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memorial day weekend in bergen countyMemorial Day Weekend in Bergen County is filled with events and local town Memorial Day Parades too.  Memorial Day Parades were always a big deal growing up and they still are.

I remember marching along Broad Avenue in Leonia as a Girl Scout Brownie in our Memorial Day Parade.  Small town parades are a lot of fun for everyone.  Not all towns do this anymore and I really think it’s a shame.  There is something very endearing about having local people,  first responders and your dignitaries in a Memorial Day parade down Main Street.  Here is what I have for you in parades and events happening Memorial Day Weekend in Bergen County:

Parades

Because we have a lot, I’ve put them out as a list for you.  Call the towns for more specific information:

Saturday is Midland Park

Sunday is Oakland

Monday we have quite a bunch:

Dinosaurs Are Back  L.E.A.D. Carnival

Come to Overpeck Park in Teaneck and enter the prehistoric world of dinosaurs!  Field Station Dinosaurs opens for it’s 10th season this weekend beginning on Saturday the 28th.  This is more than just a fabulous experience with 30 dinosaurs on exhibit because it’s also a great learning experience.  Order your tickets soon because they really do get booked up.

LE.A.D. Is Hosting A Carnival

Do you know what L.E.A.D is?  It’s Law Enforcement Against Drugs and Violence.  This is a wonderful program by law enforcement officers to help train children to avoid drugs, respect each other and not bully and to stay away from violent behavior.  This is a non profit organization where officers volunteer their time because they are committed to helping our youth to stay out of harm’s way.

L.E.A.D is hosting a terrific weekend carnival at the Garden State Plaza this weekend.  If you get your tickets now, you get them at a discount.  So go to the website and check it out.  There’s also carnival dates in June so be sure to go their website.

food truck festivalFood Truck Festival & More

St Phillips Church in Saddle Brook (488 Saddle River Rd) is having a food truck festival on Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm.  Actually I have “& More” on the title since there’s also live music, a beer, wine and Margarita garden plus a “Kids Zone” to entertain the younger set.  They promise an amazing assortment of food trucks too.  Admission is $5 and for those of us under 12, you’re free!

The Ridgewood Run  Ridgewood Run

The Ridgewood Run is celebrating it’s 45th year and is a NJ Masters Club Run.  This is one of the most prestigious runs in Northern New Jersey and a source of pride for Bergen County runners.  Because it’s such an important event, it attracts serious runners from all over as a result.

There is a wide variety of running events at all levels.  There are 11 different runs and registration ends tomorrow on May 25th.  So if you haven’t signed up by now, do so immediately on their website.

street fairTeaneck Street Fair

Teaneck is having it’s annual Cedar Lane Street Fair this Monday, Memorial Day, from 11 to 6 pm.  There will be all sorts of things to buy, food, crafts, antiques, music, games, face painting, etc.  It’s a lot of fun to walk up and down Cedar Lane from Elm to Legion Drive.  Parking in the municipal lots is going to be free too!

Memorial Day Weekend in Bergen County  Arlington National Cemetary

As you can see, we have a lot going on this weekend.  Because it’s a special holiday that begins the summer season, we sometimes forget what this is truly about.  Please take a moment and remember that Memorial Day Weekend is a time to honor the men and women in the armed forces who have died fighting for our country.  If you know of a family who lost someone, check in on them because this is not an easy weekend for a military family.

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