We rounded up the best things to do in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!
Events Not To Miss:
What: Lala Kent
Why: Join the Vanderpump Rules star and Lisa Vanderpump as she talks about her new book Give Them Lala.
When: Thursday May 6, 6 pm
Where: Bookend virtual, 211 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
What: Garfield Carnival
Why: Book your tix in advance for rides, food and games.
When: Now through Saturday May 8, Wednesday-Friday 6-10 pm, Weekends 2-10 pm
Where: Columbus Park, 394 Outwater Ln., Garfield
Why: Chocolate dipped strawberries and cake truffles in time for Mother’s Day.
When: Friday May 7, 3 pm and 4:30 pm, $39
Where: The Flavor Labs, 514 Livingston Street, Norwood
What: Ice Queen Party
Why: A meet and greet with the Ice Queen, stories and more play.
When: Saturday May 8, 11 am-12:30 pm, $38
Where: Tay + Te, 240 Pegasus Ave., Northvale
Why: Run in-person in the 5K, or enjoy a brisk 1 mile run/walk in the Kids Fun Fun/Family Health Walk (let kids dress up in their fave cape for the superhero theme in the fun run course!) Plus virtual 5K, 10K, half-marathon and more!
When: Sunday May 9-Sunday May 16,
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly
What: Mother’s Day Walk
Why: Enjoy some family time and take a walk along the TNC trails.
When: Sunday May 9, 10 am-12 pm
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
What: Spring In Living Color
Why: Color your day in this series of Insta-worthy immersive floral activations.
When: Now through Sunday June 6, 11 am-8 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, Macy’s Court Level 2, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
What: Barnyard Petting Zoo
Why: Get your tix in advance to spend a day with the animals, plus pony rides are back.
When: Monday-Friday, 9 am-6 pm, Saturday 9 am-5:30 pm
Where: Abma’s Farm, 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
What: Kearny VFW Carnival
Why: Carnivals are coming back with rides, games, food and fun for all.
When: Now through Saturday May 8, 5-10 pm Thursday-Friday, 1-10 pm weekends
Where: Frank A. Vincent Marina, Passiac Ave., Kearny
Why: Watch the sheep get a haircut, plus music, food and hayrides.
When: Saturday May 8, 11 am-4 pm, $8-$12
Where: The Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Queens
Why: Skip the cooking and enjoy a delish three course meal.
When: Monday May 10-Sunday May 23, lunch $25.95 and dinner $35.95
Where: Participating restaurants
What: Springtime Fun on the Farm and Farm to Table Mother’s Day Brunch
Why: Take a hayride, explore the maze, go on a scavenger hunt and more.
When: Now through Sunday May 9, 11 am-3 pm
Where: Alstede Farms, One Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
What: Wild About Animals
Why: Step inside the Butterfly House, watch the Animal Laser Show, learn the Bee Dance and more. Plus
When: Now through Sunday May 9, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
Why: Elephants, tigers, giraffes and rhinos are just some of the animals you’ll meet on this adventure.
When: Daily, $19.99-$24.99, 9 am-3:45 pm
Where: Six Flags Great Adventure, 1 Six Flag Blvd., Jackson
What: Spring Festival
Why: Spend the day in Colonial times playing games, plus maypole dancing, open hearth cooking and more.
When: Saturday May 15, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Garretson Farm, 4-02 River Road, Fair Lawn