Family Events in Passaic County
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October 1 - 6
- October 1: Hockey Instruction for Kids, The Ice Vault Skating Arena, 10 Nevins Drive, Wayne, (973)628-1500, www.icevault.com. Young hockey lovers are invited to study their favorite pastime in a nurturing atmosphere under the instruction of trained, patient teachers. Ongoing throughout the fall season.
- October 4: Jazz Breakfast and Tricky Tray, Garden Vista Ballroom, 29-31 Howe Ave., Passaic, (973)472-3256. Williams Chapel AME Zion Church proudly presents their annual fundraising event that includes breakfast and a wide variety of items being raffled off. 9am.
- October 4: The Main Memorial Park Flea Market & Collictible Show, 1400 Main Ave., Clifton, www.jcpromotions.info. This indoor and outdoor flea market offers a wide variety of jewelry, clothing, handbags, perfumes, vintage collectibles, garage/tag sale items and so much more! Presented again on November 1.
- October 6: Hawthorne Farmer’s Market, Grand Ave., Hawthorne, (973)204-5088. Drop by this weekly program featuring a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, honey, and home made baked goods. Ongoing through October 27. 9am-2pm.
October 19 - 30
- October 19: Frank Vincent Marina Street Fair & Collectible Show, 205 Passaic Ave., Kearny, www.jcpromotions.info. This special fundraiser to benefit the Kearny Lions includes new merchandise, collectibles, garage/tag sale items, antiques. areas for kids, and much more! Presented again on October 19. 9am-5pm.
- October 30: Halloween Party, Haledon Public Library, 510 Belmont Ave., Haledon, (973)790-3808, www.haledonlib.org. The library invites families to get into the “spirit” of the season with a night filled with plenty of fun and Halloween festivities. 6pm.
All Month Long
- Tuesdays in October: Zumba Fitness Classes, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 604 Valley Road, Clifton, New Jersey, (973)783-8999, www.danceastaire.com. Ditch the same old workout and join the Zumba party as certified instructor Jennifer Donayre-Manderichio leads a fast-paced class designed to burn hundreds of calories at a time!
- Thursdays in October: Zumba and Yoga, Vida Wellness Studio, 247 Crooks Ave., Clifton, (347)268-9940, www.vidawellnessnow.com. Vida Wellness Studio hosts a special complimentary class to first time clients. Stop in for a great latin-style aerobic dance workout followed by an amazing yoga class. All levels welcome. 7-9pm.
- Saturdays Throughout October: Ninja Martial Arts for Children, Passaic Bujinkan Buyu, 35 Harding Ave # 2, Clifton, New Jersey, (609)379-BUYU (2898), www.passaic-bujinkan-buyu.setec=: Museum Tours, Hamilton House Museum, 971 Valley Road, Clifton, (973)744-5707. Drop by the museum to learn how people lived in the past, as well as a little history of the area, during a weekly tour of the eye-catching restored Dutch farmhouse. 2-4pm.
- Ongoing Throughout the Fall: Ice Skating for Families, The Ice Vault Skating Arena, 10 Nevins Drive, Wayne, (973)628-1500, www.icevault.com. Tie up your skates and treat your family to some of the coolest events on ice at Ice Vault. The state-of- the-art indoor skating facility offers something for everyone, including classes for tots, adults and hockey.
- Ongoing Throughout the Fall: Soccer for Kids, Kiddie Soccer, various locations in Bergen, Essex, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic and Somerset Counties, (973)543-1197, www.kiddiesoccer.com. The top of the line sports program that preschoolers are sure to get a “kick” out of gets underway for another exciting spring season!