Things to Do in Bergen County: Week of November 20th

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

Sponsored Post: This Saturday, The Elisabeth Morrow School will spend the day saying “thanks” with an event to benefit Center for Food Action. Join them for a FREE DAY of music, acting from the Performing Arts School at Bergen PAC, cookie making, nature workshops and more! (A Day of Gratitude, Saturday, November 22nd, noon-4pm, The Elisabeth Morrow School, 435 Lydecker St, Englewood, click here for more info.)

Garden State Plaza Breakfast with Santa: A private meet and greet with Santa? Check. Breakfast from Au Bon Pain? Check. Cookies and Hot Cocoa from Max Brenner? Check. Come join us for all that and more on Saturday, November 29th. Tickets available through Eventbrite here.

Globetrotters Giveaway : Everyone’s favorite ball dribblin’ team is coming to the Prudential Center next month- and we’ve got a BUNCH of family 4packs to give away to our lucky readers. Enter to win a pack for your fam here.

Events Not To Miss:

What: Shake Shack Opens at Garden State Plaza
Why: Burgers, Shakes and Fries Oh my.
When:Friday, November 21st at 11am
Where:Garden State Plaza, Paramus

What: Sports Spectacular Night Out for Kids
Why: Drop off the kiddos grades 1 through 4 for a fun night of sports and eats.
When: Saturday, November 22, 6-9pm, Member/$30, Non-Member/$35
Where: Bergen County Y, 605 Pascack Rd., Washington Twp.

What: Thanksgiving Crafternoon at Couture Craft Studio
Why: Crafting for Turkey Day
When: Saturday, November 22, 11am to 3pm or 4-6pm
Where: 10 Franklin Tpke, Waldwick

What: Crafts In Ridgewood
Why: Support local artisans and start your holiday shopping at this craft show that benefits needy youth.
When: Saturday, November 22, 10am-5pm
Where:Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood

What: Closter Nature Center’s Music by the Pond
Why: Spend an autumn evening outdoors, while you still can, enjoying open-mike traditional and folk acoustic music played by local musicians and members.
When: Saturday, November 22, 7-9pm, Rain or Shine
Where: 154 Ruckman Rd., Closter

What: “What’s For Lunch Today?” Thanksgiving Puppet Show
Why: Bring your 2-7 year old to this free puppet show and performance by the Healthy Snack Band, and stay for arts and crafts and (nut-free!) snacks.
When: Sunday, November 23, 10-11:30am, RSVP required
Where: Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County, 275 McKinley Ave., New Milford

What: Ramapo Valley Railroad Holiday Train Show
Why: Come see this exquisitely designed model railroad complete with holiday cheer!
When: Sundays; November 23, 30 & December 7, 14, 28, 1-4pm, Suggested Donation Adults/$5, Kids/$1
Where: 620 Cliff St., Hohokus

What: Temple Sinai of Bergen County’s Holiday Boutique
Why: A shopping extravaganza right in time for the holiday madness to begin.
When: Sunday, November 23, 10am-4pm
Where: 1 Engle St., Tenafly

What: Sukey Molloy & Friends
Why: Come bring your littlest one to experience award winning Sukey’s sing-a-long songs and dance!
When: Monday, November 24, 10:30am, Call the library to register
Where: Lee Memorial Library, 500 West Crescent Ave., Allendale

What: The Fabulous Four Book Event
Why: Come meet these impressive published tween authors (yup, you read that correctly) at this special book signing event.
When: Tuesday, November 25, 4pm
Where: 271G Livingston St., Northvale

If you’re heading out of Bergen…

What: Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.
Why: Superheroes-in-training are granted special S.H.I.E.L.D. access to the official Avenger’s S.T.A.T.I.O.N.  Don’t get it? Ask your little Captain America to explain it to you!
When: Opened this week through January 4, 10am-8pm, 3-11 years old/$27
Where: Discovery Times Square, NYC


What: Mooseltoe at Bergen PAC
Why: Mooseltoe is the charming story about a Moose who wants to fly with Santa’s reindeer.
When: Saturday, November 29, 1pm & 4pm, Tickets start at $10
Where: 30 North Brunt St., Englewood

What: Wild Kratts at Bergen PAC
Why: The animated Kratt Brothers from PBS Kids “come to real life” in a classically Wild Kratts story!
When: Sunday, November 30, 1pm, Tickets start at $29
Where: 30 North Brunt St., Englewood

What: West Rock Party Showcase
Why: See and sample the BEST in the Party Biz and while you’re there, enter the giveaway to win $10,000 towards your dream bash!
When: Sunday, November 30th 1pm to 4pm
Where:21 Pralle Lane, Bardonia


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