Things to Do in Bergen County Week of May 3


We rounded up the best things to do in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!

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Save the Date:
 
Why: Hop in the drivers seat of tons of vehicles, plus bouncing, face-painting and more fun.
When: Sunday May 20, 10 am-2 pm, family 4 pack/$25
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus

Book Now:
 
Why: Say cheese for this photo op with the YouTube Star, and author of My Diarrhe.
When: Monday July 9, 6 pm. Order your book from Bookends for guaranteed entry, as event will sell out.
Where: Bookends, 211 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood

Events Not To Miss:
Why: A week of chic, filled with fashion promos and shows, fitness classes and pop ups.
When: Monday May 7-Saturday May 12, see schedule for event listings and times
Where: Events throughout Fort Lee
 
Why: Female performers take to the stage for a good cause, plus prizes, drinks and bites.
When: Thursday May 3, 7:30 pm-11 pm, $125
Where: Space, 491 South Dean Street, Englewood
Why: Enjoy some family carnival fun.
When: Thursday May 3, 6-10 pm, Friday May 4, 6-11 pm, Saturday May 5, 1-11 pm, Sunday May 6, 1:30-7 pm
Where: St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 187 Wyckoff Avenue, Ramsey
 
 
 
Why: Free art workshops for kids, street art demos, raffles and more as you check out this art education camp.
When: Friday May 4, 4-7 pm
Where: One River School of Art + Design, 319 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale
 
Why: Rides, games, food and live music.
When: Friday May 4, 6-11 pm, Saturday May 5, 2-11 pm, Sunday May 6, 1-7 pm
Where: Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 35-01 Morlot Avenue, Fair Lawn
 
Why: Enjoy food, music and games for an awesome cause.
When: Friday May 4, 5-9 pm, $5 or $20/family
Where: Eisenhower Middle School, 344 Calvin Court, Wyckoff
 
Why: Visit the campus and learn about the Upper School.
When: Friday May 4, Tuesday May 8, 8:15-9 am
Where: Dwight-Englewood School, 315 E Palisade Ave., Englewood
 
Why: Slime time -- without the mess at home.
When: Saturday May 5, 2-5 pm, $20
Where: Little Skye Children’s Boutique, 171 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood
 
Why: Kids get their OM on with a moonchild yoga & mindfulness class.
When: Saturday May 5, 9:45-10:45 am, $15/class
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
 
Why: Cheer on local talent.
When: Saturday May 5, 1 pm
Where: Wyckoff Family YMCA, Carl Pfeifer Performing Arts Center, 691 Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff
 
Why: Children can breathe, relax and learn to pose in this yoga class.
When: Saturdays starting May 5 through June 30, 11 am, $15 single class, $48 3 class pack, $90 6 class pack
Where: Garden State Public Market, 1 Garden State Plaza, Store 95, Paramus
 
Why: A Viking-themed storytime with two authors.
When: Saturday May 5, 11 am-12 pm
Where: The Curious Reader, 229 Rock Road, Glen Rock
 
Why: Star Wars cookies and crafts for the ultimate fans.
When: Saturday May 5, ages 3-7/10-11:30 am, ages 8-12/12:30-2 pm, $40
Where: The Crafty Kitchen NJ, 51 Prospect Place, Hillsdale
 
Why: Family zen time as you connect with nature and each other.
When: Saturdays starting May 5 through June 9, 9:30-10:20 am, $15/session non-member, $75/6-week session non-member
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly
 
Why: Shearing demos, crafts, story and sheepish activities.
When: Saturday May 5, 10 am-4:30 pm
Where: Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Avenue, Paramus
 
Why: Shop from hundreds of antiques, décor, jewelry and more vendors.
When: Sunday May 6, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Veterans Park, Westwood
Why: Kids can help fight cancer at this kids-only event with high-energy activities.
When: Sunday May 6, 3-6 pm
Where: LifeTime Fitness, 10 Van Riper Road, Montvale
Why: The glass slipper fairy tale is told through dance.
When: Sunday May 6, 1 pm and 4 pm, $15-$39
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood
 
Why: Meet the peppy pig and play.
When: Sunday May 6, 10 am-12 pm, $28/child
Where: The Big Playhouse, 316B Kinderkamack Road, Westwood
 
Why: Fox & Friends co-host signs her memoir The Light Within Me.
When: Sunday May 6, 1-2 pm, advance purchase of book required for entry
Where: Books and Greetings, 271G Livingston Street, Northvale
 
Why: Decorate four delish cupcakes and devour them at home with the kids.
When: Sunday May 6, 11 am-12 pm, $60/1 child, $85/2 children
Where: The Kake Studio, Kara Kakes, 799 Franklin Avenue, Franklin Lakes
 
Why: One-of-a-kind floral gifts for the wonderful moms in your life.
When: Monday May 7-Wednesday May 9, 4-5:30 pm, $11.99-$29.99
Where: Abmas Farm, 700 Lawlins Road, Wyckoff
 
Why: Dance Moms star takes pics and signs her book Kenzie’s Rules of Life.
When: Tuesday May 8, 6 pm, must purchase book from Bookends for entry
Where: Bookends, 211 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood
 
 
 
Why: Bring your appetite for this pop up food hall with authentic cuisines.
When: Thursdays-Saturdays through June 30, 11 am-7 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: Make it a game night and test your trivia skills, plus wine and beer.
When: Thursdays through June 28, 6 pm
Where: Garden State Public Market, 1 Garden State Plaza, Suite 1305, Paramus
 
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
 
Why: Rides, raffles and fun for all.
When: Thursday May 3, 6-10 pm, Friday May 4, 6-11 pm, Saturday May 5, 1-11 pm
Where: Our Lady of Peace Church, 111 South Street, New Providence
 
Why: Get a taste of the Bronx’s diverse culture through music, dancing art and food.
When: Weekends May 5 through June 3, kids/$26.95, adult/$36.95
Where: The Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
 
Why: Performances from Preschool of Rock to The Dream Syndicate, kids activities and crafters.
When: Sunday May 6, 11 am-6 pm
Where: Washington Street between Observer Highway to 7th Street, Hoboken
 
Why: Shopping for you, rides for the kids.
When: Sunday May 6, 11:30 am-4:30 pm
Where: Downtown Highland Park
 
Why: Beautiful outdoor scenery and farm activities for the kids.
When: Sunday May 6, 10 am-4 pm, kids/$14.99, adults/$18.99
Where: Alstede Farms, 1 Astede Farms Lane, Chester
 
Why: KidZone, Pie eating contest and lots of entertainment.
When: Sunday May 6, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Downtown Westfield
 
Why: Pony rides, bouncy castles, a petting zoo and tons more family fun.
When: Sunday May 6, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Hippo Playground, West 91st Street and Riverside Drive, NYC
 
Why: Preschool science experiments, from weather discoveries to nature and worms.
When: Monday May 7, 11 am-12 pm
Where: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
 
Why: Visit Thomas on the Island of Sodor without leaving Jersey.
When: Open through May 13, 2018
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
 
Why: Live long and prosper as you go on an otherworldly adventure.
When: Open through May 28
Where: Liberty Science Center,  Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
 
Why: Pony and wagon train rides, bounce houses and tons more fun.
When: Weekends and Holidays through May, check schedule for times., $14.99 for all activities
Where: Alstede Farms, 1 Astede Farms Lane, Chester

WhatThe Taylor Swift Experience
Why: Swifties: Step inside the life of the hugely popular singer, who hand-picked personal photos, videos and lyrics for display.
When: Open daily, 11 am-6 pm
Where: GRAMMY Museum Experience, Prudential Center, 165 Mulberry Street, Newark 
 
Upcoming:
 
What: Piermont’s Girls Night Out
Why: Grab the girls for tarot card readings, happy “hour,” makeup, massages and more.
When: Thursday May 10, 5-10 pm
Where: Village of Piermont, 478 Piermont Avenue, Piermont
 
Why: Floral workshops are popping up -- a perfect chance to get creative for Mother’s Day.
When: Thursday May 10-Saturday May 12, check schedule for times
Where: Garden State Public Market, 1 Garden State Plaza, Store 95, Paramus
 
Why: Bond with your baby as you get physically and mentally fit.
When: Friday May 11 and Friday June 8, 10-11 am
Where: Garden State Public Market, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
 
Why: Crafts, rides and music to raise money in memory of the Parkland shooting victim.
When: Saturday May 12, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Woocliff Avenue on The Causeway, Woodcliff Lake
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