Friday, May 27, 2011

Bogota EMS Youth Academy

 Bogota Police is accepting applications  for their Youth Academy.
Open to all students in a Bogota Public or Private school who will be entering grades 6th,7th,& 8th starting in Sept. 2011.
This Tuesday 31-May until 7;00p is the LAST DAY Applications will be accepted.
The Academy will run from 8:00a- 4:00p on 18-22 July 2011. There will be an Orientation day on Friday 15-July.
For ore information please contact Sgt. Craig Lynch at 201-487-2400.

St. Joseph's Golf Outing

  St.Joseph's Church will be having their annual golf outing this year on Monday 13-June at the Overpeck Golf Course in Teaneck NJ.
Starting 12:00n  with a Hot Lunch Buffet ,and putting contest.
2:00 p a "Shotgun " Start, prizes will be based on an 18-hole scramble (best ball) format.
Dinner will be at 7:00p at the St. Joseph's School Gym. With a 'Tricky Tray" following.
Prices are $125 For the Golfing (lunch included) and the Dinner that night.
For dinner only the price is $45.
For more information and tickets please contact :
Mike Fitzgerald @ 201-328-6691, e-mail:
Bill Fiske @ 201-519-4139 ,email:  

Monday, May 23, 2011

Memorial Day

  The Borough of Bogota, will have their annual Memorial Day parade on Monday 30-May, The parade will stat at Cypress and Palisade Ave. starting at 2:00p It will make its way down Palisade turning on to E.Main St crossing the bridge to make a right onto Elm ave. ending up on Larch Ave. to pass by the reviewing stage in front of Borough Hall.
  There will also be a service honouring the Men & Women who have served in the Armed Forces at Borough Hall starting a 11:00a.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Bogota Day 2011

 More information on Bogota Day 2011
To be held Sat. 11-June-2011 Rain date Sun. 12-June-2011
At Olsen Park 162 W. Main St. Bogota NJStarting at 12:00p until 10:00p
 The entertainment schedule has now been set.
-- Starting at 12:15 The Bogota High School Band will opening the day's entertainment.  
-- At 1:00 the Bergen Chinese School will perform several acts.
-- At 1:45 Spanish Band takes the stage.
-- At 3:00 music by Slick.
-- At 5:00  Nova ( the Bob Watts Band) 
-- At 7:00 until 10:00 the Troy Willy Band headlines the day's music 
The Car & Motorcycle Show starts at Noon ,and runs to 4:30p Open to all years, Makes ,and Models with prizes in different categories. Registration starts at 9:30a the day of the show,and all who register will receive at $5.00 food voucher good at one of the food stands. 
For more information on the Car Show please contact Rob Contino at 201-575-6014, or at 
Many local business & community organization  have signed-up as sponsors for food , actives, and information tables. For more information about about being a vendor please contact Genesis Liu at 646-239-7576 ,or at 
                                                    Scenes from Bogota Day 2010
Car Show

Girls Volleyball selling food

The HS Football team at the Dunk Booth

Kids Dancing to the Headline Act " Bad Kitty"

Taking a swing at Hose Co.#2  wreck-a-car

Kids in a Bounce Slide.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Spring Art Show

19-May -2011
 In coordination with the spring concert there was a display of work by the students. Various disciplines where displayed along the hallway around the Auditorium. The works where able to be view by the concert goers before the show ,as well as, during the intermission.

Paintings on their easels.
Line Drawing with more paintings.

Sculptures in different areas of the Hallway.

Damaris Melendez looking at some paintings.
Stephanie Sura posing with Mr.Calleja as her Mother Maria takes their picture.

Band Parents selling snacks during Intermission.


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Spring Concert

 19- May-2011
  The Bogota High School held their spring concert with a mix of musical styles. The concert was started off with the concert band, under the direction of Barry McCann, leading off the a Military Escort March. The Concert Band kept a brisk pace with pieces by Rob Romeyn " Saturn : the ringed planet, and Ennio Morricone's Gabriel's Oboe. After more energetic works The Concert band ended with "To Challenge the Sky and Heavens Above" by Robert Smith. Within the opening performance Senior members of the Orchestra stopped for a moment to honour ,and thank Mr. McCann for the time spent teaching inspiring the students. 
  After the intermission a Mallet Ensemble played "House of the Sun" which worked as an intro to the Jazz Band Program. with works by Don Menza, Herbie Hancock, and other lively pieces. The Percussion Ensemble preformed a quick number of "Clap Happy" This was used as a  lead into the Choir Program selects of Pop Hits from U-2, Green Day, and the Zombies ending with a Medley from Michael Jackson.

Barry McCann Leading the Concert Band.
Senior Members of the band thanking Mr. McCann for the years of training.

Larissa Schumyloych, David Mercado, & Eli Fleuranvil  of the Mallet Ensemble.

Jazz Band Program
Percussion Enesemble performing "Clap Happy"

Choir Program performing "Beautiful Day"

Danielle Guzman solo during"21 Guns"

Friday, May 13, 2011

Spring Concert

Bogota high school is having a Spring Concert and Art Show Wed. 18-May in the School Auditorium
The art show starts at 7:00p with the concert starting at 7:30p

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Twirling Show

The Bogota Recreations Twirlers had there end of the season show on Saturday Night. Under the direction of Leslie Baker girls from 3rd thru High School took part in this season. This season Twirling squad featured a few individual and team state Champions. The solo winners Jessica Pobutkiewicz for Solo Junior. Emily Inserra & Alicia Villafuerte for Junior Pairs. Jaclyn & Alicia Vilafuerte for Junior Dance Pairs. Some of the team awards went to the Flag team,  Senior Show Twirl & Dance, and Show Twirl.

5th  to 9th grade twirlers opening the show.

3rd and 4th graders showing what they have learned. 

Jessica Pobutkiewicz

 2011 Twirl Team

Emily Inserra

2011 Flag team

2011 Show Twirl Team

Finale with all the Girls.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Bogota Day

On Sat. 11-June Bogota Day 2011 will be held at Olsen Park Bogota NJ. Starting at noon, with food ,& activities through out the day. An antique car show is planned, along with local vendors & groups. Troy Willy a Country/Rock band is scheduled to headline the evenings entrainment ,with more groups to be added.
For more information please contact:
Genesis Liu at 646-239-7576
Sal Donatacci at 201-238-0449

Monday, May 2, 2011


 I would like to something different here. Instead of a typical event post, I would like to thank everyone who has looked at my site,and has given my encouragement about my idea. I started this over a month ago, because I was not seeing in depth local coverage of the events in the borough of Bogota. I do NOT want to compete with the local news out-lets, but add to the cover of our town. In the future I would like to expand to include more local news,and sports. Also I would like to include  covering of events in the neighboring towns, that we would find interesting.
 In order to take this to the next step I am asking a little help from you the readers.
 What I would like to ask anyone who wants to, to  sign-up as a follower of this blog, as well as "liking" the face- book page that is also called Bogota blog NJ. I am asking this to see if this is a service that people would like to see continue. As well as if the blog has a good enough following then there my be an opportunity to seek advertisers to join the blog,and keep it growing.
 However the most important part of this post is to thank, you the readers of this blog. I will welcome your comments either thru e-mail ,or the comment part at the end of each post. I also welcome ANY idea, or event that you have to offer.
Stephen Mazzella
Bogota Blog NJ

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Opening Day

Some game action from the the opening day of the 2011 season of the Bogota Baseball Organization.

T-Ball Players warming -up before their game.

The crowd following the action of the game.

Plays  of a Pee Wee game.

Players congratulating each other of the game.

Operation Take-Back

30- April-2011
 The Bogota Police ,working with the DEA, participated in Operation Take-Back. An effort by the US Drug Enforcement Agency, and local Police, to safely dispose of old, of out dated medication. A large number of prescriptions where left with the Bogota PD, and then taken to be disposed of safely by the DEA. For additional information please contact the DEA at or phoning the DEA at 800-882-9539

The container to depose of unwanted medications,along with safety information about prescription drugs.

Some of the unwanted medications to be deposed of.