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From sheep shearing and stand-up comics to jewelry stamping and Motown legends, there’s something for everyone this month in Bergen County.




MAY 4 Your wool coat kept you warm all winter, now find out where that soft material came from. Head to the Bergen County Zoo in Paramus for a SHEEP SHEARING demonstration, held every 45 minutes from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Special children’s crafts and story times also will be offered during the FREE event. For more details, visit co.bergen.nj.us

MAY 5 Head to the hub of the Pascack Valley for Westwood’s Springfest Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Veterans Park. Nearly 100 artists and crafters as well as 25 antique dealers will set up shop around the park for visitors to browse. Food vendors will also be on site. Admission: FREE. More info is available at pjspromotions.com.

MAY 9 Make your mark and a piece of jewelry at SIP & (METAL) STAMP, hosted by Creative Den in Glen Rock. From 7 to 9 p.m., you can join Janet of Inspired Between the Pines in creating your own metal stamped necklace. The cost is $55, which includes a pendant and gold- or silver-plated chain. Space is limited so sign up now. Contact Julie Salvatoriello at julie@creativedenllc.com to reserve your seat.

MAY 9 Why sing along with the radio when you can see and hear THE TEMPTATIONS AND THE FOUR TOPS in person? The legendary Motown vocal groups will take the stage at Englewood’s Bergen Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. and perform songs from their extensive catalog of hits. Tickets range from $39 to $199. Find out more and buy your tickets at bergenpac.org.

MAY 10–11 Stand-up comic EMMY BLOTNICK will tickle your funny bone during her performances at Bananas Comedy Club in Hasbrouck Heights. This queen of comedy has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan and in her own half-hour special on Comedy Central. Colbert liked her so much that she’s now a writer for his late-night talk show. Admission starts at $22. For show times and more info, check out bananascomedyclub.com.

MAY 12 Ready, set, hike! Youth football players gearing up for next season can show off their skills at the NUC SPORTS COMBINE AND SHOWCASE, held from 4 to 9 p.m. at Indian Hills High School in Oakland. It’s open to student-athletes in the 2019–2024 high school graduation classes. Players will be evaluated based on drills and agility at their respective positions. Registration is $100 and is open through May 5. Get the full details and sign up now at nucsports.com.

MAY 14 Is the next Einstein or Edison in our midst? Find out at Bergen Community College’s fifth annual SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS (STEM) CONFERENCE. From 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., BCC’s Paramus campus will showcase the talents of the brightest STEM faculty, staff and undergraduate students from 44 colleges across the state. Admission: $50 general admission, $20 for students. Get more details at bergen.edu.

MAY 15 Hey, ladies: Join WNBC-TV’s Pat Battle for the YWCA Bergen County’s WALKING THE TALK GALA 2019: OUR TIME IS NOW. The program, scheduled from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at Seasons in Washington Township, will celebrate contributions to women’s empowerment, equality and social justice and includes dinner and drinks, dancing, auctions and more. Tickets are $175 and can be purchased at ywcabergencounty.org.

MAY 17 Pay tribute to our armed forces at the MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH CEREMONY, starting at 12:30 p.m. at the Bergen County Administration Building in Hackensack. Admission is FREE, but RSVP is required via email at  veterans@co.bergen.nj.us.

MAY 18 Celebrate the music of composer Leonard Bernstein at A TOTAL EMBRACE: BERNSTEIN AT 100, a concert featuring the Ars Musica Chorale, Adelphi Orchestra, the Encore Young Artists soloists and the New Jersey State Children’s Choir. The program begins at 7 p.m. at West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood. Presale tickets: $30 for adults, $25 for seniors; door tickets: $35 for adults, $30 for seniors. Children under age 18 are FREE. Find out more at arsmusica.org

MAY 18 Attention all dog lovers and their beloved fur babies: Cresskill High School is hosting the BARK FOR EDUCATION canine carnival and adoption event from 12 to 4 p.m. The event will feature a doggie parade, professional trainers, vendors, rescue groups, contests for you and your pooch, music, raffles, face painting and other activities for the entire family. Admission: $2 per person, $5 per dog. Get the full scoop at cresskilleducationfoundation.org.

MAY 19 Join the renowned Waldwick Band for its MEMORIAL DAY SALUTE concert from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Mahwah Public Library. The volunteer organization’s repertoire includes original compositions, orchestral transcriptions, big band favorites and much more. Admission: FREE. Find out more about the band at waldwickband.org.

MAY 19 Celebrate Mother Nature and enjoy the fresh air at the sixth annual EARTHFEST OVERPECK, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Overpeck Park 
in Leonia. Presented by the Bergen County Parks Department and Hackensack Riverkeeper, the event will feature a science show for kids, wildlife presentations, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, live music, food trucks, more than 50 nonprofit vendors and much more. Admission is FREE, but certain workshops require registration and fees. For more information, visit hackensackriverkeeper.org.

MAY 22 Who said you can’t learn at a mall? Bring your pre-K children to the indoor play area of The Outlets at Bergen Town Center for a STORY-TIME READING SESSION. The two 20-minute classes (9:30 and 10 a.m.) will be led by instructors from the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood. Classes are FREE, and registration is not required. Head to bergentowncenter.com for details.

MAY 27 Lace up your sneakers and stretch out your muscles for the annual RIDGEWOOD RUN at Veteran’s Field. Hosted by North Jersey Masters, the races begin and end at Veteran’s Park along Linwood Avenue. Participants can enter a 5K, 10K, wheelchair 10K, fun run and elite mile races. Registration and bib pick-up begin at 7 a.m., and runs will follow shortly thereafter. For a full schedule of events and race fees, visit ridgewoodrun.com.

MAY 29 The Jersey Shore isn’t the only place with cool lighthouses. Author, photographer and American history lecturer Kevin Woyce will present HUDSON RIVER LIGHTHOUSES at 7 p.m. at the Mahwah Public Library, taking guests on a journey through the seven lighthouses that still remain along New York’s main waterway. Admission: FREE. Take a trip to mahwahlibrary.org for more information.

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Court Gallery This exhibition is an exploration of Paterson, New Jersey and the Northeastern region through bodies of water­­––an investigation of ecology and landscape that fosters a closer...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 908-370-4221
Contact Name: Zach Hertz
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East Gallery This exhibition features recent artist books and prints by Casey Gardner, the Grand Prize recipient of the 2018 Ink, Press, Repeat exhibition. Drawing inspiration from cartography,...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 908-370-4221
Contact Name: Zach Hertz
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South Gallery ABOUT THE COMPETITION  Since 2001, the University Galleries at William Paterson University has organized a juried printmaking exhibition featuring traditional and digital print...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 908-370-4221
Contact Name: Zach Hertz
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The sudden loss this past fall of the iconic pianist Harold Mabern was felt perhaps nowhere else more than the halls of William Paterson’s jazz program, where he taught for 39 years and had a...

Cost: $8-$15

Where:
William Paterson University Shea Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 908-370-4221
Contact Name: Zach Hertz
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East Gallery This exhibition features recent artist books and prints by Casey Gardner, the Grand Prize recipient of the 2018 Ink, Press, Repeat exhibition. Drawing inspiration from cartography,...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 908-370-4221
Contact Name: Zach Hertz
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South Gallery ABOUT THE COMPETITION  Since 2001, the University Galleries at William Paterson University has organized a juried printmaking exhibition featuring traditional and digital print...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 908-370-4221
Contact Name: Zach Hertz
Website »

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Court Gallery This exhibition is an exploration of Paterson, New Jersey and the Northeastern region through bodies of water­­––an investigation of ecology and landscape that fosters a closer...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 908-370-4221
Contact Name: Zach Hertz
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Join us for partially guided meditations every Monday afternoon from 1:10-1:45pm. Learn to mediate or expand your current practice. Come experience the benefits of meditation and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ  07430
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Sponsor: Krame Center
Telephone: 201-684-6855
Contact Name: Vijosa Hoxha
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South Gallery ABOUT THE COMPETITION  Since 2001, the University Galleries at William Paterson University has organized a juried printmaking exhibition featuring traditional and digital print...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 908-370-4221
Contact Name: Zach Hertz
Website »

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Court Gallery This exhibition is an exploration of Paterson, New Jersey and the Northeastern region through bodies of water­­––an investigation of ecology and landscape that fosters a closer...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 908-370-4221
Contact Name: Zach Hertz
Website »

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East Gallery This exhibition features recent artist books and prints by Casey Gardner, the Grand Prize recipient of the 2018 Ink, Press, Repeat exhibition. Drawing inspiration from cartography,...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 908-370-4221
Contact Name: Zach Hertz
Website »

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East Gallery This exhibition features recent artist books and prints by Casey Gardner, the Grand Prize recipient of the 2018 Ink, Press, Repeat exhibition. Drawing inspiration from cartography,...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 908-370-4221
Contact Name: Zach Hertz
Website »

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Court Gallery This exhibition is an exploration of Paterson, New Jersey and the Northeastern region through bodies of water­­––an investigation of ecology and landscape that fosters a closer...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
View map »


Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 908-370-4221
Contact Name: Zach Hertz
Website »

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South Gallery ABOUT THE COMPETITION  Since 2001, the University Galleries at William Paterson University has organized a juried printmaking exhibition featuring traditional and digital print...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 908-370-4221
Contact Name: Zach Hertz
Website »

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Join us for partially guided meditations on Wednesday evenings. Learn to mediate or expand your current practice. Come experience the benefits of meditation and practice in community....

Cost: Free

Where:
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ  07430
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Sponsor: Krame Center
Telephone: 201-684-6855
Contact Name: Vijosa Hoxha
Website »

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South Gallery ABOUT THE COMPETITION  Since 2001, the University Galleries at William Paterson University has organized a juried printmaking exhibition featuring traditional and digital print...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
View map »


Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 908-370-4221
Contact Name: Zach Hertz
Website »

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East Gallery This exhibition features recent artist books and prints by Casey Gardner, the Grand Prize recipient of the 2018 Ink, Press, Repeat exhibition. Drawing inspiration from cartography,...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
View map »


Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 908-370-4221
Contact Name: Zach Hertz
Website »

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Court Gallery This exhibition is an exploration of Paterson, New Jersey and the Northeastern region through bodies of water­­––an investigation of ecology and landscape that fosters a closer...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
View map »


Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 908-370-4221
Contact Name: Zach Hertz
Website »

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Join us for partially guided meditations every Monday afternoon from 1:10-1:45pm. Learn to mediate or expand your current practice. Come experience the benefits of meditation and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ  07430
View map »


Sponsor: Krame Center
Telephone: 201-684-6855
Contact Name: Vijosa Hoxha
Website »

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Bergen Community College will continue its new Cinema Ciccone silent film series featuring classic films, “Docks of New York” on February 11, “A Santa Notte” on February 13, and “The...

Cost: General public $15, Senior Citizens/Bergen Faculty/Staff $10, Students $5. All t

Where:
Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ  07652
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Sponsor: Bergen Community College
Telephone: 201-447-7428
Contact Name: Ticket Box Office
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Clear away the winter cobwebs and challenge your mind while checking out the neighborhood’s newest favorite bar and lounge at David Burke Orange Lawn with its new monthly Trivia Thursday Night....

Cost: Free

Where:
David Burke Orange Lawn
305 N Ridgewood Rd
South Orange, NJ  07079
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Telephone: 973-552-2280

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South Gallery ABOUT THE COMPETITION  Since 2001, the University Galleries at William Paterson University has organized a juried printmaking exhibition featuring traditional and digital print...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
View map »


Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 908-370-4221
Contact Name: Zach Hertz
Website »

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East Gallery This exhibition features recent artist books and prints by Casey Gardner, the Grand Prize recipient of the 2018 Ink, Press, Repeat exhibition. Drawing inspiration from cartography,...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
View map »


Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 908-370-4221
Contact Name: Zach Hertz
Website »

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Court Gallery This exhibition is an exploration of Paterson, New Jersey and the Northeastern region through bodies of water­­––an investigation of ecology and landscape that fosters a closer...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
View map »


Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 908-370-4221
Contact Name: Zach Hertz
Website »

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The Les Paul Festival Concert featuring The Young Philadelphians With a career spanning over 40 years and 25 albums, legendary guitarist Marc Ribot will take the stage with The Young...

Cost: $24-30

Where:
Berrie Center for the Arts
Ramapo College of NJ
505 Ramapo Valley Rd.
Mahwah, NJ  07430
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Sponsor: Ramapo College of NJ
Telephone: 201-684-7844
Contact Name: Box Office
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Internationally acclaimed violinist Laura Hamilton will be featured with the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra on Friday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m., at the West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood. The...

Cost: $35, $25 (Seniors), $5 (Students)

Where:
West Side Presbyterian Church
6 Monroe
Ridgewood, NJ  07451
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Sponsor: Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra
Telephone: 973-435-7057
Contact Name: Martha Whiteley
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Court Gallery This exhibition is an exploration of Paterson, New Jersey and the Northeastern region through bodies of water­­––an investigation of ecology and landscape that fosters a closer...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
View map »


Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 908-370-4221
Contact Name: Zach Hertz
Website »

More information

East Gallery This exhibition features recent artist books and prints by Casey Gardner, the Grand Prize recipient of the 2018 Ink, Press, Repeat exhibition. Drawing inspiration from cartography,...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
View map »


Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 908-370-4221
Contact Name: Zach Hertz
Website »

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Stop dreaming and start planning your getaway at the 7th Annual Vacation Expo! hosted by Excel Travel, NJ 101.5 and Dearborn Market. Vacation Expo brings you a wide range of trusted travel...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Dearborn Market
2170 Rt. 35 South
Holmdel, NJ  07733
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Sponsor: Excel Travel
Telephone: 732-571-1960
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South Gallery ABOUT THE COMPETITION  Since 2001, the University Galleries at William Paterson University has organized a juried printmaking exhibition featuring traditional and digital print...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
View map »


Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 908-370-4221
Contact Name: Zach Hertz
Website »

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San Jose Taiko’s distinct performance style blends traditional rhythms of Japanese drumming with the beat of world rhythms, including African, Brazilian, Filipino, Latin and Jazz. Known for...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
William Paterson University Shea Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 908-370-4221
Contact Name: Zach Hertz
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