Neighborhood Guide

Neighborhood Guide

Bergenfield

TOWN INFORMATION

Bergenfield was originally named by the Dutch settlers in 1894 as Schraalenburgh. Once the Railroad from New York decided to build a station through Schraalenburgh the early settlers decided to change the name to Bergenfield. In 1923 Bergenfield sponsored the construction of the George Washington Bridge. Little did the residents know that this bridge would bring exponential growth to their small community of 8,000. Soon the population doubled and the need for schools, shopping and Churches developed. This once small community has grown to approx. 30,000 residents.


The Bergenfield Public Schools offer programs and services that enable its students to achieve their educational goals and become lifelong learners, community boulders and global citizens. The districts provides a safe and nurturing setting in which instruction is aimed at educating the whole child by promoting academic growth consistent with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. There are five elementary schools serving Kindergarten - 5th grade - Franklin School with 454 students, Hoover School with 239 students, Jefferson School with 280 students, Lincoln School with 417 students, Washington School with 280 students - Roy W. Brown Middle School with 907 students in grades 6 - 8 and Bergenfield High School with 1,287 students.

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Bergenfield as its 231st best place to live in its 2008 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey.

Population:  26,764 (2010 US Census)
Median Age: 39
Zip Code:  07621


Borough of Bergenfield NJ | 198 N. Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-387-4055
Bergenfield Police Department | 198 N. Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-387-4000 Website: www.bergenfieldpd.org
Bergenfield Fire Department | Website: www.bergenfieldfd.org
Prospect Fire Co. No. 1 | 238 W. Clinton Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621
Alert Fire Co. No. 1 | 61 W. Church Street, Bergenfield, NJ 07621
Fire Company No. 2 | 8 Home Place, Bergenfield, NJ 07621
Bergenfield Post Office | 25 Veterans Plaza, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-384-1831, Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30AM-5:30PM; Sat, 9AM - 1PM.
Trash & Recycling:
Curbside Pick-Up (Items are to be placed at curbside no sooner than 6PM the evening before or before 7AM in the morning); Bergenfield is divided into 4 quadrants and each quadrant has their own schedule.
 
SCHOOLS & LIBRARY
School Age Child Care Before School (Elementary) | Tel: 201-385-2732
After School Program (K-8) | Tel: 201-384-0352
Board of Education Registration & School Information | Tel: 201-385-8801
Adult/Community School | Tel: 201-385-8801

Bergenfield High School | 80 S. Prospect Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-385-8600
Roy W. Brown Middle School | 130 S. Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-385-8847
Franklin Elementary School | 2 N. Franklin Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-385-8581
Hoover Elementary School | 273 Murray Hill Terr, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-385-8582
Jefferson Elementary School | 200 Hickory Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-385-8804
Lincoln Elementary School | 115 Highview Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-385-8759
Washington Elementary School | 49 S. Summit St, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 385-8771
Day Care/Nursery Schools

All Saints Child Development | 12 W Central Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-387-0352
Children Circle Child Development Center | 58 James St, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-387-0008
Gan Aviv Day Care | 21 W Main St, Bergenfield, NJ 07621  Tel: 201-384-6111
Jack In the Box Learning Center | Tel: 201-816-9471
Kangroo Kid Care | 50 Georgian Ct, Apt K, Bergenfield, NJ 07621  Tel: 201-923-0562
King's Kids Child Care & Academy | Tel: 201-488-307
Learning Place Child Care Center | Tel: 201-343-3077
Montessori Learning Center | 326 New Bridge Rd, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-385-5214
Parks Ave Child Development Center | 96 Westside Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-384-1852
Rhymes & Reasons Child Care | Tel: 201-836-4100
Saddle Acres School | Tel: 201-569-0055
Stepping Stone Day Nursery | Tel: 201-488-4905
Sweet Peas Learning Center | 140 Woodbine St, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-385-0048
Up & Growing | 215 N. Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-384-8600
Yaldenu Day Care | 160 Woodbine St, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-385-7500
 
The Bergenfield Library, in its newly renovated facility, is a full service library with a collection of over 140,000 books; 3300 books on tape and CD, as well as downloadable audiobooks; 2200 music CD’s; 5300 videos and DVD’s; and 200 print subscriptions to newspapers and magazines. Special collections include large print books, Spanish language books and films, Filipino videos and DVD’s, Hindi DVD’s and English as a Second Language (ESL) materials.
There are lots of activities for young and old alike.
 
Bergenfield Public Library | 50 W. Clinton Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-387-4040 Website: www.bergenfield.bccls.org
 
RECREATION, ARTS & LEISURE
Alpine Country Club | 80 Anderson Ave, Demarest, NJ 07627 Tel: 201-768-2121
Closter Golf Center | 153 Homans Ave, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-768-0990
Edgewood Country Club | 449 Rivervale Rd # B, River Vale, NJ 07675 Tel: 201-666-1200
Emerson Golf Club | 99 Palisade Ave, Emerson, NJ 07630 Tel: 201-261-1100
Hackensack Golf Club | 800 Soldier Hill Rd, Emerson, NJ 07630 Tel: 201-261-5505
Haworth Country Club | 5 Lake Shore Dr, Haworth, NJ 07641 Tel: 201-384-7300
Jon Manos Golf Academy | 153 Homans Ave, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-666-0043
Knickerbocker Country Club | 188 Knickerbocker Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-568-1460
Metro Golf & Fitness | 145 Piermont Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-871-4653
Montammy Golf Club | Route 9w, Alpine, NJ 07620 Tel: 201-768-9000
Old Tappan Golf Course | 83 Dewolf Rd, Old Tappan, NJ 07675 Tel: 201-767-1199
Paramus Golf & Country Club | 314 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652 Tel: 201-447-6067
Ridgewood Country Club | 96 W Midland Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652 Tel: 201-599-3900
Rivervale Country Club | 660 Rivervale Rd, River Vale, NJ 07675 Tel: 201-391-2300
Rockleigh Golf Course | 35 Paris Ave, Rockleigh, NJ 07647 Tel: 201-768-6353
Valley Brook Golf | 15 Rivervale Rd, River Vale, NJ 07675 Tel: 201-664-5886
White Beeches Golf & Country Club | 70 Haworth Dr, Haworth, NJ 07641 Tel: 201-385-8531

Bergenfield Family Fun Day
Bergenfield Film Festival
Bergenfield 5K Run

Summer Recreation & SACC Programs
Bergenfield PAL

UGALS Softball Team
Bergenfield Little League
Bergenfield United Soccer
Bergenfield Junior Football
Bergenfield Community Center


Bergenfield Parks Information | 198 N. Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-387-4055 x4095
Parks listed below are equipped with playground apparatus:

John Pall Park | Thomes Boulevard
Wayne Golon Park | Hallberg Avenue
Longshultz Park | Williamson Road
Fred Triplett Park | Dick Street
Thomas Roos Park | Clover Street
George Hendrickson Park | Momar Drive
John O'Kane Park | Grove Street
Edwin Grube Park | E. Broad Street
Charles Richardson Park | Preston Place
John Lafferty Park | Murray Hill Terrace
Walter Lubbe, Jr. Playground | Memorial Field, New Bridge Road
Petros Loizides Park | Bridge Street at Front Street
Jacoby Park | Lee Place & Quincy Lane
Ross Applegate Park | Hickory Avenue
The following parks DO NOT have park apparatus:
French Brook Park | Spring Street
Mayor's Park | triangle at West Broad, Luke & Melrose
August Block Park | Merritt Avenue & Phelps Avenue
Twin Boro Park | Twin Boro Lane (ball fields)

Bergenfield Swim Club (Private swim club for residents & non-residents) | 100 Twin-Boro Ln, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-387-1229
 
Movie Theaters
Clearview Bergenfield | 58 S. Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-385-1600
Closter Clearview Cinemas | 130 Vervalen St, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-769-8800
AMC Theaters – Garden State 16 | 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ 07652 Tel: 888-262-4386
AMC Loews Ridgefield Park 12 | 75 Challenger Rd, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660 Tel: 888-262-4386
Clearview Warner 4 | 190 E. Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 Tel: 201-444-1234
Clearview Tenafly Cinema 4 | 4 W. Railroad Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-871-8889
Cedar Lane Cinemas | 503 Cedar Lane, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-836-3334
Clearview Cinemas | 249 Pascack Rd, Washington Township, NJ 07676 Tel: 201-666-8020
Westwood Cinema | 182 Center Ave, Westwood, NJ 07675 Tel: 201-664-3200

Performing Arts Theaters, Studios & Schools
O. DiBella Music Inc | 456 S. Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-385-5800
Nunnbetter Dance Theater | 161 Woodbine St, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-385-9638
Classic Ballet School | 171 Closter Dock Rd, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-767-0240
Closter Music School | 570 Piermont Rd, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-784-2080
Sylvan Academy of Music | 539 Durie Ave #3, Closter NJ 07624
CJC Music School | 510 Piermont Rd, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-994-9996
Cresskill Performing Arts Inc | 300 Knickerbocker Rd, Cresskill, NJ 07626 Tel: 201-390-7513
All Seasons Chamber Players | 115 Orchard Rd, Demarest, NJ 07627 Tel: 201-768-1331
The Art School at Old Church | 561 Piermont Rd, Demarest, NJ 07627 Tel: 201-767-7160
Broadway Bound Dance Center Inc | 52 W. Madison Ave, Dumont, NJ 07628 Tel: 201-385-4114
Bergen Performing Arts Center | 30 N. Van Brunt St, Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-227-1030
Sukha Arts Center | 76 Schraalenburgh Rd, Harrington Park, NJ 07640 Tel: 201-857-2455
Players Guild of Leonia Inc | 130 Grand Ave, Leonia, NJ 07605 Tel: 201-947-9606
Soloist Music | 336 Broad Ave, Leonia, NJ 07605 Tel: 201-944-7656
Art Center of Northern New Jersey | 250 Center St, New Milford, NJ 07646 Tel: 201-599-2992
Bergen Academy of Music & Art | 244 Kinderkamack Rd, Oradell, NJ 07649 Tel: 201-940-2200
Little Firehouse Theatre
 
MEDICAL
Englewood Hospital | 350 Engle St,  Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-894-3000
Hackensack University Medical Center | 30 Prospect Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601 Tel: 201-996-2000
Holy Name Hospital | 718 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel:  201-833-3000 
Palisades General Hospital | 7600 River Rd, North Bergen, NJ 07047 Tel: 201-854-5000
Valley Hospital | 223 N. Van Dien Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 Tel: 800-825-5391
 
SENIORS SERVICES
Monthly Senior Programs are planned by the Mayor's Advisory Committee for Senior Citizens.
Announcements of time and place to sign up are in the
Twin Boro News.

Bus Information for Senior Citizens
Doctor Appointments:
- 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (last pickup at 12:30)
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Call to set up appointments between 7:00 a.m. - 2:20 p.m. Tel: 201-387-4055

Food Shopping at Pathmark:
- Every Wednesday
- Pickup at Bus Stop, Drop off at home

Trip to Mall:
- Last Tuesday of the Month
- Sign up on shopping bus

For more information, please call 201-387-4055
 
UTILITIES &SERVICES
Public Utilities
Public Services Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G)
United Water

Other Services
Cablevision
Verizon
 
TRANSPORTATION
Bus Lines
New Jersey Transit 166 runs to Port Authority in Manhattan averaging 35-40 min
New Jersey Transit 167 runs to Port Authority in Manhattan averaging 35-40 min
New Jersey Transit 186 runs to GWB in Manhattan averaging 35-40 min
Local 753, 756, 772
Train
There is no train service between Bergenfield & Manhattan 
Airports
Three major airports are within 35-45 minutes by car from Bergenfield:

Newark Liberty International, JFK International, La Guardia Airport