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

Donald McDermott

Big Entertainment
Come in from the cold when the Izod Center hosts two new winter events. On February 1 and 2, Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam welcomes some of the biggest performers on four wheels at an affordable price point. On February 15 and 16, the center welcomes the Harlem Globetrotters as they provide memorable moments on the basketball court and introduce a brand-new roster of rookie players. Find the entertainment at 50 State Route 120, East Rutherford, New Jersey. Call (201)935-3900 or visit www.izodcenter.com for tickets and details.

Can’t Wait to Skate
The Englewood Field Club, 341 Engle St., Englewood, New Jersey, welcomes families to DJ Skate Nights. Held on Fridays at 6pm, sessions let visitors enjoy hockey, general skating and other delights. The evening includes a disc jockey, organized skating activities and family-themed games. For details, visit www.englewoodfieldclub.org/skating/events.

Run for Love
Support a good cause during the Cupid’s Chase 5K Run comes to the Glen Rock Pool, 390 Doremus Ave., Glen Rock, New Jersey, on February 9. Proceeds from the event benefit Community Options, Inc., a national nonprofit organization that develops housing and employment for people with developmental disabilities. Learn more at www.active.com and Facebook.

In the House
Discover an intimate school that makes a world of difference in children’s lives during its Open House session at Tuxedo Park School, Mountain Farm Road, Tuxedo Park, New York. The February 12, 9am, session encourages visitors to explore the learning facility, which features a low student-teacher ratio, foreign language programs, handson science studies, performing arts, sports, superior high school placement and more. To reserve a spot, call (845)351-4737 or log onto www.tuxedoparkschool.org. Private tours are also available.

Miniature Marvels
The Historical Society of Rockland County, 20 Zukor Road, New City, New York, presents the return of its popular “Miniature, Dollhouse & Art Exhibition.” For the 37th season, this amazing fundraiser showcases the work of miniature artists, fine artists, quilters and dollhouse creators. The exhibit is open daily through March 3. For more information, visit www.rocklandhistory.org.

Flying High
Children and adults alike are amazed by the sights and sounds of IMAX. Daily through March 1, Flight of the Butterflies follows a half billion monarch butterflies as they make their annual 3,000-mile migration from Canada to Mexico and back again. Screenings are held inside the domed IMAX theatre at Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Liberty State Park, Jersey City, New Jersey. For times and directions, see www.lsc.org.

Family Fun
Find winter entertainment at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (PAC). Upcoming shows include Hot Peas and Butter on February 10, Fancy Nancy: The Musical on February 17, Clifford The Big Red Dog Live on March 2 and Illusionist Bill Blagg on March 3. The Bergen PAC is located at 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood, New Jersey. For times and information, call (201)227-1030 or visit www.bergenpac.org.

Cool as Ice
Lace up your skates and attend some of the coolest events on ice at Ice Vault Skating Arena, 10 Nevins Drive, Wayne, New Jersey. The state-of-the-art indoor skating facility offers something for everyone, including classes for tots, adults and hockey. For the winter season, Monday classes begin on February 4, Friday classes start on February 8 and Saturday classes begin on February 16. For reservations and class times, dial (973)628-1500 or go to www.icevault.com.

Make a Splash
Sky Club Fitness and Spa, 125 Marshall St., Hoboken, New Jersey, encourages parents to foster fitness in kids at its Sky Club Swim Sessions. Featuring the only saltwater pool in northern New Jersey, Sky Club’s winter swim sessions run through March 16. Looking for inspiration for your child’s next birthday? The club hosts spectacular parties. Registration is also open for spring classes that begin in April and the Sky Swim Team for competitive swimmers ages 7-14. Call (201)222-2582 or visit www.skyclubfitness.co to enroll.

So Sweet
Pay a special visit to the New Jersey Children’s Museum in Paramus, New Jersey, with your little sweetheart when they host the annual Sweetheart Princess Ball. The museum’s most popular event includes a delicious dinner, wonderful music, pictures and autographs, playtime in the museum, and dancing alongside Cinderella, Belle, Snow White and the rest of your favorite princesses. The unforgettable evening is on February 8 from 5:30-9pm. Tickets sell quickly! Order by calling (201)262-5151 or logging onto www.njcmtickets.com.