Things to Do in Bergen County Week of September 7

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

Sponsored Post: Flutes, and violins and drums, oh my! Not your normal, ahem, aromatic petting zoo, the Instrumental Petting Zoo at the Thurnauer School of Music at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades lets your little one get up close and personal with woodwind, string, and percussion instruments as they explore the world of music with a toot, a bow and a bang. The Instrumental Petting Zoo will run from 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm on Sunday, September 10th. Sample early childhood music classes will be held from 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm. This event is being held as part of the JCC Afternoon Open House. So plan to stay for the afternoon! (Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly, (201) 569-7900)

Save the Date/ Reserve Now:
Why: Snag your tickets now because they went on sale September 5 and this event always sells out.
When: September 29 through November 5
Where: Tickets start at $16
Why: Don't let it go! Get tickets now for this blockbuster musical.
When: Tickets available now. Show opens in February.
Where: St. James Theater, NYC
Events Not to Miss:

What: Sacred Heart Carnival
Why: Because we aren't quite done with zeppoles yet.
When: Now through Sunday, September 10 (Fri from 6 to 11 p.m., Sat from 3 to 11 p.m. & Sun from 1 to 6 p.m.)
Where: 102 Park St., Haworth
Why: An amazing immersive and gorgeous experience right here in Bergen County.
When: Open Wednesdays through Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the end of October, $5 for 1 adult/2kids. Advanced registration recommended.
Where: 313 Hudson Ave, Tenafly 
What: Ridgewood Car Show
Why:  Bring the fam and check out the incredible lineup of vehicles—they're sure to impress!
When: Friday, September 8, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Memorial Park at Van Neste Square

What: Ramsey Day
Why: Arts and crafts, pony rides, kids games and more.
When: Saturday, September 9, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Main St., Ramsey
Why: A youth biathlon for your little athletes.
When: Saturday, September 9, Check in at 7 a.m., $55 to $70
Where: The Indian Trail Club, Franklin Lakes
Why: Vendors, kids activities, live music and more.
When: Saturday, September 9, Rain Date: Sunday, September 10, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Memorial Park, Dumont

What: Harrington Park Day 
Why: Kids activities, food and more.
When: Saturday, September 9, 12 to 4 p.m.
Where: Highland Field, Harrington Park

What: 55th Annual Clambake
Why: Gorge on the all you can eat #eeeeats and enjoy the kids activities and live music.
When: Saturday, September 9, 2 to 7 p.m., $15 to $30
Where: 20 Franklin St., Tenafly
Why: Embrace sweater weather and enjoy all the fun seasonal activities on the farm.
When: Saturdays & Sundays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Mondays through Fridays, 3 to 4:30 p.m., 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, September 10, 2 p.m. & 3:30 p.m., $10 or Family/$30
Where: 313 Hudson Ave, Tenafly
Why: A live magician, balloons and more.
When: Sunday, September 10, 9:30 a.m., RSVP to
Where: 180 Piermont Rd., Closter
Why: A fun Mommy, Daddy and me music series.                                                                            
When: Wednesdays: September 13, September 27, October 11, October 25 & November 8, 11 to 11:30 a.m. & 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., FREE, 18 months to 4 years old
Where:  The Outlets at Bergen Town Center, Paramus
Why: Co-anchors and co-authors sign their new book Princesses Wear Pants.
When: Wednesday, September 13, 5 p.m.
Where: 271G Livingston St., Northvale
Why: Yoga in their covered pavilion with a new nature theme every week—adults only!
When: Thursdays now through October 19, 6 to 7:30 p.m., $75 for 6 week series, $15 single class
Where: 313 Hudson Ave, Tenafly
Why: Check out this info session.
When: Thursday, September 14, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Dutch House, 24-07 Fairlawn Ave., Fair Lawn
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: Bring your furry pals to this #puparazzi party with a pooch parade, red carpet, live DJ and vendors.
When: Saturday, September 9, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., FREE
Where: City Place at The Promenade, Edgewater
Why:  A fun-filled autumn ritual with apple picking, fresh donuts, wagon rides and live music.
When: Saturday, September 9 & Sunday, September 10, 10 a.m. to 6 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 moon bounce, pony rides and wagon trains.
When: Open daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets start at $6, prices vary based on day and time. 
Where: 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
Why: Enjoy the brand-new condor exhibit along with breakfast at the zoo.
When: Saturday, September 9 & Sunday, September 10, 8:30 to 10 a.m., $30
Where: West Orange

What: Hoboken Italian Festival
Why: Because everyone is at least a little Italian in Jersey.
When: Now through Sunday, September 10
Where:  Along Sinatra Drive, Hoboken
Why: X marks the spot if you’re brave enough, me hearties!
When: Saturday, September 9, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., $7 for participants (Adults FREE)
Where: Robbinsville
Why: Because 2-for-1 tickets are something to get excited about.
When: Now through Sunday, September 17
Where: NYC
Why: Kids ages 3 to 5 are the VIPs of the park at Grounds for Sculpture.
When: Saturday, September 9, 11 a.m., $5
Where: 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton
Why: Check out the gorgeous blooms and enjoy the kids activities like scavenger hunts, bug safari tours, build your own scarecrow and more.
When: Open now through September, Adults/$10, Ages 4-12/$6, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Liberty Farm, Sandyston
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
What: The Lantern Fest: The Poconos
Why: Music, dancing, s’mores and lanterns lighting up the sky.
When: Sunday, September 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Poconos Raceway, PA

What: Nyack SeptemberFest Street Fair
Why: Over 300 vendors, live entertainment and more.
When: Sunday, September 10, $7 to $70
Where: 21 Pralle Lane, Nanuet, NY
Why: All you can eat breakfast on the farm, a NJ Devils-themed corn maze and a special visit from some of the pros themselves.
When: Sunday, September 10, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Adults/$14.99, 2+/$9.99, Kids Package/$25.99 (all inclusive)
Where: 1 Alstede Farms Ln., Chester
Why: A modern retelling of three classic Hans Christian Andersen tales ideal for kids ages 3 to 9.
When: Now through Sunday, September 17. Check the website for all available dates and times, kids/$8, adults/$12
Where: The Cottage at Central Park
Why: Take a tour and watch the wolves roam their natural landscape.
When: Saturdays & Sundays, ages 4+/$11, adults/$12. Tours last 60 to 90 min.
Where: Lititz, PA
Why: Farm animals, delicious seasonal foods, a corn maze, a hay crawl and more at this fall celebration.
When: Saturday, September 16 through Sunday, November 5. Check the website for dates and hours.
Where: 451 State Route 94, Vernon

What: Demarest Day 2017
Why: Food trucks, live performances, rides and more.
When: Saturday, September 16, 12 to 4 p.m.
Where: Demarest Duck Pond


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