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Events Not To Miss:
What: Meadowlands Pet Expo
Why: For the ultimate animal lovers! Come see, touch and learn about a variety of animals and how to care for them
When: Friday, November 22nd is family night- children 12 & under free, 4pm to 8pm Saturday, November 23rd and Sunday, November 24th, 10am to 7pm
Where: The Meadowlands Expo Center, Seacaucus
What: Saddle River JCO Spin-A-Thon for the Philippines
Why: Help raise money for the devastation in the Philippines. Make it a family event, spin for one or both classes!
When: Saturday, November 23rd, 11:15am Class and 12:15pm Class (45 min. long )
Where: Life Time Athletic, 10 Van Riper Rd., Montvale
What: Aladdin & Other Enchanting Tales
Why: Masks, mimes and magic tell these classic tales of genies, princesses and wizards.
When: Saturday, November 23rd, 2pm, tickets start at $13
Where: NJ PAC, 1 Center St., Newark
What: Pinkalicious, The Musical
Why: Engaging, sweet and fun for your lover of pink things.
When: Sunday, November 24th, 1pm, tickets start at $29
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood
What: Victor Cruz Autograph Signing at Buddy’s Sports Center!
Why: Bring your (little) Giants fan to meet NY’s all-pro star reciever while getting your holiday shopping done at the same time!
When: Monday, November 25th, 6pm to 8pm. Contact store for purchase requirements 201-967-7727
Where: Buddy’s Sports Center Lower Level, 700 Paramus Park, Paramus
What: Bob the Builder Project: Build It
Why: Fix-it-kids will climb on large construction machines and build, fix, plant and more at this interactive exhibit.
When: Now through April 2014.
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City
If you’re heading out of Bergen….
What: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation
Why: More than just hot air. Check out old faves like Spidey and Sponge Bob and new stars like Finn and Jake of Cartoon Network’s “Adventure Time” and Toothless, the star of the “How To Train Your Dragon”.
When: Wednesday, November 27th, 3pm to 10pm
Where: The areas surrounding the Museum of Natural History beginning at 79th Street and Columbus Avenue
What: Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train- Live!
Why: Accompany Buddy and all of his PBS-series friends on an adventure to remember
When: Friday, November 29th through Sunday, December 1st; See website for tickets and showtimes.
Where: Skirball Center NYU, 566 LaGuardia Pl., NY, NY
What: Disney on Ice at Izod Center
Why: All their favorite Disney characters on ice- pure fun for the kiddos.
When: Tuesday, November 26th through Sunday, December 1st, tickets start at $25
Where: Izod Center at the Meadowlands
What: USR Thanksgiving Day 5k
Why: Before stuffing yourself with stuffing, bring the fam to support the community in the annual 5k. Proceeds go to community events and non-profits
When: Thursday, November 28th, 7:30am to 8:30am check in, Run begins at 9am. Entry fees are $25 for pre-registration and $30 on race day.
Where: Cavallini Middle School, 392 W. Saddle River Rd., Upper Saddle River
What: Meet The Characters Breakfast
Why: Snow White, Dora and Sponge Bob to name a few reasons.
When: Sunday, December 8th, 9:30 and 11:30 (starting at $30 per family, register online or call (201) 666-6610)
Where: YJCC Washington Township, 605 Pascack Rd., Washington Township