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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 Program/Office Administration 201-670-5560
Mary Hefferan Office Assistant 201-670-5560

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DECEMBER RECESS - ANIMALS IN THE WINTER

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Ridgewood Parks and Recreation welcomes Pat's Pals with a live animal show.  Children will learn about how animals survive in the winter by hibernating, migrating and more.

Wednesday, December 27th, 11:30 am
The Anne Zusy Youth Center in Village Hall
131 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood
$5 all attending over the age of 2 (includes caregivers)

Purchase tickets in advance online at CommunityPass, www.ridgewoodnj.net/communitypass (Visa/MasterCard), or in person at the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood (cash/check).

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

 

DECEMBER RECESS - PRESCHOOL WINTERFEST WITH MR. JON

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Mr. Jon returns with guitar, songs and playful props to excite, engage and entertain as we celebrate winter.

Thursday, December 28th, 11:30 am
The Anne Zusy Youth Center in Village Hall
131 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood
$5 all attending over the age of 2 (includes caregivers)

Purchase tickets in advance on CommunityPass, www.ridgewoodnj.net/communitypass, (Visa/MasterCard), or in person at the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood (cash/check). 

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

DECEMBER SCHOOL RECESS WORKSHOPS

 

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Yoga/Art/Meditation Mini-CampThis combination class is all about encouraging healthy bodies and creative minds!

Grades K-5
Thursday, December 28th, 1:30 to 3 pm
The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood
$30 - includes all materials (non-residents $40)
Please bring a yoga mat.

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Explore Science the Mythbusters Way - Using scientific method and their innate curiosity, participants will complete a variety of hands-on experiments that put common "myths" to the test.

Grades 1-5
Thursday, December 28th, 9;30 to 12 noon
The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood
$50 - includes all materials (non-residents $60)

Register online at CommunityPass, www.ridgewoodnj.net/communitypass, or in person/by mail to the Stable, 259 N .Maple Avenue, Ridgewood.
Please call the Recreation Office at 201-670-5560 with questions or if special accommodations are needed.

 

JANUARY/FEBRUARY WINTER SESSION AT THE STABLE

Registration has begun for the next session of programs to begin in January at the Stable.  Please click the links below for program details/printable registration form.   

PRESCHOOL
My First Art with Abrakadoodle (Tuesday mornings)
Jr. Exporer's Space with Education Explorers (Tuesday mornings)
Yoga Dance with the Joy of Motion (Wednesday mornings)
Art for All with ArtisticallyAbled - Development Disabilities (Thursday mornings)
Live, Love Music with Preschool of Rock (Friday afternoons)
Mini Doodler with Abrakadoodle (Friday afternoons)

ELEMENTARY
Slime Factory with Educational Explorers (Monday afternoons)
Garden Arts - Picasso Half-Pints (Monday afternoons)

Art for All with ArtisticallyAbled - Developmental Disabilities (Monday early evening)
Super STEM Mash Up with Explore Science (Tuesday afternoons)
Rubber Band Powered Engineering with Education Explorers (Wednesday afternoons)
Acrylics/Drawing with Mrs. C. (Wednesday afternoons)
STEAM Art with Abrakadoodle (Thursday afternoons)

ADULTS
Annie's Artisanal Cookery - Winter Soups and Salads (Monday afternoons)
Adult Acrylics with Sandi Chanoch (Tuesday afternoons)
Adult Watercolors with Dorrie Rifkin (Wednesday mornings)

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.

STABLE ART GALLERY - DECEMBER EXHIBIT - ARTIST AUDREY YEE FINK

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Learn more about the artist in the link below:
Audrey Yee Fink - "Representing the Natural World"

FALL SESSION II - NOVEMBER/DECEMBER

Registration has begin for the next session to begin in November.  Offerings are listed in order of preschool through adult.  Please click the links below for program details/printable registration form.   

PRESCHOOL
Picasso Half Pints with Garden Arts (Mondays)

My First Art with Abrakadoodle (with caregiver -Tuesdays)
Yoga Dance with The Joy of Motion (Wednesdays)
Mini-Doodler with Abrakadoodle (now Fridays afterschool)
Preschool of Rock - Live, Love Music (Fridays)

ELEMENTARY
The Science of Slime - Session II with Education Explorers (Mondays)
Picasso Half Pints with Garden Arts (Mondays)
Amusement Park Science with Explore Science (Tuesdays)
Acrylics/Drawing with Mrs. C. (Wednesdays)
Sporty STEM Ahead with Education Explorers (Wednesdays)
Abrakadoodle's Famous Monuments and Sculptures (Thursdays)
Green Kid's Nature Club (Thursdays)

ADULT
Annie's Artisanal Cookery - Cookie and Cupcake Workshops (Mondays-December)
Adult Acrylics (Tuesday afternoons)
Adult Watercolors (Wednesdays)

Please watch for details on Adult/Senior classes to be held at the Community Center in September and October.

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.

 

HEALTHBARN USA

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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

PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW TRIP - MARCH 6, 2018

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Join Ridgewood Parks and Recreation as we travel to the Pennsylvania Convention Center to enjoy the 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show "Wonders of Water".  Visitors will enjoy a sea of color amid fountains, ponds, water features, and rain gardens that reflect the Philadelphia Horticulture Society's ongong work with the Philadelphia Water Department to increase green, stormwater absorbing spaces across the city.  Come enjoy this beautiful event. 

Tuesday, March 6th
$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 6, 2018

VISIT THE WOMEN GARDENERS OF RIDGEWOOD RESOURCE ROOM AT 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 the second Tuesday of each month, from 1 to 3 pm, on the following dates:

2017
November 14,
December 12

2018
January 9,
February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11, October  9, November 13, December 11 

ATTENTION SENIORS - JOIN H.I.L.T. FOR 2018

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 Deanna Schablik for more information.

H.I.L.T. Membership Application
H.I.L.T. Schedule - July through December, 2017

 

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.

Village "Adopt a Tree" Program

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

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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