Things to Do in Bergen County Week of October 26

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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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Why: Lily and Liam is a unique space that is both comfortable and stress-free for parents but also filled with toys and play structures that will keep your children excited and engaged. Click here to enter for a chance to win 5 FREE play passes!
Where: Lilly and Liam, 250 S Van Brunt St, Englewood, NJ
Why: The GRAMMY Museum Experience at the Prudential Center showcases interactive exhibits and a chance to explore and celebrate the enduring legacies of all forms of music. Click here to enter for a chance to win 4 tickets!
When: Open Tuesdays – Sundays (closed Mondays), 11am-6pm, ticket prices $7-$10 each
Where: Prudential Center, 165 Mulberry St, Newark, NJ
Events Not to Miss:

What:  Halloween Party 
Why: Wear your costume and enjoy the games, crafts and free play at this perfect gym for kids.
When: Friday, October 27, 3 - 6 p.m., $15, RSVP required
Where: 10 Franklin Tpke., Waldwick
What:  Kids Night Out  
Why: No parents allowed at this Halloween painting party.
When: Friday, October 27, 6 - 8 p.m., Ages 6+, $35, RSVP required
Where: 210 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
Why: Wear your costume, decorate cookies, meet the Trolls, and enjoy the free play.
When: Friday, October 27, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., $30
Where: 316 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood

What: Tons of Toys Trick Or Treat Party
Why: A costume contest, prizes and more.
When: Saturday, October 28, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., FREE
Where: 140 Westwood Ave., Westwood
Why: Trick or treat on the farm and take a hayride afterwards.
When: Saturday, October 28, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., FREE
Where: 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
Why: A parade, halloween movie in the park, a non-spooky hayride for your little ghouls and more.
When: Saturday, October 28, 1 p.m. 
Where: Oakes Park, Old Tappan
Why: A gourmet hot dog tasting on the farm!
When: Saturday, October 28, 12 - 3 p.m., FREE entry
Where: 575 River Rd., New Milford
Why: Take the littles for some safe holiday fun.
When: Saturday, October 28, 10am-1pm
Where: 441 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Woodcliff Lake
Why: Bounce house, inflatables, carnival games, a costume contest and more.
When: Saturday, October 28, 10am-12pm, FREE
Where: Petruska Park, Paramus

What: Halloween Kids' Night Out
Why: Take a few hours for yourself and drop the kids off in their costumes for pizza and crafts.
When: Saturday, October 28, 6 - 8 p.m. $25 ($10 for sibs), RSVP required
Where: Hohokus Yoga, 18 Sycamore Ave., Hohokus
Why: An afternoon of Halloween fun with a parade, music, pumpkins, food, a movie and more.
When: Saturday, October 28, 10 a.m.
Where: Borough Hall, Hillsdale
Why: Strut your stuff at this fun parade.
When: Saturday, October 28, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: 100 Highland St., Leonia

What: 2nd Annual Westwood Fall Fest
Why: March in the Ragamuffin Parade at 10 a.m. or stroll around town enjoying the cider, scavenger hunt, and more.
When: Saturday, October 28, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Parade starts at Community Center
Where: Downtown Westwood
Why: Costume contest, pumpkin decorating, balloon twister, and tons of entertainment
When: Saturday, October 28, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Outlets at Bergen Town Center, Paramus
Why: Take a stroll through this intricate (and wildly popular) maze set up by a local family in their backyard. At night, this maze is haunted, so daytime is best if you have little ones!
When: Now through Halloween, 4 - 9 p.m. weekdays, 12 - 9 p.m. Sat & Sun
Where: 124 Sheridan Terrace, Ridgewood
Why: A fun parade for your little ones.
When: Saturday, October 28, 10 a.m., babies- 4th grade
Where: Terrace Street Parking Lot
Why: We love this local farm and market! Take a hayride and enjoy the seasonal fun.
When: Saturday, October 28, 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Ages 2+/$5
Where: 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff

What: Halloween at Lu Lu Belle of Closter
Why: Get your face painted and trick-or-treat!
When: Saturday, October 28, 12 - 3 p.m., FREE
Where: Closter Plaza
Why: Ghost stories, poems, and music for zombies of all ages.
When: Saturday, October 28, 7 -8 p.m. (Rain Date Sunday, October 29)
Where: Haworth Pond
Why: A 30-foot tree-house slide, haunted greenhouse, a feeding zoo, hayrides, a six-acre corn maze and more.
When: Saturdays & Sundays now through Halloween
Where: 75 Blanch Ave., Closter
Why: Because dogs deserve a Halloween too!
When: Saturday, October 28, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Fort Lee Dog Park, 519 Stilwell Ave., Fort Lee
Why: Unique crafters and artisans selling holiday items.
When: Saturday, October 28 through Sunday, December 3, $15 (3 visits allowed per ticket), Open daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. & Thursdays 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: 335 North Franklin Turnpike, Hohokus
Why: Food trucks, live music, lawn games, face painting and more.
When: Sunday, October 29, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Ages 12+/$12
Where: Ramapo College of NJ, Mahwah
Why: The Dinos are back and better than ever! 
When: Saturdays and Sundays now through November 12, also open Thursday, November 9 and Friday, November 10.
Where: Overpeck County Park, 40 Fort Lee Rd., Leonia
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 when they open to avoid the parking issues.), Weekdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m., Ages 2+/$7
Where: 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
Why: Enjoy this Bergen tradition where you get to press and make your own cider.
When: Sunday, October 29, 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3:30 p.m., $10 or family/$30
Where: 313 Hudson Ave, Tenafly
Why: Because, pancakes.
When: Sunday, October 29, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., $7 donation
Where:  Northern Valley Regional High School, Demarest

What: Spin 4 Sharsheret
Why: Take a Spin or Zumba class in support of this charity supporting women and their families facing breast cancer in our own community.
When: Sunday, October 29, $36, Check the class options online
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave, Tenafly
Why: Pumpkins, a corn maze, apple-cider donuts, a petting zoo and more.
When: Weekday hayrides 3 p.m. - 5 p.m., weekends 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., $4 
Where: 85 Airmont Ave., Mahwah
Why: Candy, a spooky storytime, a dog costume contest and more.
When: Tuesday, October 31, 4 - 6 p.m., FREE
Where: Macy’s Court
Why: Live out your HGTV dreams by seeing the newest trends in interior design.
When: Open now through November 12, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., closed Mondays
Where: 46 Westerly Rd., Saddle River
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: Trekkies, step into the shoes of a newly minted cadet in the 26th century at this interactive exhibition.
When: Saturday, Oct. 28 through May 28, 2018
Where: Liberty Science Center, Jersey City

What: Ort Farms Fall Food Truck Fest
Why: Food Trucks, beer & sangria garden, face painting, DJ & plenty of farm activities.
When: Sunday, October 29, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: 25 Bartley Rd., Long Valley
Why: Pick up a map at guest services and go get your candy!
When: Tuesday, October 31, 5 - 7 p.m.
Where: Palisades Center Mall
Why: Enjoy fun and wacky Halloween celebration with entertainment and activities all day.
When: Saturday, October 28, 12 - 5:30 p.m., 12 and under FREE, Adults/$15, Students/$10
Where: 990 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY
Why: Spider Maze, Spooktacular Laser Show, Doom Zoo and more frightening fun.
When: Saturday, October 28, 10 a.m., Ages 10+, See website for pricing
Where: Liberty State Park, Jersey City
Why: A train ride, train tours, an awesome corn maze and more autumn fun.
When: Weekends now through the end of October. Check the website for ticket options.
Where: Along the Delaware River
Why: A musical costume parade, dance party, crafts, scavenger “haunt” and more.
When: Saturday, October 28, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Josie Robertson Plaza and Hearst Plaza at Lincoln Center, NYC
Why: The largest Halloween parade of its kind outside of NYC.  
When: Saturday, October 28, 5 -8 p.m.
Where: Memorial Park, Piermont Ave., Nyack, NY
Why: The Manhattan landmark gets spooky for the Holiday with a puppet show, face painting, a photo booth, a scanner hunt and more.
When: Saturday, October 28, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., FREE
Where: From West 14th St. to West 17th St., NYC
Why: Snag tickets now and take the family on a night-time adventure through thousands of illuminated pumpkins arranged in outrageous designs.
When: Various dates now through October & November
Where: Van Cortland Manor, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Why: The Island of Sodor comes to Jerz.
When: Now through May 2018
Where: Liberty Science Center
Why: Jack-o’-lantern creatures, a costume parade, a hay maze and more make this a really fun time to visit the zoo.
When: Saturday, October 29 & Sunday, October 29
Where: Bronx, NY
Why: Candy from trunk to trunk.
When: Sunday, October 29, 5 p.m.
Where: J Lot, Palisades Center Mall

What: Trick or Treat at Waterloo Village
Why: Candy for the kids, adult bevvies for us, a scavenger hunt, spooky forest walks, the witch in the woods telling ghost stories, and more family fun.
When: Sunday, October 29, 3 - 8 p.m., $5
Where: Waterloo Village Historic Site, Stanhope
Why: Farm animals, delicious seasonal foods, a corn maze, a hay crawl and more at this fall celebration.
When: Now through Sunday, November 5. Check the website for dates and hours.
Where: 451 State Route 94, Vernon
Why: A not-so-scary train ride and lots of sweets as you trick-or-treat around the zoo.
When: Tuesday, October 31, 4 - 8 p.m., $5
Where: 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
Why: Live music, hay rides, apple picking and more.
When: Now through Sunday, October 29, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: 9 Fishkill Farm Rd., Hopewell Junction, NY
Why: A hay maze, hayrides, pumpkin launches, a special stunt show, costume contests, plus all the usual awesome rides and attractions.
When: Sunday, October 29, included with a full-day admission ticket
Where: 100 Pinedge Dr., West Berlin
Why: A museum featuring antique dolls, cars and more, animals and a costume contest at the zoo.
When: Saturday, October 28. Every child in costume accompanied by a full-priced adult will be admitted FREE.
Where: 218 County Road, Sussex 

What: Christmas Ice Caverns
Why: Head over to this beloved Christmas stop with all the frills. 
When: Opens Saturday, November 4, Santa arrives Friday, November 10
Where: 437 US Highway 46, Fairfield
What: Winter in Bryant Park
Why: Holiday shopping and ice skating in NYC for the win.
When: Opens Wednesday, November 1 through Friday, Decmber 22
Where: Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, 40th and 42nd Streets, NYC
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