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

Donald McDermott

Sunday with Sid
Sid the Science Kid, the popular PBS Kids television show produced by The Jim Henson Company, comes to life on January 25 at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood. This incredible live stage experience for kids and parents follows Sid, May, Gabriela and Gerald as they discover the excitement and curiosities of the world. Order tickets today by calling the box office at (201)227-1030 or by paying a visit to www.bergenpac.org.

Bubbling Over
Audiences young and old will be bubbling with excitement as they enjoy the high-energy entertainment of Casey Carle’s Bubblemania. The perfect blend of visual comedy, swing music, and amazing soap bubble manipulations are sure to turn this into a show that no one will soon forget. Catch all of the excitement on January 17 at the Liberty Science Center, inside Liberty State Park at 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City. Call (201)200-1000 or visit www.lsc.org to find out more.

The Camp Connection
Dedicated to connecting great kids with great camps, the NJ Summer Camp Fair comes to The Outlets at Bergen Town Center in Paramus on January 10. The annual event welcomes representatives from a wide variety of day, overnight, adventure, computer, special needs, sports and other wonderful summer camps. Giveaways, snacks, brochures, prizes and informative DVDs will also be included. Find out more by visiting www.njcampfairs.com.

Start Your Engines
The 29th Annual Tri-State International Auto Show is back at the Rockland County Community College Field House on January 23, 24, and 25. Automobile enthusiasts are welcome to check out more than 200 new domestic and international vehicles including cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs. Compare vehicles and prices, and have questions answered by industry professionals. The event takes place at 145 College Road in Suffern. For additional information, call (845)343-2772 or log onto www.showoffice.com/Auto-show-exposition.htm.

Cool as Ice
Children ages 10 and under who like playing hockey will love the Atoms Program at the Ice Vault Skating Arena. The fun and fully interactive program introduces beginning players to the basics of the game. Classes are held in weekly sessions from January 4 - March 29. Advance registration is required. Ice Vault is located at 10 Nevins Drive in Wayne, For more information or to register, call (973)628-1500 or visit www.icevault.com.

Happy New Year
The Mayo Performing Arts Center makes it a month to remember for parents and children. Events for the start of the new year include: The Sing Along Sound of Music on January 4, Wild Kratts Live on January 11, Pinkalicious, The Musical on January 25, and Sid the Science Kid on January 27. The Mayo Performing Arts Center is located at 100 South St., Morristown, and can be reached at (973)539-8008 or at www.mayoarts.org for more information.

Unlock Your Creativity

Kids can get their creative juices flowing by taking advantage of a variety of programs and classes at the Morris County Art Association, 10 Catherine Lane, Morristown. Specially designed for 6 - 17 year olds, MCAA hosts a wide range of fine art classes for beginner to advanced students. Winter sessions begin January 5. Call (973)267-1722 or visit www.morriscountyartassoc.org to reserve a spot for your child.

Best of Friends
On January 24, a delightful performance of Ivy & Bean, The Musical takes the stage at the South Orange Performance Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Perfect for ages 7 through adult, this wonderful production explores the unexpected friendship between two very different second graders. Get your tickets online at www.sopacnow.org or by visiting (973)313-2787.

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 online at www.kiddiesoccer.com. Indoor winter sessions begin in January.

Family Fun
The Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth St., Red Bank, kicks off the new year with Wild Kratts Live! on January 10. Martin and Chris Kratt, stars of the Emmy-nominated series Wild Kratts step out live on stage to engage the audience in a few classic Wild Kratts stories. For show times and prices, contact the Count Basie Theatre at (732)842-9000 or www.countbasietheatre.org.

Monster Mash
Come in from the cold as the Izod Center hosts a winter events for all ages! On January 30 and 31, Monster Jam roars into town with some of the biggest and baddest performers on four wheels, for two days of larger than life entertainment that won’t break your budget. 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 and more information.