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Jermaine Jackson, Gilbert Gottfried Top This Edition of The Weekender ...No, Really

This column brings you the best bets for the weekend in Bergen County

Wondering what to do with this weekend? Below are the top five picks that you and your family can enjoy this weekend:

1. Meet Jermaine Jackson
Where/When: Saturday 1 p.m.; Bookends , 211 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
Why Go: Meet the singer Jermaine Jackson and have him sign his new book You are Not Alone Michael: Through a Brother's Eyes.
Pricing: N/A

2.  Comedian Gilbert Gotfried
Where/When
: Saturday, Two Sets: 7:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.; Bananas, 283 Route 17 South, Hasbrouck Heights, 201-727-1090
Why Go: Who doesn’t know wacky, crazy and oh so funny Gilbert? He's been seen on Beverly Hills Cop II, Problem Child, Look Who's Talking II, and Aladdin. 
Pricing: $25 per ticket

3. 3rd Annual Women's Health & Fitness Day
Where/When:
 Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; HNH Fitness Center, 514 Kinderkamack Rd., Oradell
Why Go: A fun filled morning of chair massages, fun exercise samples like Hula Hoops and stretching, healthy refreshments and screenings. 
Pricing: Free

4. Glass Etching Class
Where/When:
 Saturday 12 pm; The Craft Lounge, 324 Broad Ave., Leonia
Why Go: Get in touch with your inner-crafter and attend this drop in glass etching class.
Pricing: $20

5. Film in the Fall: Grease
Where/When:
 Saturday at dusk; The Amphitheatre at Overpeck County Park in Ridgefield Park 
Why Go: Bring your own lawn chair and some popcorn to enjoy this movie under the stars.
Pricing: Free

6.  Make Your Own Fossil Craft
Where/When:
 Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Lakeshore Learning Center, 449 Essex St., Hackensack, 201-441-9214
Why Go: Your kids can learn all about fossils as they create this age old craft!
Pricing: Free

7.  Hillsdale Town Day
Where/When:
 Saturday 1 to 3:30 p.m.; Beechwood Park, Hillsdale Avenue, Hillsdale
Why Go: Its an afternoon of fun, food and music!
Pricing: Adults $2.00, Children $1.50, Children under 3 are free.

8.  River Edge Road Rally
Where/When
: Sunday 10 a.m.; Historic New Bridge Landing, Steuben House Parking Lot, 201 Continental Ave., River Edge
Why Go: Enjoy competing in one of several Rally Tour Routes carefully planned through Bergen County
Pricing: $65 per team

9.  Edgewater Arts and Music Festival
Where/When:
 Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Old River Road & Thompson Lane, Edgewater
Why Go: To listen to the free jazz in the afternoon and see a juried art competition and vintage auto show.  
Pricing: Free

10.  Celebrating Life and Liberty Event
Where/When
: Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Green Ring Area, Liberty State Park, Jersey City
Why Go: Enjoy a view of the Statue of Liberty with great food, entertainment, and a very special performance by The Infernos
Pricing: N/A

11.  Ridgewood Fall Street Fair
Where/When
: Sunday noon to 5 pm; Downtown Ridgewood, East Ridgewood Avenue
Why Go: Expect crafts, music and delicious food! 
Pricing: Free

12.  Carnival
Where/When: Sunday; Sacred Heart Church, 102 Park Street, Haworth 
Why Go: An all day event full of games, rides, food, and fun!
Pricing:  N/A

13. Fall Pies & Tarts Cooking Class
Where/When
: Friday 6:30 p.m.; Chef Central, 240 Route 17 North, Paramus
Why Go: Learn how to bake your favorite fall treats.
Pricing: $65 per person

14.  Pick Your Own Apples
Where/When
: Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
Why Go: Enjoy a day of picking New Jersey apples.  While visiting the farm don’t forget to check out the country bakery and delicatessen.
Pricing: $5.00 per person for admission which includes the hay ride. $8.00 per bag of apples picked. Each bag holds 12 to 15 lbs.

15. Pirates of Penzance 
Where/When: Friday 7:30 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.; Fair Lawn Community Center, 10-10 20th Street, Fair Lawn
Why Go:  This witty play is a fundraising benefit by Skyline Theatre and a musical treat for both young and old.  
Pricing: $28 Adults, $18 Students, $20 Seniors

What do you have planned for the weekend?  Share your plans in our comment box below. We want to hear from you!

 

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