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

Donald McDermott

Outdoor Adventures
Spend some quality time with your family at the Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly. Upcoming programs include: Guided Nature Walk on May 3, Little Naturalists beginning May 4, Seasonal Scavenger Hunt on May 9, Mother’s Day Walk on May 10, Nature Story Time on May 16, Shelebration Time on May 23, Bats for Beginners on May 31, and the Full Moon Hike on June 2. Call the TNC at (201)568-6093 or visit them online at www.tenaflynaturecenter.org for a full list of summer events or to reserve your spot.

At The Fair
Discover bargains galore on at the Clifton Downtown Street Fair. Presented on May 16 along 1119 Main St. in Clifton, the day long event welcomes more than 100 vendors offering an array of jewelry, handbags, sports collectibles, clothing, antiques, and much more. For more information, visit www.jcpromotions.info.

Just for Kicks
A leading sports program for preschoolers, Kiddie Soccer offers classes and instruction at locations throughout Bergen, Essex, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic and Somerset Counties. For upcoming schedules or to register your child, contact Kiddie Soccer at (973)543-1197 or www.kiddiesoccer.com. The spring season is underway now.

Cruise for Moms
Celebrate the special lady in your life during a Mother’s Day Cruise on May 10. Spirit Cruises presents this holiday event that leaves from Lincoln Harbor in Weehawken. Lunch and dinner cruises are available. Each ride includes live entertainment, DJ, dancing, breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline, and more. To register or to find out more, call (866)483-3866 or visit www.spiritcruises.com.

Teed Off
New York Jets Linebacker David Harris, Give the Kids Hope Foundation and the County of Passaic invite you to lend your support and have some fun during the 2015 David Harris Golf Invitational on May 14. The day-long fundraiser will be held at the Green Grook Country Club, 100 Greenbrook Road, North Caldwell. Proceeds will be used to benefit Camp Hope and The Give the Kids Hope Foundation. For more information or to register, visit www.givethekidshope.org.

Big Top Fun
Celebrating its 40th season on May 14, 15, 16, and 17 at the Mennen Arena in Morristown, The Salaam Shrine Circus is guaranteed to entertain and astound audiences young and old. Members of the Royal Henneford Circus will occupy the center ring as they present eight amazing shows that are jam-packed with live circus action! Proceeds benefit the Salaam Shrine Temple. Call (973)992-2860 or visit www.salaamshrinecircus.com for tickets.

Go the Miles
Matheny Medical and Educational Center present the 16th annual Miles for Matheny on May 31 at Liberty Park in downtown Peapack. The fundraising event brings together patients, students, family, friends, and community for an enjoyable afternoon of cycling, walking, running, wheelchair walks, fun runs and more. Funds raised benefit Matheny Center of Medicine and Dentistry. Register at www.milesformatheny.org.

Jambalaya Jamboree
Treat your whole family to some Louisiana and New Orleans style celebrating at the 26th Annual Michael Arnone Crawfish Festival. The weekend is jam-packed with amazing music, arts and crafts, special events and mouth-watering foods! The festivities will be held on May 29, 30, and 31, June 1 and 2 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta. For times, schedules and more information, go to www.crawfishfest.com.

All Aboard!
On May 17, 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 on at 1, 2, 3 and 4pm. For more information, call the museum at (973)887-8177 or visit www.whippanyrailwaymuseum.net.

Giddy Up!
Give the special and unique lady in your life a gift that is just as special and unique this year by treating her to a Mother’s Day Horseback Ride. Open to both riders and non-riders ages 12 and up, your leisurely one-hour ride will take participants along a nice, safe, eye-catching horse trail. Mother’s Day Horseback Rides will be held on May 10 at 10am at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue Basking Ridge. For more information or to make your reservation, call (908)766-5955 or trot on over to www.flssnj.org.