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Top Things To Do This Month: Bergen County, February 2014

Donald McDermott

Weekend Workshops
The Imagine That!!! Children’s Museum in Florham Park is the place to be for hands-on family fun! Upcoming events include the Valentine’s Breakfast on February 8, Valentine’s Card Workshop on February 9, President’s Day workshop on February 15 and 16, Log Cabin Craft on February 17, and Here Comes the Sun on February 22 and 23. Contact the museum at (973)966-8000 or at www.imaginethatmuseum.com to find out more.

Discover Deerkill
Parents are invited to discover one of the best summer experiences for their child during two special days at Deerkill Day Camp. Family owned and operated since 1958, Deerkill Day Camp is a traditional, coed camp that offers a warm and supportive environment on a beautiful suburban campus. Drop in on February 2 or 17 to tour the impressive grounds and explore the endless array of summer programs. Deerkill Day Camp is located at 54 Wilder Road in Suffern, New York. Call (845)354-1466 or visit www.deerkilldaycamp.com to reserve your spot.

Big Dunks, Bigger Trucks
Come in from the cold as the Izod Center hosts two, hot, new winter events for all ages. The fun begins on February 14 and 15 when Monster Jam welcomes some of the biggest and baddest performers on four wheels. Experience larger-than-life entertainment that won’t break your budget. Then, on February 17, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters provide some memorable moments on the basketball court. The Izod Center is located across from MetLife Stadium at 50 State Route 120, East Rutherford, New Jersey. Call (201)935-3900 or visit www.izodcenter.com for tickets.

Bargain Hunting
Discover an array of great bargains this month at the Wayne PAL Building Flea Market & Collectible Show. Presented on February 23 from 9am to 4pm at 1 PAL Drive, Wayne, the indoor and outdoor market includes an array of items such as arts and crafts, vintage collectibles, photographs, and antiques. Find out more by logging onto www.jcpromotions.info.

Amazing Entertainment
The Bergen Performing Arts Center makes it a month to remember beginning February 9 when exotic animals, beautiful dancers, comedic magicians, and amazing escapes take the stage in Masters of Illusion. Then, on February 15, the popular Kidz Cabaret Series continues with an unforgettable afternoon featuring Casey Carle’s Bubblemania. Bergen PAC is located at 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. For tickets and more, call the box office at (201)227-1030 or log onto www.bergenperpac.org.

One Magical Night
Pay a special visit to the New Jersey Children’s Museum in Paramus with your own little sweetheart for the annual Sweetheart Princess Ball. The museum’s most popular event of the entire year includes a delicious dinner, wonderful music, pictures, autographs, and playtime in the museum. And don’t forget about all the dancing alongside Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, and the rest of the favored princesses. The unforgettable evening is on February 7, 5:30-9pm. Order tickets today by logging onto www.njcmtickets.com.

Can’t Wait to Skate
The Englewood Field Club, 341 Engle St., Englewood, New Jersey, welcomes families to an unforgettable event. Presented on February 14 and 28 at 6pm, DJ Skate Night is the perfect way for visitors to enjoy hockey, general skating, and more. The evening festivities also include a DJ, organized skating activities, and family games. For more information or to reserve your place, call (201)568-7212 or visit www.englewoodfieldclub.org/skating/events.

Gridiron Glory
In honor of this year’s Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium, the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City proudly presents Gridiron Glory! Open daily through March 2, the museum showcase combines sports, history, and culture into one fun, interactive exhibition. Visitors of all ages have a chance to enjoy rare historical artifacts, meet NFL alumni, and check out the Hometown Heroes section that features the Giants and Jets. For hours and more information, call (201)200-1000 or visit www.lsc.org.

Barnyard Birthdays
Abma’s Farm, 700 Lawlins Road, Wyckoff, New Jersey, reminds families not to miss out on the chance to turn their child’s next special day into an event that he will never forget. Available through April, “Build a Barnyard Animal” parties offer a fun, exciting way to celebrate a birthday indoors. All parties include food; paper goods; and a faux barnyard animal that each guest may stuff, name, dress, and take home. For more information or to reserve your child’s spot, call Abma’s Farm at (201)891-0278 or visit www.abmasfarm.com.

An Event with Heart
Support a great cause and get some exercise just in time for Valentine’s Day when the Cupid’s Chase 5K Run comes to the Glen Rock Pool, 390 Doremus Ave., Glen Rock, New Jersey, on February 8. Proceeds from the event will be used to support Community Options, Inc., a national nonprofit organization that facilitates housing and employment for people with developmental disabilities. Find out more by visiting www.active.com or check the group out on Facebook.

Donald McDermott is the managing editor.