BERGEN magazine - June 2021 June 2, 2021 Nigel Edelshain FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin Learn to Swim;Here’s WhereSummer school is cool…when it’s in the pool! Swim classes are heating up in Bergen County at these locations. No Bluffing: Poker Player Gives Prize Money to CharityBergenfield’s Gershon Distenfeld donated his winnings from the World Series of Poker to the Bergenfield Food Pantry. Two New Gyms Opening in BergenGroup workout classes are back—and these two gyms, opening later this year, will be thrilled to have you. 8 Bergen Boutiques to Shop for ShadesOn National Sunglasses Day, June 27, treat yourself to a pair of UV-protectant frames from one of our county’s best independently-owned opticians. Sports Night of Champions 2021Kaplen JCC on the Palisades will hold the 4th annual Sports Night of Champions on Thursday, June 10, 6 PM, Outdoor Venue at the JCC. Detroit-Style Pizza In Bergen County: Yay or Nay?New Jersey rules the pizza landscape, but the Motor City’s square pie is slowly catching on. You can get a taste of it at these three locales. A Special Run in Hasbrouck HeightsLincoln Elementary School students take to the streets for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey. Miss The Big Screen? Where To Go NowMany cinemas were closed for the duration of the pandemic. But as COVID regulations loosen in New Jersey, independent theaters are reopening and giving us back the joy of movie-going. 4 Ways to Get Active With DadSkip the tie and tech—a fun activity with the whole family is the perfect Father’s Day gift. 6 Bergen County Restaurants for Father’s Day 2021Give Dad a day off from the grill with brunch or dinner at a Bergen County eatery that will cater specifically to him. Stand Up Paddle Yoga Is The ‘It’ WorkoutWhen it’s too hot to function, “floating yoga” on top of a board in a pool is the perfect way to exercise. Bonus: It’s fun too! Get Your Shot at These Bergen SpotsYou don’t need a photographer’s eye to capture a great shot at these half dozen Bergen County locations. Kick Off Summer at These 6 Fairs and CarnivalsCarnival and street fair season is here, and Bergen’s festival schedule is filling up. Here are six events that are sure to have everything you’re looking for. At Home With...Harlan CobenThe international man of mystery and suspense explains how he adjusted to the pandemic and writing for Netflix—and why he gets a kick out of embarrassing his kids. Where The Birds AreSpotting nature’s airborne ambassadors has become a popular pastime, and our county has great places for it. The Green InvasionInvasive plant species threaten to take over the county’s spaces, endangering birds, bees and butterflies. But homeowners can fight back by incorporating native plants in their gardens. 5 Skin Tips For SummerDermatologists explain how to protect your body’s largest organ now that warm weather is here. 3 Stay-Healthy Tips for Men’s Health MonthAn internist at Holy Name Medical Center shares how men can maintain a healthy body, mind and lifestyle. Bird Is the WordIt isn’t a partridge in a pear tree, but this mourning dove has plenty to sing about. Mama proudly shows off and cares for her eggs at the Abram Demaree Homestead Farm in Closter. 6 Ways to Celebrate Pride Month LocallyOur diverse county celebrates the LGBTQ residents with Pride festivities all month long. Donut Pass On These 5 Sweet ShopsWhether you dunk ’em in morning coffee or enjoy them for dessert, donuts are the perfect solution for your sugary craving. Here’s where to find great ones in Bergen County.