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Monday, July 24, 2017

Meet & Greet

24-July-2017
  On Saturday-22 July the Bogota Library held a meet & greet for photographer Mitzi Michelle Williams Rayner.  Works by Ms Rayner are currently on display in the case of the Library's reading room.  Her show is entitled " Simple Things in Life". It features images from everyday life that may get overlooked. 
   Mitzi Michelle Williams Rayner has a BA in Home Economics/Family and Child Studies from Montclair State University in New Jersey and an MS in Education from Cairn University in Pennsylvania. She is an early childhood educator and a resident of New Jersey who simply loves the “Simple Things in Life.”  In the early 90's Ms Rayner decided to take a photography class, which introduced her to several aspects of photography such as how to develop film, night photography, black and white photographs, etc.  Today, she still prefers the exquisite detail and distinction of film photography but enjoys the convenience of digital photography.
   In 2007, with some prompting of friends and family, she began her photography proprietary called, Simple Things in Life. Now,  she is celebrating this gallery of work through a series of exciting library exhibitions across the tri-state area.  When talking about her approach to photography Ms. Rayner says: I have always been captivated by the beauty of God's creation and His handiwork.  As many children, I took a liking to taking vacation pictures and pictures of friends.  I simply enjoyed taking pictures of life in general.”
  She will next be features at the Leonia Public Library in the month of August. This is located at 227 Ft. Lee Rd Leonia , NJ
   For more information about Mitzi Michelle Williams Rayner  and her photography please visit her website at: http://simplethingsinlife.webs.com/









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Movie Night

24-July-2017
   On  Saturday-22-July the Bogart Memorial Church in Bogota opened its courtyard to the community for an Outdoor Movie Night.  This was the first of a kind event for the over 100 year old Church which invited citizens of Bogota into the church. As families gathered before the start of the show, blankets and chair were set-up to find a comfortable place to watch. Some children practice cart wheels to keep busy, while other took the opportunity to buy popcorn and drinks. Familiar faces caught up of personal news while other watch their kids try and make new friends. As the sky grew dimmer, and hopes for any rain to hold off it became closer to showtime.
     Before the movie began spokespersons from the co-sponsoring organisation where introduced. This event was a joint venture by Bogart Memorial Church, Bogota Beautiful, and the Bogota Public Library. Amaru Bustamante of Bogota Beautiful was the first to welcomed those in attendance, and thanked the Bogart Church for allowing them to join in with this event to proved a bit of entertainment to the residents of Bogota. He also thanked the Bogota Auxiliary Police Dept. for their assistance with traffic control. Next Radwa Ali of the Bogota Library talked of how they were happy the library was able to provide the movie to be shown. Ms. Ali continued to say that this is another way that the Bogota Library of more than just a collection of books, but proud contributing member of the Borough. Finally Bogart Memorial Church Pastor Jodie Wu thank both  Bogota Beautiful, and the Bogota Public Library for  their help with this event.  She said she was glad that people from outside her congregation chose to join them on a steamy Saturday Night together. Pastor Wu continued by saying that the Bogart Church looking forward to other community events in the future including an upcoming block party co-host by Bogota Beautiful and the opening of a Community Arts Centre soon. Then she introduce the movie the live action version of "Beauty and the Beast."















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Sunday, July 23, 2017

This Weeks Events

20-July-2017 

Some events scheduled to take place in and around Bogota  for the weekend starting on Thursday-20-July  Times and dates may change due weather or other circumstances. Please contact the event for the most up to date information.  More events will be added when they become available.


Continuing


Starting on Thursday-16 March the  Lt William Ryan Bridge will be closed for replacement.   Construction is schedule to take 10 Months to complete. 





















Monday-24-July
Bogota
The weekly " Meet the Mayor"  event will take place in the office of Mayor Chris Keleman  This is open to any Bogota resident who would to ask the Mayor a question about  Bogota, or to discuss any matter to help improve the quality of life in the Borough. Anyone who wishes just to have an informal conversation with the Mayor is also welcome to attend. Meetings will be held on a first come basis. This will run from 5:00p to 7:00p in the Mayor's office. His office is on in Bogota Borough Hall located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.
  Bogota Borough  Hall is located at 375 Larch Ave. in Bogota, NJ.

         (it is asked that while attending this event you  inform them that you saw it on Bogota Blog NJ)

                                          


Monday-24-July
Hackensack, NJ
   The next session in the City of Hackensack Sunset Yoga series will be held in the Atlantic St. Park. This is schedule to start at 7:30p, and is free to the public. Is this open to anyone wishing to practice, or learn about the benefits of yoga regardless of skill level. Everyone you wishes to attend is required to provide their own mat, towels, and water. Comfortable clothing that will allowed  free and ease of movement  should be worn.

                 (it is asked that while attending this event you  inform them that you saw it on Bogota Blog NJ)


Tuesday-25-July
Bogota
   The Bogota Public Library will have the following program:  Makers Lab for Students 4:00p -5:00p, This is a free event, but anyone attending is asked to register with the library in advance.   To register for this event, or for more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  

            (it is asked that while attending this event you  inform them that you saw it on Bogota Blog NJ)


                                                





Tuesday-25-July
Hackensack, NJ

   The performance in the Hackensack Summer Concert Series will be a performance by the group Eaglemania. This will take place on the Courthouse Green across from the Bergen County Courthouse in Hackensack, NJ. The show is schedule to begin at 7:30p and is free to the public. It is advised to bring a blanket, or folding chairs.

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Wednesday & Thursday-26 & 27-July
Bogota
The Bogota  Public Library will have  story time reading  starting at 10:30a.  This is open available to any Student wishing to join in.  This will be held  under the tree in the Nikki Spiegel Story Time Corner. This is a free event and open to anyone. For more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  


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Wednesday-26-July
Bogota
    The Trinity Lutheran Church in Bogota will be sponsoring a blood drive this Wednesday. This will start at 4:00p and run until 8:00p The drive will being run by the Community Blood Services  which will use the collected blood cells  for transfusions for anyone who need to replenish their system due to an accident or surgery. Platelets are use to aid in blood clotting that are use for those going through cancer treatments , or organ transplants.  .
    Anyone may donate if the are between  17-75 years old, in good health, and weigh at least 110 lbs. A donor is accepted even if they are prescribed medications that are frequently taken, inform the staff of all medication being taken, and it is recommended that a donor have a good meal , and plenty of fluids prior to donating. Trinity Church is located at 167 Palisades Ave. Bogota, NJ
    For more information or to schedule an appointment please contact then at:  www.communitybloodservices.org 


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Wednesday-26-July
Ridgefield Park, NJ


 The next performance  in the McGowan Park Summer Concert series will feature Larry Umana and his orchestra. This will be an evening of Latin Jazz & Salsa.The concert is scheduled to start at 7:00p in McGowan Park located on the Bergen Turnpike in Ridgefield Park, NJ It is advised that anyone attending bring their own lawn chairs ,or blankets. Rain date is the next day Thursday-29- June.  The concerts will take place every Wednesday until 31-August. For more information please contact  the Ridgefield Park's Village Clerk at 201-641-4950

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Wednesday-26-July
Hackensack, NJ
    The Hackensack Dept of Culture Affairs hosts the Hudson Shakespeare Company  performing " Romeo & Juliet" . This will be held in the Atlantic St. Park located behind the Hackensack  Cultural Arts Centre in Hackensack, NJ.  The performance is schedule to start at 7:30p. This is a free event with limited seating , it is advised to bring a blanket, or folding chairs.

       (it is asked that while attending this event you  inform them that you saw it on Bogota Blog NJ)





Thursday-27-July
Bogota
    The  Bogota Public library will present its Trivia Night  This will start at 6:00p and be held in the Seniors Center on the second floor. Admission is free with snacks  and water available for $1.00 with the process going to help fund future Library events. For more information about this and other Library events please call at 201-488-7185 or visiting their website at:  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/  



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Thursday-27-July
Teaneck, NJ
  The Teaneck Farmers Market will be open from now until Thursday 26-October from 12:00n to 5:00p It is located in the  Beverly Rd parking lot at Garrison Ave  Teaneck, NJ

  (it is asked that while attending this event you  inform them that you saw it on Bogota Blog NJ)




Thursday-27-July
Teaneck, NJ
   The Cedar Lane Business  District will host a series of "Dance with US " starting at 7:00p. This will be held  the Chestnut Ave open space between Chestnut Ave, and Cedar Ln in Teaneck, NJ. This evenings lesson will be on the "Merengue Instructions will be provided by Lauren Faustini. This is a free event, and open to all ages and skill levels.

   (it is asked that while attending this event you  inform them that you saw it on Bogota Blog NJ)


Thursday-28-July
Hackensack, NJ

    The Hackensack Dept of Culture Affairs present the movie "Cars" starting at 7:30p This will be held in the Atlantic St. Park located behind the Hackensack  Cultural Arts Centre in Hackensack, NJ. This is a free event with limited seating , it is advised to bring a blanket, or folding chairs.

       (it is asked that while attending this event you  inform them that you saw it on Bogota Blog NJ)
    

    

Friday-28-July
Hackensack, NJ

   The first of the Main St. Live Concert Series will take place in the Atlantic St. Park in Hackensack. The Concert is schedule to begin at 7:00p and will feature a performance by The Mighty Roots Ascension with a Caribbean theme performance . This is a free event with limited seating , it is advised to bring a blanket, or folding chairs.

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Friday & Saturday-28& 29-July
Hackensack, NJ

   Hackensack  Cultural Arts Centre will present Droovy the one one man jam band for two evenings. Show times for both days will be 7:00p. Hackensack Cultural Arts Centre  located at 101 State St. in Hackensack, NJ.

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Sunday-30-July
Hackensack, NJ

   Hackensack  Cultural Arts Centre will host  Mr. Drew and his one man band for for a sing a long. This will be a Children's sing a long starting at 3:00p and be held in the Hackensack Cultural Arts Centre located at 101 State St. in Hackensack, NJ.

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