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Top Things To Do This Month: Bergen County, Top Things To Do in August 2015

Donald McDermott

Summer, Sizzle, Celebrate
The Imagine That! Children’s Museum encourages mom and dad to make the most of their child’s next special day with an unforgettable Summer Sizzle Party! Festivities include sunglasses and beach ball party favors, temporary tattoos, delicious food and drinks, and a yummy cupcake complete with a beach ball topper to take home! All celebrations take place at the Imagine That! Children’s Museum, located at 4 Vreeland Road in Florham Park. Summer Sizzle parties run through September 13. For more information or to reserve your next party, call the museum at (973)966-8000 or go to www.imaginethatmuseum.com.


Get Creative
Don’t miss out on the chance to provide your child with a summer experience he or she will always remember at Cresskill Performing Arts Center. Children who like to perform are sure to love the Summer Performing Arts Camp for kids as young as age 3 through teens. These fun and challenging programs run through August 28 and include dance, musical theater, acting, fencing, arts & crafts, yoga and more. Log onto www.cresskillperformingarts.com to register or to find out more.


Six Flags of Fun
The amazing sights, animals and live entertainment that have made Six Flags Great Adventure & Wild Safari a must see attraction for decades roll on for another amazing season! Step aboard a pulse-pounding roller coaster, enjoy a great live concert, see amazing fireworks, meet your favorite costumed characters, and much, much more! Located in Jackson, New Jersey, the park is open seven days a week through the beginning of October. Call (732)928-1821 or visit www.sixflags.com to find out more.


Meet the Crew
The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, 775 Talamini Road, Bridgewater, will be hosting a special Open House on August 11. Presented from 5-7pm, the event is specially designed to introduce families to the JCC’s new J-Crew afterschool program. The program is open to kids in grades K-6, offers a high staff to child ratio, and provides a wide variety of activities including homework help, swimming, arts and crafts, yoga, gym time and other activities. To find out more, contact the JCC at (908)725-6994, or visit www.ssbjcc.org.


Summer Sessions
Discover fabulous summer programs for children in grades 1-10 at Art for Learning. Offered in weekly sessions through August 24, young participants will enjoy field trips and hands-on activities in a variety of art media. In addition, children in grades 4-11 can also enjoy Summer Fashion Programs that include meeting fashion designers, visiting the garment district and much more. All summer programs are presented at Art for Learning’s Englewood location. Call (201)503-9796 or visit www.artforlearning.com to reserve your child’s place.


Cool as Ice
Young hockey lovers who dream of becoming the next Martin Brodeur or Henrik Lundqvist won’t want to miss out on the Chico Resch Goaltending Camp at The Ice Vault. Led by the 14 year NHL veteran who played for the New York Islanders, Colorado Rockies, Philadelphia Flyers, and New Jersey Devils, this exciting, educational and instructional summer program will have participants on the ice from August 10-13 from 8am-3:45pm daily. Sessions are held at the Ice Vault Skating Arena, 10 Nevins Drive in Wayne. Call (973)628-1500 or log onto www.icevault.com with any questions.


Outdoor Adventures

Spend quality time with the family and explore the wonders of the natural world at the Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly. Upcoming activities include: Guided Nature Walk on August 2, Nature Day Camp from August 3-7, Seasonal Scavenger Hunt on August 8, S’mores Galore on August 9, Wings on Weekends on August 15, Nature Story Time on August 15, and Bats for Beginners on August 23. For more information or to register, call (201)568-6093 or visit www.tenaflynaturecenter.org.


Let’s Make Believe
Discover incredible fun for the whole family this summer at the Land of Make Believe in Hope, New Jersey! A totally safe and action-packed family amusement park and water park, the Land of Make Believe offers visitors of all ages a multitude of rides, games, water rides and hands-on activities! The park is open daily through Labor Day Weekend. Contact (908)459-9000 or www.lomb.com for hours, admission prices, directions and more.


Exciting Experiences
Children ages 4-13 are sure to go nuts this summer at Camp Coconuts! Housed on more than 8 impressive acres in Monmouth County, Camp Coconuts comes complete with indoor and outdoor pools, state of the art ice rink, dramatic play studio, basketball court, soccer field, exciting weekly themes and much, much more. Summer programs at Camp Coconuts are held through August 23 at Middletown Sports Complex, Harmony Road, Middletown. Reserve your child’s spot today at (732)856-9473 or at www.campcoconuts.com.


Say Cheese
Grab a your camera or phone and be a part of a Weekend Nature Photo Scavenger Hunt. Take a photo of every item and get a prize in this exciting and educational monthly event for all ages. The hunt takes place every Saturday and Sunday in August at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Whippany. Hold your place by calling (973)326-7600 or by going online to www.arboretumfriends.org.


Movie Night
South Orange Performing Arts Center and the Village of South Orange once again present their popular Movies in the Park summer series. Families are invited to enjoy a few of their favorite films at Flood’s Hill in Meadowland Park, South Orange. Upcoming showings include: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on August 12, Dirty Dancing on August 19, and Enchanted on August 26. Questions? Call (973)313-ARTS or go to www.sopacnow.org.