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Aaahhh, a long weekend! Time to sleep in late and enjoy a big, hearty breakfast.  This time of year the Harlem Globetrotters are in town so it’s a good chance to catch one of their shows. There are also many musicals and shows to see–a much needed lift of the spirits during this coldest of months. Have a great holiday weekend!

SATURDAY

Campfire, Magic, Stories and Sap. 10am to 4:45pm. Learn about how to make a campfire, have hot cocoa and marshmallows, get tickets to a magician show (Joel Fischer) at 1:30 ($5), learn how to make maple syrup. Trailside Nature and Science Center, Mountainside. Link here.

Kid’s Night Out. 6pm to 9pm. Drop the kids off and enjoy some quality time! The Little Gym, Englewood. Call for pricing and to reserve. Link here.

Harlem Globetrotters 2013 “You Write the Rules” World Tour. (Prudential Center: Sat 1pm); (IZOD Center: Fri: 7pm; Sat: 7:30pm). Make up crazy rules at their website and see them live! Link here.

Avatar: The Exhibition. Now through May 19th. See your avatar explore a 3D Pandoran environment, direct a scene, learn Na’vi language and more! Liberty Science Center, Jersey City. Link here.

Seussical. 2pm. Presented by Theatreworks USA. $10. Shea Center for Performing Arts, Wayne. Link here.

Family Fun Event. 9:30am to 12pm. Arts and crafts, storytime, sensory experiences, Scholastic Book Fair and pictures with Clifford the Big Red Dog. Future Generation Kids. Link here.

The  Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise and the Hare. 11am to 12pm; 2pm to 3pm. Puppets outlined in elector-luminescent wire radiate through the darkness. Set to classical, pop and jazz music–not your traditional tale! NJPAC Victoria Theater, Newark. Link here.

Sing-a-long Sound of Music. 7pm to 9pm. A screening of the popular movie with subtitles so you can sing along. Fancy Dress competition too! NJPAC, Newark. $23-33. Link here.

SUNDAY

Pinkalicious: The Musical. 11am: 1:30pm; 4pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown. Link here.

Maple Sugaring. 12:30pm to 3pm. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the gathering of sap. Boil down sap and make warm maple syrup too! Tenafly Nature Center, link here.

The Miracle Worker. 2pm to 4pm. The story of Anne Sullivan and her blind and deaf student, Hellen Keller–an intense and emotional journey towards the utterance of a single word. Cranford Dramatic Club Community Theatre. Link here.

Fancy Nancy The Musical. 1pm. Another girl wins the coveted role of mermaid…leaving Nancy to be a dull tree. Can she bring fancy flair to her role? You have to watch to find out! $19-39. BergenPac, Englewood. Link here.

James and the Giant Peach. 1:30pm and 3:30pm. The classic tale faithfully retold. Studio Playhouse, Upper Montclair. Link here.

SPECIAL

Kids Week at the Intrepid. The celebration will kick off with Circus Weekend, welcoming Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus. The rest of the week will bring: Space and Aviation Day, Broadway Day with performances from Broadway’s Best, Puppet Day, Sports Day with the Knicks, Rangers, Liberty and a special appearance by Mr. Met himself! Pier 86, New York. Link here.

PRESIDENT’S DAY

President’s Day Camp. Mon and/or Tues: 9am to 3:30pm. $70 for one day; $120 for two days. Search for animal tracks, make and taste real maple syrup ,eat s’mores around the campfire and more! Tenafly Nature Center. Register online–spots are limited! PreK to 5th Grade. Link here.

Playtime at the Zoo. 10am to 12pm. Toddlers and their adult explore age appropriate toys and meet a different animal each week. Bergen County Zoo, Paramus. Link here.

My Gym. 2:30pm to 5:30pm. Drop off the kids for games, relays, gymnastics, puppets, songs, rides and arts and crafts. Pizza will be served. Must be 2.5 years or older and potty trained. Glen Rock, Link here.

Open Play. 9:30am to 11:30am. Trampoline, slides, bouncy house, zip lines, ball pits and more! $10. Tumble Bee, Emerson. Link here.