This Weekend: Zeppoles, Face Painting and More
Here are your best bets for this weekend
Looking for some fun local action this weekend? You can quit searching high and low; Patch has you covered:
Check back Friday for a list of Teaneck events happening this weekend.
1. Waldwick Lions Club Carnival
Where/When: Friday, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.; The Forum School, Wyckoff Avenue and Monroe Street, Waldwick
Why Go: Who doesn’t love carnivals? This one will have rides, games and food including cotton candy and zeppoles.
2. Family Fun Friday: Fiesta!
Where/When: Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; The play area near Sears, Paramus Park Mall, 700 Paramus Park
Why Go: It's fun for you and the kids. It includes face-painting, balloon art and a free gift for the first 100 kids.
3. ChaCha and Rumba Dancing Under the Stars
Where/When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Fort Lee Community Center, 1355 Inwood Terrace, Fort Lee (201) 592-4699
Why Go: Kick up your heels and enjoy a free ChaCha and Rumba dance lesson on a beautiful summer night.
4. Outdoor Fitness Boot Camp
Where/When: Saturday, 7:30 a.m.; Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
Why Go: Exercising outdoors can invigorate your routine and expand your horizons.
Pricing: Call Coach Patrick at (201) 247-9501
5. Summer Craft Fair
Where/When: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; NJ Botanical Gardens, 2 Morris Rd., Ringwood
Why Go: Lots of booths with beautiful crafts, including jewelry, pottery, sculpture, art, kids' stuff, and all kinds of unusual goodies. Great food and drink, too!
Pricing: Free admission to Craft Fair & Garden. $5 per car parking fee.
6. Dinosaur Puppets
Where/When: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Lakeshore Learning Center, 449 Essex St., Hackensack, (201) 441-9214
Why Go: Your child can bring their favorite dinosaur to life as they decorate puppets with horns, scales, and foam claws!
7. New Power Soul
Where/When: Saturday, 10 p.m.; Blend, 17 Chestnut St., Ridgewood (201) 447-4343
Why Go: It’s a night out with friends taking in the sounds of Motown, R&B, Funk, Disco, and Pop/Rock.
8. Yoga in the Park
Where/When: Saturday, 9 a.m., Veterans Memorial Field/Kasschau Memorial Shell, 131 N. Maple Ave., Ridgewood
Why Go: Improve your downward facing dog, even if you've never even heard of downward facing dog.
9. Ramapo Bike Rally
Where/When: Sunday, 7 a.m.; Campgaw Reservation, Campgaw Road, Mahwah
Why Go: The rides introduce many cyclists to areas of New Jersey they have never seen before. Tree-shaded country roads, gated estates, lakes and farmland, including an alpaca and llama farm.
Pricing: $35 per rider
10. Pancake Breakfast
Where/When: Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Hasbrouck Heights Elks, 128 Baldwin Ave., Hasbrouck Heights
Why Go: Eat a hearty pancake and egg breakfast while supporting the local Elks Club.
11. Summer Scavenger Hunt
Where/When: Sunday, 3 p.m.; Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, 443 Van Nostrant Ave., Englewood
Why Go: Bring your adventurous spirit and learn all about the natural wonders of Flat Rock as you complete this guided nature scavenger hunt as a family.
Pricing: $10 per family for members, $15 per family for non-members.
12. Summer Concert: Due South Band
Where/When: Sunday, 8 p.m.; Memorial Park, Berdan Avenue, Fair Lawn
Why Go: Bring your lawn chairs and hear the sounds of Due South Band, the best of new country.
13. Oldies Under the Stars
Where/When: Saturday, 6:30 p.m.; Meadowlands Racetrack, 50 Rt. 120, East Rutherford
Why Go: Bring your blanket, then travel back in time with the Richard Nader Doo Wop Show featuring Bill Haley's Comets and The Rip Chords.
Pricing: Free parking, $1 Concert Admission
14. Kids Eat Free!
Where/When: Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; BUCU, 65 Rt. 4 West, Paramus
Why Go: Bring the whole family on Sunday to BUCU for the best burgers and freshest cupcakes.
Pricing: Free for kids under 12
15. Fairway Firefighters Food Face-Off
Where/When: Sunday, 1 p.m.; Fairway, 30 E. Ridgewood Ave., Paramus
Why Go: Watch as several fire houses compete in the biggest grill throw-down. There will be fire trucks, free food samples, music and giveaways!