Things to Do in Bergen County Week of May 8

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We rounded up the best things to do in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!
Events Not to Miss:
Why: This eco-friendly day has live music, denim revival demos, community art, and more. Plus, check out Bergen Mama's Instagram for a chance to turn your old jeans into wearable masterpieces thanks to designer Darcy Barber of Craft Night NYC.
When: Saturday May 11, 11 am-4 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
WhyThe View host signs her new book, Bits and Pieces: My Mother, Brother, and Me.
When: Thursday May 9, 5:30 pm
Where: Bookends, 211 East Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
Why: Kids get to take the wheel of police cars, fire trucks, and more vehicles in this huge, interactive event.
When: Thursday May 9, 9 am-2 pm
Where: Memorial Park, Van Neste Square, Ridgewood
Why: Teaneck's spring carnival lets you enjoy the ride.
When: Thursday May 9-Friday May 10, 5-10 pm, Saturday May 11-Sunday May 12, 12-10 pm
Where: Teaneck Armory, 1799 Teaneck Rd., Teaneck
Why: Join bergenPAC for music, instruments, and face painting.
When: Saturday May 11, 11 am
Where: Bergen Town Center, Route 4 East & Forest Ave., Paramus
Why: Enjoy a musical brunch with Cinderella.
When: Saturday May 11, 10 am-11 am
Where: Northern Valley Sports Academy, 100 Oakland Ave., Closter
Why: Spring fun includes rides and games.
When: Now through Saturday May 11, 5:30 pm
Where: Cresskill Swim Club, 3rd Street Pool, Cresskill
Why: Mom's the word at this day of crafting, shopping, and photos.
When: Saturday May 11, 1-3 pm
Where: Big Blue Swim School Paramus, 305 Route 17 South, Paramus
Why: Two events to celebrate mom include Mommy, Me & Mimosas in the morning, and Hellow Yellow Kids Club Night.
When: Saturday May 11, 9:40-11 am and 5:30-8:30 pm
Where: Yellow Door Art Studio, 24 Booker St., Westwood
Why: The family-friendly run includes a 5K, 10K, and Fun Run to support the JCC's special services.
When: Sunday May 12, 8 am-1 pm
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly
Why: Spend the day with the fam exploring nature.
When: Sunday May 12, 11 am-1 pm
Where: 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
If You're Heading Out of Bergen:
Why: The mall carnival is back with rides and games for all ages.
When: Now through Sunday May 12, Monday-Friday 5-10 pm; Weekends 3-10 pm
Where: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack 
Why: Take a hayride, visit the animals, and have more fun on the farm.
When: Weekends through Sunday May 28, 11 am-4 pm
Where: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
Why: Enjoy a farm-to-table brunch made for Mom (nutella empanadas included).
When: Saturday May 11-Sunday May 12, 10 am
Where: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
Upcoming Events:
Why: Pay one price for a carnival and feast.
When: Wednesday May 15-Saturday May 18, 6-11 pm, Sunday May 19, 2-6 pm
Where: 29 Jefferson Ave., Emerson
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