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Current and Recent Events & Activities Near TCC Fairlawn
8th ANNUAL NW BERGEN HISTORY DAY! How Immigragion & the Railroad Shaped Our Towns
April 28, 2018: The towns in NW Bergen County were settled in the 18th century by immigrants from countries in Europe and Africa. Today, we have immigrants from all over the world. Come see how they impacted the towns where they settled and how they enrich us today. $15 day-of-event; $10 advance sale. Children under 12 are FREE & will receive a Special Fun Ticket! The Mahwah Museum, 201 Franklin Tpke., Mahwah. 10am-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
St. Patrick's Day Drop-In Storytime
March 17, 2018: Join us in celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Irish stories and a visit from Ridgewood Irish Dancers. Ridgewood Public Library 125 North Maple Ave., Ridgewood. 10:30-11am. Visit their website for more information.
Seasonal "Any Time" Activities Near TCC Fairlawn
Palisades Interstate Park: Palisades Boulder Field Trail
This Alpine NJ hike is a 'best hikes' with children! This awesome hike begins from the highest point of the NJ Palisades and steeply descends 530 feet to the Hudson River. Part of the trail is an obstacle course through a sea of boulders and part of it is a series of stone steps leading downward. Although the hike is challenging, it's well worth it for the views! Dawn-dusk Visit their website for more information.
The Hermitage Museum in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ
Open Wednesday-Sunday: The Hermitage, a National Historic Landmark and house museum, incorporates a stone house that was visited during the Revolutionary War by General George Washington. It was also the site of the marriage of Aaron Burr and Theodosia Prevost. Its picturesque Gothic Revival design dates to the 1847–48 renovation by the architect William H. Ranlett. Group tours are $7.00/person. 335 North Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus. Open Wednesday through Sunday with tours beginning at 1:15 pm. 2:15 pm and 3:15 pm. Visit their website for more information.
Open Year Round: Campbell-Christie House is a sandstone center-hall 4 room house with a full cellar and full garret/attic capped with a gambrel roof. The house was moved from New Milford to River Edge in 1977 onto Bergen County Historical Society land. The house is opened for special events by the Bergen County Historical Society (BCHS). 1201 Main St, River Edge. Visit their website for more information.
Archive of Some Past Events
A Taste of Our Town
February 26, 2018: Fair Lawn Chamber of Commerce presents a Celebration of Great Food! Sample offerings from Fair Lawn’s finest restaurants. Net proceeds to benefit Fair Lawn Department Health & Human Services Food Pantry. 6-8pm. Call for more info.
Back to Bach
January 21, 2018: At the Ridgewood Public Library student musicians will wow you with their musical talent and leave you wanting to learn more! 2-3pm. All ages welcome. 125 North Maple Ave., Ridgewood. Visit their website for more information.
Movie & Popcorn For the Troops
January 19, 2018: Celebrate National Popcorn Day with us with a viewing of Spider-man Homecoming (2017, PG-13, 2h 13m). The price of admission & snacks: ONE DVD donation for soldiers (DVDs4VETS). We will accept new or lightly used DVDs. No registration required. There will be a collection box at the door. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 3:30pm. Ridgewood Public Library 125 North Maple Ave., Ridgewood. Visit their website for more information.
Community Menorah Lighting
December 18, 2017 30 Kislev 5778: Everyone welcome to join the honorable Mayor John Cosgrove and Council members for the lighting of the menorah in front of Fair Lawn's Municipal Building, 8-01 Fair Lawn Ave. Fresh donuts, treats, music, and Chanukah gelt for all! 7:00 pm.
A Holiday Spectacular
December 1, 2017: The Fair Lawn Community Center presents “A Holiday Spectacular” by the North Jersey Concert Band! Please join us as we perform a variety of Christmas and Hanukkah selections from traditional to contemporary, classical to pop and music compilations from around the world. 8pm. All tickets: $10. Located at 10-10 20th St., Fair Lawn. Visit their website for more information.
Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo
November 17th - January 3: Take a winter stroll through the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo! There will be sparkling lights on over 50 winter and animal characters. Different themed activities featured each December weekend makes visiting extra exciting! Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Nov 17 – Dec 10; Every Night: Dec 11 – Jan 2, 2018. Closed: December 24 & 25. 5-9pm. Free Admission. Celebrate the season of giving by bringing donations of non-perishable food items, new toys, and gently used coats. Located at 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. Visit their website for more information.
Free Pool Party
November 11, 2017: At the Wykoff Family YMCA we’ve scheduled a blast for you and your family to make a splash! Check their website for times. 691 Wykoff Ave., Wykoff. Visit their website for more information.
7th Annual Holiday Marketplace
Nov 3rd & 4th: Kick off your holiday shopping at the Y’s annual marketplace. Over 40 vendors, free admission. All proceeds support Wyckoff Y Cares. Nov 3, 4-8pm; Nov 4, 9am-3pm. 691 Wykoff Ave., Wykoff. Visit their website for more information.
Monster Mash Family Event in Wykoff
October 24, 2017: The Wyckoff Family YMCA is holding a Monster Mash Family Event from 6:30-8:00 pm. Come in costume and enjoy a night of dancing, treats, games, and costume contests for the whole family. Admission is $25 per family. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit their website. Visit their website for more information.
October 15, 2017: The annual Fall Festival at Rutgers Gardens is a day for Children! Spend the afternoon outside discovering the Gardens on a scavenger hunt, visiting the animals, painting pumpkins, playing games and using natural materials from the gardens to create crafts from 12-4pm. Located at 112 Ryders Ln., New Brunswick, NJ. Visit their website for more information.
Harvest Festival & The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at The Lambert Castle
October 14, 2017: Usher in the Autumn with history, food, and fun fall activities on the lawn at Lambert Castle from 3-6pm! At 5:30 pm we'll read a version of Washington Irving’s classic story and sing some Halloween songs. You might even have a chance to meet the Headless Horseman in person! Bring your own blankets or lawn chairs. For children age 3-12 years. Presented with the Passaic County Historical Society. Donations always welcome! Located at 3 Valley Rd., Patterson. Visit their website for more information.
All Seasons Chambers Players Concert
October 8, November 5, December 10: Now in its 37th season, the All Seasons Chambers Players is a leading chamber music ensemble in the New York - New Jersey metropolitan area. The ensemble performs music from the baroque to contemporary periods in mixed ensembles using flute, violin, cello, harpsichord and piano. Oct 8, Nov 5, Dec 10th performance is a FRENCH CARNIVAL: Loeillet Sonata in B minor; Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals; Faure Fantasie for Flute; Franck Sonata for Violin and Piano in A minor. Meet-The-Artists Reception. Central Unitarian Church 156 Forest Ave., Paramus. 3:30-5pm. Visit their website for more information.
First Friday BoOonton Ghost Walk
October 6, 2017: The BoOonton Ghost Walk is more than just a ghost-tour! You will hear about forgotten history, Civil War lore, mysterious legends, and of course, ghostly tales! Take a 90 minute guided tour through Boonton's Main Street and surrounding area. Tickets will be available online or at the BMS office. 5-9pm Visit their website for more information.
Joey's Fund 3rd Annual Charity Car Show
September 23, 2017: This show will be featuring classic cars, a DJ, trophies for competitiors, door prizes, 50/50s and raffles for awesome gifts! Food trucks and vendors and fun games! All proceeds are donated to St. Joseph's Hospital to help families with children who have life threatening illnesses. St. Mary's Church 20 Legion Place, Closter 11am-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
Hackensack Movies Under the Stars
September 1, 2017: The city of Hackensack Dept of Cultural Affairs presents a free movie in Atlantic Street Park on Fridays until Sept 1st. To Kill a Mockingbird begins at 8pm. Warren and Atlantic, Hackensack. Visit their website for more information.
World Elephant Day at the Bergen County Zoo
August 12, 2017: Celebrate one of the world's most beloved and most endangered animals at the Bergen County Zoo's World Elephant Day! Bring your favorite toy elephant to the zoo for a full day of elephant fun. There will be keeper chats, story time, crafts & more! 216 Forest Ave Paramus 11am-3pm Visit their website for more information.
National Night Out & Family Fun Night
August 1, 2017: From 7-9pm at the Memorial Park/Pool.
Summer Concert Series in the Park
July 9, 2017: Jersey Sound - Oldies, Classic Rock, Motown, R&B, British Invasion & Pop! Bring your blanket or lawn chair! 8-10pm at the Memorial Park/Pool. In case of rain the concert will be held at Fair Lawn High School.
Father's Day Nature Walk
June 18, 2017: Celebrate Father’s Day with a guided walk outdoors. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or just hoping to spend some quality time with Dad, a family walk is the perfect activity to celebrate this special family day. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No strollers please. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. Members & Fathers: $3, Non-members: $6, Children 2 & under: Free. enafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave, Tenafly. 1-3pm. Visit their website for more information.
Summer Music Festival
June 9th-August 20th: Join us every Sunday for free concerts at Memorial Park! Now in its 57th year, this concert series runs every Sunday evening at 8pm from July 9th until August 20th. Bring your own outdoor chair, and plan on arriving early. Outdoor seating is first-come, first served. In case of inclement weather, this event will be held at Fair Lawn High School. Free Admission. Fair Lawn Memorial Park, 1st St. at Avenue of Heroes, Fair Lawn. 8pm. Visit their website for more information.
Go the Distance for Autism Cycling Event in Paramus
June 4, 2017: Go the Distance for Autism, North Jersey's largest charity cycling event. All Levels of Cycling Ability - The event is for all levels of cycling ability and provides a safe and family friendly atmosphere where individuals with autism can participate as equally as those without. With four scenic and fully supported routes to choose from - 3, 10, 25 and 62.5 miles – you’re sure to find a distance that’s right for you. - Family Fun Festival - After the ride, all participants are invited to a Family Fun Festival with food, music, games, inflatables, activities and more. Bring your friends and family to the festival – all are welcome! Go the Distance for Autism bands five northern New Jersey organizations together to raise funds for a common mission - to provide educational and treatment programs for children and adults with autism. Alpine Learning Group, The EPIC School, Garden Academy, Institute for Educational Achievement and REED Academy are working together to change the future for those who struggle with autism, spread much needed awareness, and directly impact the lives of children and their families living with autism every day. Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus. Visit their website for more information.
“Patience” presented by Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company
June 2, 2017: "Patience" or "Bunthorne's Bride", is a comic opera in two acts with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W.S. Gilbert. The opera is a satire on the aesthetic movement of the 1870s and '80s in England and, more broadly, on fads, superficiality, vanity, hypocrisy and pretentiousness; it also satirizes romantic love, rural simplicity and military bluster. George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation, 10-10 20th Street, Fair Lawn. 7:30pm. Visit their website for more information.
Farm Tour Hayrides in Medford
May 22, 2017: This farm experience is designed to invigorate your senses with the beauty of the fields in the springtime. Hayrides will tour the farm to view the farm activities, budding trees, and sprouting plants. Picking of spinach and radishes will be available depending on supply and spring weather. Cost is $4.50/per person. Johnson’s Corner Farm, 133 Church Rd., Medford. Through May 22, 2017 - Mon. - Fri. at 11:00, 12:00 and 1:00, Sat. and Sun. at 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Visit their website for more information.
May 20, 2017: Join Bergen County Parks and Hackensack Riverkeeper as we celebrate the beauty of our Earth, the importance of clean water, and a healthy environment at the 4th Annual Bergen County Parks EarthFest Overpeck. Check out Teaneck Creek's Table at the event and find other great 'green' resources. Free Admission. Overpeck County Park, 40 Fort Lee Rd., Leonia. Noon-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
19th Annual Buffalo Watch
May 13, 2017: 19th annual Buffalo Watch fundraiser benefits the local rescue squad in Readington. New vendors and entertainment always being added. Fun, affordable time for the entire family, right in the heart of Readington. Readington River Buffalo Farm, 937 County Road 523, Flemington. 9am-5pm. Visit their website for more information.
“Doubt: A Parable” presented by Skyline Theatre Company
May 5th-7th: A gripping story of suspicion cast on a priest’s behavior that is less about scandal than about fascinatingly nuanced questions of moral certainty. This psychological drama challenges audiences to consider whether or not a charismatic Catholic priest crosses the line with the school’s first African-American student. An eloquent and provocative investigation of truth and consequences. George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation, 10-10 20th Street, Fair Lawn. May 5-7, 2017 - Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM and Sunday matinee at 2:00 PM . Visit their website for more information.
Healthy Mind, Hopeful Future: Dinner and Fashion Show Benefit for West Bergen Mental Healthcare
April 25, 2017: The Allendale Woman's Club will be holding abenefit dinner and fashion show to benefit West Bergen Mental Healthcare. Tickets: $80 per person. 6:30 PM Cocktails and Basket Viewing, 8:00 PM Dinner and Fashion Show by Fig Leaf of Maywood. Seasons, 644 Pascack Road, Washington Township. Visit their website for more information.
2017 Tenafly Spring Street Fair
April 22nd-23rd: This popular Bergen County springtime tradition features hundreds of artists, crafters, vendors, food, family fun and more. The Tenafly Spring Street Fair is sponsored by the Tenafly Chamber of Commerce. The main fair staging area is on Piermont Road (between Hillside Avenue and County Road) in Tenafly. 11am-5pm. Visit their website for more information.
“13” presented by Old Library Theatre
April 20th-23rd: “13” is an original musical with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn. Following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, young Evan Goldman grapples with his parent’s divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school. George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation, 10-10 20th Street, Fair Lawn. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, April 20-23, 2017 at 7:00 PM and Sunday matinee at 2:00 PM. Visit their website for more information.
Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce Easter In the Park Celebration
April 15, 2017: This year's event will feature an Easter egg hunt, DJ music, art and painting, games, treats and of course an opportunity to meet with the Easter Bunny! Ridgewood shops and restaurants will also be be joining in on the fun. Memorial Park at Van Neste Square, East Ridgewood Avenue and Oak Street, Ridgewood. 11am-2pm. Visit their website for more information.
Handel’s Messiah Parts II and III
April 9, 2017: There’s no need to travel to New York City to enjoy a performance of George F. Handel’s Messiah (Parts II and III), a classical music high point of the Easter season. You can simply travel to West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood, where the Oratorio Choir and Orchestra (directed by Deborah Holden-Holloway) Part II focuses on the death and resurrection of Jesus, ending with the glorious “Hallelujah Chorus.” Part III features some of the most uplifting and triumphant music of the Messiah, including “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” “The Trumpet Shall Sound” and the culminating chorus, “Worthy is the Lamb.”. Tickets are not required, but early arrival is suggested. A free-will offering will be received. West Side Presbyterian Church, Varian Fry Way, 6 South Monroe Street in Ridgewood. 3pm Visit their website for more information.
Bergen County New Jersey Bridal Show at The Fiesta in Wood-Ridge
February 28, 2017: Bridal shows are full of door prizes, gifts, and discounts for everyone in attendance. Couples can even win a honeymoon! The Fiesta, 255 Route 17 South, Wood-Ridge. 7-10pm. Visit their website for more information.
“A Taste of Our Town” - Fair Lawn Chamber of Commerce presents a Celebration of Great Food
February 27, 2017: Sample offerings from Fair Lawn’s finest restaurants. Net proceeds to benefit Fair Lawn Department Health & Human Services Food Pantry. Reservations recommended. The Fair Lawn Community Center/George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation, 10-10 20th Street, Fair Lawn. 6-8pm. Visit their website for more information.
“Amadeus” presented by Old Library Theatre
February 24th-26th: This provocative work, by playwright Peter Shaffer, weaves this confrontation between mediocrity and genius into a tale of breathtaking dramatic power. On the one hand there is Antonio Salieri, an established composer in the court of the Austrian Emperor Josef. On the other, the greatest musical genius of all time: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a foul-mouthed, graceless oaf who has that which is beyond Salieri's envious grasp: Genius. The Fair Lawn Community Center/George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation, 10-10 20th Street, Fair Lawn. Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm. Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm. Visit their website for more information.
Adelphi Chamber Ensemble at the Mahwah Library
February 19, 2017: The Adelphi Chamber Orchestra is the oldest chamber orchestra in Bergen County and Northern New Jersey. It has lived up to its statement of purpose “to foster good music” from its first concert performed for the public on May 23, 1953. Members of the orchestra have formed an ensemble to perform chamber pieces for the public. The concert is FREE and no tickets are necessary. Seats are on a “first come” basis. Mahwah Public Library, 100 Ridge Road, Mahwah. 2-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
Dance Designs - Cabaret of Solos and Duets at the Fair Lawn Community Center/George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation
February 12, 2017: Dance Design Studios offers up their winter dance recital in a cabaret format for your enjoyment. The Fair Lawn Community Center/George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation, 10-10 20th Street, Fair Lawn. Visit their website for more information.
Tribute to Frank Sinatra with the Tony DeMeo Orchestra at the Mahwah Library
February 5, 2017: The Tony DeMeo Orchestra featuring Tony DeMeo is a 17-piece jazz Big Band dedicated to recreating the music of Frank Sinatra playing the music from the Great American Song Book. The sound they achieve is the result of the extraordinary musicians in the band and the great arrangements, many of which were arranged for Frank Sinatra when he performed with the Count Basie Orchestra. The concert is FREE and no tickets are necessary. Seats are on a “first come” basis. Mahwah Public Library, 100 Ridge Road, Mahwah. 2-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
Guided Walking Tours of the Meadowlands District
Feruary 5, 2017: The Bergen County Audubon Society offers year-round, free, guided nature walks on the 1st Sunday and 3rd Tuesday of each month. The family-friendly walks take place through the parks and natural areas of the Meadowlands District. Guides do bring spotting scopes, but you are also encouraged to bring your own binoculars to get an up-close look at the birds and wildlife. Dress according to the weather. This is a free activity. 1 De Korte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst, Bergen County. 10am-noon. Visit their website for more information.
Fair Lawn Rotary sponsored Geography Bee Finals
January 25, 2017: Rotary Club if Fair Lawn is teaming up with the Fair Lawn Middle Schools in bringing this exciting educational program to Fair Lawn! George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation, 10-10 20th St, Fair Lawn. 6:30pm. Visit their website for more information.
Old Library Theatre presents: The 6th Annual One Act Play Festival
January 20th-22nd: Come enjoy an evening or two of fine local acting talent. George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation, 10-10 20th St, Fair Lawn. Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm, Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm. Visit their website for more information.
“One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” in Fair Lawn, NJ
January 13th-15th: In this gripping classic of the 1960s, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" questions not only the definitions of mental illness and humane treatment, but the perennial theme of man vs. authority. Fair Lawn Community Center, 10-10 20th Street, Fair Lawn. Friday and Saturday, January 13th and 14th, 2017 at 8:00 pm, Sunday, January 15th, 2017 will be a matinee at 3:00 pm. Visit their website for more information.
with a Clinical Assessment
The Counseling Center at Fair Lawn is an outpatient treatment center for adults and adolescents. The Counseling Center is licensed by the State of New Jersey to provide a full spectrum of mental health and addiction services, for dual diagnosis, addiction, and co-occurring disorders associated with substance abuse.
Clinical mental health assessments, psychiatric evaluations, and individual, family and group psychotherapy are available for Adults & adolescents age 15 and older. Pharmacotherapy is available as appropriate.
Substance abuse treatment services include assessments, urine drug screening (UDS), psychiatric evaluations, adult Intensive Outpatient (IOP) groups, outpatient counseling, and adolescent individual & family counseling, as well as clinically appropriate pharmacotherapy.
Eligibility for all programs is based on a clinical assessment. Now offering Saturday assessments!