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Top Things To Do This Month: Bergen County, April 2015

Donald McDermott


Dreams Come True
Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and all of their friends are back in an all new show when Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales. Dream with the princesses and cheer for the heroes as some of your favorite stories are brought to life in a theatrical experience that’s pure magic. Shows will be held on April 18 and 19 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford. For tickets and more, call (201)935-3900 or visit www.izodcenter.com.

Happy Earth Day!

Celebrate the largest Earth Day event in the Garden State when the Earth Day 2015 5K Run/Walk & Fair comes to Liberty State Park in Jersey City! Open all day to visitors of all ages on Saturday, April 25, this spectacular annual celebration was created to inspire awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s environment. 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 the HCIA at (201)794-4555.

Programs for Kids

Children as young as ages 3 through teens who love to perform won’t want to miss out on April Mini Camp Week at the Cresskill Performing Arts Center. Participants will be kept happy and busy all week long as they enjoy classes in dance, acting, musical theater, arts and crafts, yoga and more. Mini Camp Week will be held from April 13-17. For locations and more, call (201)390-7513 or (201)266-8830, or log onto www.cresskillperformingarts.com.

Hop On Board

The Whippany Railway Museum celebrates springtime and the holidays by inviting families along on the Easter Bunny Express! The leisurely 45-minute ride along the historic Whippanong Trail includes treats for the kids and a chance to take pictures with the Easter Bunny himself. The train departs the Whippany Train station, 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany, on April 4 at 1, 2, 3 and 4pm. For tickets and more information, go to www.whippanyrailwaymuseum.net.

At The Market

Discover bargains galore on April 12 at the Jubilee Park Flea Market and Collectible Show. Presented at 915 Allwood Road and Clifton Ave., Clifton, the day long event welcomes more than 100 vendors offering an array of jewelry, handbags, sports collectibles, clothing, antiques, and much more. Funds raised will be used to support the Clifton Boys & Girls Club. For more information, visit www.jcpromotions.info.

Just for Kicks

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 your child, contact Kiddie Soccer at (973)543-1197 or www.kiddiesoccer.com. The spring season starts this month.

Festive For Fitness

Children, parents, grandparents and even friends of the family are all welcome to enjoy a day of fitness and fun at the Main Street 5K/10K Festival & Fitness Expo. Presented on April 25 along Main Street in Sparta, this day-long event will entertain visitors of all ages with live entertainment, music, food, 5 and 10K runs, useful fitness information and much more! Find out more by logging onto www.MainStreetEvents.org.

Spring Performances

Get into the spirit of the season during the spring performance series at The State Theatre. Shows on the horizon include all of your favorite colorful characters in Sesame Street Live - Make a New Friend from April 2-5, Macbeth on April 13 and 14, and Preschool of Rock on April 25. The State Theatre is located at 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. For tickets and more information, call the box office at (732)246-7469 or visit www.StateTheatreNJ.org.

Milling Around

Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, is the place to be for great live entertainment for the whole family. Spring productions include: The Hunchback of Notre Dame from April 1-5, The Lightning Thief on April 18, and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Day on April 19. For times and tickets, call the box office at (973)376-4343. For a full schedule of future events, visit www.papermill.org.

Easter Extravaganza

Celebrate the season during one unforgettable day of family fun at The Imagine That! Children’s Museum, 4 Vreeland Road, Florham Park. The fun begins on April 5 when The Easter Bunny Breakfast makes the holiday even more special with delicious foods, an Easter parade, pictures, and an egg hunt. To reserve your spot or to find out more, call (973)966-8000 or visit www.imaginethatmuseum.com.

Donald McDermott is a co-editor.