Recreation

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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.
Name Position Phone
Marge Anderson Assistant Recreation Superintendent 201-670-5560
Mary Hefferan Office Assistant 201-670-5560

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WINTER SESSION - JANUARY AND FEBRUARY

Registration has begun for the next session of programs to begin in January.  They are held at the Stable, the Community Center, or HealthBarn USA.  Please click the links below for individual program details with printable registration forms.   

PRESCHOOL
Storytime and Food Adventure (Monday afternoons)
My First Art with Abrakadoodle (Tuesday mornings)
Discovering S.T.E.A.M. with Education Explorers (Tuesday afternoons)
Yoga Dance with the Joy of Motion (Wednesday afternoons)
Mini Doodler with Abrakadoodle (Friday afternoons)
Garden Arts Picasso Half-Pints (Friday afternoons)

ELEMENTARY
Explore Space with Educational Explorers (Monday afternoons)
REVISED DATES Yoga/Art/Meditation with Colorful Warriors (Monday afternoons)
Art for All with ArtisticallyAbled - Developmental Disabilities (Monday early evening)
S.T.E.A.M. with Education Explorers (Wednesday afternoons)
Acrylics/Drawing with Mrs. C. (Wednesday afternoons)
Let's Sculpt It with Abrakadoodle (Thursday afternoons)
Garden Arts Picasso Half-Pints (Friday afternoons)

MIDDLE SCHOOL
Teens on the Move - Fitness (Monday afternoons)
Teen Chefs in Training - Cooking (Wednesday afternoons)

ADULTS
Adult Acrylics with Sandi Chanoch (Tuesday afternoons)
Adult Watercolors with Dorrie Rifkin (Wednesday mornings)
Adult/Senior Programs at the Community Center             Registration Form

Register online via Community Pass at www.ridgewoodnj.net/communitypass (Visa/Mastercard), or in person/by mail to the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood (cash/check).

Don't hesitate to contact the Recreation Office if you have any questions or if special accomodations are needed - 201-670-5560, weekdays 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

FEBRUARY WINTER SCHOOL RECESS OFFERINGS


Winter Break

Ridgewood Recreation is pleased to offer the following special events during the February school break.  Click on the links below for all details.
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SCIENCE TELLERS - Tall Ships Wild West Adventure (geared for elementary students Grades K-5)
Journey with us to the wild west where a legendary train-robbing outlaw is back in town, about to strike again.  Throughout the journey we will explore the fascinating science behind chemical reactions, combustion, inertia and more!
Grades K-5, Friday, February 15th, 1:30 pm, The Anne Zusy Youth Center, Village Hall, 131 N. Maple Avenue,  Ridgewood, $5 admission (adult supervision required)
ScienceTellers Wild West Adventure - details and registration form
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WINTERFEST CELEBRATION WITH HEALTHBARN USA
Creative winter crafts, healthy cooking creations, and fun winter activities.
Grade K-5, Friday, February 15th, 9:00 am to 12 noon, at the Gatehouse, Irene Habernickel Family Park, Ridgewood, $35 (non-residents $45)
2019 WinterFest Celebration - details and registration form

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AIRPLANES WITH HOBBY QUEST -  This STEM program will have participants build the "Electric Falcon" free flight, lightweight electric plane and the masked hero's super cool helicopter "The Batman".  How far will your go?  How high will it climb?  Why does it fly?  Build it! Fly it! Keep it! 
Grades 1-5, Friday, February 15th, 9 am to 1:00 pm, at the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, $55 includes all materials (non-residents $65).  Participants should bring a NUT-free lunch and beverage.
AIRPLANES with Hobby Quest - details and registration form

YOGA AND ART WITH COLORFUL WARRIORS - This program is all about encouraging healthy bodies and creative minds!  The morning will include warming bodies through movement and yoga and canvas painting a winter scene.
Ages 5-9, Tuesday, February 19, 10 am to 12 noon, at the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, $48 includes all materials (non-residents $58).
Please bring a yoga mat.
Yoga and Art with Colorful Warriors - details and registration form.


Registration is available online via CommunityPass at www.ridgewoodnj.net/communitypass (Visa/MasterCard) or in person/by mail to the Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood (check/cash).

Please call the Recreation Office at 201-670-5560 with questions or if special accommodations are needed.

PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW TRIP - MARCH 5, 2019

 Philadelphia Flower logo 2019

Join Ridgewood Parks and Recreation as we travel to the Pennsylvania Convention Center to enjoy the 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show entitled "Flower Power".  The show will pay tribute to the enormous impact of flowers on our lives.  From the first blooms of spring in your home garden, to the expansive fields that fuel whole economies, flowers influence how we feel, think and act in small and global ways. Come enjoy this beautiful event. 

Tuesday, March 5th
$65 per person (includes admission to the show and coach bus transportation).  Lunch is on your own.
The bus will depart Graydon Pool parking lot at 8 am and return approximately 5:30 pm.

Register online at CommunityPass, www.ridgewoodnj.net/communitypass (Visa/MasterCard), or in person/by mail to the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 (cash/check).  Our registration flyer can be downloaded in the link below.

Philadelphia Flower Show - Tuesday, March 5, 2019

HEALTHBARN USA

HealthBarn Logo

Ridgewood Parks and Recreation welcomes HealthBarn USA to Habernickel Family Park, 1057 Hillcrest Road, Ridgewood.  Children and grown-ups enjoy healthy-lifestyle educational programs which include growing, harvesting and cooking with fresh, natural foods from an organic teaching garden.  Registration has begun for the next session of programs being offered through the Village Recreation Department by HealthBarnUSA.  Click on the links below for program details and registration.

Seedlings, ages 3 to 5
Sprouts, ages 5 to 7                      
Harvesters, ages 8 to 12
Master Chefs, ages 12 and up
Holiday Break Camps
Summer Camp
Scout & Community Field Trip

THE GARDEN GATE RESOURCE ROOM AT IRENE HABERNICKEL FAMILY PARK

Come, relax and browse through the many garden books in the Women Gardeners of Ridgewood Resource Room at the Habernickel Family Park Gate House (2nd floor), 1057 Hillcrest Road, Ridgewood.

The Resource Room will be open to the public on the following select Tuesdays, from 1 to 3 pm:

2019
February 12, March 12, April 9, May 14 and June 11

STABLE USE FOR MEETINGS/EVENTS

Stable 2016 Photo by Glenn Hefferan cropped

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

THE STABLE ART GALLERY - EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

Artists who wish to have their artwork displayed at the Stable Art Gallery, 259 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood may reach out for consideration.  Exhibits change monthly and include mixed media, photography, oils and acrylics, watercolors, drawings, textiles, and more. 

The cost to exhibit is $50 (resident), $75 (non-resident).  Art receptions are available for those who wish to invite family and friends to celebrate - the cost is $200 for a two-hour window.  Artists are required to sign a release waiver, and are asked to provide a title, a statement for the media, a personal artist biography, and the number of pieces planned for the exhibit.  Details of each display are covered in local news media, the Village website and seasonal departmental newsletters.

Kindly submit your interest, including examples, by email to Director Nancy Bigos, nbigos@ridgewoodnj.net. 

Some months remain available in 2019 - please call 201-670-5560 for details.

VILLAGE "ADOPT A TREE" PROGRAM

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 In order to maintain the tree canopy of the Village, the Shade Tree Commission offers a new "Adopt a Tree" program in addition to limited replacements offered annually in the Parks and Shade Tree budget.  Please find details in the link below.

Click Here to download the "Adopt-a-tree Application"

Click here for a List of Approved Tree Species

ATTENTION SENIORS - JOIN H.I.L.T. FOR 2019

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, ext 301 to speak to Deanna Schablik for more information.

H.I.L.T. Membership Application


 

SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Applications are available for the many summer positions available with the Parks and Recreation Department.  NOTE: All seasonal staff must provide a notorized, authorized Criminal Inquiry Waiver Release for annual review by the Ridgewood Police Department (must be submitted with application)

Positions include Day Camp Administrators and Counselors, Graydon Pool Lifeguards, Security Attendants, and Badge Sale Attendants. Concession Attendant applications will be shared with the awarded Water's Edge vendor.  Applicants should be at least 16 years of age.  All will be considered for experience, interests, and accomplishments.   

NOTE: Day Camp staff attendance is mandatory for the full six week program, June 25 to August 2, 2019 as well as pre-camp trainings.  

Mail completed applications to The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.  Accompanying resumes are suggested.

Seasonal Application - Day Camp, Graydon Pool
Waterfront Seasonal Application
Criminal Inquiry Waiver - Authority for Release of Information (must be notorized and submitted with application)

 

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.

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