David Sedaris performs at BergenPAC

26112158_1629242807144141_1696941943524154675_nFriday, April 6th at 8 PM

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

Among other titles, he is the author of Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim and his most recent book, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. He will read from his forthcoming publication and take questions from the audience. Books will be available for purchase, and Sedaris will sign copies of all his books before and after the show.


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Lovin’ It Local: Art, Culture, Restaurants and More in Englewood

collage-englewood-1024x512via NJ Monthly – An array of famous entertainers—including Dizzy Gillespie, John Travolta and Tony Bennett—have called this Bergen County ’burb home. Englewood boasts a diverse community of 27,000, plus restaurants, galleries, a first-class performing-arts venue.

Galleries, Home Furnishings and More

Arielle’s Gallery
20 N Dean Street
Novel and playful, this shop of American-made crafts includes paintings, sculptures and glass, plus fine jewelry and custom framing. 201-894-0405; ariellesgallery.com

Eve & Nico
7 N Dean Street
Shop global imports made by women around the world, including baskets, glassware, handbags and jewelry. 201-408-5160; eveandnico.com

Midday Gallery
8 N Dean Street
This long-standing fine-art gallery offers contemporary and traditional works, framing jewelry and gifts. 201-568-4454; middaygallery.com

Palisade Furniture
185 S Dean Street
This family-owned, price-conscious furniture store has a 90-year history in Bergen County. You’ll find furniture (even mattresses) for every room from name brands such as Uttermost, Hooker, Stanley and Rowe. 201-568-3500; palisadefurniture.com

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Sales Center Released for Sale at The M at Englewood South

M-Entrance 2MBMore often than not the sales center in a new community is housed in one of the most desirable locations to accurately showcase its homes and lifestyle and serve as an important tool to guide buyers throughout a marketing program.

Generally brought to market when a sales effort nears completion, these homes are quick to catch the attention of prospective buyers looking to take advantage of a unique and highly-attractive housing opportunity.  This is exactly what’s happening now at The M at Englewood South.

With more than 90% of its condominiums now sold, the community’s sales center has been officially released to the public, according to The Marketing Directors, exclusive marketing and sales agent for the popular Bergen County neighborhood.   The premium two-bedroom home boasts 1,393 square-feet of luxury living space and an outstanding outer corner location with an abundance of windows and natural sunlight.  The floorplan is highly-functional with a welcoming entry foyer that leads into a well-equipped kitchen and open living/dining spaces.

The home is priced from $462,490 and available with immediate occupancy.

“The release of our sales center is a significant event,” says Ellie Kim, Sales Representative for The Marketing Directors.  “Not only does it signify we’re nearing the completion of our program, it also brings to market a bright and airy condominium home that provides a highly sought-after in-building location.  We expect it to draw considerable interest.” Continue reading

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Leonia Chamber Musicians Society Performs ‘Timeless Romantics’ on April 8

The Leonia Chamber Musicians Society, Inc., a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, will perform their final concert of the season, ‘Timeless Romantics: Bridging the 19th and 20th Centuries’, on Sunday, April 8, 2018.  The performance begins at 4:00 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, located at 150 Park Avenue in Leonia, New Jersey.

The concert will present melodic music by French composers Louise Farrenc, Jacques Ibert, Philippe Gaubert and Francis Poulenc.  Their music was rooted in the classical European tradition and yet, they all embraced the new art forms of the 20th century.  They were influenced by better known composers of their generation, such as Louis-Hector Berlioz, Claude Debussy and Igor Stravinsky.  The music to be performed will show how the composers incorporated beautiful melodies expressed in a modern framework.

The Leonia Chamber Musicians Society’s members Theresa Norris, flute; Marsha Heller, oboe; and Daryl Goldberg, cello will be joined by guest artists Chris Cullen, clarinet; Atsuko Sato, bassoon; Richard Hagen, French horn; and Adrienne Kim and Beth Robin, pianists.  The audience is invited to meet the musicians, make new friends, and enjoy refreshments after the concert.

Concert series tickets may be purchased at the door for $30 adults, $25 seniors, and students under age 18, will be admitted free.  This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Continue reading

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Flat Rock Brook’s Annual Recognition Dinner & Auction


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26 Paris Avenue
Rockleigh, NJ
6:00 pm – 10:00pm

Flat Rock Brook will host its annual Recognition Dinner at on April 26th, 2018 to honor outstanding volunteers, community leaders and corporate partners for their generous commitment of time, talent and long-standing contributions to the preserve.

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TheMKitchenHomebuyers can expect to see a high level of value when touring a showcased floorplan at The M at Englewood South, the popular collection of upscale condominiums nearing a sell-out in this Bergen County City.

The roomy flexible three-bedroom layout offers 1,410 square-feet of living space, complete with a host of modern interior finishes, including hardwood flooring, large walk-in closets, state-of-the-art kitchen with maple cabinetry, under-counter lighting and granite countertop and large laundry area with side-by-side General Electric washer and dryer.  Best of all, the condominium is being offered with special limited-time pricing from $399,000.

The home is part of the final offering of condominiums released for sale at The M at Englewood South, which has surpassed the impressive mark of 90% sold.

“Young couples and families considering purchasing their first home are sure to find this condominium appealing,” says Ellie Kim, Sales Representative for The Marketing Directors, the exclusive marketing and sales agent for The M at Englewood South.  “Not only does the floorplan offer plenty of space for a family to grow, but the attractive price point makes it a tremendous investment that will provide everlasting value.”

The final inventory of homes at The M at Englewood South includes two-bedroom and flexible three-bedroom layouts providing up to 1,499 square-feet of space. Continue reading

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Hot Salsa


On Friday, February 16th, Sizzling Salsa will host the annual Valentine’s dinner party, and it’s one of the biggest events the school holds throughout the year. 

Besides the meal provided, Sizzling Salsa will offer a long table covered with drinks and water. That’s not only it. The repertoire of Latin music, as usual, will be spectacular.

Sizzling Salsa will have the salsa and bachata lessons this week, on Wednesday and Thursday. Also, there will be a dance social on Friday, February 9.

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Family Cooking: Valentine’s Day Treats


Sunday, February 11th at 2 pm at th Graf Center for Integrative Medicine at Englewood Hospital

A clean eating cooking class for the whole family. Prepare healthy and nutritious sweet treats using simple techniques and basic, healthy ingredients. Gluten/soy/dairy free. Samples of goodies provided and lucky winners will take home items for your special someone.

Linda Eiter, Clean Eating Chef

Fee: $45 for one adult with one child; $22.50 each additional child
Children must be accompanied by adult
Free valet parking.

***Registration and prepayment required.***
Online registration closes 24 hours before the event.
If registration has closed, or to reserve a spot and pay at the Center in person up until 72 hours before the event, please email or call us directly to register.

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Leonia Chamber Musicians Society to Perform Concert

2018-01-17_11-36-53The Leonia Chamber Musicians’ second concert presents ‘A Passion for Music’ with guest vocalist Wonjung Kim and violinist Ashley Horne.

The Leonia Chamber Musicians Society, Inc. will perform their second concert of the season, ‘A Passion for Music’, on Sunday, February 4, 2018. The performance starts at 4:00 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, located at 150 Park Avenue in Leonia.

The concert will highlight Leonia soprano Wonjung Kim, singing excerpts from Handel’s German Arias, including Süße Stille, sanfte Quelle and Meine Seele hört im Sehen. Kim will also perform four songs set to William Blake’s poetry composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Musicians Theresa Norris, flute and Daryl Goldberg, cello will also play a duo “A Little Sweet”, by New Jersey composer Stanley Grill. The final piece on the program will be the gorgeous Dvorak String Quintet for Two Violins, Viola, Cello and Double Bass. The Leonia Chamber Musicians Society’s members — Theresa Norris, flute; Marsha Heller, oboe; Roy Lewis, violin; Maggie Speier, viola; Daryl Goldberg, cello; and Patricia Dougherty, bass — will be joined by guest violinist Ashley Horne.

Vocalist Wonjung Kim to Perform

Soprano Wonjung Kim has performed internationally in Europe and Asia, as well as throughout the United States with esteemed organizations, such as Solisti Veneti, the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival. Named Best Classical Artist in the KBS Awards in Korea, she also received an Ovation Award nomination for her starring performance as Queen Min in The Last Empress, produced in Seoul, New York and in Los Angeles.

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The M at Englewood South Exterior 2MB

The final offering of upscale condominiums at The M at Englewood South have been released for sale, according to The Marketing Directors, the exclusive marketing and sales agent for the popular Bergen County neighborhood.

The select inventory of homes is being brought to market following robust sales which have propelled The M at Englewood South past the impressive mark of 90% sold.  The newly-released residences, which provide some of the community’s largest and most attractive floorplans, can now be toured for the first-time by prospective homebuyers.

Included in the offering is a flexible three-bedroom layout that’s sure to draw strong interest from young families looking to call The M at Englewood South home.   Priced from just $439,000, the well-planned 1,410 square-foot condominium provides plenty of luxury living space for couples needing extra room to grow.

“These are the last homes to be made available at The M at Englewood South,” says Ellie Kim, Sales Representative for The Marketing Directors.  “While we’ve had many inquiries into these condominiums, up to now buyers haven’t had the opportunity to view the homes and get a true sense of space and value.  We’re now inviting those interested in becoming a part of this well-established neighborhood to see for themselves just how much home they can get for their money.” Continue reading

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