Early January is Busy
Early January is busy here in Bergen County. I’ll bet you didn’t expect anything happening right after the holidays. We do have 4 things to do plus the start of the Ridgewood Restaurant Week. If you’ve ever been to Ridgewood’s restaurants you’ll understand why this is a big event.
OK, I know this isn’t an event BUT I wanted to make you aware of it. That’s because the Campgaw Mountain snow makers have been working overtime and this Bergen County run ski resort is open.
Skiing, tubing, snow boarding and more are all here for you in Bergen County at Campgaw. Located in Mahwah this very popular resort is where a lot of us taught our children to ski and where we go to have some fun locally. Go to it’s website for all the details and have fun!
The Englewood Public Library (31 Engle St) has a special screening of the award winnning film, Selma. This is in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. because Monday, January 16th, is a National Holiday honoring Dr. King.
The March on Selma is the subject of this movie but it’s about so much more than a single march. If you have never seen this film, you should. It’s an iconic film that’s becoming a classic. True to the events, it’s also considered a very important film. Screenings are Wednesday in the MacKay Room at 2 and 7 pm.
The American Bald Eagle
40 years ago the American Bald Eagle was nearly extinct in New Jersey. Since then for decades, the Division of Fish and Wildlife together with Conserve Wildlife of NJ have worked tirelessly to bring these majestic birds back. Although they have succeeded in returning the Bald Eagle to all 21 New Jersey Counties, Bald Eagles remain very much threatened and endangered.
Come Sunday from 10 to 2 and learn all about it at the NJ Meadowlands Eagle Fest. Location is River Barge Park (260 Outwater Lane in Carlstadt) where they’ll have eagle walks and talks and information about how NJ brought back these magnificent creatures. You’ll learn a lot and very likely get to see them flying. Be sure to be there at 1 for a special presentation.
The Realistic Joneses
The Realistic Joneses is another Bergen County Players production. While it has always been a very sweet theater, its recent renovations have made a major improvement in seating and acoustics.
This is a play that is both thought provoking drama and a bold comedy. Let’s just say that you’re in for a very unique theattrical experience. All tickets are $15 online; performances are 8 pm Saturday and 2 pm Sumday. BCP is located in an old Fire House at 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell.
12th Annual One Act Play Festival
Fair Lawn has a wonderful live theater group – The Old Library Theater – whose mission is to put on quality productions at a very affordable price. Their productions are quite varied so yBou can be sure you’ll find several of interest during the year as a result.
This weekend is their 12th Annual One Act Play Festival and tickets are: $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $15 for under 13 and members. Location is the Fair Lawn Communit Center at 10-10 20th Street. Performances are 8 pm on Friday and Saturday; Sunday is 2 pm. Get your tickets in advance online.
Ridgewood Restaurant Week
Sunday kicks off the very much anticipated Ridgewood Restauranrt Week. I don’t know if you’re familiar with Ridgewood’s business district. It’s the largest town shopping district in Bergen County filled with a tremendous number of exquisite restaurants. Because this is so popular and 19 restaurants participate, this goes on for 2 weeks.
All the restaurants will have special menus at great prices for you. It’s a terrific opportunity to dine at many of Bergen County’s finest at less than normal pricing. This link takes you to all of them.
I think you’ll agree that early January is busy in Bergen County. It’s fun to write these blog articles because it introduces you to our lifestyle.