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

Donald McDermott

 All Aboard!
Gather up your whole family, and get to Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises for a 75-minute, family-friendly adventure featuring a live tour guide and entertainment. During special Kid Cruises on July 12 and 26, families enjoy breathtaking photo opportunities of NYC’s biggest attractions, kid-friendly food and drinks, prizes, and giveaways. Boarding begins at 9:30am, and ships sail at 10am. The cruises dock at Pier 83 at West 42nd Street. Book your cruise today by calling (212)563-3200 or clicking on www.circleline42.com.

Six Flags of Fun
The amazing sights, animals, and live entertainment that have made Six Flags Great Adventure & Wild Safari a must-see attraction for decades are back for another season! Step aboard a pulse-pounding roller coaster, enjoy a great live concert, see amazing fireworks, meet your favorite costumed characters, and much, much more! Located in Jackson, New Jersey, the park is open seven days a week through October. Call (732)928-1821 or visit www.sixflags.com to find out more.

Ride the Rails
The Whippany Railway Museum invites families along on a special Summer Excursion Train Ride! The leisurely 45-minute ride along the historic Whippanong Trail takes place in a genuine old-fashioned railroad caboose. The train departs the Whippany Train station, 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany, on July 13 and 20. For tickets and more information, go to www.whippanyrailwaymuseum.net. Ordering online is strongly recommended.

All-Natural Summer
Children ages 4-14 are invited to explore the wonders of the natural world in the Summer Nature Day Camp at the Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly. Campers will have their senses challenged through interactive experiences such as hiking, games, and more. Programs run in weekly sessions from July 3-August 15. For more information or to register, call (201)568-6093 or visit www.tenaflynaturecenter.org.

Play Ball!

Treat your whole family to a day of great baseball action without hurting your wallet when you cheer on The Somerset Patriots! Catch the Patriots in an upcoming home game from early July through late September. The season also features a variety of giveaways and theme nights for fans of all ages. TD Bank Ballpark is conveniently located at 1 Patriots Park in Bridgewater. Order your tickets today at www.somersetpatriots.com.

Fun-tastic for Families
Bergen County comes alive with amazing sights and sounds at State Fair Meadowlands! Open daily though July 6, the ultimate family experience features plenty of action packed excitement, from delicious food, thrilling rides, games, and exhibits, to live animals, shopping, an array of live entertainment. Pay a visit to the State Fair Meadowlands in the MetLife Stadium Parking Lot, Stadium Road, East Rutherford. For tickets and more information, call (201)503-8083 or visit www.njfair.com.

Big Top Bonanza
This summer, the Amazing Grace Circus gives your child a few experiences that she will literally “flip” over! The Big Top Circus Summer Day Camp teaches 5-18 year olds a variety of circus skills, like how to juggle, clown, perform acrobatics, fly on the trapeze, and more. Every session ends with a Showcase of Talents for family and friends. Camp programs run through August 2. Pre-registration is required. Call (845)348-8740 or visit www.amazinggracecircus.org to reserve your child’s spot.

Devilshly Fun
Young hockey lovers are invited to study under legendary New Jersey Devils players at the All Star Hockey Academy. Weekly sessions are presented throughout July and August. They cover an array of hockey lessons from former Devils greats Chico Resch, Jan Ludvig, and Scott Stevens. All programs are held at the Ice Vault Skating Arena, 10 Nevins Drive in Wayne. Questions? Call (973)628-1500 or log onto www.icevault.com.

Let’s Make Believe
Discover incredible fun for the whole family this summer at the Land of Make Believe in Hope, New Jersey! A safe and action-packed family amusement park and water park, the Land of Make Believe offers visitors of all ages a multitude of rides, games, and hands-on activities! The park is open daily through Labor Day Weekend. Contact (908)459-9000 or visit www.lomb.com for hours, admission prices, directions and more.

Weekend Workshops
Spend some hands-on quality time with your kids by signing up for a Weekend Craft Workshop at the Imagine That! Children’s Museum. Presented Saturday and Sunday through July and August, each session is highlighted by a different delightful theme. The Imagine That! Children’s Museum is located at 4 Vreeland Road in Florham Park. Contact the museum at (973)966-8000 or at www.imaginethatmuseum.com for schedules or to reserve your child’s place.

Donald McDermott is the managing editor.