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Top Things To Do This Month: Bergen County, June 2012

Donald McDermott

Summer Sessions
Discover fabulous summer programs for children in grades 1-10 at Art for Learning’s Englewood location. Offered in weekly sessions from June 18-August 17, programming offers field trips and handson exposure art in a variety of media. In addition, children in grades 4-11 may join Summer Fashion Programs that include meeting fashion designers and visiting garment districts. Call (201)503-9796 or visit www.artforlearning.com to reserve a place.

Showcasing Creativity
Make it an unforgettable summer for your tyke at Cresskill Performing Arts Summer Performing Arts Camp. Children ages 3 through teens can fine tune their stage skills from June 25-August 24. They also give 5-10 year olds a chance to show their creativity by presenting an exciting new Creative Legos Workshop beginning the week of July 2. Sessions are held at Cresskill Performing Arts’ locations in Cresskill and Englewood. Log onto www.cresskillperformingarts.com to register.

Girl Power
The Girl Scout Councils of New Jersey celebrate their 100th anniversary by presenting the B.I.G. (Believe in Girls) Concert on June 23. The spectacular event for visitors of all ages is jam packed with interactive clinics, demonstrations, arts and crafts, fireworks and live performances from Sara Bareilles, Joe Jonas and others. The festivities will run all day at Liberty State Park, 1 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City. Net proceeds will benefit the Girl Scouts Councils of New Jersey. Log onto www.girlscouts100nj.org for more information.

A Smash Hit
Enroll the little ones in the 2012 Junior Summer Camp at Binghampton Racquet Club, 737 River Road, Edgewater. Welcoming youngsters at beginner through advanced skill levels, the summer program teaches the fundamentals of tennis while kids play, meet new people and have fun. Classes are offered in full- and half-day sessions beginning June 11. To enroll your child, dial (201)945-9500.

Fair Play in the Garden State
Bergen County comes to life with amazing sights and sounds at Fair Meadowlands. Open daily from June 22-July 8, the ultimate family experience features action-packed excitement, including delicious food, thrilling rides, games, exhibits, live animals, shopping, and live entertainment. The fair is held in the MetLife Stadium Parking Lot, Stadium Road, East Rutherford. For tickets, call (973)450-1073 or visit www.njfair.com.

Accept the Challenge
Runners, walkers and cyclists of all ages and skill levels are invited to join the fight against cancer during the George Washington Bridge Challenge. Race across one of the world’s busiest bridges as the American Cancer Society sponsors the competitive event that includes 5K and 10K distances for walkers and runners, and cycling routes that range from 4 to 63 miles. Participants receive medals, T-shirts, gift bags and an invitation to the post-race party. The day-long event begins on June 10 at the Port Authority office in Fort Lee. For directions and information, visit www.community.acsevents.org.

Party Time
The Man of Steel, the Caped Crusader, the Web Slinger and other “super” surprise guests are all attending the Super Heroes Pizza Party on June 15 at the New Jersey Children’s Museum, 599 Valley Health Plaza, Paramus. The museum’s popular annual event includes pizza, snacks, dessert, playtime and live entertainment. Call (201)262-5151 or log onto www.njcm.com to register.

Memories at the Museum
The Hoboken Historical Museum at 1301 Washington St. offers family fun all month. The merriment begins on June 7 when librarian Penny Metsch captivates children ages 2-5 with wonderful tales during Uptown Storytime at the Museum. Then on June 10, it’s Spring Family Fun Day that is sure to provide a few smiles and lots of laughs. Dial (201)656-2240 or log onto www.hobokenmuseum.org for information.

Outdoor Adventures
Spend quality time with your family at the Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly. Upcoming programs include the Full Moon Hike on June 4, Nature Journaling for Kids on June 16, a Father’s Day Hike on June 17, the Seasonal Scavenger Hunt on June 19 and a three-day Dinosaur and Mineral Adventure presented by Dinosaurs Rock from June 19-21. Call (201)568-6093 or visit www.tenaflynaturecenter.org for a full list of events.

Smokin’ Hot Event
The New Milford Fire Department encourages residents to take part in the 3rd Annual New Milford Fire Department 5K Run/Walk on June 16. The popular fundraiser includes a kids’ half-mile dash, 150-yard sprint, pre- and post-race activities, and a certified, stroller-friendly course. The fun begins at 8:30am outside the fire department in New Milford. To sign up and learn more, call (201)265-1712 or go to www.newmilfordrun.com.