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Father's Day Weekend EventsFather’s Day Weekend events include State Fair Meadowlands, a church feast in Lyndhurst, Open Cockpit Weekend and a walking tour of Historic New Bridge Landing.

While the church feast began last night, I waited until today to post this.  Because I’m a mother, I didn’t want to announce anything in the middle of a school week.  So here we go!

Our Lady of Mt Carmel Feast

This began last night and runs through Saturday. Our Lady of Mt Carmel Feast is one of the largest Bergen County church feasts.  Because this is such a large feast, there’s also Musci Under The Stars.  Terrific live music happens every night at 7pm and 9pm.  As you’d expect, there are plenty of rides for children plus 50/50 raffles.

Delicious Italian food is a highlight.  You have everything from cannolis to pizza to sausage & peppers plus amazing Italian sausage and peppers desserts.  In addition to eating at the feast, people take food home too.

The feast opens at 6 pm tonight and Friday but 1 hour earlier at 5 pm on Saturday.  It goes late into the night.  Location is the Town Hall Park in Lyndhurst.

State Fair Meadowlands

Cancelled last year due to Covid, this very popular event is back.  MetLife Stadium is the location for 24 days of fun.  It runs from June 18th through July 11th.  Hours are afternoons through late evening.

There is so much to do and see at State Fair Meadowlands.  This is a seriously major fair that has all the rides, food and live  entertainment you’d expect and more.  Spectacular fireworks happen on July 3rd and 4th too.  There’s so much happening that I’d go on forever here.  Go to the State Fair Meadowlands website for more information and to purchase tickets.  Scroll down the entire page for all the details.

Meadowlands State FairOpen Cockpit Weekend

Did you know that Bergen County has an aviation museum?  Not many people do.  As a result, thousands drive by Teterboro Airport without realizing there’s an aviation museum right there.

The Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey is located at 400 Fred Wehran Drive in Teterboro NJ.  It’s a very cool place which is, I feel, the best kept secret in Bergen County.  This weekend they are having a special event – Open Cockpit Weekend on both Saturday and Sunday from 10 am until the doors close at 3 pm.

This fun event is very well attended because it gives you a chance to see what it’s like to sit in the cockpit of helicopters and a rare Lockheed Bushmaster plane.

Historic New Bridge Landing

New Bridge Landing was the scene of a major Revolutionary battle.  It was also George Washington’s headquarters.  There is soNew Bridge Landing much history here.  Because this truly is hallowed ground in the Revolutionary fight for freedom, the Bergen County Historical Society made it their mission to preserve New Bridge Landing and the buildings that remained.

Today this is a wonderful living museum with special events all year long.  This Sunday at 2 pm there will be a walking tour of New Bridge Landing.  You’ll learn it’s history, visit it’s restored buildings and have a lot of fun.  For more information and to purchase tickets just go to their website.

Father’s Day Weekend Events

I hope that everyone who celebrates Father’s Day has a wonderful Sunday with their Dad.  My father has been gone for a while now but I remember him with love.  He was also quite a character.  A member of the Greatest Generation who went through a lot pursuing his American Dream.  I’m thankful for everything he gave me.

So there you have it – 4 Father’s Day Weekend Events to choose from.  While some run at the same time, you can still go to more than 1 or all of them.


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