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Washington’s Birthday at Historic New Bridge Landing

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A Country Ball upon the Anniversary of Washington’s Birthday will be held at Historic New Bridge Landing, 1201-1209 Main Street, River Edge, 07661 on Sunday, February 24, 2013, between 1 and 5 pm. Eighteenth century dancing will be featured in the Steuben House between 1:30 and 4 PM under Denise Piccino’s direction with Ridley & Anne Enslow providing musical accompaniment on fiddle and hammered dulcimer. Throughout the afternoon, Rodger Yaden will portray General George 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 cookingdemonstrated in the Bergen Dutch Out-Kitchen. A tiger-stripe maple bedstead, reputedly used in a local home where George Washington stayed during the 1780 Steenrapie Encampment, is displayed in the Demarest House. General George 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. Suggested donation: $7 adult, $5 children, BCHS members free. For further info:  http://www.bergencountyhistory.org or contact: 201-343-9492

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