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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.

Contact - Recreation

  • Marge Anderson
    Assistant Recreation Superintendent

    Email: manderson@ridgewoodnj.net

    Phone: 201-670-5560

  • Mary Hefferan
    Office Assistant

    Email: mhefferan@ridgewoodnj.net

    Phone: 201-670-5560

  • Nancy A. Bigos
    Director of Parks and Recreation

    Email: nbigos@ridgewoodnj.net

    Phone: 201-670-5560

HOURS of OPERATION

Monday to Friday
8:30AM-4:30PM

259 N Maple Ave
Ridgewood, NJ  07450
(201) 670-5560
recreation@ridgewoodnj.net

 

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NOVEMBER STABLE GALLERY EXHIBIT - STUDENTS OF DORRIE RIFKIN

Visit the Stable Art Gallery during the month of November to view the paintings of students in Ridgewood Parks and Recreation's watercolor art class taught by artist Dorrie Rifkin.  The exhibit features both beginner and intermediate student artists; a total of more than 50 pieces.


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The gallery is located at 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood and is open to the public weekdays, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. 

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BOOKMARK" this Recreation homepage in your computer favorites for easy access to current program information, registration forms, and upcoming special events. 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.

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FALL SESSION II - NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER

Join Ridgewood Parks and Recreation for returning favorites with all new projects.  Find our offerings listed by age and click on each link for program details.

PRESCHOOL
Storytime and Harvest Adventure    (Monday mornings)
My First Art with Abrakadoodle     (Tuesday mornings)
PreK S.T.E.M. Challenge with Education Explorers   (Tuesday afternoons)
Yoga Dance with the Joy of Motion  (Wednesday afternoons)
Garden Arts Picasso Half Pints  (Thursday afternoons)
Mini Doodler's Pets, Paint and Clay (Friday afternoons)

ELEMENTARY
Yoga/Art/Meditation with Colorful Warriors   (Monday afternoons)
Recycle/Reuse/Repurpose with Explore Science   (Tuesday afternoons)
Acrylics/Drawing with Mrs. C.   (Wednesday afternoons)
Super S.T.E.A.M. Challenge with Education Explorers   (Wednesday afternoons)
Garden Arts Picasso Half Pints   (Thursday afternoons)

TEENS
Teen Chefs in Training   (Wednesday afternoons)
Fly Tying 101   (Wednesday afternoons)

ADULTS
Acrylics with Sandi Chanoch   (Tuesday afternoons)
Watercolors with Dorrie Rifkin   (Wednesday afternoons)

Register online via Community Pass (Visa/Mastercard) or in person/by mail to the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood (cash/check).  Please call the Recreation Office at 201-670-5560 with any questions or if special accommodations are needed. 

CHILDREN'S WREATH WORKSHOP

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Women Gardeners of Ridgewood and Ridgewood Parks and Recreation join to provide this evergreen workshop.  Using a grapevine wreath with fresh greens, dried natural materials, pine cones, seed pods and ribbons, each wreath becomes a unique perfect gift of the season.  Grades 3 to 7.  Saturday, December 7, 10 to 11:30 am, at the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood.  $25 (non-residents $35).

Evergreen Wreath Workshop  

DECEMBER RECESS SPECIAL OFFERINGS

Ridgewood Parks and Recreation is pleased to offer the following special events during the December holiday recess:

 Engineering for Kids Logo
Electronic Game Design:  Racing Game
Students will partner to create a unique video game.  They will create a race car and learn to change the race car's movements.  They will create a track, an opponent's vehicle and other elements of their very own video game they can take home.
Grades 4-8
Thursday and Friday, December 26 and 27, 10 am to 2 pm
The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood
$180 fee (non-residents $190) - includes all materials


Yosi

Children's Show - Friends Around the World . . . With Yosi!
A celebration of the season with songs, dances and instruments from around the world.  Children will learn about other cultures and tolerance and acceptance during this award winning show.
All ages
Friday, December 27th, 11 am
The Anne Zusy Youth Center, Village Hall, 131 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood
$5 - all attending (under 2 free) - adult supervision required


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ScienceTellers - Aliens: Escape from Earth
During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth.  Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet.  Pursued by a crazy space scientist, they must risk everything to rescue the aliens and get them back to their spaceship . . . before it's too late. 
Science experiments will bring the story to life.  In the second part of the show we go "behind the scenes" to recreate the special effects with audience participation.
Grades K-5
Monday, December 30th, 11 am
The Anne Zusy Youth Center, Village Hall, 131 N. Maple Ave, Ridgewood
$5 - all attending  (adult supervision required)


Register and purchase admissions on CommunityPass, www.ridgewoodnj.net/communitypass, or in person/by mail to the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, weekdays 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  Telephone:  201-670-5560. 

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
Chef Table Workshops
Training

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  - September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10
2020  - January 14, February 11, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9

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

Upcoming exhibits:
     September:  Oils by Katherine Jennings
     October:  Oils by John Grisoni
     November:  Students of Dorrie Rifkin Watercolors
     December:  Photographs by Sherry Frank

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
H.I.L.T. November Trip - Harmony Tea Room
H.I.L.T. October Newsletter

 

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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