Things to Do in Bergen County Week of September 19

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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: Rides, games, food and fun.
When: Thursday September 19-Friday September 20, 5-10 pm, Saturday September 21-Sunday September 22, 1-10 pm
Where: 55 Riverwalk, West New York
Why: Enjoy a story in the barnyard petting zoo, apple cider and a visit with the animals.
When: Thursday September 19 and Friday September 20, 10 am, $10
Where: Abma’s Farm, 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
Why: Welcome fall with carnival rides, live animals, pumpkins, food trucks and more.
When: Friday September 20, 6-9 pm, Saturday September 21, 10 am-10 pm, Sunday September 22, 10 am-8 pm
Where: Van Saun County Park, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
Why: Entertain the whole fam with eye-popping stunts and crazy clowns.
When: Friday September 20-Monday October 7, check schedule for daily times
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus

Why: Join NJ’s own “Bat-Man” for live bat visits, live music and fun activities.
When: Friday September 20-Sunday September 22, check schedule for event times, $15
Where: The Wildlife Conservation & Education Center, 303 Midland Ave., Garfield
Why: Immerse yourself in Greek culture from food to dance. Opa!
When: Friday September 20-Saturday September 21, 12-11 pm, Sunday September 22, 12-7 pm
Where: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 467 Grandview Ave., Wyckoff
Why: Come out for community, local food trucks, kids activities and much more.
When: Saturday September 21-Sunday September 22, 12-8 pm
Where: Teaneck Armory, 1799 Teaneck Rd., Teaneck
Why: An up close, interactive show featuring a variety of animals.
When: Saturday September 21, 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm and 1 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: Bring the whole fam for face painting, a petting zoo, nature talks and more.
When: Saturday September 21, 1-4 pm
Where: Ramsey Free Public Library, 30 Wyckoff Ave., Ramsey

What: Baronfest
Why: Celebrate Major General Baron von Steuben’s birthday with German beer, pumpkin picking and a scavenger hunt.
When: Saturday September 21, 1-5 pm, adults/$15
Where: 1201 Main St., River Edge
Why: Kids rides, games and activities, plus nighttime fireworks and music.
When: Saturday September 21, 11 am-3 pm, fireworks at 7:30 pm at Wakelee Field
Where: Demarest Duck Pond, 38 Park St., Demarest
Why: A number of live performances and plenty of food for a fun family day out.
When: Saturday September 21, 12-5:30 pm, kids 7-12/$10, ages 13-20/$15, adults/$20
Where: Mahwah Elks, 1 Foxwood Ave., Mahwah
Why: Stroll and shop while the littles enjoy a kids zone with rides and a petting zoo.
When: Saturday September 21, 10 am-5 pm
Where: 231 Main St., Ridgefield Park
Why: Enjoy a fall day on the farm with a corn maze adventure, pumpkins and more.
When: Starts Saturday September 21-Sunday October 27, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Lupardi’s Nursery, 75 Blanch Ave., Closter
Why: If you “Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” nows your chance to see the legend perform her hits.
When: Sunday September 22, 7:30 pm, $69-$159
Where: bergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood
Why: Join Gandolfini’s family and former Sopranos cast members for Italian eats and live music.
When: Sunday September 22, 2-6 pm
Where: The Park Ridge Pool Parking Lot, 123 Colony Ave., Park Ridge
Why: Get ready for fall by making crisp cider.
When: Sunday September 22, 2-3 pm, 3:30-4:15 pm, individual/$10, family/$30
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
Why: Meet the staff, tour the campus and learn how the program can work for your child.
When: Lower School: Wednesdays September 25, October 16, 30, November 6, 20, December 4, 9-11 am; Lower Middle School and Upper School Open House: Sunday September 22 and Saturday October 26, 9-11 am
Where: Dwight-Englewood School, 315 East Palisade Ave., Englewood
Why: Grab your mom squad for a BYO GNO with ice cream, food and fun.
When: Wednesday September 25, 7-9 pm, $35
Where: Sprinklez, 130 Broadway, Hillsdale

What: Movin’ Mama
Why: Get in your workout AND bond with your baby in this fitness class for all levels.
When: Mondays through December 9, except September 30, October 14 and 21, 10:45 am-11:30 am, non-member/$15 per session or $90 for 10 sessions
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly
Why: Grab a bag for your pick of the seasons first ripe apples.
When: Now through Sunday September 29, 9 am-4:30 pm, $7 admission, bags are $12
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wiermus Rd., Hillsdale
Why: Find the perfect pumpkin and take a hay ride and enjoy a corn box and more Halloween fun.
When: Now through Sunday November 3, Weekends 9 am-4:30 pm, Weekdays 3-4:30 pm, $7
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: Take a hot air balloon ride, enjoy kids’ activities, food vendors and much more.
When: Thursday September 19-Sunday September 22, check schedule for event times
Where: Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, 443 Queensbury Ave., Queensbury
Why: Over 7,000 spooky and silly jack o’lanterns light up the night, plus plenty of fall fun.
When: Friday September 20-Sunday September 22, Thursday September 26-Sunday September 29, Thursday October 3-Thursday October 31, Weekends plus some Fridays in November, kids/$22, adults/$29
Where: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson
Why: Come in costume and bring the kids for this pirate-themed catch-and-release fishing derby
When: Saturday September 21, 9 am-1 pm
Where: Laurel Hill Park, Laurel Hill Rd., Secaucus
Why: Join the dinos based on the TV series for science, history, play and more.
When: Opens Saturday September 21-Monday January 20, 9:30 am-4 pm weekdays, 9 am-5:30 pm weekends
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
Why: Explore a number of museums for FREE.
When: Saturday September 21, participating museum hours
Where: Check participating museums
Why: Taste, savor, repeat.
When: Saturday September 21-Sunday September 22, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., Jamaica, NY
Why: Sing and dance along with Peppa and her friends on their outdoor adventure.
When: Saturday September 21, 12 pm and 4 pm, $40-$60
Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown
Why: Find clues and solve challenges to reveal the mystery in a made up magical world.
When: Saturday September 21, 6-8 pm, kids ages 6+/$25, adults/$55
Where: Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
Why: The gardens get a ghostly makeover with a pumpkin trail, pumpkin activities and creepy creatures.
When: Saturday September 21-Thursday October 31, 10 am-6 pm, kids/$12, adults/$28
Where: New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Why: Tractor pulls, rides, animals and more down home fun.
When: Saturday September 21-Sunday September 22, 11 am-6 pm, kids/$5, adults/$10
Where: The Queens County Farm Museum, 7350 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park
Why: Kids make their own instruments and celebrate music with professional musicians.
When: Sunday September 22, 12-4 pm
Where: Carnegie Hall, Resnick Education Wing, 881 7th Ave., NYC
Why: Bouncing, arts and crafts and plenty of vendors to shop.
When: Sunday September 22, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Downtown New City
Why: Bring an empty stomach for Italian eats plus eating contests, parades and carnival rides.
When: Now through Sunday September 29, 11:30 am-midnight
Where: Mulberry Street NYC
Why: Take a ride to explore the corn maze, play games and more.
When: Weekends through Sunday September 22, 11 am-3:30 pm, kids/$11, adults/$18
Where: Delaware River Railroad Excursions, 100 Elizabeth St., Phillipsburg
Why: Go back in time for games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music and dance.
When: Now through Sunday October 6, 10 am-7 pm, kids/$13, adults/$29.95
Where: 600 Rt. 17A, Tuxedo Park, NY
Why: Pumpkin decorating, axe throwing and hay rides give a fall feel to the construction theme park.
When: Now through Sunday October 27, 10 am-6 pm, $29.95-$36.95.
Where: Diggerland USA, 100 Pinedge Dr., West Berlin
Why: Live music, painting, a corn maze, apples and more.
When: Now through Sunday October 27, 9am-5 pm
Where: Fishkill Farms, 9 Fishkill Farm Rd., Hopewell Jct., NY
Why: Take an adventure through a planet earth, powered by augmented reality.
When: Now through Thursday October 31, 11 am-8 pm, kids younger than 7/$15, adults/$33
Where: 718 Broadway, NYC
Why: This HUGE pumpkin festival brings animals, rides, gem mining and tons more.
When: Now through Sunday November 3, 9 am-6 pm, $15
Where: Heaven Hill Farm, 451 State Route 94, Vernon
Why: Grab some apples and enjoy the corn maze and more fall farm activities.
When: Now through Monday November 11, 10 am-5 pm, $24.99
Where: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
Why: Rides, games and carnival fun.
When: Thursday September 26, 6-9 pm, Friday September 27, 6-11 pm, Saturday September 28, 1-11 pm, Sunday September 29, 1-8 pm
Where: St. Peter The Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 445 Fifth Ave., River Edge
Why: Drop off your little lady for a night of manis, games and girl talk.
When: Friday September 27, 7-9 pm, $49
Where: Posh Princess Palace, 1 South Main St., Lodi
Why: Stop and shop for all the Hello Kitty merch your kids – and you – need in your life.
When: Saturday September 28, 10 am-8 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: Bring your littlests ones for these FREE fun serivces that include the blowing of the shofar, songs and stories.
When: Monday September 30, 1:30 pm (Rosh Hashana) and Wednesday October 9, 2 pm (Yom Kippur)
Where: Temple Beth Rishon, 585 Russell Ave., Wyckoff
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