The Cloisters: See Medieval European Art

The Cloisters is a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and features over three thousand pieces of European medieval art. Works date from the ninth through sixteenth centuries, including stained glass, and sculpture. The unicorn Tapestries that date to 1495 are some of the museum’s most famous pieces.

Three medieval cloisters have been reconstructed at the museum located in in fort Tryon Park in Northern Manhattan. The site overlooks the Hudson river and offers great views and a peaceful setting. A small cafe is open late spring through early fall and offers outdoor dining in the Trie Cloister and historical garden.

If you love European Art or are looking for a relaxing afternoon out of the hustle and bustle of the city, The Cloisters is worth the trip.

The Cloisters
Fort Tryon Park
99 Margaret Corbin Drive
New York, NY 10040
(212) 923-3700

New Dog Run Park in Edgewater

The New Edgewater Dog Run Park Opened up last Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. The park is located at 915 River Road on the Walkway. The Park is just a short walk heading south next to our Community. I hope our Pet Lover's will walk over enjoy and meet some of our neighboring pets!

Mr. Tod’s Pie Factory: Tasty Pies

If you’ve got a fan in Oprah Winfrey, you know your sweet potato pies are good. Tod Wilson, the founder of Mr. Tod's Pie Factory, started out in the baking business working for his godfather before striking out on his own in 2002. He came to national fame on the reality show Shark Tank, when the panel of investors was wowed by his attention to quality and detail.

Wilson's signature sweet potato pie is made with jumbo yams that are whipped to a light consistency and seasoned according to his mother’s recipe, and regulars insist that the pie is decadent and delicious. Other pies that win raves include the dense, decadent pecan pie and the lemon chess pie, but there’s not a dud in the bunch. Pies come in either a standard ten-inch size or a portable four-inch.

Mr. Tod's Pie Factory in Englewood is open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. The secret's out about this bakery, so expect a crowd around the holidays, especially Thanksgiving!

Mr. Tod's Pie Factory
15 W. Hudson Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 567-5370

Pickle Licious: Where Pickles Meet Penny Candy in Teaneck

If you like pickles, then you should obviously consider making a visit to Pickle Licious. But if you're not a pickle fan, don't write off this charming Teaneck shop without giving it a try, as it carries much more than the traditional pickled cucumbers! You'll also find house-made tapenade, as well as an olive bar featuring stuffed green olives, kalamata olives, and more. Marinated artichokes and sun-dried tomato paste round out the shop's Mediterranean-inspired offerings.

Grilling enthusiasts will enjoy exploring a range of marinades, mustards, and grilling sauces, and anyone with a sweet tooth will have fun choosing among the shop's many different chocolates and penny candies. Bite into a rich milk chocolate fudge meltaway, or savor the salty-sweet crunch of a chocolate-covered potato chip. Jelly beans, malted milk balls, and chewy caramels are all available for purchase by the pound.

Pickle Licious
384 Cedar Lane
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 457-0500

Poofy Organics: Natural Treats in Bergen County

With a location on Park Avenue across from Spring Dell, Poofy Organics has health and beauty products for everyone. And best of all, like the name says, it’s all organic! And not just organic, but USDA certified organic. So you know what you’re getting is the best. Come in and check out the bright and inviting store, where you can check out a big variety of products such as cosmetics, facial scrubs and masks, hair care, soaps and lotions. In fact, it would be impossible not to find something to like here! There are even organic option for personal products like lip balm, massage oil and toothpaste. Join the “I Am Goddess” club and get great discounts!

Poofy Organics
6 Franklin Place
Rutherford, NJ 07070
(201) 438-6800

Easter in the Park: Meet the Easter bunny under the tent and have fun in Ridgewood!

9am-11am – Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at The Office Beer Bar & Grill
reservation required. Please call 201-652-1070

Memorial Park at Van Neste Square
The Easter Bunny will arrive at 11am (weather permitting). Families will be able to take pictures with the Easter Bunny. There will also be fun activities for the children in the Park. Maps will be available for locations of the in-store activities.

Ben & Jerry's is sponsoring an "Egg Extravaganza" for ages 2-7 years.
For details and to reserve your spot call 201-689-1122
You can also visit or stop by the 104 Franklin Ave, Ridgewood, location.

For more details, please call us at 201-445-2600

American Bulldog Coffee Roasters: Sip a Cup of Joe Next to the Fireplace

Next time you find yourself hankering for a cup of coffee, try American Bulldog Coffee Roasters. This Ridgewood coffee house roasts its own beans, buys only fair-trade coffee, and offers a menu of organic fare. If you stop by in the morning on your way to the office, be sure to pick up a buttery croissant or blueberry muffin along with your cup of joe, and if you're stopping by around noon, be sure to order a cup of soup (varieties change daily) and a grilled cheese sandwich or slice of quiche.

If you have time to sit down and enjoy yourself, however, regulars suggest you head straight for the tables near the fireplace. If it's chilly outside you'll be able to warm yourself up near the cozy fire, and like all good coffee shops, American Bulldog offers free Wi-Fi, so you'll be able to catch up on your email or post to your social media accounts with ease.

American Bulldog Coffee Roasters
31 North Broad Street
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
(201) 857-4176 wood/435997833218797

Jerry’s Gourmet: Imported Specialty Gourmet Fare in Englewood

Jerry’s Gourmet is a popular Englewood destination for specialty gourmet products, including fine meats and cheeses, pastas, sauces, sweets, oils, vinegars, tea, coffee, and wine. Founder Jerry Turci started out in the cosmetics business, but when the warehouse he purchased in New Jersey had a retail-zoned storefront, he decided on a whim to get into the grocery business. After a trip to London, he renovated the store and what would become Jerry’s was born.

Jerry’s love of authentic Italian food led him to source exceptional meats and cheeses from the region’s best purveyors at fair prices. Every day the deli counter serves up as many as 60 different Italian dishes, while the cheese selection offers more than 600 different kinds of cheese. (Don't miss Jerry's house-made mozzarella.) Jerry’s even has its own private label pasta sauces, which win raves from Italian fare aficionados. Throw in plenty of free samples, and you have a store for the ages.

Jerry's Gourmet is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays.

Jerry's Gourmet
410 S. Dean Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 871-7108


The Edgewater Community Center is hosting a free Rabies Clinic on January 31, 2015 from 10am – 2pm.

For more information please contact The Borough of Edgewater at 201-943-1700 or

The Museum at FIT: Wearable Works of Art

The Museum at FIT is a must see for fashion fans. Featuring an eclectic mix of the best of the fashion world, The Museum at FIT is replete with so many interesting exhibitions highlighting the best and brightest names in fashion. One current exhibition compares original pieces of fashion and their copies to explore the question of authenticity in fashion. Other exhibitions survey the history of fashion itself, exhibiting interesting pieces from fashion’s most recognizable names.

The Museum at FIT is a great place for all, whether you are interested in the entering fashion world or just wish to see some beautiful pieces of clothing. Admission to The Museum at FIT is free, allowing one and all to experience the majesty of the fashion world up close. Visit the Museum's website to find out more.

The Museum at FIT
7th Ave at West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 217-5970

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