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Tenefly Recreation Center Provides Community Members Year-Round Actvities

by Tami Rapaport’s Team

Sports enthusiasts living in and around Tenafly should be aware of the many resources and opportunities available through the Tenafly Recreation Center. Area residents of all ages can benefit from the fitness and organized sports programs that are put together by Tenafly Recreation. Located on Riveredge Road, the Tenafly Recreation Center offers facilities for a variety of sporting activities. The Roosevelt Commons area around the recreation center includes 10 acres of walking paths, tennis courts, a skate park, and a pond. Tenafly residents can enjoy many activities and services through visiting this area landmark.

Athletic events organized at the Tenafly Recreation Center include football, basketball, girls' softball, and wrestling leagues that allow youngsters to not only get exercise, but also socialize with their peers. The recreation center also offers the Smart Start program, which assists in early childhood development by arranging sporting activities for young children. Summer camps are arranged that last six weeks and provide kids with memorable summertime fun out in their community. The skate park at Roosevelt Commons is open to in-line skaters and skateboarders of all ages, and the nine tennis courts available on the grounds provide adults and children alike the opportunity to engage in some stimulating, competitive athletic activity.

Those who are interested in getting to know more about the resources available at the Tenafly Recreation Center can call for more information on all of the available programs. Also, area residents can attend the board meetings for the recreation center if they wish to get involved. Board meetings are held on the second Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m.

Farmer's Markets Provide Bergen County with Fresh Options

by Tami Rapaport’s Team

Bergen County is home to nearly a dozen seasonal farmers’ markets.  Teaneck’s Farmers’ Market runs from the beginning of June through the end of October, and features farm fresh fruits and vegetables, locally grown herbs, artisan cheeses, gourmet nuts, freshly squeezed lemonade, olives, pickles, marinated peppers, honey, and a variety of fresh baked goods and frozen entrees. The market is located behind the Wells Fargo Bank on Beverly Road from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays.

The Oakland Farmers’ Market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from June 1 to the end of October. Located in the Municipal Parking Lot next to the library, the market features locally grown produce, kids’ activities, live music, fresh baked goods, grass-fed meats, juices, gourmet marinades and sauces, soups, handmade soaps, crafts, and work from local artists. Dogs are not allowed. Additional farmers’ markets are held throughout the county every day of the week from June through October.

The Englewood Farmers’ Market is open Fridays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Depot Square Park at the intersection of North Van Brunt St. and Demarest Ave. The Hasbrouck Heights Farmers’ Market takes place on Tuesdays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the corner of Central Avenue and The Boulevard. On Wednesdays from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., vendors sell eggs, fresh produce, locally raised meats, goat cheeses, Greek items, fresh-made guacamole, Russian entrees, pickles, honey, and more at the Paramus Farmers’ Market.

The River Vale Farmers’ Market is held on Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., June 20th through late October. The market is located on the Town Hall complex next to the tennis courts, and features a variety of international cuisine, free-range eggs, hormone-free meats, organic coffees, gluten-free foods, fresh spices, frozen Maryland crab cakes, hand-made soaps, and more. The Fort Lee Farmers’ Market operates on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. from the end of June to Thanksgiving. The market is located in the plaza area of the Jack Alter Fort Lee Community Center. Ridgewood’s Farmers’ Market is also held on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Garber Square. The Rutherford Farmers’ Market takes place twice a week: on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Both markets are held at Williams Plaza between Spring Dell and Glen Road.

While most of Bergen County’s farmers’ markets run from early summer to mid-fall, the Ramsey Winter Farmers’ Market runs from December through March. Open Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the winter market is a great place to pick up locally produced winter treats, including seasonal produce, baked goods, and yak and llama wear. Ramsey also runs an outdoor farmers’ market at the train station from late June through Thanksgiving. For more information about the outdoor market, click here.

WIC and Senior FMNP vouchers are accepted at most of the county’s markets. For additional information, visit the State of New Jersey’s Department of Agriculture.

Summer Concert Series Enliven Tenefly Parks

by Tami Rapaport’s Team

Tenefly’s Summer Concert Series begins Thursday, July 11th. Every Tuesday and Thursday during July and August, visitors and residents can bring lawn chairs and park blankets to set up on the beautiful grounds of two of Tenefly’s most popular parks.

Tuesday’s concerts will be held at 7 p.m. at Huyler Park. Located in downtown Tenafly next to the town’s historic railroad station, Huyler Park commonly hosts community events, including the annual Memorial Day ceremonies. This year’s Huyler Park concerts will include golden oldies from In Harmony (July 16) and Reminisce (August 20), big band music from the James Dean Orchestra (July 30) and the Jazz Lobsters (August 27), and Woodstock-era tunes from Yasgur’s Farm (August 6). The Jersey Girls (July 23) and the SaRon Crenshaw Bend (August 13) also will be playing. On rainy days, the Huyler Park concerts will be held at Clinton Inn.

Thursday’s concerts will start at 7 p.m. in Davis-Johnson Park. The beautiful, 7+-acre park features a redesigned rose garden, a greenhouse, a gazebo, a brick patio, walking paths, and landscaped flowerbeds. In addition to hosting annual community events such as the Summer Concert Series, the park is often used for wedding ceremonies. This year’s Davis-Johnson Park concerts will include Piano Virtuoso Michael Fennelly (July 11), the Alacorde Piano Trio (July 25), the Manhattan Brass Quintet (August 8), Gay Willis & Friends (July 18), and Ron Jacobowitz (August 1). On August 5, Megan Weston will sing opera soprano, and, on August 22, Mark McVey will bring the sounds of Broadway to Tenefly’s residents. On rainy days, the Davis-Johnson Park concerts will be held in the air-conditioned Garden Room.

For more information about the Tenefly Summer Concert Series, click here.

Tenefly Independence Day Celebration

by Tami Rapaport’s Team

It’s that time of the year again: Summer! And that means barbeques, picnics, swimming, vacations, and – of course – Fourth of July celebrations!

Most of us fondly remember the Fourth of Julys of our past. Memories of sparklers, fireworks stands, family get-togethers, and breath-taking fireworks displays are shared and passed down through the generations. In cities across the country, local Independence Day festivals and fireworks displays link neighbors and residents together, in a shared celebration of our nation’s rich history and national pride. Tenefly, New Jersey is no different.

Each year, Tenefly’s residents eagerly await the city’s Independence Day Celebration, which features live music, fun, food, and awe-inspiring fireworks displays sponsored by local groups and businesses.

This year, Tenefly’s Fourth-of-July city celebration will take place over the course of two days: On Wednesday the 3rd, residents can watch the mesmerizing aerial fireworks display starting at 9 p.m. behind the Tenafly High School. Continuous fireworks in a variety of shapes will light up the sky in green, blue, yellow, gold, red, and purple to the crowd’s chorus of “oohs!” and “aahs!” Live entertainment by the Crescent City Ramblers, a Dixieland band, will precede the event, starting at 8 p.m. If it happens to rain, the celebration will be rescheduled for Saturday, July 6th.

On Thursday the 4th, residents can attend the day-long Town Wide Independence Day Celebration. Starting at 10 a.m. and running until 3 p.m., the festival will feature amusement rides, carnival games, live music, tasty treats, delicious food, and fun for residents of all ages. Local businesses involved in the event include Café Angelique, Build Your Own Yogurt, and the Tenafly Diner. The event is scheduled to take place at the Roosevelt Common. If it rains, the festival will be rescheduled for Saturday, July 6th.

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