SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION OF BERGEN COUNTY NEW JERSEY Founded in
1984 by Phil who still is the Director
Second Saturday of each Month Meeting usually with a speaker at 8:00
PM Discussions Before Meeting at 6:30 PM about 10 p.m. or 11 p.m.
many members usually adjourn to a nearby non-Kosher diner until
about midnight or 1 a.m. or so your first meeting is generally free
members pay $2 for each monthly meeting they attend plus an annual
not affiliated with NEW_JERSEY_SCIENCE_FICTION_FANS but highly
recommended by NEW_JERSEY_SCIENCE_FICTION_FANS
CALL PHIL AT 201 447-3652 FOR DETAILS
The next SFABC monthly meeting will be on Saturday night September
8th, 2007 at the Saddle River Valley Cultural Center
Directions to meeting site:
...............Saddle River Valley Cultural Center
......................305 West Saddle River
.......................Upper Saddle River
....................Bergen County, New Jersey
The Cultural Center looks like a classic little white church, steeple
and all. The parking lot is not too large, but it's okay to use the
much bigger lot of the Methodist Church diagonally across the street.
Important Note: The Cultural Center is on WEST Saddle River Road.
One block further over is EAST Saddle River Road. Unlike streets in
New York, East does not turn into West. The roads are on opposite
banks of the Saddle River which is nothing more than a stream at this
FROM ROUTE 17 NORTHBOUND:
..........Exit ROUTE 17 NORTH at the sign which reads SADDLE RIVER /
WOODCLIFF LAKE. (This is the exit after Sheridan Avenue, Ho Ho
Kus.) This exit puts you onto EAST ALLENDALE AVENUE heading East.
Stay on road for about 1/2 mile and turn left at the first traffic
light onto WEST SADDLE RIVER ROAD. Drive north for 1-3/4 miles.
Shortly after passing a brick Catholic Church, the Church of the
Presentation, on your left hand side you cross into Upper Saddle
River. The Cultural Center is on your left hand side. If you come
to a traffic light you have slightly overshot and hit LAKE STREET.
Note: You will see a sign marked WEST SADDLE RIVER ROAD on Route 17
northbound well to the south of where you have been told to leave
17. If you take this exit, you will eventually get where you want to
be, but it will take you a lot longer to get there.
FROM ROUTE 17 SOUTHBOUND:
..........Exit ROUTE 17 SOUTH at SADDLE RIVER / WOODCLIFF LAKE exit.
This puts you onto EAST ALLENDALE ROAD heading East. You drive under
the highway. Then follow the directions from Route 17 Northbound.
Note: This way takes you a little bit longer than the exit for UPPER
SADDLE RIVER, but it spares you making hairpin turns on steep hills
at night in bad weather on an unfamiliar road.
FROM THE GARDEN STATE PARKWAY NORTHBOUND:
..........Take Exit 172, GRAND AVENUE, MONTVALE. (This is the last
exit in New Jersey and is just past the Montvale Service Area). Turn
left at the exit ramp and head west on GRAND AVENUE. There are a lot
of small towns in this area, and the road that you're on will keep
changing its name. At different points it is called GRAND AVENUE,
MONTVALE ROAD, RAMSEY ROAD and LAKE STREET. At the second traffic
light you will be at the intersection of LAKE STREET and EAST SADDLE
RIVER ROAD. It has two landmarks that anyone in the area will know
about: a 7-11 type store called Elmers and a Texaco station. Keep
driving west. Do not turn. Turn left at the next traffic light onto
WEST SADDLE RIVER ROAD. The Cultural Center is 1/10 of a mile down
the road on your right.
FROM ROCKLAND COUNTY VIA ROUTE 59:
..........Follow ROUTE 59 until you come to Norris Pontiac in Monsey
and turn south at the traffic light unto ROUTE 306. This road is
also called EAST SADDLE RIVER ROAD. Head south towards New Jersey.
(Note: Although the maps show this road as Route 306, and that's
what everyone calls it, after you make the turn, the sign reads ROUTE
73. Don't ask me to explain it.) Stay on ROUTE 306 for 2.3 miles
Note that there is a long stretch between the first and second
..........Turn right at the second traffic light which is the
intersection of EAST SADDLE RIVER ROAD and LAKE STREET. A Texaco
station and Elmers are at this corner. Proceed west and turn left at
the next traffic light onto WEST SADDLE RIVER ROAD. The Cultural
Center is 1/10 of a mile down the road on your right.
..........Anyone wishing to receive email reminders for any of the
monthly S F A B C activities listed below should contact Philip De
Parto at <SFABCPhil@...
SFABCPhil AT gmail.com
CALL PHIL AT 201 447-3652 FOR DETAILS
We think that the speaker for the Saturday night
September 8th, 2007 SFABC event will be
Barbara Campbell, author of Heartwood and Bloodstone
"Although I began my career in musical theatre, I've been writing
fiction for several years. My first novel was published in May 2005.
You can read more about Heartwood and the other books in the series
Trickster's Game in the Novels section of my Website. My Biography
includes descriptions of some of my earlier works (including such
family favorites as Claudine) as well as photos from my increasingly
If you have questions about me or my work or want to share your
thoughts about writing, feel free to contact me using the link
below. As this site continues to grow, I hope to post some of your
comments and questions."