Holiday Champagne Tea – Dec. 8th noon-2:30pm

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is pleased to announce our
Thursday, December 8th
From noon to 2:30pm at The Historic John Fell House
475 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale, NJ

The house will be beautifully decorated for the holidays.
Come join us and toast this festive season.
Featuring a Traditional English Tea
$50.00 per person
Proceeds to benefit the John Fell House
Space Is Limited So Reserve Your Place

E-mail Linda A. Schropp- or
call Theresa Salameno at (201) 825-2840
Your non-refundable Check is your confirmation.
RSVP by December 1st

Checks payable to “The Concerned Citizens of Allendale”
Send your check to Theresa Salameno at
46 Tam O’Shanter Drive, Mahwah NJ 07430
Please include number of guests and their names.

For more information email


Mistletoe Madness Dec 2&3 2016 – One-Stop Holiday Shopping

Mistletoe Madness  – One-stop Holiday Shopping

December 2nd 9am-3pm and 3rd 10am-4pm.

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A portion of the proceeds will go to the restoration of the John Fell House.

Our wonderful list of vendors:

Cocoa Lush – Hand Painted chocolates

Limelight – chemical free skincare & professional grade makeup

Leopard Lily – handbags, accessories & Gretchen Scott clothing

Guccione Cannoli – homemade cannoli’ & Italian cookies

Eesme – hand woven accessories by artisans in India

Olive Branch & Grape Vine – olive oils, balsamic vinegars, & honey

The Girls with the pearl earrings – Pearl jewelry

Nahyat Designs – cashmere knit shawls, finger gloves & ponchos

Aria by Lucia – body cream& lotions, bath wash, handcrafted soaps & salts

Little Nikki’s – children’s items

doTerra – CPTG certified essential oils & diffusers

Elle and Taylor – semi precious gemstone jewelry

The Tea Room – teas & tea accessories

CWAJGA – T Shirts

The Beach Home – home accessories








Antique Appraisal Night – Wednesday October 26th – 7 to 9pm

Open House – Antique Appraisal Night

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Wednesday, Oct 26th, the historic John Fell House in Allendale is hosting an open house and a free Antique Appraisal Night, featuring Dean Klein, owner of Vintage Roots.

Dig through your attic, basement or garage and bring in one or two items for a free and fun appraisal. While you are there at the house, find out more about the upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.

Refreshments will be served.

The event runs from 7 to 9pm.

NW Bergen History Coalition Dinner Program on World War I on October 25, at the Ramapo College Pavilion

NW Bergen History Coalition Dinner Program on World War I on October 25

A hundred years ago, Woodrow Wilson was running for re-election on the slogan: “I kept us out of the war.” The majority of Americans were isolationist, and since the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915, Wilson had worked hard to get Germany to sign an agreement respecting the rights of neutral countries. But just five months after the 1916 election, America entered World War I.

On Tuesday, October 25 at 6 P.M., the NW Bergen History Coalition will present a program at the Ramapo College Pavilion featuring a presentation on “The American Home Front During World War I” by Ramapo College Professor, Dr. Carter Jones Meyer. A Ramapo history student will be at each table.

Come hear an insightful presentation by Dr. Meyer about why Wilson changed his mind and the steps the U.S. Government took to unify America in order to win the war, from the propaganda efforts of the Committee on Public Information to the Espionage and Sedition Acts that challenged the democratic concept of freedom.

Dr. Meyer is a graduate of Skidmore College and Brown University and has taught at Ramapo since 1992. She is the recipient of the Bischoff Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Reservations are limited. Tickets are $40. For information, call Kay Yeomans, 201-327-2236, or stop by The Hermitage or the Mahwah Museum to pick up a reservation form. The NW Bergen History Coalition is made up of museums and historical societies from 11 towns: Allendale, Franklin Lakes, Glen Rock, Ho-Ho-Kus,  Mahwah, Oakland, Ramsey, Ridgewood, Upper Saddle River, Waldwick, and Wyckoff.

Photo: Dr. Carter Jones Meyer, Professor of History at Ramapo College, will address guests of the NW Bergen History Coalition at a dinner on Tuesday, October 25.

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The Wellness & Beauty Luncheon – Friday, October 7th 2016 – noon-2:30pm

Postponed to a date in the near future…

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The John Fell House Tea Room at 475 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale, is holding a Wellness & Beauty Luncheon on Friday Oct. 7 from noon to 2.30 pm. Health, Nutrition & Beauty will be the topics for the afternoon with presentations by three experts in their field.
Dr. Jacqueline Ehlert-Mercer, Registered Dietitian/Nutrition Educator, will explain how to make nutrition and lifestyle changes simply by purchasing and preparing wholesome and delicious foods.
Maureen Primrose will share her story with breast cancer, how it led her to become a  Reach for Recovery Volunteer, and how Yoga and Meditation continues to help in her daily life.
Catherine Schwartz, Founding Independent Beauty Consultant for LimeLight by Alcone, will introduce you to the benefits of LimeLight’s chemical-free skin care products as well as the professional line of makeup for both day and evening.

A seasonal buffet lunch will be served, catered by Christine of Secret Ingredients.

The cost is $45 per person.

Proceeds to benefit the John Fell House.

To reserve your place, email Linda Schropp at or call Theresa Salameno at (201)-825-2840.

RSVP by Sept. 30. Your non-refundable check made payable to the “Concerned Citizens of Allendale” will be your confirmation.

Please mail your check to Theresa Salameno, 46 Tam O Shanter Drive, Mahwah, NJ 07430 and include the names and number of guests.

For more information email

Summer Garden Tea – Thursday June 2nd 2016


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JOHN FELL HOUSE TEA ROOM Presents Our 4th Annual SUMMER GARDEN TEA Thursday June 2nd From noon to 2:30pm at The Historic John Fell House 475 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale, NJ

Featuring Rohsler’s Allendale Nursery & Florist – A presentation will be given by the experts from Rohsler’s. Topics include; plants for pollinating, shade & deer resistant perennials, Milkweed’s importance to the Monarch Butterfly, and much more.

A Traditional English Tea Will Be Served $40.00 per person.  Proceeds to benefit the John Fell House

For reservations email Linda A. Schropp at Or call Theresa Salameno at (201) 825-2840 Send your check payable to “The Concerned Citizens of Allendale”, toTheresa Salameno at 46 Tam O’Shanter Drive, Mahwah NJ, 07430

Your non-refundable check must be received by May 27th as this is your confirmation.  Please include number of guests, and their names with payment.

For more information email

Downton Abbey Tea, April 23rd 2016

Downton teaThe John Fell House Tea Room will be hosting its second Downton Abbey Tea on Saturday, April 23rd so make your reservation now to avoid disappointment.

Join us for a selection of delicious traditional savory finger sandwiches, an assortment of delectable desserts and home made scones with Devon cream, strawberry preserves and lemon curd which will be served to you in the manner befitting an invitation to the home of Lord & Lady Grantham. A choice of premium quality teas will be provided, and each guest will be served their choice of tea from their own individual teapot. All of this can be enjoyed while you, and your friends chat about your favorite characters, and story lines that have captivated our attention for these last six seasons.

For this unique Afternoon Tea we encourage our guests to dress the part of this bygone era. Come in a smart, up to date frock as worn by Lady Mary or in “proper” Edwardian fashion as the Dowager Countess of Grantham. There will be a trivia quiz to test your Downton knowledge, and prizes awarded for the top winners.

Afternoon Tea will be served at 12 noon, at the John Fell House, 475 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale, NJ.

The cost is $40 per person and limited on site parking is available. RSVP by the latest April 16th and for more information and seating availability please contact Linda A. Schropp at or Theresa Salameno on 201-825-2840. Your non-refundable check made out to the Concerned Citizens of Allendale will confirm your reservation and should be mailed to Theresa Salameno, 46 Tam O Shanter Drive, Mahwah, NJ  07430


Taste of Scotland – Scotch Tasting Evening – Friday, March 18, 2016

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The Historic John Fell House invites you to a Taste of Scotland
Featuring Spike McClure, Master of Whiskey for Johnny Walker

What better way to help support Allendale’s Historic John Fell House than to sip and savor six specially selected rare scotches?

Learn all about what makes certain scotches so unique. Hearty and delicious appetizers will be served. Kilts encouraged!

When: Friday, March 18 at 7:30 PM
Where: The Fell House. 475 Franklin Tpke. Allendale, NJ
Donation per person: $125
Reserve your spot ASAP! Limited seating available.

Mail checks payable to “CCA” to:
C. Schwartz c/o Fell House 21 Greenway Allendale, NJ 07401


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