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Celebrate George Washington's Birthday In River Edge

Historic New Bridge Landing will host a celebration for George Washington's birthday.
Historic New Bridge Landing will host a celebration for George Washington's birthday. Photo Credit: Bergen County Historical Society Facebook page

RIVER EDGE, N.J. -- Come celebrate Washington's birthday at Historic New Bridge Landing Sunday, Feb. 21, with old-style dancing, demonstrations and more.

The celebration will feature a country ball, on the 283rd anniversary Washington's birthday, at Historic New Bridge Landing, in River Edge, which was an American Revolutionary War battleground site.

Eighteenth-century dancing will be featured in the Steuben House between 1:30-4 p.m. under Denise Piccino's direction, with Ridley and Anne Enslow playing fiddle and hammered dulcimer. Throughout the afternoon, Rodger Yaden will portray General Washington.

Hot cider and crullers will be served in the restored 18th-century tavern in the Campbell-Christie House, where the gift shop is also located. Visitors may also see open-hearth cooking demonstrated in the out-kitchen. The three historic houses are connected by a gravel walking path.

Washington made his headquarters in the Zabriskie-Steuben House at New Bridge in September 1780, when Continental troops encamped between Van Saun Park in River Edge and Soldier Hill Road in Oradell.

The event will run from 1-5 p.m. Free parking is available, or you can take a train on the Pascack Valley Line from Secaucus, via NJ Transit to the New Bridge Landing Train stop.

Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for students and free for BCHS members. For event updates, check out the BCHS website. You can also call 201-343-9492 or email contactBCHS@bergencountyhistory.org.

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