Things to Do in Bergen County Week of May 31

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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: Let the games – and rides – begin at this family fun carnival.
When: Thursday May 31, 6-10 pm, Friday June 1, 6-11 pm, Saturday June 2, 3-11 pm
Where: Kennedy Field, 453 Broadway, Norwood
Why: Fun for the whole family from BBQ to music.
When: Friday June 1, 6-9 pm
Where: Memorial Field, Closter
Why: Kids bring their fave stuffed friend for a check-up, complete with bandages and x-rays. First 100 kids get a free teddy bear.
When: Saturday June 2, 11 am-2 pm, free
Where: 250 Old Hook Road, Westwood
Why: Community celebration filled with food, music, rides and BBQ.
When: Saturday June 2, 12-8:30 pm, bracelets available for rides, kid bbq ticket/$10, adult/$15
Where: Wyckoff Family YMCA, 691 Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff

What: Oradell Reservoir Challenge
Why: Spend the day on the water with reservoir races and open paddling, plus music and kids activities.
When: Saturday June 2, 9 am-4:30 pm, $30-$250
Where: 440 Lake Shore Drive, Haworth
Why: Shop the streets and enjoy live music and family fun.
When: Saturday June 2, 10 am-6 pm
Where: Delafield and Court Street, Lyndhurst
Why: Dine from some of the best food trucks in Jerz.
When: Saturday June 2, 12-11pm, $8
Where: Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment, 1 Racetrack Drive, East Rutherford
Why: Plenty of entertainment, plus food and crafts, face painting and bounce rides.
When: Sunday June 3, 11 am-6 pm, free
Where: Lemoine Avenue between Main street and Bruce Reynolds blvd., Fort Lee
Why: Stop and smell the roses as you tour 10 beautiful private and public gardens.
When: Sunday June 3, 10 am-5 pm, $35
Where: Various locations throughout Ridgewood and Ho-Ho-Kus
Why: Get fit with Fido and stay for the post-race dog parade, fitness fair and fun run.
When: Sunday June 3, 9 am, $15-$25
Where: Tenafly Middle School, Sunset Lane, Tenafly
Why: Local organic foods and strawberry shortcake for a sweet Sunday.
When: Sunday June 3, 9 am-2 pm
Where: Erie Plaza Train Station, 2 West Main Street, Ramsey
Why: Shop arts, crafts and photography til you drop.
When: Sunday June 3, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Veterans Park, Westwood

What: Curious George Live
Why: The mischievous monkey goes on a cooking adventure in the hilarious musical, The Golden Meatball.
When: Sunday June 3, 1 pm, $15-$39
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood

What: All About Butterflies at Flat Rock Brook
Why: Join a lesson in butterfly gardens, and see a native butterfly collection.
When: Sunday June 3, 2 pm
Where: Flat Rock Brook Nature Association, 443 Van Nostrand Avenue, Englewood
Why: Browse from hundreds of vendors, and enjoy live music by local talent, treats, pony and train rides.
When: Sunday June 3, 10 am-5 pm
Where: 216 Boulevard, Hasbrouck Heights
Why: Get out and enjoy nature with canoe rides, pond science, tie-dyeing and crafts.
When: Sunday June 3, 1 pm, free
Where: Closter Nature Center Pond, 154 Ruckman Road, Closter
Why: Food, games and a new expanded kiddie section for the littles.
When: Tuesday June 5-Saturday June 9, 6-10 pm, $25 wristbands if purchased before June 4
Where: Guardian Angel Church, 320 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale
Why: Ages 8 and up will make pasta from scratch, and create ice cream sugar cookies.
When: Thursday June 7, 3:45-5 pm, $28
Where: Clay Paper Scissors Studio, 380 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell

What: 2018 Butterfly House
Why: Walk amongst the beautiful butterflies or watch as they emerge from a cocoon.
When: Open Wednesdays-Sundays through September 2, 11 am-3 pm, 1 adult and 2 children non-members/$5
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly
Why: Family zen time as you connect with nature and each other.
When: Saturdays 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: Moonchild yoga for them, trapeze for you.
When: Saturdays through June 23, 9:45-10:45 am
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus

What: Trivia & Game Night
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

What: Garden State Public Market
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
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: Greek eats, prizes, folk dancing and family entertainment.
When: Friday June 1, 5-11 pm, Saturday June 2, 12-11 pm, Sunday June 3, 12-8 pm, adults/$2
Where: St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, Randolph
Why: The lovable and hilarious fairytale characters hit the stage.
When: Friday June 1, 7:30 pm, Saturday June 2, 2 pm and 7:30 pm, Sunday June 3, 2 pm, $20-$30
Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown
Why: Kids will love the characters, clowns ride, animals, magic and more.
When: Friday June 1, 6-11 pm, Saturday June 2, 2-11 pm, Sunday June 3, 1-6 pm
Where: 1203 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus
Why: Music, Greek eats, and a kid’s zone for a little taste of Greece. Opa!
When: Friday June 1, 5-11 pm, Saturday June 2, 12-11 pm, Sunday June 3, 12-6 pm
Where: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 250 Gallows Hill Road, Westfield
Why: Family activities and loads of strawberry fun.
When: Saturday June 2, 10 am-2 pm
Where: Farm Eco-Center, 171 Grove Street, Clifton
Why: Hit the streets and enjoy fun activities, vendors and a car and motorcycle show.
When: Sunday June 2, 11 am-5 pm
Where: Main Street, West Orange
Why: Live music and games, plus dozens of breweries.
When: Saturday June 2, 1-5 pm, $65
Where: Canalside Park, Boonton
Why: Celebrate diversity with musicians, storytellers and vendors.
When: Saturday June 2, 12-6 pm
Where: Maplewood Memorial Park, Maplewood
Why: Rides, crafts, games and a cornhole contest.
When: Saturday June 2, 6-10 pm, Sunday June 3, 11 am-6 pm
Where: Church Square Park, Will Avenue between Fourth and Fifth Streets, Hoboken
Why: Go back in time and let your imagination take over at this with hours of entertainment the whole family will love.
When: Saturday June 2-Sunday June 3, 10 am-6 pm, ages 5-12/$12, adults/$20
Where: 1195 Florence Columbus Road, Bordentown Township
Why: Get a taste of the Bronx’s diverse culture through music, dancing art and food.
When: Saturday June 2-Sunday June 3, kids/$26.95, adult/$36.95
Where: The Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
Why: From music and classic cars to shopping and a kidzone, there’s something for everyone.
When: Sunday June 3, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Center Street, Garwood
Why: An under-the-sea look at training and feeding California Sea Lions.
When: Sunday June 3, 12-12:30 pm, $38-$45
Where: Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange
Why: A sweet day of strawberry treats and farm fun.
When: Weekends through June, 11 am-5 pm, pay one price/$14.99
Where: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
What: Stone Barns Center Weekend Admission
Why: Farm activities from meeting pigs and bees to collecting eggs.
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am-5 pm, $22
Where: Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills
Why: Join Arthur and his friends and family in this interactive learning exhibit.
When: Open through September 16, free with admission
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
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
Why: Delish NJ strawberry treats, plus games and shopping for everyone.
When: Saturday June 9, 12-5 pm
Where: Bergen Highlands United Methodist Church, 318 West Saddle River Road, Upper Saddle River
Why: Beginners to advanced yogis can recharge with this FREE 75-minute outdoor class.
When: Sunday June 10, 9-10:30 am
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, Taub Campus, 411 East Clinton Avenue, Tenafly
Why: Stroll and shop while kids enjoy pony rides, kiddie rides and tons more fun.
When: Sunday June 10, 10 am-5 pm
Where: 101 Paragon Drive, Montvale
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