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Friday, January 28, 2011

Incredi-Bills Grand Opening in Maywood, NJ!!!!

Come to Incredi-Bills Grand Opening Party at V-17 in Maywood on January 30, 2011.

Bring the kids and have them burn off some energy while having tons of fun at Bergen Counties largest entertainment center.  Incredi-Bills and Velocity 17 have combined efforts to create a new kids play area that is second to none. 
Our celebration is on Sunday January 30, 2011.  Admission starts at 11am and goes until 3pm.

Prepaid Registration and Admission includes the following activities:
  • Spider-Man Superhero Show with meet and greet 
  • Unlimited Open Play in our 3 level Jungle Gym
  • Unlimited Open Jump in our Inflatable Bounce Castles
  • Unlimited Open Racing on our Pedal Kart track
  • Unlimited Open Shooting in our Cannon Air Blasters
  • Music and Dancing to the latest music
  • Ice Cream Cake to celebrate this event
  • Free Birthday Party Raffle and much, much more.
Early Registration (on or before 1/29/11) ...$14.95/child and guardian is free
At the Door (1/30/10)......$19.95child and guardian is free
Food, go-karts, roller skating and lazer tag is available for additional fee.  
Incredi-Bills @ V-17
87 Route 17 North
Maywood, NJ 07607
Amy Anderson 
Incredi-Bills @V-17

Kid Kazoom Open Gym Schedule for THIS Weekend 1/29,1/30

Let it snow...Let it snow

Brrrrrrrrrrrrr.  It's cold outside. No worries, come to Open Gym.

January 29th and 30th:
SATURDAY       9:00 am til 11:30 am
SUNDAY            10:00 am til 4:00 pm
MON - FRI 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Are the kids getting restless again.  Why not bring them by for an hour or so.  We guarantee they will sleep better after you go home.  Open Gym is $10 per hour for each child over 4 mo. old and adults are FREE!  

To get your freebie voucher: 
Click on the link: http://eepurl.com/hlW2 or cut and paste the link into your browser's address and press enter. FILL OUT THE FORM THEN SCROLL DOWN AND CLICK ON "SUBSCRIBE."  You will then receive a confirmation email.  Click on the link or cut and paste into your web browser address box and you will ultimately get another email with your Free $10 Voucher. Print the voucher and bring it in.
49 East Midland Ave
Paramus, NJ 07652
We are at the intersection of Midland Ave and From Road
We are in the same tan colored building as Gold's Gym and Remax and our front doors have lots of smiley faces on them and are facing the large parking lot.
The building is "L" shaped and has 6 sides.  If you don't see our doors just keep making right turns around the building til you see the smiley faces on the two glass doors.
Once agian, you received this email because you opted in with us in person.

Free Night on Broadway for the Kids!!!!!


Night on Broadway
Kids Go Free! 
February 6-10

Take your kids to a Broadway show for free.* Plus:
  • Pre-theatre parties at Bowlmor LanesTimes Square and Madame Tussauds - kids go free!
  • Family-friendly dining discounts at restaurants in the Theatre District
  • Parking deals
  • Educational resources
  • And more!
Kids' Night
Photo by Amanda Schwab, Star Pix
Tickets and info at KidsNightonBroadway.com.
Shows in cities across the US stage their own Kids' Night on Broadway events all year long. Visit KidsNightonBroadway.com for details.
*On Kids’ Night on Broadway®, kids age 6-18 get to see a participating Broadway show for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult. Details and restrictions atKidsNightonBroadway.com.
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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Spring Break Programming at the Bergen County Zoo

Beginning February 5th, The Bergen County Zoo is holding educational programs suitable for Spring Break.  If you're looking for a way to keep your school-aged child occupied during their week off, check out the information listed below, and submit the form (below the line) to the Zoo office. 
Contact: (201) 261-7312/ http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/bcparks/zoo.aspx

Zoo Education Programs: February - March 

Year of the Rabbit Celebration 
Saturday, February 5th, 11am-12pm  
Hop on over to the zoo to help us welcome the Year of the Rabbit.  Hear a story, make a craft, and meet the 
animal-of-honor in person!  This program is for families with children 5 – 10 years old.  Cost: $10 per child; 
adults attend free. No more than 1 adult per child, please.  Registration required; first-come, first-served; please 
send in registration form below. 

Winter Recess Open House 
Tuesday, February 22 – Friday, February 25, 1 pm-3 pm 
School is out, so come to our classroom, instead!  Families with children of all ages are invited to stop by our 
classroom anytime from 1 pm – 3 pm to participate in various animal-related activities, games, and crafts at 
their own pace.  A live animal will visit the room each day at 2 pm.  No registration necessary; adult must stay 
with children in the classroom (not a drop-off program.)  (Most activities will be for children 2 – 12 years old, 
but all ages are welcome.) 

Family Frogwatch 
Saturday, March 19th, 11am-12pm 
Ribbit or croak?  What does a frog really sound like?  Come to the zoo and learn to identify the calls of our 
local frogs and toads.  Then you will know what will be calling in your backyard this spring and summer, you 
can be the wildlife expert when you’re camping, and you can even help scientists learn more about frog 
populations!  This program is for families with children 10 – 15 years old.  Cost: $10 per child; adults attend 
free. No more than 1 adult per child, please. Registration required; first-come, first-served; please send in 
registration form below. 

*Please fill out a separate registration form for each program. 

First Child’s Name: ____________________________________________  Child’s Birthdate: ____/____/____  

Second Child’s Name: __________________________________________  Child’s Birthdate: ____/____/____  

Third Child’s Name: ___________________________________________  Child’s Birthdate: ____/____/____  

Fourth Child’s Name: __________________________________________  Child’s Birthdate: ____/____/____  

Parents’ Names: ______________________________________________ Phone number: _________________  
 (We need to call you to confirm registration.  Personal information will not be shared with any third parties.) 

Check Desired Program 

___ Year of the Rabbit: Sat. 2/5, 11am-12pm 

___ Family Frogwatch: Sat. 3/19, 11am-12pm 

Mail registration and fee to: Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652 Attn: Winter 
Programs.  Please make checks payable to: Bergen County Department of Parks. Program fees for multiple 
children/programs can be combined on one check, but please send a separate form if you are registering for both 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Recap: ACA Summer Camp Fair- Tenafly

This article (courtesy of The Record) not only discusses the ACA Summer Camp Fair in Tenafly, but the difficulties families are finding in affording camp.  Where enrollment used to be complete by January's end, they are now unsure of attendance.  Families are opting for alternatives to camps like spending time with grandparents.  Camps, however, continue to expand, but at what cost?  So much so that families can no longer afford enrollment fees?  

The fair proved to be worthwhile, and you're not too late!  There is another ACA Camp Fair planned for January 29th at from 12-4 at the Woodcliff Lake Hilton 200 Tice Blvd in Woodcliff Lake, NJ.   Admission is free.  

Summer camps showcase their offerings at Tenafly fair
Sunday, January 23, 2011
As a frigid wind sliced through North Jersey on Sunday, dozens of families inTenafly kept their eyes on summer.
Zachary Spindel, 8, watches a promotional video for Spring  Lake Day Camp of Ridgewood at the American Camp Association fair in Tenafly.
Zachary Spindel, 8, watches a promotional video for Spring Lake Day Camp of Ridgewood at the American Camp Association fair in Tenafly.
Summer camp, to be exact. The American Camp Association held a fair at the Clinton Inn, allowing more than two dozen summer camps to showcase their offerings: pristine lakes, Olympic-sized pools and activities that include sports, drama, dance, cooking and art.
With costs typically ranging from $300 to more than $1,000 per week, parents and camp representatives agreed that the difficult economy of the last several years has affected families’ approach to summer camp.
“How could it not?” asked Sara Spindel of Tenafly, a substitute teacher who is trying to land a full-time job. She has sent her 8-year-old twins to the town’s summer recreation program in part because it is less expensive than other camps, but wanted to check out the camp fair “to find out what’s out there.”
By the numbers
* 11.5 million in U.S. attend camp each year.
* Weekly cost can range from $300 to more than $1,000 (for both day camp and sleep away).
* About 90 percent of camps offer scholarships.
* About 58 percent of camps reported that in 2010, they had the same or higher enrollment as during the past five years.
Source: American Camp Association
Camp employees said that many families have economized by cutting back on the number of weeks they send their children to camp. “They’ll go to grandma’s for two weeks and spend fewer weeks at camp,” said Erica Bixby, director of Camp Y-Oak-A, a day camp operated by the Ridgewood YWCA.
Camp representatives said more families have applied for financial aid, while others wait until the last minute to sign up because they want to make sure their family finances are on solid ground.
“Some wait to see what their tax refund is,” said Dana Solomon, lakefront director at Spring Lake Day Camp in Ringwood.
“It used to be that by January, we knew what our enrollment would be, but now we may not know until April or May,” said Tom Riddleberger, owner of Campus Kids, a weekday sleep-away camp — kids come home on weekends — with locations in Blairstown and Port Jervis, N.Y.
But Riddleberger and several other camp directors said the worst appears to be over, with more parents apparently ready to spend on the camp experience. For many families, camp is necessary because both parents work and need summertime child care.
“We only get three weeks of vacation, not 10 weeks,” said Mercedes Garcia ofNutley, who works in social services and is the mother of two boys, aged 10 and 13.
Several parents said they were determined to give their kids the camp experience they had loved as children. And all had the same answer when asked what they had treasured most:
“Lifetime friends,” said Spindel, who went to a sleep-away camp on Lake Como in Pennsylvania.
“Forty years later, I’m still in touch with friends from camp,” said Howard Rosenthal, an art auctioneer from Englewood Cliffs who was at the fair with his wife and two children.
To attract these parents in a competitive environment, camps have expanded and upgraded their offerings. Summer camp is not just hiking, swimming and kickball; camps now offer elaborate water-park-style pools, art and dance studios, rock climbing walls, zip lines and more. Spring Lake offers five heated swimming pools. Camp Y-Oak-A is adding field trips, while its sister camp, Ma-Kee-Ya in Harriman State Park, has added paddle boats and sailing lessons.
The Musso family of Tenafly was at the camp fair, trying to figure out if their 12-year-old daughter, Nina, is ready for sleep-away camp. She likes the idea of being responsible and independent, but she added, “Sometimes you want to be with your family.”
Anna Sheppard, a pharmaceutical research manager from Harrington Park, was checking out camps for her 8-year-old son, Kyle, but also asked about counselor jobs for her 18-year-old.
Kyle, who loves sports, hopes to return to Gate Hill Day Camp in Stony Point, which he attended last summer. “I’d rather go to camp than play video games,” he said. “There’s a lot more fun things to do.”
E-mail: lynn@northjersey.com

Toddler Story Time 2/2, 2/16

Ringwood Public Library

address  30 Cannici Dr.
RingwoodNJ  07456
phone (973) 962-6256

Toddler Stories and Songs 

Young children will share fun stories, nursery rhymes, songs, finger-plays and other fun activities with other children and their caretakers.
Register:  www.RingwoodLibrary.org
Ages: 2-4

 • Wed 2/2 at 10:30am-11am
 • Wed 2/16 at 10:30am-11am

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Story Time at.....

Pottery Barn Kids will be hosting Story Time every Tuesday from 11:00-11:30am.  At your child's first visit, they will receive a special passport where they can track their Story Time visits.  After 5 visits, you little one will receive a special gift!  

Coming February 8th, they will have a Valentine's Day- themed Story Time with lots of fun crafts and activities for kids!  
The Story Time events are taking place locally at:  
Pottery Barn Kids 
1 Riverside Square
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Call to confirm: (201)488-1103

Storytime and Craft

Clifton Public Library – Clifton Memorial Library

Address:  292 Piaget Ave.
CliftonNJ  07011
Contactregistration required 
(973) 772-5500/www.cliftonpl.org

Ages: Grades K-3 with caregiver

 • Sat 2/5 at 10:30am-11:15am 
 • Sat 2/19 at 10:30am-11:15am 
 • Sat 3/5 at 10:30am-11:15am

Monday, January 24, 2011

Open Gym Update!!!!!

Newsflash: It's cold. 
With the weather dropping, Moms all over North Jersey are searching for indoor activities for their little ones....  We suggest Open Gym.  The Open Gym list posted on Friday, January 21st got a huge response, and there were some great suggestions on additional Open Gym possibilities worth looking at!

  • JW Tumbles 144 Kinderkamack Rd, Park Ridge, NJ- Each month, JW Tumbles of Park Ridge NJ will select a charity of the month to proudly present 100% of collected donations. Please join us on Wednesdays from 11:15am - 12:00pm. Bring-a-friend, this is going to be FUN ... stories, songs, and playtime guarantee a good time!  You do not need to be a member of JW Tumbles, but there is a $5 minimum donation to the charity of the month.  Contact: (201)453-3010/ http://parkridge.jwtumbles.com
  • Kids U 407 Sette Drive, Paramus, NJ- Kids U offers classes, parties, camp, and an awesome playquad!  Signing up for classes/camp entitles your little one to use their playquad for Open Gym for FREE!!  Contact: (201)225-0008/ http://www.kidsu.com/paramus
  • In the Swing  145 Hopper Ave Waldwick, NJ- Aside from the batting cages and an arcade geared towards older kids, In the Swing has a really cool play area upstairs where kids can play for $5!!!!!!!  It might be a good idea to call ahead and make sure there are no parties going on, but you can't beat the price!  Contact: (201)444-3556/ http://www.intheswing.biz/
Please make sure to see the Open Gym poll on the right side bar, and make sure to keep your comments/suggestions coming!  

Big Jeff Concert January 30th!

Big Jeff plays an interactive folk-type music show for little ones that they just LOVE!  My kids sing his songs all the time, we even bought the DVD! 

  • When: Sunday January 30th at 2:00pm
  • Where: Indian Lake Clubhouse in Denville, NJ
  • Contact: http://www.indianlakenj.com/index.htm (973)627-4442
  • Cost: $10 per family


Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Knickerbocker Ice Festival January 29-30th

When: January 29-30th
Festival Hours: Saturday 11:00 - Dark, Sunday 11:00 to 4:00
  • Competing Ice Sculptors showing their work all day long.  Check out the website for information on how to cast your ballot
  • Ice Gallery including historic images of Rockland Lake frozen into huge blocks of ice
  • Hike around the lake: Sat and Sun at 12:00- led by NY Sports Club Fitness Pro
  • Stay Warm Workout: Sat and Sun at 2:00pm
  • Blazing Bonfire at 4:30 on Saturday
  • Kidz Ice Park: Bowling, Igloo Building, Ice Throwing and more- Sat: 12-5, Sun: 12-3
  • Igloo Village- All Festival Long
  • Cool Moves- DJ at the Big Stage- Sat: 12-5, Sun: 12-3 Knick's Canteen All Festival Long- food provided by: At Your Service, NY, Bear Mountain Inn, Great American Barbecue, Woody's All Natural, Just Buns, Aurora Chocolate, Linekin Kettle Corn
Where: Rockland State Park- 299 Rockland Lake Road Valley Cottage, NY 10989 (845)268-3020
Cost: Festival Parking is $6.00- Shuttle service between parking and festival grounds
Website: http://www.knickerbockericefestival.com/

Bergen Community College: Child Development Center Open House January 27th

Open House Thursday January 27 10am-7pm.  
The Child Development Center serves children ages two and a half to six years old. Through the learning center and hands-on experiences, the children are introduced to basic concepts in math, science, social studies, language arts and the creative arts.
Information: (201) 447-7100/www.bergen.cc.nj.us