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: Opening Weekend at Field Station Dinosaurs
Why: Dinos, Demos, and Science!
When: Open all weekend including Memorial Day, 10am-6pm, Day Passes start at $15
Where: One Dinosaur Way, Secaucus
What: Holy Trinity Carnival
Why: Rides, food, games, and fun!
When: Now thru Saturday, May 23, (Friday 6-11pm & Saturday, 3-11pm)
Where: 34 Maple Ave., Hackensack
What: Live Butterfly Feeding at Paramus Park Mall
Why: Flap over and visit, feed and interact with hundreds of live butterflies.
When: Now thru Monday May 25, 10am-7:30pm
Where: Paramus Park Mall, Paramus
What: Patriotic Tees & Tanks Workshops at Couture Craft
Why: Wear your personalized patriotic t-shirt all summer long…
When: Friday, May 22, 4:30-6pm (Ages 3-7) $25 & 7-8:30pm (Ages 8+) $30, Pre-Registration required
Where: 10 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick
What: Spring Walk at Greenbrook Sanctuary
Why: A peaceful guided walk.
When: Saturday, May 23, 10am-12pm
Where: Greenbrook Sanctuary, Tenafly
What: Shellabration Time at the Tenafly Nature Center
Why: Shellabrate World Turtle Day!
When: Saturday, May 23, 2-3pm, $8, Pre-Registration required
Where: 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
What: Paint a T-Shirt at Pottery Barn Kids
Why: Come by the store and get your t-shirt and materials to make your very own creation.
When: Saturday, May 23, 11am-1pm, Ages 4+, FREE, Call 201-488-1103 to Register
Where: Riverside Square Mall, Hackensack
What: World Turtle Day at Bergen County Zoo
Why: All about turtles at the Zoo.
When: Saturday, May 23, 12-3pm
Where: 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
What: Ridgewood Run 2015
Why: 5K, 10K, Road Mile & a Fun Run makes certain there is something for everyone.
When: Monday, Monday 25, 8am, Read the website to learn how to register in person before the event.
Where: Veterans Memorial Field, Ridgewood
If you’re heading out of Bergen…
What: Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival
Why: Think more than 20 trucks, 3 days, at the beach. Nuf said.
When: Saturday, May 23rd, Sunday, May 24th, Monday, May 25th
Where: Monmouth Park, NJ
What: Memorial Day Weekend at Crystal Springs
Why: Huge ‘Ol’ Fashion Family Country Festival on Sat & Real Deal BBQ and a Jazz & Food Festival on Sun makes certain there is plenty of entertainment, food, activities, and active fun for all ages! Check out the website for a full list of all the excitement…
When: Saturday, May 23, 5-9pm & Sunday, May 24, 12-8pm
Where: Sussex County, NJ
What: Block Party Exhibition at Liberty Science Center
Why: Elaborate creations, made from foam and wooden shapes, at your little ones fingertips.
When: Opens Saturday, May 23, 9am-5:30pm
Where: 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
What: New Jersey Renaissance Faire
Why: Join the family- friendly festival and partake in all the fun including live music, yummy food, children’s activities and much more.
When: Saturdays & Sundays starting this weekend thru Sunday, June 7, 10am-6pm, One Day Pass: Ages 5-12/$12, Ages 13+/$20
Where: 1195 Florence Columbus Rd., Bordentown
What: Memorial Day Open Play at West Rock Indoor Sports & Entertainment Complex
Why: Action packed day full of sports, inflatables, arts & crafts, pizza lunch and more!
When: Monday, May 25, Ages 5+, 10am-2pm, $35
Where: 21 Pralle Lane, Nanuet, NY
What: Sheep Shearing at Turtle Back Zoo
Why: Stop by the farm to observe the sheep being sheared & enjoy the day at the Zoo.
When: Monday, May 25, 11am-4pm
Where: 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
What: Crafts in the Park
Why: Over 100 vendors selling their unique wares, yummy food and more, all in the heart of Westwood.
When: Sunday, May 31, 10am-5pm
Where: Veterans Park, Westwood