School House Museum

The one-room schoolhouse in which the museum is housed was built in 1872, known as Public School District #45, and was an operational school until 1905. It now serves as a museum of local historic artifacts and is maintained by the Ridgewood Historical Society.

The schoolhouse is on the National Register of Historic Places as is the bordering Old Paramus Church, and Valleau Cemetery.

Historic Mumbai

This was my first visit to Mumbai as a grown up adult. My last visit was in 1982 when I was very young. I remember having arguments with my cousins from Mumbai how Delhi was superior to it. But seeing is believing. Though I do have a soft corner for Delhi , yet the place that has caught my attention now is definitely Mumbai. It is a parallel version of NYC. There is a strange source of urgency in the air and people are nice and friendly. there is a vibrancy that is missing in Delhi. I am planning a trip already with my kids sometime next year. Here are a few memorable pictures from the trip.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

I have memories attached to this beautiful church.My younger daughter attended the daycare on this church premises about ten years back… The church is located on Linwood Ave walking distance to the Public Library and the Graydon Pool (another historic landmark in Ridgewood).

Bethlehem has been a dynamic presence in Ridgewood for more than a century, evolving from a tiny group of worshippers in 1905 meeting in the town library to a large congregation in a beautiful facility