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The Weekend Guide 5/18-5/20 

It's that time again, time to start making your weekend family plans. Take a look at some of the great activities happening around the area this weekend.

Preschool Bounce Playdate
Don’t miss this special playtime for your toddlers. Your kiddos can jump and bounce till they drop, and have a blast doing it. Call ahead to reserve a spot, (201) 843-5880
Where: Bounce U, Paramus
When: Friday, May 18 | 10:00AM - 11:30AM 

Gymnastics Open Workout
This open workout is designed to let preschoolers explore the gym and practice their gymnastics skills in an unstructured environment, at their own pace and comfort level. The sessions are supervised and safe. 

Family Wellness Day
This is going to be the ultimate wellness day for children and families. Head out to Abmas farm and learn how to make everyday a healthy day!  Healthy lessons will be taught with a hands-on scavenger hunt around the farm that includes art, gardening, yoga, cooking and even more activities. Bonus: They will be giving out healthy seedlings to take home, don't miss out! 

River Barge Park Day 
Enjoy a day of fun & learning at the opening of River Barge Park, a 5.5 acre urban oasis along the Hackensack River this Saturday. The day's events will feature free, family-friendly activities focused on environmental protection, conservation and keeping our waterways clean. Activities include a pontoon boat rides, mini kayak lessons, environmental education activities for children conducted by Meadowlands Environment Center educators, park tours, bird watching, a live barn owl exhibit, environmental exhibitors, food vendors and more. All parking for River Barge Park Day is at the Izod Center, Lot 28, just minutes from the park. Free shuttle bus service will be provided. 

Family Science Morning 
Take the family to the Buehler Challenger & Science Center this Saturday for  a morning of science experiments, simulated space missions, traveling museums and much more! If you have a future scientist in the house or just a kid that likes to to see how things work this is the place to be.  Best for kids 6 and up.  Don't forget to book your space missions in advance.  You can take flight alone or in a group.  Reservations may be made by calling our Mission Services Department Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm at (201) 251-8589.

Gymnastics Open Workout 
Kids 5 years of age and older can practice their gymnastics skills in a supervised, but unstructured environment. They are free to move around the gym from area to area at their own pace. 

Dinosaurs Return 
Your pint sized paleontologists are invited to explore the updated Dinosaur Exhibit room this weekend at the NJ Children’s Museum. Your kiddos will get to participate in a fossil hunt, listen to stories, and even play a part int “The Three Little Dinosaurs and the Big, Bad T-Rex”! There will also be dinosaur crafts. A roaring good time will be had by all! 

Touch A Truck
It's time for the Annual Touch A Truck at Garden State Plaza.  Don't miss this over the top Touch A Truck.  Ofcourse your kids can climb, steer and beep the horns of their favorite vehicles but this event has so much more.  There will be bounce houses, face painting, food, music and that's not all!  This is a Sunday outing the whole family will enjoy.  Purchase tickets online and save www.thejlbc.org. 


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