June 12, 2013
- Happy Father's Day
- Father's Day Gift Ideas
- The Big Playhouse Comes To Westwood in July
- Last Call For Stokes Farm's Thyme Saver Program!
- Macaroni Kid's 2013 Summer Camp and Activity Guide
- Jersey Fresh: Your Local Farmers' Market Guide
- Fight Neuroblastoma: Join Angelina's Army
- Because I'm Your Dad - A New Book by Ahmet Zappa
- Daddy's Footsteps Gift
- Upcoming Preschool Open Houses
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Teen Scene
- Plan Ahead
- Macaroni Kid's Online Preschool Guide
- Mom a la Mode’s Pollo Marinara con Carciofi©
- Strawberry Upside Down Cake
- Capturing Those Fleeting Moments In Pictures
- Day Out With Thomas™: Go Go Thomas Tour 2013
- Moms' Day/Night Out Events
- One Person's Junk Is Another Person's Treasure
- Free Museum Passes At Area Libraries
- Swim Gym's Water Safety Tips For A Fun Summer
- And The Winners Are...
- Macaroni Kid Is Expanding
Father's Day Events and Gift Ideas, The Big Playhouse Debut, Our Farmers' Market Guide and More!
Be sure to click "Read More" to see the full e-newsletter this week. We always have so much good stuff to share that the email gets clipped! Here are just a few highlights:
Quick And Healthy Meals For Moms ...
Father's Day gifts are always a struggle. Dads have it easy on Mother's Day -- flowers, jewelry, a beautiful trinket, a few hours of quiet time -- we're easy to please. But Father's Day gifts are hard. Do we go sentimental? Do we go manly? Do we encourage a new hobby? (That hardly ever works out for me... the beer making kit is STILL sitting in the basement two years later and don't even get me started on the Dremel tool.)
Just like Moms, Dads just want ...
Free Pre-Opening Tour July 13
If you're looking to save some “thyme” and still put healthy food on the table, become a member of Stokes Farm’s Thyme Saver Box program! Each week starting in July, you will receive a specially selected box of fresh, seasonal, local fruits, vegetables and herbs. All you need to do is pick it up every Tuesday anytime between noon and ...
New Programs Added!
Special thanks to our sponsors:
JW Tumbles of Hillsdale - a safe, indoor playground featuring a different themed camp each week for ages 2.5 to 9 years old. Sign up for a summer class and get UNLIMITED monthly classes throughout the summer! Click here for the summer schedule.
Campus Kids-NJ - the ideal way to start your kid's sleep-away camp experience on the amazing Blair ...
Macaroni Kid's Annual Farmers' Market Guide is back! Farmers' Markets are a great way to find a variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables, homemade breads and desserts, locally made cheeses and pickles, fresh flowers and more. Plus it's a great learning experience for kids - they can brush up on their colors, practice counting, explore their senses and learn about healthy-eating all while getting some fresh air!
Here's Your Local Guide To Farmers' Markets in Bergen County:
Closter (Closter Commons Parking Lot, 570 Piermont Road): Sundays, April ...
Angelina's Army Bracelets, Dine For Angelina at Charlie Brown's, and More Ways To Help
In this book, “Because I’m Your Dad” is followed up with “You can have spaghetti for dinner.” And other neat things. The dad shares his love, and his wish for a special relationship with his child in a series of rolicing activities. The book is festooned with monsters, robots, mud-forts and more ...
My mission was to capture my kids wearing their Dad’s shoes! These aren’t just any shoes though… my husband was in the Army and served in Iraq and ...
Sponsored: Westwood Childcare Academy is hosting Saturday open houses by appointment. All prospective families are welcome to visit the early learning center's new facility at 24 Booker Street in Westwood. For more information, call 201-383-0836 or visit www.westwoodchildcareacademy.com.
Prince of Peace Preschool Ice Cream Social Friday, June 14, 10AM-12PM. 106 Orangeburg Road, Old Tappan. 201-965-3354.
Know a preschool or an early learning center with ...
Where: The New Overpeck County Park, Challenger Road/Fort Lee RoadWhen: Weekdays 5PM-10PM, Saturday noon-11PM, Sunday noon-10PMWho: All are welcome.How: Just show up!Cost: Free admission and parking. $10 all you can ride on Thursday.For more info: Visit www.darenj.com.
Where: 200 Summit Street, Norwood, NJWhen: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PMWho: All are welcome.How: Just show up!Cost: Free admission. Rides, games and food cost extra. Thursday, June 13 is wristband night - ride all night for $25.
Where: Prince of Peace Preschool, 106 Orangeburg Road, Old Tappan, NJWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: All are welcome.How: Just show up!Cost: Free.For more info: Call 201-965-3354.
Where: Field Games at Benkovic Field, and classic rock concert at Hillman Field (opposite Firehouse).When: 5PM: Games, 7PM: Classic Rock Concert, 9PM: FireworksWho: All are welcome.How: Just show up!Cost: Free.
Saturday, June 15 through Monday, July 8 - Sponsored: Straight A's Club at The Melting Pot of Westwood
Where: Melting Pot of Westwood, 250 Center Avenue, Westwood, NJWhen: n/aWho: Elementary and middle school students and parents/guardians are welcome.How: Reservations recommended. Be sure to bring your straight A's report card!Cost: Straight A student eats free with purchase of a four-course adult meal.For more info: Click here for more information and to make a reservation.
Saturday, June 15 through Sunday, June 16 - Dads Ride FREE at the Delaware River Railroad Excursions
Where: 99 Elizabeth Street, Phillipsburg, NJWhen: Varies by dayWho: All are welcome. Children over 2 years old require a ticket, under 2 will not have their own seat.How: Order tickets online here.Cost: Dads enter FREE with purchase of another regularly priced ticket. $16 per adult, $8 per child. Children under 2 FREE but must sit on an adult lap.For more info: Click here for more information.
Where: Teterboro Airport, 400 Fred Wehran Drive, Teterboro, NJWhen: 6/15: 9AM-5PM, 6/16: 9AM-4PMWho: All are welcome.How: Just show up! No parking at the airport. Follow signs for FREE off-site parking and free bus service to/from the area.Cost: $15 per adult, $8 per senior and children under 8. Children under 3, veterans wearing a veterans cap of any kind,and Active Duty Military Personnel with ID are free.For more info: Visit www.njahof.org or call 201-288-6344.
Where: Westwood Child Care Academy, 24 Booker Street, Westwood, NJWhen: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: All families welcome. The center accommodates children from ages 6 weeks through Pre-Kindergarten.How: Call the school to schedule a tour.Cost: Free.
Where: Lake Overpeck, north end of New Bergen County Overpeck Park, 199 Challenger Road, Ridgefield Park, NJWhen: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: All are welcome.How: Call 917-662-9285 or email to make a reservation.Cost: Rentals are $15 per person, children 7 and under are free. Canoes hold 2 passengers and 2 paddlers. Donations of $15 per person helps cover cost of the event.For more info: Call 917-662-9285 or email for more information.
Where: World of Wings, 1775 Windsor Road, Teaneck, NJWhen: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PMWho: All are welcome.How: Just show up!Cost: Dads enter FREE.For more info: Visit www.wowbutterfly.com.
Where: Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Pier 86 of Westside Highway, New York, NYWhen: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PMWho: All are welcome.How: Download coupon here and present it at the ticket office.Cost: Dads enter at youth ticket price of $19. $24 per adult age 18 and up, $19 per youth age 7-17, $12 per child age 3-6.For more info: Visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.
Where: Along Franklin Avenue, Nutley, NJWhen: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: All are welcome.How: Just show up!Cost: Free admission. Tickets to rides and food extra.For more info: Call 201-998-1144.
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly, NJWhen: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: All are welcome. No strollers.How: Register online.Cost: Members, fathers and children under 2 free. $5 per non-members.For more info: Call 201-568-6093 or visit Tenafly Nature Center.
Where: Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, 443 Van Nostrand Avenue, Englewood, NJWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PMWho: For families and children 4 and older.How: Registration by mail or online required.Cost: $5 for members; $10 for non-membersFor more info: Visit http://www.flatrockbrook.org/programs/public.html for more information, to register online or to download a registration form.
Where: A participating Charlie Brown's restaurant. Click here for locations.When: 11:30 AMWho: All are welcome.How: Just show up! Be sure to mention ANGELINA'S ARMY to have 20% of your check donated towards Angelina's Army.Cost: Varies by order.For more info: Click here for more information about Angelina's Army.
Where: 12 East Palisades Ave, Englewood, New JerseyWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Teens and a parent/guardian.How: Attendees must register for the seminars in advance by calling 201-816-8106 or by email.Cost: Free.
Where: The National Guard Armory, 1799 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJWhen: 6/20: 6PM-10PM, 6/21: 6PM-11PM, 6/22-6/23: 1PM-11PMWho: All are welcome.How: Just show up!Cost: Free admission. $10 all you can ride Thursdays.For more info: Visit www.darenj.com.
Where: Maps will be available for pick up at the Borough Hall (Old Tappan Road) on June 19-June 21, and at Butterworth's Bagels at Bi-State Plaza on Old Tappan Road and Stokes Farm on DeWolf Road throughout the weekend.When: n/aWho: All are welcome.How: Just show up!Cost: Free with bargains to be found!For more info: Visit oldtappan.net.
Where: Giants Stadium Fairgrounds, Meadowlands, East RutherfordWhen: visit website for hours of operationWho: All ages.How: Order tickets in advance online or at the event.Cost: Visit website for admission prices, parking fees and bargain nights.For more info: Visit njfair.com.
Where: JW Tumbles, 321 Broadway, Hillsdale, NJWhen: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: Ages 3 to 9 years old.How: Call 201-453-3010 to reserve your spot.Cost: $25 a child for members, $35 for non-members. $15 for each additional child.For more info: Call 201-453-3010 or email.
Where: Any Lowe's store. For the location nearest you, click here.When: 10:00 AMWho: Ages 5 and up.How: Sign up online here.Cost: Free.For more info: Visit lowesbuildandgrow.com/.
Where: Michael's, 240 Route 17 North, Paramus, NJWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Ages 3 and up.How: See a sales associate to register for a session every half hour from 10AM to 11:30AM.Cost: $2 per child.For more info: Visit http://www.michaels.com or call 201-599-0151.
Where: Old Mill Pool, Old Mill Road, Woodcliff Lake, NJWhen: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PMWho: All are welcome.How: Just show up!Cost: Free.
Where: Bergen County YJCC, 605 Pascack Road, Washington Township, NJWhen: 2PM and 5PMWho: All are welcome.How: Purchase tickets in advance here or on circus day.Cost: Advance-sale tickets: $10 per adult (12 and up) and $6 per child (2-11). Children under 2 are free.For more info: Call 201-666-6610 ext. 5820 or email.
Where: Senior/Veterans Center Parking Lot (behind Oradell Post Office), 1 Veterans Place, OradellWhen: 2PM and 4PMWho: All are welcome.How: Purchase discounted tickets in advance at Clerk's Office, Jay's Pharmacy or Oradell Library, or purchase tickets at the door. Cash only.Cost: $10 per person in advance, $12 day of the circus. Children under 3 free.
Monday, June 24 through Wednesday, June 26 - Tumble Bee Gymnastics Open Gym and Farewell Celebration
Where: Tumble Bee Gymnastics, 465 Old Hook Road (behind Shoprite), EmersonWhen: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Children ages 2 to 6 and a parent/caregiver.How: Just show up!Cost: $10 per child.For more info: Call 201-967-7188.
Where: Phillipsburg, NJWhen: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (train leaves every hour on the hour)Who: All are welcome. Ages 2 and up are required to have a ticket. Children under 2 must sit on an adult's lap.How: Advance ticket purchases highly recommended. Click here to purchase online. All sales final.Cost: $19 per person for Thomas train ride only. $32-$36 per adult and $25-$29 per child for combo tickets.For more info: Visit http://877trainride.com/ for more information.
Where: Film Screening at State Theatre, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ. Live reading at Monument Square, corner of George Street and Livingston Avenue. Fireworks at Boyd Park.When: 5PM: film screening, 8PM: a live reading of the Declaration of Independence, 9:25PM: FireworksWho: All are welcome.How: Just show up!Cost: Free.For more info: Visit www.statetheatrenj.org or call 732-246-7469.
Where: 312 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJWhen: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: Ages 2 to 8 and a parent/guardian.How: Register in advance here.Cost: Free.
Where: Leonia American Legion, 399 Broad Avenue, LeoniaWhen: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: All are welcome.How: Just show up!Cost: Free admission.For more info: Click here for updates and more information.
Thursday, July 25 through Saturday, July 27 - Cookies for Kids Cancer Bake Sale at Englewood Sidewalk Sale
Where: Englewood Sidewalk Sale, Downtown Englewood, NJWhen: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: All are welcome.How: Just show up and buy a cookie! Or you can donate online by visiting cookiesforkidscancer.org and look up Marcia Lemberg.Cost: Varies.For more info: Email or call 201-421-1831 for more information and for volunteer opportunities during the event.
Where: NJPAC's Theater Square, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102When: 2:00 PMWho: All are welcome.How: Just show up!Cost: Free.For more info: Visit njpac.org.
Where: bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJWhen: 2PM and 5PMWho: All ages.Cost: $59, $39, $29 per person plus facility fees and tax.For more info: Visit www.bergenpac.org or call 201-227-1030.
Your Local Resource for Early Learning Centers, Preschools and Daycares
We would like to acknowledge our sponsors Reformed Church Nursery School, Demarest Co-op Nursery School and Westwood Childcare Academy for making the ...
A Quick and Healthy Meal In Minutes
- 2 cups crushed fresh strawberries. I mash mine with a potato masher
- 1 package of strawberry flavored Jell-O (6 0z)
- 3 cups mini marshmallows
- 1 yellow cake mix (18 oz) prepared as directed on package (I use ...
A Macaroni Kid Review of A Storybook Image Photography Services
Thomas the Tank Engine is getting ready to ride off the pages of the beloved storybooks and into the hearts of little fans. Little girls and boys will soon have the opportunity to meet Thomas the Tank Engine in person! Our favorite No. 1 engine is set to roll into Phillipsburg, New Jersey for the Day Out with Thomas™: Go Go Thomas Tour 2013. (Keep reading to see who won the family four-pack of tickets to ...
Every Monday: "Guilt Free" Ladies Night Out at Melting Pot of Westwood, 5-10PM (Sponsored)
Every Friday and Saturday Night: Parents' Night Out with Westwood Childcare Academy, call for details. (Sponsored)
Got a great Mom's Day/Night Out event? Share it with other moms in the area by filling out an event submission form HERE.
Your Cyber Guide To Selling and Buying Stuff
Facebook has become a growing hotspot for families to buy and sell their stuff. What's ...
Did you know that some local libraries offer their patrons free passes to certain museums in New York City? We were able to go see the dinosaurs at the Museum of Natural History last year with a family pass from the Old Tappan Library. (Unfortunately, they don't offer it anymore!) Here is a list of libraries and the passes they offer. Please note that these are only for library cardholders and who are residents of the town in which the library is located. Call or visit the library for ...
Giveaway Winners of Hersheypark Tickets, Melting Pot Gift Certificates, Ali & Joe Tank Top
Ali & Joe Custom Tank Top : Jennifer M. of Emerson
$50 Melting Pot Gift Certificate: Jenelle M. of Montvale, Jennifer M. of Oradell, Janet P. of Park Ridge
2 Adult General Admission Tickets to Hersheypark: Shirley G. of Montvale
The iPAD mini giveaway for new subscribers is still open until June 15 ...
Join Macaroni Kid's Team of Writers - All Talents Welcome!
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If you answered yes to any of the above, Macaroni Kid of Northern and Pascack Valley wants you! We are looking for a few good moms and dads to join our team of contributing writers. This is a great opportunity to learn more about your local ...
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