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Taste of Ridgewood pleases all palates

The YMCA of Ridgewood held its annual Taste of Ridgewood event last Thursday at the Catalpa Avenue site. The cuisine of more than 20 restaurants was featured and awards were given to several individuals, including State Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach), District 24 Schools Superintendent Madeline Chan, Greater Ridgewood Historical Society President Linda Monte and innovators Denise Plowman and Crystal River Williams. Read more…

Ridgewood shows its charitable – and flavorful – side

Taste of Ridgewood brought together dozens of Ridgewood residents in a transformed setting and offered them delightful food options from local favorites like Gottscheer Hall, Gyro World, Trattoria Cerbone, Nepalese Indian Cuisine, Super Pollo and plenty more.The money raised goes to the YMCA’s annual campaign that assures no child is turned away from the organization’s programs due to an inability to pay. Read more…

Neighborhood’s finest food samples at Taste of Ridgewood

Community members joined local civic and elected officials on Thursday to celebrate Taste of Ridgewood, the annual fundraising dinner and awards ceremony held to benefit the Ridgewood YMCA. The event featured an assortment of sweet and savory cuisine from over 20 local eateries. Ridgewood’s rich diversity was represented in a wide range of dishes, including local Italian, Mexican, Greek, Latin, New American and Nepalese fare. Read more…

Knicks guard Hardaway Jr. dazzles Queens kids at Citi Field

New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. returned to the Big Apple after competing against the U.S. National Team to share his story as part of the Citi Kids program, an educational and motivational community-based initiative for middle and high school students. About 200 students ages 6-12 from YMCAs in Flushing and Ridgewood were in attendance at Citi Field Aug. 4 to hear Hardaway share his passion for basketball and the steps he took to attain his dream of playing in the NBA. Read more…