I’m bringing back my articles on fun things this weekend in Bergen County. Masks are off outside, people are going out to dinner and all sorts of events are happening again. Bergen County is back! Let’s see what we have in special events this weekend:
The Hermitage Civil War Living History Weekend
The Hermitage is a mid 17th century house that has been preserved as a museum. It is a National Historic Landmark that usually has a pretty active schedule of events. Because of Covid, this was interuppted but it’s back with a terrifc civil war themed event.
From car shows to period re-anactments, The Hermitage Museum is known for it’s many special events and educational experiences. Since it’s been closed up like everything else, seeing it come alive this weekend is wonderful. You have 2 days of scheduled civil war themed activities.
Admission is $7 per person with children under 4 free. If you go to their website you’ll see the schedule for both Saturday and Sunday. It begins at 10 am on Saturday and 11 am on Sunday. Come meet the 6th Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers and hear music by the New Hampshire Contraband.
Because the Civil War is of interest to so many, this is always well attended every year.
Westwood’s Crafts in the Park Sunday
Crafts in the Park is one of the largest Bergen County street fairs. Because so many people come, it gets bigger every year.
They have over 100 exhibitors lined up coming from 3 different States featuring art, crafts and photography. Food is a big deal at this street fair too. You’ll find traditional (hamburgers and hot dogs) to trendy (chicken kabobs). I’m going to forget my diet and zero in on the home made ice cream!
Admission is free, the weather is going to be great and Westwood is a really cool town. Think about grabbing dinner there too because Westwood is known for it’s many fine restaurants.
I can tell you that hamburgers at the Iron Horse are among the best in Bergen but get there early – no reservations, PJ Finnegan’s is a terrific Irish bar and restaurant. Do you like Midle Eastern food? Go to Mezza for wonderful food or to Osteria Crescendo for Italian. I’ve been to all of these. They’re great. As a result, it’s no wonder they stayed open.
Relay For Life in Paramus
This weekend Paramus is where you want to be for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Saturday it’s at the Paramus High School and Sunday it’s at the Westfield Garden State Plaza shopping center.
Relay for Life is a fun way to raise funds for cancer research. Saturday’s relay at Paramus High School is also having a luminaria ceremony. This is a wonderful way to honor those you’ve lost, who are fighting cancer now and survivors. It’s easy to purchase a luminaria too.
Because this is to raise funds for cancer research, they haven’t cut off registration. As a result it’s not too late to participate in this weekend’s Relay Fo Life but get it done ASAP to be safe.
Sunday Paramus Food Truck Festival
While you’re driving through Bergen County on Sunday, come on over to the Food Truck Festival. This is to promote the Paramus Food Pantry. They’re asking everyone to bring at least 1 item of non perishable food.
Located in the Paramus Park Mall, 20 food trucks are participating so far; more are expected. In addition to the food trucks, there will be pony rides, a petting zoo, inflatables and food art. Beer is available too along with soft drinks. Dogs are welcome as long as they’re leashed.
Fun Things This Weekend in Bergen County
Gov Murphy has been opening up New Jersey more and more. As a result, events are coming back. Because they are, normalcy is returning. While we’re not completely back to normal, we’re getting there fast. Since we are and things are happening, I’ll continue sending out fun things to do.