Celebrate Fall With Oktoberfest at The Community Chest


Worth the short trip to Englewood

This fall, join The Community Chest for an evening of fun at the third annual Oktoberfest at The Community Chest on Thursday, October 18.  This special event will be held at the Englewood Field Club, located at 341 Engle Street in Englewood, New Jersey, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Admission to Oktoberfest at The Community Chest is $100 per ticket, and millennials (ages 21 to 30) are admitted for $40 a ticket.  Group rates for ten tickets are also available for $800.  Each ticket purchase includes a great selection of craft beers sponsored by The Alementary Brewing Co., a light dinner and delicious fare prepared in Bavarian style.  A live auction offers culinary and other opportunities, a raffle, and prizes.  This year, a wine pull is a new addition to the Oktoberfest.  Everyone who purchases a wine pull ticket will win a bottle of wine.

The event introduces the nonprofit organization’s launch of its 2018-2019 Annual Campaign.  The funds raised support area nonprofit organizations addressing a range of issues, including health and mental health, hunger, arts programming, the environment, and volunteerism.  These organizations provide social, cultural, recreational, and educational services to local residents in need of all ages hailing from eastern Bergen County. Continue reading

Join The Community Chest for Martinis and Meatballs

foodiesfeed.com_spaghetti-with-meatballs-and-cheese copyThe Community Chest invites the public to attend the Martinis and Meatballs Special on Wednesday, July 26. The fun takes place at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, located at 10 Sterling Blvd. in Englewood, New Jersey.

Throughout the day, 20% of tracked dine-in lunch or dinner and carry out sales are donated to The Chest.  Patrons tell the server they are attending to support The Chest.  The restaurant opens from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

During Happy Hour, bring friends, make new ones, and network.  The fun starts at 5:00 p.m.  Enjoy meatballs free-of-charge and martinis for $6.00.  The proceeds help The Chest to meet the pressing issues of people in need in the area.  For further information about the event or to register, contact The Chest’s host, Helen Garcia, at Helen.Garciahh@gmail.com. Continue reading

Sarah Chang comes to Bergen PAC

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Recognized as one of the foremost violinists of our time, Sarah Chang has performed with the most esteemed orchestras, conductors, and accompanists in an international career spanning more than two decades. Since her debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of eight, Ms. Chang has continued to impress audiences with her technical virtuosity and refined emotional depth.

In 2006, Ms. Chang was listed in the 20 Top Women in Newsweek Magazine’s “Women and Leadership,” and in 2008, Ms. Chang was named a Young Global Leader for 2008 by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

In 2012, Sarah Chang received the Harvard University Leadership Award, and in 2005, Yale University dedicated a chair in Sprague Hall in her name. In 2004, Ms. Chang carried the Olympic Torch in New York for the Olympic games, became the youngest person ever to receive the Hollywood Bowl’s Hall of Fame award, and was awarded Internazionale Accademia Musicale Chigiana Prize in Sienna, Italy.

Other previous distinctions include the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Gramophone’s “Young Artist of the Year” award, Germany’s “Echo” Schallplattenpreis, “Newcomer of the Year” honors at the International Classical Music Awards in London, and Korea’s “Nan Pa” award.  In 2011, Ms. Chang was named an official Artistic Ambassador by the United States Department of State.



Sunday, February 12th at 1PM & 4 PM at the Bergen Performing Arts Center

Sing along with the Disney movie Frozen and join Elsa and Anna who will lead the audience in the sing-a-long movie. The show entails a full screening of the movie with lyrics on screen. Remember to dress up as your favorite character and be a snow queen, Sven the reindeer or Olaf, the coolest snowman ever and take pictures with Elsa and Anna before or after the show!


Northern NJ Community Foundation Celebrates Community Foundation Week

laundry-detergent-collection-croppedFrom November 12-18, 2016, the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) joined more than 780 community foundations across the United States celebrating Community Foundation Week.  For more than 25 years, the effort created in 1989 by former president George H.W. Bush has raised awareness about the important role these philanthropic organizations are involved with fostering local collaboration and innovation to address persistent civic and economic challenges.

During the year, the NNJCF, the only community foundation based in Bergen County focusing on this region, identified key issues such as hunger and homeless veterans in Bergen County that the public could be involved with through its community engagement program.  For Community Foundation Week, the NNJCF addressed the concern of increasing homelessness among families in the county.  Over the past weeks, the NNJCF undertook a collection of laundry detergent, a necessity for families that is not covered by food stamps. Continue reading



November 17, 2016 @ 8:00 pm Bergen Performing Arts Center


Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone – Universally regarded as one of Rock and Roll’s finest and most versatile entertainers, Peter Noone is second to none! Star of stage, screen and record, Noone’s performances are the stuff of legend, deftly delivering a broad palette of music, all gems that, through his voice, defined a generation. Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone is a must-see concert experience ideal for Fairs, Festivals, Casinos, Performing Arts Centers, Symphony Halls and Private Events. Rock’s premiere raconteur packs plenty of puns but pulls no punches with his music. Peter Noone is the real deal. Over 60 million records sold!

The Buckinghams – For the past two and a half decades, The Buckinghams have successfully toured the nation with their signature pop music featuring founding members Carl Giammarese (lead vocals) and Nick Fortuna (bass and vocals). Their show is filled with harmony, spontaneity, humor, and a musical strength that appeals to not only their loyal fans, but forges new links with younger generations as well. The Buckinghams deliver a spectacular live show that includes their Billboard Top 40 hits, and a mix of audience’s sizzling favorites from the pop & rock charts of the 1960’s and early 1970’s

Around Bergen County: The M at Englewood South Now More than 70% Sold

the-m-at-englewood-south-exterior-2mbEvery now and then, Gold Coast North likes to look north into the further reaches of Bergen County. Today, we cast our eyes on The M at Englewood South.

More than 70% of the 125 upscale condominium homes at The M at Englewood South are now sold, according to The Marketing Directors, the community’s exclusive marketing and leasing agent.

The sales milestone was recently reached due to the large number of former renters, single-professionals and young couples rushing to take advantage of incredible pricing and limited-time incentives and financing programs that not only create unmatched value in the Bergen County market, but also make homeownership at The M at Englewood South affordable to many first-time homebuyers seeking upscale condominiums and an ultra-convenient lifestyle.

Among the popular savings program available are $10,000 off the price of a one-bedroom home and $20,000 off the price of a two-bedroom condominium.  The community also offers an innovative 97% financing plan that creates a down payment as low as $9,000.   Residences at The M are priced from the low $300,000s.

“First-time homebuyers have a specific list of priorities for their new home purchase and The M at Englewood South fulfills many of those desires,” says Ellie Kim, Sales Representative for the Marketing Directors.

“Our location, minutes from the George Washington Bridge, provides easy access to Manhattan and we’re surrounded by a wealth of everyday conveniences, shops and restaurants right here in Englewood.  The community itself offers spacious homes with a wide array of high-end finishes and appointments and desired on-site amenities.  Of course topping the list is value, and our combination of competitive pricing and special incentives makes The M one of the best deals around.” Continue reading