Spend this weekend in Bergen County because, as usual, there are some great things happening. We have quite a varied group of events from a major flea market to a nationally renown medium.
As promised, I will bring you a post every week on what’s happening on the weekend in Bergen County. While I do my best to find major events, please let me know if I’ve missed something.
Craig McManus is a high profile medium. Featured in several news and magazine articles (including the NY Times & Martha Stewart Living), he’s also been on TV’s Today Show as well as other television appearances.
Craig has been channeling people for about 30 years or so. Followed by many, Craig’s reading sessions are very popular and well attended. He’s the author of several books about Cape May ghosts.
Craig will be at The Hermitage in Ho Ho Kus this Saturday from 1-4 pm. While he’s doing his readings outside on the front lawn, this is limited to 120 people. As a result, it’s smart to order your tickets now online.
Mad Science Shows
Children will love the Mad Science Shows this weekend at the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall. Held on Friday and Saturday, there are 3 shows each day but you have to register for them in advance. Admission is free – register for Friday and Saturday separately. Since attendance is limited to 100 families, I’d advise doing this ASAP.
This free event is a production of . Since learning anything to do with STEM is so important, take advantage of this free program for your children. Because it’s focused on the ocean, children learn about islands, tides, whirlpools, waves, coral reefs and more. Location is Level 2 Macy’s Court near Shake Shack. Register now before it’s too late.
Englewood Community Summer Festival
The City of Englewood is one of the major cultural centers in Bergen County. It’s also a city with a fierce sense of pride and a vibrant business district. Populated with a wide diversity of people, this kaleidescope of cultures creates one of the coolest places to live as a result. Because Englewood is all this and more, it’s a highly desirable location from stater homes to among the most majestic in Bergen County.
Sunday is the day, 12-5 pm is the time and the MacKay Park Ice Arena is the place. The Englewood Community Summer Festival is a fun filled afternoon event with food trucks, live music, 35 vendors, a petting zoo and games.
Tenafly Nature Center
The Tenafly Nature Center has 2 adult events this Saturday beginning at 5 pm. First is the Full Moon Gong Bath followed by the Full Moon Hike for Adults The Gong Bath runs from 5 to 6:30 followed by the hike at 7 pm for 1.5 to 2 hours. The Full Moon Gong Bath is a zen like experience where you will feel the healing effects of a gong’s sound and vibrations. The Full Moon Hike covers about 1.5 miles through the nature center itself.
New Meadowlands Market
The New Meadowlands Market is an amazing, huge flea market. Because it’s so big, it’s held at the Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford as a result. Located at Lot J, you’ll find hundreds of vendors, all sorts of things, food and entertainment.
Flea markets are fun. There are crafts, toys, household items, antiques, etc. You never know what bargains you’ll find. Because it’s open on both Saturday and Sunday, if you’re busy 1 day you still have the other option. Open from 8 am through 4 pm, parking and admission are free. No pets allowed except for service animals.
Hasbrouck Heights Street Fair
Here is another of Bergen County’s fabulous street fairs. This Sunday from 10 to 5 come to the Hasbrouck Heights Street Fair. Because it gets a terrific turnout, this major street fair on the Boulevard is filled with a lot of everything. You’ll find local businesses and restaurants involved as well as other vendors, food trucks, live music, and a kiddie park area. Additionally there is an entire section devoted to crafts.
The downtown business district becomes a walking park because this fair is held right on the Boulevard. Since this eliminates downtown parking, expect to walk a few blocks to get there. It’s well worth the 10 minute walk since this is a major street fair.
Spend this weekend in Bergen County. You can see that we have a lot going on that’s fun and educational.