Things to Do in Bergen County Week of September 13

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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: The Great Jack O Lantern Blaze AND GIVEAWAY
Why: Tickets go on sale and *poof* they’re gone. Snag yours today.
When: September 28th through November 24, tickets start at $16 ENTER TO WIN A VIP FAMILY TIX HERE
Where: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Events Not To Miss:
Why: Beautiful and healthy skin at your fingertips.
When: Through Saturday September 22, 10 am-9:30 pm, $75-$115 for complimentary bag and samples
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: Learn all the secrets to getting a good night’s sleep.
When: Thursday September 13, 7 pm
Where: Bogota Public Library, 375 Larch Avenue, Bogota
Why: A good time with rides and games and end-of-summer thrills.
When: Thursday September 13, 6-9 pm, Friday September 14, 6-11 pm, Saturday September 15, 1-11 pm, Sunday September 16, 1-8 pm, $25 raffle and ride tickets
Where: St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 445 Fifth Avenue, River Edge
Why: Classic car show, pie eating contest and carnival rides.
When: Friday September 14, 5-10 pm, Saturday September 15, 2-10 pm, Sunday September 16, 1-7 pm
Where: Saint Joseph School, 105 Harrison Street, New Milford
Why: Meet the instructors, take a tour and enjoy free workshops.
When: Friday September 14, 4-7 pm
Where: One River School of Art & Design, 319 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale
Why: Think rides, games, entertainment and food trucks.
When: Friday September 14, 6-10 pm, Saturday September 15, 4-10 pm, Sunday September 16,12:30-9 pm
Where: The Church of Saint Anne, 15-05 Saint Anne Street, Fair Lawn
Why: This huge town block party brings a kidz zone, over 100 vendors and entertainment for all ages.
When: Saturday September 15, 10 am-5 pm
Where: 231 Main Street, Ridgefield Park
Why: Food trucks, music, train rides and carnival food and much more.
When: Saturday September 15, 12-10 pm-Sunday September 16, 12-8 pm
Where: Teaneck National Guard Armory, 1799 Teaneck Road, Teaneck
Why: Bite into the Meatballs BBQ plus music, bouncing, food trucks and more fun.
When: Saturday September 15, 12-5 pm
Where: Beechwood Park, 380 Hillsdale Avenue, Hillsdale
Why: Teresa Guidice, Dorinda Medley, Kelly Dodd and Carole Radziwill give a personal look into the Housewives’ lives.
When: Saturday September 15, 8 pm, $49-$179
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood
Why: Fresh pizza straight from the brick oven and crafts for the kids.
When: Saturday September 15, 5:30-8:30 pm, $12 per pizza
Where: Fresh and Fancy Farms, 575 River Road, New Milford
Why: Ages 3-6 mix up a batch of apple cinnamon muffins and craft a magnet.
When: Saturday September 15, 9:30-11 am, $30
Where: The Crafty Kitchen, 51 Prospect Place, Hillsdale
Why: Nature tours, music and kid’s nature activities.
When: Saturday September 15, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Dekorte Park, 1 De Korte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst
Why: Visit vendors from sports to beauty to face painting, and everything in between.
When: Saturday September 15, 10 am-4 pm, $5
Where: The Hermitage, 335 North Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus
Why: The truck makes its way to Bergen with treats and merch, but get ‘em while they’re hot!
When: Saturday September 15, 10 am-8 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus
What: Suffern Jamfest
Why: Music, food and fun for all.
When: Saturday September 15, 12-6 pm
Where: Mahwah Elks, 1 Foxwood Avenue, Mahwah
Why: Get a taste of the best of Bergen, plus music and entertainment all day.
When: Saturday September 15, 12-5 pm-Sunday September 16, 1-6 pm, $55
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: Get in the fall spirit with pumpkin picking, hay rides, corn box and adventure playground.
When: Saturday September 15-Monday November 5, Weekends 9 am-4:30 pm, Weekdays 3-4:30 pm, $7
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale
Why: Sample classes plus tons of family fun from bouncing to a petting zoo and entertainers.
When: Sunday September 16, 1-4 pm
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Avenue, Tenafly
Why: Games, music and tons of eats.
When: Sunday September 16, 11 am-6 pm, $5, kids under 10 free
Where: Maywood Memorial Park, 826 Spring Valley Road, Maywood
Why: Stroll and shop while the kids enjoy the huge kids zone.
When: Sunday September 16, 12-5 pm
Where: Downtown East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood
Why:  Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch and enjoy fall staples like cider and donuts.
When: Wednesday September 19, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Abmas Farm, 700 Lawlins Road, Wyckoff
Why: Press your own apple cider in this cider making 101.
When: Sundays beginning September 9-October 28, 12:30-1:30 pm, 2-3 pm, 3:30-4:30 pm, member/$5, non-member/$10
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly
Why: Take a hay wagon to the orchard and enjoy a petting zoo, crooked house village and more fall fun.
When: Open through Monday October 22, 9 am-4:30 pm, $7
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: Arts and crafts, entertainment, rides, games and savory food.
When: Thursday September 13-Sunday September 23, 11:30 am-11 pm
Where: Mulberry Street, Little Italy, NYC
What: Blauvelt Sons of Italy Italian Feast & Carnival
Why: Enjoy Italian food and desserts, plus entertainment, rides and games.
When: Thursday September 13, 5-11 pm, Friday September 14, 5 pm-midnight, Saturday September 15, 12 pm-midnight, Sunday September 16, 12-9 pm
Where: Tappan Masonic Park Fair Grounds, 120 Western Highway S, Tappan
Why: Acrobats, clowns and a human canonball entertain the whole family.
When: Friday September 14-Monday September 24, weekdays 7:30 pm, weekends 2 pm, 5 pm, 8 pm.
Where: Palisades Center Parking Lot J, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
Why: Hot food trucks, kids zone and plenty of shopping.
When: Saturday September 15, 12-8 pm
Where: Newark Avenue between Grove Street and Coles Street, Jersey City
Why: Watch as these birds of prey perform aerial feats and enjoy activity tables.
When: Saturday September 15, 12-3 pm
Where: Stadium Ball Fields, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
Why: Get an up-close look at the Red Panda and enjoy activities with a Keeper.
When: Saturday September 15-Sunday September 16, 8:30-10 am
Where: Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange
Why: This huge fall festival brings hayrides, pony rides, races and carnival rides.
When: Saturday September 15-Sunday November 4, 10 am-6 pm, $12
Where: Heaven Hill Farm, 451 State Route 94, Vernon
Why: Buccaneers will love the FREE pirate parade, kayaking and fishing derby.
When: Sunday September 16, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Laurel Hill Park, Secaucus
Why: Slide on your sneakers for an easy hike to learn about plants and animals.
When: Sunday September 16, 1-2 pm
Where: NJ Botanical Gardens, 2 Morris Road, Ringwood
Why: Farm fun includes wagon rides, cider-making and farm animals.
When: Sunday September 16, 12-5 pm, ages 2-3/$4, ages 4-16/$6, adults/$8
Where: Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township
Why: Food and craft vendors, plus games and live music.
When: Open weekends through Sunday October 28, 2-10 pm Saturdays, 12-8 pm Sundays.
Where: Harborside, 3 Second Street, Jersey City
What: Stone Barns Center Weekend Admission
Why: Farm activities from meeting pigs and bees to collecting eggs.
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am-5 pm, $22
Where: Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills
Why: Join Arthur and his friends and family in this interactive learning exhibit.
When: Open through September 16, free with admission
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
Why: Explore the grossest parts of the human body, in the coolest of ways.
When: Open through Sunday September 23, premium pass required.
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
Why: Ride the train to Snyder farm, have a picnic and get lost in the maze.
When: Weekends through Sunday September 23, 11 am, 12:30 pm, 2 pm, 3:30 pm, kids/$11, adults/$17
Where: Delaware River Railroad Excursions, 99 Elizabeth Street, Phillipsburg
Why: Swifties: Step inside the life of the hugely popular singer, who hand-picked personal photos, videos and lyrics for display.
When: Open daily through October 19, 11 am-6 pm, kids/$7, adults/$10
Where: GRAMMY Museum Experience, Prudential Center, 165 Mulberry Street, Newark
Why: Explore the giant corn maze, take a wagon ride to the orchard and get down to live music.
When: Open through November 11, 9 am-5 pm
Where: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
Why: Visit this sweeeeeet wonderland of tasty delights, brought to life through art installations.
When: Opens through Thursday November 15, 10 am-8:30 pm, kids/$26, adults/$34
Where: Candytopia @ Penn Plaza, 145 W 32nd Street, NYC
Why: Fall fun on the farm brings huges mazes, hayrides and gemstone mining.
When: Open through Sunday November 11, 10 am-5 pm, $6.99-$16.99
Where: Stony Hill Farms, 15 North Road, Chester
Why: Have a pinkatastic time with the beloved character from this bestselling books.
When: Select Saturdays through November 24, 11 am, $49.50-$69.50
Where: St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 West 46th Street, NYC
Why: Have a roaring good time with the dinos.
When: Saturday September 22-Sunday November 11, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Field Station Dinosaurs, 40 Fort Lee Road, Leonia
Why: The fun family day includes games, rides and fireworks.
When: Saturday September 22, 1-5 pm, 7:30 fireworks
Where: Demarest Duck Pond, 38 Park Street, Demarest
Why: BBQ and beer for you, music and games for the kids.
When: Sunday September 23, 12-8 pm, $10
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, Nordstrom Parking Lot, Paramus
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