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

Donald McDermott

Imagine That!
The Imagine That!!! Museum makes it an October to remember with events for all to enjoy. The fun begins with a fun and fully interactive Princess Breakfast on October 12, and it ends with a Spooktacular holiday celebration on October 25. Families are also welcome to visit the museum’s amazing outdoor maze throughout the month. Located at 4 Vreeland Road in Florham Park, Imagine That!!! can be reached at (973)966-8000 or www.imaginethatmuseum.com for more information.

Kiddie Crusin’
Treat your little ones to an unforgettable trip around New York Harbor on a Circle Line Kids Cruise. Your journey includes a tour guide, prizes, giveaways, live music and entertainment, the chance to snap a picture with the Statue of Liberty, and kid-friendly food and drink for purchase. The popular series comes to a close with a special trip featuring The Berenstain Bears on October 26. Boarding begins at 9:30am. For location and reservations, call (888)572-8678 or visit www.circleline42.com.

Fright Fest
Enjoy family-friendly thrills by day and spine-tingling frights by night when Fright Fest returns to Six Flags Great Adventure! Presented by Snickers every Friday-Sunday (and Columbus Day Monday) through October 27, the amazing annual event features a Trick-or-Treat Trail, Monster Mash Bash, Haunted Trail Rides, and more Halloween-themed smiles and screams than ever before. Six Flags Great Adventure is located off Exit 7A of the New Jersey Turnpike, Jackson, New Jersey. Questions? Call (732)928-2000.

Spook-Tacular Fun
The New Jersey Children’s Museum, 599 Valley Health Plaza, Paramus, is the place to be with the entire family this holiday season. Little ones are invited to come in costume for the best non-scary Halloween celebration around when the museum hosts the 15th annual Halloween Spook-tacular, October 16-30. The museum will be decorated and plenty of child-friendly Halloween activities for toddlers and preschoolers will be on the agenda. Contact the museum at (201)262-5151 or www.njcm.com to find out more.

Happy in Hoboken
The Hoboken Museum makes it a month to remember by hosting an array of great events for the entire family. Scheduled events for the month of October include Uptown Storytime on October 3 and 17, The Heirloom Garlic Tasting Festival on October 13, and the annual Hoboken House Tour on October 27. To reserve your place or to find out more, call (201)656-2240 or go to www.hobokenmuseum.com.

Saturday Happenings
The Slocum/Skewes School in Ridgefield is proud to present the return of the popular Saturday Happening series of enrichment classes. Dedicated instructors will lead students through one-hour classes offered between 9am and noon on October 12, 19, and 26, as well as November 2 and 16. Topics include reading, math, science, art, karate, computers, cheerleading, and many more! Call (201)943-4299, ext. 338, to reserve your child’s spot or to find out more. Advance registration required.

Party on the Farm
Abma’s Farm Market & Nursery, 700 Lawlins Road, Wyckoff, gets you into the “spirit” of the season by hosting Hayride Pumpkin Picking Birthday Parties. Available through October 26, these fun-filled celebrations include cowboy hats, bandanas, food, paper products, private party employees, pumpkin picking, and an old-fashioned hayride. Find out more by calling (201)891-0278, ext. 4, or visiting www.abmasfarm.com.

Crafts and More
The Demarest Duck Pond, Piermont Road and Hardenburgh Ave., Demarest, New Jersey, provides the perfect backdrop for the beauty of the 31st annual Octoberfest Craft Show on October 12. This popular fundraising event features 75 quality crafters from the tri-state area, as well as a fantastic selection of German music, German food and soft drinks, inflatable games, canoe rides, and more. For times and more information, call (201)403-3183 or visit www.demarestnaturecenter.org.

Why ask “Y?”
Don’t miss out on two, fun-tastic, new classes for children who love to perform beginning this month at the Bergen YJCC, 605 Pascack Road, Washington Township, New Jersey. On Wednesdays from October 3 to December 5, Broadway Kids covers everything from acting to singing and dancing. Then, on Tuesdays from October 16 to December 11, Hip Hop for Kids introduces little ones to a variety of moves and some of today’s top music hits. Call (201)666-6610 or go to www.yjcc.org to register your child today.

Prehistoric Power
Embrace and celebrate the fascination that preschoolers have with dinosaurs and trains in one amazing show at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood. Dinosaur Train Live! takes young audiences on an exciting and interactive trip back in time while teaching them about science, natural history, and paleontology. Performances are held on October 27 at 2pm and 5pm. For tickets and more information, call the box office at (201)227-1030 or visit www.bergenpac.org.

Donald McDermott is the managing editor.