Things to Do in Bergen County Week of September 28

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

Sponsored Post  Calling all former babies, families, and care providers from the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center NICU. We’re having a reunion, and you’re invited! Join us Sunday, October 8 from 2:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. and meet other babies, their parents and families. Best of all, reunite with the care providers who played such a special role in your child’s first days and weeks of life. Seating is limited. For more information and to register for this free event, click here(Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, 350 Engle Street, Englewood, NJ, (201) 894-3000)


Sponsored Post: Block off a day to visit Liberty Science Center this fall. New exhibits include: Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails, a STEM experience for kids ages 3-8, Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience (opening October 28), which offers a series of interactive challenges to determine which career path you, a new cadet in the Starfleet Academy, will follow, and the newly renovated Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium (opening date TBD), which will be the largest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. Once you discover what all the new exhibits have to offer, you'll probably decide a day won’t be enough. Better make a weekend of it! (Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ, (201) 200-1000)

Save the Date/ Reserve Now:
Why: This always sold-out event is seriously adorable for little trick-or-treaters, so don’t miss your chance to snag tickets! New this year: online tickets sales! In-person tickets can be purchased at the Zoo on Monday, October 2.
When: Friday, October 27 (6 - 9 p.m.) & Saturday, October 28 (10 a.m. - 2 p.m. & 6 - 9 p.m.), Ages 2+/$6
Where: 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
Events Not to Miss:
Why: A 30-foot tree house slide, haunted greenhouse, a feeding zoo, hayrides, a six-acre corn maze and more.
When: Saturdays & Sundays now through Halloween
Where: 75 Blanch Ave., Closter

What: Petco Adoption Event
Why: Rescue dogs looking for their forever homes.
When: Saturday, September 30, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m
Where: Closter Plaza
Why: Pony rides, build a barnyard animal, bow making and more.
When: Saturday, September 30, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Activities cost $5 - $25 (cash only)
Where: 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
Why: An amazing immersive and gorgeous experience right here in Bergen County.
When: Open Wednesdays through Sundays, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. through the end of October, $5 for 1 adult/2 kids. Advanced registration recommended.
Where: 313 Hudson Ave, Tenafly 
Why: The Dinos are back and better than ever! 
When: Saturdays and Sundays now through November 12, also open Thursday, November 9 and Friday, November 10.
Where: Overpeck County Park, 40 Fort Lee Rd., Leonia
Why: Embrace sweater weather and enjoy all the fun seasonal activities on the farm.
When: Saturdays & Sundays, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (get there when they open to avoid the parking issues), Ages 2+/$7
Where: 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
Why: Enjoy this Bergen tradition where you get to press and make your own cider.
When: Sunday, October 1, 12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m., $10 or Family/$30
Where: 313 Hudson Ave, Tenafly
Why: Pumpkins, a corn maze, apple cider donuts, a petting zoo and more.
When: Weekday hayrides (3 p.m. - 5 p.m.) and weekend hayrides start (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.), $4 
Where: 85 Airmont Ave., Mahwah

What: Good Life Ridgewood Wellness Festival
Why: All about that healthy lifestyle at this fun (and free!) family event. 
When: Sunday, October 1, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (free yoga at the park at 11am)
Where: Van Neste Square, Ridgewood
Why: Enjoy a tour and try your hand at a masterpiece.
When: Sunday, October 1, 3 - 5 p.m., $50
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: Fall crafts, pumpkin painting, apple cider doughnuts and more.
When: Sunday, October 1, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., FREE
Where: 575 River Rd., New Milford
Why: A huge block party with vendors, kiddie rides, great food, live music, pony rides and more.
When: Sunday, October 1, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Along Market Street
Why: Get healthy tips on sustaining bone health in women.
When: Wednesday, October 4, 6:15 - 7:15 p.m., FREE
Where: 250 Old Hook Rd., Westwood

What: JoJo Siwa at Bookends
Why: Meet the YouTube sensation and Dance Moms star.
When: Wednesday, October 4, 4:40 p.m.
Where: 211 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
Why: A fun morning perfect for babies through age 5.
When: Thursday, October 5, 10 a.m. & 11 a.m., FREE
Where: Wood-Ridge Memorial Library, 231 Hackensack Street, Wood Ridge
Why: Yoga in their covered pavilion with a new nature theme every week—adults only!
When: Thursdays now through October 19, 6 - 7:30 p.m., $75 for 6 week series, $15 single class
Where: 313 Hudson Ave, Tenafly
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: Snag tickets now and take the family on a night-time adventure through thousands of illuminated pumpkins arranged in outrageous designs or enter our giveaway for a chance to win 4 VIP tickets - click here. 
When: Various dates starting on September 29 and throughout October & November
Where: Van Cortland Manor, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Why: The Island of Sodor comes to Jerz.
When: Now through May 2018
Where: Liberty Science Center
Why: Something for everyone with kids’ activities, food trucks, hayrides, winery tours, live music and more.
When: Saturday, September 30, 12 - 6 p.m., Adults/$15 in advance, $20 same day (includes a wine tasting), Ages 13-20/$10
Where: 9 Rocktown Rd., Ringoes
Why: Live painting, music, food trucks, vendors and more.
When: Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Where: Goffle Brook Park, Hawthorne
Why: A children’s carnival, farmers market, delicious #eeeeats and apple everything at this huge event.
When: Sunday, October 1, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Warwick, NY
Why: Jack o’lantern creatures, a costume parade, a hay maze and more make this a really fun time to visit the zoo.
When: Weekends starting Saturday, September 30 through Sunday, October 29 (Also open on Monday, October 9)
Where: Bronx, NY
Why: Live music, food vendors, retail vendors, children's entertainment and more.
When: Sunday, October 1, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Memorial Park, Nutley
Why: Farm animals, delicious seasonal foods, a corn maze, a hay crawl and more at this fall celebration.
When: Now through Sunday, November 5. Check the website for dates and hours.
Where: 451 State Route 94, Vernon
Why: Live music, hay rides, apple picking and more.
When: Weekends now until October 29, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: 9 Fishkill Farm Rd., Hopewell Junction, NY
Why: The corn maze is OPEN! (and we love ourselves a good corn maze), plus family fun including a moon bounce, pony rides and wagon trains.
When: Open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tickets start at $6, prices vary based on day and time. 
Where: 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
Why: Snag 2-for-1 tickets for both adult and kid shows.
When: Now through Sunday, October 8
Where: NYC
Why: Celebrate silly, not-too-spooky fun at the park with a ton of Halloween fun.
When: Weekends now thru Sunday, October 29
Where: Langhorne, PA
Why: 16th-century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music and dance.
When: Weekends now through October 1, Ages 5 to 12/$12, Adults/$25
Where: Tuxedo Park, NY
Why: Get mentorship and hands-on access to technology that will make you WIN Halloween.
When: Saturdays: October 7, 14, 21, 28, 10 a.m., Ages 10+, Pre-registration required, $200
Where: Liberty State Park, Jersey City
Why: Take a tractor-pulled hayride to the pumpkin patch for movie night with pumpkin picking, a hayride, petting zoo and more!
When: Friday, October 6, 5 p.m., Ages 2+/$16
Where: 244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale
Why: A scavenger hunt, fall arts and crafts, healthy cooking, corn toss, a pumpkin patch and more.
When: Monday, October 9, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Grades K-5, $40 (Ridgewood residents $30)
Where: Health Barn, 1057 Hillcrest Rd., Ridgewood
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