Things to do in Bergen County: Week of September 2

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

Sponsored Post: And another thing to be bummed about now that summer is over? Field Station Dinosaurs will be closing it’s gates for the final time on September 7th. Make sure you visit this weekend to take in the final days of their 32 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs, tons of live shows and games including the Feeding Frenzy and the Dinosaur Dance Party, the Paleontologists’ laboratory-where kids dig for real fossils and take home what they discover, and 3D movies that are both engaging and educational. (Open Daily 10am to 6pm through 9/7, Field Station Dinosaurs, 1 Dinosaur Way, Secaucus, buy tickets here)

Events Not To Miss:

What: Feast of Saint Joseph
Why: Get ready to gorge on zeppoles and ride the rides…
When: Friday, September 4 thru Monday, September 7, (6-10pm on Friday, 4-10pm Saturday & Sunday, and 2-10pm on Monday)
Where: 40 Spring Street, Lodi

What: Ridgewood Car Show
Why: This year the popular car show is dedicated to the memory of those who died on 9/11.
When: Friday, September 11, 6-9pm
Where: Memorial Park at Van Neste Park, Ridgewood

What: Allendale Family Water Festival
Why: A great day of family fun with parent child relays, sand castle building contests, and much more!
When: Saturday, September 5, 1-4pm, Rain Date: Sunday, September 6, 1-4pm
Where: Crestwood Lake- East Beach, Allendale

What: Cornhole Tournament at the Wyckoff Family YMCA
Why: Compete with your team at this fun event and enjoy lunch, a DJ, prizes and more!
When: Saturday, September 5, Rain Date: Sunday, September 6, Ages 12+, $40 per Team, Starts at 9am, Pre-Registration required
Where: Spring Lake, Wyckoff

What: Wyckoff Labor Day Fireworks
Why: See summer off with a bang!
When: Saturday, September 5, 5-9:30pm, Rain Date: Monday. September 7, $10
Where: 1 Scott Plaza, Wyckoff

What: Closter Labor Day Weekend Kid’s Fun Run, Movie Under the Stars, Carnival & Fireworks
Why: An entire weekend of family fun that ends with a fireworks show Monday night.  Check the schedule for all the awesome options!
When: Sunday, September 6 & Monday, September 7
Where: Veteran’s Memorial Park, Closter

What: Guided Nature Walk at Tenafly Nature Center
Why: All ages welcome on this lovely walk.
When: Sunday, September 6, 3-4pm, $5
Where: 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly

What: Lyndhurst Labor Day Festival
Why: Rides, food, pony rides (Sunday only), entertainment and more.
When: Sunday, September 6 (12-10pm) & Monday, September 7 (10am- 7pm)
Where: Town Hall Park, Lyndhurst

What: Rutherford Labor Day Street Fair
Why: Food, live music, crafts, antiques and more.
When: Monday, September 7, 10am-5pm
Where: Park Ave., Rutherford

What: Tenafly Community Night
Why: Come out and enjoy the food, live music, entertainment, kids rides and more.
When: Tuesday, September 8, 5-8pm
Where: Downtown Tenafly

What: Sacred Heart Carnival
Why: Four days of carnival bliss.
When: Thursday, September 10 thru Sunday, September 13 (6-10pm Thursday & Friday, 3-11pm Saturday & 1-6pm Sunday)
Where: 102 Park St., Haworth

If you’re heading out of Bergen…

What: Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze Event
Why: Snag tickets now and take the family on a night-time adventure through thousands of illuminated pumpkins arranged in outrageous designs.  Dates sell out early so hurry!
When: Various dates through October & November beginning Friday, October 2, Adults/$20-$25, Kids 3-17/$16-$20, Advanced tickets required
Where: 525 South Riverside Ave., Croton-on-Hudson, NY

What: CORNucopia at Philipsburg Manor
Why: Feast on a bounty of corn-centric delicacies and take part in all the activities at this popular corn festival.  Bergen Mama readers click here to win a FREE family 4 pack of tickets.
When: Saturday, September 5 thru Monday, September 7, 10am-5pm
Where: 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY

What: Field Station Dinosaurs
Why: Meet Dino Don, a “bone-afied” dinosaur expert. (This is the park’s final season and will end on Labor Day.)
When: Saturday, September 5, 1pm & 2:30pm
Where: Secaucus

What: The Butterfly Conservatory at the American Museum of Natural History
Why: The butterflies are back! Over 500 live free-flying tropical butterflies that are not to be missed.
When: Saturday, September 5 thru Sunday, May 29
Where: Central Park West at 79th St., NYC

What: Stony Hill Maze Corn Maze
Why: One of our favs opens their 10 acre corn maze for the season- this year’s theme of Knights & Dragons is sure to impress the kids.
When: Open daily starting Saturday, September 5, 10am-6pm on weekdays and 10am-9pm on Fridays & Saturday, $12.99, Kids under 2 FREE
Where: 15 North Rd., Chester

What: Nutley Street Fair and Craft Show
Why: Over 200 artists, crafters and vendors selling their wares.
When: Sunday, September 6, 11am-5pm
Where: Downtown Nutley

What: Bronx Zoo Summer Series
Why: Enjoy The Pop Ups and their second Grammy-nominated album live.
When: Saturday, September 5 & Sunday, September 6,  2pm, Included with regular admission
Where: 2300 Southern Boulevard Bronx, New York

What: 2 For 1 Broadway Week Tickets
Why: Because prices like these only happen once a year.
When: Tickets on sale now for shows between Monday, September 7 thru Sunday, September 20
Where: NYC

What: New York Renaissance Faire
Why: Bring the fam for some good ole’ turkey leg eatin’ and medieval times fun.
When: Saturdays, Sundays & Labor Day, Now thru Sunday, September 27, Children 5+/ $10, Adults/$19
Where: 600 Route 17A, Tuxedo Park, NY

What: Apple Pancake Breakfast at Alstede Farms
Why: Enjoy a hay wagon around the beautiful farm, yummy apples, and and ‘all you can eat’ breakfast. Make a day of it and enjoy the live music from 12-4pm.
When: Sunday, September 6, 8am-12:30pm, Adults/$12.99, Kids/$6.99, Kids under 2/FREE
Where: Chester, NJ

What: Labor Day BBQ at Grounds For Sculpture
Why: Enjoy classic American grub at this contemporary outdoor sculpture art space.
When: Monday, September 7, 11:30am-3:30pm, Included with regular admission
Where: 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton

What: St. Andrew’s Carnival
Why: Rides, food, entertainment, and more.
When: Wednesday, September 9 thru Sunday, September 13, 5-8pm & 3-8pm on Sunday, Advanced ticket purchase available
Where: 400 Mt. Prospect Ave., Clifton


What: St. Leo’s Parish Festival
Why: Because who doesn’t love a back to school carnival?
When: Thursday, September 10 thru Sunday, September 13, 4-11pm
Where: St. Leo’s School, 300 Market St., Elmwood Park

What: Dumont Day
Why: A day of outdoor fun with entertainment, food, vendors, and more!
When: Saturday, September 12, 10am-6pm, Outdoor concert at 7pm
Where: Memorial Park, Dumont

What: San Gennaro Feast
Why:Fried oreos, zeppoles, sausage and peppers-fuggedaboutit!
When: Thursday, September 10 thru Sunday, September 20
Where: Little Italy, NYC

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