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Top Things To Do This Month: Bergen County, March 2013

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Under the Big Top

Performers from around the world showcase their talents when Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus presents Built to Amaze. The show brings together elephants, tigers, acrobats and aerialists of the finest caliber. Catch the action and excitement from March 6-10 at the Izod Center, 50 State Route 120, East Rutherford, New Jersey. For tickets and more information, call the box office at (201)935-3900 or visit www.izodcenter.com.

Gear Up for Camp

Discover one of the best summer experiences for your child during two special days at Deerkill Day Camp. Family owned and operated since 1958, the camp offers a traditional coed program. Tour the suburban campus during information sessions on March 3 and 10 at 54 Wilder Road, Suffern, New York. To reserve a spot, visit www.deerkilldaycamp.com.

Weekend Workshop

The Slocum/Skewes School in Ridgefield, New Jersey, hosts Saturday Happenings, a popular series of enrichment classes. Dedicated instructors lead students through helpful one-hour classes on March 16, 23 and 30, 9am-noon. Topics include reading, math, science, art, acting, drums, cheerleading, computers, foreign language, ball play and more. Call (201)943-4299 to complete the required advanced registration.

Preparing for Summer

On March 10, attend a fun and informative Open House at the Elisabeth Morrow School, 435 Lydecker St., Englewood, New Jersey. The school’s Summer Explorations camp offers a variety of options for children ages 3 years through 9th grade. Reserve a place or schedule a tour by dialing (201)568-5566, ext. 7150.

Back in Business

The Binghampton Racquet Club, 737 River Road, Edgewater, New Jersey, reopens to the public. After spending months repairing damages caused by Hurricane Sandy, the club welcomes tennis players of all ages and levels to its courts. Call (201)945-9500 for more information about the Junior Development Program, Junior Excellence Program, women’s drills and leagues, and Junior Private Lessons.

Ready to Rock

Find out more about the place where learning comes alive during an introductory session and campus tour at Blue Rock School. The March 9 event lets parents of kids in grades k-8 to meet the staff, view the curriculum and tour the campus. The school is located at 110 Demarest Mill Road, West Nyack, New York. To find out more, call (845)627-0234 or visit www.bluerockschool.org.


Lock up your lettuce, protect your parsley and rescue your rutabaga from Bunnicula! Based on the acclaimed children’s book series, this delightful production for kids ages 4 and older focuses on the Monroe family and their bunny rabbit that has mysterious habits and sharp fangs. Take a short trip into New York City to enjoy the show through April 14 at the DR2 Kids Theater, 103 E. 15th St. For times, prices and details, visit www.dr2theatre.com.

Kids’ Play

This season, the Bergen Performing Arts Center presents performances for all ages. Catch Clifford The Big Red Dog Live! on March 2, Illusionist Bill Blagg on March 3, the Golden Dragons Acrobats Company in Cirque Ziva on March 9 and The Velveteen Rabbit on April 6. Find the entertainment at 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood, New Jersey. For times, prices and more information, call (201)227-1030 or visit www.bergenpac.org.

Barnyard Bash

Abma’s Farm, 700 Lawlins Road in Wyckoff, New Jersey, throws spectacular soirees. Available through April, Build a Barnyard Friend indoor birthday parties include food, paper goods and a toy barnyard animal that each guest stuffs, names, dresses and brings home. To book, visit www.abmasfarm.com or call (201)891-0278. Party Time

Mad Science is ready to turn your child’s next birthday party into an out-of-this world event. Its bright, spacious new lab is the ideal place to provide little ones with a different and exciting science-themed bash. The lab is open at 24-08 Broadway in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. For reservations, call (201)236-1400 or visit www.madscience.org/bergen.