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Summer Fun in the Village of Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village is hosting Music in the Park at Van Neste Square every Saturday at 7:30 pm. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy all the local talent our community has to offer.

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Ridgewood American Legion Post 53 Honors Fallen Heroes at Annual Memorial Day Service

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood community gathered today at Van Neste Square to pay tribute to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. The annual Memorial Day Service, hosted by the Ridgewood American Legion Post 53, began at 11 am and was a moving ceremony dedicated to honoring those we have lost.

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Village of Ridgewood Memorial Day Service May 27th at 11:00 am

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Ridgewood NJ, on May 27th at 11:00 am, Ridgewood American Legion Post 53 will conduct its annual Memorial Day Service at Van Neste Square, honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our nation in all branches of our armed forces.

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Discovering the Zen of Goat Yoga: A Unique Twist on Traditional Practice

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Ridgewood NJ, one of the big hits of Sundays Daffodil Festival and Earth Day Fair at Van Neste Square was something called Goat Yoga . In recent years, a curious trend in Goat Yoga  has taken the fitness and wellness world by storm. This unconventional practice combines the benefits of yoga with the playful presence of adorable goats, resulting in a delightful and uplifting experience for participants. But what exactly is goat yoga, and why are people flocking to try it?

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Easter at Memorial Park in Van Neste Square in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, It’s an annual tradition – Easter at Memorial Park in Van Neste Square! Bring the kids for an Easter Egg Hunt, photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny, live music, vendor giveaways, treats and more. The fun starts at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 30th , 11am – 2pm .Hop on over!

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Ridgewood Crew Hosts Successful Annual Row-a-Thon Event

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Head Coach Boris Roque-Alvarez presenting the first place in the 1000m race plaque to Firefighter Brendan Corcoan (Photo credit: Jaechul Han)

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Crew Team hosted its annual Row-a-Thon this past Saturday, witnessing an exhilarating race between local police and firefighters, showcasing community spirit and athletic prowess.

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American Legion Post 53 will Conduct a Service Honoring all Veterans Saturday November 11, 2023 11am

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Ridgewood NJ, on Saturday November 11, 2023 American Legion Post 53 will conduct a service honoring all veterans who have served in our nations’ armed forces to protect the freedoms we enjoy today. The service will begin at 11:00 a.m. in Memorial Park at Van Neste Square, the time of the signing of the Armistice ending WWI on November 11, 1914.

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Ridgewood Pedestrian Plaza Suspended for the Month of August

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Ridgewood NJ, according to Village Manager  Keith Kazmark  the pedestrian plaza in Ridgewood is being suspending for the month of August.
In a Facebook post Kazmark said , “With overwhelming support from our community, the Ridgewood Village Council brought back dining corrals, year-round outdoor dining and the pedestrian plaza this summer. Initially, the response to the pedestrian plaza was very good, with many people coming out to support it. Most importantly, it was well received by the community and our businesses.

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Ridgewood Guild’s 2023 Movies in the Park , Wednesday: Man of Steal

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Ridgewood NJ, in its 14th season, of the Ridgewood Guild’s 2023 Movies in the Park line up is guaranteed to draw a crowd! Bring a chair or throw down a blanket and enjoy a free movie under the stars at Memorial Park at Van Neste Square! Plan to arrive about 30 minutes before the film begins to assure a good spot and grab your complimentary ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s.

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2023 Daffodil Festival & Earth Day Fair April 23rd 11am – 2pm – Van Neste Square

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Ridgewood NJ, the Conservancy for Ridgewood Public Lands and Green Ridgewood are pleased to once again host the “Daffodil Festival and Earth Day Fair” together on Sunday, April 23, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. This fun family event takes place in Memorial Park at Van Neste Square, located along East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ. The theme this year highlights the recent Master Plan and addresses areas of flood remediation, open space, and park possibilities, green building ideas, local health topics, our drinking water, trees, native plants, and new recycling concepts. It showcases the importance of sustainability and how the community should work together to promote the village becoming more sustainable and conscientious.

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The Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce Presents Sidewalk Sale Days October 6th – 8th 

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Ridgewood NJ, October 6th – 8th – The Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce presents Sidewalk Sale Days – There will be a variety of bargains for sale. If there is bad weather, the sale will be held inside the stores.  The Mom’s Club will also hold an Arts & Craft Activity Fair for young children at Memorial Park at Van Neste Square on October 8th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a rain date of October 9th.

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Sundays in The Park Tuba4 Quartet September 4th Van Neste Square in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, looking for something to do this coming Sunday September 4th? 5-7pm in Memorial Park, Van Neste Square, Ridgewood.  C’mon and hear me (MMTC, Goldman and New Sousa Bands, NJ Wind Symphony) along with Gerard Wells (Imperial Brass, Garden State Symphonic Band), Wes Krygsman (Kean University, NJ Symphony) and Larry Zaidan (Rockland Symphony, Rockland County Concert Band). Special thanks to the Ridgewood Guild and Local 16-248 American Federation of Musicians.

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Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra Will Perform at Ridgewood’s Van Neste Square on July 31st 5-7pm

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Ridgewood NJ, audiences thoroughly enjoyed the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra’s two summer concerts earlier this month, with the musicians performing timeless favorites—like the themes from “Rocky” and “Pirates of the Caribbean”—in near-perfect weather outside.

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The Ridgewood Daffy Dog Parade !

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Ridgewood NJ, it was a bit chilly but it didn’t stop the “Daffy Dog Parade,”  held at the annual Daffodil Festival and Earth Day Fair in Van Neste Square in Ridgewood on April 10, 2022. Dog walkers in the parade walk through the park for all to see. Henry Rutgers won for best costume.

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Orpheus Club Men’s Chorus will sing holiday music to open the season at Ridgewood Guild’s Winterfest

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Ridgewood NJ, Orpheus Club Men’s Chorus will sing holiday music to open the season at Ridgewood Guild’s Winterfest, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.​Location: Van Neste Square, Ridgewood, NJ. Winterfest is free and open to the public.

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