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

Donald McDermott

Bargain Hunting
Discover an array of great bargains this month at the Wayne PAL Building Flea Market & Collectible Show. Presented on February 22, 9am-4pm, at 1 PAL Drive, Wayne, the indoor and outdoor market includes an array of items such as arts and crafts, vintage collectibles, photography, antiques, and much more. Find out more by logging onto www.jcpromotions.info.

An Event with Heart
Support a great cause, get some exercise and maybe even make a love connection 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 14. Proceeds from the event will be used to support Community Options, Inc., a national nonprofit organization that develops housing and employment for people with developmental disabilities.Find out more by visiting www.active.com.

Elmo in the House

Everyone’s favorite little red monster makes a special stop in New Jersey when Elmo drops in at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City on February 21! To help celebrate the Sesame Street Presents: The Body exhibition, Elmo will be on hand to greet fans and take pictures during one unforgettable day. To find out more, call the LSC at (201)200-1000 or visit www.lsc.org.

Back to Nature
The Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly, is the place to be for family fun. Upcoming programs for the month of February include Full Moon Hike on February 3, Nature Night Out on February 10, Winter Scavenger Hunt on February 14, Presidents’ Week Camp from February 16 to 20, and Nature Story Time on February 21. Call (201)568-6093 or visit www.tenaflynaturecenter.org for more information or to register.

Discover Deerkill
Parents are invited to discover the best summer experience for their child during two special days at Deerkill Day Camp. Family-owned and operated since 1958, Deerkill Day Camp offers a traditional coed day camp with a warm and supportive atmosphere on a beautiful suburban campus. Drop in on February 1 or 16 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 Top Ballpark
Metamorphosis, the latest innovative show from the Big Apple Circus, sets up its one ring tent at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater from February 26 to March 14. Audience members of all ages watch aerial feats, flawless jugglers, astounding acrobats and playful pooches — all no more than 50 feet from the stage. Contortionists and archers also lend their talents to make the production extraordinary. For tickets, directions and information, call (800)922-3772 or visit www.bigapplecircus.org.

Ready to Rock
Parents and children alike are in for a special treat on February 21 when Schoolhouse Rock Live! comes to the South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. This exciting, educational, and energetic live show is based on the Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science, and politics through clever songs. For times, tickets and more information, call (973)313-2787 or log onto www.sopacnow.org.

First Sundays
The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University in New Brunswick invites families to join a museum guide in the lobby for an upcoming Free First Sunday and Spotlight Tour. Presented on February 1 and March 1,12:30-4pm, each family-oriented event offers an informal and informative introduction to many of the exhibitions at the museum. The days also include hands-on activities for youngsters and a selection of works created by the museum’s Summer Art Camp participants. Reserve your space today by calling (732)932-7237.

Enjoy a fun-filled day for the entire family on February 8 during Kidabaloo! Visitors of all ages are welcome to drop by Brookdale Community College, Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, to enjoy games, crafts, character appearances, and live performances by Dove Cameron and Ryan McCarten from Disney Channel’s Liv & Maddie. The festivities are held 12-5pm. Call (609)359-5345 to find out more.

Live on Stage
The Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown makes it a month your whole family will always remember. February performances include: Imago Theatre’s Frogz on February 8, The Rainbow Fish on February 10, Stomp on February 20 and 21, Dance Party with the Laurie Berkner Band on February 22, and Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy on February 27. Questions? Call the box office at (973)539-8008.

Donald McDermott is the managing editor.