Things to Do in Bergen County Week of November 1

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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: A collection of short and feature-length films to support this year’s relevant theme, Activism: Making Change. 
When: Thursday November 1-Sunday November 4, $10
Where: 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck
Why: Come hungry for the food crawl.
When: Through Sunday November 4, $5
Where: Participating locations, Bergenfield
Why: Celebrate the national mammal with crafts and live performances.
When: Saturday November 3, 11 am-2 pm
Where: Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
Why: Tae Kown Do, games and crafts, and Korean performances.
When: Saturday November 3, 11 am-2 pm
Where: River Edge Public Library, 685 Elm Ave., River Edge
Why: Shop for everyone on your nice list, with a percentage of each purchase supporting the Y’s charity.
When: Saturday November 3, 9 am-3 pm
Where: Wyckoff Family YMCA, 691 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff
What: ACS H+SA Family Field Day
Why: Food trucks, vendors and lots of family fun.
When: Saturday November 3, 12-5 pm, $5
Where: Leonia Middle School, 500 Broad Ave., Leonia
Why: Shop for gifts, or yourself, from a number of crafters.
When: Sunday November 4, 10 am-4 pm
Where: St. Joseph Regional High School., 40 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Montvale
Why: Interactive games and lots of snorts in this action-packed show.
When: Sunday November 4, 1 pm and 4 pm, $29.50-$59.50
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood
Why: Hear the personal story behind the legendary sex therapist.
When: Sunday November 4, 5-6:30 pm, member/$16, non-member/$20
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly
Why: Holiday shopping starts NOW with women and children’s fashion to browse.
When: Sunday November 4, 10 am-5 pm-Monday November 5, 9 am-4 pm
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly
Why: Live music and kids entertainment plus plenty of mouth-watering food and drink.
When: Sunday November 4, 11 am-5 pm, $5, kids under 10 free
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, Nordstrom Lot, 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: The Chew co-host signs her new book filled with tasty recipes, Soul Food.
When: Tuesday November 6, 7 pm
Where: Books and Greetings, 271G Livingston Street, Northvale
Why: Tour the school, meet the principal, and learn about the educational program and admissions.
When: Thursday November 8, 9 am-11 am, 6 pm-8 pm
Where: St. John’s Academy, 460 Hillsdale Ave., Hillsdale
Why: Tour the school, sample classes and meet the staff.
When: Wednesdays November 7-December 5, 9-11 am
Where: Dwight-Englewood School, 315 E Palisade Ave., Englewood
Why: Have a roaring good time with the dinos.
When: Open through Sunday November 11, 10 am-5 pm, $16.75
Where: Field Station Dinosaurs, 40 Fort Lee Road, Leonia
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: Your fave Disney characters hit the ice as they search for Tinker Bell.
When: Thursday November 1-Sunday November 4, showtimes vary each day, $25-$220
Where: Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark
Why: Chefs team up to cook a Kenyan-inspired feast, hosted by Kiwimbi International.
When: Saturday November 3, 7 pm, under 30/$75, individual/$125
Where: Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown
Why: Play detective for the day and solve a murder mystery.
When: Opens Saturday November 3 through Monday May 27, available with combination or premium pass
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
Why: Learn about the leopards while you dine at the zoo.
When: Saturday November 3-Sunday November 4, 8:30 am-10 am, $35
Where: Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
What: Bear Mountain Ice Rink Opening
Why: Lace up those skates for an icy family day as the rink opens for the season.
When: Saturday November 3 through March 3, check website for session times, $5
Where: Bear Mountain Ice Rink, Route 9W N, Bear Mountain

What: Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead)
Why: Family-friendly festival includes Mexican dance troupes, cultural activities and crafts.
When: Saturday November 3, 11 am-5 pm, free with admission
Where: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th St., NYC
Why: Get your Mom on shopping for the lastest in baby gear, sample products and get pampered.
When: Sunday November 4, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, $15
Where: W Hoboken, 225 River St., Hoboken
Why: This huge fall festival brings hayrides, pony rides, races and carnival rides.
When: Through Sunday November 4, 10 am-6 pm, $12
Where: Heaven Hill Farm, 451 State Route 94, Vernon

What: The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
Why: Thousands of hand-carved jack o’lanterns on display, plus plenty of pumpkin-themed activities.
When: Thursday November 1-4, 7-11, 15-17, 23-24, kids/$16 (Friday-Saturday, $20) adults/$22 (Friday-Saturday $27), check schedule to reserve time
Where: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson
Why: Huges mazes, hayrides and gemstone mining make the perfect fall day.
When: Open through Sunday November 11, 10 am-5 pm, $6.99-$16.99
Where: Stony Hill Farms, 15 North Road, Chester
Why: Explore the giant corn maze, take a wagon ride to the orchard and get down to live music.
When: Open through November 11, 9 am-5 pm, $12.99
Where: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
Why: Jugglers and stilt-walkers, hay rides, music, fire pits and trucks.
When: Weekends through Sunday November 11, 11 am-5 pm, under 42 inches/$29.95 online, over 42 inches/$34.95 online
Where: Diggerland USA, 100 Pinedge Dr., West Berlin
Why: Visit this sweeeeeet wonderland of tasty delights, brought to life through art installations.
When: Open through Thursday November 15, 10 am-8:30 pm, kids/$26, adults/$34
Where: Candytopia @ Penn Plaza, 145 W 32nd Street, NYC
Why: The Doc is in! Kids step into the doctor’s role as they perform check-ups and groom toy pets.
When: Open through Sunday January 27, free with admission
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: Open through Sunday May 12, 10 am-9 pm weekdays, 9 am-8 pm weekends, $25
Where: 218 West 57th Street, NYC
Why: Vendors, food, music and fall fun.
When: Sunday November 11, 11 am-6 pm
Where: Village Green 4th and 5th Streets, Calstadt
Why: Over 100 vendors and ready for you to shop their jewelry, knits, home good and more.
When: Sunday November 11, 10 am-5 pm, $3
Where: 425 Paramus Road, Paramus
Why: Spend the night shmoozing and shopping for gifts – and for yourself.
When: Wednesday November 14, 4-9 pm
Where: Temple Emanu-El, 180 Piermont Road, Closter 
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