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Strings and Sticks

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Joins us at 7pm on Wednesday, May 29th, as musicians from the Ridgewood High School Orchestra and Percussion Ensemble will perform chamber works by Haydn, Dvorak, Smetana, Zivkovic, and more. The performances will be followed by a short tour of the iconic Center.

All donations will go towards the Center’s continued renovation.

BREAKING NEWS: JRC Seeks Tenant/Steward for North Studio!

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For the first time in six years, The James Rose Center is seeking a new tenant/steward for the North Studio. This is a rare opportunity for a single person or a couple to live in a very special private indoor-outdoor home within our unique historic modern compound, especially for those with an appreciation for midcentury modern design. The Center is located within walking distance of Ridgewood’s numerous downtown restaurants, as well as NJTransit regional rail and bus lines which offer easy access to Manhattan.

The North Studio is a separate small home, including private outdoor space and off-street parking. Comparable apartments in Ridgewood are renting for $1,700-$2,000. Rent/compensation for this space is negotiable depending on the qualifications of the applicant. As we are an educational nonprofit committed to promoting sustainable thinking about the built environment, the ideal tenant/steward is eager to participate in the conservation of this singular site.

Those interested are encouraged to email director@jamesrosecenter.org

Opening May 15th!

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On Wednesday, May 15th, the James Rose Center will reopen Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Suggested donation is $10 and no advance registration nor purchase of tickets is required.

Lecture at the Ridgewood Historic Society & Tour

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Join us on September 30th for a talk given by Director Dean Cardasis at The Ridgewood Historical Society, followed by a tour and refreshments at The James Rose Center for Landscape Architectural Research and Design!

The event begins at 2pm. Hurry, space is limited – we hope to see you there!

UPDATE: A special thanks to the following local sponsors:

  • Carlo Russo’s Wine and Spirit World
  • Super Cellars of Ridgewood
  • Best of Everything
  • Wilkes (Glen Ave.)
  • Stop & Shop of Ridgewood
  • It’s All Greek to Me
  • Wasabi
  • Wegmans of Montvale

The Heavenly Environment, a Film by James Rose, Now Available Online

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This video was originally published in 1986 by James Rose in conjunction with his book The Heavenly Environment. It has been digitally reproduced by The James Rose Center for Landscape Architectural Research and Design.

In this video, Rose discusses suburban design norms and their inadequacies, alternatives to these norms, and designing gardens based on site characteristics as well as clients’ needs.

James Rose by Dean Cardasis wins The John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize.

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Named in honor of one of the founding figures of American landscape studies, the J. B. Jackson prize is awarded to a distinguished book published in the English language within the past three years on a subject pertaining to landscape studies.  Only books based on original research and those that break new ground in method or interpretation will be considered. The purpose of this prize is to reward contributors to the intellectual vitality of garden history and landscape studies. The jury considers each submission on the basis of its success in expanding the field to new areas or increasing knowledge within an existing branch of the discipline. It seeks to support authors with an ability to write for a general readership as well as for a scholarly audience.”  The Foundation for Landscape Studies.

OPENING: May 1st, 2018!

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On Tuesday, May 1st, 2018, the James Rose Center will be opening to the general public. The Center is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 AM – 4 PM. While visitors are welcome to plan spontaneous visits, large parties or visitors with tight timetables are encouraged to email in advance (director@jamesrosecenter.org or assistantdirector@jamesrosecenter.org) so we can best accommodate you.