See photos from our expert Panel Discussion, 2017


CHECK OUT PHOTOS of our panel discussion "Fostering A Pedestrian-Friendly Community." Experts talked about benefits of walking, ranging from health to safety to community building.

Moderated by New York Times bestselling author Ben Greenman, the panel will explore all aspects of walking and pedestrian life, with special attention paid to Ridgewood's past—and its future—as a walkable town.


Thank you to all our panelists for a substantive and entertaining talk:

Lisa ChamberlainPhysical Therapist, Valley Hospital

Joe Getz, Founding Principal, JGSC

Lenore Skenazyauthor/columnist (Free Range Kids), chair, Let Grow

Leigh Ann Von Hagen, Senior Researcher, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers


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Join us as Ridgewood Walks continues our walking initiative to create a more vibrant and connected community by promoting our walkable downtown and surrounding areas—all month long! Throughout October we host free, guided themed tours lead by local ambassadors who will give you the opportunity to learn about our village's history, neighbors, local business owners and community leaders.

Tours give our residents a chance to learn more about Ridgewood's beautiful historic sites, parks and business establishments. They cover a variety of subjects, including architecture, food, fashion, and religious centers...and they're fun! Sign Up begins at the end of September

Walktoberfest sign-up opens at the end of September!

keeping in step with our walkable village