Things to Do in Bergen County Week of November 3

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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: Explore and have fun getting involved with practical science.
When: Friday, November 4, 3:30-4:15pm, Grades 4 & 5, FREE, Pre-Registration required
Where: 100 Ridge Rd., Mahwah

What: Parent Survival Night at The Litle Gym of Waldwick
Why: Because date night.
When: Friday, November 4, 5-8pm, Ages 2-12, Call 201-445-4444
Where: 28 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick
What: Meet and Greet with Woody from Toy Story at The Big Playhouse
Why: Meet the world's most dedicated toy at this fun play space.
When: Friday, November 4, 3:30-5:30pm, $28, Pre-Registration required
Where: 316 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood
Why: Kick off your holiday shopping season at the Y.
When: Friday, November 4 (4-8pm) & Saturday, November 5 (9am-2pm)
Where: 691 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff
Why: Check out this beloved school and day camp and enjoy a performance by Kimmy Schwimmy and child entertainer Mr. Derek.
When: Saturday, November 5, 10am-12pm
Where: 212/248 Herbert Ave., Closter and 2324 Fifth St., Fort Lee
What: Healthy Giving Day
Why: Meet Doctors, get free screenings, play games, win prizes and learn how to stay healthy during the holiday season.
When: Saturday, November 5, 11am-2pm, FREE
Where: Paramus Park Mall, upstairs in the food court
What: National Bison Day at the Bergen County Zoo
Why: Learn about our new national mammal and enjoy performances by Red Storm Drum and Dance Troupe.
When: Saturday, November 5, 11am-3pm, FREE
Where: Bergen County Zoo at Van Saun Park
Why:  Shop arts, crafts, gifts and more.
When: Saturday, November 5 & Sunday, November 6
Where: 40 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Montvale
Why: We vote for T-Rex!
When: Saturday, November 5 & Sunday, November 6, 10am-5pm, $15
Where: 40 Fort Lee Rd., Leonia

What: The Designer Showhouse for Heroes - Book Signing
Why:  Meet the newest RHONJ Siggy Flicker as she signs copies of her book "Write Your Own Fairy Tale: The New Rules for Dating, Relationships and Finding Love on Your Terms”.
When: Saturday, November 12, 1-3pm, Signed books will be $15, Admission $35
Where: 23 Denison Drive East, Saddle River, NJ

What: Free Lice Screening
Why: Have a professional check your kid’s head and give you peace of mind.
When: Saturday, November 5, 9am-5pm
Where: Heads Above Lice Treatment Center, 68 Schraalenburgh Rd., Harrington Park
Why: Come learn about the first group to ever settle in our area.
When: Sunday, November 6, 2-3pm, $8, Pre-Registration required
Where: 443 Van Nostrand Ave., Englewood
Why: A collection of compelling and imaginative feature-length films, documentaries and shorts.
When: Now thru Sunday, November 6
Where: Various venues in Teaneck

What: Paramus Catholic High School Craft Show
Why: This popular craft show has something for everyone.
When: Sunday, November 6, 10am-5pm
Where: 425 Paramus Rd., Paramus
Why: Take a nice walk along the trails before it gets too chilly.
When: Sunday, November 6, 3-4pm, Ages 2+/$6
Where: 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly

What: Chef Table Event: Mediterranean-Style Holiday Entertaining
Why: Dine on delicious NOVO Modern Mediterranean food creations with Sous Chef Matthew Weisberg plus get all the recipes so you can re-create the food at home!
When: Wednesday, November 9, 7-9pm, $55/person, RSVP required in advance at (201) 444-2955 or
Where: Healthbarn USA, 1057 Hillcrest Road, Ridgewood

What: St. Anthony’s Orthodox Church International Festival
Why: Mouthwatering food at this local exotic adventure.
When: Thursday, November 10 thru Saturday, November 12
Where: 385 Ivy Lane, Bergenfield
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: Combining the time-honored tradition of meeting Santa Claus with technological wizardry.
When: Friday, November 4 thru December 24
Where: One Ridge Hill Boulevard Yonkers, NY
Why: Everyone’s favorite pinkatastic girl is coming to the stage for an entertaining performance filled with music, dancing and family fun. 
When: Saturday, November 5, 2pm, $15/ticket
Where: WP Presents! at Shea Center for Performing Arts, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne

What: The NJ Family Pet Show
Why: Bring your furry friend and find out the latest and greatest pet products, enjoy informative demonstrations plus a pet costume contest.  
When: Saturday, November 5, 10am-7pm and Sunday, November 6, 10am-5pm, Children $5/ticket, Adults $12/ticket
Where: The Garden State Expo Center, 50 Atrium Drive, Somerset
Why: Santa (too soon?) makes an appearance at NJ’s largest walk-through animated Christmas display. 
When: Saturday, November 5 thru December 24, (Mondays thru Saturday, 11am-8pm & Sundays 12-5pm) 
Where: 437 US Highway 46, Fairfield

What: National Bison Day at The Bronx Zoo
Why:  Enjoy the Zoo while the nice weather lasts.
When: Saturday, November 5
Where: Bronx, NYC
What: Tots on Tour! Grounds For Sculpture
Why: Hands on workshops for little ones ages 3-5.
When: Saturday, November 5, 11am-1pm
Where: 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton
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 11th and 25th and December 28th and 29th. 
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City
Why: Wine, gourmet food trucks, fire pits, multiple bands, kids activities and more.
When: Saturday, November 12 & Sunday, November 13, Tickets start at $8
Where:  85 Archertown Rd., New Egypt

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: Party Fustion-style and learn all about this innovative school.
When: Thursday, November 17, 6-8pm
Where: 10 Sterling Blvd, Suite 201, Englewood




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