Things to Do in Bergen County Week of October 6

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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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What: Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music
Why: An interactive musical event your little one won't want to miss.
When: Friday, October 7 at 6:30pm and Saturday, October 8 at 10:30am and 2pm, click here to purchase tickets and enter the code 'FAMILY' to save 25%!
Where: NJ PAC, 1 Center St., Newark
Events Not to Miss:
Why: Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”
When: Friday, October 7, 8pm, FREE
Where: Ross Dock, Fort Lee
What: Park and Cho Pop Up
Why: If you can’t wait for Kimchi Smoke BBQ to open, drop by this yummy pop-up to taste the collab brainchild between new Kimchi chef Tim Culvert and sous chef Victor Oravetz.
When: Friday, October 7 & Saturday, October 8, 5-9pm
Where: Kimchi Smoke Barbecue, 301 Center Ave., Westwood
What: Rutherford Columbus Day Parade & Festival
Why: Three days of food trucks, entertainment, live music and more.
When: Friday, October 7 thru Sunday, October 9, 12-10pm
Where: Park Ave., East Rutherford
Why: Visit this facility that gives children the opportunity to be active without the pressures of a competitive team sport while under the watchful, experienced eye of a pediatric Physical Therapist.
When: Friday, October 7, 4:30-5:30pm
Where: The Gagasphere, 140 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick
Why: High quality craft show, German music and food, inflatable games, canoe rides, and more.
When: Saturday, October 8, 10am-5pm 
Where: The Duck Pond, Demarest 

What: Bergen County Fall Harvest Festival
Why: Craft fair, petting zoo, farmer's market, pumpkin picking, carnival rides, face painting, music & entertainment!
When: Saturday, October 8 & Sunday, October 9, 10am-6pm
Where: Van Saun County Park, Paramus
Why: You and your family working together as a team. 
When: Saturday, October 8, 2-3pm, $20
Where: 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
Why: Have your little trick-or-treater strut their stuff on the mini-catwalk.
When: Saturday, October 8, 12-1pm, FREE, Ages 2+, Pre-Registration required (201-488-1103)
Where: The Shops at Riverside, Hackensack
Why: Meet and greet with Daniel and enjoy the free play.
When: Sunday, October 9, 1:30-3:30pm, $28
Where: 316 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood
Why: A farmer's market, vendors, live music, games, food trucks and seasonal wine and craft beers.
When: Sunday, October 9, 11am-3pm
Where: Veldran Ave., Oradell
Why: Treat yourself to a fun day of rides, vendors, great food, live entertainment and more.
When: Sunday, October 9, 9am-5pm, Rain Date: Sunday, October 16
Where: 575 Darlington Ave., Ramsey
Why: Press and make your own cider.
When: Sunday, October 9, 12:30pm, 2pm & 3:30pm, $11/Adult, $22/Adult & Child
Where: 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
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
Why: Walk the park by lantern for this spooky night hunting for an escaped T-Rex and lots more dino fun.
When: Friday and Saturday nights, Now thru October 29, Dining with Dinos at 7pm, Tour at 8pm
Where: Fort Lee Road, Leonia
Why: Because we love a good hayride on the farm.
When: Monday, October 10 & Wednesday, October 12, 10:30am-4pm, $5 (And weekends too)
Where: 700 Lawlins Rd, Wyckoff

What: Storytime with Brendan Wenzel at The Curious Reader
Why: Wednesday, October 12, 4-5pm, FREE
When: The author/illustrator of "They All Saw a Cat" pops by this enchanting book shop.
Where: 229 Rock Rd., Glen Rock
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: Kick off fall at the Zoo with live music, a pumpkin carver, animals and more.
When: Saturday, October 8 thru Monday, October 10
Where: 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
Why: Live music, delicious eeeats, shopping, face painting, pumpkin painting, bounce houses, and more.
When: Saturday, October 8, 10am-6pm
Where: Central Ave., Pearl River, NY
Why: Get mentorship and hands-on access to technology that will make your Halloween costume beyond Pinterest worthy.
When: Saturdays: October 15, 22, 29, 10am or 1pm, Ages 12-18, Pre-registration required
Where: Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City
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: Meet the greatest chocolatiers, artisans, chefs and pastry chefs from around the world.
When: Saturday, October 8th & Sunday, October 9th. 
Where: The Terminal Stores, 269 Eleventh 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
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 cornmaze), 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:  Hand crafted items, unique retail, antiques, festival foods, and more.
When: Sunday, October 9, 10am-5pm
Where: Downtown Main St. & Broadway, Nyack, NY 
Why: Irresistible pop music set to a spectacular laser show.  
When: Tuesdays thru Fridays (4:15pm) & Saturdays (5:15pm), now 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: 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 in outrageous designs or LAST CHANCE to enter our giveaway for a chance to win 4 VIP tickets - click here.
When: Various dates in October & November
Where: Van Cortland Manor, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Why: It’s Fire Prevention Week so bring the kids to the station for fire truck rides, a firehouse tour, snacks, and adorable photo opps.
When: Thursday, October 13, 6-9pm
Where: 180 Pascack Rd., Woodcliff Lake
Why: Your littles will love the activities at this family farm with scenic views of the Hudson Valley.
When: Saturday, October 15 & Sunday, October 16, 9am-5pm
Where: 2187 State Route 32, Modena, NY


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