The people who inhabited this area before the European invasion tended to celebrate on the New Moon. And the first New Moon of Spring was celebrated by the Lenape's as Chwame Gischuch, the Lenape New Year. The Bergen County Historical Society put on a celebration of Lenape New Year on Sunday, March 30th, 2014 with the rain toning down enough to avoid requiring boats for the visitors to travel from building to building.
Published: Mar 31, 2014 - 06:18 PM
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History is a funny thing, especially when you live through it. When Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird was first published in 1960, equal rights, even by law, had yet to be fully established, with the Civil Rights Acts of the 1960's not yet passed. Jim Crow was no longer the law, but segregation was still being practiced in private establishments, such as stores and restaurants. The so-called "N-word", while considered derogatory in common speech, was allowable for academic discussion. And the novel, although racism was a catalytic background rather than the point of the novel, made it an instant classic in those changing times. Now, over 5 decades later, the Bergen County Players presents the late Christopher Sergel's 1990 stage adaptation of the novel, with the greater theme of how when there is a disease in a culture, otherwise good people have to make a difficult choice when doing what is right comes into conflict with doing what is expected of them.
Published: Mar 22, 2014 - 04:30 PM
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In spite of near-freezing weather, the 33rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Bergenfield, held on Sunday, March 16, 2014, drew huge (albeit shivering) crowds. And every one of them was Irish, regardless of their nationality.
Published: Mar 18, 2014 - 11:20 PM
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The Bergen County Historical Society knows how to throw a party; certainly an 18th Century Party. And, in the middle of this cold and snowy winter, we had a nice day, and the crowds showed up to celebrate Presidents Day in general, General George Washington in particular.
Published: Feb 26, 2014 - 11:29 PM
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A free shuttle bus will be going, once per hour, between Shoprite of New Milford and Shoprite of Ermerson while the Shoprite of New Milford is under construction. In both cases, it will pick up and discharge passengers in front of the Shoprite in question.
The The bus will be leaving New Milford at 9AM, 10AM, 11AM , 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, 4PM, 5PM, 6PM, 7PM and 8PM. It will be returning from Emerson at 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30AM, 12:30PM, 1:30PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM, 4:30PM, 5:30PM, 6:30PM, 7:30PM, and 8:30PM. Shoppers, especially those who don't have cars. We thank Shoprite for providing this service while repairs (currently estimated at 3 months) are going on at Shoprite of New Milford.
Published: Feb 21, 2014 - 03:40 PM
There is a phrase, "the magic of the stage", referring to how a play can transport you to a different place and time, as if by magic. There's another phrase, "stage magic", the art of prestidigitation, sleight of hand, making one believe that one has seen something truly wonderful by using only mundane methods. And we have the Bergen County Players production of Around the World in 80 Days, which uses the latter to enhance the former into a unique and enjoyable experience. This reviewer, along with a large crowd, braved the snow and ice to be transported back to the 19th century for an evening of pure enjoyment.
Published: Feb 15, 2014 - 11:27 AM
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It's the day right in between the beginning of winter and the beginning of spring, and it felt like the dead of winter. Still a good crowd showed up to see the annual Candlemas/St. Brigit's Day/Groundhog day festival put on by the Bergen County Historical Society at Historic New Bridge Landing.
Published: Jan 27, 2014 - 08:10 PM
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