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New Bridge landing NJ, the Bergen County Historical Society wants to know if you are interested in volunteering? Join us for our next School of Interpretation – — Fire and Ice: Winter Festivals at New Bridge . Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 7:30 pm
Topic: Fire and Ice: Winter Festivals at New Bridge
At the darkest time of year, all European peoples, especially those in the more northerly climes, felt the need to break the monotony of cold and night with festivals. Over the centuries, the incorporation of these celebrations into the Christian calendar insured their continuation even into our times. BCHS Volunteer Coordinator and historical interpreter Kate Reilly examines the traditions and practices European settlers continued in the New World (and that we commemorate at New Bridge) in order to bring light into the winter gloom. Meet at the Steuben House.