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Last Chance to Serve Your Community in Ridgewood!

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Ridgewood NJ, are you passionate about making a difference in your community? The Village Council of Ridgewood, NJ, is calling on residents to step up and volunteer for several vital Boards and Committees. This is your opportunity to contribute to the vibrancy and well-being of our town!

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Village Manager: “BIG NIGHT in Ridgewood!”

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Ridgewood NJ, Village Manager Keith Kazmark  called it a “BIG NIGHT in Ridgewood!”. The Village swore in a new Police officer Shannon Greer and a newly appointed Tax Collector, Nicole Compesi  at Wednesday nights meeting.

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Ridgewood Arts Council Announces the Winners of the 2022 Window Display Contest

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Arts Council announces the winners of the 2022 Window Display Contest are Leonard Anthony Cleaners, Treat Me Sweet and Tabla.

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Winners of the Ridgewood Arts Council Holiday Window Display Contest will be announced on Friday

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Arts Council gives a big thanks to everyone involved in creating Ridgewood’s wonderfully joyful streetscape! Winners of the Ridgewood Arts Council Holiday Window Display Contest will be announced on Friday, December 2 at Downtown for the Holidays.

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Ridgewood Arts Council is Looking for New Members!

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Arts Council is looking for new members! What do we do? We enhance the arts in town. We advise the Village Council on arts related programs. We sponsor inspiring events like the Artist Talk with Ali Stroker or the Ridgewood Come Together Beatles Event which happened last month. In the coming year we hope to present a Harry Potter themed event. If you are interested in joining us, please email: ridgewoodartscouncilevents@gmail.com

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The Ridgewood Arts Council is sponsoring four public art installations in Ridgewood’s Business District.

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Ridgewood NJ,  during the COVID crisis, several creative individuals  had a revolutionary meeting of the minds. This week their shared vision of fusing public art into Ridgewood’s downtown will come to fruition. Sean Flanagan of the Ridgewood Arts Council  and Bill Carbone, a prolific volunteer, will install the fourth and final painting in the villages’ business district on Saturday, June 19, at Pearl Restaurant.  

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The Ridgewood Arts Council presents their 3rd Annual Ridgewood Holiday Window Display Contest

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The Ridgewood Arts Council presents their 3rd Annual Ridgewood Holiday Window Display Contest.

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Police Called on local Garage Band : In Ridgewood its All About the Arts

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On Moms & Dads with Free Speech – dozens of comments so far
Tasha Rader DeLeon

First of all I would like to “thank” whatever neighbor complained about my son’s band playing today.These teenagers could be out drinking and doing drugs but instead are playing music every weekend together in my garage!!I thought Ridgewood was sooooo into the “arts”???Sorry for the rant but can’t believe that the police would have to shut them down when playing from 4-6 pm???I call about dogs barking at 3am and can’t get anything done!!!

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Ridgewood Arts Council Hosts Talk with ,”A Case of Blue” writer/director Dana H. Glazer

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Ridgewood NJ, on Tuesday, March 12th for the Ridgewood Arts Council Artist Talk hosted , A Case of Blue’s writer/director Dana H. Glazer as well as producer Scott Rosenfelt (Home Alone) and the stars of the film. This event was held at Upper Ridgewood Tennis Club – 915 Glenview Road in Ridgewood.

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Ridgewood Arts Council 1st Annual Ridgewood Holiday Window Display Contest

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Ridgewood NJ, Join us in celebrating and promoting Ridgewood this holiday season! The Ridgewood Arts Council, an advisory committee to the Ridgewood Village Council, is proud to announce:

The 1st Annual Ridgewood Holiday Window Display Contest.

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Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival Continues May 9-10

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May 9th 2018

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Ridgewood NJ, The 8th Annual Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival continues Wednesday and Thursday, May 9-10 in downtown Ridgewood. This year’s theme The Impact of Film showcases human rights films, international subjects, women’s issues and how film impacts American culture.

Headlining the Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival on May 10, presented by the Ridgewood Arts Council as part of their Artists Talk Series, is a conversation with Hollywood producer Scott M. Rosenfelt. Rosenfelt is known for Home Alone, Mystic Pizza and Teen Wolf among others. Also on May 10, actress/director Cady McClain (All My Children, As the World Turns) will show her documentary on famous female filmmakers and will be part of a panel discussion entitled Women Behind the Camera Forecast: 2018. Foreign Film Night will be held at the Ridgewood Library on May 9 and 10. Admission to Foreign Film night is free.

On May 9, opening night starts at the festival’s base, the Art Deco Bow Tie Cinema on Ridgewood Avenue. The evening begins with a red carpet event with the filmmakers. The night will include a variety of student films, both foreign and American as well as foreign and American shorts. There will also be Q & A’s with New Jersey award-winning writer/director, Anthony Marinelli and Bergenfield High School film teacher, Ashley McKee talking about the roles and possibilities for young filmmakers.

The final night of the Festival, May 10, starts with a red carpet event with filmmakers and celebrities. Featured films of the evening include Butterflies, The Last Visit, and Silk City Artists and Musicians. The film Breaking Point will also be shown. This is the premiere screening of this film. Breaking Point was filmed in New Jersey and stars Real Housewife of New Jersey, Dolores Catania in her movie debut.

The Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival will also feature panel discussions, including Q & A’s with documentary filmmaker, Vince Parrillo , former Ridgewood resident and first time filmmaker; Brad Forenza (Breaking Point); and New Jersey director/producer Joe Paul. Six-time award winning Actor Jack Mulcahy (Brothers McMullen, Porkys, Sex and the City) will host a Q & A about his new short and his roles.
An after party and awards presentation will be held on the final night of the festival, May 10, at the Steel Wheel Tavern, 51 N. Broad Steet, Ridgewood. Festivities start at 10:45 and the public is invited to attend. After party admission is $15 per person.

Festival tickets are $10, $5 for those over age 62. Admission includes all films being shown that evening. Purchase tickets here. Tickets can also be purchased at Mango Jam, 41 North Broad Street, Ridgewood or at the door. View a complete schedule of films and get more Festival news. For more information, contact Tony Damiano at 201-493-9911.

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Study: Arts in New Jersey mean business

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By BCT Staff

The nonprofit arts and culture sector is a $519.8 million industry in New Jersey, supporting 14,342 full-time equivalent jobs and yielding $41 million in local and state government revenue, according to a recent study.

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5, the most comprehensive study of its kind ever conducted in the United States, was conducted by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.

ArtPride New Jersey, the state’s largest cross-discipline arts service organization, worked with Americans for the Arts and local partners to examine the financial power of the state’s cultural community.

https://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/news/local/community/study-arts-in-new-jersey-mean-business/article_4351fc72-5752-11e7-8655-6f040a887656.html

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Ridgewood Village Council recognized the Ridgewood Art Ambassadors

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village Council recognized the Ridgewood Art Ambassadors, Audrey Fink and Rosey Mccoe.
3rd grader Emilia Kelly and Madison Lenard a graduating senior was recognized ,for her work with the augmented reality virtual gallery.

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The mission of the Ridgewood Arts Council is to promote and support the vital part all arts play in enriching our lives, and the lives of our children and community.The Emerging Artist Gallery is still up along Ridgewood Ave. There are 51 pieces of art. Download the Wallame App and discover our virtual gallery.

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The map as a guide to “Hidden Ridgewood”.
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Mayor Susan Knudsen and Councilman Voigt speak about the Ridgewood Arts Council’s Emerging Artists Gallery Scavenger Hunt

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April 23,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, Mayor Susan Knudsen and Councilman Voigt speak about the Ridgewood Arts Council’s Emerging Artists Gallery Scavenger Hunt to be held on April 23rd at Van Neste Park from 11am-2pm.

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Councilman Hache Speaks About The Emerging Artists Gallery

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April 22,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, Councilman Ramon Hache and his family +1 speak about the Ridgewood Arts Council’s Emerging Artists Gallery Scavenger Hunt to be held on April 23rd at Van Neste Park from 11am-2pm.