Coming up this week in Bergen County is a wide variety of fun things to do. Take a look at what’s in store for you:
- For Lee Restaurant Week
- Glen Rock Arts Fest
- Children’s Fairy Garden Workshop
- Greek Festival
- German Oktoberfest
- Halloween Light Show Begins
Fort Lee Restaurant Week
Beginning today Fort Lee restaurants are opening their doors to you with very special promotions. Because Fort Lee is such a mix of cultures, you’ll find a wide selection of cuisines. Sponsored by the Fort Lee Business District Alliance, this event gets bigger every year.
Fort Lee Restaurant Week runs for nearly 2 weeks from today, September 20th, through Sunday, October 3rd. Go to their website for the list of participating restauants.
Glen Rock Arts Fest
The Glen Rock Arts Fest is this Saturday, Setember 25th, 11-5 at the Glen Rock Boro Hall (1 Harding Plaza). Sponsored by the Arts Council of Glen Rock, this is a juried event. Since it’s a juried show, it attracts high level artisans.
There will be artists, painters, photographers and crafters. You’ll see beautiful items on display and for sale. This is a unique opportunity to buy magnificent hand crafted works of art.
Children’s Fairy Garden Workshop
Bring your young children over to Abma’s Farm this Thursday (Sept 23) at 4 pm for a terrific art workshop. You must buy tickets in advance and everything is supplied for this project. Imagine the fun they’ll have creating their own fairy garden.
Abma’s Farm partnered with Art by Renee to present hour long art and crafts classes for children every Thursday. So check this out and the other classes available. Abma’s Farm also has a petting zoo, hay ride and pumpkin patch. This family owned farm is, for me, a very special place for children.
Last week is was Tenafly and this week it’s Wyckoff. How lucky can you get?
St Nicholas Greek Church in Wyckoff (467 Grandview Ave) is once again having it’s Greek Festival in the fall. Just like so many beloved Bergen County events, this was cancelled last year because of Covid. As a result, everyone is excited about this.
Hours are Friday/Saturday noon through 11 pm; Sunday is noon through 7pm. This celebration of Greek culture has Greek food, music and dancing plus a Greek Supermarket, 50/50 raffle, Greek cafe and more.
German Oktoberfest in Leonia
The Leonia Oktoberfest began In 2000 because of visiting Germans. They “spontaneously” had a Bavarian festival cookout in town. Continued as an annual event, it grew bigger every year. The Rotary Club of the Palisades took it over in 2010 as a fundraiser. Isn’t this an amazing story?
There’s live entertainment, music, a beer garden (of course) and delicious German food. You won’t want to miss the annual Beer Stemming Contest too. Tickets sold in advance are $5 and $10 at the door. Leonia Oktoberfest is from 2 to 8 pm at American Legion Post 1 (399 Broad Ave).
Halloween Light Show
The Halloween Light Show at Demarest Farms is on! It runs through October 31st so there’s plenty of time but get your tickets ASAP. This gets sold out.
Drive through the farm’s 32 acres of magnificent Halloween themed light displays in your car. Once you’re done, get some hot cocoa and sit down by a fire pit. Why not a cookie too? The Demarest Farms Halloween Light Show website has more information and a link to buy tickets.
So here’s what you have coming up this week in Bergen County in special events. Have a great week ahead as we end Summer and begin Fall!