Things to Do in Bergen County Week of November 17

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We rounded up the best things to do in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!
Sponsored Post: Round up your little monkeys and celebrate all things curious at Liberty Science Center’s newest exhibit, “Curious George: Let’s Get Curious” now through January 8. Explore STEM concepts, climb into a space rocket, play mini golf, and more! Plus don’t miss live appearances by George on November 25, December 28 and 29. Come take photos and give him a big, friendly hug. Curious George can't wait to meet your family. (Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, (201) 200-1000)

What: Bergen Mama Facebook Live Event with Expert Talia Filippelli

Why: From family issues to dealing with your kids, expert Talia Filippelli of Starr Therapy will be on hand to answer your questions and help you be the happiest YOU you can be!
When: Sunday, November 20, 8-9pm
Where: Visit Bergen Mama's Facebook Post for event details. 
Events Not to Miss:
Why: A night of fun for the kids includes pizza, a movie, crafts, games- and you get four kid-free hours.
When: Friday, November 18, 6-10pm, $20, Ages 3+, Pre-Registration Required
Where: 55 N. Broad St., Ridgewood
Why: Because your kids and your pets both want a moment on Santa’s lap.
When: Daily now thru Christmas Eve, Santa Paws nights are Mondays (November 21 thru Monday, December 19), 6-9pm
Where: Macy’s Court, Paramus
Why: Shop locally and enjoy the unique options.
When: Friday, November 18 (7-9:30pm) & Saturday, November 19 (10am-5pm), FREE
Where: The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood
Why: Stories and songs for babies up to 2 years old.  
When: Fridays from 10:30-11:30am, No registration required
Where: 49 Park Ave., Westwood
Why: Check out the warm and nurturing environment at this beloved nursery school.
When: Friday, November 18, 9:30-10:30am
Where: 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly
Why: Learn how to elevate your everyday look and enjoy the complimentary champs.
When: Friday, November 18, 6:30pm, $45, Pre-Registration required
Where: 347 Broadway, Westwood
Why: Learn all about turkeys at this special event.
When: Saturday, November 19 & Sunday, November 20, 11am-3pm
Where: 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
What: Live Pro Wrestling Magic for Pediatric Cancer
Why: Help tap out pediatric cancer at this fun event.
When: Saturday, November 19, 3pm, Students/$10, $20/Adults 
Where: New Milford High School, 330 River Rd., New Milford
Why: Play it cool this holiday season and book your spot with Santa ahead of time. 
When: Now thru December 24
Where: South Court, Paramus

What: Hayes Grier at Bookends
Why: The social media star and teen signs his new book "Hollywood with Hayes".
When: Saturday, November 19, 1pm
Where:  211 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
Why: See this spectacular train show in its last year.
When: Sundays in November and December until Sunday, December 18, 1-4pm, $1
Where: 620 Cliff St., Hohokus
Why: Take the kids to enjoy the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at this charming show.
When: Sunday, November 20, 2pm, $12/Child, $15/Adults
Where: Wyckoff Family YMCA, 691 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff
Why: Learn all about the lives of wild turkeys and enjoy the arts and craft project.
When: Sunday, November 20, 2-3:30pm, Ages 3+, $6
Where: 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly 
Why: 75+ vendors selling their wares for the holidays.
When: Sunday, November 20, 9am-5pm
Where: 80 South Prospect Ave., Bergenfield
Why: This interactive live game show comes to Bergen. 
When: Sunday, November 20, 4pm, $12
Where: Ben Franklin Middle School, Ridgewood
What: The Glen Rock Thanksgiving Day 5K and Kids Fun Run
Why: Burn off those calories before the big meal.
When: Thursday, November 24, 5K (9am) $30, Kids Fun Run (9:45am) $15
Where: 390 Doremus Avenue, Glen Rock
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: Take a winter stroll under the sparkling lights of over 50 winter and animal characters.
When: Friday, November 18 thru January 2 (on select dates), 5-9pm, FREE
Where: 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange

What: New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show
Why: A winter wonderland across 250 acres with an expansive model train show, kids activities, live music and more.  Check out their Bar Car nights for even more live entertainment and of course, yummy hot beverages!
When: Saturday, November 19 thru January 16, Ages 2-12/$18, Adults/$30
Where: Bronx, NY

What: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation
Why: Take Turkey Day's morning tradition a step further by watching the iconic balloons come to life.
When: Wednesday, November 23, 3-10pm
Where: Near the Museum of Natural History, procession starting at 79th Street and Columbus Avenue

What: Thanksgiving Benefit & Open Farm at Perfect Christmas Tree Farm
Why: Pick out your Christmas tree and enjoy a family day with Mrs. Claus, hayrides, tree-trimming, and more. (Dogs welcome too!)
When: Saturday, November 19 & Sunday, November 20, 10am-5pm
Where: Phillipsburg
What: Harvest Weekend at Wave Hill
Why: Thanksgiving holiday crafts, workshop, tours and more seasonal fun.
When: Saturday, November 19 & Sunday, November 20, 9am-4:30pm, Ages 6+/$2, Adults/$8 (FREE admission on Saturdays from 9am-noon)
Where: Bronx, NY
Why: Combining the time-honored tradition of meeting Santa Claus with technological wizardry.
When: Now thru December 24
Where: One Ridge Hill Boulevard Yonkers, NY
Why: NJ’s largest walk-through animated Christmas display. 
When: Now thru December 24, (Mondays thru Saturday, 11am-8pm & Sundays 12-5pm) 
Where: 437 US Highway 46, Fairfield
Why: Ice skate at the iconic skating rink, do some holiday shopping, and eat tasty delights at this open air market.
When: Now thru March 5, 8am-10pm
Where: Between 5th & 6th Ave and 40th St. & 42nd Ave., NYC
Why: Your little monkey get curious like George as they explore key concepts in science, math, and engineering.
When: Now thru January 8, Curious George appearances are November 25th, December 28th & 29th. 
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City
Why: Meet the adorable character and enjoy the free play.
When: Friday, November 25, 3:30-5:30pm, $28
Where: 316 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood
Why:  Live entertainment, ice sculptures, a horse drawn hayride around town and more.
When: Saturday, November 26, 12-3pm
Where: Van Neste Square, Ridgewood
Why: Because The Odd Squad needs your help at this awesome live show. Bergen Mama readers click here to win a Family 4-Pack of Tickets!
When: Sunday, November 27, 2pm & 5:30pm
Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood
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