6 Fun Things To Do
Here are 6 fun things to do for you this weekend in Bergen County. They’re quite a varied group and, as a result, there’s definitely something for everyone. So here’s what Bergen County has for you –
Let It Glow is Back!
Let it Glow at the Bergen County Zoo is back. This amazing display of huge holiday lanterns is something you don’t want to miss. I’ve told my customers about this and received back rave reviews. It begins tomorrow, November 10th, through January 15th. If you went last year, come back because every lantern is new for 2022. Plus included is a train ride on the ever popular Van Saun Park Train.
18+ tickets are only $18; 3-17 is $9 and under 3 free. Book your tickets online now because time slots fill up quickly.
A Night At The Opera
Opera lovers are in for a big treat this coming Saturday night. A Night At The Opera by the Pro Arte Chorale is being presented at the West Side Presbyterian Church (6 South Monroe St) in Ridgewood at 7:30 pm. Because it’s filled with some of the most beloved operatic arias and choruses, you’ll enjoy a glorious musical evening.
Would you like to introduce someone to the majestic beauty of this music? A Night At The Opera is an ideal opportunity to do so. Tickets are purchased online (Adults $25, Seniors $10). Ask them about student tickets because I have seen at times for $10.
Fort Lee Artisan Market
Another Fort Lee Artisan Market is happening Sunday from 11 to 4 at Hudson Lights Park (245 Park Ave). Sponsored by the Fort Lee Business District Alliance, this is a unique opportunity to see what local craftsmen and businesses have to offer you. Where else would you see it all together in one place? There’s live music and, I believe, food trucks. It’s a fun event where you get to see original crafts available for purchase.
Although online shopping is easy, nothing replaces seeing beautiful hand made creations. One of the most successful Christmas gift giving seasons I had was when everyone got a crafts item from me.
Michael Koehler Scholarship Pasta Night
The Strength and Honor Motorcycle Club Company K is a very special group of 1st Responders and veterans. One of their members, Michael Koehler, succumbed to his injuries from serving in the armed forces and cancer in 2021. This club decided to honor him with a scholarship for music and and graphic arts students. They are having a fund raising event this Sunday: The Michael Koehler Scholarship Fund Pasta Night is happening on Sunday from 4 to 7 at the Little Ferry Fire House (124 Main St). You don’t have to cook Sunday night because you can have a great meal and support a good cause. No reservations – just show up. Tickets are $20 adult and $10 for 12 and under..
Open Cockpit Day
The Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum is having another Open Cockpit Day. Since this is such a popular event, they have their full staff on board so you can come any time on Saturday from 10:30 to 2:45 although you can get inside a cockpit through 4 pm.
Where else will you get the chance to sit in the cockpit of a helicopter or fighter plane? A lot of the staff are themselves former military pilots. So go over to 400 Fred Wehran Drive in Teterboro this Saturday. Kids are $12 and adults $15.
Two 5k Runs
This weekend we have two 5k runs. The Harrington Park 5k Fall Spectacular has 3 sections – a kiddie run, 1 mile fun run and the 5k main event. This happens on Saturday morning and is a USATF-certified run. Sunday morning is the Bergen County Community College 7th Annual Hero Run. This run is also a USATF-certified run. They’re bringing back the kids 1k run and bouncy house because it was so popular. This run is to benefit students who went on to serve in the armed forces. Although you sign up for the Harrington Park run on it’s site, you need to go to this link separately for the BCC Hero Run.
The Tenafly Nature Center
What would a weekend be in Bergen County without the Tenafly Nature Center? Not as much fun for the younger set as well as adults. It seems that every weekend there’s something terrific going on and this one doesn’t disappoint.
Saturday from 12 to 1:30 is really for young children. You go out into the Nature Center and find the Fairie Houses that are hiding there. Then you get to make one yourself! All the details and registration information is on this link. After all, we don’t want the Fairies to be without a warm home with winter coming!
Starting on Saturday at 1 pm through Sunday at 2 pm is the Seasonal Scavenger Hunt held completely outdoors. Children must be at least 4 years old and accompanied by an adult. You’ll get a printed list of cues and then you’re on your own. Over the years, the TNC Scavenger Hunts have become extremely popular family oriented events although anyone can have fun with this.
One More Thing
These are the 6 fun things to do this week. I’d like to mention something else too.
I know a lot of you are worried about what’s happening with real estate because of all the inquiries I’m receiving. As a result, I wrote an article that I published on Monday – The Bergen County Real Estate Market. Whether or not you own something or want to, real estate is important; it’s a major force in our economy.