BERGEN magazine - July 2021 June 24, 2021 Nigel Edelshain FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin 6 Breastfeeding Myths + How to Get HelpA Bergen-based lactation consultant clarifies the myths associated with breastfeeding—and shares how to get help—in honor of World Breastfeeding Week. Enjoy a Night Out at These 7 TownsNational Night Out promotes good community policing—but it’s also a blast for kids and their families. A Bounce House BlastWhy should kids have all the fun? These Wyckoff newlyweds celebrated their wedding reception with a bouncy house for the adult variety. 6 Bergen Spots to See Movies Under the StarsNot into theaters or streaming services? These Bergen towns screen blockbusters in the park. Food For Thought: 3 Bergen Eateries We Can’t Wait to TryThanks to social media and word of mouth, we’re waiting on line to try the deliciousness offered by this trio. Cadillac Cruisin’ in Harrington ParkTwo toddlers ride in their new-and-improved truck as their first-responder dad watches on. 7 Bagel Spots We Know You’ll LoveNot to brag, but New Jersey has the best bagels in the country—in part thanks to these 7 Bergen County bagel joints. 3 Bergenites to Root For at the Tokyo GamesWhile we cheer on the U.S. and other countries, we’ll exude Bergen pride as we watch these local athletes compete. Will Local Gyms Make It?A six-month shutdown drastically altered Bergen’s workout scene. As the pandemic recedes, it’s unclear how things will work out. Drink Up!A doctor’s tips help you stay hydrated—and healthy—during the dog days of summer. Test Your Summer Safety SavvyKeeping this season injury-free for your family starts with knowledge—assess yours with 10 quick questions. The Kitchen Was The KeyBy waiting a bit to renovate their most important room, a Mahwah family gets a home that fits their lifestyle. Protect Your Plants:5 Tips from The ProsSmall woodland creatures causing a havoc on your garden? Two local experts share their advice for keeping the critters out. Turkey Talk: Fowl’sA Familiar FaceWhen cardinals and sparrows are away, turkeys come out to play—and take over Bergen County bird feeders. 13 Library Events for All AgesLibraries are back—and they have more than just books! Here’s a sampling of in-person events coming up for the whole family hosted by BCCLS. Let’s Be Frank: 7 Hot Dog Joints to Try NowIs it really summer if you haven’t had a hot dog or two? Get your fix of franks at one of these magnificent seven joints in Bergen. Where to Go for a Great MojitoThe classic summer cocktail complements the mouth-watering cuisine at these four Cuban restaurants. 90 & FabulousWhen your granddaughter owns a shop that makes custom donut walls, of course you have to celebrate the big 9-0 in style. 6 Ways to Protect Your Pets This SummerThe dog days of summer have arrived. These tips from Best Friends Animal Society will help you keep your dog (or cat) safe when mercury rises. Make a Splash at 6 Spray ParksYou don’t need a pool to stay cool—a solid summer soaking awaits at these half-dozen playgrounds. What’s New? 2 Family Events + 2 College LeadersAs two Bergen colleges welcome new presidents, families look forward to celebrating birthday boy SpongeBob and a fleet of dinosaurs. Pomp and CircumstanceA pair of Paramus parents hired a professional photographer to document their little girl’s big graduation day from Pre-K. We’re All Ears: 6 Spots for Summer ConcertsIf it’s been a while since you’ve heard live music, the sights and sounds at these outdoor shows will have you dancing the night away. The Fourth Goes ForthA summer without proper Independence Day celebrations? We’re never doing that again! These 8 towns are forging ahead with their festivities for America’s birthday.