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Monday, March 31, 2014

VFW rehab

31-March-2014

  Rebuilding Together Bergen County is sponsoring a National Rebuilding Day event at the Bogota VFW. The project will renovate the lower hall to improve it for rentals. We need volunteers skilled and unskilled for prep day Sat. 12 -April  and the on National Rebuilding Day Sat.26-April. More work will be done. They hope to refurbish the floors, walls as well as replace the lighting in the lower hall.   NVE Bank has already contributed $6000.00  to this project  Other donations of water, soda, snacks, baked goods or Shoprite or Dunkin Donuts gift cards will go a long way. All gifts are tax deductible.  Volunteers are needed for both days. The work day is scheduled to be from 8:00a to 4:00p on both days. Breakfast & Lunch will be provide on both days as well.
For more information  contact Daniele Fede at 201-343-8836 or danielecervino@aol.com .
 Bogota VFW Hall  is located at 241 West Shore Ave. Bogota, NJ 




Sunday, March 30, 2014

Upcoming & future events

30-March-2014

Some upcoming & future events happening in and around Bogota for the week starting Monday. 31-March

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3- April
Bogota
   The Bogota Borough Council will hold their regular council meeting and work session starting at 7:30p. It is scheduled to be in the Council Chambers located on the second floor of the Bogota Borough at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ. This meeting is open to the Public.




4-5 April
Bogota
  The Bogota High School performance of   "Seussical the Musical" will take place on Friday & Saturday 4th & 5th of April. Those show will start at 7:30p with ticket at $8.00 for Adults & $6.00 for Students and Seniors. There will be a matinee on Sat. 5-April with a 1:00p curtain with all tickets being priced at $6.00. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Bogota High School is located at 2 Henry Luthin Pl. Bogota, NJ
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4-April
Teaneck, NJ
 Puffin Cultural Forum 7:00p
Hailing from Ithaca, NY, Answer the Muse brings together a powerful mix of music, theater, and transformational performance art. The ensemble includes Jai Hari Meyerhoff (vocals, percussion), Ceili Murphy (keyboard, whistle, back up vocals), Jonathan Meyerhoff (acoustic guitar, vocals), Dave Reiss (bass) and Ian Cummings (drums). There will be a suggested donation of $10. The Puffin Cultural Trust is located at 20 Puffin Way Teaneck, NJ. For more information please visit http://www.puffinculturalforum.org/

5-April
Teaneck, NJ
 Puffin Cultural Forum 8:00p
Holocaust survivors share their humanity, renewal and hope for the future through art in a variety of moods, media and styles. This is Puffin’s second installation of Renewal and the Holocaust featuring new works by participating artists. Reception will include artists’ panel discussion and a Q&A session with audiences. Admission is free The Puffin Cultural Trust is located at 20 Puffin Way Teaneck, NJ. For more information please visit http://www.puffinculturalforum.org/

6-April
Teaneck, NJ
 Puffin Cultural Forum 4:00p
A 15 member instrumental force from the Bergen Symphony Orchestra presents a chamber orchestral program including Henry Purcell: String Orchestral Suite from “Fairy Queen” Z.629 (1652), Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Cello and String in F major, RV. 544, Franz Schubert: Rondo for Violin and Strings in A major, D. 438 (1816), among other works. Conducted by Woomyung Choe, Music Director and Conductor at Newburgh Symphony and The Bergen Symphony Orchestra. There will be a suggested donation of $10. The Puffin Cultural Trust is located at 20 Puffin Way Teaneck, NJ. For more information please visit http://www.puffinculturalforum.org/
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11- April
Bogota
  The Steen PTO will be hosting a Salsa Night at the Ridgefield Park Elks Club. This will start at 7:00p and go until 11:00p. There will be an instruction on the basic of  Salsa. There will be dancing , raffles, and appetizers. Along with a cash Bar. This will be an Adults only event with  tickets for $20 per person,  $35 per couple along with discounts available for tables of 8 or 10. Tickets for this event will not be available at the door.The Elks Club is located at 1506 Spruce Ave. Ridgefield Park, NJ. For more information or to order tickets please contact Kristen Meberg at : kmeberg311@gmail.com  


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PM
» Yoga 7:30PM
Fri Apr 11
» Friday Flix 12PM
                                Bogota Public Library Schedule for April 
For more information call 201-488-7185  or visit their web site at http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
April 2014    
 
SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
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 Storytime 10:30AM
 Baby and Me 11:15AM
 Yarntwisters 7PM
 Yoga 7:30PM 
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 Reading Buddies 3:30PM
 Poetry Club 6th - 8th Grade 5PM
 What's Playin' Movie Club 6PM 
 8 
 Reading Buddies 3:30PM 
 9 
 English Conversation 10:30AM
 Reading Buddies 3:30PM 
 10 
 Storytime 10:30AM
 Baby and Me 11:15AM
 Reading Buddies 3:30PM
 Poetry Club 3rd - 4th Grade 4:30PM
 Yoga 7:30PM 
 11 
 Friday Flix 12PM 
 12  
 13   14 
 Reading Buddies 3:30PM 
 15 
 Reading Buddies 3:30PM 
 16 
 English Conversation 10:30AM
 Reading Buddies 3:30PM 
 17 
 Storytime 10:30AM
 Baby and Me 11:15AM
 Reading Buddies 3:30PM
 Yarntwisters 7PM
 18 
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 Poetry Club 6th - 8th Grade 5PM 
 22   23 
 English Conversation 10:30AM 
 24 
 Yoga 7:30PM 
 25 
 Friday Flix 12PM 
 26  
 27   28 
 Reading Buddies 3:30PM 
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 Reading Buddies 3:30PM 
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 English Conversation 10:30AM
 Reading Buddies 3:30PM 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Safety Award

27- March-2014
   Bogota Blog NJ has been informed that the Borough of Bogota has won the 2013 Gold award from South Bergen Municipal Joint Insurance Fund. This is the top safety award given by the 27 members of the SBJIF. The following statement was sent to Bogota Blog NJ by Bogota Borough Amministor August Greiner:  

  As of, this morning the Borough of Bogota was awarded the top safety award for 2013, the Gold Award at the annual South Bergen Municipal Joint Insurance Fund meeting at the Stony Hill Inn.  Bogota edged out 27 municipalities to win the top award which comes with a $2,000.00 check.  The Borough also received the award for 50% reduction in loss time accidents for 2013.  This award comes with a $500.00 check.  I would like to thank my “Bogota Safety Team” made up of all our borough department heads led by DPW Superintendent Gordon Kohles who worked very hard last year to bring our injury losses down and increase our safety awareness and in turn win these two top awards. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Police Unity Tour

24-March-2014
   The Bogota- Ridgefield Park riders of the Police Unity Tour had a fundraising event at the 101 Pub in Bogota on Monday Night. They were raising money for the 2014 Unity Rider which will start in E. Hanover, NJ, in the target Parking lot. They will arrive in Washington DC on 12-May and be apart of a Candlelight ceremony on 13- May at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial located at  E St & 5th St. NW Washington DC. At the event Carl Martin announced that the Bogota -Ridgefield Park team will dedicate Sgt Keith Ferguson of the NYPD. Sgt Ferguson End of Watch came on 31- January -2004. members of the team meet Sgt. Ferguson's Family at another event a told them they would ride in his honour this year.  Donations  to the Police Unity Tour will be accepted at the Bogota, or Ridgefield Park  Police stations.
  The Police Unity Tour was started in 1997 in Florham Park, NJ with 18 riders in order to raise awareness of follow Offices killed in the line of duty, and to help raise fund for the families of fallen Officers.  It now has over 1700 members worldwide and works with National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial and Museum in Washington DC. For more information please go to : www.policeunitytour.com

 Officer Tress with his Family


 Gavin (L) & Shannon  selling raffle tickets

2014 Bogota- Ridgefield Park Tour riders


Carl Martin dedicating the 2014 ride to Sgt Keith Ferguson of the NYPD 



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Monday, March 24, 2014

This weeks event

24- March-2014

Some events happening in and around Bogota for the week starting Monday 24- March.

24- March
Bogota
  The Bogota - Ridgefield Park chapter of the Police Unity Tour will be holding a fundraising event at the 101 Pub in Bogota, NJ. This is in order to raise money for the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial and Museum in Washington DC. The event will run from 6:00p to 10:00p. Tickets are $25 which includes a Buffet dinner.  The 101 Pub is located at 101  Queen Anne Rd. Bogota, NJ.
  The Police Unity Tour was started in 1997 in Florham Park, NJ with 18 riders in order to raise awareness of follow Offices killed in the line of duty, and to help raise fund for the families of fallen Officers.  It now has over 1700 members worldwide and works with National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial and Museum in Washington DC. For more information please go to : www.policeunitytour.com

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25- March
Bogota
  The Bogota Public library will be having a showing of the movie Frozen, at the Senior Center on the second floor of the Library. The Movie will start at 6:00p and admission is free. Snacks will be available for purchase at $1.00 each. The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ For more information please contact the Library at 201-488-7185

26- March
 Hackensack, NJ
  The Hackensack Regional Chamber of Commerce is holding their 7th annual Indoor Moonlight Picnic on Wed. 26- March from 6:00p to 9:00p This will be held at the Moose Lodge located at 215 Charles St. in Hackensack, NJ.  This will be an evening of Picnic Fare and a chance to network with others. There will be prizes for the best Picnic Attire, along with games. A cash Bar will be available, and proceeds go to benefit Educational Scholarships. The cost is $35 in advance and is required by Wed. 19 -March  This is open to members as well as non-members of the Chamber of Commerce. It is also asked to bring non-perishable food items for local food banks. For more information please contact the Chamber at 201-342-7778 or visit their website at : www.hackensackchamber.org/



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28- March
Bogota
The Bogota Public library will be having a showing a classic movie at the Senior Center on the second floor of the Library. The Movie will start at 12:00p and admission is free. A brown bag  lunch will be allowed. The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ. For more information please contact the Library at 201-488-7185

29- March
Bogota

  The Bogota Green Team, along with the Bogota Environmental Commission  will be giving away tree saplings  on Saturday 29- March. The gift of these trees is made possible by the NJ tree Recovery Campaign to help restores trees that have been damaged, or fallen from the affects of Hurricane Sandy. These tree will be given away on a first come, first serve basis. They will be distributed at the Olsen Park picnic shelter near the Recreation Center. It will begin at 10:00a and go until 12:00. Potting soil and guidelines will be given along with the tree. The trees will be distributed free of charge to Bogota resident. The Bogota Green Team will also be planting some trees in Olsen Park, and is looking for Volunteers to help. Olsen Park is located at 162 W.Main St. Bogota, NJ. For more information contact August Greiner at 201-342-1736 ext. 267 or by email: admin@bogotaonline.org.

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29- March
River Edge, NJ
The Bergen County  Historical Society will be have a clean-up of the grounds at New Bridge Landing
The Building and Grounds Committee will be hosting a "Spring Cleaning" on March 29th from 8 am to 11 am(weather permitting). This work will occur outdoors so bring gloves and boots. We'll be tackling the removal of non-native plants and cleaning up the site for a busy event season. For further details, contact James Smith at bchs1902@gmail.com. New Bridge Landing is located at 1209 Main St. River Edge, NJ


29- March
Teaneck, NJ

  The Puffin Cultural Forum will be presenting a Chamber Jazz concert by Nioka Workman's Firey String Sistas starting at 8:00p. This will be a improvisational string chamber event featuring original arrangements of folk songs. Performing will be Nioka Workman, Charisa Dowe-Rouse, Jennifer Axelson , & Melissa Slocum. There will be a suggested donation of $10. The Puffin Cultural Trust is located at 20 Puffin Way Teaneck, NJ. For more information please visit http://www.puffinculturalforum.org/


30- March
River Edge, NJ

The Bergen County  Historical Society will be having the following event:


Under the Shad MoonChwame Gischuch • Lenape New Year
Sunday, March 30, 2014, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

What was Bergen County like in 1664? The Bergen County Historical Society celebrates the Lenape New Year, Chwame Gischuch, at Historic New Bridge Landing, 1201-1209 Main Street, River Edge, NJ 07661 on Sunday, March 30, 2014, from 1 to 5 pm.
Historian Kevin Wright will speak on the Peach War of 1655 at 1:30 & 3:30 pm in the Steuben House.
Throughout the afternoon, Bob Wills, of the Sunrise Trading Post, will share his knowledge of Lenape foods, herbs and customs, showing and selling reproduction trade items.
The first Dark Moon after the Long Moon marks the arrival of Chwame gischuch, the Shad Moon, and the New Year of the ancient Sanhicans and Minisinks, locally known as the Hackensacks and Tappans. Native peoples returned from their winter villages, gathering at the narrows of the great streams in places such as Acquackanonck (Garfield) and Aschatking (New Bridge), to set their fykes and weirs and catch smelt and shad as these fish ran up the rivers in great numbers.

All 3 Jersey-Dutch Houses will be open, connected by a gravel walking path. Parking available or take a train on the Pascack Valley Line from Secaucus via NJ Transit to the New Bridge Landing Train stop.

$7 adult, $5 children, BCHS members free.
Takes place at Historic New Bridge Landing,
1201-1209 Main St, River Edge, NJ.



29- March
Teaneck, NJ
  The Puffin Cultural Forum will be hosting a selections from operas in commemoration of Women's History Month starting at 4:00p. There will be a suggested donation of $10. The Puffin Cultural Trust is located at 20 Puffin Way Teaneck, NJ. For more information please visit http://www.puffinculturalforum.org/


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