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Ars Musica Chorale presents From Bach to Broadway: Organ and Songs

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Ridgewood NJ, Ars Musica Chorale will present a spectacular fundraiser, From Bach to Broadway: Organ and Songs, on Saturday, April 13, 2019, 7:00-10:00 pm at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 155 Linwood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ.

The event will feature Ars Musica Chorale’s music director James Kennerley, on organ, and the beautiful voices of our Encore Young Artists, Samina Aslam, Chad Kranak, Ravon Middlebrooks and Allison Wamser.

The evening will include hors d’oeuvres, desserts, as well as a soiree of musical entertainment. Tickets for this event are $50 and can be purchased online through April 10 at www.arsmusica.org/tickets. For more information, call 551-226-9305.

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Art Of Motion Master Jazz Class With Tammy Ohara And Rika Higashino Of Studio Tammy/Tokyo, Japan On Saturday, March 23rd At 12:00-1:30pm

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Jazz Master Class with Tammy & Rika 

Dear Jazz Dancers,

Join us for a Master Jazz Class with Tammy Ohara and Rika Higashino of Studio Tammy/Tokyo, Japan on Saturday, March 23rd, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm at Art of Motion! Tammy and Rika will be teaching a second open level Jazz Class after popular demand during their annual month residency.
Please RSVP on the MINDBODY app or by replying to this email. [email protected]
Class fee is a $20.00 drop-in rate.

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The New Jersey State Children’s Chorus (NJSCC) presents “Songs of the Earth” at 4 pm on Sunday

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Ridgewood NJ, The New Jersey State Children’s Chorus (NJSCC) presents “Songs of the Earth” at 4 pm on Sunday, March 24 at Ridgewood United Methodist Church, 100 Dayton Ave., Ridgewood. Admission is $10/under 18 admitted free. Tickets are on sale at www.njstatechildrenschorus.org or may be purchased at the door. There is a snow date of March 31: notices will be posted online.

The concert opens with a round by Lowell Mason, dean of American choirs, aptly titled “O Music.” Pieces celebrating the winter weather in all its glory include “I’m Walking in the Air” from the feature cartoon, “The Snowman,” and Edward Elgar’s “The Snow.”  The “Lion and the Unicorn” is a 200 year old setting of a children’s poem in which the animals represent winter and spring. The children explore far-off places with “Dodi li,” a lively Hebrew setting of words from the Song of Songs and “Sakura,” a Japanese folk song about cherry blossoms. Eric Whitacre’s enchanting “The Seal Lullaby” and “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” from “Oklahoma!” round out the afternoon.

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GOODWILL SHAMROCK SHUFFLE 5K

GOODWILL SHAMROCK SHUFFLE 5K

All participants will receive a t-shirt.

Age group awards will be given by 5 years, starting at 14 and under through 85 and older.

START TIME: 9:00am EDT , March 16th 2019

PRICE: $30.00 Race Fee + $2.50 SignUp Fee 
REGISTRATION: Registration ends March 14, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT 

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Reader recalls the Reign of Terror in Ridgewood

3 amigos in action Ridgewood NJ

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” we remember when 100’s of us showed up to a council meeting to speak out against the density changes in the CBD. Almost everyone was in favor of a compromise: an increase from 12 units per acre to 24 not 35 which Albert, Paul and Gwen voted 3 -2 to approve. All the issues mentioned in the blog posts were addressed and one that wasn’t addressed was an increase in sludge output that would tax our crumbling infrastructure. Nothing was going to change the 3 -2 vote. Whatever problems you see today are the result of that vote and the permanent damage done during the reign of terror. “

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NJ Congressman MacArthur’s 9/11 Memorial Act to Become Law

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WASHINGTON D.C. , After four years of championing this cause, Congressman Tom MacArthur’s bipartisan bill, the 9/11 Memorial Act, will become law. Yesterday the Senate passed the 9/11 Memorial Act with a minor amendment and this afternoon, the House passed the final bill with overwhelming bipartisan support.  It is now heading to the President to be signed into law.

In both the 114th and 115th Congress, MacArthur introduced and led this legislation to provide funding for the security, operation, and maintenance of the 9/11 and 1993 World Trade Center bombing memorial site in New York City. Until now, the memorial has been funded through private donations, creating concern that funding shortfalls could leave the site with inadequate security and expose visitors to danger.

“On what could be my last day of legislating in this Congress, I am glad to see Congress fulfill our commitment to the victims, survivors, families, and heroes of September 11, 2001. I was working in New York City on 9/11 and like so many South Jerseyans and Americans across the country, I shared in the devastation and pain of that terrible day,” said Congressman MacArthur. “This law will provide stable funding for the security and operation of this vital memorial so that future generations may safely visit the site and never forget the 3,000 Americans we lost. It is our solemn duty to honor the fallen and protect the living, and it is humbling to see my House and Senate colleagues come together for a cause so near and dear to the lives of millions.”