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this week in bergen countyThis week in Bergen County is really nothng new but that doesn’t mean nothing’s going on.  It’s just that a lot of people are away now.  Once we get further into August and families have to get ready for school, more folks are back.  This is why I’ve explained previously that right now it’s a continuation of ongoing events.

Let’s start with a fun topic – a really big flea market.  It’s the Meadowlands Market held every weekend.  Parking and admission are free.  Grab some food while you walk through all those aisles filled with anything you can imagine.  Flea markets are always fun.

 Free Outdoor Concerts

Tenafly continues it’s outdoor summer concerts at Huyler Park in the downtown business district.  Concerts are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 7:30 pm.

HACPAC has a lot going on this weekend in outdoor events.  Sunset Yoga is tonight at 6 and 7:30 pm.  Wednesday night is Shakespeare’s 12th night at 7:30 pm and Thursday is a screening of Jumanji.  Alternate Groove is the band for an outdoor concert on Friday night.  Click on this link for more details and directions.

Here are some other free outdoor concerts:  In addition to Tenafly, Tuesday night has free concerts in Hackensack On The Green across from the County Courthouse at 7:30 and in Ridgewood (Jazz music) at 8:30 at Veteran’s Field.  Wednesday night is Jazz Under the Stars at the Englewood Public Library, The Infernos play at the Overpeck Park Amphitheater (both 7:30) and Lee Burgos is at Edgewater’s Veterans Memorial Field (7 pm).  Friday night is NJ Wind Symphony in Oradell’s Hague Park at 6:30 and Saturday it’s 4 pm at Teaneck’s Votee Park for another concert.

Saturday has two 4 pm concerts at Votee Park in Teaneck and the Overpeck Park Amphitheater.  As you can see, there’s a lot of free outdoor concerts going on.

Drive In Movie Nights

Thursday is The Breakast Club from the Demarest Farms Drive in Movie series.  plus The Incredibles on Friday night too.  Scoob! is the Friday night movie at Van Saun Park around 8:30 pm.  It starts at sunset so plan on being there a little early just in case it gets dark quicker.  Bring a chair or blanket to this too.  Van Saun has free movie nights every Friday this summer.

Bergen County has a very full schedule of events this summer.  Check it out for the rest of the summer as well as this week.

Special events for the rest of the summer are pretty much a continuation of ongoing programs as you can see.  So that’s it for this week in Bergen County.  August brings some local town street fairs.  These are a lot of fun too.  Local shops put things out on sale, often there are several food vendors plus live music.  Additionally there will be people who reserve table space to sell everything from antiques to socks.  I’ll let you know about street fairs next week.

It’s time to relax and enjoy the summer weather.  Get yourself some fresh local produce too!  New Jersey peaches are famous and have you tasted our strawberries, blueberries or watermelons?  Cherries are so plentiful that they’re on sale along with our beefsteak tomatoes.  We are indeed the Garden State!

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