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Events Not To Miss:
HOLIDAY BREAK CAMPS…yes, it crept up on us too, check out our top picks here.
What: Equinox Gives Back with The Valley Hospital
Why: Donate any new unisex coats, hats, gloves and scarves to Equinox Paramus to support the Pediatric unit for Valley Hospital and non-members will receive a 2 week membership & 3-day pass for your besty.
When: Now through Sunday, December 29th
Where: Equinox, 766 Route 17 N., Paramus
What: Porchlight Productions: Scrooge, The Stingiest Man in Town
Why: A retelling of Dickens’ beloved A Christmas Carol- the classic story of “good will toward men” that will enchant your whole family.
When: Friday, December 13th through Sunday, December 15th, Check website for showtimes and ticketing.
Where: 555 Broad St., Glen Rock
What: Forces of Nature Dance
Why: Celebrate Kwanzaa with the daringly theatrical company of dancers and drummers who incorporate modern & West African dance, ballet, hip-hop & martial arts!
When: Saturday, December 14th; Adults $25 and Children $13; Check website for ticket information.
Where: NJ PAC, 1 Center St., Newark, NJ
What: One Love Hot Yoga Teen Empowerment Workshop with Julie Brower
Why: What do you get when you combine real girls, hot yoga & a rock-star in One Love Studio? A Trifecta of awesomeness that is going rock your Tween/Teens Body, Mind & Spirit!
When: Saturday, December 14th, 6pm to 9pm, Fee $25
Where: 80 Chestnut St., Ridgewood
What: Tinker Bell’s Tea Party
Why: Come have tea, snacks and make crafts with Tinker Bell! Come dressed in your best fairy attire.
When: Saturday, December 14th, 12pm to 1:15pm
Where: YMCA, 691 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff
What: The Laurie Berkner Band: A Holiday Concert
Why: Kid (and family) fave Laurie Berkner is on tour for holiday. Snag tickets while they are still available.
When: Saturday, December 14th, 2pm; Check Web for tickets.
Where: State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ
What: Seasonal Scavenger Hunt and Crafting and a Campfire
Why: Each family will work as a team receiving a set of clues to solve riddles throughout the nature walk, or choose crafting and cuddle by the fire.
When: Saturday, December 14th, 2pm and 5:30pm
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
What: Pajama Party with Santa
Why: Create a memorable holiday in your pj’s with Santa and your favortie stuffed animal or blanket. Bring a new unwrapped toy to donate for Toys for Tots.
When: Monday, December 2nd through Tuesday, December 17th, 6pm
Where: Santa Photo Area, Paramus Park Mall, 700 Paramus Park, Paramus
What: Holiday with the Animals
Why: Hang with Santa and your favorite zoo animals. Enjoy refreshments, free train rides and costumed characters.
When: Sunday, December 15th, 12pm to 3pm
Where: Bergen County Zoological Park, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
What: Winter Family Hike
Why: An easy, kid-friendly hike in the Garden’s woodlands. Learn a bit about the plants, animals, and geology around you in a hike designed to fit the group.
When: Sunday, December 15th, 1pm
Where: NJ Botanical Garden, 2 Morris Rd., Ringwood
If you’re heading into the city….
What: The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told!
Why: Join these misfit pirates on an adventure to remember featuring a sea witch who sends them into the future, leaving them to find their way back home.
When: Saturday, December 14th, 11am; Check website for ticket information
Where: Snapple Theatre Center, 1627 Broadway/ 210 W. 50th St., Corner of 50th & Broadway, NY
What: Holiday Train Show
Why: A model train layout that will wow kids & railroad enthusiasts alike plus whimsical artwork and a rad light show.
When: Saturday, December 14th through Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
Where: Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store, Grand Central Station, 89 E. 42nd St., NY, NY
What: Dickens’s A Christmas Carol
Why: Nestle in to the cozy confines of the Old Dutch Church with hot cocoa, warm cider and cookies while a master storyteller with musical accompaniment, regale you with his adaptation of this Charles Dickens classic.
When: Sunday, December 22nd, Check website for ticketing and showtimes
Where: 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY
What: JCC Bubble Mania
Why: Ordinary becomes extraordinary in the hands of the bubble artist!
When: Wednesday, December 25th, 11am to 12:30pm; Pre-register by December 16th
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly
What: Outragehisss…Pets! Open house
Why: Come meet these exotic animals up close and personal with the experienced trainers to tell you everything from how they survive to what they eat.
When: Friday, December 27th and Monday, December 30th, Live Shows begin on the hour 11am to 3pm, $5 per person
Where: The Barn, 811 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY