Garreston Forge and Farm: New Jersey History

Escape from the hustle and bustle and travel back in time to a more serene era at Garreston Forge and Farm. The Pre-Revolutionary sandstone home is the jewel in the crown of Bergen County’s historical sites. The Garretson homestead was once an extensive tract extending from the Passaic to the Saddle River and was originally settled by the Garretson family in 1719, after which, six generations made it their home.

Today the farm contains the Dutch farm museum and also sponsors and promotes educational programs that involve local history and folklore, as well as colonial agriculture, horticulture, crafts and archeology. Visit the gardens to explore over 50 varieties of medicinal and culinary herbs, butterfly gardens, fruit orchards and native plants and flowers.

Garreston Forge and Farm
4-02 River Rd
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
(201) 797-1775

Public Domain/Public Domain

Madeleine Cafe and Bakery: Classic French Delights

The sweet tastes of a classic French bakery are at the Madeleine Café and Bakery. Founded by a woman with a dream of being a pastry chef, the Madeleine is more than a name, it’s a shell-shaped, spongy cookie that you will love. There are lots of Madeleine varieties here, so try a few and take some home! There are also many different specialties that are perfect for a relaxing breakfast. The lunch specialties are also tasty, and you can enjoy them all in Madeleine’s beautiful and relaxing café and lounge. Don’t miss out on the cupcakes, macaroons, cookies and shortbreads. Madeleine’s also caters events.

Madeleine Café and Bakery
11 West Erie Avenue
Rutherford, NJ 07070
(201) 933-2301

Nature and Outdoor Fun at The Tenafly Nature Center

Maple Sugaring at The Tenafly Nature Center. Learn to identify the Maple Tree and other fun exciting events.

Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM at the TNC Visitor Center. There are 27 spaces left to join in. To register go to All members are $5.00 and $10.00 for non-members.

What a wonderful fun activity for children of all ages. Been cooped up with cabin fever at home? Get out and get some sun and enjoy nature.


Saturday Night Comedy Fun

Get out tonight and see Mitch Fatel perform some of the funniest comedy skits ever! There's a show tonight at 7:30pm and 10:15pm. For more information go to or call 201-727-1090.

Banana's Comedy Club is located at 283 Rt. 17 in Hasbrouck Heights, just 20 minutes away. Getting cabin fever? It's a lovely night out and warming up! Get out and have some laughs.

Historic New Bridge Landing’s Country Ball

Looking for some fun this season? Go out and enjoy this wonderful Country Ball celebrating the Anniversary of Washington’s Birthday will be held at Historic New Bridge Landing, 1201-1209 Main Street in River Edge, New Jersey on Sunday, February 23, 2014, between 1:00 pm-5:00 pm. For more information go to

Want to get and see what eighteenth century dancing is all about? Come join and dance at the Steuben House between 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm under Denise Piccino’s direction with Ridley & Anne Enslow providing musical accompaniment on fiddle and hammered dulcimer. Throughout the afternoon, Rodger Yaden will portray General George Washington. Hot cider and crullers will be served in the restored 18th-century tavern in the Campbell-Christie House. Visitors may also see open-hearth cooking demonstrated in the Out-Kitchen. A tiger-stripe maple bedstead, reputedly used in a local home where George Washington stayed during the 1780 Steenrapie Encampment, is currently on display.

You can also see Jim Smith who will be working in the garden (weather permitting) in period clothing, see Jim if you are interested in helping with building and grounds. All 3 Jersey-Dutch Houses will be open, connected by a gravel walking path.

Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for children,and BCHS members are free.

Valentine’s Day Movie Night

Edgewater Multiplex Cinemas – 336 River Rd, Edgewater, NJ 07020 

Go to or for tickets.

Out on the town tonight? Here is a list of movies that are showing in Edgewater, NJ. See the website for show times.

The Lego Movie ‎ 1hr 40min‎ ‎ PG‎ ‎ Animation‎ ‎‎
RoboCop ‎ 1hr 48min‎ ‎PG-13‎ ‎ Scifi‎ ‎‎
The Monuments Men ‎ 1hr 50min‎ ‎ PG-13‎ ‎ Action‎ ‎‎
About Last Night ‎ 1hr 40min‎ ‎ R‎ ‎ Comedy‎ ‎‎
Endless Love ‎ 1hr 43min‎ ‎PG-13‎ ‎ Drama‎ ‎‎
Winter's Tale ‎ 2hr 9min‎ ‎ PG-13‎ ‎ Drama‎ ‎‎
Ride Along ‎ 1hr 40min‎ PG-13‎ Comedy‎ ‎‎
The Lego Movie in 3D ‎ 1hr 40min‎ ‎PG‎ ‎ Animation‎ ‎‎
Vampire Academy ‎ 1hr 44min‎ ‎PG-13‎ ‎ Action‎ ‎‎
Frozen ‎ 1hr 48min‎ ‎ PG‎ ‎ Animation‎ ‎‎
American Hustle ‎ 2hr 9min‎ ‎R‎ ‎ Drama‎ ‎‎
Philomena ‎1hr 34min‎ ‎PG-13‎ ‎Drama‎ ‎‎
The Wolf of Wall Street ‎2hr 59min‎ ‎R‎ ‎Drama‎
The Attorney ‎2hr 7min‎ ‎‎ ‎Drama‎ ‎‎
Miss Granny ‎ 2hr 5min‎ ‎‎ ‎Drama‎ ‎‎

Enjoy your Movie!

NYC Restaurant Week

New York City will be having its restaurant week from February 17 through March 7, 2014. The restaurants will provide 3 course meals, lunch will be $25 per person and dinner is $38 per person. For more information, click here

Casey Carle’s Bubblemania – Kidz Cabaret Series on February 15, 2014

Family Fun Time! Come out and see this wonderful soapy spectacular bubble artist Casey Carle. He brings his act to Bergen PAC – he's the bubble consultant to Cirque du Soleil and now you get to see what he does! This show is filled with visual comedy, quick wit, and big band music, not to mention big beautiful bubbles. Casey Carle's BubbleMania is an interactive treat for the whole family! For more information or to buy tickets go to or call 201-227-1030.

Cake Pops Class

On Saturday, February 8 at 10:30 a.m. come to Chef Central located at 240 Route 17 North Paramus, NJ 07652. You will learn how to make the newest rage in baking, cake pops. You will be shown how to properly make cake pops as well as how to arrange them in a bouquet. This class is $65 per person and you can get more information by calling 201.576.0100 or visiting the website

Mom and Dad’s of Edgewater, New Jersey

Looking to join a wonderful parents group? There's a great group called "Mom and Dads of Edgewater" for new and expecting parents living in Edgewater, NJ and the surrounding area. Looking to get to know each other and make friends? All moms and dads are welcome to join this group. You can go for stroller walks on the promenade, lunches, mom's night out, play dates, and family activities. Join the group and bring your own ideas. Make this a fun, helpful, safe, interactive, and inclusive group! The group has been established for a few years. If you're interested you can learn more at the website