Things to Do in Bergen County Week of May 9

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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: Have a blast with the fam at this fun night out.
When: Friday May 10, 5:30-11 pm, Saturday May 11, 4:30-11 pm, $1.25/ticket or pay one price $30
Where: 3rd Street Pool, Cresskill
Why: Bake up a special treat just in time for Mother’s Day.
When: Friday May 10, 4-6 pm, $35
Where: The Crafty Kitchen, 51 Prospect Place, Hillsdale
Why: Start your Mother’s Day weekend with cake decorating, games and tea.
When: Friday May 10, 4:30-6 pm, $15
Where: Tumbles, 175 Rock Rd., Glen Rock
Why: Kick off the weekend with a morning dance and fitness party for moms and daughters, plus shopping and more surprises.
When: Saturday May 11, 9-11 am
Where: Athleta, City Place Edgewater, 39 The Promenade Building 300, Edgewater
Why: Eye-popping acrobatics meets comedy in an exciting show for the whole family.
When: Saturday May 11, 10 am-1:30 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus

What: Kids’ Day
Why: Create the perfect Mother’s Day gift with pots, paints and plants.
When: Saturday May 11, 10 am-5 pm, $10
Where: Forcellati Bros., Inc., 691 Rivervale Rd., River Vale
Why: A day about YOU with mini-fitness classes, expert health talks and raffles.
When: Saturday May 11, 9 am-1 pm
Where: Wyckoff Family YMCA, 691 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff
Why: Japanese pop culture celebration bring face painting, a K-pop band, crafts and tons more.
When: Saturday May 11, 12-5 pm
Where: Haworth Municipal Library, 165 Stevens Place, Haworth
Why: Rowboat Watkins reads his latest book, Most Marshmallows.
When: Saturday May 11, 11 am-12 pm
Where: The Curious Reader, 229 Rock Rd., Glen Rock
Why: Daniel Tiger and friends go on an exciting and educational ride to discover what it takes to be King.
When: Sunday May 12, 1:30 pm and 5 pm, $29-$79
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood
Why: Celebrate Israel – and Moms – with food trucks, Israeli food and music, activities and much more.
When: Sunday May 12, 11:30 am-2:30 pm
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly

Why: Step outside this Mother’s Day for a walk among the birds with your family.
When: Sunday May 12, 10 am-12 pm, member/$5, non-member/$7
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
Why: Grab your crew for wine tasting, cupcakes and a fun adult night out.
When: Monday May 13, 7-10 pm, $40
Where: Stokes Farm, 23 DeWolf Rd., Old Tappan
Why: The home improvement star signs his new book, Life to the Extreme.
When: Tuesday May 14, 7:30 pm
Where: Bookends, 211 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
Why: Make a sweet treat with your little sweetheart.
When: Tuesday May 14, 4-5 pm
Where: Ridgewood Culinary Studio, 223 Chestnut St., Ridgewood
Why: The New Jersey native and YouTube star signs her new book Again but Better.
When: Wednesday May 15, 7 pm
Where: Bookends, 211 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
Why: Games and prizes, rides and more nighttime fun.
When: Wednesday May 15-Thursday May 16, 6-10 pm, Friday May 17-Saturday May 18, 6-11 pm, Sunday May 19, $25 wristbands
Where: Church of the Assumption, 32 Locust Ave., Emerson
Why: Rides for every age and plenty of carnival games and treats.
When: Wednesday May 15-Thursday May 16, 6-9:30 pm, Friday May 17, 6-10 pm, Saturday May 18, 3-10 pm, Sunday May 19, 3-8 pm, $30 wristbands
Where: McBride Field, Franklin Lakes
Why: Bring the girls for Neiman Marcus pop up, Ferrari test drives, cocktails and shopping.
When: Thursday May 16, 7-10 pm, $100
Where: Indian Trail Club, 830 Franklin Lake Rd., Franklin Lakes
Why: Kids take the wheel of their favorite trucks and meet Ridgewood’s own emergency workers.
When: Thursday May 16, 9 am-2 pm
Where: Memorial Park at Van Neste Square, Ridgewood
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: Family activities on the farm and shearing demos throughout the day.
When: Saturday May 11, 11 am-4 pm, $8
Where: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Queens
Why: Tour the campus, meet staff and learn about the nature-friendly camp.
When: Saturday May 11, 1-4 pm
Where: The Nature Place Day Camp at Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge
Why: Launch a kite, enjoy STEAM activities and food trucks.
When: Saturday May 11, 12-3 pm
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5 Sports Fields, Brooklyn
Why: Beeee with one with nature -- plant flowers, learn about bees and make a bouquet.
When: Saturday May 11, 10-11:30 am, $8
Where: City Green Farm Eco-Center, 171 Grove St., Clifton
Why: Wagon rides, animals, bouncing and more farm fun.
When: Saturday May 11-Sunday May 12, 10 am-4 pm, kids/$15.99, adults/$5.99
Where: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
Why: Bring balance and health to your family’s diet with weekend-long cooking classes and flavorful activities.
When: Saturday May 11-Sunday May 12, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey St., NYC
Why: Spend your day playing games and enjoying entertainment in a beautiful setting.
When: Saturday May 11-Sunday May 12, 10 am-6 pm
Where: New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Why: Moms get in FREE at this fun day of construction.
When: Sunday May 12, 11 am-6 pm
Where: Diggerland, 100 Pinedge Dr., West Berlin
What: Japan Day
Why: FREE family activities from Japanese performances to Samurai training and a Hello Kitty Photo Booth.
When: Sunday May 12, 9:30 am-4 pm
Where: Central Park, 69th St. & 5th Ave., NYC
Why: For grades pre-K to 3, tour the school, meet the staff and learn how the innovative educational program can work for your family.
When: Monday May 13, 9-11 am
Where: Montclair Kimberly Academy, 224 Orange Rd., Montclair

What: Wild West City
Why: From cowboy competitions to the pony express, there’s old fashioned action for everyone
When: Now through Sunday June 16, 10:30 am-6 pm, kids/$18, adults/$22
Where: Wild West City, 50 Lackawanna Dr., Stanhope
Why: Play detective for the day and solve a murder mystery.
When: Now through Monday May 27, available with combination or premium pass
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
Why: Dancing, singing and plenty of hug time with Poppy and friends.
When: Now through Sunday May 12, 10 am-9 pm weekdays, 9 am-8 pm weekends, $25
Where: 218 West 57th Street, NYC
Why: Explore the Pride Lands with Kion and friends.
When: Now through Sunday September 8, 9 am-4 pm, Tuesday-Fridays, 9 am-5:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
Why: Take a ride back in time to learn about dinos, dig for fossils and enjoy more prehistoric fun.
When: Now through Sunday November 3, 10 am-5 pm, kids/$29.95, adults/$39.95
Where: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Why: All day family fun has something for everyone, from rock climbing and gaga to food trucks and performances.
When: Saturday May 18, 11 am-4 pm
Where: Tenakill Middle School, 275 High Street, Closter
Why: Food trucks, games, bouncing and activities for the whole fam.
When: Saturday May 18, 11 am-5 pm
Where: Ridgewood YMCA, 112 Oak St., Ridgewood
Why: A spring celebration with vendors, music and food.
When: Saturday May 18, 11 am-6 pm
Where: Woodcliff Ave. on the Causeway, Woodcliff Lake
Why: Kayaking and canoeing, food trucks, animals, kids activities and tons more earthy fun.
When: Sunday May 19, 1-5 pm
Where: Overpeck County Park, 45 Fort Lee Rd., Leonia
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