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

Donald McDermott

Cruise for Moms
Celebrate the special lady in your life during a Mother’s Day Cruise on May 11. Spirit Cruises presents this holiday trip that leaves from Lincoln Harbor in Weehawken. Lunch and dinner cruises are available. Each ride includes live entertainment, dancing, breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline, and more. To register, visit www.spiritcruises.com/newjersey.

Tee Off
New York Jets Linebacker David Harris, Give the Kids Hope Foundation, and the County of Passaic invite you to have some fun during the 2014 David Harris Golf Invitational on May 15. The day-long fundraiser is held at the Green Brook Country Club, 100 Greenbrook Road, North Caldwell. Proceeds are used to benefit Camp Hope and The Give the Kids Hope Foundation. For more information, visit www.givethekidshope.org.

Ready to Rock!
DINOSAURS ROCK® is proud to present its newest themed event, OCEANS ROCK! The museum exhibit and interactive show covers prehistoric and present-day sea creatures. Families can also catch DINOSAURS ROCK live at the Newark Museum on May 3. Find out more at www.dinosaursrock.com.

Bounce On In
Kids and adults who like gymnastics, acrobatics, and being active will love Bounce! Trampoline Sports, 612 Corporate Way, Valley Cottage. On May 9, 16, 23, and 30, the Bounce! Acrobats program helps participants gain confidence and get fit as they work out on a trampoline. For more information or to reserve your place, go to www.bounceonit.com.

Just the Facts
The Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, encourages families to take a close look at some four-legged friends in the Animal Artifacts program. Presented on May 10, 17, and 24, the afternoon program includes a plethora of great pieces to explore. Visit www.lsc.org to reserve your spot.

Big Top Fun
Celebrating its 40th seasonon May 15, 16, 17, and 18 at the Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown, The Salaam Shrine Circus is guaranteed to entertain and astound audience members young and old. Proceeds benefit the Salaam Shrine Temple. Call (973)992-2860 or visit www.salaamshrinecircus.com for tickets.

Jambalaya Jamboree
Treat your whole family to some Louisiana-style celebrating at the 25th Annual Michael Arnone Crawfish Festival. The weekend is jam packed with amazing music, arts and crafts, special events, and mouth-watering foods! The festivities are held on May 31, and June 1 and 2 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta. For times, schedules and more information, go to www.crawfishfest.com.

Let’s Make Believe
Discover incredible fun for the whole family at the Land of Make Believe, Route 80, Exit 12, Hope! Celebrating its 60th birthday, this action-packed amusement park and water park offers visitors of all ages a multitude of rides, games, and hands-on activities! The park is open from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. Contact (908)459-9000 to find out more.

All Aboard!
On May 18, take an enjoyable and educational trip into the past by climbing aboard one of the Excursion Trains at the Whippany Railway Museum, Whippany. The leisurely 45-minute, 10-mile round trip provides visitors of all ages with an opportunity to view the train and countryside along the historic Whippanong Trail. Trains depart from the Whippany Railway Museum at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. For more information, visit www.whippanyrailwaymuseum.net.

Go the Miles
Matheny Medical and Educational Center presents the 16th annual Miles for Matheny on June 1 at Liberty Park in downtown Peapack. The fundraising event brings together patients, students, family, friends, and the community for an enjoyable afternoon of cycling, walking, wheelchair walks, and fun runs. Funds raised benefit Matheny Center of Medicine and Dentistry. Register at www.milesformatheny.org.

Donald McDermott is the managing editor.