What to do in Bergen County: Week of April 9

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We rounded up our favorite picks for fun family friendly events in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!

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Events Not To Miss:

What: Dan Gutman Book Signing at Bookends
Why: The kid-fave author of My Weird School Series and Genius Files is back in town to give a talk and sign his new books The Genius Files: License To Thrill and Willie & ME.
When: Friday, April 10, 4:30pm
Where: 211 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood

What: Habitat Bergen 5K and Carnival
Why: Run for Habitat for Humanity and celebrate at the Family Carnival afterwards.
When: Saturday, April 11, Registration at 8am
Where: Overpeck County Park, Ridgefield Park

What: Junior Chef: Lunch Box Lessons
Why: Learn how to pack a lunch you’d never want to trade…
When: Saturday, April 11, 10am, Ages 5-13, FREE
Where: Williams- Sonoma locations

What: Summer Connections at Dwight-Englewood School
Why: Go and visit the beautiful campus and check out the amazing Enrichment Program at this top notch school.
When: Saturday, April 11, 1-3pm, Pre-registration required
Where: 315 East Palisade Ave., Englewood

What: Seasonal Scavenger Hunt
Why: Round up the troops and have fun along the Nature Center trails.
When: Saturday, April 11, 2-3pm, Ages 4+, $10
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly

What: Autism Awareness Day at Bergen County Zoo
Why: Ride the train for free and meet with facilities that provide services for families of Autism.
When: Sunday, April 12, 10am-4pm
Where: 216 Forest Ave., Paramus

What: Dinosaur Train Live at NJPac
Why: See the curious Dinos from the animated PBS show live!
When: Sunday, April 12, 1pm & 4pm, Tickets start at $25
Where: 1 Center St., Newark

What: WP Presents! The Lizard of Oz
Why: Go see this interactive land of balloon creations and sculptural costumes.
When: Sunday, April 12, 1pm, Adults/$12, Children/$10
Where: Shea Center for Performing Arts

What: Wild and Crafty Farm Tour at Bergen County Zoo
Why: All about that farm life…
When: Tuesday, April 14, 11am-Noon, Ages 3-5, $10, Pre-registration required
Where: 216 Forest Ave., Paramus

What: Lord & Taylor Ladies’ Night Out
Why: They’ve thought of everything: Cocktails, cake pops, massages, manicures, makeup consultations, (and even a match maker for #allthesingleladies).
When: Wednesday, April 15, 5:30-8:30pm, $10
Where: Lord & Taylor, Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus

If you’re heading out of Bergen…

What: Preschool of Rock at Liberty Science Center
Why: Bring your tiny tots to experience this popular rock and roll show not to be missed.
When: Sunday, April 12, 11-11:45am, FREE with Admission
Where: Liberty Science Center, Jersey City

What: Opening Day at Museum Village
Why: Be the first to enjoy the season at this living history museum.
When: Saturday, April 11, 11am-4pm, Adults/$10, Children 4-12/$8
Where: Museum Village, Monroe, NY

What: Wolves Birthday Celebration at Turtle Back Zoo
Why: Help celebrate the Zoo’s three wolves with activities and educational programs throughout the day.
When: Saturday, April 11, 11am-4pm
Where: Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange

What: Backpacking for Beginners
Why: Take a short guided hike and learn proper backwoods techniques and survival skills.
When: Sunday, April 12, 11am-1pm, Ages 5 thru Adults
Where: State Line Lookout, Alpine

What: Nyack Springfest Street Fair
Why: Games, live music, great food, and 300+ vendors, all ready to celebrate SPRING!
When: Sunday, April 12, 10am-5pm, Kids Happy Hour from 10am-11am with 1/2 price bounces and kids amusements.
Where: Main Street & Broadway, downtown Nyack


What: Party for the Planet at Bergen County Zoo
Why: Grab your Zoo passport and get it stamped at all the fun exhibitors visiting for this Planet Earth Day party.
When: Sunday, April 19, 10am-4pm
Where: 216 Forest Ave., Paramus

What: NJ Ballet’s Shakespeare Evening at BergenPAC
Why: An evening of powerful highs and lows as two great tragedies, Romeo & Juliet and Macbeth, are told through dance.
When: Saturday, April 18, 8pm, Tickets start at $29
Where: 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood

What: NJ Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty at BergenPAC
Why: Told with “storyteller narration” so the littles can keep up, making this ballet grand entertainment for the entire family.
When: Sunday, April 19, 1pm & 4pm, Tickets start at $29
Where: 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood

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