Local families got into the Halloween spirit for a good cause this past Saturday, October 20 at the Fifth Annual 3k Spooky Stroll hosted by City Place. More than 700 registrants raised $1,900+ for the Holy Rosary Food Pantry in Edgewater along with countless non-perishable food items to stock the pantry for the fall/winter season. The event was sponsored by the Edgewater Education Association (EEA) and featured a DJ, face painting, trick-or-treating with the City Place retailers, exciting prizes, and more!

“The Edgewater Education Association is passionate about helping our neighbors in the community of Edgewater. To that end, we have run and funded the yearly EEA Spooky Stroll since 2014. This year we raised over $1900.00 for the Holy Rosary Food Pantry, and we have cumulatively raised over $8000.00,” shared Jennifer Barry, chairperson of the EEA Spooky Stroll. “It is so important that we all come together to help our neighbors in need. The EEA would not be able to run this event without the support of our local businesses and community groups. We are immensely thankful for their donations and participation on the day of the event.”

Walkers were welcomed back to the promenade after their stroll along the river with a live DJ set featuring spooky Halloween hits and special treats from the City Place retailers. All participants were entered into the raffle to win exciting prizes like 10-trip tickets from NY Waterway and gift cards from retailers including Carter’s, Charming Charlie, Cookie Cutters, Bareburger, Fleming’s Steakhouse, Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, and Izzy’s.

Port Imperial Food Truck Fest is ON!


Saturday, November 3rd from Noon to 6 PM


Port Imperial Food Truck Fest is Back On! Come and celebrate the spooky season with over 20 Food Trucks, Music, Kids Rides, Face Painting, Games and More!
Admission is $5
Kids under 12 are Free
Where: The parking lot next to the Port Imperial Ferry Terminal
When: 12-6pm
Beer and Wine Garden (CASH ONLY)
20+ Food Vendors (Accept cash and card)
Views of the Water
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly

Food Vendors:
Carnivale Donut Bar
Chavas Empanadas
Carnival concessions
Delicious Kettle Corn
Waffle It
Little Sicilian Rice Balls
Taste of Poland
Angry Archies Seafood
House of Cupcakes
Venti Sandwiches
No Forks Given
Pizza Vita
Koro Koro
and more to come! Look out for more additions soon!

EEA Spooky Stroll


Saturday, October 20th

A fundraiser for the Edgewater Food Pantry

The fifth annual 3K Spooky Stroll will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 (with a rain date of October 27). This event, sponsored by the Edgewater Education Association, will benefit the Holy Rosary Food Pantry.

If you are interested in a healthy, helpful, and fun way to spend a Saturday with your child/children, we ask that you buy tickets as soon as possible. Please note that this event is open to the entire Edgewater community. Costumes are encouraged! Children under 12 MUST be accompanied by an adult. Prizes, face painting, and a DJ are some of the additional fun activities of the day!


Hike Huyler’s Landing

HuylersSaturday, October 13: “Huyler’s Landing”

Meet 10 AM at the Kearney House at Alpine Picnic Area & Boat Basin (click here for detailed directions). About 5 mi., 3.5 hrs., moderateBring lunch. For more information: 201-769-1360 ext. 108.

Eric Nelsen, a historical interpreter who will lead this hike, calls it “the quintessential Palisades history hike.” The 5-mile route, which meets at 10 AM at the Kearney House and is rated moderate by the hike leader, will introduce hikers to the thriving riverfront communities that once occupied the park’s shoreline, and then take them to the summit on a trail used by Revolutionary War soldiers. Along the summit, the group will visit some of the imposing foundation ruins of grand cliff-top manors of the Gilded Age. The hike will return to the Kearney House with a descent down the old Closter Dock Road, upon which farmers of Bergen County once sent wagon loads of goods to the river. Hikers should bring lunch with them to eat on the hike, and can expect to return to the starting point by around 1:30 PM.

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

Harvest Moon Beach Fire


On Sunday evening, September 23, the staff of the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey will invite the public to join them at a riverside fire on one of the park’s old bathing beaches on the Hudson. The fire will take place in front of Alpine Pavilion at Alpine Picnic Area and Boat Basin from 6 to 9 PM. All are welcome to come to the informal program, and to bring a chair or blanket to sit on — and some refreshments to enjoy. Guitars or other instruments are also welcome.

The fire will be too large and hot for cooking marshmallows, but a second, smaller fire will be set up for that purpose.

Algonquin Indians and American colonists called the full moon closest to the Autumnal equinox the “Harvest Moon” because it occurs near the peak of the harvest, allowing farmers to work into the night by the light of the moon. Corn, squash, such as pumpkins, and beans — the “three sisters” of the Native American harvest — are ready for gathering around this time. The full moon should be visible by a little before 7 o’clock as it rises above the hills across the river at Yonkers. High tide will occur near the time the program ends — and will help the staff to safely clean the remains of the fire from the riverbank.

The area is accessible from the park’s Alpine entrance at Alpine Approach Road, off U.S. Route 9W about half a mile north of Closter Dock Road, or from the Palisades Interstate Parkway at Exit 2. (Click here for detailed directions.) A flashlight is recommended for the walk from the parking area to the beach and back (about 200 yards each way). Restrooms are available near the site of the fire. For additional information about the program, or to confirm if weather seems questionable, visitors can call 201-768-1360 ext. 108.

Woofstock 2018


Saturday, September 8th from staring at 11 am

Bring your furry friends and make some new ones at WOOFSTOCK 2018!

Enjoy a dog-filled day at City Place on the Promenade, benefiting these local animal rescues:
Bergen County Protect & Rescue Foundation (will have dogs available for adoption)
C.L.A.W.S. Closter Animal Welfare Society (will have cats available for adoption)
Save The Animals Rescue Team, II – START II


11am: WOOFSTOCK begins w/ live DJ and vendors

11am-3:50pm: Enter FREE raffle for a chance to win awesome pet-friendly prizes and more!

11am-4pm: Ambience Boutique presents Swag to the Bone, a trunk show featuring fashions for puppy lovers by n:Philanthropy and DL1961 with yummy refreshments and professional pet portraits by Anya Obolonskaya for only $10 each.

3pm: Puparazzi Pooch Parade – Watch as Bergen County’s most fashionable pups strut their stuff on the red carpet. All dogs are encouraged to join in on the fun!

3:50pm: Raffle winners announced

WOOFSTOCK 2018 participants include:

Brett Shelby Dog Training

Edgewater Borough Pet Registry

Fort Lee Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Services


Miss Molly’s Lap Of Luxury Grooming Salon

Pet Health

Pet Valu – US

Animal General

River Pet Resort and Rehab

All ages and breeds are welcome at WOOFSTOCK. Free covered parking is available on-site. The event takes place on the River Road side of the promenade near Chipotle and Pier 1 Imports.

In the event of rain, WOOFSTOCK will be held on September 15

For event inquiries, email prteam@galebranding.com.

Hudson River Barn Dance

2018-08-21_10-57-32On Sunday afternoon, September 30, 2018, the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey will again welcome dance caller Dave Harvey and the Backyard Boys, a live acoustic band, for an open barn dance. The dance will be held at the Alpine Pavilion at Alpine Picnic Area and Boat Basin from 2 to 4 PM. All ages are welcome to give it a try, and no reservations, experience, or dance partners are needed to participate. Admission to the program is free.

At the foot of the Palisades alongside the Hudson River, the open-air, covered pavilion provides a beautiful afternoon setting for the program. Built in 1934, a new hardwood floor on which the dance will be held complements its native stone and timber construction. $2 hot dogs will be on sale while they last.

Dave Harvey, founder of New York City Barn Dance, will call the afternoon dance, offering simple and engaging instruction. Harvey will be accompanied by the Backyard Boys band. “Dave is an amazing teacher. He has a way of getting everyone out there having fun,” Eric Nelsen, a historical interpreter at the park who is coordinating the program, noted.

Because the pavilion is covered the dance will be held rain or shine. The area is accessible to cars and cyclists from the park’s Alpine entrance at Alpine Approach Road, off U.S. Route 9W about half a mile north of Closter Dock Road, or to cars only from the Palisades Interstate Parkway at Exit 2. (Click here for detailed directions.) For additional information about the program, visitors can call 201-768-1360 ext. 108.