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the arts, zoo, food trucksThe arts, zoo. food trucks and more are what we have in store for you this upcoming weekend.  We have 2 film festivals, a musical version of Legally Blonde, a native American event and artifacts from the Les Paul Collection.  In addition there’s an Earth party at the zoo and more food trucks than you can imagine on display.

We are near the end of the religious holiday season.  Greek Easter is this Sunday, Passover ends Saturday night and Ramadan has 1.5 weeks to go.  You’ll start to see the outdoor fair season ramp up, as a result, very soon.

Bergen County and the Arts

I’m sure you’ve noticed how often I mention live theater productions.  This is because Bergen County has a large footprint in the arts.  Since we’re so close to New York City, many performers live here.  We have actors, singers, musicians and all the folks who work behind the scenes.  Add in those who paint, sculpt, photograph and craft.  Bergen County has way more people involved in the arts than what’s typical elsewhere.  This adds a special, effervescent dimension here that’s quite unique.

Arts Council of Glen Rock 

This weekend is the 3rd Annual Film Festival by the Arts Council of Glen Rock. It’s Saturday night at 6:30 pm and you have 2 choices of how you’d like to do this.  There’s dinner and a movie for $65 (members $60) or just a movie for $20 {Patrons $10).  You’ll see 8 award winning short films coming from the Thomas Edison Film Festival.  Dinner guests will also hear from Jane Steuerwald, local resident, who’s also curator for the Thomas Edison Media Arts Consortium.

Silent Films at the Ciccone Theater

Do you love silent films?  Even if you don’t this is really something to see because an award winning composer is involved.  This weekend The Ciccone Theater at Bergen Community College has another installment for it’s silent film continuing series.  They have 2 legendary films for you at 7:30 pm.  Friday is “The Regeneration” and Saturday night is ”  Friday night is “Remembrance” and Saturday night is “Underworld”.  While both are free, they suggest a $10 donation per person.

Live music will accompany both films including an original score bv Academy Award nominee John La Barbera.  If you love filmmaking, you won’t want to miss either night.  So come out and enjoy another Cinema Ciccone at Bergen Community College.

Legally BlondeLegally Blonde The Musical

Want to have a fun evening out?  You will with Legally Blonde The Musical.  Based on the incredibly popular movie, this is a quick paced fun musical with a terrific score.  The musical numbers include energy filled dancing and you’ll find yourself laughing out loud more than once.

Legally Blonde opens for a 2 weekend run this Friday night at 8 pm   Both Friday and Saturday nights are at 8 pm and Sundays are 2 pm matinees.  This production is being put on by the Old Library Theater in Fair Lawn.  Be sure to get your tickets today!

Bergen County Zoo Party for the Planet

To celebrate Earth Day, the Bergen County Zoo has a 3 day festival called Party for the Planet.  From Friday through Sunday there will be a series of activities from videos to hands on events.  The actual Party for the Planet is Sunday from 10 am through 4 pm with all sorts of exhibitions, activities, prizes and information from dozens of organizations.  Focused on teaching people about conservation, this is an admission free extravaganza.  Workshops are held on Friday and Saturday 11-2 leading up to the main event on Sunday.

Native American History

Native American history is on display Sunday afternoon from 12 – 5 pm at the New Bridge Center in River Edge.  All the buildings will be open to the public along with the gift shop.  Demonstrations are on all day including such things as open fire cooking, blacksmithing, corn husk doll making and broom making.  This is a truly educational event for children because they’ll actually see these things in action.

A Bergen County Historical Society event,  you can bet that it will be quite authentic and a lot of fun.  There’s even a scavenger hunt with prizes!  Visit the website for more information and to get ticketed.

Food Truck Festival

Come over to Paramus this Sunday for the 1st food truck festival of the season.  Held at Paramus Park Mall (off of 17 North in Paramus) from 11-7, there will be at least 20 different food trucks to choose from.  In addition there’s a beer and Sangria garden, music, dancing and several different activities.

It’s well planned for every age too.  Children will love the petting zoo and pony rides.  Adults can do hatchet throwing and walk up and down the aisles filled with all sorts of vendors.  Paramus Truck Festivals are always a lot of fun so bring a lawn chair, have a seat and munch away!

Bergen County has a lot to offer you.  In addition to all this, don’t forget about our wonderful County Parks and our 6 terrific public golf courses too.

 

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