, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
Why: Step outside for a scenic hike.
When: Saturday May 4, 10 am-1 pm
Where: Harriman State Park, Bear Mountain
Why: Drinks for you, games for them, food and fun for all.
When: Saturday May 4, 12-7 pm, adults/$5
Where: Skylands Stadium, 94 Championship Place, Augusta
Why: Plenty of free activities for all, including slime, pony rides, food trucks, mini golf and tons more.
When: Saturday May 4, 11 am-4 pm
Where: Secaucus Xchange, 5000 Riverside Station Blvd., Secaucus
Why: Join Thomas and Sir Topham Hatt for a tootin good time about a train, plus clowns, magicians and a petting zoo.
When: Saturday May 4-Sunday May 5, check schedule for times, $26.50
Where: Essex Steam Train, 15 Plains Rd., Essex, CT
Why: From cowboy competitions to the pony express, there’s old fashioned action for everyone.
When: Open weekends starting Saturday May 4-Sunday June 16, 10:30 am-6 pm, kids/$18, adults/$22
Where: Wild West City, 50 Lackawanna Dr., Stanhope
Why: Three stages of music, rides, games, crafts and more.
When: Sunday May 5, 11 am-6 pm
Where: Washington Street between Observer Highway and 7th St., Hoboken
Why: Celebrate Japanese culture with performances, art workshops and sushi-making.
When: Sunday May 5, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Children’s Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton St., NYC
Why: Kids make origami, enjoy authentic food and watch sword-fighting demos at Japan’s national holiday celebration.
When: Sunday May 5, 11 am, $18
Where: Japan Society, 333 East 47th St., NYC
Why: Pony rides, bouncy castles, a petting zoo and tons more family fun.
When: Sunday May 5, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Hippo Playground, West 91st Street and Riverside Drive, NYC
Why: Laughter, tears and friendship during this live adaptation of the classic story.
When: Monday May 6, 4 pm, $12-$15
Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown
Why: Tour the school, meet staff, and discover how this engaging and innovative program can help your child achieve their goals.
When: Middle School (grades 4-8): Tuesday May 7, 8:30-10:30 am, Upper School (grades 9-12): Wednesday May 8, 8:30-10:30 am
Where: Montclair Kimberly Academy: Middle School/201 Valley Rd., Montclair, Upper School/6 Lloyd Rd., Montclair
Why: Put on your royal best for meet princes and princesses and have an all-out dance party.
When: Tuesday May 7, 11 am-12 pm
Where: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack
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: Dancing, singing and plenty of hug time with Poppy and friends.
When: Now through Sunday May 12, 10 am-9 pm weekdays, 9 am-8 pm weekends, $25
Where: 218 West 57th Street, NYC
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: Start off the weekend with a morning dance and fitness party for moms and daughters, plus shopping and more surprises.
When: Saturday May 11, 9-11 am
Where: Athleta, City Place Edgewater, 39 The Promenade Building 300, Edgewater
Why: Daniel Tiger and friends go on an exciting and educational ride to discover what it takes to be King.
When: Sunday May 12, 1:30 pm and 5 pm, $29-$79
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood
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