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Parks & Recreation Department - Division of Recreation
General Information

Location: The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue
Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday
Contact Information:Timothy J. Cronin, Director of Parks and Recreation
Nancy A. Bigos, Deputy Director
Marge Anderson, Administrative Clerk

201-670-5560
recreation@ridgewoodnj.net

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DIRECTIONS TO THE STABLE

The mission statement of the Ridgewood Department of Parks and Recreation is to preserve open space and provide facilities and year round recreational activities that meet the needs of all residents.
Department News

GRAYDON POOL OFFERINGS
Click on the following link to find all that Graydon Pool has to offer.

Graydon Pool homepage
SUMMER DAY CAMP - Registration extended to June 20th
Again this year, the Ridgewood Summer Day Camp will offer a diversified program of arts and crafts, games, outdoor sports, special events, and trips for children entering grades 1 through 6.

The six week program will be conducted weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., beginning Tuesday, July 1, and ending on Friday, August 8, 2014. Activities will be held on the grounds of the Stable, The Community Center, Maple Park, Veteran's Field, Graydon Pool and Leuning Park. Children are to bring a brown bag lunch and chilled beverages. The cost per child is $525 which includes optional transportation.

Transportation details, weather related policies, and much more can be found in our Parent Manual. Please download the 2014 Parent Manual (link below) and share this important information with your child.

2014 Parent Manual

Register online for Summer Day Camp at Community Pass. The registration deadline has been extended to Friday, June 20. Late registrations will be waitlisted pending available space.

Campers must also possess a 2014 Graydon Pool badge. Details are available on the Graydon Pool Homepage.

If you have questions or if special accommodations are needed, please contact the Recreation Office at 201-670-5560.
SKATEBOARDING SUMMER CAMP, ages 6 to 14
The session offers a total of 10 lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 am to 12 noon, beginning July 8th at the Skatepark, 259 North Maple Avenue (adjacent to the Stable). The cost is $150 for the 10 lessons. Participants must bring thier board, helmet and knee pads.

Co-sponsored by Underground Skateshop of Ridgewood, lessons will stress safety first, learning to ride, knowing your board and some basic tricks.

Register online at Community Pass or in person/by mail to The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450, weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Telephone 201-670-5560.

Skateboarding Summer Camp - Details/Registration
LEGO ENGINEERING CAMPS - Grades K to 6
Choose from August 11 through 15 or August 25 through 29 (Monday through Friday each week). Grades K-2 will attend from 9 am to 12 noon and Grades 3-6 from 1 to 4 pm, at the Community Center in Village Hall, 131 North Maple Avenue, $150 per week includes all materials for on-site use only.

Register online at Community Pass or you may print and mail the registration form to The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.

Lego Engineering Camps for Grades K-6 - Registration/Details
EDUCATION EXPLORERS SUMMER WORKSHOPS
Ridgewood Recreation is excited to offer a new enrichment camp for students in Grades K through 3 who want to discover and learn. Workshops provide insight into all aspects of science, art techniques and mediums, cooking, and even dramatic arts. Please find details in the link below.

Education Explorers Workshops, Grades K-3 - Registration/Details

Register online at Community Pass or in person/by mail to The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450, weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Telephone 201-670-5560. Download the registration form below.
SUMMER ARTS AND CRAFTS/DRAWING WITH MRS. C.
Mini Art Camps

Students in grades 2 through 8 are invited join any of the following mini art camps scheduled Monday through Thursday, August 11 through 14. The cost is $45.00 per session.
  • Arts & Crafts, Session I - 10 to 11 am
  • Arts & Crafts, Session II - 11:15 am to 12:15 pm
  • Drawing - 12:45 to 1:45 pm
You may register online at Community Pass or you may print and mail the registration form to The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.

Arts and Crafts and Drawing, Grades 2-8 - Registration/Details
U.S. SPORTS INSTITUTE OFFERINGS
All programs are offered in a safe, structured environment with particular focus on hand/eye coordination, movement, balance and special awareness.

You may click on the following links for program details and to print and mail the registration form to The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.

US Sports Summer Sport Squirts Classes and Multi-Sports Camp ~ Registration/Details

To register online visit Community Pass
TENNIS - YOUTH AND ADULT INSTRUCTION
All Pro Tennis, under the instruction of world ranked tennis professional Barry Ruback, will offer group instruction for all levels from beginner to advanced. Emphasis is on fundamentals, exercise and fun.

Registration can be made in person or by mail to The Stable, 259 N. Maple Ave. Download the registration form below.

Spring Session II Tennis Instruction ~ Registration/Details

Spring Tennis Instruction for Seniors ~ Registration/Details

Summer Tennis Instruction and Camps ~ Registration/Details

Information - Tennis Badges and Rules

To purchase your tennis membership online visit Community Pass. Your receipt will serve as proof of payment until badges are available.
GOLF - Summer Camp with TGA
TGA Premier Junior Golf offers kid-friendly instructors who help students develop golf skills, get active and build self confidence as they advance through a five level program.

Classes will be held at Habernickel Family Park, 1035 Hillcrest Road. All equipment is provided.

Please click on the links below for all details.

Summer Youth Golf with TGA ~ Registration/Details

Register online at Community Pass or you may print and mail the registration form to The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.
KASSCHAU SHELL PROMOTES FOOD DRIVE - JUNE 24TH
Kings Food Markets is co-sponsoring with Boiling Springs Savings Bank the June 24th Bobby Byrne concert at the Kasschau Memorial Shell. That evening a Food Drive will take place for Social Services in Ridgewood. During the summer months it is difficult to keep the food pantry filled and that evening has been set aside to help.

Social Services makes food available to families throughout Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Wyckoff, Midland Park, Waldwick and Hohokus who are still experiencing difficulties in part due to this extended economic downturn. They provide food to seniors, single parents and families who have been unable to find jobs with sufficient income to provide adequately. Shockingly 50 percent of their clients are children.

On June 24th we wish to have our attendees bring non perishable goods to the concert. Stations will be set up to receive the goods. Among desired items are cereals, ketchup, mustard, peanut butter, jellies, tea, coffee, healthy snack items for children to take to camp and cleaning supplies.

We thank Kings and Boiling Springs Savings Bank for sponsoring this night. It is an opportunity for neighbors to help neighbors while having a wonderful evening listening to the exceptional entertainer, Bobby Byrne.

submitted by

Jo Delaney, Chair

Kasschau Memorial Shell Committee
KASSCHAU MEMORIAL SHELL
Enjoy free concerts under the stars, every Tuesday and Thursday evening, beginning Thursday, June 5th. Concerts feature Jazz, Calypso, Opera, Broadway Tunes, Swing, Country Western, Rock'n Roll and more.

The Kasschau Shell is located in Veteran's Field, east of Village Hall, 131 North Maple Avenue. Download and print the schedule by clicking on the following link:

2014 Kasschau Shell Event Schedule

You may contact the Kasschau Shell Committee by email to kasschau@ridgewoodnj.net
THE NJ MAYOR'S WELLNESS CAMPAIGN
You may notice a new look to our brochures. There is a pinwheel logo that marks some of our programs. What does this mean?

The Mayor's Wellness Campaign is a statewide initiative to invite Mayors to play a leadership role in supporting opportunities to promote active, healthy lifestyles with long-term goals to include a reduction in health care costs for all. The Village community will strongly support this initiative and everywhere you see the logo, you will know the benefits of each marked program are many. Come be a part of it all.
ATTENTION SENIORS - JOIN H.I.L.T.
Come see what you have been missing!

H.I.L.T. (Highlights in Leisure Time) is a senior's club sponsored by Ridgewood Parks and Recreation, for Village residents 55 and older. Monthly meetings offer entertainment or informational presentations. Special events include picnics, socials and a variety of trips to dinner theaters, museums, historical sights and sightseeing tours. Annual dues are $15.

Call 201-670-5560 to speak to Jody Schleicher for more information.

H.I.L.T. Membership Application

H.I.L.T. Schedule, January through June, 2014

H.I.L.T. Schedule, July through December, 2014
STABLE USE FOR MEETINGS/EVENTS
The Stable is available for private meetings and parties. Contact the Recreation Office at 201-670-5560 for details and availability.

Stable Use Request Forms
SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Applications are being sought for the many summer positions available with the Parks and Recreation Department including Day Camp Administrators, Day Camp Counselors, Graydon Pool Lifeguards, Security Attendants, and Badge Sale Attendants. Concession Attendant applications will be shared with the Water's Edge vendor. NOTE: Day Camp staff attendance is mandatory for the full six week program, June 30 to August 8, 2014.

Applications will be considered for experience, interests, and accomplishments.

Mail completed applications to The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.

2014 Seasonal Employment Application

2014 Waterfront Lifeguard Employment Application for Graydon Pool
Activities/Resources

The Art Gallery at the Stable
There are monthly Art Exhibitions in the Gallery featuring local artists at the Stable throughout the year, 259 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood. Viewing hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Athletics
The Village offers a wide range of youth sport activities. Please refer to individual websites for details.
 
Tennis
There are sixteen tennis courts located throughout the Village of Ridgewood. Lessons are also offered through the spring summer and fall months for children and adults alike.
 
The Community Center
The Community Center at Village Hall, 131 N. Maple Avenue offers a youth lounge and a senior lounge. Scheduled hours are available for both.
 
Community Gardens
The Community Gardens, a horticultural gardening program open to all residents of the Village, provides as an opportunity to grow vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Individual 10' by 12' gardening plots are assigned for participation in America's number 1 hobby...gardening.
 
Parks, Recreation & Conservation Board
The Parks, Recreation & Conservation Board was created by the Village Council in April of 1973 to serve as an advisory body to the Council, Village Manager, and Director of Parks and Recreation, on facilities, programs and planning for parks, recreation and conservation.
 
Open Space Committee
The Village of Ridgewood voted and passed a supplemental real estate tax in November of 2001 and the Village Council subsequently appointed a nine-member committee. The goal of Ridgewood's Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP) is to augment Village facilities in such a way that present and future generations will continue to benefit from parks, open space and naturals surroundings contributing to the health of and enjoyment of all citizens.
 
Project Pride
The Project Pride committee consists of Ridgewood residents who work to preserve and beautify Ridgewood's public area. Members and volunteers maintain the flower baskets and holiday kissing balls that hang on the street light poles, and plant and maintain the tree wells and the flower planters downtown.
 
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"EVENTS"

  Group Therapy Band - Best of Rock & Soul 7/31
 
  Rio Clemente & Friends - Bishop of Jazz 8/5
 
  Finding Nemo - Guild Movies in the Park 8/6
 
  TREBLE - Popular Rock 8/7
 
  American Red Cross Blood Drive 8/12
 
  YWCA Bergen County Team Challenge - August 16
 
  Life of Pi - Guild Movies in the Park 8/20
 
  Evening Car Show 9/5
 
  Ridgewood Fall Arts and Crafts Street Fair 9/21
 
  Ridgewood Annual Flu Clinic 10/16
   
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