Welcome to Ridgewood Talks


We are so excited to present this program of talks with some of the leaders and the legends in our village! This is an amazing community we live in, as many of you have discovered firsthand on our Ridgewood Walks tours! Now we’re taking the exploration a step further with Ridgewood Talks! We’ll keep you updated about local events, dig into the town’s hot topics, and introduce you to the people who make this community a special place to live. We will be covering a wide variety of topics and illuminating the different points of views that make this village strong and connected. We are serious about bringing our residents together to engage productively and have some fun doing it! Let's listen to each other. And remember, Be Kind and Do Good.





Audio Tours


Ridgewood Walks, Ridgewood Talks presents self-guided Audio Tours! During June, recorded tours of historic Ridgewood will be posted for downloading so you can enjoy our walking tours safely. Please be sure to bring water and to follow health regulations during social distancing.

The Other Side of Ridgewood

Start and End points: The Glen School, 865 E Glen Ave.

Walking time: approx. 1 hour

Your Guide: Ben Greenman, author and Ridgewood dad


This part of Ridgewood lies east of Route 17 and exists somewhat apart from the rest of the village. At the same time, it is located near what was originally Ridgewood's center, and reflects its colonial past. The tour includes several historic houses, including the Zabriskie-Schedler house, along with a footbridge over the Saddle River. A subset of this area, known as Salem Ridge, was developed in the 1950’s.