Things to Do in Bergen County Week of September 1

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We rounded up the best things to do in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!

Events Not to Miss:

Why: The park hosts outdoor free movies. Check out We Bought a Zoo & Jurassic World this week.
When: Thursday, September 1 & Friday, September 2, 8pm, FREE
Where: 216 Forest Ave, Paramus
Why: Get ready to gorge on zeppoles and ride the rides…
When: Friday, September 2 (6-10pm) thru Monday, September 5 (2-10pm), 4-10pm Sat & Sun
Where: 40 Spring St., Lodi
Why: Just one of the cute events happening this week at this adorbs open play space.
When: Friday, September 2, 3:30-5:30pm, babies thru 6 years old, , $28, Pre-Registration required
Where: 316 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood
Why: Move over peaches, apple season has officially begun.
When: Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4, 9:30am-4:30pm, $5
Where: 244 Werimus Rd, Hillsdale
Why: Fun in the sun with swimming events, sand castle building contests, toddler golf, food and more.
When: Saturday, September 3, 1-4pm, Rain Date: Sunday, September 4
Where: Crestwood Lake- East Beach, Allendale
Why: Catch this vehicle of cuteness as it rolls into Paramus.
When: Saturday, September 3, 10am-8pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus, parked by Grand Lux Cafe
Why: Food, kids activities, dancing, DJ, fireworks and more.
When: Saturday, September 3, 5-10pm
Where: Memorial Town Hall, 340 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff
Why: Vendors, a Children’s stage, mechanical bull, antiques, food trucks and even more.
When: Monday, September 5, 10am-5pm
Where: Park Ave., Rutherford
Why: Run through this charming town for a great cause.
When: Monday, September 5, 8:30am, $25, Kids Fun Run/$10
Where: 390 Dorms Ave., Glen Rock
Why: Kids rides, concerts, grub, fireworks and more.
When: Monday, September 5, 1pm
Where: Downtown Closter 
Why: Shop, kiddie rides, climbing wall, face painting, sand art, live entertainment and more!
When: Monday, September 5, 10am-5pm
Where: Held along 91 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale
Why: The Dinos are back and at their new home in Bergen.
When:  Now thru September 5, Tuesdays thru Sundays
Where:  40 Fort Lee Rd., Leonia
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
What: Giant Corn Maze Opens at Alstede Farms
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 starting Friday, September 2nd, 9am-6pm, Tickets start at $6, prices vary based on day and time. 
Where: 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
Why: The best of the nation including the U.S. Air Force come out for an amazing show.
When: Saturday, September 3 & Sunday, September 4, Tickets start at $11.25 for kids and $22.50 for Adults
Where: Stewart International Airport, 1180 First St., New Windsor, NY
Why: Because 2-for-1 tickets are something to get excited about.
When: Monday, September 5 thru Sunday, September 18
Where: NYC
Why: THE corn festival not to be missed. 
When: Saturday, September 3 thru Monday, September 5, Kids 3+/$8, Adults/$16
Where: 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY
Why: A hayride, all you can eat breakfast, and apple picking.
When: Sunday, September 4, 8am-12:30pm, Adults/$12.99, Ages 2+/$7.99
Where: 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
What: Nutley Street Fair and Craft Show
Why: Great food, rides, live music, games and family fun.
When: Sunday, September 4, 11am-5pm
Where: Downtown Nutley
Why: Dig for dinos at this special, limited-engagement event.
When: Now thru Labor Day, FREE with admission
Where: 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
Why: Over 30 farm fun activities, including hay rides, obstacle courses, ball arcades, corn maze and more.
When: Now thru September 11, 10am-5pm
Where: 451 State Rt. 94, Vernon
Why: 16th Century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music and dance.
When: Weekends and Labor Day now thru October 2, Ages 5-12/$12, Adults/$25
Where: Tuxedo Park, NY
Why: Your last chance to check out this underground lair.
When: Now thru September 5
Where: 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
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: Teens compete against each other in a 400 yard lake swim and a 5K run.  
When: Saturday, September 10, Ages 13-18, 7am Check in
Where: Indian Trail Club, Franklin Lakes
Why: Come see what the J is all about. Sample classes, moon bounce, balloonologist, face painting, giveaways, discounts and more.
When: Sunday, September 11, 1-4pm, Free and open to the community
Where: 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly
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 staring on September 30 and through out October & November
Where: Van Cortland Manor, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
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