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Ridgewood NJ, During the month of October, Ridgewood Walks will be sponsoring Walktoberfest, which are themed walking tours in various locations in the Village of Ridgewood.  To sign up for tours, please click on the following link:

Ridgewood Walks is an initiative/group that encourages health and safety by promoting walking as a way to connect our residents, businesses and neighbors in Ridgewood NJ. Throughout the year, RW will host walking tours, such as the Walktoberfest in October, and Step Into Summer in June, which consist of multiple guided downtown tours to establish relationships with local business owners and community service leaders. By exploring various aspects and benefits of walking (from medical to commercial, from spiritual to environmental), the group will focus on Ridgewood’s past—and its future—as a walkable town.

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THE ED CENTER (49 Cottage Place)
Oct. 20th
10am to 11am

Ridgewood NJ, One of the Village’s most important historical structures, the Education Center houses our school district’s administrative offices, along with notable photos of historic Ridgewood and current artwork by our student body.Superintendent, Dr. Dan Fishbein, will lead the tour of this massive Romanesque Revival building.
It has gone through multiple changes through the years. beginning as the Ridgewood School, when it opened in 1895. It has since been the community’s middle school and high school and presently serves as Ridgewood’s Board of Education Center. Meet Dr. Fishbein at the front doors at 10am tomorrow and learn even more!
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Friday, October 13 at 10am.
Join Dr. Gorman, Principal of RHS, as he takes us on a Walktoberfest tour around the exterior of the school and its grounds. Learn interesting facts about the building’s history, the cupola, the fields, notable alumni and more!

Sign up here:

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood High School is one of the most iconic buildings in the village. Have you ever wondered what secrets lie behind the facade? Have you ever wondered what’s inside the cupola? How about notable alumni who spent their formative years in this building? Join Principal Dr. Tom Gorman tomorrow, Friday, October 13 at 10am and find out everything there is to know about this stunning structure.

Check out lots of other tours too. Walktoberfest is a great way to learn about Ridgewood, the place we all call home


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The Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce and The Ridgewood Guild Team up to Create a more Connected and Vibrant Ridgewood Community

CBD Ridgewood by ArtChick

file photo by ArtChick

August 30,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, There are two events coming up in the Village. These events are designed to help us create a more connected and vibrant community. Numerous organizations are collaborating on this effort. The Village of Ridgewood has given their endorsement as has the Chamber of Commerce and The Ridgewood Guild.

The first event is a forum which will be held at the Ridgewood Public Library the evening of September 26. It is titled, Moving Forward Together: Fostering a Pedestrian Friendly Community. There are several panelists who will speak about the benefits of experiencing our village on foot. When we encourage residents to walk whenever possible we strengthen our bond as a community, we add to our personal health and well-being and we create a safer environment for pedestrians.

The second event is a village-wide, month-long walking initiative that will take place during October titled Walktoberfest. Guided walks are being scheduled to entice residents to learn more about our village and its businesses. There will be historic, architectural, food, fashion, beauty, parks, interfaith and municipal building tours available.