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Current and Recent Events & Activities Near Fair Lawn
October 15, 2017: The annual Fall Festival at Rutgers Gardens is a day for Children! Spend the afternoon outside discovering the Gardens on a scavenger hunt, visiting the animals, painting pumpkins, playing games and using natural materials from the gardens to create crafts from 12-4pm. Located at 112 Ryders Ln., New Brunswick, NJ. Visit their website for more information.
Palisades Interstate Park: Palisades Boulder Field Trail
This Alpine NJ hike is a 'best hikes' with children! This awesome hike begins from the highest point of the NJ Palisades and steeply descends 530 feet to the Hudson River. Part of the trail is an obstacle course through a sea of boulders and part of it is a series of stone steps leading downward. Although the hike is challenging, it's well worth it for the views! Dawn-dusk Visit their website for more information.
Harvest Festival & The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at The Lambert Castle
October 14, 2017: Usher in the Autumn with history, food, and fun fall activities on the lawn at Lambert Castle from 3-6pm! At 5:30 pm we'll read a version of Washington Irving’s classic story and sing some Halloween songs. You might even have a chance to meet the Headless Horseman in person! Bring your own blankets or lawn chairs. For children age 3-12 years. Presented with the Passaic County Historical Society. Donations always welcome! Located at 3 Valley Rd., Patterson. Visit their website for more information.
Seasonal "Any Time" Activities near Fair Lawn & Bergen County
Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo
Take a winter stroll through the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo! There will be sparkling lights on over 50 winter and animal characters. Different themed activities featured each December weekend makes visiting extra exciting! Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Nov 17 – Dec 10; Every Night: Dec 11 – Jan 2, 2018. Closed: December 24 & 25. 5-9pm. Free Admission. Celebrate the season of giving by bringing donations of non-perishable food items, new toys, and gently used coats. Located at 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. Visit their website for more information.
All Seasons Chambers Players Concert
Now in its 37th season, the All Seasons Chambers Players is a leading chamber music ensemble in the New York - New Jersey metropolitan area. The ensemble performs music from the baroque to contemporary periods in mixed ensembles using flute, violin, cello, harpsichord and piano. Oct 8, Nov 5, Dec 10th performance is a FRENCH CARNIVAL: Loeillet Sonata in B minor; Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals; Faure Fantasie for Flute; Franck Sonata for Violin and Piano in A minor. Meet-The-Artists Reception. Central Unitarian Church 156 Forest Ave., Paramus. 3:30-5pm. Visit their website for more information.
The Hermitage Museum in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ
The Hermitage, a National Historic Landmark and house museum, incorporates a stone house that was visited during the Revolutionary War by General George Washington. It was also the site of the marriage of Aaron Burr and Theodosia Prevost. Its picturesque Gothic Revival design dates to the 1847–48 renovation by the architect William H. Ranlett. Open Wednesday through Sunday with tours beginning at 1:15 pm. 2:15 pm and 3:15 pm 335 North Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423-1035 Group tours are $7.00/person Visit their website.
Campbell-Christie House is a sandstone center-hall 4 room house with a full cellar and full garret/attic capped with a gambrel roof. The house was moved from New Milford to River Edge in 1977 onto Bergen County Historical Society land. The house is opened for special events by the Bergen County Historical Society (BCHS). Open year round 1201 Main St, River Edge, NJ 07661 Visit their website.
Archive of Some Past Events
Summer Concert Series in the Park
July 9, 2017: Jersey Sound - Oldies, Classic Rock, Motown, R&B, British Invasion & Pop! Bring your blanket or lawn chair! 8-10pm at the Memorial Park/Pool. In case of rain the concert will be held at Fair Lawn High School.
National Night Out & Family Fun Night
August 1, 2017: From 7-9pm at the Memorial Park/Pool.
World Elephant Day at the Bergen County Zoo
August 12, 2017: Celebrate one of the world's most beloved and most endangered animals at the Bergen County Zoo's World Elephant Day! Bring your favorite toy elephant to the zoo for a full day of elephant fun. There will be keeper chats, story time, crafts & more! 216 Forest Ave Paramus 11am-3pm Visit their website for more information.
Joey's Fund 3rd Annual Charity Car Show
September 23, 2017: This show will be featuring classic cars, a DJ, trophies for competitiors, door prizes, 50/50s and raffles for awesome gifts! Food trucks and vendors and fun games! All proceeds are donated to St. Joseph's Hospital to help families with children who have life threatening illnesses. St. Mary's Church 20 Legion Place, Closter 11am-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
First Friday BoOonton Ghost Walk
October 6, 2017: The BoOonton Ghost Walk is more than just a ghost-tour! You will hear about forgotten history, Civil War lore, mysterious legends, and of course, ghostly tales! Take a 90 minute guided tour through Boonton's Main Street and surrounding area. Tickets will be available online or at the BMS office. 5-9pm Visit their website for more information.
Hackensack Movies Under the Stars
September 1, 2017: The city of Hackensack Dept of Cultural Affairs presents a free movie in Atlantic Street Park on Fridays until Sept 1st. To Kill a Mockingbird begins at 8pm. Warren and Atlantic, Hackensack. Visit their website for more information.
National Night Out & Family Fun Night
Join us at the Memorial Park/Pool for National Night Out & Family Fun Night! August 17th from 7pm to 9pm Location: Memorial Park/Pool
Summer Music Festival
Join us every Sunday for free concerts at Memorial Park! Now in its 57th year, this concert series runs every Sunday evening at 8pm from July 9th until August 20th. Bring your own outdoor chair, and plan on arriving early. Outdoor seating is first-come, first served.
In case of inclement weather, this event will be held at Fair Lawn High School. Sunday, June 9th to Sunday, August 20th. Show begins at 8pm. Fair Lawn Memorial Park, 1st St. at Avenue of Heroes, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Free Admission. For more information, please visit their website.
Join Bergen County Parks and Hackensack Riverkeeper as we celebrate the beauty of our Earth, the importance of clean water, and a healthy environment at the 4th Annual Bergen County Parks EarthFest Overpeck.
Check out Teaneck Creek's Table at the event and find other great 'green' resources. Saturday, May 20th, Noon to 4pm Overpeck County Park, 40 Fort Lee Rd., Leonia NJ, 07605 Free Admission. For more information, please visit their website.
Father's Day Nature Walk
Celebrate Father’s Day with a guided walk outdoors. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or just hoping to spend some quality time with Dad, a family walk is the perfect activity to celebrate this special family day.
All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No strollers please. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. Sunday, June 18th, 1pm to 3pm Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Members & Fathers: $3, Non-members: $6, Children 2 & under: Free For more information, please visit their website.
Go the Distance for Autism Cycling Event in Paramus
Go the Distance for Autism, North Jersey's largest charity cycling event. All Levels of Cycling Ability - The event is for all levels of cycling ability and provides a safe and family friendly atmosphere where individuals with autism can participate as equally as those without. With four scenic and fully supported routes to choose from - 3, 10, 25 and 62.5 miles – you’re sure to find a distance that’s right for you. - Family Fun Festival - After the ride, all participants are invited to a Family Fun Festival with food, music, games, inflatables, activities and more. Bring your friends and family to the festival – all are welcome! Sunday, June 4, 2017 Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, New Jersey Go the Distance for Autism bands five northern New Jersey organizations together to raise funds for a common mission - to provide educational and treatment programs for children and adults with autism. Alpine Learning Group, The EPIC School, Garden Academy, Institute for Educational Achievement and REED Academy are working together to change the future for those who struggle with autism, spread much needed awareness, and directly impact the lives of children and their families living with autism every day. For more information, please visit their website.
“Patience” presented by Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company
"Patience" or "Bunthorne's Bride", is a comic opera in two acts with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W.S. Gilbert. The opera is a satire on the aesthetic movement of the 1870s and '80s in England and, more broadly, on fads, superficiality, vanity, hypocrisy and pretentiousness; it also satirizes romantic love, rural simplicity and military bluster. Friday, June 2, 2017 at 7:30 PM George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation, 10-10 20th Street, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 For more information, please visit their website.
Farm Tour Hayrides in Medford
This farm experience is designed to invigorate your senses with the beauty of the fields in the springtime. Hayrides will tour the farm to view the farm activities, budding trees, and sprouting plants. Picking of spinach and radishes will be available depending on supply and spring weather. Through May 22, 2017 - Mon. - Fri. at 11:00, 12:00 and 1:00, Sat. and Sun. at 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM Johnson’s Corner Farm, 133 Church Rd., Medford NJ, 08055 Cost is $4.50/per person For more information, please visit their website.
19th Annual Buffalo Watch
19th annual Buffalo Watch fundraiser benefits the local rescue squad in Readington. New vendors and entertainment always being added. Fun, affordable time for the entire family, right in the heart of Readington. MAY 13, 2017, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Readington River Buffalo Farm, 937 County Road 523, Flemington NJ, 08822 For more information, please visit their website.
“Doubt: A Parable” presented by Skyline Theatre Company
A gripping story of suspicion cast on a priest’s behavior that is less about scandal than about fascinatingly nuanced questions of moral certainty. This psychological drama challenges audiences to consider whether or not a charismatic Catholic priest crosses the line with the school’s first African-American student. An eloquent and provocative investigation of truth and consequences. May 5-7, 2017 - Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM and Sunday matinee at 2:00 PM George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation, 10-10 20th Street, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 For more information, please visit their website.
Healthy Mind, Hopeful Future: Dinner and Fashion Show Benefit for West Bergen Mental Healthcare
The Allendale Woman's Club will be holding abenefit dinner and fashion show to benefit West Bergen Mental Healthcare. Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Event Details - 6:30 PM Cocktails and Basket Viewing, 8:00 PM Dinner and Fashion Show by Fig Leaf of Maywood Seasons, 644 Pascack Road, Washington Township, NJ Tickets: $80 per person For more information, please visit their website.
2017 Tenafly Spring Street Fair
This popular Bergen County springtime tradition features hundreds of artists, crafters, vendors, food, family fun and more. The Tenafly Spring Street Fair is sponsored by the Tenafly Chamber of Commerce. Saturday and Sunday, April 22 & 23, 2017 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. The main fair staging area is on Piermont Road (between Hillside Avenue and County Road) in Tenafly, New Jersey. For more information, please visit their website.
“13” presented by Old Library Theatre
“13” is an original musical with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn. Following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, young Evan Goldman grapples with his parent’s divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, April 20-23, 2017 at 7:00 PM and Sunday matinee at 2:00 PM George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation, 10-10 20th Street, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 For more information, please visit their website.
Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce Easter In the Park Celebration
This year's event will feature an Easter egg hunt, DJ music, art and painting, games, treats and of course an opportunity to meet with the Easter Bunny! Ridgewood shops and restaurants will also be be joining in on the fun. Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Memorial Park at Van Neste Square, East Ridgewood Avenue and Oak Street, Ridgewood, NJ For more information, please visit their website.
Handel’s Messiah Parts II and III
There’s no need to travel to New York City to enjoy a performance of George F. Handel’s Messiah (Parts II and III), a classical music high point of the Easter season. You can simply travel to West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood, where the Oratorio Choir and Orchestra (directed by Deborah Holden-Holloway) Part II focuses on the death and resurrection of Jesus, ending with the glorious “Hallelujah Chorus.” Part III features some of the most uplifting and triumphant music of the Messiah, including “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” “The Trumpet Shall Sound” and the culminating chorus, “Worthy is the Lamb.”. Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 3:00 PM. West Side Presbyterian Church, Varian Fry Way, 6 South Monroe Street in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Tickets are not required, but early arrival is suggested. A free-will offering will be received. For more information, please visit their website.
Bergen County New Jersey Bridal Show at The Fiesta in Wood-Ridge
Bridal shows are full of door prizes, gifts, and discounts for everyone in attendance. Couples can even win a honeymoon! Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm The Fiesta, 255 Route 17 South, Wood-Ridge NJ 07075 For more information, please visit their website.
“A Taste of Our Town” - Fair Lawn Chamber of Commerce presents a Celebration of Great Food
Sample offerings from Fair Lawn’s finest restaurants. Net proceeds to benefit Fair Lawn Department Health & Human Services Food Pantry. Monday, February 27th, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm The Fair Lawn Community Center/George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation, 10-10 20th Street, Fair Lawn, NJ For information and reservations please call 201-796-7050. For more information, please visit their website.
“Amadeus” presented by Old Library Theatre
This provocative work, by playwright Peter Shaffer, weaves this confrontation between mediocrity and genius into a tale of breathtaking dramatic power. On the one hand there is Antonio Salieri, an established composer in the court of the Austrian Emperor Josef. On the other, the greatest musical genius of all time: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a foul-mouthed, graceless oaf who has that which is beyond Salieri's envious grasp: Genius. February 24th-26th, 2017. Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm. Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm The Fair Lawn Community Center/George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation, 10-10 20th Street, Fair Lawn, NJ For further information and ticket sales call 973-OLT-4420 or visit their website.
Adelphi Chamber Ensemble at the Mahwah Library
The Adelphi Chamber Orchestra is the oldest chamber orchestra in Bergen County and Northern New Jersey. It has lived up to its statement of purpose “to foster good music” from its first concert performed for the public on May 23, 1953. Members of the orchestra have formed an ensemble to perform chamber pieces for the public. February 19th, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Mahwah Public Library, 100 Ridge Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430 The concert is FREE and no tickets are necessary. Seats are on a “first come” basis. For more information, please visit their website.
Dance Designs - Cabaret of Solos and Duets at the Fair Lawn Community Center/George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation
Dance Design Studios offers up their winter dance recital in a cabaret format for your enjoyment. Sunday, February 12th, 2017 The Fair Lawn Community Center/George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation, 10-10 20th Street, Fair Lawn, NJ For information and ticket sales call 201-791-8873 or visit their website.
Tribute to Frank Sinatra with the Tony DeMeo Orchestra at the Mahwah Library
The Tony DeMeo Orchestra featuring Tony DeMeo is a 17-piece jazz Big Band dedicated to recreating the music of Frank Sinatra playing the music from the Great American Song Book. The sound they achieve is the result of the extraordinary musicians in the band and the great arrangements, many of which were arranged for Frank Sinatra when he performed with the Count Basie Orchestra. February 5th, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Mahwah Public Library, 100 Ridge Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430 The concert is FREE and no tickets are necessary. Seats are on a “first come” basis. For more information, please visit their website.
Guided Walking Tours of the Meadowlands District
The Bergen County Audubon Society offers year-round, free, guided nature walks on the 1st Sunday and 3rd Tuesday of each month. The family-friendly walks take place through the parks and natural areas of the Meadowlands District. Guides do bring spotting scopes, but you are also encouraged to bring your own binoculars to get an up-close look at the birds and wildlife. Dress according to the weather. February 5th, 2017 from 10:00 am to Noon 1 De Korte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst, Bergen County, New Jersey 07071 This is a free activity. For more information, please visit their website.
Fair Lawn Rotary sponsored Geography Bee Finals
Rotary Club if Fair Lawn is teaming up with the Fair Lawn Middle Schools in bringing this exciting educational program to Fair Lawn! - See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/3475/Event/7th-grade-geography-bee#sthash.XJqnw0JD.dpuf Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation, 10-10 20th St, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Visit their website.
Old Library Theatre presents: The 6th Annual One Act Play Festival
Come enjoy an evening or two of fine local acting talent. January 20-22, 2017 - Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm, Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation, 10-10 20th St, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 For information and ticket sales call 973-OLT-4420 or visit their website.
“One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” in Fair Lawn, NJ
In this gripping classic of the 1960s, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" questions not only the definitions of mental illness and humane treatment, but the perennial theme of man vs. authority. Friday and Saturday, January 13th and 14th, 2017 at 8:00 pm, Sunday, January 15th, 2017 will be a matinee at 3:00 pm Fair Lawn Community Center, 10-10 20th Street, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Visit their website.
“The Sorcerer” presented by Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company
The Sorcerer is a delightful comic opera in which a young aristocrat who wants to share the joys of his impending marriage buys a love potion which he secretly inflicts on his whole village with no regard to age and social standing. Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm Fair Lawn Community Center, 10-10 20th St, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 For more information, please visit their website.
WhyHunger Hungerthon Benefit at Acoustic Café in
All proceeds will benefit WhyHunger and the OLM Haiti Scholarship Fund. Non-perishable food items will be collected at the show for a local food pantry. Founded in 1975 by the late singer/songwriter Harry Chapin, WhyHunger enlists performing artists to raise funds and awareness for the most innovative and effective community-based organizations fighting hunger and poverty all across the world. Sunday, November 20th starting at 4:30 pm Our Lady of Mercy (OLM) Academy, 25 Fremont Avenue, Park Ridge, New Jersey Tickets are $27 purchased online in advance or $32 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit www.cafeacoustic.org. For more information, please visit their website.
"Of Mice and Men" at the Sharp Theater in Mahwah
Steinbeck’s timeless masterpiece is the story of George and Lenny, two misfit ranch hands looking for their place in the world. As they try to survive their circumstances, Lenny and George find refuge in an unlikely but powerful friendship, hopes for the future and dreams of rabbits. Performances will held at 8:00 pm on November 11, 12, 13, 17, 18 and 19 The Sharp Theater,on the campus of Ramapo College, 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, New Jersey General admission tickets are $15; $5 for Ramapo College students. For more information, please visit their website.
Palisades Virtuosi in Concert at Fair Lawn Community Center
An evening of extraordinary music centered around the theme of Friendship and presenting the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by composer and bassist Joseph M. Russo! The program will also include works by Robert Russell Bennett, Leonard Bernstein and Johannes Brahms among others. Friday, November 4, 2016 at 8:00 pm - Pre-Concert Talk - 7:15 pm Fair Lawn Community Center, 10-10 20th St, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 For more information, please visit their website.
“Young Frankenstein” presented by Old Library Theatre in Fairlawn
Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked side-kick, Igor, and a leggy lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s Alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds. October 21-23 & October 28-30, 2016 - Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm, Sunday matinees at 2 pm Old Library Theatre, 10-10 20th St, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Visit website below for ticketing information For more information, please visit their website.
Zoo Boo 2016 in Paramus
This very popular Halloween family fun event will feature trick-or-treating, ghostly storytelling, magic shows, Eerie Express Train rides* and more at the Bergen County Zoo! Purchase your tickets early - Zoo Boo sells out quickly! *The Eerie Express train ride contains scary scenes and is not recommended for young children. Friday, October 21, 6:00 - 9:00pm and Saturday, October 22nd from 10:30am - 2:00pm, then reopening 6:00 - 9:00pm Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Avenue, Paramus, New Jersey ADVANCED PURCHASE IS REQUIRED! Tickets go on sale September 27th, 9am at the Zoo; $6 each for ages 3 & up. Get your tickets early—this event sells out quickly! For more information about Zoo Boo 2016, call 201-201-262-3771. For more information, please visit their website.
Craft Show and Oktoberfest at Demarest Duck Pond
This Bergen County fall classic will feature up to 75 crafts vendors offering handmade crafts and products. This is a perfect opportunity to get a jump on holiday shopping. Of course there will be German music, German food, water and soft drinks. There will also be Korean delicacies, inflatable games and other family fun activities. Saturday October 8, 2016, from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Demarest Duck Pond, 38 Park St. Demarest, New Jersey. For more information, please visit their website.
Final Batstock Event - Batty Club Night at Mexicali in Teaneck
Club Night will feature great bands, entertainers, the Gotham Crime Fighter Car, DJ’s, artists, and vendors with batty items and bat artwork for sale. Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 from 3:00-9:30 pm MexiCali Live, 1409 Queen Anne Rd., Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit mexicalilive.com or batstock.org.
Summer Concert Series in the Park
The Summer Concert Series is presented by the Fair Lawn Mayor and Council in cooperation with the Recreation Department, our program sponsors and individual donations by our patrons. Please bring your own chair for outdoor use only. In case of rain or inclement weather, the concert will be held in the auditorium at Memorial Middle School. Sunday, August 14th 8:00pm - 10:00pm Memorial Park/Pool North Jersey Concert Band - Classical to Pop Music
2016 CareOne Race Against Cancer
CareOne will host the 3rd Annual 5k Race Against Cancer to benefit The CareOne Cancer Fund on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 9:00 am at Overpeck County Park in Leonia, New Jersey. This event features a flat, fast running course through scenic Overpeck County Park. For more information or to register for this family-friendly race visit the CareOne5k website.
The Totally Awesome 80's - Presented by St. Anne Stages
Musical Summer Theater Workshop Production - A salute to the music, TV, Broadway shows and movies, of the 1980’s. Come and enjoy the musical and theatrical talents of the children of our community. Tickets: $15 August 12th - August 13th Friday and Saturday Evening at 7:30pm The Church of St. Anne, 15-05 St. Anne Street, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Visit the website for more information and to purchase tickets.
Cadmus House Museum Open House
The Cadmus House was built in the early 1800’s and is a Dutch Style brownstone building. The museum houses numerous exhibits and artifacts highlighting Fair Lawn’s history. Join us on Saturday, September 10th from 9am to noon. The Cadmus House is located on Pollitt Drive next to the Radburn Train Station 201-796-7692
“Vasily & Federico” presented by Steps Theatre at the Fair Lawn Community Center
A dramatic work based on Vasily Shukshin short stories and inspired by Federico Fellini films. What can a Siberian and Italian villager have in common? What brings them closer and what pulls apart? We may think all they have in common are rakes and shovels, but this is just a stereotype… In our view, they are very similar, almost like twin brothers: they breathe, suffer, hate and love the same way… Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 4:00pm Fair Lawn Community Center, 10-10 20th Street, Fair Lawn, New Jersey 07410 Cost: Tickets range from $20 - $25/ea.. For more information visit their Website
Fair Lawn Public Schools' Arts Festival
The students of Fair Lawn's public schools will share their art work with the community in this annual event held at the Fair Lawn Community Center Monday, March 21st thru Thursday, March 24th, 2016. Opening night ceremony at 7:00pm, Monday night Fair Lawn Community Center, 10-10 20th Street, Fair Lawn, New Jersey 07410 Cost: Admission is FREE. For more information visit their Website
Ronnie Spector Sings the Fabulous Ronettes at bergenPAC
Ronnie Spector, singing all of her Ronettes hits and more, is coming to the Bergen Performing Arts Center. Ronnie's great band, combined with video presentations throughout the show, make for a night you won't soon forget. Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 8:00pm bergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, New Jersey Cost: Tickets range from $33 - $113/person. For more information visit their Website
Walk On: The Rosa Parks Story at the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre in Paramus
In Montgomery, Alabama, a determined activist named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus. The resulting uproar launched the Civil Rights Movement and changed our country forever. Walk On: The Rosa Parks Story weaves together music and drama to the story of Rosa Parks from her childhood in rural Alabama to her famous decision to “sit down and be counted.” Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 10:00am and Noon The Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre, on the campus of Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey. Cost: $15.00/person. For more information visit their Website
"A Taste of Our Town" in Fair Lawn
The Fair Lawn Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring "A Celebration of Great Food" with sample offerings from the finest retaurants in Fair Lawn. Net proceeds of the event will benefit the Fair Lawn Department of Health & Human Services Food Pantry. Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm Fair Lawn Community Center, 10-10 20th Street, Fair Lawn, New Jersey 07410 Cost: $25.00/person. Reservations are required. For more information and to buy tickets call 201-796-7050
Cupid's Chase 5K in Glen Rock, NJ
Community Options, Inc. invites runners, walkers, and rollers (baby strollers and wheelchairs) to help raise funds to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities by participating in the 2016 Glen Rock Cupid’s Chase 5K Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 8:00 am. The race will start and finish at the Glen Rock Pool, 390 Doremus Avenue, Glen Rock, New Jersey. Cost: To register or for more information visit their Website
Princess Breakfast to Benefit Center for Hope and Safety
The Book and Needle Woman’s Club of Oradell is hosting a “Princess Breakfast” to benefit the Center for Hope and Safety (formerly Shelter Our Sisters). The event will feature a continental breakfast with the princesses and some fun filled activities including manicures, games, pictures and more. Come dressed as your favorite princess...tiaras and pearls welcome! Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 9:30am - 11:00am River Dell Middle School, 230 Woodland Avenue, River Edge, NJ Cost: Advanced registration required by January 30, 2016. Tickets aare $8 for adults and $10 for kids ages 3-10. Ages 2 and under are free. For more information visit their Website
Living History—Civil War Encampment Weekend at the Hermitage
The Civil War Encampment, conducted by Company B, 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers, Clifton, NJ will feature an outdoor living history encampment on the grounds, soldier’s tents and fire pits, live firing demonstrations of military rifles from the period as well as live firing demonstration of a mortar from the period. Visitors encouraged to interact with the historical re-enactors. The Education Center will feature indoor displays of Civil War artifacts plus hands-on activities for children to learn more. Admission includes guided tours of the inside of The Hermitage historic house museum. Saturday, January 30 & Sunday, January 31, 2016 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM The Hermitage, 335 North Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423 Cost: $7 per person, Members & children under 6 free. For more information visit their Website
Bob Marley's Three Little Birds at the NJ Performing Arts Center
This delightful musical production, featuring a hit score by Bob Marley (“One Love”) and based on the children’s book by his daughter, Cedella Marley, tells of young Ziggy, who is so terrified of hurricanes, mongooses and other things in his native Jamaica that he’s afraid to leave the house! Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 2:00pm New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St, Newark, NJ 07102 Cost: Tickets range from $13.00 to $25.00/per person. For more information visit their Website
Fair Lawn's Old Library Theatre presents: The 5th Annual One Act Play Festival
Come enjoy the variety and laughter of the annual One Act Play Festival January 22 - 24, 2016. Friday & Saturday shows at 8:00pm, Sunday matinee at 2:00pm Old Library Theatre, 10-10 20th St, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Cost: For information and ticket sales call 973-OLT-4420 or visit their Website
Montclair Art Museum Passes!/h3>
Thanks to the Friends of the Maurice M. Pine Public Library for this wonderful opportunity! Fair Lawn library members may now borrow passes to the Montclair Art Museum! Two adults and all children under 18 may visit the museum free of charge. Passes will be loaned for 7 days and may be reserved 24 hours in advance. Ongoing. Library hours are Mon. 10:00am - 9:00pm, Tues. 10:00am - 6:00pm, Wed. & Thurs. 10:00am - 9:00pm, Fri. 10:00am - 5:00pm, Sat. 9:00am - 5:00pm and Sun. 1:00pm - 5:00pm Maurice M. Pine Free Public Library, 10-01 Fair Lawn Ave., Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Cost: FREE. Stop by the Reference Desk or call 201-796-3400/extension 5 for more information or visit their Website
Garretson Forge and Farm in Fair Lawn
The perfect place to take the family to enjoy a day in living history. One of the oldest sites in Bergen County, this pre-revolutionary sandstone house is officially listed on the New Jersey State and United States National Register of Historic Places. This living Dutch farm museum sponsors activities involving restoration, preservation, historic digs, compilation of local history and folklore, educational programming, colonial agriculture, horticulture and crafts. There are beautiful gardens on the property where festivals and workshops are presented throughout the year. Open year round 4-02 River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ For more information visit their Website
Fair Lawn's Cadmus House Museum
The Cadmus House was built in the early 1800’s and is a Dutch Style brownstone building. The museum houses numerous exhibits and artifacts highlighting Fair Lawn's history. Open year round 14-01 Pollitt Dr, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Cost: Free. For more information call 201-796-7692 or visit their Website
Halloween Trunk-or-Treat in Wyckoff, NJ
A fun and safe way for kids to trick-or-treat at the farm! Decorate your car trunk or truck tailgate and provide candy for treating. The winner of the best decorated trunk/tailgate will receive a $100 gift card to the farm market! October 31st, 2015 from 10:30 AM-3:30 PM Abma's Farm, 700 Lawlins Road, Wyckoff, NJ Cost: FREE. For more information visit their Website
Sing-a-Long-a Grease Coming to BergenPAC in Englewood
ou’d better shape up to sing along to the great movie musical, complete with on-screen lyrics and the chance to become a T-Bird or Pink Lady for the night and enter the world famous costume competition. Costumes are most definitely encouraged, but singing is mandatory! Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 3:00 pm Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ Cost: Tickets range from $15 to $25/per person. For more information visit their Website
Harvest Homecoming at New Bridge
A fun day at historic New Bridge with music by the River Acoustic Band and the first 100 children will receive a a free pumpkin! Pumpkin Picking in the Meadow. Food includes the New Bridge Cider Donuts & Pretzels. Sunday, October 18th, 2015 from 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Steuben House, 1209 Main Street, River Edge, NJ Cost: Call 201.343.9492 for pricing and more information or visit their Website
Oktoberfest & Craft Show in Demarest
Enjoy German music, German food, and soft drinks; Korean delicacies; inflatable games; canoe rides; visit the craft fair; win valuable prizes; and visit the Demarest Nature Center and environmental information tables. Saturday, October 10th, 2015 from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Duck Pond, at the corner of Piermont Road & Hardenburgh Avenue, 38 Park Street, Demarest, NJ Cost: For more information visit their Website
“The Great American Trailer Park Musical” presented by Old Library Theatre in Fair Lawn
The Great American Trailer Park Musical is a hysterical redneck romp through the white trash territory of Central Florida. This comic fable about women in a Florida trailer park and their no-account men is more fun than a chair-throwing episode of Jerry Springer set to music! July 24-26 & July 31-August 2, 2015, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm The Fair Lawn Community Center/George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation located at 10-10 20th Street, Fair Lawn, NJ Cost: For pricing and to purchase tickets or for more information, call 973-OLT-4420 or visit their Website
New Jersey State Fair Meadowlands in East Rutherford
As Jersey’s largest single family event, the State Fair Meadowlands is a place where families enjoy quality rides, plenty of free entertainment, exciting games and prizes as well as a wide and diverse selection of delicious foods. There are a variety of activities to interest all ages. Friday, June 19 thru Sunday, July 5 Set your GPS to 102 New Jersey 120, East Rutherford, NJ 07073 Cost: Pricing varies by days. For example, opening day everything is pretty much $2.00. Visit their schedule page on their Website for details on daily activities, pricing and hours.
BrassWorks Kicks Off NJBG Summer Concerts
Enjoy great music in a beautiful setting at NJBG’s annual Summer Concert Series at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden in Ringwood, New Jersey. Grab a lawn chair or blanket and listen to a wide range of musical talent in magnificent surroundings. This professional brass quintet plays a broad range of music, including medieval, classical, ragtime, jazz, big band, Broadway show tunes, and traditional American music. This first of the season concert features BrassWorks, a professional brass quintet plays a broad range of music, including medieval, classical, ragtime, jazz, big band, Broadway show tunes, and traditional American music. Friday, June 12th starting promptly at 6:30pm On the Concert Lawn at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden in Ringwood, NJ Cost: A $5.00/person donation is requested. For more information visit their Website
13th Annual Fort Lee, NJ Arts & Music Festival
This year's Fort Lee Arts & Music Festival will feature two stages of free entertainment, a Harley Davidson Motorcycle Juried Show (in Municipal Lot), craft vendors, juried art show judged by Fort Lee Artists Guild open to all, food vendors, free face painting and bounce ride for kids, Fire Department exhibitions and displays and more. Sunday, June 7, 2015, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Main Street between Center Avenue and Lemoine Avenue and includes Municipal Lot in Fort Lee, New Jersey Cost: Free. For more information visit their Website
Wetland Bird Day at the Bergen County Zoo
Celebrate World Ocean Day by learning about the birds that live by the shore. Educators will be in the Aviary with facts about our birds, turtles, fish and amphibians. Crafts, stories and there will be small prizes for all children who participate. Sunday, June 7 from noon to 3:00pm Bergen County Zoo Aviary area within Van Saun Park, 216 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652 Cost: Adults (15-61) $4.00. Children (3-14) $2.00, Children under 3 FREE and Seniors (62 +) and disabled ($1.00. For more information visit their Website
Soul Groove Band Benefit Concert in Fair Lawn
Welcome to Soul Groove where Classic Disco and Soul Grooves! Concert graciously sponsored by the Dresner Family Charitable Foundation. 100% of all proceeds will be donated to the Friends of the Fair Lawn Public Library. Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 7:30 pm The Fair Lawn Community Center/George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation located at 10-10 20th Street, Fair Lawn, NJ Cost: All tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at the library or at the theater box office the evening of the concert.
Fair Lawn Street Fair and Craft Show
Come spend the day strolling in the sunshine, checking out all the great arts, crafts and deals to be had. The Fair Lawn Street Fair and Craft Show is held twice a year – Spring and Fall – with with over 200 artists, crafters and vendors. Sunday, May 31, 2015 all day Streets of Downtown Fair Lawn NJ 07410 Cost: Admission and parking are free. Website
Jerseyfest at the New Meadowlands Racetrack Featuring the Food Truck Mash-Up
Last year Jersey Fest attracted over 9,000 people, and the Food Truck Mash-Up attracted over 13,000 people. This year the promoters are integrating the two events. The event will showcase live music, specialty food trucks, family entertainment, vendors and harness racing. Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 5:00PM to 11:00PM New Meadowlands Racetrack, One Racetrack Drive, East Rutherford NJ 07073 Cost: General admission is $5.00. For more information visit the event Website
Get Ready to Get Down and Dirty in Fair Lawn
Now is the time to start thinking about and planning your garden in Fair Lawn. You say you don't have a yard? Not a problem! Depending on whether you have a patio attached to your apartment or just a sunny window, even people with no real access to outdoor gardening can raise flowers or a few edibles. Anyone can grow some of their own food or flowers. It's a fun activity for the whole family. Now is the time to start checking out the seed catalogs or the plant starts at the local nurseries and home improvement stores. All it takes is a little patience and imagination. What better way to make yourself feel better, teach children where their food comes from or just have food and flowers you have the satisfaction of knowing you have created yourself? We've included links here to help you get started. Try it. You might like it! If you are starting plants indoors, you can start readying your seeds and planters any time now! Cost: As much or as little as you are willing to invest. National Gardening Association List of Garden Centers near Fair Lawn Website. American Nursery Website.
"The Little Mermaid Jr." presented by Old Library Theatre at the Fair Lawn Community Center
Come join us at the Fair Lawn Community Center and journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home - and her fins - behind, and live in the world above. May 15-17, 2015, Friday & Saturday evenings at 8:00pm and Sunday matinee at 2:00pm Fair Lawn Community Center, 8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue, Fair Lawn, New Jersey 07410 Cost: For information and ticket sales call 973-OLT-4420 or visit their Website
RBSA Opening Day Parade and Family Fun Day at Veterans' Field in Ridgewood, NJ
Baseball and Softball Opening Day Parade through the town of Ridgewood and then Family Fun Day at Veterans’ Field. The event will include food trucks, vendor pavilion, tricky tray, instructional clinics, sports demonstrations, whiffleball tournament, and games for kids of all ages. Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM Veterans' Field in Graydon Park, 131 N Maple Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 Cost: Admission is free. Website
"It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman." Presented by Old Library Theatre in Fair Lawn
A pop art-flavored send-up of the comic book world. Tells the story of the caped hero’s efforts to protect Metropolis from an array of villains, including a mad scientist, a megalomaniacal gossip columnist and a mysterious clan of under-employed acrobats. A magical, musical tale for the entire family! April 16-18, 2015. Friday & Saturday evenings at 8:00pm, Sunday matinee at 2:00pm Fair Lawn Community Center, 8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue, Fair Lawn, New Jersey 07410 Cost: For information and ticket sales call 973-OLT-4420 or visit Website
Wild and Crafty Farm Tour at the Bergen County Zoo
Listen to a farm story, meet a farm animal and then journey out into the farmyard. For children aged 3 to 5 with an adult. Program is 1/2 inside 1/2 outside. Tuesday April 14, 2015 11:00 to 12:00 Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652 Cost: $10.00 per child. For more information visit their Website
Skyline Theatre Company’s Broadway in Bergen Gala
Here is a chance to help support one of Fair Lawn's most active community resources and have a great night out in Bergen County! Skyline’s annual Broadway Gala concert of performers from Broadway is a thrilling evening of entertainment by some of Broadway’s best! Along with a silent auction and basket raffle, this is a wonderful evening that raises funds for Skyline and its many education and performing programs. Monday, March 30, 2015 at 7 pm Fair Lawn Community Center, 10-10 20th Street, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Cost: A tax deductible donation of $70.00. For more information or to buy tickets, visit their Website or call 800-474-1299.
Fair Lawn Public Schools’ Arts Festival 2015
Bring the whole family to experience the art and creativity of our local budding artists. Tuesday, March 17 – Friday, March 20, 2015 all day. Opening night ceremonies Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm. Fair Lawn Community Center, 10-10 20th Street, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Cost: Free. For more information visit their Website
"Bye Bye Birdie!" is coming to Fair Lawn
St. Anne Stages and the borough of Fair Lawn will be sponsoring a production of the uproarously funny "Bye Bye Birdie!" This is a wonderful way to spend a family evening or afternoon together. Friday, March 13 at 7:30pm, Saturday, March 14 at 3:00pm and 7:30pm, Sunday, March 15 at 3:00pm, Thursday, March 19 at 7:30pm, Friday, March 20 at 7:30pm and Saturday, March 21 at 3:00pm The Theater at the Fair Lawn Community Center, 10-10 20th Street, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Cost: Adults $20.00, Seniors & Children 11 and under, $18.00. For more information visit their Website
"In-Laws, Outlaws, and Other People (That Should Be Shot)"
presented by St. Anne Stages The theater at the Fair Lawn Community Center, 10-10 20th St., Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Friday through Sunday, November 21 through 23, 2014; Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm. Sunday matinee at 3 pm Information and ticket sales visit www.stannestages.org or call 201-791-1616 ext. 333. Cost: Adults $15, Seniors & Children 11 & under $13 It is 6pm and the Douglas family is busily preparing for their annual Christmas Eve dinner. After robbing a neighborhood liquor store, high strung and irritable Tony, and his dim-witted side-kick Vinny, find themselves in need of a hide-out. A comic treasure that is sure to leave you in stitches while celebrating the true meaning of Christmas. Website
with a Clinical Assessment
The Counseling Center at Fair Lawn is an outpatient treatment center for adults and adolescents. The Counseling Center is licensed by the State of New Jersey to provide a full spectrum of mental health and addiction services, for dual diagnosis, addiction, and co-occurring disorders associated with substance abuse.
Clinical mental health assessments, psychiatric evaluations, and individual, family and group psychotherapy are available for Adults & adolescents age 15 and older. Pharmacotherapy is available as appropriate.
Substance abuse treatment services include assessments, urine drug screening (UDS), psychiatric evaluations, adult Intensive Outpatient (IOP) groups, outpatient counseling, and adolescent individual & family counseling, as well as clinically appropriate pharmacotherapy.
Eligibility for all programs is based on a clinical assessment. Now offering Saturday assessments!