"Generations are shaped by a series of events happening one after another...
May we help build yours?"

Click here to return content based on my location

Today is February 7, 2016 - Highland Lakes, NJ 07422  

Nearby communities: Barry Lakes / Highland Lks

Search local events, things to do, or browse local coupons for great savings.

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

  • | 1:15pm - 2:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, museum, hohokuse, gallery talk, museum, education
    - Mahwah Museum Exhibit Chair Tetsu Amagasu and Linda Amagasu will present a gallery talk about the new exhibit “Hohokus Township: Mahwah and Boroughitis in Northwest Bergen.”

    Tetsu and Linda Amagasu will talk about the history of Hohokus Township and its evolution to Ho-Ho-Kus (Where did the hyphens come from)? Items of interest will include the famous Race Track and its French connection, as well as Ho-Ho-Kus and a President, a well-known actor and a famous trio. In addition the causes and effects of the “Boroughitis” phenomenon that helped transform Hohokus Township and much of Bergen County will be discussed.

    Seating is limited; advance reservations are recommended. To reserve, click here or call 201-512-0099.

    Gallery Talks are free with Museum admission.
    Mahwah Museum
    201 Franklin Turnpike Mahwah NJ 07430
    Kasey Sikorsky 201.512.0099
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA. The battle between NFC and AFC champions takes place in a technologically cutting-edge stadium on this golden anniversary celebration of one of the world's biggest sporting events.

Monday, February 8th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 9:39am EST.

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Last feast before Lent. Although Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday, literally) is properly limited to Shrove Tuesday, it has come to be popularly applied to the preceding two weeks of celebration. Celebrated especially at New Orleans, LA, Mobile, AL and certain Mississippi and Florida cities. State holiday in Louisiana.

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Marks the beginning of Lent. Forty weekdays and six Sundays (Saturday considered a weekday) remain until Easter Sunday. Named for the use of ashes in ceremonial penance.
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Most Christian churches observe a period of fasting and penitence (40 weekdays and six Sundays) beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending the Saturday before Easter.

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

  • | 7:30pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, history, museum, red apple rest

    Thursday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m.,

    By Elaine Freed Lindenblatt

    Ramapo Reformed Church Education Building, 100 Island Rd.

    To reserve, please email or call 201-512-0099.
    Opened in 1921 by Ruben Freed, The Red Apple Rest in Southfields, Orange County, was a well-known stop on Route 17 for many on their way to and from the Catskills, Albany, Lake George and other upstate New York destinations. By the time the NY State Thruway opened 25 years later, The Red Apple Rest was serving over a million customers a year. With the opening of the Thruway, lines at the restaurant had shrunk, but loyal customers continued to be drawn there, and The Red Apple Rest continued to thrive. The Rest was a local tradition, a place where travelers, locals and entertainers mixed. Lindeblatt describes its early days during the depression, WWII and post war years, as well as the effects that NY State Thruway and the growth of suburbia had on the iconic rest stop.
    Admission is free to Museum members and $3 for non-members. Refreshments will be served.

    The Mahwah Museum receives operating support from The New Jersey Historical Commission, Dept. of State.
    Ramapo Reformed Church
    100 Island Road Mahwah NJ 07430
    Kasey Sikorsky 201.512.0099

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada. 65th annual. The NBA All-Star Game is held outside the United States for the first time in its history when squads representing the Eastern and Western Conference tip off at the home of the Toronto Raptors. The All-Star weekend kicks off Feb 12th with the Sprint All-Star Celebrity Game and the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. Est attendance 100,000.
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - St. Valentine's Day celebrates the feasts of two Christian martyrs of this name. One, a priest and physician, was beaten and beheaded on the Flaminan Way at Rome, Italy, Feb 14, AD 269, during the reign of Emperor Claudius II. Another Valentine, the bishop of Terni, is said to have been beheaded, also on the Flaminian Way at Rome, Feb 14 (possibly in a later year). Both history and legend are vague and contradictory about details of the Valentines, and some say that Feb 14 was selected for the celebration of Christian martyrs as a diversion from the ancient pagan observance of Lupercalia. An old legend has it that birds choose their mates on Valentine's Day. Now it is one of the most widely observed unofficial holidays. It is an occasion for the exchange of gifts (usually books, flowers, or sweets) and greeting cards with affectionate or humorous messages.

Monday, February 15th, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA. 58th annual. Celebrating the best in recording arts and sciences, the Grammys cover more than 100 categories, from classical to jazz to pop and rock. Awarded by and to artists and technical professionals. National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - President's Day observes the birthdays of George Washington (Feb 22nd) and Abraham Lincoln (Feb 12). With the adoption of the Monday Holiday Law (which moved the observance of George Washington's birthday from Feb 22 to the third Monday in February), some of the specific significance of the event was lost and added impetus was given to the popular description of that holiday as President's Day as a day to honor all former presidents of the US, though the federal holiday is still Washington's Birthday. Annually, the third Monday in February.

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - February 18, 1930, Pluto was discovered by astronomer Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory at Flagstaff, AZ. It was given the name of the Roman god of the underworld. It was considered the ninth planet of the solar system until 2006, when astronomers reclassified it as a dwarf planet.

Friday, February 19th, 2016

  • - February 19, 1945. Beginning at dawn, the landing of 30,000 American troops took place on the barren 12-square-mile island of Iwo Jima. Initially there was little resistance, but 21,500 Japanese stood ready underground to fight the last man to protect massive strategic fortification linked by tunnels.

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL. 58th annual running of the "Great American Race." The world's top drivers compete in NASCAR's biggest, richest and most prestigious motorsports event. Est attendance: 100,000.

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - So called by Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because this time of year sees heavy snowfalls. Also called the Hunger Moon, because of the meager hunting at this time of winter. The February full moon.

Friday, February 26th, 2016

  • - A 1,210-pound bomb packed in a van exploded in the underground parking garage of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 (mostly from smoke inhalation). The powerful blast left a crater 200 feet wide and several stories deep. The cost for damage to the building and disruption of business for the 360 companies with offices in the Center exceeded $591 million. Fifteen people - the fundamentalist Muslim cleric Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman and 14 of his followers were indicted for the bombing. Rahman was given a life sentence, and the others received prison terms of up to 240 years each.

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA. 88th annual Honoring film achievements of the previous year. (Nominations were announced Jan 14th) Televised live.

Monday, February 29th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - In 2016 we add one day, February 29th, to bring our calendar more nearly into accord with the seasons. Under the Julian calendar of 46 BC every forth year was a leap year, on the assumption that it took Earth 365.25 days to orbit the sun. However, Earth's orbit period is actually 365.24219 days. For more than 1,600 years the Julian calendar was used, the calendar got out of sync with the seasons. The Gregorian calendar made just one small change: a leap day is added to the calendar every four years except for century years that are not exactly divisible by 400. Traditionally leap year is a time during which women may propose marriage to men.

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

  • - On March 1, 1872, the first area in the world to be designated a national park, most of the Yellowstone is in Wyoming, with small sections in Montana and Idaho. It was established by an act of Congress.

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

  • - On March 5, 1970, a skirmish between British troops and a crowd at Boston, MA, became widely publicized and contributed to the unpopularity of the British regime in the colonies before the American Revolution. Five men were killed and six more were injured by British troops commanded by Captain Thomas Preston.
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - 44th running of "The Last Great Race on Earth"* (first run March 3, 1973). 1000 miles through Alaskan Wilderness from Anchorage to Nome, AK along the historic Iditarod Trail.
  • - March 5, 1933 – On his first full day in office, President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed a national "Bank Holiday" to help save the nation's faltering banking system.

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On March 6, 1836, the anniversary of the fall of the Texan fort, the Alamo. The siege, led by Mexican general Santa Anna, began Feb 23rd and reached its climax March 6th, when the last of the defenders was slain. Texans, under General Sam Houston, rallied with the war cry "Remember the Alamo" and, at the Battle of San Jacinto, April 21st, defeated and captured Santa Anna, who signed a treaty recognizing Texas's independence.

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

  • - A day to honor women, especially working women. Said to commemorate an 1857 march and demonstration of New York, NY, by female garment and textile workers.

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

  • | 1:15pm - 2:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, gallery talk, mahwah museum, museum, talks
    - On Sunday, March 13 at 1:15 p.m., Mahwah Museum’s Vice President, John Edwards, will present a gallery talk about the boroughs of Allendale and Ramsey, their formation from Hohokus Township and some of the causes of “boroughitis.” The talk is part of the new exhibit “Hohokus Township: Mahwah and Boroughitis in Northwest Bergen.” The talk will take place in the upstairs gallery of the Mahwah Museum. Seating is limited; advance reservations are recommended. To reserve, email or call 201-512-0099. Gallery Talks are free with Museum admission.

    John Edwards will talk about the boroughs of Ramsey and Allendale, and some of the things that make them unique, such as The Celery Farm, The Fell house, The Old Stone House, and the influence of the Paterson and Ramapo Railroad on the growth of the boroughs. Subjects of the talk will include some of the main reasons that these boroughs split from Hohokus Township, such as schools, roads and taxes, and the growth of both school districts from a single one room school to two of the highest rated school systems in the state.
    Mahwah Museum
    201 Franklin Turnpike Mahwah NJ 07430
    Kasey Sikorsky 201.512.0099

Featured Coupons

Town Planner - Quickly Becoming America's Calendar -- 119,373 Events Posted