Things to Do in Bergen County Week of September 29

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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: An indoor haunted attraction, but only if you dare.
When: Friday, September 30 thru Sunday, October 2 (6-10pm & 2-6pm on Sunday), $15
Where: 854 River Rd., New Milford
Why: Head over to this local spot and enjoy the fall festivitites including their BRAND NEW CORN MAZE.
When: Weekends thru Halloween, 10am-5pm
Where: 75 Blanch Ave., Closter
Why: Walk the park by lantern for this spooky night hunting for an escaped T-Rex and lots more dino fun.
When: Friday and Saturday nights, starting Friday, September 30 thru October 29, Dining with Dinos at 7pm, Tour at 8pm
Where: Fort Lee Road, Leonia
Why: Tye-dye t-shirts, make your own flower crowns, seasonal pizzas, salads, grilled corn & peaches, homemade pies & more.
When: Saturday, October 1, 12-4pm
Where: 575 River Rd., New Milford
Why: Because you forgot to book your tix to Munich.
When: Saturday, October 1, 4-11pm, Adults/$5, Kids are FREE
Where: American Legion Hall, 399 Broad Ave., Leonia
Why: Family fun with hundreds of merchants, food vendors, games, and attractions.
When: Saturday, October 1, 10am-6pm
Where: Main Street between Atlantic and Passaic Streets, Hackensack
Why: Hayrides, pumpkins, pink donuts, a pink pony (SO cute) and more on the farm. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to Valley Hospital’s Breast Center Fund.
When: Saturday, October 1, 10:30am-4pm
Where: 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
Why: Watch local kids rock the runway at this adorbs boutique with serious style.
When: Saturday, October 1, 12pm
Where: 171 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
Why: The author of the new Maya Angelou biography for kids reads her fantastic book.
When: Saturday, October 1, 11am, FREE
Where: 229 Rock Rd., Glen Rock
Why: Food, games, DJ, and amazing cars.
When: Saturday, October 1, 11am-4pm
Where: St. Mary’s Church, 20 Legion Place, Closter
Why: Dress like a superhero and run to benefit families battling cancer at this family filled event.
When: Sunday, October 2 (online registration ends Saturday, October 1), 8:45am
Where: Darlington Park, Mahwah
Why: Press and make your own cider.
When: Sunday, October 2, 12:30pm, 2pm & 3:30pm, $11/Adult, $22/Adult & Child
Where: 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
Why: A huge block party with vendors, kiddie rides, great food, live music, pony rides, and more.
When: Sunday, October 2, 10am-5pm
Where: Market Street between Mayhill Street & Westminster Place
Why: Speak with the original American Idol about her children’s book, "River Rose and the Magical Lullaby”.
When: Wednesday, October 5, Doors open at 6pm, Event at 7pm
Where: The Wyckoff Family YMCA
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: Get mentorship and hands-on access to technology that will make your Halloween costume beyond Pinterest worthy.
When: Saturdays: October 1, 15, 22, 29, 10am or 1pm, Ages 12-18, Pre-registration required
Where: Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City
Why: A hay maze, hayrides, pumpkin launches, a special stunt show, costume contests, plus all the usual awesome rides and attractions.
When: Weekends thru Saturday, October 29, Included with a full-day admission ticket
Where: 100 Pinedge Dr., West Berlin
Why: Celebrate silly, not-too-spooky fun at the park with a ton of Halloween fun.
When: Weekends now thru Sunday, October 30
Where: Langhorne, PA
Why: Something for everyone with kids’ activities, food trucks, hayrides, winery tours, live music and more.
When: Saturday, October 1, 12pm, Adults/$15 in advance, $20 same day (includes a wine tasting), Ages 13-20/$10
Where: 9 Rocktown Rd., Ringoes

What: Curious George: Let's Get Curious Exhibit
Why: Your little monkey get curious like George as they explore key concepts in science, math, and engineering PLUS meet Curious George on Saturday, October 1
When: Saturday, September 17 thru January 8
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City
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, October 1 thru Sunday, October 30
Where: Bronx, NY
Why: The corn maze is OPEN! (and we love ourselves a good cornmaze), plus family fun including moon bounce, pony rides, and wagon trains.
When: Open daily, 9am-6pm, Tickets start at $6, prices vary based on day and time. 
Where: 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
Why: A Children’s Carnival, Farmers’ Market, vendors, seasonal food and deserts, and much more at this charming event.
When: Sunday, October 2, 10am-5pm, FREE, Wristbands for unlimited rides is $15
Where: 2 Bank St., Warwick, NY
Why: See what the buzz is about by dropping by these fun events and enjoying the beautiful grounds.
When: Saturday, October 1, 12-3pm, FREE
Where: West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
Why: The Zoo belongs only to the over 21 and over croak with dozens and dozens of seasonal brews from all over the world, live music, eeeats and more.
When: Saturday, October 1, 6-9, $60, $15 designated driver
Where: 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
Why: Pony rides, pumpkin painting, animals, live music, beer-garden and more and this two day family fun event.
When: Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2,11am-5pm, FREE, $5 parking
Where: 220 South Little Tor Road, New City, NY
Why: 16th Century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music and dance.
When: Now thru October 2, Ages 5-12/$12, Adults/$25
Where: Tuxedo Park, NY
Why: Amazing “trek tech” experience as you become a cadet at the Starlet Academy. Check out the overnights too! 
When: Now thru October 31, Ages 5+/$18, Adults/$25
Where: Pier 86, W. 46th St. & 12th Ave., NYC
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 30 and throughout October & November
Where: Van Cortland Manor, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Why: Kick off fall at the Zoo with live music, a pumpkin carver, animals and more.
When: Saturday, October 8 thru Monday, October 10
Where: 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
Why: Because painting pumpkins with the kids is fun, but not this fun.
When: Thursday, October 6 & Thursday, October 20, 7-9:30pm, $35, Pre-Registration required, BYOB
Where: 75 Blanch Ave., Closter
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