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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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31-March-2015
 
    On Thursday 2- April the Bogota Public Schools will highlight Autism Awareness  with a " Light it up Blue" day.  Students, Faculty and Staff  are encouraged to blue coloured clothing that day. In the evening household are also asked to turn any blue lights on that can be seen from the street. This is part of World Autism Day. For more information  please visit:  www.lightitupblue.org




 On Thursday -9- April  Bergen County Juvenile Fire Prevention will be host a program to teach young student  basic knowledge of fire safety. This will be held at the Bogota Recreation Center starting at 9:30a to 12:00 noon. This is for Students age 5 years and older, along with their Parents. This will happen on the week schools are closed for Easter Break to allow this to being during daylight hours.  Admission is free , but reservations are required due to space. A breakfast will be provided. For more information , and to make a reservation please call 201-587-5054 or email at:  info@ksapteam.org . The Bogota Recreation center is located at 162 W. Main St. Bogota, NJ.




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 Selected photos from the Bogota High School Production of Shrek are now available for purchase at the Bogota Blog NJ Zenfolio store. Prints of various sizes from wallets  to 20"x24" prints. Other items that are available are  Collectables, Photos books, Clothing  and Coffee & Travel Mugs More photos will be added during the week.  To purchase these photos please go to: http://bogotablognj.zenfolio.com/p583143053. To view and purchase other photos form the Bogota Blog NJ collection please go to http://bogotablognj.zenfolio.com/





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Monday, March 30, 2015

This weeks events

30- March-2015

  Some events happening in and around Bogota for the week starting Monday 30- March


Monday-30-March 
Bogota

    Read to Maggie the Beagle
Help your child foster their love of reading by letting them be Maggie's Reading Buddy! Come on down, pick out a book, and read to Maggie in the Children's Section.
Mondays at 4:00PM
Stop in or call (201) 488 - 7185 to register today
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  For more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :   http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/




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Monday-30-March
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 Mayors 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.








    




     


Tuesday 31-March
Bogota 

 The Bogota Public Library will host it's Dr. Who Club meeting. This is open to anyone who is a follower of the BBC series or who would like to learn about it. It will be held in on the second floor of the Library starting at 7:30p.  For more information about this , and other Library  programs please visit their website at http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/ 
  The Bogota Public Library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ 



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Wednesday 1- April
Bogota
  - The Steen School is holding their annual Family Science night. This will take place  from 6:30p to 8:00p and be held in the Steen Gymnasium.They also collection caps from  standard drink bottles, water, soda, snapple, etc. to be used with one of the activities. Caps must be placed in a ziplock bag and marked " PTO Science Night" Reservations needed to have been made before  Friday 13- March. Only those who have reservations will be admitted to this event.


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Thursday -2-April
Bogota

The Bogota Borough Council will be holding their regular Council meeting  and work session starting at 7:30p in Council Chambers.  The agenda from this meeting will also include the agenda from the 19-March meeting which had to be canceled  due to overcrowding. If meetings can not be held in the Council Chamber  they are normally moved to the Senior Center located on the second floor of the Bogota Library.Bogota Borough Hall and the library are  located at 375 Larch Ave, Bogota , NJ. This meeting is open to the public.



Saturday-4-April
Bogota 
   The Bogota Public library will be holding an Easter Origami class.  There will be a scheduled start time of 11:30a This will be presented by Shihoko Sakurai who will teach how to make Easter themed creation like Bunnies, Eggs , and baskets. Reservations are recommended by either calling the Library at 201-488-7185 or visiting their website at:
The Bogota Library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota , NJ

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Easter Egg Hunt

29- March-2015
   
   On Saturday  28- March the Bogota Recreation Commission held their annual Easter Egg hunt near the Environmental Walkway in Olsen Park. The Easter Bunny was on hand to pass out some candy to the  Children and pass out prizes to those on were able to find any special eggs. Members of Bogota Borough Council along with Mayor Keleman attended to watch.










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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Shrek the Musical

28-March-2015
   
    On Friday 27-March the Bogota High School  present their Spring Musical of "Shrek". Seniors  Caleb Hughes as Shrek  Colm O'Hagen as Donkey , and Maria Van Tine as Princess Fiona all gave strong performances in their final large production of their High School Careers.  Noah Gittleman  as Lord Farquaad the diminutive villain.  Directing by Wendy  Hughes she, along with Vocal Director Jeannine Murray  staged a fast pace and energetic version of the Broadway show. The Friday evening opening night played in front of one of the larger audiences, and gave the viewers a full theatre experience which brought compliments even before the second act started. This performance was more than just a "School Play" it was an enjoyable evening at the Theatre.

 Select photos are available for purchase at: http://bogotablognj.zenfolio.com/ Shek 2015



Caleb Hughes as Shrek





Noah Gittleman as Lord Farquaad

Colm O'Hagan (L) as Donkey with Caleb Hughes as Shrek

 Maria Van Tine as Princess Fiona











 Maria Van Tine as Princess Fiona (L),Colm O'Hagan  as Donkey, and Caleb Hughes as Shrek



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Friday, March 27, 2015

BPESYA Class 05

 27- March-2015
   
     On Thursday 26- March the Bogota Police Emergency Services Youth Academy held their first staff meeting to plan for Class 05 later this year.  The dates for Class 05 are: Thursday 16- July this will be an assessment day for the Cadet before the Academy formally starts. Orientation day will be on Friday 17- July. This is the official start of Class 05 time on active duty as part of  the Academy. The full duty week will run from Monday 20- July to Monday 27-July, with Saturday & Sunday off. Then they will have their Graduation ceremonies on Tuesday 28- July.  
   Members of the Youth Academy Program Director Sgt Craig Lynch , and Program Coordinator Anna Ferris  will tour the Bogota school with program information during the Month of April. The Bogota Police Emergency Services Youth Academy is open to all Bogota Students in Steen, Bixby, St. Joseph’s , and the High School who be entering  grades 6,7, & 8 in the school year starting in 2015.  The Academy is also open to any Borough  residents who meets the grade eligible criteria.  Application for Class 05 will open on Saturday 9-May. Class 05 will have 52 opening with the goal to have 26 Women and 26 Male Cadets. The duty day of the Academy will be 7:30a to 4:oop. One activity from Class 04 they hope retain is the SCUBA demonstration but it is not official as yet.   Ideas of  other activities  that were     discussed, and when the details  are is finalized a full schedule will be announced.    
   The Academy is currently accepting applications for their internship program to help with the day to day operation of the Academy. Any one interested must be a Bogota High School Student and currently in grade 10 or 11. Application are available from the Bogota High School  Guidance Counselor.  Application must be submitted on or before 30-April, 10 interns will be selected 5 Women & 5 Men.  Intern will receive Community Service credit for their time as part of the Academy as well as a letter of recommendation of the  Bogota Police Emergency Services Youth Academy and Borough of Bogota.
   The Academy is  seeking Sponsorship for some of the special activity days, as well as, any donation of services, or materials they need for the day to day operation of the Academy. They are also interested in having one or more additional Female  instructors to join their Staff.  With a 50% split of Female and Male Cadets in each class there is a great need to have a more equal mix of female-to-male instructors for each class. This would serve both the purpose of having strong female role models for the Cadets to look up to, and also to allow the families of the female Cadets to feel more comfortable that their daughters will be supervised by both men and women. All applicants for the staff position need to have a Military, or Law enforcement background. Any individuals looking to apply should be highly motivated to help others succeed, along with being able to work well with, and help teach children of Middle School years. 
   A number of Fund raising event are in the planning stages  time, dates, and locations to be announced as they become available.
   The Bogota Police Emergency Services Youth Academy  is starting its fifth year in serving to train and teach the Students on the skills necessary to be a First Responder. It has  also helped to  develop the Cadet into strong members of the community they live in. Along with improving the Cadets confidence in themselves and how to learn to be a successful individual as well as a contributing part to any group the may become part of. 
The Bogota Police Emergency Services Youth Academy is widely recognised as one of the premier Youth Academies in the State of New Jersey.  
  For more information about the Bogota Police Emergency Services Youth Academy, and what they do, or to contribute to the academy please visit their website at : http://www.bpesya.com/







  
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Bogota Day 2015

26- March-2015

    The official announcement  about Bogtoa Day has been made. This year it will again be be a three day event hosted by the Bogota Recreation Commision.. It will run from Friday 12- June to Sunday-14 June.  All three days there will be rides  in operation.  On Friday and Sunday the rides will start at 6:00p to 10:00p  On Saturday Rides will be from 12:00 noon to 10:00p   Saturday will be the Main Festival day of the event with booths for local Community groups, area business',  and  arts & craft vendors.  In case of weather the Festival day will be Sunday 14- June.
   Over the past several year Bogota Day had been trimmed down to a one day event, on other years  due to lack of time , or money the event had been canceled altogether.  It is hope that expanding  the rides portion of Bogota Day will broaden the interest in it and allow greater flexibility for attending.
   Booths are now available to Local groups, Businesses,  and craft makers.  Fee for one 10' booth for craft vendors is $50. Booths must be paid for on or before  Monday 8- June. During the Main Festival Day  the W. Main St. Extension ( Bogota Day Blvd) will be closed to traffic. No food vendors will be accepted. Local Clubs and Organization will be allow to serve food item. For more information about Bogota Day, to reserve a booth , or to become a Sponsor please visit  Recreation Commission web site at :  http://www.bogotarec.org/ 
   More information about ride ticket prices, entertainment, and other activities during the Festival day will be made when  they become available.





Scenes from Bogota Day 2013





Weekend Events

26-March-2015

   Some events happening in and around Bogota for the weekend starting Thursday 26-March.

Thursday-26-March
Bogota
   The Bogota Public Library will show the Movie Big Hero Six. This is the rescheduled date due to the first showing was postponed because of the weather.   The Movie will start at 6:00p and take place on the second floor of the Library. Admission is free, with snacks and water available for purchase for $1.00 For more information about this and other programs offer by the Bogota Public Library, please contact the Library at: 201-488-7185 or visit their website at: http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/  The Bogota Public Library is located at 375 Larch Ave Bogota, NJ   


 

Thursday & Friday-26 & 27-March
Paramus, NJ
 The Steen PTO is having two fund raising nights at Monster Mini Golf in Paramus. This will be on Thursday & Friday  26 &27 March during normal hours. Steen PTO will receive 25% of the entrance fees from these evenings.  Prices are $9.00 for Adults and $8.00 for Students. This flyer must be presented at that time. Monster Mini Golf is located at 49 E. Midland Ave Paramus, NJ
 


 Saturday -28-March
Bogota, NJ
   The Bogota Recreation Commission will hold their annual Easter Egg Hunt in Olsen Park. This will take place near the Environmental Walk 
     9:00 a  for Preschool children 
     9:20 a  for Kindergarten to 2nd Grade 
     9:40 a  for 3rd grade and higher
 Bags will be provided by the Easter Bunny, children may also bring their own  baskets if they want.
 Parents are urge to stay off the field after the eggs are placed on the grass. Parents may help the youngest Pre- K children if needed. 





 Friday & Saturday -27& 28-March
Bogota, NJ
     - The Bogota High School Drama Club will be presenting their Musical for 2015. This year they will perform " Shrek: The Musical" This will take place in the High School Auditorium. There will be evening performance on Friday &  Saturday  with a Curtain time of 7:30p. There will be a Matinee performance on Saturday 28- March with a Curtain time of 1:00p Tickets for all Evening  performances will be $8.00 for Adults and $6.00 for Students and Seniors.  Tickets for the Matinee performance will be $6.00 for all tickets.
   Bogota High School is located at 2 Henry Luthin Pl. Bogota, NJ.
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Sunday-29-March
River Edge, NJ 
     New Bridge Landing will be hosting their Lenape New Year " Under the Shad Moon"  This will run from 1:00p to 5:00p.  New Bridge Landing in Located at 1201 Main St. River Edge , NJ





Monday-30-March 
Bogota

    Read to Maggie the Beagle
Help your child foster their love of reading by letting them be Maggie's Reading Buddy! Come on down, pick out a book, and read to Maggie in the Children's Section.
Mondays at 4:00PM
Stop in or call (201) 488 - 7185 to register today
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  For more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :   http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/




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


Monday-30-March
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 Mayors 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.