Monday, August 31, 2020

Restaurant openings

31-August-2020
    New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday-31-August that restaurants in the State of New Jersey can resume indoor dinning. This will be inactive on Friday-4-September. The requirements will be all facilities can only operate at 25% of indoor capacity. Establishment must maintaine a safe distance between tables. Other restriction are based on many of the same guidelines as outdoor dinning enacted in early July. 
These include:
  -Patrons required to wear masks unless they are eating, under the age of 2, or have a health issue.
Staff members required to wear masks.
Tables spaced at least 6 feet apart.
Enhanced sanitation.
Guests placing orders only at a table and staffers bringing food and beverages only to tables.
Patrons barred from walking around while eating.
Limiting seating to a maximum of 8 customers per table — unless from an immediate family or the same household.
Encouraging reservations for greater control of customer traffic.
Requiring customers to provide a phone number if making a reservation to facilitate contact tracing.
   Additionally Governor Murphy signed legislation which allows alcoholic beverages to be consumed from open containers on certain outdoor property located within the Atlantic City Tourism District.  This will allow pedestrians to carry and consume open containers of alcoholic beverages. Areas included will be portions of the beach, boardwalk, and other areas within the Atlantic City Tourism District, in which pedestrians are permitted to carry and consume open containers of alcoholic beverages.
   Another reopening on the same day is movie theatres. They will have a maximum capacity of 25 %, up to 150 patrons. For multiplex cinemas each screening room can hold 25% of capacity. Only tickets purchased together will be allowed adjacent seating. All other groups must be separated by at least six feet. All patrons and staff must wear masks  at all times. 




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Sunday, August 30, 2020

September Openings

30-August-2020
    New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced on Wednesday-26-August that some more business will be allowed to open.  These include indoor gyms and amusements facilities may restart accepting costumers on Tuesday-1-September. The requirements for gyms to open include operating at 25% of indoor capacity, restrictions on indoor group fitness classes—such as spin classes—to one person for every 200-sq. ft. of space in the room, masks or face coverings must be worn at all times inside the gym by staff as well as gym goers and equipment must be six feet apart.
Additionally, people must sign a form when they enter the gym that says they will adhere to the safety guidelines. The businesses are mandated to keep a log of workers and clients, including names and phone numbers, so the information could be made available to contact tracers in the event there’s a covid-19 exposure at the facility. Showers will not be allowed at gyms, costumers are encouraged to arrive and leave in their workout clothes and the use of locker rooms at facilities would be limited.
    For indoor amusement, the guidelines will be similar to those for indoor sport activities and outdoor amusements, including capacity limits, face masks and social distancing.  The most notable venue that is allowed to reopen is American Dream Mall in East Rutherford.  No specific guidelines or time table for indoor dinning , or movie theatres were announced at that time.
   Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco allowed  all playgrounds in the Bergen County Parks System to reopen on Saturday-29-August.  Playgrounds will reopen with newly installed hand sanitizing dispensers and signage advising patrons to practice proper hygiene and social distancing protocols from the CDC. The Bergen County Parks System features fifteen playgrounds across the county. All playgrounds throughout the Bergen County Parks System have been closed since March as a measure to reduce high touch scenarios in effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  Locally this includes Overpeck Park in both Leonia and Ridgefield Park
  
  Local and municipal parks and playgrounds had the option of reopening in late June. 

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This Weeks Events

30-August-2020

Some events happening in and around Bogota for the week starting on Sunday-30-August. Please contact the provider for changes and updates.

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Continuing 
The listing of of Restaurants  and Grocery stores  that are open for either Deliver or Take-out.
For Bogota it can be accessed at:
Please contact the establishment at at the phone number provided. This is one way to support Bogota business.
It is ask that, when ordering from any of these restaurants, please let them know you saw this on Bogota Blog NJ 


Continuing
   The Bogota Creative Arts Team (CAT)  online survey is available.  This is to learn how to develop a plan of action in-order to improve the expansion of arts and culture opportunities with-in the Borough.  
 The survey is available now and the Public is encouraged to participate. This will allow the residents of Bogota to express their felling and thoughts on how the Bogota CAT can best serve the Public interest. 
To take the survey in English please go to:  tinyurl.com/ybg4j6lj
  Para tomar la encuesta en Español por favor vaya a : tinyurl.com/ydcvre8n


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Sunday-30-August
Bogota
The Bogart Memorial Church will again offer in-person services. They will have both Spanish and English services scheduled to start at 10:10a. Masks and safe distances are required.
  Bogart Memorial Church is located at 263 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ 



    
Sunday-30-August
Bogota
Trinity Lutheran Church in Bogota has started to offer their Sunday services again. Sunday service will start at 9:30a. The Sunday School will begin at 10:30a. There will be Wednesday Bible  Studies at 7:00p. Masks and safe distances are required.
  Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 167 Palsade Ave Bogota, NJ
 For more information please visit their website at: https://tlcbogotanj.org/


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Sunday-30-August
Bogota
   St. Joseph Church in Bogota again will offer their Sunday Service in person. The number of participant will be limited. The Church will have a registration system allowing individuals to sign up and attend Mass. For more information please visit their website at: http://www.baqgo.com/sjc/register-for-sunday-mass/  This may require some persons to attend a second choice. They will continue their services  on a live stream. The English language service is scheduled to start at 10:00a. Está previsto que el servicio de español comience a la 1:30p. For more information please visit their website at: http://www.baqgo.com/sjc/
  St. Joseph Church is located at 115 Ft.Lee Rd Bogota, NJ


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Monday-31-August
Bogota
 The Bogota Library will host a virtual Coding Workshop scheduled to run all day. To access this weeks project please to: https://studio.code.org/users/sign_in.
For more information on these and other program continuing at the Bogota Public Library please go to: https://www.facebook.com/bogotalibrarynj 
Or visit their website at: https://bogotapubliclibrary.org/

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Tuesday-1-September
Bogota 
   The Bogota Library will host a virtual Makers Lab scheduled to start at 4:00p
For more information on these and other program continuing at the Bogota Public Library please go to: https://www.facebook.com/bogotalibrarynj 
Or visit their website at: https://bogotapubliclibrary.org/
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Wednesday-2-September
Bogota 
  The Bogota Public library will host the next virtual Sing-Along. Please go the Library's  This program will be held virtually on Zoom. Register each week to receive a link to participate.At registration please check the box by Bogota Blog to signified you learned about this event on Bogota Blog NJ.
For more information on these and other program continuing at the Bogota Public Library please go to: https://www.facebook.com/bogotalibrarynj 
Or visit their website at: https://bogotapubliclibrary.org/

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Wednesday-2-September
Bogota 
  The Bogota Public library will host the next virtual Origami Challenge . Please go the Library's  Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bogotalibrarynj/ for weekly origami challenges. Watch the video that we share each week and post your creation after. The best re-creation of each project will get a spotlight post on our social media pages! At registration please check the box by Bogota Blog to signified you learned about this event on Bogota Blog NJ.
For more information on these and other program continuing at the Bogota Public Library please go to: https://www.facebook.com/bogotalibrarynj 
Or visit their website at: https://bogotapubliclibrary.org/

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Wednesday-2-September
Ridgefield Park, NJ
The Black Box  Performing Arts Centre is hosting the Bergen County Shakespeare in the Park performance of  "The Tempest". This will take place at the Overpeck Park Band Shell. Anyone attending is asked to bring a  chair or blanket to make yourself. This is a free event but Tickets  are required, and attendance will be limited. Masks will be required for attendance and social distancing guidelines must be observed at all times.  
The Overpeck Park Band Shell is located at 111 Challenger Rd. Ridgefield Park, NJ
For more information, or to reveres tickets please visit their website at:  2020 Bergen Country Shakespeare

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Wednesday-2-September
Teaneck, NJ
  The Teaneck Board of Education will hold a special meeting  meeting scheduled to start at 7:00p 
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
 https://zoom.us/j/92338326722
Or iPhone one-tap : US: +13126266799,,92338326722# or +16465588656,,92338326722# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 Webinar ID: 923 3832 6722 International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/arflkY6gn
Public comment can only be made if you attend the meeting via the Zoom app. Instructions on how to download the Zoom app can be found on the district website at
https://www.teaneckschools.org



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Thursday-3-September
Bogota 
 Virtual Storytime on Thursdays at 10:30a
To register for this event visit: 
For more information on these and other program continuing at the Bogota Public Library please go to: https://www.facebook.com/bogotalibrarynj 
Or visit their website at: https://bogotapubliclibrary.org/

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Thursday-3-September
Bogota 

The Borough of Bogota Regular Council meeting. This will be a virtual meeting. The start time will be 7:00p.  The meeting can be access by a number of different ways.  will be a virtual meeting. The start time will be 7:00p.  The meeting can be access by a number of different ways.
  Online at: https://zoom.us  to use this service a view may have to a create an account in order to sign-in.  Information on accessing this meeting will follow.


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Thursday-3-September
Ridgefield Park, NJ

The Village of Ridgefield Park Board of Commissioners  Caucus meeting. This will be a held in the Municipal Building, located at 234 Main St Ridgefield Park, NJ. The start time is scheduled for 7:00p.  The meeting is open to the public

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Friday-4-September
Bogota 
 The Bogota Public Library will host a Friday virtual craft ideas workshop, which can be done at home.  This is schedule to start at 3:00p. For more information and to register please go  to  https://www.facebook.com/bogotalibrarynj/ each week to see new ideas that we are sharing. The library asked that finished project be  shared on their Facebook page of your creations.
 For more information on these and other program continuing at the Bogota Public Library please go to: https://www.facebook.com/bogotalibrarynj  


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Saturday-5-September
Bogota
 -The Bogota Public Library will be closed for the Labor Day  Holiday. It will reopen on Tuesday-8-September for regular business hours
- The Offices of Bogota Borough Hall will be closed on Monday-7-September for the Labor Day  Holiday.  It will reopen on Tuesday-8-September for regular business hours.
- Lawn waste will be picked up on Tuesday-8-September.
- The regular trash pick-up will be on Tuesday-8-September.

Teaneck, NJ
-The Teaneck Public Library will be closed for the Labor Day  Holiday. It will reopen on Tuesday-8-September for regular business hours




Saturday & Sunday -5 &6-September

Ridgefield Park, NJ
The Black Box  Performing Arts Centre is hosting the Bergen County Shakespeare in the Park performance of  "Measure For Measure". This will take place at the Overpeck Park Band Shell. Anyone attending is asked to bring a  chair or blanket to make yourself. This is a free event but Tickets  are required, and attendance will be limited. Masks will be required for attendance and social distancing guidelines must be observed at all times.  
The Overpeck Park Band Shell is located at 111 Challenger Rd. Ridgefield Park, NJ
For more information, or to reveres tickets please visit their website at:  2020 Bergen Country Shakespeare

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Saturday-5-September
Englewood, NJ

Black Box Performing Arts Center will be hosting a virtual open mic by Skeeball Jerry. 
He will be available  to answer all of your burning questions. From survival tips, to dating advice, to fun facts about the Skeeball Master himself - Jerry's got the answers!
(Not recommended for young audiences)
Join Zoom Meeting: Click HERE
             
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