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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Local Swimmin' Holes Courtesy of Patch!


This article (c/o patch.com is an excellent list of local water activities for your family~ in and around Bergen County....

Swimming Holes, Fishing Holes and Boats, Big and Small

Here's your local guide to lakes, streams and rivers of recreation in and around Bergen County
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I grew up without a swimming pool. I remember long, hot drives in an overcrowded station wagon down winding back roads to the Darlington Swim Club. Once I was older, my friends and I would race up Route 17 to hike up to "Unemployment Rock" in Mahwah. After climbing to the top lake, we felt we earned the right to take a dip even if the signs made it clear that swimming was forbidden. 
Though many lakes in Bergen County are either members only or "not for swimming," you can find fun aqua-activities nearby, if you navigate the waters correctly. Some public lakes allow fishing while others, like the Celery Farm in Allendale, just make for a great walk. If kayaking, canoeing and boating are more your style, read on. Here's a breakdown of some of the lakes, streams and waterways in and around Bergen County: 
Swimmers Welcome! Darlington County Park, 600 Darlington Ave., Mahwah, is open for swimming from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is $4 weekday, $5 weekends for registered adult residents, $8 weekday, $10 weekend for non-Bergen County residents. 
Members-Only. From the exclusive Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes, to the municipal-owned Memorial Pool in Fair Lawn, there are plenty of members-only swimming holes around: Spring Lake in Wyckoff, Graydon Pool in Ridgewood, Brookside Racket and Swim Club in Allendale, Shadow Lake in Franklin Lakes and many others. 
Get Out of Town. Swimming holes abound outside of Bergen County. From more natural settings, like Swartswood Lake in Sussex County to Highlands Nature Pool in Ringwood and Waywayanda in Hewitt, to extreme fun at Tomahawk Lake and Water Park in Sparta and Mountain Creek in Vernon, there are plenty of recreational lakes within an hour (or so) drive.
Seven Lakes Drive. Just north of Bergen County, Harriman State Park's Seven Lakes Drive offers three swimming lakes: Lake Sebago Beach, Lake Tiorati Beach and Lake Welch Beach, which is the largest swimming beach in the park. Fishermen are also welcome, but a New York fishing license is required. 
Only Fish Can Swim. It may be tempting to jump in on a hot day, but swimming is strictly forbidden in these fishing holes: Ramapo ReservationFranklin Lakes Nature PreserveOradell Reservoir,Zabriskie Pond in Wyckoff and the many fishing spots along the Hudson
Row, Row, Row Your Boat. Small boats and kayaks are welcome at Overpeck Creek in Leonia, Schlegel Lake in Washington Township, Kenneth B. George Park in River Edge and along the Hackensack River
Gas The Boat and Go. When it comes to motorized boats, the options in this area are limited. Boaters can either take to the Hudson River, head west to Greenwood Lake or Lake Hopatcong or go south to the Jersey Shore.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Summer Movie Nights in Westwood!!!

WESTWOOD RECREATION
SUMMER
MOVIES IN THE PARK

Join us on Monday evenings in August in Veteran’s Park on the Train Station Lawn at approximately 8:15pm.
Bring a chair or a blanket.
Rain Date is Tuesday.
      August 1st - Emperor’s New Groove (2000) G
     August 8th - Karate Kid (2010) PG
     August 15th - Beauty and the Beast (1991) G
     August 22nd - Freaky Friday (2003) PG

FREE POPCORN FOR
THE  WHOLE FAMILY!!!

Looking for something to do in August??? Look no further....

PALISADES INTERSTATE PARK Rachel’s Rangers: “Who Rock”. 10 am, Tue., Aug 2 Guided hike for children with Kearney House staff. Meet at State Line Lookout (northbound PIP opposite Exit 3.) About 3 mi., 2 hrs. over easy trails with short hills. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free. 201-768-1360 ext. 108. www.njpalisades.org/calendar.htm 08/02/11

PARAMUS BANDSHELL TERRIFIC TUESDAYS CONCERT SERIES FREE summer concert, August 2, 2011- THE MAHONEY BROTHERS-JUKEBOX HEROES SHOW and Nat'l. Night Out festivities beginning at 5pm. Paramus Bandshell, located behind the Paramus Library, 116 E. Century Rd, Paramus. For DIRECTIONS GO TO www.paramuslibrary.org, for more info or in case of rain,call: 201-599-ARTS(2787) 08/02/11 WC

THE CITY OF HACKENSACK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Tuesday, August 2, 2011 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. THE JUMPERS. FREE. Located at the Court House Green on Main & Court Streets. Bring a chair or blanket! Refreshments available. for more info, please go to: www.hackensack.org 08/02/11 WC

CONCERT IN THE PARK, Memorial Park, Lodi August 3, 2011. 7:30pm- 9pm. KENNY VANCE & THE PLANETONES. FREE. Bring Chairs. For more info, call Boro of Lodi: 973-365-4005. 08/03/11 WC

TEANECK COMMUNITY BAND SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 8pm. Location: Votee Park, Teaneck. FREE. Bring chairs or blankets. In case of rain concert will be held in Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 655 Teaneck Rd, teaneck. 08/03/11 WC

2011 PARK RIDGE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES PARK RIDGE NEW JERESEY RECREATION AND CULTURAL COMMITTEE CONCERTS 2011. August 4, 2011, DANNY QUINN-IRSIH FOLK SONGS. 7pm- 8:30pm. Location: the Gazebo in Veteran's Park, Park Ave, near the train station. Bring chairs or blankets! If rain, concerts will be held in the Community Center by the Park Ridge Library, 51 Park Ave, Park Ridge. For more info, please call: 201-680-2439. 08/04/11 WC

BORO OF FAIR LAWN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Sunday, August 7, 2011. FULL COUNT BASIE BIG BAND with John Patterson. 8pm FREE summer series concert at Memorial Park, Berdan Ave, Fair Lawn. Bring a chair. If rain, held in Memorial Middle School Auditorium. 08/07/11 WC

MEADOWLANDS MUSEUM’S August Days 2011! 10 am – noon, Aug. 8-12. Heritage Crafts, for ages 6-7. Younger students will make a sewing kit, a Victorian-like decorated picture frame, a woven checkerboard, pencil-print notecards, dip candles, and participate in an Old-Fashioned Games Day. Each session $75 per child, includes all supplies. 91 Crane Ave., Rutherford. For info or to register: 201-935-1175; meadowlandsmuseum@verizon.net; http://www.meadowlandsmuseum.com/ 08/08/11-08/12/2011

THE CITY OF HACKENSACK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Tuesday, August 9, 2011 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. JOBANANNO & THE GODSONS OF SOUL. FREE. Located at the Court House Green on Main & Court Streets. Bring a chair or blanket! Refreshments available. for more info, please go to: www.hackensack.org 08/09/11 WC

PARAMUS BANDSHELL TERRIFIC TUESDAYS CONCERT SERIES FREE summer concert, August 9, 2011- JERSEY SOUND. 7:30pm, Paramus Bandshell, located behind the Paramus Library, 116 E. Century Rd, Paramus. For DIRECTIONS GO TO www.paramuslibrary.org, for more info or in case of rain,call: 201-599-ARTS(2787) 08/09/11 WC

CONCERT IN THE PARK, Memorial Park, Lodi Aug 10th, 2011. 6:30pm- 9:45 pm. "Baby Blue" followed by "Fillet of Soul". FREE. Bring Chairs. For more info, call Boro of Lodi: 973-365-4005. 08/10/11 WC

2011 PALISADES PARK SUMMER CONCERTS AUGUST 10, 2011- THUNDER HILL COUNTRY BAND (Featuring Roseann Zirpozi). Showtime: 7pm. FREE. Open to the public, free refreshments, fun for the whole family. Location: Palisades Park (Newly Renovated) Municipal Sidewalk, 275 Broad Ave, Palisades, Park. For more info, please call: 201-585-4100. 08/10/11 WC/PT

2011 PALISADES PARK SUMMER CONCERTS August 11, 2011- JACK VARTAN AND THE PALISADES PARK 13 Pc. SWING BIG BIG BAND. Showtime: 7pm. FREE. Open to the public, free refreshments, fun for the whole family. Location: Palisades Park (Newly Renovated) Municipal Sidewalk, 275 Broad Ave, Palisades, Park. For more info, please call: 201-585-4100. 08/11/11 WC/PT

BORO OF FAIR LAWN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Sunday, August 14, 2011. DUE SOUTH BAND, the best of new country. 8pm FREE summer series concert at Memorial Park, Berdan Ave, Fair Lawn. Bring a chair. If rain, held in Memorial Middle School Auditorium. 08/14/11 WC

MEADOWLANDS MUSEUM’S August Days 2011! 10 am – noon, Aug. 15-19. Heritage Crafts, for ages 8-9. Students will weave pot holders, make a Victorian paper bead necklace, sew a dragon head puppet, weave a beginners basket and dip candles. Each session $75 per child, includes all supplies. 91 Crane Ave., Rutherford. For info or to register: 201-935-1175; meadowlandsmuseum@verizon.net; http://www.meadowlandsmuseum.com/ 08/15/11-08/19/2011

PALISADES INTERSTATE PARK Rachel’s Rangers: “Pickletown”. 10 am, Tue., Aug 16 Guided hike for children with Kearney House staff. Meet at Bloomer Beach at north end of Englewood Boat Basin. (PIP Exit 1) About 3 mi., 2 hrs. over easy trails with short hills. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free admin.; $5 parking. 201-768-1360 ext. 108. www.njpalisades.org/calendar.htm 08/16/11

HACKENSACK RIVERKEEPER Paddle Day on Lake Tappan 8am-4pm, Sat., Aug. 20 (Rain Date Aug. 21) Hackensack Riverkeeper & United Water are partnering to bring another day of boating on the Hackensack River’s Reservoirs! Come for a day of paddling on Lake Tappan; rent our canoes or kayaks or bring your own. Bring picnic lunch. Come help out the week before for a cleanup to prepare the site! Lake Tappan, Old Tappan. 201-968-0808; info@hackensackriverkeeper.org; http://www.hackensackriverkeeper.org/ 08/20/11

MAYWOOD STATION MUSEUMThe Historic Maywood Station’s Open House! 7-9pm, Wed., Aug. 20. Visit this beautifully restored 1872 station with an assortment of displays, artifacts and photographs on exhibit. Visit newly restored caboose #24542 to see the operating model train layout and additional displays. Admission free, donations welcome and go to the preservation of the station. 269 Maywood Avenue, Maywood, http://www.maywoodstation.com/ 08/20/11 WC

BORO OF FAIR LAWN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Sunday, August 21, 2011. Diamond Jubilee Band with Mike Christianson. 8pm FREE summer series concert at Memorial Park, Berdan Ave, Fair Lawn. Bring a chair. If rain, held in Memorial Middle School Auditorium. 08/21/11 WC

PALISADES INTERSTATE PARK - "Camp Palisades" The PIP will again host a Week-long Summer Day Camp for children ages 8-12 from Aug. 22-26. Space limited & pre-registration is required. $150 per child. For registration form including day-by-day program description (.pdf file): http://www.njpalisades.org/2011_camp_palisades.pdf; 201 768-1360 ext. 110; cfehre@njpalisades.org 08/22/11-08/26/2011