Things to Do in Bergen County Week of October 27

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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: Costume contest, photo booth, a Rockin' concert, art projects, trick or treating and more spooky fun!
When: Friday, October 28th, 4:00-5:30pm and Sunday, October 30th, 10:30am-12:00pm, $15/members and $20/non-members, RSVP required, click here to get tickets.
Why: A parade, halloween movie in the park, a non-spooky hayride for your little ghouls and more.
When: Friday, October 28 & Saturday, October 29, 4-8pm
Where: Oakes Park, Old Tappan
Why: Decorate and take home a Halloween Gingerbread House.
When: Friday, October 28 (1pm, 4pm & 6:30pm for Teens) & Saturday, October 29 (10:30am), $30
Where: Chef Central, 240 Rt. 17 N., Paramus
Why: Wear your costume, decorate cookies with Cookie Monster, and enjoy the free play.
When: Friday, October 28, 3-5:30pm, $30
Where: 316 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood
Why: A costume parade, hayrides, treats, and a perfect event for your little trick-or-treater.
When: Saturday, October 29, 10am-12pm, FREE
Where: 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
Why: Strut your stuff at this fun parade.
When: Saturday, October 29, 10am-12pm
Where: 100 Highland St., Leonia
Why: An afternoon of Halloween fun with a parade, music, pumpkins, food, a movie and more.
When: Saturday, October 29, 3pm
Where: Borough Hall, Hillsdale
Why: A gourmet hot dog tasting on the farm!
When: Saturday, October 29, 12-3pm, FREE entry
Where: 575 River Rd., New Milford
Why: BYOP (pumpkin!) and the YMCA will provide a fun day of crafts, snacks, holiday fun and more.
When: Saturday, October 29, 1-3:30pm, FREE
Where: 55 N. Broad St., Ridgewood
Why: The perfect trick-or-treat spot for your little ones.
When: Saturday, October 29, 11am-3pm
Where: Boudler Run, 327 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff
Why: Take the littles for some safe holiday fun.
When: Saturday, October 29, 10am-1pm
Where: 441 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Woodcliff Lake
Why: A trunk-or-treat and an hour of free open play with a ton of sports activities, music and more.
When: Saturday, October 29, 12-2pm, FREE, Pre-Registration required
Where: 134 Hopper Ave., Waldwick
Why: A parade, kids DJ, games, crafts and more.
When: Saturday, October 29, 9:45am
Where: Town Hall, Hohokus
Why: Bounce house, inflatables, carnival games, a costume contest and more.
When: Saturday, October 29, 10am-12pm, FREE
Where: Petruska Park, Paramus
Why: A fun parade for your little ones.
When: Saturday, October 29, 10am, babies- 4th grade
Where: Terrace Street Parking Lot
Why: Because dogs deserve a Halloween too!
When: Saturday, October 29, 11am-3pm
Where: Fort Lee Dog Park, 519 Stilwell Ave., Fort Lee
Why: Press and taste your own cider!
When: Sunday, October 30, 12:30pm, 2pm & 3:30pm, $22 (one adult and one child)
Where: 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
Why: A non-spooky or scary hayride, a trunk or treat, face painting, bounce house and more.
When: Sunday, October 30, 3:30-9pm
Where: Rutherford Memorial Park, Rutherford
Why: Because, pancakes.
When: Sunday, October 30, 8am-12pm, $7 donation
Where:  Northern Valley Regional High School, Demarest
Why: The famous chef signs his new cookbook, “Big American Cookbook”.
When: Sunday, October 30, Noon
Where: 271G Livingston St., Northvale
Why: A 5K and 1M fun run for the littlest zombies.
When: Sunday, October 30, 9am, $25
Where: 80 S. Prospect Ave., Bergenfield
Why: The popular show that features 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins comes to NJ.
When: Now thru Sunday, October 30
Where: Meadowlands Expo Center, Secaucus
Why: Head over to this local spot and enjoy the fall festivitites including their BRAND NEW CORN MAZE.
When: Weekends thru Halloween, 10am-5pm
Where: 75 Blanch Ave., Closter
What: Hayrides at Abma's Farm
Because this farm has everything you need for local autumn fun.
When: Weekends, 10:30am-4pm, $5 
Where: 700 Lawlins Rd, Wyckoff
Why: Pumpkin picking (a free pumpkin to the first 100 kids!), cider donuts, a book sale, kids activities and more.
When: Sunday, October 30, 1-5pm
Where: 1201-1209 Main St., River Edge
Why: A Halloween Magic Show from 4-5pm and trick-or-treating from 4-6pm.
When: Monday, October 31, 4-6pm, FREE
Where: Macy’s Court
Why: The iconic store throws a retirement bash with HUGE sales, giveaways, bargains, refreshments and fun.
When: Tuesday, November 1
Where: 18 Washington St., Tenafly
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: Enjoy fun and wacky Halloween celebration with entertainment and activities all day.
When: Saturday, October 24, 12-5:30pm, 12 and under FREE, Adults/$15, Students/$10
Where: 990 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY
Why: A not-so-scary train ride and lots of sweets as you trick-or-treat around the zoo.
When: Monday, October 31, 4-8pm, $5
Where: 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
Why: Pick up a map at guest services and go get your candy!
When: Monday, October 31, 3-5pm
Where: Palisades Center Mall
Why: A hay maze, hayrides, pumpkin launches, a special stunt show, costume contests, plus all the usual awesome rides and attractions.
When: Weekends thru Saturday, October 29, Included with a full-day admission ticket
Where: 100 Pinedge Dr., West Berlin
Why: Celebrate silly, not-too-spooky fun at the park with a ton of Halloween fun.
When: Weekends now thru Sunday, October 30
Where: Langhorne, PA
Why: A musical costume parade, dance party, crafts, scavenger “haunt” and more.
When: Saturday, October 29, 11am-1pm
Where: Atrium at Lincoln Center, NYC
Why: The largest Halloween parade of its kind outside of NYC.  
When: Saturday, October 29, 3-7:30pm
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 29, 11am-3pm, FREE
Where: From West 14th St. to West 17th St., 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: Jack o’lantern creatures, a costume parade, a hay maze and more make this a really fun time to visit the Zoo.
When: Weekends now thru Sunday, October 30
Where: Bronx, NY
Why: The corn maze is OPEN! (and we love ourselves a good corn maze), plus family fun including moon bounce, pony rides, and wagon trains.
When: Open daily, 9am-6pm, Tickets start at $6, prices vary based on day and time. 
Where: 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
Why: Irresistible pop music set to a spectacular laser show.  
When: Tuesdays thru Fridays (4:15pm) & Saturdays (5:15pm), all thru October, Adults/$7, Kids/$5
Where: Liberty State  Park, Jersey City
Why: Choo Choo you way through the beautiful fall landscape and land at a pumpkin patch.
When: October Weekends (Check website for times)
Where: Delaware River Road Excursions, 100 Elizabeth St., Phillipsburg
Why: Enjoy the games, face painting, make bear treats and watch them explore their decorated den.
When: Saturday, October 29, 10:30am-3pm, $10 parking fee
Where: 55 Hessian Dr., Bear Mountain, NY
Why: Amazing “trek tech” experience as you become a cadet at the Starlet Academy. Check out the overnights too! 
When: Now thru October 31, Ages 5+/$18, Adults/$25
Where: Pier 86, W. 46th St. & 12th Ave., NYC
Why: Snag tickets now and take the family on a night-time adventure through thousands of illuminated pumpkins arranged jawdropping fashion.
When: Various dates in October & November
Where: Van Cortland Manor, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
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: Pinkalicious The Musical
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
Why: Ice skate at the iconic skating rink, do some holiday shopping, and eat tasty delights at this open air market.
When: Friday, November 4 thru March 5, 8am-10pm
Where: Between 5th & 6th Ave and 40th St. & 42nd Ave., NYC
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