Things to Do in Bergen County Week of September 20

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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: Carnival rides, games and food.
When: Thursday September 20-Friday September 21, 5-11 pm, Saturday September 22-Sunday September 23, 3-11 pm, $25 wristbands
Where: Overpeck Park, 40 Fort Lee Road, Leonia
 
Why: Greece comes to Bergen with dancing, games and food.
When: Friday September 21-Saturday September 22, 12-11 pm, Sunday September 23, 12-7 pm
Where: Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 467 Grandview Ave., Wyckoff
 
Why: Carnival rides, performances, food trucks and a Friday night car show.
When: Friday September 21, 6-10 pm, Saturday September 22, 12-8 pm
Where: 480 DeKorte Drive, Franklin Lakes
 
Why: Movie night includes the hay wagon ride, pumpkin picking and farm fun.
When: Fridays September 21, 28 and October 5, 5:30 pm, $16
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale
 
Why: Feed the animals, run through the corn maze or explore the haunted greenhouse.
When: Open weekends starting Saturday September 22 through Sunday October 28, 10 am-5 pm, $15 wristbands plus add-ons available
Where: Lupardi’s Nursery, 75 Blanch Ave., Closter
 
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: Get fit as you bid summer adieu.
When: Saturday September 22, 11 am
Where: Closter Nature Center Log Cabin by the Pond, 154 Ruckman Road, Closter
 
Why: Kick off the day with a parade, plus rides, games and more fun.
When: Saturday September 22, 12-7 pm
Where: Commodore Perry Field Complex, 70 E Ramapo Ave., Mahwah
Why: Exotic cars, music and food to benefit Canine Companions.
When: Saturday September 22, 11 am-3 pm, $15
Where: 341 Engle Street, Englewood
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: Foodies will love the 20 sweet and savory trucks plus music all day.
When: Saturday September 22, 11 am-7 pm
Where: 500 Mola Blvd., Elmwood Park
Why: Music, rides, games and a petting zoo make for the perfect family day out.
When: Saturday September 22, 2-6 pm
Where: Kennedy Field, 453 Broadway, Norwood
Why: Music, science, crafts and stories perfect for kids under 8.
When: Saturday September 22, 12-4 pm
Where: Van Saun County Park, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
 
Why: Solve a murder case while dining on a four-course dinner during a hilarious adult night out.
When: Saturday September 22, 29 and Friday October 26, 6-9 pm, $67.95
Where: DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Hotel Fort Lee-George Washington Bridge, 2117 Route 4 Eastbound, Fort Lee
 
Why: Photos with the turtles, activities, games and giveaways.
When: Saturday September 22, 1-4 pm
Where: Optimum Store Experience Center, Garden State Plaza, 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd., Paramus
 
Why: Roast marshmallows, play games and go on a walk to welcome fall.
When: Saturday September 22, 6:30-8:30 pm, member/$5, non-member/$10
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly
 
Why: Learn about the rhino and enjoy crafts and activities.
When: Sunday September 23, 11 am-2 pm
Where: Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
 
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
 
Why: Meet the Fixer Upper carpenter who sign his new book, Handcrafted.
When: Tuesday September 25, 6 pm
Where: Bookends, 211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood
 
Why: Make your days more meaningful with tips from a holistic nutrition coach and clinical psychotherapist.
When: Thursday September 27, 7-8 pm, RSVP at 201-843-3108
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, Saje Natural Wellness, 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd., Paramus
 
What: Waffle De Lys Food Truck Event
Why: Indulge in a waffle dessert to support no kid hungry, helping to end child hunger.
When: September 27, 6-9 pm
Where: Tice’s Corner, 441 Chestnut Ridge Road, Woodcliff Lake
 
Why: Fall fun starts at the farm with a petting zoo and fall treats at the market.
When: Weekdays 3-5 pm, Weekends 10 am-4 pm through October 31, $4 hayride
Where: Secor Farms, 85 Airmont Ave., Mahwah
 
Why: Get in the fall spirit with pumpkin picking, hay rides, a corn box and adventure playground.
When: Open through Monday November 5, Weekends 9 am-4:30 pm, Weekdays 3-4:30 pm, $7
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale
 
Why: Press your own apple cider in this cider making 101.
When: Sundays through 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
 
Why: Have a roaring good time with the dinos.
When: Saturday September 22-Sunday November 11, 10 am-5 pm, $16.75
Where: Field Station Dinosaurs, 40 Fort Lee Road, Leonia
 
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: Get lost in the 4,000 square foot webby maze filled with puzzles and creepy creatures.
When: Thursday September 20, 6-10 pm, Saturday September 22-Wednesday October 31, 10 am-4 pm, free with admission
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
Why: All day activities and events to launch your child into a world of science.
When: Thursday September 20-Sunday September 23, 10 am-6 pm, kids/$24, adults/$33
Where: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex, Pier 86, W 46th Street, NYC
 
Why: You’ll love the BBQ and beers, kids will love the face painting, magician and bouncing.
When: Saturday September 22, 12-6 pm, kids/$25, adults/$35
Where: James H. Anderson American Legion Post 1199, 61 Hunt Road, Orangeburg
 
Why: Experiment in the lab and take in a Mad Science show.
When: Saturday September 22, 11 am-4 pm, kids/$7, adults/$10
Where: Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown
 
Why: Artists, musicians and performers bring culture to the community.
When: Saturday September 22, 1-6 pm
Where: Downtown Rahway
 
 
 
Why: Celebrate creativity and science as hundreds of projects are on display.
When: Saturday September 22-Sunday September 23, kids/$30, adults/$50
Where: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona
 
Why: Award-winning food trucks, live music and traditional Oktoberfest games.
When: Saturday September 22, 3-6 pm, $5
Where: Garret Mountain Reservation, 8 Mountain Ave., Woodland Park
 
Why: A musical day filled with live perfomances, dance and building your own instruments.
When: Sunday September 23, 12-4 pm
Where: Carnegie Hall, Resnick Education Wing, 154 W 57th Street, NYC
Why: Arts and crafts, entertainment, rides, games and savory food.
When: Through Sunday September 23, 11:30 am-11 pm
Where: Mulberry Street, Little Italy, NYC
 
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: Acrobats, clowns and a human canonball entertain the whole family.
When: Through Monday September 24, weekdays 7:30 pm, weekends 2 pm, 5 pm, 8 pm, kids/$15, adults/$40-$60
Where: Palisades Center Parking Lot J, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
 
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: 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
 
Why: This huge fall festival brings hayrides, pony rides, races and carnival rides.
When: Through Sunday November 4, 10 am-6 pm, $12
Where: Heaven Hill Farm, 451 State Route 94, Vernon
 
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: 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
 
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
 
 
 
Upcoming:
 
Why: Rides and food trucks, animals and entertainment, arts and crafts, plus fireworks Saturday night.
When: Saturday September 29-Sunday September 30,
Where: Van Saun County Park, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
 
Why: Classic and exotic rides for the car enthusiast.
When: Sunday September 30, 9 am-1 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus
 
Why: Something for everyone from kids activities and food trucks to vendors and a beer garden.
When: Sunday September 30, 1-6 pm
Where: Memorial Field, 343 Prospect Ave., Oradell
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