Things to Do in Bergen County Week of November 8

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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: Hop in the cockpits of rare planes to get the feel of flying.
When: Saturday, November 11 & Sunday, November 12, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., $8/Kids, $10/Adults
Where: New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame, Teterboro
Why: Pancakes and all the trimmings.
When: Saturday, November 11, 10:30 a.m. -  12:30 p.m., $15, Pre-Registration required
Where: 575 River Rd., New Milford
Why: Shop local at this historical site.
When: Now through Sunday, December 3, Open Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. & Thursdays 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Thanksgiving Day), $8 (3 visits allowed per ticket), children 12 and under FREE
Where: The Hermitage, 335 North Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus
Why: Get out into nature with your fam this weekend!
When: Saturday, November 11, 2 - 3 p.m., Ages 4+, $30 per family
Where: 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
Why: Dress as your favorite superhero (or everyday hero!) and enjoy activities and treats to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
When: Saturday, November 11, 12 p.m, $10 Donation 
Where: Riverside Square, Hackensack

What: The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
Why: Performing pets take the stage.
When: Saturday, November 11, 3 p.m., Prices starr at $19
Where: 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood
Why: Sample the farm’s famous dishes (and place orders) before the big day.
When: Saturday, November 11, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
Why: Catch the Dinos before their Bergen extinction date coming soon.
When: Saturdays and Sundays now through November 12, also open Friday, November 10
Where: Overpeck County Park, 40 Fort Lee Rd., Leonia

What: Yoga Storytime at The Curious Reader
Why: A special yoga storytime with author Betty Larrea.
When: Saturday, November 11, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., FREE
Where: 229 Rock Rd., Glen Rock
Why: Pumpkins, hay rides, fresh-pressed cider and all the good stuff.
When: Saturdays & Sundays, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Tip: Get there right when they open to avoid the parking issues.), Weekdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m., Ages 2+/$7
Where: 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
Why: Choo Choo your way over to Mahwah to check out this awesome model train.
When: Now through Saturday, November 11, FREE, Check website for schedule
Where: Mahwah Public Library, 100 Ridge Rd., Mahwah
Why: Check out this brand new parent-assisted play center for chlidren 12 months through 3 years old.                                                               
When: Now through Saturday, November 11, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., FREE, Pre-Registration Required, Mention Bergen Mama for a FREE Family Registration ($25 savings)
Where: 382 Kinderkamack Rd., Oradell
Why: Live out your HGTV dreams by seeing the newest trends in interior design.
When: Open now through Sunday, November 12, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., closed Mondays
Where: 46 Westerly Rd., Saddle River
Why: The inspirational gymnast signs her book Fierce.
When: Tuesday, November 14, 4pm
Where: Books and Greetings
Why: 1 through 2.5 years old enjoy bonding time with Mommy.
When: Thursdays until December 21, 9:30 a.m., FREE
Where: 585 Russell Ave., Wyckoff
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: Ages 2 - 5 celebrate the science of the great outdoors.
When: Daily at 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Where: Liberty Science Center, Jersey City
Why: Help fund the United Way of Rockland’s Literacy Programs.
When: Sunday, November 12, 9 - 11 a.m., Pre-Registration required
Where: Palisades Center, West Nyack, NY

What: The Chocolate Expo 2017
Why: Do you really need a reason?
When: Sunday, November 12, 10 - 7 p.m., Ages 5-11/$10, Adults/$15
Where: New Jersey Expo Center, Edison
Why: Trekkies, step into the shoes of a newly minted cadet in the 26th century at this interactive exhibition.
When: Now through May 28, 2018
Where: Liberty Science Center, Jersey City
Why: Grab some fall foliage pics for your Insta.
When: Saturday, November 11 & Sunday, November 12, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Kids 2-12/$10 & Adults/$25
Where: Bronx, NY
Why: Participate in seasonal, hands-on activities and drop-in tours on the farm.
When: Weekends now through Saturday, November 19, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Ages 2-15/$10, Adults/$20, Purchase your tickets beforehand as they do sell out.
Where: Pocantico Hills, NY
Why: Wine, gourmet food trucks, fire pits, multiple bands, kids activities and more.
When: Saturday, November 11 & Sunday, November 12, Tickets start at $8
Where:  85 Archertown Rd., New Egypt
Why: Head over to this beloved Christmas stop, an indoor walk-through display with lights, moving characters, music and more. 
When: Open daily, Santa photos start Friday, November 10, $3.99
Where: Jody's Silk Florist and Patio Center, 437 US Highway 46, Fairfield
Why: Taste test yummy pies on the farm and take in the holiday scenery.
When: Saturday, November 11 & Sunday, November 12, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., FREE
Where: 15 North Rd., Chester
Why: Holiday shopping and ice skating in NYC for the win.
When: Now through Friday, December 22
Where: Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, 40th and 42nd Streets, NYC
Why: Take the family on a night-time adventure through thousands of illuminated pumpkins arranged in outrageous designs.
When: Various dates now through November 25
Where: Van Cortland Manor, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Why: A magical wonderland featuring hundreds of toy trains, figurines, and miniature models.
When: Now through February 25, Ages 5-13/$6, Teens/$13, Adults/$21
Where: New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, NYC
Why: The Island of Sodor comes to Jerz.
When: Now through May 2018
Where: Liberty Science Center
Why: Take a winter stroll under the sparkling lights of over 50 winter and animal characters.
When: Begins Friday, November 17 and runs through January 2 on select dates, 5 - 9 p.m., FREE
Where: 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
Why: Picasso and pizza for kids at this creative night.
When: Saturday, November 18, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., Grades K-2, $50
Where: 411 East Clinton Ave, Tenafly
Why: Junior chefs learn some holiday recipes and make their own cookbook.
When: Saturday, November 18, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., Grades 3-6, $50
Where: 411 East Clinton Ave, Tenafly
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