On Sunday January 27th, the RAF was proud to honor two very special arts groups, Ridgewood Friends of Music and Mack Brandon and the Connection. Both Honorees gave spirited performances and relayed information about their mission during the festive reception and awards ceremony at Park West Loft. Village officials, cultural groups in town, and art loving residents were on hand to celebrate these local treasures and to enjoy an evening of unique visual and performing arts experiences.
The RAF’s annual art tour took place on October 20, exploring the groundbreaking architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright via an interactive private tour for RAF supporters with a museum educator.
Instruments from the Ridgewood community, including drums and a keyboard, were donated to the Rosa Parks High School in Paterson to help replace those lost to mold due to the very wet summer. RAF partnered with Friends of Music to locate the instruments after Ridgewood resident and high school music teacher Nancy Horowitz reported that their band instruments were damaged.
Ms. Deborah Woods, Branch Manager of the Atlantic Stewardship Bank Ridgewood Office Presented a Check to RAF's Trustees and Advisory Committee on July 30, 2018.
Ahmod Bradley, a senior at Rosa Parks HS, first place winner, accepts his scholarship from RAF President and Trustee, Albert Pucciarelli. Other winners seated in the photo below are:
Enderson Collado, Brian Cruz, Leslie Cruz, Marcelo Herrera, Damaar Russell and Kevin Zuniga.
Albert Pucciarelli and Margie Downs, trustees of the Ridgewood Arts Foundation, present Sophia Swanson and Jack Shigeta, of Ridgewood student-run arts organization, ARTBeat, with a grant of of $250.
Photo (left to right): Jack Shigeta and Sophia Swanson, ARTBeat Committee co-chairs; Margie Downs and Albert Pucciarelli, Arts Foundation Trustees
Ridgewood Baseball & Softball Association (RBSA) is excited to have the Ridgewood Arts Foundation as a team sponsor for their 2018 season. Members of the Ridgewood Arts Foundation look forward to supporting their team at games and to hosting the annual pizza party for their players. It's a great show of alliance between Ridgewood arts and Ridgewood sports!! For RBSA game schedule, click HERE.
Dear Albert, Linda, Margie,
We at the Library are so grateful for the salute from the Ridgewood Arts Foundation - and impressed with the entire event. The room set-up, food and ambiance were lovely.
Your selection of Tic Toc and Roberta's Reel Voices as cultural treasures in our community is an inspiration to reach even higher.
Ridgewood is fortunate to have all of you - and our honorees - working so hard to enrich our lives.
With all best wishes,
Nancy Greene, Director
Ridgewood Public Library
RAF Advisory Board Member Kristen Plumley, and RAF scholarship winner, Maeve Montague. RAF trustee, Albert Pucciarelli, is in far right.
As seen in The Ridgewood News
Margie Downs, a trustee of the Ridgewood Arts Foundation, was pleased to represent our organization as well as the Ridgewood Arts Council on Sunday, March 12, at the TIC TOC Shakespeare Festival which took place at GW Middle School.