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Saddle River Valley Cultural Center
305 West Saddle River
Upper Saddle River
Bergen County, New Jersey
(201) 327 - 9878
Meetings are generally held at the Saddle River Valley Cultural Center, 305 West Saddle River Road, Upper Saddle River, Bergen County, New Jersey (201) 327 - 9878. The doors open at 6:00 PM. If you call there the night of the meeting, let it ring. The phone is at the opposite end of the building.
If the Association is meeting at a different site than the Cultural Center, directions to the meeting will be linked from the Current Meeting Write-Up.
Maps are also available here.
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
Also available are directions to other meeting locations.
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.
Exit ROUTE 17 SOUTH at SADDLE RIVER / WOODCLIFF LAKE exit. This puts you onto EAST ALLENDALE ROAD heading East. You drive under the highway. 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: 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.
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 or third 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
Follow ROUTE 59 until you come to the traffic light for ROUTE 306 and turn south in the direction of New Jersey. This road is also called EAST SADDLE RIVER ROAD. (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.) After you go a few blocks, you'll hit a traffic light by the overpass of the New York Throughway. It will be several miles before you hit the next traffic light.
Turn right at the traffic light denoting 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.
SPECIAL NOTE FROM THE GARDEN STATE PARKWAY: Exit 172 exists only on the Northbound parkway. If you are using the Parkway heading South, pull into the Montvale Service Area (slightly to the south of #172). You can then swing around to #172 via the Parkway northbound. Turn left at the end of the ramp. The ramp from the parking lots in the Service Area to the local streets, which feeds you onto Montvale (A.K.A. Grand) Avenue is now right turn only.
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