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December 3, 2021

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Residents and visitors crowded Ridgewood’s streets and businesses for the  Chamber of Commerce’s 37th annual Downtown for the Holidays celebration.    The event featured ballerinas and princesses in shop windows, trucks covered in Christmas lights, and the Ridgewood High ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Ridgewood’s 65-foot Christmas tree will be lit this Friday, Dec. 3 during the Downtown for the Holidays event.    The Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Ridgewood are hosting the event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. this coming Friday.    The event will take place down East and ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Ridgewood Avenue was bustling Saturday afternoon with young visitors excited to take a horse drawn hayride with Santa and explore ice sculptures at Winterfest. The event, organized by the Ridgewood Guild, also featured a trackless train around the square and an instrument-backed ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The Ridgewood Jewish community will celebrate the start of Chanukah on Sunday by lighting the menorah in Memorial Park at Van Neste Square.   The menorah will be lit at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28. The event is hosted by the Jewish Community of Ridgewood, the Temple Israel ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Winterfest in Ridgewood will take place this Saturday, Nov. 27 from 12 to 3 p.m. at Memorial Park in Van Neste Square.    The event will include a horse drawn hayride, trackless train, stories, ice sculptures, music, candy canes, and hot chocolate. Children will also have the ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra (RSO) has another concert scheduled for Nov. 19, with an educational primer at the Ridgewood Public Library on Nov. 14.    The concert is titled ‘A Night at the Opera,’ and will feature pieces from works ‘La Traviata,” ‘La Bohème,’ ‘Don ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra returned on Friday night after a year and eight months’ hiatus.    The symphony returned with a show entitled ‘Music from the Movies,’ and debuted new Artistic Director and Conductor Kyunghun Kim. The performance was held at the West Side ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The village celebrated fall this weekend with scarecrows, hayrides, and beer for Ridgewood’s Oktoberfest.   The festivities took place at the west side train station parking lot, where local vendors set up tables, kids drew with chalk, and MacMurphy’s offered food, drinks, and ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The Ridgewood Arts Foundation was able to host its first in-person event in over a year last weekend at the Passaic County Arts Center.    The work of Jesse Wright, Juan Ramiro Torres, and Michael Murphy was displayed, and both Wright and Murphy were in attendance to speak to ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Ridgewood's train station parking lot was filled with music, dancing, food, and a whole lot of tie dye yesterday afternoon.  The Ridgewood Arts Council hosted ‘Come Together Ridgewood,’ a Beatles-themed event featuring the Suburbanites, who performed an extensive selection of ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Ridgewood’s annual car show returned last Friday with over 300 cars and dozens of Ridgewood families to help celebrate.    Classic cars drove throughout the Central Business District, including mint condition cadillacs and souped-up Chevrolet Camaros. Awards were given out in ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The annual car show hosted by the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 10 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.   The show will be held near Memorial Park at Van Neste Square in the heart of Ridgewood’s Central Business District.    Those interested in ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - A story of unconventional but timeless love premiered on the silver screen last night at Bowtie Cinemas in Ridgewood’s Central Business District.    The Ridgewood Guild’s world premiere of “Ageless Love” was complete with a red carpet, fabulously dressed guests, and an after ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ -There’s a lot more to do as the weather heats up than let a popsicle melt in your hand, especially in Ridgewood.    Constant trips down the shore, patio dinners, and baseball tickets can be expensive, and they add up between June and September.  Here’s how to occupy your time ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The Kasschau Shell concert series continued this week with a fun-filled and energetic performance by local band, the Nines.    The Nines is made up of Lisa Grace, Joe Oriente, Joseph Bronowich, Jim McNamara, Tom Ahern, and Roy Sheldon. During lockdown, Grace and Oriente would ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Suan Jeong, a Ridgewood resident and high school student from Bergen County Technical School was recognized for her artistic talent this week by New Jersey Human Services.    Every year, the state’s human services department sponsors a contest that fosters creativity with a ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Director of “My Octopus Teacher” Pippa Ehlrich zoomed in from Cape Town, South Africa as part of the Ridgewood Library’s Reel Voices Series this past Wednesday.   The event included a screening of the film, followed by a discussion and Q&A portion with the Academy Award ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ- Families, couples, and groups of friends took up the streets of Ridgewood’s business district today during the return of Ridgewood’s Pedestrian Plaza.    After a long winter, the Pedestrian Plaza returned for its second summer. The plaza was originally an answer to the ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - If safety comes first, aesthetic comes second for Ridgewood.    The Pedestrian Plaza will once again take place in Ridgewood this summer starting tomorrow, July 10, at 10 a.m and continuing until Labor Day. Main streets of Ridgewood’s business district will be blocked off from ...

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TETERBORO/TRENTON, NJ - A museum in Teterboro for fans of planes, history, and aviation received a state grant. The Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey in Teterboro was awarded a grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission. It was one of 46 grantees to receive a share of $230,000 ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ-- The Bergen County Parks Department released the 2021 schedule for the Bergen County Music and Movies in the Park Summer Series.    The first concert is today, July 8, at Overpeck County Park Amphitheatre in Leonia at 7:30. “Shadows of the 60’s” will be playing a tribute to ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The return of summer in Ridgewood means the opening of Graydon, the Ridgewood 4th of July parade, and the return of the many programs put on by the Ridgewood Guild.    The guild is responsible for the local musicians that are posted throughout the business district from late ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The 111th annual Ridgewood 4th of July Parade returned today after a year off due to Covid.  The parade, held entirely with the assistance of volunteers and donations, featured antique cars, bands, first responders from Ridgewood and surrounding towns, and of course, creatively ...

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Skip the headache-inducing traffic down the shore this year and spend your holiday weekend in Ridgewood! There are plenty of ways to celebrate Independence Day and enjoy the summer holiday at home.    Graydon Pool Graydon Pool is open with extended hours for the holiday from 10 a.m. to ...

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Ridgewood resident Audrey Fink’s daughter went to a local art school.  Since Fink’s background and career was in economics, naturally she became the group's treasurer. Fast forward a few years, Fink ditched the numbers and the cubicles and now works with paints outdoors.  “I was around people ...

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The John W. Rea House in Hawthorne will be holding a reception for the beginning of two exhibits tomorrow evening.  The exhibits are Watercolors by Christine Calandra and Goffle Brook Park: A Wellspring of creativity, Journeys by Michael Gabriel and various other artists, including Ridgewood ...

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Thanks to some art-loving residents, patrons of Ridgewood will enjoy new murals throughout the business district.  The final mural was installed Saturday, and the Art Around Town tour will be this coming Saturday, June 26. The newly-beautified businesses are Pearl Restaurant, Ridgewood Cycle ...

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