BERGEN magazine - August 2022 July 21, 2022 Nigel Edelshain FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin Back-To-School Essentials: Eyes ExamsBetter vision leads to better learning, a Bergen-based optometrist says, so screen your student’s sight before classes resume. A Leisurely Garden Stroll In TenaflyA Dumont mom and her young daughter make memories—and an Instagram Reel—at Davis Johnson Park & Gardens. Family-Friendly Events In Bergen This WeekendFrom carnivals to concerts, there are several must-attend activities and events for all in Bergen County. 6 Fries To Try In Bergen CountyThese half-dozen over-the-top french fry concoctions are ap–pealing to anyone who loves a good fried potato. 5 Works Of Art To See In Bergen—FREEWho says museums are the only place to see a masterpiece? Bergen streets are filled with artwork for everyone to enjoy. Like Father, Like Son At Van Saun ParkA Park Ridge dad spends some quality time with his oldest son at a playground in Paramus and snaps a photo they’ll both cherish forever. Get Rolling At These 6 Bergen Bowling AlleysFriends and family alike will enjoy the indoor action of an old-fashioned game of bowling. 4 Things To Know Before Shopping A Garage SaleLooking to buy (or sell) stuff at a discounted price? Keep these tips in mind before you go all out for National Garage Sale Day in Bergen. Sharing A Snack In LeoniaTwo young brothers realize sharing is caring when it comes to popsicles—especially during the dog days of summer. 4 Alternative Sports You Should Be PlayingBergen is home to much more than great baseball, basketball, tennis. You can find these four games in your neighborhood. 5 Essentials For Backyard CampingHere is the gear you need—all available in Bergen County—to turn your yard into the perfect campground. 5 Personalized Back To School Items Your Kids Need This YearComplement their generic school supplies with pencil cases, water bottles and more swag that shows off their name and personal style. A No-Fuss First Haircut For EnzoLittle Enzo was all smiles as he sat at a Rutherford barbershop for his first-ever haircut. 6 New Bergen County Businesses To TryBusiness is booming in Bergen these days! Pay a visit to any or all of these half-dozen spots that are new to our ’hood. Help Keep Bergen Food Pantries Stocked This SummerIt’s always the season of giving at local food banks. Here are 13 Bergen food pantries that need donations all year long. 5 Slices Of Cheesecake To Try In Bergen CountyNational Cheesecake Day means it’s time to indulge in that little slice of heaven. These five spots have the best of the best cheesecakes in Bergen. Teens Speak Their MindsA chat with 11 high school seniors-to-be yields thoughts about vaping, cheating, learning online and having to compete for those precious slots at the college of one’s choice. To Mask—Or Not To MaskWith most mandates now rescinded, Bergen residents must decide on their own whether to use face coverings—and where. Here’s some expert advice. 7 Ways to Get Your Kids School-ReadyBuying fresh notebooks and rulers isn’t enough. A pediatrician offers tips.