Welcome  to  Bayou of Saddle  River

Creative Gathering Space &

One-Of-A-Kind Gift Store

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MINI SUMMER CRAFT PROGRAMS - 4 DAYS

This year we organize Summer Craft Programs. Starting on July 16 we have weekly Crafting Summer Programs from Tuesday through Friday from 9 AM-12 PM: $350 (4 days) - For more details, please call or email us.

Bayou of Saddle River

SPRING FAIR

MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU

at Bayou of Saddle River

THANK YOU!

FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF SMALL BUSINESSES AND LOCAL ARTISTS


WE HAD A FANTASTIC DAY WITH LIVE MUSIC, BAKED GOODS, KIDS CRAFTS, OUR VENDORS AND OUR WONDERFUL SADDLE RIVER COMMUNITY!


SEE YOU @ OUR SUMMER FAIR!


BAYOU

SADDLE RIVER'S THIRD SPACE!

MEETING FRIENDS
MEETING FRIENDS
LIFE BULB
LIFE BULB
a contained living mini ecosystem. Needs no food or cleaning, only light. By Ron Neu
THANK YOU MAYOR KURPIS!
THANK YOU MAYOR KURPIS!
MEET SKY
MEET SKY
A WINNING TEAM
A WINNING TEAM
A SADDLE RIVER LANDMARK
A SADDLE RIVER LANDMARK

Bayou of Saddle River

Feel right at home at our 'kitchen table' and join an original, relaxing craft

Experience & Enjoy

Slow-living at the

Rhythm of Bayou of Saddle River

A beautiful space in historic Saddle River

Where all generations are welcome

To spend quality time, connect  and create together


Browse our shelves to find that unique, creative, artisan and vintage gift!

WALK  IN  ANYTIME  FOR  GIFTS  &  CRAFTS

GIFTS FROM THE HEART

Thoughtful gifts


Handmade by local and international artists, vintage goods, plants, craft sets, imagination invoking toys, and inspiring books

OUR BEAUTIFUL SHOWROOM
OUR BEAUTIFUL SHOWROOM
FUNCTIONAL GIFTS EVERYONE WANTS
FUNCTIONAL GIFTS EVERYONE WANTS
GIFTS FROM THE HEART
GIFTS FROM THE HEART
GIFTS FOR EVERYONE
GIFTS FOR EVERYONE
HANDMADE ARTISAN CERAMICS
HANDMADE ARTISAN CERAMICS
GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE!
GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE!
EXPERIENCE BEAUTIFUL ART
EXPERIENCE BEAUTIFUL ART
DESIGN YOUR OWN ART
DESIGN YOUR OWN ART

Less about the Gift, more about the Experience

WALK-IN CRAFTING


From 10:30AM-5PM Wednesday through Saturday


Enjoy our BEAUTIFUL RELAXING PLACE, COOKIES & TEA INCLUDED STARTING AT $15 PER HALF HOUR

CRAFTING EXAMPLES:

  • Card Making
  • Stamp Making
  • Picture Punch for Kids
  • Punch Needle
  • (Water) Coloring
  • Relaxing coloring ($10/half hour)
  • 2D/3D Peek Box Collage


PLEASE RESERVE

CALL 201 805 6633

CRAFT  WORKSHOPS

THE ART OF CRAFTING
THE ART OF CRAFTING
BEAUTIFUL CRAFTS MADE BY YOU
BEAUTIFUL CRAFTS MADE BY YOU
CRAFTING TOGETHER
CRAFTING TOGETHER
KINTSUGI: MAKE IT NEW AGAIN
KINTSUGI: MAKE IT NEW AGAIN
CREATIVITY AT BAYOU
CREATIVITY AT BAYOU
TEAMWORK
TEAMWORK

Bayou of Saddle River


Use your hands and mind,

Create, connect, and ease your worries

SLOW CRAFTS 

BY YOU

Fostering community is our mission,

and crafting is our medium

Bayou of Saddle River organizes events for all generations

TESTIMONIALS

What a hidden GEM! Had my daughter's birthday party here with 14 of her friends. Tanja, the owner, was so great to work with and organized the most lovely painting party for an active group of 7 year old's! She offers a wide array of crafting and painting activities for both adults and children. I can't wait to come back for a mom's night out! - Helen

What a breath of fresh air in this busy world. Beautiful setting on the river. Lovely, unique gifts for all ages and every occasion. The most charming, welcoming shop owner makes you feel right at home the minute you step inside. Crafts of all kinds while you enjoy nature, and community, and always a cup of tea 😌. Please stop by to see for yourself….i haven’t been able to stay away. - Stephanie

An intimate space to let your mind wander through self expression. The atmosphere has such a personal touch that reflects Tanja’s deep commitment to community art no matter your media, preference or style. A very unique journey she took us on 😍 - Christian

This shop is so quaint and welcoming. Unique, beautiful and intersting items for sale. My friend and I spent over an hour exploring. The shop owner Tanya was so pleasant. She gave us "dipping" cookies and a cup of calming tea she sells in the shop. I live over an hour away but look forward to returning when I can. - Juli

Bayou is more then just a space where art is created, it's an energy, a vibration, a feeling you get when you walk in. The owner Tanja will personally greet you and gift you with her presence. At Bayou I feel like I belong, I feel like I am receiving more then the physical art that I am creating. I am grateful to have found Bayou and Tanja. - Shayna

Many nice programs for people of all ages but especially younger ones. - Lee

Beautiful gift shop & crafting space!! Lovely owner as well. - Kelly

SIGN UP FOR OUR JULY CRAFT WORKSHOPS (#1)


MINI SUMMER CRAFT PROGRAMS: 4 DAYS - Sign up now for one of our small sized, calm Mini Summer Craft Programs with kids 8 and up. Tuesday - Friday 3-hour mornings from 9 AM-12 PM. Nature crafts, drawing, painting, recycle art, puppetry, storytelling, fret saw, gelli printing, punch needle, hand sewing, and more, the kids help decide! Cost is $350 for 4 days; sibling discount is 10%. Available weeks:

  • July 16 - 19
  • July 23 - 26
  • July 30 - August 2
  • August 6 - 9
  • August 13 - 16 (optional)


WATERCOLOR FOR CARETAKERS, SENIORS & FRIENDS

  • Every Tuesdays at 2-3 PM - $25 or $40 per couple 8 and up (1 hour)
  • Starting on July 16


KNITTING FOR BEGINNERS- Tea & cookies included.

  • Tuesday at 6-7:30 PM - $40 for 1 class or $120 for 4 classes (1.5 hours)
  • On July 30, August 13&27, September 10, Ages 9+


CROCHET FOR BEGINNERS - Tea & cookies included.

  • Every Wednesday at 6-7:30 PM - $40 or four classes for $120 (1.5 hours)
  • Starting July 10, no classes on July 17 & 24, punch needle instead

OR CALL 201 805 6633/

E-MAIL info@BayouofSaddleRiver

    SIGN UP FOR OUR JULY CRAFT WORKSHOPS (#2)


    SEWING CLASSES - Bring your own sewing machine and learn how to use it. To sign up please call or email BAYOU and we will let you know when we have enough sign ups to start a class.

    • Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6-8 PM (other days/times available) - $50 (2 hours)


    DRAWING AND FREE FLOW ART - Kids 8 -14 will learn to trust and develop their individual creativity and style in 4 fun classes exploring depth and perspective, printing, drawing, painting and more

    • Every Thursday at 10:30 AM-12PM - $120 for four sessions (1.5 hours)
    • Starting on August 22


    SASHIKO STITCHING JEANS REPAIR - Bring your torn jeans and create a visual masterpiece. Coffee/tea included. For adults and kids ages 14+.

    • Thursday July 11 at 11 AM-12:30 PM - bring your friends $40 or four classes for $120 (1.5 hours)


    GELLI PRINTING WITH BOTANICALS - Create unique art for cards or to frame.

    • Thursday July 11 at 6-7:30 PM - bring your friends + BYOB! $40 (1.5 hours)


    DISCOVER SEIMEI HEALING WITH KATIE FASCIANO - Introduction, receive a health improving Seimei demo, tea ceremony, ink art activity and a treat.

    • Tuesday July 16 at 6-7:30 PM - $30 (1.5 hours)

    OR CALL 201 805 6633 / 

    E-MAIL info@BayouofSaddleRiver

    SIGN UP FOR OUR JULY CRAFT WORKSHOPS (#3)


    MAKE A MEMORY PILLOW - With Lori Franzosi. Use a fun T-shirt to create a pillow. Empty nesters for college kids but all are welcome

    • Thursday July 18 & 25 at 6-8 PM - $110 (2 days/4 hours)


    WILL IT FLOAT? - Build an island or vessel from natural materials and test it. In case of rain print cards with a stamp made by you

    • Saturday July 20 from 11 AM through 2 PM - parent/child $30 for 1 hour


    MOMMY (OR DADDY), ME AND HIGH TEA -Together create a forest themed fairy crown and wand, followed by tea and baked goods. Ages 6+.

    • Saturday July 20 at 3-4:30 PM - mommy/daddy and me $50 (1.5 hours)


    SASHIKO STITCHING JEANS REPAIR - Bring your torn jeans and create a visual masterpiece. Coffee/tea included. For adults and kids ages 14+.

    • Friday July 26 at 2:30-4 PM - bring your friends $40 (1.5 hours)


    COMPOSTING WITH CELESTINE - Small act, great impact; compost! Learn from a pro about composting. Celestine from Source Compost will tell fun facts and explain why, how, and what to compost. Plant a seed for your garden or windowsill and take home a bag of soil. You’ll dig it!

    • Tuesday July 30 at 6-7:30 PM - $30 (1.5 hours)


    OR CALL 201 805 6633 / 

    E-MAIL info@BayouofSaddleRiver

    BIRTHDAY  PARTIES  &  PRIVATE  EVENTS

    Thinking about organizing a birthday party, family gathering, corporate team-building meeting or an event before having dinner?

      Corporate Team Building Event
      Corporate Team Building Event
      Birthday Tea Ceremony
      Birthday Tea Ceremony
      HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
      HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
      Birthday Party "Van Gogh Painting"
      Birthday Party "Van Gogh Painting"
      Social Event
      Social Event

      FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 201 805 6633


      Contact Us to make it truly memorable

        SIGN  UP  FOR  OUR  HOMESCHOOL  WORKSHOPS


        MINI SUMMER CRAFT PROGRAMS: 4 DAYS - Sign up now for one of our small sized, calm Mini Summer Craft Programs with kids 8 and up. Tuesday - Friday 3-hour mornings from 9 AM-12 PM. Nature crafts, drawing, painting, recycle art, puppetry, storytelling, fret saw, gelli printing, punch needle, hand sewing, and more, the kids help decide! Cost is $350 for 4 days; sibling discount is 10%. Available weeks:

        • July 16 - 19
        • July 23 - 26
        • July 30 - August 2
        • August 6 - 9
        • August 13 - 16 (optional)


        MARVELOUS MONARCHS WITH STEPHANIE -Come fly with the butterflies as we celebrate the majestic monarch! Learn about their magnificent lives, how and what they eat, how they magically transform through three stages and how they do something no other butterfly can do. Welcoming butterfly lovers ages 8-14

        • CALL FOR DATES & TIMES - including fun craft $30 (1.5 hours)


        DRAWING AND FREE FLOW ART WITH TANJA- Explore ways of creating perspective in artwork. The session below is specifically designed for our homeschooling community age 10-14 and includes four Thursday sessions. Please call for other dates/times to experience this unique BAYOU session!

        • Thursdays at 10:30 AM-12PM with Tanja - $120 for 4 session (1.5 hours)


        CALL 201 805 6633/

        E-MAIL info@BayouofSaddleRiver

          SIGN  UP  FOR  THESE  UNIQUE  EVENTS  IN  JULY

          Call 201-805 -6633 or e-mail us at

          info@bayouofsaddleriver

          SIGN  UP  FOR  THESE  UNIQUE  EVENTS  IN  JULY

          MINI SUMMER CRAFT PROGRAMS: 4 DAYS

          Sign up now for one of our small sized, calm Mini Summer Craft Programs with kids 8 and up. Tuesday - Friday 3-hour mornings from 9 AM-12 PM. Nature crafts, drawing, painting, recycle art, puppetry, storytelling, fret saw, gelli printing, punch needle, hand sewing, and more, the kids help decide! Cost is $350 for 4 days; sibling discount is 10%. Available weeks:

          • July 16 - 19 / July 23 - 26 / July 30 - August 2
          • August 6 - 9 / August 13 - 16 (optional)


          DISCOVER SEIMEI HEALING WITH KATIE FASCIANO

          Introduction, receive a health improving Seimei demo, tea ceremony, ink art activity and a treat.

          • Tuesday July 16 at 6-7:30 PM - $30 (1.5 hours)


          COMPOSTING WITH CELESTINE

          Small act, great impact; compost! Learn from a pro about composting. Celestine from Source Compost will tell fun facts and explain why, how, and what to compost. Plant a seed for your garden or windowsill and take home a bag of soil. You’ll dig it!

          • Tuesday July 30 at 6-7:30 PM - $30 (1.5 hours)

          Call 201-805 -6633 or e-mail us at

          info@bayouofsaddleriver

          SIGN  UP  FOR  THESE  UNIQUE  EVENTS  IN  AUGUST

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          SIGN  UP  FOR  THESE  UNIQUE  EVENTS  IN  AUGUST

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          SIGN  UP  FOR  THESE  TRULY  UNIQUE  EVENTS

          SHINRIN-YOKU & NATURE BASED CRAFT (SEPTEMBER)



          Intro to Shinrin-Yoku and Art. Shinrin-Yoku, also known as forest bathing, is a mindfulness practice that invites the participants to immerse themselves in all of the gifts of nature. Our time together will include an intention led walk from the Bayou to a nearby location nestled in trees and streams.

          Crystal will guide the walk and provide opportunities for observation and mindfulness activities utilizing all of our senses. The terrain is considered easy level. Must wear closed shoes and expect some rocky terrain due to the proximity to the streams.

          Our time in nature will conclude with a tea ceremony followed by a nature based craft led by Tanja, the Lady of the Bayou.

          From 10AM-12PM/SEPTEMBER (DATE TBD), Adults only, limited to 8 participants, Rain or Shine, $50 per person. Contact Bayou of Saddle River for info.




          Call 201-805 -6633 or e-mail us at

          info@bayouofsaddleriver

          SIGN UP for an EVENT at BAYOU of Saddle River

          Walk in or sign up below for an organized event. Please contact me to plan your own private event such as birthdays, family reunions, teambuilding gatherings, etc. at

          201-805-6633

           
           
           
           
           

          TANJA ISRAEL

          Founder & Host

          Bayou of Saddle River

          Hi, my name is Tanja Israel, your host at Bayou of Saddle River. From my own lifetime of crafting I have experienced that creating something with your own hands is very satisfying and by focusing on what you're making time slows down and you become calmer. Making things together is as old as mankind and helps build strong relationships and community to thrive.  

          Please join us at Bayou of Saddle River, where everybody is welcome.

          Grand Opening

          Accomplished!

          THANK YOU MAYOR KURPIS!


          On Saturday, May 13, 2023 we opened our doors to joy and creativity and we want to thank you all for joining us at our beautiful location to create and mingle in Saddle River.


          We offer weekly, intergenerational, programs for mothers, seniors, youth, and everyone really. ❤️

          JOIN OUR EVENTS

          BE YOU AT BAYOU

          Opening Hours

          Tuesday
          11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
          Wednesday - Thursday
          11:00 AM - 08:00 PM
          Friday - Saturday
          11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
          Sunday - Monday
          Closed

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          future event;  REPAIR CAFE explained;


          Repair Cafés are free  community events and they’re all about repairing things (together). At the Repair Café you will find tools and materials to help you repair clothes, small furniture, small electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery,  toys, etcetera. Expert volunteers offer their repair skills in all kinds of fields to help repair broken items brought in by visitors. It is a learning experience for young and old.


          If you have nothing to repair, come anyway and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and learn by watching or you can lend a hand with someone else’s repair job. You can also get inspired at the reading table – by leafing through books on repairs and DIY.

          There are over 2,500 Repair Cafés worldwide. Bayou of Saddle River is the one in your area!

          See also the house rules we use at the Repair Café. We always welcome new volunteers, so please sign up!

          CHECK OUR SITE FOR OUR NEXT FAIR IN MAY!

          MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW


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