2018 Bergen County Artists with Disabilities Art Exhibit

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Saturday, February 24th from 9 AM – 4:30 PM – FREE

Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco III  The Board of Chosen Freeholders The Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs The Division of Disability Services present the 2018 Artists with Disabilities Art Exhibition. Including artwork from Bergen organizations: The Arc of Bergen and Passaic County, Life Opportunities Unlimited, Spectrum for Living. Mediums include acrylic paintings, photography and collage.

Bergen County Administration Bldg, Multi-Purpose R
One Bergen County Plaza, 1st Fl
Hackensack, NJ 07601

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WEEHAWKEN WATERFRONT THRIVING AS THE DESTINATION OF CHOICE FOR SOHPHISTICATED CONDOMINIUM LIVING

Photographer - CreatorWEEHAWKEN, NJ: Twice labeled the “hottest real estate market in New Jersey” in 2017 for its precipitous rise in home values, the 1.4 square-mile township of Weehawken just opposite midtown Manhattan on the Hudson River waterfront continues to differentiate itself from neighboring Gold Coast locations like Hoboken, Jersey City and Edgewater.  Benefitting from a low-density approach to development, significant open space and dramatic view corridors, the Weehawken waterfront provides a quieter, more suburban residential setting than its urban counterparts – all while still offering commuter convenience to New York City.

And the news keeps getting better.  The Township recently declared a major property tax reduction from 2.23% to 1.49% — making it one of the lowest property tax rates in Hudson County.  In addition, public officials announced a major expansion of the waterfront’s already-impressive recreational amenities will commence this summer, with a host of new offerings on the way.

The meaningful community improvements underscore Weehawken’s position as the most desirable residential destination along the New Jersey Gold Coast, an assertion further supported by the progress and success of its two signature new condominium developments, 1200 Avenue at Port Imperial and Henley on Hudson. Developed by Lennar, the communities deliver a modern living experience that fully complement their unapparelled setting. Continue reading

SUBTLE YET STRIKING DESIGN

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It’s the simplest design that’s often the most sophisticated. A subtly curved vase, filled with a single flower. A delicately-proportioned daybed fit for luxe lounging. Thoughtful technology that’s easy on the eyes and equally easy to use. When united by a strong overall vision, these streamlined elements can create some of the most comforting, serene, and striking interiors out there. One thing we know for certain when it comes to the items and ideas that fill our home — a little restraint goes a long way! So, here we celebrate understated pieces that don’t need to shout to make an impact. Show us a space with a tightly-controlled color palette and well-chosen, subtle, and juxtaposed furnishings and we’ll show you a room that swoons.

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Verismo Opera Opens 2018 Bring the Family to the Opera in March

turandot_verismo83act3The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), resumes in March the Bring the Family to the Opera initiative.  This well-received program introduces children and the extended family to live, fully staged performances of grand opera, as the composer intended.

On March 8, 9, and 10, the program’s 40% off special ticket rate on $55 and $45 tickets with promotion code (TURANDOT) goes on sale to see Giacomo Puccini’s spectacular work, Turandot.  The opera performs on April 22, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at bergenPAC, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street, in Englewood, New Jersey.  Continue reading

Play City is Turning One!

https3a2f2fcdn-evbuc-com2fimages2f406711622f2399261252192f12foriginalWednesday, March 28, 2018 from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT

Play City is turning one, everyone is invited to attend our birthday party! An indoor playground for kids mainly in the single digits, 1-9 but there is play space for children under 1 and our equipment is fun for children through the age of 11. It will be held on Wednesday, 2/28 – which is the actual day that they opened last year. If you have never been or if you enjoyed your visit last time, come back and wish Play CIty a Happy Birthday! Please RSVP

Play City

4918 Park Avenue, Weehawken

9 Fort Lee Restaurants Perfect for Valentine’s Day

ft-lee-valentinesdayFrom casual cafes to fine dining, Fort Lee’s international culinary scene is sure to delight on any date.

It’s February and romance is in Fort Lee. If you haven’t already made plans for Valentine’s Day, you’re behind. Don’t worry though, we’re here to help. We’ve listed some great local eateries—from casual to formal—that are perfect spots to spend time with your sweetheart. Whether you’re looking to celebrate casually or really spoil your significant other, these restaurants are sure to leave a lasting Valentine’s Day impression on you and your special someone.

Parisienne Bakery and Cafe 250 Main St, (201) 592-8878
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Stop by this French-inspired Japanese bakery and treat your date to freshly baked artisanal breads, pastries, desserts and more. Sweet-toothed sweethearts will be delighted to try flaky cream puff pastries, green tea cakes and chocolate mochi donut rings—all of which pair well with a hot coffee or espresso. For the savory minded, the bakery and cafe also serves finger foods like gyoza dumplings, pork buns and a selection of sandwiches. The bakery is perfect for a quick and casual daytime date on Main Street.

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Worm Moon Hike

cliffhangersmilesbigthumbOn Thursday evening, March 1, Christina Fehre will lead a night hike through the trails at the State Line Lookout area. Hikers should plan to meet at the Lookout, accessible from the northbound Palisades Interstate Parkway at Exit 3 (U-Turn available for southbound travelers — click here for detailed directions), at 7 PM. Hikers should bring flashlights with them. The route will traverse about 3 miles in about 1.5 hours, over moderate hiking trails.

The March full moon is known as the “Worm Moon,” an Algonquin Indian name given it because, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, “At the time of this Moon, the ground begins to soften enough for earthworm casts to reappear, inviting the return of robins and migrating birds. … Roots start to push their way up through the soil, and the Earth experiences a re-birth as it awakens from its winter slumber…”

For more information about this hike, please call 201-615-9226.

FALL IN LOVE AT ONE PARK CONDOS IN CLIFFSIDE PARK WITH VALENTINE’S SPECIAL PRICING INCENTIVE

One Park Exterior East.2MBSophisticated homebuyers have yet another reason to “Come Fall In Love” with the luxury homes at One Park in Cliffside Park this February.

Developer DMG Investments has introduced a limited-time incentive which provides special pricing on select one, two, three, and four bedroom condominium at the upscale 14-story Bergen County building.  In honor of Valentine’s Day and available throughout the month, the sweetheart of a deal is a rare opportunity when purchasing at one of the New Jersey Gold Coast’s hottest new residential addresses.  Homes offered in the incentive range from 752 square feet to a sprawling 1,632 square feet.  Each residence includes a private outdoor balcony.

“One Park has been admired by homebuyers from both sides of the Hudson River for a high level of elegance that extends from its lavish homes and notable glass curtain exterior to its world-class amenities and incredible New York City views,” says Stella Liu, Marketing Director for DMG Investments.  “We’re now providing a chance to turn that affection into reality with month-long special pricing that’s sure to capture the attention of interested prospects.”

For additional information on the special incentive and applicable homes, please contact the Sales Gallery at 201-633-7600. Continue reading

THE BEST GIFTS AND IDEAS FOR A ROMANTIC VALENTINE’S DAY

The right gift for your beloved is a choice that should come from the heart—but that doesn’t mean a little research can’t help. The following picks are the result of more than 100 hours of research performed by some two dozen testers tasked with finding the best items to help you plan your next romantic occasion (even if you secretly hoard all of the chocolate for yourself).

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CHOCOLATE BOX

RECCHIUTI CONFECTIONS BLACK BOX

The Black Box offers just the right balance of understated and seductive, and the chocolates inside are sure to excite the most jaded palate.

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Hartz Mountain Industries and Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli Officially Open The Harper at Harmon Meadow Rental Community

Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting Launches New 469-Unit Community Amidst Shopping, Dining, Entertainment and Public Transportation

SECAUCUS, NJ, – Secaucus, NJ’s Harmon Meadow took another step towards cementing its status as Hudson County’s premier live, work, play destination with the launch of The Harper at Harmon Meadow, a new luxury rental community rising within this well-known shopping, dining and entertainment complex.

Principals from Hartz Mountain Industries recently welcomed Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli and fellow municipal officials to celebrate the grand opening of the upscale 469-home community.  The Harper features oversized studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, as well as a full suite of resort-inspired indoor and outdoor amenities.

Leasing for The Harper has commenced from an on-site leasing center with fully-furnished model apartments and completed amenities.  Homes are currently priced from $1,780 a month and are available for immediate occupancy.

Designed to provide residents with a vibrant, commuter-friendly lifestyle, The Harper is comprised of three mid-rise residential buildings ideally situated just off Route 3 and less than three miles from the Lincoln Tunnel.  Continue reading