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Carol Bialkowski Named New Director of Communications and Special Projects for the Village Managers Office

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Ridgewood NJ, Carol Bialkowski,has been named new Director of Communications and Special Projects, to the Village Manager’s Office! As a resident of Ridgewood, Carol has been deeply engaged in the community and Ridgewood schools for years. Most recently, she held the position of Director of Communications at West Side Presbyterian Church right here in Ridgewood. With her wealth of experience and passion for community engagement, Carol will play a vital role in keeping our residents informed about important developments and highlighting all the wonderful things happening in our village.

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New York Youth Symphony to Perform at West Side Presbyterian Church

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Ridgewood NJ, West Side Presbyterian Church welcomes the Grammy Award-winning New York Youth Symphony (NYYS) to the sanctuary on February 25 at 3:00 pm. Come hear the symphony’s exciting and varied repertoire, which will include Elgar’s Enigma Variations. 

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Ridgewood Friends of Music Annual Concert

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Ridgewood Nj, please join us for the Ridgewood Friends of Music Annual Concert on Friday, Jan. 26th at 7:00 pm at GW Middle School, which will feature professional musicians from Ridgewood and surrounding towns. As always, many musical styles will be performed, and the proceeds help support the music programs in our public schools. This includes helping to offset the rental of West Side Presbyterian Church for the high school spring concerts.

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A Salute to Women in the Arts in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, West Side Presbyterian Church is excited to welcome Salute to Women in the Arts, a volunteer-run arts cooperative celebrating its 50th anniversary next year, to The Gallery for the month of December. Their exhibit – “All the Wonders of Nature” – features realistic and abstract artwork highlighting nature around us including prints, paintings and works on paper. 

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The RIDGEWOOD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’s annual holiday winter concert is this Friday, Dec. 1, at the West Side Presbyterian Church

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Ridgewood NJ, the RIDGEWOOD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’s annual holiday winter concert is this Friday, Dec. 1, at the West Side Presbyterian Church starting at 8 p.m.

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Saturday, November 18, the Pro Arte Chorale of Ridgewood will Present its Interpretation of “Carmina Burana.”

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Ridgewood NJ, On Saturday, November 18, the Pro Arte Chorale of Ridgewood will present its interpretation of “Carmina Burana.”

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Jazz Guitar Greats to Perform at West Side Presbyterian Church

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Ridgewood NJ, Jazz guitar greats Joel Kipnis (known simply as JK in the music industry) and Mark Whitfield and their band will fill the sanctuary at West Side Presbyterian Church with cool jazz sounds on Sunday, November 19 at 3:00 pm as part of the 48th season of the West Side Concert Series.

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Pianist Oliver Jia to Perform at West Side Presbyterian Church

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Ridgewood NJ, Pianist Oliver Jia, described as an artist with “incomparable color and beauty of sound,” kicks off the 48th season of the West Side Concert Series on October 29 at 3:00 pm! The exciting program will include works by Johannes Brahms, Carl Czerny and Modest Mussorgsky.

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Bring Your Furry Friends to West Side Presbyterian Church for a Pet Blessing

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Ridgewood NJ, Bring your furry friend to West Side Presbyterian Church on October 1 at 2:00 pm for a special service of Blessing of the Animals. Pets of all faiths are welcome, so feel free to invite your friends and neighbors. Please also bring a pet food donation if you are able. See you rain or shine on the church plaza! 

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Local Artist Makes Her Debut at West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, West Side Presbyterian Church is excited to welcome Bergen County artist Andrea Macaluso to The Gallery for the month of September! 

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Music and Art Showcase at West Side Presbyterian Church

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Ridgewood NJ, West Side Presbyterian Church has a long history of supporting musicians and artists…now we’re bringing them together on Sunday, July 30 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at a Music and Art Showcase

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West Side Presbyterian Church Presents Mendelssohn’s Elijah

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Ridgewood NJ, Fire. Flood. Sacrifice. Storm. A miraculous ascent into heaven. These are just some of the elements that make up Felix Mendelssohn’s captivating oratorio, Elijah. Considered the crowning glory of his career, the piece dramatizes the Old Testament account of droughts and floods brought on by a Hebrew prophet who seeks to show his nation that there is only one God.

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Explore the Soul of Gospel with Rev. Mack Brandon at West Side Presbyterian Church

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Ridgewood NJ, West Side Presbyterian Church’s 2022-2023 Wellness Wednesday season wraps up on May 3 at 7:30 pm with a special spirit-lifting program featuring Rev. Mack Brandon, pastor of the Metropolitan AME Zion Church in Ridgewood, and the Connections Gospel Choir

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