Here’s my curated list of events this weekend for the Ridgewood area including live music on both sides of town, HeART in Motion Classes, Healthbarn’s Edible Garden Workshop, a Bird Walk with NJ Audobon, a Celebrate Spring event for kids at The Stable and even Goat Yoga, plus many other unique virtual events especially Art of Motion Dance Theatre’s SIX SOLOS: Legend, Myth & Nature, the annual LA Times Festival of Books featuring discussions with authors and film makers. Also, check out the COMING SOON events such as An Artist Talk with Tony Award Winner, Ali Stroker, presented by the Ridgewood Arts Council and the Ridgewood Art Institute 68th Annual Sponsor Show Gala – just to name a few. Space may be limited for some of these events, so register now!
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Friday, April 16th
5K for Hunger hosted by RHS Fitness Club in partnership with Y Wellness Now and RHS Team LEADS to benefit the Community Food Bank of New Jersey – This Week of April 11th – Virtual Event
Live Music with Chloe Bee, 6:30-9:30pm, Steel Wheel Tavern in Ridgewood
Live Music with Quinnex Duo, 7:00pm, MacMurphy’s Irish Pub in Ridgewood
‘Ella Fitzgerald & The Gershwins: Music’s Greatest Collaboration’ Webinar with live Q & A, 7:00-8:30pm, Virtual Event
HeART in Motion Beginner Ballet (for adults), 7:30-8:30pm, at HeA RT in Motion Studio in Ridgewood
‘The Long Island Estates that Inspired The Great Gatsby’ Webinar with live Q & A, 8:00-9:30pm, Virtual Event
Live Music with Ryan Flannery, 10:00pm-1:00am, Steel Wheel Tavern in Ridgewood
Saturday, April 17th
Beginner Bird Walk by New Jersey Audubon, 8:00-9:00am, NJ Audubon’s Lorrimer Nature Sanctuary in Franklin Lakes
DONATE – Clothing and Shoe Fund Drive for Travell Elementary School, 9:00am-1:00pm, Travell Elementary School at 340 Bogert in Ridgewood
HeART in Motion Power Vinyasa Flow Yoga ONLINE (for adults), 9:00-10:00am, Ridgewood Virtual Event
Edible Garden Workshop: 5-Week Series with Stacey Antine, Sat mornings (beginning April 17th), 9:00-10:30am, at Healthbarn USA in Ridgewood – Space is Limited – Register Now!
Welcome Weekend: We welcome our furry friends from Paramus by Glen Rock NJ Dog Park, 9:30am-4:30pm, Glen Rock NJ Dog Park in Glen Rock
Goat Yoga with Totes Goats, 10:00-11:00am, at Stumpy’s in Upper Saddle River – Space is limited – Register Now!
Make & Take: Butterfly Pillow by Wyckoff Family YMCA (for GR 2 and up), 10:00am-12:30pm, Wyckoff Family YMCA in Wyckoff
Louvre Museum Live Interactive Virtual Tour with live Q & A at the end, 11:00am-12:00pm, Virtual Event
Guy Raz, Mindy Thomas, Zooey Deschanel | L.A. Times Festival of Books 2021, 1:30-2:30pm, Virtual Event
Immigrants and American Society | L.A. Times Festival of Books 2021, 2:00-3:00pm, Virtual Event
Live Music with Waistcoat Ruckus, 2:00pm, MacMurphy’s Irish Pub in Ridgewood
John Waters, (Legendary Film Director, Artist & Author) in Conversation, by Zoom, with Viktor Wynd, 3:00-4:30pm, Virtual Event
Live Music with Marco Ferreira, 6:30-9:30pm, Steel Wheel Tavern in Ridgewood
Live Music with PaperJam Band, 7:00pm, MacMurphy’s Irish Pub in Ridgewood
James Patterson, presented by Audible | L.A. Times Festival of Books 2021, 7:00-8:00pm, Virtual Event
MAGIC FOR HUMANS at HOME with Justin Willman (Justin is a regular on the Tonight Show, Ellen, and Comedy Central), 7:00 – 8:00pm, Virtual Event
Behind the Scenes: A Conversation About Filmmaking with Mike Nichols, John Schlesinger, Richard Linklater | L.A. Times Festival of Books 2021, 9:00-10:00pm, Virtual Event
Mike Birbiglia (award winning comedian): Pizza Party Encore – Working It Out Worldwide Part #8, 9:00-10:00pm, Virtual Event
Live Music with Peter Hart, 10:00pm-1:00am, Steel Wheel Tavern in Ridgewood
Sunday, April 18th
Ramsey Farmer’s Market , 10:00am-1:00pm, Main Street Train Station in Ramsey
Outdoor adoption event by Your New Best Friend Dog Rescue (must schedule appointment), 10:00am-2:00pm, Pet Supplies Plus in Summit
Ridgewood YMCA Healthy Kids Day – all are welcome, 11:00am-1:00pm, YMCA in Ridgewood
HeART In Motion Pilates Mat and Prop Class, 11:15am-12:15pm, HeART in Motion in Ridgewood
Sound Healing Workshop presented by Wyckoff Family YMCA (pre-registration required), 11:30am-12;45pm, Wyckoff Family YMCA in Wyckoff
Celebrate Spring at the Children’s Sensory & Butterfly Garden by Conservancy for Ridgewood Public Lands (register in advance), 12:00-2:00pm at The Stable in Ridgewood
Live Music with Chloe Bee, 12:30-3:30pm, Steel Wheel Tavern in Ridgewood
Meena Harris, author of Ambitious Girl in conversation with Mary McNamara | L.A. Times Festival of Books 2021, 1:00-2:00pm, Virtual Event
Michelangelo’s Vatican & Sistine Chapel Virtual Tour with Licensed Guide (with live Q & A), 1:00-2:00pm, Virtual Event
EGYPT aLIVE!: An Exhilarating Virtual Tour of The Land of The Pharaohs, 1:00-3:00pm, Virtual Event
Live Music with Peach Project, OMG and Suburban Revue (inaugurating the new outside stage and pavillion), 3:00-7:00pm, Mason Jar in Mahwah
Live Music with Laura G, 3:30-6:30pm, Steel Wheel Tavern in Ridgewood
Fiction Makes the World Go Round | L.A. Times Festival of Books 2021, 8:00-9:00pm, Virtual Event
ONGOING and COMING SOON Events
ONGOING – Ridgewood Art Institute 68th Annual Sponsor Show, Exhibition Dates April 10th – May 7th, Gala Drawing: Fri, May 7th (8 PM Sharp), Ridgewood Art Institute in Ridgewood
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Hydrangeas with Donna Dorsey, President of Goffle Brook Farm presented by The Woman’s Club of Ridgewood, Mon, April 19th, 4:00pm, Virtual Event
An Artist Talk with Tony Award Winner Ali Stroker presented by the Ridgewood Arts Council, Mon, April 19th, 8:00-9:00pm, Virtual Event – Space is limited – Register Now!
JackRabbit Ridgewood Run Club – every Wednesday starting April 21st, 6:00-7:00pm, JackRabbit in Ridgewood
Gardens of Europe – Arnie Friedman Explores Versailles, Chateau de Villandry and more presented by the Ridewood Library, Thurs, April 22nd, 7:00pm, Virtual Event – Register Now!
Wellness Workshop – Tips for the Beginner or Returning Runner presented by Ridgewood YMCA, Thurs, April 22nd, 7:00pm – Virtual Event – Limited Spots Available – Register Now!
JackRabbit Ridgewood Rise and Run Club – every Saturday starting April 24th, 9:00-10:00am, JackRabbit in Ridgewood
Outdoor Concert – Frontiers (“The Ultimate Journey Tribute Band”), presented by Y Arts in the Community, Sun, April 25th, 3:00pm, Outdoor Stage at Family YMCA in Wyckoff – Register Now!
Katie Quinn, author of CHEESE, WINE, AND BREAD: Discovering the Magic of Fermentation in England, Italy, and France, in Conversation with Jen Phanomrat (and recipe demo), Tues, April 27th, 6:00pm – Virtual Event – Register Now!
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience – Tickets available for August, September and October 2021 – New York City (location to be announced)
What did we miss? Do you know of any other weekend events for the Ridgewood area or in NW Bergen County? Let us know in the comments below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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