Get Outside

Shopping malls might rule in Bergen, but there are plenty of places to enjoy fresh-air activities and the summer sunshine.



Parks in Bergen County

Tired of the scenery in your backyard? Head to one of the many parks in the county, where you can take a leisurely stroll along a well-manicured path, ride your bike, picnic beneath the trees, launch a canoe or kayak, or try your hand at fishing. The possibilities are endless.

Dog Parks in Bergen County 

Dogs need lots of exercise, and your living room is not the place to do it. Here’s the solution:

Bird-Watching in Bergen County

Ornithology enthusiasts are at home in Bergen, with a wide variety of winged species and great spots for ogling them. See the sites below; learn more at bergencountyaudubon.org and njaudubon.org.

Boating in Bergen County

For canoe, rowboat or kayak owners, the area has several places to ply the waters. (Don’t own a boat? Rent one!)

Biking in Bergen County

Cyclists, rejoice! THE SADDLE RIVER AREA BIKE PATH extends for almost six miles through the towns of Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Fair Lawn, Paramus, Saddle Brook and Rochelle Park

Golf in Bergen County

Eager to get back in the swing? You can practice your strokes at one of the driving ranges in the county or head straight to the course— there are eight open-to-the-public ones to choose from in our area.

Fishing in Bergen County

What could be better for a relaxing day outdoors than a fishing expedition? Happily, the county offers many promising spots.

Beyond Bergen: It's a Shore Thing

Miles of beaches line the Jersey coastline, but there’s much more to see than the ocean when you go down the Shore.

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December 2017

Breaking Bread: Artists Explore Food Practices - Court Gallery On view at William Paterson University Galleries from November 1 – December 13, 2017, the exhibition Breaking Bread: Artists...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Galleries
300 Pompton Rd
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Telephone: 973-720-2654
Contact Name: William Paterson Universities Galleries
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Meet Jolly Old St. Nick and take a tour of the historic Old Stone House in Ramsey during ST. NICHOLAS DAY. From 1 to 4 p.m., children of all ages can visit the museum, take photos with St. Nick and...

Cost: Admission: FREE

Where:
Old Stone House in Ramsey
, NJ


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Child’s Play Touring Theatre presentsThe Christmas That Almost Wasn’t   The Christmas season is magical. For those behind the sparkle of Christmas, the planning is not so easy. This...

Cost: Adults $17.00 • Children $13.00

Where:
WPU Shea Center for Performing Arts
300 Pompton Rd
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Telephone: 973-720-2371
Contact Name: Shea Center for Performing Arts
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WINTER WONDERLAND returns to Van Saun Park in Paramus Fridays through Sundays until Jan. 1. The event features open-air ice skating, unlimited carousel rides, zoo events, food trucks and more!...

Cost: Tickets: $14 (online), $16 (at the venue)

Where:
Van Saun Park in Paramus
, NJ


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WINTER WONDERLAND returns to Van Saun Park in Paramus Fridays through Sundays until Jan. 1. The event features open-air ice skating, unlimited carousel rides, food trucks and more! There will also...

Cost: $14–16

Where:
Van Saun Park
Paramus, NJ

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Spend AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH KRISTIN CHENOWETH at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood. The award-winning actress originated the role of Glinda in the Broadway hit Wicked and has...

Cost: Tickets: $69–159

Where:
Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood
, NJ


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Breaking Bread: Artists Explore Food Practices - Court Gallery On view at William Paterson University Galleries from November 1 – December 13, 2017, the exhibition Breaking Bread: Artists...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Galleries
300 Pompton Rd
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Telephone: 973-720-2654
Contact Name: William Paterson Universities Galleries
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Kids of all ages can take PHOTOS WITH SANTA at the Paramus Park Mall and tell him what they would like for Christmas. Parents can make reservations online to skip the line and save 30 percent on a...

Where:
Paramus Park Mall
, NJ


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Breaking Bread: Artists Explore Food Practices - Court Gallery On view at William Paterson University Galleries from November 1 – December 13, 2017, the exhibition Breaking Bread: Artists...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Galleries
300 Pompton Rd
Wayne, NJ  07470
View map »


Telephone: 973-720-2654
Contact Name: William Paterson Universities Galleries
Website »

More information

Kids of all ages can take PHOTOS WITH SANTA at the Paramus Park Mall and tell him what they would like for Christmas. Parents can make reservations online to skip the line and save 30 percent on a...

Where:
Paramus Park Mall
, NJ


Website »

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Breaking Bread: Artists Explore Food Practices - Court Gallery On view at William Paterson University Galleries from November 1 – December 13, 2017, the exhibition Breaking Bread: Artists...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Galleries
300 Pompton Rd
Wayne, NJ  07470
View map »


Telephone: 973-720-2654
Contact Name: William Paterson Universities Galleries
Website »

More information

Kids of all ages can take PHOTOS WITH SANTA at the Paramus Park Mall and tell him what they would like for Christmas. Parents can make reservations online to skip the line and save 30 percent on a...

Where:
Paramus Park Mall
, NJ


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Does this time of year leave you feeling overwhelmed? Sign up for the HOLIDAY REBOOT course, scheduled for 8:30 p.m. at the YWCA of Bergen County. Health and wellness coach Anna Sandbank will offer...

Cost: FREE for WEN members and $15 for non-members

Where:
YWCA of Bergen County
, NJ


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Kids of all ages can take PHOTOS WITH SANTA at the Paramus Park Mall and tell him what they would like for Christmas. Parents can make reservations online to skip the line and save 30 percent on a...

Where:
Paramus Park Mall
, NJ


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Join us for an Open House at Braemar at Wallkill! Braemar at Wallkill is thinking differently about assisted living so our residents can live happy, healthy lives and remain an active part of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Braemar at Wallkill
21 Riverside Drive
Middletown, NY  10940
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Sponsor: Braemar at Wallkill
Telephone: 845-695-5600
Contact Name: Maryann Crenny
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Join the Midland Park Continuing Education Program for a day trip in New York, beginning with a stop at the New York Botanical Gardens’ Train Show followed by lunch at Emilia’s in the...

Cost: $119

Where:
, NY


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Kids of all ages can take PHOTOS WITH SANTA at the Paramus Park Mall and tell him what they would like for Christmas. Parents can make reservations online to skip the line and save 30 percent on a...

Where:
Paramus Park Mall
, NJ


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NJPAC’s very own holiday smash is back – an urban dance retelling of the timeless fairy tale, featuring rap legend Kurtis Blow as special guest MC. The Hip Hop Nutcracker resets...

Cost: $29 - $79

Where:
Prudential Hall
1 Center St
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 888-466-5722
Contact Name: Angela Thomas
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WINTER WONDERLAND returns to Van Saun Park in Paramus Fridays through Sundays until Jan. 1. The event features open-air ice skating, unlimited carousel rides, zoo events, food trucks and more!...

Cost: Tickets: $14 (online), $16 (at the venue)

Where:
Van Saun Park in Paramus
, NJ


Website »

More information

WINTER WONDERLAND returns to Van Saun Park in Paramus Fridays through Sundays until Jan. 1. The event features open-air ice skating, unlimited carousel rides, food trucks and more! There will also...

Cost: $14–16

Where:
Van Saun Park
Paramus, NJ

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Kids of all ages can take PHOTOS WITH SANTA at the Paramus Park Mall and tell him what they would like for Christmas. Parents can make reservations online to skip the line and save 30 percent on a...

Where:
Paramus Park Mall
, NJ


Website »

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Celebrate Kwanzaa festivities with this daring theatrical dance company, featuring special guest poets Ntozake Shange and Sonia Sanchez. Forces of Nature combines elements of modern dance, West...

Cost: $29 - $45

Where:
Victoria Theater
1 Center St
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 888-466-5722
Contact Name: Angela Thomas
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The incomparable State Ballet Theatre of Russia arrives with its traditional staging of the holiday classic, complete with sparkling sets, enchanting costumes, and more than 65 performers who bring...

Cost: $29 - S79

Where:
Prudential Hall
1 Center St
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 888-466-5722
Contact Name: Angela Thomas
Website »

More information

Celebrate Kwanzaa festivities with this daring theatrical dance company, featuring special guest poets Ntozake Shange and Sonia Sanchez. Forces of Nature combines elements of modern dance, West...

Cost: $29 - $45

Where:
Victoria Theater
1 Center St
Newark, NJ  07102
View map »


Telephone: 888-466-5722
Contact Name: Angela Thomas
Website »

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James D’Amico Productions presents Get The Led Out The American Led Zeppelin From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out captures the essence of Led Zeppelin music....

Cost: $45.00 Orchestra • $40.00 Loge Get The Led Out

Where:
WPU Shea Center for Performing Arts
300 Pompton Rd
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Telephone: 973-720-2371
Contact Name: Shea Center for Performing Arts
Website »

More information

WINTER WONDERLAND returns to Van Saun Park in Paramus Fridays through Sundays until Jan. 1. The event features open-air ice skating, unlimited carousel rides, food trucks and more! There will also...

Cost: $14–16

Where:
Van Saun Park
Paramus, NJ

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WINTER WONDERLAND returns to Van Saun Park in Paramus Fridays through Sundays until Jan. 1. The event features open-air ice skating, unlimited carousel rides, zoo events, food trucks and more!...

Cost: Tickets: $14 (online), $16 (at the venue)

Where:
Van Saun Park in Paramus
, NJ


Website »

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