Things to Do in Bergen County Week of May 23

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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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Events Not To Miss:
Why: Meet the princess and enjoy open play, balloons and glitter tattoos.
When: Friday May 24, 3:30-5:30 pm, $28
Where: The Big Playhouse, 316 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood
Why: Get ready for the live-action movie.
When: Saturday May 25, 11 am
Where: Barnes & Noble, 390 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack
Why: Go back in time and have a roaring good day with the dinos.
When: Opens Saturday May 25, 10 am-6 pm, $15.75-$19.75
Where: Field Station: Dinosaurs, 40 Fort Lee Rd., Leonia
Why: Rides, games, food and raffles.
When: Now-Saturday May 25
Where: 34 Maple Avenue, Hackensack
Why: Celebrate Memorial Day with entertainment, kids activities, arts and crafts and much more.
When: Monday May 27, 11 am-6 pm
Where: Cedar Lane, Teaneck
Why: Join a big BBQ with a petting zoo, pony rides and bouncing.
When: Monday May 27, 12-6 pm
Where: St. Thomas Armenian Apostolic Church, 174 Essex Dr., Tenafly
Why: Join Dr. Karen Lynn Patrusky in a conversation about everything from sleep, aging gracefully, brain health and more.
When: Wednesday May 29, 7:30 pm
Where: Blue Sky Yoga Wellness, 15-19 Washington Street, Tenafly
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, $3-$24
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: Support a local school and enjoy rides, tasty treat and games.
When: Thursday May 30, 6-10 pm, Friday May 31, 6-11 pm, Saturday June 1, 3-10 pm
Where: Kennedy Field, Broadway and Walnut St., Norwood
Why: Greek music and food, games, and prizes. Opa!
When: Thursday May 30, 6-11 pm, Friday May 31-Saturday June 1, 12 pm-12 am, Sunday June 2, 12-9 pm
Where: Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John The Theologian, 353 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: Carnival fun plus Memorial Day fireworks on Sunday.
When: Thursday May 23-Friday May 24, 6-11 pm, Saturday May 25-Sunday May 26, 3-11 pm
Where: Sloatsburg Community Field, 10 NY-17, Sloatsburg, NY
Why: Four days of high-flying fun.
When: Friday May 24-Monday May 27, 7-9 pm
Where: 4600 Ocean Ave., Wildwood
Why: High-flying action at the “Hell on Wheels” stunt show.
When: Saturday May 25, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm
Where: Diggerland USA, 100 Pinedge Dr., West Berlin
Why: Get your beach on plus mouth-watering eats and kids entertainment.
When: Saturday May 25-Monday May 27, 11 am-5 pm, $5
Where: Monmouth Park Racetrack, 175 Oceanport Ave., Oceanport 
Why: Mom’s the word at this festival of feminists featuring music, activities, art and more.
When: Sunday May 26, 12 pm
Where: Riverside Park So, Riverside Drive between 65th and 72nd St., NYC
Why: Help the sheep get sheared, enjoy crafts and hang with other barnyard animals.
When: Sunday May 26, 1-2 pm, $8
Where: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale
Why: Get fit then have fun at the kids obstacle course, then stay for the military air show, music and food trucks.
When: Sunday May 26, starts at 10:30 am, $20-$44,
Where: Liberty State Park North Field, 250 Audrey Zapp Dr., Jersey City
Why: Step back in time for a day filled with shows, magic and merriment.
When: Weekends through Sunday June 2, 11 am-6 pm, kids/$10, adults/$25
Where: 1195 Florence Columbus Rd., Bordentown
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: You AND the kids will love taking turtle “shelfies,” watching screenings and enjoying TMNT time.
When: Open through Sunday July 14, 12-6 pm
Where: The Paley Center for Media in New York, 25 West 52nd St., 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: Live music, rides and entertainment.
When: Saturday June 1, 10 am-6 pm
Where: Court and Delafield Aves., Lyndhurst
Why: A community celebration with rides, games and food.
When: Saturday June 1, 11 am-9 pm
Where: 691 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff
Why: The top impersonator brings over 100 voices, from Bruno Mars to Elvis, to the stage.
When: Saturday June 1, 8 pm, $49-$129
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood
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