Connect the Dots

Connect the Dots

 What is Connect the Dots?

In 2015, the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen initiative launched Connect the Dots, an ongoing series of quarterly networking events of the arts and business communities that is open to the public. Connect-the-Dots meetings, held in different venues throughout Bergen County, present an exciting range of activities: exhibitions, speakers, interactive arts presentations, performances, and time to network and socialize.

The well-received program strengthens and connects the arts community through professional development presentations and sharing creative ideas, work, and talent. This interaction stimulates creative collaboration among artists, arts organizations, municipal governments, city planners, businesses, developers, educators, and healthcare leaders. Connect-the-Dots provides a forum for exploring possibilities for collaborative arts projects that use the arts and cultural programs to add value to residents’ daily experience and to civic and business enterprise.

Join the fun on Saturday, May 4! All are welcome to help install and contribute to “The Big Weave”, the final phase of “The Path of Us” from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Olsen Park baseball field fence, located at 157 West Main Street in Bogota, New Jersey.  This fence weaving project highlights a theme demonstrating the connection between the Hackensack River and the communities it flows through (i.e. its people, history, values, animals, natural terrain, and architecture). 
The installation culminates the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen initiative’s  Connect the Dots workshops, The Path of Us: A Public Art Fence Weaving.  The project is undertaken in collaboration with the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation in conjunction with Bogota Beautiful and the Borough of Bogota.  This program has been made possible in part by a grant administered by the Bergen County Division of Parks, Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
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Enjoy photos from our last Connect the Dots event, “Brew and Song”, held on February 12, 2018 and co-hosted by The Alementary Brewing Co. and Bottom of the Barrel Art in Hackensack, New Jersey!

Singer Alice Leon led the group in an interactive song writing process producing this tune, “The Irish Girl from Hackensack”.  Listen and join in.

Our Connect the Dots Networking Event: “Lights, Camera…Network!” on April 26, 2017 was both fun and productive! Particpants worked collaboratively to explore the benefits of the arts by creating videos. View their creative productions here!

“Art Matters”

“Art Connects the Dots”

“Inner Child”

“The Library”

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