Things to Do in Bergen County: Week of November 13th

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We rounded up our favorite picks for fun family friendly events in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!

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Mark it Down! What: Beth Stern at Bookends Why: The not so crazy cat lady, host, author, and wife to Howard will sign her new children’s book “Yoda”, with proceeds going to charity. When: Monday, November 17, 7pm Where: 211 East Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood

Events Not To Miss:

What: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Nursery School Open House
Why: Innovative programming, enrichment galore, plus tons for busy moms on the go. Check out the program in real time.
When: Friday, November 14, 9:30-10:30am
Where: 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly

What: FREE Day of Swing at NJPAC
Why: Kids ages 2 and up learn creative music-making in this toe-tapping Let’s Build a Jazz House Workshop.
When: Saturday, November 15th 11am to 3pm, FREE!
Where:NJPAC’s Arts Education Center, 24 Rector Street, Newark

What: American Girl Fashion Show at Hackensack UMC
Why: Tell her to grab her fave girl (with matching outfits of course) and attend this annual fashion show featuring the latest in everything American Girl!
When: Saturday, November 15th & Sunday, November 16th, check for times, tickets $45, must buy tix ahead!
Where: John Theurer Cancer Center, 92 Second Street, Hackensack

What: Grand Re-Opening of The Couture Baby and Child!
Why: Fun for kiddos,shopping for mamas. A bracelet station, make your own headband station, photobooth, treats and more.
When: Saturday, November 15th, 10am til close
Where: 66 E. Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood

What: Model Train Show
Why: A train-tastic show that will wow your little ones.
When: Friday, November 14 through Sunday, November 16, Friday/7-10pm, Sat & Sun/ 1-5pm, Kids 5+/ $1, Adults/$7
Where: NY Society of Model Engineers, 341 Hoboken Rd., Carlstadt

What: Open Cockpit Day
Why: Get the total ‘hands on’ cockpit experience at this special event that is perfect for aviation fans of all ages.
When: Saturday, November 15 & Sunday, November 16, 10am-4pm, Kids/$6, Adults/$8
Where: NJ Aviation Hall of Fame, 111 Industrial Ave., Teterboro

What: Harrington Park 5K Fall Spectacular
Why: This Run/Walk benefits community programs and is catered for every age group.
When: Saturday, November 15, Registration/8am, Run/Walk at 10am, Kiddie Dash (6 and under)/9am, Mile Fun Run (9 and under)/9:15am, $10-$30
Where: Harrington Park High School, Harrington Park

What: Pinkalicious at Bergen PAC
Why: Bring the kids to see this fun musical about a little girl who is obsessed with pink cupcakes!
When: Sunday, November 16, 1pm & 4pm, Tickets start at $19
Where: 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood

What: Puss in High-Tops- The Musical at Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
Why: A whimsical fast-paced musical based on the classic French tale with a contemporary twist. Perfect for children ages 3 years and up!
When: Sunday, November 16, 2-3pm, $12
Where: 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly

What: Frozen Event at The Big Playhouse
Why: Let it go with Elsa and Anna at this fun event!
When: Sunday, November 16, 4pm, Kids/$14.40 (one parent free)
Where: 316 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood

What: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Fall Boutique
Why: A shopping extravaganza, that benefits the Early Childhood Special Programs, right in time for the holiday madness to begin.
When: Sunday, November 16 (10am- 5pm) & Monday November 17 (9am-4pm)
Where: 411 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly

What: Hess Toy Truck Mobile Museum
Why: See all the iconic holiday trucks since 1964 on display together.
When: Sunday, November 16, 8am- 4pm, FREE
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford

What: Terrific Turkeys at TNC
Why: Turkey talk great for ages 3 and up. Listen, look and learn about them- then create.
When: Sunday, November 16, 2pm- 3pm, Non-member Child/$8, reserve in advance
Where: 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly

If you’re heading out of Bergen…

What: Holiday Train Show
Why: Watch enchanting model trains zip past popular NYC landmarks in a magical miniature city.
When: November 15- January 19
Where: The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY


What: Pet Photos with Santa
Why: Because your mantel needs a pic of your pooch with Santa- obviously.
When: Mondays from November 17- December 15 starting at 6pm
Where: Paramus Park, Paramus

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