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

Donald McDermott

Fired Up!
The New Milford Fire Department encourages families in the area to show their support by taking part in the 3rd Annual New Milford Fire Department 5K Run/Walk on June 20. The fundraiser includes a kid’s 1/2 mile dash, 150 yard sprint, pre and post race activities and a certified, stroller-friendly course. The fun begins bright and early at 8:30am outside the New Milford Fire Department, Company One, New Milford. To register or for more information, call (201)265-1712 or go to www.newmilfordrun.com.

Fun-tastic for Families
Bergen County comes alive with amazing sights and sounds when State Fair Meadowlands returns from June 19 - July 5. The ultimate annual 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.

Summer Sessions
Discover fabulous summer programs for children in grades 1-10 at Art for Learning. Offered in weekly sessions from June 22-August 24, young participants will enjoy field trips and hands-on activities in a variety of art media. In addition, children in grades 4-11 can also enjoy Summer Fashion Programs that include meeting fashion designers, visiting the garment district and much more. All summer programs are presented at Art for Learning’s Englewood location. Call (201)503-9796 or visit www.artforlearning.com to reserve your child’s place.

Show Your Creativity
Make it a summer your child will always remember at Cresskill Performing Arts. Children as young as age 3 through teens who love to perform are sure to love the Summer Performing Arts Camp from June 29-August 28. They also give 5-10 year olds a chance to show their creativity in an exciting Creative Legos Workshop offered weekly in July. Summer sessions are held at Cresskill Performing Arts’ locations in Cresskill and Englewood. Log onto www.cresskillperformingarts.com to register or to find out more.

Paper Perfection
The Paper Mill Playhouse, Brookside Drive, Millburn, is the place to be for for great live entertainment for the entire family. Upcoming performances for the month of June include: Miss Nelson is Missing on June 6, Junie B. Jones on June 7, Curious George on June 13, and Ever After through June 26. For times, prices and more information, contact the box office at (973)276-4343 or visit them online at www.papermill.org.

Join the Circus
This summer, the Amazing Grace Circus gives your child a few experiences that he or 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 from June 29 - August 7 and pre-registration is required. Call (845)348-8740 or visit www.amazingcracecircus.org to reserve your child’s spot.

Fathers at the Farm
Take the special guy in your life out for an extra special day during Father’s Day at Space Farms on June 21! Aside from the pure enjoyment of strolling through Space Farms and all it has to offer, the day will feature snake handling demonstrations, nursery feedings, talks with special guests and more. Dads get in free with the special Father’s Day coupon. Space Farms Zoo and Museum is located at 218 Route 519, Sussex, and can be reached at (973)875-5800 or www.spacefarms.com.

Pedal Power
Tour one of the nation’s most scenic and historic areas on June 13 at the Revolutionary Ramble Bicycle Tour. Choose from 12, 25, 35, 50, 65 or even 100-mile courses and enjoy a day of fun in the sun presented by the Morris Area Freewheelers bicycle touring club. Also a great way to raise money for cycling safety education and the local volunteer emergency squads in the community, the Revolutionary Ramble Bicycle Tour begins on the grounds of Drew University, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. Visit them online at www.rambleride.org to find out more.

Making a Move
LearningRx, the nationwide network of brain training centers dedicated to helping kids and adults learn and perform faster, better, and more easily. is proud to announce they have moved to a brand new facility. Leaving their Short Hills location behind, the new address is 150 Main St., Millburn. Make an appointment to find out about their amazing programs and dedicated staff by calling (976)376-4646. Parents can also visit their website at www.learningrx.com.

Food Fest
The town of Belmar comes alive once again during the 28th Annual Seafood Festival! This three day extravaganza includes live entertainment, a variety of crafters and vendors, children’s activities and out of this world food from over 45 of the area’s finest restaurants and food vendors. The festivities will be held on June 12, 13, and 14 at Silver Lake Park, 5th and Ocean Aves., Belmar. To find out more, log onto www.visitbelmarnj.com.

Donald McDermott is a co-editor.