Things to do in Bergen County Week of May 28th

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Events Not To Miss:

What: Lions Club Carnival
Why: Rides, games, food and fun!
When: Now thru Saturday, May 30, 6-10pm
Where: Lions Park, Upper Saddle River

What: A Taste of Greece Festival
Why: Everything Greek including food, music, dance, and more.
When: Now thru Sunday, May 31, (Friday & Saturday 12pm-12am & Sunday 12-9pm)
Where: Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John the Theologian, 353 E. Cinton Ave., Tenafly

What: Felt Flower Workshop at Couture Craft
Why: Create a flower frame with felt flowers.
When: Friday, May 29, 4:30-6pm, Ages 8+, $25
Where: 10 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick

What: Jr Chef: Eat Your Veggies!
Why: Learn how to make farmers’ market veggies the star of your plate.
When: Saturday, May 30, 10am, Ages 5-13, FREE
Where: Williams-Sonoma locations

What: Aquacons Synchronized Swim Show
Why: Because it’s awesome. Watch synchronized swimming right here in Bergen.
When: Saturday, May 30th, 7:30pm, Tickets: Adults/$6.00; Kids ages 6 to 12/$4.00; 5 and under are free.
Where: YWCA, 112 Oak Street, Ridgewood

What: Go the Distance for Autism Ride
Why: Pick from a bunch of ride options to support 4 amazing local autism programs.
When: Sunday, May 31, Check-In & Breakfast at 7:30am, Registration fees: Adults/$25, Ages 11-17/$20, Check website for minimum fundraising goal.
Where: Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Rd., Paramus

What: Crafts in the Park
Why: Over 100 vendors selling their unique wares, lots of yummy food and more.
When: Sunday, May 31, 10am-5pm
Where: Veterans Park, Westwood

What: Ladybug Release
Why: Ladybugs, crafts, snacks and fun.
When: Sunday, May 31, 10:30am-12pm, $5 (Adults and under 1 FREE), Pre-Registration required
Where: Park Ridge Pavillion, Park Ridge

What: World Parrot Day at Bergen County Zoo
Why: Learn all about parrots.
When: Sunday, May 31, 12-3pm
Where: 216 Forest Ave., Paramus

What: Bats for Beginners at Tenafly Nature Center
Why: Walk the trails at dusk and learn all about bats.
When: Sunday, May 31, 7-8:30pm, Ages 5+, $10
Where: 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly

What: Mark the SPOT! Cut-A-Thon
Why: Get a discounted hair service (kids too!) at one of these participating salons, to help raise awareness of catching melanoma early.
When: Sunday, May 31, 11am-3pm, Adults Hair Cut $25, Kids under 10 $15, Blow Out $25
Where: Visit the website for a list of salons

What: Beading Basics at Bazaar Star Beadery
Why: Go learn the basics of beading and take your crafting to another level.
When: Monday, June 1, 4:30-6pm, $55- includes materials
Where: 216 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood

What: Westwood Festival
Why: Sidewalk Sale, Street Fair on Saturday and a touch of Westwood charm.
When: Thursday, June 4th, Friday June 5th and Saturday, June 6th, 10am to 5pm
Where: Westwood Ave, Westwood

If you’re heading out of Bergen…

What: West Rock Indoor Summer Camp Open House
Why: Make like a camper for the day- indoor fun with sports, inflatables, crafts, and more.
When: Sunday, May 31, 10am-2pm, Ages 5+, FREE
Where: 21 Pralle Lane, Bardonia, NY

What: Children’s Zoo Grand Reopening & Meet Peppa Pig
Why: Visit the new upgraded children’ zoo, have a photo op with everyone’s favorite pig, and much more.
When: Saturday, May 30 & Sunday, May 31 (Peppa Pig both days at 11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:30pm)
Where: Bronx Zoo, NY

What: Riverfest Food & Music Festival
Why: Enjoy 3 days of music, yummy food, art, and river cruises, plus plenty of fun for the kiddos.
When: Friday, May 29 (5-10pm), Saturday May 30 (11am-10pm) & Sunday, May 31 (11am-6pm), FREE
Where: Marine Park, Red Bank


What: Norwood Carnival
Why: Rides, games, food and fun!
When: Thursday, June 4 thru Saturday, June 6, 6-10pm
Where: 177 Summit St., Norwood

What: Adventures of Robin Hood at NJPac
Why: A silly and unexpected take on the legend of Robin Hood.
When: Saturday, June 6, 2pm, Grades 3-8, $13-$25
Where: 1 Center St., Newark

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