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Cultural & Historic Affairs

  1. Joyce Kilmer Society of Mahwah Poetry Contest: January 8th Deadline

    December 5, 2017, 9:00 AM - January 8, 2018, 1:00 PM

    Original poem of maximum 16 lines. Preference to family-friendly topics and wording. themes may include, but not limited to, the life and legacy of poet/soldier Joyce Kilmer, your community, nature, human qualities of kindness, respect for others, character, expenses in education, pastimes and personal relationships. No poems will be returned. Winners of 4 entries judged will be presented with awards at 6th Annual Joyce Kilmer Day commemoration on Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 at Mahwah Boiling Springs Savings Bank, 4 E. Ramapo Ave. Email the Joyce Kilmer society for details/ entry form: joycekilmermahwah@aim.com

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  2. Come visit Santa's Workshop at The Hermitage!

    December 17, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ The Hermitage National Historic Landmark

    Santa Claus and his elves will be back in his workshop at the Hermitage Museum's Visitor Center to greet children and families while preparing for the big night! There will be vintage toys, trains, Christmas trees, holiday decorations, music, and refreshments - and children can spend time at the holiday crafts tables. Come and experience a memorable day filled with photo ops! Admission includes a tour of the historic Hermitage Museum. While there, experience the Hermitage decorated for the holidays and visit the Roaring Twenties Christmas Display! Step back in time and experience a 1920's Christmas party. The display throughout the museum features elegant flappers in gorgeous gowns, dapper gentlemen in black tie and tails and children in their holiday best - all celebrating the season in festively decked-out rooms. Holiday decorations will be in the Hermitage from November 8, 2017 through January 2018. Tours of the historic museums are Wednesday-Sunday at 1:15, 2:15, & 3:15.

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  3. Holiday Train Display at the Mahwah Museum's Donald Cooper Model Railroad

    December 17, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Donald Cooper Model Railroad, Mahwah Museum

    Don't miss the Mahwah Museum's holiday train display and special holiday hours at The Donald Cooper Model Railroad! There will be a special visit by Santa on Dec. 22, 7 - 7:30 pm!

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  4. Visit a Special Holiday Display in the Historic Hermitage!

    December 17, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ The Hermitage Museum

    Experience the Hermitage decorated for the holidays and visit the Roaring Twenties Christmas Display. Step back in time and experience a 1920's Christmas party! The display throughout the museum features elegant flappers in gorgeous gowns, dapper gentlemen in black tie and tails and children in their holiday best - all celebrating the season in festively decked-out rooms. Holiday decorations will be on display in the Hermitage from November 8, 2017 through January 2018.

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  5. "A Musical Salute to Molly Picon, Star of the Yiddish Theatre" with Diane Cypkin at the Mahwah Library

    December 17, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Dr. Diane Cypkin tells the life story of this exciting first lady of the Yiddish Stage through the countless songs she sang and often wrote during her many years as a entertainer. Indeed, the concert is a cornucopia and a beautiful bouquet of tangos, waltzes, and fox-trots that will have you humming for days. It is a tribute to a legend! Multi-faceted, Dr. Cypkin is a Professor of Media and Communications Arts at Pace University in New York, an accomplished entertainer as well as a curator responsible for highly successful exhibits on Molly Picon at Lincoln Center and the Yiddish Theatre at the Museum of the City of New York. She will be accompanied by Lena Panfilova, a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, who has performed as a collaborative pianist with many musicians and has given many solo and chamber concerts in Russia, across Europe, and in the United States. This program is free. No tickets are necessary. Seats are on a "first come" basis.

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  6. Skyline Theatre Company presents: “The SantaLand Diaries”

    December 17, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    “A delightfully thorny account of working as a Yuletide elf at Macy’s. Priceless observations, both outrageous and subtle. Destined to hold a place in the annals of American humor writing” - NY Times. Adapted by Joe Mantello. Directed by David C. Neal. Suggested for mature audiences. For information and ticket sales call 800-474-1299 or visit www.skylinetheatrecompany.org.

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  7. BCHS' 34TH Annual Colonial Christmas Concert & Tavern Fare

    December 17, 2017, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Steuben House

    BCHS celebrates its 34th Colonial Christmas Concert featuring Linda Russel & Companie. Holiday decorations are based upon ancient sources, including Jan Steen's 1664 painting, The Visit of St. Nicholas, which depicts a domestic theme familiar in several aspects to modern eyes. The origins of other holiday customs will also be explained. The Gift Shop, Out-Kitchen & Demarest House will be open.

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