Nibble Artisanal Chocolates at Matisse Chocolatier

One of northern New Jersey’s most popular gourmet chocolatiers is located in Englewood: Matisse Chocolatier. It’s a little hard to find; you need to go around the back of the building to find the entrance. But you'll immediately know you're in the right place as you're greeted by the intoxicating aroma of fresh chocolate!

The selection is far too extensive to mention everything, but some can’t-miss creations include the savory, decadent salted caramel chocolates, which are delicate and rich. Other favorites include the chocolate-coated pretzel rods, the almond bark, and the shaped chocolate lollipops. Chocolate-dipped fruit is also very popular, but it’s smart to call in to reserve some in advance, as they're made fresh each day and sell out quickly.

The walls are covered with photographs and endorsements from legions of celebrities who love Matisse's delicacies, including Jersey’s favorite son, Bruce Springsteen.

Matisse Chocolatier
260 Grand Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 568-2288

Monday MOVIE Night At The Marina

Bring your snacks and enjoy a fantastic movie tomorrow, August 4th at The Marina in Edgewater. They will be showing a spectacular thriller- "JAWS"!

The movie starts at 8pm. If it rains it will be shown at The Community Center.

For more information go to or call 201-943-1700.

Thursday Night Live Music at The Marina

Join your neighbors and enjoy a wonderful evening of live music right at the Marina. It begins at 8pm. This week's musicians are not yet announced. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy.

For more information go online at or call 201-943-1700

Monday MOVIE Night At The Marina

"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" showing tomorrow, Monday, August 28, 2014. Get out and enjoy a wonderful evening with your Edgewater neighbors and friends. Bring your chairs, blankets, baskets of goodies and relax.

The movie starts at 8 p.m. (Will be shown at the community center if it rains)

For further information please go to or call 201-943-1700.

Expression Yarn Studio: Englewood Crafts

Knitting and crocheting have enjoyed a resurgence in the last decade or so, with a new generation of young people discovering the pleasure of crafting with their own hands, but Englewood’s Expression Yarn Studio is no Johnny-come-lately. They’ve been in business since 1978 in their cozy shop, providing generations of New Jersey knitters with the tools of their craft at affordable prices.

Wool, silk, linen, cotton and even alpaca yarns are on offer here, all at excellent prices. Blended yarns are also available. They also sell Clover needles, thimbles and a selection of other accessories. The owner produces knitting patterns the old-fashioned way – by hand – and she’s happy to help you find something that’s appropriate to your skill level. Visit the Expression Yarn Studio website to learn more about this Englewood craft store.

Expression Yarn Studio
13 E. Ivy Lane
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 569-4111

Edgewater Marina Summer Events

The Summer Music Series begins at The Edgewater Marina on June 26th and runs till August 28th. Every Thursday night from 7pm – 8:30pm you'll enjoy an evening of fun and music. Bring your chairs or blankets and come out and enjoy!

Summer Volleyball at The Edgewater Marina begins on June 24th and runs till August 26th. Volleyball games for kids of all ages will be every Tuesday night from 6:30 – 8:30pm. Get out and enjoy a fun game of volleyball with your Edgewater neighbors!

For more information please got to the Edgewater website at or call 201-943-1700.

Ice Cream Charlie’s: Old Fashioned Desserts

Homemade frozen goodness is right around the corner, at Ice Cream Charlie’s. Located on Park Avenue just down the street from Lincoln Park, Ice Cream Charlie’s is the place to go to get the freshest and most flavorful ice cream, frozen yogurts and Italian ices. This is where you get the good stuff! The lines can get long but don’t worry because the friendly staff keeps everything moving briskly. The store will remind you of that old fashioned ice cream parlor of your dreams. There’s always a good selection of ice cream flavors, so you might just have a hard time choosing! Luckily, you can get a cone or cup to suit your appetite, be it a child’s size or a three-scoop large. Having a special occasion? Get a great ice cream cake!

Ice Cream Charlie’s
200 Park Avenue
Rutherford, NJ 07070
(201) 939-8133

Cake and Cone: Sweet Treats in East Rutherford

Whether you’re in the mood for a soft serve cone or a banana split, you’ll find it all at the Cake and Cone. Located on Patterson Avenue just off of Uhland Street, the Cake and Cone keeps it simple by serving outstanding classic and soft serve ice cream cones, sundaes and shakes. This is the perfect place to bring your family, friends or even a date!

There’s no seating, you just step up to the street-side counter and order. There are always plenty of delicious flavors, and lots of candy and other toppings. Get your ice cream in a cake cone, sugar cone or a sugar bowl. The sundaes are always big and loaded with tasty syrups and toppings. And if you’re celebrating a special occasion, you can order a personalized ice cream cake.

Cake and Cone
306 Paterson Avenue
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
(201) 933-2589

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

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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