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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Weekend Events

28-February-2019

Some events scheduled to take place in and around Bogota, for the weekend starting on Thursday-28-February. 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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Until 28-February
Bogota, NJ
   The Bogota Public Library is looking for submission for their Freeze Frame Bogota project.
This is part of the Bogota 125th Anniversary celebration.
  They are looking for contributions from current and former resident of Bogota to share their stories and photos about living in Bogota, NJ.  Everyone is welcome to contribute and photo(s) and a brief essay describing it. All contributors will be invited to a presentation workshop in the Library in April. Library Staff will help in editing the essays  which will be included at an 125th Anniversary exhibit to be held at the Bogota Public Library in May. 
  All submission must to sent to the Library before Thursday-28-February. Please sent a photos and essay to bogotanj125@gmail.com for consideration. For more information please visit the Bogota 125th Anniversary:   http://bogotanj125.org/  or at:  https://conta.cc/2G67H4D

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Continuing 
  Starting on Sunday-1 July-2018 the Borough of Bogota will change the ordnance in what can be recycled. Bottle & cans recycling pick-up the Borough of Bogota will now be limited to: Aluminium, Glass, Bi-metal/Tin cans. Aluminium foils and pie plates will be accepted but must be clean. Plastic Containers with the symbol  1, 2, or 5  only  will also be accepted.   All recyclable material must be placed in  reusable trash receptacles.  Items places in plastic bag will not be collected. Paper and cardboard recycling remains unchanged.
   The  collectible the products that have been removed from the accepted list will now be accepted by The Borough of Bogota in cooperation with the Ridgefield Park  environmental commission and collected in a separate way. The Trex Corporation has provided bins to accept the following item. Grocery bags, bread bags, case overwrapping, dry cleaning bags, newspaper sleeves, ice bags, wood pellet bags, zip lock & other re-seal able bags, produce bags, bubble wrap, salt bags, and cereal bags. All  recyclable materials must be clean, dry and free of food residue. For every 500 pounds of plastic collected the Trex Corporation will donate a new park bench, made from recycled materials. The benches will be donated to both Bogota and Ridgfield Park on a rotating basis. As of now a Trex collection bin is in the lobby of the Bogota Borough Hall and  the Bogota Public Library can be accessed  during  regular business hours. More bins are planned for other locations in the future.
  The collection day under the new rules will be Thursday-5-July (due to the Fourth of July Holiday) Then every other Wednesday. 

  For more information please see the accompanying poster below.




Thursday-28-February
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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Thursday & Friday-28-February & 1 -March
Bogota
 The library is again working with AARP this year to provided assistance in tax preparation. This will be available on Thursday and Fridays from now until Saturday 15- April.  This is targeted to anyone over the age of 60 who could also be collecting Social Security .  
   To register for  the tax aide, 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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Saturday-2-March
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-2 March
Bogota
The Bogota  Public Library will have  story time reading  starting at 10:30a. También habrá Historias leídas en español en este momento. 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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Monday-4-March 
Bogota
   The Bogota Public Library will present the movie " A Star is Born" starting at 6:00p 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-4-March 
Bogota

The Bogota Public  Library will have their Youth's Sewing Club meeting.  This is  open to  Students ages 9-18.  This will teach anyone the art of sewing. There will be a chance to learn machine, and hand sewing as well as shown different project and types of material. This will be from 1:00p to 4:00p in the back reading room.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-3-February
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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Bogota Sports

Thursday-28-February

Men's Basketball-    #1 seed Bogota will play #8 Wallington  in the seocnd round of the NJSIAA North 1, Group 1 Tournament. This will take place on the Jay Mahoney Court at Speary Gym Tip-off time is scheduled for 7:00p. 

Wresting-              Scarlet Bucs'  #11 ranked  Andre Ruiz will compete in the 120 lbs class at the NJISSA State Championships in Atlantic City NJ. Bouts start at 2:30p


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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Bogota Basketball

27-February-2019
 On Thursday-26-February the  #1 seed Bogota Bucs played the #16 Waldwick  Warriors in the first round of the NJSIAA North 1, Group 1 Tournament,  on the Jay Mahoney Court at Speary Gym Tip-off time is scheduled for 7:00p.  Bogota would score the first seven points of game, before Waldwick could find the bottom of the net.  The Bucs would lead after the first eight minutes 13-9.  In the second quater the Warriors would move to within three points of the hosts. By the time the half ended Bogota would have a 35-23 to take into the locker room. Also as soon as the second half started Bogota's  Argenis Soriano would create a turnover and race toward a score, he would convert the two free throws and set the tone for the rest of the game.  In the middle of the third quater Bogota would have one of their starters foul out and have two others,  with only one violation to spare. The Bucs would play a more conservative defense, but still would force Waldwick to have limited scoring chances. In the fourth quarter Bogota would create more turnovers leading to the points that would allow the Bucs to have a 64-49 win. 
 # 1 Bogota now moves on to the second round and will face the #8 Wallington Panthers  This will be play on Thursday-28-February  on the Jay Mahoney Court at Speary Gym. The Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00p. 
   Bogota's  Ashanti Caviness led all scorers with 20 Points. Lou Fabbo had 16 points for the Warriors.  Waldwick's Logan Wejnert posted a game high with 4 Three point Baskets. Mr. Cavinees, and Kenjiee Polanco eacj had one score from beyond the arc. 


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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Fence Weaving

26-February-2019
 On Monday-25-February the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation ( NNJCF) hosted a Connect the Dots events in conjunction with Bogota Beautiful. This was held in the Bogota Recreation Centre as part of one of its  ArtsBergen project.  The topic of this meeting was to discuss a fence weaving installation as part of the annual Bogota Earth Day to be held on 4-May. ArtsBergen works with local communities groups to help to promote local artist to create public art in towns with in Bergen County. This project will be the first time ArtsBergen  has sponsored a project in Bogota.  The purpose of this meeting was to introduce the scope of the installation, and the artist to the public, along with receiving input of what the finish production should look like. The meeting was attended by approximately 35-40 people, with some from Bogota, and others from communities around Bergen County. There was a mixture of age group attending from School Students to Senior Citizen. Some local Artist and others who want to encourage and support Public art in the County.
  The meeting opened with Maureen Vanacore from the NNJCF welcoming those in attendance and explain the goals ArtsBergen and what they do. Ms Vanacore explain that one goal of the NNJCF was to promote programs that will allow to a growth in community pride. As well was build a stronger and more vibrated arts sector in the towns that work with. Ms. Vanacore then introduce Bogota Beautiful Chairperson Amaru Bustamante to the crowd. Mr. Bustamante thanked everyone for attending and welcome those from out of town to Bogota. he talked about this years Earth Day event will consist of and felt that this project will work well with Earth Day, but also could be a of the Bogota 125th Anniversary Celebration. The location of the fence weaving is to be the fence of  The Vincent Sculley softball field  that faces W.Main St. in Olsen Park. This spot was chosen  for a number of reasons, being in Olsen Park it will be near many of the Earth Day activities. It is also along the main thought fare from Bogota, and Eastern Bergen County to Hackensack across the Ryan Memorial Bridge. Mr. Bustamante thoughts were the of a connective path from Bogota to the rest of Bergen County. Then he introduced Lead Artist Katherine Daniels who has install other such art projects around the area, and other parts of New Jersey.  Ms. Daniels explained what type of fence weaving she has done in the past. She also showed the type of material that will be used during this installation. The main material that will be used. The chosen media is colour vinyl ribbons that will be interwoven into the space of the fencing, and secured by plastic ties. For this project ArtsBergen will be working with Bergen Technical High School to create 3-d printed "embellishments" that will be placed withing the design itself. Ms Daniels echoed Mr. Bustamante thoughts of forming a path within the design to connect the patterns together which will provided a cohesive final work of art. 
  After answering a some question by the audience templates of a fence pattern, and markers where handed out so everyone could draw and image of what one could look like with a design of their own. The fence in Olsen Park is a standard chain linked fence that is eight feet tall. Each section is six foot wide, between post, and has a horizontal support pipe at the four foot height, So one template page with be one 4 foot by 6 foot section of fence section. The installation will start at the sign at the driveway into the park  and extend along W. Main St towards  Ryan Bridge until the service entrance to Lady Buc Field. This is a length of over 100 feet. The attendees were given about 45 minutes to make their own designs for a section of fencing. At the end of the creating process Katherine Daniels showed some of the designs to the group. The artwork varied from symmetrical patterns with the different colouring, to designs of stylized object ranging from  Snakes, Birds, and Fish.  Some other designs included,  were Plants, Trees, and Flowers. Others were more detailed showing human interaction, Building and hopeful expressions, including a reference to Bogota's 125th  Anniversary. Then Ms Daniels took photos of the images so she could now incorporate them into a unifies piece of art.
   The next meeting for this fence project will be on Thursday-11-April. This will be held at the Bergen Technical High School Maker's Space located at 190 Hackensack Ave Hackensack, NJ . This will start at 6:00p and run until 8:00p. The main focus of this workshop will be on the designing  and creating the   3-d printed "embellishments" to be added to the fence weaving. This is open to the public even if they did not attend the 25-February event.  
  For more information about this art project please contact  Bogota Beautiful at  at: http://www.bogotabeautiful.com/  or email them at:  bogotabeautiful@gmail.com
Or by contacting the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation at: www.nnjcf.org

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Maureen Vanacore from the NNJCF

Bogota Beautiful Chairperson Amaru Bustamante


Lead Artist Katherine Daniels 



















 
 
Maureen Vanacore,(L) Danielle DeLaurentis
Katherine Daniels & Amaru Bustamante


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