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

Donald McDermott

Transform Your World
The Big Apple Circus is back under the Big Top at Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center in Manhattan starting October 17. The magic continues for 135 performances and concludes January 11, 2015. The 37th season brings about Metamorphosis, which is both mesmerizing and astonishing. Bring your brood to the circus where every audience member is entertained and never more than 50-feet from the stage. Visit www.bigapplecircus.org or call (888)541-3750 for information on tickets and showtimes.

Outdoor Excitement
The Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly, makes it a month that families will always remember. Upcoming events include: Full Moon Hike on October 8, Seasonal Scavenger Hunt on October 11, Haunted Forest on October 18 and 19, Little Naturalists on October 20, and Creatures of the Night on October 26. For a full list of events, contact the Center at (201)568-6093 or visit www.tenaflynaturecenter.org.

Happy in Hoboken
The Hoboken Museum makes it a marvelous month by hosting an array of great events for the entire family. Scheduled events include Uptown Storytime on October 2 and 16, The Heirloom Garlic Tasting Festival on October 12, and the popular Hoboken House Tour on October 26. To reserve your place or to find out more, call (201)656-2240 or go to www.hobokenmuseum.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 to Sunday (and Columbus Day Monday) through November 2, 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. Questions? Call (732)928-2000 or visit www.sixflags.com.

Imagine That!
The Imagine That! Museum hosts October occurrences for all to enjoy. The fun begins with a fully interactive Superheroes program on October 11, and it ends with the Spooktacular holiday celebration on October 31. 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 via www.imaginethatmuseum.com for more information.

Donald McDermott is the managing editor.