BERGEN magazine - May 2018


Whether it’s at a business luncheon or a community cleanup, Bergenites show support for their friends and neighbors.

Berry Blues

No, we’re not color blind. Named after an Italian song, this tasty cocktail hits all the right notes.

Mad About Mangoes

This sweet fruit is packed with plenty of nutrients that benefit your body and mind—it’s no wonder Buddhist monks shared it with the world.

Easy Like Sunday Morning

Hosting weekend brunch? Don’t stress! When you try the following recipes and heed the advice of BERGEN’s expert planners, your party will be a breeze. Go ahead and enjoy your mimosa!

Mom Knows Best

Whether you travel far or near, journey across the pond or simply beyond state lines, a trip with your mother is always special. Four BERGEN readers reflect on the “mommy and me” adventures they’ll never forget—and why.

Catchin' the Bus

While some of us are reading or snoozing on the daily commute to and from the city, two Bergen County mothers are brainstorming ways to combat opioid addiction.

Anchor Away

A chat with Natalie Pasquarella, NBC 4 New York’s co-anchor and Bergen County resident.

Eastern Promises

A local couple teams up with a Rutherford planner to mesh South Asian customs with personal touches. The result—a picture-perfect Indian wedding.

A Whale of a Time!

An Englewood family combines fun and games with age-old customs to celebrate their son’s first birthday.

Welcome to Ramsey

With countless options, this borough is a lure for foodies and shoppers.

Fringe Binge

These not-so-silly strings turn ordinary furnishings into attention-grabbing pieces.

Clear as Day

It’s become transparent that see-through accessories are on trend.

Stripe Tease

Start lining up to get this season’s showstopping pieces.

Get Your Kick

It’s time to spring for some new footwear. Slip on something stylish and comfortable. Your feet will thank you.

Pet Peeves at the Coffee Shop

If you’re one of the many Bergenites who grabs a cup of joe to-go rather than brewing at home, you’ll understand all of the frustrations that accompany a trip to the coffee shop. Convenience has its caveats, but it’s a small price to pay for your morning treat, right?

Get Running

Have you always wanted to participate in a race, but haven’t found the right one? Perhaps you’re looking for a fun run, or maybe you’re an adrenaline junkie with a penchant for half-marathons. This month in Bergen County, there’s a race for everyone. From uphill half-marathons and charity 5Ks to family-friendly color and mud runs, you’re sure to find your perfect race.


From a Paralympic hockey player to a hard-working actor, here are five Bergenites who are making it big in their community and beyond.