2023 – Events


Our meetings are usually on the first  Saturday of the month at 9:00 a.m.  at the Ridgewood Firehouse located at 201 E. Glen Avenue recreation room. Parking is located at the back of the firehouse.  There are no meetings in July and August.


January 7

February 4

March 4

April 1

May 6

June 3

No meetings during July and August

September 2

October 7

November 4

December 2

For additional information contact Bob Paoli on 201 445-1738.


Post 53 is accepting donations for the design, placement and dedication of a Gold Star Families Monument at Memorial Park at Van Neste Square. Please see the donations link at the top of the page to be directed to our Secured donation page (https://www.ridgewoodamericanlegionpost53.org). Donations are also being accepted for our annual Memorial Day Poppy Drive.

The Community Thrift Shop in Midland Park Shopping Center will take donations on behalf of American Legion post 53.  Our donation number is 13.

 2023 Upcoming Events

May 13, 2023 The Post will place flags at deceased veterans at Valleau Cemetery. All are welcome to assist with this event.

Monday May 29, 2023 Memorial Day service at Van Neste Square starting at 11:00  a.m.  If it rains, the event will be held at Mt. Carmel Church.

 June 12, through June 16, 2023 Flag Day education, members of Post 53 will visit the 6 elementary schools to discuss flag etiquette.

Legionnaires from Post 53 will again march in the Ridgewood July 4th parade that will be held on Tuesday July 4, 2023.

Gold Star Families American Legion Post 53 will honor Gold Star Families for their sacrifice at Van Neste Square Sunday September 24, 2023 starting at 7:00 p.m.

On October 20, 2023 the Post 53 annual Blue Star Family Dinner will be held in the Parish Center of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (pending approval by the church) starting at 7:00 p,m.  All members of Ridgewood American Legion Post 53 are invited to salute and honor the numerous Blue Star Families in Ridgewood and the surrounding community.  Please enter the center from the Passaic St. entrance in Ridgewood.  Please also bring a guest and family. You MUST respond to Commander Bob Paoli at 201-445-1738 if you intend to attend or email Bob  at bobpaoli@verizon.net

Saturday, November 11, 2023 Veterans Day Service at 11:00 a.m. Van Neste Square Village of Ridgewood

Saturday, November 18, 2023 9:00 a.m. at Valleau Cemetery Flag Retrieval. Volunteers and members are welcome to attend

On December 16, 2023, Members of Ridgewood American Legion Post 53 will place Wreaths across America at Valleau Cemetery honoring each branch of the United States Armed Forces.