There’s great stuff happening this weekend. You have some terrific options that come from entertainment, science, nature and more. Let’s take a quick look at what’s going on because there really is a lot of great stuff this weekend:
- 3 Plays – 1 Comedic Drama & 2 Musicals
- Franklin Elementary School Vendor Event
- Great New Jersey Science Show
- 5 & 10 Mile Lost Brook Trail Race
- Our Forest in Crisis
- Free Chamber Music Concert
3 Plays This Weekend –
Bergen County Players Presents Barbecue
Bergen County Players has a new production. The play is Barbecue and because it’s adult themed, no children please. Perfomances begin Satuday at 8 pm and run through the next 3 weekends ending Saturday, April 21st. Tickets are, as always, very affordable. It’s $24 for 8 pm on Friday and Saturday; Sunday 2 pm matinees are $21. March 31st is special because they have a Q&A with the cast. That performance is selling out quickly.
Barbecue is a dramatic comedy about a family meeting in a park to have a barbecue together. It’s actually an intervention of sorts for a drug and alcohol addicted sister. Family laundry comes out among them and this dark humor play received rave reviews when it opened in 2015. BCP is located in the Little Firehouse at 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. Because it was recently renovated, this intimate theater has a big time set up.
Chicago – The Musical Play at HACPAC
The Hackensack Performing Arts Center has a very special musical play this weekend. That’s because it’s put on by the Hackensack High School Drama Club. Have you ever been to a high school play? It sure isn’t how I remembered it.
High school plays are fabulous productions that rival anything you see in local live theater or on Broadway. These are kids who work extremely hard and aim to be professional theattrical professionals. I can tell you that not once have I been disappointed with high school productions and you won’t be either. I think it’s great that HAC:PAC supports these ktds too. Since it’s high school based, tickets are only $15. Come on out Friday through Satuday and support these kids by buying your tickets today!
The Adams Family
Are you ready for Morticia? How about Thing and Gomez? I hope you are because The Adams Family is coming by way of the Bogota Jr/Sr High School this Friday and Saturday. Here’s another group of talented kids who we should all support. Let’s fill every seat for the kids.
This musical comedy is a takeoff from the beloved 1960’s Adams Family TV show which was based on Charles Adams’s New Yorker cartoons. To this day The Adams Family is very popular and it’s muscial comedy debuted on Broadway in 2010. Wildly popular, it began a nationwhide tour as a result. Tickets are sold at the door and are $8 while students and seniors are only $5. Performances are Friday at 7, Saturday at 1 and 6. Please bring exact change.
Franklin Elementary School Vendor Event
Come shop at the Franklin Elementary School Vendor Event on Saturday and support this Bergenfield Elementary School.Saturday is the day and 10 to 2 is the time. This fundraiser features over 25 local small businesses.
Just think of the time and gas you’ll save because they’re all in 1 spot. No driving around required. You can get a ton of shopping done so easily. It’s being held at the South Presbyterian Church (150 W Church St). You’ll want to come just to see the Church because it’s celebrating it’s 300th anniversary this year.
Great New Jersey Science Show
Here’s a very unique idea for the next 4 Saturday nights. Turn things upside down because you have students become the teachers. What do they teach? Science and how do they do it? They do it through comedy.
This sounds like so much fun. While it’s geared towards other students, adults will enjoy this too. The 1st of 4 is this Saturday night from 8 to 9:30. Location is the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County (687 Larch Ave in Teaneck). Tickets are $10 at the door and they ask that you bring even change.
We definitely have great stuff happening this weekend. Please try to attend at least 1 of the student based activities. The kids have worked very hard on their projects and we sure don’t want them to be disappointed.
Lost Brook Trail Race
Imagine the fun and challenge of running through the woods. You’ll have that and more this Sunday at the Tenafly Nature Center because it’s the 12th Annual Lost Brook Trail Race. Because there are 400 acres that make up the Tenalfy Nature Center, you can bet that you’ll have more than the usual sights and challenges in this 5 or 10 mile run.
Since this is a major run of as much as 10 miles, it’s been broken up into individual and team runs. Because each heat is limited to 100 runners, space is limited so get all the details and register right away.
Our Forest In Crisis
Our Forest In Crisis is a 2 day program by the Closter Nature Center. While we want to take care of the environment, most of us really don’t know how. This 2 part program focuses on the serious issues facing our forests. You’ll learn all about it and what needs to be done to correct the problems.
This 2 part session opens with a lecture on Thursday night and a hike on Sunday. Both events are at the nature center. Come on out and hear it from an expert because a lot of what’s out there is far from accurate.
Chamber Music in Ridgewood
Do you love chamber music? Perhaps you’ve never heard it but would like to? You’re in for a treat then because the All Seasons Chamber Players are giving a free concert on Sunday at 3 pm. Location is Emmanuel Church at 14 Hope Street in Ridgwood.
This chamber music group is made up of Julliard graduates and award winning professionals.
So there you have great stuff happening this weekend. If you know of something I’ve missed, text or call me at 201-741-8490 and I’ll add it right away.