July 28 – Susan & Gerard’s Irish Band – Irish Music – At the Edgewater Marina

It's summer time, get on out the house and enjoy this wonderful band. Bring your lawn chairs, snacks, etc. It's time to mingle and have a great time and it's right next door so you can walk there.

Enjoy!

Go Nuts for the Nutella Flavor at Ice Cream by Mike

Whether you’re a fan of classic vanilla or you’re the type to go all out with a two-scoop hot fudge sundae, you’ll find all of your favorite ice cream creations at Ice Cream by Mike. Unlike many other ice cream shops, however, this Bergen County favorite makes all of its premium flavors using only all-natural ingredients, which makes you feel good about letting yourself indulge.

There are flavors like the popular Nutella, chocolate toasted almond, and classic strawberry made from fresh, local strawberries only when they’re in season, as well as a wide variety of other flavors that change from day to day. You can order your ice cream in a cup or a cone, or if you’re in the mood for something more elaborate, go for a sundae or a fresh-made chocolate malt.

While it may be a bit difficult to spot from the outside, Ice Cream by Mike is a locals-only favorite that you’ll be happy to stumble upon.

Ice Cream by Mike
163 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 343-4514
www.yelp.com/biz/ice-cream-by-mike-hackensack

Volleyball at the Marina

Looking to stay active for the remainder of the Summer? In case you forgot or didn't know, Edgewater runs Weekly Volleyball at the Edgewater Marina (directly next to our community), 989 River Road, Every Tuesday Night beginning through August 30. The volleyball games run from 6:30 – 8:30 PM and all are welcome. Good luck!

Step Back in Time With a Visit to the Steuben House

Let yourself be immersed in history, legend, and lore at the famous Steuben House, located right here in Bergen County. Built in 1752 in the mill settlement town of New Bridge, along the banks of the Hackensack River, the grand Steuben House stands as a national and local landmark, known to have played a critical role in the American Revolution.

Due to its key strategic location during the Revolutionary War, the Steuben House functioned as a fort, military headquarters, and an intelligence-gathering location. In 1780, George Washington himself used the Steuben House as headquarters, and the house is known to have survived more of the American Revolution than any other home in America. It is now preserved by the state of New Jersey and is open to the public.

Constructed of Bergen Dutch sandstone and filled with grand fireplaces, winding staircases, and hand-crafted details, the Steuben House is a sight to see both inside and out. Visit the website for the full history of the famous house, and plan your visit to this iconic and legendary home in New Bridge!

Steuben House
1209 Main St
River Edge, NJ 07661
(201) 487-1739
www.bergencountyhistory.org/Pages/steubenhsehistory.html

EDGEWATER SUMMER EVENTS AT THE MARINA (right next door)

11 Free Summer Concerts at the Edgewater Marina, 989 River Road, Every Thursday Night beginning Thursday June 30 through September 8, starting time 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

June 30 – The Rummies – Rock
July 7 – Alternative Groove Band – Classic Rock
July 14 – Danny Batch Band – Local Rock and Roll
July 21 – 8th Grade Science – Pop Classics
July 28 – Susan & Gerard’s Irish Band – Irish Music
August 4 – Lenny and the Shots – Classic Rock with Bag Pipes
August 11 – The Revivers – Oldie Classics with Frank, Dino and the Boys
August 18 – Jam Straight – Rock & Roll
August 25 – Johnny Cash Tribute Band
September 1 – Too Many Godz – Play Everything
September 8 – Rapid Descent – Play Everything

5 Free Monday Night Movies at the Edgewater Marina, 989 River Road, Every Monday Night in August beginning Monday August 1 through August 29, starting at 7:30 p.m.

August 1 – A Bug’s Life
August 8 – Norm of the North
August 15 – Daddy’s Home
August 22 – Shaun the Sheep
August 29 – Matilda

For concerts and movies, please remember to bring chairs and or blankets as well as refreshments, please remember to clean up and recycle, keep updated on cancelations and re-scheduled events by logging on to and sign up for swift reach notifications.

LEONIA SPORTS BOOSTERS ANNUAL CARNIVAL, AT LEONIA’S OVERPECK PARK (15 Minutes from Edgewater)

Leonia Sports Booster Club Carnival is a family event featuring a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Mon., July 4. Rides presented by Dreamland Amusements include the Dream Wheel, Dream Catcher, Himalaya, a carousel and many kiddie rides.

Ride wristbands are $25 Tuesday to Thursday and $30 Friday to Sunday and on July 4. Admission and parking are free. Call 1-866-666-FAIR (3247) for more information. Visit www.DreamlandAmusements.com for discount coupons on wristbands, family packs and food.

Leonia Sports Boosters is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to foster and support competitive sports interest among young Leonians of school age.

Look and Feel Your Best With a Visit to Beau Monde Salon & Spa

Whether you're looking for a flattering new haircut or a luxurious day of pampering at the spa, Beau Monde Salon & Spa can deliver. This Englewood salon is staffed by professionally trained stylists who have particular specialties in custom coloring. Schedule an appointment to add highlights or lowlights to your current color, or ask your stylist's advice in a pre-appointment consultation. Once you’ve settled on a cut and color you like, you can complete the look with a professional make-up application.

Popular body services at the spa include luxurious body scrubs that combine exfoliation and hydration, which together leave your skin feeling soft, smooth, and refreshed. You can choose among half a dozen different types of facials, depending on whether your skin care priorities include reducing fine lines, blemish control, oil control, and more. Massages, manicures, and waxing services round out the traditional spa offerings.

Beau Monde Salon & Spa
280 Grand Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 568-6898
www.salonbeaumonde.net
www.yelp.com/biz/beau-monde-salon-and-spa-englewood

Explore 146 Acres of Outdoor Space at the Van Saun County Park

Need a place to unwind and escape the rigors of everyday life? Head to Van Saun County Park in Paramus! The park spans 146 acres and is popular among residents of all ages.

Van Saun County Park is well liked among families with young children due to an oversized playground and convenient location. There’s a kid-friendly train ride and ponies for riding, as well as a carousel. One of the park's most popular attractions, however, is the Bergen County Zoological Park, which hosts a small collection of animals on display. There’s a small entry fee for the zoo and some of the other activities, but there are also traditional free activities, like hiking and fishing. The park also offers complimentary use of public barbecue grills and picnic tables.

Van Saun County Park is open every day until 4 p.m., and activities rotate based on weather (go sledding in the winter months!). If you’re a Bergen County resident, some activity fees are discounted.

Van Saun County Park
216 Forest Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 261-7312
www.co.bergen.nj.us/index.aspx?NID=852

Johnson Public Library: Escape Into a World of Books

If you consider reading to be one of your favorite pastimes, you’ll love spending the day wandering through the stacks at the Johnson Public Library. This Hackensack public library is home to thousands of books, as well as e-books that you can read on your e-reader or tablet. This inventory includes everything from children’s books to fiction and non-fiction, as well as classic works of literature, periodicals, and research guides. The local history and government information section provides information about New Jersey’s fascinating history, and there is also a full computer lab for visitors to use for research or recreational purposes.

If you want to get more involved in the community, the Johnson Public Library also offers a number of classes, language lessons, and book clubs for adults and children of all ages. Stop by to check out a new book or bring the kids to Friday Afternoon at the Movies and see what the library is all about!

Johnson Public Library
274 Main St
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 343-4169
www.johnsonlib.org

The Gym: A Fitness Facility Replete With Posh Amenities

Yelp reviewers are raving about The Gym, calling it "aesthetically pleasing," "spotlessly clean," "hands down the best gym you will find," and simply "astounding." Indeed, there's a lot to like at this popular Englewood fitness center, which claims to combine cutting-edge fitness services with the care and attention of a luxury hotel. What this means in practice is that you'll be able to spend an hour in the weight room with your personal trainer and then relax in the sauna or on a massage table to release any remaining muscular tension. You might attend a lively Zumba or spinning class to get your heart pumping, and then rely on the full-service locker room to provide fresh, plush towels and salon-quality shampoo and conditioner.

On-site services also include complimentary childcare, nutritional counseling, an internet cafe, and physical therapy room, so no matter what you need, chances are that The Gym has it covered.

The Gym
20 Nordhoff Place
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 567-9399
www.gettothegym.com
www.yelp.com/biz/the-gym-englewood

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