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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Bogota Beautiful

20-May-2018
  On Wednesday-16-May Bogota Beautiful held their meeting for the Month of May. The main focus of this meeting was to recap some of their completed projects. With their  Zumba event completed they talked about how to make this a more successful event in the future. One idea was to have a team of instructors scheduled so that if one was unable to lead the class a second instructor would be able to take over. Another was the trying to schedule classes during a time when there would be less cancellations because of weather. They also thank Bogart  Church the use of their recreational space to have the classes.
  The next event discussed was this years Earth Day clean-up. The number of Volunteers attending this event was smaller than normal, with the effort of those attending achieving similar results. The smaller groups were able effectively clean the areas that were scheduled for attention. Since their first Earth Day clean-up the effort needed to clean public area of Bogota has been reduce. This, in part, comes for massive number of areas worked on four years ago. Along with the Bogota Department of Public Works in diligently maintaining Bogota parks and public space through out the year. Some ideas for next year that were brought up was making the Earth Day clean-up a more educational and interactive event. They also talked about a plan to asked the citizens of the Borough for more input of what areas they would like to see benefit from the Volunteer for clean up. 
  One new project mention was to plant wildflowers in certain public spaces in Bogota. As of now the target date for this event would be Saturday-2-June. Bogota beautiful would proved a range of wildflowers seeds that would easily be planted in the selected area. They are now accepting suggests on which parts of Bogota would most benefit from this endeavor. They would also like a have a few volunteers to help with the planting.
   At the end of the meeting Bogota Beautiful Chairperson Amaru Bustamante  asked the member in attendance their thoughts on how to continue to grow Bogota Beautiful beyond their original mandate. The groups initial  mission statement was to ".. contribute to a greater quality of life... for Bogota, NJ residents via beautification, improvement project and community building events."  With the yearly Earth Day clean up, flower planters on W. Main st and the success of the Bogota Community Garden they feel they have achieved these goals. Chairperson Bustamante express the idea for Bogota Beautiful should expand to bring a greater sense of community for Bogota. One way is to  become more active with programs that will enhance the health and wellness of the resident of the Borough. Other programs should include focusing on ways to increase the promotion of the Arts and Environmental concerns in Bogota. This could bring a greater feel of prosperity to individuals and business in  Bogota as well as the surrounding communities. Another goal for the future is to become more interactive in working with other community groups. To assist them with their projects and increase a sense of community cooperation together. His final point was Bogota Beautiful needs to be more aggressive in attracting new members and informing new residents of Bogota of the benefit of working with Bogota Beautiful in order to bring a greater "sense of living among beauty and abundance".
   For more information  on volunteering for any Bogota Beautiful project. Or to join Bogota Beautiful as a Active, or Prospective member, and  to donate to help Bogota Beautiful please visit their website at : http://www.bogotabeautiful.com/  or email them at:  bogotabeautiful@gmail.com 
  The next Bogota Beautiful will be on Wednesday 20-June. This will be held at the Kennedy Emergency Services Building located at 69 W. Main St Bogota, NJ starting at 7:30p. And is open to the Public
 
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This Weeks Events

20-May-2018

Some events scheduled to take place in and around Bogota, for the week starting  on Sunday-20-May. 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.


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Continuing
 Starting on Monday-26- February the main parking lot and front entrance to Bogota High School will be closed. This is due to the reconstruction of the Parking lot. Work is scheduled to continue until First week of September-2018.   All access to the High School will be through the side door on the North side of the building.







Continuing 
   The Bogota Police Dept has issued a traffic alert for Thursday-16-November. The Suez water company will be working on the main water line under the street.  Work is schedule  to continue until late January -2018. This will occur on W. Main St. between Larch and Elm Aves. This is scheduled to start at 7:00a and run to 4:00p. All parking on W.Main will be suspend during this time. Traffic in both directions may be detoured during this project, please plan alternate routes. Business parking will be permitted on both Larch and Elm Aves and may cause additional congestion on those streets.






Continuing
   
    On or about Monday-21-May  the New York Susquehanna & Western Railway (NYSW) will replace the current crossing at W. Ft. Lee rd. This work is scheduled to last for five days causing  W. Ft. Lee rd from River rd in Bogota to the west side of the crossing to be closed. W. Ft. Lee from the Hackensack River to the Jesco building will remain open from the Hackensack approach. 




Sunday-20-May
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Monday-21-May
Bogota


The Bogota Public Library will offer an AARP  Defensive Driving Course. This is designed for drivers over the age of 50 and will explain update driving rules and teach defensive driving techniques. This will start at 11:00a and be held in the second floor Senior Centre  There is a $15 fee fro AARP members and $20 for non-members  and 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.  


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Monday-21-May
Bogota
  The Bogota Public Library will present  Coffee, Cookies, and Colouring. This is designed to have a moment of relaxation by joining other for some cookies & coffee while passing the time to do some colouring. This is open to anyone 16 years of age or over. It will run from 6:00p-7:00p. 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.  


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Monday-21-May
Bogota

     The  Bogota Public Library will hold its next Friends of the Library meeting.  This is an  opened to anyone interested in leaning about  and support the Library. This is scheduled to start at 7:00p. 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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Monday-21-May
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.

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Tuesday-22-May
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.  

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Tuesday-22-May
Bogota
   The Bogota  Public Library will  host Yoga classes lead by Conor Michael Murphy. This is open to anyone 18 years or older regardless of their level. It is asked anyone wishing to attend please bring their own yoga mat, or towel, and their own water bottle. 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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Tuesday-24-May
Bogota                  
 The next Planing Board meeting will be on Tuesday -10-April at 7:30p This will be held in the Council Chamber located on the second floor of 375 Larch Ave Bogota, NJ. The public is invited to attend.   

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Wednesday & Thursday-23 &24-May
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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Friday-25-May
Bogota
   The Bogota  Public Library  host their Toddler play group. This is an opportunity for   young children and their Parents to play and relax in a safe area. This will  start at 10:30a and be held in the second floor Senior Centre.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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Saturday-26-May
Bogota
   Bogota Beautiful will again host their Yoga in the Park classes. These will run every Saturday in starting  May Class will be one hour and will take place each in Olsen Park and start at 9:00a. Classes will be led by a  Professional Yoga instructor.  The instructors  scheduled this year at Lynn Demetrakis and Kathryn Livingston. The classes are open to anyone regardless of age, or  experience.  The classes will meet at the Band shell in Olsen Park depending on the number of attendees classes may be held in the band shell or on the lawn in front of the band shell. 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. This is free to the public, however it is asked to contact  Bogota Beautiful at there website: bogotabeautiful.com to make a reservation for as many dates as you wish.  


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Memorial Day Weekend 25-29-May
Bogota


   This is Memorial Day weekend several closing have been announced. 
   - The Bogota Public Library will be closed on Saturday 26-May -Monday 28-May. They will reopen on Tuesday 29-May with regular Business hours.
 - The Schools of the Bogota Public School  system will be closed  on  Friday-25-May & Monday-29-May.  Regular session will resume on Tuesday 30-May. 
  - St. Joseph's School will be closed  on  Friday-25-May.  Regular session will resume on Tuesday 29-May. 
  - Trinity Lutheran School  will be closed starting  early on Friday-25-May.  Regular session will resume on Tuesday-29-May. 
 - Bogart School will be closed on Monday 28-May,
 - There will be no lawn waste collection on Monday-28-May
 - Borough Hall offices will be closed on Monday-28-May
     
                    
Monday-28-May
Bogota
   The Bogota VFW Ralph Hall post #5561, and the Bogota American Legion Clifford Dunn Post #117 has announced the schedule for their Memorial  Day celebrations for 2016. This year Memorial Day will be on Monday -28-May.  The Bogota VFW, American Legion and the Borough of Bogota will hold their Memorial Day Service starting at 11:00a. This will take place in front of Borough Hall located at 375 Larch Ave Bogota, NJ This event is free and opened to the Public.  The Bogota Memorial Day Parade will start at Palisades Ave & Cedar St in Bogota. This will kick off at 2:00p The Parade will travel North on Palisade to E. Main St. It will turn left onto E. Main St and cross over the  1st Lt. Albert Graf Bridge to Elm Ave. It will make a right turn onto Elm ave and travel north to W. Grove St. It will turn Left onto W. Grove to Larch Ave. It will turn Left onto Larch Ave and travel South to Bogota Borough Hall  and will end after passing by the reviewing stand.
  In preparation for this Memorial Day the Bogota Dept. of Public Works has placed new American flags on the streetlight poles from E. Ft. Lee rd at Palisades Ave  along the parade route to W. Main St and Larch Ave. There are also  new flags hanging in front of Bogota Borough Hall on Larch Ave.
    During the parade the Bogota Girl Scouts will be collecting food items for the St. Joseph's Food bank.  Items such as  canned goods, cereals, pasta, boxes  of potatoes, rice & stuffing can be placed in the wagons that the Girls Scouts will be pulling as they march in the parade.
   Also on that same Monday the Volunteer members of the Bogota Emergency Services Dept. will have their annual inspection. The members, with their equipment, of  The Bogota Fire Dept. and Rescue Squad, will line in front of Borough Hall starting at 9:00a. They will then fall in to be reviewed by the Elected officials of Bogota Government. This will included Mayor Chris Kelemen and members of the Borough Council.
After the inspection the Bogota Volunteer Fire Dept. will hold their remembrance ceremony starting at 10:00a at the memorial service  in Borough Hall Park.

  All these events are open to the public to view. The Bogota VFW will then host an indoor picnic of Hot-dogs and soda in the lower hall Ralph Hall, after the Parade. The post is  located at  241 West. Shore Ave. Bogota, NJ

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Bogota Sports

Monday-21-May
- Varsity Softball -                    #11  ranked Bogota Lady Bucs will play at  #6 North Warren in a first round game of the NJSIAA North 1 Group 1 Tournament at 4:00p.




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