Sunday, June 12, 2011

Bogota Day 2011

11-June 2011 
  Despite the grey, and drizzly weather Bogota Day 2011 was held as planned at Olsen Park. There was a larger showing of local groups,and business' as well as a some from other communities. The Bergen County Sheriff Dept. had information to give out, and some K-9 dogs to see. Teaneck was represented by their Chamber of Commerce along with Holy Name Hospital. And New to Bogota Day was the Bergen Chinese School from Hackensack. The Bergen Chinese School added a sampling of food and  culture to the day. Along with some traditional dancing, there was a Chinese Lion who danced it's way around Olsen Park to the delight of those it encountered. 
   A number of other groups also had food for the enjoying. From Meatball Hero,& Empanadas to Pork Sandwiches,& Hamburgers. Then one could get some sweets from the Women's Club, or the Cheerleaders.
  There was plenty of entertainment to be found.  Rides, and face painting for children to enjoy, and "Dunk" tank to test a persons throwing skills, and the classic car show for the "kid" in some of the Adults. The main attraction was the music. The day started off with the Bogota HS jazz band, then the High School Choir. The Bergen Chinese School held a performance  of several type of dancing the student learn at the school .  DJ  Eddie Dee kept the music going between acts.Then came  "The Troy Willy" band playing into the night.  


Face painting from Bogota library .

Dancing for all Ages.

Games, and Rides

Chinese Lion roaming around Olsen Park.

Classic Car show

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