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Top Things To Do This Month: Bergen County, April 2013

Donald McDermott

Big Bouncing Fun
BounceU in Paramus is proud to announce that they have recently paired with The Make-A-Wish foundation to host a series of special fundraising events to benefit the important charity. Smaller events will be held throughout the month of May, with a spectacular Big Bounce fundraiser for the whole family presented on May 22! BounceU is located at 70 Eisenhower Drive, in Paramus, New Jersey. Find out more by calling (201)843-5880 or by clicking on www.bounceu.com.

Music with Mickey

Stars from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Toy Story and other notable titles join Mickey Mouse in Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival. More than 25 popular Disney and Pixar characters are featured during an amazing show that remixes classic Disney songs with the sounds of pop, hip hop, reggae, rock and country. Enjoy the production on April 14 at the Izod Center, 50 State Route 120, East Rutherford. For tickets and details, call the box office at (201)935-3900 or visit www.izodcenter.com.

Canines Against Cancer
Sign up for the American Cancer Society’s Bark For Life of the Lower Hudson Valley at Bear Mountain State Park in New York. The April 28 family event brings animal lovers together in the fight against cancer. Join a team or make a donation, or stop by for a day filled of family-friendly and puppy-approved activities. Call (845)440-2521 or e-mail jennifer.nulle@cancer.org to get involved.

Happy Earth Day!
Attend the largest Earth Day event in the Garden State when the Earth Day 2013 5K Run/Walk & Fair comes to Liberty State Park in Jersey City. Open to visitors of all ages on Saturday, April 20, this spectacular annual celebration looks to promote awareness of environmental issues. The Hudson County Improvement Authority and Friends of Liberty State Park host the festivities that feature vendors, food, a 5K run/walk and more. To find out more, call (201)794-4555.

Just for Kids
A leading sports program for preschoolers, Kiddie Soccer offers classes and instruction at locations throughout Bergen, Essex, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic and Somerset Counties. For upcoming schedules or to register, dial (973)543-1197 or visit www.kiddiesoccer.com. The spring season kicks off on April 14.

Princess Party
Treat your little girl to a night of food, crafting and other delights during a Princess Gala at the Imagine That!!! Children’s Museum in Florham Park. Presented on April 12 from 5-7:30pm. the elegant evening includes dancing with your favorite princesses and making a beautiful picture frame to take home. Tiaras and ballgowns are welcome. To reserve a place, call the museum at (973)966-8000 or visit www.imaginethatmuseum.com.

Centered on Science
The Liberty Science Center offers exciting and educational programming this month. Attend Story Times for ages 2-5, Retro Science, the wacky Expedition Pandora and a variety of amazing IMAX films from which to choose. The center is located inside Liberty State Park at 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City. For a full schedule of events, call (201)200-1000 or go to www.lsc.org.

Run for Life
Opt-In For Life, a Bergen County-based non-profit designed to help increase the number of registered organ donors, invites families to partake in the Opt-In 5K Run for Life on April 14. Veteran’s Park in Glen Rock, provides the perfect scenic backdrop for this special fundraising 5K run/walk. Register at www.active.com.

Spring into School
Parents of children in grades k-12 are invited to meet with instructors, tour the grounds and have questions answered during an informative spring Open House at Saddle River Day School on April 8, 9am. With skilled faculty members and a low student-teacher ratio, Saddle River Day School provides a well-rounded curriculum that includes language, arts, technology and physical education. The facility is located at 347 Chestnut Ridge Road, Saddle River. Call (201)327-4050 or go to www.saddleriverday.org to find out more.

Bubbles Galore
Get set for a soapy spectacular when pre-eminent bubble artist Casey Carle presents Bubblemania. The interactive show is packed with comedy, wit, music and plenty of beautiful bubbles. The production takes the stage on April 7 at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood. Call (201)227-1030 or visit www.bergenpac.org for tickets.

Kids’ Programming
Children ages 3 through teens who love to perform may attend April Mini Camp Week at the Cresskill Performing Arts Center. Participants are kept busy with classes in dance, acting, musical theater, arts and crafts, yoga and more. Mini-Camp Week is from April 8-12. For locations, call (201)390-7513 or (201)266-8830. Additional details may be found at www.cresskillperformingarts.com.