Beach Party, Carnivals, Waynestock And More This Weekend
The best bets for the weekend in Bergen County
Wondering what to do with this weekend? Below are the top picks that you and your family can enjoy this weekend:
Where/When: Rainbow Academy: A Family of Child Care Centers, 51 Island Rd., Mahwah; Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Why Go: Water fountains, music, games, a bounce house, food, prizes and more will all be at this family-friendly event.
Oakland Town Carnival
Where/When: Friday 6 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m.; Recreation Field, 24 Lawlor Drive, Oakland
Why Go: Nothing says summer more than a town carnival with exciting rides, games, and carnival food!
Where/When: Saturday 10:30 a.m., Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst, 201-230-4983
Why Go: Meet the woman who wrote and illustrated the children’s book about the history of the Meadowlands and its environmental comeback. For ages 6 and up.
Where/When: Saturday 12 p.m.; Ridgewood Whole Foods, 44 Godwin Ave., Ridgewood, 201-670-0383
Why Go: Visit the store and be the judge for a battle between their meet and seafood teams.
Where/When: Saturday 4 p.m.; Oakland Elk's Lodge, 33 Ramapo Valley Road, Oakland, 201-444-4425
Why Go: The School of Rock is sponsoring Waynefest 2011 to help raise money for Education Through Music, an organization that provides funds to schools in danger of losing their music programs.
Pricing: $10 per ticket
Where/When: Saturday 9 p.m.; The Cozy Tavern, 131 Queen Anne Road, Bogota
Why Go: It’s a good cause! Benefit children in the community with Autism and Special Needs and enjoy a laugh with host Chuck Burks whose credits include HBO, Comedy Central, NBC's Last Comic Standing and DEF Comedy Jam. Performing comedians include Dean Edwards, Todd Lynn, Dan "The Song Parody Man" Cooper and Esther Ku.
Pricing: No cover charge but donations accepted
Where/When: Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Downtown Westwood, along Westwood Avenue, Westwood
Why Go: Watch as Westwood Avenue turns into a pedestrian shopping area with great shopping deals, food, health experts, inflatables for children and more.
Where/When: Thursday and Friday 5:30-10 p.m., Saturday 5-10 p.m., Sunday 3-9 p.m.; Wilde Memorial Park, Maple Avenue, Glen Rock
Why Go: Enjoy a fun filled family night of rides, games, and food. If you visit on Sunday, there will be a pizza eating contest.
Pricing: $20 per day bracelets for unlimited rides.
Where/When: Sunday 2 and 6 p.m.; Whole Foods, 300 Bergen Town Center, Paramus, 201-266-1244
Why Go: Learn about Austrian Liquors and how they are mad. You must be 21 years of age to attend.
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