There’s so much going on in Bergen County this weekend! Paramus starts the fair season with a huge crafts fair this Sunday. Bergen County Players has not 1 but 2 productions going on this weekend. In addition, there’s another production happening at the Black Box Theater. Trees are budding and flowers are about to bloom. It’s time to come back to our magnificent County Parks. How about golf too? It’s in full swing at all of our Bergen County public golf courses.
Have you ever seen a faerie house? You haven’t? Come to the Tenafly Nature Center this weekend to find some. Did you know that there used to be an Indian Trading Post on the Ramapo River? You’ll hear all about it at the Mahwah Museum. Cleopatra drops in for a visit too this weekend. Let’s take a full look now.
Paramus High School Craft Fair on Sunday
The spring fair season is kicked off with a major craft show. This Sunday from 10 to 5 Paramus High School opens it doors and invites you in. Over 125 crafters will have their wares on display and for sale. There’s a pickle bar and popcorn station to keep you going in addition. Parking is in a huge lot at the high school which is located at 99 Century Road. Admission is $3 which goes to a worthy cause.
Bergen County Players
I’ve written about Bergen County Players so many times. This is because they are such a fabulous live theater group. I love going there and have never been disappointed. This weekend they’re continuing with Godspell and adding Love Letters. Performances for Love Letters are only this Saturday and Sunday so go online to check it out and order tickets.
Bergen County Parks
We have every right to be proud of our Bergen County Parks System. Over 9,300 acres are devoted to parkland where you can find anything you imagine. Camping sites, fishing, walking trails, barbecue grills, playgrounds and more are there for you. Additionally there are 2 horseback riding facilities and 6 golf courses. On top of all this there’s the Bergen County Zoo.
Faerie Houses, Trail Runs and Forest Defenders
Things are hopping at the Tenafly Nature Center as usual. Saturday is on a waitlist but I bet if they enough people to sign up, they’ll do another session. It’s The Magic of Making: Fabricating for Fairies on Saturday afternoon. You’ll learn about the Faerie Trail and make your own house for a fairy. But not all is lost. The Faerie Trail is open! Take a walk down the Bellflower Faierie Trail and see how many fairy homes you can find!
Sunday is another Forest Defenders session from 10 am through noon. Volunteers are needed to help remove foreign species that have come into the woods. This is extremely harmful and can easily upset the ecological balance. You will be doing not only a great service to the forest but you’ll also have fun and learn a lot.
Love to run? Bored to tears with the usual on the street macadam drills? You’ll love the challenge and change of the 11th Annual Lost Brook Trail Race on Sunday. 5 and 10 mile options are available. There are still some slots available so register right away before they’re filled.
The Cleopatra Club at the Black Box Theater
The Cleopatra Club is one of the few plays written by award winning screenwriter Paul Schrader. Mr Schrader wrote or co-wrote such award winning films as Raging Bull and Taxi Drive (both for Martin Scorcese). This is a mystery drama that looks to be a lot of fun too. It opens this weekend starting on Thursday at the Black Box Performing Arts Center in downtown Englewood.
A 1700 Indian Trading Post
History is fascinating. Since this is a month featuring women, the Mahwah Museum has come up with some special. It’s an Indian Trading Post run by a woman in 1700 located in what was to become northern Bergen County. Blandina Kirstede Bayard was the lady who must have been quite unusual in her day. Imagine a female entrepreneur at that time! To hear the whole story and learn about that time, come to the Mahwah Museum at 11 am on Saturday. Nancy Gibbs will tell you all about Blandina at this both in person and virtual presentation. Registration is easy online and this is well worth the $5 fee.
There’s So Much Going On in Bergen County
There’s so much going on in Bergen County this week. We’re just getting started for warm weather events and all those outdoor fairs we love. Once we get through the spring rains, car shows will be back too. I hope you get out and enjoy at least one of these exciting options for your weekend.