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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Hudson Restaurant Week January 24-February 4th

Food/Tasting, Social EventHudson Restaurant Week is back again this winter, January 24-February 4, 2011 at 40+ participating restaurants. For 10 weekdays (some restaurants doing Saturday-Sunday) enjoy delicious prix-fixe lunches starting at $12 and dinners starting at $25.
Price: $15-$35

 • Mon 1/24-Fri 2/4 at 11am

Liberty House Restaurant
76 Audrey Zapp Dr
Jersey City, NJ 07304

Friday, January 21, 2011

Thinking About Camp for the Summer?

The 7th Annual ACA Summer Camp Fair is here!!!
There are two local events in January, but there are more listed on the American Camp Association website: www.acanjsummercampfairs.org

When: Sunday, January 23, 2011 (12-4pm)
Where: The Clinton Inn Hotel
              145 Dean Drive Tenafly, NJ

When: Saturday, January 29, 2011 (12-4pm)
Where: Woodcliff Lake Hilton
               200 Tice Blvd, Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Admission is FREE!!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tip of the Month: Open Gym

As the weather gets more and more fierce, Moms are looking for fun things to do more than ever!  An inexpensive way to get your little one out of the house is open gym...  A few open gym websites and tips are listed below.  Prices are around $10 per open gym session, and it might be a good idea to look into the age-appropriateness of the facility....

  • Bounce U 70 Eisenhower Drive Paramus, NJ 07652 (201)843-5880.  They have REALLY cool inflated-climbers, but look into the website: http://www.bounceu.com/open-bounce-u/ to see if your child is going to be into it- little ones might want to wait until they're a little older.  They'll love it soon, too!  
  • Gymboree see website for details- locations all over NJ: http://www.gymboreeclasses.com/index.jsp
  • Kid-Kazooom 49 East Midland Avenue Paramus, NJ (201)225-1212.  Cost: $10 for one hour, $5 each additional.  Website: www.kidz-kazoom.com.  Tip: if you click on this link: http://us1.forward-to-friend.com/forward/preview?u=2056475219628a17f7cad60d4&id=73588bf6fb   you can get one free admission once you've registered your email with the site.
  • Jump on In 85 Fulton St Boonton, NJ 07005 (973)588-7733.  They offer a number of open gym classes, but you must sign up prior to coming at: http://www.jumponinfun.com.  Click on the Boonton, NJ option.  
  • The Little Gym 5 Route 17 South Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 (201)365-4051.  They offer a Parent's Survival Night that includes open play for kids ages 3 to 12 years so that Mom's and Dad's can go out for a few hours, and know that the kids are having fun, too!  Call to schedule or go to: http://thelittlegym1.reachlocal.com and click on schedule to access Parent's Survival Night.  They'll also give you a free introductory class.  Go to the website for more details.  
  • My Gym 249 West Route 59 in Nanuet, NY 10954 (845)624-0811.  They offer a (very)wide variety of classes including those geared toward kids with special needs.  Website: http://www.my-gym.com/franchisee_schedule.aspx?id=13&source=NA
  • Tumblebee 465 Old Hook Road in Emerson, NJ (201)967-7188.  Cost: $10 for open gym, and check out the website for classes available: http://tumblebee2.tripod.com/.   
  • WeePlay 33 Route 304 (136 West Nyack Rd-gps)Nanuet, NY 10954 (845)624-0114.  Click on http://www.weeplayusa.com/admission.php, and see how you can pay the low annual family membership rate, and get special open play rates.  Good deal!

    Please make sure to participate in our poll located on the right sidebar!  Tell us about your open gym experience at any of these locations!  

    Family GAME DAY!!!!

    Where: Holy Spirit Lutheran Church
    313 Woodland Place
    Leonia, NJ 07605
    What: Fun and games for all ages! Popcorn and fun will be served!
    When: Sat 1/22 2:30-4:30pm
    Cost: Free!!!!
    Contact: (201)947-1332

    Mother Goose Time

    Mother Goose Time features songs, fingerplays, rhymes, a story and a game for children and their caregivers.
    Where: Johnson Public Library
    274 Main St Hackensack, NJ

    Tickets: Registration required: 201-343-4169
    Ages: 2 and underFree

    • Sat 1/22 at 11:15am 
     • Wed 1/26-Thu 1/27 at 11:15am 
     • Sat 1/29 at 11:15am

    American Red Cross Trainings

    The trainings listed below take place at the American Red Cross located at 74 Godwin Ave in Ridgewood, NJ.  Please refer to their website for further details...

    American Red Cross: Babysitter's Training
    Children will gain the confidence to make smart decisions and stay safe in any babysitting situation. Every Red Cross Babysitter walks away with a certificate of completion and a professional Babysitter's Portfolio.
    Sunday 1/23 9-4pm

    American Red Cross: Cat and Dog Pet First Aid
    American Red Cross Pet First Aid classes give pet owners the confidence and skills necessary to tend to unexpected emergencies until they can get their pet to a veterinarian.
    Saturday 1/29 9am-12:30pm

    American Red Cross: Child and Infant CPR
    A certified Red Cross Infant and Child CPR Instructor will teach how to care for conscious and unconscious choking infants and children, and how to perform CPR on an infant and child.
    Friday 1/21 6:00pm-10:30pm

    American Red Cross: First Aid and CPR/AED Certification
    Learn how to: recognize and respond quickly to an emergency; call and work with EMS; minimize the risk of disease transmission while providing care; prevent, recognize and provide care for breathing emergencies; perform CPR and care for cardiac emergencies.
    Friday 1/28 9-4pm

    American Red Cross: Professional Rescuer CPR/AED
    With CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, you will learn to: respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants; recognizing the signs and symptoms of cardiac emergencies; providing care to victims of respiratory and cardiac arrest.
    Sunday 1/30 9-5:30pm
    Thursday 1/20 6pm-10:30pm

    MOPS Picasso Pajama Party

    MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) invites moms-to-be and moms with kids through age 6 are invited to join others at the "Picasso Pajama Party." Yes, please wear your PJs. The topic to be discussed will be the importance of play time. Members will share their reviews of some games they were asked to preview and everyone will be able to participate in a game. Childcare provided by RSVP only. For more info and to be added to the events notices, please email bbcmops@biblebaptist.net.
    When: Thursday 1/27 7pm-9pm
    Tickets: bbcmops@biblebaptist.net or call 201-288-4139
    Where: 31 Passaic Ave Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
    Information: (201) 288-4139
    Ages: Moms and children 6 and under
    Price: $23.95 registration fee; $5 per event; free for first event