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The Ridgewood Arts Foundation Proudly Presents the Following Artists at our Inaugural ARTober Exhibit at The Stable 

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Arts Foundation proudly presents the following artists at our inaugural ARTober exhibit at The Stable .

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The Stable in Ridgewood Will Host a Goat Yoga Session May 20, 2023 – 11:00 am. – Noon

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Ridgewood NJ, Goat Yoga – May 20, 2023 – 11:00 am. – Noon – The Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue – This fun experience for Yogis, beginners and goat lovers, is sponsored by the Ridgewood Recreation Dept. and Totes Goats, LLC. Practice the art of Yoga while taking pictures and interacting with goats who will climb and cuddle you. Tickets are $50/person for ages 18 and older. Register on Community Pass at Visa or Master Card is accepted and a 3% convenience fee is charged.

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The Stable in Ridgewood holds a Memorial Event to Honor Linda McNamara

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Ridgewood NJ, Linda McNamara passed away in July of 2022 . On May 17th 2023 the Stable in Ridgewood hosted a memorial event to honor her The event was funded by friends of Linda, and the “Linda Grove” which will be located behind the stable was dedicated .Linda moved to Ridgewood, New Jersey in 1977. She devoted her life to service. She was an educator, an activist and a humanitarian. For over forty years she involved herself in Ridgewood’s civic life and issues, from special education to local green spaces, town sport fields and handicap access. She didn’t always win, but she was always willing to fight; ultimately always making a difference.

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Ridgewood NJ, This is Mayor Ramon Hache. The Village of Ridgewood has been continually working with public agencies including the Department of Health, Bergen County Executive and the Office of Emergency Management.
In the interest of the public health, safety, and welfare of our residents and other persons within the Village of Ridgewood, it has been determined that certain measures must be taken to insure that the authorities will be unhampered in their efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. Effective immediately, and until further notice, a State of Emergency has been declared within the Village of Ridgewood.


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Ridgewood Parks & Recreation : An Introduction to Beekeeping!

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Ridgewood Parks & Recreation**NEW DATE** for An Introduction to Beekeeping! A few spots left!
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Ridgewood NJ, Join Ridgewood Parks & Recreation on Sunday, April 5th, 11:30am to 3:30pm at The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood for this half-day seminar taught by Frank Mortimer, Certified Master Beekeeper and author of “Bee People and the Bees They Love”. This seminar is designed for people that have never kept bees before, are thinking about keeping bees, and want to learn more. The cost is $50 for Ridgewood Residents and $75 for non-residents. Please see the attached flyer for all details.
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Ribbon Cutting Celebration for the Children’s Sensory and Butterfly Garden in Ridgewood


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Ridgewood NJ, The Conservancy for Ridgewood Public Lands will be hosting a Ribbon Cutting Celebration for:
The Children’s Sensory and Butterfly Garden on June 21st, 2018 from 5-7pm

—-Rain or Shine—-

Ribbon Cutting Celebration for the Children’s Sensory and Butterfly Garden
Thu, June 21, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The Stable in Ridgewood, 259 North Maple Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

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The Ridgewood Village Hall and the Stable will be closed Friday, April 14th in observance of Good Friday



Ridgewood NJ, The offices at Village Hall and the Stable will be closed Friday, April 14th in observance of Good Friday.  Sanitation and recycling pick-ups are suspended that day.  The Recycling Center will be open Saturday, April 15th  from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Snow Blizzard of 2016 Ridgewood CBD

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January 1, 2016 | 8:00 am

The temperature drops, the last brightly colored leaf falls off the tree, and you can feel that nip of snow in the air. Winter in New Jersey can be beautiful — until it’s the third freezing-cold day in a row, and you and your kids are going stir crazy. If this sounds like what winter has in store for you and your brood, don’t panic: New Jersey has plenty of places to for the whole family to go. The kids can burn off energy, be entertained — and even learn a thing or two. And let’s face it: Anything beats watching Minions for the eight hundredth time.

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Exhibit in Ridgewood highlights children’s art abilities


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The Children’s Therapy Center (CTC) is presenting “The Art of Ability” at The Stable in Ridgewood through Jan. 29.

“Beautiful View””Fireworks””The Looking Glass”

The Children’s Therapy Center is a state-approved, not-for-profit private school with locations in Fair Lawn and Midland Park that provides educational and therapeutic services for children with multiple disabilities from 18 months through 16 years – children who are in need of very specialized services as a result of major medical issues, genetic disorders, neurological problems and chromosomal abnormalities. The Oakland campus will expand facilities and programs to accommodate and serve children through age 21 at the newly renovated 39,000-square-foot campus in Oakland.

“This is an important fundraiser as it helps during this critical time in our expansion to raise funds for the new Upper School in Oakland scheduled to open in September 2016,” said Audra Hoffman, director of development.

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Village Hall and The Stable will be closed Today Monday, January 18, 2016 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday



Village Hall and The Stable will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2016 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.  There will be no garbage or recycling pickup on that day, and the Recycling Center will also be closed.  Village Hall and The Stable will reopen on Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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Registration – Ridgewood Summer Day Camp – Sign Up Now


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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Summer Day Camp is best described as days filled with fresh air, sunshine, new friends, fun, games, and special memories. Favorite annual events include a talent show, Graydon Pool splash party, carnival and special theme days. New events will include a visit from EquiShare/PonyShare, complete with pony stations to learn about grooming and feeding, with introduction to instructional riding. U.S. Sports Institute will offer a fun olympic event, Total Golf Adventures will provide golfing instruction, UnderGround Skateshop will provide exciting skateboard demonstrations, and we will offer a Day Camp Movie Night on the Beach at Graydon (free to all campers and their families).

The 2015 summer season will begin on Tuesday, June 30th, and run for six weeks through Friday, August 7th. Village children entering grades 1 through 6 will enjoy arts and crafts, organized games, swimming, special events and optional trips. Camp will be held at The Stable, Graydon Pool, Maple Park, Veteran’s Field, the Community Center at Village Hall and Leuning Park, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Children are to bring/purchase* a lunch and beverage. Bus transportation from Village locations is available to all. Locate the Parent Manual on our Recreation homepage at This important source of information should be reviewed with your child to avoid confusion and concerns children may have.

*New this year, a variety of healthy sack lunches will be available for purchase from the Water’s Edge Café at Graydon Pool with daily delivery to camp. MUST PRE-ORDER. Visit the Recreation homepage referenced above to view details on how to order, as well as the variety of lunches offered.

The registration fee for camp is $525.00, which includes two camp T-shirts and optional bus transportation. Off-site trips are optional with limited space; prices vary and registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. All campers must possess a 2015 Graydon Pool membership badge. Visit to purchase online via Community Pass.

Don’t wait as camp is filling quickly. Registration will be accepted from April 1 through June 15, 2015 as space allows. You may register online at (payment by Visa/Mastercard). For registration assistance and/or special needs, please visit the Recreation Office at The Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue, or call the office at 201-670-5560.

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Month of April – Visit the Story Walk at The Stable


CRPL presents: Story Walk®- “The Spotty Dotty Daffodil”

The Conservancy for Ridgewood Public Lands (CRPL) and the Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to present a Story Walk® of The Spotty Dotty Daffodil for all families to discover and enjoy together.

Story Walk® is an exciting literary initiative that combines the reading of a children’s story with a walking route, while connecting families in the out of doors. A unique way to inspire parents, teachers, grandparents and care givers to take young children on a short stroll that is free for all. The Story walk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library, visit

The Spotty Dotty daffodil is a picture book by Rose Mannering and illustrated with beautiful water colors by Bethany Straker which features a heartfelt story of acceptance ; one that celebrates the differences in all of us- spots , stripes or otherwise.

Volunteers from the Conservancy have made arrangements for this Story walk®- of the Spotty Dotty Daffodil to be displayed April1 through May 2, in unison with the bloom of some 14,000 daffodil bulbs planted throughout the Village community. The actual story walk will take place in the meadow area adjacent to the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue in Ridgewood. Families are invited to visit the Story Walk®, enjoy the Spotty Dotty Daffodil story together and discover the beauty of nature that abounds in one local park. For your convenience, parking, restroom facilities and a playground are available.

This is an outdoor experience, so dress accordingly. The event is free to the public.

For more information please contact the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department at 201-670-5560, or visit the office at 259 N. Maple Avenue.

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Registration is underway for Winter Session with Ridgewood Parks and Recreation at the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue.

Several classes return with fun new projects while a few new enrichment classes are added.

Preschool offerings include Garden Arts for Kids, Mini Doodler and My First Art.

Elementary enrichment programs include Drawing and/or Acrylics with Mrs. C, 3D Sculpture with Abrakadoodle, “Let’s Go Green” with Explore Science Inc., Creative Cooking with Education Explorers and Tech Titans with Education Explorers.

Adult classes include Watercolors and Acrylics. (Information/details for adult and senior programs at the Community Center to follow).

Visit the Recreation Homepage at where you will find all program details and registration forms which may be

downloaded. You will also be able to link to Community Pass for online registration.

Please call the Stable Recreation Office at 201-670-5560 with any questions or if special accommodations are needed. New program suggestions are always welcome.

Please be sure to bookmark the Recreation homepage on your computer for easy access to updated program and special event information.

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As many are aware, The Stable, which houses Ridgewood’s Department of Parks and Recreation, is undergoing some exciting renovations. New bathrooms and an outdoor shelter area will be available on the lowest level, while the main level will receive a new meeting room, much needed storage, and an updated kitchen.
Office hours will remain weekdays, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and we will continue to host our regular programs. Should we feel the need to move any programs as work progresses, we will notify all participants in advance and be sure the move is a convenient one.

Don’t hesitate to call the Recreation Office with questions – 201-670-5560.

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