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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Meeting with the Mayor

30-April-2014

Meeting with the Mayor:
  During the last week of March Bogota Mayor Tito Jackson  starting a weekly " Meet the Mayor Mondays". This is chance for any resident of Bogota to have a one on one conversation with Mayor Jackson. The meeting will take place every Monday from 5:00p to 7:00p. They will be held in the Mayor's Office located on the second floor of Borough Hall located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ. Mayor Jackson would like this to be an open forum for the members of the community to ask him question about local government. He would also like to hear any ideas that the resident may have to improve the quality of life in Bogota.
  There are no appointment required, meeting will be on a first come first serve basis. Mayor Jackson can also be reach at the Mayor's Phone number 201-342-1736 ext.234



Collection Schedule:
  Starting on Thursday & Friday  1-2 May  trash collection will again be twice a week.  Residents in the Western part of the Borough will have Trash & Bulky Waste pick-up on Monday & Thursday. Those who live in the Eastern side of Bogot will have their Trash & Bulky Waste pick-up on Tuesday & Friday.
  Recycling will continue to be once a week alternating between cardboard & newspaper one week, then glass, plastic, aluminum and other metal the following week. The next recycling will be cardboard & newspaper on Weds. 7- May.
  White metal pick-up will still be the last Friday of the month.






Reminders & Scores

30- April-2014

Some events happening in and around Bogota on Thursday 1- May
1-May
Bogota
   The Bogota VFW post # 5561 is having their annual Loyalty Day event .  It is scheduled to start at 8:00p  and id open to the public. This will be held at the Ralph Hall Post located at 240 Leonia Ave Bogota, NJ.  Members of the VFW will present the winners of their " Voice of Democracy" and Patriots Pen"  writing contest held in the schools of Bogota. They will also recognized the students who serve  as volunteer members of the Safety Patrol.
    At this event anyone can drop off  coupons for the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW post # 5561 They have been collecting, manufacturer's coupons in order to send them to the families who are stationed overseas with the U.S. Military. This coupons are accepted at military commissaries, and at PX's on U.S. bases. These coupons are accepted for up to 6 months after the printed date of expiration.
  Mary Wagner of the Lady Auxiliary says the Post #5561 has  "adopted" a family station in Germany, as well as working with families station in Turkey. Coupons that are not used by the families they are sent to, are then passed out to other families who can use them. Ms. Wagner will accept coupons for a number of categories including , but not limited to,Frozen Food, Baby Products, Household Cleaning Products, Personal Beauty Products, Can Goods, and Paper Products.  This also includes printable coupons. It is requested that the coupons be cut , and separated into individual categories, then placed in clear plastic bag and label accordingly.  Once a month the Ladies Auxiliary, in contact with their families, sends the coupons to the Military Families as needed. This is a year round project, so any time is a good time to make this kind of donation. The  families have responded to Post # 5561 and have let them know that the coupon sent are a big help to them, and other families they are stationed with.





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

1-May
Bogota

 The Bogota Borough Council will be holding a it  meeting and work session in Council Chambers starting at 7:30p.  The Public is invited to attend. The Council Chambers are on the second floor of Borough Hall located at 375 Larch ave. Bogota, NJ
1-May
Bogota

  The Bogota Junior Bucs Football will be holding sign-ups for the 2014 season This will  be a chance to sign-up to join one of the three teams in Junior Football Program : All divisions are opened to Girls  and Boys who live and attend any of the schools in Bogota.
- The Pee-Wee is for the youngest players which is for student from 2nd to 4th grade, and are under 11 years of age.
- The Junior division is for those players who are in 5th & 6st grade and are under the age of 13.
- The Senior division are those players who will be in 7th & 8th grade and are younger the 15 years of age.
 All home game will be played at Feigel Field in Bogota.

The Junior Football teams as well as the Junior Cheerleaders are open the same age students from neighboring communities. Last season a number of girls from Teaneck successfully join in the Bogota squad.
 During  this event there will be a chance to sign-up to join the  Junior Cheerleaders and will attend all of the Jr. Bucs games. The age groups for the Cheerleader are the same as the football players.
 For more information please contact Hiram Espinoza 201-424-6357

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

In High School Sports
  The Bogota Lady Bucs Softball team lost their home against Midland Park 0-6 on Tuesday 29- April.  This moves their record to 6-7.
 They play again at home  home game in Olsen park on Thursday 1- May against Park Ridge starting at 4:00p.
  The Bucs Baseball Team won their home game against against Midland Park 7-2 on Tuesday 29 April. They now have a record of 8-8.
 Then the Bucs travel to Park Ridge on Thursday 1- May with the first pitch at 4:00p


Monday, April 28, 2014

Scores & Other Events

28- April-2014

 In Bogota High School Sports
  On Saturday  the Bogota Lady Bucs lost at Dwight- Englewood by the score of 9-10. This moves Bogota record to 6 -6. They next have scheduled games on Tuesday 29- April when they host Midland Park at  Lady Bucs Field in Olsen Park starting at 4:00p. They have another home game in Olsen park on Thursday 1- May against Park Ridge starting at 4:00p.
  The Bucs Baseball traveled to Dwight - Englewood on Sat. and won 11-1. Their record is now 7-8. Their next game is on Tuesday 29- April against Midland Park at the Feigel Field Baseball Diamond  with the game scheduled to start at 4:00p. Then the Bucs travel to Park Ridge on Thursday 1- May with the first pitch at 4:00p
  Some other events;
  Steen School is hosting an evening of Monster Mini Golf on Friday 2- May. 25% of the green fees will be donated to the Steen PTO.  Admission is $9.00 for Adults $8.00 for Students. A flier is must be presented, please contact members of the Steen PTO for a flier. Monster Mini Golf is located at 49 E.Midland Ave Paramus, NJ 201-261-0032
 Steen School is also having a clothing drive on Saturday 10- May from 9:00a to 5:00p. Process goes to the Steen Class of 2014. Items that can be dropped off at Used Clothing in good conditions,  shoes, hat, scarves & gloves. School & sport uniforms, backpack handbag & household linens. Items need to be properly separated and bagged and left in the Steen playground located off of Orchard Terr.

 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Upcoming events

27-April-2014

  Some events happening in and around Bogtoa for the week starting Monday 28- April.

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28- April
Hackensack, NJ
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1-May
Bogota

  The Bogota Junior Bucs Football will be holding sign-ups for the 2014 season This will  be a chance to sign-up to join one of the three teams in Junior Football Program : All divisions are opened to Girls  and Boys who live and attend any of the schools in Bogota.
- The Pee-Wee is for the youngest players which is for student from 2nd to 4th grade, and are under 11 years of age.
- The Junior division is for those players who are in 5th & 6st grade and are under the age of 13.
- The Senior division are those players who will be in 7th & 8th grade and are younger the 15 years of age.
 All home game will be played at Feigel Field in Bogota.
The Junior Football teams as well as the Junior Cheerleaders are open the same age students from neighboring communities. Last season a number of girls from Teaneck successfully join in the Bogota squad. 
 During  this event there will be a chance to sign-up to join the  Junior Cheerleaders and will attend all of the Jr. Bucs games. The age groups for the Cheerleader are the same as the football players.
 For more information please contact Hiram Espinoza 201-424-6357

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

1-May
Bogota
   The Bogota VFW post # 5561 is having their annual Loyalty Day event .  It is scheduled to start at 8:00p  and id open to the public. This will be held at the Ralph Hall Post located at 240 Leonia Ave Bogota, NJ.  Members of the VFW will present the winners of their " Voice of Democracy" and Patriots Pen"  writing contest held in the schools of Bogota. They will also recognized the students who serve  as volunteer members of the Safety Patrol.



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

1-May
Bogota

 The Bogota Borough Council will be holding a it  meeting and work session in Council Chambers starting at 7:30p.  The Public is invited to attend. The Council Chambers are on the second floor of Borough Hall located at 375 Larch ave. Bogota, NJ

3- May
River Edge, NJ

BCHS EVENT:Battleground Tour of New Bridge
Saturday, May 3, 2014 • 10 am
Meet at the Steuben House
On Saturday, May 3, 2014, historian and author Kevin Wright will conduct a Battleground Tour of New Bridge, starting at 10:00 am in the Steuben House.
The tour ends at the Campbell-Christie House for refreshments and gift shop.
A Red Oak tree will be planted at Historic New Bridge Landing to commemorate the 350th Anniversary of the Founding of New Jersey in 1664.
Wear walking shoes/boots. Bring binoculars to view the many birds and critters at New Bridge.
Free parking is available or take a train on the Pascack Valley Line from Secaucus via NJ Transit to the New Bridge Landing Train stop. Meet at the Steuben House, Number 1 on the map. Rain or shine.
$7 adult, $5 children, BCHS members free
 For more information please go to their web site at  http://www.bergencountyhistory.org/

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

3- May
Teaneck, NJ

Puffin Camera Club’s "Digital Canvas"

Photography Exhibition

May. 03 05:00 pm
20 Puffin Way , Teaneck NJ
   

Marking the 11th anniversary of the Puffin Camera Club, canvas prints of photographs taken within the Teaneck Creek Park will be on view. The opening will feature photographer and Puffin Camera Club instructor Rachel Banai as well as its dedicated students who will be available for a Q&A panel.

Free Event
Reservations Not Required


Uri Sharlin and the DogCat Ensemble

World

May. 03 08:00 pm
20 Puffin Way , Teaneck NJ
   

Accordion virtuoso and Tel Aviv native Uri Sharlin leads the DogCat Ensemble in a narrated musical journey through new and original compositions that blend jazz, classical with Balkan rhythms, Arabic modes, and Brazilian harmonies. Their return to the Puffin follows on the heels of the group’s performance of their new album, Back to the Woods, at the Lincoln Center.

$10 Suggested Donation
Reservations Recommended

4- May
Teaneck, NJ


Earth Day Celebration
WhenSun, May 4, 10am – 3pm
WhereTeaneck Creek Conservancy, Fycke Lane and Puffin Way Entrances, Teaneck 
DescriptionThe Earth Day 2014 celebration will be held at the Teaneck Creek Conservancy, and is sponsored by Holy Name Medical Center, a full-service medical center located in Teaneck, N.J. The day will consist of a variety of fun-filled family activities including,ENCOUNTERS WITH BIRDS OF PRET, Delaware Valley Raptor Program, a self-guided scavenger hunt, live music, wood carving demonstrations, butterfly garden tours, and eco-friendly arts and crafts demonstrations. Additional event supporters include The Puffin Foundation, PSEG and Whole Foods Market Edgewater.

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




    Rebuilding Together Post 5561

    26- April-2014
      On  Sat. 26- April  Rebuilding Together Bergen County completed more of their work on the Lower Hall of the Bogota  VFW Post 5561 Headquarters.  This was in association with National Rebuilding Day 2014. Volunteers from the NVE Bank, IBEW local 164 , and the St. Nicholas Church of Wyckoff came to Bogota to help upgrade the Lower Hall of the Post 5561 building.  NVE Bank also presented a check of $7500.00, along with the Bergen County Police Chief Foundation giving a $500.00 check to Rebuilding Together Bergen County. Also on hand to thank the volunteers was Bogota Mayor Tito Jackson and Bergen County Executive  Kathleen Donovan. Mayor Jackson thanked the volunteers for their time, letting them know as a volunteer with the First Aid Squad in Bogota he understand their sacrifice of working during what could be a off day for them.  Ms. Donovan what to thank  Rebuilding Together Bergen County for all of their effort not only today, but over the years for helping groups, and families in Bergen County when they needed a hand to improve their lives.
       Volunteers from the NVE Bank had the job of applying a finish coat of paint to the Lower Hall, and hallway to brighten up the room. The volunteers from the IBEW finish the electrical work that need to be done. They installed new fixtures in both the Women's & Men's washrooms, replace the old plugs & switches in the Lower Hall, and added more controls for the lighting in the Lower Hall. The lighting in the Lower Hall is now available to be controlled in sections to allow a more flexible lighting experience to groups who will use this room for their events. Along with dimmable lighting there are now a number of " colour wheels" that can be used during festive events.
      One of the IBEW volunteers a note was a Mr. Ivan Gill. Mr. Gill is a former Iraqi war veteran who is now part of IBEW Local 164 " Helmets to Hardhats" program which takes in current veterans, and helps them to become full electricians so they may start the next part of their lives after serving the country in the Armed Forces.  http://www.ibew164.org/
      The volunteers from St. Nicholas took on the job of doing a quick spruce up of the Upper Hall. They clean the Leonia Ave  entrance by pulling weeds, sweeping , and cleaning the glass doors of some very old tape left after a number of events. They also swept, and mopped the floors along with a shrubing of the counter & walls of the Upper Hall.
      By the end of the day the Lower Hall had a brighter look from the fresh paint & newer lighting while the Upper Hall has a fresher feel to it.  One more step is needed to the Lower Hall which is scheduled for this coming Tuesday & Wednesday is to lay a new floor and to replace the molding and cover plates to the electrical outlets.  Post Commander Alex Hernandez is grateful to  Rebuilding Together Bergen County and all of the volunteers who helped today. He is hoping the upgrade will help the post be able to host more events in the future, some which are booked as soon as the floor is finished, to help the VFW Post to become more financially stable so it can continue it's mission to serve the  community and to assist the Veterans of the United States Armed Forces.
     For more information on how to donate , or volunteer to Rebuilding Together Bergen County  please visit their website at: http://www.rebuildingtogetherbergen.org/
     The first chance for the public see the cleaned -up Upper Hall will be on Thursday 1- May when the Bogota VFW Ralph Hall Post 5561 will host their annual Loyalty Day celebration. This will begin at 8:00p in the Main Hall located at 240 Leonia Ave in Bogota,  NJMembers of the VFW will present the winners of their " Voice of Democracy" and Patriots Pen"  writing contest held in the schools of Bogota. They will also recognized the students who serve  as volunteer members of the Safety Patrol.
      For more information about renting space for an event at the VFW please go to their Facebook home page at : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bogota-VFW


    Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan thanking the volunteers 

    Bogota Mayor Tito Jackson thanking the volunteers for their help with the VFW Hall

    Daniele Fede (L) Bogota Mayor Tito Jackson,
    Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan & Post Cmdr Alex Hernandez
                                                           

    Bogota Police Chief John Burke present a check to Daniele Fede

    NVE Bank presenting a check to Rebuilding Together Bergen County

      Members of IBEW Local # 164 
      Members of IBEW Local # 164 with Bogota Mayor Tito Jackson,
    Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan & Post Cmdr Alex Hernandez



    Veteran Ivan Gill 



                Volunteers from St. Nicholas Church of Wyckoff  cleaning the Upper Hall




    Volunteers from NVE Bank painting the Lower Hall






     

    Friday, April 25, 2014

    Bogota Sports

    25- April-2014
       Some scores and schedules for Bogota High School Sports.
      On Monday 21- April the Bogota Lady Bucs Softball team had a 14- 2 win at Palisade Park. They next suffered at 0-11 lost at Emerson on Wednesday 23- April. They bounced back on Thursday  to record a 6-5 victory at Paterson Charter. This moves Bogota record to 6-5 on the season. They next have a 9:00a game on Saturday 26 April at Dwight- Englewood. They then play at the Lady Bucs Field in Olsen Park on Tuesday 29 April against Midland Park. This game is scheduled to have the first Pitch at 4:00p. They have another home game on Thursday 1-May verus Park Ridge also starting at 4:00p in Olsen Park.
       The Bucs Baseball team had a 7- 5 home win against North Arlington on Tuesday 22- April.  They then lost to Emerson 3-16 on Wednesday 23- April. Then on Thursday they shut-out Paterson Charter  by the score of 9-0. This makes their record 5-6. On Saturday 26- April they travel to Dwight Englewood for a 12:00 game. Their next home game is on Tuesday 29-April at  the Feigel Field Baseball Diamond against Midland park starting at 4:00p. On Thursday 1- May Bogota travels to Park Ridge for a 4:00p game.

    The following are highlights from the Thursday 24- April game against Paterson Charter.















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    Weekend Events

    25-April- 2014

      Some events happen in and around Bogota  the weekend starting  25- April.

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    26- April
     Bogota 
       The Bogota Baseball Organization will hold it's opening day parade along Main St. through Bogota.  The parade will start at 8:30a from in front of  the High School and then proceed down W. Main St. to Olsen Park when the first games of the 2014 season will be played. 








    26- April
     Bogota
     In Bogota  Saturday 26- April will be  The National Rebuilding Day event at the Bogota VFW. This will be when the main effort to refurbish and upgrade the Lower Hall of the Bogota VFW.   This effort is being coordinated by  Rebuilding Together Bergen County.  Before the work starts there will be a brief ceremony  to present a check  to help fund the repairs. The goal is to improve both Upper & Lower halls of the VFW in order for them to be a competitive venue for events, galas and parties which will financially aid  the Bogota VFW post 5561.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





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


    26- April
     Tenafly

    The Borough of Tenafly , NJ will hold their Earth Day Celebration on Saturday 26- April. This will take place in  the Crescent located at  Tenafly Rd. and Washington Ave. Tenafly, NJ This will run from 10:00a to 3:00p rain or shine.


    26- April
     Ridgefield Park
    In Overpeck Park  The Hackensack Riverkeeper will hold their first Bergen County Earthfest.  This will feature a
    A Recycled Regatta in which teams will launch boats assembled from such unlikely materials as discarded milk jugs and scrap lumber and pilot them on Overpeck Creek;

     Children’s activities including a catch-and-release fishing derby; and presentations by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and the NJDEP Watershed Ambassadors;
      Pharmaceutical collection conducted by the Bergen County Police Department;
      Over six hours of free paddling courtesy of Hackensack Riverkeeper;
    Entertainment including performances by: the Center for Modern Dance Education, singer-songwriter Loretta Hagen and Frantic! – north Jersey’s classic rock power trio;

     An assemblage of food trucks, each featuring distinct fare;

      A festival midway featuring environmental nonprofits, green vendors, animal rescue groups and healthy-living advocates; 
      A beer garden courtesy of the Great Lakes Brewing Company America’s most environmentally-responsible and socially-conscious brewery.
      Bergen County Police Department Recovery Demonstration

    Day Two of EarthFest Overpeck on 4/27 includes a major Hackensack Riverkeeper Cleanup at the Palisades Park Sportsplex running from 12 Noon to 4PM. The site is located at the end of Roosevelt Street in Palisades Park, NJ and includes a large area of shoreline along Overpeck Creek. All volunteers will be treated to an early supper from Whole Foods Market after completion of the cleanup event.. 

    In addition to EarthFest Overpeck, two other regional Earth Day events are set for April 27: Party for the Planet at Bergen County Zoo from 10AM to 4PM; and Opening Day of Hackensack Riverkeeper’s Paddling Center at Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus from 9AM to 6PM.. Visitwww.co.bergen.nj.us/parks for complete information about Party for the Planet andwww.hackensackriverkeeper.org/eco.html for complete information about Hackensack Riverkeeper’s Eco-Programs for 2014.


    27 April 
    Paramus

    On Sunday 27 April  The Bergen County Zoo will host it's 7th annual Plant Earth  Day Celebration

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    Sidewalks

    23-April-2014

      The second phase of sidewalk construction on Elm Ave is underway. The old , and damage walks along with some driveway apron have been torn up, and concrete forms for the replacement have been installed.  This has started with the Eastern side of Elm Ave south of Munn Ave. Work will continue North to Main Street. Newer sidewalks in this area have been left intact and will be joined to make a smoother, and more even walk along Elm. Ave.  The work is being done with money from a Bergen County Community Development grant.






    In other news:
      Bogota Beautiful has set the date for the first Blooming Bogota planting. This will take place on Saturday 24-May 2014. The have ordered 8 planters to be placed along  Main St. Blooming Bogota is working with the High School Environmental club, and the Steen Gardening club in order to find volunteers to help maintain the planters year round. A number of local business have agreed to allow planters to be place in front of the stores. Blooming Bogota is also working the the Borough to find locations on Main St. that the planters can be located. 
     The Planting Day event will start 10:00a  and go until 1:00p on Sat. 24 May. They will met at the corner of W.Main St & Larch Ave. For more information about volunteering, or to donate money or material to Blooming Bogota please contact Isabel Rodriguez at 917-656-1259.
     Bogota Beautiful will hold their next board meeting non Wednesday 21- May in the Bogota Council Chambers located on the second floor of Borough Hall at 375 Larch Ave. starting at 7:30p the public is invited to attend. For more information email them at bogotabeautiful@gmail.com or visit their web site at www.bogotabeautiful.com  





    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    High School Sport

    22-April-2014
      Some scores and schedules of games for Bogota High school
      On Friday 18-April the Boys Baseball team lost  at Waldwick by a 2-12 score. On the same day the Lady Bucs Softball Team had a win at Waldwick by a score of 4-3. Their record now stands at 1-3 They next play on Wednesday 23- April when they travel to Emerson for a 4:00p game.
      On Saturday 19 April the Boys Baseball team had a  3-1 win over Wallington at Feigel Field. This moves their record to 3-7  Their next game is Tuesday 22- April against North Arlington. They then play at Feigel Field on Wednesday 23- April against Emerson with the first pitch schedule to be at 4:00p.



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    Monday, April 21, 2014

    Upcoming Event

    21-April-2014
      Some upcoming events happening in and around Bogota for the week starting 21- April

    22- April
     Bogota
    The Bogota Bogota Public Library will hold an Earth Day Craft workshop starting at 6:00p.This will allow people to make use recycled paper, plastics. ands other items to make new craft art. This is opened to all please call 201-488-7185 to sign-up
    The Bogota Public Library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ

    26- April
     Bogota
     In Bogota Saturday 26- April will be  The National Rebuilding Day event at the Bogota VFW. This will be when the main effort to refurbish and upgrade the Lower Hall of the Bogota VFW.  The goal is to improve both Upper & Lower halls of the VFW in order for them to be a competitive venue for events, galas and parties which will financially aid  the Bogota VFW post 5561.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.
       On Saturday 12- April will also be part of the VFW upgrade. This will be a prep day, and any interested in Volunteering can work on this day 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



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


    26- April
     Tenafly

    The Borough of Tenafly , NJ will hold their Earth Day Celebration on Saturday 26- April. This will take place in  the Crescent located at  Tenafly Rd. and Washington Ave. Tenafly, NJ This will run from 10:00a to 3:00p rain or shine.


    26- April
     Ridgefield Park
    In Overpeck Park  The Hackensack Riverkeeper will hold their first Bergen County Earthfest.  This will feature a
    A Recycled Regatta in which teams will launch boats assembled from such unlikely materials as discarded milk jugs and scrap lumber and pilot them on Overpeck Creek;

     Children’s activities including a catch-and-release fishing derby; and presentations by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and the NJDEP Watershed Ambassadors;
      Pharmaceutical collection conducted by the Bergen County Police Department;
      Over six hours of free paddling courtesy of Hackensack Riverkeeper;
    Entertainment including performances by: the Center for Modern Dance Education, singer-songwriter Loretta Hagen and Frantic! – north Jersey’s classic rock power trio;

     An assemblage of food trucks, each featuring distinct fare;

      A festival midway featuring environmental nonprofits, green vendors, animal rescue groups and healthy-living advocates; 
      A beer garden courtesy of the Great Lakes Brewing Company America’s most environmentally-responsible and socially-conscious brewery.
      Bergen County Police Department Recovery Demonstration

    Day Two of EarthFest Overpeck on 4/27 includes a major Hackensack Riverkeeper Cleanup at the Palisades Park Sportsplex running from 12 Noon to 4PM. The site is located at the end of Roosevelt Street in Palisades Park, NJ and includes a large area of shoreline along Overpeck Creek. All volunteers will be treated to an early supper from Whole Foods Market after completion of the cleanup event.. 

    In addition to EarthFest Overpeck, two other regional Earth Day events are set for April 27: Party for the Planet at Bergen County Zoo from 10AM to 4PM; and Opening Day of Hackensack Riverkeeper’s Paddling Center at Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus from 9AM to 6PM.. Visitwww.co.bergen.nj.us/parks for complete information about Party for the Planet andwww.hackensackriverkeeper.org/eco.html for complete information about Hackensack Riverkeeper’s Eco-Programs for 2014.



    27 April 
    Paramus

    On Sunday 27 April  The Bergen County Zoo will host it's 7th annual Plant Earth  Day Celebration