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Arts & Entertainment

November 25, 2022

RIDGEWOOD, NJ – The Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce’s annual Downtown for the Holidays will be held Friday, Dec. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. East Ridgewood Avenue will be closed to motor vehicle traffic from Maple Avenue to Broad Street to create a pedestrian plaza for the evening. The tree lighting is set ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ – Ice sculptures, candy canes, and caroling choirs are sure to get you in the holiday spirit at the Ridgewood Guild’s 13th Winterfest is this Saturday. Van Neste Square will be transformed into a winter wonderland with carnival games, hay rides, story telling by elves and, of course, ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ – The Ridgewood Public Library has the following children's events planned:  Homework Center Students in grades 2 though 9 can get help with homework on Mondays Nov. 28 and Dec. 5 and Wednesday Nov. 30 from 4 to 5 p.m. Register for 30-minute appointments on the library's ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ – New compositions of Jewish liturgical music by composer Ken Corneille made its Ridgewood debut at the Society Cafe Concert series at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood on Nov. 4.  Performed by the Infinite Lights Ensemble, the compositions mix classical, klezmer and jazz music to ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ – The Ridgewood Public Library is hosting the following events for teens through the end of November.  Homework Center High school freshman are invited to get help with homework on Mondays, Nov. 14 and 28, and Wednesday Nov. 16. Freshman can also request to meet with an ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ – Furry, fuzzy, feathered, and scaled exotic animals are coming to village hall on Thursday, November 10. Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a presentation by Unique Creatures.  The educational programming introduces kids of all ages to dozens of creepy, crawly, ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – It was a party: Big Santa, music and a drone light show. Let's not forget Santa in person, either! It's officially the holiday season at the Garden State Plaza when Big Santa lights up the sky in Paramus. The outdoor event, 5th annual in recent years, featured live performances and ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ – Leaf removal continues throughout the village this week. Collection from Leaf Placement Area C is expected to continue through Thursday, Nov. 10. Leaf Placement Area B collection starts Monday, November 7, and is expected to continue through Sunday, November 13.  Here’s a ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - A must on the holiday calendar: 5th Annual Big Santa Lighting and Spectacular Drone Show, 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 18. The Westfield Garden State Plaza, 1 Garden State Plaza, is hosting the lighting of Big Santa with a drone show set to holiday music by 106.7 Lite FM.

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Children and teens rushed home from school Monday afternoon eager to run out the door and parade around the village collecting as much candy as possible for Halloween. Following the weekend's festivities that included the Haunted Harvest, Ridgewood was decked out in spooks and ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Art students and those interested in exploring the world of painting are encouraged to visit the Ridgewood Art Institute’s Instructor’s Exhibition to catch a glimpse of the teachings offered to members. The annual show takes place in October to give prospective students the ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The Garden State Plaza is asking the Borough Council to approve its annual "Big Santa" request. If approved, work crews would install Big Santa on Sunday, November 6 and 13, 2022, and remove the structure on January 8 and 15, 2023. The Council meets for its regular meeting on ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Eager trick-or-treaters took over Van Neste Square at Memorial Park Saturday morning as their search for candy commenced for Halloween. The village’s downtown was alive with laughter as families gathered in the park to explore the caution-tape maze, grab a complimentary pumpkin from ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce welcomes residents of all ages to test their courage as they walk through the terrifying haunted graveyard, frolic through the pumpkin patch, and wear their finest costumes to compete in the contest at this year’s Haunted Harvest. There will be ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Saturday night, members of the Ridgewood community gathered at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School for Rocktoberfest. The event was organized by the Knights of Columbus in support of Covenant House and Catholic Charities. Together, Ridgewood residents enjoyed fun, rock and roll, good ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Watch as the iconic characters of “Clue” gather together onstage in the cursed Boddy Manor for a chaotic dinner party full of lies, weapons, and dead guests. Tickets for Ridgewood High School’s fall play are running out as two of the performances have already sold out leaving only ...

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ENGLEWOOD, NJ – The Bergen Performing Arts Center, known as bergenPAC, located in Englewood, New Jersey, originally opened its doors nearly 100 years ago in 1926. Since then, some greats in entertainment have graced its stage, including Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett, John Legend, Ringo Starr, and ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Residents took a stroll through history, admiring one of the six cottage-like houses that make up the Oak Croft venue which was commissioned by Henrietta Hawes and designed by Marjorie Sewell Cautley in 1923. Both women hoped that the development would offer buyers an affordable ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Attendees gathered at the Hermitage to kick back and enjoy over a dozen sets performed by volunteer musicians in an effort to give back to the community’s historical sites. The event started as a simple idea hatched in 2005 to create an intimate coffee shop-style fundraiser at the ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Residents and visitors flocked to the West Village Saturday eager to enjoy all the fall-themed festivities one might expect to find on a farm. Ridgewood Guild organized the event, encouraging traffic to the less-frequented side of the central business district and giving local ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The west village of Ridgewood is set to transform into a fall-themed festival for the third year in a row, inviting people of all ages to browse vendors, compete in a grueling scarecrow contest, and eat to their heart’s content. Ridgewood’s Oktoberfest will be a two-day event ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - While Xu walks down the massive hallways of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in Boston, she remembers the tight-knit community she once had in her hometown of Ridgewood. Reflecting upon her years growing up in Ridgewood, Xu describes living here since the ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Theater connoisseurs and avid “Frozen” fans grabbed their copies of “Loud Mouse” before waiting in a line that wrapped around the building, practically bouncing off the walls in anticipation of meeting Idina Menzel. The sisters were joined by the book’s illustrator Jaclyn Sinquett ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The Ridgewood Community Center patio will be buzzing with residents of all ages looking for an afternoon filled with family fun, competing over some familiar board games and maybe some new ones too. Featured games include giant chess, giant checkers, giant Jenga, Scrabble, Apples to ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - As a senior at Ridgewood High School, James Harkins has had plenty of long nights balancing school work and his passion for the recording arts. As he starts his finally year at RHS, he looks back at how he has grown as an artist and what his future could look like. Growing up in ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - As the rain began to fall Sunday afternoon, music-lovers opened their umbrellas and zipped their jackets dancing to their heart's content. Attendees seemed undeterred by the weather as they strolled through the stalls set up around Van Neste Square.   The event started. with the ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Residents explored the business district Friday evening to catch a glimpse of the assortment of cars displayed along the storefronts. “There were cars from every era: each decade had cars representing them. They came from far and wide, and were in perfect condition. It was amazing,” ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Memorial Park was lined with lawn chairs, beach towels, and picnic blankets Wednesday evening, awaiting the feature of the night: “All About Eve” to conclude this year's season. Some opted to walk around, leaving their seats behind before the premiere started, while others kicked ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The gates of Graydon Pool were met with eager moviegoers awaiting the feature of the night, “Sing 2: A New Legacy” on Friday evening. Visitors came prepared with blankets, beach chairs, and flashlights to enjoy the film on the sand.  Residents also had the opportunity to stroll ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Rather than staying stuck inside, Ridgewood residents headed to the central business district for festivities Saturday. The day's events included live music in Van Neste Square, vendors in and around the Memorial Park, and other family friendly activities for a fun time right in ...

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