Welcome to Park Ridge

From top schools to great dining, this suburban borough is much more than the former home of Tony Soprano.




ESTABLISHED: 1894
POPULATION: 8,905
WEBSITE: PARKRIDGEBORO.COM

Right in the heart of Pascack Valley lies the little gem of Park Ridge, a 2.6-square-mile town that’s walkable, homey and centered on community. With a highly-ranked school system with small classes, lower-than-average utility bills and a more down-toearth nature than some of its North Jersey neighbors, Park Ridge is undoubtedly a great place to live (and visit).

PASCACK HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

A former chapel built in 1873, the Pascack Historical Society Museum today houses artifacts chronicling life from the Lenape Indian days to present in the Pascack Valley region (comprised of Westwood, Hillsdale, Emerson, Woodcliff Lake, Montvale, Park Ridge, Township of Washington and River Vale). Items on display include photos, documents, books and costumes, as well as larger exhibits such as a life-sized wooden horse and a Victorian parlor that show visitors what life was like in the Colonial era. The museum is open on Wednesdays from 10 a.m.–noon and Sundays from 1–4 p.m. Admission is free.

HOME SWEET HOME

Thinking about buying or selling a home here? The median home value in Park Ridge is $525,600, down 1.6 percent from last year, according to Zillow. You won’t fi nd many McMansions here; instead there are both renovated and preserved mid-century ranches, splitlevels and colonials as well as luxury condominiums.

DID YOU KNOW? 

One of the main appeals of living and owning a business in Park Ridge is that the water bills here are substantially lower than elsewhere in the state. Why? Because in 1924, the borough started its own water supply system. Now, The Park Ridge Water Utility utilizes carbon, air stripper and resin fi lters on its 18 wells to supply purifi ed water to its residents at substantially lower costs, and it is one of only nine municipalities in New Jersey to do so. Even better, utilities are typically restored more quickly here after a storm than in surrounding towns.

DINING OUT

If you’re a carnivore, Park Ridge is the place to be, as some of the best upscale steakhouses in the county are here; among the favorites are Peppercorns, The Park Steakhouse, Esty Street and the recently revamped 103 Prime at Valentino’s. Not in the mood for a steak? Grab mousakka or a gyro at Greek Corner Grill, a sandwich or a slice at Marc’s Deli & Pizza, or literally anything your hungry heart desires at The Ridge, a ’70s-style diner right in the heart of town.

FAMOUS FACES

The late James Gandolfini grew up in this Bergen borough and was dubbed “the son of Park Ridge” by the mayor. In fact, after his 2013 death, the corner of Kinderkamack Road and Park Avenue, in front of the Ridge Diner, was dubbed “Gandolfi ni Way.” But other than Tony Soprano, Park Ridge is or was home to other well-known names, including President Richard Nixon and his wife, Pat Nixon, who resided in the prestigious Bears Nest development from 1989- 93; former Giants coach Tom Coughlin, who also lived in Bears Nest; and hip-hop producer Myles William (real name Myles Moraites), who’s produced records for notable artists such as Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar and Beyoncé, and grew up in Park Ridge.

JOHN G. ACKERSON HOUSE

Built circa 1775 for the Ackerson family to live and conduct business in, this home is one of Park Ridge’s most prominent. Shortly after John and his son Garrett built this house on the plot of land, a general store was constructed opposite it, followed by a distillery and a woolen mill in the generations to come. Much of the home, including its fireplace mantel and wooden floors, has been restored over time, but the house located at 142 Pascack Rd. still maintains its historic charm.

PARKS & REC

As with many other Pascack Valley towns, Park Ridge has tons of recreational activities to keep the family busy, from a municipal pool to a 12-acre pond to 50 acres of facilities for sports. Additionally, volunteers selected every year by the mayor and borough council comprise the Park Ridge Recreation & Cultural Committee (PRRC), which plans fun programming for residents including a town picnic, ski trips, a car show, a tree lighting and a summer concert series. Museum: Pascack Historical Society; Ackerson House: Re/Max Real Estate

THE DOCTOR IS IN: Pascack Valley’s first doctor, Dr. Henry Neer, practiced in Park Ridge from 1865 almost until his death in 1911. He was a physician, dentist, pharmacist and a veterinarian! His parlor stove, where he made medicinal potions for his patients, is on display at the town’s museum.

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Research is showing that self-compassion is correlated with greater happiness and wellbeing, decreased anxiety and depression, as well as healthier lifestyle habits. Participants learn how to treat...

Cost: One time introductory pricing of $450

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Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ  07430
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In celebration of the University Galleries’ 40th anniversary, this exhibition commemorates Ben Shahn (1898-1969), who was perhaps the most important social-realist artist to have emerged in...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 973-720-2371
Contact Name: Marybeth Zeman
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Drawn from the University’s art collection, this exhibition features works on paper and artists’ books by contemporary artists of Argentinian, Brazilian, Chilean, Cuban, and Mexican...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 973-720-2371
Contact Name: Phillip Sprayberry
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Highlighting recent work by the faculty of William Paterson University’s art department, the innovative artwork on view represents a variety of media such as ceramics, graphic design, painting,...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 973-720-2371
Contact Name: Phillip Sprayberry
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The exhibition, Lines Crossing: Contemporary Chinese Printmaking, is organized in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Center for Chinese Art at William...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 973-720-2371
Contact Name: Phillip Sprayberry
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Start off the holiday season at Historic New Bridge Landing as the Bergen County Historical Society celebrates Sinterklaas Day. All three 18th century Jersey Dutch sandstone houses will be open...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Historic New Bridge Landing
1201 Main Street
River Edge, NJ  07661
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Sponsor: Bergen County Historical Society
Telephone: 201-343-9492
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The Woman’s Club of Rutherford invites you to our perennially popular Holiday in Rutherford Afternoon Tea Fundraiser on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 2-5 pm at 201 Fairview Avenue.   Enjoy the...

Cost: $30

Where:
Woman's Club of Rutherford
201 Fairview Avenue
Rutherford, NJ  07070
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Sponsor: Woman's Club of Rutherford
Telephone: 201-893-6866
Contact Name: Sue
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Tom Yurasits uses his more than twenty years of experience to amaze and amuse you, using Magic, Music, Mind Reading, Comedy, Illusions and Audience Participation. Watch Tom and his lovely...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mahwah Public Library
100 Ridge Road
Mahwah, NJ  07430
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Sponsor: Mahwah Public Library
Telephone: 201-529-7323
Contact Name: Mahwah Public Library
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Celebrate the holidays with “This Wonderful Life” –  Live on stage this Sunday only in Fair Lawn   A charming stage adaptation of the Frank Capra holiday classic “It’s A Wonderful...

Cost: $20-$29

Where:
George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation
10-10 20th Street
Fair Lawn, NJ  07410
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Sponsor: Skyline Theatre Company
Telephone: 800-474-1299
Contact Name: Sam Scalamoni
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The New Jersey Wind Symphony (NJWS) under the direction of Dr. Christian Wilhjelm continues their 37th season on Sunday, December 8th with a concert featuring the trademark sound of the NJWS and...

Cost: $7 Students/$15 Seniors/$20 Adults

Where:
West Side Presbyterian Church
6 S Monroe Street
Ridgewood, NJ  07450
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Sponsor: New Jersey Wind Symphony
Telephone: 201.493.9030
Contact Name: Beth Seavers
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Research is showing that self-compassion is correlated with greater happiness and wellbeing, decreased anxiety and depression, as well as healthier lifestyle habits. Participants learn how to treat...

Cost: One time introductory pricing of $450

Where:
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ  07430
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Sponsor: Krame Center for Mindful Living
Telephone: 201-684-6855
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In celebration of the University Galleries’ 40th anniversary, this exhibition commemorates Ben Shahn (1898-1969), who was perhaps the most important social-realist artist to have emerged in...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 973-720-2371
Contact Name: Marybeth Zeman
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Drawn from the University’s art collection, this exhibition features works on paper and artists’ books by contemporary artists of Argentinian, Brazilian, Chilean, Cuban, and Mexican...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 973-720-2371
Contact Name: Phillip Sprayberry
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Highlighting recent work by the faculty of William Paterson University’s art department, the innovative artwork on view represents a variety of media such as ceramics, graphic design, painting,...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 973-720-2371
Contact Name: Phillip Sprayberry
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The exhibition, Lines Crossing: Contemporary Chinese Printmaking, is organized in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Center for Chinese Art at William...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 973-720-2371
Contact Name: Phillip Sprayberry
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Join us for partially guided meditations every Monday afternoon from 1:10-1:45pm. Learn to mediate or expand your current practice. Come experience the benefits of meditation and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ  07430
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Sponsor: Krame Center
Telephone: 201-684-6855
Contact Name: Vijosa Hoxha
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Features all student performers.

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Shea Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 973-720-2371
Contact Name: Phillip Sprayberry
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Research is showing that self-compassion is correlated with greater happiness and wellbeing, decreased anxiety and depression, as well as healthier lifestyle habits. Participants learn how to treat...

Cost: One time introductory pricing of $450

Where:
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ  07430
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Sponsor: Krame Center for Mindful Living
Telephone: 201-684-6855
Website »

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In celebration of the University Galleries’ 40th anniversary, this exhibition commemorates Ben Shahn (1898-1969), who was perhaps the most important social-realist artist to have emerged in...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 973-720-2371
Contact Name: Marybeth Zeman
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Drawn from the University’s art collection, this exhibition features works on paper and artists’ books by contemporary artists of Argentinian, Brazilian, Chilean, Cuban, and Mexican...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 973-720-2371
Contact Name: Phillip Sprayberry
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Highlighting recent work by the faculty of William Paterson University’s art department, the innovative artwork on view represents a variety of media such as ceramics, graphic design, painting,...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 973-720-2371
Contact Name: Phillip Sprayberry
Website »

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The exhibition, Lines Crossing: Contemporary Chinese Printmaking, is organized in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Center for Chinese Art at William...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 973-720-2371
Contact Name: Phillip Sprayberry
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Local artist Laura Bowman will be performing at the new David Burke Orange Lawn on December 10th from 6-9 pm in South Orange, New Jersey.    Chef David Burke has introduced a new, casual,...

Cost: $10 annual dining club enrollment fee

Where:
David Burke Orange Lawn
305 N Ridgewood Rd
South Orange, NJ  07079
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Celebrate the joyous holidays as the New Jersey Choral Society presents “Season of Light,” a concert of festive music, traditional carols and poetry inspired by the season.  This concert will...

Cost: $30 - adults and $25 - seniors & students

Where:
West Side Presbyterian Church
6 South Monroe St.
Ridgewood, NJ  07451
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Sponsor: New Jersey Choral Society
Telephone: 201-379-7719
Contact Name: Virginia Lincoln
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Research is showing that self-compassion is correlated with greater happiness and wellbeing, decreased anxiety and depression, as well as healthier lifestyle habits. Participants learn how to treat...

Cost: One time introductory pricing of $450

Where:
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ  07430
View map »


Sponsor: Krame Center for Mindful Living
Telephone: 201-684-6855
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In celebration of the University Galleries’ 40th anniversary, this exhibition commemorates Ben Shahn (1898-1969), who was perhaps the most important social-realist artist to have emerged in...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
View map »


Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 973-720-2371
Contact Name: Marybeth Zeman
Website »

More information

The exhibition, Lines Crossing: Contemporary Chinese Printmaking, is organized in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Center for Chinese Art at William...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 973-720-2371
Contact Name: Phillip Sprayberry
Website »

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Highlighting recent work by the faculty of William Paterson University’s art department, the innovative artwork on view represents a variety of media such as ceramics, graphic design, painting,...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
View map »


Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 973-720-2371
Contact Name: Phillip Sprayberry
Website »

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Drawn from the University’s art collection, this exhibition features works on paper and artists’ books by contemporary artists of Argentinian, Brazilian, Chilean, Cuban, and Mexican...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Ben Shahn Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 973-720-2371
Contact Name: Phillip Sprayberry
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Jump start your kids’ Christmas celebration during the first Stew’s Treetacular at the new Stew Leonard's Paramus.   Children aged 12 and under  are invited to visit Christmas trees set up...

Cost: Free

Where:
Stew Leonard's
700 Paramus Park
Paramus, NJ  07652
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Sponsor: Stew Leonard's
Telephone: 201-649-0888
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Jump start your kids’ Christmas celebration during the first Stew’s Treetacular at the new Stew Leonard's Paramus.   Children aged 12 and under  are invited to visit Christmas trees set up...

Cost: Free

Where:
Stew Leonard's
700 Paramus Park
Paramus, NJ  07652
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Sponsor: Stew Leonard's
Telephone: 201-649-0888
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Join us for partially guided meditations on Wednesday evenings. Learn to mediate or expand your current practice. Come experience the benefits of meditation and practice in community....

Cost: Free

Where:
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ  07430
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Sponsor: Krame Center
Telephone: 201-684-6855
Contact Name: Vijosa Hoxha
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Research is showing that self-compassion is correlated with greater happiness and wellbeing, decreased anxiety and depression, as well as healthier lifestyle habits. Participants learn how to treat...

Cost: One time introductory pricing of $450

Where:
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ  07430
View map »


Sponsor: Krame Center for Mindful Living
Telephone: 201-684-6855
Website »

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Join us for partially guided meditations every Monday afternoon from 1:10-1:45pm. Learn to mediate or expand your current practice. Come experience the benefits of meditation and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ  07430
View map »


Sponsor: Krame Center
Telephone: 201-684-6855
Contact Name: Vijosa Hoxha
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The BergenStages theatre troupe presents its second production of the season, “Much Ado About Nothing,” a comedy written by William Shakespeare opening on Friday, December 6 at 7:30...

Cost: $15 with discounts offered to senior citizens, faculty, staff, and students

Where:
Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ  07652
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Telephone: 201-447-7428
Contact Name: Ticket Box Office
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WP's music program presents Concert Band.

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Shea Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 973-720-2371
Contact Name: Phillip Sprayberry
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Research is showing that self-compassion is correlated with greater happiness and wellbeing, decreased anxiety and depression, as well as healthier lifestyle habits. Participants learn how to treat...

Cost: One time introductory pricing of $450

Where:
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ  07430
View map »


Sponsor: Krame Center for Mindful Living
Telephone: 201-684-6855
Website »

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‘Tis the season of giving and gathering and City Place in Edgewater is the Gold Coast’s one-stop shopping and dining destination this holiday season and beyond. Join its retailers and eateries...

Cost: Free

Where:
City Place
225 River Road
Edgewater, NJ  07020
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Telephone: 212-993-5815
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Sketches are written and performed by WP students in a fun-filled evening of laughter. If you like Saturday Night Live, then this is the show for you!  For information contact WP...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Hamilton Hall
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 973-720-2371
Contact Name: Phillip Sprayberry
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The BergenStages theatre troupe presents its second production of the season, “Much Ado About Nothing,” a comedy written by William Shakespeare opening on Friday, December 6 at 7:30...

Cost: $15 with discounts offered to senior citizens, faculty, staff, and students

Where:
Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ  07652
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Telephone: 201-447-7428
Contact Name: Ticket Box Office
Website »

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Research is showing that self-compassion is correlated with greater happiness and wellbeing, decreased anxiety and depression, as well as healthier lifestyle habits. Participants learn how to treat...

Cost: One time introductory pricing of $450

Where:
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ  07430
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Sponsor: Krame Center for Mindful Living
Telephone: 201-684-6855
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TIS THE SEASON TO SHOP! HCA Christmas Craft & Vendor Expo Find Last-minute Holiday Gifts! Come see a wide variety of hand-crafted items, Clothing, accessories, toys, books, home decor, and so much...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hawthorne Christian Academy
2000 State Route 208
Hawthorne, NJ  07506
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Contact Name: Tina Tatum

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Creating with Clay is a therapeutic pottery program where participants use their creative mind while working their body, to create a beautiful piece of pottery. Upon completion of the class,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bogota Public Library
375 Larch Avenue
Bogota, NJ  07603
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Telephone: 201-488-7185
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‘Tis the season of giving and gathering and City Place in Edgewater is the Gold Coast’s one-stop shopping and dining destination this holiday season and beyond. Join its retailers and eateries...

Cost: Free

Where:
City Place
225 River Road
Edgewater, NJ  07020
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Telephone: 212-993-5815
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Tis the season for hilarity! When the tour guides for Worldwide Tours get separated at holiday time, a worldwide adventure awaits. As they travel around the world in search of each other, these...

Cost: $8-$10

Where:
William Paterson University Shea Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 973-720-2371
Contact Name: Phillip Sprayberry
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If the hustle and bustle, the tinsel and glitter of a 21st century Christmas makes you long for a simpler day, then join the Bergen County Historical Society for their 36th Annual Colonial...

Cost: $34 non-members, $27 BCHS members. Tavern fare is an additional cost

Where:
Historic New Bridge Landing
1201 Main Street
River Edge, NJ  07661
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Sponsor: Bergen County Historical Society
Telephone: 201-343-9492
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Share in the laughter as William Paterson students from the introduction stand-up class take their final exam by performing live at one of New York City’s premier comedy clubs! Please call...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gotham Comedy Club
208 W 23rd St
New York, NY  10011
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 212-367-9000
Contact Name: Mary Beth Zeman
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We are very excited to showcase our students at our First Annual Holiday Solo Show. Our students and staff have been working hard to put together an amazing show for you.

Cost: $15 to $35

Where:
Northern Valley Regional High School
150 Knickerbocker Road
Demarest, NJ  07627
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Sponsor: EMG Dance Studios
Telephone: 201-660-8484
Contact Name: Patricia Mui
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The BergenStages theatre troupe presents its second production of the season, “Much Ado About Nothing,” a comedy written by William Shakespeare opening on Friday, December 6 at 7:30...

Cost: $15 with discounts offered to senior citizens, faculty, staff, and students

Where:
Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ  07652
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Telephone: 201-447-7428
Contact Name: Ticket Box Office
Website »

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Scot Bruce, recognized as the country’s preeminent Elvis performer, and his amazing rockin’ band, meticulously and respectfully recreate the high-energy musical and visual excitement of...

Cost: $30-$35

Where:
William Paterson University Shea Center
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: William Paterson University
Telephone: 973-720-2371
Contact Name: Phillip Sprayberry
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