Presidents Week Mega Activity Guide

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What: Intrepid Kids Week!
Why:  Nine days of fun, including live animal demos, sports and games, Broadway themes and more.
When: Starting Saturday, February 15th through the 23rd.
Where: Intrepid Museum, Twelfth Ave, at 46th St

What: Casey Carle’s Bubblemania
Why: A soapy spectacular filled with visual comedy, quick wit and big band music.
When: Saturday, February 15th, 3pm; $17
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood

What: Valentines Celebration at The Big Playhouse
Why: Meet the “sweetheart couple,” decorate the heart tree and ornaments for your love bug. Then have fun in the play space!
When: Sunday, February 16th, 10am to 12pm; Children non-member fee $25; Check site for registration.
Where:  The Big Playhouse, 316 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood

What: Leonia Winter Festival
Why: Browse top local craft artistry while indulging in gourmet goodies
When: Sunday, February 16th, All day affair, FREE
Where:  American Legion Post 1, 399 Broad Ave., Leonia

What: Daddy, Daughter Sweetheart Tea Party
Why: A Bergen Papa and his special little lady + tea, hot cocoa, scones, finger sandwiches and sweets.
When: Sunday, February 16th, 3:30pm; $36 per pair & $15 per addtl child or $20 addtl adult; Call (201) 664-2608
Where: Harmony Tea Room, 224 Fairview Ave., Westwood

What: Maple Sugaring
Why: Identify maple trees, discover the history of maple syrup then taste!
When: Sunday, February 16th, 12:30pm to 1:30pm; $10 non-member fee
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly

What: FREE Yoga Classes
Why: LuluLemon’s fitness center of the month is The Gym of Englewood and Montvale. FREE Yoga + Shopping = happy lady.
When: Saturday, February 15th and 22nd, 9am;FREE!
Where: LuluLemon, 2nd floor, 100 Garden State Plaza, Paramus

What: New York Historical Society Presidents in Residence Week plus, The History of Chocolate
Why: Families explore, learn, and compete together in these presidential family programs or watch and taste as you learn the art of chocolate making.
When: Starting Saturday, February 15th through the 23rd. History of Chocolate is on Monday February 17th only.
Where: NYHS, 170 Central Park West, Manhattan

What: President’s Day Hike
Why: Bundle up and take a beautiful hike through the Flat Rock Woods in celebration of Presidents Day.
When: Monday, February 17th, 2pm to 3pm; $5 Admission, no registration necessary
Where:  Flat Rock Woods, 443 Van Nostrand Ave., Englewood

What: Engineering Week at the New York Hall of Science
Why: Activities centered around Civil, Nano and Cosmetic Engineering plus over 450 Interactive Exhibits.
When: Starts Monday, February 17th
Where: NYSCI, 111th Street, Corona

What: Harlem Globetrotters 2014 Tour
Why: Watch the innovators of the alley-oop, 3 man weave, slam dunk and 4 point shot for some real family fun.
When: Sunday, February 16th , 7pm or Monday, February 17th, 11am or 4pm
Where: At Izod Center, Monday, February 17th at 11am and 4pm, tickets start at $17 and at the Prudential Center on February 16 at 7:00

What: Science Activities
Why: Explore the world of sea-urchins and other slow-moving whelks in the touch tank or dive into the woodworks construction experience
When: Monday, February 17th, 10am; Activities are FREE with general admission.
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City

What: Kids Cooking Class
Why: Kids ages 6 to 10 can express their culinary creativity with this easy veggie lasagna recipe.
When: Thursday, February 20th, 4pm and 7pm; Check web for registration.
Where: Chef Central, 240 Rt. 17 N., Paramus

What: Jewish Federation of NJ Early Childhood Education Fair
Why: Keep your little ones entertained with the Penny & the Puppettes show while you figure out their pre-school sitch.
When: Sunday, February 23rd, 9am to 11:45am
Where: The Frisch School, 120 West Century Rd., Paramus

What: The Peking Acrobats
Why: An elite group of gymnasts, jugglers, & tumblers from the People’s Republic of China, along with JIGU! Thunder Drums of China.
When: Sunday, February 23rd, 3pm; Family 4-Pack Tickets $100, Regular tickets range $19-$59;
Where:  NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark

What: Return of the Raptors
Why: Check out predators like the Bald Eagle, Osprey, Peregrine Falcons and other birds of prey that live locally.
When: Sunday, February 23rd, 1pm; FREE
Where: NYBG, 2 Morris Rd., Ringwood

Presidents Week Camps

What: Nature Vacation Camp
Why: Calling all 1st - 5th graders- explore the TNC woods and trails, make crafts, share stories and play games.
When: Monday, February 17th, 9am to Friday, February 21st, 3:30pm; Check website for registration and day rates
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly

What: Presidents Day Camp at Kaplen JCC
Why: Featuring Tommy’s Magic Show, Cooking Fun, Let’s Bloom Together, Crazy Crafts, Movie Day, Sports and Swim
When: Monday, February 17th through Friday, February 21st, 9am to 4pm; Check website for registration.
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly

What: Winter Break Camp at The Little Gym
Why: When school is out, the Little Gym is in! Drop the kiddies off and the staff will take care of the rest!
When: Monday, February 17th through Friday, February 21st; $50 per session for non-members; Call 201-445-4444 to register
Where: The Little Gym, 28 N. Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick

What: School’s Off Camp at Couture Craft
Why: The messier the craft, the more fun! This crafty camp is perfect for kids 5 to 9 years during winter break.
When: Monday, February 17th through Friday, February 21st, 9am to 1pm; Classes start at $40/day to $150/week
Where: Couture Craft Studio, 10 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick

What: Hoop Dreamz Basketball Camp
Why: Boys & Girls 3rd through 8th grades doing drills and playing games coached by experts.
When: Monday, February 17th through Friday, February 21st, 8:30am to 3:15pm Call 201-666-1769 to register
Where: Bergen Catholic HS, 1040 Oradell Ave., Oradell

What: Bergen County YJCC Camp
Why: Perfect for kids K thru 3rd grade, camp features swimming, art projects, and other fun themed activities.
When: Monday, February 17th through Friday, February 21st; Please call 201-666-6610 for daily fees and registration
Where: Bergen County YJCC, 605 Pascack Rd.,Washington Township

What: Winter Recess Break at the Health Barn
Why: Action-packed days filled with extensive hands-on cooking, high-energy fitness, creative natural crafts plus greenhouse plantings for the spring season.
When: Tuesday, February 18th through Saturday, February 22nd; can register for one day or all, check website for details
Where: The Health Barn, 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff


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