Photo Exhibit – Police Pipes and Drums of Bergen County

We’re very pleased to announce a photography exhibit Police Pipes and Drums of Bergen County – St. Patrick’s Day Parade by our long time customer Leo F. Collins at the River Edge Free Public Library starting March 1st.


Police Pipes and Drums of Bergen of Bergen County

I have had the great honor and privilege in recent years to join with the Band and photographing their fine efforts. As a result, I have collected hundreds of photos of the group and have selected a sample for your viewing pleasure. The Police Pipes and Drums has been led for the past several years by an Honor Guard from the Paramus, New Jersey Police Department. The dedicated members of the Paramus Police are part of the Department’s commitment to play a major role in supporting civic activities.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in NYC brings out many local dignitaries and personalities – plus the line of march includes many representatives of our military services. This exhibition includes samples of these scenes and the tremendous spectacle the Parade brings to New York. I know you will get much joy, as I do, in viewing this wonderful display of the outstanding team of talented members of the Bergen Police Pipes and Drums.

Leo F. Collins

About the photographer Leo F. Collins

Leo F. Collins, Sr., a River Edge resident, who is an Engineer and held executive positions in the Aerospace Industry for the last 50 years. He continues to consult providing technology and strategic direction to start up firms throughout the greater tri-state area. He serves on the Technology Advisory Board of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, and was appointed to the Bergen County Economic Development Corporation.

Photography has always been a hobby for Leo Collins, and then grew into a passion. The passion and skill behind the lens allows him to capture extraordinary images in so many different settings. He has traveled the world and has a remarkable library of live photo images taken throughout his many journeys in his life. Photo images include in his collection, NYC skyline, historic and famous landmarks in the U. S. and around the world including countries such as, England, Ireland, Italy, Germany, France, China and Japan. In addition, action photos of sporting events and very important family events, christenings, weddings, graduations and much more!
Leo F. Collins, Sr. would like to thank the following people and entities in making this exhibition a reality The Police Pipes and Drums of Bergen County, the Paramus Police Department Honor Guard and Bergen County Camera of Westwood.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact him at

Upcoming BCC Employee Events

A selection from Keli Dougherty’s project, entitled “Chairs”.

Keli Dougherty, a BCC staffer, Rosemary Iannone and Virginia Grieco Demario, BCC customers, will be exhibiting their photography as part of the 6th Annual Paterson Art Walk, which begins at 11:00 A.M. June 14 and ends at 4:00 P.M. on June 15 in the historic district.

The exhibitions and music events are centered around the Art Factory, a former textile mill complex that is now gallery spaces and artist studios, located at 70 Spruce Street in Paterson, N.J.The three met as students at William Paterson University and have been exhibiting together for several years, including past Paterson Art Walks, Art on the Avenue in Caldwell and group shows in Lyndhurst.


Alfred Hess’ “Who Watches”

Also, this Sunday, June 8th from 1 pm – 4 pm, BCC Employee Alfred Hess is hosting an opening at Biddy O’Malley’s in Northvale, NJ. The show, entitled “Broken Places” is a selection of photos of local abandoned or ageing locations.

Biddy O’Malley’s is located at 191 Paris Ave. in Northvale, NJ. If you can’t make it in Sunday, the show will be up until the end of June.